Pals Valentine Blog Hop & WOW Video

Stampin up valentine defined animal print video tutorial Welcome to the Pals Valentine Blog Hop.  My Stamin' Pretty Pals have been busy turning paper and stamps into notes of love.  We have 18 hoppers and the complete line-up is below.  I'm stop #2 on the hop.   Mike Funke is the stop before me (Stop #1) and Kylie Nicolosi follows (Stop #3).

Stampin up valentine defined flamingos
I'm nutso about a touch of animal print in fashion and home d?cor.  I played around with scraps and came up with an easy way to create a zebra style background for my card making passion.  Today's 1 Minute to "WOW!" Video Tutorial demonstrates how simple the process is!



  • Stampin up valentine defined heart punch paper video tutorial Valentined Defined and Stampin' Up! heart punches aren't limited to Feb. 14.  Think wedding, anniversary, baby or even birthday!
  • The heart and wings on the flamingos were created with the Two-Step Owl Punch. 
  • Are you digging the Valentine Defined stamp set and the Red Glimmer Paper (both new in the Occasions Mini Catalog) as much as I am?  Click here to view my Top 10 Favorites from the Occasions Mini!
  • You might recognize your first peek of the the animal print in today's card.  It was part of my Scrunchy Ribbon Video Tutorial.  Click here to watch and learn this neat technique.

LOVE TO LEARN?  Please visit my Stampin' Pretty Tutorial Library for loads of ideas and instruction.

Black signature ivory

Valentine defined stampin pretty Stamp set:  Valentine Defined (WM 121941, CM 12305)
Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools:  Two-Step Owl Punch (118074), Heart to Heart Punch (119881), Eyelet Border Punch (119853), 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch (119863), Hobby Blade (102449), Cutting Mat (101087)
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)



1.    Mike Funke —

2.    Mary Fish —

3.    Kylie Nicolosi

4.    Martha Stewart

5.    Joanna Munster —

6.    Melissa Ordelheide

7.    Nicole Watt

8.    Stephanie Uzee

9.    Joan Norris

10. Carla Bazhenow

11. Melanie Collins

12. Dawn Gross

13. Nina Dee

14. Ann Schach

15. Sue Bendinsky

16. Gina Shaw —

17. Barbara Chatzkel —

18. Angela Richwine


  1. This is such a fun card and very chocolatey, too! Love the tip on the animal print. Thanks!

  2. Great job, Mary. Never would have thought of brown and red, but it works!

  3. Love your Card Mary!! Finally had a chance to watch your video! Its wonderful!! Hugs, J

  4. Very cute =love the extra bling 🙂 and thanks for tutorial -always easy to understand after you explain

  5. Hi Heidi – I am not sure what the name of the font is, but I love it, too!

    Veronica at VK Designs ( did my blog banner. She may have more insight.

    Thanks for your inquiry and kind comment.

    Hugs, M

  6. LOVE IT!!! Super cute card with the animal print. Who would have thought it was SOOO easy to do!?!?!? Thanks for the WOW video…I’ll definitely have to try it.

  7. So cute! Love your tut! TFS

  8. Love that zebra pattern and how you created it! Adorable card!

  9. What a cute idea Mary and sooo easy.

  10. Mary Carol Henderson

    I love Valentine’s in general….only 2nd to Halloween…Great card and can’t wait to go to my demonstrator and learn more about the new mini.

  11. Hi Mary,

    I so LOVE this card and the animal print video!! As always TFS that with everyone. Your videos are the best ever! I just had to tell you that I receive an email from Sizzix every Tuesday. When I went to see what was there for Crazy Tuesday sale I saw a Textured Plate which looks just like your Animal Pattern. I said to myself it looks just like Mary’s Animal Pattern.
    Sue (from MN)

  12. Love your Wow videos. The animal print was great. Short and sweet.

  13. Mary, I love the Animal print. This is an easier way to make them rather than using an embossing folder and quicker than getting out everything. Joan

  14. This is just beyond fabulous! I LOVE the zebra print. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  15. I am an animal print fanatic too and I love this video! I will definitely be trying your technique Mary! Absolutely adore this card!!!

  16. Mary, I always look forward to your cards and this one is no exception. Love the flamingos!

  17. I’m still practicing the awesome ribbon technique. You are right the hardest part is getting the thread! After that, it’s a piece of cake! Lovely card, Mary!

  18. This is such a fun card and very chocolatey, too! Love the tip on the animal print. Thanks!

  19. Love your card. And thanks for sharing the great technique. I’m thinking dsp would make an interesting design.

  20. Love your card and the Animal Print Rocks!!!!

  21. How fun is that zebra print!!! Your flamingos look so pretty with a touch of glitter.

  22. Awesome – luv, luv the animal print background! Very cute!

  23. An adorably fun card! Love all the details!!

  24. Super Cute! Love the animal print! You always make things look so darn easy! 🙂

  25. I love, love, love your blog! You have a new follower! The glitter paper in the flamingos is very creative and I too am a fan of the animal prints… hint to SU for some new designer papers!!

  26. I love the animal print and the ribbon detail!! Great card!

  27. What a great use of the Glimmer paper! I, too, love the sparkle it gives the “v”!

  28. Very very cute. I am usually not much of a bird lover, but those flamingos are sweet.

    I know this is off topic, but what is the name of the script font you have used on your site (below your header and “buttons” on the left. I have tried to find it on the internet but to no avail. I absolutely love it!

  29. So many fabulous details! I love the animal print…so creative!

  30. This has so many cute things going on but my favorite is the glittery heart popped in for the letter V – so clever 🙂

  31. Holly AKA KopyKat

    This is so cute and I love the tutorial, thanks so much!

  32. Carla Bazhenow

    What a gorgeous card! I love the Animal Print and video… you make it look so easy. Hugs,

  33. Love the animal print, the layout & the color combo!

    You amaze me!

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