Interactive Valentine's Fun with Kangaroo and Company FMS469

by Joanne James25. January 2021 11:00

Today I'm sharing a card using Kim's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sletches this week:

I absolutely love Kim's sketch today; the minute I saw it I cam up with a ton of ideas for it (love it when that happens!) so don't be surprised when you see this layout on my blog again in the coming weeks! Today I'm breaking out more new things to make a card with a fun interactive element - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Hearts and Stitching - I thought the horizontal lines on today's card would be perfect to highlight the little row of diecut hearts and stitching that is another of the dies in one of my current favourites, the Floral Hearts Dies. I made my card base Poppy Parade red and my heart diecuts white, so that the hearts would then peek through in red. I love the simple detailing this die adds to a card; as an added bonus, you get all the little diecut hearts for confetti or as a shaker filler too - bonus!

Kangaroo & Company - The star of today's card though is the fun adult kangaroo from the Kangaroo & Company stamp set. This set contains a Mum, and a baby and young joey, along with lots of fun accessories and things to carry in her pouch, along with a wide range of greetings for birthday, baby or 'just because' cards. 

Interactive Fun - The cutest part of this bundle though is that the die that cuts out the large kangaroo also cuts a slit into the mama's pouch, ready for a greeting to be hidden inside. Since my card today was for Valentine's Day, I stamped the main greeting on the front of my card in black and masked off the word 'Hi!', then completed my greeting with a message attached to my bunch of hearts and hidden inside the pouch:


Tell me that is not just the cutest?! I made this card for young Master James, who whilst he now maskerades as a too-cool-for-school teenager, I know will just love the fun of this cute hidden message card, especially from his Mum!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Today's card is also my second entry for the love-themed challenge over at SUO Challenges - some lovely cards on display over there this week!

Enjoy your day. It is a beautiful, clear, bright and sunny day here in the UK today - there is still plenty of snow on the ground following yesterday's snowfall and it took all the James Juniors' willpower to log on and start school on time today, when another day of playing outside building yet another snowman seemed much more appealing, especially since one of them has to do online assessments this week in lieu of formal GCSE mock exams. Never mind - I am reliably informed there will be more snow next weekend, so I'm sure there will be more opportunities for snow fun. I'll be back tomorrow with this week's card for our new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
1/25/2021 1:21:40 PM #

I love the heart stripes behind that charming image!!  And how fun that the message pulls out! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/25/2021 2:00:06 PM #

This is such a fun set and perfect for that cute sketch!  The rows of hearts are adorable, as is that kangaroo!  I am sure Master James will secretly love it!

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
1/25/2021 4:08:10 PM #

That's adorable! I love the sparkly hearts and the secret message! Thank you for playing at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
1/25/2021 6:34:52 PM #

Love this, Joanne!  I just got this one and haven't played with it yet - but I can't wait!   A perfect "love" card!   Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

Natalie Arnold
Natalie Arnold United Kingdom
1/25/2021 7:45:11 PM #

Wow Joanne love this its soooo cute the heart borders are perfect for the layout you've used and the cute kangaroo with the hidden message is just so cool you're son is going to love it! Thanks for taking part in SUO challenge hope to see you next time x

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/25/2021 8:01:45 PM #

Fab card - love the way you've used the lines of hearts as well.

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
1/26/2021 1:25:37 AM #

What a super sweet Valentine for your son, Joanne! You know those boys always have a soft spot for Moms and Nanas, so no doubt he'll appreciate it greatly!  Love those horizontal die cuts with hearts and stitching, they add such beautiful detail!  Fabulous card!

Cécile R
Cécile RFrance
1/26/2021 12:37:21 PM #

What a great valentine's card. This kangaroo is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/26/2021 5:07:33 PM #

Who doesn't love a secret hidden message?! Love this bright, fun card Joanne!
I'm glad the James Juniors had some snowman action at the weekend. The snow was beautiful but I'm glad to see the back of that lethal ice though! Vicky x

Sally Millians
Sally MilliansUnited States
1/28/2021 4:02:03 AM #

Your blog is beautiful! I've enjoyed the challenge.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/29/2021 9:26:28 PM #

Cuteness plus! The die cut heart strips are fabulous and this is a great use of them. I didn't even realise the bouquet of hearts could pop out like that! What a great extra feature. Smile

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
2/1/2021 2:26:41 PM #

This is adorable! Love the glitter hearts pullout tag. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at and we hope to see you again on Tuesday, February 2, for our new challenge!

Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
2/2/2021 5:35:13 AM #

I love the interactive hearts pullout tag.  That makes this Valentine all the more special and unique.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/2/2021 11:42:15 AM #

Well that's just the cutest thing ever, love the hidden message!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you for our next challenge starting soon!

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