Saturday, August 31, 2013

CH #22 Winner & Top 3 & a Team Yumi update

Aloha everyone!!

I'm getting a late start today, as I'm still on Hawaiian time!  :)

I hope you are all enjoying the start to your long weekend.  Wanted to say a huge MAHALO to our contestants from CH #22.  We appreciate all the new faces and talent joining in our challenges.  So why don't I get to the winner and top 3 right?!

Congratulations to Cristina!  
You are the winner of challenge #22!!  Woo Hoo!!  You will receive a $15 coupon code to use in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store.  To claim your prize please email Renate' ( by Monday. ** In the subject line please make sure to copy & paste the following: I’m a winner - CH#22! 
You also get to choose one of the awesome badges below to be personalized with your name. Please include the badge number in your email to Renate' and she'll personalize it and email it back to you so that you can display it on your blog!  Congratulations!!

 Now on to our top 3, here they are in no particular order:

 Congratulations everyone! You will all receive a 10% discount code to the Y&FH online store!  To claim your code please email Renate' ( by Monday. ** In the subject line please make sure to copy and paste the following: I’m TOP 3, CH#22!  You also get to choose one of the awesome badges below to be personalized with your name.  Please include the badge number in your email to Renate' and she'll personalize it and email it back to you so that you can display it on your blog!  Congratulations!!


We hope you'll come back for another fun challenge that starts tomorrow.  

 Speaking of tomorrow, I am super excited to announce we have filled our last spot for Team Yumi!  The team is very excited to welcome this amazing crafter as a permanent teammie.  You might remember her as our August Guest Designer.  We know her as Taylor Usry. (hehe)  She's agreed to join us for the rest of the year and boy are we all happy about that!  Please be sure to give Taylor a BIG welcome and leave her some love.  She'll be with the rest of Team Yumi starting with CH #23 which as I mentioned starts tomorrow!!  So make sure to come back and see the details including a change to our challenge rules.  

Have a fabulous Saturday!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tri shutter card tutorial by Blankina

Hi all,

I am so happy to share my first tutorial with you at Yumi & Fumi!!
Do you like the card above?? Would you like to make one??
It is a tri shutter card.
 It is fun to make, I have seen different tutorials in blog land and this is mine.

You will need the following:

cardstock of choice size A 4  ( 29, 5 cm x 21 cm )
design papers
scoreboard  ( I have used my multi-pro from crafter's companion )
stamps and decorations of choice

step 1:
Out of the A4 cardstock you will need to lightly mark

the long side at 5cm  -  10 cm  - 19,5 cm  - 24, 5 cm 
the short side at 4 cm - 11 cm 
the remaining piece needs to be removed

step 2:
this is what you get 
now cut along the red lines ( see step 1 )

step 3: 
score the lines
up fold and down folds
 ( see step 1 )

step 4:
your card should look like this afterwards

step 5:
bend the folds 

step 6:
cut design paper pieces to decorate the tri shutter card

9, 5 cm x 6 cm  = 2 pieces
9 cm x 6 cm = 1 piece
9 cm x 3, 5 cm = 2 pieces
4,5 cm x 3, 5 cm =  8 pieces 
( I have used two different papers, 4 pieces of design paper and 
4 pieces of marbled papers which I have embossed ) 

step 7:
glue it onto the tri shutter card like this

step 8:
I have embellished the tri shutter card with Yumi & Fumi stamps
 and some dies and ribbon
What do you think??

the closed tri shutter card fits into a normal C 6 envelope

my recipe:
stamp Yumi & Fumi ( here ), swirls stamp Kaisercraft, floral stamp Marianne Design,
sentiment stamp The Greeting Farm, hexagon die Nellie Snellen, butterfly die Sizzix,
design papers Marianne Design, foil art cardstock , embossing folder, ribbon, strass

Hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial, is it all clear to you?
 If you have questions or comments do not hesitate to leave a  message on my BLOG.

Cannot wait to see your cards!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pretty in Pink

I had so much fun coloring a 'different' color hair last week I decided to do it again this week.  I opted for pink this time!  I colored Yumi with my Spectrum Noir markers after stamping her using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black on Ultra Smooth white card stock.  Here are the colors I used:

Shirt/Shoes: CG1, CG2, CG3 (heart PP2, PP4)
Pants: GB10, EB5, EB8
Hair: PP2, PP4, PP5
Skin: FS2, FS3, FS9 (CR3 in ear)
Eyes: TN3, TN4

I also thought I'd give her a bit of eyeshadow (CG2) to make her super sassy :) I paired the colored image with Authentique's 'Lively' paper, and tied on a pink ribbon topped with a cream bow.  

People often ask me what order I color an image in.  It really doesn't matter, ultimately, but I usually do clothing (shirt first), then hair, and skin last.  But it's a personal choice! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

CH #22 Inspirational Photo Reminder

Team Fumi here to remind everyone that you still have a few more days to join the current challenge that's going on right now at Y&FH....which is this inspirational cake photo with it's bright colors and gorgeous flowers.

Let's get right to the DT's photos with the RULES to follow.....but please remember to read the rules  because you don't want to skip over the important details and have your card/project removed.
...using Yumi w/ Birdie

...using AJ
...using Summer Chuckles


  • One of the biggest changes to our bi-weekly challenge rules are that you can now use ANY stamped image!
  •  As a bonus for using a Y&FH image,  your name will be added a maximum of one (1) extra time after the last linked entry.
  • All projects/cards must have a hand-colored image, "sentiment only" cards are NOT allowed.  
  • One (1) entry per person.
  • All of the challenge rules can be found HERE.
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store. Our Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code to be used in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store.

We would love to have you join our "Photo Inspirational" challenge!  Feel free to scroll down or click HERE to find the original challenge post and link your entry.  The winner and Top 3 picks will be announced on Saturday, August 31st.

Good Luck to all of the entries,
 and happy Sunday from Team Fumi!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Door hanger tutorial by Cebelica

Hi there! Cebelica here today. I'm really happy you stopped by our blog today and I hope you will like the project I'm about to share with you. I decided to make a door hanger tutorial.

For starters let's check what you will need ...

So, as you can see you will need  piece of white cardstock and some design papers of your choice, scalloped circle and circle dies, your favourite Yumi and Fumi Handmade stamp (I used Yumi) and some embellishments of your choice.

First thing you will need to do is to cut your papers. I used a 10 x 20 cm white cardstock as a base then I cut each layer 5 cm smaller. I also distressed the edges with my scissors and TH distress ink, but that's optional. You should end up with something like this.

Then glue the papers together. You can use the "normal" glue, but I prefer to use sticky tape.

Once you've done this, take your scalloped circle die to cut a scalloped circle from a piece of paper and glue it on top (in the middle) of your door hanger base.

Now place your door hanger base on your cutting machine and put the circle die on the scalloped circle. Like this ...

And here's what you will end up with ...

Voila, your door hanger base is complete. Now you just need to decorate it however you want. :) Here's what mine turned out ...

I hope you like it and that you will give this a try. Also, don't forget about the photo inspiration challenge. We'd love to see your creations so we hope you will come and play with us. :) And remember, even though we'd loooooove seeing your creations using Yumi and Fumi stamps, it's not a requirement to use them to enter the challenge.

Hugs! xx

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simply Amazing

My darling daughter started third grade yesterday, and I'm not even going to pretend I'm not emotional about it.  Our summer absolutely flew by - it felt like we were always going somewhere (because we were).  It was a big summer for my girl, too.  She mastered riding her bike with no training wheels, went to soccer camp, and discovered a deep love of Greek mythology. I'm so proud of all of these milestones, and I try not to get all weepy in front of her (but silently I'm freaking out that she'll turn eight in a month!).

When I sat down to make her a card for her lunch on her first day of school, I knew it had to be special.  In her school, third grade is when everything gets a bit different.  She changes classes, grades get tougher, and has standardized testing.  She's nervous. And I just want her to never, ever forget how truly amazing she is.

That's where this fun Yumi and Fumi Handmade stamp, Yumi w/ Bookbag, came in.  I stamped it on Ultra Smooth White card stock with an IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full-size inkpad in Tuxedo Black.  I colored it to coordinate with my patterned paper, using my Spectrum Noir pens:

Skirt/Shoes: PP3. PP5. DR5
Shirt/Socks: GB4, GB6, GB8
Bag: BG4, BG6, BG2
Skin: FS9, FS3, FS2, CR3
Eyes: GB8, EB3
Hair: DG3, CG2, CG1

I added a wonderful sentiment that tells her exactly what I want her to know, and a few bits of pink bling.  I'm a giant fan of the green hair - I'll be using this fun combo again soon!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Challenge #22: Cake Photo Inspiration!

Happy Sunday everyone!! It's been 2 weeks (hard to believe) and we are back for our next challenge. If you haven't checked out the winner and Top 3 from Challenge #21 then be sure to scroll down. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who participated in our last challenge!! You guys are AMAZING!!

If you haven't checked out our new challenge guidelines then be sure to click HERE. We are still a bi-weekly challenge blog, but the biggest change we made is that you can now use ANY stamped image!!! You have to use a hand-colored image on your project though! No "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. Remember also....only 1 entry per person. :)

What's up for grabs? The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store. Our Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code to be used in the Yumi & FumiHandmade online store. AWESOME!!

Now on to Challenge #22
Our challenge for the next two weeks is this gorgeous cake photo!

This week we have Team Yumi with their fabulous cards! Don't forget, Team Fumi will stop by next week to bring you more creations using this awesome photo as inspiration. ENJOY!

...using Fumi with Gift

...using AJ

...using Summer Yumi

...using Yumi 

...using Fumi with Turtle

...using Summer Yumi
We hope you will join in our "Photo Inspiration" challenge using ANY image you like! We can't wait to see what you make!! Remember, only 1 entry per person. You have until Friday, August 30th to join in our challenge. We'll announce the winner and top 3 picks on Saturday, August 31st! 
Good Luck everyone!!

Team Yumi

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Challenge #21!! THE RESULTS ARE IN!

It's that time again...time to post the winner and top 3 of Challenge #21! 
This time we opened up the challenge to include stamps from any rubber stamp company and it was an awesome turn out!

There were so many blogs to was so much fun!  Thank you all for joining in on the challenge and sharing your creativity with us. Crafting is such an amazing connection for all of us from all different walks of life and so many different parts of the world.  We are so happy to meet you through this super cool universe of blogland.

And here we go...drum roll please......

The winner of Challenge #20 
(yah, I know I used those descriptive words last time...but it's still true)
of a
$15 gift certificate 

(Felicitazioni Vivissime!!!)

And with all the other amazing entries for this challenge, 
here are (in no particular order) the 
TOP 3 for Challenge #21! 

Hey, what's up!? Temple City in da house!!! :) 
High 5's to everyone!!!! 
Each of the Top 3 will receive a 10% coupon code (valid for 2 weeks from today) 
 to use in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store, but  
ya gotta email me...Renate'...
at to get your coupon codes!!  
AND...this is very important...PLEASE indicate the challenge number (#21)
in the subject line/title of your email...pretty please <3

We have some cool blog wear for the 4 of you, too!
  You can choose from the many different types of badges I've created over several past challenges and then I'll personalize it for you.

So browse below and choose the # badge you'd like
and I'll make it all yours! 
It's for your blog or FB page and I want you to be happy and proud to wear it.  

Here are the winner badges... 
please choose your badge from the Winner Badges below:

Top 3 
Choose your very own badge from the Top 3 Badges (shown below):
I look forward to hearing from you all!

Again, big thank yous to everyone for playing in our challenge and remember, new games are startin' tomorrow!!! Stop by again tomorrow to check out the new challenge.

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

Hugs  & Smiles,

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Hi everyone, it's Audrey from Team Fumi here with my first post on the blog since joining the awesome Yumi & Fumi Handmade DT!!  Today I am sharing a quick project idea that I had after finding Fumi with Turtle stamp at YUMI & FUMI HANDMADE SHOP.  This stamp is from the Peek-A-Boo series and I pictured Fumi looking out from a door, so I decided to make one for her to stand behind.

First I cut out a piece of cardstock, and then I used my score pal to make the hinge part of the door by scoring in about 1/2 inch.

Next I chose my Nesties for windows in the door - I decided 1 at the top and 3 below.

After cutting the windows, I trimmed my piece of Magic Mesh, which is already pre-sticky

and then adhered it to the inside.  I love the way it turned out, but decided I wanted some more personality for the door, so I found some SU DP and added the windows by lining it up with my already cut out door.

I think it looks a lot better with the additional designed paper over top.  Then, I added it to my base card, where I also used SU papers.  I added a brad from Bo Bunny for the door knob.

Then I added my Copic colored Yumi with Turtle stamp that I cut out with scissors as well as this cute sentiment from Jaded Blossom, which is cut with Nestie.  Bling from Mark Richards rounds out my creation.  I sure hope you like it and that you found my tutorial helpful.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Panda Goes to School

Hi everyone! It's Taylor here again today, and  I'm excited to be back with another fun post this week!

Ok, seriously - HOW cute is this Fumi Panda image from Yumi & Fumi Handmade?  Really, all of this stamps in the Kigurumi Kids series are adorable, and they ALL need to come live with me.  Soon.  Really, really soon!  But I started my collection with this panda, because we have a lot of love for pandas in this house.  Kung Fu Panda was the first movie we ever to our daughter to in the movie theater, way back when.  And I brought my son a panda bear stuffed animal back from a trip to England earlier this year, and he never goes to bed without it. 

I colored this cutie up with my Spectrum Noir markers and paired him with some fun school-themed paper from My Mind's Eye.  My daughter heads back to school in a week (a WEEK?!?!!), and I need to build up my stash of cards to put in her lunch every day! 

Last week I promised step-by-step coloring pics, but thanks to the weather they just didn't turn out well. I'll try again for next week!

Panda suit: IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2, IG1, blender
Skin: FS9, FS8, FS3, FS2, CR3
Eyes: IB4, IB2
Hair: GB8, GB10, EB3, EB5

A couple of coloring tips:
-  Work in small areas, and complete the image in sections.  This helps the colors blend together well 
-  Don't leave white areas uncolored.  Using a very light grey go around the outer edge.  The soften the harsh edge of that line with the blender pen. 

I'd love for you to stop by my blog to see what else I've been up to!  And if you haven't played along in the current 'Anything Goes' challenge, you totally should! You could win a $15 gift certificate to the store, or a 10% discount code!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

#21 ANYTHING GOES Reminder

Happy Sunday everyone!!

Have you checked out the new challenge format here at Y&FH?  If you haven’t you can be sure that the new format is a WIN/WIN for everyone.  All of the rules can be found HERE, but in a nutshell….you can now use ANY stamped image for all challenges, with the exception being "sentiment only" card/projects are not allowed. As an added bonus...if you decide to use a Y&FH image we’ll add your name to the bottom of the InLinkz for a maximum of 1 extra time per challenge.

The winner of every challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store, along with the Top 3 receiving a 10% discount code to be used in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store.  As stated above…WIN/WIN!!!!

Not only are there new challenge rules, but there are now two DTs who will be alternating each week to bring you lots of inspiration...Team Yumi and Team Fumi!

(Squeeeee….don’t you LUV this banner by Renate'?!!)
This week Team Fumi has come together for the first time to create some inspirational projects for the current ANYTHING GOES challenge.


Blankina using Fumi



Melissa using Fumi and Chase
Sheena with two (2) fabulous cards this week!

 #1 Yumi with Fan

We hope you will join the ANYTHING GOES challenge using ANY image of your choice. All entries must be linked by Friday, August 16th, with the winner and Top 3 picks being announced on Saturday, August 17th. Again, challenge rules can be found HERE.
Good Luck to all of the entries!
Team Fumi