Etsy Shop Update & Mix and Match Stamp Set Project Day…

Due to a labour dispute, Canada Post will be going on strike July 2! This deeply saddens me as I will have to put my Etsy shop on hold for the time being until things are resolved. On the bright side, this will give me time to make more inventory. Look forward to seeing new stuff on my shop once the strike is over! If you would like to see what I’m up to please follow me on Instagram @ 12bpanda. If anybody would like to see anything in particular in my shop, please let me know.

So I bought the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Circle Friends stamp set and coordinating tri circle craft die a while ago and had a few ideas for it. I find myself using the stripe background and the heart quite a bit. I haven’t used the characters in the set yet, but instead I have been using this set in conjunction with Mama Elephant stamp sets I own. I love this Tri Circle Craft die. I treat the cut out circles like windows for the animals to inhabit and peak through. The size of the characters in the Mama Elephant stamp sets make them perfect for this.

This is the first card that I made with this set.


I stamped out and fussy cut the hearts from the Circle Friends stamp set. I used a Versamarker (it’s Versamark in marker form) and red glitter embossed the hearts. I supposed I could have just pressed the hearts face down onto a Versamark ink pad but I didn’t want the black ink outline on the hearts to get covered by embossing powder. The card front was just cut slightly smaller than an A2 size with the bottom corners rounded off with a corner chomper and the circles were die cut out. I placed the card front over the card base and lightly drew in pencil where the circles were going to be so I would know where to stamp. I stamped the striped background on the card base within my light pencil lines with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Stitch lines were drawn on the card front with a white gel pen. I made a little bow using a Mama Elephant die. The striped pattern on the bow is actually the same stamp that I used to make the striped background for the hearts. I assembled the bow and adhered it to the card front. The card front and hearts were mounted to the card base using 3M foam adhesive.

birthday card- 3 penguin 3 wm

Featuring Mama Elephant’s Arctic Penguins and Carnival Toppers. The background stripes were stamped with Lawn Fawn’s Walnut dye ink.


Featuring Mama Elephant’s Pandamonium, presents from Wplus9’s Holiday Hugs, banners from SSS Baby Party Animals, and party hat from Mama Elephant’s Carnival Toppers. The background stripes were stamped in Lawn Fawn’s Blue Jay.

These two cards were made in a similar fashion. I ran the card front through my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder that I found on Amazon. It’s a bit ridiculous right now though. I honestly bought it for like $4 or $5? It’s being listed right now for $44. I’m sure it’ll be a different price when you guys look. Amazon’s funny, the prices change every day!  I added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to these cards too that the camera was unable to pick up (in the stars on the penguin card and on the banner flags on the panda card).

That’s all I have for now. Hope you guys have a great night! Products listed below for those who are interested, as per usual.




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