Graduation Feed

Perfectly Penciled Cash Card for the Graduate

Mother's Day is here once again. Every year at this time, I find myself reflecting on my years as a mom. Am I good enough? Have I shown enough love? Did I praise enough? Was I a good listener? and on and on. Yes, I've always taken my role as a mom very seriously, maybe too much so at times???, I don't know. I consider being a mom the most important work I'll ever do. Did I always get it right? No. Did I make mistakes? Yes. I think I can look back at my 30+ years as a mom and honestly say I did my best - the best I knew how with what I had. From the moment they were born and I learned what instant love was to now as I embrace the time I get to spend with them as adult children, I have loved them unconditionally and with all my heart and soul, and I have thanked God every day that he entrusted them to me.

I look at my daughters now (Andrea is 30. Emily is 25.) and see what truly good people they are. They're hard working, kind, caring, loving, compassionate, respectful people. They always strive to do and be their best, give of themselves, and care for others. They're both quite fun to be around and are good at making me laugh and smile. I look at Andrea and Emily and see that they are my greatest achievement and my legacy. I am forever grateful to be their mom. 

My own mom passed on nearly 6 years ago. I spend time thinking about her too, knowing that she too did her best. It's still strange not to call her on this day to wish her Happy Mother's Day. I think, though, that she'd be just as proud of me and my family today as she was when she was here on earth with us. I think she looks down on us and sees the wonderful people we are and celebrates milestones and special moments with us and watches over us in our struggles too. I'm grateful for the signs I get that she is still with me in spirit.

Happy Mother's Day to ALL the wonderful moms out there. I hope your day is blessed with love, happiness, family, and friends, and perhaps a few surprises too.

This day is also a day of celebration for another reason. Today I'll watch my niece graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University. I'm so proud of Alison, and in celebration of her achievement, I created a special money card for her. I want to show you how you can make a money card too. 

I've chosen some new products that I though would be perfect for this task. You can't go wrong with the Perfectly Pencilled Designer Series Paper for black & white cards with a pop of color. This black and white DSP can be used as is or customized with any of our color tools and inks. My money card also features the Happiness Abounds Bundle. Why not dress your cash gifts in some pretty packaging perfect for graduations, birthdays, weddings, Mother's Day, and so many more gift giving occasions. You'll have fun doing it and your special people will be delighted with your handmade presentation.

Cash Card Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Basic Black card base = 7" x 8 1/2"
  • Basic White card stock =  6 3/4" x 3" (cut 2) and 6 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • Basic White for banner = 4" x 3/4" plus scrap for stamping & color flower and leaves
  • DSP = 6 5/8" x 2 7/8" and 6 5/8" x 1 5/8"
  • DSP for belly band = 8 1/2" x 1"

Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)

 

Here's a slightly different version I made for my niece who is graduating from The Ohio State University today. I colored the flowers on the Perfectly Penciled DSP with Real Red Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe

 

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

 

My Wild & Sweet Class to Go is selling fast. Deadline to order is May 10th..

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.

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (9)

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. 

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.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, May 10th.

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. You'll be able to download the PDF immediately upon purchase.

 

BIG NEWS:

I recently welcomed Patricia D to my Merry Stampers Team of Demonstrators. She just couldn't pass up our In Color Starter Kit Promotion.

You too can become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get FREE GIFTS when you join May 3rd - 31st. By purchasing the In Color Starter Kit, you'll get $125 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS a selection of new In Color Products valued at $66.50. Pay just $99 plus tax for a total of $191.50 of Stampin' Up! products. And...IT ALL SHIPS FREE for an additional $21.00 in savings! It doesn't get much better than this!

Click on the download link below to see all of the fabulous new In Colors included in this sweet deal.

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Then contact me to discuss the amazing opportunity and find out how joining my Merry Stampers Team can benefit you!

Or click here to JOIN NOW.

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New Branded Merchandise for everyone who loves Stampin' Up!

 I can't wait to get my hands on these and share my love of Stampin' Up!  Click here to order.

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Thanks for stopping by. Once again, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Enjoy this special day of honoring and remembering our moms and celebrating family. Have a good week and keep on stamping!


6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder with Abigail Rose DSP

I've got another fabulous 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder - my favorite kind. In this video demonstration, I show you how to make 4 cards quickly and easily with this One Sheet Wonder featuring the Abigail Rose Suite. I cut a 6" x 6" piece of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper to begin. Enjoy this video, then gather your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and get started making your own cards with this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. AND for even more cards, cut one 12" x 12" sheet of DSP into four 6" x 6" squares and cut as instructed for a total of 16 cards. It's a great way to build up your stash of cards or when you need several of the same cards for a specific occasion.

 

Stampin' Up!  Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up!  Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder:

  • Use a pencil to mark 1 1/2" along top from left corner.
  • Turn and do the same on each of the other 3 sides.
  • Cut line along marks on opposite sides.
  • All 4 pieces will be same shape and size.

Cutting Dimensions for Cards:

  • Very Vanilla card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4".
  • Crumb Cake card stock = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Early Espresso card stock = 5" x 3 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)

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

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

Sweetest Cherries Class to Go

Make 8 bright, cheerful cards (2 each of 4 designs) with my Sweetest Cherries Class to Go.
With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone.
Deadline to order & pay for Sweetest Cherries Class to Go is June 21st.
 
Choose the Sweetest Cherries Class to Go option that's best for you:
 
Option 1: Sweetest Cherries Full Class to Go = $75.00  Includes Sweetest Cherries Bundle (stamp set & punch), pack of 2022-2024 In Color DSP, pack of Decorative Matte Dots, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.
 
Option 2: Card supplies ++ = $48.00   Includes pack of 2022-2024 In Color DSP, pack of Decorative Matte Dots, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Sweetest Cherries Bundle needed to complete this class.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00   PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 4 different cards. To purchase PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are in alphabetical order and available for immediate download upon purchase.
 
Option 4: Get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE when you join my Stampin' Up! team.
 
Add Ons:   Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 of my Sweetest Cherries Class to Go have the option to Add On the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price with no additional shipping charges.  
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
  • Sweet Sorbet Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Parakeet Party Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Orchid Oasis Ink Pad @ $8.00
Timeline for Sweetest Cherries Class to Go:
  • June 21st - Deadline to order & pay.
  • June 22nd - SU! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • June 27th - 28th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 29th - Sweetest Cherries Class to Go kits will ship.

To order Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay by June 21st.

To order Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on 'PDF Store' in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 
 
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Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be working and helping Andrea and Jon with final prep for their wedding on June 26th.

He's The Man!

I love One Sheet Wonders - especially 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonders! They're fun. They're fast. They're manageable without being overwhelming like some of the larger OSWs can be. I shared the following 6" x 6" DOUBLE One Sheet Wonder a while back featuring the He's The Man DSP, but wanted to show it to you again.  Why??? Because I used it again with the same DSP but some alternate card layouts. If you missed my May 3rd blog post with the video demonstration (or just want a refresher), can see it below. But then KEEP SCROLLING because I have more cards to show you (some with alternate card layouts) using the same 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.

6_ x 6_ One Sheet Wonder - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card stock for 4 cards:

  • Card bases (cut 4) = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half
  • Basic White inside card (cut 4) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Card stock layer (cut 4) = 3" x 3 1/4"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 1 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 3 1/2" x 2"

Stampin' Up! He's The Man DSP - Mary Knabe

I love the different themes included in the He's The Man Suite - BBQs, classic cars, camping, and even tools for the handyman.

Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)

The 2 sheets of dies cuts included in the He's The Man DSP make creating cards SUPER EASY. Great cards with no stamping made quickly. AND it's a great introduction to card making for first timers.

Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)

I can't seem to get enough of the Rustic Metallic Dot Embellishments. They're not only great for these masculine cards, but have been used on a wide variety of cards I've made for lots of different people and occasions.
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)

 

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

 

 

Registration is now open for my Potted Geraniums Class to Go

I can't help but think SUMMER when I look at the new Potted Geraniums Bundle. The Potted Geraniums Stamp Set & coordinating Geranium Dies are perfect for creating pretty cards to send during the summer months. You'll make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) in my Potted Geraniums Class to Go. With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone.

Please order & pay by June 14th.

      

Choose the class option that's best for you:

Option 1: Potted Geraniums Class to Go = $72.00  Includes Potted Geraniums Bundle (stamp set & dies), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies = $30.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Potted Geraniums Bundle needed to complete the cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before June 14th. To purchase PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top of this page.

Option 4: Join my team and get all of my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons:  Those who purchase Option 1 or 2 have the option to add on the following Stampin' Up! products to their Potted Geraniums Class to Go order at catalog price without additional shipping charges.

  • Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
  • Real Red Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Garden Green Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder @ $10.00

Timeline for Potted Geraniums Class to Go:

  • June 14th - Deadline to order & pay.
  • June 15th - SU! products needed for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • June 20th - 21st - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 22nd- Potted Geraniums Class to Go kits will ship.

To order Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay by June 14th.

To order Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on 'PDF Store' in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

Theres still time to order the Pick of the Crop June 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, but hurry. You need to order by June 10th to receive this kit. Stampin' Up! kits make great summer fun for kids and families! You can even take them camping with you!

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!

ORDER by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Kit. Contact me if you have questions about Paper Pumpkin and to see if the monthly subscription or a pre-paid subscription is best for you.
 
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. 

Artisan Additions Dies

Today, I want to introduce you to a brand new product - the Artisan Additions Dies. These dies are unique in that they do not match up to any particular stamp set. They are intended to add an extra element of creative and artistic expression to the cards and other paper crafts we make. The Artisan Additions Dies used with our other stamp sets and products open us up to limitless creative possibilities.

I hope you enjoy seeing the various ways I used the Artisan Additions Dies to create some amazing cards in this video replay of my June 1st Facebook Live. 

 

I love that I could create 3 very different cards using the very same layout and same die on each of them.

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Peaceful Moments Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Peaceful Moments Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for 3 cards 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 inside card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic White layer for stamping = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Card stock layer = 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

 

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

 

 

I used a different die from the Artisan Additions Dies collection for these next cards.

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

For this final card, I simply turned the die cut piece and place the sentiment and Rustic Metallics Dots in opposite places.Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for masculine cards above:

  • Cajun Craze card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" , score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Crumb Cake card stock inside card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Cajun Craze card stock layer for die cutting  = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake card stock layer = 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Early Espresso card stock layer = 4" x 5 1/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

 

Happy Forest Friends MEGA Class to Go - Order by June 7th

I had SO MUCH FUN creating with the Happy Forest Friends Product Suite - so much so that I am offering this MEGA Class to Go. You'll create 10 different cards including a Slimline Card in Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go. With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone. Choose the option that works best for you.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, June 7th. Contact me for link to order and pay.

    

Option 1: Full Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go = $85.00   Includes Happier Than Happy Bundle (stamp set & dies), full pack of Happy Forest Friends 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies + DSP = $48.00   Includes full pack of Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Happier Than Happy Bundle needed to complete the cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial = $20.00   Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 10 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you on or before June 15th. To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

Options 4: Join my SU! Team and get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their Happy Forest Friends Class to Go order at catalog price without additional shipping charges:   Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @$6.00 and Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron at $8.00 each.

Timeline for Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go:

  • June 7th - Deadline to order.
  • June 8th - Stampin' Up! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • June 13 - 14th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 15th - Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go kits will ship

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order and pay by June 7th.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

Thanks for stopping by to view today's post. I hope you feel inspired to do some stamping of your own and, perhaps, some creating with the new Artisan Additions Dies.

Make it a great day!

 


Off- Center Z-Fold Card & More with Hey Sports Fan Suite

Hey Sports Fans, you are going to LOVE the cards and scrapbook layouts I designed with the Hey Sports Fan Suite. This product suite is loaded with fabulous prints and images that sports fans will recognize as well as a patriotic theme with stars and stripes, and it all has a vintage feel. In this video replay of my May 27th Facebook Live, I demonstrate how to make a super fun fun fold card - the off-center z-fold - as well as a simple patriotic card that's vintage and classic. In addition, I'll demonstrate some quick and easy scrapbook pages.

 

Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (5)

Cutting Dimensions for Off-Center Z-Fold Cards:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 11", cut off 1/4" to make base 5 1/2" x 10 3/4", (do not discard 1/4 strip as it is used on this card).
  • Score card base at 3 1/2" and 6 3/4" on long side.
  • DSP on front/left panel = 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • DSP on middle panel = 3" x 5 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla card stock on right panel = 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" (1/4" strip cut from card base will be used on this piece)

Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (11)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (11)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (11)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (11)

 

Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe (1)

 

Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Hey Sports Fan Suite - Mary Knabe

 

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 products in the Hey Sports Fan Suite are on the Last Chance List and available while supplies last only through June 30th. Many of them are discounted as well. Prices shown below are original prices. Discounted prices are noted in the online store.

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go - Order yours today

You'll create 10 different cards including a Slimline Card in Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go. With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone. Choose the option that works best for you.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, June 7th. Contact me for link to order and pay.

    

Option 1: Full Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go = $85.00   Includes Happier Than Happy Bundle (stamp set & dies), full pack of Happy Forest Friends 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies + DSP = $48.00   Includes full pack of Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Happier Than Happy Bundle needed to complete the cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial = $20.00   Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 10 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you on or before June 15th. To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

Options 4: Join my SU! Team and get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their Happy Forest Friends Class to Go order at catalog price without additional shipping charges:   Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @$6.00 and Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron at $8.00 each.

Timeline for Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go:

  • June 7th - Deadline to order.
  • June 8th - Stampin' Up! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • June 13 - 14th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 15th - Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go kits will ship

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order and pay by June 7th.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

NEW at Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe starting this month:
 
Recently, I was asked to join the Create With Us International Tutorial Bundle Team. I'm honored and excited to be a part of this group. Each month, the team comprised of demonstrators from around the world each submit a tutorial based on a suite or collection of products. All the tutorials are then put together in one PDF Tutorial Bundle.
 
  • Customers who place an order of $50 during the month will receive that month's tutorial bundle FREE via email.
  • OR customers may choose to purchase the tutorial bundle for $20 without placing a SU! order.
 
Our June Tutorial Bundle featured the HUES OF HAPPINESS SUITE. The photo is a Sneak Peek of all the cards included in this month's tutorial.
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June Stampin' Up! Promotions:

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And there's more...

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or view my Mini Catalog Walk Through to make seeing the Last Chance Products a bit easier.

 

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!

ORDER by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Kit.
Contact me if you have questions about Paper Pumpkin and to see if the monthly subscription or a pre-paid subscription is best for you.
 
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Have a great week.

Stampin' Peace Hugs,


Techniques with Amazing Thanks & Other Word Dies

We all love word dies for making fabulous cards, scrapbook pages, collages, and more. In this video demonstration, I'll introduce you to a fun technique using the Amazing Thanks Dies and all our word dies. Watch, then put your word dies to use in a new way!

Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (2)

Stamin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe
Stamin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Fresh Freesia Thanks Card:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer on front = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

Below you'll see additional ways to use the Amazing Thanks Dies. I love having several ways we can use our Stampin' Up! products.

 

For this card I used both the Amazing Silhouette Stamp Set and Amazing Thanks Dies. Stamping in Shaded Spruce ink directly onto the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper really adds a lot of interest to this card. Card stock colors used were Shaded Spruce and Basic Gray.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Tree Thanks Card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer on front = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • DSP = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Cutting Dimensions for You Are Amazing Card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • DSP 1 = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP 2 = 5 1/4" x 2"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

Making one card is fun but making two is even better. You can die cut once and make 2 cards by using both the negative and positive pieces from your die cutting. As shown in the pair of cards below, I die cut the word Thanks from Pattern Party DSP. I used that large piece of DSP with the words cut out for one card front and and adhered the die cut word itself to the front of a second card. Card stock used to make this card is Granny Apple Green and Basic White. 
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Cutting Dimensions for Granny Apple Green Thanks Cards above:

  • Card bases = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White layer on front = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • DSP or Basic White layer = 4" x 3 1/2"
  • DSP strip on 2nd card = 4" x 3/8"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Die cut 'thanks' from DSP. Use the DSP with word hole on 1st card. Use die cut 'thanks' on 2nd card.

 

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

 

Thanks for visiting my blog for creative ideas and stamping and paper crafting tips and techniques. I hope you found this post helpful and that it has inspired you to stamp and craft!

 

On a personal note, thank you to all who inquired about the bridal shower Emily and I hosted for Andrea last Sunday. It was a fun day filled with family, friends, love, and happiness. To see all the Stampin' Up! touches I used on decorations and favors, click here.

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Prayers for peace and Stampin' Peace hugs to all.


Quick Tip Tuesday - Make a Frame with Dies

For today's Quick Tip Tuesday, I'm demonstrating how to make "frames" to use on your cards, scrapbook pages, and collages. It's super easy and gives even more versatility to your dies when you mix and match them to use in this unique way. Take a look and give it a try. You'll be glad you did!

Here's the card I made using the Pale Papaya frame I made in the video above. I used the largest Scalloped Contour Die with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die. It's easy to mix and match dies and the possibilities are endless. Consider making frames of different sizes and widths or even different shapes of dies like circles.
Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle & 2021-2023 In Color Cards - Mary Knabe

Color & Contour Bundle with 2021-2023 In Colors by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe (4)

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's Quick Tip Video helpful and inspiring. I'd love to see the frames you create for your projects by mixing and matching your dies!

 

REMINDERS:

Today, September 28th, is the LAST DAY to order your Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go.

My Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go is one you do not want to miss. It's pretty. It has truly special sentiments. It brings a bit of Autumn to your crafting. Class fee includes Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle, card supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), 2 yards Gold Shimmer Ribbon, PDF Tutorial, and Shipping.

Please email me for link to order & pay by September 28th.

     

3 Great Options to choose from so there is something for everyone!

Option 1: Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go = $72 ***Receive a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item with the purchase of Option 1.

Option 2: Card Supplies with 2 yards Gold Shimmer Ribbon = $32.00

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only sent via email = $15.00


Add Ons: Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 may add the following items to their Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go order at catalog price with no additional shipping charge.

  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad @ $7.50
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad @ $7.50

Schedule of Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go:

  • September 28th - Deadline to order & pay.
  • September 29th - Stampin' Up! order will be placed for Class to Go kits.
  • October 4th - 7th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, & labeled for shipping.
  • October 8th - Class to Go Kits will ship.
 
Interested???  Please email me for link to order & pay by September 28th.

 

 

Sale-A-Bration ends in 2 days. Don't miss out on your opportunity to get free exclusive products. Click here for complete details! If you need assistance, please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com.

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Enjoy a nigh of crafting with our Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit. Be sure to subscribe or order by October 10th to get this kit! This is a great way to get your holiday card making going! Or make alternate projects with the kit contents.
Peaceful Christmas by Paper Pumpkin
 
When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

 

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

       
   

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to purchase Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of all the extra perks...see the chart below. AND it's a great way to start your holiday shopping!

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

 


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.

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!


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!