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Hippest Hippos in town!

When I first saw the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippo Dies in the July - August Sale-A-Bration  Brochure, I just knew I had to have them. What I didn't know, though, was just how much fun I would have with them. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I'll show you how to color the hippos and then make a card that is "cuteness overload". ***Please note that this video isn't quite up to my usual. Facebook Live was giving me fits and not letting see my usual screen with the buttons to manage the FB Live. (Facebook has been making LOTS of updates and changes that I was still trying to learn and navigate.) So...you'll see things a bit backwards...like me being left-handed which I'm not. ;)  But, with a little patience and understanding from my viewers, I powered through, and it ended up not being so bad. AND I think I have the new FB changes figured out for my next Facebook Live.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 7" x 8 1/2", score at 3 1/2" on short side
  • Basic White card stock = 8 1/8" x 3 1/8" (cut 2)
  • DSP = 8" x 3"
  • DSP or card stock for grass = 3" x 1", tear along one long side

 

Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (1)

Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (1)

The card below is my original sample. I really like it but the cute hippos are competing with a busy background. I think I like the more subtle Balmy Blue background on the card above.Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe

Here's another version.

Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (2)


Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (2)

And all 3 cards together...which is your favorite?Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (1)

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Hippo Dies
$0.00
Paper Snips
$11.00

 

 

Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go 

Make beautiful cards with my Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go. Class fee of $79 includes Splendid Thoughts Bundle (stamp set & dies), package of Faux Glass Shapes Embellishments, package of 20 Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes FREE, supplies & PDF Tutorial to make 8 different cards, and Priority Shipping. Or choose the PDF Tutorial Only for $15.

Deadline to order & pay is July 21st.

Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go = $79.00  Includes Splendid Thoughts Bundle (stamp set & dies), package of Faux Glass Shapes Embellishments, package of 20 Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes FREE, supplies & PDF Tutorial to make 8 different cards, and Priority Shipping. To purchase this option, email me for link to order and pay.

PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 8 different cards featuring the Splendid Thoughts Bundle and Free SAB Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes. To purchase the PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. All Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

Add Ons - Those purchasing the Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go option for $79.00, may Add On the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping costs.

  • Classic Ink Pads in Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia at $8.00 each
  • Stampin' Blends in Calypso Coral and Fresh Freesia at $9.00 each

Timeline for Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go

  • July 21st - Deadline to order & pay.
  • July 22nd - Stampin' Up! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • August 1st - 2nd - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • August 3rd - Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go kits will ship.

To purchase Splendid Thoughts Card Class to Go for $79, email me for link to order and pay.

To purchase the PDF Tutorial Only for $15, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. All Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

 

I cannot wait to get my hands on the August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit! Order by August 10th to get this fun summer kit and free gift!

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Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You will be billed each month when it's time for your kit to ship. You can cancel at anytime and even skip a month if you'd like. If you're no completely satisfied with a particular kit, contact Stampin' Up! for a full refund. 

FOR THE BEST PRICE on your Paper Pumpkin Kits, purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription and get Sale-A-Bration rewards too when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription. Click here to purchase your Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and save and get rewarded too.

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Thanks for viewing this blog post. I hope you found the content helpful and inspiring. 

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!!!


This Birthday Piggy

It's quite gloomy and rainy in central Ohio today, but sharing stamping and paper crafting is always good for brightening my day. In addition to sharing here on www.stampinpeace.com, I'll be sharing some stamping and paper crafting this kids this afternoon. My niece Avery is bringing over the 3 kids she's been watching this summer. The plan is to provide them with a couple of kits and some stamps, ink, and paper; give them a few ideas, and see what direction they head in. They were here 2 years ago and wanted to make matching games. So that's what we did. They each left here with their own matching game to play at home and share with family and friends. I'm excited to see what is created today.

You may or  may not heard of CASEing. In the Stampin' Up! Community, CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything meaning if someone shared a creative project on social media, you should feel free to copy it or draw inspiration from it and make something similar. So, no, you are not steeling someone's idea. (Of course, if you copy something exactly, it's common courtesy to give credit to the person who made it.)

In today's video, I show you an example of CASEing. I began with a card I received in a Merry Stampers Team Swap, copied the overall layout and changed a few elements to create a card of my own. I think you'll like both the card I CASEd and my own versions as well. S

 

Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)

The Hippest Hippo card above was a swap card made by my Merry Stampers Team Member Pat Drybala. It's so cute I couldn't wait to CASE it for. CASE = Copy And Share Everything.

 

The card below is my CASEd card with slightly different dimensions and a different stamp - This Birthday Piggy.
Stampin' Up! This Birthday Piggy - Mary Knabe (2)

Stampin' Up! This Birthday Piggy - Mary Knabe (2)

 

Cutting Dimensions for my This Birthday Piggy Cards above and below:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half.
  • Basic Gray Layer = 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Card stock strips (Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Merry Merlot) = 1 1/2" x 4"

 

    • Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)
      Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)
      Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos - Mary Knabe (5)

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

 

Hello Harvest Class to Go - Deadline to order yours is August 9th.

Autumn is a favorite time of year for so many people. With my Hello Harvest Class to Go, you'll make 20 note cards (2 each of 10 designs) perfect for sending this Autumn. You'll use products from the Rustic Harvest Suite & a package of the Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with a gift box. Choose the class option that's best for you.

Deadline to order and pay is August 9th.

    

Choose from the options below:

Option 1: Hello Harvest Class to Go with Bundle = $85.00  Includes Hello Harvest Bundle (stamp set & dies), pack of Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box, Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, additional supplies to make 20 cards (2 each of 10 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping. 

Option 2: Card Supplies ++ without bundle = $48.00  Includes pack of Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box, Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, additional supplies to make 20 cards (2 each of 10 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Hello Havest Bundle needed to complete the class projects.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $20  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 10 different cards and gift box featuring the Rustic Harvest Suite and Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes with Gift Box. 

Option 4: Join my Merry Stampers Team and get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE!

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price without additional shipping charges.

  • Black Momento Ink Pad at $6.00
  • Classic Stampin' Pads in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow at $8.00 each
  • Stampin' Blends in Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Suede at $9.00 each

Timeline for Hello Harvest Class to Go:

  • August 9th - Deadline to order & pay
  • August 10th - Stampin' Up! supplies needed for kits will be ordered.
  • August 15th - 16th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • August 17th - Class kits will ship.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDF Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available to download immediately upon purchase.

To Join my amazing team and get this and all my PDF Tutorials free, click here.

 

Nothing says Summer like Sunflowers!

That is the theme of our August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Order by August 10th to get this fun summer kit and free gift!

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Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You will be billed each month when it's time for your kit to ship. You can cancel at anytime and even skip a month if you'd like. If you're no completely satisfied with a particular kit, contact Stampin' Up! for a full refund. 

FOR THE BEST PRICE on your Paper Pumpkin Kits, purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription and get Sale-A-Bration rewards too when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription. Click here to purchase your Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and save and get rewarded too.

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Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please let me know if I can be of service to you in your stamping and paper crafting.

If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. Please email me to request a complimentary catalog or to schedule a virtual Stampin' Up! party or private class for you and your friends. I also do in home events if you are local to me.

Enjoy your day!


Show off both sides of your DSP

The new Happy Forest Friends Suite Collection is absolutely sweet and precious in every way. It's perfect for creating cards for little ones, new babies, parents to be, and even those nature and forest lovers. In this FB Live video replay, I use the Happy Forest Friends products to show you how to make a fun fold card featuring BOTH sides of your Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper or other favorite DSP. I can't to see your version of this card!

Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)

Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)
Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)
Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)
Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)
Stampin' Up! Happy Forest Friends Suite - Mary Knabe (25)

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$11.00
 
 
 
Registration Now Open for my Abigail Rose Class to Go 

In my Abigail Rose Class to Go you'll make 8 stunning and elegant cards (2 each of 4 designs) appropriate for a wide range of occasions or reasons for sending pretty cards. I have several class options for you to choose from. Choose the one that's best for you. Deadline to order and pay is Tuesday, June 28th.

   

Option 1: Cottage Rose Class to Go = $82.00  Includes Cottage Rose Bundle (stamp set & dies), pack of Elegant Faceted Gems, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies + Embellishment Pack = $38.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), pack of Elegant Faceted Gems, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Cottage Rose Bundle needed to complete cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. 

Option 4: Join my team and get access to all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons: Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 may add on the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping costs.

  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad @ $8.00
  • Petal Pink Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • So Saffron Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends @ $9.00

Timeline for Abigail Rose Class to Go:

  • June 28th - Last day to order.
  • June 29th - Stampin' Up! supplies needed for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • July 5th - 7th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • July 8th - Cottage Rose Class to Go kits will ship.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order and pay.

To purchase Option 3, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDF Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

To Join My Team and get all my PDF Tutorials FREE, click here.

 
 
Make today a great day!

Get Your Free Friday Download

Happy Friday, May 27th. I hope you've had a great week - one that was both productive and satisfying and worthy of a weekend of fun and some relaxation. Perhaps, you'll even get in a little stamping and paper crafting.

To help kick off your weekend, I'm sharing another Free Project Sheet to make this cute card featuring the Garden Birdhouse Stamp Set and the new Fabulous Frames Dies along with the cheerful Orchid Oasis color. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set with Fabulous Frames Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set with Fabulous Frames Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set with Fabulous Frames Dies - Mary Knabe

Click here to Download Project Sheet - Orchid Oasis Garden Birdhouse

 

As always, thank you for being a part of my community of followers of Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you and look forward to sharing more creative inspiration with you!


Free Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda

Oh, my. Happy Friday the 13th. Are you superstiscious? Not me. So let's celebrate. It's Friday. The end of another great week of living and loving life.

Love animals? How about wild animals? How about Wild & Sweet animals like this darling panda. This is just one of 3 darling animals in the brand new Wild & Sweet Stamp Set. It also features a bit of the new all black & white Perfectly-Penciled Designer Series Paper. You'll love this DSP for simple black & white or black & white with a pop of color cards and paper crafts. Or  customize it with any of your coloring tools. 

I made this card for a recent demonstrator swap I participated in. I think everyone loves it. It's simple and sweet and so easy to make. I'm happy to share a free project sheet with you so you can make it too.  

Download Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda Card

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe-2

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe-2

Download Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda Card

 
Sweet Songbirds Class to Go - Order Yours Today!
 
My Sweet Songbirds Class to Go is a great way to celebrate spring, have fun making cute cards, and spread some cheer by sending your handmade cards. You'll love using the adorable Sweet Songbirds Bundle to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). Choose the class option that's best for you.
 
Deadline to order & pay is May 17th. 
 
     
 
Option 1: Sweet Songbirds Class to Go = $52.00   Includes Sweet Songbirds Bundle, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping. To purchase Option 1, email me for link to order & pay.
 
Option 2: Card Supplies = $28.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Sweet Songbirds Bundle needed to make these cards. To purchase Option 2, email me for link to order & pay.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions for 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before May 17th. To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, please click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded immediately upon purchase.
 
 
Optional Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add on the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping charges:  Black Momento Ink Pad at $6.00, and Classic Ink Pads at $8.00 each in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red.
 
 
Timeline for Sweet Songbirds Class to Go:
  • May 17th - Deadline to order & pay
  • May 18th - Stampin' Up! products need for kits will be ordered.
  • May 23 - 24th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 25th - Class to Go kits will be shipped.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, please click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded immediately upon purchase.