Sweet Dinosaur Valentine


This card was made for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #406. The overall theme for the sketch appeared to be Valentines Day, so I decided to make it appropriate for my tom boy grand-daughter using dinosaurs.

The key element I used for this card was the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Dinoroar" Designer Series Paper that had not only big dinosaurs (like the one I used with his hands stretched wide and a happy smile), but also pattern paper with smaller ones in a pink jungle.

I used my digital cutting machine to scan and cut out the cute yellow dinosaur (with a 0.04" margin), and then punched a heart out that I covered with the liquid Glossy Accents to make it stand out. When dry, I glued the shiny heard to the dinosaur's chest.

I punched the tag required in the sketch, with a tag punch, then die cut a dotted rectangle that I stamped with the sentiment from the 2002 SU "Mini Mates" set.

The main card panel is matted with the same color as the tag, then glued to a gold colored card base to match the dinosaur's body color. The final step was to tie a bow and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.

The entire tag was backed with foam strips and attached to the card front.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". I used a digital cutting machine to cut out the dinosaur, but SU also sells dies to match.

Stamps: SU Mini Mates
Paper: SU Hello Honey, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Dinoroar DSP
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die, Recollections Mini Heart Punch, Offray Gold Satin Ribbon, SU Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dot, Brother ScanNCut
Techniques: Die Cutting, Digital Cutting, Punching


  1. Such an adorable dino card! And the colors are really bright and happy. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  2. Such a cute card & colorful papers! Thanks for sharing with AHSC.

  3. Such a cute card! I am sure your grand daughter will love it! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. what a perfect card for your grand daughter ~ love that sweet Dino :-) Thanks for joining us at AHSC ~ we sure hope to see you back ~ Denise DT ~ chezmoicreations.blogspot.com

  5. Hi Donna! Love the yellow and pink together, cute card for your grand daughter. Glad to see you over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  6. Such and adorable and fun card, I love that little dinosaur, so cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. So so cute! Love the dinos! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  8. Fabulously fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie


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