Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me

Oh, Fall. I miss you so much. I want crisp leaves in their bright colors heralding the end of summer. But we don’t really get that here in Los Angeles. I manage though, because it is worth the trade-off not to have to deal with a real winter. So I’ll just keep stamping Fall leaves, and enjoying them that way!

Blissful Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Other: Oval Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape

The Color Me Autumn Washi Tape retired, but you can pick it up super cheap right now on the Clearance Rack. Today’s card used the colors from Pals Paper Arts and the sketch from Craft Project Central. You really ought to play along — you can win a free month’s membership!

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Assorted Cards with Stitches & Piercing for Craft Project Central

Paper-piercing is one of the easiest ways to add design and texture to projects, and this tutorial will demonstrate an array of designs created with Stampin’ Up!’s Eclectic and Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Templates to finish an assortment of greeting cards with stitches and piercing.  Do you know what to do when you pierce a hole where you don’t want one?  There’s a fix for that in this tutorial!  You will also create a box to hold the six cards and envelopes, and there’s even a gift box in this tutorial to hold all six paper-piercing templates!  Any part of this project would be great for a workshop demonstration or stamp camp.

Assorted Cards with Stitches & Piercings SP

This great project comes to you designed by Regina Andari. To get the instructions for Regina’s project, just subscribe to September over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Regina a comment on her project.

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Mossy Meadow Lighthearted Leaf

I really like this new Lighthearted Leaves set in the Holiday Catalog. The gorgeous lines make it perfect for clean and simple cards, like the one I have for you today. I used quite a few new items from the Holiday Catalog. Can you spot them all?

Mossy Meadow Leaf by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Gold Glitter Ribbon, Gold Cording Trim, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

I used the colors from the Colour Me! challenge and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog, Weekly Deals, & Paper Pumpkin Special

Holiday Catalog


Whoo-hoo! Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog is here and it is chock full of great new stamps, paper, and other accessories. The products in this catalog are available through January 4, 2016. You can view the catalog online or just shop now.

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through September 7, 2015)


50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!


If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.  Have you seen how amazing these kits are now? Check out this Pinterest board for a closer look.

Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.  After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit PaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
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One Cute Chick

I think I’m up this year to take the sexual harassment training course at work. In the meantime, though, I thought I’d share this card with you. Love the pun, not sure who I would send it to.


Stamps: Barnyard Babies
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Washi Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

I used this week’s Nacho Average Challenges sketch. I hope that you will come play along with us!


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Long Fall Basket Décor & Card for Craft Project Central

It’s time to decorate for Fall! This project includes a cute long basket full of pumpkins, and decorated with sunflowers and leaves. It would look great on any end table or bookshelf. Make one as a gift, and make another one for yourself. There’s also a coordinating card that would finish off the gift perfectly. The long basket is made with the Berry Basket Bigz L Die, and the pumpkins are made with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. The Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper are also featured.

Long Fall Basket Decor & Card SP

This great project comes to you designed by Christy Fulk.  To get the instructions for Christy’s project, just subscribe to September over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Christy a comment on her project.

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Glittery First Day of School Card

Happy first day of school! It is the start of my 20th year at Brentwood and Eve’s first day of seventh grade. Of course I had to stick a fun back to school card in her lunch box! It’s hard to capture in the photo, but that numbers piece is matted on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I also used the new Glitter Ribbon. It will be available starting tomorrow in the Holiday Catalog.

Glitter 1st Day of School by Yapha

Stamps: Words of Truth
Ink: Basic Gray, Garden Green
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: White Glitter Ribbon, Bitty Banner Framelits

I used this week’s sketch and  back to school theme challenge from The Friday Mashup for this card. Since it is so focused on the papers, it came together really easily.


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Butterfly Box Card Set – August Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Butterflies are all the rage right now, and this cards set has a lot of them! The card box has a beautiful shiny butterfly on it, along with a handle for easy carrying. The box easily carries six cards with envelopes. There are three different card designs in the card set. Make two of each, and the box is full! The box and each card design have different butterflies, too. The set features the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. It also features the Butterfly Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Framelits sets. This would make a great card class.

Butterfly Box Card Set SP

This beautiful project comes to you designed by Christy Fulk. This is a bonus project!  Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know. And if you have a minute, please leave Christy a comment on her project over there.

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Have a Dino-rrific Birthday!

It’s tic-tac-toe week over at The Paper Players. I love tic-tac-toe week! They are some of my favorite challenges! Here’s the card I made for this one.

Dino-rrific Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

I used the left column and the middle row of the tic-tac-toe grid from The Paper Players as well as the sketch from Can You Case It for this card.


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Bat Mitzvah Card in Pink & Blue

One of Eve’s good friends is having her Bat Mitzvah next weekend, so I pulled out two retired stamp sets to create the card. The Jewish stars are from two different stamp sets, but I think they work really well together.

Bat Mitzvah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mazel Tov, Jewish Celebrations
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Marina Mist 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I used the colors from The Color Throwdown and the sketch from the As You See It challenge for this card. It came together really quickly!

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