I love this card. I had so much fun making it and sharing it on my February 8, 2021, Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. I love it, first of all, because it is a fun fold card, more specifically, a POP-UP card! I promise you that after watching my video demonstration, you will see that making pop-up cards really is fun and really is easy. And everyone loves getting a pop-up card!
The second reason I love this card so much is that I made a picket fence using the Banners Pick A Punch. I was inspired to include a picket fence on this Darling Donkeys card by a card I saw created by one of my Merry Stampers Team Members, Avis Anderson. I thought it was so clever. I'm looking forward to making more picket fences on my cards and scrapbook pages thanks to Avis!
These are the cards created by Merry Stampers Teammate Avis Anderson that inspired me to make my own picket fence cards. I was so excited when the idea to combine the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set with a white picket fence. Thanks for inspiring me, Avis! I see more picket fences in my future.
Our Stampin' Blends make coloring these Darling Donkeys easy and fun. They are my favorite coloring tool. HEE- HAW! Who would have guessed this sweet little donkey would be the pop-up surprise inside such a cute birthday card?
Another look at this darling card!
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I put together some really cute cards and pet treat boxes using the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, coordinating card stock, and a variety of paper punches. Check them out on this video replay of my July 8th Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP. You'll get cutting information and demonstrations for assembling all the projects below.
I can't help but smile when I look at the cute pups on these delightful cards.
Choose a fun sheet of Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for your background layer or Real Red card stock and the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder for a different look.
Are you a cat lover or know someone who is? These cards below are meant for you and your cat loving friends.
Who would have thought that Cinnamon Cider and Real Red work so well together? I had no idea until I saw that they were part of a fabulous color combination in the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.
I replaced a couple of the punched circles with punched hearts for the card below. I love it!
Our new 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" Acetate Card Boxes make cute little gift boxes for dog & cat treats. Know someone who has a new pet? Why not gift them with a bit of cash in one of these cute boxes to help them with purchasing treats, toys or other items needed to keep their pet happy and healthy.
I love the little heart that is part of the Dog Builder Punch. I can use that punch year round for any time I want to add a little heart embellishment to my cards, gift tags, or other paper crafts.
The Real Red ribbon in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack is the perfect size for dog and cat collars with the Dog Builder and Cat Punches. Sometimes it's the tiniest detail that completes you project.
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I love Make It with Mary Mondays on my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. Monday morning, I gave viewers the following dimensions to use in cutting card stock and Designer Series Paper. Then we all met for a Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. I showed a card I created and then showed them how to using the same card sketch. Then I let viewers suggest what Stampin' Up! products I would use for the third card I would make using the same card sketch. Take a look at this video replay, then consider joining me for Make It with Mary Monday on my Stampin' Peace VIP Group on Facebook every Monday at 11am.
This is the card sketch I used as inspiration for my April 27th Make It with Mary Knabe Monday Facebook Live.
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The Painted with Love Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is filled with a fabulous assortment of products to help you create beautiful cards and paper crafts for your loved ones. The products are perfect for Valentine's Day but also for weddings, babies, anniversaries, and simple expressions of love for your family and friends. Here are just a few of the projects I created with the Painted with Love Suite.
I made these cards using the 3 1/2" x 5" Note Cards & Envelopes. The note cards are cut and scored to save you time. The Note Cards & Envelopes are a great deal at $6 for 20 of each (# 131527).
This Love Collage is on a 12" x 12" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Each square started with 3" x 3" Gold Foil with the next layer being 2 7/8" x 27/8" Card Stock or Designer Series Paper.
This birthday card is an example of what I like to call a KISS & SIP card! Keep It Simple Stampin' with Stamps, Ink, and Paper. Not a lot of layers, techniques, or extras, just simple stamping with the most basic of paper crafting supplies.
I began designing this card by choosing a Designer Series Paper with a small, simple pattern and limited color palette. This DSP would serve as the background that I would stamp Happy Birthday on. It's not often that I stamp directly on DSP, but it works when using it in this way.
The Stylized Birthday stamp is one of my favorite a la carte stamps Stampin' Up! has ever sold. If you need a birthday stamp and don't have this one, I highly suggest you purchase it. You won't regret it. I use it lots and lots and it's very popular with my customers as well.
I did go beyond SIP a bit by adding a few sequins to the card front for a more festive look to my birthday card.
Basic Black card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side.
All good things come to an end...even Sale-A-Bration, but don't fret. You still have a few hours before Sale-A-Bration ends at 11:50 pm (MNT) or 1:50am Saturday EST where I am. There are still plenty of FREE products to choose from. Get one for every $50 you order while supplies last or until SAB ends tonight, whichever comes first.
This card was made using the Make A Medallion stamp set I got FREE. Melon Mambo with Basic Black and Whisper White is think?
As of the typing of the post, the products shown below are all the Sale-A-Bration products still available for FREE for every $50 you spend now through 11:50 pm MNT while supplies last. Happy shopping, my Stampin' Up! friends!
Sale-A-Bration will quickly be coming to an end. Have you gotten all the fabulous freebies??? Choose a free SAB product for every $50 you spend. Do you still want to purchase the Ultimate Starter Kit Bundle AND get 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice in addition to the $126 in SU! product you choose for just $99 plus tax??? Yes, the deal really is that good. You don't want to miss out. Use the links at the bottom of this post to see all the products you can get free. There are so many to choose from, including a few from the Occasions Catalog!
With just five days left of Sale-A-Bration, the free products you can get are now available while supplies last only. Supplies of a few of the products are already gone including the very popular 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack, but...
I have extra packs of the Glimmer Paper that I am giving away to the first 12 people that place a $100 order (before sh/tax) on my website using the March Host Code CMU3NV4H. You will get to choose 2 Free Sale-A-Bration products when you place your order (do this on the bottom left of the payment page). SU! will then email me that you placed an order. I then will mail you your pack of Glimmer Paper free. Remember, you need to be one of the first 12 people to place a $100 order using the Host Code CMU3NV4H on my website to receive the Glimmer Paper Pack gift. (Please note that if you click "no contact", I will not receive your mailing address and will not be able to mail you your gift.)
Here are gifts I gave to my March Creative Escape attendees embellished with the Glimmer Paper.
All good things must come to an end, including Stampin' Up!'s biggest, annual promotion, Sale-A-Bration. Stock up on basic paper crafting supplies now when you can get a FREE product for every $50 you spend. There is not limit to the number of free items you can earn. Just place your orders by March 31st. Here are three links to show you the many, many free products you can choose from.
Here I'm showing you an example of what I like to call a KISS card - Keep It Simple Stamping. It features the Reverse Words stamp set I got free with a Sale-A-Bration order. Many of my customers (also known as my Stampin' Peace VIP's) recently chose this cheery Bermuda Bay as their favorite color in the Stampin' Up! Brights Collection. I think the shiny Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim also adds to the fun of this card. I'm sending this card to someone who is embarking on a new venture in her life! I can think of many other uses for this card too. Please share what occasions you would use this card for.
I changed up the card I posted on Thursday, March 23rd, to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost loved ones recently. This is such a simple card layout to use for any occasion. It's quick and easy. Give this layout a try and post to share. Everyone (including me) loves to be inspired!
Note that the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper I used on this card can be yours FREE with a $50 SU! order. That's right! It and a 6 other items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are now being offered as a Sale-A-Bration freebie! Use this link to get all the details! Download Flyer_SAB3rd_demo_Mar2117_US
The Metallic Ribbon on this card is also a product I got FREE with a qualifying. Don't forget to check out all the exclusive products being offered as free choices for a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. Please note that Sale-A- Bration products are available while supplies last. Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.
It's always fun for me to treat my Creative Escape Weekend attendees to a couple free make-n-take projects. These are the projects we made at my March weekend. The Oh, So Succulent Stamp Set and the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! were the featured products used. Did you know that the Succulent Garden DSP can be yours FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! order now through March 31st? Yes, it's true! That's an $11 value. Of course, there are many other SU! products you can earn free during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest, annual promotion. Hosts and new recruits also benefit from added incentives during Sale-A-Bration. Get all the details on my website, www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.
Contact me to place an order, host a party, or purchase the Starter Kit (or Ultimate Bundle as I like to say). Online ordering is available as well. Please use Host Code CMU3NV4H which you will enter at the bottom of the shopping cart page. Do not use Host Code when ordering more than $150 as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.