P is for Party Pandas… Plus a Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. The Party Pandas are just adorable!  I have had so much fun playing with this stamp set! There’s only two weeks left of Sale-A-Bration and your chance to get this stamp set for FREE! Today’s card is for someone who has a special St. Patrick’s Day birthday!

Stampin Up Party Pandas Celebrate card idea for birthday or St. Patrick's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I just know she is going to enjoy the chocolate balloon Mr. Panda is delivering! I used The Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (both from the Occasions catalog). Here’s my card details:

Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White scored at 5 1/2

Layer: 4 x 5 1/4 Tranquil Tide (embossed with Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder)

DSP Layer: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

Glimmer Strip: 1/4 x 5 1/4

I stamped the Party Panda on the DSP layer and Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black Ink.  I fussy cut the Whisper White one and adhered on top of the DSP. (Oops!  I noticed I need to clean up my glue before I send this!)  I used the 1 1/2 Circle Punch to punch the balloon through both layers.

I adhered the layer to my card base then attached the candy with a glue dot. I will send this is a bubble wrap envelope but I still decorated the card envelope to match.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Celebrate card idea for birthday or St. Patrick's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another card I shared previously using this stamp set.  You can click on the image to see the original post. *The Glimmer Paper I used on both cards is being offered as an additional FREE Sale-A-Bration gift starting tomorrow! *See flyer below.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My Paper Pumpkin Players joined me in celebrating Paper Pumpkins 5th anniversary this week. We were too busy creating to remember to take pictures but here are two I snapped before everyone left.

I love getting together with my Paper Pumpkin Players and sharing alternative ideas to make with the kit.  Do you want easy no fuss papercrafting? Paper Pumpkin has a promotion for new subscribers.

Paper Pumpkin promotion

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service which delivers pre-designed, precut, papercrafting projects straight to your doorstep. When you join Paper Pumpkin in April or May, you’ll get 50% off your first two months. Enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418 when you sign up March 11- May 10.  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code.) When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 (or more) alternate project ideas in the months you receive the kit.  *The tutorials will be sent via email at the end of each month you receive the kit (starting with this month’s anniversary kit).

Earlier this week I asked others to leave comments on my blog sharing what they like about Paper Pumpkin! I offered blog candy to one random winner in honor of Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary! You can view that post (with two of my Paper Pumpkin alternative card ideas) and the comments HERE.

The winner is…Debbie H.  Congratulations Debbie! Email me your address and I will send you 5 Paper Pumpkin projects! Many thanks to all who left comments!

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items!

Just when you think Sale-A-Bration can’t get any better, Stampin’ Up! announces they are adding more products you can earn FREE with a qualifying purchase.  Check out these new items (from current catalogs) that will be available for FREE starting Thursday, March 15th. *Click on the image flyer below to enlarge and print.

SAB new items

**The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.

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Happy Pi Day! (I couldn’t resist, I love math!)

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6 thoughts on “P is for Party Pandas… Plus a Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

  1. Love the pandas! I really like the chocolate being glued to the inside base and peeking through. What a fun card. (And envelope. Gotta dress up the envelope no matter what!) Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  2. Ohhhhh, I am sure hoping this card is for me! I love, love, love it even if it isn’t for me! I need the chocolates for my people I send the combo card and a little present to for next year. I could always buy them and eat them but save the wrappers for next year by covering some other chocolate! It wouldn’t be very nice to send 1 year old chocolates! My arm/shoulder gave out this week so the shamrock treat holders were very limited by the time I made a bunch of cards too. But, the pandas are just so cute. My moose has competition! The postal clerk got a big kick out of the shamrocks on my envelopes and the bigger bags I sent.

    Love the Paper Pumpkin alternative photos. You can tell they love meeting with you to make up the kits.

    Congrats to Debbie H for the big win!

    Thank you Jeanie, I hope! Boy, won’t I be disappointed if the card isn’t for me? Insert a sad, red faced puffed out bottom lip!

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    1. Yes Chris, the card was mailed to you! You are the only “lucky” person I know with a St. Patrick’s Day birthday! I hope it arrives Saturday. I am so glad you like it! I was hoping you wouldn’t see it until it arrived!


      1. Remind next year and I will send you a bag of the chocolates so you can use them in your treat holders. I haven’t seen those anywhere except the candy store. Places seem to skip St, Patrick’s Day and go right in to Easter. I haven’t been to my favorite Cracker Barrel lately so not sure if they had anything for St. Patrick’s Day! I’m behind on Easter…it’s so early this year! I can’t believe it is competing with my fun on April Fool’s Day!!! LOL


  3. Oh I can’t wait to see this in person! I think you will like my “moose” attempt at St. Patrick’s Day for you too! Even some of the good candy for Easter has been gone for weeks already. Before we know it we will blink and there will be Halloween candy on the shelves!


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