Happy Howl-O-Ween To You for Craft Project Central

It’s time to decorate for Halloween – a most fun holiday!  This can be a fun time of year for the fun little treats you can leave on your co-workers’ desks or give to your child’s classmates and teachers.  And what better time for a little fun than Halloween!!  :)  This collection encompasses a fabulous Twisted Easel card decoration and Halloween treat gifts perfect for anyone in your life.  This project uses the wonderful new Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set, coordinating Boo to You Framelits set, the new Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set, and our fabulous Envelope Punch Board to create some fun goodies.

Happy Howl O Ween To You SP

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

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Thanks a Bunch!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I hope that you are able to make something fun today! I decided it was time to use the grape stamp from the Market Fresh Stamp Set. (Instead of the Lettuce Celebrate stamp, which I love.)

Thanks a Bunch by Yapha

Stamps: Market Fresh
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Farmers’ Market Designer Series Paper
Other: Oval Framelits

I used the colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge. I was surprised at how bright the Blackberry Bliss was when I watercolored with it. I had to go back and check that I had the right color!


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Thinking of You with Lighthearted Leaves

I have a quick and easy fall card for you today and it looks like it may actually cool down into the 70s this weekend! I can’t wait!

Lighthearted Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I used the colors from The Color Throwdown challenge and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Halloween Squash Book with Punch Art for Craft Project Central (My Project!)

Yay!!  It’s my day to have my project up on Craft Project Central for this month! I am so excited to show it to you! Preserve your Halloween memories in this fun and festive faBOOlous squash book! Featuring the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and some too-cute-to spook Halloween punch art, this squash book is the perfect
showcase for your photos. It would also make an excellent product based class, club project, or a fun gift to give with the matching card. Note: Includes instructions for both full sized and smaller sized squash books. And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can easily be adapted to any theme or occasion!

YMason Halloween

To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to October over at Craft Project Central.  Or, you can win a free month’s subscription. Just leave me a comment on this project (not here, over at Craft Project Central) by the end of the day Wednesday, October 7th and I will pick one lucky winner!

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin Special

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through October 5, 2015)


My Paper Pumpkin goes Pink!

Paper Pumpkin BCRF

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin’ Up! is going PINK . . . or at least their October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And because they know their subscribers want to share the love too, they will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin’ Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 because you’re new!
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so Stampin’ Up! can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible.

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past.
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but it is not a pink project.
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at PaperPumpkin.com before October 10.
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“Magic of the Season” Accordion Scrapbook Box – September Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Introducing a fun and festive accordion scrapbook for the holiday season. It’s quick and easy to assemble, takes just a few supplies, and it makes the perfect gift for moms, grandmas, teachers, friends, coworkers and more. Follow the tutorial and you’ll be adding photos in no time! And remember, this great accordion scrapbook can be adapted to any season or occasion!

Magic of the Season Accordion Scrapbook Box SP2

 This beautiful project comes to you designed by Michelle Suit. 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 Michelle a comment on her project over there.

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Bat Mitzvah Card in Pink, Blue, & Gold

It is time for another sketch challenge from Nacho Average Challenges. My daughter attended another Bat Mitzvah this past weekend, and this sketch was just perfect!

Bat Mitzvah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Jewish Celebrations, Mazel Tov
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party, Melon Mambo
Paper: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits

Here is the Nacho Average Challenges Sketch. I hope that you’ll come play along with us this week!


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Halloween Mixed Media Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Deck your haunted halls with this canvas that mixes Stampin’ Up! Products with other media to make this lovely ghoulish canvas. Give this has a spooky gift with the matching card. This would make a hauntingly fabulous class project or hostess gift! And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be adapted to an any occasion gift set!

Halloween Mixed Media Gift Set SP

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

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Snow Way!

It’s still in the 90s here in Southern California, so I’ve moved on from Fall cards to Winter cards. Hopefully I can entice the cooler weather this way.

Snow Way by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Snow Friends Framelits, White 3/8″ Vintage Faceted Buttons

I love this Snow Place stamp set. The penguin and snowmen are so cute! Did you see all of the fun projects that I made with for the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop on Friday? For today’s card, I used this week’s sketch from The Paper Players.


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Thanks & Giving with Fall Leaf Mosaic

It’s 101 degrees out today, so I made another fall leaf card. A girl can dream, right?

Thanks & Giving Mosaic by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: Archival Black, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder

I used this week’s stamp set from What Will You Stamp and the colors from the Colour Me Challenge.

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