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Techniques with Amazing Thanks & Other Word Dies

We all love word dies for making fabulous cards, scrapbook pages, collages, and more. In this video demonstration, I'll introduce you to a fun technique using the Amazing Thanks Dies and all our word dies. Watch, then put your word dies to use in a new way!

Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (2)

Stamin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe
Stamin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Fresh Freesia Thanks Card:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer on front = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

Below you'll see additional ways to use the Amazing Thanks Dies. I love having several ways we can use our Stampin' Up! products.

 

For this card I used both the Amazing Silhouette Stamp Set and Amazing Thanks Dies. Stamping in Shaded Spruce ink directly onto the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper really adds a lot of interest to this card. Card stock colors used were Shaded Spruce and Basic Gray.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Tree Thanks Card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Card stock layer on front = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • DSP = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Cutting Dimensions for You Are Amazing Card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • DSP 1 = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP 2 = 5 1/4" x 2"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

Making one card is fun but making two is even better. You can die cut once and make 2 cards by using both the negative and positive pieces from your die cutting. As shown in the pair of cards below, I die cut the word Thanks from Pattern Party DSP. I used that large piece of DSP with the words cut out for one card front and and adhered the die cut word itself to the front of a second card. Card stock used to make this card is Granny Apple Green and Basic White. 
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Thanks Dies - Mary Knabe (3)

Cutting Dimensions for Granny Apple Green Thanks Cards above:

  • Card bases = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score and fold at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White layer on front = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • DSP or Basic White layer = 4" x 3 1/2"
  • DSP strip on 2nd card = 4" x 3/8"
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Die cut 'thanks' from DSP. Use the DSP with word hole on 1st card. Use die cut 'thanks' on 2nd card.

 

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

 

Thanks for visiting my blog for creative ideas and stamping and paper crafting tips and techniques. I hope you found this post helpful and that it has inspired you to stamp and craft!

 

On a personal note, thank you to all who inquired about the bridal shower Emily and I hosted for Andrea last Sunday. It was a fun day filled with family, friends, love, and happiness. To see all the Stampin' Up! touches I used on decorations and favors, click here.

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Prayers for peace and Stampin' Peace hugs to all.


Sun Prints in Gray Granite

Have you seen the gorgeous new Sun Prints Suite in the Annual Catalog? If not, be sure to check it out on pages 90 - 91. It's got an amazing stamp set & dies bundle, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and a fun Fern Embossing Folder. With a little creativity and imagination and inspiration, the possibilities are endless.

In this video replay of my May 20th Facebook Live, I'll show you how to make 2 gorgeous cards with some of the Gray Granite prints in the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper pack. You'll see how to die cut a shape and then use both the positive and negative pieces to make 2 cards. You know me, if I can make 1 card, I might as well make 2. Right? A great way to build up a nice stash of cards to have on hand.

 

Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe For these 2 cards, I die cut the large rectangular label shape from the Painted Labels Dies from a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" DSP. I used the negative or "frame" piece for one card and the positive or "label" piece for the second card. The Vellum and Rustic Metallic Dots greatly enhance these simple but elegant cards.

Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card #1 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 layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • DSP bottom layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP for die cutting = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Gray Granite card stock for embossing & die cutting = 1 1/2" x 3"
  • Vellum = scraps for die cutting
  • Basic White card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
    Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Sun Prints Suite - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card #1 above:

  • Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • DSP layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Vellum layer = 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock layer = 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Gray Granite card stock for embossing & die cutting flower = 1 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

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

 

June Paper Pumpkin Kit

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!

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. 

***Order by May 10th to get the June Pick of the Crop Kit***

 

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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Coming Soon: I'll be hosting some Kits Collection Events online via Zoom in June and July. Dates will be announced soon. 

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate the opportunity to share creative projects and the latest Stampin' Up! news with you. I look forward to share much more with you in the days and weeks to come. Please let me know if I can be of service to you, help you with an order, answer your product questions, or schedule a Stampin' Up! party or private class for you and your friends (virtual or in person).

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Email me if you would like a complimentary catalog.

Sending Stampin' Peace Hugs!

Happy Stamping Always!


Sending Sunshine & Good Feelings

Hmmmm, what can you do to have a little fun and spread joy and good feeling to others? Make and send a handmade card, of course! I created this cheerful, sunny card with the new Good Feelings Stamp Set from the 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog and the Tulip Fields Stamp Set from the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog. As you'll see in my Facebook Live video replay below, the Stamparatus, our perfect stamp placement tool, plays an integral part in creating this card.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • 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 = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic Black card stock = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Basic White scrap for die cutting smallest circle from Layering Circles Dies = approximately 3" x 3"

Stampin' Up! Good Feelings & Tulip Fields Stamp Sets - Mary KnabeThis card is sure to bring sunshine and smiles to the person receiving it.
Stampin' Up! Good Feelings & Tulip Fields Stamp Sets - Mary Knabe

As seen in my video, the Stamparatus is essential for getting a good clean look to the entire stamped sentiment.
Stampin' Up! Good Feelings & Tulip Fields Stamp Sets - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Good Feelings & Tulip Fields Stamp Sets - Mary Knabe

 

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

Stamparatus
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Below are more Video Demonstrations of cards made with the Flowering Fields and Flowering Tulips Bundles in the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog. Note that many of the products in the Flowering Fields Suite will be retiring soon! Get them while you can!

 

 


 

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope your day is filled with Sunshine and Good Feelings!

 


A Money Card "To the Man who does Everything"

Sometimes we want to do something special for that special man who does everything for others, but we just don't know what to get. Why not let that person pick out their own gift? Here's a fun Pocket Money Card, perfect for gifting cash. The money card I make in this video demonstration features several new Stampin' Up! products including the He's All That Bundle and Perfectly Penciled DSP and products in the new Tahitian Tide In Color. You can easily adapt this money card for your specific needs by swapping out the stamp set, DSP, colors, etc. Anyone receiving cash in a Pocket Money Card you make will be doubly delighted with your gift.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Outer Pocket Base = 7" x 7 1/4", score at
  • DSP on outer pocket base = 3" x 7"
  • Pull Out Base = 3" x 7" plus 3" x 4" to be cut at an angle from 2" mark on one long side to upper corner on opposite long side. 
  • White layer on pull out = 2 3/4" x 5"

Stampin' Up! He's All That Bundle & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! He's All That Bundle & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! He's All That Bundle & Perfectly Pencilled DSP - Mary Knabe (3)
Stampin' Up! He's All That Bundle & Perfectly Pencilled 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

 

Click on the following Stampin' Up! video for a look at all the products in the He's The Man Suite - a wonderful collection of projects to create with for the men in your life!

 

Check out my PDF Store

Did you know that I sell PDF Tutorials for my past Classes to Go? Take a look at the PDFs I currently have for sale. Click on "PDF STORE" in the red bar at the top of this page. The PDF Tutorials are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase. 

 

Thanks very much for viewing today's blog post.

Have a wonderful day!

Stampin' Peace Hugs to you.


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.

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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!

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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!


Embossing Folder Techniques

I sure am excited about this post. I had SOOOOOO much fun demonstrating lots of Embossing Folder Techniques in a recent Facebook Live. You are going to love all the different ways of using embossing folders adding more value to your embossing folders. Embossing folders are a small thing that can make a BIG impact on our cards and paper crafts. The cards and techniques I show in this video feature Stampin' Up!'s brand new Fern 3D Embossing Folder. Definitely a new favorite embossing folder for me. I hope you find this video helpful and inspiring and fun too. I'd love to see how you use some of these easy and fun embossing folder techniques.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for embossing = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2
  • Card stock layers for So Saffron and Evening Evergreen cards = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • 2 rectangle corner layers for Soft Succulent cards = 3" x 4 1/4" or size of your choice.
  • Metallic Gold strips = 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

The 2 cards below show the difference between the "embossed" and "debossed" sides of the card stock.
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For the 2 cards below I applied Soft Succulent Ink to one side of the embossing folder with a Blending Brush, embossed the white card stock, then cleaned the embossing folder and then repeated the process inking the other side of the embossing folder before embossing the white card stock.Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

For the following 2 cards, I embossed the white card stock pieces, then applied ink. I used a Blending Brush to apply Evening Evergreen ink to the embossed card stock on the left and used a Stampin' Sponge to apply Evening Evergreen ink to the embossed card stock on the right. Two very different looks, a softer look versus a bolder look.
Stampin' Up! Fern Embossing Folder Techniques - Mary Knabe

 

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

 

Are you an animal lover or know someone who is?

Take a look at my Wild & Sweet Class to Go.

I have an incredible Class to Go to introduce to you today. 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.

Deadline to order & pay is Tuesday, May 10.

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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. PDF Tutorial will be sent via email on or before May 20th.

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.

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.

 

BIG NEWS for my Stampin' Peace Friends:

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator May 3 - 31 by purchasing the In Color Starter Kit. Get $125 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS a selection of new In Color Products. For a limited time only, you'll receive $66.50 of In Color Products FREE including In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Assortment Collection, and In Color 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. That's a grand total of $191.50 in product for just $99 plus tax and IT ALL SHIPS FREE for an additional savings of $21.

Once you purchase your Starter Kit, you'll enjoy a discount on all your future purchases plus the opportunity for more rewards and perks from Stampin' Up! and me too. All my Merry Stampers Team Members are welcome to join our private Facebook Group where we share creative idea and more. AND all my Merry Stampers Team Members get access to all my Class to Go PDF Tutorials FREE! So what do you say? Want to be a part of our community of fun, friendship, and sharing?

Contact me to discuss the amazing Stampin' Up! opportunity, find out how joining my Merry Stampers Team can benefit you, and have your questions answered.

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Thanks very much for checking out today's blog post. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share what I do with you. Please let me know how I can be of assistance to you. If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. Contact me for a complimentary 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog.

Stampin' Peace Hugs,


Nothing's Better Than...

You have to love a fun card layout that is so versatile you want to use it over and over. That is exactly what you're going to see in this Facebook Live replay. I demonstrate a fun, easy, versatile card layout as I make a card using the Nothing's Better Than stamp set. I then use that same layout to make 2 more cards featuring the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. I think you're going to love what you see.


Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe
Ooooh, this card makes me dream of VACATION in a warm and sunny location or sitting poolside with friends.
Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe

Nothing's Better Than being able to use a favorite card layout over and over again as you will see in the photos below.
Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe

As you can see in the photos below, I changed out the Stitched Rectangle Die for a smaller one in my third card. Otherwise, the card layout is the same. You could do this same layout with other shapes or with flowers stamped, colored, and die cut with the Happiness Abounds Bundle. The sky's the limit.
Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than - Mary Knabe

 

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 Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper and Glossy Dots embellishments can be found in our new 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog which debuts May 3rd. Therefore, no shopping links are available for these products until then.

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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!

 
 
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Large Succulent Die as a Stencil

As I like to say, it's just as easy to make 2 cards at once. In this video, I demonstrate how to do just that with a twist. I use the large Potted Succulent Die as a stencil, then make 2 different but coordinating cards. I demonstrate this technique using Blending Brushes which I LOVE. The technique can also be done with Stamping Sponges or Sponge Daubers, but the Blending Brushes give a softer look to the end result. I hope you'll enjoy the demonstration then give this technique a try with any of your large detailed dies.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic White card stock for cutting large succulent die to be used as die cut = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Basic White for blending color = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Cut layers above down to 5" x 3 3/4" as shown in video before assembling card.
  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Mossy Meadow card stock = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock = 5" x 3 3/4"
    Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe
    Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe

 

The 2 cards below are slightly different than those above. The blended colors are a bit lighter and the "stencil" was layered onto Basic White card stock instead of Soft Sea Foam card stock.
Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Stamp Set & Potted Succulents Dies - Mary Knabe

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

 

Join my 2022-2024 In Color Club now!

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

 

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Have a wonderful week and happy stamping always!


Amazing Silhouettes Free Friday Download

When I received the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle, I was intrigued, however, not quite sure how I'd use it. Since then, I have used it several times and have really enjoyed creating with it. This is the latest card I made with the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle, and I love it. It's bright and cheerful and quite easy to make.

Please enjoy the Free Project Sheet I've prepared for you.  Download Project Sheet - Amazing Silhouettes

Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Amazing Silhouettes - Mary Knabe (1)

Below you will find two video demonstrations of more ways I used the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle.

 

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Butterfly Brilliance Cards

I've got some GREAT cards to celebrate spring and summer. Even better, I demonstrate for you how to make 4 cards by stamping and die cutting just once with the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. I welcome any and all opportunities to make multiple cards quickly and easily and with limited supplies. With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and a couple of our best Stampin' Up! tools - the Stamparatus and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine - you can do exactly that! So enjoy the video demonstration and stamping tips and the get your card making on!

Cutting Dimensions:

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

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe
Aren't these cards gorgeous? So easy to make but with so many details to make them beautiful and interesting.

I made more cards using all five retiring 2020-2022 In Colors! 1 Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, 5 colors, 20 cards in all.

What colors will you use to make your Butterfly Brilliance cards?

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder - Mary Knabe (1)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  All products in 2020-2022 In Colors are retiring. Those colors are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. If you want anything in these colors, please purchase them ASAP as they are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY beginning today, March 23rd at 1pm MT. I'm going to miss these colors but am excited about the newest In Colors coming to you on May 2nd.

ALSO NOTE:  Stampin' Blends do not come in Bumblebee so I substituted with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.

 

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

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

 

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Look for the Last Chance Products List after 1pm MT today, March 23rd. Once the list is announced, I will post PDF's here and on my Facebook Business Page Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe and my Stampin' Peace VIP Group on Facebook.

Join me tonight at 8pm EST for my Facebook LIVE on Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I'll be walking you through the current Annual Catalog and showing the retiring products. I think this is a little easier for you than looking at a long list. So grab your current Annual Catalog, a pen (I like to use red or some other bright color), and a beverage and join me at 8pm EST.

 

Have a great day! I'm looking forward to you joining me on Facebook this evening!


Create Rows of Tulips 2 Ways

Ah, spring. We are just days away from welcome this beautiful season that seems to bring everything to life again. I can't wait. Fresh smells, pretty flowers, warmth and sunshine! As you can see by my last few posts spring flowers are on my mind, and this one is no different. Today, however, is more than just making a pretty card or two. It's about showing you how to use 1 die (the row of tiny tulips border die) 2 ways. The first way involves coloring and the second is done with just card stock. Both deliver beautiful results! So watch now then give these two die techniques a try then use them to create pretty spring cards guaranteed to make others smile with the happy mail you send.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for both cards are the same:

  • Card bases (Pool Party & Calypso Coral) = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • DSP layer on front = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Basic White strip for die cutting = 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Soft Succulent strip for die cutting = 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Calypso Coral for die cutting = 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Petal Pink Scraps for stamping and punching


Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Flowering Tulips - Mary Knabe

 

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

Tulips Dies
$35.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

NEW CLASS TO GO featuring Flowering Rain Boots Bundle - Order yours today!

The Flowering Rain Boots Bundle is fabulous for making cards to celebrate spring and send love & cheer to others. My Flowering Rain Boots Class to Go makes it easy to do that.

Order yours by Friday, March 22nd.

    

With 3 great options, I have something for everyone.

Option 1: Flowering Rain Boots Class to Go = $69.00  Includes Flowering Rain Boots Bundle, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping. Email me for link to order & pay for this option.

Option 2: Card Supplies = $28.00  Includes card 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 the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle needed to make these cards. Email me for link to order & pay for this option.

Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  Includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 cards. To purchase this option, click on PDF Store in red bar at the top of this page. PDF's are listed in alphabetical order and are available for immediate download upon purchase.

Add Ons:  Those purchasing Option 1 or 2 above may add the following Stampin' Up! products to their order at catalog price with no additional shipping charge. 

  • Classic Stampin' Pads @ $7.50 each in Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, and Smoky Slate.
  • Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder at $10.00  *Note that I will pre-emboss the card stock needed to make the 2 cards it uses in this class, however, I am including this embossing folder as an add on, if you would like to own it for future projects.

Timeline for Flowering Rain Boots Class to Go:

  • March 22nd - Deadline to order & pay.
  • March 23rd - Stampin' Up! supplies needed for class to go kits will be ordered.
  • March 28th - 30th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 31st - Class to Go kits will ship.
 
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 the red bar at the top of this page. PDF's for sale are listed in alphabetical order. Once purchased, PDF's are available for immediate download.
 
 
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