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Life is Beautiful!

Life is beautiful. Sometimes in the midst of pain, illness, isolation, stress, hurt, and loss it can be hard to see the beauty in our world. But then, if we look closely, we can see beauty all around us, in the faces of our family, friends, and loved ones. We can see beauty in the comfort in our homes. We can see beauty in the eyes of a child, and the wrinkles of someone who has lived a long full life. It's also nice to step outside and see the beauty in nature no matter the time of year, new buds in spring, all shades of green in the trees in summer, the many shades of autumn, and in the glittering frost of winter. We just need to take time to observe, see what's around us, and be grateful for that beauty.

Stampin' Up!'s Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper was so popular in 2019, they brought it back for us in 2020 as a "Returning Fave". This paper shows true beauty of nature in the winter with its soft colors and delicate images of frozen droplets, snow, and frost on evergreens, leaves leftover from fall, and barren branches. 

Below are cards I made with the beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. They layout is quite simple and the same for each card. I wanted to focus on the beauty depicted in the various papers without a lot of embellishing. If you've never done this "window pane" layout, you can see me demonstrate it with this link:  https://bit.ly/32JnUbf. The Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set is featured in our 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!
Life is Beautiful Stamp Set & Feels Like Frost DSP by Stampin' Up!

If you've never done this "window pane" layout, use this link:  https://bit.ly/32JnUbf for my video demonstration with cutting dimensions and other card samples.

 

Thanks for viewing today's stampinpeace.com post. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Which one is your favorite?

 

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

 

I hope you'll take some time to enjoy the beauty all around you and be grateful. Life is beautiful!

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Cut it up. Change it up.

Who would have thought that you could cut up a beautiful stamped image only to make it into a totally different card. Check out the card sketch I used in my July 13th  Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. This one is so easy and fun, that it will have you asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Get all the details in in the video demonstration below.

I chose to color the Ornate Style flowers with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils in Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, and Old Olive.Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!


Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I stamped this sentiment of gratitude from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set on the inside of my card.
Ornate Style & Ornate Thanks Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up!

I have a feeling the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set in the 2020 Holiday Catalog (going live August 4th) is going to be very popular. Its images and sentiments are beautiful and classic.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Beaded Pearl embellishments are absolutely gorgeous and add such a pretty touch to the centers of your stamped and die cut poinsettias.
Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I added a layer of Gold Foil to both the outside and inside of this card to add to the classic holiday theme and color scheme.Poinsettia Petal Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper is featured in the card below along with the same card layout being used in a horizontal/landscape position.

Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1


Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I would not have thought of using the Bumblebee color in a traditional poinsettia card. Bumblebee is one of the featured colors in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. It really works with the other colors in the paper.
Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

I layered Whisper White onto Bumblebee card stock on the inside of this card.Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up1

Stampin' Up! supplies used in the 3 cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Poinsettia Place products will be available to order beginning August 4th.

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

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you put this card sketch to use. I'd love to see what you create with it.


Simple & Elegant

Simple and elegant is the best way to describe today's cards. The Blossoms in Bloom Bundle is fabulous for so many reasons. I love creating with the stamp set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies. These simple and elegant Blossoms in Bloom cards are wonderful all occasion cards. Use them as note cards or to express sympathy, thoughts of you, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, retirement, and more. Tone on tone cards such as these perform well as simple and elegant cards.

These cards are elegant in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

TIP:  Use Adhesive Sheets with card stock to die cut & adhere the die cut pieces to your card fronts easily.

The Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon adds a nice pop of color without taking away from the card's simplicity and elegance.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

This close up view allows you to see the detail in the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and the Many Layered Blossoms Die.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

I can't decide which I like better, the Whisper White card above or the Very Vanilla card below. Which is your favoite?
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

The woven ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack matches our Very Vanilla card stock perfectly.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

What other Stampin' Up! colors would you use to make these simple & elegant tone-on-tone cards? Petal Pink is on my mind.

Want to make these simple and elegant cards a bit fancier? Consider adding a bit of metallic or glitter paper with a few small die cut flowers or perhaps some embellishments such as small Metallic Pearls or gold Gilded Gems. We have even more embellishment to choose from. What will you choose?

Interested in some #simplestamping projects with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set?

Click here: https://bit.ly/2MMJLFo

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.


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. 

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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!


Simple Stamping with Field of Flowers

The new Field of Flowers Bundle by Stampin' Up! is full of possibilities with its interchangeable collection of words, stamp images that can be used in any color combination, and a punch to "Step-Up" your cards a little or a lot. Flowers are my thing, especially flowers out in nature and on our porches, patios, and gardens, so I was immediately attracted to this set. Today's cards showcase this beautiful new stamp set and SIP, aka Stamps, Ink, and Paper. (I'll put the punch to use in future posts.)Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

These 3 cards show the progression from simple to stepped up to stepped up a little more all while sticking to the basics - stamps, ink, and paper. 

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Balmy Blue are a warm, sunny, cheerful color combination during this beautiful summer season.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More of the same beautiful stamped flowers is an easy no brainer way to step up your cards as in the card below.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Another fun way to step up your cards is to stamp your sentiment or part of your sentiment on scrap paper, cut it out with Paper Snips, then pop it up on your card front with Stampin' Dimensionals or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals as I used here.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to dress up the inside of your cards and your envelopes with a little stamping.

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Field of Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions for cards above:

  • Center front card - Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/4" x 3". Balmy Blue layer is 4 3/8" x 3 1/8".
  • Back left card - Granny Apple Green card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/4" x 3". Balmy Blue layer is 4 3/8" x 3 1/8". Daffodil Delight layer is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Back right card - Granny Apple Green card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4 on long side. Stamping layer is 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". Balmy Blue layer is 4 7/8" x 3 5/8". Daffodil Delight layer is 5" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White card stock inside each card is 5 1/4" x 4".

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Snail Adhesive
Snail Adhesive
[104332]
$7.00
Snail Adhesive Refill
Snail Adhesive Refill
[104331]
$4.50

 


Stepping it up with Artfully Aware

The Artfully Aware Stamp Set created in part by Janet Wakeland, one of Stampin' Up! $1 Million Sales Achievers. It is dedicated to those who have Alzheimers Disease and their families and caregivers. The sketch art is beautiful and touching. The sentiments will touch your heart. As I was scanning my shelves of stamp set looking for one to share on my March 31st Facebook Live this one made sense. It made sense to share now as we navigate our way through the pandemic "normal" as what was our daily normal is no more. The Struggle is real, and there is no better time to reach out to one another, to lean on one another. We may not be able to do this physically, but we can come up with creative solutions to spread love and caring and take care of the needs of others...which in turn helps us take care of ourselves too.

Using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set, I show you how to take a simple but striking card to something sensational that will have others thinking "wow". Watch my Facebook Live Video Replay below. I demonstrate how to go from simple card making to wow card making but adding more products and elements of paper crafting. Thanks to PriscillaStamps.com for the inspiration for the first card in my series.

The 5 cards below show the progression of cards from plain and simple to wow.Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, & Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the actual card I made in my FB Live Demonstration then gave away to one lucky viewer by random drawing.  Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, & Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! products used in my "stepped up" cards demonstration - Click on links for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

Saturday KISS & SIP

It's KISS & SIP Saturday. KISS & SIP??? What's that??? 

In my Stampin' Peace Studio, KISS & SIP means Keep It Simple Stamping with Stamps, Ink, and Paper! It's back to the basics. Today's cards are exactly that. Simple Stamping is great for beginning stampers, for stampers who own basic supplies, and for those people whose taste & style is simple, a "less is more" style. Simple stamping also gives us a way to create lots of cards quickly & easily with a limited amount of products and steps involved. 

In today's post, I share with you a set of note cards created in the KISS & SIP style - anyone and everyone can do it! I feature the pretty and versatile Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Small Bloom Punch, both products you can get FREE with qualifying purchases through March 31st while supplies last.

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions: In Color card stock measures 4 1/2" x 3". Whisper White card stock for stamping measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Today's cards also feature the 2018-2020 In Colors - Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick. It won't be long that these colors will be retiring. In fact, April 23rd is the day that Stampin' Up! will release its Last Chance/Retiring List. All products in these 5 colors WILL be on that list. If you want any of them, please order them now. Not only will you have the opportunity to receive Sale-A-Bration freebies, you'll get them before they sell out. And, please trust me when I say, they will sell out. Once they are on the Last Chance List, they are only available while supplies last. So whether it be, ink pads, ink refills, card stock, 6" x 6" DSP, ribbon, and/or embellishment that you want in these 5 colors -Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick - get them while you can, when you know they are still available. So often I have customers who wait until the retirement list comes out and end up being disappointed when items were sold out. Historically, none of the outgoing In Colors products are discounted, so there's no reason to wait. 

 

Stampin' Up! products used in the card set above plus 2018-2020 In Color products that will retire next month.

Get them while you still can. Click on links for easy ordering.

2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
[146932]
$7.50

 

Whether you are new to stamping or have lots of experience, challenge yourself to whip up a set of cards KISS & SIP style. Happy stamping, friends!


5 Bright Colors = Sunshine & Cheer

Today's post features a quick and easy set of 5 Note Cards & Envelopes I created with the 2018-2020 In Colors. These 5 colors - Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, & Pineapple Punch - are sure to bring sunshine and cheer to your cards and paper craft which will in turn spread sunshine and cheer to all who benefit from our cards and craft projects. Take a look at these fun cards I made then download my FREE project sheet so you can make them too.

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - 2018-2020 In Colors Note Cards & Envelopes

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Please keep in mind that the 2018-2020 will be retiring soon. Please do not wait to order these products until when they are announced on our Last Chance/Retiring List on April 23rd. I have never seen outgoing In Color products be discounted on the retiring list, but I HAVE SEEN people very disappointed when they waited to order and found the In Color items they wanted sold out. It happens every year that many of the retiring In Color products sell out as soon as the Last Chance/Retiring List is announced - especially re-inkers, markers, and card stock. Order now to avoid disappoint later. AND, if you order this month, you will qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product when you order $50 or more (before sh/tax). Place your order online at your convenience at maryknabe.stampinup.net using my March Host Code HBXDNC4R or contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to place your order for you.

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

All 2018-2020 In Colors products which will be retiring in a few short weeks plus other SU! products used in the cards above. Click on links for easy ordering.

2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
[146932]
$7.50

 

Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog today. May your day be full of sunshine and good cheer!