Be Mine!


This card was made for Retro Rubber Stamping Blog Challenge #151 -Red - White - Black - Gray.

I wanted to create a masculine Valentines Day Card, so thought RRCB's color challenge was perfect. I always try to surprise my husband with special occasion cards that are a little different, so a gatefold shutter card seemed the perfect solution.

I used Sandi McIver's great tutorial on how to create this type of special fold card. She has great instructions and a video at: So I won't go into the details of it's creation.

The card uses all four colors that RRBC challenged us to use,  plus since they require stamps that are at least 1 year old, I've used the heart stamp from the 2009 Stampin' Up! (SU) Sale-a-Bration mini catalog, "Teeny Tiny Wishes" sentiment from the SU 2009 main catalog, and a REALLY old Valentines candy heart Michaels stamp from years ago.

Here is the card front with it's belly band:
I think my husband will like the results. I'd rate the difficulty level for this card as a "3", but if you follow Sandi's directions you won't have any problem at all!

Stamps: SU Polka Dot Punches, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Michaels Craft Smart 125530
Paper: SU Real Red, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Go Wild DSP Stack
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red
Accessories: Sizzix Nested Circles Dies, SU Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Scor-Tape, Paper Snips
Techniques: Gatefold Card, Shutter Card


  1. I agree that these colours will make a great masculine Valentine. I like the bold design of the chevron DSP. A gatefold is a lovely fold too. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  2. Great male Valentine! Even the heart isn't too girly, well done, totally nailed the male vday here. I love this fold, I have a die by Taylored Expressions that does this and I made a version of it for my Dad's 70th.


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