Penguin Christmas Card

You may have guessed by now that I really like the Snow Place stamp set, considering this is the 5th time in eight days that I am showing you a card with it. I just can’t help it. The snowmen and penguins are super cute, and there are matching framelits! Plus great winter puns! It’s everything I love in a stamp set.

Christmas Penguin by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Snow Friends Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, White Glitter Ribbon

I used the colors from this week’s challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges. I hope that you will come play along with us!


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2016 Calendar/ Keepsake Book Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Are you looking for a thoughtful gift for a special person this holiday season or for an upcoming birthday? This 2016 Calendar/ Keepsake Book Gift Set is a wonderful choice! This calendar will not only look beautiful sitting on a desk or counter, but it will also turn into a keepsake book at the end of the year. There is space to write down goals for the New Year, record special memories and each month has a place for a treasured photo. The calendar and custom pen fit nicely inside the gorgeous gift box that doubles as storage when the year is done. And don’t forget to add the matching card! This lovely card is the perfect way to let your recipient know that you are thinking of them.

2106 Calendar & Keepsake Book Gift Set SP

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

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Snowflake Thank You Card

I have another winter thank you card for you today.  I still had my stamp sets out from yesterday’s card, so I used them both but ended up with a completely different card.

Snowflake Thank You

Stamps: Snow Place, Endless Thanks
Ink: VersaMark, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper
Other: Silver Embossing Powder

I stamped the snowflakes from Snow Place in Versamark Ink on the polka dot paper from the Color Me Irresistible DSP, then heat embossed them in silver. I sponged Lost Lagoon ink over the piece so both the snowflakes and polka dots would pop out. I chose Lost Lagoon because I liked how it looked in last year’s All is Calm DSP. This card is inspired by the sketch and the challenge picture from Fusion Card Challenge. The snowflakes show up better in real life. If I made it again, I might try it with Pool Party instead.


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Last Minute Christmas Gifts – November Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

We all have that one holiday gift we forget to buy, don’t we? The new neighbor, our hair stylist, Uncle Joe who just moved back to town…  Forgetting a gift for any of these could cause more stress during a season that should be fun. If you have a last minute addition to your list, here are a few ideas that are quick and relatively simple. Best of all, they use products that almost every crafter keeps on hand. The projects use the Jingle All the Way Bundle to create gorgeous gifts anyone would love to receive. They also make beautiful home décor pieces for your holiday decorating. And since they’re winter themed, they can stay up into the New Year.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts SP

This beautiful project comes to you designed by Buffy Cooper. 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 Buffy a comment on her project over there.

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Snowman Thank You Card

Now that Thanksgiving is over, there are only three weeks left until Winter Break. Which means I had better get moving on some wintertime thank you cards. Here is a super cute and easy one.

Snowman Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place, Endless Thanks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Snow Friends Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

I used the sketch from Fab Friday and the played along with the tic tac toe board over at The Paper Players. This card is the right hand column, White-Embossing-Punch or Die Cut. It might be the top across, too, if you count the Softly Falling dots as snowflakes.

Fab Friday Logos-78 pp273


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Honeycomb Star Ornament Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Make this beautiful 3D honeycomb star ornament to deck your halls with some holiday sparkle. Or give this lovely ornament as a gift with the coordinating card and box that allows the ornament to spin inside and show off that sparkle. This would make an excellent hostess gift or class project! The patterns, colors, and stamps can easily be changed out to match those of another holiday if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

Honeycomb Star Ornament Gift Set SP

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

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Half Circle Thanks

Sometimes a challenge is easy, and sometimes a challenge lives up to its name! This sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches is one of the trickiest challenges I have done in a while. But since I’m throwing my hat in the ring and trying out for their design team, I had no choice but to try it.

Half Circle THanks by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Thanks
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits

I did not cut out one circle and then cut it in half, instead I die cut two half circles, because I wanted the words on the DSP to match up where the circles touched. It was easier than I thought it would be.  In addition to the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches, I also used the colors from The Color Throwdown. I used Marina Mist for my blue, but in retrospect I think maybe Tempting Turquoise would have been better.

CCS152 swatch+370

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Peeking at Fall Leaves through the Trees

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating today! For today’s card I tried a technique that I have seen all over the Internet. I don’t know who came up with it first, but it is very clever. You stamp right on to the Woodland embossing folder before you run your cardstock through in order to give the illusion that you are looking through the birch trees. The classic Lovely As a Tree stamp set, this week’s pick over at What Will You Stamp, was perfect for this technique! I brayed Crumb Cake ink on the embossing folder first, and then stamped the trees in Early Espresso ink. I added leaves to my trees with Stampin’ Write Markers after I embossed the cardstock.

Thankful Woodland Trees by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Endless Thanks
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Paper: Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Other: Woodland Embossing Folder, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Circle Thinlets

The Woodland Embossing Folder is one of the items that will be retired at the end of December when the Holiday Catalog Ends. The Hello Honey ribbon is retired, but available on the Clearance Rack while supplies last. In addition to the stamp set from What Will You Stamp, I also used this week’s colors from the ColourQ challenge. I substituted Cajun Craze for Really Rust.


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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Online Extravaganza & Retiring Holiday Products

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through November 30, 2015)


Online Extravaganza


Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza is November 23-30, 2015! Save up to 50 percent on select products during Stampin’ Up!’s week-long Online Extravaganza!  To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza.  But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Retiring Products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! has announced the retiring products from the current 2015 Holiday Catalog!!

Holiday catalog retiring list stampin up

CLICK to download the retiring .pdf list here

CLICK to Shop here

Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day.  This is a first for Stampin’ Up! and gives  you a chance to order the products you had your eye on but have not yet added to your online order.

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Altered Muffin Tin Décor & Greeting Card for Craft Project Central

As the holiday season is nearing, wouldn’t it be fun to decorate your home with this holiday décor item? Perfect for your table, wall, or refrigerator, this sweet 3-D project could also work as a countdown calendar, and for hiding holiday treats and treasures. Give your craft punches and dies a workout to make holiday scenes, getting a glimpse of all the fun and precious things you are looking forward to. This project is also great for holiday stamp camps and small classes.

Altered Muffin Tin & Card SP

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

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