Stamp Review Crew: Amazing Birthday Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Amazing Birthday stamp set, which is available in wood mount or clear mount. You may have just arrived from Dawn Tidd’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Cindy Beach’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.

I have made a number of cute cards with this stamp set, so I decided to make a box this time instead, using the Gift Box Punch Board. The finished box is 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 3.25″. This size is great, because it will fit a gift card inside, along with some Hershey Kisses or other small treats. To make it you start with a 9″ x 9″ piece of cardstock, and use Start Line M and Diagonal Line L.

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Gift Box Punch Board

Here’s a closer look at one of the sides:

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

And here’s another side:

Amazing Birthday Box by Yapha

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



Categories: 3-D Items, Birthday | 8 Comments

Clean and Simple Winter Thank You

This week’s challenge from The Paper Players is to make a clean and simple thank you card.


The first thing I thought of was the fabulous “Thank You” set, Another Thank You. It has so many great options for thank you cards! I combined it with the wintery colors of the All is Calm Designer Series Paper.

All is Calm Clean and Simple Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon

I hope you will come play along with us. I’m always looking for clean and simple thank you card ideas!


Categories: Cards, Thank You | 9 Comments

Christmas Tree in an “Exploding” Box Gift Set for Craft Project Central

This gift set is perfect for a hostess, friend or co-worker.  The box is easy and quick to make with Gift Box Punch Board.  The lucky recipients will burst with excitement when they open the “exploding” box and find the beautiful free-standing Christmas tree ornament inside!  The tree can be removed from the box and used as a decoration for their desk or kept as a keepsake ornament to treasure for years to come.  The accompanying card makes the Gift Box feel even more like a gift!

Christmas Tree Exploding Box Gift Set

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

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Miss You Already with Lego Friends

There is a really fun and interesting challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week. It is a sketch, plus a challenge to use a “surprise element, something you wouldn’t expect to see on a card/or an unexpected embellishment.”


I looked around the house for something fun to put on a card. (Batteries? No. Candles? Too Typical. Dog Slobber? Too gross.) I noticed Eve’s big bin of Lego Friends stuff. Two of those little people would be adorable on a card! Luckily, she was kind enough to let me borrow them. They attached pretty easily with glue dots.

Lego Friends Miss You by Yapha

Stamps: Just Sayin’, Chalk Lines
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Lego Friends

Although it is hard to see in the picture, I used the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder on the Whisper White piece to add an even more Lego-ish feel to the card.

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Hanukkah Card in Tangelo Twist and Night of Navy

Eve is away at Astrocamp with the whole sixth grade, so I had a little time to make a card last night. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Colour Me…!

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As soon as I saw Night of Navy, I knew these colors would work for a Hanukkah card. It gave me a chance to play with my new Night of Navy seam binding. It is so pretty!

Hanukkah Card in Tangelo Twist by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah, Chalk Lines
Ink: Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Colors Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy Seam Binding

These Chalk Lines stamps are fun. You can barely see them on this card, but I have a feeling I’m going to be reaching for them more and more.

Categories: Cards, Hanukkah | 7 Comments

Hope It’s An Awesome Birthday

There is a great fall color combo over at Fab Friday this week.

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I love that those are the three colors in the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape. One of the things I love about stamping is how different you can make a card with the same supplies. I used the Washi Tape and the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set just like Mindy did, but our two cards are completely different!

Awesome Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Other: Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I embossed my Whisper White Card stock after I stamped, but before I put on the Washi tape. You could emboss after you put on the Washi tape for a different look.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 2 Comments

Trio of Trees Holiday Gift Display for Craft Project Central

This sweet Holiday Gift Display comes together quickly, and uses just one package of designer series paper! Plus, with all the leftover designer series paper pieces, you’ll be able to add a bunch more custom little gift boxes – they’re fun and addicting to make! You can frame the card to make a great mantle display, or use it as it’s displayed for a special gift to give someone!

Trio of Trees Holiday Gift Display

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

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Another Fall Birthday Card

Tammy has kind of a tricky sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I have to say this challenge definitely live up to its name.


I was finally able to move forward with my card when I decided that the rectangles didn’t have to be rectangles. after that it all came together.


Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Hardwood
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Paper: Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Other: Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Banner Framelits, Regals Buttons, Burlap Ribbon, Baked Brown Sugat Baker’s Twine

I die cut my leaf out of the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper so the color wouldn’t be solid cardstock.

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Nacho Average Challenges | 1 Comment

Recycled Bottle Gifts for Craft Project Central

Create three holiday gifts by recycling Starbuck’s drink bottles.  This tutorial will demonstrate three unique gift ideas with festive decoration, and the gifts are sure to be a perfect fit for some of the names on your list.

Stamped Bottle Gifts

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

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Halloween Scrapbook Page for MDS Monday

Beth has a great sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week. It’s got room for three pictures as well as some fun clusters of embellishments.


I don’t know about you, but I have a bunch of pictures from Halloween that I need to get scrapbooked before Thanksgiving. This sketch was just perfect to showcase some of the pictures of Eve at school.


I used the digital version of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, which just became available last week. It’s just as fun in the digital version as it is in real life!

Categories: Halloween, My Digital Studio, Scrapbooking | 2 Comments