It's always fun learning new techniques. I was inspired to demonstrate the Torn Paper Technique with you all after seeing my friend Marti Blair do it. I love it. It's easy and fun and really packs a punch to a simple card. I chose fall colors to use with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set for this video tutorial. I hope you'll give this technique a try and share what you make using it.
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Hybrid Embossing Folders are quite new to Stampin' Up! Currently we have 2 available, Bloom in the Annual Catalog and Merriest Frames in the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog. What makes Hybrid Embossing Folders different than all other embossing folders is they come with a set of dies, and one of those dies fits inside the Hybrid Embossing Folder allowing you to cut and emboss in one step! How great is that???
In this September 15, 2021, Facebook Live Video Replay, I demonstrate the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder with its coordinating dies, both part of the Merriest Moments Bundle. You can use the Hybrid Embossing and dies each separately or in combination. The results are beautiful and amazing in each case! Enjoy my video demonstration of my beautiful Merriest Moments cards and how to use the new Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder & Dies
I love the versatility of the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and the different ways it can be used.
Simple and elegant! I love it.
This card shows the result of using the large Merriest Frame die within the Hybrid Embossing Folder. The white card stock on the card below was embossed and cut in one step thanks to the Hybrid Embossing Folder.
A bit fancier with more detail than the 2 previous cards but still quite simple and elegant.
Did you notice the layer of Vellum card stock behind the white layer? I think it adds a lot of interest and elegance to this card. The Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Pastel Pearls are wonderful accents for all three of these cards.
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I received these from my Stampin' Up! upline Susi Brunk & 2nd upline Sherrie Parker last week. A cute little canvas decorated with the Brightly Gleaming Suite products and a coordinating fun fold card. I used the fun fold card as inspiration for my December 20th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.
Start with 4 1/4" x 11". Cut off 1 3/4" from one end. This is the extra piece that you place vertically and adhere to top flap of card.
Card base is the 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" piece you now have. Score at 1 7/8" from each end. Fold on both score lines to form top and bottom flaps for card front.
Designer Series Paper - Cut 2 pieces 1 5/8" x 4" and 1 piece of a different but coordinating DSP 1 1/2" x 4".
Whisper White for inside of card = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
I love the Ladybug Trinket Embellishments. They are metal and adhere easily with a Mini Glue Dot.
Here are a couple more of this same Fun Fold Card I made by mixing and matching more of the Dandy Garden DSP.
The Dragonflies Punch is such a great part of the Dandy Garden Suite. You can punch your stamped dragonflies and punch dragonflies from the colorful Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper as I did for these cards. I love the extra effort Stampin' Up! puts into coordinating its many products.
Don't skip the video above if you want to learn 2 ways you can put 2 or more colors of ink on a single stamp as I did for stamping these coordinating envelopes.
I absolutely love Blackberry Bliss, and I love the brightness of the other colors against the very rich Blackberry Bliss color.
Please note that the products in the Dandy Garden Suite can be found on pages 24-27 of our new January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th.
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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.
PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted!
It's that time of year when you might be scurrying to make and send a few more Christmas cards. Or perhaps, you've made and sent all your Christmas cards by now and are wondering how you're going to use up the rest of your favorite Designer Series Papers. This Facebook Live Replay can take care of both of these scenarios. In the video, I'll demonstrate a fun card layout using Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper both for Christmas Cards as well as cards for birthday and encouragement. Check it out, then take a look at your Christmas papers and see how you can use them beyond the holiday season. I have no doubt, you'll find new ways of using those holiday papers in new ways.
Dimensions for Designer Series Paper: Cut 2 strips 5 1/4" x 1". Cut 1 coordinating strip 5 1/4" x 1 3/4". This layout works well for both horizontal and vertical cards as you can see in my card samples below.
The following two cards were made with the same layout and same Designer Series Paper pack but different prints. I changed out the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set for the brand new Happy Thoughts Stamp Set for a thinking of you/encouragement card and a birthday card. The Happy Thoughts Stamp Set is in the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th.
***Please note that the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (#154507 - $21.00) is available for sale beginning January 5, 2021.
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Today's post includes a video replay of my December 11th Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. The first part of my video, I share LOTS of sneak peeks at some of my MANY favorite new products from the upcoming January - June Mini Catalog and 2021 Sale-A-Bration Brochure. There are so many great things to come! There is truly something for everyone. So enjoy getting a glimpse of new suites, new stamp sets and bundles, new embellishments and more. Then get ready for lots of creative inspiration and projects in the weeks and months to come along with new Classes to Go!
In the second part of my video, you'll see a gorgeous holiday wreath I created as a guest designer for the 3-D Thursday Facebook Page. PLUS, I'll show you how to create a fun wreath using 2" x 12" strips of Designer Series Paper - perfect to decorate your home or to give as a gift without a lot of time, energy, and supplies. You are going to love it!
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What's better than a Stampin' Up! holiday tag kit? How about a holiday tag kit at HALF PRICE? That's right. One of my most favorite Stampin' Up! Tag Kits, Tag Buffet Project Kit, is on sale now for just $15, that's a 50% savings. Follow the directions and you'll get 30 bright, beautiful, festive tags to add that something special to your gift wrap and gift bags. Already finished your shopping, wrapping, and tagging? Consider purchasing a few kits to have at the ready for next year. Better yet, get your friends and family in on the fun and host a "Christmas in July" kit party. Either way, this deal is the bomb! But don't hesitate. The Tag Buffet Kit and all products on the Stampin' Up! Year-end Closeout are only available while supplies last. Grab this kit and other retiring holiday products before they're gone. Click here to go directly to the Year-end Closeout section of my online store to see what's retiring and what's on sale.
If you make the tags in the kit according to directions, you'll make a total of 30 beautiful, large tags (5 each of 6 designs as shown below).
I took 6 tags (1 of each design) to use in making some holiday scrapbook pages that resemble wrapped gifts.
Tips for creating all of these gift wrapped scrapbook pages can be found by viewing my video below.
I also took 6 tags (1 of each design) and removed the white layer, then made Christmas Cards with them - card base in a coordinating colors plus Gold Foil Paper accents is all it took. I also tied the gold cord into bows for a finishing touch.
I used the white layers I removed from the tags on the cards above with the 5 extra pine tree die cuts you get in your kits to make 5 more gift tags. I had plenty of extra labels to stamp and gold cord in my kit so didn't need to add any other supplies to make these additional tags.
In yesterday's post I shared alternate projects created with the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. Use this link to see those projects along with a video demonstration: https://bit.ly/2KpBSI9. I created 2 cards and a gorgeous collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers. I loved interacting with my customers and viewers and getting their input as I create. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is also on sale for $24.50, that's a 30% savings on its original price of $35. This kit is great for those who want to personalize their Christmas cards with a family photo or their fur babies. Already have your cards made and mailed? Again, why not take advantage of this deal and schedule a Christmas in July card making day? At this price, you'll be glad you did!
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It's my birthday. 56 & fabulous is how I feel on this December 14th, 2020. What a year it has been. I consider every birthday to be a blessing. This one seems to be a bigger blessing than ever as I have had a year of personal growth and healing plus wonderful growth in my Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe business while going through a pandemic. I feel better, stronger, and happier, and am looking forward to a great 2021.
All this week, I have special birthday posts on my Facebook Stampin' Peace VIP Group. If you have not joined my group, I hope you will now. Click here. You'll want to join for my 5 Days of Birthday Giveaways plus creative inspiration and Facebook Lives every week. I'll be choosing a winner tomorrow morning for today's Day 1 Birthday Giveaway.
In addition to celebrating my birthday in my Facebook Group all week, I'm also offering a special ordering incentive. Everyone who places a $50 order (not including SH/tax) in my online store using Host Code S6YTEMB2 December 14th - 18th will receive 14 hand stamped cards FREE from me. Please contact me at email@example.com if you need assistance ordering.
Have a great day and thank you for being a viewer of www.stampinpeace.com.
There's so much to love about our 2020 Stampin' Up! holiday kits. They're fun and festive with their holiday images in fabulous holiday colors. They include loads of die cuts and embellishments. They contain color photos and easy to follow directions for beginning paper crafters or for those who are pressed for time. AND, our kits are so versatile that they are also great for experienced paper crafters who are eager to think outside the box and do some designing and creating on their own using the kit contents.
The two holiday kits featured in this video replay of my December 9th Facebook Live are the Tag Buffet Project Kit and the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit. You'll see some examples of some alternate projects including gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages I created with the Tag Buffet Kit. You'll then see me create 2 cards and a collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using the gorgeous Joy of Sharing Kit. I hope you'll enjoy watching this video and be inspired to create beautiful paper crafts for the holidays using our fabulous kits from the 2020 Holiday Catalog.
Both of the kits featured in my video replay are available at great saving as they are on the Year-end Closeout. The Tag Buffet Project Kit is just $15 at 50% off the original price of $30. The coordinating Tag Buffet Stamp Set is available for $18 or subsitute with one or your own for the sentiments on your handmade tags. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is just $24.50 at 30% off the original price of $35. So why not consider giving yourself a little help this holiday season by purchasing a kit or two for yourself or giving a few for gifts. OR how about purchasing some kits at great prices now and holding on to them for your 2021 holiday paper crafting and gift giving. Either way, don't delay, though, as these kits and all items on our Year-end Closeout are available while supplies last only. Get them while you can.
I created 2 alternate cards with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using supplies from the Joy of Sharing Kit only.
One of the most beautiful sentiments ever...
I included a small die cut poinsettia and simple Merry Christmas greeting on the inside of the card to coordinate with the beautiful card front.
Here is the 2nd alternate card I created with the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit with my Facebook Viewers.
The inside of the card is just as festive and beautiful as the front of the card.
I created a holiday collage as my third alternate project using the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. I think it turned out great. Add a couple photos and frame it to decorate your home or give as a gift.
This makes a gorgeous scrapbook page as well.
I cut 2 pieces of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 4" x 6" to add more interest to my holiday collage.
Friendly Reminder: The Joy of Sharing Kit is now just $24.50 while supplies last. That's a 30% savings. Order yours before they're gone!
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As we continue to prepare for the upcoming holidays, please remember to treat yourself with grace and kindness. Sometimes we try to "do it all" and end up frazzled and exhausted. I wish you calm and acceptance. Calm from taking time to relax and destress and acceptance to realize it can be a wonderful holiday season for ourselves and our loved ones even without "doing it all". So be good to yourself. Your loved ones will appreciate you gifting yourself self-love and self-care.
Happy Thursday - 3D Thursday that is. I am honored and thrilled to have been asked to be the December 10th Guest Designer on the 3D Thursday Facebook Page. Of course, I said yes. This lovely poinsettia wreath is the project I designed and am so excited to be sharing. It really is quite easy to make and looks even more stunning in person. Make one yourself or make a few to give as gifts.
I used a full bolt of the Shaded Spruce Ribbon from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack to wrap a 10" styrofoam wreath. I used the Gold Trim from the same ribbon combo pack for the wreath hangar.
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I absolutely love this card, and to be honest it was created by a few extra pieces I had laying around from making other projects. I had a few of the Red Velvet poinsettias die cut with the Arrange a Wreath Dies and a few of Stitched Squares left over as well from yet a different project. And if you know me, I'm always looking for a way to use my scraps and left over pieces. I hate for anything to go away. So I pulled these pieces, started laying them out in different ways for a card, die cut some more Red Velvet poinsettias plus die cut some in green to cut apart and use as leaves, and tossed aside one of my 4 Whisper White Stitched Squares. And what you see here is the end result. I love it for its unique layout, bright colors and traditional color combination, pretty Designer Series Paper, and rhinestone embellishments colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. It's bright. It's fresh. It's cheerful.
Be sure to click on the link below the photos to download a Free PDF Project Sheet to make this card.
Using several layers of poinsettias and leaves bring these flowers to life!
Customize your rhinestones and other embellishments by coloring them with Stampin' Blends as I did for the centers of my poinsettias.
Strips of coordinating Designer Series Paper and Red Velvet bring interest to the inside of this festive card. What great way to use up some of those scraps we all have around.
Don't forget to check out the Year-end Closeout and Clearance Rack Refresh for some great day. Items in these two categories are available while supplies last only. Many are discounted, some up to 50% off. Items may sell out quickly so don't delay. Orders can be placed online using Host Code S6YTEMB2. Do not use Host Code if ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards. Not comfortable ordering online, I'm happy to place your order for you. Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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