Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Easy Animation Card with Simple Supplies

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie back again with a new Studio Monday video! This week I am featuring the fun Uchi’s Designs animation stamp sets. I wanted to demonstrate how you can make easy animation cards with very few supplies.

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

For those of you new to animation stamps, they are images that are made up with a series of vertical lines; when stamped onto paper and paired with a vertical grid overlay, the have the appearance of moving or having action of some kind. Uchi’s Designs is a stamp company leading the way in creating these fun sets! Today I will be using their Loving Cat set. You can see the “love you” card I created below:

As I designed this card, I kept in mind the fact that I wanted this card to:

  1. Be easy to recreate
  2. Be kid-friendly (yes, this card a kid could make too with adult supervision since there is some cutting involved)
  3. Show off the animation stamps beautifully
  4. Not require lots of supplies


The card features a pull-tab that slides the animation grid across the stamped image underneath. The grid slides beautifully because I built a little track around three sides of it from small paper strips. The trick to animation stamps are two fold…

You want the grid paper FLUSH to the stamped image underneath. If the animation grid is not flush on the image, you lose a lot of the animation effect.

Also, you need to ensure that during the building process that the grid lines of the animation sheet is always lining up with the vertical lines of the stamped image. If the lines do not match up, the animation is not as good.

And as a side note, don’t be afraid to use the animation stamps on their own to accent your animation focal point. I used many of the small heart stamps to make a custom background that matches perfectly with my animated heart! The tone on tone effect was created by stamping the images in clear ink over Doll Pink cardstock.

Of course, no animated card is complete without a cute sentiment! So I pulled out the new Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set and used one of the sentiments to stamp onto the pull tab of my card. I think the Lawn Fawn Push Here set is SO clever! I cannot wait to use it on more cards!

I hope you will check out the video below to see this card in action and learn how to build one of these yourself! Thanks for visiting with me today… I’ll be back again soon with a new Studio Monday video!





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  1. Lots of fun. So many Mom’S will need to have summer project to bring out on those “I’m bored” days…..

  2. Thanks for the video,
    first time I’ve seen
    how it’s made. Really
    cute card and love
    the images.
    Carla from Utah

  3. It’s a whole new and fun way to think about making cards! Cant wait to see more cards using it.

  4. Wow! I’ve never seen a card like this before and it’s cute! Thanks for the step by step instructions…this project made me smile

  5. oh my! how cool is this – nice job on that video! Thanks so much for sharing – fabulous! I will have to look into these products – I do have the Lawn Fawn set – thanks again

  6. This card is so cute – our young grandchildren would love it! Thanks so much for your video!

  7. Wow, I love your card, so much fun and not to difficult to do!!! My niece and nephew would love to get an animation card, I am defiantly going to have to get some of the animation stamps. Thanks Nina for an excellent video showing us this awesome interactive card.

  8. This is just such a cute little card! Looks like I will be checking out these stamps and putting them on my “never ever gonna end” wish list!

  9. Super Fun! Thank thou, for introducing these to me… nowI just want to go create them all and give to the kids at children’s hospital. I think they would really put a smile on the kids faces :)

  10. I like the use of scrap strips of paper to use as guides for the animation grid as well as stamping some of animation art on the front of the card.

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