Autumn/Fall Cards Feed

Boho Indigo is BEAUTIFUL!

Finally, I took some time to create with the Boho Indigo Product Medley. What a beautiful assortment of products from the stamp set and dies to the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, many sheets of cut outs in Very Vanilla and metallic gold, two ribbons, and felt flower embellishments. It truly is a great value at $70. This is the first card I made with the Boho Indigo products. I'll definitely be making many more. 

Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

I love the gold accents of the labels in the Boho Indigo Product Medley.
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

These felt flowers with bead centers come in two sizes in the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the Refill Pack. Just add a Mini Glue Dot to the back and add to your cards and other paper crafts.
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

Ah, I love this card in every way. It has so many details yet is simple and elegant too. This card would be wonderful for so many reasons or occasions. Or don't put a sentiment on it and use it as a note card.
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimension:

  • Very Vanilla card base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" x on long side, fold in half.
  • Night of Navy card stock - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and 4 3/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Boho Indigo DSP - 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Very Vanilla - 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"

 

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

 


EEK! Spiders!

It's time to get your spooky on and create some fun Halloween cards for all your little ghosts and goblins, princesses and pirates, and favorite trick-or-treaters everywhere. Here's a quick and easy card sure to delight little ones and big ones who still love acting like kids on Halloween. Be sure to download my free PDF Project Sheet below the photos for supply list, cutting dimensions, and instructions.

Festive Corner Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings by Stampin' Up!

The Festive Corner Halloween stamp makes a fun "surprise inside".
Festive Corner Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings by Stampin' Up!

Iridescent Pearls make great spider bodies.
Festive Corner Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Festive Corners Halloween Spiders

 

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

 


New Easy Card Sketch

Happy October! Today also marks the beginning of a brand new Stampin' Up! year. Through the course of 2020, I have challenged myself to learn and grow and try new things. I've taken some business training and participated in Stampin' Up! Leadership Summit. As I look ahead to the new year, I am excited. I'm encouraged. I'm motivated. I'm goal driven. I'm striving to better my best in all areas. I'm happy to be continuing on in my Stampin' Up! journey.

In my September 28, 2020, Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live, I introduced one of the easiest card sketches ever. I love using this card sketch to show off Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. The cards I made in the video below all feature the absolutely stunning Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. The fall prints, colors, and metallic accents make this one of my most favorite paper packs ever. I also used the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and coordinating punches in the 3 cards you'll see in my video and in the photos below. Enjoy this card making demonstration and consider the limitless possibilities when using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers with this easy card sketch. 


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The card sketch used to make each of these Beautiful Autumn cards is perfect for showing off the many different prints in the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Gilded Gems work so well with the Gilded Autumn Suite products as seen on this card.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A few leaves stamped in Mint Macaron dress up the inside of this card nicely.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The following 2 cards use some of the prints with metallic accents that make the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper classy and elegant.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I embellished this card with leaves and acorns punched from Designer Series Paper with the Autumn Punch Pack and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The ribbon is one from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Layers I used on the inside of the card match the layers on the front of the card. 
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A very similar card to the one above, this one uses a couple different papers, Cajun Craze ink, & a Mint Macaron ribbon.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 I love the basket weave detail and sheen of this Mint Macaron ribbon. Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • DSP = 3 different pieces each measuring 1" x 4" and 1 piece measuring 2" x 4"
  • 2 pieces of Foil Paper (or card stock) for front & inside = 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
  • 2 pieces of Very Vanilla for front & inside = 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Please join me in celebrating

World Card Making Day 2020.Facebook Group CoverI’ve teamed up with some of my Merry Stampers Team Members to bring you fun card making activities all day long October 3rd in our Private Facebook Group. We’ll have a few Facebook Live demonstrations plus show cards and projects to inspire you. Supply lists & cutting dimensions will be provided so you can CASE these cards later. We’ll also include helpful tips to make your card making easier and more enjoyable. And what’s a Stampin’ Up! party without a few prizes, and an ordering incentive for all our customers* who join our group.

Everything posted to this Private Facebook Group on October 3rd will be saved in the group for you to access throughout the entire month of October. We’d really like you to join us Live on October 3rd , though, as that’s a bit more fun.

Please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com if you’d like to be inspired with creative ideas and participate in the fun of World Card Making Day.

*Sorry, SU! Demonstrators, but this event is for Stampin’ Up! customers only. If you’ve never purchased with me and would like to participate in this event, feel free to order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.

 

I'm truly grateful for you, my viewers, and wish you Happy Card Making today and always.


Easel Cards Made Simple

Are you like me? You like cards with a "wow" factor but aren't into making cards that take so much precious time to make? My Magic in this Night Easel Cards have that "wow" factor and are both fun and easy to make with my video demonstration. There are so many variations on the Easel Card (I'll show some in future videos), but this one is the most simple I think. So if you've never made an Easel Card, or even if you have, I hope you'll check out my video below. It won't be long before we'll want to get some festive Halloween cards in the mail to our favorite people and some who may just need a fun pick-me-up.

 

A couple of Easel Cards with a bit of magic in them. "Magic?" you ask. I believe there's a bit of "magic" in the limitless possibilities we have creating with  Magic in this Night Suite products from Stampin' Up! 

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Cards as seen from the side while in standing position.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Magic in this Night Suite. Punch your Black Glitter Paper glitter side up, then again with the glitter side down to get cats facing different directions.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Card fully opened. As you can see there's plenty of space to write a Halloween message.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

The punched Story Label and 1 1/2" Circle each have Stampin' Dimensionals under them. These stacked labels are what hold the card front up as if on an easel.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

So many details make this Halloween card spooky and a bit elegant too.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I cut the lacy bats on the following card from Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper with the Halloween Magic Dies.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in a unique way on the front of this card. No Bow. No knot.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love how the bats seem to be "flying" off this Easel Card.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

SPOOOOOOOOKY!

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Cards folded flat and ready to be put into an envelope and sent off with a fun Halloween greeting to someone you love.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions for the Easel Cards in my video:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 2" & 4 1/4" on long side.
  • Card front card stock = 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Card front DSP = 4" x 4"
  • Inside of card card stock = 4" x 4"
  • DSP strip = 4" x 1 1/2"


To enclose an Easel Card Diagram & How to Display note like the ones pictured below, download the following link then print and cut.

Download SU! - Easel Card Diagram Enclosure PDF

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

 

Here's wishing you a little "magic" in your day! Thanks for being a part of mine.


Time is running out!

There's still time to order my Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go, but the clock is ticking!!!

Deadline to pre-order the Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go is Tuesday, September 29th.

The sunflower cards in this class are perfect for saying goodbye to summer and welcoming fall with all the beauty and fun activities it holds for us. Your class fee of $36 includes pre-cut & embossed card stock, envelopes, embellishments & trims as needed, and PDF tutorial via email to make 8 different cards; plus a bolt of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and Priority Shipping.
 
Please register & pay by September 29th.
Contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.
 

Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go = $36.00
 
   

 
Add on Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle = $51.25

*The Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set & Sunflower Dies are both needed to complete the cards in   this Class. If you don't own it, you can add it to your Class to Go order at the catalog price.

 

 
PDF Tutorial via email = $15.00
 
 
Schedule for Celebrate Sunflowers End-of-Summer Class to Go:
  • September 29th - Deadline to register & pay.
  • September 30th - SU! products will be ordered.
  • October 7 - 16th - Mary will prep, package, & label Class to Go kits.
  • October 17th - All kits will ship on or before this date.

 

Please register & pay by September 29th.
Contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

Fall One Sheet Wonder

The Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is full of plaids of varying sizes and color combinations. This Designer Series Paper is so versatile and will keep you creating beautiful cards and paper crafts for holidays and special occasions all year long. In the following video demonstration, I show you a very easy 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder to make 3 unique cards. In addition to the Plaid Tidings DSP, I feature the lovely Borders Abound Stamp Set and Holiday Rhinestones. I think you'll enjoy the fall cards I've prepared and demonstrated in this video replay of my September 14th Facebook Live video replay.

Use the following photo for your cutting guide for this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.

6" X 6" One Sheet Wonder

I made these 3 fall cards with a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder design featuring Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This DSP pack is filled with fabulous plaids in an array of colors you can use throughout the entire year!

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The stamped images on these cards are from the Borders Abound Stamp Set.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The new Banners Pick A Punch is a great tool for punching 2 different banner cuts on 1/2", 3/4", and 1" strips of card stock and Designer Series Paper.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Linen Thread and Holiday Rhinestones are wonderful embellishments to dress up these fall cards.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The card stock sizes on the inside of the first & third cards match the card stock layers on the front of the cards and sure do dress up the inside of the cards.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Autumn is just around the corner. As I look forward to the changing colors of the fall leaves here in Ohio, I am reminded that with change comes beauty, and like the leaves on our trees, sometimes it is ok to let go. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!