Stamp Review Crew: Truly Tailored Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set. You may have just arrived from Charlet Mallett’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Mike Funke’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click the link to the Stamp Review Crew to take you to the master list.

I love stamp sets that coordinate with other elements, so this one was super fun because it has a matching punch AND Designer Series Paper! I love the color combo in the paper too! I made two quick and cute cards.

Lookin' Sharp by Yapha

Stamps: Truly Tailored
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Tailored Tag Punch

Dapper Day by Yapha

Stamps: Truly Tailored
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Layered Oval Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Mike Funke’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what he made!

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Father's Day | 9 Comments

Black & Silver Bar Mitzvah Card

We went to a really fun Star Wars themed Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. The invitation was all silver and black so I wanted to make the card match. I pulled out a couple of old stamp sets for the image and the sentiment.

Mazel Tov Bar Mitzvah card by Yapha

Stamps: L’Chaim, Jewish Celebrations
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Silver Foil
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder

I used the layout and the grays from the Fusion Card Challenge and the “Bringing Something Back” theme from the Less is More Challenge. (I brought back two old stamp sets.)

Categories: Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Cards, Jewish | 3 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Magical Day Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew  blog hop! This time we are featuring the Magical Day stamp set. You may have just arrived from Tanya Boser’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Ann Schach’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click the link to the Stamp Review Crew to take you to the master list.

I love this set and especially the matching paper! I was able to create for quick and cute cards by combining the two!

Magical Day set by Yapha

Stamps: Magical Day
Ink: Dapper Denim, Berry Burst
Paper: Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon (ret.)

These cards are perfect for this week’s Paper Players challenge, with the theme of “Magical.” Here’s a closer look at each of the cards. (And yes, I used retired Dapper Denim ribbon on one of them.)

Magical Day by Yapha

Magical Day by Yapha

Magical Day by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Ann Schach’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what she made!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

Inking up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Inking up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Betty’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Rhonda’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click this link to take you to the master list.

I am a little bit sad to be showing you the lovely Peekaboo Peach that we are saying good-bye to. It is featured in the supper cute Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper. This card also uses the soon to be retired Archival Basic Gray ink as well.

Main Squeeze

Stamps: Lemon Zest, Coffee Cafe
Ink: Basic Gray,Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Coffee Cup Framelits, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon

My next card is the birthday card I made for my daughter who just turned 15. It uses the retiring Number the Years stamps, which I highly recommend getting if you don’t have already! The glimmer paper came out really dark in the photo. It is much sparklier in real life.

15th birthday card by Yapha

Stamps: Number the Years
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Happy Birthday Thinlets

My final card is a much simpler birthday card. The Happiest Birthday saying is one of my favorites! It is from the Cool Treats stamp set which is also retiring at the end of May.

Happiest birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats 
Ink: Berry Burst
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Rhonda, featuring Sweet Sugar Plum.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Bubble Over Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Bubble Over stamp set. You may have just arrived from Linda Callahan’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Stesha Bloodhart’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click the link to the Stamp Review Crew to take you to the master list.

I love this stamp set and I have made quite a few projects with it already. I decide to give this week’s tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers for a pop out explosion card a try with this set and the matching paper (which is only available for two more weeks!). This is the front of my card:

Bubble Over Card Front by Yapha

And this is the inside:

Bubble Over Card Inside by Yapha

Stamps: Bubble Over
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White (both thick and regular), Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Here’s one more look at the whole thing:

Bubble Over Card by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Stesha Bloodhart’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what she made!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

Another Inky Friends Sketch Challenge

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a sketch challenge based on page 10 of the Occasions Catalog. I made another softball card. Opening day is Sunday!

Celebrate Softball by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch

Below is the sketch and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us!

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Love it. Live it. Share it.with Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Love it. Live it. Share it. Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Kris’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Sara’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click this link to take you to the master list.

I am excited to show you some cards made with the new Sunshine & Rainbows bundle. For my first card, I wanted to give the look of a rainbow peeking out of gray skies. (Not that I’d know much about that here in Los Angeles…)

Little Rainbow by Yapha

Stamps: Sunshine & Rainbows
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits

I’m going to be honest here. I don’t really like the way the rainbow looks with the stamps. I do however, LOVE the way it looks with the framelits!!

Rainbow Bright & Beautiful Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Sunshine & Rainbows
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits

For my final card, I didn’t use the stamps at all, just the framelits. This little 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ square card would be great for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s hard to see all the glimmer in the picture, but it is super shiny in real life.

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Sara, featuring the We Must Celebrate stamp set.

Categories: Birthday, Cards, St. Patrick's Day | 11 Comments

Clean and Simple Softball Card

Here’s another Softball themed card for opening day.

Celebrate Softball by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

I used the great sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus? My team is having an online Pajama Party Monday night. Join us to learn more, hear some inspirational stories, and have a chance to win some prizes. Comment below or send me an email if you are interested.

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Another Softball Card

I have another quick softball card for you today. It’s hard to see, but the background is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It looks amazing in real life!

Dazzling Softball Card by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Celebrations, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red,Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch

I used this great sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

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Cue the Softball Confetti

I have the opportunity to have a table at softball opening day in the city where I live, so I thought it might be a good idea to have some softball themed cards on hand to sell. Did you know our Lemon-Lime Twist is the perfect color for softballs? I used an old Paper Pumpkin kit (June 2016) for the stitching on the balls.

Softball Confetti by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder

I used the super versatile sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting a week from Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

 

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