It's pretty cold in central Ohio this week and a snowstorm is on its way. Fortunately, my plan is to stay in and work and craft the weekend away. I'll even have a couple friends here for crafting. While I do enjoy a beautiful snowfall, I do dream of days by the beach with sunny skies, warm breezes, and shelling. Our Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite make creating beach themed paper crafts easy and fun. Today's post shows a 2-page scrapbook layout featuring the fun beach and seashell products from the Sand & Sea Suite. My Facebook Live video replay below shows you just how I made this layout and includes and couple of different ways you can add color to the beautiful Pearlescent Paper I used for the seashells. I hope you'll take a look at the video and be inspired by my demonstration.
An alternate use for these scrapbook pages would be to frame and display them with your favorite beach day memories. They make wonderful gifts too.
I love the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper used as the sky and beach for this layout.
The Seaside Seashells 3D Embossing Folder has exquisite detail. Adding a bit of color with Blending Brushes and ink brings out the details even more.
The various colors of ink on the Pearlescent Specialty Paper bring the seashells and plants to life beautifully!
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Get a FREE PDF TUTORIAL to create 3 sets of cards with 4 different designs per set. First set is birthday cards. 2nd set is botanical cards. 3rd set is made with 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Free PDF Tutorial also includes a standing desktop calendar and gorgeous HOME Collage. The collage can be personalized with your family name or any other word that speaks to you, and it makes a great gift. These projects were the featured Make-n-Take projects at my January Creative Escape Weekend. They were a HUGE it with my guests.
The Free PDF Tutorial includes supply list, photos of each individual project, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete all projects pictured.
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PLEASE NOTE: One of the card sets uses the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Step (#152539, $19). You can add this to your Boho Indigo Product Medley order and get a free pack of Gilded Gems from me or simply substitute with another stamp set you already own.
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Check this out! This project is simple and elegant and perfect as a decoration in your own home or to give as a gift. It works for Valentine's Day or engagement, bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary also, and just because. Enjoy my video complete with measurements and tips for creating this beautiful project. And if you love this one, know that it coordinates with my Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner. If you missed that project, you can click here to see it now.
Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.
Again, here is the link to the coordinating Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner I referred to earlier in case you missed.
PS...Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? If not, you may want to consider getting these fabulous monthly all inclusive kits. Our February Paper Pumpkin Kit contains supplies to make cards of sympathy, support, and encouragement in difficult times - something we can all use. Order by February 10th to get this beautiful kit using one of the links below this photo.
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The beautiful project I demonstrate in this video replay of my January 22nd Facebook Live can be used as a Fun Fold Card AND lovely piece of home decor for Valentine's Day. The products of the Lovely You Always Suite are showcased beautifully in this stunning project that is made quickly and easily with my video demonstration and tips. I hope you love this special project of mine and are inspired to create one of your own.
Swap out the "Be My Valentine" on the 4th square of this banner and use it for a card and/or decoration for anniversary, engagement, bridal shower, or wedding. No matter the reason or occasion this stunning love banner will be admired by all.
This project was difficult to photograph with the reflections of the Blushing Bride Foil Sheets and the beautiful metallic accents of the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper. The banner is even more lovely in person - so very elegant yet quite simple to make.
I love mixing and matching the Floral Heart Dies and Always Dies in the Love You Always Suite for this beautiful project.
The "Be My Valentine" sentiment was stamped in Rococo Rose ink on Blushing Bride card stock. Using the darker ink made it coordinate better with the metallic details of the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper.
If you love this project, I'll be sharing a coordinating collage in a Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post very soon. Stay tuned!
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Tuesday, January 26th is the last day to register for my Fun Fold Class to Go featuring the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set with the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.
I've got a FABULOUS new Class to Go for you. You don't want to miss out on my Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP Fun Fold Cards Class to Go. Yes. You read that correctly. Learn to make 4 different Fun Fold Cards. One of them is a gift card holder too!
Class fee of $65 includes card bases & envelopes for 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), $51 in Stampin' Up! product (Happy Thoughts Stamp Set, Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper, Fine Art Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Stampin' Dimensionals), your choice of Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product free, PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping.
Deadline to Pre-order is Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
I received these from my Stampin' Up! upline Susi Brunk & 2nd upline Sherrie Parker last week. A cute little canvas decorated with the Brightly Gleaming Suite products and a coordinating fun fold card. I used the fun fold card as inspiration for my December 20th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.
Start with 4 1/4" x 11". Cut off 1 3/4" from one end. This is the extra piece that you place vertically and adhere to top flap of card.
Card base is the 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" piece you now have. Score at 1 7/8" from each end. Fold on both score lines to form top and bottom flaps for card front.
Designer Series Paper - Cut 2 pieces 1 5/8" x 4" and 1 piece of a different but coordinating DSP 1 1/2" x 4".
Whisper White for inside of card = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
I love the Ladybug Trinket Embellishments. They are metal and adhere easily with a Mini Glue Dot.
Here are a couple more of this same Fun Fold Card I made by mixing and matching more of the Dandy Garden DSP.
The Dragonflies Punch is such a great part of the Dandy Garden Suite. You can punch your stamped dragonflies and punch dragonflies from the colorful Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper as I did for these cards. I love the extra effort Stampin' Up! puts into coordinating its many products.
Don't skip the video above if you want to learn 2 ways you can put 2 or more colors of ink on a single stamp as I did for stamping these coordinating envelopes.
I absolutely love Blackberry Bliss, and I love the brightness of the other colors against the very rich Blackberry Bliss color.
Please note that the products in the Dandy Garden Suite can be found on pages 24-27 of our new January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and will be available to order beginning January 5th.
CURRENT Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.
If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have.
PS...There are still plenty of retiring holiday products available in our Year-end Closeout - many of which are discounted!
What's better than a Stampin' Up! holiday tag kit? How about a holiday tag kit at HALF PRICE? That's right. One of my most favorite Stampin' Up! Tag Kits, Tag Buffet Project Kit, is on sale now for just $15, that's a 50% savings. Follow the directions and you'll get 30 bright, beautiful, festive tags to add that something special to your gift wrap and gift bags. Already finished your shopping, wrapping, and tagging? Consider purchasing a few kits to have at the ready for next year. Better yet, get your friends and family in on the fun and host a "Christmas in July" kit party. Either way, this deal is the bomb! But don't hesitate. The Tag Buffet Kit and all products on the Stampin' Up! Year-end Closeout are only available while supplies last. Grab this kit and other retiring holiday products before they're gone. Click here to go directly to the Year-end Closeout section of my online store to see what's retiring and what's on sale.
If you make the tags in the kit according to directions, you'll make a total of 30 beautiful, large tags (5 each of 6 designs as shown below).
I took 6 tags (1 of each design) to use in making some holiday scrapbook pages that resemble wrapped gifts.
Tips for creating all of these gift wrapped scrapbook pages can be found by viewing my video below.
I also took 6 tags (1 of each design) and removed the white layer, then made Christmas Cards with them - card base in a coordinating colors plus Gold Foil Paper accents is all it took. I also tied the gold cord into bows for a finishing touch.
I used the white layers I removed from the tags on the cards above with the 5 extra pine tree die cuts you get in your kits to make 5 more gift tags. I had plenty of extra labels to stamp and gold cord in my kit so didn't need to add any other supplies to make these additional tags.
In yesterday's post I shared alternate projects created with the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. Use this link to see those projects along with a video demonstration: https://bit.ly/2KpBSI9. I created 2 cards and a gorgeous collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers. I loved interacting with my customers and viewers and getting their input as I create. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is also on sale for $24.50, that's a 30% savings on its original price of $35. This kit is great for those who want to personalize their Christmas cards with a family photo or their fur babies. Already have your cards made and mailed? Again, why not take advantage of this deal and schedule a Christmas in July card making day? At this price, you'll be glad you did!
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Happy Thursday - 3D Thursday that is. I am honored and thrilled to have been asked to be the December 10th Guest Designer on the 3D Thursday Facebook Page. Of course, I said yes. This lovely poinsettia wreath is the project I designed and am so excited to be sharing. It really is quite easy to make and looks even more stunning in person. Make one yourself or make a few to give as gifts.
I used a full bolt of the Shaded Spruce Ribbon from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack to wrap a 10" styrofoam wreath. I used the Gold Trim from the same ribbon combo pack for the wreath hangar.
Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for convenient ordering.
My November 9th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live was lots of fun. I used a limited amount of supplies to create quick, easy, and simply elegant Christmas cards with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I hope you'll watch my Facebook Live Replay and that you will be inspired to do what we in the Stampin' Up! world like to call "Simple Stamping" with our 3 main products - stamps, ink, and paper. These cards are great for beginner stampers or for those who prefer a simple style. They are great for people making their first card or for someone making lots of cards to send family, friends, and colleagues, or to donate to a church group or nursing home. And of course, you can always add layers of card stock, DSP, and specialty papers along with ribbons, trims, and embellishments to turn these simple cards into wow cards. The supplies used may be limited but the creative possibilities are endless. So enjoy this video, then grab some supplies and get started creating simply beautiful cards.
Using both side of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create multiples of your designs and layouts.
I love the "clusters" of pearls to accent some of the berries on this particular DSP.
A single Gold Gilded Gem is perfect to accent the star on this sentiment.
I love this simple message of joy.
More beautiful metallic accents...
2" strips of this beautiful ornament DSP was used in 3 different ways.
The Iridescent Pearls from the Magic in this Night Suite work perfectly on this card and with so many other Stampin' Up! colors and Designer Series Paper. They're definitely not just for Halloween.
Look at how the Star Designer Elements accent this DSP so beautifully. These stars are also great for celebrations and for patriotic cards for Veterans Day on November 11th.
I made a 2" x 4" pocket to turn this card into a gift card holder.
All card bases are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side and folded in half.
All DSP strips on cards are 2" wide. Cut length as need for the different designs. Lengths I used were 5 1/2", 4 1/4", 4", and 2" squares.
DSP Strips for envelopes vary in length and width. Cut them as they appeal to you and adhere securely with Multipurpose Glue.
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Thanks for viewing today's post. I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful cards with ease and speed using a limited products and simple designs. I'd love to see what you create, so please share to my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group or Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook Business Page.
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Wishing you Peace, Joy, Love, and creative opportunities today and everyday.
There is so much to love in our new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Wonderful product suites full of coordinating products with great themes, Punch Bundles and Die Bundles, sensational stamp sets, terrific tools, brand new colors, ribbon and embellishments to jazz up your handmade cards and paper crafts. There's something for everyone - A LOT of something for everyone. Click on my catalog photo to the right to download a PDF of the catalog or visit my online store
The World of Good Suite is just one of our many wonderful product suites to create with. It has classic world, map, and travel images in stunning colors with brass accents. It's great for travel lovers and those who love adventure as well as for making masculine cards. Click here to see the entire World of Good Suite.
I used the World of Good Memories & More Card Collection to design my first Class to Go of the new Annual Catalog Season! Ah, I think it's fabulous if I do say so myself. Keep reading for more information on this wonderful class to go.
World of Good Cards & More Class to Go
The World of Good Suite by Stampin' Up! has a classic world theme with travel patterns and brass accents. My World of Good Cards & More Class to Go includes a full World of Good Memories & More Card Pack, full pack of Asst. Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, and full package of Antique Corners & Slides Embellishments to make 15 cards & 2 wall decor pieces. You'll also receive a PDF Tutorial via email which includes color photos, supply list, cutting dimensions, and directions for all projects. Priority Shipping included with price.
World of Good Class to Go = $45 *** Frames not included.
PDF Tutorial Only = $15
Here's a sneak peek of some of the 15 different cards you'll be making:
And here's a look at framed collage and wall decor that you can make with your World of Good Cards & More Class to Go.
(Frames not included with class.)
***Frames not included. I purchases both frames from Michaels.
Schedule for World of Good Cards & More:
June 15 - Registration & payment due.
June 16 - I will order SU! supplies needs for class kits.
June 19 - 24th - I will prep, sort, and package class kits.
June 25 - Class kits will ship by this date. ***Shipping date subject to change due to any backorders of SU! products. I will inform you if there is a change.
Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper isn't just for card making and scrapbooking. Put it to use in your home decor projects.
Here is my latest home decor project. I had a bare wall in my new home and just couldn't find something I loved for this space. So after 18 months of looking at this bare wall, I started thinking what can I make to fill that space until I find something that really speaks to me, something more permanent. This is what I came up with. I adhered 6 sheets of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to 12" x 12" stretched canvases. I love how they turned out, and I had so much fun making them. I found a new way to use some of my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for an easy to make home decor project that costs just a few dollars. Now, I have something pretty to look at instead of a bare wall, and am getting lots of compliments on it too. And best of all, it's such an inexpensive project that I can change it out at any time without feeling guilty. I can change it out to coordinate with the seasons, holidays, or new accent pillows if I choose. And when I find something more permanent for this wall, I will likely find a new place for this wall collection.
I used the same process for this project that I did for my DIY Designer Series Paper Coasters. You can see that video demonstration with this link: https://bit.ly/2SXTkF5
To view and order Stampin' Up! Designers Series Papers to use in all your paper crafting including home decor projects, click here. All of these will be retiring soon so are available only while supplies last. Many are being sold at a discounted price, so check them out now while they are still available.
Click here for a demonstration of my Double Point Fun Fold Cards also featuring the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
Thanks for viewing today's blog post. Enjoy your day!
Looking for a fun and inexpensive "do it yourself" gift idea? I've got one for you! Purchase some plain 4" ceramic tiles, cut some 3 3/4" squares from your favorite Designer Series Paper, and make coasters. They're quick, easy, and fun to make. The whole family can get involved. Coasters make nice decorative accents to your home and make great gifts for so many holidays & occasions - Mother's, Father's Day, Graduation, Birthdays, New Home, Teacher Appreciation, & lots more.
Watch my demonstration in my April 7th Facebook Live video replay for step-by-step directions and helpful tips for make your own tile coasters.
Petal Pink is the accent color in my living room, so Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper was an easy choice when making these coasters for my own home.
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