Bohemian Thank You

The new Bohemian Designer Series Paper is so bright and fun! The patterns are bold and can stand along nicely, like I used in this thank you card.


Stamps: Endless Thanks
Ink: Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Bohemian Designer Series Paper
Other: Tags & Labels Framelits, Gold Satin Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequins

I used today’s Nacho Average Challenges sketch.


I hope you will come play with us!

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Floral Monthly Card Organizer & Cards for Craft Project Central

If you need something to organize the cards you give out throughout the year, you need this organizer. This sturdy, accordion-style organizer has file tabs for each month for easy filing of your cards. It has ribbon ties on each side to adjust the depth of the organizer, along with jute ribbon handles on top for easy carrying. This tutorial also includes two cards to get you started on your card collection. The organizer and cards feature the stamp set, Garden in Bloom, and the designer series paper, English Garden.

Floral Monthly Card Organizer & Card SP

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

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Thanks a Bunch with Sprinkles of Life

Did you get a chance to check out all of the amazing ideas at the Stamp Review Crew Sprinkles of Life Blog Hop? Just in case you wanted more inspiration from this amazing set, I have another card with it for you today.

Bunch of Flowers by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper
Other: Tree Builder Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits

I used the color challenge from Fab Friday (all of the new In Colors) and the theme challenge from The Paper Players (the great outdoors) for this card.

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Stamp Review Crew: Sprinkles of Life Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, which is this year’s Ronald McDonald House stamp set. ($3 from every set purchased will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.)  You may have just arrived from Lisa Young’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Martha Inchley’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 thought when I saw this stamp set was APPLES! No wait, my first thought was Ice Cream! My second thought was apples, which I am always looking for to make Rosh Hashanah cards. (Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It starts on September 13 this year.) This set not only has apples, but a coordinating punch to cut them out as well.

Apple Basket Shana Tova by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Real Red, Hello Honey
Paper: Real Red, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Other: Tree Builder Punch, Washi Tape Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I printed out the Hebrew words from my computer. They say “Shana Tova,” which is the customary greeting meaning Happy New Year.

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Martha Inchley’s Blog.

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You’re a True Friend

One of the great things about the Color Family packs of Designer Series Paper is how easy monochromatic cards are to create when you use them! I really love the new designs in this batch of papers as well. And good news — both the Regals and the Neutrals are now available to order!

You'e a True Friend by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Thanks
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Whisper White 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Colour Me!

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I added in some Crumb Cake to the monochromatic red.

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Wonderful Washi Tape for Craft Project Central

Washi Tape is an affordable product that we love to have, look at, and hold, but do you use yours?  With this tutorial, you’ll use Washi Tape to decorate a generously-sized twist container and a handmade home decor item — mini wooden pallet — that could be used to embellish a gift bag or box or hang on a door knob or hook.  The two most exciting things about this tutorial are (1) learning how to add text (a custom sentiment/message) to your tape without using stamps and (2) making a 3D flower with vertical bunches of curly petals!  There are a lot of little surprises in this tutorial!

Wonderful Washi Tape SP

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

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Birthday Cherries

I am really enjoying two of the new In Colors — Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. They are both such fun and happy shades! I was excited to see them in a color challenge together.

Birthday Cherries by Yapha

Stamps: Celebrate Today
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy Seam Binding, Triple Banner Punch

I used the color challenge from Pals Paper Arts and this month’s sketch challenge from Craft Project Central for this card.

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I hope that you will come play with us at Craft Project Central! You could win a whole month of tutorials!

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Follow Your Heart

I have another card today with the super cute You’re Sublime set. I’m going to be featuring this set next week for the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog blog hop. I love it! It is so fun to color in the images with an aqua painter.

Follow Your Heart by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits, Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I used the great colors from the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge and the sketch from The Paper Players.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Watercolor Wishes, and Clearance Rack Update!

Weekly Deals

Prices good  June 30-July 6, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



Watercolor Wishes Now Available!



Now Available! The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards. You provide the adhesive; we’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

Clearance Rack Updated With New Items!


Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a few new items!  Clearance Rack items are available only while supplies last, so be sure to shop early for the best selection.  Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping!


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Summer Garden Tote Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Make this super sweet Summer Garden Tote Bag as a Thank You to that special friend. The coordinating Covered Notepad and Pen are simple but functional gifts that fit neatly inside the Tote. And, of course, the Thank You Card is a must to top off a perfect gift! In this tutorial you’ll also learn an essential tip – the perfect ‘stay put knot/bow’ – you’ll never tie a knot or bow any differently after learning it!

Summer Garden Gift Tote Set SP

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

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