Best Fishes

I have another quick and cute card for you today featuring some of Stampin’ Up’s great designer series paper. I really like the colors and the ocean theme of the By The Shore DSP. It has a matching stamp set, Seaside Shore, which I didn’t use on today’s card. Instead I used the very punny “Best Fishes” from the Jar of Love stamp set.

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Stamps: Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron
Paper: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, By the Shore Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch

I used this week’s great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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What Does the Fox Say? Thanks!

I really love product suites that go together cutely and easily, and this fox one is no exception! (Is cutely a word? I don’t know, but it should be.) Here’s a super cute card that I made with the matching stamps and DSP.

Foxy Thanks by Yapha

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Calypso Coral, Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Paper: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Other: Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

I used the great sketch from Stamp Ink Paper this week. I’m not sure if this is clean and simple enough for the Thank You card challenge at CAS on Sunday, but it is for that one, too.

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Happy Birthday for Nacho Average Challenges

It’s the second week of these Nacho Average Challenges colors and I have another birthday card with them for you today. To create this one, I had to tweak the background paper a little, so I cut off the stripes that were in Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry and glued the rest back to together.

Nappy Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Stylized Birthday
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Confetti Stars Punch

I hope that you will come play along with these colors atNacho Average Challenges if you haven’t already. Or play again! They’re great colors!

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Stamp Review Crew: Thoughtful Branches Edition

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It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Mike Funke’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Bronwyn Eastley’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.

There is so much that I love about this bundle! The tree in the stamp set is absolutely stunning and the font of the sentiments is gorgeous. The matching thinlets just magnify the awesomeness. For this card, I played up the elegant side of the stamp set by embossing everything with the new copper embossing powder.

Copper Thoughtful Branches by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Part
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Beautiful Branches Thinlets

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

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Apple Tree with Thoughtful Branches

Have you see the new Thoughtful Branches bundle from Stampin’ Up? It is AMAZING! I am in a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring it starting tomorrow night, but today I have a quick card that I made with just the stamp set. This bundle will be available starting August 2nd. (Pro tip: Use your Bonus Days Coupons that you are earning this month towards this bundle next month!)

Apple Tree Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Paper: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

I used the colors from the Fab Friday challenge.

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Sunshine Thank You Card

Because it is not hot enough outside (102 here in Simi Valley), I made a card with a bright shining sun on it! And if that’s not enough, I made the sun out of paper with little suns on it from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. (Wow, talk about a meta card…)

Sunshine Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Island Indigo, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Sunburst Thinlit, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits

I used the theme of Summertime & Sunshine from TGIF Challenges and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches.

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By the way, if you are curious about Plexus, I have another 7-Day Challenge coming up. This is a great way to give it a try and see if it is right for you. You can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately.

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Heart Full of Wedding Wishes

Did you know that the new Sweet & Sassy framelits have two different styles of hearts in them? And they come with enough sizes to layer them both. I love the slightly curved shape to the ones I used on today’s card. I’m guessing that these are the “sassy” ones.

Wedding Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Silver Foil, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Other: Sweet & Sassy Framelits

I used the colors from the Global Design Project and the sketch from Pals Paper Arts. (And I look, I didn’t make a Plexus card even though one of the colors was Melon Mambo!)

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Black & White & Stinkin’ Cute!

There is a Black and White color challenge over at Stamps Ink Paper this week. Luckily, the new Fox Builder Punch also makes a super cute skunk! Much cuter than the one who sprayed our dog Biscuit several years ago…

Skunk Card by Yapha

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Greatest Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Regular Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Other: Fox Builder Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder, Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

I didn’t see the part about adding a metallic until I had finished the card. Otherwise I might have used the Silver Satin Ribbon instead of the retired Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. It’s hard to see in the picture, but the white background is embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder, which looks great in real life.

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Happiest of Birthdays!

We’ve got a great color challenge from Nacho Average Challenges this week. It is bright and fun and works great with the Birthday Fiesta stamp set.

Birthday Fiesta by Yapha

Stamps: Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other: Fiesta Time Framelits

These are the colors — I hope you’ll come play with us!

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Sweet Sugarplum for Plexus Pink

That’s strange, you may be thinking to yourself, why would Yapha put a jar of pink water on a card? Well, that it is no ordinary pink water, my friend, that represents Plexus Slim! (Ugh, you say to yourself, again?) Yes, again! When you find something that revolutionary and life changing, you want to shout it from the rooftops! But you are here for the card, not the Plexus, so let’s get back to that.

Plexus Jar of Love by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Colors Designer Series Paper
Other: Everyday Jars Framelits, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

I used the colors from Pals Paper Arts, the technique of watercoloring for The Paper Players challenge, and the Jar of Love stamp set for the What Will You Stamp challenge.

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By the way, if you have been thinking about trying Plexus, I have two 7-Day Challenges coming up. This is a great way to give it a try and see if it is right for you. You can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately.

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