Snow Way!

It’s still in the 90s here in Southern California, so I’ve moved on from Fall cards to Winter cards. Hopefully I can entice the cooler weather this way.

Snow Way by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Snow Friends Framelits, White 3/8″ Vintage Faceted Buttons

I love this Snow Place stamp set. The penguin and snowmen are so cute! Did you see all of the fun projects that I made with for the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop on Friday? For today’s card, I used this week’s sketch from The Paper Players.


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Thanks & Giving with Fall Leaf Mosaic

It’s 101 degrees out today, so I made another fall leaf card. A girl can dream, right?

Thanks & Giving Mosaic by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: Archival Black, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder

I used this week’s stamp set from What Will You Stamp and the colors from the Colour Me Challenge.

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Nautical Notecards for Craft Project Central

This nautical themed project includes five cards, five note cards, and five mini cards. All cards come with matching envelopes, and are contained in a coordinating box. The cards are blank, but this set includes assorted messages that can easily be attached to a card as needed. This set is a great gift for people that enjoy writing letters, but would prefer cards without butterflies, flowers, and pastel chevrons.

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

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Snow Place for Stampin’ Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring Winter themed items from Stampin’ Up’s Holiday catalog. (Click here for the Fall Holiday Blog Hop) You may have arrived here from Heidi Bak’s Blog where she featured the Your Presents stamp set or perhaps Paula Wright’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the super cute holiday set, Snow Place. It has an adorable penguin, snowmen, winter clothes, and matching framelits for all of them. The first card I have for you is a re-make of a card I made at least 10 years ago with the old Wild About You stamp set. It is a single layer card. It was so much easier to make this time — the penguin framelit and the square framelits made cutting the masks super simple!

Peeking Penguins by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Thick Whisper White
Other: Square Framelits, Snow Friends Framelits (both for masking)

My second card uses this week’s challenge from Can You Case It of using any three blues plus a neutral. I picked Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy. (I had to use a little Pumpkin Pie, too, for the noses.) I inked up the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to make the background.

Let it Snow by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Other: Snow Friends Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder

My third card uses this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I love how some stampers have been using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder on white cardstock for an igloo look, so I had to use that on this card.

Snow Place Like Home by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Real Red Foil Paper
Other: Snow Friends Framelits, Banner Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Thanks for joining us on our Winter Holiday catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over at Paula Wright’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Holly Jolly Greetings Set with Christmas Greetings Thinlets. Her creations are always amazing!



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Happiness Always with Vintage Leaves

Well, it’s officially fall now. Not that you would know it here in Southern California where the temperatures are still in the 90s. But at least I can stamp leaves with fall colors, if nothing else, right?

Vintage Leaves Happiness Always by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, And Many More
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon

I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps and the colors from Fab Friday for this card. It came together pretty quickly!

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FaBOOlous for Nacho Average Challenges

There is a great color challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges this week, just perfect for Fall and Halloween in particular. I used the Happy Haunting DSP and the new hostess set Six Sayings to create this fun card.

FaBOOlous by Yapha

Stamps: Six Sayings, Among the Branches
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP
Other: Into the Woods Rich 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon

I used one of the leaves from Among the Branches to stamp in between the polka dots that were already on the DSP. I hope you will come play along with us on this challenge. I can’t wait to see what you make!


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Howl-o-ween Fun for Craft Project Central

It’s time for some old fashioned Howl-o-ween Fun!  This project features the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set and the coordinating Boo to You Framelits Dies.  Also highlighted is the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper…and bit of sparkle from Silver and Black Glimmer Paper!  The project set includes a sweet 3 -1/2” x 5” note card and lined envelope…perfect to send out a few spooky words to a friend or loved one!  There’s also a wand for your little one to wave in casting a spell on a friend or foe…and there’s also two games to keep everyone busy.  First up…there’s Trick or Treat Tic-Tac-Toe!  What will you choose?  The crossbones X or the skull O?  Either way it’ll be hauntingly good fun…and fun that you can take with you using the game packaging made featuring the Envelope Punch Board!  Finally, who doesn’t remember the ball-in-the-hole game?  Super easy to make, there’s nothing ghostly about these little games…they’re just good old fashioned fun! And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be adapted to an any occasion fun set!

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

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Fall Scene Through the Window

When I saw that this week’s Paper Players’ Challenge was to create a clean and simple card with a fall scene, I knew that this would be perfect to use my Happy Scenes stamp set and the matching Hearth & Home Thinlets for the first time!

Fall Scene by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Scenes
Ink: Archival Black, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Watercolor Paper, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper
Other: Hearth & Home Thinlets, Aquapainter

I used Watercolor Paper so that I could just wash on the grass and sky with my Aquapainter. I think my sky looks kind of blustery, don’t you? The new Archival Ink works great with the photopolymer stamps and is perfect for watercoloring. I’m so glad it is finally here!

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Stamp Review Crew: No Bones About It Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Crazy About You stamp set. You may have just arrived from Dawn Tidd’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Jessica Williams’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.

For my card today, I used the dinosaur images to make a fun view master card. I followed the great tutorial over on Dawn Olechefske’s blog. Here are a few different images that you can see through the hole:

Dino View Master by Yapha

Dino View Master by Yapha

Dino View Master by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Base

This is the circle piece I stamped on. I traced the circles with pencil, then used a mask to make sure my images didn’t overlap. I erased the pencil marks before putting the card together.

Dino View Master (inside) by Yapha

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

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Inlaid Die Cutting with Vintage Leaves

I learned a fun new technique today! It is called Inlaid Die Cutting and it is part of this week’s challenge over at The Friday Mashup. I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set with the matching Leaflets Framelits to try it out.

Vintage Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Hardwood
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits

I also used the sketch from The Friday Mashup. It left plenty of room for the die cuts!


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