NEW Card Class to Go - Pansy Petals

Pansy Petals Card Class to Go 

I am so excited to offer you my Pansy Petals Card Class to Go. Your Class to Go kit includes Pansy Patch Bundle ($51.25 value), 2021-2023 In Color Jewels ($7 value), supplies to make 8 gorgeous cards (2 each of 4 designs), and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to pre-order is Friday, June 18th. 

Get FREE pack of Stampin' Dimensionals with Options 1 & 2 when you order by June 14th.

Email me for registration & payment information.

 

 

Choose from the following 4 options: 

Option 1:  Pansy Petals Card Class to Go = $72  

Option 2:  Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping! = $136

Option 3:  Card Supplies & 2021-2023 In Color Jewels Only = $28

Option 4:  PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 
 
Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please contact me if I can answer any questions about this event or something else or if you would like to schedule a Stampin' Up! party (in person or virtually) to earn Free Stampin' Up! products.
 
Have a good day!

Taking in the Sand & Sea

3 weeks. 21 days. That's all the time we have left for the January - June Mini Catalog selling period. Many of the products in this publication are retiring and lots are discounted, some up to 50% off. Get these Last Chance products while you can as they are only available while supplies last through June 30th.

Click on the link below to download the Last Chance List.

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This Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper is on the Last Chance List. It is gorgeous with its soft colors and beautiful images and perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more. The stunning prints mimic beach scenes - water & waves, bright sky, sandy shore, seashells, and more. You will L O V E it!

Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are a few cards I made featuring this stunning paper. The cards are super simple to make but stunning, none the less. Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for convenient ordering.

 

 

Click here for a video tutorial to make the Sand & Sea Pocket Card you see in the photo below.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

And how about a few scrapbook pages made with the Sand & Sea Suite? Click here for video demonstration.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

So there you have it. Lots and lots of creative ideas using the Sand & Sea Suite to inspire you! 

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Do something creative and make it a good day!


Beauty of the Earth Fun Fold

I can't get enough of making Fun Fold Cards. So much so that I committed to "Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives". This is one of my favorite. So often, people are intimidated by Fun Fold Cards. I can understand when it comes to ones with multiple folds in one cards. BUT, let me tell you, MOST Fun Fold Cards are much easier to make than you think. That's why I love them, and that's why I love sharing them with all my Stampin' Peace followers!

The Fun Fold Card I show in this video demonstration features the incredible Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. This beautiful DSP can be used year round and for so many different reasons and occasions for sending your handmade cards. 

FYI...There is no imperfection on my leaves stamp. I discovered that there was a tiny air bubble between my stamp and the clear block. So I pulled my stamp off the clear acrylic block and reset it. All good stamping after that. A great little tidbit to remember.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Night of Navy Card Base = 5 1/2" x 7", score at 4 1/4" on LONG side, fold so flap is on front left.
  • Basic White for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Night of Navy = 3 3/4" x 3", score at 1/2" on SHORT side. 
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP or white card stock for stamping = 3 1/2" x 2 3/8"

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!I used Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends marker to color the white twine to better compliment my card.
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Blending Brush was used to add a subtle sky behind the tree.Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Tailor Made Tag Dies work wonderfully for creating a means of a closure for this fun fold card.
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for convenient ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Click here for video demonstration and cutting dimensions to make Beauty of the Earth Slimline Cards shown in the photo below.

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Here's the video replay showing all the retiring and discounted products in the January - June Mini Catalog. Get these products now as all are available while supplies last only through June 30th. 

 

Click here to view the new Kits Collection I referred to at the beginning of the video above.

All of the kits in the Kits Collection are all-inclusive with everything needed to complete the cards/projects shown. They are great for new and beginning stampers, but wonderful for anyone and everyone! What a great way to get together with friends for a fun evening. Make it a girls' night or friends get-together. I can help you do that whether it be virtually or in person.

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Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. May your day be filled with beauty all around you!


ICS June Blog Hop - Meet the 2021-2023 In Colors!

Today kicks off another ICS Blog Hop. Today our bloggers are sharing creative inspiration using the 2021-2023 In Colors - Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen. I love them all and have been using them lots! I hope after "hopping" through the ICS blogs, you will be inspired to create using this beautiful new In Color Collection. Inspire Create Share Blog Hop

 

x 3 1/2" strip of DSP in each of the 5 new In Colors and adhered them to a piece of Basic Black card stock measuring 4 3/4" x 3 1/2", then adhered to my Basic BlacSunny Sentiments Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Colors by Stampin' Up!I cut a 3/4" x 3 1/2" strips of 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper in each of the 5 colors. I adhered these strips to a piece of Basic Black card stock cut to 4 3/4" x 3 1/2", then adhered to my Basic Black card base. Card base is 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" on long side and folded in half. I adhered Basic White card stock measuring 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" to inside of card base.
Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Loose Flower Flourishes are a wonderful embellishment for these cards. Each container contains flowers in 2 sizes in 3 In Colors - Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, and Pale Papaya.
Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Colors by Stampin' Up!This cheerful sentiment is from the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set.
Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

Click the NEXT box below to visit Tricia Butts blog for another wonderful 2021-2023 In Color Project. (You may need to click "HOME" on Tricia's blog.)
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We have 17 people participating in this month's ICS Blog Hop, so be sure to keeping clicking NEXT through each post to see all the fabulous projects being showcased!

 

2021 - 2023From left to right, the 2021-2023 In Colors are Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent. Which is your favorite? My favorite varies from day to day and based on what I'm creating. (No surprise, huh?)

 

Here's a wonderful resource for color combinations using the 2021-2023 In Colors:

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 Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope you have been inspired by this post and that you will continue to "hop" through this ICS Blog Hop for even more creative inspiration for using our beautiful new 2021-2023 In Colors.

Happy paper crafting!


Life is Great!

Years ago when I first attempted adding Facebook Lives to my business, I was a nervous wreck. My hands were shaking. My voice was quivering. UGH. I was a hot mess. I committed to continuing to do them but never thought I'd come to like doing them. And now??? I love doing Facebook Lives. Why??? For the immediate feedback and interaction I get from my views. The following video replay from my May 12th Facebook Live, shows you just how much fun my viewers and I have together. I'm warning you, though, we all seemed to be a little out of control that evening. Perhaps, I gave them too many choices, but the continuous back and forth got me (and probably) a few others giggling. I'd even say I was giddy, but hey, that's what Facebook Lives are all about - having fun while sharing and being real! I'm so grateful to all my Stampin' Peace viewers. You make my job even more fun than it already is. I look forward to much more sharing and interacting through Facebook Lives in the future.

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Calypso Coral Card = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Calypso Coral Embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder =  5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White/Basic Black Layer = 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Coastal Cabana Layer = 2 3/4" x 4"

 

Here's that resource for cutting card layers that I referred to in my video:  Download Card Layering Measurements - A2 size

Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I "bedazzled" the ball cap on this card with lots of Rhinestone Basic Jewels. My Take Your Pick tool made picking up and placing the rhinestones easy.Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Matte Black Dots are wonderful embellishments for the following card being that a Basic Black card stock layer was was used instead of the Basic White layer.
Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I chose to use the card above with Basic Black card stock layer and black embellishments as my swap card for the Maui Incentive Trip. The colors were perfect for this amazing tropical getaway.



Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for checking out today's blog post. Creating with the new Hats Off Bundle is loads of fun. Once you get started, you'll want to make a card for everyone you know. 

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today.


Butterfly Brilliance Stamparatus Style

Sunny, hot summer days are here! I love this time of year! I like to start my summer days drinking coffee on my front porch enjoying the fresh air and pretty flowers. Some days, I'm lucky enough to have a few butterflies to greet me. With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you can make and send bright, beautiful butterfly cards to your friends and family. In this Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate how to make 6 Butterfly Brilliance cards quickly and easily with my Stamparatus. I'll give you some tips for using the Stamparatus to make your card making experience better. If you don't own the Stamparatus, our amazing stamping platform, this video will show you one of many ways that this amazing tool can be a beneficial addition to your craft room.


Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

Color the butterflies with Stampin' Blends in your choice of colors. I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and So Saffron to color mine.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

The Vellum Card Stock circle creates a focal point for the stamped and die cut butterflies. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

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Wishing you a bright, beautiful, sunshiny day!


Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Birthday

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

I'm excited to be participating in my first Stampin' with Friends Blog Hop. A Card Sketch Challenge with a Birthday Theme is the focus of this blog hop. I created my own card sketch (my first of many, I hope) and then designed a birthday card with it. My card features products from the Pansy Petals Suite and one of our newest In Colors, Fresh Freesia. I hope you like this card as much as I loved designing it.

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Card Sketch Cutting & Scoring Dimensions

***Please note that dimensions and shapes can be changed to suit your own creative expression.

  • Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card front layer (DSP) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Small card stock square = 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Large card stock square = 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"
  • Card stock for sentiment = use size and shape to accommodate your chosen sentiment.
  • Ribbon, trim or card stock to go across card front = 1/4" - 1/2"
  • Basic White or other neutral card stock for the inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

Such a pretty card for a spring birthday or simply for someone who loves flowers in general or pansies specifically.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

The pansies were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper using the small pansy die cut from the Pansy Dies. I fussy cut the small leaves from another print in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack. I placed a small Pale Papaya rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in the center of each pansy for a bit of bling. I wrapped Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around the entire card front and tied a knot at the right side. The sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink on Basic White card stock then punched with the Double Oval Punch. I decided to layer white on white ovals. 
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

I die cut another small pansy from Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card for an added touch.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

For more creative inspiration, please click on the "Next Blog" box below. You'll be visiting Tracie St-Louis' blog For The Love Of Stamping.

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

 

Stampin' Up! products used to create my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have found creative inspiration here. I also hope that you will continue on with the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop by clicking on "Next Blog".

Happy stamping!


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Batter Up

It's time for another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities monthly blog hop. Take a look at my alternate project for the Paper Pumpkin Batter Up kit. I used the contents of my May 2021 kit to create a 2-page scrapbook layout, perfect for capturing memories from one of summer's favorite pastime baseball!

After viewing photos of my Batter Up Scrapbook Layout, be sure to click the "NEXT PUMPKIN" to view the next Batter Up alternate project by Lisa Bernard. There are a total of 12 demonstrators participating in this blog hop. 
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Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

As you can see, I made 3 cards, 1 each of the 3 designs in the Paper Pumpkin directions. I then cut the card bases down the center and used the 3 card fronts as focal points while the white pieces can be for photos and/or journaling special memories of a ballgame or of your favorite ball player. I added Real Red and Bumblebee card stock layers cut to 5 3/4"  x 4 1/2" behind the card fronts.
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

You can punch the ends of the small Real Red rectangles included in the Paper Pumpkin kit with your Banners Pick a Punch. 
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

 

Here are some close up views of various parts of my scrapbook pages. I enjoyed embellishing the pages with the red and yellow resin dots included in this month's Batter Up kit.

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Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

Paper Pumpkin Batter Up
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

 

Click on the pumpkin below to hop on over to Lisa Bernard's blog for another great Paper Pumpkin Batter Up alternate project.

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To purchase a pre-paid subscription, click on any link below. You can add all other Stampin' Up!  products to your order of a Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription which also count toward earning Stampin' Rewards when your order reaches $150 or more.

 

If you prefer a month-to-month subscription, click here. You will be billed each month once your kit ships, and you can cancel at any time.  

 

Place your Paper Pumpkin order by June 10th to get the June Expressions in Ink Kit. Here's a hint as to what the kit will be like! Isn't this alcohol ink technique mesmerizing?? We used these beautiful 2021-2023 In Colors to make an amazing kit to wow your loved ones. This kit will have 2 ink spots and coordinates with our Expressions in Ink Suite in our new Annual Catalog too! I can't wait to get my hands on this kit!

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I hope you enjoyed seeing my Paper Pumpkin Batter Up alternate project. I hope you also take the time to click through the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop for 11 more alternate project for your May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Make it a great day!


ICS Maui Blog Hop

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Participating in card swaps is such a fun way for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to connect and share creative ideas and be inspired. While in Maui, I swapped cards with a few of the members of the ICS Blog Hop Group.

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Below is my card swap. It's simple yet elegant and features several new Stampin' Up! products - Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper, Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set, Tailor Made Tags Dies, and Highland Heather 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (I love its shimmer & shine).

Hand-Penned Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hand-Penned Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hand-Penned Suite by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Highland Heather card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock layer for card front = 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Hand-Penned DSP layer for card front = 5" x 3 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock for Tailor Made Tag Die = 1 1/2" x 3"

 

Click on the NEXT box below to hop on over to Deb Naylor's fabulous swap card from our ICS Maui Swappers.
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Stampin' Up! products used in making my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I'd love for you to enjoy the fun and perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator on my team! Get Stampin' Up!'s BEST DEAL when you purchase a Starter Kit this month! Keep reading for details.

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There are so many reasons why I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Making connections with people around the world and having the opportunity to earn amazing trips simply by doing what I love to do and sharing it are at the top of my list. In addition, I get to belong to a wonderful community of stampers and crafters. I get to represent an amazing company focused on making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the joy of stamping and paper crafting with products I love. I get to be a part of something bigger than myself. I get to Inspire, Create, and Share every day with countless people. 

I would love for you too to be a part of this amazing community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. I invite you to join my Stampin' Up! team, Mary's Merry Stampers. Really, we're more like close friends who never tire of stamping and sharing and learning and growing together. I welcome EVERYONE to my team. Whether you are new to stamping or have loads of experience. Whether you are local to me or from another state. Whether you simply want to enjoy the demonstrator discount on all your purchases or want to build business, I will support you and help you get the most of your Stampin' Up! demonstrator experience. As a Merry Stamper Team Member, you'd belong to our private Facebook Group where we share creative inspiration, business resources, and have creative challenges with the opportunity to win Stampin' Up! prizes from me. You'll also have access to my stamping and paper crafting tutorials FREE. 

Join my Merry Stampers team now through May 31st, and SU! will give you an extra $30 of product of YOUR choice in your Starter Kit. This JOIN+ promotion is so fabulous, you seriously need to consider taking advantage of it. You'll get $155 (normally $125 plus additional $30) of Stampin' Up! product of YOUR CHOICE and pay just $99 plus tax. AND your Starter Kit SHIPS FREE saving you $15.50 in shipping cost.

Let's do the math.

  • Customers who purchase $155 of SU! product pay $155 plus $15.50 shipping plus sales tax (for example 7.5% where I live) for a total of $183.28.
  • New Demonstrators choose $155 of SU! product and pay $99 plus sales tax (again we'll use 7.5% where I live as an example) and get FREE SHIPPING on their Starter Kit for a total of $106.42.

Hmmm...$155 of SU! product for $183.28 or $106.42??? That's a savings of over $76 for the same amount of product. You have nothing to lose...just money (lots of money) to save by joining my team by May 31st. 

Click here to JOIN+ now.  

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards shared in this special Maui edition of the ICS Blog Hop. I do hope you'll consider joining my Merry Stampers Team, most especially for the fun and friendships.

Have a great day!


Here for You Now and Always

So often we are looking for cards of support and encouragement. I love the 2 coordinating sentiments in the Color & Contour Stamp Set - Here for you now ... and in better days ahead. I can think of so many reasons to send this card to various people. People going through an illness or loss or caring for a family member or friend who is ill. People going through separation and divorce. Loss of job. Loss of loved ones. Struggles with depression or anxiety. No matter the reason, I do think this card with this sentiment will bring comfort and smiles.

To help you send love, support, and encouragement, I've prepared a Free Project Sheet for you for my Free Friday Download.

Download Project Sheet - Color & Contour Here For You Now Card

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Finding just the right words to say when someone is hurting can be difficult. This sentiment really works in those cases.

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope my post and card have inspired you to create and send cards to those how need some support. Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today. 

Download Project Sheet - Color & Contour Here For You Now Card