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Embossing Folder Techniques

I sure am excited about this post. I had SOOOOOO much fun demonstrating lots of Embossing Folder Techniques in a recent Facebook Live. You are going to love all the different ways of using embossing folders adding more value to your embossing folders. Embossing folders are a small thing that can make a BIG impact on our cards and paper crafts. The cards and techniques I show in this video feature Stampin' Up!'s brand new Fern 3D Embossing Folder. Definitely a new favorite embossing folder for me. I hope you find this video helpful and inspiring and fun too. I'd love to see how you use some of these easy and fun embossing folder techniques.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for embossing = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2
  • Card stock layers for So Saffron and Evening Evergreen cards = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • 2 rectangle corner layers for Soft Succulent cards = 3" x 4 1/4" or size of your choice.
  • Metallic Gold strips = 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

The 2 cards below show the difference between the "embossed" and "debossed" sides of the card stock.
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For the 2 cards below I applied Soft Succulent Ink to one side of the embossing folder with a Blending Brush, embossed the white card stock, then cleaned the embossing folder and then repeated the process inking the other side of the embossing folder before embossing the white card stock.Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

For the following 2 cards, I embossed the white card stock pieces, then applied ink. I used a Blending Brush to apply Evening Evergreen ink to the embossed card stock on the left and used a Stampin' Sponge to apply Evening Evergreen ink to the embossed card stock on the right. Two very different looks, a softer look versus a bolder look.
Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

 

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

 

Are you an animal lover or know someone who is?

Take a look at my Wild & Sweet Class to Go.

I have an incredible Class to Go to introduce to you today. My Wild & Sweet Class to Go is the first of many to come featuring fabulous new products from the Stampin' Up! 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog. With 3 great options to choose from, I have something for everyone - full class kit including stamp set, class kit without stamp set, and PDF Tutorial only! Choose the option that's best for you.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, May 10.

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Option 1: Wild & Sweet Class to Go = $48.00  Includes Wild & Sweet Stamp Set, pack of Lovely Layers Vellum, supplies to make 8 cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.  

Option 2: Card Supplies = $32.00  Includes pack of Lovely Layers Vellum, supplies to make 8 cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Wild & Sweet Stamp Set needed to complete the cards.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 8 cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before May 20th.

Add Ons: Those purchasing Wild & Sweet Class to Go Option 1 or 2 may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price without additional shipping charges:  Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Refill, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1, and Bough Punch.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3, click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page.

 

BIG NEWS for my Stampin' Peace Friends:

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator May 3 - 31 by purchasing the In Color Starter Kit. Get $125 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS a selection of new In Color Products. For a limited time only, you'll receive $66.50 of In Color Products FREE including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Assortment Collection, and In Color 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That's a grand total of $191.50 in product for just $99 plus tax and IT ALL SHIPS FREE for an additional savings of $21.

Once you purchase your Starter Kit, you'll enjoy a discount on all your future purchases plus the opportunity for more rewards and perks from Stampin' Up! and me too. All my Merry Stampers Team Members are welcome to join our private Facebook Group where we share creative idea and more. AND all my Merry Stampers Team Members get access to all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE! So what do you say? Want to be a part of our community of fun, friendship, and sharing?

Contact me to discuss the amazing Stampin' Up! opportunity, find out how joining my Merry Stampers Team can benefit you, and have your questions answered.

Or JOIN NOW by clicking here.

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Thanks very much for checking out today's blog post. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share what I do with you. Please let me know how I can be of assistance to you. If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. Contact me for a complimentary 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog.

Stampin' Peace Hugs,


Sun Prints Free Project Sheet

Happy Friday! Another week is coming to an end. I hope your week was product and meaningful too. I hope you're feeling a sense of satisfaction that you did your best and are ready to enjoy some rest & relaxation. Or perhaps, you're looking to a fun adventure or spending quality time with family and friends. Whatever you've got schedule or even if you have nothing at all scheduled, I hope it's a great weekend.

If you're looking forward to doing a little stamping and or crafting this weekend, here's a Free Project Sheet featuring the Sun Prints Suite. I love how this card turned out. The layout is simple but with our beautiful Designer Series Papers, a sentiment, and some embellishing, you can create cards quickly and easily for any occasion.

Download Project Sheet - Sun Prints Card

Stampin' Up! Sun Print Suite - Mary Knabe
Download Project Sheet - Sun Prints Card

 

 

Who loves a BOGO 50% off sale??? I do. I'm guessing you do too!

Check out the Stampin' Up! Online Kits Collection June Promotion. You're going to love it!

All Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits in our online kits collection will be Buy One Get One 50% off June 1- 30. AND...you can get the MORE expensive of your 2 kits half off by adding the least expensive kit first and the more expensive kit second. How cool is that? Thank you, Stampin' Up!  Click here to see the Kits Collection in my online store. Please note that kits are available while supplies last. Paper Pumpkin Kits are NOT included in this promotion, just those in the Online Kits Collection.

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Let's Kit Together Online Events:

Grab your kits and join me online for a crafting power hour. We'll all work on our own kits (or other project of your choice) while connecting and socializing via Zoom. I'll also have a surprise or two at each "Kit Together" Online Event.  Please join me for any or all of these all fun, no stress online events. Dates and links for summer months are listed below:
 
Monday, June 20th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, July 18th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, August 15th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, September 19th, 7-8pm ET

 

Make this day a great day!

Happy Stamping, friends!


Sun Prints in Gray Granite

Have you seen the gorgeous new Sun Prints Suite in the Annual Catalog? If not, be sure to check it out on pages 90 - 91. It's got an amazing stamp set & dies bundle, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and a fun Fern Embossing Folder. With a little creativity and imagination and inspiration, the possibilities are endless.

In this video replay of my May 20th Facebook Live, I'll show you how to make 2 gorgeous cards with some of the Gray Granite prints in the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper pack. You'll see how to die cut a shape and then use both the positive and negative pieces to make 2 cards. You know me, if I can make 1 card, I might as well make 2. Right? A great way to build up a nice stash of cards to have on hand.

 

Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe For these 2 cards, I die cut the large rectangular label shape from the Painted Labels Dies from a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" DSP. I used the negative or "frame" piece for one card and the positive or "label" piece for the second card. The Vellum and Rustic Metallic Dots greatly enhance these simple but elegant cards.

Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card #1 above:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • DSP bottom layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP for die cutting = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Gray Granite card stock for embossing & die cutting = 1 1/2" x 3"
  • Vellum = scraps for die cutting
  • Basic White card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
    Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card #1 above:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • DSP layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Vellum layer = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock layer = 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Gray Granite card stock for embossing & die cutting flower = 1 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

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

 

June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Pick of the Crop by Paper Pumpkin

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits by clicking here. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to SAVE MONEY when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

***Order by May 10th to get the June Pick of the Crop Kit***

 

Who loves a BOGO 50% off sale??? I do. I'm guessing you do too!

Check out the Stampin' Up! Online Kits Collection June Promotion. You're going to love it!

All Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits in our online kits collection will be Buy One Get One 50% off June 1- 30. AND...you can get the MORE expensive of your 2 kits half off by adding the least expensive kit first and the more expensive kit second. How cool is that? Thank you, Stampin' Up!  Click here to see the Kits Collection in my online store. Please note that kits are available while supplies last. Paper Pumpkin Kits are NOT included in this promotion, just those in the Online Kits Collection.

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Coming Soon: I'll be hosting some Kits Collection Events online via Zoom in June and July. Dates will be announced soon. 

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate the opportunity to share creative projects and the latest Stampin' Up! news with you. I look forward to share much more with you in the days and weeks to come. Please let me know if I can be of service to you, help you with an order, answer your product questions, or schedule a Stampin' Up! party or private class for you and your friends (virtual or in person).

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Email me if you would like a complimentary catalog.

Sending Stampin' Peace Hugs!

Happy Stamping Always!


Abstract Beauty Fun Fold Cards

Fun Designer Series Paper + a fun-to-make Fun Fold layout = FAB-U-LOUS cards that are sure to bring smiles and fun to everyone!

In this video replay of my March 4th, 2022, Facebook Live, I demonstrate how to make some easy Fun Fold Cards featuring the pretty and whimsical Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper which is perfect for card making but also for memory keeping. Enjoy my video demonstration, note the cutting and scoring dimensions, then make some of these Fun Fold Cards of your own.

 

I used the same card layout in all 3 cards below. You will see, however, that I change out the card stock & ink color, the DSP, the embossing folder, and the punch used on each to make 3 unique cards. The possibilities are endless with our Stampin' Up! products and your creativity.Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty 4_ x 6_ Specialty DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
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Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty 4_ x 6_ Specialty DSP - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty 4_ x 6_ Specialty DSP - Mary Knabe (2)

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card stock base = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Card stock layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White Fun Fold card base = 4 1/4" x 9", score at 1", 2", 4", 6"
  • Designer Series Paper = 3/4" x 4", 1 3/4" x 4", 2 3/4" x 4"

 

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

 

For more inspiration and cards using the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper, click on the video below. Then click here for cutting dimensions for the cards you see in the video below.

 

 

LAST DAY TO ORDER - Easter Friends Class to Go

Spring is just around the corner, and then Easter next month. You can make 8 pretty cards to celebrate Spring and Easter with my Easter Friends Class to Go. I have 3 great options to choose from. Pick the one that's best for you.

Deadline to order is Tuesday, March 8th.

    

Choose from the following options:

Option 1: Easter Friends Full Class to Go = $42.00  Includes Easter Friends Stamp Set ($23 value), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, and Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies = $28.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, and shipping to your home.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 4 different cards. NEW: Click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this blog page to purchase Option 3. PDF's are listed in alphabetical order. The PDF Tutorial will be available for immediate download upon purchase. 

Add Ons Available:  Those purchasing Easter Friends Class to Go Option 1 or 2, have the opportunity to add on the following SU! products at catalog price with no additional shipping charges.

  • Classic Stampin' Pads (ink pads) @ $7.50 each in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight, and Soft Suede.
  • Stampin' Blends @ $9.00 each in Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Petal Pink, and Soft Suede.
  • Ornate Floral and Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folders at $9.00 each. Note that embossed card stock as needed will be included with your class to go kit, but I'm allowing these as add on options if you would like to own them for future use.

Timeline for Easter Friends Class to Go:

  • March 8th - Deadline to order & pay. 
  • March 9th - Stampin' Up! products needed for class kits will be ordered.
  • March 14-17th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping
  • March 18th - Class kits will ship.
 
Please email me for link to order & pay for Option 1 or 2. 
 
To purchase Option 3, please click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top.
 
 

MARCH 10th is the Last Day to order Beyond the Horizon Kit

*Includes 2 stamp sets!

You've probably seen the New Horizons Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog, and I bet you love it like I do!  Our March Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to coordinate with this amazing product suite. And guess what??? You get 2 Stamp Sets, not just the usual 1, in the March Beyond the Horizons Paper Pumpkin Kit. YES, it's true! Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for this extra gift. More stamp sets = more stamping fun!

Click here to see the New Horizons Suite in our Mini Catalog.

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MKTL_SHR_3_US_0322_BEYONDHORIZON-2A little bit about the March Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya
 
 
 

Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. If you have any questions or need assistance, please let me know. I'm always happy to help you with your Stampin' Up! needs (and wants).

For The Record...

Happy TWOS DAY!!! Before you jump into my project post for today, I want to challenge you to send some Happy Mail TWOday. Take a selfie with the cards you're sending, then post to my Facebook Page Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe.

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For The Record...You're going to LOVE these 2 colorful and fun cards I made featuring the For The Record Stamp Set and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. One is a Z-Fold card adding to the fun factor! Take a look, then craft on! Don't forget to send those handmade cards too. As I like to say, "Make someone's day. Send a handmade card today."

 

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Stampin' Up! For The Record Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2' x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White (cut 2) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White banner = 3/4" x 4"
  • Real Red banner = 1/2" strip
  • Basic Black for record = 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

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Stampin' Up! For The Record Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

Stampin' Up! For The Record Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

Stampin' Up! For The Record Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

 

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

      • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" on long side, Z-fold
      • Pattern Party DSP inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
      • Pattern Party DSP on front = 2 1/2" x 4"
      • Basic White banner = scrap
      • Real Red heart = scrap
      • Basic Black for record = 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

 

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

 

New Horizons and Beyond the Horizon

You've probably seen the New Horizons Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog, and I bet you love it like I do!  Our March Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to coordinate with this amazing product suite. And guess what??? You get 2 Stamp Sets, not just the usual 1, in the March Beyond the Horizons Paper Pumpkin Kit. YES, it's true! Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for this extra gift. More stamp sets = more stamping fun!

Click here to see the New Horizons Suite in our Mini Catalog.

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MKTL_SHR_3_US_0322_BEYONDHORIZON-2A little bit about the March Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

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Here’s what your customers can earn when they buy a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription:

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This offer is only available during Sale-A-Bration, from 4 January to 28 February 2022.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration ends February 28th. You only have a few days left to enjoy the benefits of this fabulous promotion! Click here for details.

 

Thanks for stopping by stampinpeace.com. May your Twos Day be totally terrific!

 

 


Every Chapter

Got Friends? Love Books? Got friends who love books like you do??? How about making them a card with the Every Chapter Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?

In yesterday's blog post, I showed you video replay of a recent Facebook Live in which I heat embossed on Basic Black card stock then filled in the image with Watercolor Pencils. The results are amazing, and the technique is simple and fun to do. If you haven't seen it, scroll back to my February 2nd blog post to watch it now. 

Here are a couple cards I made with the Watercolor Pencil Technique using the Every Chapter Stamp Set and Crumb Cake and Misty Moonlight card stock. I love how the cards turned out. This Watercolor Pencil Technique can be done on any color card stock giving wonderful results on them all. Of course, the tone of color the Watercolor Pencils give will vary depending on the color of card stock you choose. The results, however, will be stunning and will get a "wow" from your card recipients.

Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Stamp Set with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary KnabeCutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.
  • Card stock for stamping = 3 1/8" x 4 1/8'
  • Layer behind stamping = 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Card stock layer angled left = 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
    Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Stamp Set with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Stamp Set with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Stamp Set with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Stamp Set with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

If you're blessed enough to have good friends in your circle, let them know what they mean to you. A card like this will do the trick. These cards are also great for gifting to your book club members or anyone who loves to read.

 

New Class to Go:

Daffodil Daydream Class to Go 

We may have 6 more weeks of winter, but there's no reason we can't be thinking spring! You can make beautiful cards with my Daffodil Daydream Class to Go. Class fee of $72 includes Daffodil Daydream Bundle ($54.75 value), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping, choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie.

Deadline to order and pay is Friday, February 11th. Email me for link to order and pay.

With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone:

Option 1: Daffodil Daydream Class to Go = $72  Includes Daffodil Daydream Bundle (stamp set & dies valued at $54.75), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping, and your choice of Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product.

Option 2: Card Supplies & PDF Only = $28.00 Includes card supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Daffodil Daydream Bundle needed to complete the cards.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15 Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before February 11th.

Timeline for Daffodil Daydream Class to Go

  • February 11th - Deadline to register & pay.
  • February 12th - Stampin' Up! order will be placed for kit products.
  • February 16th - 18th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • February 19th - Class to Go kits will ship.

 

Interested in purchasing this Class to Go? Email me for link to register and pay.

 

Whatever you are doing on this day, I hope it brings you happiness and peace. Keep on keeping on and happy stamping!


Watercolor Pencils on Black & My Story

Heat embossing followed by coloring with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils on Basic Black card stock (or any color, for that matter) is fun and gives an amazing result. You'll see me demonstrate this technique in the video replay of my January 26th Facebook Live as I create a beautiful card featuring the Blessings of Home Stamp Set. This card is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy this video demonstration and give this technique a try. It's sure to impress your card recipients.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.
  • DSP layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic Black card stock for stamping = 

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home with Heat Embossing & Watercolor Pencils - 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 did a spontaneous Facebook Live on January 25th sharing "My Story". If you are interested in hearing the story of my Stampin' Up! journey, click on the link below.

 

I'm just a girl with a goal! I have been working towards another major milestone on my Stampin' Up! journey - $400,000 Career Sales. Wow! What a ride it's been. I had a goal of achieving this milestone by January 31st. I didn't quite make it, but am I sad? No. Why? Two Reasons: 1) I know it will happen, and 2) I still have so much to be grateful for including all the wonderful people I've met along my SU! journey, all the friends I've made, my previous accomplishments, and all the opportunities that are to come.

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Flowing Flowers Cards

Happy New Year, Stampin' Peace Friends! 

With the holidays behind us, it's time to start thinking about writing our Thank You Notes. I'm sharing what I'm using as my birthday and Christmas thank you notes. They feature the brand new Flowing Flowers Stamp Set and Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. I love using our Notecards & Envelopes of quick and easy thank you cards or when I need to make several of other kinds of cards. They're very affordable at just $7 for 20 pre-cut and scored note cards and envelopes in either Basic White or Very Vanilla. The folded size is 3 1/2" x 5", and yes, they are mailable.

This Video Replay of my December 27th Facebook Live includes a demonstration of the Simple Stamping I used to make all these cards. Remember, Simple Stamping means we use stamps, ink, and paper only. It's fun and easy but still allows you to make pretty cards. So watch now then do some Simple Stamping cards of your own.

I chose to use Merry Merlot ink on these cards, but so many of our colors look amazing on the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. FYI...you'll want to use some Grid Paper or other scrap paper as you will be stamping off the edge of the note cards.
Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (4)

Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (5)

The following cards are very similar to the ones above except I added a layer of Merry Merlot card stock.

Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (2)

The flowers and sentiments in the two cards below are embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (2)

 

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

Please note that the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set (#157880 @ $25) is in our new January - June Mini Catalog. It does not have a link yet as it will available to order in my online store beginning January 4th.

Grid Paper
$12.50

 

I hope you enjoyed today's Simple Stamping project. Beautiful doesn't always have to be overwhelming. You can make simple and beautiful cards with stamps, ink, and paper. 

Happy New Year and Happy Stamping, friends.


1 Sheet of DSP for 9 Gift Cards Holders

I want to show you how to make 9 festive Gift Card Holders quickly and easily with just 1 sheet of your favorite Designer Series Paper. In this Facebook Live Video Replay you'll see that I used my favorite sheet in the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper pack with card stock in coordinating colors of Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, and Mossy Meadow. The sentiment is part of the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set. The finished size of each Gift Card Holder is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and fit in our standard envelopes. It's so fun to mix & match colors and patterns for your own handmade gift card holders. What a fun way to give gift card holders in pretty packaging that is sure to add to the delight of your gift card recipients. So watch my video then give it a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you can make a set of 9 gift card holders.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card stock = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2" on long side.
  • White card stock for inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Designer Series Paper = 4" x 4"
  • Designer Series Paper Strip = 1 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe The pink Pastel Pearls are the perfect embellishment for these pretty gift card holders as they compliment this Designer Series Paper so well.
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe  (6)The photo below show the inside of the gift card holder. The pocket is the perfect size to hold your standard gift cards.
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe  (6)

Did you know I often give away the cards I make in my Facebook Lives? The photo below shows three gift card holders made in my December 3, 2021, Facebook Live that were sent to 3 lucky winners.
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe  (8)

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe  (8)

On these gift card holders, I decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Silver Embossing Powder. It compliments the metallic silver in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. It's so elegant.
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder DSP  Christmas to Remember Stamp Set - Mary Knabe  (8)

 

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

 

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you found this post to be inspiring and helpful as you prepare for the holiday gift giving season. Remember, every time you give something handmade, you are giving a piece of your heart. 

 

Happy Stamping!

 


From Christmas Bells to Wedding Bells

I LOVE when I discover ways to use my Stampin' Up! products in unexpected ways. I especially love discovering ways to use my holiday products year round, not just for the holiday season. In this video, you'll see that I use the Christmas Bells in the Gingerbread Dies collection to make stunning cards for weddings, anniversaries, engagements, and bridal showers. This idea was definitely not something I thought of when I purchased the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, but I'm so glad it came to me later.


Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set & Gingerbread  Dies - Mary Knabe

Which is your favorite wedding card, the Basic White or Very Vanilla? Mine is the white one. My daughter Andrea is getting married in June and is wearing white, and the Soft Succulent color of the ribbon on this card is very similar to the color of her bridesmaids' dresses. I think this will be a wonderful wedding or bridal shower card to use for this special event in our family.Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set & Gingerbread  Dies - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for 2 cards shown above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer embossed with Tasteful Textile EF = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • card stock layer for stamping = 4 1/4" x 3"

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set & Gingerbread  Dies - Mary KnabeI used Silver and Gold Foil paper to make 25th Anniversary and 50th Anniversary cards. They look so elegant!

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Stamp Set & Gingerbread  Dies - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Silver & Gold Anniversary cards:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer embossed with Tasteful Textile EF = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Silver/Gold layer = 4" x 2 3/4"
  • Card stock layer for stamping = 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"

 

 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

 

Whether you're creating Christmas Bells or Wedding Bells, the Gingerbread Dies can help you create beautifully details cards and more!

Happy card making!

 


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!