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Stampin' Up! touches for Andrea's Bridal Shower

I've been a little quiet here on my blog and my social media channels over the last few days but for good reason. Sunday, Emily (my 25 year old daughter) and I hosted a bridal shower for Andrea (my 30 year old daughter). It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the bride with family and friends and seeing so many people love on Andrea. It was so fun and such a joy to be able to put some personal touches on the day using Stampin' Up! products I love so much. From favors and decorations to even using my Stampin' Peace Studio to host the occasion. Here are some photos of this special day.

IMG_6224 (1)The XOXO treat boxes were add ons to the January Paper Pumpkin Kit Hugs & Kisses. I put chocolates inside each one and added a pretty Polished Dots Embellishment to each heart tag and tied with gold trim.

IMG_6224 (1)I used the Heart Punch Pack, white card stock, Create with Friends Stamp Set, Blushing Bride ink, Champagne Foil (retired) and Petal Pink with Gold Ribbon (retired). They were SOOOOO easy to make. Both favors got rave reviews from our guests.

IMG_6362 (1)"Love" was stamped using the Create with Friends Stamp Set.

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You may recognize this home decor piece I made before Valentine's Day featured in a blog hop. It too was made with the Hugs & Kisses Paper Pumpkin kit. I put it on a shelf in my kitchen to repurpose it for the bridal shower.

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I used the January Paper Pumpkin Kit Hugs & Kisses to make banners also. I put several of the fun fold card bases together with ribbon to create the many banners I used to decorate my living room and shelves in my Stampin' Peace Studio.


IMG_6224 (1)Do you recognize these? I used our Celebrate Today Magnetic Board Kit to make this collage wall over a sofa in my living room where I showcased Andrea and Jon's engagement pictures. This kit is so versatile. I'll be able to change out the background papers and photos for future family events, special occasions, and holidays. The magnetic board and gold metallic clips will make it easy to do so.


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I purchased a photo box and wrapped it with Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon. Can you guess what I put inside? Postage Stamps and Thank you notes. Lots and lots of thank you notes I made for the bridal shower and the wedding. This was one of my gifts for the bride.

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Stampin' Up! Notes Cards and Envelopes make putting together such a gift easy and inexpensive.

IMG_6237 (1)How many kisses for the Mrs. do you think are in the vase decorated with SU! Blushing Bride Ribbon? Guests used the white hearts with gold trim also from the Hugs & Kisses kit to write their guesses on. And of course, Basic White Thick and Blushing Bride card stock were used to make the sign. There were 221 kisses in the vase. 218 was the winning guess. PS. I kept foil on the top so I wouldn't be tempted to eat any of the chocolates. I love sweets, all sweets, especially chocolates.

IMG_6263 (1)I'm so proud of my girls and am grateful for the love and happiness they bring to my life. I never knew having adult children would be so much fun!

IMG_6265 (2)Andrea and her future sister-in-law and mother-in-law.

IMG_6376 (1)More photos of the happy couple. The cards on their were made with contents from the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kits.


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Does anyone recognize this Designer Series Paper? I used Modge Podge to adhere 12" x 12" DSP to 12" square stretched canvases. These were hanging in my living room until I recently moved them to the sitting room off my Stampin' Peace Studio.

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IMG_6237 (1)I have a beautiful antique dining room set that once belonged to my grandmother then my mom. Since moving to my house in Columbus, I only have a small eat in kitchen and no longer have a separate dining room. The set is too big for my kitchen space and I didn't want to have it in storage so have incorporated the hutch and buffet into my Stampin' Peace Studio. They house my china and are used to display cards and other hand made crafts. It was used to serve the buffet lunch for the bridal shower.


IMG_6237 (1)I set up a couple of small table around my work space for salads and drinks. You will recognize my craft space behind the tables if you watch my Facebook Lives. I love that I can use and share my Stampin' Peace Studio in a variety of ways.


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I have 3 of these shelving units in my studio that I use for display and storage. On this one I hung more banners created with the fun fold card bases from the Hugs & Kisses Kit and displayed a few pictures of Andrea and Jon and a Love collage I made for Valentine's Day last year.

IMG_6241 (1)I had fun seeing Andrea take in the set up and all the personal touches for her bridal shower for the first time. I kept it a secret until she arrived Sunday.
IMG_6244 (1)I ended up buying this set of decorations for a pop of color on this big blank wall.


IMG_6243 (1)Pots of succulents and gift cards served as both center pieces and game prizes.


IMG_6243 (1)This game was a HUGE hit. It was fun hearing stories and memories shared as everyone tried to guess the ages of the bride and groom in the photos. 
IMG_6247 (1)I used the SU! heart punch to punch Blushing Bride hearts to number photos of the bride and Soft Succulent hearts for the groom's photos.
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Another set of DSP canvases to add some color and personality to the back corner of my Stampin' Peace Studio.

 

I realized I forgot to take pictures of the desserts - lemon bars made by Emily, a chocolate brownie strawberry trifle made by me, and heart shaped cookies made by our dear friend Rosie. They were all delicious.

 

Thanks for visiting. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you a glimpse of this special day in my life and the way I was able to incorporate my love of creativity and Stampin' Up! into the celebration. Perhaps, I have inspired some of you to add some of your own creative touches to your special occasions and holidays.

Stampin' Peace Hugs to you all.


Boho Indigo Product Medley - FREE PDF Tutorial with Purchase

Get a FREE PDF TUTORIAL to create 3 sets of cards with 4 different designs per set. First set is birthday cards. 2nd set is botanical cards. 3rd set is made with 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder. Free PDF Tutorial also includes a standing desktop calendar and gorgeous HOME Collage. The collage can be personalized with your family name or any other word that speaks to you, and it makes a great gift. These projects were the featured Make-n-Take projects at my January Creative Escape Weekend. They were a HUGE it with my guests.
 
The Free PDF Tutorial includes supply list, photos of each individual project, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete all projects pictured.
 
Boho Indigo Product Medley by Stampin' Up!
 
To get this FREE PDF Tutorial (a $25 value), purchase the Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132, $70) at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code QZ3AWGMX. You will also get your choice of a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Product. The online store will prompt you to make your Sale-A-Bration product.
 
PLEASE NOTE: One of the card sets uses the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Step (#152539, $19). You can add this to your Boho Indigo Product Medley order and get a free pack of Gilded Gems from me or simply substitute with another stamp set you already own.
 
Your FREE PDF Tutorial will be sent via email within 24 hours of you ordering your Boho Indigo Product Medley.
 
If you need assistance ordering, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com or 513-641-6592.
 
 
 
 
Happy Sunday, my Stampin' Peace friends!

Tag Buffet Alternate Projects

What's better than a Stampin' Up! holiday tag kit? How about a holiday tag kit at HALF PRICE? That's right. One of my most favorite Stampin' Up! Tag Kits, Tag Buffet Project Kit, is on sale now for just $15, that's a 50% savings. Follow the directions and you'll get 30 bright, beautiful, festive tags to add that something special to your gift wrap and gift bags. Already finished your shopping, wrapping, and tagging? Consider purchasing a few kits to have at the ready for next year. Better yet, get your friends and family in on the fun and host a "Christmas in July" kit party. Either way, this deal is the bomb! But don't hesitate. The Tag Buffet Kit and all products on the Stampin' Up! Year-end Closeout are only available while supplies last. Grab this kit and other retiring holiday products before they're gone. Click here to go directly to the Year-end Closeout section of my online store to see what's retiring and what's on sale.

If you make the tags in the kit according to directions, you'll make a total of 30 beautiful, large tags (5 each of 6 designs as shown below).

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

I took 6 tags (1 of each design) to use in making some holiday scrapbook pages that resemble wrapped gifts.

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!


Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Tips for creating all of these gift wrapped scrapbook pages can be found by viewing my video below.


I also took 6 tags (1 of each design) and removed the white layer, then made Christmas Cards with them - card base in a coordinating colors plus Gold Foil Paper accents is all it took. I also tied the gold cord into bows for a finishing touch.

Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
I used the white layers I removed from the tags on the cards above with the 5 extra pine tree die cuts you get in your kits to make 5 more gift tags. I had plenty of extra labels to stamp and gold cord in my kit so didn't need to add any other supplies to make these additional tags.
Tag Buffet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

In yesterday's post I shared alternate projects created with the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. Use this link to see those projects along with a video demonstration:  https://bit.ly/2KpBSI9. I created 2 cards and a gorgeous collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers. I loved interacting with my customers and viewers and getting their input as I create. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is also on sale for $24.50, that's a 30% savings on its original price of $35. This kit is great for those who want to personalize their Christmas cards with a family photo or their fur babies. Already have your cards made and mailed? Again, why not take advantage of this deal and schedule a Christmas in July card making day? At this price, you'll be glad you did!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you're giving gifts you purchased and made, a handmade tag adds that special touch to your packaging. That's a win win in my book - fun for you and fun for the gift recipient too.

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. Wishing you a happy, healthy, productive day.


Alternate Projects for my favorite 2020 Holiday Kits

There's so much to love about our 2020 Stampin' Up! holiday kits. They're fun and festive with their holiday images in fabulous holiday colors. They include loads of die cuts and embellishments. They contain color photos and easy to follow directions for beginning paper crafters or for those who are pressed for time. AND, our kits are so versatile that they are also great for experienced paper crafters who are eager to think outside the box and do some designing and creating on their own using the kit contents. 

The two holiday kits featured in this video replay of my December 9th Facebook Live are the Tag Buffet Project Kit and the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit. You'll see some examples of some alternate projects including gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages I created with the Tag Buffet Kit. You'll then see me create 2 cards and a collage with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using the gorgeous Joy of Sharing Kit. I hope you'll enjoy watching this video and be inspired to create beautiful paper crafts for the holidays using our fabulous kits from the 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Both of the kits featured in my video replay are available at great saving as they are on the Year-end Closeout. The Tag Buffet Project Kit is just $15 at 50% off the original price of $30. The coordinating Tag Buffet Stamp Set is available for $18 or subsitute with one or your own for the sentiments on your handmade tags. The Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit is just $24.50 at 30% off the original price of $35. So why not consider giving yourself a little help this holiday season by purchasing a kit or two for yourself or giving a few for gifts. OR how about purchasing some kits at great prices now and holding on to them for your 2021 holiday paper crafting and gift giving. Either way, don't delay, though, as these kits and all items on our Year-end Closeout are available while supplies last only. Get them while you can.

I created 2 alternate cards with the help of my Facebook Live viewers using supplies from the Joy of Sharing Kit only.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

One of the most beautiful sentiments ever...
Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up! 

I included a small die cut poinsettia and simple Merry Christmas greeting on the inside of the card to coordinate with the beautiful card front.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Here is the 2nd alternate card I created with the Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit with my Facebook Viewers.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


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The inside of the card is just as festive and beautiful as the front of the card. Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

I created a holiday collage as my third alternate project using the Joy of Sharing Card Kit. I think it turned out great. Add a couple photos and frame it to decorate your home or give as a gift.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

This makes a gorgeous scrapbook page as well.Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

I cut 2 pieces of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 4" x 6" to add more interest to my holiday collage.

Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!


Joy of Sharing All Inclusive Kit by Stampin' Up!

 

Friendly Reminder: The Joy of Sharing Kit is now just $24.50 while supplies last. That's a 30% savings. Order yours before they're gone! 

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

As we continue to prepare for the upcoming holidays, please remember to treat yourself with grace and kindness. Sometimes we try to "do it all" and end up frazzled and exhausted. I wish you calm and acceptance. Calm from taking time to relax and destress and acceptance to realize it can be a wonderful holiday season for ourselves and our loved ones even without "doing it all". So be good to yourself. Your loved ones will appreciate you gifting yourself self-love and self-care.

Love and blessing!