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Simple & Beautiful Brightly Gleaming Cards

My November 9th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live was lots of fun. I used a limited amount of supplies to create quick, easy, and simply elegant Christmas cards with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I hope you'll watch my Facebook Live Replay and that you will be inspired to do what we in the Stampin' Up! world like to call "Simple Stamping" with our 3 main products - stamps, ink, and paper. These cards are great for beginner stampers or for those who prefer a simple style. They are great for people making their first card or for someone making lots of cards to send family, friends, and colleagues, or to donate to a church group or nursing home. And of course, you can always add layers of card stock, DSP, and specialty papers along with ribbons, trims, and embellishments to turn these simple cards into wow cards. The supplies used may be limited but the creative possibilities are endless. So enjoy this video, then grab some supplies and get started creating simply beautiful cards.

 

Using both side of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create multiples of your designs and layouts.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I love the "clusters" of pearls to accent some of the berries on this particular DSP.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A single Gold Gilded Gem is perfect to accent the star on this sentiment. 
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

I love this simple message of joy.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More beautiful metallic accents...
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

2" strips of this beautiful ornament DSP was used in 3 different ways.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Iridescent Pearls from the Magic in this Night Suite work perfectly on this card and with so many other Stampin' Up! colors and Designer Series Paper. They're definitely not just for Halloween.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Look at how the Star Designer Elements accent this DSP so beautifully. These stars are also great for celebrations and for patriotic cards for Veterans Day on November 11th.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I made a 2" x 4" pocket to turn this card into a gift card holder.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • All card bases are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side and folded in half.
  • All DSP strips on cards are 2" wide. Cut length as need for the different designs. Lengths I used were 5 1/2", 4 1/4", 4", and 2" squares.
  • DSP Strips for envelopes vary in length and width. Cut them as they appeal to you and adhere securely with Multipurpose Glue.

 

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

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful cards with ease and speed using a limited products and simple designs. I'd love to see what you create, so please share to my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group or Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook Business Page.

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Wishing you Peace, Joy, Love, and creative opportunities today and everyday.


Card Sketch 3 Ways

On my October 19th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live, I introduced a new easy card sketch and used it to make 3 different cards. This card sketch is so simple to cut and prep and very quick to make. Each of the cards I made in my video demonstration feature the festive 'Tis the Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack.

 

Cutting Dimensions for all three cards:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, folded in half.
  • DSP Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White card stock strip - 1/2" x 5 1/4" or scrap to stamp & punch sentiment
  • Two 1 1/2" squares of DSP or card stock
  • One 2" square of DSP or card stock

'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

'Tis the Season for candy canes!
'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

The following card may be my favorite of the three cards because of the gorgeous plaid and holly papers used.
'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

I changed the orientation of this third card to vertical.'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Holiday Rhinestones contain 5 different colors of rhinestones to embellish your holiday cards and paper crafts with. Red Rhinestones also are great for these cards as are Gold Gilded Gems. I love having so many wonderful embellishments to choose from when I stamp and create.
'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Turn any card into a cash or gift card holder instantly by adhering a "pocket" made from Designer Series Paper. This pocket measures 2" x 4".
'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

 

FYI...The 'Tis the Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper is on sale 15% off now through October 31st. Pay just $9.78 instead of $11.50. We have 14 other Designer Series Papers on sale at 15% off through October 31st as well. Click here to see all 15.

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

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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.


'Tis the Season...

'Tis the Season to be making your own Christmas cards, and I can offer you a little help with my latest Make It With Mary Monday Facebook Live video replay. The following demonstration features 2 different cards, each made with the same dimensions for the card stock and Designer Series Paper pieces. As you can see, though, I've chosen different colors based on the different patterns I chose in the "Tis the Season Designer Series Paper Pack. If you like to have a variety of small prints and patterns in your paper, this 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is for you. The Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set is a great addition to any stamp collection as it provides so many different sentiment for the holiday season that also coordinate with a variety of punches.

Here are the cutting dimensions I gave for my September 21st Make It With Mary Facebook Live:

  • card base = 4 1/4" x 11 1/2", score at 5 1/2" on long side and fold in half
  • inside of card = First layer is 4" x 5 1/4". Second layer is 3 3/4" x 5".
  • DSP front of card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • card stock strip = 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • 2 DSP squares = 2" x 2"
  • 2 card stock squares = 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

I hope you enjoy this video and feel inspired to make some of these cards too.

 

Here are my 2 different cards side by side.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are so many wonderful patterns and images in the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper it makes it hard to choose. Fortunately, with these cards I use 3 different ones. 
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This up close view makes it easy to see all the different elements and details of this card that make it fun and interesting.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I decide to layer my Whisper White card stock on top of Real Red card stock for the inside of this card, still plenty of room to stamp and image or sentiment and write a personal message.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

My second card using the 'Tis the Season DSP with all the same cutting dimensions as the first card but with different papers and card stock colors and a different layout.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are lots of festive details on this card also.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Remember, Christmas is just 3 months away, so 'Tis the Season to be making your own holiday cards. If you need assistance designing your card or purchasing your Stampin' Up! supplies, please let me know. I'd love to be of service to you.

Have a fabulous day and thank you for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post.


Try this Tri-Fold Shutter Card!

This Tri-Fold Shutter card is so much fun to make. After making my first one, I just knew I had to share it. This video replay of my September 16th Facebook Live includes a step-by-step demonstration so you can make Tri-Fold Shutter Cards too. They may look intimidating, but with my demonstration and tips, you'll see that it's quite easy to make.

The Tri-Fold Shutter cards in this video and post feature the So Sentimental Bundle from the Annual Catalog and the very beautiful Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper which is just one product in the gorgeous Poinsettia Place Suite in our Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I love mixing and matching products from different catalogs and suites for more creative possibilities. 

Enjoy my video demonstration then get to work making a Tri-Fold Shutter Card of your own. I'd love to have you share your creation with me and others on my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group.

 

I love how these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards turned out that I have a feeling I'll be making lots more of them.Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment and label shapes are from the So Sentimental Bundle, one of my all time favorites.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used three different patterns from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper pack for this card. You can, however, use up to 4 or 5 different papers if you really want to show off your Designer Series Papers.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Holiday Rhinestones and Forever Greenery Ribbon make great embellishments of these cards. Little details like these can make a good card great!
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

View of Tri-Fold Shutter card from the top.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This view shows the back of my Tri-Fold Shutter Card. I added some Whisper White card stock for writing a message. Tri-Fold Shutter cards are great for sending from a group of people. There's plenty of room on the back for lots of well wishes and signatures.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Do you see the slight difference in this card from the one pictured above? I introduced a 4th paper pattern for the center section of the card.

Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Template

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Cutting & Scoring Directions:  Cut card stock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2".  With card stock in horizontal position, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7", and 8 3/4". Turn card stock to vertical position and cut 1 1/2" in from each long side between the first and last score lines ONLY as indicated by red lines in photo above. (Be sure to watch video demonstration above to see how I do this.)

Cutting dimensions for DSP: There are 5 different sizes of DSP to cut. Choose up to 3, 4, or 5 different patterns of DSP to use. 

  • A - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  5 1/4" H
  • B - cut 4 - 1 1/2" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • C - cut 2 - 3 1/4" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • D - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  2 1/4" H
  • E - cut 1 - 3 1/4" W  x  2 1/4" H

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my Stampin' Up! Store.

Paper Snips
$10.00


Wishing you a weekend of relaxation, fun, and time to take care of YOU.


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!

 

 


I'm slimming down!

I'm slimming down - well, not physically. I wish I were slimming down, though, as that is definitely something I need to work on. BUT, I have given making slimline cards a try. In my August 24th Facebook Live, I demonstrated making a slimline card with the fabulous Freezin' Fun Bundle from our 2020 Holiday Catalog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set. It works great with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper also. Enjoy the video and then make and share a few slimline cards of your own. 

FYI..Slimline cards can be mailed in standard business envelopes. 

 

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

These 2 slimline cards are just 2 of the many cards I have enjoyed making with the Freezin' Fun Bundle.

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Don't let the coloring make you shy away from purchasing this awesome stamp set. The animals and trees require minimal coloring. Plus Stampin' Up! has so many great coloring tools to choose from. I colored the images with my Stampin' Blends, but Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and Blender Pens with ink pad are great choices too.
Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon from our Annual Catalog is a nice compliment to the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper I used on my Freezin' Fun slimline cards. It's light and delicate so doesn't take away from all the details in the stamped & colored images or the Snowflake Splendor paper. Plus, because it's so fine, it's very easy to tie a bow with.

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to wow others by dressing up the inside of your cards as I did by adding a bit of ribbon and stamped sentiment and snowflakes. 
Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Slimline Card Dimensions:

  • Card base is 7" x 8 1/2", fold at 3 1/2" on short side, fold in half. Slim card closed measures 3 1/2" x 8 /12".
  • Card stock layer is 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" for both inside and outside of card.
  • DSP on front & Whisper White on inside are both 3" x 8".
  • Use standard business envelope for mailing.

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I wish you fun-filled days ahead that, hopefully, include some stamping and crafting.

 

A friendly reminder that today, August 25th is the last day to pre-order my Magic in this Night Class to Go.

Get details here: https://bit.ly/3jhb9JF, then email me for registration and payment information.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!


Through the Window Pane

I made some more "Window Pane" cards. These cards feature the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Forever Fern Stamp Set. I love how they turned out, and I love the people they were sent to. What a lovely sentiment of friendship from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Be sure to check out the other sentiments in the set. They're fabulous too.

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

To see more examples and to learn how to create "Window Pane" cards, click here. This previous blog post has a video tutorial.

 

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

 

Thanks for reading today's blog post. I hope the rest of your day is filled with lots of things that make you smile.


Trimming the Town

Trimming the Town - my #1 favorite suite in the 2020 Holiday Catalog. I love it for so many reasons. I love the Designer Series Paper with it fun images, festive colors, and details that relate to people around the globe.  The coordinating ribbon and embellishments add some fun touches to cards and other paper crafts made with the Trimming the Town Suite products. My top reason for this suite being my #1 favorite is that the Coming Home Bundle and Stamp Set are also part of Stampin' Up! annual Making a Difference Campaign. For every Coming Home Bundle and Stamp Set sold, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to charities that benefit foster care, adoption, and infertility. Wow! I'm exited and honored to be a part of such a campaign. I have giving spirit and giving and helping in any way I can, big or small, fills my heart with joy. I'm happy to be a part of this company and community of stampers and paper crafters who believe in giving to others and making a positive difference in our world.

 

 

Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up! 

The coordinating Designer Series Paper and Home Together Dies make creating fun cards and festive, holiday scenes easy.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!

The house & pine trees were die cut from Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper using coordinating Home Together Dies.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!

I die cut one of the smaller houses to decorate the inside of my card. The Pool Party layer here matches the card front layer.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!

I just love the little scene I created by die cutting houses and pine trees from the festive & colorful Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. The All the Trimmings Embellishments add more fun detail to this card.Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!

There's so many details to love about this card.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!
This was the card I was about to show when my Facebook Live was interrupted. I was so close to the end, but that's ok because you can see it here. This card I created with an Old Olive card base. This greeting was also cut from the Designer Series Paper.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up! 
This tiny wreath is a little unexpected surprise on the inside of the card, also die cut from the Trimming the Town DSP.
Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up!

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

 

I can't wait to trim my home for the holidays, but until that time, I'm going to keep creating festive cards and paper crafts to share. I hope you'll visit stampinpeace.com for more creative inspiration. Subscribe now and my blog posts will be delivered to your inbox.

Have a great day.


My Heart is Grateful for You

My heart truly is grateful for all of you. Thank you to anyone who has ever watched one of my Facebook Lives, read a Facebook post, visited my Stampin' Peace blog, watched one of my YouTube videos, or pinned one of my Pinterest entries. When the current Coronavirus pandemic forced me to cancel all in-person stamping events, I knew I needed to find new ways of doing business. In a way, the pandemic has been a blessing as I've learned so many more things about doing business and stretching outside my comfort zone in order to grow and thrive. It forced me to try many of the things I had been mulling over or dabbling in for a long time. I learned how to host Zoom Meetings for my team and stream them to our private Facebook Group. I improved my Classes to Go and have been working hard to offer more. And, while I've been doing Facebook Lives for quite some time, I went from hosting 1, sometimes 2, each week to offering at least 3 per week and often times 4. And through it all, I have learned that I love what I am doing even more than ever before. My love and passion for this job is greater than ever. I have more confidence in myself and my abilities than I have had in a long time. I now see my future a bit more clearly. And, all of this would not be possible without the support, encouragement, and love from my family and friends, customers and teammates, viewers and followers. For this, I am truly grateful. Please know that when I say I appreciate you, I really do. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I appreciate each and every one of you and am grateful you are part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I'm very blessed.

Today's card was featured in my August 3rd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. (You can create along with me each Monday at 11am EST on Stampin' Peace VIP Group via Facebook Live.) I introduced a new card sketch along with the Gilded Autumn Suite. The Designer Series Paper, stamp set & punches, web embossing folder, and embellishments are all marvelous. They are wonderful for autumn and thanksgiving cards, scrapbook pages, and paper crafts. Many of the Gilded Autumn products can also be used for other occasions throughout the year, so don't go putting them away after Thanksgiving.

Please enjoy my video replay demonstration of this card sketch featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite. You'll find that this card sketch is easy to replicate and will work well with any Designer Series Papers and many of our stamp sets. Give it a try in both the vertical and horizontal position. All products featured in my demonstration can be purchased in my new online store.

 

 

If you haven't checked out the Gilded Autumn Suite from the new 2020 Holiday Catalog, I hope you will soon. It's full of beautiful fall-themed products. The color combination is outstanding and coordinating products are just as outstanding.Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Layering Ovals Dies are perfect for making this heartwarming sentiment the focal point of this card.Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Gilded Gems on either side of the ovals are just the right amount of bling without overpowering the other elements of the card.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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