Birthday Dinosaurs

My nephew Leo loves dinosaurs! As soon as I saw No Bones About It in the new catalog, I knew I had to get it! He just turned five this month, so of course I used it to make him a birthday card.

Birthday Dinosaurs by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper

I used these great colors from today’s Nacho Average Challenge.


I hope that you will come play along with us! I can’t wait to see what you make with them.

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Bohemian Stationary Desktop Organizer – June Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

This bright and bold desk organizer is complete with 10 note cards, 10 envelopes, 12 gift card holders, and 12 gift tags. The organizer keeps it all nice and neat and ready for the next occasion that you need to send a little note. The drawer in the organizer is the perfect place to keep the twine for the gift tags and thread for the gift card holders. Not to mention stamps or other items. There is just enough room in the organizer to hold all these goodies and leave a space perfect for a pen. Put together this lovely desk organizer for yourself or give it as a gift to someone who could
use a note card or gift tag in a hurry!

Bohemian Stationary Desktop Organizer SP

This fabulous project comes to you designed by Amanda Corbet. 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 Amanda a comment on her project over there.

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Birthday Donuts

There is a super cute new stamp set called Sprinkles on Top (not to be confused with Sprinkles of Life) featuring some adorable donuts. To confuse matters even more, both of these sets coordinate really well with the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. I love all three!

Donut Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles on Top
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps for today’s card.


Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun Nacho Average Challenge!

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A Thank You Card for Kwame Alexander

Tonight is the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet, where the 2015 winners are honored and give their acceptance speeches. As part of this year’s Newbery committee, I made a card to thank Mr. Alexander for writing such a wonderful book as The Crossover. Of course it had to have basketballs on it!

Basketball Card by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

I used the sketch over at Stampin’ Celebration Challenge for this card. It was amazing how perfect it was!


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Have a Snappy Day!

One of my favorite new sets in the catalog is You’re Sublime. It has adorable cartoonish images that are fun to color in. I used my aqua painter on this card. In fact, I love this set so much that I will be featuring it in the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop in two weeks.

Snappy Day by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist, So Saffron
Paper: Real Red, Marina Mist,Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits, Deco Label Framelits

I used the fun nautical colors over at The Color Throwdown. The red made me think of this crab right away.


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Boys Will Be Boys Birthday Party for Craft Project Central

This complete birthday party set is bound to make your lil’ guests feel entertained! It includes an interactive place setting that will keep the kids busy while you are serving lunch. A personalized mason jar keepsake. Mini gift bags that are perfect for goodies or snacks. A birthday banner that coordinates with the party supplies. Finally, cupcake toppers are the perfect touch to tie the party together. This is a one of a kind party. It is perfect for your lil’ boy!

Boys Will Be Boys Birthday Party SP

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

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Brick Wall Thank You Card

Have you seen the new Brick Wall Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up? It is great! And it is big enough that you can create either landscape or portrait cards with it.

Brick Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Shop, Endless Thanks
Ink: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Pansy Punch, Brick Wall Embossing Folder

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from The Card Concept. I believe this falls into their Clean & Layered category.

FMS Final 192-001   38

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“Rawr” means You’re Awesome in Dinosaur

I love this new dinosaur stamp set! My 5-year-old nephew is currently obsessed with dinosaurs, so I had to get it. I’ll show you the birthday card i made for him with it in a few days.

Dinosaur Card by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy Seam Binding, 1/4″ Hole Punch

There is a new stamping challenge in town! It’s called Stamp Ink Paper and I’m bummed that I missed playing along with the first challenge, but I am here for challenge #2! I also used the colors from this week’s ColourQ challenge.

SIP-Sketch-Challenge-2    cqc296


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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Sign-Up Special

Weekly Deals

Prices good  June 23-29, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


Get Free Stamps!


If you join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between June 2-June 30, you get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!  Which stamps do you get to choose from?  That’s the best part — you get to pick any stamp set from the new 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! I would love to chat with you more about signing up with Stampin’ Up. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made! You can also sign up online here.

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Flower Patch Card Box Set for Craft Project Central

Summertime is here, and flowers are everywhere! This card box set would make a perfect gift, and the four cards are perfect for any summer greeting. The card box is covered with a decorated sleeve that can be slid off and on. The set features the Flower Patch Stamp Set and the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies. Three of the new 2015-2017 In Colors and the new Banner Triple Punch are used, too! This would also make a great card class.

Flower Patch Card Box Set SP

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

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