Stamping with Princess – Boy Valentine

Stamping with Princess – Boy with a Valentine

Boy Valentine

Boy Valentine

My husband first suggested it. I never really gave it much thought. But now that I’ve thought about it…I have to agree with him. When making a card for kids….make it interactive.

I’m only on my second interactive card. Not sure if I’ll be able to keep it up for all my kids cards. But in this card, Danny (that’s the name of the stamp) is holding a Valentine’s box. There’s something pink sticking out that says “pull”.

When you “pull” on the pink thing sticking out of the box, it’s a string of hearts that spell the word “love”.

String of hearts pull out of the package

String of hearts pull out of the package

A lot of thought went into the mechanics of this card. Since the hearts have so many edges they got stuck in the slit when pulling in or out. So, I created a sleeve for them to live in. Then I made sure that the sleeve was taped to the card in such a way that the strand of hearts would slide in and out of the opening effortlessly. Creating a bookmark or something would have been easier. But I really wanted a strand of hearts to come out of the box.

So, I hope my instructions are easy enough to follow! Let’s give it a try!

Insider View of the Boy's Valentine

Insider View of the Boy's Valentine





  • Hero Arts HeroKids Just Danny K1720 rubber stamp (retired)
  • Printworks Little Treasures G1153 rubber stamp
  • Cuttlebug heart die cuts
  • QuicKutz Moxie alphabet
  • Black StaZon inkpad
  • Heart punch
  • Pink Scrappers Floss
  • 1 piece black cardstock
  • 1 piece  sparkly red cardstock
  • 1 piece scrap purple
  • 1 piece scrap light pink
  • 1 piece scrap red paper
  • 1 piece scrap light pink paper
  • 1 piece scrap white paper
  • gems
  • markers
  • Stampin’ Up Aqua Pen
  • mini hole punch
  • puffy tape
  • glue pen
  • scotch tape
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • Craft knife / exacto knife

Instructions for Card Outside:

  1. Trim black cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Fold in half to create card with fold on the left that measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
  2. Trim sparkly red paper to 5 1/2 x 3. With craft knife, cut a slit 1 1/4 inches long about 2″ from the top centered from left to right.
  3. With black marker, color only the words “Happy” and “Day” on the Little Treasures stamp. Huff on the stamp (as if to steam up a window) and stamp the image on the bottom of the red sparkly cardstock centered from left to right.
  4. Punch a mini heart in purple cardstock. Adhere between the stamped words “happy” and “day”. Attach a mini gem to the heart.
  5. Punch two mini holes approximately 1/2 inch above the “happy heart day” on the red sparkly cardstock. Weave pink scrappers floss around card and through holes to make a simple bow.
  6. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. Fold to 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 with the fold on the left side. With scotch tape, tape the folder closed on the right and left side. Only the top 1 1/4 should be open. Set aside.
  7. With Cuttlebug, die cut nested hearts in purple, red, light and dark pink cardstock until you have 5 hearts. Set aside the larger hearts. Glue togehter the tips of the smaller hearts with glue pen so that they are in a row.
  8. Die cut the letters L, O, V, E with the alphabet die cut. Using glue pen, adhere one letter to to each heart beginning with the second heart from the left. Set aside.
  9. Stamp “Just Danny” on white cardstock using black inkpad. Color with markers and aqua pen. Cut out with scissors. Cut Danny in half just under his armpits. Set aside.
  10. Cut purple cardstock to a square measuring 1 x 1 1/2. Die cut larger heart from red cardstock. Adhere red heart to purple box. Adhere gem to heart.
  11. Punch a hole on four sides near the heart. Wrap pink scrappers floss through holes and around box to make the box look like a gift wrapped package. Attach puffy tape to the backside of the left, right and bottom edge of the package. This will create a pocket. Set aside.
  12. Insert the white folder though the slit of the red cardstock so that 1/4 inch is sticking out. Adhere white folder to the red cardstock on the backside with scotch tape.
  13. Align the bottom portion of “Just Danny” to the top of the white cardstock sticking out of the slit in the red paper. Insert 1/2 a piece of scotch tape into the folder – sticky side up – then have that piece of tape wrap around and adhere to “Just Danny. Tape the remainder of “Just Danny”‘s legs flat to the cardstock.
  14. Adhere the top part of “Just Danny” to the red cardstock so that the torso is flush with the back part of the white folder using double sided tape. Insert 1/2 a piece of scotch tape – sticky side down – into the white folder then the other 1/2 onto “Just Danny’s” torso.
  15. The previous two steps create a smooth transition for the hearts to come in and out of the folder.
  16. Adhere purple package in front of “Just Danny”. Insert 1/2 a piece of scotch tape -sticky side up –  into the top part of the white folder and the other 1/2 to the back of the purple package.
  17. This will further create a smooth transition for the heart strand to go into the folder.
  18. Insert heart strand into the folder making sure a little peeks out. Write the word “pull” on the part peeking out.

Instructions for Inside the card:

  1. Trim a piece of red sparkly cardstock to 3 x 3 3/4.
  2. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3 x 3 1/2. Rip the bottom part off the white cardstock to make a jagged edge. Cardstock should now measure 3 1/2 x 2 1/2ish. Center and adhere to red cardstock from previous step.
  3. Adhere three large hearts (from the nested die cut hearts made earlier) to the bottom of the right panel.
  4. Adhere the red cardstock from previous step above the hearts.

1 Comment

  1. Vickie said,

    February 18, 2009 at 04:56

    Hey Dana, that card was great and as my little guy recieved one from you…he loved it! This one is a keeper. What a fun blog. Keep it up!

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