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Sand & Sea Memory Pages

It's pretty cold in central Ohio this week and a snowstorm is on its way. Fortunately, my plan is to stay in and work and craft the weekend away. I'll even have a couple friends here for crafting. While I do enjoy a beautiful snowfall, I do dream of days by the beach with sunny skies, warm breezes, and shelling. Our Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite make creating beach themed paper crafts easy and fun. Today's post shows a 2-page scrapbook layout featuring the fun beach and seashell products from the Sand & Sea Suite. My Facebook Live video replay below shows you just how I made this layout and includes and couple of different ways you can add color to the beautiful Pearlescent Paper I used for the seashells. I hope you'll take a look at the video and be inspired by my demonstration.

An alternate use for these scrapbook pages would be to frame and display them with your favorite beach day memories. They make wonderful gifts too.


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper used as the sky and beach for this layout.
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Seaside Seashells 3D Embossing Folder has exquisite detail. Adding a bit of color with Blending Brushes and ink brings out the details even more.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The various colors of ink on the Pearlescent Specialty Paper bring the seashells and plants to life beautifully!
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Like seashells, we are all amazing and unique. Remember to share what is amazing about you and to be uniquely YOU. 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post.  


Boho Indigo Product Medley - FREE PDF Tutorial with Purchase

Get a FREE PDF TUTORIAL to create 3 sets of cards with 4 different designs per set. First set is birthday cards. 2nd set is botanical cards. 3rd set is made with 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Free PDF Tutorial also includes a standing desktop calendar and gorgeous HOME Collage. The collage can be personalized with your family name or any other word that speaks to you, and it makes a great gift. These projects were the featured Make-n-Take projects at my January Creative Escape Weekend. They were a HUGE it with my guests.
 
The Free PDF Tutorial includes supply list, photos of each individual project, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete all projects pictured.
 
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!
 
To get this FREE PDF Tutorial (a $25 value), purchase the Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132, $70) at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code QZ3AWGMX. You will also get your choice of a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Product. The online store will prompt you to make your Sale-A-Bration product.
 
PLEASE NOTE: One of the card sets uses the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Step (#152539, $19). You can add this to your Boho Indigo Product Medley order and get a free pack of Gilded Gems from me or simply substitute with another stamp set you already own.
 
Your FREE PDF Tutorial will be sent via email within 24 hours of you ordering your Boho Indigo Product Medley.
 
If you need assistance ordering, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com or 513-641-6592.
 
 
 
 
Happy Sunday, my Stampin' Peace friends!

Love You Always Collage

Check this out! This project is simple and elegant and perfect as a decoration in your own home or to give as a gift. It works for Valentine's Day or engagement, bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary also, and just because. Enjoy my video complete with measurements and tips for creating this beautiful project. And if you love this one, know that it coordinates with my Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner. If you missed that project, you can click here to see it now.

 

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!


 

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

Always Dies
$33.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Again, here is the link to the coordinating Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner I referred to earlier in case you missed.

 

 

PS...Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? If not, you may want to consider getting these fabulous monthly all inclusive kits. Our February Paper Pumpkin Kit contains supplies to make cards of sympathy, support, and encouragement in difficult times - something we can all use. Order by February 10th to get this beautiful kit using one of the links below this photo. 

 
Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription AND Get Free Sale-A-Bration products through February 28thhttp://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm

 

 

Thanks for viewing this blog post. I hope it has inspired you to create something beautiful. 

Wishing you a wonderful day full of love and happiness.


Tag Buffet Alternate Projects

What's better than a Stampin' Up! holiday tag kit? How about a holiday tag kit at HALF PRICE? That's right. One of my most favorite Stampin' Up! Tag Kits, Tag Buffet Project Kit, is on sale now for just $15, that's a 50% savings. Follow the directions and you'll get 30 bright, beautiful, festive tags to add that something special to your gift wrap and gift bags. Already finished your shopping, wrapping, and tagging? Consider purchasing a few kits to have at the ready for next year. Better yet, get your friends and family in on the fun and host a "Christmas in July" kit party. Either way, this deal is the bomb! But don't hesitate. The Tag Buffet Kit and all products on the Stampin' Up! Year-end Closeout are only available while supplies last. Grab this kit and other retiring holiday products before they're gone. Click here to go directly to the Year-end Closeout section of my online store to see what's retiring and what's on sale.

If you make the tags in the kit according to directions, you'll make a total of 30 beautiful, large tags (5 each of 6 designs as shown below).

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

I took 6 tags (1 of each design) to use in making some holiday scrapbook pages that resemble wrapped gifts.

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!


Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tips for creating all of these gift wrapped scrapbook pages can be found by viewing my video below.


I also took 6 tags (1 of each design) and removed the white layer, then made Christmas Cards with them - card base in a coordinating colors plus Gold Foil Paper accents is all it took. I also tied the gold cord into bows for a finishing touch.

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
I used the white layers I removed from the tags on the cards above with the 5 extra pine tree die cuts you get in your kits to make 5 more gift tags. I had plenty of extra labels to stamp and gold cord in my kit so didn't need to add any other supplies to make these additional tags.
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

In yesterday's post I shared alternate projects created with the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. Use this link to see those projects along with a video demonstration:  https://bit.ly/2KpBSI9. I created 2 cards and a gorgeous collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers. I loved interacting with my customers and viewers and getting their input as I create. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is also on sale for $24.50, that's a 30% savings on its original price of $35. This kit is great for those who want to personalize their Christmas cards with a family photo or their fur babies. Already have your cards made and mailed? Again, why not take advantage of this deal and schedule a Christmas in July card making day? At this price, you'll be glad you did!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you're giving gifts you purchased and made, a handmade tag adds that special touch to your packaging. That's a win win in my book - fun for you and fun for the gift recipient too.

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. Wishing you a happy, healthy, productive day.


Alternate Projects for my favorite 2020 Holiday Kits

There's so much to love about our 2020 Stampin' Up! holiday kits. They're fun and festive with their holiday images in fabulous holiday colors. They include loads of die cuts and embellishments. They contain color photos and easy to follow directions for beginning paper crafters or for those who are pressed for time. AND, our kits are so versatile that they are also great for experienced paper crafters who are eager to think outside the box and do some designing and creating on their own using the kit contents. 

The two holiday kits featured in this video replay of my December 9th Facebook Live are the Tag Buffet Project Kit and the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit. You'll see some examples of some alternate projects including gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages I created with the Tag Buffet Kit. You'll then see me create 2 cards and a collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using the gorgeous Joy of Sharing Kit. I hope you'll enjoy watching this video and be inspired to create beautiful paper crafts for the holidays using our fabulous kits from the 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Both of the kits featured in my video replay are available at great saving as they are on the Year-end Closeout. The Tag Buffet Project Kit is just $15 at 50% off the original price of $30. The coordinating Tag Buffet Stamp Set is available for $18 or subsitute with one or your own for the sentiments on your handmade tags. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is just $24.50 at 30% off the original price of $35. So why not consider giving yourself a little help this holiday season by purchasing a kit or two for yourself or giving a few for gifts. OR how about purchasing some kits at great prices now and holding on to them for your 2021 holiday paper crafting and gift giving. Either way, don't delay, though, as these kits and all items on our Year-end Closeout are available while supplies last only. Get them while you can.

I created 2 alternate cards with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using supplies from the Joy of Sharing Kit only.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

One of the most beautiful sentiments ever...
Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up! 

I included a small die cut poinsettia and simple Merry Christmas greeting on the inside of the card to coordinate with the beautiful card front.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Here is the 2nd alternate card I created with the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit with my Facebook Viewers.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


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The inside of the card is just as festive and beautiful as the front of the card. Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

I created a holiday collage as my third alternate project using the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. I think it turned out great. Add a couple photos and frame it to decorate your home or give as a gift.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

This makes a gorgeous scrapbook page as well.Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

I cut 2 pieces of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 4" x 6" to add more interest to my holiday collage.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Friendly Reminder: The Joy of Sharing Kit is now just $24.50 while supplies last. That's a 30% savings. Order yours before they're gone! 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

As we continue to prepare for the upcoming holidays, please remember to treat yourself with grace and kindness. Sometimes we try to "do it all" and end up frazzled and exhausted. I wish you calm and acceptance. Calm from taking time to relax and destress and acceptance to realize it can be a wonderful holiday season for ourselves and our loved ones even without "doing it all". So be good to yourself. Your loved ones will appreciate you gifting yourself self-love and self-care.

Love and blessing!


Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Class to Go

Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Class to Go 

With this Class to Go, you'll make 10- 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" cards - 2 each in Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, & Misty Moonlight with Memories & More; 5- additional standard A2 cards measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"; and four 8" x 10" seasonal collages ready to frame and hang or give as gifts. (Frames not included.)

 

Class fee of $48 includes $30 of Stampin' Up! products (10 Flowers for Every Season Cards & Envelopes, full pack of Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots); a PDF Tutorial with color photos, supplies list, instructions; & Priority Shipping. Registration & payment due August 10th.

Email me for registration and payment information.

 

  • Flowers for Every Season Class to Go is $48 including priority shipping
  • PDF Tutorial Only is $15

 

Schedule for this Class to Go:

  • August 10, 2020 - Registration & payment due.
  • August 11, 2020 - I will order supplies for class kits.
  • August 17-23, 2020 - I will sort, prep, package, and label class kits. 
  • Week of August 24, 2020 - Class to Go Kits will be shipped by Priority Mail (assuming no backorders)

 

Email me for registration and payment information.


These In Colors Really Pop!

Look at the way the In Colors "pop" against the black on this card. I received this card created by my SU! demonstrator friend, Tamra Davis in a recent card swap. While the card is simple to make, it is absolutely stunning with the bright colors against the Basic Black card stock. While it appears that the In Color Designer Series Paper strips were simply adhered to the Basic Black card front, that is not the case.

Be sure to download my free PDF Project Sheet below to find out to create this stunning card!

Download Project Sheet - In Colors on Black %22you can do this%22 card

 

I find this card made by my friend Tamra Davis to be absolutely stunning. I love the bright colors against the black.

Forever Fern Stamp Set & 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

What a wonderful sentiment to cheer on someone who needs a little encouragement. 
Forever Fern Stamp Set & 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

A close up view to help you clearly see all the details in this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - In Colors on Black %22you can do this%22 card

 

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

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 


2 Classes to Go - Order Now

Need to work on building up a stash of cards to have at your ready? I've got a solution for you - my classes to go. 

Monday, June 15th, is the LAST DAY to ORDER the following 2 Classes to Go - World of Goods Cards & More Class to Go and Lovely You Bundle Card Class to Go. Continue reading for complete details then email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to register.

 

World of Good Cards & More Class to Go 

The World of Good Suite by Stampin' Up! has a classic world theme with travel patterns and brass accents. My World of Good Cards & More Class to Go includes a full World of Good Memories & More Card Pack, full pack of Asst. Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, and full package of Antique Corners & Slides Embellishments to make 15 cards & 2 wall decor pieces. You'll also receive a PDF Tutorial via email which includes color photos, supply list, cutting dimensions, and directions for all projects. Priority Shipping included with price.

  • World of Good Class to Go = $45      *** Frames not included.                                                                   
  • PDF Tutorial Only = $15

Here's a sneak peek of some of the 15 different cards you'll be making:

World of Good Memories & More Card Pack by Stampin' Up! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here's a look at framed collage and wall decor that you can make with your World of Good Cards & More Class to Go.

(Frames not included with class.)

World of Good Memories & More Card Pack & Brass Foil Sheets by Stampin' Up!

  World of Good Memories & More Card Pack by Stampin' Up!

***Frames not included. I purchases both frames from Michaels.        

Schedule for World of Good Cards & More:

  • June 15 - Registration & payment due.
  • June 16 - I will order SU! supplies needs for class kits.
  • June 19 - 24th - I will prep, sort, and package class kits.
  • June 25 - Class kits will ship by this date. ***Shipping date subject to change due to any backorders of SU! products. I will inform you if there is a change.

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

 

Lovely You Bundle Card Class to Go 

I LOVE the new Lovely Label Bundle with its stamp set and coordinating Lovely Label Pick A Punch so much that I knew I wanted to create a class around it the first time I used it. The Lovely Label Pick a Punch has quickly become my new favorite "go to" punch. The two punch designs and 3 widths make owning this punch feel like you have 6 punches in 1.

My Lovely You Bundle Card Class to Go features the Lovely You Stamp Set & Lovely Label Pick a Punch. Class fee of $32 includes pre-cut card stock, envelopes, & embellishments to make 8 beautiful cards (2 each of 4 designs), a PDF tutorial with color photos & directions, & Priority Shipping. Register & pay by June 15..

***The Lovely You Bundle is needed to complete the cards in this class. If you do not own it, you can add it to your Class to Go order at catalog price of $42.25.

PDF Tutorial Only Option is $15. 

Lovely You Stamp Set & Lovely Label Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Lovely You Stamp Set & Lovely Label Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Schedule for Lovely You Bundle Card Class to Go:

  • June 15 - Registration & payment due.
  • June16 - Mary will order SU! supplies needed for class kits.
  • June 19 - 24 - Mary will prep, package, and label class kits.
  • June 25 - All Lovely You Card Class to Go kits will be shipped no later than this date. ***Shipping date subject to change if any products are on backorder. I will notify you of change if this happens.

FYI - Ink pad colors are Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Medley, Melon Mambo, & Pool Party

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


World of Good Cards & More Class to Go

There is so much to love in our new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Wonderful product suites full of coordinating products with great themes, Punch Bundles and Die Bundles, sensational stamp sets, terrific tools, brand new colors, ribbon and embellishments to jazz up your handmade cards and paper crafts. There's something for everyone - A LOT of something for everyone. Click on my catalog photo to the right to download a PDF of the catalog or visit my online store

The World of Good Suite is just one of our many wonderful product suites to create with. It has classic world, map, and travel images in stunning colors with brass accents. It's great for travel lovers and those who love adventure as well as for making masculine cards. Click here to see the entire World of Good Suite.

I used the World of Good Memories & More Card Collection to design my first Class to Go of the new Annual Catalog Season! Ah, I think it's fabulous if I do say so myself. Keep reading for more information on this wonderful class to go.

 

World of Good Cards & More Class to Go 

The World of Good Suite by Stampin' Up! has a classic world theme with travel patterns and brass accents. My World of Good Cards & More Class to Go includes a full World of Good Memories & More Card Pack, full pack of Asst. Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, and full package of Antique Corners & Slides Embellishments to make 15 cards & 2 wall decor pieces. You'll also receive a PDF Tutorial via email which includes color photos, supply list, cutting dimensions, and directions for all projects. Priority Shipping included with price.

  • World of Good Class to Go = $45      *** Frames not included.                                                                   
  • PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 

Here's a sneak peek of some of the 15 different cards you'll be making:

World of Good Memories & More Card Pack by Stampin' Up! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here's a look at framed collage and wall decor that you can make with your World of Good Cards & More Class to Go.

(Frames not included with class.)

World of Good Memories & More Card Pack & Brass Foil Sheets by Stampin' Up!

 

  World of Good Memories & More Card Pack by Stampin' Up!

***Frames not included. I purchases both frames from Michaels.        

 

Schedule for World of Good Cards & More:

  • June 15 - Registration & payment due.
  • June 16 - I will order SU! supplies needs for class kits.
  • June 19 - 24th - I will prep, sort, and package class kits.
  • June 25 - Class kits will ship by this date. ***Shipping date subject to change due to any backorders of SU! products. I will inform you if there is a change.

 

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to register.


Using DSP in Home Decor Projects

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper isn't just for card making and scrapbooking. Put it to use in your home decor projects.

Here is my latest home decor project. I had a bare wall in my new home and just couldn't find something I loved for this space. So after 18 months of looking at this bare wall, I started thinking what can I make to fill that space until I find something that really speaks to me, something more permanent. This is what I came up with. I adhered 6 sheets of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to 12" x 12" stretched canvases. I love how they turned out, and I had so much fun making them. I found a new way to use some of my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for an easy to make home decor project that costs just a few dollars. Now, I have something pretty to look at instead of a bare wall, and am getting lots of compliments on it too. And best of all, it's such an inexpensive project that I can change it out at any time without feeling guilty. I can change it out to coordinate with the seasons, holidays, or new accent pillows if I choose. And when I find something more permanent for this wall, I will likely find a new place for this wall collection.

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used the same process for this project that I did for my DIY Designer Series Paper Coasters. You can see that video demonstration with this link: https://bit.ly/2SXTkF5

To view and order Stampin' Up! Designers Series Papers to use in all your paper crafting including home decor projects, click here. All of these will be retiring soon so are available only while supplies last. Many are being sold at a discounted price, so check them out now while they are still available.

Click here for a demonstration of my Double Point Fun Fold Cards also featuring the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Double Point Fun Fold Cards with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. Enjoy your day!


Last Chance - Easter Egg-Stravaganza Class to Go

I love the spring babies in the Welcome Easter Stamp Set. They are so cute! and the highlight of my Easter Egg-Stravaganza Class to Go for sale right now.

With this Class to Go you'll make 5 cards, an 8” x 8” Easter Sampler (frame not included), and a Happy Easter Banner all featuring the adorable little lamb, baby chick, and Easter bunny from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set. Your Class to Go Kit will include a full package of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, a spool of Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 1 sheet each of Stampin’ Dimensionals & Mini Dimensionals, pre-cut card stock, die cuts, envelopes, and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and directions for each project.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Class to Go is $45.

Add On the Welcome Easter Stamp Set for $20.

PDF Tutorial Only can be purchased for $15.

For questions or to order, contact me at mknabe2008gmail.com.   Deadline to order is Friday, March 20th. 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Welcome Easter Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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