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Sun Prints Free Project Sheet

Happy Friday! Another week is coming to an end. I hope your week was product and meaningful too. I hope you're feeling a sense of satisfaction that you did your best and are ready to enjoy some rest & relaxation. Or perhaps, you're looking to a fun adventure or spending quality time with family and friends. Whatever you've got schedule or even if you have nothing at all scheduled, I hope it's a great weekend.

If you're looking forward to doing a little stamping and or crafting this weekend, here's a Free Project Sheet featuring the Sun Prints Suite. I love how this card turned out. The layout is simple but with our beautiful Designer Series Papers, a sentiment, and some embellishing, you can create cards quickly and easily for any occasion.

Download Project Sheet - Sun Prints Card

Stampin' Up! Sun Print Suite - Mary Knabe
Download Project Sheet - Sun Prints Card

 

 

Who loves a BOGO 50% off sale??? I do. I'm guessing you do too!

Check out the Stampin' Up! Online Kits Collection June Promotion. You're going to love it!

All Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits in our online kits collection will be Buy One Get One 50% off June 1- 30. AND...you can get the MORE expensive of your 2 kits half off by adding the least expensive kit first and the more expensive kit second. How cool is that? Thank you, Stampin' Up!  Click here to see the Kits Collection in my online store. Please note that kits are available while supplies last. Paper Pumpkin Kits are NOT included in this promotion, just those in the Online Kits Collection.

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Let's Kit Together Online Events:

Grab your kits and join me online for a crafting power hour. We'll all work on our own kits (or other project of your choice) while connecting and socializing via Zoom. I'll also have a surprise or two at each "Kit Together" Online Event.  Please join me for any or all of these all fun, no stress online events. Dates and links for summer months are listed below:
 
Monday, June 20th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, July 18th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, August 15th, 7-8pm ET
 
Monday, September 19th, 7-8pm ET

 

Make this day a great day!

Happy Stamping, friends!


6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder with Abigail Rose DSP

I've got another fabulous 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder - my favorite kind. In this video demonstration, I show you how to make 4 cards quickly and easily with this One Sheet Wonder featuring the Abigail Rose Suite. I cut a 6" x 6" piece of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper to begin. Enjoy this video, then gather your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and get started making your own cards with this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. AND for even more cards, cut one 12" x 12" sheet of DSP into four 6" x 6" squares and cut as instructed for a total of 16 cards. It's a great way to build up your stash of cards or when you need several of the same cards for a specific occasion.

 

Stampin' Up!  Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up!  Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder:

  • Use a pencil to mark 1 1/2" along top from left corner.
  • Turn and do the same on each of the other 3 sides.
  • Cut line along marks on opposite sides.
  • All 4 pieces will be same shape and size.

Cutting Dimensions for Cards:

  • Very Vanilla card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4".
  • Crumb Cake card stock = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Early Espresso card stock = 5" x 3 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Bundle with Abigail Rose DSP - Mary Knabe (3)

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

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

Sweetest Cherries Class to Go

Make 8 bright, cheerful cards (2 each of 4 designs) with my Sweetest Cherries Class to Go.
With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone.
Deadline to order & pay for Sweetest Cherries Class to Go is June 21st.
 
Choose the Sweetest Cherries Class to Go option that's best for you:
 
Option 1: Sweetest Cherries Full Class to Go = $75.00  Includes Sweetest Cherries Bundle (stamp set & punch), pack of 2022-2024 In Color DSP, pack of Decorative Matte Dots, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.
 
Option 2: Card supplies ++ = $48.00   Includes pack of 2022-2024 In Color DSP, pack of Decorative Matte Dots, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Sweetest Cherries Bundle needed to complete this class.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00   PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 4 different cards. To purchase PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are in alphabetical order and available for immediate download upon purchase.
 
Option 4: Get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE when you join my Stampin' Up! team.
 
Add Ons:   Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 of my Sweetest Cherries Class to Go have the option to Add On the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price with no additional shipping charges.  
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
  • Sweet Sorbet Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Parakeet Party Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Orchid Oasis Ink Pad @ $8.00
Timeline for Sweetest Cherries Class to Go:
  • June 21st - Deadline to order & pay.
  • June 22nd - SU! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • June 27th - 28th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 29th - Sweetest Cherries Class to Go kits will ship.

To order Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay by June 21st.

To order Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on 'PDF Store' in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 
 
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Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be working and helping Andrea and Jon with final prep for their wedding on June 26th.

He's The Man!

I love One Sheet Wonders - especially 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonders! They're fun. They're fast. They're manageable without being overwhelming like some of the larger OSWs can be. I shared the following 6" x 6" DOUBLE One Sheet Wonder a while back featuring the He's The Man DSP, but wanted to show it to you again.  Why??? Because I used it again with the same DSP but some alternate card layouts. If you missed my May 3rd blog post with the video demonstration (or just want a refresher), can see it below. But then KEEP SCROLLING because I have more cards to show you (some with alternate card layouts) using the same 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.

6_ x 6_ One Sheet Wonder - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card stock for 4 cards:

  • Card bases (cut 4) = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half
  • Basic White inside card (cut 4) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Card stock layer (cut 4) = 3" x 3 1/4"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 1 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Card stock layer (cut 2) = 3 1/2" x 2"

Stampin' Up! He's The Man DSP - Mary Knabe

I love the different themes included in the He's The Man Suite - BBQs, classic cars, camping, and even tools for the handyman.

Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (2)

The 2 sheets of dies cuts included in the He's The Man DSP make creating cards SUPER EASY. Great cards with no stamping made quickly. AND it's a great introduction to card making for first timers.

Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)

I can't seem to get enough of the Rustic Metallic Dot Embellishments. They're not only great for these masculine cards, but have been used on a wide variety of cards I've made for lots of different people and occasions.
Stampin' Up! He's The Man Suite - Mary Knabe (5)

 

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

 

 

Registration is now open for my Potted Geraniums Class to Go

I can't help but think SUMMER when I look at the new Potted Geraniums Bundle. The Potted Geraniums Stamp Set & coordinating Geranium Dies are perfect for creating pretty cards to send during the summer months. You'll make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) in my Potted Geraniums Class to Go. With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone.

Please order & pay by June 14th.

      

Choose the class option that's best for you:

Option 1: Potted Geraniums Class to Go = $72.00  Includes Potted Geraniums Bundle (stamp set & dies), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies = $30.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Potted Geraniums Bundle needed to complete the cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before June 14th. To purchase PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF Store in the red bar at the top of this page.

Option 4: Join my team and get all of my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons:  Those who purchase Option 1 or 2 have the option to add on the following Stampin' Up! products to their Potted Geraniums Class to Go order at catalog price without additional shipping charges.

  • Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
  • Real Red Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Garden Green Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad @ $8.00
  • Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder @ $10.00

Timeline for Potted Geraniums Class to Go:

  • June 14th - Deadline to order & pay.
  • June 15th - SU! products needed for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • June 20th - 21st - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 22nd- Potted Geraniums Class to Go kits will ship.

To order Option 1 or 2, email me for link to order & pay by June 14th.

To order Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on 'PDF Store' in the red bar at the top of this page. Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

Theres still time to order the Pick of the Crop June 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, but hurry. You need to order by June 10th to receive this kit. Stampin' Up! kits make great summer fun for kids and families! You can even take them camping with you!

Pick of the Crop by Paper Pumpkin

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

ORDER by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Kit. Contact me if you have questions about Paper Pumpkin and to see if the monthly subscription or a pre-paid subscription is best for you.
 
Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits by clicking here. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to SAVE MONEY when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

Artisan Additions Dies

Today, I want to introduce you to a brand new product - the Artisan Additions Dies. These dies are unique in that they do not match up to any particular stamp set. They are intended to add an extra element of creative and artistic expression to the cards and other paper crafts we make. The Artisan Additions Dies used with our other stamp sets and products open us up to limitless creative possibilities.

I hope you enjoy seeing the various ways I used the Artisan Additions Dies to create some amazing cards in this video replay of my June 1st Facebook Live. 

 

I love that I could create 3 very different cards using the very same layout and same die on each of them.

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Celebrating You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Peaceful Moments Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Peaceful Moments Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for 3 cards above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" , score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock inside card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic White layer for stamping = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Card stock layer = 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

 

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

 

 

I used a different die from the Artisan Additions Dies collection for these next cards.

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

For this final card, I simply turned the die cut piece and place the sentiment and Rustic Metallics Dots in opposite places.Stampin' Up! Artisan Additions Dies & Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for masculine cards above:

  • Cajun Craze card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" , score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Crumb Cake card stock inside card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Cajun Craze card stock layer for die cutting  = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake card stock layer = 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Early Espresso card stock layer = 4" x 5 1/4"

 

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

 

Happy Forest Friends MEGA Class to Go - Order by June 7th

I had SO MUCH FUN creating with the Happy Forest Friends Product Suite - so much so that I am offering this MEGA Class to Go. You'll create 10 different cards including a Slimline Card in Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go. With 3 options to choose from, I have something for everyone. Choose the option that works best for you.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, June 7th. Contact me for link to order and pay.

    

Option 1: Full Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go = $85.00   Includes Happier Than Happy Bundle (stamp set & dies), full pack of Happy Forest Friends 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping.

Option 2: Card Supplies + DSP = $48.00   Includes full pack of Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper, supplies to make 10 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Happier Than Happy Bundle needed to complete the cards in this class.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial = $20.00   Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 10 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you on or before June 15th. To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

Options 4: Join my SU! Team and get all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE.

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their Happy Forest Friends Class to Go order at catalog price without additional shipping charges:   Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @$6.00 and Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron at $8.00 each.

Timeline for Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go:

  • June 7th - Deadline to order.
  • June 8th - Stampin' Up! products needed for kits will be ordered.
  • June 13 - 14th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • June 15th - Happy Forest Friends Mega Class to Go kits will ship

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order and pay by June 7th.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, click on PDF STORE in the red bar at the top of this page. PDFs are listed alphabetically and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

 

Thanks for stopping by to view today's post. I hope you feel inspired to do some stamping of your own and, perhaps, some creating with the new Artisan Additions Dies.

Make it a great day!

 


Free Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda

Oh, my. Happy Friday the 13th. Are you superstiscious? Not me. So let's celebrate. It's Friday. The end of another great week of living and loving life.

Love animals? How about wild animals? How about Wild & Sweet animals like this darling panda. This is just one of 3 darling animals in the brand new Wild & Sweet Stamp Set. It also features a bit of the new all black & white Perfectly-Penciled Designer Series Paper. You'll love this DSP for simple black & white or black & white with a pop of color cards and paper crafts. Or  customize it with any of your coloring tools. 

I made this card for a recent demonstrator swap I participated in. I think everyone loves it. It's simple and sweet and so easy to make. I'm happy to share a free project sheet with you so you can make it too.  

Download Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda Card

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe-2

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe-2

Download Project Sheet - Wild & Sweet Panda Card

 
Sweet Songbirds Class to Go - Order Yours Today!
 
My Sweet Songbirds Class to Go is a great way to celebrate spring, have fun making cute cards, and spread some cheer by sending your handmade cards. You'll love using the adorable Sweet Songbirds Bundle to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs). Choose the class option that's best for you.
 
Deadline to order & pay is May 17th. 
 
     
 
Option 1: Sweet Songbirds Class to Go = $52.00   Includes Sweet Songbirds Bundle, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping. To purchase Option 1, email me for link to order & pay.
 
Option 2: Card Supplies = $28.00  Includes supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include Sweet Songbirds Bundle needed to make these cards. To purchase Option 2, email me for link to order & pay.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions for 4 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before May 17th. To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, please click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded immediately upon purchase.
 
 
Optional Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2, may add on the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping charges:  Black Momento Ink Pad at $6.00, and Classic Ink Pads at $8.00 each in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red.
 
 
Timeline for Sweet Songbirds Class to Go:
  • May 17th - Deadline to order & pay
  • May 18th - Stampin' Up! products need for kits will be ordered.
  • May 23 - 24th - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 25th - Class to Go kits will be shipped.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3 PDF Tutorial Only, please click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded immediately upon purchase.


Perfectly Penciled Cash Card for the Graduate

Mother's Day is here once again. Every year at this time, I find myself reflecting on my years as a mom. Am I good enough? Have I shown enough love? Did I praise enough? Was I a good listener? and on and on. Yes, I've always taken my role as a mom very seriously, maybe too much so at times???, I don't know. I consider being a mom the most important work I'll ever do. Did I always get it right? No. Did I make mistakes? Yes. I think I can look back at my 30+ years as a mom and honestly say I did my best - the best I knew how with what I had. From the moment they were born and I learned what instant love was to now as I embrace the time I get to spend with them as adult children, I have loved them unconditionally and with all my heart and soul, and I have thanked God every day that he entrusted them to me.

I look at my daughters now (Andrea is 30. Emily is 25.) and see what truly good people they are. They're hard working, kind, caring, loving, compassionate, respectful people. They always strive to do and be their best, give of themselves, and care for others. They're both quite fun to be around and are good at making me laugh and smile. I look at Andrea and Emily and see that they are my greatest achievement and my legacy. I am forever grateful to be their mom. 

My own mom passed on nearly 6 years ago. I spend time thinking about her too, knowing that she too did her best. It's still strange not to call her on this day to wish her Happy Mother's Day. I think, though, that she'd be just as proud of me and my family today as she was when she was here on earth with us. I think she looks down on us and sees the wonderful people we are and celebrates milestones and special moments with us and watches over us in our struggles too. I'm grateful for the signs I get that she is still with me in spirit.

Happy Mother's Day to ALL the wonderful moms out there. I hope your day is blessed with love, happiness, family, and friends, and perhaps a few surprises too.

This day is also a day of celebration for another reason. Today I'll watch my niece graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University. I'm so proud of Alison, and in celebration of her achievement, I created a special money card for her. I want to show you how you can make a money card too. 

I've chosen some new products that I though would be perfect for this task. You can't go wrong with the Perfectly Pencilled Designer Series Paper for black & white cards with a pop of color. This black and white DSP can be used as is or customized with any of our color tools and inks. My money card also features the Happiness Abounds Bundle. Why not dress your cash gifts in some pretty packaging perfect for graduations, birthdays, weddings, Mother's Day, and so many more gift giving occasions. You'll have fun doing it and your special people will be delighted with your handmade presentation.

Cash Card Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Basic Black card base = 7" x 8 1/2"
  • Basic White card stock =  6 3/4" x 3" (cut 2) and 6 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • Basic White for banner = 4" x 3/4" plus scrap for stamping & color flower and leaves
  • DSP = 6 5/8" x 2 7/8" and 6 5/8" x 1 5/8"
  • DSP for belly band = 8 1/2" x 1"

Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (4)

 

Here's a slightly different version I made for my niece who is graduating from The Ohio State University today. I colored the flowers on the Perfectly Penciled DSP with Real Red Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe

 

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

 

My Wild & Sweet Class to Go is selling fast. Deadline to order is May 10th..

My Wild & Sweet Class to Go is the first of many to come featuring fabulous new products from the Stampin' Up! 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog. With 3 great options to choose from, I have something for everyone - full class kit including stamp set, class kit without stamp set, and PDF Tutorial only! Choose the option that's best for you.

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (9)

Option 1: Wild & Sweet Class to Go = $48.00  Includes Wild & Sweet Stamp Set, pack of Lovely Layers Vellum, supplies to make 8 cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.  

Option 2: Card Supplies = $32.00  Includes pack of Lovely Layers Vellum, supplies to make 8 cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, shipping to your home. This option does NOT include the Wild & Sweet Stamp Set needed to complete the cards.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions to make 8 cards. 

Add Ons: Those purchasing Wild & Sweet Class to Go Option 1 or 2 may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price without additional shipping charges:  Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Refill, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1, and Bough Punch.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, May 10th.

To purchase Option 1 or 2, please email me for link to order & pay.

To purchase Option 3, click on PDF STORE in red bar at the top of this page. You'll be able to download the PDF immediately upon purchase.

 

BIG NEWS:

I recently welcomed Patricia D to my Merry Stampers Team of Demonstrators. She just couldn't pass up our In Color Starter Kit Promotion.

You too can become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get FREE GIFTS when you join May 3rd - 31st. By purchasing the In Color Starter Kit, you'll get $125 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS a selection of new In Color Products valued at $66.50. Pay just $99 plus tax for a total of $191.50 of Stampin' Up! products. And...IT ALL SHIPS FREE for an additional $21.00 in savings! It doesn't get much better than this!

Click on the download link below to see all of the fabulous new In Colors included in this sweet deal.

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Then contact me to discuss the amazing opportunity and find out how joining my Merry Stampers Team can benefit you!

Or click here to JOIN NOW.

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New Branded Merchandise for everyone who loves Stampin' Up!

 I can't wait to get my hands on these and share my love of Stampin' Up!  Click here to order.

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Thanks for stopping by. Once again, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Enjoy this special day of honoring and remembering our moms and celebrating family. Have a good week and keep on stamping!


Paradise Palms

I don't know about you, but I sure could use a vacation with some fun and relaxation some place sunny and warm right about now. I've been burning the midnight oil trying to keep it all together. Andrea's bridal shower was a few weeks ago, wedding invitations are in the mail, and this weekend we celebrate Emily's graduation with a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. All that while keeping very busy with my Stampin' Up! business and being present for others and trying to take better care of my physical and mental health. Anyone else crazy busy and feeling a bit overwhelmed like me? Anyone else use stamping and paper crafting as a break from real life, that happy place you go to? Yeah, I get you. You are not alone.

We may not be at the beach or on a tropical island, but the cards featured in this video demonstration can help us escape in our minds for a bit. What's not to love about stamping and crafting and new techniques to try? Enjoy this video replay of my April 20th card making demonstration featuring cards made with the Paradise Palms Stamp Set and Blending Brushes and ink pads. You'll also pick up some tips for putting the stickers and your rubber stamps and using our amazing Stamparatus.

 

Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White on inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8
  • Basic Black layer on front = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Another but slightly different card using same technique and same stamp set.Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary KnabeStampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side
  • Basic White on inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8
  • Basic Black layer on front = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

 

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

Palms Dies
$35.00
Stamparatus
$49.00

 

Friendly Reminders:

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If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours and would be happy to send you a complimentary catalog. Please email me with your catalog request. Be sure to include your first and last name and mailing address.

 

Join my 2022-2024 In Color Club Now!

Deadline to join is May 2nd.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 2022 - 2024 In Colors and think you will too. These colors debut on May 3rd in the 2022- 2023 Annual Catalog. If you're like me, you want all the new In Color products. I can help you acquire these without breaking the bank by purchasing them all at once. Join my 2022 - 2024 In Color Club. Each month for 5 months starting in May, you'll receive all of the In Color products of one color. By the end of the 5 months, you'll have a complete collection of all the new In Color products. My In Color Clubs have been very popular with my customers in the past, and I'm excited to be offering it again this year.

Pay nothing now. I will bill you monthly starting May 3rd. You will receive your products by the 15th of each month.

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BEST VALUE > I Want It All" In Color Club = $72/month including shipping 

Each month May - September, you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors:

Classic Ink Pad

Re-inker

Stampin' Write Marker

Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (light & dark)

Pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock

8 sheets of 6" x 6" In Color Designer Series Paper

4 sheets of 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper

4 Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes

Bolt of ribbon

Bolt of Baker's Twine

Matte Decorative Dots

Handmade card

Surprise Stampin' Up! gift

 

"Just the Basics" In Color Club = $48/month including shipping

Each month May - September, you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors:

Classic Ink Pad

Re-inker

Stampin' Write Marker

Pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock

Bolt of ribbon

Handmade card 

Click here to JOIN MY 2022 - 2024 IN COLOR CLUB

 

 

May Paper Pumpkin Kit & a chance to win a Golden Ticket:

Celebrate in Color by Paper Pumpkin

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 USD | $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch Sara in this video where she goes over her favorite features of the kit. You can share this video with your customers to get them excited about kit!

 
 
Thanks very much for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I love what I do and appreciate the opportunity to share what I love with you. If you like what you see here, please subscribe to my blog and newsletter to the right, and/or share with your friends and family.
 
 
Stampin' Peace hugs, my friends. 

New Horizons Triple Banner Gatefold Card

I have some impressive cards to show you, if I do say so myself. The New Horizons Suite makes it easy to create amazing cards. AND, I have another 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder that I use to make 2 beautiful cards in this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. I think you're going to like everything about these cards. Enjoy the video now, then do some stamping and card making yourself! 

New Horizons 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Cutting Dimensions for 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder:

  • Cut 3/4" off bottom.
  • Cut 3/4" x 6" piece at 4". Save each piece for 2nd card.
  • With 5 1/4" high x 6" wide DSP in horizontal position, cut at 1 7/8", then cut again at 1 7/8".
  • Use the two 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" DSP strips on the Gate Fold Card.
  • Use the 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" strip on the 2nd card.

Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe

 

Cutting dimensions for card Triple Banner Gate Fold Card:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 2 1/8" from both ends.
  • Basic White card stock inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP (cut 2) = 5 1/4" x 1 7/8"
  • Color card stock banners (cut 3) = 1 1/4" x 2 3/4"
  • White card stock banners (cut 3) - 1" x 2 1/2"

Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe

 

Cutting Dimensions for BREATHE card:

  • Card base = 5 1/2"x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White card stock inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Color card stock layer on front = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Card stock strip = 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
  • DSP with stamping = 2 1/4" x 3/4", score at 3/8"
  • DSP strip inside card = 3/4" x 4"
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    Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! New Horizons - Mary Knabe

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

Horizon Dies
$33.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Registration is now open for my newest Class to Go featuring the beautiful Blessings of Home Bundle from our January - June Mini Catalog. I think you will love the 6 different cards you will make in my Blessings of Home Class to Go. They're bright, beautiful, and cheerful and suitable for so many occasions and reasons for sending cards. They'll give you those feelings of love and warmth and comfort just as you might describe your own "Blessings of Home". I know that's how I like to think of the home I've created for myself and my family and friends I share it with. 

Check out all the details below, then email me for the link to register and pay. Deadline to register & pay is Tuesday, February 1st.

I have something for everyone with 3 Options to Choose from. 

Option 1: Class to Go is $79 and includes the Blessings of Home Bundle (stamp set & dies with $51.25 value), pack of Classic Matte Dots ($7 value), all supplies needed to make 6 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, Priority Shipping, and your choice of a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.

Option 2: Card Supplies & Embellishment is $35 and includes pack of Classic Matte Dots ($7 value), supplies to make 6 different cards, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and shipping. 

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only is $15 and includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 6 different cards. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before February 1st.

Timeline of Blessings of Home Class to Go:

  • February 1st - Deadline to register & pay.
  • February 2nd - Stampin' Up! products needed for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • February 7th - 10th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • February 11th - Class to Go kits will ship.

Get registered today. Email me for link to register and pay online.

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I wish you a happy day and even better weekend. Stay healthy, stay warm, and do something creative!


Flowing Flowers Cards

Happy New Year, Stampin' Peace Friends! 

With the holidays behind us, it's time to start thinking about writing our Thank You Notes. I'm sharing what I'm using as my birthday and Christmas thank you notes. They feature the brand new Flowing Flowers Stamp Set and Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. I love using our Notecards & Envelopes of quick and easy thank you cards or when I need to make several of other kinds of cards. They're very affordable at just $7 for 20 pre-cut and scored note cards and envelopes in either Basic White or Very Vanilla. The folded size is 3 1/2" x 5", and yes, they are mailable.

This Video Replay of my December 27th Facebook Live includes a demonstration of the Simple Stamping I used to make all these cards. Remember, Simple Stamping means we use stamps, ink, and paper only. It's fun and easy but still allows you to make pretty cards. So watch now then do some Simple Stamping cards of your own.

I chose to use Merry Merlot ink on these cards, but so many of our colors look amazing on the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes. FYI...you'll want to use some Grid Paper or other scrap paper as you will be stamping off the edge of the note cards.
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Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (5)

The following cards are very similar to the ones above except I added a layer of Merry Merlot card stock.

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Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (2)

The flowers and sentiments in the two cards below are embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
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Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Please note that the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set (#157880 @ $25) is in our new January - June Mini Catalog. It does not have a link yet as it will available to order in my online store beginning January 4th.

Grid Paper
$12.50

 

I hope you enjoyed today's Simple Stamping project. Beautiful doesn't always have to be overwhelming. You can make simple and beautiful cards with stamps, ink, and paper. 

Happy New Year and Happy Stamping, friends.


Pretty Card Folders for Your Handmade Cards

Give a gift of your heart with your own handmade cards. People will love receiving such a personalized gift made by you. Make your gift even more special by packaging your handmade cards in pretty card folders. In this video, I show you how to make card folders in 2 sizes, one for our standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sized cards and another for our 3 1/2" x 5" note cards. They're so quick and easy to  make and lots of fun to decorate for anyone for any occasion.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for Large Card Holder:

  • Start with 8 1/2" x 11" card stock
  • On LONG side, score at 5 1/2"
  • On SHORT side, score at 2"

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for Small Card Holder:

  • Cut card stock 8" x 10"
  • On LONG side, score at 5"
  • On SHORT side, score at 2"

 

Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary KnabeMy Large Card Folder holds four 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards with embellishing & four envelopes.
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary KnabeMy Small Card Folder holds four 3 1/2" x 5" embellished Note Cards & Envelopes.
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Meadow Dies - Mary Knabe

 

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

Meadow Dies
$38.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Happy stamping and crafting today and always!


Torn Paper Technique!

It's always fun learning new techniques. I was inspired to demonstrate the Torn Paper Technique with you all after seeing my friend Marti Blair do it. I love it. It's easy and fun and really packs a punch to a simple card. I chose fall colors to use with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set for this video tutorial. I hope you'll give this technique a try and share what you make using it.

 

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Happy Fall, Y'all!