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Be My Valentine Pop Up Card

Pop-Up Cards. We all love them, but how do you make them you might ask. Today's post shows you how quickly and easily you can make your own pop-up cards. It's fun and easy to do when you follow along with my video demonstration. I hope you enjoy watching this Video Replay of my February 5th Facebook Live in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group and find it helpful in creating your own Pop-Up Cards! Trust me when I say the people who receive your pop-up cards will love them and be filled with delight and awe.

Black, White, and Real Red - a classic color combination for Valentine's Day and Love! The True Love Designer Series Paper is all black & white with floral prints on one side and geometric prints on the other side. Pair it with Real Red for classic Valentine cards as I did on these Pop-Up cards I made for my daughters or add a punch of your favorite Stampin' Up! color!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!
A Pop-Up card can be made simply as I demonstrated in my video above, but it sure says "WOW" to the recipient of your pop-up card.

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The stitches on the banner, the scallops on the black heart, and a single rhinestone adds lots of pretty detail to the inside of this pop-up card.
True Love Designer Series Paper, Always in My Heart Bundle, & Heart Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

I made the treat boxes below for my daughters to coordinate with their pop-up cards above. I used True Love Designer Series Paper with the Love You Always Treat Boxes and filled with chocolates and a Graeters Ice Cream git card.

True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!
True Love Designer Series Paper & Love You Always Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Wishing you lots of love on this Monday. Here's to a brand new week filled with possibilities make it great.


2 Classes in 1 with In Bloom Bundle

In Bloom Bundle Card Class to Go 

Announcing my In Bloom Bundle Card Class to Go. Class fee of $68 includes In Bloom Stamp Set & coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies, a package of Pearl Embellishment, card stock & supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), PDF tutorial, & Priority Shipping. AND get free pack Paper Blooms DSP & supplies to make 6 MORE cards. It's like getting 2 classes in 1.

Pre-order yours by Tuesday, February 23rd.

PLEASE EMAIL ME for Registration and Payment Information.

 

In Bloom Card Class to Go = $68

PDF Tutorial Only = $20

Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions, and instructions for 6 different cards.

Schedule for In Bloom Bundle Class to Go:

  • Tuesday, February 23rd - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • Wednesday, February 24th - Stampin' Up! products for Class to Go kits will be ordered.
  • March 1st - 5th - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • March 6th - Class to Go kits will ship.

 

Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to pre-order and pay for your In Bloom Bundle Class to Go.

You've got mail...Snail Mail, that is.

Sometimes Snail Mail is just the thing to make someone happy. How fun is it to get something fun in your mailbox? How about spreading a little fun and happiness with some fun cards created with products from the Snail Mail Suite by Stampin' Up! I promise, you'll have fun with these cute snails and bright colors and fun embellishments. And the recipients of your handmade cards and gifts will be absolutely delighted with their Snail Mail. 

In the following video, you'll see me demonstrate making 2 cards and decorating a kraft bag featuring the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper and coordinating products.  I hope you'll enjoy watching my demonstrations in this video as much as I enjoyed creating and sharing the projects.

 

The "Happy Mail Enclosed" stamp is going to get LOTS of use in my craft room. What a fun way to tell someone they are getting something special in that envelope they are about to open.
Snailed It Bundle & Snail Mail Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This fun fold is a great way to showcase BOTH sides of your favorite Designer Series Paper.
Snailed It Bundle & Snail Mail Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the angle at which I adhered the postage stamp shape card stock to this card. It just adds to the fun!
Snailed It Bundle & Snail Mail Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

It's easy to make a plain kraft bag colorful and fun for gift giving using Stampin' Up! products.
Snailed It Bundle & Snail Mail Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Snail Dies
$30.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Make someone's day! Send a hand stamped card today!


2-Step Stamping with A Touch of Ink

Have you ever tried 2-step stamping? Well, if you never have (or if you love it), you need A Touch of Ink Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This Photopolymer stamp set makes 2-step stamping easy and FUN with it's beautiful line images and solid shapes for adding touches of color. You'll love the flowers, leaves, butterfly, and hummingbird images to mix and match. In this video replay of my February 3rd Facebook Live, I'll show you how easy 2-step stamping is plus show you how to add multiple colors to a single stamp. 

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card bases in Petal Pink, So Saffron, Pool Party = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, fold in half.
  • Card stock strips in same colors = 1 1/2" x 4 3/4", cut bottom end at an angle as shown.
  • Fine Art Floral DSP in coordinating colors to card bases = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White for inside of cards = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White Stitched Circles = use largest circle die from Stitched Shapes Dies

A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

It's so easy to do 2-step stamping with a Photopolymer Stamp Set like A Touch of Ink. I love my Petal Pink butterfly and light Mossy Meadow leaves.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the simple message of HOPE.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

So Saffron flowers on another pretty monochromatic card.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Pearl Basic Jewels add a subtle touch of bling to these cards.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Another beautiful monochromatic card, this time in Pool Party, to let a friend know they are thought of and loved.A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Yes, you can add multiple colors to a single stamp image. I colored on the butterfly and hummingbird solid stamps with Stampin' Write Markers. I used Sponge Daubers and Classic Stampin' Pads to color the flowers. Be sure to view the video above to see me demonstrate each of these coloring techniques.
A Touch of Ink Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. Do something creative everyday, and color your world beautiful! It's good for you and for others you touch with your creativity.


True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Black and white with a pop of color! That's what this card featuring the True Love Designer Series Paper is all about. The True Love Designer Series Paper features floral prints and geometric patterns in black and white making it versatile enough to use for just about any reason or occasion. Add a pop of color to it, and it's even more amazing to create with.

For today's card, I combined the True Love Designer Series Paper and Always in My Heart Bundle. Pops of color were added with Sponge Daubers and ink pads in Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Highland Heather. Tearing the DSP and popping up the curvy Happy Anniversary banner with Stampin' Dimensionals are two ways of adding even more detail and interest to this pretty card celebrating love.

I hope you like this card. If you'd like to re-create this one or create one of your own similar to this, I've prepared a Free Project Sheet for you.

Download Project Sheet - True Love Happy Anniversary Card

Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

So many details make this card amazing - the geometric pattern of the DSP and floral print with added color, torn edge of the DSP, stitching and folds of the Highland Heather banner, simple Matte Black Dots. Simple things to make a stunning impact taking this card from good to great.
Always in My Heart Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

 
 
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***I'll be hosting a Paper Pumpkin Night LIVE on Sunday, February 28th, at 7pm EST on my Facebook Business Page, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Bring your kit and craft along with me. I'll show some alternate projects using your kit contents. Or just join in to see what Paper Pumpkin is all about!

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. Wishing you the happiest of days...today and always.


Sand & Sea Memory Pages

It's pretty cold in central Ohio this week and a snowstorm is on its way. Fortunately, my plan is to stay in and work and craft the weekend away. I'll even have a couple friends here for crafting. While I do enjoy a beautiful snowfall, I do dream of days by the beach with sunny skies, warm breezes, and shelling. Our Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite make creating beach themed paper crafts easy and fun. Today's post shows a 2-page scrapbook layout featuring the fun beach and seashell products from the Sand & Sea Suite. My Facebook Live video replay below shows you just how I made this layout and includes and couple of different ways you can add color to the beautiful Pearlescent Paper I used for the seashells. I hope you'll take a look at the video and be inspired by my demonstration.

An alternate use for these scrapbook pages would be to frame and display them with your favorite beach day memories. They make wonderful gifts too.


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper used as the sky and beach for this layout.
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Seaside Seashells 3D Embossing Folder has exquisite detail. Adding a bit of color with Blending Brushes and ink brings out the details even more.

Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!


Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

The various colors of ink on the Pearlescent Specialty Paper bring the seashells and plants to life beautifully!
Sand & Sea Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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

 

Like seashells, we are all amazing and unique. Remember to share what is amazing about you and to be uniquely YOU. 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post.  


Friends Are Like Seashells

It's true. Friends are like seashells, each unique and amazing and beautiful in their own way. Like seashells, we collect these friends through our life's journey and treasure them and the memories that brought us together through the years. There is so much to love about the Sand & Sea Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog but my favorite parts of it are the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and Pearlescent Specialty Paper. These products combined with Sahara Sand card stock and foil sheets helped me create simple yet stunning cards, each slightly different. 

Please enjoy this video replay of my January 21st Facebook Live. I hope you will be inspired to create and perhaps even learn something new as you view this video. 

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

This first card couldn't be anymore simple. I cut a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed it with my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to my Sahara Sand card base. The card really shows off the details of this embossing folder. Simple and so very elegant.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

The two cards below show a side-by-side comparison of my first card and my second card. Again, I started with a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper, this time cutting it to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I then die cut it using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the large Seaside Seashells Die. Next, I placed my die cut paper into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (matching up the shells,etc) and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again. I then used my Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the die cut & embossed Pearlescent Paper to a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Sahara Sand Foil. Layers were then adhered to a Sahara Sand card base. I used Basic White card stock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" on the inside of the card.

Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Just love this sentiments. What a wonderful analogy.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Do you see the difference in each of the following 3 cards. The difference is the stamping. The first card (center front) was not stamped at all. On the second card (upper left), I "stamped off" each of the seashells with Sahara Sand ink. One the third card (upper right), I stamped each of the seashells in Sahara Sand ink at full strength. TIP:  For the 2nd and 3rd cards, you want to die cut, then stamp shells, set ink with Heat Tool, and then emboss with 3d Seashells Embossing Folder.
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!
Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle & Pearlescent Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you viewing today's post and hope you'll be back for more creative inspiration and project ideas.

Happy crafting!


Love You Always Collage

Check this out! This project is simple and elegant and perfect as a decoration in your own home or to give as a gift. It works for Valentine's Day or engagement, bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary also, and just because. Enjoy my video complete with measurements and tips for creating this beautiful project. And if you love this one, know that it coordinates with my Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner. If you missed that project, you can click here to see it now.

 

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!


 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Always Dies
$33.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Again, here is the link to the coordinating Love Always Fun Fold Card/Banner I referred to earlier in case you missed.

 

 

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Thanks for viewing this blog post. I hope it has inspired you to create something beautiful. 

Wishing you a wonderful day full of love and happiness.


Stunning Love Always Banner

The beautiful project I demonstrate in this video replay of my January 22nd Facebook Live can be used as a Fun Fold Card AND lovely piece of home decor for Valentine's Day. The products of the Lovely You Always Suite are showcased beautifully in this stunning project that is made quickly and easily with my video demonstration and tips. I hope you love this special project of mine and are inspired to create one of your own. 

Swap out the "Be My Valentine" on the 4th square of this banner and use it for a card and/or decoration for anniversary, engagement, bridal shower, or wedding. No matter the reason or occasion this stunning love banner will be admired by all.

 

This project was difficult to photograph with the reflections of the Blushing Bride Foil Sheets and the beautiful metallic accents of the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper. The banner is even more lovely in person - so very elegant yet quite simple to make. Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I love mixing and matching the Floral Heart Dies and Always Dies in the Love You Always Suite for this beautiful project.

Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

The "Be My Valentine" sentiment was stamped in Rococo Rose ink on Blushing Bride card stock. Using the darker ink made it coordinate better with the metallic details of the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!


Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!

If you love this project, I'll be sharing a coordinating collage in a Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post very soon. Stay tuned!

 

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

Always Dies
$33.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Friendly Reminder:

Tuesday, January 26th is the last day to register for my Fun Fold Class to Go featuring the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set with the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.

I've got a FABULOUS new Class to Go for you. You don't want to miss out on my Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP Fun Fold Cards Class to Go. Yes. You read that correctly. Learn to make 4 different Fun Fold Cards. One of them is a gift card holder too!
 
Class fee of $65 includes card bases & envelopes for 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), $51 in Stampin' Up! product (Happy Thoughts Stamp Set, Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper, Fine Art Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Stampin' Dimensionals), your choice of Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product free, PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping.
 
Deadline to Pre-order is Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

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

 
 
Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP Fun Fold Cards Class to Go = $65
 
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral DSP by Stampin' Up!

 
 Happy Thoughts Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral DSP by Stampin' Up!

 

Buy 2 - One for you, one for a friend - Save on Shipping = $120
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 - will be sent via email on or before January 26th
 
 
Schedule of Happy Thoughts with Fine Art Floral DSP Fun Fold Cards Class to Go:
  • January 26 - Last Day to Pre-order Class to Go
  • January 27 - Stampin' Up! products for class kits will be ordered.
  • February 2 - 5 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • February 6 - Class to Go Kits will be shipped (If any SU! products needed for this class go on backorder, shipping may be delayed. I will notify you if this happens.)

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

 

 

Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog. I appreciate you and wish you a week filled with love, laughter, good health, and happiness...and time for creating beautiful projects!


Sending Happy Thoughts

There are so many reasons I love card making. I get to use amazing coordinating products in an array of fabulous colors and themes too numerous to name or count. I get to belong to a community of creative people who understand my love for stamping and paper crafting and inspire me to keep on stamping and creating. I get to express myself creatively and add my own personal touch to my correspondences. I get to inspire and teach others to enjoy stamping and paper crafting like I do. Best of all, card making keeps me spreading love, kindness, and happy thoughts in challenging times by sending the hand stamped cards I've made.

I made this beautiful set of cards to let friends and family they are thought of and loved. They feature the Hydrangea Hill Suite and Happy Thoughts Stamp Set - 2 of my favorite new products in the new January - June Mini Catalog. I hope you love these cards as much as I do. If so, you can download the Free Project Sheet I created for you.

Download Project Sheet- Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You Card

Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

  So many beautiful details make this card AMAZING. Embossed card stock, Vellum, elegant sheer ribbon, and Pastel Pearls - I love them all. 
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
What a beautiful sentiment this is to send love and caring thoughts.
Hydrangea Hill Suite & Happy Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I love that the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (and so many others) have sentiments to coordinate for the outside and inside of our handmade cards.

 

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

Don't forget you get FREE Sale-A-Bration products with qualifying orders of $50 and $100.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't forget to download the Free Project Sheet for my Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You card for future reference.

Download Project Sheet- Hydrangea Hill Thinking of You Card

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. Wishing you a wonderful day full of happy thoughts. 

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today! You handmade cards WILL bring joy to those who receive them!


Mercury Glass Designer Acetate - How to use it?

The Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate is one of those products that intrigues me yet intimidates me at the same time. I'm guessing that I am not the only one who feels this way. I figure, therefore, that it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and play with this Mercury Glass Designer Acetate and see what I can come up. I hope showing you how I used it to make 3 different cards through the video replay below of my January 13th Facebook Live inspires you to do some creating with the fun new Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. Give it a try. I think you'll find it is a lot of fun to create with.

 

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!


Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

A simple circle of the fun and unique Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate makes this simple card striking.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up! This is one of my favorite card layouts ever. I never tire of using it. 
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

This is my favorite of all of these cards. This hydrangea can't help but bring smiles and spread happiness no matter the occasion or reason for sending this beautiful card.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

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

Reminder: Sale-A-Bration is in full swing. Get free products when you Shop, Host, or Join with me. Click here for Sale-A-Bration details.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

I thank you for viewing this Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post and for spreading love with your own handmade cards and happy mail.