Have a Hoot Valentine Card

It’s never too early to get started on Valentines for the special people in your life, especially when you’re visiting from out of town, your hubby loves owls and your favorite stamping ‘guru’ is waiting for playtime.  That’s the story of Claudia, visiting her BFF who lives across the park from me.  Claudia was a brand new stamper last time she visited and now she’s anxious to get her stamping fix while in town.  And yes, we observed Covid protocols including laughing a lot.  Good for the creative soul!

After perusing my stash of cards Claudia spotted this little cube card and exclaimed: ” That’s it!  That’s what I want to make.”

Merry Christmas have a hoot Blocks
This card does fit in a ‘regular’ A2 envelope


Oh my gosh…….I hadn’t made one for months and had to do a little research to get my mojo going.  One of the gals from my local stamping group had shown us, and left us with a pattern and instructions, which I was able to locate.  So off we went.  Claudia opted for the larger cube card.  I neglected to take a photo of the finished card that fit into the envelope I made for her using the retired Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  The finished card, laying flat, was 8-1/2″ x 6″ and the largest envelope the punch board could make was 6 x 8-1/2″.  Perfect!  Required was an 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of paper so we used a 12″ x 12″ piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.….a nice soft woodgrain pattern.  Again, perfect!


Have a Hoot (retired) Valentine


Have a Hoot (retired) Valentine
This view shows the inside of the blocks, which are simply covered with squares of red card stock. The squares offer a splash of color and interest.


Have a Hoot (retired) Valentine
Claudia used one of the greetings from the LOVELY YOU stamp set. She simply eliminated the last word, ‘family’, by carefully inking up only the first five words. It makes a lovely phrase about just the two of them.  “Love is what makes US.”


Have a Hoot (retired) Valentine
The heart in the lower right block was punched using the retired COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER punch. It’s smaller than the one from the DOG BUILDER punch and it covers up the little gift held by the owl’s wings.



Have a Hoot (retired) Valentine
Claudia used the ‘over the moon for you!’ greeting from the Over the Moon retired stamp set for the central greeting. The SPIDER in the upper right block was covered up with a red heart punched out using the DOG BUILDER punch. Other hearts were added as well.


I promise to duplicate this project in the next few days.  In the meantime, I’m swamped with reality.  It’s not nearly as difficult as it appears.  And the result is so FUN and such a WOW.  The most important supplies will be your Paper Trimmer and Bone Folder.

Product List

Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set

Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set

I’m very anxious to share the ‘how to’ with you!  In the meantime, find a favorite stamp set or choose a theme, like birthday, floral, donkeys, spring and three colors of card stock.  You’ll need 12″ x 12″ for the larger project.  8-1/2″ x 11″ is all you need for the smaller one.  See you soon.

In the meantime, if you need supplies, please check out my Stampin’ Up! store here and be sure to use the January Host code if your order is under $150.  When your order goes over $150 you’ll have a percentage of your order to use to ‘purchase’ your own rewards, i.e. free goodies.

January '21 Host Code


If you have any questions, please reach out to me!  Blythe@StampingWithBlythe.com.    (Those capital letters aren’t necessary, they just make the address easier to read!)  Have a great week.



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