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Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder for the Win!

Happy Friday, or FriYAY, as some say. And what a fabulous Friday it is. The fall weather in central Ohio is beautiful. Perhaps, I'll take my first visit to the Circleville Pumpkin Show this weekend. 

I think now is a great time to spoil each of you with a little something. How about a Free Friday Download? This one features the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder along with the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper. It's a gorgeous card to send during the merriest season of all.

Download Project Sheet for Merriest Frames Card in Evening Evergreen & Cherry Cobbler

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Stamp Set & Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Stamp Set & Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Stamp Set & Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe

Below is my video demonstration of other cards made with the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder I did last month. Enjoy!

 

 

Thanks for being a Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe follower and supporter. I appreciate you.

Happy Stamping!


Encircled in Warmth & Friendship

In this video demonstration, you'll see the many different and detailed shapes made with the Encircled in Beauty Dies. These dies come in several sizes and are fun to mix and match. And, trust me when I say they cut beautifully. The picture below shows all the different shapes you can die cut with the Encircled in Beauty Dies.

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe

Take a look at my video demonstration now, then get started making some of your own beautiful cards with the amazing Encircled in Beauty Dies and the coordinating Encircle in Friendship and Encircled in Warmth Stamp Sets. I'd love to see what you make with these coordinating products.

 

The following cards feature the Encircled in Friendship Stamp Set with the Encircled in Beauty Dies.

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Friendship Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Friendship Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Friendship Bundle - Mary KnabeIs this pair of sentiments awesome or what??? I love it and can think of so many people in my life it is perfect for.
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Friendship Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

Evening Evergreen card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side. Designer Series Paper is 5" x 3 3/4". Crushed Curry layer is 5 1/8" x 3 7/8". Crushed Curry circle was made with the "wreath" die from Encircled in Beauty Dies.

 

My cards below feature the Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set and Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper with the Encircled in Beauty Dies. I just love my Christmas wreaths!

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe

To make the berries on this card appear more realistic, I put drops of Fine Tip Glue on them. This gives the berries a raised, glossy look. TIP: This takes a good bit of drying time. Do it as the very last step in making  your card, then lay flat to dry.
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe

A strip of coordinating Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper add a nice touch to the inside of this card.
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe

I used Pearl Basic Jewels colored with Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends for the berries on the card below.

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth Stamp Set & Encircled in Beauty Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Cutting Dimensions:

Evening Evergreen card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side. Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 4. White circle was made with the "wreath" die from Encircled in Beauty Dies.

 

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

Blender Pens
$12.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go - Order Yours Today!

Fall is in the air, so I am offering a beautiful fall cards class to go with a bit of a different color palette. Soft Succulent, So Saffron, and Rich Razzleberry work so well together to make beautiful cards that you can use year round - not just during the fall season. Add any sentiment and make them your own!

My Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go includes the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle ($44 value), supplies to make 8 cards (two each of 4 designs, 8 envelopes, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping to your home.

Please order and pay by Tuesday, November 2nd. 

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

    

3 options to choose from:

Option 1: Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go = $72.00  

Option 2: Card Supplies Only = $28.00

Option 3: PDF Only sent via email on or before November 2nd = $15.00

 

The following items may be added to your order at catalog price with no additional shipping with the purchase of Option 1 or 2. 

  • Soft Succulent Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • So Saffrom Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Stitched Greenery Die @ $32.00  (This special die is used on the Soft Succulent card background (see photo above. I will do this for your class cards, however, if you love this product as much as I do or have had it on your wish list, I am offering you the opportunity to add it to your class order at catalog price.)

Schedule for Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go:

  • November 2nd - Deadline to order & pay.
  • November 3rd - Stampin' Up! order for class supplies will be ordered.
  • November 8th - 9th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged and labeled for shipping.
  • November 10th - Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go kits will ship.

Interested in this gorgeous Class to Go? Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.

 

Make today beautiful!


Wonderful Snowflakes Stencils

Stampin' Up! iridescent Wonderful Snowflakes are simply beautiful and make wonderful additions to your holiday and winter cards. You can, however, use them as stencils also to create more beautiful cards. In this Facebook Live video replay, I'll show you how to do that with Blending Brushes. In doing so, I'll show you 3 different cards. All gorgeous! This technique is simple, fun, and gives stunning results! Take a look, then give it a try!

Wonderful Snowflake cards in Balmy Blue.
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth with Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe

 

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth with Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe (2)

Card #1 Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • White card stock for stamping = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • White card stock layer = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" X 4"
  • White Circle for sentiment = 1 1/2"
  • Ribbon = 6"

 

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth with Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #2 Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • White card stock for stamping = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Circle for sentiment = 1 1/2"
  • Silver Foil Specialty Paper Circle = 2"
  • Ribbon = 7 1/2"

 

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth with Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3 Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • White card stock for stamping = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • White card stock layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

More Wonderful Snowflakes cards in Blushing Bride.

Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth & Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth & Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth & Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Encircled in Warmth & Wonderful Snowflakes - Mary Knabe

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for viewing today's blog post. I hope you are inspired to give stenciling with Wonderful Snowflakes and Blending Brushes a try. You can also use die cut or punched images as stencils too for endless possibilities to create and make your favorite Stampin' Up! dies and punches even more versatile.

 

Have a beautiful day and remember, like snowflakes, we are all unique and special!

 

Happy Stamping, friends!


Delivering Cheer Gift Card Holders

Here's a project to help you spread holiday cheer! Make this holiday gift card holder featuring the Delivering Cheer Stamp Set and Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. It's easy and makes giving (and receiving) gift cards fun. See a demonstration from start to finish and pick up tips on paper piecing, using Blender Pens, and creating a clever card closure too.

 

Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)

There's so much to love about this gift card holder - the Paper Piecing of the coat, pretty Holiday Rhinestones for tree ornaments, a clever card closure, and pretty Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.
Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)

The Tailored Tag Punch was used to hold this gift card holder closed.
Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)

I also used the Tailored Tag Punch to punch a notch in the gift card pocket.
Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)

 

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

Blender Pens
$12.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Below is another gift card holder made with the Delivering Cheer Stamp Set. This one uses the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper and it's coordinating colors of Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, and Misty Moonlight. It's perfect for a birthday or other significant event worthy of celebrating and gift card giving.

Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Delivering Cheer Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

 

Thanks for visiting today's blog post on Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found this post to be helpful and inspiring!

Please let me know how I can assist you in your Stampin' Up! needs.


Gingerbread & Peppermint Card & Gift Bag

I'm so excited to share today's card and gift bag project with you. I absolutely love it. I created this festive card with products from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. Talk about FUN. This suite has it! Traditional bright red and green patterns and a traditional theme of yummy holiday treats - gingerbread and peppermints. Be sure to download the project sheet using the link below for today's Free Friday Download.

Download Project Sheet - Gingerbread & Peppermint Card

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (7)

 

As an alternate to mailing this card, you can give it the additional purpose of decorating a gift bag. Card & Gift Bag together, no lost cards or tiny tag. To do this cut a 1 1/2" strip of coordinating color card stock the width of your gift bag. Use a strong adhesive (like Stampin' Seal+ or Tear & Tape) on each end of the strip only to adhere it to the bag. Slip the card over the strip and there you go!
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (7)

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoy using your Free Project Sheet to make a festive card and gift bag of your own!

Have a good weekend, Stampin' Peace friends!


Last Chance!!!

TODAY, October 13th, is the LAST DAY to register & pay for my Online Gingerbread & Peppermint Class via Zoom. I hope you'll join in the fun!
 
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.
 
Please email 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 email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.
 
 
Have a great day!

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.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please let me know how I can be of service to you in your Stampin' Up! needs. If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business.

Have a terrific day!


New ONLINE CLASS

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.


Stunning & Bright Christmas Baubles

I have an easy technique for you to try with Stampin' Up! Water Painters and Ink Refills. I demonstrate this technique with the beautiful Bright Baubles Stamp Set in the following video. The Water Painter & Ink Refill Technique is just one of many ways you can create with the Bright Baubles Bundle. 

I hope this video has inspired you to create and even try a new technique.

Stampin' Up! Bright Baubles with Water Painters & Reinkers - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Bright Baubles with Water Painters & Reinkers - Mary Knabe

The Silver Simply Elegant Trim and Rhinestone Basic Jewels really compliment the Silver Embossed Ornaments!
Stampin' Up! Bright Baubles with Water Painters & Reinkers - Mary Knabe

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to the Bright Baubles Bundle and the Water Painters & Ink Refills Technique. 

Happy stamping!


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.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I wish you a peace and joy filled day!


Gingerbread & Peppermint Scrapbook Pages

I must admit, the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite makes me a bit nostalgic. I remember my mom being the best cookie baker I knew, at Christmas time in particular. She'd make dozens and dozens of cookies to the point where you just stopped counting, and she made probably a dozen different kinds. The baking went on for weeks. And of course, we kids got to help if we wanted and eventually took on some of that baking as we got older. To this day, I love to bake, especially cookies, and I love doing it at Christmas time with my own daughters who are nearly 25 and 30. I look forward to baking cookies for and with grandchildren some day too.

I think Mom's favorite part of baking was giving all the cookies away. She'd get big trays...I mean BIG...and would busy herself placing the cookies just so so that the "present" looked as wonderful as the cookies tasted. She'd take several to our elementary school for the staff, share with many of our friends and neighbors, and probably took them to the hospital where she worked as an RN. She'd also take dozens in large tins to our annual Schulte Family Christmas Party. 

These are the things I thought about when I first saw the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite in our Holiday Mini Catalog. Such classic themes in classic holiday colors make these coordinating products appealing for all. In a past Facebook Live, I used some of the products in this festive suite to demonstrate how I create scrapbook layouts. Designing and making scrapbook pages in advance of an event or occasion means that when I'm ready to print photos, I have a place to put them right away. It's a simple process, and it works for me. Take a look at my video demonstration to see my "simple scrapbooking" and my thought process behind it. Then gather some supplies of your own and start creating some scrapbook pages to preserve your special memories of the upcoming holidays.


I'll be using these scrapbook pages to preserve the memories of this year's holiday baking with my daughters!

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Scrapbook Pages - Mary Knabe

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Did you know I have a PDF Store? Yep, I sure do. Just click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top of this page. PDF Tutorials for sale are listed alphabetically. I currently have 40! Once purchased, you will have immediate access to your PDF's.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll be back for more creative inspiration and fun projects.