Party Pandas For Everyone!

This past weekend, I had a booth at the Just Crop Retreat. It was so much fun seeing all the guests again. It sure is an amazing group of ladies. They always make me feel so welcomed and appreciated. I really try hard to come up with projects or cards that I think they’ll like.

The Party Panda stamp set is one of the free items in the Sale-abration catalog and I am betting this Panda stamp set is going to be by far the most popular item from the catalog. Everyone wants the panda stamp set! So I knew that I absolutely had to use the Party Pandas for my second project. (You can check out the first project in last Friday’s blog post here.) I wanted something that was a little more masculine since my other card was very pink. Birthday cards are the most popular type of card to send. And I wanted to use Brusho on the card too. Could I come up with something that hit all four of these categories?

You bet! Here is the second Make & Take project…Let’s see…

  • Panda stamp set? One dancing bear in a party hat… Check!
  • Masculine? Navy and Crumb Cake colors… so yep!
  • Birthday? Used a “happy birthday” stamp… definitely qualifies!
  • Brusho? That awesome speckled background… Check!

Here’s how to make this card…

  • Start with the Brusho background so it has time to dry while working on the other parts. Sprinkle the Brusho on your card stock and then spritz with water. If you need more color, sprinkle a bit more of the Brusho, spritz again. Once you’re happy with the color, set it aside to dry.
  • Stamp the confetti around the outside edges on the Crumb Cake. Stamp two rows at the bottom to help fill in the space. 
  • The Happy Birthday is stamped in Navy in the bottom right corner.
  • The ribbon is tied around the crumb cake layer and tied in a knot just above the Happy Birthday.
  • The Crumb Cake piece is then glued to the Navy card base.
  • The pattern paper is from the Picture Perfect Party paper stack. The strip is 4″x2″ and is glued to the Crumb Cake paper.
  • Stamp the panda on White card stock and cut out. Color his party hat using our markers. I used Lemon Lime Twist and Peekaboo Peach. 
  • Use dimensionals to adhere the Brusho background piece to the card base.
  • Use mini dimensionals to adhere the Panda to the Brusho background piece.
  • Lastly, add a couple of the Tutti-Frutti self-adhesive sequins to the card.

I try to keep my make and takes relatively simple so the guests can quickly and easily make the project. But, this project turned out to have a bit more work involved between the Brusho background and having to hand cut out the Panda. Everyone really seemed to enjoy playing with the Brusho though. I was able to give quite a few demonstrations on different ways to use it. I have my fingers crossed that this new product will be around for awhile.

Have you had a chance to order from the new Occasions Catalog yet? If so, what has been your favorite product that you purchased? If you haven’t had a chance to pick out anything yet, click the Order Online button in the upper right hand corner of this page and it will take you right to my store. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Sale-abration rewards – a free item for every $50 you spend pre-tax and shipping. I’d love to hear about what you’re making! Or you can tag me in Instagram on your projects @247inkspiration!

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