2017 Holiday Catalog Feed

24-hour Stamp Sale & Exclusive Deals November 20-26th

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It's here! It's here! Another Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, and it begins with a 24-hour Flash Sale. 

Get 20% off select stamp sets from the Annual and Holiday catalogs November 20th ONLY.  Here they are:

That's not all, though. In addition to the 24-hour Stamp Sale, Stampin' Up! also has other Exclusive Deals November 20 - 26. See them here:  Download Item List Flyer US

Place your order online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net

Please enter Host Code SVYAX7NW at the bottom left of the payment page.

You may also call me at 513-641-6592 or email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com with your order. Please have number, name, and price for each item you are ordering. 

Happy Stamping, and once again, thank you for your support of my business. It is greatly appreciated.

SU! Video - Trim Your Stocking Thinlits

Earlier this month, I took my friend, 6 year old Ainsley to Krafty Kids Class hosted by my Merry Stampers team member, Tracy Dahling. My friend Rosie brought her young friend Ella. We started with dinner at Chick-Fil-A, then headed to Tracy's house for crafting. Tracy had a tray of supplies prepped and ready for all the kids to make 25 Countdown to Christmas Stockings. What fun it was to see all the kids enjoying their crafting experience. Tracy made it easy and fun for them to feel successful and proud of their stockings and excited about using them at home with their families. Here are a few photos taken that night. Stopping for ice cream on the way home was fun too!

I've also attached a Stampin' Up! video featuring the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.

Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Busy, busy!
Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Ainsley loves using Stampin' Up! Mini Dimensionals as much as I do!


Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies
25 Countdown to Christmas Stockings


Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Love these smiles. Thanks for a fun night of crafting, Tracy.


Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies

Do you have or know a crafty kid? How about putting together a crafty project for him or her to enjoy? The holidays are the perfect time to teach children about the power of a handmade gift!

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Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Half Full Gift Bag for OnStage Team Gifts

I am thrilled to be sharing Stampin' Up! OnStage Live with 4 members of my Merry Stampers Team, Jenny Gilbert, Sharon Shreve, Vicki Center, and Melinda Fahnestock. Of course, I wanted to spoil them with a few gifts. Here is the gift bag I decorated for each of them. It was made using the Half Full Stamp Set and our new Stampin' Blends. Look how beautifully the gift bag coordinates with my swap card I showed yesterday. Inside, the ladies received some candy treats, wine, and an insulated cup personalized for this event by my talented friend Joni Ahlers. I think they will enjoy using this cup for a long time to come, and I hope it brings to mind wonderful memories of our shared OnStage experience each time they use it.

Half Full Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends

Dimensions for Gift Bag:  Rich Razzleberry card stock is 8 1/4" x 10 3/4". Old Olive card card stock is 3" x 8 1/4" and Very Vanilla is 2 3/4" x 8 3/4". 
TIP:  Be sure to measure your bag BEFORE cutting card stock as dimensions of bags vary by brand and store.

Half Full Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends

For Dimensions and Tips on making this card, see yesterday's blog post.


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November 8-12, 2017 - Free Gifts with your Online Order

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You can bet I'm having lots of fun with thousands of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Salt Lake City this week. I'll be busy reuniting with demonstrator friends and making new friends, swapping cards, gathering creative project ideas, learning new stampin' techniques and business practices, AND seeing new yet to be released products.

So, while I'm gone, I want to add a little surprise fun to your days. I'd like to give you some fabulous products FREE when you order on my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using November Host Code SVYAX7NW. I'll put together a surprise package of retired (new, unused) Stampin' Up! products. The more you order, the more you get. Free products will range from embellishments and ribbon and trim to paper and stamp sets and more. 

Order $25 (not including SH & tax) and receive 5 hand stamped cards PLUS 1 free gift.

Order $50 (not including SH & tax) and receive 5 hand stamped cards PLUS 3 free gifts.

Order $75 (not including SH & tax) and receive 5 hand stamped cards PLUS 5 free gifts.

Order $100 (not including SH & tax) and receive 5 hand stamped cards PLUS 10 free gifts.

Be sure to place your order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net by 11:50pm, November 12th, AND use November Host Code SVYAX7NW. (You will enter host code at bottom left of payment page.)
All surprise packages will be mailed on or before November 19th.
Now how about a look at the card I designed and will be swapping at OnStage! I used one of my very favorite stamp sets ever - HALF FULL which Linda Bauwin helped design in honor of achieving $1 million in career sales. I also enjoyed using my new Stampin' Blends. I truly impressed with quality of these alcohol markers and the blending results I get.
Half Full Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends
Dimensions:  Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Very Vanilla card stock is 
TIPS:  I stamped images with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' Blends in light and dark shades of Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Bronze. The color lifter was very helpful for highlighting certain areas. I sponge Crumb Cake ink on the background of "plague" image. Fussy cut the wine bottle and pop it up on dimensionals when adhering it to the card front. Use Fine Tip Glue over the grapes and label of wine bottle to create a glossy appearance. Let the glue dry thoroughly. 
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Free DSP, Free Project Instructions, and Free Tutorial

You have just 2 days left to stock up on some of our most popular Designer Series Papers and Get 1 Free. The Stampin' Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion on select DSP packs ends at 11:50pm MNT, October 31st. All purchased DSP and Free DSP must be from the list you can find in the link below.  There is no minimum to the number of free packs you can earn with this promotion, so it's a good idea to think ahead to future projects you want to make.

See list of DSP packs included in Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper has been a favorite with its traditional colors. I've used it several times in classes and have sold lots and lots.

Here are a couple gift card holders I created with the BE MERRY DSP and look forward to giving this holiday season. I like to give gift cards in a pretty handmade holders for people who provide services for me like my postal carrier and, of course, my UPS drivers who deliver all my Stampin' Up! packages. I've included cutting dimensions for you. I also have a gift bag I decorated with the Be Merry DSP with its dimensions for you. 

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe stamp set

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe stamp set,

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Ready for Christmas stamp set, Santa's Sleigh stamp set,

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Ready for Christmas Stamp Set,

To make gift card holder, cut card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2" and 5 1/2". The 2" score creates the flap that becomes the pocket for your gift card.

Cut DSP 4" x 1 3/4". Punch half circle in it using 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere to small flap.  Punch half circle in card stock by matching up 1 3/4" Circle Punch with half circle already cut in DSP. Apply strong adhesive to top and bottom edge only of small flap and secure to inside of card forming pocket.

Card stock in inside of card base is 4" x 5 1/4"

DSP on front of gift card holder is 3 1/4" x 4".

Card stock to stamp sentiment on is 3 1/4" x 1/2".  

Card stock to mount stamped message on is 3 1/4" x 5/8".

**I used the coordinating Merry Mistletoe stamp set on the first gift card. Ready for Christmas and Sant's Sleigh stamp sets were used on the second gift card.

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set, Ready for Christmas Stamp Set, Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set,

The gift bag above measures 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". You will want to measure your bag and cut your paper accordingly as size of bags can vary from one brand or store to another.

Designer Series Paper is 3" x 8 1/4" and is layered on card stock measuring 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". The Christmas Tree was cut from the retired Perfect Pennants Bigz Die with a 3/4" x 1 1/4" rectangle for a trunk.

As an END OF THE MONTH ORDERING INCENTIVE, I have a FREE tutorial for everyone who places an online order using Host Code FZ2FWT4A by the end of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion at 11:50pm MNT, October 31st. The tutorial uses the PAINTED AUTUMN Designer Series Paper which is also on the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion. Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Autumn Bundle

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Perfect Pennants Bigz Die
Perfect Pennants Bigz Die

Video - 3 Halloween Treat Favors

Just in time for Halloween! Three easy to make treat favors to delight your ghosts, goblins, super heroes, and princesses. Trick-or-Treaters will love them! Why not also set the family dinner table with a Halloween favor at each person's place. Need something cute and fun but simple and inexpensive to make for this weekend's Halloween party or your child's classroom party? Want to surprise your co-workers with a Halloween treat? I've got you covered. Watch my video to learn to make all three treat favors. They are quick, easy, fun, and very inexpensive to make. 

You can make these favors for any holiday or occasion by changing the colors, papers, and stamp sets. I've prepared a PDF Tutorial for each of these projects complete with color photos, dimensions, and instructions. Get it FREE when you place an order of any size on my website using October Host Code FZ2FWT4A by 11:50pm EST, October 31st. It'll be great to have the PDF for future use. 

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Cat Punch
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Happy Sweetest Day GIVEAWAY

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Happy Sweetest Day to all! I hope you enjoy a day filled with sweet people and sweet treats to share. I'll be tagging along with my daughter Andrea as she is shopping to purchase her first brand new car. It'll be exciting but perhaps stressful too.

My Sweetest Day gift to you is a package of retired SU! embellishments, ribbon, and/or trim FREE with your online order today through 11:50pm, Monday. Free products are retired, unused, and unopened. I've got a wide variety that I want to package up and give away! I'll also throw in 5 free handmade cards with each giveaway package!

Get $15 value in free product with your $40 online order.

Get $25 value in free product with your $50 online order. 

Get $50 value in free product with your $75 online order.

IMPORTANT:  To receive your free products you must order online with HOST CODE FZ2FWT4A by 11:50pm, Monday, October 23, 2017. Your order will ship directly to you. Minimum shipping charges will apply.

(If you need help placing your online order, please call me at 513-641-6592. I will walk you through it.)

Free products will ship on Tuesday, October 24th.

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Memories & More with My Littles

Last school year, I had the privilege of caring for 3 little ones. Ainsley was in Kindergarten, and twins Ben and Griffin were in preschool. The school year ended and as a special treat, the kids had a sleepover at Mrs. Knabe's house. My Emily, who they LOVE, was also home from college at the time which made the sleepover even more special. Throughout my days spent with my littles, I took lots and lots of pictures. What a year of laughter, fun, and new experiences we shared. As a gift to this wonderful family, I made a Memory Album. I love this photo I received from the littles' dad this week with the comment, "I love watching the kids relive last year's memories". Isn't that sweet? I'm not sure who is enjoying the gift more, the parents or the children. I am so blessed to be able to do what I do and share it with others.  

Confession:  I knew it would be too hard to give this memory book away, so I made a second one for me to keep.  I love having pictures of the many memories made with my little ones.  Now I need to get to work on a memory album of the Thailand trip I shared with my daughters Andrea and Emily.  We have lots of great memories to preserve.


My wish for all of you is that you enjoy making memories with all those who hold a special place in your heart AND that you take a little time to preserve those memories. Stampin' Up! Memories & More products make it quick, simple, affordable, and fun for you to do so.

How about getting a head start on making a Christmas Memories Book for yourself, a family member, or friend? Watch for information coming soon on making this very special and easy to complete memory book inspired by my friend Jenn Gulch. Perfect for yourself or to give as a gift this holiday season. I'd love to receive a gift like this. It's filled with beautiful pages complete and ready for someone to add their own photos and do a little journaling about the memories made. I'll offer both Live Class and Class to Go Options.

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

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Painted Harvest Bundle with Painted Autumn DSP Gifts and Favors

I love spoiling guests who attend my Creative Escape Weekends. These are the favors and gifts my 48 guests received throughout the weekend. I featured the Painted Harvest Suite in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog pages 48-49. I added a sunflower theme as well. 

Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper, Painted Autumn stamp set, Daisy Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch     Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Daisy Punch, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
2-4-6-8 Treat Box made by the talented Debby Price
Beautiful and yummy sunflower cookies made by my friend Rosie Janis
Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Banner Triple Punch
Free make-n-take for my guests

If you would enjoy a stress free, fun, and inspiring Creative Escape Weekend in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, please message me your email address. I'll add you to the email list for those events.

I have two weekends scheduled for Winter, 2018. The January 12-14, 2018 weekend is SOLD OUT with 5 people on the waiting list. I can, however, accept one day crafters for the optional Monday, January 15, which is Martin Luther King Day. 

I have my second winter weekend of fun, February 16-18, 2018.  As of now, it is 75% full. I also have several slots open for the optional Monday, February 19, 2018 which is Presidents Day.

Hopefully, it won't be long before I'll have even more Creative Escape Weekends booked for later in 2018. If interested in being on the contact list for these events, you will want to get your contact information to me ASAP so you don't miss out. 

Free Tutorial with Online Order

You can get a FREE tutorial for these projects! All projects feature the Painted Harvest Suite. Remember the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper used on these projects is included on the October Buy 3 Get 1 FREE list along with several others.


Order $50 or more (not including SH/tax) on my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code FZ2FWT4A, and I'll email you the FREE tutorial. Offer for Free Painted Harvest Tutorial ends October 31, 2017.

(Please do not mark "No Contact" when checking out so that I will receive your email address to send you the free tutorial.)

Products used in Painted Harvest Tutorial include the following:

Leaf Punch
Big Shot
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