Pool Party Vintage Leaves Condolence Card

Condolence cards, while never easy to make, are probably one of the most important cards that we can send. So when one colleague of mine asked for a condolence card to send another colleague of ours on the sudden loss of his father, I knew that I wanted to make something special.

So Sorry by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Greatest Greetings
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Leaflets Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (retired)

I used the great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the inspiration picture from Stampin’ Royalty.

FMS Final 223-001Royalty

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You Make My Heart Happy

I noticed that most of the Valentine Cards that I have been making this year don’t actually say “Happy Valentine’s Day.” They are instead about love, which is great, because then they can be sent all year long. Here’s another one.

Heart Happy by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

This is a triple challenge today! I used the fabulous sketch from Global Design Project, the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments, and the theme of Love from Stamps Ink Paper.


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Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Are the winter blues getting you down? Bring some spring into your home a little early and be ready to celebrate Easter with this Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble! These branches are already in bloom with soft pink paper flowers and tiny green leaves. The embellished egg ornaments add pretty, delicate accents that are perfect for the Easter Season. Make one for your own home
and one to give away. The coordinating card and basket make this an ideal gift for someone special.

Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble SP

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin Special, & Sale-a-Bration!

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through February 15, 2016)



Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Sale

Paper Pumpkin On Sale - Stamp With Amy K

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better?  Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course!  It just might be the easiest way for you to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Click to go to my online store for to start shopping the prepaid subscriptions.

*Sale-A-Bration items ship for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions alone do not qualify for free shipping on Sale-A-Bration items. A shipping charge of $6.95 will be charged to orders with only Prepaid Subscriptions.

It’s Sale-a-bration Time!

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***Important!! Three of the Sale-a-Bration items will not be available after February 15! Three new ones will be available on February 16th! See the brochure for more details***

It’s an amazing time of year when you get free products from Stampin’ Up! for purchasing your favorite stamping supplies!  Plus you can you earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend for any orders over $250!

It’s also the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit.  Plus, the kit ships for free!

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Confetti Congratulations

Did you know that the two designs of confetti paper in the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack match the new Confetti Embossing Folder? They look super cute together, too!

Congratulations by Yapha

Stamps: Bravo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Confetti Embossing Folder

I used this week’s sketch from Can You Case It for this quick, fun card.


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Great Dane Card with Playful Pals

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you are cheering for the Broncos, the Panthers, the commercials, or the snacks, I hope you are enjoying the game. I decided to stretch my creative abilities before the game and see if I could make our Great Dane Sadie out of the Playful Pals stamp set. It kind of looks like a kangaroo, which might be useful later, but it’s close enough for me.

Great Dane by Yapha

Stamps: Playful Pals, Greatest Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Paper: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Other: Pyramid Pals Thinlets, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine

Here’s a picture of the real Sadie, with her big ears.

Sadie Mason

I used this month’s sketch from the Creating Pretty Cards challenge at Craft Project Central and the dog or cat theme from The Paper Players.


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Zoo Babies Love Notes Set for Craft Project Central

It’s time to express your love!  These adorable Zoo Babies love note cards are a perfect way to share your love!  Hide them in a lunch bag, briefcase or drawer for your loved one to discover!  A highlight of this set is learning how to create sleek envelopes using a combination of the Simply Scored Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board.  This set includes four love notes, four envelopes, a gift tag, and an adorable gift bag to hold the set of love notes.  This set would be perfect for a stamp camp or as a simple gift!

Zoo Babies Love Notes SP

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

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This Hug’s for You!

You can never have too many Valentines with cute bears on them, right? For this card I used a different saying from the Bear Hugs stamp set. There are so many cute sayings in that set! I also used a trick I learned from Brian King — coloring in the designer series paper! These were just outlines of hearts in Basic Gray, so I colored them in with my Pink Pirouette marker and added a few Real Red ones for interest.

This Hug's For You!

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Pool Party, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper
Other: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Bitty Banners Framelits, Bear Hugs Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from The Color Throwdown.

FMS Final 222-001swatch378

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Mini Heart Love Note

I really like both the colors and the sketch over at this week’s Fusion challenge. The colors are nontraditional for a Valentine, but super fun together. For the hearts I wanted to use the Love You heart stamp from the Bear Hugs stamp set, but it is really small (about an inch high). So instead of using a bigger heart, I decided to make a smaller card. My finished card is 2 1/2″ x 3″, just perfect for slipping inside a lunch box!

Love You Hearts by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I washed the three inks over watercolor paper first, then stamped on top and cut it out with the matching framelit. Here’s what the challenge looked like over at Fusion:


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I {Heart} U!

The Epic Alphabet Stamp Set is in a super cute font. In addition to all of the letters, it also includes some punctuation and some symbols, such as a heart. Which means you can use it for some cute and quick Valentines! I added some glimmer by coloring in the I and U with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. It was so easy to use!

I {heart} U by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Alphabet
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

I used the colors from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge and the amazing sketch from Pals Paper Arts.

SIP-Challenge-33-Colors-800 PPA-286-Feb04

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