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. These are such adorable stamps, I have to say they made it to my list of “wants”! LOL Nina, your card is precious. I love the added hearts to the front panel, def. a great addition to the card. TFS!

  2. Oooh this card is so fun thanks for sharing how to create it, Nina. This set is on my wish list, now:)

  3. When this product was first introduced I admit it didn’t grab my attention. However, after watching Nina create such a fun card, I’m hooked. My grandchildren would have a ball with this.

  4. I saw these demonstrated on CHA videos and it’s good to know you can make an adorable card easily. Thank you.

  5. This is a fun card. I really like the animation stamps. I hadn’t seen them until I got the monthly card kit with them. I had so much fun with the kit that I ended up ordering a couple of the Uchi’s stamp and die sets to use too. The recipients of the cards I made loved them too. Thank you, Simon Says Stamp and Uchi’s!

  6. Wow–I didn’t know about these. What a fun concept, and your card is so cute! Thanks for the very helpful how-to video. :)

  7. Thanks for this video! I still haven’t used my sss animation card kit from 2 months ago. This will get me motivated!

  8. Cute card and it seems very easy to do. I have the set from the card kit but have been timid about trying it. I think I’ll get brave and make a card.

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