I make aaaalot of birthday cards without a specific person in mind, the past few cards were made for dear family members and it’s so  much more fun! Little Ellie turns 2 today and animals are her recent craze, doesn’t really matter what kind of animal she wants them all so I went through my stash and the party Panda was my favorite.  The Party Panda stamp set was part of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration so unfortunately it is not longer available for purchase along with the darling honeycomb balloon and designer series paper but I will post substitutes where I can.

Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, scrap for sentiment and Panda
  • Shaded Spruce card stock 5¼ x 4
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series paper, scrapes for number, name & background paper

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Party Panda, no longer available (Animal Outing would make a good substitute)
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous (sentiment)
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Layering Alphabet Edgelits


  • Black Memento ink pad (I heat embossed the sentiment & Panda)
  • Shaded Spruce
  • Versa Mark ink pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder


  • Metallics sequins (Panda’s eyes & dot on the eye)
  • Basic Black Twine
  • Heat Gun
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive