Party Pandas Pandemonium

Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. I am so excited to be part of this hop. All of the posts will focus on some items from the Occasions Catalog and/or Sale-A-Bration brochure. Be sure to check out everyone’s post. I know they will be awesome. I chose to feature the Sale-A-Bration set, Party Pandas. Don’t you love those cute pandas?

Party Pandas stamp set, $GDP125, Stampin' Up!,

I was inspired by the color challenge over at the Global Design Project as well. What a fun color combination!


Design Notes for Party Pandas Card:

I tried to keep this card simple so that I could get away with using each of the pandas in the set! I just couldn’t decide which I wanted. If you look carefully, you will see that I used every stamp in the set! The background for each panel is the star/dots piece, I used the heart on the envelope one of the pandas is holding and I also used the Happy Birthday stamp. But I think the best touch is the Myths and Magic Washi Tape I used at the top of each panel. Just the right amount of glitz! Oh, I also used some of the Washi on the balloon and on the envelope.

Party Pandas, Stampin' Up!,

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I had cut out an extra panda so I decided to use it to make a gift tag. It gave me a chance to use the third Washi tape!

Party Pandas stamp set, #GDP125, Stampin' Up!,

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It’s Blog Hop Time With Number of Years!

Today is the day! Kylie Bertucci’s International  Blog Hop starts today! The theme was life changes. I may have not quite followed that but I think I consider turning 95 an amazing event. I wanted to honor a lady I know who will be turning 95 soon. So, I  created a special card using the Number of Years stamp set.

Number of Years stamp set, Blog Hop, 95th birthday, Stampin' Up!,

Here are the links to follow the rest of the hop. Be sure to check them out. Amazing cards!

Design Notes for Number the Years Card:

I have been having so much fun with the Large Letters Dies that I realized I had to have the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and the accompanying stamp set, Number of Years. The sweet leaves and flowers are all included in the Number of Years stamp set. Love it! I used the eclipse technique to make the numerals stand out, then I surrounded the sentiments and “95” with leave and flowers.  Next, I cut out the “9” and “5”. Finally, I added some Wink of Stella on the flowers and on the 95. Really, a pretty simple card.

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International Blog Hop – Teacher Gifts

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Thanks to all of you who voted for my project a few weeks ago. Now I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Pretty Exciting. Our task was to create a teacher gift. Turns out this was well timed. My goddaughter, Anne Marie, asked me to make some cards for her daughter Lia’s new pre-school teachers. What makes a card better? Candy! I got a chance to use the new Acetate Card Boxes. The boxes hold eight pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate nicely!

International Blog Hop, Acetate Card Boxes, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s a peek at the goodies!

International Blog Hop, Acetate Card Boxes, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Teacher Gifts

These box fronts were really pretty easy to create. I wanted to make something that looked like a chalk board. (Does anyone use chalk boards anymore?) So I stamped the Thank you with White Craft Ink and wrote the names with A Stampin’ Chalk Marker.

I’ll bet you have already figured out where the apples came from. I used petals from one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set. Carefully cut out one and you have an apple for the teacher. May sure you’ve shined your apples with a little Wink of Stella.

International Blog Hop, Acetate Card Boxes, Stampin' Up!,

More Stops on the International Blog Hop!

There are other fabulous stampers on this hop. Be sure to check them out. The hop goes live at 6 PM (EDT).

Hurricane Harvey Help:

Remember, for all orders placed in September, I will contribute 20% of that order to the Houston Food Bank. On-line orders or any order will count! Thanks so much!


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I’m sure that many of you out there are like me and wondering what you can do to help victims of the devastating hurricane in Houston. I know you are as concerned as I am to see the loss of life, of homes, the complete alteration of lives. It will take a long time to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Like me, you want to help. Here’s one little way.

Please shop with me in September, and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by the storm. I will donate 20% of your order total (before tax and shipping) to the Houston Food Bank (See Charity Navigator here.)

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Be sure to stop back tomorrow. I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop!

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