Mother's Day Feed

Dutch Door Fun Fold Card

Nothing says SPRING like beautiful flowers in gorgeous colors like Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. AND, what's better than a beautiful spring card? How about a spring card that is also a Dutch Door Fun Fold Card? Yes, that's right. I'm want to show you how to make a Dutch Door Card AND will give you a sneak peek of a brand new Color & Contour Bundle with its beautiful stamp images, meaningful sentiments, and AMAZING die set. So press play, and sit back and enjoy this video demonstration. 



Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Customize Pearl Basic Jewels by coloring with them with your Stampin' Blends markers.
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!
I just can't get enough of this Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon. Fortunately, you'll see in our new Annual Catalog launching May 4th. I'm so excited to be able to get my hands on more of this gorgeous and easy to work with ribbon.
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Color & Contour Bundle will be available to order on May 4th when the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog launches.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. May your day be filled with happiness.


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!


Life is Great!

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

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

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

 

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

Hats Off Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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

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

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



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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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

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


Butterfly Brilliance Stamparatus Style

Sunny, hot summer days are here! I love this time of year! I like to start my summer days drinking coffee on my front porch enjoying the fresh air and pretty flowers. Some days, I'm lucky enough to have a few butterflies to greet me. With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you can make and send bright, beautiful butterfly cards to your friends and family. In this Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate how to make 6 Butterfly Brilliance cards quickly and easily with my Stamparatus. I'll give you some tips for using the Stamparatus to make your card making experience better. If you don't own the Stamparatus, our amazing stamping platform, this video will show you one of many ways that this amazing tool can be a beneficial addition to your craft room.


Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

Color the butterflies with Stampin' Blends in your choice of colors. I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and So Saffron to color mine.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

The Vellum Card Stock circle creates a focal point for the stamped and die cut butterflies. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!


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

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

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Wishing you a bright, beautiful, sunshiny 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. 

MORE Sparkling Ombre Gift Card Holders

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

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

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

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

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

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

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

 

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

Pansy Dies
$32.00

 

Maui Trip Ordering Incentive May 15-24 only:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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!


You're A Peach meets Basic Borders Dies

What's better than creating with a brand new product suite? How about combining it with a brand new set of dies too? Yep, that's what I did in my May 8th Facebook Live. I created beautiful cards using the new You're A Peach Suite and the new Basic Borders Dies. I love how each of my cards turned out and have no doubt I'll be using ALL of these new products lots in the days, weeks, and months to come! The Basic Border Dies are so incredible versatile, will work well with so many of our Stampin' Up! products, and will take your cards and paper crafts from fabulous to WOW!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card stock for card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.
  • Pale Papaya card stock = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for stamping on 1st card = 5 1/2" x 3"
  • You're A Peach DSP for 2nd card = 5 1/2" x 3"
  • You're A Peach DSP for inside of card = 5 1/2" x 1"
  • Basic White for Happy Birthday Banner = 2 3/4" x 3/4"

You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Notice the color difference in these 2 cards. The stamped peaches on the left card use Pale Papaya & Pumpkin Pie. The peaches on the right card use Pale Papaya & Calypso Coral. Be sure to view the video above to see how I added the second color for more dimension on the peaches. I love this stamping technique!

You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

In the colors below, I swapped out stamped peaches for a beautiful floral paper from the You're A Peach Designer Series Paper.
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!Notice how I used the Pale Papaya ribbon differently on each of these cards and used a different embellishment on each.You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!
You're A Peach Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Peach Dies
$23.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate your interest in my creative work.

Have a Peachy Day!

 

BIG Announcement:

As many of you know, I left this morning for my Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to 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!


Easiest way to use Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing can add a dramatic effect to your cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. There are several different ways to use it from using it with Heat & Stick Powder and Heat Tool to a variety of adhesives. This card shows one of the simplest ways to use Gilded Leafing as an accent or embellishment. Simply lay a strip of Tear & Tape onto card stock where you want to add Gilded Leafing. Remove backing and press down into Gilded Leafing. Remove excess with small brush, sponge, or your finger tip.

To make this card, be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Art Gallery Card in Merry Merlot 

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

TIP: Gilded Leafing is VERY light & airy. I HIGHLY suggest that you pour the Gilded Leafing from its original jar into a larger plastic container with a lid. The container should be large enough to press your card stock down into.

Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Thanks for being a Stampin' Peace viewer!

Here's to Happy Stamping for us all!


Mother's Day Reflections

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My mom. The person who always reminded me that I AM A SURVIVOR!


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Andrea and Emily - the ones who call me MOM and my 2 greatest blessings.


Mother's Day. This is one of those days, I so often find myself reflecting on my life. My life with my mom. My life with friends and relatives who helped me become the person and the mom I am today. My life with my daughters past, present, and future. I don't always have things "figured out", but one thing I know for sure. I believe that we all want to do the best we can and be the best we can be. We may not always get it right, but with love in our hearts, we continue to learn and grow in the love and admiration we have for one another, and in doing so, we make a difference.

Mother's Day can be a day of joy and celebration and gratitude. But for many, it can be a hard day. I hope that we as women will love and support and nurture each other in whatever "mom role" we play. Whether we have children, step-children, children born in our hearts, nieces, nephews, or fur babies, let's celebrate each other. Whether our moms are physically present with us or have gone on to Heaven and continue to live in our hearts, let's be there for each other as we remember how our moms helped shape us. As women, let's lift each other up and celebrate each other, not just on Mother's Day but everyday. For we women have the power to make this world and the lives of others beautiful. I truly believe this. 

Happy Mother's Day!

My girls always know how to make me special. These are a few highlights from my Mother's Day Weekend with Emily and Andrea and Jon. My heart is happy and full when I am with these three.

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Gifts from Emily. Andrea and Jon have us hooked on EXIT games. If you haven't tried them, you should. A fun group activity.


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The grand dogs needed some love too, but they're not good at posing for pictures.


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Cards and notes and a gift of a girls' day with Andrea.


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Pretty tulips from Andrea and Jon. 

 

BEST GIFT OF ALL...time together!




New Class to Go - Hand-Penned Petals

I love the beautiful hand-penned floral images and soft colors of the Hand-Penned Suite in our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. My Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go features 8 amazing cards including 2 Joy Fold Cards. Class fee of $64.00 includes Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, card stock & supplies to make 8 cards, 8 envelopes, PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping. PDF Tutorial Only Option is also available
 
Pre-order & pay by May 11th.

Please email me for registrations and payment information.


Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go

Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go = $64.00 including Priority Shipping
 
Hand-Penned Petals PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00

 

Schedule for Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go:
  • May 11th - Deadline to pre-order & pay.
  • May 12th - Stampin' Up! supplies for class kits will be ordered.
  • May 25th - 27th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 28th - Class kits will ship.
Please note this timeline is a bit longer than my usual turn-around time for my Classes to Go due to the fact that I will be on the Stampin' Up! Maui Incentive Trip May 15-24th.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for your interest in my work. I love my job as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and appreciate the opportunity to share my creativity with you. Please let me know how I can serve you with your Stampin' Up! needs.
 
If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd be happy to send you a complimentary catalog. Please email me your catalog request.