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Easy Punch Art

I love punches. How about you? And I'm always intrigued when I see punches used in unique ways, in ways other than they are intended for. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate making 2 different cards featuring some of my favorite retiring punches - Balloon Bouquet, Story Label, and Small Bloom. I also show you how to use a couple of these to make "vases" for our small blooms punched from Designer Series Paper. You are going to love these springtime cards! 


Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

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

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

REMINDER: Deadline to get your Free Welcoming Window Class to Go and/or Free Flowering Cactus Tutorial for 13 cards is Friday, April 9th. Keep reading for details on both of these offers.

 

FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go:

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Flowering Cactus Tutorial:

I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post inspiring and helpful. Happy Crafting!


Under My Umbrella

Spring weather is upon us here in central Ohio - warm and sunny with light breezes one day and cold, rainy, and blustery the next. But we take the bad with the good because we all know that March and April showers bring May flowers and make our summers beautiful. 

I can't help but think of spring when I look at the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set & Umbrella Builder Punch. (And those rain boots are too cute.) The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper I used with these two products sure made for pretty spring cards. Take a look and be inspired. 

Please note that if you love these 3 products featured in this card making demonstration, you need to purchase them quickly as they are retiring soon. The stamp set is guaranteed through April 23rd, however, the punch and Designer Series Paper are only available while supplies last. The punch and DSP are being sold at discounted prices! Get them before they're gone to avoid disappointment.


Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
This would make a nice bridal shower card.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Here's a close up view of the umbrellas stamped on Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
It's easy to showcase several of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers as well as the versatility of the Umbrella Builder Punch with these cards.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

I stamped rain boots on to Ornate Garden DSP, cut them out, and adhered them to the inside of each card for a bit of added interest.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Ornate Garden Specialty DSP are retiring and are available now only while supplies last. The punch is selling at the discounted price of $7.20, and the DSP is on sale for just $6.00. Get these deals and lots of others before they're gone.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope I left you inspired to create pretty spring cards of your own. Have a beautiful day!


Playful Pets Fun Fold Card

I love my Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives. It's always fun to learn and share various Fun Fold Cards. Friday, March 26th, I demonstrated how to make a Napkin Fold Card featuring the Playful Pets Suite. This video replay will give you dimensions and guided instruction to make a Playful Pets Napkin Fold Card plus I'll show you some additional samples I made. So if you're a lover of fun fold cards and/or a dog or cat lover (or perhaps both), I think you'll enjoying viewing this video.



Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite & Dog Punch by Stampin' Up!

This is the inside of the two Playful Pets Napkin Fold Cards above.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I made 2 cat Napkin Fold Cards also featuring the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!
This is the inside of both of the cat Napkin Fold Cards.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch this cat from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 8" x 8", score at 4" on one side, turn square once and score again at 4". PLUS make 1 diagonal score line.
  • DSP for card front = 3" x 3"
  • Card stock for card front = 3 1/4" x3 1/4"
  • DSP for inside of card = Use 3 different but coordinating DSP's. Cut first DSP 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".  Cut the other two DSP's 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" then cut each of these on the diagonal from top right corner to bottom left corner.
  • Basic white for inside of card = 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Cat Punch
$18.00

 

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Have a great week. Take some time out to do something fun - perhaps, some stamping and paper 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!


Free Friday Download

Hello, Stampin' Peace Friends,

Today is Free Friday Download Day. Why? Because I love you and appreciate you. Thanks for following me on social media and supporting me in my my small business, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Happy Stamping!

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't forget to download the free project sheet! 

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Enjoy your weekend and keep on stamping!


So Lucky to Know You

In today's post I have a video replay of a recent Facebook Live in which I demonstrate an easy-to-make Fun Fold Card and show you how to create shamrocks with the Heart Punch Pack. The Old Olive with metallic gold paper is from the Ornate garden Suite and makes these St. Patrick's Day cards elegant. And whether you're Irish or not, these cards are a nice way to express love and gratitude to those we are so lucky to know.

 

Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting Dimensions to get 2 cards from 1 piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock:

  • With card stock in landscape/horizontal position, cut in half at 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Cut one of the half sheets in half again by cutting at 4 1/4" on long side. You now have 2 bases measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Cut the second half sheet of card stock and cut in half by cutting at 2 3/4" on short side. Score at 4 1/4" on long side and fold in half. You now have 2 mini cards.
  • Gold layer on front flap = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • DSP layer on front flap = 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Gold layer for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

 

These fun fold cards are so easy to make and definitely pack a "wow" factor.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

The 4-leaf clover stamp and sentiment are both part of the Oval Occasions Stamp Set.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!


Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

 

I love creating and sharing and consider myself so lucky to have the opportunity to share these shamrock cards and other projects with all of you.Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!


Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
Here's a close up view of one of my shamrocks created with Old Olive card stock, Ornate Garden DSP, and the Heart Punch Pack.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!


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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

REMINDER: Thursday, March 11th, is DEADLINE to Pre-order these 2 Classes to Go:

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

 

1)  My World of Good Card Class to Go is fabulous if you need masculine cards for those special guys in your life or if you or someone you know loves a travel theme. In this class, you'll make 7 different cards all featuring the World of Good Suite by Stampin' Up!

World of Good Card Class to Go = $42

With the purchase of my World of Good Card Class to Go, you'll receive $30 in Stampin' Up! product including a full pack of World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper valued at $15, full bolt of Faux Suede Trim valued at $6.50, full pack of Antiqued Corners & Slides Embellishment valued at $8.50) plus pre-cut card stock, envelopes, and additional supplies to make 7 different cards; PDF Tutorial with supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, & instructions to complete all 7 cards; and Priority Shipping.

Save on Shipping when you order 2 Kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend = $76

  • Both kits will ship to same address.

Add-on Beautiful World Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $48.50

  • The Beautiful World Stamp Set & coordinating dies are needed to complete the cards in this Class to Go. Stampin' Up! compliance prohibits any and all demonstrators from including stamped images in kits. If you do not own this bundle, you can add it to the purchase of your World of Good Card Class to Go at the catalog price of $48.50 for an additional savings.

World of Good Cards PDF Tutorial ONLY = $15

  • PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, and instructions to complete 7 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before March 11th.

Schedule of World of Good Card Class to Go:

  • Thursday, March 11th - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 12 - Stampin' Up! products & supplies to make up kits will be ordered.
  • March 15 - 19 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 20 - Kits will be shipped.

 

 

2)  My GORGEOUS Forever Greenery Card Class to Go is now available to pre-order as well.

I love the versatility of the Forever Greenery Suite. Its lush greenery and gold accents make your cards beautiful. It can be used for both men and women and for so many different occasions or simply to make pretty notecards to stay in touch with those you love. You'll make 7 different cards featuring the lovely Forever Greenery Suite with this Class to Go. Class kit includes full pack of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, 2 sheets Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, 5 Gold Hoops; pre-cut card stock & envelopes for the 7 cards; PDF Tutorial; Priority Shipping.

Forever Greenery Card Class to Go = $42

 

Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend - and Save on Shipping = $76

  • Both kits ship to same address.

Add On Forever Fern Bundle = $54

  • The Forever Fern Bundle (stamp set & dies are needed to complete this Class to Go. If you don't currently own the bundle, you can add it to the purchase of your Forever Greenery Class to Go at catalog price. 

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

  • PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, and instructions to make 7 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before March 11th.

Timeline for Forever Greenery Class to Go:

  • March 11 - Deadline to pre-order & pay.
  • March 12 - Stampin' Up! products for kits will be ordered.
  • March 15 - 19 - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 20 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

 

 

Thanks for being a part of my Stampin' Peace community. I appreciate you. May your week be filled with lots of love and happiness from people you are so lucky to know!

 


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!

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me for assistance ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Make today a great day! Make a card. Send a card.


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!

 

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

 

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.


3 Ways to Showcase BOTH sides of your favorite DSP

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers - I just can't get enough of them. So many choices of DSP collections in an array of themes, images, colors, and patterns. Don't even ask me to name my favorite. I can't choose just one as my favorite. AND, yet, there is a common problem when I use my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. Often times, I like many of you I'm sure, find it difficult to decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to use on my card or project. What's a paper crafter to do??? Well, in today's video, I have 3 solutions. 3 card layouts you can use to showcase BOTH sides of your Designer Series Paper. Yes, I said BOTH sides of the DSP. You don't have to choose. Hooray!

Please enjoy watching this video replay of a recent Facebook Live, then start creating with your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. And, if you come up with your own unique ways to showcase both sides of your DSP, be sure to share them!

 

Sweet raspberries in shades of Rich Razzleberry and a "book binding" fold make showcasing both sides of this paper easy and fun.

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I snipped a 2" line from the center of the right edge to the middle of my DSP and folded back the corners to create this fun fold showing off both sides of my paper. It's unexpected, clever, and so easy!

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

I used a 3/4" x 4" strip of coordinating Designer Series Paper for an added touch to the inside of the card.

Berry Blessings Stamp Set & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

This sweet strawberry hello card was created using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Punch out 4 pieces of DSP and flip 2 over so everyone can enjoy both sides of this cheery DSP.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper

I love the coordinating Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Strawberry Builder Punch! Do you have yours?

Sweet Strawberry Bundle & Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Friendly Reminder:  SALE-A-BRATION ends February 28th

Don't miss out on Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual promotion with special incentives when you Shop, Host, or Join. 

Click here to get all the details of our Sale-A-Bration promotion.

 

Thanks for viewing today's Berry Delightful DSP post. Berry best wishes for a great day!


Friends Are Like Seashells

It's true. Friends are like seashells, each unique and amazing and beautiful in their own way. Like seashells, we collect these friends through our life's journey and treasure them and the memories that brought us together through the years. There is so much to love about the Sand & Sea Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog but my favorite parts of it are the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and Pearlescent Specialty Paper. These products combined with Sahara Sand card stock and foil sheets helped me create simple yet stunning cards, each slightly different. 

Please enjoy this video replay of my January 21st Facebook Live. I hope you will be inspired to create and perhaps even learn something new as you view this video. 

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

This first card couldn't be anymore simple. I cut a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed it with my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to my Sahara Sand card base. The card really shows off the details of this embossing folder. Simple and so very elegant.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

The two cards below show a side-by-side comparison of my first card and my second card. Again, I started with a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper, this time cutting it to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I then die cut it using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the large Seaside Seashells Die. Next, I placed my die cut paper into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (matching up the shells,etc) and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again. I then used my Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the die cut & embossed Pearlescent Paper to a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Sahara Sand Foil. Layers were then adhered to a Sahara Sand card base. I used Basic White card stock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" on the inside of the card.

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Just love this sentiments. What a wonderful analogy.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Do you see the difference in each of the following 3 cards. The difference is the stamping. The first card (center front) was not stamped at all. On the second card (upper left), I "stamped off" each of the seashells with Sahara Sand ink. One the third card (upper right), I stamped each of the seashells in Sahara Sand ink at full strength. TIP:  For the 2nd and 3rd cards, you want to die cut, then stamp shells, set ink with Heat Tool, and then emboss with 3d Seashells Embossing Folder.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you viewing today's post and hope you'll be back for more creative inspiration and project ideas.

Happy crafting!