Proud of Bicycles

Have you seen the new Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper? It is super cute! If you make cards for kids or scrapbook them, you are going to want this paper! I used some of the bicycle piece on this card.

Proud of You with Bicycles by Yapha

Stamps: Words of Truth
Ink: Pacific Point, Garden Green
Paper: Pacific Point, Garden Green, Whisper White, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper
Other: Triple Banner Punch, Brights Buttons

I used today’s sketch from Nacho Average Challenges. I love square cards, and this was a quick and easy one.


Come play along with us! I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This week’s challenge from The Paper Players is to create a clean and simple card featuring summer treats, so of course I reached for the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, so I wanted to use that. I combined it with the flowers design from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack for an even more summery look.


Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Tree Builder Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

Come back tomorrow for a great challenge from nacho Average Challenges.

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Cherry on Top for Father’s Day

I used the bright and happy Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack for one more fun Father’s Day card. This paper has so many great bright colors in it it just screams “summer fun!”

Bright Father's Day by Yapha

Stamps: Crazy About You
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Pool Party, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

I combined this with this week’s sketch from the As You See It Challenge. I really like the possibilities in the three nice sized blocks.


I hope that you are having a great Father’s Day if you are celebrating.

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Paper Cloth Bird Sculpture & Card for Craft Project Central

Do you have Designer Series Paper that you wish you could turn into fabric? Now is your chance!  This Paper Cloth Bird Sculpture and Card will show you how you can make a sewable, pliable fabric from your Typeset Designer Series
Paper.  What a fun way to turn your paper into a 3-dimensional home décor item!  Create a gorgeous coordinating card in case you decide to gift your sculpture to a lucky friend!  You might even let your friends or children join in the fun of creating fabric of their very own to turn into all types of wonderful creations!

Paper Cloth Bird Sculpture & Card SP

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

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Another Father’s Day Card in Hardwood

It’s almost Father’s Day here in the United States and I am getting down to the wire with making a card for my husband! He’s a great dad and I wanted to make him a card that reflected his passion for woodworking. Unfortunately, my Woodgrain Embossing Folder appears to have gone missing. Fortunately, the Hardwood stamp was right where it was supposed to be!

Hardwood Father's Day by Yapha

Stamps: Hardwood, Crazy About You
Ink: VersaMark, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Triple Banner Punch

I used this week’s challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch, which allowed me to focus on the wood.


Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there who are celebrating!

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Love You More Than Chocolate

I’m continuing to stock up on cards to send Eve while she is at sleepaway camp. (Note to self — get the address…) Today’s card uses one of my favorite sayings from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set. While this set is not in the catalog, it is available on the website.


Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon, Triple Banner Punch

I used the great colors from The Color Throwdown and the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.



I have to say, my hatred of banners is dissipating now that I can make them so much more easily with the new Triple Banner Punch!

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Summer Fun Craft Party for Craft Project Central

It’s summer! The kids are out of school and looking for something fun to do, so how about throwing a craft party? Send a cute “Summer Funday” invitation to your children’s friends, create a craft pack with basic supplies for each attendee, and let their imaginations take over. The cute whirly ladybugs are fun and simple to create, and preparation is a snap with the Big Shot and Circles Collection Framelits. The invitation uses simple marker techniques to customize photopolymer stamps. This would also make a fun Kids’ Stamp Camp or class.

Summer Fun Craft Party SP

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

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom & Dad

My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. We were fortunate that they were able to come out to California and celebrate with all of this. Since 50 is gold, I knew I wanted to focus on mostly gold on their card. I tried Stampin’ Up’s new Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the base of the card and it is perfect!

50th Anniversary Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: White Satin Ribbon, Gold Satin Ribbon, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Little Numbers Thinlets

I used the sketch over at Fab Friday for this card. It’s a fun one!


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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Sign-Up Special

Weekly Deals

Prices good  June 16-22, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



Get Free Stamps!


If you join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between June 2-June 30, you get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!  Which stamps do you get to choose from?  That’s the best part — you get to pick any stamp set from the new 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! I would love to chat with you more about signing up with Stampin’ Up. It’s one of the best decisions I ever made! You can also sign up online here.

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You’re All Kinds of Awesome

One of the new stamp sets that I was really excited about getting was the Words of Truth stamp set. It has so many fun sayings! I used one of them on this card that I will send to Eve while she’s away at camp.

All Kinds of Awesome by Yapha

Stamps: Words of Truth
Ink: Hello Honey, Island Indigo
Paper: Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper

The colors are from today’s Nacho Average Challenge.


I hope that you will come play along with us! I can’t wait to see what you make with it!

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