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Well…I’m back to reality from my crafty retreat. Bummer. But you can all still pretend I’m on vacation since I’ll be posting more of what I finished there. I was able to work three of my goals into this card: Using the flair buttons I got from…(who knows where), using papers from some of my Simon Says Stamp card kits that I love, but that have been piling up, and using the pieces of a Halloween themed kit I bought from a friend.

First up, the sketch. This one is from Retro Sketches.

Square cards are CRAZY hard for me…so I modified it to a good ol’ A2. But everything else is still there.

Next, add a panda. I mean, you should ALWAYS add a panda. And Anything Goes when the panda’s in da house! 🙂

My Pandamonium set from Mama Elephant is probably the most used stamp set I own. Thanks Makalah! So here’s the result:

Party Panda card by Crafting{without}Kids

I used the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit papers from April 2014. Simon Says “Make Something!” 🙂 I don’t usually use bright primary colors, but this seemed like a good opportunity. Added benefit? The heart flair button matches! Also, the orange polka dot button and the “button” brads from the Halloween kit were able to make an appearance! I just bought that arrow Close to my Heart washi tape from my friend at the retreat. Since I used it, I’m now completely justified in buying it.  I imagine he’s bursting in the door of the party saying “Hi!” and everyone turns, smiles and yells “Panda’s here!!!” 🙂


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One of my favorite presents in a long time has been the Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamp set given to me by my friend Makalah (she’s a Stampin’ Up demonstrator so don’t tell on her!). I try and use it whenever possible. So when I saw the new Mama Elephant Inspiration Challenge photo, I thought…hmmm…how do I get Pandas into that?

Bottles! That’s the ticket!

But don’t worry, I swear they’re happy 🙂

Panda Jars by Crafting{Without}Kids

Love Them!

Man, they’re cute. They are standing in Pumice Stone Distress glitter sand in bottles from the Avery Elle Bottle it Up Die set. The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set. I used some thin acetate and die cut a second set of bottles from that so they are standing in little dimensional bottles. Gotta have room for the sand! I lined them with a Krylon pen to go with the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder (of course!) that I used on the sentiment and on the foliage in the jars. These little guys are all mine!

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