Gold & Silver New Year Party Ensemble for Craft Project Central

You will be ready to celebrate the New Year in style with this classic Gold and Silver New Year Party Ensemble! This fun and festive set features a banner, party hat, party blowers and a card/invitation! The banner will look fabulous hanging in your home anywhere you want to add some sparkle! You can create the decorative bottom edges of the banner pieces using the Labels Collection Framelits. The party hat can either be worn or used as a focal point in a centerpiece. And don’t forget party blowers! You can make them yourself to coordinate beautifully with your party décor. They are simple to put together and make any event a celebration! For the finishing touch, the matching card is perfect for invitations for your friends and family to come and ring in the New Year!

Gold & Silver New Year Party Ensemble SP

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

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Hanukkah Blues

I have been meaning to post this all day, but time just got a way from me! I have another Hanukkah card for you today. This one uses the colors from the Pals Paper Arts and the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

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It was tough with all blues, but I added some rhinestones for a little more interest.

Hanukkah Blues by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Bermuday Bay
Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Banner Framelits

I love the way this slanted piece looks. I always feel like everything has to be straight and even, but this is super fun.

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Silver Hanukkah Shaker Card

When the silver glitter was on sale a couple of weeks ago, I bought a jar because I had the idea of making a shaker card with it. When I saw this week’s challenge from Colour Me, I knew that now would be the perfect time to make it.


Talk about a card that is hard to photograph! In this first picture, I have most of the glitter in the bottom right corner. It’s hard to get an idea of how much is in there, so I took a second picture when I shook it all up. I may have used too much glitter, but it looks pretty wow in real life.

Silver Hanukkah Shaker Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Window Sheets, Silver Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Square Framelits

Silver Hanukkah Shaker Card by Yapha

Shaker cards are fun to make! I still need to get a little better at hiding all of my Stampin’ Dimensionals, though.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Monthly Specials, & new Photopolymer Stamp Set!

Weekly Deals

Prices good December 2-8, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


New Photopolymer Stamp Set

140326 Snuggles and Smooches Photopolymer Stamp $15.95

Year End Closouts!

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Snow Day Party for Craft Project Central

Unless you live near the equator – or Florida – you’re going to have snow in the winter.  It’s inevitable, so you might as well enjoy it and have a party!  Here are some fun – and “out of the box” – ways to use the Gift Box Punch Board and All Is Calm suite from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog to make party favor boxes and a basket of snow party refreshments.  Add a fun invitation and a sparkly snow banner using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, and you’ll have the best party ever.  If you live in an area that doesn’t get much snow, or your party is in the spring or summer, it’s easy to switch it to a “no snow” or beach party just by changing the designer series paper and colors.

Snow Day Party SP

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

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Hanukkah Card in Smoky Slate

It’s Tuesday, so you know that it is time for another great challenge from Nacho Average Challenges. Tammy has an interesting sketch for us this week.


The current Hanukkah stamp from Stampin’ Up is rather large, and I was glad to see that it would fit in the space on the sketch. It combined nicely with both the designer series paper and the For You stamp from Chalk Talk.

Smoky Slate Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah, Chalk Talk
Ink: Smoky Slate
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

I hope you will come and play along with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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A Man and His Dog

I got the cutest picture of Steve and Jack the other day. I was so excited to see this week’s sketch from MDS Monday, since it was just perfect to show off the picture!


I used the great digital kit, Paw Parade for not only the super kit papers, but the banners on either side of the pictures, and that cute paw print hearts line.

Man & Dog scrapbook page by Yapha


I hope you’ll come play with us this week at MDS Monday. I can’t wait to see what you make with the sketch!

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Fancy Silver Hanukkah Card

It is my last week as a guest designer for The Paper Players. It has been a great six months of challenges! I will definitely still be playing along. This week’s challenge is to make a very fancy holiday card.


I knew that I would definitely want to use silver embossing powder. I added in some of the brushed silver cardstock and the silver satin ribbon to ramp up the fancy even more.


Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: VersaMark, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Other: Labels Collection Framelits, Silver Satin Ribbon, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones

There is a rhinestone on the stem of the menorah. It is hard to see in the picture, but it was my finishing touch. A big thanks to the Paper Players for including me on their team for the past six months!

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Under the Tree Window Treat Box & Money Holder for Craft Project Central

Fill this festive Window Treat Box with your favorite goodies for the perfect gift!  These boxes are easy to make, but sure to impress – and the window in the front adds just the right touch!  The coordinating money holder makes this ensemble the perfect gift for anyone on your list!

Under the Tree Window Treat Box & Money Holder SP

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

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You Make My Heart Go Boom Boom

I’m always happy when I can combine a great color challenge with a great sketch, and I was able to do just that with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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I’ve got an anniversary coming up in January, and this seemed like a great sketch for an anniversary card or a valentine. The colors were perfect, too!

Valentine by Yapha

Stamps: Groovy Kind of Love
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Heart Framelits, Circle Card Thinlets, Neutrals Candy Dots

The Under the Tree DSP says that it is Kraft, but I find it works just as well with Baked Brown Sugar as it does with Crumb Cake. Maybe even a little better. And the Crumb Cake Candy Dots are close enough to work too.

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