Matching Card for New Plexus Slim

Wow! I am amazed at the number of people asking for samples of the new Plexus Slim. (Though I really shouldn’t be because it is that awesome!) I made one batch of matching cards to send with the samples, and then today I needed to make some more. I used the same watercolor technique as in the first batch, but this time I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

This is the sketch:

And this is the card with the packaging that I was trying to match. What do you think?

Curious about the new Plexus Slim or want to try a sample? Let me know! It’s got PREbiotics in it now, to make it even more awesome!

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Stamp Review Crew: Thoughtful Banners Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Jessica Williams’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Kelly Kent’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.

Words. I love words!! And this stamp set has so many words. It’s amazing. My first card features a lot of these words.

Words by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate
Paper: Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Other: Duet Banner Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

For my second card, I only used one word. But it’s a really AMAZING word. And I needed an AMAZING card. The health & happiness company that I love has just reformulated their flagship product and redesigned the packaging as well. I wanted a matching card to send out some samples with, so of course I made my own.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Other: Duet Banner Punch, Seaside Embossing Folder

I needed to create a bunch, so I used aqua painters and re-inkers on a full sheet of the 6″ x 9″ Watercolor Paper. I then cut it into 5 pieces that were 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.

This is the card with the packaging. I think it matches pretty closely, don’t you?

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

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Happy Birthday to My Mom!

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and it was a pretty big one, so of course I made her a card. It had plenty of yellow, of course, since that is her favorite color!

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Large Numbers Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch

Congratulations to TGIF Challenges on their second birthday. I am entering this in their Celebrate challenge. I also used the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge over at The Paper Players. I used top left to bottom right diagonally with Circle-DieCut-Flower.

I have to tell you, I am super excited about Saturday. Plexus is announcing something new and exciting in what they are calling The Big Reveal. I have no idea what it is going to be, but everybody says it is going to be HUGE! If you want to find out as soon as  I do, just drop me a note or leave me a comment here and I will let you know! You can also like my Plexus Facebook Page. I keep that one up to date on all of the exciting news!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 4 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Nailed It Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Nailed It Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Martha Inchley’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Valerie Moody’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.

My first card uses the Framelits which unfortunately have already sold out. You could easily cut these shapes out if you needed to, though. This set is just perfect for my woodworking husband!

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pool Party
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper
Other: Build It Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

My second card does not use the framelits at all. I created this card for one of my Plexus customers who is doing a great job meeting her goals.

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Paper: Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

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

Categories: Cards, Father's Day | 11 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Cool Treats Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Cool Treats Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Kelly Kent’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Linda Callahan’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.

The best thing about stamping cards is being able to personalize them for the individual. I made this card for my daughter’s 14th birthday, with 14 scoops of chocolate ice cream in the bowl! To make the whipped cream, I embossed the swirl with clear embossing powder to add some contrast.

Chocolate Ice Cream by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, VersaMark
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Other: Frozen Treats Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 13 Comments

Passover Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Passover 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. Passover begins Monday night, April 10, 2017 so that is what we are focusing on for this hop. You may have just arrived from Liz Roberts’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Pascale Godot’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 unleavened idea.

I have two cards to show you today. The first one is fun and bright, featuring my favorite Passover symbol, the frog! (Why a frog, you ask? Think about the 10 plagues…)

Hoppy Passover by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Paper: Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

My second card is all sparkle and shine, with six different colors of glimmer paper to make a Seder Plate.

Glimmer Seder Plate by Yapha

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, Copper Foil, Gold Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Thanks for joining us today! Your next stop is over at Pascale Godot’s blog in France.

Categories: Cards, Jewish, Passover | 8 Comments

Amazing Pink Drink Cards

My one year Plexiversary (yes, that’s a thing) is coming up this week and I needed some more cards to send out with samples. The Mixed Drinks stamp set is just so perfect for it, and the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper in the new Sale-a-Bration pack is almost exactly the right shade!

Plexus Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Pack, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Emerald Envy Ribbon

Curious about Plexus? Waiting for a sign that you should give it a try? Here it is! Free shipping all weekend!

Plexus Sign

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Stamp Review Crew: Rose Wonder Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Rose Wonder Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Rochelle Blok’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Nikki Spencer’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 will be honest with you. I love this stamp set for the fonts of the sentiments much more than for the flower images. I do, however, like pairing it with the matching Rose Garden Thinlets as I did below. I used the gorgeous new pack of Glimmer Paper that is one of the additional Sale-a-Bration options.

Glimmer Rose Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Basic Black, 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment
Other: Rose Garden Thinlets

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

100th Day of School

It is the 100th Day of School here, and I needed something quick and easy to celebrate. I made this fun necklace out of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper that is one of the additional Sale-a-Bration options (starting February 21st). I used the Large Number Framelits and then attached them to some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Here’s a closer look. I think it took me 5 minutes to make.

p.s. I still have a few Plexus samples to mail out. let me know if you want one!

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Woodworking Valentine

Can I just say how thrilled I am to have this Nailed It Bundle? My husband is going to be getting cards made with this set for the foreseeable future. This one is for Valentine’s Day.

Stamps: Nailed It, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red 
Paper: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Other: Build It Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits

I created this for the Love theme at Stamp Ink Paper and the Love & Romance theme at The Card Concept. (It falls under the Clean & Layered category.)

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