Hanukkah Card in Lost Lagoon

Tammy has a fun sketch for us today. I was a little confused when I first saw it — what the heck were those lines on the sides? And then I knew exactly what I would use. Washi Tape!


There is a new Hanukkah stamp in this year’s Holiday Catalog. It goes really well with the designs in both the All is Calm Designer Series Paper and the All is Calm Washi Tape. I used just the washi tape on today’s card.

Lost Lagoon Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Other: All is Calm Washi Tape

I hope that you will play along with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you do with those interesting lines!

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Fall Fest Card Box Set – September Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Summer is just about over, and it’s time to be thinking about Fall. This card set is centered on the Fall season, and the box is made with the Gift Box Punch Board. There are six cards in this set, along with matching envelopes made with the Envelope Punch Board. This box set would make a great gift, and would also make a great card class.

Fall Fest Card Box Set

This beautiful project comes to you designed by Christy Fulk. 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 Christy a comment on her project over there.

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Dashing, Dapper, & Debonair!

Happy Monday! It is time again for my favorite digital scrapbooking challenge, MDS Monday. Tami has a sketch for us, with the added challenge to make it a vintage page.

MDSM84 Sept 29 14-002

My husband had scanned in a bunch of old pictures of his grandfather, and he kindly let me use one of them for this page. I just love how fun and carefree he looks in this picture!

Dashing Vintage Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I recolored one of the frames from Fancy Frames into Early Espresso, and used one of the stamps from Vintage Overlays on top of a piece of Elegant Soirée digital designer series paper. I hope that you will dig out those vintage pictures and come play along with us!

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Lobsters & Crabs, Just Because

Sandy has a fun sketch for us over at The Paper Players today, with six fun little shapes at the top.


I had a hard time deciding what to put in those six little squares. My fellow design team members had so many great ideas! I finally decided on the lobster and crab from Sea Street. I know that summer is over, but I’m not quite ready to put away this set yet.

Lobsters & Crabs by Yapha

Stamps: Sea Street, And Many More
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Maritime Designer Series Paper
Other: Bitty Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come play along with us. I can’t wait to see what you put in those squares!

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Welcome Baby with Bright Colors

I am all caught up on my design team obligations AND I’m ready for tomorrow’s holiday card workshop, so I squeezed in the time for a double challenge card. I used the colors from Colour Me challenge #39 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #155.

CMCC39   FMS Final 155-001

Those colors made me think of the toddler stacking ring toy (I still don’t know what it is called) in the Something for Baby stamp set. That stamp looks great on a tag! I combined it with one of the many handy sayings in the And Many More stamp set.

Bright Color Baby Card by Yapha

Stamps: Something for Baby, And Many More
Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, White & Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim

Maybe someday I’ll learn what the name of this toy is. In the meantime, I’ll just keep making cute cards with it!

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Kinda Eclectic Gift Set for Craft Project Central

This gift set is fun and unique. It includes a hand stamped bowl, earrings, a gift box, and a coordinating card. The bowl makes a fun little catch-all for your jewelry or other small items.

Kinda Eclectic Gift Set

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

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One Last Rosh Hashanah Card for 5775

I have one final Rosh Hashanah card to show you for this new year. I actually made this back in August, as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. The apple is made with a heart, and then a bite is taken out of the bottom with the curly label punch. Sorry for the glare — the gold paper is really shiny!

Gold Shana Tova! by Yapha

Stamps: Good Greetings
Paper: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Real Red, Mossy Meadow
Other: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Hearts Framelits, Flower Fair Framelits, Bird Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Curly Label Punch

As we finish up celebrating Rosh Hashanah this year, and continue on towards Yom Kippur, I ask your  forgiveness for any wrongs that I may have done to you either intentionally or by accident. May we all be sealed for good in the Book of Life!

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Shana Tova with Honey Sticks for a Sweet New Year

Shana Tova! Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. It is customary to celebrate with apples and honey for a sweet new year, so I decided to update the honey sticks that I made three years ago. Instead of stamping on them, I created the design for the front and back in My Digital Studio, printed it out onto white card stock, and then punched them out.

Shana tova honey sticks by Yapha

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Other: 1″x 8″ Cello Bags, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

I handed these out to my Jewish colleagues  and also at our family dinner last night. They are a fun alternative to a Rosh Hashanah card. Best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy, and sweet new year if you are celebrating.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials

Weekly Deals

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Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!

Now until Oct. 31,  you  will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that’s in addition to the other exiting benefits! That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. Contact me to schedule your party today!


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Halloween Frame & Card Ensemble for Craft Project Central

It’s that spooky time of year!  This frame is the perfect décor for any home…just put a picture of your little goblin inside! Or with this card make it a perfect gift for any teacher!

Halloween Frame & Card Ensemble

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

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