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Sat 17

Make a Snow Bunny Panda - with Bamboo Poles and Little Dragonflies by Jean Okimoto


Bamboo Poles, Little Dragonflies - and a Snow Bunny transformed into a panda?  Why not?  Hi, happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with another outside-the-box idea for you today.

The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Die set creates more than bunnies...remember our puppy?  


That required a bit of imagination - but the pieces were repurposed into a friendly little pup.  Today's panda was more challenging (those eyes!) - the Clutch of Eggs die and a screw punch were perfect for that sweet, droopy expression.


Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the face, muzzle, midsection and two noses (for the paws) from the felt.

Cut two 1" circles of black cardstock with the Circle Basics die for the ears.  Cut the body section, nose and paws from black cardstock. 

Cut two big eggs from the Clutch of Eggs set from black cardstock.  Punch eye circles with a screw punch.

Assemble the panda.  Smile.  Trim it to about 3-⅜" tall.  

Cut Bamboo Poles from green cardstock.  Cut the 2" x 3-¼" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from yellow-green cardstock.  Cut two Little Dragonflies from Shizen Design gold glitter paper.  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-½" square card of textured green cardstock.


Hope you enjoyed creating a panda - and finding more ways to use your Memory Box dies!  Pandas are my second-favorite animal, after dogs.  We have two cocker spaniels - but no pandas.

Enjoy the long weekend if you have a holiday on Presidents Day.  If you're in the Seattle area and need a few birthday card ideas -  join us for another CAKES, CANDLES AND BIRTHDAY WISHES class at Impress on February 19th.  Six colorful cards that may seem complicated - but are super-easy and quick.  

Thanks for stopping by...






Fantastic job, Jean! His face is so cute I just want to kiss him. The colors are wonderful together. TFS

OMG OMG! Sooooooo cute Jean!!!! I gotta make him!!!! Thanks for all your "imaginative/creative" designs!!!

That panda is adorable!!! Seeing the deep edge dies used again made me remember that there was a week back last November where MB showcased the deep edge dies and was supposed to give away a die of the winner's choice to I think about 3 winners. I kept checking for the winners to be announced for a long time, but they never were. And speaking of winners, there have been no winners announced for the last Blog Blitz a while back. Someone is not on their toes at Memory Box! :(

The cards are adorable. I really like the puppy. Where can I find the sentiment that's on that card? Friends....thanks

I LOVE THIS PANDA! Maybe you could teach an animal card class!!!!!! I love how you continue to use the Snow Bunny die in different ways!

This is adorable, Jean -- What a great additional use for this die set!

Genius panda Jean. You always keep us inspired! Thanks

A panda from a "scary" bunny! Love this idea! Thank you, Jean!

Hi Marcie,
This is Laura Fulcher, and I am responding to your comment inquiring about the OTB winners. The last blitz winners were posted on the Monday after the blitz as the second post of the day. It can be found here:


It was suggested to me that I start tagging the winner posts with a "winners" tag so that it would be easier to spot among all the posts. I am really sorry that I didn't make the post more noticeable or easy to search. We will be having another blitz coming up soon, and I promise to make the winner post easier to find/search.

Thanks Juanita - he's quite irresistible, isn't he?

Thanks Jan - he's very outside-the-box, you can do it!

Thanks Barbara-Jean - he's quite a happy pup. The greeting is from our Open Studio Sentimental Iris Clear Stamp Set - http://www.memoryboxco.com/CL5202-Sentimental-Iris-clear-stamp-set_p_1830.html

Thanks Shelley - an animals class sounds like a great idea!

Thanks jenny - I was determined to make a panda card, and there he is!

Thanks Sharon - this is a hard-working bunny! Coming soon - a brown bear!

Thanks Jacky - he's definitely a keeper, isn't he?

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