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Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes

If you love stamping techniques, especially Heat Embossing, I think you're going to enjoy using the Emboss Resist Technique. This is a simple technique that makes a big impact. In the Facebook Live Video Replay below I demonstrate this fun technique and show you how to use Blender Brushes. I love this new set of tools. The Blender Brushes are available to order beginning January 5th with our new January-June Mini Catalog. They are sold as a set of 3 for $12.00 and are definitely worth the investment. You get a much softer look using Blending Brushes rather than Stampin' Sponges or Sponge Daubers. 

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

The Emboss Resist Technique gives some stunning results.Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!


Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

I love the Metallic Mesh Ribbon for embellishing these beautiful Snowflake Wishes cards.
Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 Here's a close up of the Blending Brushes that will be available for purchase beginning January 5, 2021, in our January-June Mini Catalog. They are sooooo easy to use and give a beautiful, soft affect. After using them for these cards, I simply rinsed my Blending Brushes in cold water, soaked up excess water with paper towel, then let air dry. As you can see there is some staining which does not affect future use.

Blending Brushes from Stampin' Up!

 

Below are more cards I made with the the Emboss Resist Technique. My next two cards feature Fine Art Gallery Stamp Set (also available starting January 5, 2021) with White Heat Embossing.

Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes


Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes


Emboss Resist Technique with Blending Brushes

 

My cards below feature Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set with Gold Heat Embossing. The emboss resist technique here adds elegance to these cards.

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!


Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

I colored Pearls with Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker to make the berries on this holly card.

Emboss Resist Technique with Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Blending Brushes by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope I've given you the inspiration and confidence to try the Emboss Resist Technique on your own.


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Have you heard the news??? Stampin' Up! has EXTENDED the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza through 11:59pm, today, November 25th. Most everything in the Annual Catalog is on sale 10% off including lots of bundles, stamp sets, Stampin' Blends, Stamparatus, ribbons, embellishments, card stock, and so much more.
 
Please order online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code JYUC2H6N or contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com .
 
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Make 9 Gift Card Holders Fast

'Tis the season of giving. If you're like me and many people I know, you probably have a list of people you'll be giving gift cards to. Gift cards are great for so many people - teachers, postal carriers, delivery drivers, hairdressers, babysitters, pastors, colleagues, and so many more people. If giving gift cards is in your holiday plans, this post is for you.

You can make 9 Gift Card Holders quickly and easily with a limited number of supplies, 1 sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, and my video demonstration from my November 23rd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live. I made mine with a sheet of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper; card stock in Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, and Old Olive; and sentiments from Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. Take a look at the video, then get started creating your own set of Gift Card Holders for the upcoming holidays or for birthdays or any occasion you plan to give a gift card for. These make up so quickly, why not have a stash on hand for various occasions?

 

Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 


Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set & Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


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

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope you are inspired to create a batch of gift card holders for the upcoming holidays or for birthdays and other occasions to have on hand.


Fine Art Floral Bottle Tag & Gift Card Holder

Our family recently celebrated the birthday of our youngest daughter, Emily. Emily turned 24 on November 19th. We all met up in Cincinnati to celebrate her on Saturday, so now it's safe for me to show you the Wine Bottle Tag and Gift Card Holder featuring the BEAUTIFUL Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. You can't buy this DSP yet, but consider this a sneak peek of a fabulous product suite that will be available January 5th. Trust me, though, it will be worth the wait!

The Facebook Live video replay below shows you how I made my Wine Bottle Tag. Then keep scrolling to bottom of post for pictures and cutting dimensions for the coordinating Gift Card Holder.

 

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!


Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!


Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

I made a gift card holder using the same beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and Golden Garden Specialty Designer Acetate. Calypso Coral is one of the many colors featured in this gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!


Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

These close up views let you see the beautiful artistry of the Fine Art Floral Designer Paper and coordinating Golden Garden Designer Acetate.

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!



Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

It's easy to turn any card into a gift card holder by adding a 2" x 4" pocket to the inside of your handmade card. Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Fine Art Floral Suite by Stampin' Up!

Please note that all the Sneak Peek products shown in my video including the Fine Art Floral Suite products used in my birthday Wine Bottle Tag and Card are available to order beginning January 5th, 2021. You can, however, purchase these products beginning December 1st when you join my Merry Stampers Team of outstanding Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Contact me for more information.

 

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS???

You can get up to 2 FREE Curvy Celebrations Classes to Go!

Order the Quite Curvy Bundle #156228 for $41.25 plus sh/tax and get a FREE Quite Curvy Class to Go to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs). OR for an even better value, order the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle #158396 for $70.50 plus sh/tax and get both my Quite Curvy AND Curvy Christmas Classes to Go free (6 cards per class) as my gift. 
 
To receive these free Classes to Go, orders must be placed in my online store www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code JYUC2H6N by November 30.   https://conta.cc/3pIyRmj
 
If you need assistance ordering, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com.
 
***If you have already ordered either of these products from me prior to this announcement going out on November 19th, you          are eligible for the FREE Class(es) to Go.
 
 
Here's a peak of a few of the cards you'll make with these 2 Free Classes to Go:
Quite Curvy Stamp Set & Curvy Dies by Stampin' Up!

Curvy Christmas & Curvy Dies by Stampin' Up!
 
Quite Curvy Bundle includes Quite Curvy Stamp Set & Curvy Dies for $41.25 plus SH/Tax. Bundle Price reflects a 10% savings on each item if purchased individually. 
 
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Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes Quite Curvy Stamp Set, Curvy Christmas Stamp Set, Curvy Dies, and Classic Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper in Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, and Crumb Cake for $70.50 plus SH/Tax. This Variety Bundle Price reflects a 10% savings on all 4 products if purchased individually.
 
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PDF Tutorial Only for both classes is available for purchase for $20.
 
 
Schedule for Curvy Celebrations Free Classes to Go: 
  • November 30th - Deadline to order Quite Curvy Bundle or Quite Curvy Variety Bundle on my website to receive Free Class(es).
  • December 1st - All Free Class to Go kits will be shipped on or before this date.

Please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com if you have questions or need assistance ordering.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you'll return for more creative inspiration.

Here's to a beautiful week ahead for you and yours. Stay safe. Stay healthy. 


Shaker Cards Made Easy

Shaker Cards are so much fun to give. Everyone - people of all ages - love receiving a Shaker Card in the mail and giving it a shake. But, let's admit, Shaker Cards can be a bit tricky to make. Not anymore! Not with this super cool, easy-to-make version of the Shaker Card as we know it. 

I demonstrated how to make Shaker Cards made with our Stampin' Up! clear envelopes. They're easy. They're fast. And, of course, they're lots of fun to make. And for these three reasons, you'll want to make up a bunch of these fun Shaker Cards.

Enjoy the following video replay of a recent Facebook Live Demonstration!

 

If you're looking for a good set of birthday stamps, I think you'll like Happiest of Birthdays! It even has a stamp to make "Happy Be-lated Birthday" cards. 

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!
My birthdays wish is stamped directly onto the Artistry Blooms DSP on this card.
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!

This balloon is a fun and unexpected surprise on the inside of this card.
Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped, punched, and adhered my sentiment to the clear envelope on outside of this card along with the 2 whales.
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Whale Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

I punched 2 whales from the Whale of a Time 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Whale Builder Punch and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front.
Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Whale Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!


Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Another fun, colorful print from the Artistry Blooms Stamp Set was used in the Clear Envelope Shaker Card below.

Happiest of Birthdays, Banner Triple Punch, & Small Bloom Punch by Stampin' Up!

A single Mango Melody flower punched with the Small Bloom Punch and accented with a Gilded Gem is a fun embellishment for this cheery birthday card.
Happiest of Birthdays, Banner Triple Punch, & Small Bloom Punch by Stampin' Up!

Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Banner Triple Punch, & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!


Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Banner Triple Punch, & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!

A simple 3/4" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper is a fun way to add a decorative touch to the inside of your handmade cards.
Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!

I combined the gold, silver, white sequins combo with the green sequins for even more fun on this Shaker Card. The Sequins for Everything comes in an assortment of 4 color combinations to use for celebrating special occasions all year long and can be found in our 2020 Aug-Dec Holiday Catalog.

Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set & Balloon Bouquet Punch by Stampin' Up!


Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Do you need some bright, fun cards to celebrate upcoming birthdays or other special occasions? How about whipping up a few of these easy-to-make shaker cards with your Stampin' Up! Clear Envelopes.

 

Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
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$6.50
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com. I appreciate you and wish you a happy day!


Elegant Christmas Wreath Card

This week, I enjoyed creating with the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set. The following is a video replay of my November 11th Facebook Live in which a started with an elegant wreath card I made. I then showed my viewers how to create two different cards (both of them fun folds) using the same paper crafting supplies and cutting dimensions. I love how all three cards turned out. One is just as elegant as the next. Very Vanilla, Metallic Gold, and Real Red is one of my favorite color combinations for a very classic style of Christmas card. I hope you enjoy my video demonstration and feel inspired to create with the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set. 


Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The same paper crafting supplies and many of the same cutting dimensions were used to make 3 different card layouts. 2 of them are fun fold cards! Be sure to watch my video above to see the differences in these 3 classy and elegant holiday cards.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

So many gorgeous details and beautiful textures in this simple yet elegant card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A simple message of Merry Christmas is very fitting for this simply beautiful card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Can you spot the difference in this card below from the one above??? The card below is a fun fold card with a different opening. Can you see it now? If not, watch my video demonstration above to see the clever opening.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Split panel cards are always fun to make as I did in the card below.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I can't get enough of this color combination for making beautiful cards with a traditional theme like a holiday wreath.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows the unique layout of a Split Panel Card.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Inside view of my Split Panel Arrange A Wreath card is shown below.

Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you found today's post inspiring. I look forward to creating more cards and projects with the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to share with you, and hope that you will share your creations too.

I hope you enjoy a fabulous fall weekend doing something you love to do!


Simple & Beautiful Brightly Gleaming Cards

My November 9th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live was lots of fun. I used a limited amount of supplies to create quick, easy, and simply elegant Christmas cards with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I hope you'll watch my Facebook Live Replay and that you will be inspired to do what we in the Stampin' Up! world like to call "Simple Stamping" with our 3 main products - stamps, ink, and paper. These cards are great for beginner stampers or for those who prefer a simple style. They are great for people making their first card or for someone making lots of cards to send family, friends, and colleagues, or to donate to a church group or nursing home. And of course, you can always add layers of card stock, DSP, and specialty papers along with ribbons, trims, and embellishments to turn these simple cards into wow cards. The supplies used may be limited but the creative possibilities are endless. So enjoy this video, then grab some supplies and get started creating simply beautiful cards.

 

Using both side of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create multiples of your designs and layouts.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I love the "clusters" of pearls to accent some of the berries on this particular DSP.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A single Gold Gilded Gem is perfect to accent the star on this sentiment. 
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

I love this simple message of joy.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

More beautiful metallic accents...
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

2" strips of this beautiful ornament DSP was used in 3 different ways.Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set, Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Iridescent Pearls from the Magic in this Night Suite work perfectly on this card and with so many other Stampin' Up! colors and Designer Series Paper. They're definitely not just for Halloween.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Look at how the Star Designer Elements accent this DSP so beautifully. These stars are also great for celebrations and for patriotic cards for Veterans Day on November 11th.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set & Dove of Hope Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I made a 2" x 4" pocket to turn this card into a gift card holder.
Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper & Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • All card bases are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side and folded in half.
  • All DSP strips on cards are 2" wide. Cut length as need for the different designs. Lengths I used were 5 1/2", 4 1/4", 4", and 2" squares.
  • DSP Strips for envelopes vary in length and width. Cut them as they appeal to you and adhere securely with Multipurpose Glue.

 

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

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful cards with ease and speed using a limited products and simple designs. I'd love to see what you create, so please share to my Stampin' Peace VIP Facebook Group or Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook Business Page.

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Wishing you Peace, Joy, Love, and creative opportunities today and everyday.