Washi Tape Menorah

Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating! I had some time before we head over to my sister-in-law’s, so I thought I would make a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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I had been thinking about creating a menorah from Washi Tape for a while, and this sketch seemed just perfect. It’s a great Hanukkah card if you don’t have any appropriate stamp sets.

Washi Tape Menorah by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Paper: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart), Beach House Washi Tape

The Beach House Washi Tape is part of this week’s Online Extravangza. Stock up while the prices are low!

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Snowflake Flip Cards & Mini Album for Craft Project Central

Are you ready for some snow? Or at least a few snowflakes? This set explores using the Snowflake Flip Card Thinlits set to make four cards that double as gift card holders, a box to hold those lovely cards and a mini album. This would make a wonderful gift for someone special or a fabulous winter class project!

Snowflake Flip Cards & Mini Album 2

This lovely 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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Triangle Punch Jewish Stars

It’s Tuesday, which means it is time for another Nacho Average Challenge. Tammy has a great sketch challenge for us this week.


Most Jewish kids learn at an early age that you can easily make a Jewish star out of two equilateral triangles. It took me a little while to realize that the new triangle punch from Stampin’ Up is in fact an equilateral triangle, and therefore can be used to make Jewish stars!

Jewish Star Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Basic Gray
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: Triangle Punch, Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come play with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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Time for Another Ribbon Turkey

There is no new MDS Monday challenge this week — you can still play along with last’s week. In the mean time, I decided it was time once again for a ribbon feather turkey card, and it fit just perfectly with the current challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch.


I made one of these last year, and also three years ago. They are just so cute and fun! I wanted to make an updated one with our current ribbon.

Ribbon Feather Turkey Card by Yapha

Stamps: Fall Fest, October My Paper Pumpkin (Sweet as Pie)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Other: Owl Punch, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Chevron Ribbon, Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Stampin’ Up’s big Online Extravaganza starts today. Be sure to check out the great deals!

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Seasonal Printers Tray for Craft Project Central

This Christmas Printers Tray and matching card would make a unique gift, that will be used year-after-year for someone special on your list.  The colors – Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Smoky Slake and Pear Pizazz – go together to capture the image of a silent, snowy night.

Seaonal Printers Tray

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

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Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

LeAnne has a great sketch for us this week over at The Paper Players.


I thought that the cupcake stamp from Sketched Birthday would be great for the focal point. I paired it with the fun and bright colors in the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper.

Happy Birthday, Cupcake by Yapha

Stamps: Sketched Birthday
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Skin Tone Blendabilities
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Other: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Brights Buttons, White Baker’s Twine

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

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When the Rain is Done

This week’s challenge from the Friday Mashup is to make a weather inspired project with a metal embellishment. It actually rained a little bit here in Southern California, so I had to feature some rain on my card. I found this great raindrop paper in the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack, and I knew it would be the perfect place to start.

When the Rain is Done: Bootiful Occasions by Yapha

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Watercolor Paper, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Mini Silver Brads, Aqua Painter

For some people this might look like a spring card, but rain means winter here in SoCal. Hopefully we’ll actually get some rain this winter, and start working our way out of these drought conditions.

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Triangle Shaped Lantern & Greeting Card for Craft Project Central

Make this triangle shaped lantern and learn how easy it is to make your own template. Switch out the vellum for cardstock and turn it into a gift box for teachers, friends, and neighbors or fill it with some treats as a party favor. Either way, it would also look great as a party or holiday table decoration. You can also make it in different sizes. Learn how to make your own heat embossed design, using a mask. Great for class projects, stamp clubs and or camps.


Triangle Shaped Lantern & Card

This gorgeous 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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Motley Monsters for Hanukkah?

There is a great sketch over at Pals Paper Arts this week — nice and clean like I like it, so  of course I had to play along.


Have you been wondering what to do with your leftover pieces of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper now that Halloween is over? Good news! One of the pieces (with Bermuda Bay on one side and Crushed Curry on the other) is just perfect for Hanukkah cards! I made a quick and easy one with this sketch.

Motley Monster DSP Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Other: Banner Framelits, Brights Candy Dots

I used this DSP in another Hanukkah card as well. You can see it here.

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