2019-2021 In Colors Feed

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!

If you are new to my Stampin' Peace Blog and like what you see today, please browse through my other posts for more creative inspiration. I love new subscribers, and I love when subscribers share stampinpeace.com with others.


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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$5.00

 

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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Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you found today's Tuesday Tip helpful. Don't forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by July 10th to get your Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit to help you celebrate our beautiful summer nights all summer long.


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.


Tick tock, tick tock.

Act Now! Register Today!

Tuesday, June 2nd, is the deadline for these 4 things! 

 

#1 - Join a 2020-2022 In Color Club

Join a 2020-2022 In Color Club now! Choose from 2 options - "I Want It All" In Color Club or the "Just the Basics" In Color Club. Each month June-October, you'll receive products of 1 of the 5 In Colors - Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, & Misty Moonlight. At the end of the 5 month commitment, you will have a wonderful collection of new In Color products.

Please register for In Color Club of your choice by June 2nd.

Pay nothing now. I will invoice you on the first of each month June - October.                           

"I Want It All" In Color Club = $59/month including shipping.

Each month, June - October you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, Light & Dark Stampin' Blends*, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, 8 sheets 6" x 6" In Color Designer Series Paper, 2 Flowers for Every Season Note Cards & Envelopes, 20 Enamel Dots Embellishments, a full bolt of ribbon, a handmade card, and a surprise SU! gift.

*Stampin' Blends do not come in the new Bumblebee In Color. You will receive Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack. This card collection is beautiful and includes all five 2020-2022 In Colors.

"Just the Basics" In Color Club = $39/month incl. shipping.

Each month, June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of  5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, full bolt of ribbon, and a handmade card. 

 
 

#2 Reserve your 2020-2021 Paper & Ribbon Shares 

It's that time of year when we look forward to welcoming lots of brand new products to the Stampin' Up! line of stamping and paper crafting supplies. If you love Designer Series Papers & Ribbons as much as I do, you might want to consider ordering my 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper & Ribbon Shares. Get a sampling of all the new DSP's and ribbons & trims without breaking the bank. Then order full packs of all your favorites later.

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com by June 2nd to order your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share.

Here's a look at 3 of the 11 NEW Designer Series Paper packs that make up my 2020-2021 New Catalog Paper Share.

 

Here's a peek at a few of the Ribbons & Trims included in my Ribbon Share.

I have 3 Share Options for you to choose from:

2020-2021 Paper Share Only is $48 including shipping. You'll receive 48- 6" x 12" and 46- 6" x 6" sheets of 11 new Designer Series Papers. Loads of wonderful paper in a variety of color combinations and themes. (FYI - 6" x 12" sheets are for 12" x 12" DSP packs. 6" x 6" sheets are for 6" x 6" DSP packs.)

2020-2021 Ribbon Share Only is $32 including shipping. You'll receive 1/5" bolt of all our newest ribbons & trims for a total of 33 yards. That's a lot of ribbon and a lot of variety.

The "I Want It ALL" package is $75.00 includes BOTH my Paper & Ribbon Shares, shipping, and a surprise gift from me. 

 

Schedule for Mary's 2020-2021 Paper & Ribbon Shares:

 June 2, 2020 = Deadline to reserve & pay for Paper and/or Ribbon Share

June 3, 2020 = Mary will place SU! order for all DSP's and Ribbons & Trims

June 10 - 17, 2020 = Mary will cut, bag, label, and package shares. 

June 18-20th = Shares will ship (assuming there are no backorders).

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com by June 2nd to order your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share.

 

#3 Last Chance to Order from 2019-2020 Catalog & 2020 Mini Catalog    is June 2nd. Grab those last few things on your list before they're    gone. They're are several items that are discounted so be sure to        check it all out on my website.

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#4 Out with the old, and in with the new...
 
We have just two days left to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Mini Catalog, and I've got lots of Stampin' Up! gifts to give away during this Final Countdown. Get those items still on your wish list now before they are gone, and get SU! gifts when you order online from me by June 2nd.
 
Place an online order of $35 or more (not including SH/tax) with Host Code VRVWXD7T now through June 2nd, 2020.
  • Order $35 - $49.99, get 1 Free Stampin' Up! gift.
  • Order $50.00 - 99.99, get 2 Stampin' Up! gifts.
  • Order $100.00 or more, get 3 Stampin' Up! gifts.
Do not use Host Code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards PLUS get 3 Stampin' Up! gifts from me!
 
Host Code for Online Orders: VRVWXD7T
 
 
 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business by sending you a complimentary catalog. Please email me your catalog request to mknabe2008@gmail.com. Please include your full name and mailing address.

Wishing you a week of peace, compassion, and kindness.


Color Combinations You Never Thought Of

If you're like many people, color combinations can be difficult. This is one of the biggest stumbling blocks I see in many stampers and crafts. It sure was me for a looooong time. A Color Coach is a very useful tool, and I'm grateful that Stampin' Up! has a downloadable PDF Color Coach available to demonstrators to share with our customers and viewers. It contains 3 different color combinations for each of our core colors and for each of our current In Colors as well. 

In the following FB Live video replay, I show you how to cut and assemble your Stampin' Up! Color Coach once you've printed the PDF's. I also demonstrate how I use mine in designing cards, etc. This wonderful resource opens up a whole new world of color combinations for you to do your best creating.

There are 2 parts to the SU! Color Coach, thus 2 PDF's. The first is for all our current Core Colors including all the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. The second PDF is for the 2019-2021 In Colors and the 2020-2022 In Colors.

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Stampin' Up! Color Coach
Stampin' Up! Color Coach
Stampin' Up! Color Coach

I hope you find this project to be a great resource you can use over and over again in your future crafting.

Have a great weekend.

#stampinpeace


Great Deals on Designer Series Papers

Wow. 13 can be a lucky number. Stampin' Up! currently has 13 of its Designer Series Paper Packs on sale!!! These are all while supplies last only so get them before they're gone! I LOVE to use Designer Series Paper. I'm really going to miss some of these. Order yours today.

 

SALE PRICES!!! Get these DSP packs before it's too late!

 

Scroll back through my Stampin' Peace Blog Posts or search the name of the DSP packs to see some of the cards and paper crafts I created with some of these wonderful papers.