Stamp Review Crew: Merry Cafe Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Merry Cafe Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Mike Funke’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Dawn Tidd’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.

One of the reasons Tanya told me she chose this set was because it has an apple so that I could make a Rosh Hashanah card. Truthfully, that never even occurred to me. But once she said that, I started thinking of ways that I could use this tiny apple. I actually did a little stamp surgery and cut the words “Apple” and “Cider” away from the outline of the apple to make it easier to use. And the set even has a “Happy New Year” sentiment! (This one I didn’t cut, I just masked the “And” with Washi tape.) 5778 is the Hebrew year that it is turning on Wednesday night, so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out the eclipse technique.

Rosh Hashanah 5778 eclipse card by Yapha

Stamps: Merry Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelets

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

Categories: Jewish, Rosh Hashanah | 14 Comments

Happy Birthday from the Dogs

It’s my husband’s birthday today, so of course the dogs had to make him a card. (I helped.)

Paw Print Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Birthday Banners
Ink: Emerald Envy, Night of Navy
Paper: Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Party Animal DSP (retired)
Other: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Small Oval Punch (retired)

I used the colors from the Color Throwdown and the sketch from Fab Friday.

If you are curious about this Plexus stuff I keep talking about, my team is running a 7 Day Trial Group. It’s a great way to dip your feet in the water. (And there are prizes!!) Let me know if you want more info.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 5 Comments

Fall Birthday Card

My husband’s birthday is coming up on Saturday, so of course I needed to make him a birthday card. I wanted something wood themed, since he is a woodworker, and something to celebrate Fall since we don’t get much of it here in Southern California. I used the new Pinewood Planks embossing folder and it is awesome!

Pinewood Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Copper Foil
Other: Happy Birthday Thinlit, Leaflets Framelits

This angle is a little better for seeing the copper foil.

Fall Birthday Card by Yapha

I used Stamp Ink Paper challenge for a Clean & Simple Fall Card and the SUO Challenge of Autumn Colors.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 3 Comments

A Cup of Happy

I’ve got a triple challenge card to share with you today. I love having a stash of Plexus cards to send with samples, and these three challenges worked perfectly for it!

Happy Cup of Plexus by Yapha

Stamps: Merry Cafe, Stylized Birthday
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Coffee Cup Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder

I used the colors from The Paper Players, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and the glitter challenge from Crazy for Challenges.

Want to learn more about Plexus? I was live on Facebook earlier today about a great way to try it.

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Half Full for the Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Inking Autumn Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Sharleen’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya’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 feature the fun wine themed stamp set, Half Full. For my first project, I created a wine bottle holder with a cute little gift tag.

Wine Bottle Holder by Yapha

I can’t post the tutorial for this box, but if you leave me a comment with your email address, I would be happy to send it to you. Here’s a close up of the tag.

Wine Bottle Tag by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, Simply Scored

For my next card, I wanted to evoke the idea of relaxing out on the back porch with a friend and a glass of wine.

Wine with Friends by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Archival Basic Black, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

I am definitely a glass half full kind of person. The question is though, what is the glass half full with? Is it wine? Is it Plexus? Is it a cosmopolitan? Take your pick!

Glass Half Full by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Berry Bliss, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Tanya’s Blogwhere she will be showing us the awesome and adorable Merry Cafe

Categories: 3-D Items, Cards | 21 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Crafting Forever Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Nancy Smith’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Sue Plote’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 used this set to make a clean and simple birthday card for one of my daughter’s artsy friends. The gift was some art supplies, so this was the perfect match.

Crafting Forever Brushes Card

Stamps: Crafting Forever
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer series Paper Stack
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

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

Categories: Cards | 11 Comments

Rosh Hashanah 5778

Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world stretching our creativity to make Jewish holiday cards with Stampin’ Up products. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Wednesday night, September 20, 2017 and that is what we are focusing on for this hop. You may have just arrived from Pascale Godot’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Miriam Permut’s blog. Maybe you are starting here! In any case, all of the blogs link in a circle so you won’t miss a single sweet idea.

This new year is 5778 according to the Jewish calendar. I die cut the numbers in Cherry Cobbler to be reminiscent of apples and used the Hexagons Embossing Folder for the honey. I also made a punch art Shofar, the ram’s horn that is traditionally blown on Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah Card for 5778 by Yapha

Stamps: None
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Other: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelets, Layering Ovals Framelits

Here’s a look at how I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to create the Shofar.

Punch Art Shofar for Rosh Hashanah

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Miriam Permut’s blog.

Categories: Cards, Jewish, Rosh Hashanah | 5 Comments

Plexus Pink Drink Motivational Card

I am so excited with how my Plexus team is growing! It means that many more people are getting healthy and helping others get healthy as well! Here’s another card I made to send to a new team member.

Plexus Pink Drink Motivation Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

I used the colors from Global Design Project, the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches, and the stamp set from What Will You Stamp.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

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Coffee Break Suite for the Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Heidi’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya’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 feature the Coffee Break Suite. It is by far my favorite set of products in the whole catalog, as you may have guessed by how often you see it appear on this blog! My first card is a quick and easy square card, showing off a few of the different DSP patterns.

Square Coffee Thank You Card

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits

For my second card, I used the matching framelit to cut out a few of the coffee cups from the DSP. (I had to cut out the coffee pot myself.)

Coffee with a friend card by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits, Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon

For my final card, I wanted to try a new kind of a gift card holder. I found this cute style with instructions here. This is the front:

Birthday Coffee Gift Card Holder by Yapha

And this is the inside, with a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf gift card (because I used up all my Starbuck’s ones!).

Birthday Coffee Gift Card Holder by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Stylized Birthday
Ink: Soft Suede, Garden Green, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Tanya’s Blogwhere she will be showing us the versatile Pick a Pattern Suite.

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Thank You | 11 Comments

Thank You with a Plexus Pink Drink

I’m sure that it won’t surprise you at all that I have another Plexus thank you card to share with you today.  I am so grateful to my friends for trusting me on this journey and I am super excited that they are having success, too!

Plexus Pink Drink

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Endless Thanks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the colors from Color Throwdown.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 8 Comments