Bright and Fun Hanukkah Card

Tammy has a fun, bright color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week.


My Happy Hanukkah stamp has been out on my craft table for awhile now, so I figured why not make one more card with it! Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry are great for fun and light-hearted Hanukkah cards and a nice change from blues and silvers.

Bright & Fun Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Motley Monster Designer Series Paper
Other: Crushed Curry 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Have you seen the products in Stampin’ Up’s new Holiday Supplement? It started yesterday.

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Fall Favors & Table Décor for Craft Project Central

Fall is here – with beautifully colored falling leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins and family gatherings.  Create simple and adorable favor boxes for your fall parties and dinners, a beautiful centerpiece, and a card to send to family and friends using fun fall colors and the Color Me Autumn suite.

Fall Favors & Table Decor

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

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My First Sketch for MDS Monday!

I am super excited to show you my very first sketch for MDS Monday!  I have a couple fun tricks I used on this page, that you are welcome to try as well. The first one is to change the size of the patterns when you fill a punch with patterned paper. Simply fill it, then double click on the shape, and you have the option to zoom in or out on the patterns by clicking the plus and minus. The second thing I did was to fill a group of photo boxes with one picture. Select the photo boxes you want to fill, group them together, then drag your photo on top. It makes for a great look!



I used one of the pictures that Steve took of Eve at swim camp this summer, so I filled all of my boxes with patterns in different shades of blue. I used Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point to match the pool, and Soft Sky in the background.

Swimming Scrapbook page for MDS Monday by Yapha

I hope that you will come play along with us this week! I can’t wait to see how you choose to fill all of these little squares!

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Stamp Review Crew: Serene Silhouettes Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, which is available in wood mount, clear mount, and digital. (I will be using the digital version for my projects today.) You may have just arrived from Heidi Bak’s blog, or if you are going backwards from  Mike Funke’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.

These different leaves and trees are great for so many things! I decided to use the trees to make place cards for Thanksgiving Dinner. I used the color tool in My Digital Studio to add a fallish touch to the leaves. I printed them out and then mounted them on Chocolate Chip Cardstock to make the place card.

Thanksgiving Place Cards by Yapha

Your next stop is over to Mike Funke’s blog. I can’t wait to see what amazing project he has! Thanks for hopping with us today.



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Hanukkah Card in Navy & Silver

Sandy has a great challenge for us over at The Paper Players today. It is for a Clean & Simple card with either Gold or Silver.


Stampin’ Up has so many great products in both gold and silver right now! Two kinds of ribbon, plus Baker’s twine, the foil sheets, the glimmer sheets, the vellum paper, ink pads, and of course the embossing powder. I need to keep this Clean and Simple though, so I just used a few of these items.

Night of Navy and Silver Hanukkah Card by  Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Other: Labels Collection Framelits. 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

Sorry for the glare. That foil paper is SUPER shiny!

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Hanukkah Card in Blues and Cantaloupe

There are some fun colors from the Colour Me…! Challenge this week, a very pretty combination of two blues with Crisp Cantaloupe. I decide to combine it with the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

CMCC42   PPA224

When I first saw the colors, I immediately thought of making a baby card. But then I realized that the two blues would work very nicely for a Hanukkah card. I used my Stampin’ Write markers so I could use all three of the colors on the stamp.


Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

I apologize for the quality of the picture. I was trying a different camera, and I still have to figure out the settings. I’ll have a few more Hanukkah cards coming to you this week, all using this new stamp.

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Twenty Days of Thanks for Craft Project Central

Now is the season of refection and thankfulness.  This advent is a perfect way to remind us of our blessings.  Add treats for little ones and each day add a slip of paper with what you are thankful for.  Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to read them and reflect!

20 Days of Thanks

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

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Easy Christmas Shaker Card with Tutorial!

At my last Stampin’ Up party, the hostess wanted to make a shaker card. I need something that would be easy enough for a group to make, so I came up with this cutie, using the Shaker Frames.

Christmas Shaker Card by Yyapha

Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, All Is Calm Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: Shaker Frames, Window Sheets, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

I also took pictures along the way, so you can see how to make your own. First,  glue everything to the front of your card. That Whisper White circle was punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.


Next, place the largest Shaker Frame around the outside of your punched piece.


Then, put a pinch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the center of the frame.


Next, remove the backing from the Shaker Frame. Take a 2″ circle punched from a Window Sheet and adhere it firmly over the circle.


Finally, put the scalloped circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper over the outside. The easiest way to create this is to first punch the inside with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, and then punch the outside with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Christmas Shaker Card by Yapha

Quick and easy! Have fun making some shaker cards!

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Boo to You!

Have you played along with this month’s Craft Project Central Creating Pretty Cards sketch yet? You have a chance to win a free month of tutorials if you do! I combined this month’s sketch with the colors from the current Fab Friday Challenge.

CPC040   Fab Fri Logos-056

I love the ghost in the Fall Fun Framelits. He is so cute! I just had to use him for the focal point in my circle. His eyes are Candy Dots! (Not the edible kind, the Stampin’ Up kind.)

Boo to You by Yapha

Stamps: Good Greetings
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Colors Designer Series Paper
Other: Fall Fun Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Circle Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Just two weeks left to earn your Good Greetings stamp set! It’s yours FREE for hosting a Stampin’ Up party of $300 or more.

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Baby Shower Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Make these sweet baby shower decoration pieces for a sweet friend who is expecting. This set contains a shaker card, a sweet baby carriage treat box, a book mark and a wand/straw decoration. You will be the talk of the party. These pieces can be mass produced easily and the greeting card can serve as the invitation or/and the baby announcement. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Baby Shower Ensemble

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

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