Have you ever been in a craft slump? Sometimes all it takes to get out of it is a new stamp set that inspires you. For me right now that’s the Panda Party stamp set.

Last night I dreamed of pandas and the cards I could make with them. Then I had to get up early and start creating! These aren’t the projects I dreamed of (those will come later) but here are some Panda projects that I’ve created recently…

Let’s talk about these fun Panda Projects from left to right…

First up there’s lots to love about this adorable Panda box made with the Lots to Love Framelits diesAfter I whipped up the box (here’s a video with tips), I just wrapped a piece of hearts paper all the way around it like a belly band. The hearts paper is 2″ x 4-3/4″. I used my bone folder to give the edges a nice crease as I folded it around the box and a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive to secure it together in the back.

FIX YOUR “OOPS” TIP: When I stamped the Panda I got a little black smudge on his white belly… so I hid it!!

After stamping the Panda in black, coloring in the heart with my Berry Burst marker and using the brush-tip of my marker and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp “Love” on the envelope, I punched it out with my 2″ Circle Punch. Then to hide the black smudge on his belly I tucked the circle behind my belly band.

The box still needed a little something so I added a “YOU” cut out of Berry Burst card stock with a die from the Celebrate You die set. That’s it! Cute little box to give a little gift to someone you love.

Next up is a Panda Party polka dot birthday card! I thought the polka dots on this paper went great with the polka dots on the panda’s party hat.

Whisper White: 2-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
Polka Dot Paper: 3″ x 4″ (my favorite size because you can get 12 out of one sheet of 12×12 paper!)
Fresh Fig card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″

Normally when I use Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! I stick to the colors that they say coordinate. Because I’m color challenged and they make it easy for me. This time I jumped right outside the box and used TOTALLY DIFFERENT colors… and I think it worked! They said Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, I used Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path… it’s called creativity!!

Not much else to say about this card as it’s easy peasy. Polka Dots on the hat were colored in with a Berry Burst marker and the white panda piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally we have this ADORABLE Panda valentine. It’s made with the new Narrow Note Cards from Stampin’ Up! that come with their own fun size envelopes. These cards/envelopes are too small to mail on their own but they are the perfect size to hand out on Valentine’s Day or tuck in a gift.

Circle Size: 2″
Whisper White strip: 1/2″ x 2-1/8″
Patterned Paper: 2″ x 4″
Berry Burst: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Finished card size: 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″

TIP: If you turn this background paper the other way it looks like a brick wall!

This one’s so easy it doesn’t really need any explanation, banner cut the end of the greeting, tape your pieces together and pop your main image up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. BAM, you’re done.

I hope that these 3 Panda Party projects have inspired you to go create!

Pick one stamp set out of your stash (maybe the newest one?) and challenge yourself to create 3 different things with it.

Happy Stamping!


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