Triangle Shaped Lantern & Greeting Card for Craft Project Central

Make this triangle shaped lantern and learn how easy it is to make your own template. Switch out the vellum for cardstock and turn it into a gift box for teachers, friends, and neighbors or fill it with some treats as a party favor. Either way, it would also look great as a party or holiday table decoration. You can also make it in different sizes. Learn how to make your own heat embossed design, using a mask. Great for class projects, stamp clubs and or camps.


Triangle Shaped Lantern & Card

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

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Motley Monsters for Hanukkah?

There is a great sketch over at Pals Paper Arts this week — nice and clean like I like it, so  of course I had to play along.


Have you been wondering what to do with your leftover pieces of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper now that Halloween is over? Good news! One of the pieces (with Bermuda Bay on one side and Crushed Curry on the other) is just perfect for Hanukkah cards! I made a quick and easy one with this sketch.

Motley Monster DSP Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Other: Banner Framelits, Brights Candy Dots

I used this DSP in another Hanukkah card as well. You can see it here.

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Coming Soon! Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza

Stampin’ Up announced news today about their upcoming Online Extravaganza. It will run from Monday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 2 with special deals on each of the Mondays.



To see the list in PDF form for easy printing, please click here. Shop online here, or contact me with any questions.

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Kick Up Yer Heels!

There is a really fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I combined it with the colors from the Colour Me… challenge.

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I was thinking fall, but then I noticed my Bootiful Occasions stamp set and realized that these colors would make a great cowboy card, too.

Kick Up Yer Heels! by Yapha

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions, Hardwood
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Paper: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Envelope Punch Board

I was thinking this might need some brads or candy dots somewhere, but I couldn’t decide what or where exactly, so I left it alone.


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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials

Weekly Deals

Prices good November 18-24, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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Stampin’ Up is doing a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway and one lucky winner will win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line!  100 other winners will get Project Life by Stampin’ Up Card & Accessory Packs!

For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook information to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

Once you sign up, share your link with friends and family and you’ll get additional entries to win for each person who adds your link to their entry.  Good luck!!

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Endless Wishes Christmas Card

I’s Tuesday, so you know that Tammy has another great challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges. This week we have a fun, Christmasy color challenge.


I knew I wanted to use some of that gorgeous new Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon on this card, which looks great with the snowflakes from Endless Wishes.

Endless Wishes Merry Christmas by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Wishes, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I hope that you will come and join us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with these colors!


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A Wreath for Every Season for Craft Project Central

Inside this lovely box are six different card designs using the Wonderful Wreath stamps and Framelits. Get a glimpse of the endless possibilities of this truly wonderful wreath set. This makes a wonderful gift or class project and it’s all wrapped up ready to give to someone special!

A Wreath for Every Season

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

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Three Pictures and a Number

Tara has a fun sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week, and she wants us to incorporate a number. (That would be a number sign on the sketch, not a hashtag.)


I absolutely loved the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper when we had it in real life, and I knew that sheet of numbers would be perfect for this challenge. Fortunately it is available in a digital version!

Leo's 4th Birthday by Yapha

I used the Timeless Type digital punches for my number 4, so that I could make it as big as I wanted. I hope you will come play along with us this week!

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Stamp Review Crew: Amazing Birthday Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Amazing Birthday stamp set, which is available in wood mount or clear mount. You may have just arrived from Dawn Tidd’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Cindy Beach’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 have made a number of cute cards with this stamp set, so I decided to make a box this time instead, using the Gift Box Punch Board. The finished box is 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 3.25″. This size is great, because it will fit a gift card inside, along with some Hershey Kisses or other small treats. To make it you start with a 9″ x 9″ piece of cardstock, and use Start Line M and Diagonal Line L.

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Gift Box Punch Board

Here’s a closer look at one of the sides:

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

And here’s another side:

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

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



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Clean and Simple Winter Thank You

This week’s challenge from The Paper Players is to make a clean and simple thank you card.


The first thing I thought of was the fabulous “Thank You” set, Another Thank You. It has so many great options for thank you cards! I combined it with the wintery colors of the All is Calm Designer Series Paper.

All is Calm Clean and Simple Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon

I hope you will come play along with us. I’m always looking for clean and simple thank you card ideas!


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