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Congratulations on Your Achievements

The Path to Greatness Stamp Set is fabulous for celebrating someone's achievements. This card made with the classic color combination of Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Gold is perfect for people who are graduating, starting college or a new job, celebrating a promotion or retirement. Take a look at the photos then be sure to download to today's Free Friday Download. Then use it to make this card for that someone special you want to celebrate.

Download Project Sheet - Path to Greatness

Path to Greatness by Stampin' Up!
Path to Greatness by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com to get your Free Friday Download.  Download Project Sheet - Path to Greatness

Enjoy your weekend!


Creative Card Closure

In a recent Facebook Live, I showed my viewers a fun trick for creating a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch. My card showcases the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set and lots of colorful layers to make a very bright and cheerful card that is sure to bring a smile! Enjoy this video demonstration and then create a card with a closure made from the Tailored Tag Punch or another punch of your choice. I think many of our punches will work.

FYI...the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set can be yours free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $100 or more now through September 30th.


Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Magenta Madness layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • So Saffron layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Coastal Cabana embossed layer = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • So Saffron layer = 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4" x 2 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

On September 14th, I posted a Quick Tip Tuesday Video for properly running your embossing folders through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for best results and to avoid damaging your embossing folders. If you haven't seen it, you can view it here now. I think you'll find this to be a helpful tip.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope enjoyed today's project and picked up some great tips for your stamping and card making.

Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to contact me if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up! needs.


Nature's Harvest Class to Go

Nature's Harvest Class to Go 

Let's get down to nature making beautiful cards with products inspired by nature itself. Your Nature's Harvest Class to Go includes the Nature's Harvest Bundle (stamp set & dies), package of Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots, additional supplies needed to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to order & pay is August 17th.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay.

    

Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Option 1: Nature's Harvest Class to Go = $79.00  (Get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item when you purchase Option 1.)

Option 2: Card Supplies & Brushed Metallic Dots Only = $32.00

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email on or before August 17th) = $15.00

 

When ordering Option 1 or 2 above, you may add any of the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.

  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Old Olive Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends @ $9.00

 

Schedule for Nature's Harvest Class to Go:

  • August 17th - Deadline to order.
  • August 18th - Stampin' Up! products will be order for class kits
  • August 23rd - 27th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • August 27th - Class kits will ship. 
 
Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay.

Another Free Friday Download!

FRI - YAY!!! Yay, it's here. Friday. Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. It's been quite a busy week so I'm looking forward to a little rest & relaxation and time with friends and family this weekend.

I have a wonderful Free Friday Download for you today. This one features a fun twist on using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. I actually used the de-bossed side of the card stock after running it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Bloom Hybrid Die. Who would have thought that simply turning over embossed card stock would give us a whole new look for a card. I love it. I love the simple elegance of this card. The layers of Just Jade with Basic White and the Just Jade gingham ribbon are just the right amount of color without taking away from the simplicity or elegance of this card. Add a sentiment for just about any occasion you can think of or use it as is for a note card. Enjoy the photos but don't forget to click on the link to download your free PDF to make this card.

Download Project Sheet - Debossed Card with Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Just Jade layers and ribbon are a great punch of color on this simple yet elegant card.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

A piece of Just Jade Gingham Ribbon is a fun surprise on the inside of this simple yet elegant card.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Want to learn more about the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder? Click here for a video demonstration and lots of samples using the Art in Bloom Bundle.

Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for spending a few minutes at Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you like today's card and download today's free project sheet so you can make this or a similar card today.

Download Project Sheet - Debossed Card with Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

 

Have a great weekend. Rest, recharge, and be good to yourself!


Make this Beautiful Pocket Card!

I love a cool Fun Fold Card and this one does not disappoint. This Pocket Card starts with a half sheet of your favorite Designer Series Paper. It's easy. It's quick. It's so fun to make and give. The Pocket Card I demonstrate in this Facebook Live video replay features 2 of my favorite products - Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set. I love the versatility of my Stampin' Up! products!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Mossy Meadow card stock base = 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 12", score at 4" and 8" on LONG side
  • Early Espresso card stock = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Basic White card stock = 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • DSP strip = 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!I really like the "earthy" feel of this twine with the Beauty of the Earth DSP. Did you know that new Baker's Twine Essential Pack contains black, white, and 3 other colors of twine? I love having several choices of color in 1 product making finding the perfect color twine for my cards and paper crafts easy. AND, you can customize the color of your twine with our Stampin' Blends markers.
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!I swapped out the Baker's Twine with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon. It really brings out the yellow in this beautiful paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper pack.Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

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Spread a little sunshine with handmade cards!

Friday, June 25th, is the Last Day to order my Sunny Sentiments Class to Go. 

With my Sunny Sentiments Class to Go, you can create bright, cheerful cards and spread warm, sunny thoughts of love and caring when you send them out. This combination of cards is perfect for building your card stash. Class to Go kit includes the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set ($20 value), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping.

Please email me for registrations and payment information.

          

Sunny Sentiments Class to Go = $36

Card Supplies Only = $24

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

Add On Ink Pads in Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Real Red, and Black Momento at catalog price if needed. No additional shipping charge.

Schedule for Sunny Sentiments Class to Go:

  • June 25th - Deadline to register
  • June 26th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered.
  • July 1st - July 8th - Class Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • July 9th - All Class Kit will ship no later than this date.

Please email me for registrations and payment information or if you have any questions or would like to host a Stampin' Up! party for you and your friends.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post full of inspiration and helpful tips and information. Please let me know how I can serve you going forward. 

Make today a great day!


Make a Gift Box from Single Sheet of DSP

Let me show you how to make gift box quickly and easily using a single sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. You are going to love it! The finished box measures 6" long x 3" high x 2 1/2" deep making it useful for so many purposes. Roll up a couple of ties for Dad or Grandpa for Father's Day or a cute onesie for the new baby. How about an assortment of gift cards and candies for new grads and college students? Cookies for co-workers? Concert or sports tickets? The possibilities are endless. Take a look at my "How To" video now, then give it a try. I'd love to see what fun or pretty paper you use to make your box and to know what occasion you make it for and what surprise you're putting inside.

Scoring Dimensions:

  • 12" x 12" DSP = score at 3" & 9",
  • Turn DSP 90 degrees = score at 1", 3 1/2", 6 1/2", 9"
  • Refer to video for cutting
  • card board insert = 2 1/2" x 12", score at 3" & 9"

Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

Same box - different pattern paper & different ribbon!
Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Pansy Petals Card Class to Go - Register by Friday, June 18th

I am so excited to offer you my Pansy Petals Card Class to Go. Your Class to Go kit includes Pansy Patch Bundle ($51.25 value), 2021-2023 In Color Jewels ($7 value), supplies to make 8 gorgeous cards (2 each of 4 designs), and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to pre-order is Friday, June 18th. 

Email me for registration & payment information.

Choose from the following 4 options: 

Option 1:  Pansy Petals Card Class to Go = $72  

Option 2:  Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping! = $136

Option 3:  Card Supplies & 2021-2023 In Color Jewels Only = $28

Option 4:  PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 
 
Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please contact me if I can answer any questions about this event or something else or if you would like to schedule a Stampin' Up! party (in person or virtually) to earn Free Stampin' Up! products.
 
Have a good day!

 


4 Corners Fun Fold Card

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. That's no secret to many of you. Today's Fun Fold Card is perfect for showcasing your favorite DSP's. I call this my 4 Corners Fun Fold Card. Check out this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. My demonstration with cutting dimensions and clear instructions will allow you to make these 4 Corners Fun Fold Cards of your own. This layout is a great way to use up some DSP scraps too.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White Layer = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Cut 4 DSP rectangles = 1 3/4" x 2 3/8"

Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!Don't you just love all the patterns and prints in the Well Suited Designer Series Paper?
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!

I made another pair of cards using the same card layout and stamp set, but switching out the colors and DSP.

Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Pastel Pearls and Highland Heather 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon are both beautiful embellishments to use with the Hydrangea Haven Designer Series Paper.
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

The Designer Series Paper used in the cards for this post as well as the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set are all retiring. Be sure to get these and the other products on our LAST CHANCE LIST before they're gone. Many are discounted, some up to 50% off. ALL Last Chance Products are available through June 30th while supplies last only. Click here to view and/or order Last Chance Products.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'm grateful for your support and respectfully ask you to share my blog.


Life is Great!

Years ago when I first attempted adding Facebook Lives to my business, I was a nervous wreck. My hands were shaking. My voice was quivering. UGH. I was a hot mess. I committed to continuing to do them but never thought I'd come to like doing them. And now??? I love doing Facebook Lives. Why??? For the immediate feedback and interaction I get from my views. The following video replay from my May 12th Facebook Live, shows you just how much fun my viewers and I have together. I'm warning you, though, we all seemed to be a little out of control that evening. Perhaps, I gave them too many choices, but the continuous back and forth got me (and probably) a few others giggling. I'd even say I was giddy, but hey, that's what Facebook Lives are all about - having fun while sharing and being real! I'm so grateful to all my Stampin' Peace viewers. You make my job even more fun than it already is. I look forward to much more sharing and interacting through Facebook Lives in the future.

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Calypso Coral Card = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Calypso Coral Embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder =  5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White/Basic Black Layer = 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Coastal Cabana Layer = 2 3/4" x 4"

 

Here's that resource for cutting card layers that I referred to in my video:  Download Card Layering Measurements - A2 size

Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I "bedazzled" the ball cap on this card with lots of Rhinestone Basic Jewels. My Take Your Pick tool made picking up and placing the rhinestones easy.Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Matte Black Dots are wonderful embellishments for the following card being that a Basic Black card stock layer was was used instead of the Basic White layer.
Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I chose to use the card above with Basic Black card stock layer and black embellishments as my swap card for the Maui Incentive Trip. The colors were perfect for this amazing tropical getaway.



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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for checking out today's blog post. Creating with the new Hats Off Bundle is loads of fun. Once you get started, you'll want to make a card for everyone you know. 

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today.


MORE Sparkling Ombre Gift Card Holders

Did you see my May 13th post? I shared a video demonstration of me making a couple of gift card holders featuring the blue Ombre Specialty Paper. If you haven't seen the video, click here to view it now.

I created a couple more Gift Card Holders also using the Ombre Specialty Paper. I wanted these to be more feminine than the ones I showed you in my May 13th blog post, so I added components of our very popular Pansy Petals Suite. I love these and can't wait to gift them to some special ladies!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut Ombre Specialty Paper 5 1/2" x 12"
  • Score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" on long side. FYI...the first score line will mark you from bottom flap. I put my paper on the scoring tool with the dark ombre end to the left and the light ombre end to the right.

Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!
Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

This purple is my favorite of the Ombre Papers.
Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

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Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Ombre Specialty Paper & Pansy Petals DSP by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Pansy Dies
$32.00

 

Maui Trip Ordering Incentive May 15-24 only:

As many of you know, I currently enjoying my Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip in beautiful Maui. I'm so grateful to be able to do this job that I love so much and to be rewarded in this way for my hard work. I have had many people, including you my followers, who have supported in me in my business for the past 12+ years. I never knew that becoming a SU! demonstrator would bring me so much joy and happiness and countless friendships. 

As a token of my appreciation, I am offering an ordering incentive for the 10 days I will be on my Maui Incentive Trip.

  • Get 10 Handmade Cards Free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of at least $30  at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD.
  • Place an order of $50 or more to get 10 Handmade Cards Free AND to be entered into my Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Give-Away.

This ordering incentive is good May 15 - May 24th.

Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you a beautiful, happy day!


Cute & Functional Mini Backpack

Have I got an DARLING 3D project for you! I'm going to show you how to make a Mini Backpack in this Facebook Live Video Replay. It's oh, so cute, functional, and fun to make. This  Mini Backpack can be used for so many occasions - graduations, teacher appreciation day, embarking on a trip or new adventure, birthdays, Father's Day, and more. I'm going to use the Mini Backpack use see in my video demonstration gift for my niece. Avery is graduating high school this month and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall. I used OSU colors and will fill the main section of the backpack with various gift cards that I know a college student will enjoy. I'll put some mini sticky note pads in the front pocket. Then, I'll put the Mini Backpack in a clear cellophane bag and tie it up with a pretty bow and handmade tag. I think Avery will love the handmade touch I put on her graduation gift.

 

This is the Mini Backpack I received from my friend and SU! team member Tracy Dahling that inspired me to make my own Mini Backpacks for graduation gifts. Tracy had a package of flower shaped sticky notes & a chapstick in her backpack and chocolate mints in the front pocket. 

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And this is my version of the Mini Backpack.

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Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut card stock for main backpack 8" x 11".
  • Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 2", 6 1/2" on SHORT side.
  • Partial Score on LONG side at 3/4" and 6" down to 5". 
  • Make angled score lines (see video).
  • Cut DSP 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for front pocket 8" x 4".
  • Score at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 7 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", on SHORT side.
  • Cut DSP 3" x 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for 2 handles 1/4" x 7" each

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for spending some of your time viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope you feel inspired to make something special for that someone special in your life. 

Please let me know how I can serve you in your Stampin' Up! needs.

 

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Cheers to everything handmade!