Anniversary/Love/Wedding Feed

A Lovely Engagement Card

In case you haven't heard...there's going to be a wedding in my family. Andrea said yes to Jon's proposal on July 10th. I'm so excited for this couple. I've never seen my daughter as happy as she has been the last year and a half since she met Jon, and I'm happy to have Jon as a son-in-law. 

Andrea & Jon's engagement

Here is the card I made for Andrea and Jon congratulating them on their engagement. I used 2 brand new products from the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog launching August 3rd - the Strong of Heart Stamp Set and Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. I love the silver heat embossed imaged colored with Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. 

Strong of Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Strong of Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Strong of Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Strong of Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

How blessed I am to be Mom to Andrea and her sister Emily, and now I get to welcome Jon to our family. I'm looking forward to lots of love and laughter as we plan for Andrea and Jon's wedding. 2022 will be a BIG year with the wedding and Emily's graduation as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Wishing you a day filled with love and laughter. Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com.

PS. We have a wedding date and venue! 


Masking Technique with Delicate Dahlias

Masking isn't just for stepping up your Halloween Costumes. In fact, Masking is the name of the Stamping Technique I demonstrate for you in this video. You will love it. I make it easy with my tips. You'll be amazed at the depth that it creates in your stamping. It's a great technique to use with flowers and groups of images or even to create a scene like the Peaceful Deer standing in front of or behind a tree. So watch, learn, then grab your sticky notes and Paper Snips and get started masking.

Card Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick Card Stock = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4"
  • Basic White for stamping = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Mossy Meadow layer = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

 

The Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set is perfect for demonstrating the Masking Technique. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set I got FREE. You can too when you place a $100 Stampin' Up! order with me by September 30th.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

 All you need to get started masking is some sticky notes and your Paper Snips!
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

The results you get with the Masking Technique are amazing. The dahlias look more realistic with flowers in front of and behind others and with the stamped leaves behind the flowers.
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

A close-up look at the depth created on this card by using the Masking Stamping Technique. Give it a try today!
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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You still have time to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Get FREE exclusive products now through September 30th including the beautiful Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set used in today's video demonstration.

Click here to see all the exclusive Sale-A-Bration products you can get free through September 30th. 

 

 

Give yourself a gift in the form of a little help making your Christmas cards! Purchase the Peaceful Christmas Kit today.06-21_header_sab_eng

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

 

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

       
   

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to purchase Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of all the extra perks...see the chart below. AND it's a great way to start your holiday shopping!

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Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I appreciate you viewing my blog and hope you find it helpful and inspirational! Please let me know how I can be of service to you with your stamping and paper crafting needs.


Creative Card Closure

In a recent Facebook Live, I showed my viewers a fun trick for creating a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch. My card showcases the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set and lots of colorful layers to make a very bright and cheerful card that is sure to bring a smile! Enjoy this video demonstration and then create a card with a closure made from the Tailored Tag Punch or another punch of your choice. I think many of our punches will work.

FYI...the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set can be yours free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $100 or more now through September 30th.


Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Magenta Madness layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • So Saffron layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Coastal Cabana embossed layer = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • So Saffron layer = 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4" x 2 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

On September 14th, I posted a Quick Tip Tuesday Video for properly running your embossing folders through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for best results and to avoid damaging your embossing folders. If you haven't seen it, you can view it here now. I think you'll find this to be a helpful tip.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope enjoyed today's project and picked up some great tips for your stamping and card making.

Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to contact me if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up! needs.


Sending Hugs Your Way!

I'm Sending Hugs to you today with another Free Friday Download. I pulled out my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to create this beautiful card going out to someone who could you a little extra TLC today. That's the best thing about card making - using our creativity to spread joy to others.

Download Project Sheet - Sending Hugs

Sending Hugs Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Sending Hugs

 

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

Blender Pens
$12.00

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I'm sending you virtual hugs in thanks and gratitude for being a follower. If you like what you see on my blog, I hope you'll share Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe with others. Just forward them the link www.stampinpeace.com.

I hope your day is filled with sunshine, happiness, and a few hugs!

Happy Stamping!

 

A couple of reminders for you:

Color & Contour Class to Go 

Make 10 beautiful cards (2 each of 5 designs) in 2021-2023 In Colors - Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen. Class fee of $82.00 includes Color & Contour Bundle (stamp set & dies), 1/4 pkg of In Color DSP, pack of In Color Jewels, 10 card bases & envelopes, PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping.

Please order & pay by September 7th.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.

 
Option 1: Color & Contour Class to Go = $82.00 (Choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with purchase of Option 1.)
 
 
Option 2: Card Supplies with DSP & In Color Jewels = $36.00
 
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email on or before August 24th) = $15.00
 
 
When ordering Option 1 or 2 above, you may add any of the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.
  • 2021-2023 In Color Ink Pads (set of 5) @ $33.75 
  • Fresh Freesia Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Polished Peach Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Pale Papaya Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Soft Succulent Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Evening Evergreen Ink Pad @ $7.50
 
Schedule for Color & Contour Class to Go:
  • September 7th - Deadline to order.
  • September 8th - Stampin' Up! products will be order for class kits
  • September 13th - September 17th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, labeled for shipping.
  • September 17th - Class kits will ship. 

Interested???  Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.

 

 

Here's a peak at next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit - Haunts & Harvest.

Order by September 10th to receive this fabulous kit!

Haunts & Harvest by Paper Pumpkin
 
Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Thank you for viewing this blog post. I hope you have been inspired by my project as well as those of the other Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin Kits or if you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com.

 

Happy crafting!


Make a Pinwheel Tower Card!

I love learning new Fun Fold Cards, and I love sharing them with you even more! In this Facebook Live Video Replay, I demonstrate how to make a Pinwheel Tower card. It looks hard but is really quite easy! I made my Pinwheel Tower cards using the Plentiful Plants Bundle and Bloom Where You're Planted Designer Series Paper. Enjoy this video then make your own Pinwheel Tower card. I'd love to see you share yours on my Facebook Page Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe or my Stampin' Peace VIP Group.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Cut 1 Card Base = 5 3/4" x 4 1/4", score at 3/4", 1 1/2". 2 1/4", 3" on LONG side
  • Cut 3 card stock panels = 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 4 large DSP panels = 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 4 small DSP panels = 2" x 4 1/4"


You'll want to decorate all sides of your Pinwheel Tower card as this fun fold is designed to stand up and be on display for all to admire. 

Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

This view from above makes it easy to see why we call this fun fold the Pinwheel Tower.Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Pinwheel Tower card easily folds flat and fits in our standard size mailing envelopes.Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

This is my favorite part of my Bloom Where You're Planted Pinwheel Card! I used our Linen Specialty Paper to die cut the macrame plant hanger.Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER: 

Bloom Where You're Planted Designer Series Paper is one of 9 DSP's from our Annual Catalog and Online Store that is currently on sale for 15% off retail price. What a great savings! Hurry to take advantage of this DSP Sale as this promotion ends August 2nd.

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Click on the link below to see all 9 Designer Series Papers on sale at 15% off now through August 2nd:

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you find today's post helpful and inspirational. Happy creating today and always!


Another Free Friday Download!

FRI - YAY!!! Yay, it's here. Friday. Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. It's been quite a busy week so I'm looking forward to a little rest & relaxation and time with friends and family this weekend.

I have a wonderful Free Friday Download for you today. This one features a fun twist on using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. I actually used the de-bossed side of the card stock after running it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Bloom Hybrid Die. Who would have thought that simply turning over embossed card stock would give us a whole new look for a card. I love it. I love the simple elegance of this card. The layers of Just Jade with Basic White and the Just Jade gingham ribbon are just the right amount of color without taking away from the simplicity or elegance of this card. Add a sentiment for just about any occasion you can think of or use it as is for a note card. Enjoy the photos but don't forget to click on the link to download your free PDF to make this card.

Download Project Sheet - Debossed Card with Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Just Jade layers and ribbon are a great punch of color on this simple yet elegant card.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

A piece of Just Jade Gingham Ribbon is a fun surprise on the inside of this simple yet elegant card.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Want to learn more about the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder? Click here for a video demonstration and lots of samples using the Art in Bloom Bundle.

Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for spending a few minutes at Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you like today's card and download today's free project sheet so you can make this or a similar card today.

Download Project Sheet - Debossed Card with Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

 

Have a great weekend. Rest, recharge, and be good to yourself!


Hybrid Embossing Folder? What's That?

Have you heard about a new category of Embossing Folder? Let me introduce you to Stampin' Up!'s Hybrid Embossing Folder. A hybrid embossing folder gives you the luxury of die cutting and embossing in one easy step. In the following Facebook Live Video Replay, I demonstrate the Art in Bloom Bundle which consists of the Art in Bloom Stamp Set and the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. Note that the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder comes with a set of 9 dies that coordinates with both Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Stamp Set. You can use the dies separately, the embossing folder separately, or use them both together to cut and emboss flowers in just one easy step! Take a look at my demonstration to see just how amazing and versatile this new product is. While the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder is the only one of its kind in the annual, you can look forward to another Hybrid Embossing Folder in the Holiday Mini Catalog which launches August 3rd.

 

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!Sponge Daubers make it easy to add color to emboss images.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!I used Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer on my daisies.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love the bright Poppy Parade flowers and Granny Apple Green leaves against the Balmy Blue DSP from the You're A Peach DSP collection.
Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Gold Bumblebee Trinkets add a sweet finishing touch to these cards.
Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you'll subscribe to stay up to date on all my Stampin' Up! news and to be inspired by my creative projects, demonstrations, and paper crafting tips. If you like what you see here, please share this blog with others.

I hope your day blooms with happiness!!!

 

 

2 Reminders:

Tidings of Christmas Class to Go 

It's Christmas in July! Get a head start on your Christmas cards with my Tidings of Christmas Class to Go. Class includes the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle, 1/2 package of Tidings of Christmas DSP, package of Holiday Rhinestones, supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs), PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping.

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

Deadline to register is July 21st.

Here's a look at 3 of the 6 card designs included in this class. 

Tidings of Christmas Class to Go = $72

Cards Supplies Only plus 1/2" package of Tidings of Christmas DSP, pack of Holiday Rhinestones = $32 This option does NOT include the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle needed to make the cards.

PDF Tutorial Only = $15 

Option to Add On each of the 3 Classic Stampin' Pads used in this class - Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent - at catalog price of $7.50 each. No additional shipping cost.

Schedule for Tidings of Christmas Class to Go:

  • July 21 - Deadline to register & pay.
  • July 22 - Stampin' Up! products for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • July 26 - July 29 - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, & labeled for shipping.
  • July 30 - Class to Go kits will ship.

 

Get 9 fabulous Designer Series Papers 15% off through August 2nd! 

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Click on the link below to see all 9 Designer Series Papers on sale at 15% off now through August 2nd:

Download 07.01.21_FLYER_DSPSALE_US


2 Variations on my Center Easel Fun Fold Card

"You're a peach!" That's what you'll be hearing when you make and send these cards to friends and loved ones. In this video replay of a recent Facebook Live, you'll learn to make 2 variations of my Center Easel Fun Fold Card I demonstrated earlier. (If you missed that, you'll find a link to click on just above the list of Stampin' Up! products used.) So take a look, watch, enjoy, then get creating! Remember you can make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today!

 

You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Slimline cards are all the rage now. This finished card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" when folded flat and can be mailed in a standard size business or letter envelope you can get at any big box store or office supply store.
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Don't forget to stamp your envelopes letting the recipients of your handmade cards know that there is something very special inside.
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
This finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded flat and fits into our standard Stampin' Up! Envelopes.You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Click on the following link to see my original Center Easel Fun Fold Card and make it too:  https://bit.ly/3vlDZhF

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Stampin' Up!  products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Peach Dies
$23.00

 

 

Click here for information on my Sunny Sentiments Class to Go.

This Class to Go is sure to brighten your day as you make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). AND...it will surely bring smiles to those you send your handmade card to.

Deadline to order your Sunny Sentiments Class to Go is Friday, June 25th.

Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. If you like what you see here, please share this blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'm truly grateful for any and all help I can get in sharing my passion for stamping and paper crafting.

Have a fabulous weekend. May it be filled with sunny skies and cheerful hearts. And a special Happy Father's Day to all dads. I have special place in my heart for my Dad as he went to his Heavenly Home 31 years ago next month. And yes, I even hold a special place in my heart for my ex-husband Peter as he continues to be an amazing Dad to our daughters.

Happy crafting!


NEW Card Class to Go - Pansy Petals

Pansy Petals Card Class to Go 

I am so excited to offer you my Pansy Petals Card Class to Go. Your Class to Go kit includes Pansy Patch Bundle ($51.25 value), 2021-2023 In Color Jewels ($7 value), supplies to make 8 gorgeous cards (2 each of 4 designs), and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to pre-order is Friday, June 18th. 

Get FREE pack of Stampin' Dimensionals with Options 1 & 2 when you order by June 14th.

Email me for registration & payment information.

 

 

Choose from the following 4 options: 

Option 1:  Pansy Petals Card Class to Go = $72  

Option 2:  Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping! = $136

Option 3:  Card Supplies & 2021-2023 In Color Jewels Only = $28

Option 4:  PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 
 
Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please contact me if I can answer any questions about this event or something else or if you would like to schedule a Stampin' Up! party (in person or virtually) to earn Free Stampin' Up! products.
 
Have a good day!

Taking in the Sand & Sea

3 weeks. 21 days. That's all the time we have left for the January - June Mini Catalog selling period. Many of the products in this publication are retiring and lots are discounted, some up to 50% off. Get these Last Chance products while you can as they are only available while supplies last through June 30th.

Click on the link below to download the Last Chance List.

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This Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper is on the Last Chance List. It is gorgeous with its soft colors and beautiful images and perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more. The stunning prints mimic beach scenes - water & waves, bright sky, sandy shore, seashells, and more. You will L O V E it!

Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are a few cards I made featuring this stunning paper. The cards are super simple to make but stunning, none the less. Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

 

Click here for a video tutorial to make the Sand & Sea Pocket Card you see in the photo below.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

And how about a few scrapbook pages made with the Sand & Sea Suite? Click here for video demonstration.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

So there you have it. Lots and lots of creative ideas using the Sand & Sea Suite to inspire you! 

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Do something creative and make it a good day!


Easiest way to use Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing can add a dramatic effect to your cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. There are several different ways to use it from using it with Heat & Stick Powder and Heat Tool to a variety of adhesives. This card shows one of the simplest ways to use Gilded Leafing as an accent or embellishment. Simply lay a strip of Tear & Tape onto card stock where you want to add Gilded Leafing. Remove backing and press down into Gilded Leafing. Remove excess with small brush, sponge, or your finger tip.

To make this card, be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Art Gallery Card in Merry Merlot 

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

TIP: Gilded Leafing is VERY light & airy. I HIGHLY suggest that you pour the Gilded Leafing from its original jar into a larger plastic container with a lid. The container should be large enough to press your card stock down into.

Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

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Here's to Happy Stamping for us all!