Tuesday, June 30, 2020

6/30/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz #248 Red, White & Blue - Happy Birthday

Welcome back to another week here at Cardz 4 Guyz – Red, White and Blue (provided by ME!). I don’t use a lot of Independence Day card so I’ve decided to make it into a birthday card using these colors. I first stamped the big circle in Night of Navy and then the smaller circle in Poppyseed Parade. Then I added a Happy Birthday sentiment but also used these 2 colors. To finish off, I added a layer of Night of Navy and adhere onto the cardstock. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy card today and be sure to check out everyone’s creation and join in for the challenge.

Challenge: #247
Stamp Set: Swirly Frame, Label Me Bold
Colors: Night of Navy, Poppyseed Parade,
Papers: Whisper White, Poppyseed Parade, Night of Navy
Others: Dimensional,

Sunday, June 28, 2020

6/28/2020 - Sunday Stamps - You're The Goat

Happy Sunday – today’s card is using Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge – Going in Circles, I decided to use the Way To Goat stamp set for these so I can stamp all 3 goat images and color them with Stampin’ Blends. I kept the card simple and true to the sketch and just added a fun sentiment. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

Challenge: SSC234
Stamp Set: Way To Goat  
Colors: Memento Black, Basic Gray and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, Old Olive, 
Papers: Whisper White, 2020-2022 In-Colors DSP, Soft Suede  
Others: Dimensional, 2” Circle Dies, Stampin’ Blends,   

Saturday, June 27, 2020

6/27/2020 - CAS on Sunday - Happy Day!

Happy Weekend – Today’s card is using challenge at CAS on Friday! Clean and Simple is def my jam so this is what I came up with. I used all the current 2020-2022 Stampin’ Up In-Colors and added a Memento Black as well. The only color that I am still a iffy about is Cinnamon Cider, it just looks a little dirty to me. Anywayz, I hope you enjoy this quick card I am sharing today! Have a wonderful weekend.

Challenge: #183
Stamp Set: Friend Like You
Colors: Memento Black, 2020 – 2022 In-Colors
Papers: Whisper White, Flower for Every Season DSP, Magenta Madness, Whisper White
Others: Dimensional, Layering Stitched Dies,  

Friday, June 26, 2020

6/26/2020 - CAS(E) this Sketch - Let's Celebrate You

Happy Friday – today’s card is using CAS(E) this Sketch! I continue to use my new stuff from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up catalog. I stay true to the layout for this card and the circle layering piece I used the Vellum. Sunflower is color in with Stampin’ Blends, it is truly still the best at showcasing the shadows of the flowers. I did try something different this time around, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out the outline of the word. I hope you enjoy this quick card I am sharing today.

Challenge: #378
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers
Colors: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Papers: Whisper White, Ornate Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight, Vellum
Others: Dimensional, 2” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Blends,

Thursday, June 25, 2020

6/25/2020 - Freshly Made Sketches - Just a Note

Hi crafters – today’s card is using Freshly Made Sketches and this is what I came up with. I wanted to give all my newly stamps equal love so I used the Posted for You on todays’ card and paired it up with the Ornate Garden DSP. I don’t have Terracotta Tile  Blends so I ended up using the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pens to smooth out the line and created some depth in colors. As you can see, I am so in love with our Stitches dies that I have to use it all! I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today. Please go out and enjoy the sunshine, it will truly make everyone feels hopeful about the current situation.

Challenge: #441
Stamp Set: Posted for You
Colors: Memento Black,  Watercolor Pencils, Mint Macaroon,  
Papers: Whisper White, Ornate Garden DSP, Mint Macaroon, Terracotta Tile,  
Others: Dimensional, 2” Circle Punch, Stitched Shaped Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Blender Pens,

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

6/24/2020 - Tuesday Morning Sketch - You're Amazing

Happy Wednesday! Today’s card is using Tuesday Morning Sketch! Yet again, I am using the Flowering Blooms stamp set and I paired it up with time with the Peony Garden DSP. I know it’s really hard to see but I also decided to use Vellum with a punch to create a really fun and subtle border underneath the Basic Gary. I kept the sketch straight forward and very simple and elegant. To finish, I added a sentiment from the Ornate Thanks. Although You’re Amazing is suppose to pair up with So Grateful but I think it’s fine just use it by itself. Hope you enjoy this card today!

Challenge: #560
Stamp Set: Flowering Blooms, Ornate Thanks,                
Colors: Memento Black,  Petal Pink, Old Olive
Papers: Whisper White, Peony Garden DSP, Basic Gray, Vellum
Others: Dimensional, Flowering Dies, Pearls, Decorated Border Punch (retired)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

6/23/2020 - Try Stampin' On Tuesday - So Grateful

Happy Tuesday – today’s card is using Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch. I really enjoyed this sketch as there are many ways to interpreted this and create many style of cards. I decided to go with the new goodies I got from SU – Ornate Thanks & Flowering Blooms. The coloring is done with Stampin’ Blends (although it’s a bit hard to see the shades). And I mostly used the colors on the DSP. It’s really awesome to have a coordinating dies for the stamp set so I don’t need to cut them out. I added a big sentiment and some pearls on the flower. I hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today.

Challenge: TSOT462
Stamp Set: Flowering Blooms, Ornate Thanks,                 
Colors: Memento Black,  Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness (Stampin’ Blends)
Papers: Whisper White, Flower for Every Season DSP, Just Jade,
Others: Dimensional, Flowering Dies, Pearls

Monday, June 22, 2020

6/22/2020 - Make My Monday #125 Use A Stencil - Hello

Welcome to another week of Make My Monday and today’s card is a challenge using stencils. Instead of using the stencil with ink pads and spray, I decided to use Stampin’ Up Markers to color in the Heart Decorative Mask and went with the rainbow colors. To finish the card, I also stamp the sentiment of Hello in all the rainbow colors and pop it up with a mini dimensional. In order to make these pop, I layered it on top of a Basic Black cardstock and finished with the Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I hope you enjoy this other way of using the stencil and be sure to check out everyone’s creation and participate in our challenges!

Challenge: #125
Stamp Set: Label Me Bold (retired),       
Colors: 2018 – 2020 In-Colors Marker & Ink Pads (retired)
Papers: Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Basic Black,
Others: Heart Decorative Mask, Mini Dimensional  

Saturday, June 20, 2020

6/20/20 - CAS(E) this Sketch - Your Kindness

Happy Saturday night - today's card is using CAS(E) this Sketch. I wanted to use my newly SU items so this is what I did for this card. The flower is from Flowering Blooms bundle and I used the Watercolor Pencils first and then smooth out the line with Aqua Painter. I really enjoy this big flower image and you can color it in using lots of mediums - Stampin' Blends, Markers....etc. I added a background stamp for some interest. I hope you enjoy this card! 

Challenge: #377
Stamp Set: Birch, Flowering Blooms          
Colors: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Garden Green, 
Papers: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Peony Garden DSP 
Others: Dimensional, Watercolor Pencils, Flowering Dies, 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

6/18/2020 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Thanks

Wooh Wooh – I have some downtime and decided to make another card today – using Atlantic Heart Challenge sketch for this really fun sunflower cards. I used the same bundle and this time the main image of sunflower. For the leaves, I decided to use 2 different greens to add a little more dimension. For the sentiment, I used the marker to only color in the word, Thanks, instead of the long sentiments. I had a great time creating this card, hope you enjoy it too.

Challenge: #373
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers               
Colors: Magenta Madness,
Papers: Whisper White, Flower for Every Season DSP, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Green (retired)
Others: Dimensional, Sunflower Dies, Classic Label Punch,

6/18/2020 - Freshly Made Sketches - Know That You Are Loved

Happy Thursday! I made another card and wanted to share it here, the sketch this time is from Freshly Made Sketches and inspired by the DT team Jennifer too! When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use Celebrate Sunflowers. They are colored in with both Stampin’ Blends as well as the markers and the sentiment is cut out using a new die I purchased! This card came together fairly quickly and I really like how it turned out. Hope you enjoy this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: #440
Stamp Set: Celebrate Sunflowers               
Colors: Memento Black, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Just Jade
Papers: Whisper White, Just Jade, Flower for Every Season
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Oh Sweetly Dies, Stampin’ Blends (Soft Suede) Stampin’ Markers (Just Jade, Bumble Bee)  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

6/17/2020 - CASE-ing Tuesday - Just A Note

Happy Hump Day – I got my goodies yesterday and couldn’t wait to make a card. I am using CASE-ing Tuesday on FB for this quick and simple card using the new Stampin’ Up products. This is a bundle called Posted For You and comes with a coordinating punch, which I just love! I stamped the 2 vertical images and use the Stampin’ Up markers to color it in and paired it up with the Ornate Garden DSP. I hope you enjoy this quick card I am sharing today!

Challenge: CASE-ingTuesday
Stamp Set: Posted For You,                
Colors: Memento Black, Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, Soft Suede,
Papers: Whisper White, Mint Macaroon, Terracotta Tile,
Others: Dimensional, Rectangular Postage Punch, Stitched Rectangle Dies,

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

6/16/2020 - Stampin' Up Goodies

Yeah!! I finally got my new goodies from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up catalog! I can't wait to open them all up and create something fun! Stay tune, will be making something soon hopefully later today or tomorrow and will post!

2020-2022 In-colors ink pads, markers and cardstock pack
Playful Alphabet Dies
Foam Adhesive Sheets
Flowers for Every Season DSP
Peony Garden DSP,
Stampin' Blends Combo Pack - Soft Suede, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight
Ornate Thanks
Ornate Garden DSP
Way To Goat
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle
Artistry Blooms Sequins
Posted For You Bundle
Arrange a Wreath (earned for FREE)
Flowering Blooms Bundle

6/16/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #247 Shaker's Card - Just floating by

Welcome back to another week at Cardz 4 Guyz for challenge #247 for shaker’s card. I always love to make shaker’s card but it’s definitely a little time consuming and you need to make sure you have the right products to make one. I decided to go with the retired We’ll Walrus Be Friends stamp set for a hello card. I stamped the image first and then color in with the Stampin’ Markers and the gold boarder is created using the Layering Square Dies. I made sure the window sheet and clean and added the foam strip around it so it can be pop up and added some sequins. This is such a cute card to make and the recipient will be happy to receive it too! I hope you can join us at the challenge and be sure to check out everyone’s creation.

Challenge: #246
Stamp Set: We’ll Walrus Be Friend,         
Colors: Memento Black, Stampin’ Markers (Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Crushed Curry, Balmy Blue,
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Twinkle Twinkle DSP (retired), Gold Foil Sheet,
Others: Foam Strip, Sequins, Window Sheet, Corner Rounder,  

Thursday, June 11, 2020

6/11/2020 - Fusion - A Sweet Friendship

Happy Thursday – Today’s card is using Fusion Card Challenge – both with sketch and photo inspiration. I kept the card pretty clean and straight forward. I didn’t want the branch to overpower the butterflies so I stamped it in Memento black and the two larger butterflies are stamped in the lighter colors first and then used the sponge dauber to edge up the edges to give it more dimension. All the colors are from the 2019-2021 in-colors. Thank you for stopping by today.

Challenge: Fusion
Stamp Set: Butterfly Wishes               
Colors: Memento Black, 2019-2021 In-Colors
Papers: Whisper White, Purple Posy  
Others: Rhinestone,

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

6/10/2020 - CASE-ing Tuesday - Birthday Bonanza

Thank you to my crafting friend – Tobe, for letting me borrow her Birthday Bonanza Suite to play with. It’s such an adorable stamp set but gosh, it takes awhile just to create one card because of all the die cutting and layering stamping you have to do but for sure the result is worth it. I think the background DSP might be a little bit too busy but I gotta use up some of those DSP too, right? I hope you enjoy this quick card today and I’ve submitted the card with CASE-ing Tuesday on FB page.

Challenge: #255
Stamp Set: Birthday Bonanza Suite              
Colors: Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Terracotta Tile, Gray Granite, Coastal Cabanan     
Papers: Whisper White, Birthday Bonanza DSP,
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Birthday Bonanza dies  

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

6/9/2020 - June 2020 Stampin' Up Newsletter

Hi everyone - Happy June! 

I noticed that some states are slowly moving into difference phases at re-opening, I hope that's the case in your area andyou will be able to at least enjoy some normalcy back into your life.  

June is exciting with Stampin' Up because now you can start ordering from the new 2020-2021 catalog. Sadly I can't attached the file here since it's too lard but you can download it by clicking HERE (scroll toward the bottom) or you can view them on line by clicking HERE. Stampin' Up now have it's own die cut machine but it's not available to order just yet so stay tune! They also came out with their own snail adhesive, be sure to take a look. 

Some of my favorite that I will be ordering are

1) Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle
2) Flowering Blooms Bundle
3) Playful Alphabet Dies 
4) Foam Adhesive Sheet

If you decided to place an order that is smaller than $150, be sure to use the hostess code ( 9SPZTS6Y ) so I can make sure a Thank You gift and card arrive at your doorstep. 

Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion - it's a bundle bash! Right now if you join Stampin' Up with the Starter Kit, for $99 USD you can pick up to $125 worth of products - AND you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for FREE!! This is a limit offer between 6/3/20 - 6/30/20 so be sure to contact me if you are interested! 

My Monthly Club Subscription is still going strong. It's never to late to join! The next deadline is 6/7/2020 (for $17)  and remember if you signed up for 3 months (June-August, Sept-Nov...etc) then instead of paying $51 for 3 months, it would be $46, a 10% discount! For those that already signed, up, your June package will go out tomorrow. (6/5/20).

As always, I am here if you have any questions about stamping or Stampin' Up. Happy Crafting and be safe everyone!

Thank You, Pamela 

my blog - Pamela @ Stinky Tofu 

6/9/2020 - The Paper Player & Global Design Project - Hello Sunshine

Happy Tuesday – Today’s rainbow card is created using the retired 2018-2020 In-Colors. These colors are great for rainbow type of card. I cut all the stripe down to 0.5 inches and adhere on the scratch paper first to make sure they all lined up. Then the rainboots are stamped with Memento Black the color in with the markers. I still like how it turned out but to be honest, I think the *IDEA* of the card in my mind is better than the actual creation. I cut down the front panel a little bit and all the rainboots are stashed on to of a rectangle Whisper White. Hope you enjoy this fun card today.

 Challenge Entered -  The Paper Players Theme & Global Design Project (CASE)

Challenge: #GDP244 & PP494
Stamp Set: Under My Umbrella             
Colors: 2018 – 2020 In-Colors (retired), Memento Black, Gray Granite    
Papers: Whisper White, 2018-2020 In-Colors (retired)
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Rectangle Dies, SU Markers,

Monday, June 8, 2020

6/8/2020 - Make My Monday #124 Summer Activities - Greatest Guy

Welcome back to another week of Make My Monday! Today’s card theme is Summer Activities and immediately I thought of golf. I used to work at a golf course in Taiwan and during summer time, people start golfing as early as 5am or even 430am and it used to kill me to have to wake up that early! I used the retired Stampin’ Up items to create this fun golf card. Everything from this card is from the same suite, it’s hard to see but the golf ball is actually embossed too with texture, which I thought was really cool. I made it into a masculine card for a customer that’s in my Monthly Card Subscription Club. I hope you enjoy this card today and be sure to check out everyone’s creation!

Challenge: #124
Stamp Set: Clubhouse
Colors: Basic Black,  
Papers: Whisper White, Country Club DSP, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Mint Green,
Others: Dimensional, Golf Club Dies,

Sunday, June 7, 2020

6/7/2020 - Just Add Ink & CAS(E) this Sketch

Happy Saturday! Another beautiful day here in Chicagoland. Todays’ card is using 2 challenges – Just Add Ink (F for Flower) and CAS(E) this Sketch. The theme for this card is flower and I decided to use Daisy Lane stamp set to create this card. If you look closely, I stamped the petal in Flirty Flamingo first and then I did the rock and roll method to edge up the edges of the petals only. I love how it created a pinkish color in the middle. The DSP is the Valentine’s DSP but it sure worked on this card. Hope you enjoy this quick card I am sharing today.

Challenge: #375 & #508
Stamp Set: Daisy Lane,            
Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Mossy Meadow,   
Papers: Whisper White, Valentine’s DSP,
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Classic Label Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Pearls,

Thursday, June 4, 2020

6/4/2020 - Freshly Made Sketches - Hello Sunshine

Ah, can’t wait for this week to be over. Today’s card is using Freshly Made Sketch. I am still working on my new 2020-2021 annual catalo order so still playing with some old stuff. I used the Parisian DSP and use both stamp set that has Daisy image it in (although I just use the medium daisy) the card is pretty straight forward to put together and I am truly just keeping it clean and simple. I hope you enjoy this card today!

Challenge: #348
Stamp Set: Delightful Daisy, Daisy Lane,          
Colors: Memento Black, Stampin’ Markers (Petal Pink, Pool Party), Garden Green,
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Parisian DSP, Silver Foil Sheet  
Others: Dimensional, Stitched Nested Label Dies,

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6/3/2020 - The Paper Funday Challenge - Keepin' It Kawaii - Anything Goes with a Twist: Masculine

Welcome back to another monthly challenge here at The Paper Funday Challenges. Today's digital image is from Keepin' It Kawaii on Esty - Anything Goes with Twist: Masculine. These images are wonderful that you can just print and use them on the cards right away and no need to even color it in. I decided to keep it pretty simple and straight forward and without any sentiment. I will probably add something fun and quirky when they are ready to be sent.  I hope you enjoy the cards today and be sure to participate the challenges. Below are the list of the supplies I used. 

Challenge: Challenge #18
Stamp Set: N/A
Colors: N/A
Papers: Whisper White, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Bird Ballard DSP, 
Others: Dimensional, Layering Oval Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

6/2/2020 - TGIF & Try Stampin' On Tuesday - It's Your Day

Today’s card is using 2 challenges – Try Stampin’ Or Not On Tuesday (Sketch) and TGIF (Vellum). I am definitely trying to use up my soon to be retired DSP since I still have so many, ahhhhh. The coloring is done with Stampin’ Markers and the greeting is stamped on the vellum, be sure to let it dry as it does take a while. I stamped one of the umbrella image on the DSP to add some design to it. Hope you like this card I am sharing today!

Challenge: #tgifc266, TSOT459
Stamp Set: Under My Umbrella        
Colors: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Memento Black
Papers: Whisper White, Vellum, Bird Ballard DSP, Pool Party,
Others: Dimensional, Umbrella Punch, Stitched Shaped Dies,   

6/2/2020 - Cardz 4 Guyz Father's Day Card - Happy Father's Day

Hello there, welcome back to another week at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge – Father’s Day Card. Can’t believe that June is here and we’ve been Shelter In Place for a good 2+ months now. I design today’s card with my dad in mind. I wanted to use Country Club one last time before jumping into playing with my new Stampin’ Up products. The DSP is cut down to 3 ¼” by 4 ½” and the Whisper White Layer is just ¼” bigger on each side. The clubs are die cut out and color in with the Stampin’ Blends and there is also a die cut for the greeting. Lastly I used the die cut for 3 embossed golf balls and put it around the card. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do and be sure to check out everyone’s creation! 

Challenge: #246
Stamp Set: Clubhouse
Colors: Garden Green, Stampin’ Blends (Gray Granite & Crumb Cake)   
Papers: Whisper White, Country Club DSP, Crushed Curry,
Others: Dimensional, Golf Club Dies, Stampin’ Blends,

Monday, June 1, 2020

6/1/2020 - Just Add Ink - For You

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I sure did and now it’s back to the grind again. Today’s card is using Just Add Ink for the sketch challenge. Since I only have about 15 min to make a card so this is what I came up with. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the DSP and the layer it on top of the cardstock and cut out the hanging pieces. I used the Heart Doily as my main focus and cut out the heart inside. Since the doily came in 2 different colors, I just swap the inside of the heart. I added a quick sentiment to finish this card. Remember tomorrow is the last day to purchase any retiring items and the Heart Doily is on sales!

Challenge: #507
Stamp Set: Friend Like You,     
Colors: Crumb Cake,
Papers: Lovely Lipstick, Crumb Cake, With All My Heart DSP (retired)
Others: Heart Doilies, Mini Dimensional,