2019-2021 In Colors Feed

Sand & Sea Memory Pages

It's pretty cold in central Ohio this week and a snowstorm is on its way. Fortunately, my plan is to stay in and work and craft the weekend away. I'll even have a couple friends here for crafting. While I do enjoy a beautiful snowfall, I do dream of days by the beach with sunny skies, warm breezes, and shelling. Our Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite make creating beach themed paper crafts easy and fun. Today's post shows a 2-page scrapbook layout featuring the fun beach and seashell products from the Sand & Sea Suite. My Facebook Live video replay below shows you just how I made this layout and includes and couple of different ways you can add color to the beautiful Pearlescent Paper I used for the seashells. I hope you'll take a look at the video and be inspired by my demonstration.

An alternate use for these scrapbook pages would be to frame and display them with your favorite beach day memories. They make wonderful gifts too.


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper used as the sky and beach for this layout.
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Seaside Seashells 3D Embossing Folder has exquisite detail. Adding a bit of color with Blending Brushes and ink brings out the details even more.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The various colors of ink on the Pearlescent Specialty Paper bring the seashells and plants to life beautifully!
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

Like seashells, we are all amazing and unique. Remember to share what is amazing about you and to be uniquely YOU. 

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Taking in the Sand & Sea

3 weeks. 21 days. That's all the time we have left for the January - June Mini Catalog selling period. Many of the products in this publication are retiring and lots are discounted, some up to 50% off. Get these Last Chance products while you can as they are only available while supplies last through June 30th.

Click on the link below to download the Last Chance List.

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This Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper is on the Last Chance List. It is gorgeous with its soft colors and beautiful images and perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more. The stunning prints mimic beach scenes - water & waves, bright sky, sandy shore, seashells, and more. You will L O V E it!

Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are a few cards I made featuring this stunning paper. The cards are super simple to make but stunning, none the less. Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for convenient ordering.

 

 

Click here for a video tutorial to make the Sand & Sea Pocket Card you see in the photo below.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

And how about a few scrapbook pages made with the Sand & Sea Suite? Click here for video demonstration.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

So there you have it. Lots and lots of creative ideas using the Sand & Sea Suite to inspire you! 

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Do something creative and make it a good day!


Happy Retirement

 
Click on the following link to be directed to the Last Chance Products on my website: https://bit.ly/3rkaQ4L
 
Or use the following links to download and/or print the Last Chance Products List arranged by Catalog Page Number, Product Category, or Percentage of Discount.
 
 
 
 
VERY IMPORTANT: Retiring products are while supplies last only and some may be discounted. Get your retiring products now before they're gone. Items I expect will sell out very quickly are 2019-2021 In Color product (especially reinkers and card stock) and Designer Series Papers. Everything is up for grabs.
 
To insure you get what you want while it is still available, please order online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code GF9F2E3X.
 
If you need assistance ordering, please contact me.
 

Corner Bouquet meets Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper

I combined several new products to make the cards in today's blog post. I feature the Corner Bouquet Stamp Set and Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and the Stitched with Whimsy Dies and Oval Occasions Bundle from the January - June Mini Catalog. I had so much fun sharing these 4 new products in a recent card making demonstration. 

Below is a video replay from my January 4th Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. If you are not currently a Stampin' Peace VIP, I hope you'll head on over to the Facebook Group and request to join. Please know to avoid scammers, this is a Facebook Group and requires you to answer 3 easy stamping & paper crafting questions. Then join me in the group every Monday at 11am EST for my Make It with Mary Facebook Live in this group.



Corner Bouquet Stamp Set & Oh So Ombre DSP by Stampin' Up!There's nothing wrong with stamping on Designer Series Paper as I did on this Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre Paper. 

Corner Bouquet Stamp Set & Oh So Ombre DSP by Stampin' Up!I love the subtle detail the Stitched with Whimsy Dies add to the card on the right.

 

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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Reminder: Our 2021 January - June Mini Catalog launched on January 5th. It's filled with wonderful product suites, bundles, stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments, and more. Our Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is now available to order as well. In addition to all the wonderful new products available in our new Mini Catalog, we also have a collection of new products you can get free with qualifying purchases during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. Sale-A-Bration has incentives for those who Shop, Host, and/or Join. 

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673  $60.00) available to order January 5th.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

 

Happy Stamping, all!

 


Gratitude = Happiness

My mother was a stickler for her kids sending thank you notes. Present times were also thank you note times. Birthdays, holidays, First Communion, Graduations - no matter the occasion, if we were given a gift of any sort, we were made to sit down and write a than you note. There was no getting out of it. Funny thing is, I liked writing to people, even thank you notes. I wrote letters to my cousin Rose who lived a couple hours away. I wrote to out of town grandparents and other relatives. I also learned to appreciate and cherish the thank you cards and hand written notes I received from others. My parents are both deceased, Dad 30 years and Mom 4 years), how grateful I am that I have letters they each wrote me in college plus a few cards I kept from my mom in her last few years. I love seeing their words written in their own handwriting. 

I'm so grateful for the opportunities I have as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator of 12 years to share card making with others. It gives us all, the opportunity to be creative and to reach out to others and spread kindness. I have no doubt our handmade cards are appreciated as we have created them with love. I believe the words we write in them carry just as much power as people just want to know they are thought of, loved, and appreciated. 

I've have worked hard this year in being more consistent with sending my Stampin' Up! customers a handmade card and a little Stampin' Up! gift each month as a small token of my appreciation for supporting me in my Stampin' Peace business. This way they get a little something to help them keep on stamping and making cards. And they have an extra handmade card in their stash to use when needed. I have gotten lots of positive feedback from doing this which I love, and it keeps me motivated to continue doing it into the future. 

* Be sure to Download Project Sheet - Forever Greenery Thank You Card so you can make this card too.

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper & Borders Abound Stamp Set


Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper & Borders Abound Stamp Set

I wanted to find just the right card to use up some Retired Braided Burlap Trim. I think it looks great paired with the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. Some alternate ribbon choices include Braided Linen Trim, Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, and Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack all from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (pgs 160-161).Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper & Borders Abound Stamp Set

There are so many beautiful shades of green in the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up. They are Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Seafoam. Which ones do you see in these cards? 

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper & Borders Abound Stamp Set

Download Your Free Project Sheet Here - Forever Greenery Thank You Card

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

I hope you'll join me in "making someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today". And, if you need help in creating cards and/or purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I'm here for you. 

Have a wonderful day, and THANK YOU for visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog. I appreciate you!


Through the Window Pane

I made some more "Window Pane" cards. These cards feature the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Forever Fern Stamp Set. I love how they turned out, and I love the people they were sent to. What a lovely sentiment of friendship from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Be sure to check out the other sentiments in the set. They're fabulous too.

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

To see more examples and to learn how to create "Window Pane" cards, click here. This previous blog post has a video tutorial.

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

Thanks for reading today's blog post. I hope the rest of your day is filled with lots of things that make you smile.


Life is Beautiful!

Life is beautiful. Sometimes in the midst of pain, illness, isolation, stress, hurt, and loss it can be hard to see the beauty in our world. But then, if we look closely, we can see beauty all around us, in the faces of our family, friends, and loved ones. We can see beauty in the comfort in our homes. We can see beauty in the eyes of a child, and the wrinkles of someone who has lived a long full life. It's also nice to step outside and see the beauty in nature no matter the time of year, new buds in spring, all shades of green in the trees in summer, the many shades of autumn, and in the glittering frost of winter. We just need to take time to observe, see what's around us, and be grateful for that beauty.

Stampin' Up!'s Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper was so popular in 2019, they brought it back for us in 2020 as a "Returning Fave". This paper shows true beauty of nature in the winter with its soft colors and delicate images of frozen droplets, snow, and frost on evergreens, leaves leftover from fall, and barren branches. 

Below are cards I made with the beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. They layout is quite simple and the same for each card. I wanted to focus on the beauty depicted in the various papers without a lot of embellishing. If you've never done this "window pane" layout, you can see me demonstrate it with this link:  https://bit.ly/32JnUbf. The Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set is featured in our 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

If you've never done this "window pane" layout, use this link:  https://bit.ly/32JnUbf for my video demonstration with cutting dimensions and other card samples.

 

Thanks for viewing today's stampinpeace.com post. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Which one is your favorite?

 

Stampin' Up! supply list - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

I hope you'll take some time to enjoy the beauty all around you and be grateful. Life is beautiful!

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Variation on Scrappy Strips Technique

I want to give a BIG shout out to my friend and Merry Stampers Team Member, Beth Jones, for introducing me to this cool variation on the Scrappy Strips Technique. Here is her photo of the cards she shared with our team. 

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In the following video replay of my July 24th Facebook Live, I demonstrate this variation of the Scrappy Strip Technique using 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. Check it out, then give it a try. The results are impressive.


Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

I love the creative twist on the Scrappy Strip Technique used in making this card with a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper.
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Customize your rhinestones and other embellishments by coloring them with Stampin' Blends Markers. They are alcohol-based so dry permanent.

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

Sometimes I like to add an extra layer of card stock in a coordinating color behind my Whisper White.

Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, & Whisper White card stock by Stampin' Up!

Here is a link to my demonstration of the original Scrappy Strip Technique: https://bit.ly/2LbRPyI

 

Stampin' Up! products used in card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Have a beautiful day.


A Whale of a Good Time!

My June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday was a "Whale of a Good Time". I demonstrated an easy fun fold card showcasing the fabulous products from Stampin' Up!'s new Whale of a Time Suite - Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale Builder Punch, colorful Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, and pretty, iridescent sequins. These card are a great way to let someone know they are a BIG deal to you. This products suite includes greetings for love, friendship, and birthdays. 

 

My first card made with the Whale Done Bundle.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer card stock base, 5 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper layer, 4 1/4" x 3" card stock layer (same color as base layer), 4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White scored at 2 3/4 and folded in half.

 

This is the card I demonstrated in my June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Today's cards are fun fold cards with small cards layered onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock, same size as standard A-2 sized card.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I just couldn't stop myself and had to make one more card after I finished my Facebook Live. This one is my favorite!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used include the following - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
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The weekend is near. I hope yours is wonderful. I'm heading to the beach soon and plan to have a "Whale of a good time".


Tuesday Tip - Ink Refill Bottles

Stamping and paper crafting is what I do. It started as a hobby and is now my job and my passion. And yes, I have LOTS of supplies to keep me creating and sharing everyday including ink pads and refills in all Stampin' Up! colors. I find that being organized and having all my basic supplies within reach of my work space allows me to use my time more efficiently, thus getting more stamping and crafting in. It's worth it to do little things now that will  save me time and frustration later. Today's Tuesday Tip is one that helps me in all these ways. I think you will find this tip helpful as well.

Take a look at this quick Tuesday Tip via video demonstration.  This tip will make identifying ink refill bottles quick and easy so that you aren't wasting time searching for the one you need when you need it. 

Here's a look at some of my ink refill bottles with color labels from coordinating ink pads adhered.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

I use Storage by Stampin' Up! to keep my ink pads, refills, and markers organized and within reach while I'm crafting.
Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

See all Storage by Stampin' Up! products by clicking here.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Summer is officially here. The days are longer, hotter, sunnier, and our list of summer activities is full of fun and adventure. Some of that fun comes from celebrating our beautiful summer nights with their campfires, s'mores, fireflies, and starry nights.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about celebrating Summer Nights! The kit includes 9 postcard like cards & envelopes to stamp & embellish plus 9 die-cut tea light bags to decorate your outdoor space. An add-on kit is available to order on July 1st while supplies last for those who want to add a more traditional card making experience. 

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349 by July 10th to get your July Summer Night Kit.

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CASE-ing the SU! Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog isn't just filled with wonderful stamping and paper crafting products. It's also filled with loads of creative inspiration. This week, with the help of my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brenda Quintana's CASE-ing Tuesday, I created great cards with a card sketch Brenda pulled from a catalog card sample. Get all the details in this June 16th Facebook Live video replay. I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper in my demonstration. I also showed another card with the same card sketch but made with the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. Enjoy the video demonstration.CASE-ing Tuesday

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love this sentiment for telling someone you believe in them.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the Gilded Gems for embellishments on these cards.Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The center image was stamped off to get a lighter shade of Pretty Peacock.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used 3 different botanical images for another variation on this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony Garden Suite is showcased with the same card sketch in the following card.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony was stamped off with Petal Pink ink on the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment over it in Gray Granite ink.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! product used in cards above - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed CASE-ing the catalog with me. I'd love for you to give this card sketch a try and share it on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page on Facebook.

I wish you happy stamping and a great weekend.