Bonanza Buddies Birthday Cards

Welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite Showcase. If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

This week I really wanted to introduce you to the cute characters in the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. With that in mind I decided to create three cards using the same layout but each featuring a different character and sentiment. I hope you like them! Let me know if you have a favourite.

Let’s make them…

For the card bases I have used Terracota Tile (Koala), Coastal Cabana (Lion) and Daffodil Delight (Toucan) cardstock. Each of the main card fronts is created from Whisper White cardstock which has been embossed using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.

I have then trimmed pieces of the Birthday Bonanza DSP diagonally to fit the Whisper White cardstock layer. Wrapped around this is a length of Metallic Baker’s Twine (which can be yours for free with a qualifying spend during Sale-A-Bration). This is adhered at the back of the Whisper White layer using Tear & Tape and the whole piece of adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The animals are stamped in: Smoky Slate (Koala); Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody (Lion) and Memento Tuxedo Black (Toucan) inks and cut out using the coordinating Bonanza dies. These are then layered onto cardstock cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch and the Starburst Punch in coordinating colours: Terracota Tile and Daffodil Delight (Koala); Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay (Lion) and Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (Toucan). I then adhered these to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment pieces have been stamped on Whisper White (Koala and Lion) and Daffodil Delight (Toucan) cardstock in Terracotta Tile (Koala), Coastal Cabana (Lion) and Memento Tuxedo Black (Toucan) ink. The sentiment pieces are cut out using the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered to the card fronts using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at

Which of the characters is your favourite? I think mine is the Lion as I love the extra layering for his mane, face and tail!

Next time…

I hope you can join me again next week for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s projects (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on any of the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List


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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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