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Be My Valentine Pop Up Card

Pop-Up Cards. We all love them, but how do you make them you might ask. Today's post shows you how quickly and easily you can make your own pop-up cards. It's fun and easy to do when you follow along with my video demonstration. I hope you enjoy watching this Video Replay of my February 5th Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group and find it helpful in creating your own Pop-Up Cards! Trust me when I say the people who receive your pop-up cards will love them and be filled with delight and awe.

Black, White, and Real Red - a classic color combination for Valentine's Day and Love! The True Love Designer Series Paper is all black & white with floral prints on one side and geometric prints on the other side. Pair it with Real Red for classic Valentine cards as I did on these Pop-Up cards I made for my daughters or add a punch of your favorite Stampin' Up! color!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
A Pop-Up card can be made simply as I demonstrated in my video above, but it sure says "WOW" to the recipient of your pop-up card.

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The stitches on the banner, the scallops on the black heart, and a single rhinestone adds lots of pretty detail to the inside of this pop-up card.
True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

I made the treat boxes below for my daughters to coordinate with their pop-up cards above. I used True Love Designer Series Paper with the Love You Always Treat Boxes and filled with chocolates and a Graeters Ice Cream git card.

True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!
True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Wishing you lots of love on this Monday. Here's to a brand new week filled with possibilities make it great.


Pretty Peony Parasols

Take a look at my Pretty Peony Parasol cards featuring the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch. I used the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to give my cards an elegant, sophisticated look. I love the subtle tones of color and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. And it won't be long now before we'll start to see peonies blooming in flower gardens across the midwest. 

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
What a pretty card for a spring bridal shower or perhaps even a baby girl shower. 
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink, Frosted, and Clear are wonderful embellishments to pair with the beautiful and elegant Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

To see another version of these cards using the bright and cheery Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper, click here.

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. May your day be filled with beautiful moments.


Easy Punch Art

I love punches. How about you? And I'm always intrigued when I see punches used in unique ways, in ways other than they are intended for. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate making 2 different cards featuring some of my favorite retiring punches - Balloon Bouquet, Story Label, and Small Bloom. I also show you how to use a couple of these to make "vases" for our small blooms punched from Designer Series Paper. You are going to love these springtime cards! 


Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

REMINDER: Deadline to get your Free Welcoming Window Class to Go and/or Free Flowering Cactus Tutorial for 13 cards is Friday, April 9th. Keep reading for details on both of these offers.

 

FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go:

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Flowering Cactus Tutorial:

I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post inspiring and helpful. Happy Crafting!


Under My Umbrella

Spring weather is upon us here in central Ohio - warm and sunny with light breezes one day and cold, rainy, and blustery the next. But we take the bad with the good because we all know that March and April showers bring May flowers and make our summers beautiful. 

I can't help but think of spring when I look at the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set & Umbrella Builder Punch. (And those rain boots are too cute.) The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper I used with these two products sure made for pretty spring cards. Take a look and be inspired. 

Please note that if you love these 3 products featured in this card making demonstration, you need to purchase them quickly as they are retiring soon. The stamp set is guaranteed through April 23rd, however, the punch and Designer Series Paper are only available while supplies last. The punch and DSP are being sold at discounted prices! Get them before they're gone to avoid disappointment.


Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
This would make a nice bridal shower card.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Here's a close up view of the umbrellas stamped on Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
It's easy to showcase several of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers as well as the versatility of the Umbrella Builder Punch with these cards.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

I stamped rain boots on to Ornate Garden DSP, cut them out, and adhered them to the inside of each card for a bit of added interest.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Ornate Garden Specialty DSP are retiring and are available now only while supplies last. The punch is selling at the discounted price of $7.20, and the DSP is on sale for just $6.00. Get these deals and lots of others before they're gone.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope I left you inspired to create pretty spring cards of your own. Have a beautiful day!


Playful Pets Fun Fold Card

I love my Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives. It's always fun to learn and share various Fun Fold Cards. Friday, March 26th, I demonstrated how to make a Napkin Fold Card featuring the Playful Pets Suite. This video replay will give you dimensions and guided instruction to make a Playful Pets Napkin Fold Card plus I'll show you some additional samples I made. So if you're a lover of fun fold cards and/or a dog or cat lover (or perhaps both), I think you'll enjoying viewing this video.



Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite & Dog Punch by Stampin' Up!

This is the inside of the two Playful Pets Napkin Fold Cards above.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I made 2 cat Napkin Fold Cards also featuring the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!
This is the inside of both of the cat Napkin Fold Cards.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch this cat from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 8" x 8", score at 4" on one side, turn square once and score again at 4". PLUS make 1 diagonal score line.
  • DSP for card front = 3" x 3"
  • Card stock for card front = 3 1/4" x3 1/4"
  • DSP for inside of card = Use 3 different but coordinating DSP's. Cut first DSP 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".  Cut the other two DSP's 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" then cut each of these on the diagonal from top right corner to bottom left corner.
  • Basic white for inside of card = 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Cat Punch
$18.00

 

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Have a great week. Take some time out to do something fun - perhaps, some stamping and paper crafting!


Make 6 Hydrangea cards fast!

I love making one of a kind cards, but sometimes I need several cards at once or for a particular occasion. That can take a lot of time. But here's a solution to help you make 6 beautiful cards fast with Designer Series Paper and simple stamping. Enjoy this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. I hope you'll find it helpful and inspiring, so much so that you'll be motivated to make your own 6 cards, quickly and easily.

Card Dimensions: 

  • Highland Heather Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Gorgeous Grape layer = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

I made these 6 cards fast with 1 sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper! I love everything about the Hydrangea Hill Suite! It is gorgeous and screams warm days and sunshine too.

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

This sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set has become one of my go-to stamps lately for everything from thank you to thinking of you to love and just because.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love all the gorgeous color tones in this Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Embellish your cards with Pastel Pearls and Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon to take your simple cards to sensational!Hydrangea Hill Suite 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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Free Friday Download

Hello, Stampin' Peace Friends,

Today is Free Friday Download Day. Why? Because I love you and appreciate you. Thanks for following me on social media and supporting me in my my small business, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Happy Stamping!

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! supplies used  in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't forget to download the free project sheet! 

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Enjoy your weekend and keep on stamping!


Spring Treat Bag

In today's video demonstration, I show you how to make a cute party favor or treat bag perfect for your spring occasions - St. Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, bridal shower & weddings, and so much more. Or how about decorating one of these treat bags for a teacher or graduate and enclosing a gift card? No matter the occasion, people are going to love receiving one of these sweet treat bags. What occasion will you create these party favors for? What Stampin' Up! products will you use in making them? Let your creativity shine, then share what you create.

 

I've chosen 2 beautiful papers from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for these two spring party favors. The stamped image is part of the Oval Occasions Bundle and is absolutely perfect for celebrating Easter and Spring.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

This favor is actually a bag with a tent-like band that slides over the closed bag. The bag can hold chocolates and other sweets, a gift card, and even a piece of jewelry. I'm sure you can think of many other items to put inside these favors.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
I used Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Bumblebee, and Terracotta Tile to color the stamped image below.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Here is a St. Patrick's Day party favor also made with Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The gold metallic accents make this paper truly elegant and rich. The Gold Foil Shamrock was created using the Heart Punch Pack.
Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Fill this St. Patrick's Day treat favor with gold-covered chocolate coins or gold wrapped caramels. 
Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

I created this template so you have a visual of all the score lines. The darkened areas are the areas that are cut away after you mark all the score lines. IMG_1127 (1)

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Here's to a glorious day for us all! Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe.

 


Forever Greenery Card Class to Go

I've got a brand new Card Class to Go for you. My GORGEOUS Forever Greenery Card Class to Go is now available to pre-order. 

I love the versatility of the Forever Greenery Suite. Its lush greenery and gold accents make your cards beautiful. It can be used for both men and women and for so many different occasions or simply to make pretty notecards to stay in touch with those you love. You'll make 7 different cards featuring the lovely Forever Greenery Suite with this Class to Go. Class kit includes full pack of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, 2 sheets Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, 5 Gold Hoops; pre-cut card stock & envelopes for the 7 cards; PDF Tutorial; Priority Shipping.

Deadline to pre-order & pay is March 11th.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration & payment information.

 

Forever Greenery Card Class to Go = $42

 

 

Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend - and Save on Shipping = $76

  • Both kits ship to same address.

 

Add On Forever Fern Bundle = $54

  • The Forever Fern Bundle (stamp set & dies are needed to complete this Class to Go. If you don't currently own the bundle, you can add it to the purchase of your Forever Greenery Class to Go at catalog price. 

 

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

  • PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, and instructions to make 7 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before March 11th.

 

Timeline for Forever Greenery Class to Go:

  • March 11 - Deadline to pre-order & pay.
  • March 12 - Stampin' Up! products for kits will be ordered.
  • March 15 - 19 - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 20 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

 

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration & payment information.


True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Black and white with a pop of color! That's what this card featuring the True Love Designer Series Paper is all about. The True Love Designer Series Paper features floral prints and geometric patterns in black and white making it versatile enough to use for just about any reason or occasion. Add a pop of color to it, and it's even more amazing to create with.

For today's card, I combined the True Love Designer Series Paper and Always in My Heart Bundle. Pops of color were added with Sponge Daubers and ink pads in Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Highland Heather. Tearing the DSP and popping up the curvy Happy Anniversary banner with Stampin' Dimensionals are two ways of adding even more detail and interest to this pretty card celebrating love.

I hope you like this card. If you'd like to re-create this one or create one of your own similar to this, I've prepared a Free Project Sheet for you.

Download Project Sheet - True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

So many details make this card amazing - the geometric pattern of the DSP and floral print with added color, torn edge of the DSP, stitching and folds of the Highland Heather banner, simple Matte Black Dots. Simple things to make a stunning impact taking this card from good to great.
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 
 
Send some love with our Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit!
 
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Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. Wishing you the happiest of days...today and always.


You Had Me at Hello

Here's a quick and easy card to tell someone you love them. It uses the black and white True Love Designer Series Paper with a pop of Magenta Madness.  To make the card front, I cut a piece of 4" x 6" True Love Designer Series Paper, tore one end towards me and flipped it over, adhering both pieces to the card front. I stamped and die cut the heart with the Always in My Heart Stamp Set and Floral Heart Dies. To finish off the card, I added Matte Black Dots. It's a simple card that makes a big impact, and is great for Valentine's Day, anniversary, and more.


True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. I wish you a wonderful day!