Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz biweekly challenge.  First, thank you for participating in challenge #321, which I hosted.  It was difficult to narrow down the entries to the winners as I enjoyed seeing all the entries.

Our theme for #322 is bikes of all kinds.  When you finish here, I hope you will pop over to the challenge site to see the inspirational projects from the rest of the design team members.  We look forward to seeing your creations posted in our gallery.  

I chose to use the new Zany Zoo suite of products for my card.  This suite is just so much fun!  The DSP is fabulous, and if you like black and white patterns, 

Here’s my card:


I live in Florida, and you can pretty much guarantee that.any lake in the state has gators.  We live on a small lake, an I know there’s at least one gator in our lake, which, quite frankly, freaks me out!  However, this fun gator is one I don’t mind seeing or using.  He is so colorful and fun!

Measurements and Such:

  • Trim a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, and score at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The black cardstock mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The black and white layer of DSP measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches. This is one of the black and white patterns in the DSP pack.
  • Trim another piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Crop a focal mat from the center of the black cardstock layer to conserve paper.
  • Use the party confetti stamp to randomly stamp confetti all over the black mat using Versa Mark ink.
  • Cover the VersaMark with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Here’s a close-up of the dry-embossing, but it’s still difficult to see in a picture.



  • Before adhering the black panel, wrap a piece of black and white gingham ribbon around the panel and tie in a square knot.
  • Adhere the layer for the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Using the raccoon and balloon stamp from Zany Zoo, make off the raccoon and stamp the balloons using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Crop the balloons and trim as needed.
  • Crop the gator from the DSP. Don’t you just love when the dies match up with the DSP characters?
  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and crop using a deckled rectangle die.
  • Outline the sentiment panel using a Lemon Lime Twist marker.e
  • Trim a piece of white .cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the inside and adhere using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!



Colors Used:



Supplies Used:




Discover the New In Colors!


The individual color families were also refreshed.  Some of your favorites have been moved to another family, some retired, and new ones added.  Here are the new color families:

Refreshed Regals:



Refreshed Subtles:



Refreshed Brights:



Refreshed Neutrals:




While I love a color refresh, it means I have to reorganize my color families to update them.  I like to keep my stamp pads in the Stamp-n-Storage inkpad storage in color families.  Same with my markers.  

HINT:  I use a stamp set container to store my markers.  It allows me to keep store them flat and I can fit one color family in each container.  I just write down a list of the colors on a piece of paper and slip it in the cover.

However, I haven’t reorganized my color families yet.  Truth be told, my room is a mess right now because I am in the middle of reorganizing.  I have so, so , so much retired product that I need to sell ASAP.

Again, thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy!