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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.  


Love You Bunches Free Project Sheet

Welcome to another Free Friday Download Day. Today's PDF Tutorial features the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle - a gorgeous stamp set with coordinating dies. My card has several lovely details and is great for so many occasions and reasons to send cards including Mother's Day, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, friendship.

Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

To make this gorgeous card, be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Love You Bunches Card
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
 

 

2 Friendly Reminders: 

See the Good Card Class to Go - Deadline to pre-order is today, April 23rd.

I LOVE the See the Good Stamp Set for sending notes of appreciation. My See the Good Card Class to Go includes $31 of Stampin' Up! product (See the Good stamp set valued at $21, Sponge Daubers valued at $5, Linen Thread valued at $5) plus additional supplies & PDF Tutorial with video link to make 6 stunning cards and Priority Shipping to your home.

Deadline to register and pay is April 23rd.

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

See the Good Card Class to Go = $45 with Priority Shipping

Buy 2 kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend - and save on shipping = $82 **Both kits delivered to same address

PDF Tutorial Only = $15 

Schedule for See the Good Card Class to Go:

  • April 23rd - deadline to register & pay
  • April 24th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered 
  • April 28th - May2 - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 3rd - Class to Go kits will ship.
 
 

Announcing my 2021-2023 In Color Clubs 

Join a 2021-2023 In Color Club now! Choose from 2 options - "I Want It All" In Color Club or the "Just the Basics" In Color Club. Each month June - October, you'll receive products of 1 of the 5 In Colors - Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia. At the end of the 5 month commitment, you will have a wonderful collection of new 2021 - 2023 In Color products.

Pay nothing now. I will invoice you on the first of each month June - October.                           

Please register for In Color Club of your choice by May 15th.

"I Want It All" In Color Club = $59/month including shipping.

Each month June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, Light & Dark Stampin' Blends, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, 8 sheets 6" x 6" In Color Designer Series Paper, a full bolt of ribbon, a handmade card, and a surprise Stampin' Up! gift.

 

"Just the Basics" In Color Club = $39/month including shipping.

Each month June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of  5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, full bolt of ribbon, and a handmade card. 

 

Click here to join a 2021-2023 In Color Club now.

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate you viewing my post. Have a great weekend.


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!


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!


Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes

If you love stamping techniques, especially Heat Embossing, I think you're going to enjoy using the Emboss Resist Technique. This is a simple technique that makes a big impact. In the Facebook Live Video Replay below I demonstrate this fun technique and show you how to use Blender Brushes. I love this new set of tools. The Blender Brushes are available to order beginning January 5th with our new January-June Mini Catalog. They are sold as a set of 3 for $12.00 and are definitely worth the investment. You get a much softer look using Blending Brushes rather than Stampin' Sponges or Sponge Daubers. 

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

The Emboss Resist Technique gives some stunning results.Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!


Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

I love the Metallic Mesh Ribbon for embellishing these beautiful Snowflake Wishes cards.
Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 Here's a close up of the Blending Brushes that will be available for purchase beginning January 5, 2021, in our January-June Mini Catalog. They are sooooo easy to use and give a beautiful, soft affect. After using them for these cards, I simply rinsed my Blending Brushes in cold water, soaked up excess water with paper towel, then let air dry. As you can see there is some staining which does not affect future use.

Blending Brushes from Stampin' Up!

 

Below are more cards I made with the the Emboss Resist Technique. My next two cards feature Fine Art Gallery Stamp Set (also available starting January 5, 2021) with White Heat Embossing.

Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes


Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes


Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes

 

My cards below feature Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set with Gold Heat Embossing. The emboss resist technique here adds elegance to these cards.

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!


Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

I colored Pearls with Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker to make the berries on this holly card.

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope I've given you the inspiration and confidence to try the Emboss Resist Technique on your own.


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Have you heard the news??? Stampin' Up! has EXTENDED the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza through 11:59pm, today, November 25th. Most everything in the Annual Catalog is on sale 10% off including lots of bundles, stamp sets, Stampin' Blends, Stamparatus, ribbons, embellishments, card stock, and so much more.
 
Please order online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code JYUC2H6N or contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com .
 
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Elegant Christmas Wreath Card

This week, I enjoyed creating with the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set. The following is a video replay of my November 11th Facebook Live in which a started with an elegant wreath card I made. I then showed my viewers how to create two different cards (both of them fun folds) using the same paper crafting supplies and cutting dimensions. I love how all three cards turned out. One is just as elegant as the next. Very Vanilla, Metallic Gold, and Real Red is one of my favorite color combinations for a very classic style of Christmas card. I hope you enjoy my video demonstration and feel inspired to create with the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set. 


Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The same paper crafting supplies and many of the same cutting dimensions were used to make 3 different card layouts. 2 of them are fun fold cards! Be sure to watch my video above to see the differences in these 3 classy and elegant holiday cards.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

So many gorgeous details and beautiful textures in this simple yet elegant card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A simple message of Merry Christmas is very fitting for this simply beautiful card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Can you spot the difference in this card below from the one above??? The card below is a fun fold card with a different opening. Can you see it now? If not, watch my video demonstration above to see the clever opening.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Split panel cards are always fun to make as I did in the card below.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I can't get enough of this color combination for making beautiful cards with a traditional theme like a holiday wreath.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows the unique layout of a Split Panel Card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Inside view of my Split Panel Arrange A Wreath card is shown below.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you found today's post inspiring. I look forward to creating more cards and projects with the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to share with you, and hope that you will share your creations too.

I hope you enjoy a fabulous fall weekend doing something you love to do!


Embossing Makes Cards Extraordinary!

Embossing takes your handmade cards to an extraordinary level. Whether you emboss with embossing folders or embossing powders & heat tool, your cards are sure to impress. You can do both of these techniques on all sorts of papers including card stock, vellum, and foil paper. In the video demonstration below, I'll show you "dry" embossing with the Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder and "heat" embossing with Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Tool. Both of these techniques will help you create extraordinary cards.

Evergreen 3-D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

The Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder with the Brass Foil Paper makes this card simple yet elegant.
Evergreen 3-D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!


For Unto Us Stamp Set & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Brushed Metal Card Stock pack has 2 sheets each of the 3 colors used on this card. All 3 colors are gorgeous and work well with the Gold Cards & Envelopes.

For Unto Us Stamp Set & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

For Unto Us Stamp Set & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!


For Unto Us Stamp Set, Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder, & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

There is such beautiful detail in the Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder.
For Unto Us Stamp Set, Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder, & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

For Unto Us Stamp Set, Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder, & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used both the embossing folder technique and heat embossing technique on these 2 cards.
For Unto Us Stamp Set & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Banners Pick A Punch gives you 2 choices of how to punch banners with 1/2", 3/4", and 1" strips.
For Unto Us Stamp Set, Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder, & Brushed Metallic Paper by Stampin' Up!


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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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