You are going to love my Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder. It's so easy to make and will leave the recipient saying, "You shouldn't have, but I'm glad you did". In my FB Live video replay below, I've used the Country Club Designer Series Paper and Clubhouse Bundle in demonstrating how to make my Tri-fold Gift Card Holder. And what perfect time for making and giving these. Dads, grads, and teachers will love them. Or use them for birthdays and congratulations or just because you want to surprise someone with something fun.
The color combination on this Tri-fold gift card holder with the argyle DSP showcased is a take on black, white, and a splash of color.
Card base is 5 1/2" x 12", score at 4" from both ends, z-fold card base.
Card stock layers (3) are 5 1/4" x 3 3/4".
DSP for front is 5" x 3 1/2".
Gift card pocket is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Make the focal image on front whatever size is necessary for your stamped image, etc.
The Country Club Suite isn't just for the male golfers in your life. I love the Blushing Bride card stock with the gray argyle pattern of this DSP.
This card has gone "preppy" with the argyle pattern and pink and green combo! Were you a high schooler during the preppy phase?
Please note that all products in the Country Club Suite are retiring. They are only available through June 2nd while supplies last.
Stampin' Up! supplies used in the cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my website for easy ordering.
Learning new techniques is always fun. Here's one I learned recently from my friend and member of my Merry Stampers Team, Rita Holmes. Rita is the Queen of stamping techniques. I'm so happy she started sharing them via her Facebook Lives. I LOVE this technique - it's fun, easy, and gives unique results every time! In the following Facebook Live video replay, I'll show you how easy it is to do this technique as well as a variety of cards I made with it. Just you wait. You are going to love this technique too!
Nothing light beautiful colors and a simple "hello friend" to spread happiness!
I added a touch of bling with Glitter Enamel Dots to the flower centers above and the card below.
From Rooted in Nature Stamp Set - Be strong. Be happy. Be you.
I just had to put this strip of color to use on a card. It was too pretty to throw away.
Same re-inker technique, different color scheme.
Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on links below to be directed to my website for easy ordering.
Yes, things are looking up! As we've all been dealing with this year's pandemic, remote learning, changes in the way we do business, I have found that in all of these challenges there have been many blessings. Families spending more quality time together, people reaching out to others when they may not have taken the time to do so before, people cooking and baking at home, neighbors helping neighbors with grocery shopping and sharing of hard to find goods, and in every situation creativity is at the heart of what we've been doing. We've found new, creative, and innovative ways to do business, to educate children and adults, to shop for what we need with less concern for material wants, to entertain and be entertained, to stay connected while keeping our distance, and to show appreciation for essential workers. Creativity at its best and all of this is cause for things "looking up". I'm not sure I want life to return to "normal" as we knew it. I like the slower pace and not running around crazy busy. I like sending more happy mail. I like taking the time to nurture me with home projects and self care. Working at home full time without going out for breaks or dinners out, means I'm truly scheduling lunch and dinner breaks for myself without feeling like I have to work straight through my day. I'm even enjoying cooking for myself a bit more. And if you know me, I really don't like to cook all that much. Now, baking, I love that...because I love sweets, of course. So yes, things are looking up. Our businesses, our economy, our schools will all rebound in time while we focus on being strong, being positive, being patient, and being creative in our everyday lives no matter how they look.
The Looking Up All Inclusive Card Kit seems to have taken on more meaning for me with all that has taken place in 2020. It's not just about cards anymore. It's about how I go about making cards, using the cards I make, and how I use them to interact and stay connected to the people I know and love and appreciate as well as those I may not know. I think it was just meant to be that this Stampin' Up! kit is staying with us another year to remind us to "keep looking up" no matter what life gives us. I'll look forward to more creating with this kit as well as the new kits we'll soon have the opportunity to create with.
Here's a look at a few alternate cards I created with a watercolor wash. I've also included a video replay of a Facebook Live I did in April showcasing Stampin' Up!'s 4 All Inclusive Card Kits at the time with helpful tips and how to's as well as several alternate projects. I think you'll enjoy watching it seeing creativity at work.
All of these beautiful cards let me close my eyes and escape to happy places. How about you?
Please take a look at the video below showing alternate projects done with other Stampin' Up! All Inclusive Card Kits including Notes of Kindness, Lots of Happy, and Three Cheers to You All Inclusive Kits also.
Click on the links below for easy ordering of the All Inclusive Card Kits in my online store.
Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace blog. My wish for you today is that things truly are looking up for you, that you are finding peace in the now and hope for the future. Stay safe, stay well, stay positive, and keep being creative.
I always enjoy learning new stamping techniques. I don't know how or when I came up with this Stampin' Block Dragging Technique, but I love it and am excited to share it with you! Take a look at my video demonstration. It includes how to's, tips, and a couple of different cards using this technique.
The Colorful Seasons Stamp Set is retiring soon so if it's on your wish list get it while you still can.
Here are a couple more cards also showing the Stampin' Block Dragging Technique and Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.
Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any photo to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.
Looking for a fun and inexpensive "do it yourself" gift idea? I've got one for you! Purchase some plain 4" ceramic tiles, cut some 3 3/4" squares from your favorite Designer Series Paper, and make coasters. They're quick, easy, and fun to make. The whole family can get involved. Coasters make nice decorative accents to your home and make great gifts for so many holidays & occasions - Mother's, Father's Day, Graduation, Birthdays, New Home, Teacher Appreciation, & lots more.
Watch my demonstration in my April 7th Facebook Live video replay for step-by-step directions and helpful tips for make your own tile coasters.
Petal Pink is the accent color in my living room, so Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper was an easy choice when making these coasters for my own home.
Stampin' Up! products used in projects above - Click on links for easy ordering.
I love Make It with Mary Mondays on my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group. This VIP Group is for all customers, team members, former team members, class & event attendees, and Stampin' Peace followers. So be sure to join if you aren't yet a member. I host Facebook Lives 2-3 times each week with stamping and crafting demonstrations and creative challenges.
Below is a video replay of my May 4th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. Each Monday, I introduce a new card sketch and invite you to craft along with me. This week, I showcased the beautiful prints of the retiring Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. (If you love this DSP, order it before it's gone as it's only available while supplies last.)
This is the card sketch from which I drew inspiration for this week's Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.
The Rooted in Nature Stamp Set pairs so nicely with the botanical prints in the Garden Lane Designer Series Papers.
Embossing folders, embellishments, and ribbons are great to use in "stepping up" your hand stamped cards. Here are a few alternatives to the card sketch and cards above.
Stampin' Up! products used for today's post - Click on links for easy ordering.
Don't waste a bit of those beautiful Designers Series Papers of yours. Put those scraps of yours to good use with this easy technique that is fun to do and gives impressive results to your card making. I demonstrated the Scrappy Strips Technique in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group Facebook Live on April 30th. Watch this video replay, then give this card making technique a try. It's so easy to do. I guarantee you'll get stunning results while having lots of fun and using minimal supplies.
These first 2 Scrappy Strips Cards feature Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper & Foil Sheets.
This was the first time I ever used Foil Sheets for card bases, and they are stunning.
My next 2 Scrappy Strips Cards showcase Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.
These Peaceful Poppies Strips coordinate beautifully with Rich Razzleberry card stock for a very pretty card.
Dress up the inside of your Scrappy Strips cards with what else? A scrappy strip!
Different Peaceful Poppies DSP scrappy strips with Poppy Parade and Basic Black card stocks create a new look.
Stampin' Up! supplies used in the cards above - click on links for easy ordering. FYI...Noble Peacock Foil Sheets & Specialty Designer Series Paper and Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper are all retiring. Get them before they're gone.
Wondering where I got the sentiments on these cards? They are part of the Share Sunshine PDF Download you can purchase for $12 as part of Stampin' Up!'s Covid-19 Product Giveback. 100% of the proceeds go to Covid-19 Relief Efforts. Get more information and purchase with this link: https://covid19.stampinup.com/products/giving-back-us-ca. Together we can make a difference!
Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I appreciate you. Stay safe and do something creative everyday!
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.
Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on links for easy ordering.
I love Stampin' Up! Kits. My favorites are the All Inclusive Kits. They have everything you need including stamp set and ink spot, Pre-cut and scored card bases, die cut images and labels for sentiments, embellishments & trims, adhesives, and directions. Plus they come in a nice gift box. Make and use the cards yourself then use the box for a gift later. Or make and give the cards in its crafty box to a family member of friend. They will love your gift of handmade cards and can use them to spread sunshine and kindness to others, especially in these days when people need each other to reach out to them more than ever.
The Facebook Live video replay below gives you helpful tips for completing your kits as well as LOTS of alternate projects to create with your kit supplies. Make your cards using the directions provided or create your own alternate cards & projects or do a little of both. No matter which way you choose to use your kits, you are going to have fun and have amazing results.
Here's a look at a few of the alternate projects I made for the All Inclusive Card Kits.
Cards with die cuts on watercolor wash background. See video for demonstration for watercolor wash background.
Pretty bag tag, decorated Baker's Box, and gratitude journal (also great for new bride to keep track of thank you notes for bridal shower & wedding gifts)
Alternate card lay outs, gift bag enclosure, decorated mini notebook for your purse or backpack or to give a co-worker
Scrapbook pages made from cutting up card bases and envelopes in Three Cheers to You Kit
Below are the 4 current Stampin' Up! All Inclusive Card Kits. All but the Looking Up! Kit are retiring. Order your kits online on my website using April Host Code YGYNWBEP. Order online with host code by April 30th, and I'll mail you a FREE Stampin' Up! embellishment as a thank you! Be sure to order kits before they are gone. They are only available while supplies last.
I like to keep a stash of Sympathy Cards on hand. I find it difficult to make these when I really need them, so this helps a lot. Here is a simple but beautiful and comforting card to send your condolences to someone who is grieving a loss.
FYI...The Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is being retired. Its original price is $11.50 but has been discounted to $8.05. It is still available as of this posting. 12 other Designer Series Paper packs are also on sale, with a number of them discounted.