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Panda Fun


Hi All!

These Happy Pandas are just so irresistible I can’t stand it. This card is really just some basic stamping, plus a little extra trick to get the panda behind the bamboo.

The Hero Arts set with the “hang in there” sentiment is called Playful Animals. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it anywhere online.

Enjoy the video. 🙂



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Copic colors used: W1, 0, YG03, YG17, YG25

Happy Pandas
Happy Pandas
Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
Altenew Sentiments
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Ink
SSS Green Leaf Ink
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink
SSS Green Apple Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Green Leaf Cardstock
Green Leaf Cardstock
ekTools Craft Knife
ekTools Craft Knife
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 8:19 am


    Hi Darlene! Great stamp set and superb card. There are several Hero Arts ‘Playful Animals’ stamp sets on EBay if anyone is interested.

  2. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 8:35 am


    So cute and cleaver! I like your trick. Thanks for the idea!

  3. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 1:14 pm


    A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!! I love how the little panda looks a bit slanted on the finished card, so super cute, and the bamboo trees look amazing too.
    Thank you for sharing Darlene.

  4. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 1:36 pm


    So cute. Thanks for sharing

  5. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 1:48 pm


    Oh goodness…cuteness overload!! This comes in a close second to your MFT doggy cards! A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!

  6. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 1:52 pm


    Love it. So creative!

  7. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 2:37 pm


    Clever girl. Adorable card…so cute.

  8. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 2:40 pm


    Cute card! I own that Hero Arts set. I haven’t used it a lot, but it is fun.

  9. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 2:58 pm


    Such a cute card. Love how you made the panda hand from the bamboo. Thank you.

  10. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Colleen F

    Love this!!

  11. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Diana Trout

    I love that you slanted the Panda. So cute

  12. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 6:24 pm



  13. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 6:25 pm


    I am pulling my panda set out and trying this…..too cute!

  14. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 6:28 pm


    Darlene, that was a super fast and simple card! I just LOVE pandas! And I really liked the struggling panda. You rock!!!

  15. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 7:07 pm


    Those pandas are so cute! Your whole card gave me such a smile. Thanks for all the tips.

  16. wrote on August 12th, 2015 at 8:58 pm


    Cute card!

  17. wrote on August 13th, 2015 at 3:29 am


    What a beautiful card! Love the sentiment…

  18. wrote on August 13th, 2015 at 11:30 am


    Ack! YOU CUT HIS HEAD OFF!!! >.<

    I love (pandas!!!) this stamp set also…it's on my wishlist. Thank you so much for mentioning the name of that Hero Arts stamp set. I saw one listed on eBay but they called it Playful Animals which I knew was wrong because I have Playful Animals!! Trying to get some of those older Hero Arts photopolymer stamps can be a challenge…but their quality can't be beat. =)

    Anyway, super cute card!!! When you went to attach the panda bottom, I was thinking the same thing about slanting it so I was happy that you caught it too!! =) Thanks for another fantastic video!! =)

  19. wrote on August 13th, 2015 at 9:01 pm


    Cute, cute, cute I am trying so hard not to buy this PANDA SET.
    I have watched this video 3 times and chuckled each time
    Thanks again Darlene for your artist inspiration …..

  20. wrote on August 14th, 2015 at 11:56 am


    Love this panda set….copied this card…so cute…printed the words from my computer

  21. wrote on August 14th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Brenda West

    I love pandas and bamboo. So glad for the lesson on variety of colors for the bamboo and shading lesson of the pandas. Thanks, brenda

  22. wrote on August 22nd, 2015 at 5:28 am


    So cute card Darlene ! I need this stamps set asap ! Looove your coloring as usual !

  23. wrote on April 13th, 2017 at 3:49 am


    Darlene What are the measurements to the card base for Panda Fun?

    • wrote on April 13th, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Darlene DeVries

      It’s just a regular A2 size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

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