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Simple & Elegant

Simple and elegant is the best way to describe today's cards. The Blossoms in Bloom Bundle is fabulous for so many reasons. I love creating with the stamp set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies. These simple and elegant Blossoms in Bloom cards are wonderful all occasion cards. Use them as note cards or to express sympathy, thoughts of you, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, retirement, and more. Tone on tone cards such as these perform well as simple and elegant cards.

These cards are elegant in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

TIP:  Use Adhesive Sheets with card stock to die cut & adhere the die cut pieces to your card fronts easily.

The Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon adds a nice pop of color without taking away from the card's simplicity and elegance.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

This close up view allows you to see the detail in the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and the Many Layered Blossoms Die.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

I can't decide which I like better, the Whisper White card above or the Very Vanilla card below. Which is your favoite?
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

The woven ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack matches our Very Vanilla card stock perfectly.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

What other Stampin' Up! colors would you use to make these simple & elegant tone-on-tone cards? Petal Pink is on my mind.

Want to make these simple and elegant cards a bit fancier? Consider adding a bit of metallic or glitter paper with a few small die cut flowers or perhaps some embellishments such as small Metallic Pearls or gold Gilded Gems. We have even more embellishment to choose from. What will you choose?

Interested in some #simplestamping projects with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set?

Click here: https://bit.ly/2MMJLFo

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 


Make It with Mary Monday, July 6, 2020

There's no better way to jump back into my Stampin' Peace work after a great vacation in Hilton Head with family than with a Make It with Mary Facebook Live. It was especially fun to gather and create with my Stampin' Peace VIP's on July 6th after being "unplugged" for over a week (something I'm not used to doing). Take a look at the Facebook Live video replay where I demonstrated creating with a new card sketch and then showed an alternate card sketch using card stock and DSP of the same dimensions.

 

The Ornate Garden Suite is full of cheerful florals in bright colors.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ribbon and Gilded Gems add just the right amount of shimmer and shine to this card.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped and colored the flowers on my envelope to coordinate with me card. Decorated envelopes let your card recipient know that they are about to open a very special piece of mail - a gift from the heart.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I used card stock and Designer Series Paper of the same dimensions but changed the layout to make the next card. I love how it turned out. Now, I have another new card sketch to work with.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I "stamped off" with Mint Macaron ink for the scrolling image. This way, the image did not detract from the sentiment.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used the scrolling image with Mint Macaron to dress up the envelope front. It's pretty and still leaves plenty of room to address the envelope.

Ornate Style Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

If you love the Ornate Garden Suite and want to see more projects including a fun fold card and quilt card & scrapbook layout, please check out these previous blog posts:  https://bit.ly/3b7BdU9  -  http://bit.ly/2WfG1iF

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Happy Hump Day! Enjoy the rest of your week.

 


Tuesday Tips - Post It Notes

Post-It Notes or "sticky notes" are a staple in my craft room. I'm going to show you a couple of reasons why I think sticky notes are a must-have for every paper crafter.

 

I used one of my sticky note tips in creating this card!Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

The Posted for You Stamp Set contains gorgeous images and wonderful sentiments too. 
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

I enjoyed coloring the birds on branches with my alcohol based Stampin' Blends. What beautiful details in this stamp. Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

Save 10% on both the Posted for you Stamp Set and Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch when you purchase them as a bundle using item #154075.

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com for today's paper crafting tips! I appreciate you and all my viewers and blog subscribers.


A Whale of a Good Time!

My June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday was a "Whale of a Good Time". I demonstrated an easy fun fold card showcasing the fabulous products from Stampin' Up!'s new Whale of a Time Suite - Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale Builder Punch, colorful Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, and pretty, iridescent sequins. These card are a great way to let someone know they are a BIG deal to you. This products suite includes greetings for love, friendship, and birthdays. 

 

My first card made with the Whale Done Bundle.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer card stock base, 5 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper layer, 4 1/4" x 3" card stock layer (same color as base layer), 4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White scored at 2 3/4 and folded in half.

 

This is the card I demonstrated in my June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Today's cards are fun fold cards with small cards layered onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock, same size as standard A-2 sized card.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I just couldn't stop myself and had to make one more card after I finished my Facebook Live. This one is my favorite!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

The weekend is near. I hope yours is wonderful. I'm heading to the beach soon and plan to have a "Whale of a good time".


CASE-ing the SU! Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog isn't just filled with wonderful stamping and paper crafting products. It's also filled with loads of creative inspiration. This week, with the help of my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brenda Quintana's CASE-ing Tuesday, I created great cards with a card sketch Brenda pulled from a catalog card sample. Get all the details in this June 16th Facebook Live video replay. I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper in my demonstration. I also showed another card with the same card sketch but made with the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. Enjoy the video demonstration.CASE-ing Tuesday

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love this sentiment for telling someone you believe in them.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the Gilded Gems for embellishments on these cards.Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The center image was stamped off to get a lighter shade of Pretty Peacock.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used 3 different botanical images for another variation on this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony Garden Suite is showcased with the same card sketch in the following card.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony was stamped off with Petal Pink ink on the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment over it in Gray Granite ink.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! product used in cards above - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed CASE-ing the catalog with me. I'd love for you to give this card sketch a try and share it on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page on Facebook.

I wish you happy stamping and a great weekend.


Jar of Flowers Love

Jar of Flowers Card Class to Go 

Fresh flowers and canning jars are always in style, especially during summer. Celebrate summer with my Jar of Flowers Card Class to Go. Your class fee of $36 includes pre-cut card stock, Designer Series Paper, & linen thread to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); a PDF Tutorial with color photos, supply list, & directions to assemble your 8 cards; and Priority Shipping. Please order & pay by June 29th.

The Jar of Flowers Bundle (stamp set & punch) is needed to complete this class. If you don't own it yet, you can add it to your order at catalog price of $36.75

PDF Tutorial only is $15. 

        

Schedule for Jar of Flowers Class to Go:

  • June 29 - Deadline to order & pay for class
  • June 30 - Mary will order supplies needed for class kits.
  • July 6 - 10 - Mary will cut, prep, and package class kits.
  • July 11 - Class kits will be shipped by Priority Mail.

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


Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

Hey pet lovers, you need to check out the new and very popular Playful Pets Suite Collection. It includes a stamp & dies bundle, designer series paper, ribbon & trim combo, and an embellishment all with fun and whimsical dog and cat images. Please view these and all Stampin' Up! products in my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or in your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

Please watch my June 15th Facebook Live video replay below. My Make It with Mary Monday included a demonstration of how to make 4 cards from a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder using Playful Pets DSP and the Cat Punch. Enjoy creating purr-fect cat and dog cards with the wonderful Playful Pets Suite.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration above which includes how to cut the 6" x 6" DSP to make the following 4 cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!  

For those who REALLY love cats, add 2 or more punched cats to your cards and paper crafts.Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Playful Pets Trim Combo is great for making cat & dog collars and for embellishing all your pet projects..
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Cat Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you are a dog or cat owner or know someone who is, I hope you enjoy creating with the fun and whimsical Playful Pets products. 

Happy card making!


Make It with Mary Monday, June 8, 2020

Here is the card sketch I chose to feature for my June 8th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. It's quick. It's easy. It's fun. It's easy to replicate and to make alternate sketches with. I hope you'll take a look at my Facebook Live video replay for some creative inspiration.

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Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder adds an interesting layer of texture to your cards.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

I love the Tasteful Touches Bundle for adding stamped sentiments cut out with dies of interesting shapes.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Ornate Floral 3-D Embossing Folder pairs nicely with the floral prints in the card below.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

The Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper includes all the 2020-2022 In Colors - Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight.
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Stampin' Up! products used in the cards above  - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

I appreciate you stopping by stampinpeace.com. I wish you a weekend filled with fun and relaxation.


Simple Stamping with Field of Flowers

The new Field of Flowers Bundle by Stampin' Up! is full of possibilities with its interchangeable collection of words, stamp images that can be used in any color combination, and a punch to "Step-Up" your cards a little or a lot. Flowers are my thing, especially flowers out in nature and on our porches, patios, and gardens, so I was immediately attracted to this set. Today's cards showcase this beautiful new stamp set and SIP, aka Stamps, Ink, and Paper. (I'll put the punch to use in future posts.)Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

These 3 cards show the progression from simple to stepped up to stepped up a little more all while sticking to the basics - stamps, ink, and paper. 

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Balmy Blue are a warm, sunny, cheerful color combination during this beautiful summer season.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More of the same beautiful stamped flowers is an easy no brainer way to step up your cards as in the card below.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Another fun way to step up your cards is to stamp your sentiment or part of your sentiment on scrap paper, cut it out with Paper Snips, then pop it up on your card front with Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals as I used here.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to dress up the inside of your cards and your envelopes with a little stamping.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions for cards above:

  • Center front card - Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/4" x 3". Balmy Blue layer is 4 3/8" x 3 1/8".
  • Back left card - Granny Apple Green card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/4" x 3". Balmy Blue layer is 4 3/8" x 3 1/8". Daffodil Delight layer is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Back right card - Granny Apple Green card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". Balmy Blue layer is 4 7/8" x 3 5/8". Daffodil Delight layer is 5" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White card stock inside each card is 5 1/4" x 4".

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's projects - Click on links to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Snail Adhesive
Snail Adhesive
[104332]
$7.00
Snail Adhesive Refill
Snail Adhesive Refill
[104331]
$4.50

 


Quilt Cards

Quilt cards were the focus of yesterday's (June 2nd) "Make It With Mary Monday" on my Facebook Stampin' Peace VIP Group. Quilt cards give a warm, cozy, comforting feeling. I love them for cards offering sentiments such as Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, Encouragement, Missing You, I Love You, and more. Send to family members and friends sharing special memories. Choose colors and patterns that you can use to welcome new babies or congratulations new parents and grandparents. Whatever papers, colors, and patterns you use and no matter the occasion or reason for sending, I believe your recipients will get a feeling of being wrapped in love with your handmade quilt cards.

 

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Below are 2 sets of scrapbook layouts I made applying the "quilt style".
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ornate Frames Dies make beautiful borders and mats in your card making and scrapbooking.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper & Ornate Frames Dies by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper & Ornate Frames Dies by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products in the Ornate Garden Suite and those used in the projects above. Click on links to be directed to my online store.

 

Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace blog. I hope you feel inspired to create and share.