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Sending Happy Thoughts

There are so many reasons I love card making. I get to use amazing coordinating products in an array of fabulous colors and themes too numerous to name or count. I get to belong to a community of creative people who understand my love for stamping and paper crafting and inspire me to keep on stamping and creating. I get to express myself creatively and add my own personal touch to my correspondences. I get to inspire and teach others to enjoy stamping and paper crafting like I do. Best of all, card making keeps me spreading love, kindness, and happy thoughts in challenging times by sending the hand stamped cards I've made.

I made this beautiful set of cards to let friends and family they are thought of and loved. They feature the Hydrangea Hill Suite and Happy Thoughts Stamp Set - 2 of my favorite new products in the new January - June Mini Catalog. I hope you love these cards as much as I do. If so, you can download the Free Project Sheet I created for you.

Download Project Sheet- Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You Card

Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

  So many beautiful details make this card AMAZING. Embossed card stock, Vellum, elegant sheer ribbon, and Pastel Pearls - I love them all. 
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
What a beautiful sentiment this is to send love and caring thoughts.
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I love that the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (and so many others) have sentiments to coordinate for the outside and inside of our handmade cards.

 

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

Don't forget you get FREE Sale-A-Bration products with qualifying orders of $50 and $100.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't forget to download the Free Project Sheet for my Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You card for future reference.

Download Project Sheet- Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You Card

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. Wishing you a wonderful day full of happy thoughts. 

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today! You handmade cards WILL bring joy to those who receive them!


True Love - Black & White with Pops of Color

True Love Designer Series Paper from the new Love You Always Suite in our 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog makes it easy to create fun black & white cards with pops of color. While the Love You Always Suite does include images & sentiments for Valentine cards, it is also very versatile. This suite makes beautiful cards for anniversaries, bridal showers, engagements, and weddings and simply to tell people they are loved. AND, while the black & white True Love Designer Series Paper can make beautiful feminine cards with its many floral images, it's also great for making masculine using the geometric patterns sides of the paper. 

So take a look now at my December 30th Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe Facebook Live card making demonstration. I show you 2 ways to design cards using 4" x 6" pieces of your new favorite Designer Series Papers. You'll also get lots of ideas to add various pops of color to the black & white True Love Designer Series Paper for one-of-a-kind cards to bring love and smiles to those receiving your lovely cards.

 

The first 3 cards here show you how I used pieces of 4" x 6" DSP, cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" by cutting off 3/4" on one short side.  But don't get rid of those 3/4" strips as you can use them on your cards as shown in my video demonstration above and photos below.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I began adding pops of color to the following card by coloring with Stampin' Blends in Rococo Rose and Old Olive. Notice how I used the 3/4" strip of DSP on the inside of the card.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Mixing and matching the fabulous sentiments and dies of the Forever & Always Bundle makes creating one-of-a-kind cards for special occasions so easy. How about that new Heart Charm embellishment as an accent on this card? I love it.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Utilize your strips of Designer Series Paper to add interest to the inside of your cards!
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ribbon and card stock in Just jade adds a simple touch of color to this pretty black & white card. Notice how I used the 3/4" strip of Designer Series Paper I cut off of the original 4" x 6" piece. Flip the DSP strip over for added detail.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the gorgeous details in the DSP and dies used on this card.Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Using Magenta Madness adds a BIG POP of color on the following black & white True Love card.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Magenta Madness sure makes a statement against the black & white.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A bow tied with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is a fun accent for this card.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

In the following 3 cards, I started with 4" x 6" pieces of True Love Designer Series Paper with the geometric side up. Instead of cutting off a 3/4" strip, I actually tore the paper approximately 1 1/2" from one short side. TIP:  When I tear DSP or card stock, I prefer to hold it so that I tear towards me from top to bottom. In other words, I turned my DSP in a horizontal position, held it along the top with my left hand, placed my right thumb and index finger at top approximately 1 1/2" from the right side and pulled the paper toward my body. I feel like I have control of the paper as I'm tearing when I do it this way.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I added pops of color to this card with Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I love the exposed torn edge of this card too.Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I added several pops of color with Sponge Daubers and ink pads.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Isn't this a great sentiment for a card for a special friend??? I love it!!!
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Bumblebee Ribbon against the black and white DSP really pops!
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This beautiful and glimmery Blushing Bride Ribbon adds a more elegant touch of color to this black and white card.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Please note that the Love You Always Suite products including the Forever & Always Stamp Set & True Love Designer Series Paper used in these cards will be available to order beginning January 5th.

 

Current 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 this early January blog post. I hope your 2021 is filled with "pops of color" that bring you excitement, joy, love, and happiness.

 

A Few Reminders:

Monday, January 4th, is the LAST DAY to order from the 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog. Lots of holiday products are retiring, many are still available, some discounted. Click here to take advantage of the Year-end Closeout.

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Our 2021 January - June Mini Catalog will launch on January 5th with wonderful product suites, bundles, stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments, and more. Our Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine will finally be available to order beginning January 5th as well. In addition to all the wonderful new products available in our new Mini Catalog, we also have a collection of new products you can get free with qualifying purchases during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. Sale-A-Bration has incentives for those who Shop, Host, and/or Join. 

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673  $60.00) available to order January 5th.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

 

Order your Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit by January 10th. Add on kits is just $8 to make 20 min treat boxes. Add on pack can be ordered NOW while supplies last.

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Quick & Easy Holiday Thank You Cards

I'm using up some of my Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to make some quick & easy Holiday thank you cards. I chose a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set which I think is perfect for my holiday thank you cards.

Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Here are more quick & easy cards also made with 3" x 4" pieces of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. A few birthday cards with a sentiment from the new Well Suited Suite coming January 5th and a New Home card using a sentiment from Many Messages Bundle also coming January 5th. It's always fun to combine the outgoing products with new products.

Handsomely Suited Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I sure am going to miss the Trimming the Town Suite. It was great for the Christmas season and, as you can see here, is great for other card sending occasions as well.

Handsomely Suited Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Click here to see more cards created with 3" x 4" pieces of Designer Series Paper with my SUPER Easy One Sheet Wonder!

 

Please note that the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set & Many Messages Bundle will be available to order beginning January 5th.

Stampin' Up! supplies used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for product information and/or to order.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Our 2021 January - June Mini Catalog will launch on January 5th with wonderful product suites, bundles, stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments, and more. Our Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine will finally be available to order beginning January 5th as well. In addition to all the wonderful new products available in our new Mini Catalog, we also have a collection of new products you can get free with qualifying purchases during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. Sale-A-Bration has incentives for those who Shop, Host, and/or Join. 

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673  $60.00) available to order January 5th.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

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PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted! The Year-end Closeout ENDS JANUARY 4th. 

Click here to shop the Year-end Closeout.

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Wishing you a super Saturday!


"Berry" Easy One Sheet Wonder

I am so excited! In less than 1 week, Stampin' Up! will launch yet another fabulous collection of new stamping and paper crafting products. I chose a few of these new products to use in my December 28th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. Take a look at my video replay below where you'll see a demonstration of what I call one of the Easiest One Sheet Wonders you'll ever use. I feature the Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper Bundle you can get FREE with a $100 Stampin' Up! order January 5th - February 28th. This is so fabulous and is a wonderful addition to the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (stamp set & punch) in the new Mini Catalog.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Pacific Point Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half
  • Granny Apple Green card stock = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Pacific Point Layer = 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper = 3" x 4" (You get 12 pieces from 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper.)

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

The Banners Pick a Punch and Banner Triple Punch make creating "banners" and "labels" with sentiments easy.
Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

Our new Opal Rounds are a fun embellishment for all your cards and paper crafts! Order yours on January 5th.
Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

One the next three cards, I used 2 pieces of my DSP for each, just flipped one over to showcase both sides of this bright and beautiful Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.
Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

 

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

In my last 2 cards, I chose to not layer my Berry Delightful DSP and Pacific Point card stock to create 2 unique card layouts.
Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper


Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper


Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

*Please note that the Sweet Strawberry Bundle & Opal Rounds will be available to order beginning January 5th. The Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Designer Series Bundle is available FREE with a $100 order beginning January 5th.

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

 

 

Our 2021 January - June Mini Catalog will launch on January 5th with wonderful product suites, bundles, stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments, and more. Our Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine will finally be available to order beginning January 5th as well. In addition to all the wonderful new products available in our new Mini Catalog, we also have a collection of new products you can get free with qualifying purchases during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. Sale-A-Bration has incentives for those who Shop, Host, and/or Join. 

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673  $60.00) available to order January 5th.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

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PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted! The Year-end Closeout ENDS JANUARY 4th. 

Click here to shop the Year-end Closeout.

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired and excited to create as we anticipate the launch of a brand new January - June Mini Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion, in just 1 week on January 5th.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. It's a busy week as we say good bye to 2020 and our holiday catalog and embrace 2021 and our new Jan - Jun Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. 

Happy New Year's Eve!


Flowers for Every Season for Curvy Celebrations

It's always fun to mix and match Stampin' Up! products. I especially like to match the "old" with the "new" or described better as matching Annual Catalog products with new catalog products. In today's cards, I mix the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and 2020-2022 In Color products from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with the Quite Curvy Bundle from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog.

I have prepared a Free Project Sheet for you to make this card. I hope you will download it now and enjoy it for making Quite Curvy cards today and in the future. Download Project Sheet - Quite Curvy Cards with Flowers for Every Season DSP

Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

For my card below, I simply used the reverse side of the Designer Series Paper I used for the card above. A different pattern on each side of our Designer Series Papers doubles our paper choices and makes creating with Stampin' Up! stamps, ink, and paper even more fun.
Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Notice the detail on this particular Curvy Die. I love the assortment of details on the Curvy Dies. Flip the Curvy Die around to put the detail on your bottom piece of Designer Series Paper instead of the top piece for a little bit of a change.
Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Quite Curvy Bundle & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Did you download your Free Project Sheet yet?

Download Project Sheet - Quite Curvy Cards with Flowers for Every Season DSP

Shop for Stampin' Up! products used in today's blog post by clicking on any link below to be directed to my online store. *Please use my Monthly Host Code S6YTEMB2 when ordering online unless ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

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PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted!

Click here to shop the Year-end Closeout.

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired and excited to create as we anticipate the launch of a brand new January - June Mini Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion, in just 1 week on January 5th.

 


Dandy Garden Fun Fold Cards

I received these from my Stampin' Up! upline Susi Brunk & 2nd upline Sherrie Parker last week. A cute little canvas decorated with the Brightly Gleaming Suite products and a coordinating fun fold card. I used the fun fold card as inspiration for my December 20th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.

Brightly Gleaming Suite by Stampin' Up!

Brightly Gleaming Suite by Stampin' Up!
Brightly Gleaming Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Start with 4 1/4" x 11". Cut off 1 3/4" from one end. This is the extra piece that you place vertically and adhere to top flap of card.
  • Card base is the 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" piece you now have. Score at 1 7/8" from each end. Fold on both score lines to form top and bottom flaps for card front.
  • Designer Series Paper - Cut 2 pieces 1 5/8" x 4" and 1 piece of a different but coordinating DSP 1 1/2" x 4".
  • Whisper White for inside of card = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love the Ladybug Trinket Embellishments. They are metal and adhere easily with a Mini Glue Dot.Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

Here are a couple more of this same Fun Fold Card I made by mixing and matching more of the Dandy Garden DSP.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Dragonflies Punch is such a great part of the Dandy Garden Suite. You can punch your stamped dragonflies and punch dragonflies from the colorful Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper as I did for these cards. I love the extra effort Stampin' Up! puts into coordinating its many products.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
Don't skip the video above if you want to learn 2 ways you can put 2 or more colors of ink on a single stamp as I did for stamping these coordinating envelopes.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

I absolutely love Blackberry Bliss, and I love the brightness of the other colors against the very rich Blackberry Bliss color.
Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Please note that the products in the Dandy Garden Suite can be found on pages 24-27 of our new January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th. 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

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PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted!

Click here to shop the Year-end Closeout.

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to make some fun fold cards of your own. I wish you a fun-filled day!

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Darling Donkeys for Darling Cards

Take a look at the very darling cards featuring the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. You can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 order January 5th - February 28th during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. In my December 16th Facebook Live Video Replay below, I show you a couple of cute card samples then demonstrate how to make each of them. In addition to featuring the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set, I also use Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, another product you can earn FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration plus the AMAZING New Blending Brushes that can be found in our January - June 2021 Mini Catalog. These Blending Brushes make a great addition to your collection of coloring tools. They're easy to use and give great results. You'll also get a look at a brand new embellishment, the Opal Rounds. 

Now, take a look at my video. I hope you find it inspiring and are excited about all the new products to come January 5th!

 

These Darling Donkeys crack me up. Each one seems to have a personality of its own. Can you guess which one is the party animal? How about the sweet, sensitive one and the shy one? And, I can think of so many reasons to use them and have a list of people I think would really enjoy a card or other project featuring one or all of these Darling Donkeys. How about you?

Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love using our new Blending Brushes to add color around the stamped Darling Donkeys on these cards. The Blending Brushes are fun and very easy to use. Blending Brushes can be ordered in my online store beginning January 5th. You get 3 brushes for $12.00.Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

My "windows" were die cut using the largest Stitched Circle Die in the Stitched Shapes Dies collection.

Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

If you need a really good pair of small paper scissors, I highly suggest Stampin' Up! Paper Snips. They are a must have in my Stampin' Peace Studio. I used them to cut out the "HEE HAW!" sentiments below.  Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This looks like a pretty standard card until you realized there is a card within the card. The white smaller card opens with a fold on the right side making this a surprise fun fold card.
Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Darling Donkeys & Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

***Please note the Blending Brushes and Opal Rounds are in the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th. The Darling Donkeys Stamp Set and Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" will each be available free with a $50 order (not including shipping & tax) during Sale-A-Bration January 5 - February 28, 2021.

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

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PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted!

Click here to shop the Year-end Closeout.

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to make some fun fold cards of your own. I wish you a fun-filled day!

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Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to make some fun fold cards of your own. I wish you a fun-filled day!


Poinsettia Place DSP for Christmas & Beyond

It's that time of year when you might be scurrying to make and send a few more Christmas cards. Or perhaps, you've made and sent all your Christmas cards by now and are wondering how you're going to use up the rest of your favorite Designer Series Papers. This Facebook Live Replay can take care of both of these scenarios. In the video, I'll demonstrate a fun card layout using Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper both for Christmas Cards as well as cards for birthday and encouragement. Check it out, then take a look at your Christmas papers and see how you can use them beyond the holiday season. I have no doubt, you'll find new ways of using those holiday papers in new ways.


Dimensions for Designer Series Paper: Cut 2 strips 5 1/4" x 1". Cut 1 coordinating strip 5 1/4" x 1 3/4". This layout works well for both horizontal and vertical cards as you can see in my card samples below.

Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!
Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia Place Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

The following two cards were made with the same layout and same Designer Series Paper pack but different prints. I changed out the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set for the brand new Happy Thoughts Stamp Set for a thinking of you/encouragement card and a birthday card. The Happy Thoughts Stamp Set is in the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th.

Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

***Please note that the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (#154507 - $21.00) is available for sale beginning January 5, 2021.

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

Poinsettias Squared

I absolutely love this card, and to be honest it was created by a few extra pieces I had laying around from making other projects. I had a few of the Red Velvet poinsettias die cut with the Arrange a Wreath Dies and a few of Stitched Squares left over as well from yet a different project. And if you know me, I'm always looking for a way to use my scraps and left over pieces. I hate for anything to go away. So I pulled these pieces, started laying them out in different ways for a card, die cut some more Red Velvet poinsettias plus die cut some in green to cut apart and use as leaves, and tossed aside one of my 4 Whisper White Stitched Squares. And what you see here is the end result. I love it for its unique layout, bright colors and traditional color combination, pretty Designer Series Paper, and rhinestone embellishments colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. It's bright. It's fresh. It's cheerful.

Be sure to click on the link below the photos to download a Free PDF Project Sheet to make this card.

Arrange A Wreath Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Using several layers of poinsettias and leaves bring these flowers to life!
Arrange A Wreath Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Customize your rhinestones and other embellishments by coloring them with Stampin' Blends as I did for the centers of my poinsettias. Arrange A Wreath Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Strips of coordinating Designer Series Paper and Red Velvet bring interest to the inside of this festive card. What  great way to use up some of those scraps we all have around.
Arrange A Wreath Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Arrange A Wreath Poinsettias Merry Christmas Card

 

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

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First Snowfall Scrapbook Pages

The beautiful snowfall we had in central Ohio this past week, really put me in a fun mood. I was recalling snow days growing up and then memories made on snow days with my own daughters. I liked to refer to snow days from school as "drop everything and play days". And that is exactly how this recent snow fall made me feel. I literally wanted to drop everything I needed to do and just play. But work calls and that was just not possible, and I didn't have any kids around to build a snowman or make snow angels with. BUT...I stayed very focused and driven from early morning 'til late morning, then bundled up and put my snow boots on to take myself on a walk around my neighborhood for a break from my many tasks of the day. That was the best bit of self-care I made time for all week. I looked around on my walk at just took in the beauty of the beautiful snowfall - the sites of snow on the tree branches, the sound of the crunching snow under my boots, and the feel of the cold, fresh air on my face. I felt energized and filled with joy. I snapped a few pictures along my walk. And so as the week went on and the snow melted and I took a look at those pictures, I decided I need to make a scrapbook layout of this first of December snowfall. So why not use that as a Facebook Live, right? In the following video replay of my December 2nd Facebook Live, you'll see my demonstration of my 2-page scrapbook layout. I tore card stock for snow hills, die cut stitched triangles for pine trees, and added some cute critters from the Freezin' Fun Bundle. I hope you enjoy the demonstration and feel inspired to preserve some of your recent memories too. Sometimes it just feels good to take in life's simple pleasures and just be in the moment, and then to reflect on their meaning and capture the memory. After all, sometimes it's the little things that really are the big things, so why not capture those memories too.

 

 

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Freezin' Fun Bundle, Stitched Triangle Dies, Trimming the Town DSP, Classic Christmas DSP by Stampin' Up!
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I forgot to color my raccoon. I'll be pulling out my Stampin' Blends to take care of that after I get this blog post out.

Freezin' Fun Bundle, Stitched Triangle Dies, Trimming the Town DSP, Classic Christmas DSP by Stampin' Up!

The Freezin' Fun critters are SO FUN to create with. They will be retiring so get them ASAP as all retiring holiday products will be available while supplies last only beginning Tuesday, December 8th.

 

This is the view of my backyard & patio I took in when I opened the window blind in my bedroom - a beautiful blanket of snow.

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Do you recognize me all bundled up? This knee-length Columbia jacket is worth every penny I paid for it. Keeps me warm during my cold, windy winter walks.IMG_5075


View of the pond at the back of my neighborhood - home to lots of geese and a few ducks.
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I love the look of snow covered trees.
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And now, it's time for me to dream of a white Christmas!

 

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