Vintage Leaves with Matching Framelits

Have you seen the great new stamp set, Vintage Leaves? The leaves themselves are spectacular, but the even better part is the matching Framelits! Even though today’s colors from Nacho Average Challenges were bright and summery, I decided to make a fall leaf card with them. I added Soft Suede as my neutral to make it more Fall like.

Fall Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Endless Thanks, Hardwood
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Leaflets Framelits

I sponged Crushed Curry ink over the piece of DSP from the Cherry on Top stack. It really changed it up!

Here are the colors for this week’s challenge at Nacho Average Challenges. I hope that you will come play along with us! I’d love to see what you make!


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Thinking of Kind Koala

I dropped my daughter off for her first time at sleep away camp yesterday. It’s a gorgeous camp and I know she’ll have a fun time, but it’s also hard to be away from home. I’ve been sending her a card a day since the middle of last week so that she will get mail every day. I needed some more, and this super cute koala fit the bill!

Kind Koala by Yapha

Stamps: Kind Koala
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Shimmery White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

I used the sketch from The Paper Players and the colors from Color Throwdown.

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Faux Etched Glass Butterflies for Craft Project Central

Nothing says warm weather like fluttering butterflies, and these delicate and beautiful “faux etched glass” butterflies will live forever. With just a few Stampin’ Up! products and this simple “Faux Glass Etching” technique, you’ll have enough faux glass butterflies for two home décor projects and an all-occasion card to send to a friend. This would make a fun class or stamp camp project, as well.

Faux Etched Glass Butterflies SP

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

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Toadally Awesome

One of the fun ways I like to stamp with the new You’re Sublime stamp set is to emboss it with black embossing powder on watercolor paper and then color it in with aqua painters. It’s hard to see in the picture, but there is a Lost Lagoon wash behind the frog.

Toadally Awesome by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: VersaMark, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Watercolor Paper
Other: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter

I used the colors from the current Fab Friday Challenge.

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Three Vintage Leaves

I know that it is just the end of July and that summer is still in full swing, but I find myself getting ready for fall. Maybe it’s because I’m already working on my September Craft Project Central Project or because demonstrators got to see the new Holiday catalog or the new Scentsy Fall catalog was also announced, but either way I am loving these new Vintage Leaves stamps and matching Framelits.

Vintage Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Leaflets Framelits

I used this week’s fun sketch from Pals Paper Arts for this card. It is a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square.


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Birthday in the Barnyard for Craft Project Central

This Birthday in the Barnyard party set is perfect for the birthday celebration of your darling little girl.  This set features the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set… with the support of sentiments from the Something to Say and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets.  Also highlighted are Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack…in combination with bright, fun Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Cardstock.  Gold Metallic Doilies and Gold Embossing provide a lovely bit of sparkle to this ensemble, and baker’s twine provides just the right amount of country feel.  This party set includes a 3-1/2” x 5” party invitation, a barn shaped thank you party favor, a cupcake pick, a milk bottle medallion and a party banner.  And…there’s a bonus!  This set is also incredibly
versatile in that, with a small color change it would be a fabulous foundation for the birthday celebration of any handsome little guy.  And there’s more…a simple sentiment switch on a couple of the pieces would easily convert this party set to the perfect background for a baby shower… for a boy or a girl!

Barnyard Birthday SP

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

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You’re a Peach

There is a fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week, to use food or drink stamps with markers. I don’t have a lot of food stamps. I guess you could count some of the animals in Barnyard Babies, but I’m a vegetarian, so, no. Instead a reached for the hostess set Silhouettes & Script which has some food in it. I used my markers on the peach before I stamped it.

You're a Peach by Yapha

Stamps: Silhouettes & Script
Ink: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Tags & Labels Framelits, Calypso Coral Seam Binding

I also used the colors from this week’s Colour Me! Challenge.


It’s hard to tell, but I stamped the peach and the Thanks on to Whisper White and cut them out and glued them on to the Pink Pirouette tag.

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Happy Birthday with Balloons

I love Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! they are so much fun! I was so excited to see one over at the new Stamp Ink Paper Challenge that I just had to play along! I use the great Happy Birthday stamp from the May 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I think the curly writing echoes the balloon strings nicely.

Happy Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: May 2015 Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper

I used the diagonal from the top left for this card. In addition to using the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Did you know there is a deal for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers? Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!

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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 July 27, 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. (Deal starts on Thursday, July 23, 2015) 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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You are the Sprinkles!

I love the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. The colors are so bright and fun. It also coordinates nicely with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Sprinkles by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

I used this week’s sketch from Nacho Average Challenges. I love that it is square!


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

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