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Creative Card Closure

In a recent Facebook Live, I showed my viewers a fun trick for creating a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch. My card showcases the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set and lots of colorful layers to make a very bright and cheerful card that is sure to bring a smile! Enjoy this video demonstration and then create a card with a closure made from the Tailored Tag Punch or another punch of your choice. I think many of our punches will work.

FYI...the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set can be yours free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $100 or more now through September 30th.


Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Magenta Madness layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • So Saffron layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Coastal Cabana embossed layer = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • So Saffron layer = 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4" x 2 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

On September 14th, I posted a Quick Tip Tuesday Video for properly running your embossing folders through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for best results and to avoid damaging your embossing folders. If you haven't seen it, you can view it here now. I think you'll find this to be a helpful tip.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope enjoyed today's project and picked up some great tips for your stamping and card making.

Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to contact me if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up! needs.


Masking Technique with Delicate Dahlias

Masking isn't just for stepping up your Halloween Costumes. In fact, Masking is the name of the Stamping Technique I demonstrate for you in this video. You will love it. I make it easy with my tips. You'll be amazed at the depth that it creates in your stamping. It's a great technique to use with flowers and groups of images or even to create a scene like the Peaceful Deer standing in front of or behind a tree. So watch, learn, then grab your sticky notes and Paper Snips and get started masking.

Card Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick Card Stock = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4"
  • Basic White for stamping = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Mossy Meadow layer = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

 

The Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set is perfect for demonstrating the Masking Technique. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set I got FREE. You can too when you place a $100 Stampin' Up! order with me by September 30th.

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 All you need to get started masking is some sticky notes and your Paper Snips!
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

The results you get with the Masking Technique are amazing. The dahlias look more realistic with flowers in front of and behind others and with the stamped leaves behind the flowers.
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (3)

A close-up look at the depth created on this card by using the Masking Stamping Technique. Give it a try today!
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Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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You still have time to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Get FREE exclusive products now through September 30th including the beautiful Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set used in today's video demonstration.

Click here to see all the exclusive Sale-A-Bration products you can get free through September 30th. 

 

 

Give yourself a gift in the form of a little help making your Christmas cards! Purchase the Peaceful Christmas Kit today.06-21_header_sab_eng

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

 

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

       
   

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to purchase Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of all the extra perks...see the chart below. AND it's a great way to start your holiday shopping!

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Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I appreciate you viewing my blog and hope you find it helpful and inspirational! Please let me know how I can be of service to you with your stamping and paper crafting needs.


Color Coach Card PDF's

As requested I am posting PDF's for the Color Coach Cards you may have seen me use from time to time in my business, including in my Facebook Lives. Once downloaded, you can print the sheets, then cut the cards apart. I like to have mine mounted on the same color card stock. Color Coach cards measure about 3" x 4" when cut apart. Cut your card stock 3 1/4' x 4 1/4". You can punch a hole in each of the cards and put them on a 2" ring which makes the cards very easy to use.

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Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary Knabe

I hang my Color Coach Ring on the front corner of my craft table for easy access. 
Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary KnabeI knew I wanted to stamp my Dahlia with Magenta Madness. The Magenta Madness card above is where I came up with the color combination I used to make the card below on my September 13, 2021, Facebook Live. 

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Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe (3)

CLICK HERE to get the supply list & cutting dimensions for this card and watch the video demonstration to make this card including how to make a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch.

 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you put the resource to use. You'll be glad when you do.

Have a wonderful day!


Stamping Die Cuts with Stamparatus

I think every avid stamper needs a Stamparatus. The Stamparatus is our "perfect placement tool". It has so many features to make stamping easier, more precise, and more time efficient. The Facebook Live Video Replay below shows you just one of the many stamping techniques that can be done with our AMAZING Stamparatus.

 

What beautiful cards these are, and the Stamparatus makes me lots of them fun and easy and in less time!

Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots are a wonderful addition to these nature cards as is the Diamond Weave Ribbon and Baker's Twine in a natural color.
Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Very similar card below with a bit different embellishing. Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

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

Harvest Dies
$38.00
Stamparatus
$49.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Registration now open for my Cutest Halloween Class to Go. Order yours today!

You'll make BOOtiful and fun cards plus 2 decorated Tombstone Treat Boxes with my Cutest Halloween Class to Go. Class fee includes Cutest Halloween Bundle (stamp set & punch), 24 sheets Cute Halloween 6" x 6" DSP, pack of Cute Stars Sequins, bolt of Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, additional supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) & 2 Tombstone Treat Boxes (great for treats and/or gift cards), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping.

Order yours by August 24th.    

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for ordering & payment information.

     


Option 1: Cutest Halloween Class to Go = $72   ***Get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with purchase of Option 1.

Option 2: Card Supplies, DSP, Star Embellishments, Ribbon, 2 Tombstone Treat Boxes = $39

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only sent via email on or before August 31st = $15             

With the purchase of Option 1 or 2 , you have the option to Add On the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.

  • Tombstone Treat Boxes (pkg of 8) @ $10
  • Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6
  • Classic Stampin' Pads in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Highland Heather @ $7.50 each                                                                                                   

Schedule for Cutest Halloween Class to Go:

  • August 24th - Deadline to order
  • August 25th - Stampin' Up! products for kits will be ordered.
  • August 30th - September 3rd - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • September 3rd - Kits will ship.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for ordering & payment information.

 

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I appreciate you and wish you a great day!


Congratulations on Your Achievements

The Path to Greatness Stamp Set is fabulous for celebrating someone's achievements. This card made with the classic color combination of Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Gold is perfect for people who are graduating, starting college or a new job, celebrating a promotion or retirement. Take a look at the photos then be sure to download to today's Free Friday Download. Then use it to make this card for that someone special you want to celebrate.

Download Project Sheet - Path to Greatness

Path to Greatness by Stampin' Up!
Path to Greatness by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com to get your Free Friday Download.  Download Project Sheet - Path to Greatness

Enjoy your weekend!


Hybrid Embossing Folder? What's That?

Have you heard about a new category of Embossing Folder? Let me introduce you to Stampin' Up!'s Hybrid Embossing Folder. A hybrid embossing folder gives you the luxury of die cutting and embossing in one easy step. In the following Facebook Live Video Replay, I demonstrate the Art in Bloom Bundle which consists of the Art in Bloom Stamp Set and the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. Note that the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder comes with a set of 9 dies that coordinates with both Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Stamp Set. You can use the dies separately, the embossing folder separately, or use them both together to cut and emboss flowers in just one easy step! Take a look at my demonstration to see just how amazing and versatile this new product is. While the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder is the only one of its kind in the annual, you can look forward to another Hybrid Embossing Folder in the Holiday Mini Catalog which launches August 3rd.

 

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!Sponge Daubers make it easy to add color to emboss images.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!I used Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer on my daisies.
Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love the bright Poppy Parade flowers and Granny Apple Green leaves against the Balmy Blue DSP from the You're A Peach DSP collection.
Art In Bloom Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The Gold Bumblebee Trinkets add a sweet finishing touch to these cards.
Art In Bloom Bundle 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 visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you'll subscribe to stay up to date on all my Stampin' Up! news and to be inspired by my creative projects, demonstrations, and paper crafting tips. If you like what you see here, please share this blog with others.

I hope your day blooms with happiness!!!

 

 

2 Reminders:

Tidings of Christmas Class to Go 

It's Christmas in July! Get a head start on your Christmas cards with my Tidings of Christmas Class to Go. Class includes the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle, 1/2 package of Tidings of Christmas DSP, package of Holiday Rhinestones, supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs), PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping.

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

Deadline to register is July 21st.

Here's a look at 3 of the 6 card designs included in this class. 

Tidings of Christmas Class to Go = $72

Cards Supplies Only plus 1/2" package of Tidings of Christmas DSP, pack of Holiday Rhinestones = $32 This option does NOT include the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle needed to make the cards.

PDF Tutorial Only = $15 

Option to Add On each of the 3 Classic Stampin' Pads used in this class - Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent - at catalog price of $7.50 each. No additional shipping cost.

Schedule for Tidings of Christmas Class to Go:

  • July 21 - Deadline to register & pay.
  • July 22 - Stampin' Up! products for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • July 26 - July 29 - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, & labeled for shipping.
  • July 30 - Class to Go kits will ship.

 

Get 9 fabulous Designer Series Papers 15% off through August 2nd! 

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Click on the link below to see all 9 Designer Series Papers on sale at 15% off now through August 2nd:

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Celebrate Independence Day with a Free Friday Download

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day in the USA , is a day spent celebrating our nation and the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Picnics, parties, BBQ's, parades, and fireworks displays are some of the ways we celebrate. My card below is fitting for our celebrating the 4th of July. Fireworks displays are always my first thought when I think about celebrating the 4th. What great memories I have of our family piling into the station wagon and Dad driving us to watch the fireworks at Great Northern Mall and the many times Peter and I took our own children to watch fireworks in the different communities we lived. I still love to go watch fireworks light up the night sky in celebration of our country's freedom.

While I made this card to celebrate America's Independence day, I think it would do well as a graduation card in one's school colors. It could also serve as a birthday or retirement card or any other cause for celebration. Just use colors to fit your occasion or recipient. Or consider sending your favorite college students a card in their collegiate colors celebrating their achievements.

This card also shows the versatility of our Stampin' Up! products as the fireworks were made with 2 stamps from the Garden Wishes Stamp Set. It's so fun to see the creativity that comes as a result of stampers "thinking outside the box". Who would have thought a dandelion could be used to stamp a fireworks display? I love it! Every time I discover that a stamp set or punch or die can be used in a way different than its intended purpose, I'm happy that I use Stampin' Up! products and belong to such clever group of crafters willing to share their creativity with others. Plus, it makes me feel that I am getting even more for my money, and that's always a good thing!

Click here to Download Project Sheet - Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks

Garden Wishes Stamp Set & Create with Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Garden Wishes Stamp Set & Create with Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

The following photos show you the steps I used the dandelion bloom only without stem for it to stamp fireworks.

Step 1: Adhere top of stamp to clear block. Use Washi Tape to cover the stem.

(Sticky note may also work, but I find Washi Tape easier to work with for this technique.)
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Step 2: Ink up the dandelion bloom in a corner of the Real Red ink pad. (Use corner of ink pad only to avoid getting ink on other parts of red rubber below the Washi Tape.)
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Step 3:  Remove Washi Tape and stamp on Basic White card stock. Repeat steps 1-3 several times to stamp red fireworks.
Garden Wishes Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Don't forget to click here to Download Project Sheet - Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks

 

REMINDERS:

Today, July 2nd, is the LAST DAY to register & pay for my Turtle Friends Class to Go.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

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.

      

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.
 

 

It is also the LAST DAY to register & pay for my July 16th Online Christmas in July Cards & Bingo Night.

$35 class fee includes Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set; pre-cut card stock & Tidings of Christmas DSP & embellishments to make 4 different cards with me during the live event; Bingo card; and Bingo prizes for winners. We'll play 4 games of Bingo. Each prize package has minimum value of $25. PLUS, because we're celebrating Christmas in July, I have a bonus gift for everyone who signs up.

Your event kit ships to your home in time for the Live Zoom event for $8.     

This event continues to grow in popularity. Are you interested in participating on July 16? Email me ASAP for registration & payment information.

      

Option to Add On the Evergreen Border Punch at catalog price of $23

 

Kits & Kaboodle Night via Zoom - July 12, 2021 - 7-9pm EST
 
Join me for my first - but not last - Online Kit & Kaboodle event . This event is for anyone & everyone, no crafting experience needed. This is sure to be a FUN-FILLED event with NO stress involved. A perfect way to start your week!
 
STEP 1: Purchase a kit (or 2) from my Stampin' Up!'s Kits Collection using this link: https://bit.ly/35MoHsb. There are several to choose from, and ALL are great for even those new to paper crafting!
 
Order your kit ASAP for timely delivery.
 
STEP 2: Once you've placed the order for your kit, click here to register for the event and get the Zoom Link.
 
STEP 3: Then join me July 12th, 7-9pm EST, on Zoom to complete your kit(s), socialize, & play a game or two. I'll be giving away several prizes!
 
PLEASE: Invite your friends, neighbors, sisters, cousins, co-workers, etc to join us too. This is sure to be a FUN-FILLED event with NO stress involved. A perfect way to start your week!

 

Thanks for viewing today' blog post. Enjoy your Free Friday Download and the stamping technique shown.

However you celebrate this 4th of July weekend, I hope your celebration is filled with fun and joy in the company of family & friends. Be safe!

 


Make this Beautiful Pocket Card!

I love a cool Fun Fold Card and this one does not disappoint. This Pocket Card starts with a half sheet of your favorite Designer Series Paper. It's easy. It's quick. It's so fun to make and give. The Pocket Card I demonstrate in this Facebook Live video replay features 2 of my favorite products - Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set. I love the versatility of my Stampin' Up! products!

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Mossy Meadow card stock base = 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 12", score at 4" and 8" on LONG side
  • Early Espresso card stock = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Basic White card stock = 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • DSP strip = 1/2" x 3 1/4"

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 really like the "earthy" feel of this twine with the Beauty of the Earth DSP. Did you know that new Baker's Twine Essential Pack contains black, white, and 3 other colors of twine? I love having several choices of color in 1 product making finding the perfect color twine for my cards and paper crafts easy. AND, you can customize the color of your twine with our Stampin' Blends markers.
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 swapped out the Baker's Twine with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon. It really brings out the yellow in this beautiful paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper pack.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

 

 

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Spread a little sunshine with handmade cards!

Friday, June 25th, is the Last Day to order my Sunny Sentiments Class to Go. 

With my Sunny Sentiments Class to Go, you can create bright, cheerful cards and spread warm, sunny thoughts of love and caring when you send them out. This combination of cards is perfect for building your card stash. Class to Go kit includes the Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set ($20 value), supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping.

Please email me for registrations and payment information.

          

Sunny Sentiments Class to Go = $36

Card Supplies Only = $24

PDF Tutorial Only = $15

Add On Ink Pads in Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Real Red, and Black Momento at catalog price if needed. No additional shipping charge.

Schedule for Sunny Sentiments Class to Go:

  • June 25th - Deadline to register
  • June 26th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered.
  • July 1st - July 8th - Class Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • July 9th - All Class Kit will ship no later than this date.

Please email me for registrations and payment information or if you have any questions or would like to host a Stampin' Up! party for you and your friends.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post full of inspiration and helpful tips and information. Please let me know how I can serve you going forward. 

Make today a great day!


Make a Gift Box from Single Sheet of DSP

Let me show you how to make gift box quickly and easily using a single sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. You are going to love it! The finished box measures 6" long x 3" high x 2 1/2" deep making it useful for so many purposes. Roll up a couple of ties for Dad or Grandpa for Father's Day or a cute onesie for the new baby. How about an assortment of gift cards and candies for new grads and college students? Cookies for co-workers? Concert or sports tickets? The possibilities are endless. Take a look at my "How To" video now, then give it a try. I'd love to see what fun or pretty paper you use to make your box and to know what occasion you make it for and what surprise you're putting inside.

Scoring Dimensions:

  • 12" x 12" DSP = score at 3" & 9",
  • Turn DSP 90 degrees = score at 1", 3 1/2", 6 1/2", 9"
  • Refer to video for cutting
  • card board insert = 2 1/2" x 12", score at 3" & 9"

Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

Same box - different pattern paper & different ribbon!
Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Create with Friends Stamp Set & Pattern Party Designer Series Paper

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Pansy Petals Card Class to Go - Register by Friday, June 18th

I am so excited to offer you my Pansy Petals Card Class to Go. Your Class to Go kit includes Pansy Patch Bundle ($51.25 value), 2021-2023 In Color Jewels ($7 value), supplies to make 8 gorgeous cards (2 each of 4 designs), and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to pre-order is Friday, June 18th. 

Email me for registration & payment information.

Choose from the following 4 options: 

Option 1:  Pansy Petals Card Class to Go = $72  

Option 2:  Buy 2 Kits - 1 for you, 1 for a friend - Save on Shipping! = $136

Option 3:  Card Supplies & 2021-2023 In Color Jewels Only = $28

Option 4:  PDF Tutorial Only = $15

 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 
 
Thanks for your interest in Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Please contact me if I can answer any questions about this event or something else or if you would like to schedule a Stampin' Up! party (in person or virtually) to earn Free Stampin' Up! products.
 
Have 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.


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!

 

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