Hello! It's Kara and I am so excited to be kicking off this month's release week! There are so many great products being released on April 5, 2016 - including stamps, dies, and a wide range of felt colors.
My projects today are all about these adorable panda products illustrated and designed by Stephany Zerbe. If this is any indication of what is to come from her in the future...bring it on! I just love them! And I thought the quirky flowers in You Equal Kind were perfect to pair with them.
AVAILABLE APRIL 5, 2016
I started to create my scene by die cutting a panel of white cardstock with the Love Mom Layers rounded rectangle die. I then added some blue distress ink in a circular motion, starting in the center and moving outward. This is where I wanted the focus of the card design.
On top of the blue ink, I started to create a cluster of flowers using the upcoming You Equal Kind stamp set and dies. I placed a sweet panda, from the soon to be released Friends For All Seasons set, among the flowers. His sign is stamped with an 'I Love You' sentiment from the same set. I created a second cluster at the top left to ground my sentiment.
The sentiment You = Awesome is stamped and die cut using the coordinating dies from the You Equal Kind set. I couldn't resist adding the tiny bird holding flowers and saying,"hola"! How cute?
Now if the card isn't enough to make your recipient happy, this little plush panda will!
The new Panda Woolly Die Set is the cutest thing and perfect for use with all the new felt that is coming your way from Wplus9!
To create my plush panda I die cut the body twice out of white felt. I stitched them together with black thread and before I finished, I stuffed him with a little bit of poly-fil. I die cut all of his features out of black felt and attached them with Glossy Accents. I die cut the flower from the two colors of Shades of Pink Felt that are very similar to Little Piggy and Sweet Gelato ink, as well as the leaf from the Shades of Green felt. I added the stitching to those with coordinating thread and attached the flower to the panda with some more Glossy Accents. It was really that simple!
I hope you love him as much as I do!
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Be sure to stop back by tomorrow. The release has just begun and there is so much more to see!