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Cute & Functional Mini Backpack

Have I got an DARLING 3D project for you! I'm going to show you how to make a Mini Backpack in this Facebook Live Video Replay. It's oh, so cute, functional, and fun to make. This  Mini Backpack can be used for so many occasions - graduations, teacher appreciation day, embarking on a trip or new adventure, birthdays, Father's Day, and more. I'm going to use the Mini Backpack use see in my video demonstration gift for my niece. Avery is graduating high school this month and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall. I used OSU colors and will fill the main section of the backpack with various gift cards that I know a college student will enjoy. I'll put some mini sticky note pads in the front pocket. Then, I'll put the Mini Backpack in a clear cellophane bag and tie it up with a pretty bow and handmade tag. I think Avery will love the handmade touch I put on her graduation gift.

 

This is the Mini Backpack I received from my friend and SU! team member Tracy Dahling that inspired me to make my own Mini Backpacks for graduation gifts. Tracy had a package of flower shaped sticky notes & a chapstick in her backpack and chocolate mints in the front pocket. 

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And this is my version of the Mini Backpack.

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Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut card stock for main backpack 8" x 11".
  • Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 2", 6 1/2" on SHORT side.
  • Partial Score on LONG side at 3/4" and 6" down to 5". 
  • Make angled score lines (see video).
  • Cut DSP 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for front pocket 8" x 4".
  • Score at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 7 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", on SHORT side.
  • Cut DSP 3" x 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for 2 handles 1/4" x 7" each

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for spending some of your time viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope you feel inspired to make something special for that someone special in your life. 

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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.


Bloom Where You're Planted Fun Fold Card

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

 

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

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

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

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

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

 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't Forget:

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

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

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

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

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


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!