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Strawberry Builder Punch is Back!

Woo Hoo. The Strawberry Builder Punch is back! Order yours today!

Place your order for the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (#159523 - $32.25) or Strawberry Builder Punch ( #154239 - $18.00) at www.maryknabe.stampiup.net using Host Code RVJZ4VKD. Please contact me if you need assistance ordering.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Strawberry Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for following Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope your day is berry sweet!


Shimmer Vellum in 5 Fabulous Colors

I love that Stampin' Up! continues to bring us fabulous, high quality specialty papers to create with. The new 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum does not disappoint. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's beautiful and so easy to work with. It cuts cleanly and is just as easy to punch or die cut for even more versatility in creating cards and paper crafts. So if you want to add a little shimmery bling to your cards and paper crafts, watch this Facebook Live video replay to see just how wonderful the Stampin' Up! Shimmer Vellum is and the beautiful results it gives!

 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score 4 1/4" on LONG side, fold in half
  • Basic White (cut 2, 1 for front, 1 for inside) = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Shimmer Vellum = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"

 

The 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum is beautiful in all 5 colors and adds a special touch to your handmade cards.

Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Biggest Wish Stamp Set & 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Have a great day and go out and shine! The world wants to see the best of us!


Stamping with Friends Blog Hop - Sweet Strawberry Slimline Card

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The Stamping with Friends Blog Hop Challenge for today was to create a Slimline Card. I decided to use the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch - perfect for a summer birthday card that also serves as a gift card holder.

Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

This photo shows the inside of my Slimline Birthday card/gift card holder.
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I used the Label Me Lovely Punch to cut out a small area of the buffalo check DSP to show where to insert and pull out a gift card.
Sweet Strawberry Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Click on the box below to hop on over to Linda Moore's blog to see another sensational Slimline card.

Be sure to click on each 'Next Blog' box to see a total of 10 Slimline Cards.

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Linda Moore

Karen Egan

Libby Fens

Tricia Butts

Michelle Hollings

Tina Hewett

Betty Bickford

Tracie St-Louis

Donna Schnees

Mary Knabe - You are here!

 

Stampin' Up! supplies used in my card above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting today's blog post. I hope you enjoyed my Sweet Strawberry Slimline Card/Gift Card Holder. Please continue on in the Blog Hop for even more slimline card ideas.

Enjoy your day and remember to make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today!


You are TURTLE-Y loved!

Turtle Friends Class to Go 

Let your friends & family know they are turtle-y loved with cute cards made with my Turtle Friends Class to Go. Class fee of $52 includes Turtle Friends Stamp Set & Turtle Punch; pack of Resin Hearts Embellishments; pre-cut card stock & embellishments & trim to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); PDF Tutorial; and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to register & pay is Friday, July 2nd.

Email me for registration & payment information.

 

      

 

Turtle Friends Class to Go = $52

Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping = $94

Card Supplies with package of Resin Hearts Embellishments Only = $28

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 

Schedule for Turtle Friends Class to Go:

  • July 2nd - Deadline to register & pay
  • July 3rd - Stampin' Up! supplies will be ordered.
  • July 12-15th - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • July 16th - Class to Kits will ship.
 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 

A Fun Twist on my Pocket Card

I love making pocket cards. The one featured in my last post is really fun and easy to make. It starts with a 5 1/4" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper. (If you missed it, click here to view it now.) In today's Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate how to make a Fun Fold Card using the same elements used in my Pocket Card. So take a look at this video. Learn how you can add a couple more scores lines and cuts to that 5 1/4" x 12" piece of DSP to make this new Fun Fold Card. Of course, using the Beauty of the Earth Suite makes creating beautiful cards pretty darn easy too.


Cutting & Scoring Directions:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 12", score at 4" & 8", flip over and score at 2" & 10"
  • Basic White inside = 5" x 3 3/4"

 

I made this Fun Fold Card using the same Designer Series Paper, sentiment, punch, ribbon, and embellishments as on one of the Pocket Cards from the previous post. A few extra score lines on the DSP can change this combination of supplies from a Pocket Card to a Fun Fold Card.

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

By changing out the paper from the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack and sentiment from Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set, it was easy to recreate this Fun Fold Card as a Christmas or Winter Time card. I simply love it. The ribbons and embellishments I chose fit perfectly with the other elements making this card oh so pretty.
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!I love the look of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and Silver Epoxy Essentials with this particular DSP and sentiment.
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems and Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker's Twine are the perfect finishing touches for this card.
Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Mark your calendar today so you remember tomorrow!

Tomorrow, June 24th, for ONE DAY ONLY, Stampin' Up! is giving everyone FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more.

Get your list ready. It's a great time to stock up on all your paper crafting essentials like card stock, adhesives, envelopes, and more. Or maybe it's time to treat yourself to some of the items on your Wish List. Or how about birthday or even Christmas gifts for your crafting peeps. You can't go wrong by taking advantage of our ONE DAY ONLY FREE SHIPPING PROMOTION.

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Feel free to contact me if you need assistance ordering.

Thanks for checking out today's blog post. Here's to a fun-filled summer day and happy crafting!


4 Corners Fun Fold Card

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. That's no secret to many of you. Today's Fun Fold Card is perfect for showcasing your favorite DSP's. I call this my 4 Corners Fun Fold Card. Check out this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. My demonstration with cutting dimensions and clear instructions will allow you to make these 4 Corners Fun Fold Cards of your own. This layout is a great way to use up some DSP scraps too.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White Layer = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Cut 4 DSP rectangles = 1 3/4" x 2 3/8"

Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!Don't you just love all the patterns and prints in the Well Suited Designer Series Paper?
Well Suited Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings by Stampin' Up!

I made another pair of cards using the same card layout and stamp set, but switching out the colors and DSP.

Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Pastel Pearls and Highland Heather 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon are both beautiful embellishments to use with the Hydrangea Haven Designer Series Paper.
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

The Designer Series Paper used in the cards for this post as well as the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set are all retiring. Be sure to get these and the other products on our LAST CHANCE LIST before they're gone. Many are discounted, some up to 50% off. ALL Last Chance Products are available through June 30th while supplies last only. Click here to view and/or order Last Chance Products.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'm grateful for your support and respectfully ask you to share my blog.


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!


Congratulations, Emily!

Two weeks ago, our family celebrated our daughter & sister Emily. Emily and her Doctor of Physical Therapy classmates had their pinning ceremony (postponed from last year due to covid). While only students and staff could be at the in-person event, the rest of us watched virtually. What an exciting time for this class of 2022. Just 3 days later they all completed their 2nd year of DPT school. Now, they enter their 3rd and final year by doing 3 rounds of clinicals. We are so proud of Emily for how hard she has worked and all that she has accomplished and for the all-around good person that she is. 

This is the card I made for Emily to mark this special milestone. It features the beautiful new Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper along with a sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set. You can see the full Hand-Penned Suite Collection on pages 104-105 in our new Annual Catalog.

 

Be sure to download the Free Project Sheet so you can make this card too.

Download Project Sheet - Hand-Penned Congratulations Card

Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!
Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!

These beautiful colors and patterns seem to be shouting "SPRING IS HERE" or perhaps even "SUMMER IS NEAR".

I love them.
Hand-Penned Stamp Set & Scalloped Contours Dies by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Did you remember to download your Free Project Sheet?    Download Project Sheet - Hand-Penned Congratulations Card


Thanks for following Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'm grateful for your interest in my work. If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and need a current catalog, please email me. I would love to earn your business.

Enjoy your weekend, and remember to do something creative everyday!

 


Teacher Appreciation Day is May 4th

As a former teacher and mom who made sure our family showed our appreciation for our children's teachers, school employees, and bus drivers,  I can say a little token of appreciation goes a long way in helping people enjoy their jobs and stay motivated to do and be the best they can be. Tuesday, May 4th is Teacher Appreciation Day. I kept that day in mind when planning my April 28th Facebook Live projects. I created 2 sets of cards and a fun 3D gift tag that you can make quickly and easily and with limited supplies. All projects feature one of my favorite punches, the Apple Builder Punch. If you don't have it yet, I think you're going to want it after seeing this video demonstration. AND you'll want to order it quickly as this item is retiring on May 3rd and is only available while supplies last. AND if you can believe it, it is on sale for just $7.20 (originally $18.00). It doesn't get better than that. 

The projects you're about to see in this video are not only great for Teacher Appreciation Day, but for other reasons as well. How about as a Back to School gift, a hostess gift, fall harvest notes, a co-worker gift, or simply to surprise someone with a little pick me up or gift of cheer? How about using these apple cards to send notes and gifts to the "apples of your eyes" - grandchildren or students on summer break?

 

Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

I used Real Red DSP from the 2020-2021 Regals Paper Pack for these card sets.
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

In the following sets of cards, I used the NEW 2021-2022 Regals Paper Pack Collection. I LOVE the tone-on-tone patterns of the new 6" x 6" DSP's in Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2021-2023 In Colors. These will be available for all to order on Tuesday, May 4th with the launch of our brand new Annual Catalog.Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Who knew that a simple $3.50 product could give so much dimension to an otherwise flat shape? That's exactly what our White Stampin' Chalk Marker does for these apples. It's my best $3.50 investment ever! It also works great for coloring the center of small flowers and so much more. Trust me when I say, "Everyone needs one".
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Your viewership means so much to me as I continue to work hard building my small business that I love so much.

Have a great day and happy stamping always!


Pretty Peony Parasols

Take a look at my Pretty Peony Parasol cards featuring the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch. I used the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to give my cards an elegant, sophisticated look. I love the subtle tones of color and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. And it won't be long now before we'll start to see peonies blooming in flower gardens across the midwest. 

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
What a pretty card for a spring bridal shower or perhaps even a baby girl shower. 
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink, Frosted, and Clear are wonderful embellishments to pair with the beautiful and elegant Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

To see another version of these cards using the bright and cheery Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper, click here.

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. May your day be filled with beautiful moments.


Easy Punch Art

I love punches. How about you? And I'm always intrigued when I see punches used in unique ways, in ways other than they are intended for. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate making 2 different cards featuring some of my favorite retiring punches - Balloon Bouquet, Story Label, and Small Bloom. I also show you how to use a couple of these to make "vases" for our small blooms punched from Designer Series Paper. You are going to love these springtime cards! 


Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

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

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

REMINDER: Deadline to get your Free Welcoming Window Class to Go and/or Free Flowering Cactus Tutorial for 13 cards is Friday, April 9th. Keep reading for details on both of these offers.

 

FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go:

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Flowering Cactus Tutorial:

I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post inspiring and helpful. Happy Crafting!