This Birthday Piggy

It's quite gloomy and rainy in central Ohio today, but sharing stamping and paper crafting is always good for brightening my day. In addition to sharing here on, I'll be sharing some stamping and paper crafting this kids this afternoon. My niece Avery is bringing over the 3 kids she's been watching this summer. The plan is to provide them with a couple of kits and some stamps, ink, and paper; give them a few ideas, and see what direction they head in. They were here 2 years ago and wanted to make matching games. So that's what we did. They each left here with their own matching game to play at home and share with family and friends. I'm excited to see what is created today.

You may or  may not heard of CASEing. In the Stampin' Up! Community, CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything meaning if someone shared a creative project on social media, you should feel free to copy it or draw inspiration from it and make something similar. So, no, you are not steeling someone's idea. (Of course, if you copy something exactly, it's common courtesy to give credit to the person who made it.)

In today's video, I show you an example of CASEing. I began with a card I received in a Merry Stampers Team Swap, copied the overall layout and changed a few elements to create a card of my own. I think you'll like both the card I CASEd and my own versions as well. S


Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)

The Hippest Hippo card above was a swap card made by my Merry Stampers Team Member Pat Drybala. It's so cute I couldn't wait to CASE it for. CASE = Copy And Share Everything.


The card below is my CASEd card with slightly different dimensions and a different stamp – This Birthday Piggy.
Stampin' Up! This Birthday Piggy - Mary Knabe (2)

Stampin' Up! This Birthday Piggy - Mary Knabe (2)


Cutting Dimensions for my This Birthday Piggy Cards above and below:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half.
  • Basic Gray Layer = 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Card stock strips (Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Merry Merlot) = 1 1/2" x 4"


    • Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)
      Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)
      Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)

Stampin' Up! products used – Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.


Hello Harvest Class to Go – Deadline to order yours is August 9th.

Autumn is a favorite time of year for so many people. With my Hello Harvest Class to Go, you'll make 20 note cards (2 each of 10 designs) perfect for sending this Autumn. You'll use products from the Rustic Harvest Suite & a package of the Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with a gift box. Choose the class option that's best for you.

Deadline to order and pay is August 9th.


Choose from the options below:

Option 1: Hello Harvest Class to Go with Bundle = $85.00  Includes Hello Harvest Bundle (stamp set & dies), pack of Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box, Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, additional supplies to make 20 cards (2 each of 10 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping. 

Option 2: Card Supplies ++ without bundle = $48.00  Includes pack of Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box, Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, additional supplies to make 20 cards (2 each of 10 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Hello Havest Bundle needed to complete the class projects.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $20  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 10 different cards and gift box featuring the Rustic Harvest Suite and Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box. 

Option 4: Join my Merry Stampers Team and get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE!

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price without additional shipping charges.

  • Black Momento Ink Pad at $6.00
  • Classic Stampin' Pads in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow at $8.00 each
  • Stampin' Blends in Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Suede at $9.00 each

Timeline for Hello Harvest Class to Go:

  • August 9th – Deadline to order & pay
  • August 10th – Stampin' Up! supplies needed for kits will be ordered.
  • August 15th – 16th – Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • August 17th – Class kits will ship.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDF Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available to download immediately upon purchase.

To Join my amazing team and get this and all my PDF Tutorials free, click here.


Nothing says Summer like Sunflowers!

That is the theme of our August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Order by August 10th to get this fun summer kit and free gift!


Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: You will be billed each month when it's time for your kit to ship. You can cancel at anytime and even skip a month if you'd like. If you're no completely satisfied with a particular kit, contact Stampin' Up! for a full refund. 

FOR THE BEST PRICE on your Paper Pumpkin Kits, purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription and get Sale-A-Bration rewards too when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription. Click here to purchase your Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and save and get rewarded too.


Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please let me know if I can be of service to you in your stamping and paper crafting.

If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. Please email me to request a complimentary catalog or to schedule a virtual Stampin' Up! party or private class for you and your friends. I also do in home events if you are local to me.

Enjoy your day!

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