Know What I Love?

I’m going to be offering a Valentine card making class for my faculty next week, so I wanted to come up with something simple yet elegant. (The Bear Hugs set has the cute cards covered!) This week’s colors from Pals Paper Arts were perfect. (Ack! I just realized that I used Blushing Bride instead of Pink Pirouette! Not sure why the wrong pink was stuck in my head…)

Know What I Love? by Yapha

Stamps: What I Love, Endless Thanks
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper
Other: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

That little heart in between the words is from the Endless Thanks Stamp Set. In addition to the colors from Pals Paper Arts, I played along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. I have the middle row across (Floral-Love-Pink) and one of the diagonals (Patterned Paper-Love-Heart).


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Hello, My Friend!

What’s black and white and red all over? Today’s card! I used the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Hello, which puts the focus on the sentiment and can be used for a variety of occasions.

Hello by Yapha

Stamps: Hello
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the inspiration photo from Stampin’ Royalty.

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Little Letters Felt Board Birthday Set for Craft Project Central

What can you do with the Little Letters Thinlits?  A lot!  This tutorial will walk you through how to use your thinlits in some fun ways!  Learn how to create felt letters with a felt board, a felt letter holder, and a festive birthday card!  We will use both the positive die cut letters and the negative spaces they leave when they are die cut!  Let’s explore what you can do with these versatile thinlits!

Little Letters Felt Board Birthday Set SP

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin Special, & Sale-a-Bration!

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through February 1, 2016)


Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Sale

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What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better?  Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course!  It just might be the easiest way for you to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

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This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Click to go to my online store for to start shopping the prepaid subscriptions.

*Sale-A-Bration items ship for free with a qualifying product purchase of $50. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions alone do not qualify for free shipping on Sale-A-Bration items. A shipping charge of $6.95 will be charged to orders with only Prepaid Subscriptions.

It’s Sale-a-bration Time!

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It’s an amazing time of year when you get free products from Stampin’ Up! for purchasing your favorite stamping supplies!  Plus you can you earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend for any orders over $250!

It’s also the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit.  Plus, the kit ships for free!

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From My Heart

There are so many fun and bright Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up’s new Occasions Catalog! It’s My Party is my favorite, but  Have a Cuppa is bright and fun as well. I really let it do the work on this clean and simple Valentine.

From My Heart by Yapha

Stamps: Groovy Love
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits

I used the Valentine’s Day theme from TGIF Challenges and the sketch from Can You Case It.


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Oh, Hello Little Birdie

The Sale-a-Bration stamp set Honeycomb Happiness has an odd combination of images — a bird, an ice cream cone, and a balloon — but they are all so cute it doesn’t even matter! They are designed to be used with the Honeycomb Embellishments. I was drawn to the little birdie with his curious expression today.

Hello Little Birdie by Yapha

Stamps: Honeycomb Happiness
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

I used the challenge of Paper Piecing from Clean & Simple on Sunday with the fabulous It’s My Party DSP and the sketch from The Paper Players.


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Crash the (DSP) Stash for Craft Project Central

Ask any stamper or paper crafter and, if they’re honest, they’ll admit to having more designer paper than they’ll probably live long enough to use. The “problem” (for lack of a better word) is that there are too many gorgeous
paper collections coming and going all the time.  This tutorial will demonstrate a fun, colorful, and creative technique that will not only have you using that paper you’ve been hoarding, but it also gives the green light to mixing and matching colors and patterns that you would normally never use together.  While you are putting your hoarded stash to work, you will thoroughly enjoy some trendy techniques such as the quilt and tag cards, tag-shaped window, glimmer pinwheel card, and a colorful, fun Bargello design.  Of course, you’ll need a pretty place to put your stack of cards, and this tutorial includes a handy pocket portfolio for that purpose.

Crash the DSP Stash SP (1)

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

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It’s My (Bar Mitzvah) Party

This new It’s My Party designer series paper is versatile that I was able to use it for a Bar Mitzvah card! Eve has another classmate’s Bar Mitzvah today, and I was amazed at how well this paper worked for that. I used the Torah stamp from the retired L’Chayim stamp set.

Bar Mitzvah card by Yapha

Stamps: L’Chayim
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper white, It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Circle Framelits

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Card Challenge. I was inspired by the colors and patterns in the photo as well.


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Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring some fun stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog. You may have arrived here from Sara Mattson-Blume’s Blog where she featured Going Global or perhaps Betty Traciak’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 new Bear Hugs stamp set with its matching framelits. You may have seen my post from earlier today — I used this set for my Craft Project Central project this month, too. It’s just so easy to make cute cards with it!

My first card is a clean and simple Valentine, using the big bear. He is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake Cardstock which is my favorite color combo for the bear. I made this card for four challenges: The Paper Players (Clean & Simple Valentine), Global Design Project (Theme: Love), SUO Challenges (Valentines), and Color Throwdown (aqua, pink, kraft and white). I don’t know if I’ve ever managed a quadruple challenge card before. It helped that the first three were so similar.

Love You Bear by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

This stamp set doesn’t just make great Valentines, it makes super cute baby cards, too. I paired the adorable baby bear with the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper for a great gender neutral baby card.

Baby Bear by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits

My final card doesn’t use the bear at all. This would be a great card for your favorite fisherman (or fisherwoman). I really like this Pool Party Glitter Ribbon!

Lake Full of Fish by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Circle Framelits, Bear Hugs Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

Thanks for joining us on our Occasions Catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over at Betty Traciak’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Playful Pals Bundle. Her creations are always amazing!

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Bear Hugs Valentine Set for Craft Project Central (My Project!)

Yay!!  It’s my day to have my project up on Craft Project Central for this month! I am so excited to show it to you! This super cute Bear Hugs set is perfect for the baby bear in your life! Featuring a pop-up card, treat bag, and banner, it is a great way to show your love on Valentine’s Day or all year round.  The treat bag is a great size for cookies or candy. The banner is easily customizable to any length name. The pop-up card is quick enough to make multiples of while still being exciting to open. This fun trio would also make a great class or club project.

Bear Hugs Valentine Set SP

To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to January over at Craft Project Central.  Or, you can win a free month’s subscription. Just leave me a comment on this project (not here, over at Craft Project Central) by the end of the day Wednesday, January 27th and I will pick one lucky winner!

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