Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion Party Pandas Sneak Peek

Happy Friday, y’all!  And – as I write this on Thursday night, we’re waiting for snow!

At the grocery today – it was jammed.  I’m surprised there was any bread or milk left!  People get a little goofy here in the south when we think snow might show up.

Guess we’ll know tomorrow.  Uh – today! 🙂

Now, I swore to myself that I was going to do a card with current products today.  And I seriously meant to, y’all – really I did!  And then I saw a color challenge and…I saw Pandas!  Party Pandas from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer, to be exact.  And…paper from the Petal Passion DSP.  So I ran with it, and…take a look-see:

And here’s the color challenge from the Color Throwdown that led me to the panda epiphany.

And, since I’m always looking for a little design help, I borrowed the sketch from this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of the black and white paper from the Petal Passion DSP (avail 3 Jan in the 2018 Occasions Catalog) and colored some of the dots with my Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I matted it on Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I cut two small Whisper White circles with my Stitched Shapes Framelits dies and matted them on scalloped circles of Cherry Cobbler card stock, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped two of the Party Pandas (avail 3 Jan for FREE in the SAB Flyer) in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  The little guy on the bottom was holding a stamped balloon.  With no regard for “rules” I flagrantly cut it off!  I colored the top guy’s party hat with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I used a bunch of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them onto the circles.

I colored the balloon with my Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and added a little “light” with a non-SU! White Gel Pen. I popped it onto the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment, from Party Pandas, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I edged it with my Cherry Cobbler Marker and added it to the panda with some Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Dimensionals on the ends.

To finish off, I added a length of Basic Black Baker’s Twine, adhering it here and there with Liquid Glue, and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

On the inside, I stamped the balloons in Basic Black Archival Ink up the side of a Whisper White panel.  How’d I do that?  Well…I cut the balloon and string right smack off of the rubber stamp!


You can always stamp it by sticking it on a block all by its lonesome!

I did some paper piecing and stamped the balloon on more of the Petal Passion DSP, colored the dots with my Stampin’ Blends and snipped them out.  I adhered them with Liquid Glue and added some Party Panda “confetti” in Cherry Cobbler.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Party Panda balloons and “confetti” up the side – this time all colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends…

…and a little more Petal Passion DSP – colored – on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I’m sorry to keep showing you cute stuff you can’t have yet – really I am!  But – seriously?!?  How cute is this Party Panda stamp set?  And…it sure sweetens the deal that it’ll be a FREE-with-a-$50-purchase goody in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  Petals Passion DSP is in the Occasions Catalog, as part of a beautiful Suite of goodies!  Hope you like – and that your wish list just got a little longer! 🙂



P.S.  My Ordering Special is a crazy good deal, y’all!! Do this math:  Order $150 worth of goodies.  You’ll earn your 16 peppermints (plus 2 more for that next gift) and get a free $40 gift.  You’ll get a free $10 ordering thank you gift.  AND – you’ll earn another $15 in Stampin’ Rewards. So… pay $150…get $200 worth of SU! goodness!  Just sayin’….


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂 

For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program) and to learn why TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS is so good, click here.

And – Level Two…

Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – only a few days remain!

Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!

The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  


Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!



 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


Petal Passion DSP and the Party Panda stamp set will be available on 3 Jan! 


Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ scalloped circles (x2 – mats for white circles)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes circles (x2 – under pandas); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 

Petal Passion DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); fussy cut balloons on inner liner; envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix  

Remember this picture?

That was Finn wearing his red light ’em up collar.

But – that was pretty hard to see – cuz it’s in webbing and it buries itself in all his fur!

So…I got him a new one!

Check it!

We can see him from…like…Low Earth Orbit!!

Not that he ever gets that far!  

Little four-legged-furry nightlite!! 🙂



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion Party Pandas Sneak Peek

  1. What an awesome card Mary! Love those little pandas…perfect for the color challenge and that sketch challenge. Great design! 🙂

  2. Karen K

    Love that panda set and the paper too. What an adorable card. Can’t wait till I can get that set. Snow? Before us in the north? I’m jealous.

  3. Stephanie

    Cute card. Just FYI..we got snow in Austin Texas last nite!

    • Oh my! Snow in Austin! Wow! I’m guessing you guys handle it almost as well as we do here in Atlanta! Stay safe – and enjoy it while it lasts. Thanks much, Stephanie! 🙂

  4. Beki Rich

    Really adorable card, the pandas are cute and anything using the stitched shapes framelits catches my eye. Enjoy your snow. Where we live news of snow means to be sure we have gas on hand for the generator because snow frequently causes power outages. Keeping the pantry well stocked in winter is the norm too. Wish we could be selective on where it fell on the property.

    • Love those Stitched Shapes!! And these Pandas! We had a power outage for a couple hours in the wee hours of the morning – and it hadn’t even started to drizzle yet! So – we keep the genny nearby, too! And yep – wouldn’t it be nice to have ti go where we needed it?!? Thanks, Beki! 🙂

  5. Your card is absolutely delightful! Are you hand delivering it? Do you know why I ask? You know I like to have fun with you and this is a perfect opportunity 🙂

    • Hmmm…your birthday was November 9….who am I missing?!?! You’re so sneaky!! And – thank you! 🙂

      • You sent me a beautiful card for my b’day so nope that wasn’t it. It looks like the balloons on the envelope are going up the right side into the area where the postage stamp should go 🙂

      • Oh – LOL! Yea. Well…it’ll probably go in a little envelope with a little something else! Or the PO will be PO’d! Get it!??

  6. Susan K

    Now that is just darn tootin cute! I wish I had one iota of your creativity!
    Our snow is supposed to come tonight–moving north from you so don’t take it all! 😂
    Hope Finn’s collar doesn’t keep him awake with the bright light!

  7. Kate

    Gotta love a perky panda party. Perfect!
    Hope you get a nice snow. Ours either delayed or missed. Drat!

    • We got a little here – not much! Sorry you missed out on this one – pretty sure you’ll get plenty soon enough! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  8. Someone is going to squeal when they receive this adorable card. Wow, so cute and I love the inside, too! 🙂

  9. Debra Anderson

    A-Dor-A-BLE! I can’t wait to play with those pandas! Too cute and I love that you colored the DSP.

  10. bhholcombe

    How cute and sweet! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

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