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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
$49.00

 

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!

 


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!


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.


Fabulous Fun Fold Card & Feeling Loved, Valued, Appreciated by SU!

I'm excited to share with you today, the many wonderful gifts I received from Stampin' Up! for being a 2022 Incentive Trip Achiever. Earning an incentive trip is a pretty big deal as less than 1% of demonstrators worldwide earned this reward. The gifts are amazing as you will see in the second half of this post, but first I need to share a truly FUN and EASY Fun Fold Card inspired by a card created by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kelley Pitts for a recent card swap. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make one and share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy this video demonstration and will plan to make your own version of this Fun Fold Card and perhaps even share it on my Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe Facebook Page.

I received this card from SU! Demonstrator Kelley Pitts in a recent card swap and used it as the inspiration for my May 6th Facebook Live and today's blog post.
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Stampin' Up! Tea Boutique Suite - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Tea Boutique Suite - Mary Knabe (1)

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 2" & 3 1/8" on both ends.
  • Center DSP = 2" x 5 1/2"
  • DSP for 2 sides = 1 3/4" x 5 1/2" (cut 2)
  • White card stock for front = 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"
  • White card stock for back = 2" x 5 1/2"

Stampin' Up! Bottled Happiness Bundle - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Bottled Happiness Bundle - Mary Knabe

The photo below shows the back of my card with space to write a personal message.
Stampin' Up! Bottled Happiness Bundle - Mary Knabe

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

 

This week, Emily and I were supposed to be on the 2022 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip I earned. It was to be a Western Caribbean Cruise. SU!, however, made the decision to cancel it last fall due to Covid. While I was sad to not be able to take Emily on this trip and to not gather with the other SU! 2022 Incentive Trip Achievers, I still owe a big THANK YOU to Stampin' UP! for the wonderful gifts they sent. Just another way Stampin' Up! has made me feel loved, valued, and appreciated for the work I do. (Less than 1% of SU! Demonstrators worldwide earned the 2022 incentive trip. It takes a lot of hard work, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to earn such a reward.) 

Many customers, team members, and followers have asked me what the gifts were. So here's a look at them now. 

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I'm always impressed with the creative packaging Stampin' Up! gifts arrive in. SU! VIRTUAL incentive trip 2022

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A handmade card and personal note from our CEO, Sara Douglass, and Co-Founder Shelli Gardner made the gifts extra special.

SU! VIRTUAL incentive trip 2022

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So many fun surprises!

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Wow! AirPods and a Spotify Playlist to celebrate the achievements of the 2022 Incentive Trip Achievers. I feel like I'm up to date having these new AirPods for my walks.

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I'll use these Stampin' Up! mugs for my morning coffee before I start my work day.

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A lovely smelling candle can put anyone in a good mood while working from home.

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Another SU! exclusive incentive trip pin to add to my collection.

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And...a comfy robe with the Stampin' Up! logo on the pocket for resting and relaxing after putting in long days of working.

 

Thanks for stopping by for creative inspiration with today's fun fold card and a look at some very special gifts I received from Stampin' Up! I'm blessed to have the opportunity to share with you.

Have a great day!


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.

Or JOIN NOW by clicking here.

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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,


Paradise Palms

I don't know about you, but I sure could use a vacation with some fun and relaxation some place sunny and warm right about now. I've been burning the midnight oil trying to keep it all together. Andrea's bridal shower was a few weeks ago, wedding invitations are in the mail, and this weekend we celebrate Emily's graduation with a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. All that while keeping very busy with my Stampin' Up! business and being present for others and trying to take better care of my physical and mental health. Anyone else crazy busy and feeling a bit overwhelmed like me? Anyone else use stamping and paper crafting as a break from real life, that happy place you go to? Yeah, I get you. You are not alone.

We may not be at the beach or on a tropical island, but the cards featured in this video demonstration can help us escape in our minds for a bit. What's not to love about stamping and crafting and new techniques to try? Enjoy this video replay of my April 20th card making demonstration featuring cards made with the Paradise Palms Stamp Set and Blending Brushes and ink pads. You'll also pick up some tips for putting the stickers and your rubber stamps and using our amazing Stamparatus.

 

Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White on inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8
  • Basic Black layer on front = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Another but slightly different card using same technique and same stamp set.Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary KnabeStampin' Up! Paradise Palms Bundle - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for card above:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side
  • Basic White on inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8
  • Basic Black layer on front = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

 

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

Palms Dies
$35.00
Stamparatus
$49.00

 

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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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Another 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder & FREE SHIPPING

I don't have to tell you how much I love using 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonders for creating sets of cards. I've said it many times before. I'm excited to show you another new One Sheet Wonder to help you in creating sets of cards of your own. In this video, I'll demonstrate using the same One Sheet Wonder with 2 different Designer Series Papers showing you the versatility of One Sheet Wonders. I hope you'll find inspiration and helpful tips in this demonstration, then do some creating with this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.


Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Cutting Dimensions for So Saffron Card:

  • So Saffon Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Basic White card stock (cut 3) = 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock = 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Basic White inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! Lovely You Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (7)

Cutting Dimensions for New Horizons Card:

  • Old Olive Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side
  • Basic White card stock (cut 3) = 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic White card stock for sentiment = 1" x 3 3/4"
  • Basic White inside of 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.

 

FREE SHIPPING ONE DAY ONLY

Add this to your To Do List for Thursday, April 21st.

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This is a great time grab some of your wish list items and Last Chance Products AND to stock up on products with price increases in our New 2022 - 2024 Catalog. See list below.

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6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder with Expressions In Ink

Well gosh, it's been a bit since I've posted to my blog. The past weeks have been a bit hectic and exhausting. I've been dealing with some family matters including working on wedding invitations, spending time with family over the Easter holiday, and helping a family member who became very ill last week. Fortunately, she is finally on the mend. In addition, I'm prepping kits for my highest number of participants ever for a recent class to go. Needless to say, that has put me behind in my social media posts, and I have missed it. I find that when I have to put my SU! business on the back burner at times for any reason, it confirms how much I love what I do and desire to do it more and better and for as long as I can. 

SO... moving on, I'm happy that I can jump back in this week. In today's post I'm sharing a very easy 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder to make 2 cards. This is a card layout you can use over and over for any occasion you wish for making and sending cards. Please enjoy the video demonstration, then give this One Sheet Wonder a try. And afterwards, please share you creations on my Facebook Business Page Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe or in my Stampin' Peace VIP Group to inspire others.

Cutting Dimensions to make 2 cards:

  • Card Base (cut 2) = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock inside (cut 2) = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Cut DSP as shown in Video so that you have 2 pieces measuring 3" x 3 1/2" and 2 pieces measuring 3" x 2 1/2"
  • Gold Foil (cut 2 pieces of each size) 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" and 3 1/4" x 2 3/4".
  • Basic White strip (cut 2) = 3 3/4" x 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Expressions In Ink Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Expressions In Ink Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Expressions In Ink Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Expressions In Ink Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Expressions In Ink Suite - Mary Knabe

 

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

 

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REMINDERS: 

Today, Tuesday, April 19th is the LAST DAY to order my Simply Succulents Class to Go. 

Succulents are so fun, always popular, and never go out of style, not even in card making and paper crafting. With my Simply Succulents Class to Go you can make 8 gorgeous cards (2 each of 4 designs). With 3 great options to choose from, I have something for everyone. Choose the one that's best for you.
 
 
Choose from 3 options:
 
Option 1: Simply Succulents Class to Go = $82.00  Includes Simply Succulents Stamp Set & coordinating Potted Succulents Dies, supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), PDF Tutorial sent via email, and Priority Shipping. Please email me for link to order & pay for Option 1.
 
Option 2: Card Supplies = $28.00  Includes 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 stamp set & dies needed to complete the cards. Please email me for link to order & pay for Option 2.
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00  PDF Tutorial includes supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions and instructions to make 4 different cards. To purchase this option, click on PDF Store in the 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 who purchase Option 1 or 2 may add on any of the following Stampin' Up! products at catalog price without additional shipping charge.
  • Black Memento Ink Pad @ $6.00
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad @ $7.50
  • Stampin' Blends at $9.00 each in Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Succulent

Timeline for Simply Succulents Class to Go:

  • April 19 - Deadline to register & pay.
  • April 20 - SU! order will be placed for supplies needed for kits.
  • April 25 - 27 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 27 - Simply Succulents Class to Go kits will ship.

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.

 

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.

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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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.

Add a subheading (1)

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

 

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS available through May 2nd while supplies last only. Click here to see what products are still available. Many are discounted.

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2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog

Last week, I shipped my first round of new Annual Catalogs. If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business and would be happy to email you a complimentary catalog. Please email me your catalog request along with your mailing address.

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