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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!


Celebrate 2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Stampin' Peace friends!

After taking a little time off to celebrate the holidays and enjoy some down time with family, I'm ready to kick off a brand new year. I've taken some time to reflect on the past year focusing on all the blessings I received as well as life lessons I've learned and how I've grown from them. Today, it's time to consider my goals, hopes, and dreams for the new year! I'm excited to begin 2018 with some new goals for my Stampin' Up! business, the biggest being to blog more often and more consistently. In addition, I'll be having weekly challenges on my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group, so you'll want to join to get in on the fun, sharing, and the opportunity to win Stampin' Up! prizes. I've had several people request I bring back my personal Card-A-Day Challenge on Facebook, so I'll be doing that and hope to inspire and motivate you with my card creations.

Here are a couple of very quick and easy-to-make wine bottle tags I made. There's no stamping involved which means you can whip these up in a snap, of course, you can always dress them up with ribbons and embellishments too. The Year to Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is perfect for creating projects celebrating the New Year as well as celebrating special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, promotion, and retirements.

Tuesday, January 2nd is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog which includes the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP featuring Gold, Silver, Copper, and Champagne Foils on Whisper White. Get all your holiday favorites before they're gone. As always, I appreciate you using my monthly Host Code when ordering online.

Large Number Framelits Dies, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper

Dimensions:  Wine bottle tag is 4" x 12" scored at 3" on the long side. Punch a 1 1/4" circle in the center of the 3" x 4" flap to hang the bottle tag.

"Celebrate" was cut using the Big Shot and Framelits. You can get this set of framelits FREE with a $100* purchase during Sale-A-Bration, January 3 - March 31, 2018.

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Wishing you peace, love, and joy in the new year plus plenty of time for stamping and crafting too!


Video - Wine Bottle Tags

Norah O'Donnell of CSB This Morning, saw a picture of gift tags I was making for her producer, my niece, Lauren Galippo. Norah planned to order tags online, but Lauren hooked her up with me instead promising I'd make something special for her. I made 60 wine bottle tags and 50 gift tags for Norah. Here is a photo from Norah's Instagram story today plus a photo of the thank you note I received. I'm grateful for the opportunity to design and create for Lauren and Norah through my job as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I love what I do and I love sharing it even more. It's especially wonderful to share my love of paper crafting with those who truly appreciate hand crafted. #loveitliveitshareit

Be sure to watch my video to see how you too can make these wine bottle tags and gift tags. They are easy to make and are sure to bring many smiles and compliments when you give bottles of wine or spirits to your friends, co-workers, and holiday hosts.

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 Product List for Wine Bottle Tags

Circles Collection Framelits Die
Circles Collection Framelits Die
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$27.00
Handheld Stapler
Handheld Stapler
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$10.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

 

Product List for Gift Tags

Big Shot
$110.00

Video - Smitten Mitten Tags

I recently had the opportunity to do a couple custom orders for some special people. The first custom order I did was gift tags for my niece Lauren Galippo to use on cookie packages she made for her co-workers at CBS News. Lauren sent me a couple pictures so I could see her finished gifts. Take a look at my video to see the Smitten Mitten tags up close and to see how they were made. 

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Lauren's Snowball Treats

 

Smitten Mittens Bundle
Snowball Treats packaged and ready for delivery

 Product List

Big Shot
$110.00


NEW PRODUCTS ON SU! CLEARANCE RACK

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to us! Stampin' Up! has added several new items to the CLEARANCE RACK today! So many great products and deep discounts. Get them while you can! Order online using Host Code VZWAHGTB and the following link to my website. 

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=100100&utm_source=olo&utm_medium=o1-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh&dbwsdemoid=2041349

Products from the Annual Catalog and 2017 Holiday Catalog can be ordered to your Clearance Rack order. 

Need help placing your order, email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com. Please include name, number, and price of each item you are ordering.


FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY

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It's back...FREE SHIPPING!
Thank you, Stampin' Up!
 
FREE SHIPPING PROMOTION is valid through 11:50pm MNT, December 11th only. Please use Host Code VZWAHGTB when ordering online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.
 
Or email me your order at mknabe2008@gmail.com until 10pm EST. Orders may include products from Annual Catalog, Holiday Catalog, and Clearance Rack. Please include number, name, and price of each item you wish to order in your email to me.
 
EVERYONE who orders today, December 11, 2017 (online or by email) will receive 5 hand stamped holiday cards from me FREE by USPS.

Warm Winter Mittens

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. I love seeing God's creativity in the beauty of a fresh snowfall, and it's even more special when I see it at Christmas. Soft Sky mittens make venturing out to enjoy nature's beauty of a winter wonderland even better. That is my vision for this card inspired by my dear friend and member of my Stampin' Up! Team, Tracy Dahling. Notice that I have not put a sentiment on this card front. I just love the simplicity. I could stamp a holiday greeting, hello, or birthday message or simply write a note inside. Why not add some stamped snowflakes in Soft Sky ink to make the envelope festive too?

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Dimensions:    Soft Sky card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Whisper White Layer is 5 1/4" x 4".

Assembly Tips:    Emboss Whisper White card stock with Winter Wonder embossing folder and adhere to card front with Snail Adhesive. Cut mittens with Big Shot, stamp cuff, and adhere to card front with Dimensionals. Stamp snowflakes then cut with Big Shot and adhere with Mini Dimensionals. Use a SU! Paper-Piercing Tool to lift and place Rhinestones Jewels.

Product List: 

Big Shot
$110.00

Elegant Reindeer Card

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper features four metallic colors gold, silver, copper, and our new champagne. I love the variety of patterns in this DSP and its coordination with our foil sheets. Guests at my Customer Appreciation Holiday Event made this delightful card. I love the simplicity and elegance, the layers of metallics, and the simple stamping of this card. And its so easy to recreate.

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Dimensions:  Whisper White Thick card stock base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Year of Cheer DSP is 2" x 5 1/2". Oval is cut from the new Champagne Foil Sheets using Big Shot and largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Reindeer is cut from Copper Foil Sheets using Big Shot and Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies. 

My inside greeting is simply "peace", my wish for all at Christmastime and always. The peace greeting is from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.Christmas Quilt Stamp Set

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Big Shot
$110.00


Oh, Joy! I'm CASEing Watercolor Christmas Card Kit

I used this card as the inspiration for one of the free make-n-takes at my Customer Appreciation Holiday Event last week. It is one made with the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit (HC page 34). 

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set

Here is my version using Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (HC page 13) with color combination of Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Black. My customers who made this card liked it. I hope you do too.

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Dimensions:  Crumb Cake card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Cherry Cobbler layer is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". Cherry Cobbler Banner strip is 4 3/4" x 1" and punched with Banner Triple Punch on one end. Merry Music Specialty DSP layer is 4 5/8" x 3 3/8". Silver Mini Sequin Trim is 10". Whisper White card stock is 2" x 3". I used the 1/2" Circle Punch to "ticket punch" the corners out. Simply put the corner into the punch to the center of the circle/hole and punch.

Product List:


Soft Sky, Snowflakes, and a Bit of Bling

Sometimes I enjoy stepping away from the traditional red and green of Christmas, and trying something different. I CASED this card from SU! Demonstrator and member of my Merry Stampers Team, Tracy Dahling. She made it in Tranquil Tide, not a color I would have used for this card, but it worked. Then, I made it with Soft Sky and loved it! Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Silver are a perfect combo for festive, snowy cards and crafts. Believe it or not, the DSP used on this card is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, not a Holiday DSP pack. I love the versatility of our Stampin' Up! products and the ease with which we can mix and match them. I was also thinking that a quick change of the sentiment would make this card great for someone with a winter birthday. 

Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set, Coffee Break DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Dimensions:    Soft Sky card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Whisper White Layer is 5 1/4" x 4". Coffee Break DSP Layer is 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".

Assembly Tips:    Adhere snowflakes with Fine Tip Glue Pen or Glue Dots. Adhere Whisper White oval with Stampin' Dimensionals. Use a SU! Paper-Piercing Tool to lift and place Rhinestones and/or other small embellishments.

Product List: 

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25