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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Magnolia Lane – part 2

Last week I introduced you to the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite of products and we made some simple but beautiful projects using the stamp set. If you missed this blog post you can find it here. This week we are going to add in the die set, DSP and ribbon bundle to take our creations to the next level.

Again we have a set of three matching projects. I hope you like them!

Gift tag

Let’s start with the gift tag which is made from a base of Mossy Meadow cardstock and shaped using the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of Petal Pink cardstock but layered it with Vellum cardstock (cut out using the Starburst punch) to keep it subtle.

Stamping and heat embossing the flower in white makes it easy to watercolour the image as the embossing powder serves as a resist to help prevent the ink going outside the lines! The watercolouring was achieved by lightly pressing the ink pads (Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink) onto a small acrylic block and applying using an Aqua Painter. Adhering the flower using dimensionals helps it to stand out from the background.

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white and cut out using the Classic Label punch (you’ll notice that I’ve trimmed one end). Rhinestone Basic Jewels have been coloured using the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and adhered around the tag. The final touch is added with the length of Linen Ribbon secured with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.


The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock cut and scored to A6 size. Next is a layer of Petal Pink cardstock which I have stamped with the flourish image in Mossy Meadow ink. Although this is different from the other projects, it helps to fill in some of the ‘blank space’ and because I’ve kept to the colour scheme it still fits in well.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of DSP but layered it with Vellum cardstock to tone it down. The flower and sentiment were created as for the gift tag and the finishing touch is provided by the coloured Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Gift box

The basic gift box is one of the Mini Pizza Boxes which come in a pack of 8. As above I have layered Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink cardstock followed by DSP and Vellum cardstock. The flower and sentiment were created as previously and again I have added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Next week…

I hope you have enjoyed discovering more of the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite. Join me next week for yet more inspiration.

If you have any questions please leave them below or email me at

Product list…

The products that I have used are listed below. If you would like to purchase any of them simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

Product List