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Black & White with a Pop of Color

I love black and white cards. I love them even more with a "pop of color". The True Love Designer Series Paper lends itself to these types of cards so easily. Use the True Love DSP as is but add color with bits of card stock, ribbon, and/or embellishments. I used Just Jade for my pops of color on the following 6 cards. These are so easy to make as they all use the same dimensions - making it easy to make lots of great cards fast to use now or build up your stash for later use. 

Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

I love layering punched shapes to add more interest to cards and make my sentiments stand out.
Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

Matte Black Dots are a perfect embellishment for these black & white cards with a pops of Just Jade color.
Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP = Cut 4" x 6" then cut 3/4" off one end. Both the 4" x 5 1/4" and 4" x 3/4" pieces will be used on your card front.
  • Just Jade card stock (or color of your choice) = 4" x 1"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. I hope I have inspired you to create some fun and easy cards using black and white and a pop of color.

Happy Stamping!


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.

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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!


Flowers for Every Season Diagonal Cuts

I'm excited to show you to make 3 cards with 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper with 2 Diagonal Cuts. It's really easy and so fun to mix and match colors and patterns just as I did with Stampin' Up!'s Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. Rich, vibrant colors and floral images make these cards perfect for springtime card giving and a variety of occasion and reasons. Enjoy this April 2nd Facebook Live video replay, then start mix and matching your Designer Series Papers for a fun time of card making.



Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Start your cards by choosing 3 coordinating pieces of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5" x 3 3/4". Stack the 3 pieces of card stock. With DSP stack in vertical/portrait position, mark off 2" from top and bottom on right side and 1 1/4" from top and bottom of left side. Cut stack diagonally from top left pencil mark to top right pencil mark. Then cut stack diagonally from bottom left pencil mark to bottom right pencil mark. Sort stacks so that you have 1 of each DSP for 3 cards. DSP pieces will be adhered to Basic White card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4", then adhered to card bases.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Stampin' Up! products may be the same. The card layout may be the same. But embellishing the cards is where you can make each card unique as I did on these three cards.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Another set of cards using 3 different Designer Series Papers from the Flowers for Every Season DSP Pack.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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!


Free Friday Download

Happy Friday! Are you ready for another Free Friday Download? This one features a spring bouquet from the Welcoming Window Bundle with bright colors of Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness. Such a cheerful card to send thanks and appreciation. Or change out the sentiment to use this card for a different reason or occasion.

Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

At first glance this card appears simple, but it actually is filled with lots of layers and textures and interesting details.
Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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

Layering Circles Dies
Layering Circles Dies
[141705]
$35.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com today. I appreciate you viewing today's post. Don't forget to download your Free Friday Project sheet!  Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

I hope you enjoy s fabulous spring weekend!


Well Suited Cards & Bingo Night via Zoom

Well Suited Cards & Bingo Night via Zoom 

Let's get together virtually for a fun evening of card making and bingo. Please join me for my Well Suited Online Card Class & Bingo Event via Zoom on Friday, April 9, at 6:30pm EST. Class fee of $35 includes Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, package of Matte Black Dots, supplies to make 4 different cards, Bingo card, & Bingo Prizes. We'll make our cards together and play a few rounds of Bingo too. I'll also have several alternate projects featuring the Well Suited Suite to show you during the Zoom event.

Deadline to register is March 25th so I have time to order the Stampin' Up! supplies, prepare the event packets, and ship the packets to be received in time for the virtual event.

Email me for registration & payment information.

I will email a Zoom Link the week of the event to all who have registered.

 

Email me for registration & payment information. I hope you'll join me for this fun night!


Dandy Garden Gate Fold Card

Spring is nearly here, and I can hardly wait. I've been looking forward to warmer, sunnier days, blossoming trees and new life. And of course, it won't be long before we see dandelions popping up everywhere. While they are a weed and considered a nuisance, they can bring beauty to our days with their bright yellow flowers. Plus it's fun to make a wish and blow on one that is ready to spread its seed pods and make a wish. Either way, we can look for the good in this bit of nature. I can even remember back decades ago when I was teaching elementary school, being gifted a bouquet (or two or three) of yellow flowers. Oh, they smelled yucky especially in a hot classroom, but I always made a fuss over how excited I was to receive such a thoughtful gift. Any teachers reading this can relate, I am sure.

The video posted below is from a recent Facebook Live. In it, you'll find a demonstration of the Gate Fold Card. These are truly as easy as they are fun to make. So take a look, then give the Gate Fold Card a try. I think you'll be glad you did!

 

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A "belly band" serves as 1 type of closure for your Gate Fold Card as on this card.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

On this second Gate Fold Card, I wrapped Bumblebee ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front before adhering my layer card stock and DSP layers to my gate fold panels.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A bit of stamping and coloring is a fun addition to the inside of any card.
Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post (along with others in the Dandy Garden Suite Collection) -

Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

There's still time to pre-order my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go. Keep reading for more details.

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

Wishing you a happy Monday. Wherever you are on this day, I hope you can take time to enjoy the beauty of nature and perhaps some time for card making too.

 


1 Sheet DSP Card Holder

In my previous blog post, I shared a video in which I demonstrate how to make 6 beautiful Hydrangea Hill Cards Fast. Today's post includes a Facebook Live video replay in which I demonstrate how to make a card holder using just 1 sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. Check it out now, then give it a try. It's a great project for everyone who loves to make, package, and give their hand stamped cards as gifts.


Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

If you are interested in making quick and easy hydrangea cards to put in this card holder, click here to see yesterdays video demonstration "Make 6 Hydrangea Cards Fast".

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's project & the cards included in this card holder - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store!

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Interested in more Hydrangea Hill cards? Check out my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go!

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

 

REMINDER: 

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you and look forward to sharing more creative inspiration with you in the future. 


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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