Thoughtful Branches in Elegant Eggplant

Have you seen the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches bundle that is available this month only? It is truly spectacular with great stamps, great thinlets, and a fabulous font for sentiments. For today’s card, I made a hydrangea instead of a tree.

Thoughtful Branches by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Smoky Slate, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Other: Beautiful Branches Thinlets

I used the gorgeous colors from this week’s challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to use this stamp set.

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Mmmmmm… Ice Cream…

I have a second card for the Nacho Average Challenges summer fun theme challenge today. This card features a delicious triple scoop of ice cream. Ice cream is perfect during the summer, and the rest of the year!

Ice Cream by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Tree Builder Punch

I hope you’ll come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges!

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You Brighten My Day

I can’t believe I waited until the last day to play along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge! I love funny/punny cards, but I just wasn’t feeling inspired this week. Finally, though, I have something to share.

Brighten My Day by Yapha

Stamps: You Brighten My Day
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper
Other: Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon

This stamp set is from Sale-a-Bration 2015. I have this and many other retired stamps for sale. I used the Stamp Ink Paper theme of Funny/Punny cards and The Paper Players theme of “You light up my life.”

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Fancy Fold with Thoughtful Branches

I love the trees in the new Thoughtful Branches bundle (Available now! August only!), but I seriously would have gotten it for the beauty of the sentiments alone. For today’s card, I used only one of the sentiments.

Closed Double Z Fold by Yapha

It is a Double Z Fold card. (I used the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.) This is what it looks like open:

Open Double Z Fold by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride
Paper: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Other: Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Layering Circle Framelits

I used this week’s sketch from Pals Paper Arts and combined it with Brenda’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.


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Raccoon Happy Birthday

One of the great things about the Foxy Friends stamp set is how many different animals can be made by changing the colors and the markings. In addition to the fox I made a skunk, and today I have a raccoon to show you.


Stamps: Foxy Friends, Birthday Banners
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Paper: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Other: Bunch of Banners Framelits

Foxy Friends is the stamp set of the week over at What Will You Stamp. I also made this for Jennifer’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.

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Shaker Card with Jar of Love

I have seen so many great shaker cards lately, I just had to try one! I used the fun Jar of Love stamp set for this one. I made (what else?) a jar of Plexus with Blushing Bride sequins. Love that pink drink!

Plexus Sequins by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love, Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Window Sheets, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I created this for the SUO Challenges to use dies and also for KelliJo’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.

(If you want more information on Plexus, visit my Facebook Page or message me privately.)

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Summertime Fun

For the first time ever there is a theme challenge at Nacho Average Challenges this week — Summertime Fun! I was fortunate to get to spend some time with a friend at her beach house last week, so I think that the ocean definitely fits the Summertime Fun category.

Beachy Thanks by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral
Paper: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, By the Shore Designer Series Paper

In addition to the theme from Nacho Average Challenges, I also used the sketch from As You See It and the Nautical theme from Global Design Project. I love the color blocking on this sketch!


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Snappy Day at the Beach

It’s Tic Tac Toe challenge week over at The Paper Players! I do love the Tic Tac Toe Challenges. This one was a little tricky for me since I don’t have any enamel dots, which automatically eliminated three combinations. Luckily, I figured out something else that worked.

Snappy Day by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: VersaMark, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim
Paper: Crumb Cake, Watercolor Paper, By the Shore Designer Series Paper
Other: Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Layering Square Framelits, Black Embossing Powder

I did the middle row — beach, patterned paper, red — for The Paper Players. This is also for Alba’s challenge for Dare to Get Dirty at Splitcoast Stampers.


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Toadally Awesome

You know what was Toadally Awesome? (In addition to this card, that is?) I took my daughter to a midnight release party for the new Harry Potter book last night. I’d been wanting to do that for so long, but she was in preschool when the 7th book came out. We had such a great time! None of this is related to today’s card, however. Just a lot of fun!

Toadally AWesome by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Colors Designer Series Paper, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch

I’m still playing along with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! This one is for Lori’s challenge. I also used the layout from Sunday Stamps.


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Dove of Peace

Whoo hoo! Do you know what week this is? It’s Dare to Get Dirty Week over at Splitcoast Stampers. A whole week full of all kinds of stamping challenges. It also helps me get a lot of cards down in preparation for going back to school at the end of the month. Today’s card is for the very first challenge.


Stamps: Dove of Peace (retired)
Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Square Framelts (retired)

In addition to Lydia’s challenge, I also used the colors from Pals Paper Arts. This dove stamp is retired, however Stampin’ Up has a new one out. I just don’t have it yet.


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