Love You More Than a Punch Art Chocolate Bar

The Friday Mashup has a great challenge going on to make a Valentine with an image of candy. Because really, what goes together better? When I saw that, I knew I wanted to use the “Love You More Than Chocolate” stamp from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set. I was searching online for some punch art chocolate when I found this fabulous card by Ruth Norton. It was easy to recreate, thanks to her fantastic directions.

Chocolate Bar by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White (Thick & Regular), Chocolate Chip, Silver Foil, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Other: Labels & Tags Framlits, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I think I’ll give this card to me daughter Eve for Valentine’s Day. She is definitely on the list of things I love more than chocolate!

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Birthday Blooms Framed Art Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Give someone this special gift of framed art handmade by you! With some fun water coloring, flowers, and beautiful lacy layers this is a perfect gift for a very special lady! The 5 x 7 framed art is beautiful and easy! The set comes complete with matching card and gift bag so you can present your gift in style!

Birthday Blooms Framed Art Gift Set SP

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

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Sunburst Birthday Card

If you want to make a quick and easy card that looks super cool, I highly recommend the Sunburst Thinlit. It’s all the fun of the sunburst technique without any of the stress! The match Sunburst Sayings stamp set just adds to the fun.

Birthday Sunburst by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
Other: Sunburst Thinlets, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

I used the colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge and the Birthday theme from SUO Challenges. A big thank you to Brian King for the reminder that Calypso Coral and Old Olive are in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper. (Lost Lagoon isn’t, but those dots in the background are REALLY close to Lost Lagoon!)


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Pool Party Vintage Leaves Condolence Card

Condolence cards, while never easy to make, are probably one of the most important cards that we can send. So when one colleague of mine asked for a condolence card to send another colleague of ours on the sudden loss of his father, I knew that I wanted to make something special.

So Sorry by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Greatest Greetings
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Leaflets Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (retired)

I used the great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the inspiration picture from Stampin’ Royalty.

FMS Final 223-001Royalty

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You Make My Heart Happy

I noticed that most of the Valentine Cards that I have been making this year don’t actually say “Happy Valentine’s Day.” They are instead about love, which is great, because then they can be sent all year long. Here’s another one.

Heart Happy by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

This is a triple challenge today! I used the fabulous sketch from Global Design Project, the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments, and the theme of Love from Stamps Ink Paper.


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Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Are the winter blues getting you down? Bring some spring into your home a little early and be ready to celebrate Easter with this Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble! These branches are already in bloom with soft pink paper flowers and tiny green leaves. The embellished egg ornaments add pretty, delicate accents that are perfect for the Easter Season. Make one for your own home
and one to give away. The coordinating card and basket make this an ideal gift for someone special.

Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble SP

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin Special, & Sale-a-Bration!

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through February 15, 2016)



Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Sale

Paper Pumpkin On Sale - Stamp With Amy K

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better?  Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course!  It just might be the easiest way for you to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Click to go to my online store for to start shopping the prepaid subscriptions.

*Sale-A-Bration items ship for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions alone do not qualify for free shipping on Sale-A-Bration items. A shipping charge of $6.95 will be charged to orders with only Prepaid Subscriptions.

It’s Sale-a-bration Time!

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***Important!! Three of the Sale-a-Bration items will not be available after February 15! Three new ones will be available on February 16th! See the brochure for more details***

It’s an amazing time of year when you get free products from Stampin’ Up! for purchasing your favorite stamping supplies!  Plus you can you earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend for any orders over $250!

It’s also the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit.  Plus, the kit ships for free!

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Confetti Congratulations

Did you know that the two designs of confetti paper in the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack match the new Confetti Embossing Folder? They look super cute together, too!

Congratulations by Yapha

Stamps: Bravo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Confetti Embossing Folder

I used this week’s sketch from Can You Case It for this quick, fun card.


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Great Dane Card with Playful Pals

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you are cheering for the Broncos, the Panthers, the commercials, or the snacks, I hope you are enjoying the game. I decided to stretch my creative abilities before the game and see if I could make our Great Dane Sadie out of the Playful Pals stamp set. It kind of looks like a kangaroo, which might be useful later, but it’s close enough for me.

Great Dane by Yapha

Stamps: Playful Pals, Greatest Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Paper: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Other: Pyramid Pals Thinlets, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine

Here’s a picture of the real Sadie, with her big ears.

Sadie Mason

I used this month’s sketch from the Creating Pretty Cards challenge at Craft Project Central and the dog or cat theme from The Paper Players.


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Zoo Babies Love Notes Set for Craft Project Central

It’s time to express your love!  These adorable Zoo Babies love note cards are a perfect way to share your love!  Hide them in a lunch bag, briefcase or drawer for your loved one to discover!  A highlight of this set is learning how to create sleek envelopes using a combination of the Simply Scored Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board.  This set includes four love notes, four envelopes, a gift tag, and an adorable gift bag to hold the set of love notes.  This set would be perfect for a stamp camp or as a simple gift!

Zoo Babies Love Notes SP

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

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