Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine - Stampin Dreams Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stampin' Dreams Valentine Blog Hop!
We are all showing off our cards that will bring a little dose of love to someone special.
I am Ann, from the Untied States, and I chose to share the cards I made for my grandson and my grand niece for this valentine hop.
I used a variety of different stamps and dies to complete these two cards.
I will start with the cute Koala.
Since this is for my 3 yr old grandson I thought a pop out card would be fun.
There is a little bit of everything here - Country Club DSP, Heart Punches, several different sentiments from different sets and Bonanza Buddies Bundle for those adorable Koalas.

I used a variety of small hearts on the inside, these are from the Dog Builder punch and the Trio of Tags dies from the Holiday Catalog, but there are hearts in many different sets you can use.

For a Very Special Someone sentiment is from the Special Someone (with the Raccoon) and the And This Grandma Sure Loves You - is from Grandma's House (Annual Catalog) and Grandson on the front of the card is from Family Party stamp set.

Here is the measurements to make this pop out feature.  You may want to design the outside of the card first because there is some bulk to this pop out once you have it completed.

  • The cards is a basic A2 card - in Grey Granite Cardstock - 5 1/2 X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half  -so that your card will measure 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
  • The inside is Whisper White cardstock 5' X 8" scored down the center at 4" - adhere that to your card base,
  • Cut a strip of DSP that measures 1 1/2"  X 8 1/2" and score at 2 1/8", 4 1/4" and 6 3/8"  - I would use DSP and not card stock - cardstock is almost too heavy and bulky for this strip.
  • Fold your DSP strip in half and then fold the other two flaps back - making an accordion fold - and this becomes your pop out strip.  Adhere the back side of the two ends to the opposite edges of your white cardstock.  Once this is adhered  fold your card in half, lining up the edges and run your bone folder over the whole card to get that pop out piece to lay nice and flat.
  • Now the fun part!  you can open your card back up and adhere the pieces you want to pop out when you open the card.

The unicorn card is another  Valentine card I made with that same pop out feature for my Grandniece.  In a recent conversation with her -I found out she loves to get mail and she loves unicorns - so my mind went immediately to the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set.
I had a hard time photographing this card between the shine off that beautiful foil from the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper and the glare from the Window Sheet over the unicorn to make the shaker - so I apologize that the unicorn looks so washed out.

This card has a mixture of dies used - that include Stitched Be Mine, Layering Circles, Stitched Rectangles and the Stiched So Sweetly Dies.

I used the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the Shaker and used my Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends to color the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled seam binding Ribbon.
Inside I used the Heartfelt Bundle, more of the DSP, the Stiched Be Mine dies and the Dog Builder punch for those small hearts.

I hope you get a chance to look at all of the wonderful Valentine's Day Cards that our hop group have put together!  There is a little bit of love being spread all over the world here!!!

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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. both of your projects are so cute!!. I love the pop outs on the inside. TFS

  2. WOW I love the Koala card, it is my favourite <3 Such a variation between the two. Thank you for sharing Cheers Shaz