When I saw the little panda holding the balloon, in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, it made me think of a baby.    But I could not find a “welcome” sentiment that I liked in my collection. So I started thinking……Have you noticed all of the special ways that expectant parents are doing their pregnancy announcements or baby gender reveals?  I love the “thinking outside the box” that goes into some of these reveals.  This thought led me down a different road and I did find in the “Message In A Bottle” set what I think is the perfect sentiment.


Stampin' Up! Party Pandas, Jackie Beers

Party Pandas, 147221


I believe a card like this could be used for pretty much any occasion.  But I like to think it would be great for a pregnancy announcement or  (in the case of my color choices) a little girl reveal.

I got my color choices from this beautiful Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The gold foil on these sheets are beautiful, but hard to photograph.  I added the extra layers to emphasize the coordination of Stampin’ Up! colors and the DSP.

The balloon is colored using the Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry.  I used the color lifter to lighten the center just a bit. Can you see the way the eyes are lit up in the photograph?  I used the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes again.  The clear, small, round ones are perfect to put over the little dot of an eye.  It seems to really highlight the precious eyes of this baby panda.  The sentiment is on a strip of paper that I placed the end into the Classic Label Punch going the wrong way to make the banner tips.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed this little girl and her surprise.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.


  • The base card is Melon Mambo cut to 11 X 4 1/4 and folded in half
  • The first layer is Powder Pink and cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP is cut to 5 X 3 3/4
  • The center Melon Mambo is cut to 4 1/4 X 2 3/4
  • The center Powder Pink is cut to 4 X 2 1/2
  • The center Panda piece is cut to 3 3/4 X 2 1/4