Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Have you seen the spectacular designs in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack? They are so gorgeous they can practically make a card by themselves! So that is pretty much what I did with this card.

Butterfly Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles on Top
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

I used the sketch from this week’s Nacho Average Challenges. It’s a great one! I hope you’ll come play along with us!


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Farmers Market Produce Stand Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Create an adorable produce stand (card box), complete with decorative awning and banner, to hold a pretty set of greeting cards—at least six cards and envelopes!  This ensemble features the gorgeous Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, and you will learn two fun and decorative paper techniques that create pretty focal points on some of the cards.  Also included in this tutorial is a Mini Muslin Bag with a stamped and colored image—you won’t
believe how easy it is to create!  The Mini Muslin Bag is a great companion to the “produce” stand, especially when filled with an assortment of postage stamps (and some chocolate, too).

Farmers Market Produce Stand Ensemble SP (1)

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

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Snappy Crab!

It’s “Dare to Get Dirty” week over at Splitcoast Stampers — a super fun week of all kinds of stamping challenges. I love this week, especially when I’m home and can play along! Here’s one of the cards I made for it.

Snappy Crabs by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime, Chalk Lines
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder

I also used the sketch from this week’s challenge over at Can You Case It. I’m not sure if I’ve played along with this one before, but I love finding new (to me) challenges!


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Stamp Review Crew: Crazy About You Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Crazy About You stamp set. You may have just arrived from Shana Gaff’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Betty Traciak’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 the variety of words and phrases in this stamp set! I have been wanting to make a card that says “You Make Me Crazy” since I first saw it, and I finally did! The hearts are made by stamping the scalloped flower and punching it with the Sweetheart Punch. I thought the swirls made them look a little crazy. :)


Stamps: Crazy About You
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Other: Sweetheart Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Washi Label Punch, Regals Buttons, Subtles Buttons

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Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Betty Traciak’s Blog.

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You’re a Rock Star Shaped Card

I have very fun, quick and easy card for you today. It’s a shaped card, which is one of my favorite things to do with the Framelits. (Just wait until you see my Craft Project Central project for this month!)

You're a Rock Star by Yapha

Stamps: Words of Truth, Hardwood
Ink: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Star Framelits, Medium Star Punch, Washi Label Punch

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I used the colors from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge.


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Schoolhouse Book Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Get ready for Back to School with this fun and festive gift set for your favorite teacher and/or friend! You’ll make a Faux Book, with a secret slide out drawer that holds a stack of note cards. The inside of the book holds a special message as well! You’ll also make a simply Covered Pen, to smoothly write out all those little note cards. The Treat Bag is a perfect way to show off a sweetly wrapped snack – and you’ll learn the exact measurements to neatly fill out our Gusseted Cellophane Bags. And, finally, the simple but sweet card tops it all off as the complete gift!

Schoolhouse Book Gift Set SP

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

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Baby Elephant for The Friday Mashup

There is a fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week. It is to use the colors pink, grey, and sky (I used Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky) on a square card (I love square cards!). They were right, these colors are great for baby cards! I sponged the colors on the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper to make my own background. This paper is so fun and versatile.

Baby Elephant by Yapha

Stamps: Zoo Babies
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Silver Satin Ribbon, Square Framelits

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No Bones About It!

My daughter is at summer camp, my husband is in his woodshop, and I have time to stamp! I have a fun triple challenge card for you today.

No Bones About It by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight 
Paper:  Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Triple Banner Punch

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I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the colors from The Color Throwdown, and the stamp set from What Will You Stamp.

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Watering Can Décor Gift Set – July Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

This bright and cheerful watering can is a beautiful décor piece that is guaranteed to add some sunshine into any space. The watering can hangs at a downward angle showering crystal water droplets downward that catch and reflect the sunlight. The watering can also features a bright and beautiful bouquet of flowers. Pair it up with the matching card and this is the perfect gift to give to brighten someone’s day!

Watering Can Decor Gift Set 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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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin Special

Weekly Deals

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they’re only available while supplies last (or through August 3, 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.
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  • 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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