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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. 

Please let me know how I can serve you in your Stampin' Up! needs.

 

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Cheers to everything handmade! 


Halloween Sliders just in time for Trick-or-Treat

Monday was such a fun day. During my Facebook Live I demonstrated making my Halloween Sliders with 2 different kinds of treats. Then I spent some time making several more of each Late in the day, my daughter Emily and I took the Halloween Sliders to my nieces and their roommates at The Ohio State University. Avery is a freshman studying business and living in the same dorm where her parents met. Her sister Alison is a senior in nursing and living off campus. It was fun to see these girls, hug them, and see where they're living and enjoying their college days. How fun it was for Emily and I, both OSU alumni, to spend a little time on campus. And just to note...big kids like Halloween treats too.

So if you're for still looking for something to make and give for trick-or-treat, take a look at the video below for a demonstration of making these "sliders" with candy bars and single serving cookies. These sliders can easily be adapted for any holiday or occasion. The sliders are so simple to make & use minimal supplies allowing you to whip up a batch in no time! Just by changing up the size of your paper, you can make sliders for microwave popcorn packets and so many other candy bars and treats. What's your favorite and what holiday or occasion would you make these treat sliders for?

 

Hershey Bar Sliders, so fun to make and give!

Stampin' Up! Cutest Halloween Suite - Mary Knabe (10)
Stampin' Up! Cutest Halloween Suite - Mary Knabe (10)
Stampin' Up! Cutest Halloween Suite - Mary Knabe (10)

Switch out the Hershey Bars for another candy bar or treat like Oreo Cookie Packs.
Stampin' Up! Cutest Halloween Suite - Mary Knabe (10)
Stampin' Up! Cutest Halloween Suite - Mary Knabe (10)

 

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

 

Hmmm...I didn't even think to take a picture of us 4 OSU Buckeyes together. I guess because I live in the moment. But, I'll always have this fun memory.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you'll make some fun "sliders" for Halloween or perhaps another holiday or event. I'd love to know what treat you'll use to make these fun favors!

 

Happy Halloween and Happy Stamping!

 

Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go 

FREE GIFT when you order today, October 27th!

Fall is in the air, so I am offering a beautiful fall cards class to go. My Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go includes the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle ($44 value), supplies to make 8 cards (two each of 4 designs, 8 envelopes, PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping to your home.

Please order and pay by Tuesday, November 2nd. 

*Early Bird Gift : Get a Multipurpose Glue FREE when you order Option 1 by Wed, October 27th.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.

    

3 options to choose from:

Option 1: Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go = $72.00  

Option 2: Card Supplies Only = $28.00

Option 3: PDF Only sent via email on or before November 2nd = $15.00

 

The following items may be added to your order at catalog price with no additional shipping with the purchase of Option 1 or 2. 

  • Soft Succulent Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • So Saffrom Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Stitched Greenery Die @ $32.00  (This special die is used on the Soft Succulent card background (see photo above. I will do this for your class cards, however, if you love this product as much as I do or have had it on your wish list, I am offering you the opportunity to add it to your class order at catalog price.)

Schedule for Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go:

  • November 2nd - Deadline to order & pay.
  • November 3rd - Stampin' Up! order for class supplies will be ordered.
  • November 8th - 9th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged and labeled for shipping.
  • November 10th - Gorgeous Leaves Class to Go kits will ship.

 

Interested in this gorgeous Class to Go? Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay.


Penguin Place Spinner Cards

The Penguin Place Bundle in our Holiday Mini Catalog is fun and playful, perfect for the holiday season and for birthdays too! Anyone who loves penguins, and even those who don't know they do, will love creating, sending, and or receiving fun cards made with this fabulous bundle. You gotta love a stamp set with a coordinating punch. Punches and dies help us step up our cards and paper crafts! AND the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper used my cards is a product you can get FREE with a $50 order during our Summer Sale-A-Bration now through September 30th, 2021.

The Facebook Live Video Replay below gives you a demonstration of my Penguin Place Spinner Cards from start to finish. You'll also get some tips & tricks along the way. These sensational spinner cards are sure to delight everyone, young and old! So take a look, then give it a try. You'll find that with my demonstration and instructions, it's much easier than you think. I have a feeling you'll want to show off your card making skills by making lots of them.

 

Penguin Place Bundle by Stampin' Up!

These penguins are just too cute!
Penguin Place Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Penguin Place Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Stamped snowflakes are a fun surprise on the inside of these cards.
Penguin Place Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Here's a couple more Penguin Place Spinner Cards with Misty Moonlight the featured color.
Penguin Place Bundle 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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Click here to see all our wonderful Summer Sale-A-Bration products you can get FREE. We have special incentives for everyone when they Shop, Host, or Join! 

SHOP during Sale-A-Bration

  • Get exclusive products free with $50 and/or $100 Stampin' Up! orders. There is NO limit to the number of free products you can earn. 
  • Please note, 3 SAB products are available while supplies last only - Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper, Sheep Dies, and Summer Shadow Dies.

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  • Get the In Your Words Stamp Set FREE like my Stampin' Peace friend Joyce did by hosting a Stampin' Up! party. Ask me how. We can do an in-person or virtual party. Both are fun! (With a virtual party, you don't even have to clean your house!!!)
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Nature's Harvest Class to Go 

Let's get down to nature making beautiful cards with products inspired by nature itself. Your Nature's Harvest Class to Go includes the Nature's Harvest Bundle (stamp set & dies), package of Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots, additional supplies needed to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial via email, and Priority Shipping.

Deadline to order & pay is August 17th.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay.

Nature's Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


Option 1: Nature's Harvest Class to Go = $79.00  (Get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item when you purchase Option 1.)

Option 2: Card Supplies & Brushed Metallic Dots Only = $32.00

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email on or before August 17th) = $15.00

When ordering Option 1 or 2 above, you may add any of the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.

  • Crumb Cake Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Old Olive Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
  • Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends @ $9.00

Schedule for Nature's Harvest Class to Go:

  • August 17th - Deadline to order.
  • August 18th - Stampin' Up! products will be order for class kits
  • August 23rd - 27th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • August 27th - Class kits will ship. 
 
Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to order & pay.

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!