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ICS January Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration

It's time to Celebrate with Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual promotion. We have exclusive products you can get FREE when you SHOP and/or HOST a Stampin' Up! party with me. For complete details on the Sale-A-Bration Promotion and to see the exclusive products you can get FREE when you Shop and/or Host, click here.

We also have an AMAZING JOINING OFFER. Choose $125 of product, then 2 choose 2 more stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and/or New Mini Catalog absolutely free, and pay just $99 plus tax, and it ALL SHIPS FREE. The start enjoying the wonderful relationships and perks of being on my Merry Stampers Team including a discount on all your future purchases, access to my PDF Tutorials FREE to team members, and so much more! Contact me to discuss the Stampin' Up! opportunity further, or click here if you're ready to JOIN NOW.

Now let's get hopping!

Welcome to the January 2022 Inspire Create Share Blog Hop featuring Sale-A-Bration products. All of the projects created for this month's blog hop are intended to inspire you and help you get your stamping and crafting on.

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For this blog hop post, I decided to create a Slimline Fun Fold Card featuring 2 Sale-A-Bration products, the Driving By Stamp Set and Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. Each of these products can be yours with a $50 Stampin' Up! order or get them both with a $100 order. I also introduced the Cloud Punch and Classic Matte Dots from our new Mini Catalog. There are so many fun new products to create with.

Stampin' Up! Driving By Stamp  Set and Sunshine  & Rainbows  - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Driving By Stamp  Set and Sunshine  & Rainbows  - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Driving By Stamp  Set and Sunshine  & Rainbows  - Mary Knabe

I had fun using the Paper Piecing Technique for the vehicles in the Drive By Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. I stamped each of the vehicles in Black Momento Ink on Basic White card stock. I then colored the wheels, "chrome", and windows with Stampin' Blends. Next I stamped the vehicles again in Black Momento Ink but this time on various sheets of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, also from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I then used Paper Snips to cut out the body of each vehicle and adhered them to the vehicles stamped on the white card stock. Lastly, I cut out each completed vehicle and adhered them to the card.
Stampin' Up! Driving By Stamp  Set and Sunshine  & Rainbows  - Mary Knabe

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Dimensions for Slimline Fun Fold Card:

  • Card base = 7" x 8 1/2", score at 3 1/2" on long side. Cut at 1 1/2" from left & rights side of card front to score line. Fold both flaps down and adhere closed.
  • Pool Party with hearts DSP = Cut 2 at 1 1/2" x 3 1/4".
  • Sunshine DSP = 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Granny Apple Green diagonal stripe DSP = 1/2" x 5 1/4"

 

Now it's time for you to continue blog "hopping" for more creative inspiration and project ideas featuring exclusive Sale-A-Bration products you can get FREE.

Click on the Next Box below to be directed to Terri Takashige's Sale-A-Bration Blog Post.    

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Be sure to click the Next Box in each of the blog posts to continue "blog hopping" to see all 14 Sale-A-Bration projects created. Or use the following list & click on each person's name.

  1. Deb Naylor 
  2. Tricia Butts 
  3. Shirley Merker
  4. Elizabeth Ames
  5. Ginger Rabesa
  6. Cheryl Hamilton 
  7. Mary Knabe < YOU ARE HERE 
  8. Terri Takashige
  9. Charmane Hopkins
  10. Sandra Roberts 
  11. Sharon Burkert 
  12. Joni Metras
  13. Darla Watson  
  14. Debbi Green

 

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

Cloud Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing this post. I hope you feel inspired to stamp and create. If you like my project, subscribe to Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe at right.

Happy stamping always, friends!

 


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun

Welcome to the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. It's always fun to create alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin kit each month, then join in the blog hop to share these projects with all of you.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin Lots of Pun Kit and its contents to make funny cards to give.

I decided to make 3" x 3" cards using the contents of my Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love how they turned out and look forward to using them as gift enclosure cards with various gifts and "pick me ups" for others are needed. Please note that ALL of these 3" x 3" cards were made with leftovers after I made the 9 cards as shown in the kit. I just added some card stock of my own for the card bases and layers of the 3" x 3" cards.

SU! Paper Pumpkin December 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects to the Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Janey Backer's alternate project using this month's Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 8 blog posts featuring more Lots of Pun alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 8 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Deb Naylor
  2. Terri T 
  3. Elizabeth Ames
  4. Tricia Butts   
  5. Mary Knabe < YOU ARE HERE  
  6. Janey Backer
  7. Debbi Green
  8. Dana Sullivan

 

Check out next month's Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit.

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Subscribe or purchase a Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription by January 10th to receive the Kisses & Hugs Kit.

 

FYI...Sale-A-Bration is a great time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions as you can earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog post. I hope it inspires you to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Gifts Galore

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. It's always fun to create alternate projects with each month's kit, then join in the blog hop to share lots of projects with all of you.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin Gifts Galore Kit and its contents and the designed holiday treat boxes.

When I received my Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit, I knew that I wanted to make some gift card holders using the contents. In order to do that and maximize the contents of my kit, I decided to cut apart a couple of the white boxes. I cut each apart on all of the score lines as follows.

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I then used the box fronts and backs to make a pocket on the back of the Pile of Presents, Snowman, and Christmas Tree. Easy peasy. A bit of cutting with my Paper Trimmer and a little Multipurpose Glue and with very little time I was able to whip up some gift card holders - also great for cash and lottery tickets. I added a string to hang on the Christmas Tree or on top of a wrapped present and added personalized tags.

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After making these gift card holders, I looked at the pieces I had left from the two boxes I had cut apart. I knew I could do something with the long strips of card stock that would have formed the bottom and sides of the treat box. I decided to cut the 8" strips in half. I then curled them, applied a bit of Multi Purpose Glue to one end and adhered the ends to form a small tube. Each roll or tube was then glued to the back of each of the festive shapes. Now I have napkin holders that will make a lovely display on dinner table for a party or gathering of family and friends. Again, super easy and super quick to make! The colors used on each of the shapes make anything you make with them festive and fun. You could even add some embellishments to jazz them up even more.

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Did you all notice I had to cut my own carrot noses from Pumpkin Pie card stock???  The Old Olive snowman nose just wasn't doing it for me. Lol

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects to the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Elizabeth Ames' alternate project using this month's Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 13 blog posts featuring more Gifts Galore alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 13 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Gifts Galore Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Janey Backer 
  2. Mary Knabe <  YOU ARE HERE  
  3. Elizabeth Ames  
  4. Deb Naylor 
  5. Charmane Hopkins 
  6. June Olsen 
  7. Tricia Butts 
  8. Darla Watson
  9. Joni Metras
  10. Terri Takashige
  11. Debbi Green
  12. Dana Sullivan 
  13. Judi Anderson  

 

Check out next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit. It looks like another fun one that is sure to bring smiles and laughter!

 
***Order by December 10th to get this "pun-filled" kit.
 
What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!
 
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!
 
Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile! Paper Pumpkin Kits are great fun for a family activity or to do with a group of friends.
 
Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription: http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog post. I hope it inspires you to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.

 


ICS November Blog Hop - Christmas is Coming!

Welcome to the November Inspire Create Share Christmas is Coming Blog Hop. All of the projects were created to inspire your Christmas card making and crafting.

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For this blog hop post, I wanted to do something very different by using an often overlooked product - Paper Lattices. I've used this product in a couple of different ways so far. The first was as a back drop for cards featuring the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite. Recently I created a fall thank you card by weaving strips of Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive card stock through a Paper Lattice making the Paper Lattice the focal point of the card.

For this post, I created a card by weaving 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2" Ribbon through the Paper Lattice - one horizontally and one vertically. I then added a bow of the same ribbon and a small stamped "gift tag" for a Christmas "present" card. I love the way this turned out. It's pretty. It's elegant. It uses my all time favorite red - Cherry Cobbler. The ribbon weaving was easy as the Paper Lattices are more sturdy than you'd think. And this card is quick to make.

I later got to thinking that this would be a fun card to give a gift card. Simply add a card stock or DSP pocket to the inside. And if I can make a Christmas present card, why not make birthday present card too. The possibilities are endless.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set  Paper Lattice  Cherry Cobbler_Gold Ribbon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set  Paper Lattice  Cherry Cobbler_Gold Ribbon - Mary Knabe

TIP: Use a small dot of Multipurpose Glue on each little solid diamond shape on the back of the Paper Lattice to adhere it to your card front.

 

Now it's time for you to continue blog "hopping" for more wonderful holiday ideas to inspire you.

Click on the Next Box below to be directed to Tricia Butt's blog

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Be sure to click the Next Box in each of the blog posts to continue "blog hopping" to see all 15 Christma projects created. Or use the following list & click on each person's name.

  1. Deb Naylor 
  2. Terri Takashige 
  3. Charmane Hopkins 
  4. Elizabeth Ames 
  5. June Olsen 
  6. Ginger Rabesa
  7. Cheryl Hamilton  
  8. SharonHashimoto Burkert
  9. Janey Backer 
  10. Darla Watson
  11. Shirley Merker 
  12. Mary Knabe - You Are Here  
  13. Tricia Butts 
  14. Joni Metras
  15. Darla Roberts

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe and all the other blogs in our ICS Christmas is Coming Blog Hop.


Stampin' Up! News:

What a great time to join my Stampin' Up! Team, Mary's Merry Stampers with the START WITH SAVINGS joining promotion. It's an unbeatable deal that you don't want to miss.
A $125 value for just $75.
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Jump for join! There’s no better time than November to begin your Stampin’ Up! business. Why? If you sign up to be an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator before the end of the month, you’ll get the $99 Starter Kit—filled with your pick of products—for only $75! Start your Stampin’ Up! business strong with big savings.

Enjoy early access to our amazing products, exclusive perks, an opportunity to earn additional income, and an incredible community of crafters. Whether you want to make the most of your paper crafting passion or build a business, there’s so much in store for you with Stampin’ Up!

Contact me to discuss this amazing deal and the Stampin' Up! opportunity or click here to join immediately with this amazing deal.  If joining online, please be sure you see my name Mary Knabe as the person/upline you are joining with.

 
 
The Eden's Garden Collection is here!
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Click here to see all the beautiful products in the Eden's Garden Collection. The entire collection is so beautiful and will help you create stunning cards and paper crafts.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
While the Eden's Garden Bundle will be in the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog,
the Ever Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Ever Garden Cotton Paper, and Garden Gems will NOT be in that catalog and are available now only while supplies last.
 

Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Suite - Mary Knabe

 

Want a fun way to package treats, trinkets, small gifts, and gift cards? Order the the GIFTS GALORE Paper Pumpkin Kit now but no later than December 10th.

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What a great family activity or gift for yourself or a friend. These treat packages are a great way to give gift cards or treats for teachers, co-worker, classmates, bible study groups, neighbors, seniors, and more!

We all love to see piles of presents on Christmas morning. Make that your reality with the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!
 
Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription: http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm
 
 
Happy stamping and crafting, my friends.

Inspire Create Share Blog Hop - Sale-A-Brations

For just 2 more weeks, we're Sale-A-Brating Stampin' Up! style! Earn exclusive products free when you Shop, Host, or Join through September 30th. This month the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop features projects using products from our Summer Sale-A-Bration Brochure. SOOOO many great products to choose from! Get them while you can!

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For my ICS Sale-A-Bration blog post, I chose to showcase the beautiful and very versatile Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper that you can get FREE with a $50 US order during Sale-A-Bration.  It's a great compliment to the Peaceful Deer Bundle (stamp set & punch) in our Holiday Mini Catalog. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set also from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can purchase the Peaceful Deer Bundle and the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set and get the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper FREE when you order with me through September 30th!

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You could easily swap out the holiday greeting for "Happy Birthday" making the Peaceful Prints DSP and Peaceful Deer Bundle even more versatile. Can you think of another sentiment you might use on this card?
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A strip of Designer Series Paper makes it easy to add a little something extra to the inside of your card.
Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

I love all the details on this card - from the red & black buffalo check to the layers to the black scalloped circle to the rhinestone and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. All these elements work so well together without them distracting from the 2 focal points, the deer punched from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper and the beautifully scripted Merry Christmas sentiment.
Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", scored & folded at 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Real Red layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer = 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Basic Black layer = 4 1/4" x 3"
  • DSP layer = 4" x 2 3/4" 
  • Basic White strip = 4 1/4" x 1"
  • Basic White inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP inside card = 1/2" x 4"

You'll find a list of Stampin' Up! products used and links to purchase them further down in this post.

 

Click on the Next Box below to be directed to Deb Naylor's blog for another great Sale-A-Bration project. 

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Be sure to click the Next Box in each of the blog posts to continue "blog hopping" to see all the Sale-A-Bration projects created. Or use the following list & click on each person's name.

  1. Deb Naylor
  2. Cheryl Hamilton
  3. Tricia Butts 
  4. Joni Metras  
  5. June Olsen 
  6. Elizabeth Ames
  7. Dana Sullivan
  8. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert 
  9. Debbi Green 
  10. Terri Takashige 
  11. Candy Ford 
  12. Sandra Roberts 
  13. Janey Backer
  14. Shirley Merker 
  15. Mary Knabe - YOU ARE HERE

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Remember, Sale-A-Bration ends September 30th. Click here for all the details and/or to place an order or join my Stampin' Up! community to get FREE products!

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found today's post and this month's Inspire Create Share Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop full of fabulous projects to inspire you and help you get your crafting on!


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Hope Box

It's the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. This month's blog hop features 13 alternate projects for the August Hope Box Kit. 

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Once again, I used my Paper Pumpkin Kit to create a 2-page scrapbook layout. I think it's perfect to capture special memories of fun and friendship; a journey of faith, hope, and courage; and so much more! I started by cutting apart one of each of the card bases and envelopes then added die cuts and embellishments included in the kit. Easy Peasy!

Paper Pumpkin Hope Box Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe (2)
Paper Pumpkin Hope Box Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe (2)
Paper Pumpkin Hope Box Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe (2)

Now click on the link below to hop on over to Debbi Green's blog to see another Paper Pumpkin alternate project for the August Hope Box Kit. 
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Here is a list of all 13 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop.

  1. Janey Backer
  2. Deb Naylor
  3. Charmane Hopkins 
  4. Elizabeth Ames 
  5. Terri Takashige 
  6. Tricia Butts 
  7. Dana Sullivan 
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard 
  9. June Olsen 
  10. Mary Knabe - You are here! 
  11. Debbi Green
  12. Joni Metras  
  13. Cheryl Hamilton

 

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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Here's a peak at next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit - Haunts & Harvest. Order by September 10th to receive this fabulous kit!

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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!


Inspire Create Share Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration

Once again, it's time to Sale-A-Brate Stampin' Up! style! Special incentives are in place for those who Order, Host, or Join now through September 30th. This month the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop Group is sale-a-brating by sharing projects using products featured in the Summer Sale-A-Bration Brochure. SOOOO many great products to choose from!

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For my ICS Sale-A-Bration blog post, I chose to use the Feels Like Home Stamp Set. You can get this stamp set FREE with a qualifying order of $50 US (before sh & tax). I think it's so pretty and has a homey, vintage look about it. I made two cards to show you that you can color the stamped image as I did with my Stampin' Blends or keep it simple without coloring it at all. You could also color just one part of the stamped image leaving the rest untouched to "spotlight" the red door or blue bicycle. No matter how you use this Feels Like Home Stamp Set, you're sure to bring a smile to those receiving your hand stamped cards.

Feels Like Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Feels Like Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions: Basic Black card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side. Basic White embossed layer is 5 1/4" x 4". Basic White for stamping is 4 1/4" x 3" and layered onto Basic Black card stock measuring 4 3/8" x 3 1/8".

The Timeworn 3D Embossing Folders works great for a vintage like background on this card.
Feels Like Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Feels Like Home Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cutting Dimensions: Basic White Thick Card Stock base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side. Basic Black embossed layer is 5 1/4" x 4". Basic White card stock for stamping is 4 1/4" x 3". TIP: Tear the Basic White card stock toward you after you've stamped the image for a worn or vintage look.

 

Click on the Next Box below to be directed to Dana Sullivan's blog for another great Sale-A-Bration project. 

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Be sure to click the Next Box in each of the blog posts to continue "blog hopping" to see all 13 Sale-A-Bration projects created. Or use the following list & click on each person's name.

  1.  Deb Naylor 
  2. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert 
  3. Elizabeth Ames
  4. June Olsen 
  5. Ginger Rabesa 
  6. Tricia Butts
  7. Charmane Hopkins 
  8. Terri Takashige
  9. Mary Knabe - YOU ARE HERE!
  10. Dana Sullivan 
  11. Cheryl Hamilton
  12. Debbi Green
  13. Janey Backer 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Check out this quick Stampin' Up! video about the manufacturing of our fine detailed rubber stamps & tips for stamping with them plus samples using the Feels Like Home Stamp Set.

 

 

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Our Summer Sale-A-Bration is happening now through September 30th. Click the following link to see our exclusive Sale-A-Bration products and to learn how you can get FREE products when you Shop or Host a SU! party (virtual or in person) with me or Join my Merry Stampers Team as a Business Builder or a Happy Discount Shopper! 

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Did you know that when you join my Merry Stampers Team now through September 30th, you can choose one of the following 12 bundles absolutely FREE? Yep, it's true! With our Sale-A-Bration promotion, you can choose $125 of product PLUS get a FREE bundle of your choice from our Holiday Mini Catalog and still pay just $99 plus tax. AND...your Starter Kit ships FREE! It doesn't get much better than that. SO...if you'd like to build a business or join as a "happy discount shopper" and be part of an awesome community of stampers, now is the perfect time to join!

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Thanks very much for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create with my cards and with all the other projects featured in the Inspire Create Share August Blog Hop!


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities The Adventure Begins

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Stampin' Up!'s introductory video to the July The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit:

WELCOME to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. The July The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit is full of creative elements waiting to be played with. My oldest daughter recently got engaged when she in her boyfriend spent a weekend in Hocking Hills. I chose to make a 2-page scrapbook layout with my kit. I'll add pictures Andrea and Jon took on their special engagement weekend.

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I used Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper for the two 12" x 12" pages. I think these sky and woodgrain prints coordinate nicely with all the elements of The Adventure Begins Kit. I'm really pleased with how nice these pages turned out.

The Adventure Begins - July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I cut apart 1 of each of the 3 fun fold cards included in the kit, then layered the two pieces of printed paper for each with Stampin' Dimensionals. The white center panel of each fun fold card, I cut down to 5 1/4" x 4" and mounted them on 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Garden Green card stock to place photos on.
The Adventure Begins - July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

Now it's time for you to hop on over to the next blog of Tricia Butts for another alternate project for The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit. Please click on the Next Pumpkin below. A total of 11 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are participating in this blog hop.

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

       
   

 

 

Order Paper Pumpkin by August 10th to receive our next kit, Hope Box.

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Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 

Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription:http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. If you're a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I hope this blog hop has given you lots of creative ideas for your The Adventure Begins kit. If you are not a subscriber, I hope my post and this blog hop has given you a taste of what you can do with Paper Pumpkin Kits beyond the provided directions. If you need assistance subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, please email me.

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER: 

Stampin' Up! has 9 Designer Series Papers from our Annual Catalog and Online Store currently on sale for 15% off retail price. What a great savings! Hurry to take advantage of this DSP Sale as this promotion ends Monday, 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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Happy stamping, friends.


Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Sneak Peeks

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The Stamping with Friends Blog Hop Challenge for today was to showcase a new product from the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog which launches on August 3rd. By viewing all the blogs in this blog hop, you'll get lots of Sneak Peeks of wonderful new products to come and great samples too.

My card below features 3 brand new products coming in our Holiday Mini Catalog - the Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set, Silver Foil Specialty Paper, and White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I stamped with VersaMark Ink, added Silver Embossing Powder, then applied heat with our Heat Tool. The dove was colored with Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer. To me, this card shows the same simplicity and beauty as the Peace on Earth message itself.

Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!I filled in the dove by coloring with Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.
Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!The White Glittered Organdy Ribbon is beautiful and adds a subtle bit of bling to this card.
Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

And in case you are wondering, I refer to this Fun Fold as the Photo Album Fold or Scrapbook Album Fold. I've also heard it referred to as the Book Binding Fold.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 4 1/4" and 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Silver Foil = 4 1/4" x 1 1/8"

 

Click on the box below to hop on over to Linda Moore's blog to see another sensational Sneak Peek project using brand new product from our Holiday Mini coming soon. Be sure to click on each 'Next Blog' box to see a total of 15 fabulous projects.

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Blog Hop participants & links:

Linda Moore
Caron Bailey
Libby Fens
Jo Blackman
Karen Egan
Tricia Butts
Polly Crouch
Sarah Bullen
Tracie St-Louis
Nancy Reynolds
Betty Bickford
Donna Schness
Tina Hewett
Deb Smeak
Mary Knabe - YOU ARE HERE

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. ***Please note that the item #'s for the new holiday products cannot be shared until the Holiday Mini Catalog Launches on August 3rd.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting today's blog post. I hope you enjoyed my Peace on Earth card featuring the Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set. Please continue on in the Blog Hop for even more holiday catalog project ideas.

Enjoy your day and remember to make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today!


ICS July Blog Hop Fun with Designer Series Paper

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The theme of this months' ICS Blog Hop is Fun with Designer Series Paper. Right up my alley! I LOVE creating with DSP and usually grab it first when I sit down to start creating something new. I especially love that each pack of DSP gives me color combinations to use. This takes so much of the guess work out of creating. Of course, each pack of DSP has gorgeous images and patterns to go with their own unique theme. For my post for this month's Fun with Designer Series Paper blog hop, I've chosen to use the Tidings of Christmas DSP from our current Annual Catalog (pages 88-89, 133).

Tidings of Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!

There are so many beautiful prints in the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper. I love the color palette as well which includes Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, and Basic White. 
Tidings of Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Holly & Berries Dies are such a great addition to the Christmas Trimmings Dies. You could even use our Red Rhinestones in place of the Cherry Cobbler die cut berries.
Tidings of Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!
Tidings of Christmas Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on LONG side, fold in half.
  • Basic White inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Evening Evergreen = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • DSP = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • DSP rectangles were die cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies. Each measures 1 3/4" x 3 1/4".
  • DSP for die cutting Tasteful Label Die = 3 3/4" x 2"
  • scraps of Cherry Cobbler & Evening Evergreen to die cut holly leaves & berries

 

Now be sure to click on "Next" below to visit the next blog of Ginger Rabesa in the Inspire Create Share Fun with Designer Series Paper blog hop.

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In case you have any trouble "hopping", here is a list of all SU! Demonstrators participating and their direct links:

Deb Naylor:  https://flyingstamper.blogspot.com/2021/07/ics-july-blog-hop-bloom-where-youre.html

Tricia Butts - https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2021/07/ics-july-blog-hop-designer-series-paper.html 

Janey Backer https://www.inspiredstamping.com/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-sweet-symmetry-dsp.html

YOU ARE HERE ***Mary Knabe  https://www.stampinpeace.com/stampin_peace/2021/07/ics-july-blog-hop-fun-with-designer-series-paper.html 

Ginger Rabesa  https://www.stampingthecape.com/blog/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-fun-with-designer-series-paper.html

Sandra Roberts  https://sandrascraftstudio.com/2021/07/tidings-of-christmas-fun-with-designer-series-paper-ics-blog-hop/

Elizabeth Ames  https://www.cardsbyelizabeth.com/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-july-2021-pansy-petals-dsp.html

Charmane Hopkins  https://reneespapertreasures.blogspot.com/2021/07/july-ics-blog-hop-fun-with-designer.html

Debbi Green  https://www.creativechaoscraftin.com/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-beauty-of-earth-designer.html

June Olsen  https://junebug-creations.com/2021/07/13/ics-july-blog-hop-fun-with-designer-series-paper/

Terri Takashige  https://territerbear.blogspot.com/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-fun-with-designer-series.html

Joni Metras   http://www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com/2021/07/ics-blog-hop-hand-penned-designer.html

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert  https://www.sharonburkert.com/as_the_ink_dries/2021/07/ics-blog-hoppansy-petals-dsp.html

Cheryl Hamilton  https://createwithcheryl.me/ics-blog-hop-pansy-petals-designer-series-paper/

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used in my Tidings of Christmas card - click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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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

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you enjoyed today's post and find lots of inspiration on this Fun with Designer Series Paper Blog Hop. 

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Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Sweet Strawberry Slimline Card

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The Stamping with Friends Blog Hop Challenge for today was to create a Slimline Card. I decided to use the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch - perfect for a summer birthday card that also serves as a gift card holder.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

This photo shows the inside of my Slimline Birthday card/gift card holder.
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to cut out a small area of the buffalo check DSP to show where to insert and pull out a gift card.
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Click on the box below to hop on over to Linda Moore's blog to see another sensational Slimline card.

Be sure to click on each 'Next Blog' box to see a total of 10 Slimline Cards.

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Linda Moore

Karen Egan

Libby Fens

Tricia Butts

Michelle Hollings

Tina Hewett

Betty Bickford

Tracie St-Louis

Donna Schnees

Mary Knabe - You are here!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting today's blog post. I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Strawberry Slimline Card/Gift Card Holder. Please continue on in the Blog Hop for even more slimline card ideas.

Enjoy your day and remember to make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today!