Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - February 2024 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Time for the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world who participate each month to share projects we are working on. Our theme this month is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".  What would you use to add to your card with this theme?

I looked around my craftroom and what did I see but Stampin' Up! boxes from recent orders.  How perfect to pull some of the corrugated paper off the box and see what I could do with it!  I love how it coordinates perfectly with the Nature's Sweetness Suite from the Stampin' Up! Jan to Apr Mini Catalogue!

It was easy to cut a strip off the box flap and then I gently pulled the backing off of both sides of the corrugation.  Looks like a crimped piece of Kraft Paper.  I also used the backing and punched out a circle using the 2 3/8" Circle Punch and cut a strip for the inside of the card.  Wow! the possibilities are endless!


  1. Cut Pecan Pie cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base
  3. Cut cardboard piece 2" x 4" and gently peel the backing from front and back
  4. Adhere to card base on left side - it is a bit stretchy so I found Tear and Tape Adhesive worked well to hold it.
  5. Stamp image on Basic White cardstock using Pecan Pie ink.
  6. Cut out using Die
  7. Cut out "Figure" image using Paper Snips.
  8. Colour pods using Wink of Stella
  9. Punch circle from backing using 2 3/8" Circle Punch
  10. Adhere stamped image to circle using Dimensionals
  11. Adhere "Figure" image using Dimensional
  12. Cut out stems from Pecan Pie and Designer Series Paper using Dies.
  13. Adhere behind image using Glue Dots
  14. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Pecan Pie
  15. Cut out using Paper Snips
  16. Adhere to card base
  17. Adhere Cork Rounds
  18. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  19. Cut card board backing 3/4" x 4"
  20. Stamp cross hatch image using Pecan Pie ink
  21. Adhere to Basic White cardstock
  22. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Index

I hope you have been inspired!

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links a copy of the catalogue, you can download a PDF version from this link:

If you would like to receive a catalogue, please click below and fill out the form.

Click here to request a catalogue.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code 2XX7Q34C to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial! 

Place a $50 order through January 31 and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Filled With Happiness Stamp Set.  If your order is $75 or more I'll send you a package of embellishments! 

Creativity Abounds December 2023 - Birthday

Creativity Abounds December 2023 - Birthday


Buy now

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon or embossing folder.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

This month the club features the Perennial Lavender Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2024 January to April Mini Catalogue. Add the Painted Lavender Bundle to your order for an extra 84.78 plus shipping and taxes.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 4 people per class.

Registration is now open for the February 

Check out the sneak peeks for Feburary

Register for February Now!

Your Creativity Awaits

The February Kit features Trusty Toolbox from the Stampin' Up! 2024 January to April Mini Catalogue.

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (6 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Trusty Toolbox
  • 6 Cards (all different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)


  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on $57.00 extra for Dies

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only
Check out the sneak peeks for Feburary

Product List


  1. Love that you used the corrugated card from the Stampin' Up! boxes Melva, great idea x

  2. That works perfectly with that set! Beautiful!


© Stamping With Melva • Theme by Maira G.