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World Card Making Day Virtual Event - Oct 3rd

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Please join me in celebrating

World Card Making Day 2020.

I’ve teamed up with some of my Merry Stampers Team Members to bring you fun card making activities October 3rd all day long on our Private Facebook Group. We’ll have a few Facebook Live demonstrations plus show cards and projects to inspire you. Supply lists & cutting dimensions will be provided so you can CASE these cards later. We’ll also include helpful tips to make your card making easier and more enjoyable. And what’s a Stampin’ Up! party without a few prizes, and an ordering incentive for all our customers* who join our group.

Everything posted to this Private Facebook Group on October 3rd will be saved in the group for you to access throughout the entire month of October. We’d really like you to join us Live on October 3rd , though, as that’s a bit more fun.

Please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com if you’d like to be inspired with creative ideas and participate in the fun of World Card Making Day.

 

*Sorry, SU! Demonstrators, but this event is for Stampin’ Up! customers only. If you’ve never purchased with me and would like to participate in this event, feel free to order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.


'Tis the Season...

'Tis the Season to be making your own Christmas cards, and I can offer you a little help with my latest Make It With Mary Monday Facebook Live video replay. The following demonstration features 2 different cards, each made with the same dimensions for the card stock and Designer Series Paper pieces. As you can see, though, I've chosen different colors based on the different patterns I chose in the "Tis the Season Designer Series Paper Pack. If you like to have a variety of small prints and patterns in your paper, this 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is for you. The Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set is a great addition to any stamp collection as it provides so many different sentiment for the holiday season that also coordinate with a variety of punches.

Here are the cutting dimensions I gave for my September 21st Make It With Mary Facebook Live:

  • card base = 4 1/4" x 11 1/2", score at 5 1/2" on long side and fold in half
  • inside of card = First layer is 4" x 5 1/4". Second layer is 3 3/4" x 5".
  • DSP front of card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • card stock strip = 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • 2 DSP squares = 2" x 2"
  • 2 card stock squares = 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

I hope you enjoy this video and feel inspired to make some of these cards too.

 

Here are my 2 different cards side by side.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are so many wonderful patterns and images in the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper it makes it hard to choose. Fortunately, with these cards I use 3 different ones. 
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This up close view makes it easy to see all the different elements and details of this card that make it fun and interesting.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I decide to layer my Whisper White card stock on top of Real Red card stock for the inside of this card, still plenty of room to stamp and image or sentiment and write a personal message.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

My second card using the 'Tis the Season DSP with all the same cutting dimensions as the first card but with different papers and card stock colors and a different layout.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are lots of festive details on this card also.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Remember, Christmas is just 3 months away, so 'Tis the Season to be making your own holiday cards. If you need assistance designing your card or purchasing your Stampin' Up! supplies, please let me know. I'd love to be of service to you.

Have a fabulous day and thank you for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post.


I CASE'd My Happy Mail

I, like all of you I'm sure, LOVE to get Happy Mail. This week I received a fabulous fun fold card created by my Merry Stampers Team Member Kiki Nickloes. And it came just in time last Thursday as I still needed to come up with an idea for my Friday Facebook Live. So I quickly CASE'd Kiki's miss you card and made a celebrate you card copying her fun fold. In my September 18th Facebook Live, I showed my sample card then demonstrated this wonderful fun fold. Both of my cards feature the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper, but different stamp sets for different occasions. Check out my video, then get ready to make some new fun fold cards of your own.

 

The card below featuring the Way to Goat Stamp Set was sent to me by Merry Stampers Team Member Kiki Nickloes. It's the card I CASE'd for my September 18th Facebook Live Fun Fold Friday demonstration.

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I love how Kiki's fun fold card shows off her Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.
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The Celebration card below is the first card I made by CASEing Kiki's card above.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!
I never tire of sunflowers. They always make me smile.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows a picture of the card from the top. It's very similar to a standard Z-Fold card but with slightly different scoring dimensions.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows the backside of my card.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The following card also uses the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper as did the card above.

Christmas Means More

I love the pops of Real Red in the holly berries and the sheer ribbon bow.
Christmas Means More

One of my all-time favorite Christmas sayings!

Christmas Means More

There so much beauty and interest to the card from the fun fold to the finishing details on the outside and inside of the card.
Christmas Means More

View of top of card. 
Christmas Means More

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies used in my two CASE'd cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 23rd,

for Stampin' Up!'s 24-Hour Stamp Sale.

Use the following link to see the Annual Catalog Stamp Sets included in the 15% off  sale this Wednesday only.

Download US market_24 hour stamp sale Page Number Order

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Here's a friendly reminder of my Stampin' Peace Promotions through September 30th. Please help me reach my personal sales goal for this last quarter of the current Stampin' Up! year ending September 30th.

  • Get 2 free embossing folders of your choice when you purchase a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653).
  • Get an entry into my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Giveaway with every $50 SU! product order or Paper Pumpkin 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Subscription.
  • Receive a hand stamped card and a SU! surpise from me for your online order with September Host Code QPQPQJVG.

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Have a wonderful week.


Try this Tri-Fold Shutter Card!

This Tri-Fold Shutter card is so much fun to make. After making my first one, I just knew I had to share it. This video replay of my September 16th Facebook Live includes a step-by-step demonstration so you can make Tri-Fold Shutter Cards too. They may look intimidating, but with my demonstration and tips, you'll see that it's quite easy to make.

The Tri-Fold Shutter cards in this video and post feature the So Sentimental Bundle from the Annual Catalog and the very beautiful Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper which is just one product in the gorgeous Poinsettia Place Suite in our Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I love mixing and matching products from different catalogs and suites for more creative possibilities. 

Enjoy my video demonstration then get to work making a Tri-Fold Shutter Card of your own. I'd love to have you share your creation with me and others on my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group.

 

I love how these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards turned out that I have a feeling I'll be making lots more of them.Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment and label shapes are from the So Sentimental Bundle, one of my all time favorites.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used three different patterns from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper pack for this card. You can, however, use up to 4 or 5 different papers if you really want to show off your Designer Series Papers.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Holiday Rhinestones and Forever Greenery Ribbon make great embellishments of these cards. Little details like these can make a good card great!
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

View of Tri-Fold Shutter card from the top.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This view shows the back of my Tri-Fold Shutter Card. I added some Whisper White card stock for writing a message. Tri-Fold Shutter cards are great for sending from a group of people. There's plenty of room on the back for lots of well wishes and signatures.
Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Do you see the slight difference in this card from the one pictured above? I introduced a 4th paper pattern for the center section of the card.

Tri-Fold Card with So Sentimental Bundle & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Template

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Cutting & Scoring Directions:  Cut card stock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2".  With card stock in horizontal position, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7", and 8 3/4". Turn card stock to vertical position and cut 1 1/2" in from each long side between the first and last score lines ONLY as indicated by red lines in photo above. (Be sure to watch video demonstration above to see how I do this.)

Cutting dimensions for DSP: There are 5 different sizes of DSP to cut. Choose up to 3, 4, or 5 different patterns of DSP to use. 

  • A - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  5 1/4" H
  • B - cut 4 - 1 1/2" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • C - cut 2 - 3 1/4" W  x  1 1/4" H
  • D - cut 2 - 1 1/2" W  x  2 1/4" H
  • E - cut 1 - 3 1/4" W  x  2 1/4" H

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in these Tri-Fold Shutter Cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my Stampin' Up! Store.

Paper Snips
$10.00


Wishing you a weekend of relaxation, fun, and time to take care of YOU.


Fall One Sheet Wonder

The Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is full of plaids of varying sizes and color combinations. This Designer Series Paper is so versatile and will keep you creating beautiful cards and paper crafts for holidays and special occasions all year long. In the following video demonstration, I show you a very easy 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder to make 3 unique cards. In addition to the Plaid Tidings DSP, I feature the lovely Borders Abound Stamp Set and Holiday Rhinestones. I think you'll enjoy the fall cards I've prepared and demonstrated in this video replay of my September 14th Facebook Live video replay.

Use the following photo for your cutting guide for this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.

6" X 6" One Sheet Wonder

I made these 3 fall cards with a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder design featuring Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This DSP pack is filled with fabulous plaids in an array of colors you can use throughout the entire year!

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The stamped images on these cards are from the Borders Abound Stamp Set.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The new Banners Pick A Punch is a great tool for punching 2 different banner cuts on 1/2", 3/4", and 1" strips of card stock and Designer Series Paper.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Linen Thread and Holiday Rhinestones are wonderful embellishments to dress up these fall cards.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The card stock sizes on the inside of the first & third cards match the card stock layers on the front of the cards and sure do dress up the inside of the cards.
Borders Abound Stamp Set & Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Autumn is just around the corner. As I look forward to the changing colors of the fall leaves here in Ohio, I am reminded that with change comes beauty, and like the leaves on our trees, sometimes it is ok to let go. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 


Open If You Dare!

Take a look at this! My Fun Fold Gift Card Holder featuring the Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up! is awesome, if I do say so myself. It's fun. It's spooky. It's creepy. It's even a bit elegant. There are so many interesting details making this gift card holder fun and fabulous. Enjoy my video demonstration from my September 9th Facebook Live, then give it a try. You can make these for any holiday or occasion by simply changing out the colors, paper, embellishment, and stamp sets to suit the theme. Be sure to share your creations with me. Feel free to show them off by posting to my Stampin' Peace Vip Facebook Group and/or Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook Business Page.

 

It's funny how I see so much beauty in this somewhat spooky card. I simply love the many fine details I see in the Designer Series Paper, stamped images, and other elements of this card.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

It's easy to turn any card into a gift card holder by adding a "pocket" made from a strip of Designer Series Paper.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I colored the flowers on the Happy Halloween label with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker & a Blender Pen and the leaves with Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!


By pulling up the panel decorated with the Happy Halloween label, one discovers a "card within the card". There's plenty of room to add a personal message to your friend or loved one here.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I don't care all that much for living spiders, especially in my house, but think these stamped spiders creeping inside this card are kind of fun for Halloween.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to "take a bite" out of the Designer Series Paper when creating the pocket to hold a gift card.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Cherry Cobbler color adds a fun pop of color  - I'd say it's a pretty good "blood color" for this Halloween card with it's "Open If You Dare" greeting.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I'm looking forward to sending a Halloween surprise to some special people with these Magic in this Night Fun Fold Gift Card Holders next month. 
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Blender Pens
$12.00

 

Thanks for visiting my stampinpeace.com blog post.


Little Treats Boxes

The versatility of the Little Treats Bundle is fabulous with endless possibilities for creating treat boxes for special occasions and celebrations and holidays throughout the year. I have no doubt you'll get your money's worth from this bundle!

This video replay from my September 2nd Facebook Live will give you tips for cutting and assembling this Little Treats Boxes. You'll also see samples of the boxes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I can't wait to make more for birthdays, other holidays, and special celebrations of all kinds.

 

Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love all the details in these Halloween Little Treats Boxes - Magic in this Night Paper, Metallic Mesh Ribbon, and cute Black Glitter Spiders. 
Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love the versatility of the Little Treats Bundle. You can make these darling treat boxes for so many holidays.

Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Another Little Treats Box featuring products from the Magic In This Night Suite.Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Gold Foil Paper Box make beautiful Little Treats Boxes for your Thanksgiving table favors. Don't you just love the little Acorn Trinket on this pretty box?

Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Fill these boxes with delicious chocolates or any of your favorite little treats.

Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I combined the Little Treats Bundle and products from Heartwarming Hugs Suite to make my Christmas Little Treats Box.

Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Little Treats Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

In my August 31st Make It With Mary Monday Facebook Live, I combined two of my favorite card making elements - fun fold cards and gift card holders. Take a look at my video replay to learn how to make it, then create a few of your own to use now or to make and use later, perhaps in the upcoming holiday season or for a future special occasion.

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

I hope you'll give these Fun Fold Gift Card Holders a try. Use Stampin' Up! colors, Designer Series Papers, and stamp sets to make gift card holders for any occasion or any holiday. 

Each Day is a Gift!


I'm slimming down!

I'm slimming down - well, not physically. I wish I were slimming down, though, as that is definitely something I need to work on. BUT, I have given making slimline cards a try. In my August 24th Facebook Live, I demonstrated making a slimline card with the fabulous Freezin' Fun Bundle from our 2020 Holiday Catalog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set. It works great with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper also. Enjoy the video and then make and share a few slimline cards of your own. 

FYI..Slimline cards can be mailed in standard business envelopes. 

 

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

These 2 slimline cards are just 2 of the many cards I have enjoyed making with the Freezin' Fun Bundle.

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Don't let the coloring make you shy away from purchasing this awesome stamp set. The animals and trees require minimal coloring. Plus Stampin' Up! has so many great coloring tools to choose from. I colored the images with my Stampin' Blends, but Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and Blender Pens with ink pad are great choices too.
Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon from our Annual Catalog is a nice compliment to the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper I used on my Freezin' Fun slimline cards. It's light and delicate so doesn't take away from all the details in the stamped & colored images or the Snowflake Splendor paper. Plus, because it's so fine, it's very easy to tie a bow with.

Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to wow others by dressing up the inside of your cards as I did by adding a bit of ribbon and stamped sentiment and snowflakes. 
Freezin' Fun Bundle & Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Slimline Card Dimensions:

  • Card base is 7" x 8 1/2", fold at 3 1/2" on short side, fold in half. Slim card closed measures 3 1/2" x 8 /12".
  • Card stock layer is 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" for both inside and outside of card.
  • DSP on front & Whisper White on inside are both 3" x 8".
  • Use standard business envelope for mailing.

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I wish you fun-filled days ahead that, hopefully, include some stamping and crafting.

 

A friendly reminder that today, August 25th is the last day to pre-order my Magic in this Night Class to Go.

Get details here: https://bit.ly/3jhb9JF, then email me for registration and payment information.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!


Through the Window Pane

I made some more "Window Pane" cards. These cards feature the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and Forever Fern Stamp Set. I love how they turned out, and I love the people they were sent to. What a lovely sentiment of friendship from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Be sure to check out the other sentiments in the set. They're fabulous too.

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

To see more examples and to learn how to create "Window Pane" cards, click here. This previous blog post has a video tutorial.

 

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

 

Thanks for reading today's blog post. I hope the rest of your day is filled with lots of things that make you smile.