Handmade Box-Bags

Boy, oh, boy. It's been quite a while since I've been sick and sick as long as I have been. It's now day 7, and I can honestly say, I'm sick of being sick. BUT, that being said, with little energy and lots of time in bed and on the couch, I have had lots of time to think and just be, and I'm grateful for that. I'm thankful that I'm sick with flu, not something worse like covid or cancer. I'm grateful I have a home I love to rest in and a job that allows me the flexibility and time I need to get well. I'm grateful for my support system, my daughters checking on me and my sister dropping off meds and soups. My support group includes so many people who I've come to know through my Stampin' Up! community and Stampin' Peace business - other demonstrators, team members, customers, followers. Wow, you sure do know how to make a person feel loved, valued, and cared about. I have received so many messages and texts. While I am not up to responding to them all, I am trying to read each and every one. I'm so appreciate of your concern, well wishes, and prayers.

I'm trying to do a little work each day until my body tells me it's time to rest again. Today, I decide my goal is to do this blog post. Blogging is one of the many tasks I do that I really, really enjoy, so it's nice to get one done for the first time in a week. I hope you find the content helpful and inspiring.

 

"Tis the season of giving. Whether you're giving a handmade gift or something you purchased in a store or online, why not dress it up in some creative packaging! Creative packaging adds an extra special element to your gift giving and will certainly draw lots of ohs and ahs and maybe even an extra hug or two. So watch, learn, enjoy, then grab your supplies and make a few box-bags of your own.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for larger box-bag:

  • Card stock for 6" x 3" box base = 8" x 5", score at 1" on all 4 sides
  • DSP = 6" x 18 1/2"
  • Card stock for trim at top = 3/4" x 18 1/2"
  • Card stock for purse handles (cut 2) = 1" x 11", cut at 1 1/2" x each end, then score at 1/2" longways between 2 short score lines

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP Box-Bag - Mary Knabe

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Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP Box-Bag - Mary Knabe

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for larger box-bag:

  • Card stock for 3" x 1 1/2" box base = 5" x 3 1/2", score at 1" on all 4 sides
  • DSP = 6" x 18 1/2"

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP Box-Bag - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP Box-Bag - Mary Knabe

I needed a handmade gift for a gift exchange at a holiday dinner for a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators I attended on December 1st. I made 3 DSP strips ornaments, wrapped them in white tissue paper and packaged them in the large poinsettia box-bag. The gift AND the pretty box-bag were a big hit. You can learn how to make my Scrappy Strips Christmas Ornaments by clicking on the video below.

 

Here's another version of my Box-Bags using a different print from the Boughs of Holly DSP pack. These are a bit more masculine. The Silver Threaded Twine adds a rustic feel to the large box-bag. I also personalized it for my son-in-law with the brand new Alphabet A La Mode Dies coming January 5th.Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP Box-Bag - Mary Knabe (4)
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Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe for creative inspiration. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share what I love. If you like what you see, please subscribe in the column to the right and share this website with your crafty friends. You can also subscribe to my email newsletter if you like.

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Wishing you a great day and happy stamping always.


Hello December

December Host Code for Online Orders: NPAKP9TW
(Do not use host code if ordering more than $150 in SU! product as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.)
 
 
December Create With Us International Tutorial Bundle 
Each month Create With Us International Tutorial Bundle Team comprised of demonstrators from around the world each submit a tutorial based on a suite or collection of products. All the tutorials are then put together in one PDF Tutorial Bundle.
  • Customers who place an order of $50 during the month will receive that month's tutorial bundle FREE via email. Remember to use the monthly host code when ordering up to $149.99 in SU! product (before sh/tax).
  • OR customers may choose to purchase the tutorial bundle for $20 without placing a SU! order. Click here to purchase this month's tutorial bundle.
Our December Tutorial Bundle features "Giftables".
The photo is a Sneak Peek of all the projects included in this month's tutorial.

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Out with the Old 2022, In with the New 2023

It's time to save goodbye to many of our favorite Stampin' Up! products from the July - December Mini Catalog and to look forward to loads of new products coming January 5, 2023. Take a look at the following video replays of 2 of my recent Facebook Lives to see what's retiring and what's on sale and to get a peak of a few of the amazing new products to come.

 




Amazing Deals you don't want to miss are here!

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The LAST CHANCE LIST & CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH are here!
 
The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!
 
Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.
 
Take advantage of these promotions to pick up some great holiday gifts and get yourself a little something too!
 
 
 
 
Clearance Rack Refresh can be seen in my online store by clicking here.
 
 
Please use December Host Code NPAKP9TW shopping online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or contact me to order.
 
(Do NOT use host code when ordering $150 or more (before shipping & tax as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.)

Kraft Boxes Made Festive

Look to Stampin' Up! to help us with all our creative packaging needs. We offer boxes and bags in a variety of styles and sizes to help you make the most beautiful and creative packages for tiny treats, cookies, handmade cards, jewelry, and so much more. In this replay of my November 28th Facebook Live, I demonstrate 4 unique ways to decorate our Kraft Gift Boxes to package some spa gift cards I'm giving this holiday season. These Kraft Gift Boxes come in packages of 10 for just $10. In addition to being inexpensive, they're also easy to put together. They are just the right size for a stack of handmade cards, a few cookies, chocolates, dress socks, a tie, and more. I can't wait to hear how you all use the Kraft Gift Boxes. 

Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes - Mary Knabe

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Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Boxes - Mary Knabe (2)

 

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

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

 
 
LAST CHANCE LIST & CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH
 
The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!
 
Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.
 
Be sure to also check out the Clearance Rack Refresh on December 1st for even more great deals on awesome Stampin' Up! products.
 
Take advantage of these promotions to pick up some great holiday gifts and get yourself a little something too!
 
 
 
 
Clearance Rack Refresh can be seen on online by clicking here.

 

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Click on the following link to view all of this week's news from the Stampin' Peace Studio including deals, classes to go, kits collection, and more: https://conta.cc/3VDdrGm

 

Happy stamping! Perhaps, invite a few friends to come stamp and craft with you in the near future. Nothing fancy, keep it simple enjoy a casual get together of sharing what you love.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities From the North Pole

Welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop featuring the November From The North Pole Kit. I'm so happy you're here! There are lots of great alternate project ideas to share with you with this fun kit. If you haven't opened your kit yet, take a look at all the wonderful alternate projects in this blog hop for inspiration. Then open it up and start crafting, whether you make the projects as shown in the kit instructions, a project inspired this blog hop, or a one-of-a-kind project of your own. And most importantly, have fun!

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the November 2022 From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit. Make the projects as directed or use the contents of your kit and your own imagination and creativity to come up with some unique, one-of-a-kind projects. No matter what you create, I have a feeling you'll have lots of fun with this latest Paper Pumpkin Kit. And if you love Paper Pumpkin Kits, why not share it with a friend. They make great gifts!

My alternate projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop include a collage that can be framed and used as a home decor piece or given as a gift, perhaps to a teacher or grandparents. Make it personal with photos and/or messages of love and Christmas cheer. This could also serve as a holiday scrapbook page. I cut 3" card stock squares in Basic Black, Real Red, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce and placed within a 1 1/4" border on all four sides of the 12" x 12" Crumb Cake card stock. I then added 1 of each of the 3 tags and some additional elements all coming from the From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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I love to repurpose boxes of all kinds including my Paper Pumpkin boxes, so that is what I did for my 2nd alternate project. I love how it turned out. All elements used are from the From The North Pole kit with one exception. I used the Frosted Flurry Dies to die cut a few snowflakes from the Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper that was left over after punching out the large snowflakes for the tags.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects for the November 2022 From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Cheryl Hamilton's alternate Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more alternate projects for this month's kit.6a01b8d1640c2c970c027880450abe200d-800wi

Now take a peek at the December Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Paper Pumpkin

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait! 

 

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. 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 for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Click here to purchase your Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription.

 

Consider giving Paper Pumpkin Kits this holiday season. Ask me how!

 

Thanks for visiting my blog and allowing me to share my alternate project featuring the contents of the November 2022 From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit. I LOVE that Paper Pumpkin gives me the opportunity to create quickly and easily by following the directions or to create one of a kind projects of my own or to CASE the alternate projects of others. Having these options make Paper Pumpkin Kits great for anyone and everyone from little to no stamping and paper crafting experience to those seasoned paper crafters and everyone in between. I look forward to sharing more alternate projects with you next month.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business and am happy to start by sending you a complimentary catalog. Email me with your full name, address, and catalog request.

 

Click on the following link to get all of this week's news from the Stampin' Peace Studio. Great deals on SU! products, 2 new classes to go, kits, and more.  https://conta.cc/3VehXLz

Stampin' Peace hugs to you all, my friends.


Jingle Jingle Jingle Class to Go

This fun, festive card class to go features the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set. You'll make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) in classic holiday colors including Real Red, Garden Green, and Pool Party. The recipients of your handmade cards will be delighted with these!
 
NOTE: This is my LAST Christmas Card Class for 2022. Order yours by December 3rd.
 
Stampin' Up! Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
 
Choose the option that works best for you.
 
Option 1: Jingle Jingle Jingle Class to Go = $42.00  Includes Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set, supplies to make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, Priority Shipping.
 
Option 2: Card Supplies = $30  Includes supplies to make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set needed to complete these cards.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 5 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email.
 
Option 4: Join my Merry Stampers Team and get this and all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE. 
 
 
Add Ons:  Those who purchase option 1 or 2 may add on the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping charges.
  • Ink Pads in Basic Gray, Garden Green, Pool Party, Real Red, and Smoky Slate @ $8.00 each

 

Timeline for Jingle Jingle Jingle Class to Go:
  • December 3rd - Deadline to order & pay.
  • December 4th - SU! order for class to go supplies will be ordered.
  • December 7th - 8th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • December 9th - Class to Go 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.

 

Please contact me with questions about this class or if I can help you earn FREE Stampin' Up! product by hosting a Stampin' Up! party or private class online (or in person if you are local to me) for you and your friends.

 

Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Your support is appreciated.

Happy stamping always!


Forever Friendship Class to Go

It's time for a Card-Again! Or a few with my fun Forever Friendship Class to Go. This card class to go features the Forever Friendship Stamp Set and includes a package of 20 Good Things Cards & Envelopes and a package of the glistening Opal Rounds.

Choose the class option that works best for you, then order & pay by Saturday, December 3rd.

Option 1: Forever Friendship Class to Go = $58.00  Includes Forever Friendship Stamp Set, package of 20 Good Things Cards & Envelopes, package of Opal Rounds, additional supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies ++ = $36.00  Includes package of 20 Good Things Cards & Envelopes. package of Opal Rounds, additional supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Forever Stamp Set needed to complete these cards.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email.

Option 4: Join my Merry Stamper Team and get this and get access to all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

 

Add Ons:  Those ordering Option 1 or 2 may add on the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping charges. 

  • Black Momento Ink @ $6.00
  • Classic Stampin' Pads in Blushing Bride and Balmy Blue @ $8.00 each
  • Stampin' Blends in Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede @ $9.00 each

 

Timeline for Forever Friendship Class to Go:

  • December 3rd - Deadline to order & pay.
  • December 4th - SU! order for class to go supplies will be ordered.
  • December 7th - 8th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • December 9th - Forever Friendship Class to Go 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.

 

Please contact me with questions about this class or if I can help you earn FREE Stampin' Up! product by hosting a Stampin' Up! party or private class online (or in person if you are local to me) for you and your friends.

 

Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Your support is appreciated.

Happy stamping always!


Simple Stamping with Peace To You

In this replay of my November 21st Facebook Live, I demonstrate how to make simple yet elegant Christmas cards quickly and easily using the Peace To You Stamp Set with the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus is a must have for avid stampers. It is also beneficial to those who have arthritis or other ailments in their hands. You'll see me demonstrate one of many uses of the Stamparatus as I create my Peace To You cards in this video.

 


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Stampin' Up! Peace To You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Peace To You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
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For more uses of the Stamparatus, you can check out my series of 4 videos from September, 2021, by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/2YE3fFh

 

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

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. I'll be celebrating the holiday with my family. Just as I am so grateful that my family can be together to celebrate this and other special holidays, I am also grateful to be able to do a job I love and for all of you, my viewers and customers. I am blessed beyond measure.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you.


Beautifully Happy Fun Fold Card

I'm so excited to share this card with you. Not only do you get a look at a brand new Stamp Set coming in our Jan-Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, you'll also be introduced to a fabulous new Fun Fold. This stamp set and fold are so wonderful you'll want to use each one over and over. While this card features fall colors, you can change out them out with any of your favorite color combinations to fit the seasons or person you'll send this card too. So let your imagination go and see all the different ways you can use this fun fold and stamp set.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Base = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Mossy Meadow strip = 4 1/4" x 1 1/2", score at 1 1/4" on long side, fold
  • Mossy Meadow layer = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • DSP on card base = 5 1/4" x 4", 
  • DSP on inside left = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla inside = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla for stamping = 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy Stamp Set (SAB 2023) - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy Stamp Set (SAB 2023) - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy Stamp Set (SAB 2023) - Mary Knabe

 

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

Please note: The Beautifully Happy Stamp Set will be available for FREE with a $100 Stampin' Up! order during Sale-A-Brationn promotion in January and February 2023.

Blender Pens
$12.00
Paper Snips
$11.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com during this busy holiday week in the USA. Wishing you a fun, festive week of true gratitude for all the people and blessings in your life that bring you joy.

Please know that I am truly grateful for you and your support of my small business. It is a pleasure sharing what I love and serving you.