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Dog & Cat Lovers, This is For You!

I put together some really cute cards and pet treat boxes using the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, coordinating card stock, and a variety of paper punches. Check them out on this video replay of my July 8th Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP. You'll get cutting information and demonstrations for assembling all the projects below.

 

I can't help but smile when I look at the cute pups on these delightful cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Choose a fun sheet of Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for your background layer or Real Red card stock and the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder for a different look.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Are you a cat lover or know someone who is? These cards below are meant for you and your cat loving friends.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Who would have thought that Cinnamon Cider and Real Red work so well together? I had no idea until I saw that they were part of a fabulous color combination in the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

I replaced a couple of the punched circles with punched hearts for the card below. I love it!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, Dog Builder Punch, & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

Our new 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" Acetate Card Boxes make cute little gift boxes for dog & cat treats. Know someone who has a new pet? Why not gift them with a bit of cash in one of these cute boxes to help them with purchasing treats, toys or other items needed to keep their pet happy and healthy.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Dog Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

I love the little heart that is part of the Dog Builder Punch. I can use that punch year round for any time I want to add a little heart embellishment to my cards, gift tags, or other paper crafts.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Dog Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

The Real Red ribbon in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack is the perfect size for dog and cat collars with the Dog Builder and Cat Punches. Sometimes it's the tiniest detail that completes you project.

Playful Pets Designer Series Paper & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

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

Cat Punch
$18.00

 

Wishing you a great day with some playful moments too.

 

 


A Little Bird Told Me

Aren't these birds from the Posted for You Stamp Set so cute? They were very easy to color. I colored mine to look like robins using my Stampin' Blends markers. Change out colors and make them any kind of bird you love or ever a variety of birds. Stampin' Up! has several other coloring tools you could use in place of Stampin' Blends if you like: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Stampin' Write Markers.

Download Project Sheet - Posted for You Birds x 3 Birthday Card

Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!
So many fun details can be seen in this birthday card! What do you see?
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

The birds on branches image is so fun. The Posted for You Stamp Set has several other pretty images and some nice sentiments too.
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

Another view of this pretty card...
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

You can take a look back at my July 7th Tuesday Quick Tips Video. I used two of the tips in making the card above.

 

Stampin' Up! products used in video demonstration and card above -

Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Happy Monday. Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com.


Make It with Mary Monday, July 6, 2020

There's no better way to jump back into my Stampin' Peace work after a great vacation in Hilton Head with family than with a Make It with Mary Facebook Live. It was especially fun to gather and create with my Stampin' Peace VIP's on July 6th after being "unplugged" for over a week (something I'm not used to doing). Take a look at the Facebook Live video replay where I demonstrated creating with a new card sketch and then showed an alternate card sketch using card stock and DSP of the same dimensions.

 

The Ornate Garden Suite is full of cheerful florals in bright colors.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ribbon and Gilded Gems add just the right amount of shimmer and shine to this card.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped and colored the flowers on my envelope to coordinate with me card. Decorated envelopes let your card recipient know that they are about to open a very special piece of mail - a gift from the heart.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

I used card stock and Designer Series Paper of the same dimensions but changed the layout to make the next card. I love how it turned out. Now, I have another new card sketch to work with.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I "stamped off" with Mint Macaron ink for the scrolling image. This way, the image did not detract from the sentiment.

Ornate Style Stamp Set, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used the scrolling image with Mint Macaron to dress up the envelope front. It's pretty and still leaves plenty of room to address the envelope.

Ornate Style Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

If you love the Ornate Garden Suite and want to see more projects including a fun fold card and quilt card & scrapbook layout, please check out these previous blog posts:  https://bit.ly/3b7BdU9  -  http://bit.ly/2WfG1iF

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Happy Hump Day! Enjoy the rest of your week.

 


A Whale of a Good Time!

My June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday was a "Whale of a Good Time". I demonstrated an easy fun fold card showcasing the fabulous products from Stampin' Up!'s new Whale of a Time Suite - Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale Builder Punch, colorful Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, and pretty, iridescent sequins. These card are a great way to let someone know they are a BIG deal to you. This products suite includes greetings for love, friendship, and birthdays. 

 

My first card made with the Whale Done Bundle.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer card stock base, 5 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper layer, 4 1/4" x 3" card stock layer (same color as base layer), 4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White scored at 2 3/4 and folded in half.

 

This is the card I demonstrated in my June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Today's cards are fun fold cards with small cards layered onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock, same size as standard A-2 sized card.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I just couldn't stop myself and had to make one more card after I finished my Facebook Live. This one is my favorite!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used include the following - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

The weekend is near. I hope yours is wonderful. I'm heading to the beach soon and plan to have a "Whale of a good time".


Create Pretty Peonies Perfectly Every Time

These is so much to love about the new Peony Garden Suite. I love it for so many reasons - its gorgeous and versatile Prized Peony stamp set and coordinating Peony Dies, the textured pattern of the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, and the soft and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. The suite also contains Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Square Vellum Doilies, and Elegant Faceted Gems in 3 colors and 2 sizes all to help you create stunning cards and paper crafts.  Get a glimpse of ALL the Peony Garden Suite products in this Stampin' Up! video. Then keep reading and see my own video demonstration to make 3-D peonies.

Despite all the beauty in the Peony Garden Suite, I have to admit, the Peony Dies were quite overwhelming and even a bit intimidating to me when I first glanced at them. I did use the dies that coordinated with the floral images in the stamp set, but avoided the other dies in the set. BUT then I knew I just had to learn to use them when I saw the beautiful 3-D peonies people were making with them. Boy, was I thrilled to find out just how easy the 3-D peonies are to make. Job well done, Stampin' Up! I appreciate how all the pieces slip together and you can match up all the bottom edges of the flower petals to get the perfect peony every time. 

I want to show you how to make gorgeous die cut peonies every time. Watch my Facebook Live video replay and follow along. I go through the process twice, but trust me you'll get it by the time I make the first one.

I used Petal Pink card stock for my very first die cut peony. I love how it looks against the Very Vanilla card stock embossed with Dainty Diamonds.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

This bright white peony is clean and classic and looks stunning against the textured Petal Pink card stock. The photo doesn't do it justice as you can't see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella applied around the edges of the flower petals and leaves and the flower center.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

The bow made of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon pairs nicely with the shimmer of the Wink of Stella along the edges of the flower petals and leaves.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

On my last card, I sponged Petal Pink ink on the edges of the die cut pieces before I put my peony together.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
I used a Peony Garden Designer Series Paper instead of embossed card stock for the card front of my last peony card.Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


 Stampin' Up! product list - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Peony Dies
$40.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

CASE-ing the SU! Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog isn't just filled with wonderful stamping and paper crafting products. It's also filled with loads of creative inspiration. This week, with the help of my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brenda Quintana's CASE-ing Tuesday, I created great cards with a card sketch Brenda pulled from a catalog card sample. Get all the details in this June 16th Facebook Live video replay. I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper in my demonstration. I also showed another card with the same card sketch but made with the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. Enjoy the video demonstration.CASE-ing Tuesday

 

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

I love this sentiment for telling someone you believe in them.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the Gilded Gems for embellishments on these cards.Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The center image was stamped off to get a lighter shade of Pretty Peacock.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used 3 different botanical images for another variation on this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony Garden Suite is showcased with the same card sketch in the following card.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony was stamped off with Petal Pink ink on the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment over it in Gray Granite ink.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! product used in cards above - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed CASE-ing the catalog with me. I'd love for you to give this card sketch a try and share it on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page on Facebook.

I wish you happy stamping and a great weekend.


Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

Hey pet lovers, you need to check out the new and very popular Playful Pets Suite Collection. It includes a stamp & dies bundle, designer series paper, ribbon & trim combo, and an embellishment all with fun and whimsical dog and cat images. Please view these and all Stampin' Up! products in my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or in your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

Please watch my June 15th Facebook Live video replay below. My Make It with Mary Monday included a demonstration of how to make 4 cards from a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder using Playful Pets DSP and the Cat Punch. Enjoy creating purr-fect cat and dog cards with the wonderful Playful Pets Suite.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration above which includes how to cut the 6" x 6" DSP to make the following 4 cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!  

For those who REALLY love cats, add 2 or more punched cats to your cards and paper crafts.Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Playful Pets Trim Combo is great for making cat & dog collars and for embellishing all your pet projects..
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Cat Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you are a dog or cat owner or know someone who is, I hope you enjoy creating with the fun and whimsical Playful Pets products. 

Happy card making!


Make It with Mary Monday, June 8, 2020

Here is the card sketch I chose to feature for my June 8th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. It's quick. It's easy. It's fun. It's easy to replicate and to make alternate sketches with. I hope you'll take a look at my Facebook Live video replay for some creative inspiration.

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Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder adds an interesting layer of texture to your cards.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

I love the Tasteful Touches Bundle for adding stamped sentiments cut out with dies of interesting shapes.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Ornate Floral 3-D Embossing Folder pairs nicely with the floral prints in the card below.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

 

The Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper includes all the 2020-2022 In Colors - Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight.
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Stampin' Up! products used in the cards above  - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

I appreciate you stopping by stampinpeace.com. I wish you a weekend filled with fun and relaxation.


#simplestamping with Blossoms in Bloom

The Blossoms in Blooms gives you the look of beautiful watercolored florals without watercoloring - just simple stamping! In the following video replay of my June 4th Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group, you'll see I use the same color combination of Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Pool Party, and Early Espresso, to make several different cards with the same layout. The possibilities are endless for making cards with  the look of beautiful watercolored flowers but with the ease of simple stamping. I think you're going to love the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and creating beautiful cards with it for any and all occasions.

 

Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A little stamping to dress up the inside of this Whisper White Thick card base.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I embellished each of my sample cards with the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Adding layers to the inside of you card base is an easy way to add a little more interest to your card.Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here's a few more cards using the same combination of 5 colors but for varying floral images.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This card with the large cluster of Rich Razzleberry flowers was the favorite among the Facebook Live viewers. What is your favorite?
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
 
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's cards showcasing the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and are inspired to create some of your own. Please let me know how I can be of help to you. 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please contact me to receive a complimentary catalog and/or to be added to my newsletter list.


Split Card Technique with Forever Fern

I love the new Forever Fern Stamp Set featured in the Forever Greenery Suite by Stampin' Up! It's filled with beautiful botanical images in lots of lovely shades of green plus has wonderful ribbons, trims, and embellishments to coordinate with the stamps, dies, and Designer Series Paper. I also love using different stamping techniques, so today I combined the lovely Forever Fern Stamp Set with the Split Card Technique. The results are beautiful!

 

With the Split Card Technique, you make 2 card fronts at once.Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here is a close up of the card split after I completed the stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon is a nice accent to these cards.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to dress up up your envelopes and insides of your cards with little stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on links below to be directed to my online store.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Here's wishing you a beautiful weekend!