Masculine Feed

Well Suited in 2 Styles!

Take a look at two styles of masculine cards I created with the Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up! One card is created using several coordinating papers from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper pack. The other card is a fun fold card and features one piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper but showcases BOTH sides of it. Take a look at my video replay below of a recent Facebook Live I did. You'll get all the dimensions you need plus some tips for successful card making as you view my video demonstration of these two masculine cards. Of course, these layouts are perfect for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers. 

 

I absolutely LOVE this Well Suited Suite but most especially its Designer Series Paper. It's perfect for making masculine cards to celebrate the special men and boys in your life. It's bright. It's bold. It's fun. I created two a great cards featuring this fabulous Well Suited Designer Series Paper. 
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
This card layout is awesome for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers.
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Look at all the details, in addition to the many pieces of DSP, I used on this card to make it fun and interesting! Twine in Basic Gray & Night of Navy, Matte Black Dots, and card stock punched with the Double Oval Punch. They're all great separately, but together, they're a party celebrating your special guy!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

The card below features one of my new favorite fun folds because I love being able to feature BOTH sides of my favorite Designer Series Papers as often as I can. This is another great card layout that will work with any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
 A little stamping on the inside of this fun fold card makes for a fun surprise!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me for assistance ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Make today a great day! Make a card. Send a card.


Taking in the Sand & Sea

3 weeks. 21 days. That's all the time we have left for the January - June Mini Catalog selling period. Many of the products in this publication are retiring and lots are discounted, some up to 50% off. Get these Last Chance products while you can as they are only available while supplies last through June 30th.

Click on the link below to download the Last Chance List.

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This Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper is on the Last Chance List. It is gorgeous with its soft colors and beautiful images and perfect for making cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more. The stunning prints mimic beach scenes - water & waves, bright sky, sandy shore, seashells, and more. You will L O V E it!

Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are a few cards I made featuring this stunning paper. The cards are super simple to make but stunning, none the less. Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

 

Click here for a video tutorial to make the Sand & Sea Pocket Card you see in the photo below.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

And how about a few scrapbook pages made with the Sand & Sea Suite? Click here for video demonstration.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

So there you have it. Lots and lots of creative ideas using the Sand & Sea Suite to inspire you! 

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Do something creative and make it a good day!


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Batter Up

It's time for another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities monthly blog hop. Take a look at my alternate project for the Paper Pumpkin Batter Up kit. I used the contents of my May 2021 kit to create a 2-page scrapbook layout, perfect for capturing memories from one of summer's favorite pastime baseball!

After viewing photos of my Batter Up Scrapbook Layout, be sure to click the "NEXT PUMPKIN" to view the next Batter Up alternate project by Lisa Bernard. There are a total of 12 demonstrators participating in this blog hop. 
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Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

As you can see, I made 3 cards, 1 each of the 3 designs in the Paper Pumpkin directions. I then cut the card bases down the center and used the 3 card fronts as focal points while the white pieces can be for photos and/or journaling special memories of a ballgame or of your favorite ball player. I added Real Red and Bumblebee card stock layers cut to 5 3/4"  x 4 1/2" behind the card fronts.
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

You can punch the ends of the small Real Red rectangles included in the Paper Pumpkin kit with your Banners Pick a Punch. 
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

 

Here are some close up views of various parts of my scrapbook pages. I enjoyed embellishing the pages with the red and yellow resin dots included in this month's Batter Up kit.

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Paper Pumpkin Batter Up
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

Paper Pumpkin Batter Up
Paper Pumpkin Batter Up

 

Click on the pumpkin below to hop on over to Lisa Bernard's blog for another great Paper Pumpkin Batter Up alternate project.

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To purchase a pre-paid subscription, click on any link below. You can add all other Stampin' Up!  products to your order of a Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription which also count toward earning Stampin' Rewards when your order reaches $150 or more.

 

If you prefer a month-to-month subscription, click here. You will be billed each month once your kit ships, and you can cancel at any time.  

 

Place your Paper Pumpkin order by June 10th to get the June Expressions in Ink Kit. Here's a hint as to what the kit will be like! Isn't this alcohol ink technique mesmerizing?? We used these beautiful 2021-2023 In Colors to make an amazing kit to wow your loved ones. This kit will have 2 ink spots and coordinates with our Expressions in Ink Suite in our new Annual Catalog too! I can't wait to get my hands on this kit!

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I hope you enjoyed seeing my Paper Pumpkin Batter Up alternate project. I hope you also take the time to click through the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop for 11 more alternate project for your May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Make it a great day!


Bloom Where You're Planted Class to Go

Bloom Where You're Planted Card Class to Go 

You certainly don't need a green thumb to make these fabulous cards featuring the Bloom Where You're Planted Suite. Class fee of $64 includes Plentiful Plants Bundle; pre-cut card stock, DSP, & additional supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); 8 envelopes; PDF Tutorial; and Priority Shipping.

Please pre-order and pay by June 3, 2021.

Email me for Registration & Payment information.

Bloom Where You're Planted Class to Go = $64.00

Buy 2 - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping = $120.00

Card Supplies Only = $25.00  ***Plentiful Plants Bundle which is needed to complete this class is NOT included with this option.

PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  ***PDF Tutorials will be sent via email on or before June 3rd.

Bloom Where You're Planted Class to Go Schedule:

  • June 3rd - Deadline to pre-order. 
  • June 4th - Stampin' Up! supplies will be ordered.
  • June 11th - 18th - Class Kits will be prepared, packaged, & labeled for shipping.
  • June 18th - Class Kits will ship. 

Bloom Where You're Planted Fun Fold Card

Whether you have a green thumb or not, you can make some pretty fabulous cards with the new Bloom Where You Are Planted Suite. I love the versatility of this product suite. It's great for just about any occasion! Check out the my Triple-Z Fold Card featuring the AMAZING Bloom Where You are Planted Suite I demonstrated in my May 10, 2021 Facebook Live. I think you're going to like this Triple - Z Fun Fold card so much you'll want to give it a try!

 

Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card Base is 5 1/2" x 12". Score on LONG side at 1 3/4", 4 3/4", 7 3/4". Accordion fold with small flap on top left when card is folded flat.
  • Cut 3 pieces of coordinating DSP - on each of 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", 5 1/4" x 2 3/4", 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Basic White card stock = 5 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!Sentiment was stamped on a 1/2" strip of Basic White card stock with each end snipped at an angle.
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

View of  open card from top.
Bloom Where You're Planted Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't Forget:

As many of you know, I am 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!


Sparkling Ombre Gift Card Holders

I love Stampin' Up! card stock and paper. The Designer Series Papers are always so intriguing to me. Our many Specialty Papers are also, however, I often find myself stuck. I just don't know what to do with them. So with the release of our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog this month, I decided to go ahead and order the Ombre Specialty Paper. As soon as I received it and opened it, I thought it was so pretty. Very sparkly paper that didn't leave sparkle on me or my hands or my clothes, so I decided to give it a go. I challenged myself to not let that Ombre Specialty Paper sit. So...here is what I came up with - an assortment of Gift card holders. 

This Facebook Live Video Replay shows you how to make these fun, sparkly gift card holders for those people who add a little sparkle and fun to your life! Enjoy the video demonstration, then give it a try. You'll also see how our new Basic Borders Dies add something special to these gift card holders.

 

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.
  • Belly Band on 2nd card is 1" x 10".

Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, Basic Borders Dies  & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Basic Borders Dies & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Basic Borders Dies & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!


Happiest of Birthday Stamp Set & Handsomely Suited Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Our new Basic Borders Dies collection gives you 6 different border dies. The one used above and the one below are 2 of them.
Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, Basic Borders Dies  & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, Basic Borders Dies  & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Handsomely Suited Stamp Set & Ombre Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Handsomely Suited Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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



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

 

Thanks for spending some time viewing this blog post. I appreciate you. I hope you found this video inspiring and that you picked up a few useful tips as well.

Happy crafting today and everyday!

 

PS...Check out my blog post on Saturday, May 15th for a special announcement!


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! 


Happy Earth Day with Beauty of the Earth Suite

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I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a project featuring a brand new suite launching with our new Annual Catalog on May 4th - Beauty of the Earth - today in celebration of Earth Day.  The Beauty of the Earth Suite includes the colorful Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Bark 3D Embossing Folders, and colorful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. 

Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

For today's post I made 8 slimline cards quickly and easily and with just 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper. You can too! Simply follow my cutting dimensions and assembly instructions below. Easy peasy, I guarantee it!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card bases = Cut 8 measuring 7" x 8 1/2", score at 3 1/2" on short side, fold in half. (I cut 4 Night of Navy & 4 Merry Merlot.)
  • Basic White layer = Cut 16 measuring 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". (You'll use 2 per card - 1 on front & 1 inside.)
  • Card stock layer on front = Cut 8 measuring 3 1/8" x 8 1/8". (I cut 4 Night of Navy & 4 Merry Merlot from left over card stock that I had when I cut the card bases from my 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of card stock.)
  • Designer Series Paper = Use the Beauty of the Earth DSP with watercolor tree prints at the top and bottom of the paper with white space in the middle. Cut it at 6" (in half) through the white space. Then cut each of the two 6" x 12" pieces into 4 pieces measuring 3" x 6". 
  • Wood Grain DSP (also from Beauty of the Earth DSP) = Cut 4 pieces measuring 2" x 3".


Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

Directions for card above:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy ink on lower right corner of Merry Merlot Card stock.
  2. Adhere Watercolor Trees DSP to top of Merry Merlot card stock.
  3. Adhere Merry Merlot card stock to Basic White card stock.
  4. Wrap Denim Ribbon around layers at bottom of DSP and tie bow. Trim ends. 
  5. Adhere layers to Night of Navy card base.
  6. Adhere Basic White card stock to inside of card.
  7. Die cut 2 Night of Navy birds and adhere to card front as shown using Glue Dot.


Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

Directions for card above:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on lower right corner of Wood Grain DSP. Adhere to bottom of Night of Navy card stock.
  2. Adhere Watercolor Trees DSP to top of Night of Navy card stock.
  3. Adhere Night of Navy card stock to Basic White card stock.
  4. Wrap Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around layers where the two DSP's meet and tie knot. Trim ends. 
  5. Adhere layers to merry Merlot card base.
  6. Adhere Basic White card stock to inside of card.
  7. Die cut 2 Merry Merlot birds and adhere to card front as shown using Glue Dot.

 

Another look at these simply made gorgeous cards. Simple layout, 1 sheet DSP, time well spent for 8 quick and easy Slimline Cards.

Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Beauty of the Earth products used are available to purchase beginning May 4th with the launch of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have enjoyed today's post and found it to be helpful and inspiring. Please let me know if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up!  needs.

Do something creative everyday!

 


Inspired Thoughts Card & Gift Card Holder

I have a wonderful Dutch Door Gift Card Holder - a fun fold card and gift card holder all in one. Take a look at my video demonstration to learn how to make it. Plus get a look at a brand new bundle launching May 4th - Inspired Thoughts. This bundle is quite unique in that the stamp set is all sentiments paired with the Inspired Canopy Dies to make beautiful tree scenes for any occasion.

Dimensions for Dutch Door Card:

  • card base = Soft Succulent 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and Basic White 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • card stock to make "Dutch Door" = Soft Succulent 2 3/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, folded in half.
  • layers for Dutch Door front & inside = Evening Evergreen 2 1/2" x 4" and Basic White 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • layers for center of card front = Basic White 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", Early Espresso 2 5/8" x 3 7/8", Soft Succulent 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"

Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

The following is also a Dutch Door Gift Card Holder featuring the Inspired Thoughts Bundle. I sponged sunshine on the inside of the card for a more dramatic look.

Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

This sentiment works so well for so many occasions - birthday, congratulations, new job, and retirement to name just a few.
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope you found it to be helpful and inspiring. Have a great week!


Playful Pets Fun Fold Card

I love my Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives. It's always fun to learn and share various Fun Fold Cards. Friday, March 26th, I demonstrated how to make a Napkin Fold Card featuring the Playful Pets Suite. This video replay will give you dimensions and guided instruction to make a Playful Pets Napkin Fold Card plus I'll show you some additional samples I made. So if you're a lover of fun fold cards and/or a dog or cat lover (or perhaps both), I think you'll enjoying viewing this video.



Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite & Dog Punch by Stampin' Up!

This is the inside of the two Playful Pets Napkin Fold Cards above.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I made 2 cat Napkin Fold Cards also featuring the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!
This is the inside of both of the cat Napkin Fold Cards.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch this cat from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 8" x 8", score at 4" on one side, turn square once and score again at 4". PLUS make 1 diagonal score line.
  • DSP for card front = 3" x 3"
  • Card stock for card front = 3 1/4" x3 1/4"
  • DSP for inside of card = Use 3 different but coordinating DSP's. Cut first DSP 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".  Cut the other two DSP's 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" then cut each of these on the diagonal from top right corner to bottom left corner.
  • Basic white for inside of card = 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Cat Punch
$18.00

 

Thanks for viewing my Stampin' Peace blog post. I appreciate your interest in my work. If you aren't currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please let me know how I can be of service to you.

Have a great week. Take some time out to do something fun - perhaps, some stamping and paper crafting!


Well Suited Cards & Bingo Night via Zoom

Well Suited Cards & Bingo Night via Zoom 

Let's get together virtually for a fun evening of card making and bingo. Please join me for my Well Suited Online Card Class & Bingo Event via Zoom on Friday, April 9, at 6:30pm EST. Class fee of $35 includes Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, package of Matte Black Dots, supplies to make 4 different cards, Bingo card, & Bingo Prizes. We'll make our cards together and play a few rounds of Bingo too. I'll also have several alternate projects featuring the Well Suited Suite to show you during the Zoom event.

Deadline to register is March 25th so I have time to order the Stampin' Up! supplies, prepare the event packets, and ship the packets to be received in time for the virtual event.

Email me for registration & payment information.

I will email a Zoom Link the week of the event to all who have registered.

 

Email me for registration & payment information. I hope you'll join me for this fun night!