2020 Holiday Catalog Feed

Gnome for the Holidays

I don't know about you, but with all the stressed and changes of this year, I sure am looking forward to the holidays. I'm getting an early start on all my holiday paper crafting. Here's a look at two of my recently created cards. These Holiday Gnomes are just toooooooo cuuuuuuuute. I can hardly stand it. I smile every time I look at them. This layout is so easy to replicate with a piece of DSP for the background and 3 coordinating strips of DSP. And the Layering Oval Dies are just perfect for showing off these cute holiday gnomes.

I love the Gnome for the Holiday Stamp Set combined with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. I used coordinating Stampin' Blends to color. You can find cutting dimensions and supplies below the photos.
Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I think Ms. Gnome is excited to start her holiday decorating, baking, and stamping, of course. Isn't she cute with that little snicker on her face.

Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I used a Sponge Dauber and Daffodil Delight ink pad to "illuminate" the star.

Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

 

Mr. Gnome is ready to trim the tree.

Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I often times like to make my inside layer match the card front layer. The Whisper White card stock on the inside of my card measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/2", the same size as my DSP on the front of the card.Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

 

Just another look at these two cuties...

Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions: 

  • Mossy Meadow Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, folded in half.
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP is 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".
  • 3 coordinating DSP strips are 1/2" x 6". They will extend over the left and right sides when adhering, then just trim as necessary.
  • Whisper White on inside of card is 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".

 

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

 

 


My Heart is Grateful for You

My heart truly is grateful for all of you. Thank you to anyone who has ever watched one of my Facebook Lives, read a Facebook post, visited my Stampin' Peace blog, watched one of my YouTube videos, or pinned one of my Pinterest entries. When the current Coronavirus pandemic forced me to cancel all in-person stamping events, I knew I needed to find new ways of doing business. In a way, the pandemic has been a blessing as I've learned so many more things about doing business and stretching outside my comfort zone in order to grow and thrive. It forced me to try many of the things I had been mulling over or dabbling in for a long time. I learned how to host Zoom Meetings for my team and stream them to our private Facebook Group. I improved my Classes to Go and have been working hard to offer more. And, while I've been doing Facebook Lives for quite some time, I went from hosting 1, sometimes 2, each week to offering at least 3 per week and often times 4. And through it all, I have learned that I love what I am doing even more than ever before. My love and passion for this job is greater than ever. I have more confidence in myself and my abilities than I have had in a long time. I now see my future a bit more clearly. And, all of this would not be possible without the support, encouragement, and love from my family and friends, customers and teammates, viewers and followers. For this, I am truly grateful. Please know that when I say I appreciate you, I really do. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I appreciate each and every one of you and am grateful you are part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I'm very blessed.

Today's card was featured in my August 3rd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. (You can create along with me each Monday at 11am EST on Stampin' Peace VIP Group via Facebook Live.) I introduced a new card sketch along with the Gilded Autumn Suite. The Designer Series Paper, stamp set & punches, web embossing folder, and embellishments are all marvelous. They are wonderful for autumn and thanksgiving cards, scrapbook pages, and paper crafts. Many of the Gilded Autumn products can also be used for other occasions throughout the year, so don't go putting them away after Thanksgiving.

Please enjoy my video replay demonstration of this card sketch featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite. You'll find that this card sketch is easy to replicate and will work well with any Designer Series Papers and many of our stamp sets. Give it a try in both the vertical and horizontal position. All products featured in my demonstration can be purchased in my new online store.

 

 

If you haven't checked out the Gilded Autumn Suite from the new 2020 Holiday Catalog, I hope you will soon. It's full of beautiful fall-themed products. The color combination is outstanding and coordinating products are just as outstanding.Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Layering Ovals Dies are perfect for making this heartwarming sentiment the focal point of this card.Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Gilded Gems on either side of the ovals are just the right amount of bling without overpowering the other elements of the card.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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

 


Yay! New Online Store & Holiday Catalog Launch Today!

It's a BIG day in the Stampin' Up! community. The new and fabulous store is up and running well. You will find a new look and new features. The site is much more user friendly as well, however, if you need any assistance or have questions as you navigate my new online store, I am happy to help you. Please email me or call me.

 

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Click here to view my new online store.

 

 

2020 SU! Holiday Catalog

Click here to view 2020 Holiday Catalog

 

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Thanks for viewing stampinpeace.com. I'm always here to serve you in your Stampin' Up! needs and to provide you with creative inspiration. 


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.


Magic in this Night Flip Flop Fun Fold Card

Yes, there is Magic in the Night with this year's gorgeous, a bit creepy, Halloween suite. The Magic is the Night Designer Series Paper is so striking with its patterns and images in shades of Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, and Pretty Peacock which was a surprise to me. While this color combination is bit outside of the box, it is still somewhat classic as it has purple and orange with black which we typically think of as Halloween colors. I love that Stampin' Up! is constantly challenging us and helping us to create with new combinations of color, patterns, and textures in the products they offer.

Truly, once I started working with the Magic is the Night Suite, I fell in love with it. Another thing I love about it, is there are many patterns in the DSP that I can use beyond Halloween, and their are two nesting dies that can be used with so many of our other stamps, especially large sentiments. I know that I will get my money's worth from these items. The variety of uses for this suite makes for endless creative possibilities.

Today's post features a demonstration of two Flip Flop Fun Fold cards I learned recently. This is the first time I created cards with this fun fold. I LOVE how these Halloween cards turned out. I'll definitely be making more Flip Flop Fun Fold cards. So enjoy the following video replay of my July 29th Facebook Live, then give this fun fold a try. Let me know how you like it too.

 

These two cards look like standard A2 size cards until they are opened where a Fun Fold surprise awaits.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I love the 2 nesting label dies in the Halloween Night Dies collection.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

These iridescent pearls are like none I've ever seen. They add both an elegant and spooky vibe to this card.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

This large spider was cut out with a coordinating die. I love how adhering it to the card front with a Mini Stampin' Dimensionas
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Flip up the card front to reveal 2 gate folds and more fun Designer Series Paper.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Here's a look at the card opened all the way. Once again it is showcasing more fun Designer Series Paper on the gate fold flaps. The stamped spiders inside make the card more fun and spooky too.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

What a fun way to wish someone 'Happy Halloween' than with this awesome card.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Here's a similar yet different Flip Flop Fun Fold Card also made with the Magic in this Night Suite.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Metallic Mesh Ribbon is so unique and really adds to the Halloween charm and spookiness of this card. I think Silver Metallic Mesh Ribbon would be great for many holiday paper crafts for Christmas, New Year's, Silver Wedding Anniversaries, birthdays, and more! The possibilities are endless. It's also great for wrapping presents as it is 1 1/2" wide and is very easy to tie bows with without a lot of bulk.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Flipping up the front of the card reveals this delicate spider web lace Designer Series Paper.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

A look at the card opened up. Notice on the front and back sides of the left & right flaps have a layer of Blackberry Bliss card stock under the Designer Series Paper.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

More creepy spiders ready to crawl up this card.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!



Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Note that the products in the Magic in this Night Suite are available to purchase beginning August 4th when the 2020 Holiday Catalog launches.

Paper Snips
$10.00

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.


Snowflake Splendor Fun Fold Cards

These fun fold cards really are fun to make and will be just as fun to give. The Snowflake Splendor Suite makes it easy for you to create and send "Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas" to your family and friends. Check out this Facebook Live video replay for cutting directions, directions, and tips for making these cards.

 

My first fun fold card featuring the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper was created with Pool Party card stock and ink.
Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A view of the card open.
Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Blue Adhesive Gems are wonderful embellishments. I used the darker ones on these cards but the light blue gems are gorgeous too.Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Pacific Point card stock and ink was the best choice for the DSP sheets I used in this card. Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

View of my card open.Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I centered the "mini card" and label on this card as opposed to having it toward the left side as I did on the first card.
Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

On this card, the die cut label was adhered to the stamped Whisper White card stock with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to create a little more interest.
Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's fun fold cards - Please note that the Snowflake Splendor Suite products will be available to order on my website beginning August 4th.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Have a splendid day!


Order 2020 Holiday Paper Shares Now

2020 Holiday Paper Shares 

The Handmade for You Mini Catalog is full of beautiful & festive Designer Series Paper & specialty papers for the 2020 Holiday Season. Get a sampling of all these new holiday papers without breaking the bank. Then order full packs of your favorites later. You have 3 options to choose from. Choose all three and receive a bonus gift from me.

 

I have 3 Share Options for you to choose from:

 

2020 Holiday Designer Series Papers Share is $40. You'll receive 45- 6" x 12" and 24- 6" x 6" sheets of 10 new Designer Series Papers. 

      

 

2020 Specialty Papers Share is $15.00. It includes 8- 6" x 12" sheets in Balmy Blue Glimmer, Black Glitter, Red Velvet, Red & Green Foil, & Brushed Metallic in 3 colors. 

 

2020 Returning Faves Share is $15. The Returning Faves are Brightly Gleaming, Toile Tidings, and Feels Like Frost. This share includes 12- 6" x 12" sheets and 12- 6" x 6" sheets. 

 

 

Bonus: Purchase all 3 2020 Holiday Paper Shares and get a package of the Festive Felt Sheets Combo Pack for FREE. That's a $9.00 value. Use your favorite dies to cut the Festive Felt Sheets.

 

Priority Shipping is $8.00.

 

Schedule for Mary's 2020 HolidayPaper Shares

August 3, 2020 - Deadline to reserve & pay for Holiday Paper Shares

August 4, 2020 - Holiday Catalog goes Live, and I will order all the Designer Series Papers &                                              Specialty Papers for the Holiday Paper Shares.

August 15 - 22, 2020 - Mary will cut, bag, label, and package shares. 

Week of August 24, 2020 - Shares will ship (assuming there are no backorders).

 

***Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for ordering & payment information.


Cut it up. Change it up.

Who would have thought that you could cut up a beautiful stamped image only to make it into a totally different card. Check out the card sketch I used in my July 13th  Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. This one is so easy and fun, that it will have you asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Get all the details in in the video demonstration below.

I chose to color the Ornate Style flowers with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils in Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, and Old Olive.Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!


Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I stamped this sentiment of gratitude from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set on the inside of my card.
Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I have a feeling the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set in the 2020 Holiday Catalog (going live August 4th) is going to be very popular. Its images and sentiments are beautiful and classic.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Beaded Pearl embellishments are absolutely gorgeous and add such a pretty touch to the centers of your stamped and die cut poinsettias.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I added a layer of Gold Foil to both the outside and inside of this card to add to the classic holiday theme and color scheme.Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper is featured in the card below along with the same card layout being used in a horizontal/landscape position.

Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1


Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I would not have thought of using the Bumblebee color in a traditional poinsettia card. Bumblebee is one of the featured colors in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. It really works with the other colors in the paper.
Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I layered Whisper White onto Bumblebee card stock on the inside of this card.Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

Stampin' Up! supplies used in the 3 cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Poinsettia Place products will be available to order beginning August 4th.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you put this card sketch to use. I'd love to see what you create with it.


Christmas in July

Enjoy a sneak peek of several of the fabulous holiday stamps, paper, ribbons, and embellishments I purchased in my Mini Catalog Pre-order. Watch the video replay of the "unboxing" from my July 9th Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. It's so much fun to share this excitement with you.

Now see what our wonderful SU! CEO Sara Douglass and Co-founder & Board Chair have to say about the 2020 Holiday Catalog in this video from Stampin' Up!

What were some of the new products that caught your eye? Do you have a favorite? Any "must haves" that you put on your wish list? Do you have ideas spinning in your head after seeing these holiday crafting supplies?  Let us all know in the comments below.

Want your own copy of a Stampin' Up! 2020 Holiday Catalog? It really is much more fun to look when you can hold one in your hands.

Stampin' Peace customers who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me since January of this year are already on my list to receive one. If you haven't placed an order with me in that time frame, just let me know. I'll add you. Merry Stampers Team Members still active this month, will receive one from the Stampin' Up! company if you haven't already.

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business. I'll start that by sending you a complimentary catalog. Just message me your full name, mailing address, and email with permission to add you to my contact list for Stampin' Up! news, promotions, my Classes to Go and Events Schedule, etc. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve you in your paper crafting needs (and wants).

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Merry Christmas in July!