A Puppy Love Valentine – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #33

Thursdays are always fun for the simple reason that there’s a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to play along with.

Today’s board hints at Valentine’s Day and that’s exactly where I went with it. I chose the first column down: Sentiment, Free, Ribbon.

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • The A2 card base is Real Red card stock with a mat of Whisper White cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • The adorable puppy, from the Bella and Friends stamp set, is stamped in Black Memento ink and colored with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Marker.
  • Using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, I stamped the clouds around the puppy in Soft Sky ink. I think they look so soft and puffy.
  • I used an old Martha Stewart balloon punch to punch two balloons from some retired Real Red DSP and one from Real Red card stock.  These balloons were just the perfect size.
  • The sentiment on the Real Red balloon is from the FREE Sale-a-bration set, Party Pandas and again was just the right size for the balloon.  I heat embossed it with White Embossing powder.
  • The balloons were popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A sweet little bow completes the balloon bouquet!
  • The sentiment is from a non SU stamp and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I added a 1/4″ strip of DSP to either side of the Whisper White card stock on the inside.
  • The inside sentiment is from a long retired Stampin’ Up! set called Nice Mice.  This set dates back to 1998…20 years old and still useful!

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A polka dot pattern on the envelope flaps just adds to the fun!

I really enjoyed making this card because I was thinking of the little guy I will be sending it to for his 1st Valentine’s Day!  My grandson, Jack is already a dog lover and likes hanging out with his big puppy, Rigby.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll check out the terrific projects over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week and play along with us!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Take care,


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  1. Marthea (from Western Australia)

    I love that you still occasionally use old stamps. We all still have them.
    I also really enjoy seeing how you add a touch of class to the insides of your cards. The first thing someone does is glance at the front then check the inside then the go back and check the front out properly. Unless the inside disappoints them when they will put the card down.

    TFS cheers

    • Thanks for you kind comment, Martha…I’m glad you too still appreciate the older stamps! I think if they fit the bill why not use them. There are just some sets I will not part with!

  2. I Love this card and will be using much for my 2022 Valentine Day Card! Where did you ever find the polka dot flap envelopes? That is the perfect addition to this adorable card♥

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