Party Pandas

Birthday Panda

A little Theatre update: This week is the last week of rehearsals for the Middle School musical – Disney’s Mulan Jr. – that I am co-directing.  The following week is show time.  That means the next 2 weeks are going to be CRAZY!  Making sure every last details comes together.  This show will end on Feb. 4 and on Feb. 5 I have auditions for the High School spring play that I direct. Plus, I am getting things ready for the summer children’s theatre workshop that I run.  Trying to find creative time in the studio will be a challenge this week.

I have one last (for now) Party Panda project to share with you.  This set has been SO much fun to work with.  (I have been creating some fun stuff with other sets as well, I promise.)

Birthday Panda - Center Stage Stamping

The card base is the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes.  Our little panda friend stands out against the text background.  His hat was colored with Stampin’ Markers and the tiny little bow is Pool Party bakers twine. His balloon was colored with the new Blends markers.  Made it a breeze to do the shading.  A fun birthday greeting for friends of any age.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

-Mary

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Panda on Ice

WooHoo!  It’s actually above freezing!  What a joy to go out and the air doesn’t hurt my face.  I know it won’t last.  We still have at least 2 months of winter ahead.  You would think I would be used to it, having lived in MN my entire life (except for a brief stint in ND, but we don’t talk about that).  Growing up in Northern MN, naturally Hockey was a big part of winter.  (Although, I personally come from a Basketball family.)  When I saw this card that Diana Gibbs made, I knew I had to make one of my own.

Panda Hockey - Center Stage Stamping

Yes, I used Party Pandas again.  I just can’t seem to stop.  The greeting is from Perennial Birthday and Labeler Alphabet. Can you guess where the hockey stick, puck and helmet came from?  They are in the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits – the straw, bottle cap and one of the labels!

Sorry, I forgot to get the bottle cap in the pic.   The hockey stick is cut from the Wood Textures dsp, and a thin strip of black washi tape wrapped around the stick helps the look. I cut off the top of the label to make the helmet.  The green helmet is a nod to my high school team – the Roseau Rams.  What a fun birthday greeting for a hockey fan.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

-Mary

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It’s a Panda Party

I’m back again with the Party Pandas.  I just love this set of happy little pandas.  They are so cute.  Pair them with a color scheme of Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red and it’s a panda party!Party Panda Center Stage

I fussy cut out 3 of these little guys and put my panda pyramid on some grass I cut with the retired fringe scissors.  I used two Sale-A-Bration items for this card: the Party Pandas set and the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes.  I love these card bases and matching envelopes.  So much fun!  The little posts the panda is holding are strips cut from the Wood Textures DSP.  I tied tiny knots in some red baker’s twine then cut and frayed the ends to give tiny little poms to their party hats.  Who wouldn’t love a birthday greeting from these little guys?

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!

-Mary

 

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Stampin’ Up! year that is. It is the start of Sale-A-Bration AND the Occasions Mini Catalog is here! So many fun new products to create with. Today I want to share a couple of cards made with the Party Pandas set. This is one of the exclusive Sale-A-Bration sets. It can be yours FREE – with a qualifying purchase.

Stampin' UP! Party Panda

This first card I copied right from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I love this little guy. He looks so happy with his balloons. It is easy to add to the single balloon on the stamp. Just stamp extras and cut them out. Layer them on and hand draw the strings to blend in with the one on the stamp. I also like how the greeting stands out. This is a great color scheme. I LOVE the Lemon Lime Twist color!

My next card features our little balloon panda and Lemon Lime Twist again.

Stampin' Up! Party Panda

Like the balloon outside the circle punch? I punched out a template then traced the circle where I wanted it around the image. I then trimmed it a bit to fit through the punch.

Party Panda

Then I kept this outside the 2 ¼” Circle punch and punched out the little guy.

SU! Party Panda

Finished by trimming a little closer around the balloon and string.

Party Panda SU!

Some Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock balance the repeated Happy Birthday stamping. A few Silver Metallic Enamel stars finish off a fun Birthday greeting.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!

– Mary

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