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4 STUNNING Blackberry Beauty Cards

I don't know about you, but I love to make batches of cards so that I always have a stash at my ready. An easy card layout can help you do that. And by mixing and matching Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and incorporating it in the card layout, you can create lots of different cards with that 1 card layout. 

In the following Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate making 4 different cards using the same easy card layout and same Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. You'll also pick up some tips and making your envelopes stunning too!

The card below I pulled from my stash and CASE'd it make 4 beautiful cards with products from the Blackberry Beauty Suite.
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Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score & fold at 5 b1/2" on long side
  • White or Vanilla card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Designer Series Paper = Cut 1 piece 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" for center strip
  • Coordinating DSP = Cut 2 pieces 1" x 5 1/4" for left and right strips.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe

I love pairing these two sentiments from the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set on the outside and inside of my cards. Perfect sentiment for so many people I know.
Stampin' Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Another stunning card made with this simple layout and the Blackberry Beauty Suite! Who would you send this one too??? Definitely someone is need of our support?

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)

For the next two cards, I changed the orientation of the card layout from vertical to horizontal making this simple layout even more versatile.
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)"I'm Here For You" is a sentiment you can send to people for so many different reasons. Everyone wants to feel love and support from friends and family.
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)It was fun to stamp the same image on the envelope as I used on the inside of my card.
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)

 

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Happy Stamping!


Sending Thanks 3 Ways

In today's video, I show you a few tips and tricks to use one stamp 3 different ways adding even more versatility to the Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set. I think you'll find this stamping tips helpful as they can be applied to many of your other stamps for increased versatility of your products which is always a good thing. Versatility means we get more bang for our buck!!! So take a look now, then give these stamping tips a try on your own.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4"
  • Designer Series Paper layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Card stock layer = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Banner pieces = 1" strips

Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe
I love the beautiful colors and subtle prints of the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.
Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe

Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe
Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe
Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe
Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe
Stampin' Up! Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set - Mary  Knabe

 

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

 

Click here for supply list & cutting dimensions to make the simple yet elegant Christmas card shown below with the Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set.Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Order your Peaceful Cabin Class to Go:

The Peaceful Place Suite is so beautiful with its simple color scheme and simple yet stunning images, the combination of which speaks to the peace and serenity of a winter scene. Class fee includes Peaceful Cabin Bundle ($54 value), supplies to make 6 different cards including a slimline card & gift card holder, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to order and pay by October 12th.

  • Get a FREE pack of Stampin' Dimensionals when you order Option 1 by October 5th.

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay.

    

With 3 options to choose from, there is something for everyone! 

Option 1: Peaceful Cabin Class to Go with Bundle, Card Supplies, PDF Tutorial & Shipping = $72

Option 2: Card Supplies with PDF Tutorial & Shipping = $28

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only sent via email = $15

Timeline for Peaceful Cabin Class to Go:

  • October 12th - Deadline to order & pay
  • October 13th - Stampin' Up! supplies for class kits will be ordered
  • October 18th - 21st - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping
  • October 22nd - Class Kits will ship

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay for your Peaceful Cabin Class to Go.

 

Online Gingerbread & Peppermint Class via Zoom 

Join me at 7pm EST, Monday, November 1st, for an evening of Online Card Making & More via Zoom. Class fee of $48 includes Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack plus coordinating Cards & Envelopes, full bolt of Real Red Sheer Ribbon, & pack of Red Rhinestones (total SU! value of $35) and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to order & pay is October 13th. 

Contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.

Together, we'll make 20 different cards using the products shown above. Plus, I'll show you how you can use your remaining products for holiday tags, recipe keepsakes, and more. It's going to be a fun evening, you don't want to miss.

Timeline for Online Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards & More Class:

  • October 13th - Deadline to register & Pay
  • October 14th - Stampin' Up! order for kit supplies will be placed
  • October 21st - Online class kits will be sent via Priority Shipping and Zoom link will be sent via email.
  • November 1st - Event Day - Email reminder with Zoom link will be sent.

Please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay to participate in my Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards & More ONLINE CLASS via Zoom.

 

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A Brand New (to me) Card Layout

The best parts about my Stampin' Up! community is the relationships and friendships built and the sharing of creative ideas, tips, and techniques. Learning and sharing of creative projects never gets old and is what keeps me motivated!

As part of a Demonstrator Collaboration with my friend and fellow SU! Demonstrator, I created this card based on a layout I saw on Anna Helman's blog. Click here to see Anna's original project.

I love that this card layout not only showcases the beautiful Tidings of Christmas Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper but also helps me use up those leftover strips that accumulate. I'm so happy with the way this card turned out.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set & Tidings of Christmas DSP - Mary Knabe

What a wonderful sentiment from the Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set to send this card to special friends.
Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set & Tidings of Christmas DSP - Mary Knabe

Just the right amount of layers, prints, and embellishments to add interest to this card.
Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set & Tidings of Christmas DSP - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Evening Evergreen card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4"
  • Evening Evergreen layer = 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Basic White layer = 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Striped DSP = 1" x 4" and 2" x 4"
  • Red, green, white DSP (2 pieces) = 1" x 4"
  • Basic White banner = 3/4" x 4"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

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

 

I appreciate you stopping by Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe to view today's post. I hope you find it inspiring!

Make it a great day!


Easy Card Layouts with Beauty of the Earth DSP

I love cards that allow me to showcase more than 1 Designer Series Paper at a time. The card layout I demonstrate in this Facebook Live video replay are quick and easy to make but look fabulous. Each of the cards features the beautiful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper! Check it out now then get crafting with your favorite Designer Series Papers!

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Bumblebee Ribbon and 2021-2023 In Color Gems are great embellishments for this set of cards.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The DSP strips on the card below measure 1 1/4" x 5 1/4".
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I really like the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and Blue Adhesive Gems on these set of cards - very striking details.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The DSP strips in the card below measure 1 1/4" x 5 1/4".
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

The Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper is one of 9 DSP's from our Annual Catalog and Online Store that is currently on sale for 15% off retail price. What a great savings! Hurry to take advantage of this DSP Sale as this promotion ends 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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4 Corners Fun Fold Card

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. That's no secret to many of you. Today's Fun Fold Card is perfect for showcasing your favorite DSP's. I call this my 4 Corners Fun Fold Card. Check out this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. My demonstration with cutting dimensions and clear instructions will allow you to make these 4 Corners Fun Fold Cards of your own. This layout is a great way to use up some DSP scraps too.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White Layer = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Cut 4 DSP rectangles = 1 3/4" x 2 3/8"

Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!Don't you just love all the patterns and prints in the Well Suited Designer Series Paper?
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!

I made another pair of cards using the same card layout and stamp set, but switching out the colors and DSP.

Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Pastel Pearls and Highland Heather 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon are both beautiful embellishments to use with the Hydrangea Haven Designer Series Paper.
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

The Designer Series Paper used in the cards for this post as well as the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set are all retiring. Be sure to get these and the other products on our LAST CHANCE LIST before they're gone. Many are discounted, some up to 50% off. ALL Last Chance Products are available through June 30th while supplies last only. Click here to view and/or order Last Chance Products.

 

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Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Birthday

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

I'm excited to be participating in my first Stampin' with Friends Blog Hop. A Card Sketch Challenge with a Birthday Theme is the focus of this blog hop. I created my own card sketch (my first of many, I hope) and then designed a birthday card with it. My card features products from the Pansy Petals Suite and one of our newest In Colors, Fresh Freesia. I hope you like this card as much as I loved designing it.

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Card Sketch Cutting & Scoring Dimensions

***Please note that dimensions and shapes can be changed to suit your own creative expression.

  • Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card front layer (DSP) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Small card stock square = 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Large card stock square = 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"
  • Card stock for sentiment = use size and shape to accommodate your chosen sentiment.
  • Ribbon, trim or card stock to go across card front = 1/4" - 1/2"
  • Basic White or other neutral card stock for the inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

Such a pretty card for a spring birthday or simply for someone who loves flowers in general or pansies specifically.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

The pansies were cut from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper using the small pansy die cut from the Pansy Dies. I fussy cut the small leaves from another print in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack. I placed a small Pale Papaya rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in the center of each pansy for a bit of bling. I wrapped Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around the entire card front and tied a knot at the right side. The sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink on Basic White card stock then punched with the Double Oval Punch. I decided to layer white on white ovals. 
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

I die cut another small pansy from Pansy Petals DSP and adhered it to the inside of the card for an added touch.
Pansy Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

For more creative inspiration, please click on the "Next Blog" box below. You'll be visiting Tracie St-Louis' blog For The Love Of Stamping.

Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have found creative inspiration here. I also hope that you will continue on with the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop by clicking on "Next Blog".

Happy stamping!


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!


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!


Well Suited in 2 Styles!

Take a look at two styles of masculine cards I created with the Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up! One card is created using several coordinating papers from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper pack. The other card is a fun fold card and features one piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper but showcases BOTH sides of it. Take a look at my video replay below of a recent Facebook Live I did. You'll get all the dimensions you need plus some tips for successful card making as you view my video demonstration of these two masculine cards. Of course, these layouts are perfect for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers. 

 

I absolutely LOVE this Well Suited Suite but most especially its Designer Series Paper. It's perfect for making masculine cards to celebrate the special men and boys in your life. It's bright. It's bold. It's fun. I created two a great cards featuring this fabulous Well Suited Designer Series Paper. 
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
This card layout is awesome for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers.
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Look at all the details, in addition to the many pieces of DSP, I used on this card to make it fun and interesting! Twine in Basic Gray & Night of Navy, Matte Black Dots, and card stock punched with the Double Oval Punch. They're all great separately, but together, they're a party celebrating your special guy!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

The card below features one of my new favorite fun folds because I love being able to feature BOTH sides of my favorite Designer Series Papers as often as I can. This is another great card layout that will work with any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
 A little stamping on the inside of this fun fold card makes for a fun surprise!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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2-Step Stamping with A Touch of Ink

Have you ever tried 2-step stamping? Well, if you never have (or if you love it), you need A Touch of Ink Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This Photopolymer stamp set makes 2-step stamping easy and FUN with it's beautiful line images and solid shapes for adding touches of color. You'll love the flowers, leaves, butterfly, and hummingbird images to mix and match. In this video replay of my February 3rd Facebook Live, I'll show you how easy 2-step stamping is plus show you how to add multiple colors to a single stamp. 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card bases in Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card stock strips in same colors = 1 1/2" x 4 3/4", cut bottom end at an angle as shown.
  • Fine Art Floral DSP in coordinating colors to card bases = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White for inside of cards = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White Stitched Circles = use largest circle die from Stitched Shapes Dies

A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

It's so easy to do 2-step stamping with a Photopolymer Stamp Set like A Touch of Ink. I love my Petal Pink butterfly and light Mossy Meadow leaves.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the simple message of HOPE.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

So Saffron flowers on another pretty monochromatic card.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Pearl Basic Jewels add a subtle touch of bling to these cards.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Another beautiful monochromatic card, this time in Pool Party, to let a friend know they are thought of and loved.A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Yes, you can add multiple colors to a single stamp image. I colored on the butterfly and hummingbird solid stamps with Stampin' Write Markers. I used Sponge Daubers and Classic Stampin' Pads to color the flowers. Be sure to view the video above to see me demonstrate each of these coloring techniques.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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Thanks for viewing today's blog post. Do something creative everyday, and color your world beautiful! It's good for you and for others you touch with your creativity.