January 10, 2018

Pals January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
For today's blog hop I made a fun fold Valentine's Day card using some scrumptious Design Paper from Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog called Painted With Love.  I cut the gate fold just so that the largest heart tucks into the medium heart so this card can stand up on it's own.  Here is a little peak at how it looks when it opens up.

I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits dies to cut out all the hearts.  The inside heart is from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack.  This is such a beautiful card pack that you can use to make cards or scrapbook.
Here are the card base dimensions so you can make your very own fun fold gate card.  
  • Cut a 8-1/2 by 11 inch card stock in half at 4-1/4 by 5-1/2
  • Score at 2-3/4 on each end of the card stock
  • Cut each scored end at 2-1/4 until the fold seam (see picture below)
  • Cut the left scored bottom notch out at the seam(see picture below)

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity (You are Here)
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin' Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  23. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  24. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  25. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stampin' Made Simple
Here are all the Stamping' Up! items I used for this project:


  1. Replies
    1. Mary Jane, thank you for stopping by :) I am glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Now this is one Sweet & Sassy Valentine!

  3. Very pretty Valentine card, Jennifer! I really like that fun fold!! It's perfect for any occasion, too. Isn't that DSP great? I love it!!

    1. Debbie, thank you! It's so fun to share the joy of stamping with you :)

  4. Such a great fold card that I must try! And, I'm super excited to see you like Young Living essential oils. And, you even have a link to their site!

    1. Su, thank you 🙂. You never know what might be of interest!

  5. Very unique fold card. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Great card, Jennifer! Love the fold element!