Three Vintage Leaves

I know that it is just the end of July and that summer is still in full swing, but I find myself getting ready for fall. Maybe it’s because I’m already working on my September Craft Project Central Project or because demonstrators got to see the new Holiday catalog or the new Scentsy Fall catalog was also announced, but either way I am loving these new Vintage Leaves stamps and matching Framelits.

Vintage Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Leaflets Framelits

I used this week’s fun sketch from Pals Paper Arts for this card. It is a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ square.


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Birthday in the Barnyard for Craft Project Central

This Birthday in the Barnyard party set is perfect for the birthday celebration of your darling little girl.  This set features the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set… with the support of sentiments from the Something to Say and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets.  Also highlighted are Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack…in combination with bright, fun Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Cardstock.  Gold Metallic Doilies and Gold Embossing provide a lovely bit of sparkle to this ensemble, and baker’s twine provides just the right amount of country feel.  This party set includes a 3-1/2” x 5” party invitation, a barn shaped thank you party favor, a cupcake pick, a milk bottle medallion and a party banner.  And…there’s a bonus!  This set is also incredibly
versatile in that, with a small color change it would be a fabulous foundation for the birthday celebration of any handsome little guy.  And there’s more…a simple sentiment switch on a couple of the pieces would easily convert this party set to the perfect background for a baby shower… for a boy or a girl!

Barnyard Birthday SP

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

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You’re a Peach

There is a fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week, to use food or drink stamps with markers. I don’t have a lot of food stamps. I guess you could count some of the animals in Barnyard Babies, but I’m a vegetarian, so, no. Instead a reached for the hostess set Silhouettes & Script which has some food in it. I used my markers on the peach before I stamped it.

You're a Peach by Yapha

Stamps: Silhouettes & Script
Ink: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Tags & Labels Framelits, Calypso Coral Seam Binding

I also used the colors from this week’s Colour Me! Challenge.


It’s hard to tell, but I stamped the peach and the Thanks on to Whisper White and cut them out and glued them on to the Pink Pirouette tag.

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Happy Birthday with Balloons

I love Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! they are so much fun! I was so excited to see one over at the new Stamp Ink Paper Challenge that I just had to play along! I use the great Happy Birthday stamp from the May 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I think the curly writing echoes the balloon strings nicely.

Happy Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: May 2015 Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper

I used the diagonal from the top left for this card. In addition to using the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

SM-Tic-Tac-Toe  FMS Final 196-001

Did you know there is a deal for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers? Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin Special

Weekly Deals

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they’re only available while supplies last (or through July 27, 2015)



50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!


If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. (Deal starts on Thursday, July 23, 2015) Have you seen how amazing these kits are now? Check out this Pinterest board for a closer look.

Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.  After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
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You are the Sprinkles!

I love the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. The colors are so bright and fun. It also coordinates nicely with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Sprinkles by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

I used this week’s sketch from Nacho Average Challenges. I love that it is square!


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

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House Of Cardstock for Craft Project Central

What can you do with simple Whisper White Cardstock, a Bone Folder, a cutting blade and some Stampin’ Dimensionals?  The truth is, you can make a whole lot!!!!  Sometimes we begin to believe that we need a ton of supplies and shiny new products to make something special.  This month’s project is here to show you that with the simplest of supplies you can make an incredibly special gift for yourself or a friend!  This House Of Cardstock
project will walk you through the steps for making a replica of your home, or the home of a friend or loved one, out of Whisper White Cardstock!  What a great way to turn your simple supplies into a wonderful gift!!!  The beauty is that the supplies are right there in your own home, just waiting for you to begin!

House of Cardstock SP

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

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Hogs & Kisses

Here’s another fun card with the adorable Barnyard Babies stamp set. How cute is this little pig?

Hogs & Kisses by Yapha

Stamps: Barnyard Babies
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Other: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Happy Heart Embossing Folder

I used the colors from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and the sketch from CAS on Sunday.


Speaking of challenges, be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Nacho Average Challenges sketch challenge!

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Looking Out the Window & Thinking of You

There is a really fun theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week — frames. Frames could be interpreted in so many different ways. I love Amy’s wood frame and the glasses frames that so many of the design team used. I decided to go with a window frame. I used my Square Framelits to cut it out of the new Thick Whisper White Cardstock so it would stand up well. I popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Window Frame by Yapha

Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Melon Mambo
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White
Other: Square Framelits

I thought about adding some texture to the base of the card, but I ended up leaving it plain.

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Cold Nose, Warm Heart

I haven’t used the Hot Diggity Dog set in quite a while, but it was just perfect for today’s card. The Friday Mashup has a sketch challenge with a pet theme, so of course I had to use dogs!

Cold Nose by Yapha

Stamps: Hot Diggity Dog
Ink: Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Paper: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Other: March 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit (as a template), Paper Snips

Here’s the sketch. I was worried about the speech bubble at the top, until Heidi said that she used March’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a template, which was perfect!


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