Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day... and as only a mother can....

Happy Valentines Day to you all... may you feel loved today.... you all deserve it...

And popping onto share what will greet my son, Joe this morning... made with love!!! And some sniggering and experimentation on the way.... 

A small and simple card on the outside... and a Large White Gift box topped off with a lollipop and full of lots of chocolate (which is the only thing he will care about!!!!)
So the card started off with a simple Happy Valentines Day stamped at the centre... and then I made up an Explosion Card insert (as first shared here

Then I thought could I add some die cut letters spelling LOVE?  And yes... but of course the stamping was a bit in the way!!
So then I needed to add something to the bottom... and then the top to balance it off!! Ending up with something wonderfully OTT!!

And yes I admit that a new make would end up in a different order!!  But I am sure you get the idea... 

So ... here is a step by step opening for you!!
And yes you do need to carefully pack the letters in as you fold up the card... but worth it! It all pops out just fine...

And here is a slightly better photo of the box... the new Lace Doilies made this lollipop decoration a breeze... 
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamped Layered Letters Alphabet
Die cut Large Letters Alphabet dies
Sending Love Paper Stack


  1. WOW Amanda, you are one amazing lady and so is your card and little box topper...Ann in Canada...ps- I'm patiently waiting for instructions on how to make your 6 panel pop up card LOL!!

    1. Lol!! And thanks Ann... Not quite what Joe had to say to me! Though he did enjoy the chocolate of course! And 6 panel pop & twist card should be posted Friday.. well that is the plan...


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