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Easiest way to use Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing can add a dramatic effect to your cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts. There are several different ways to use it from using it with Heat & Stick Powder and Heat Tool to a variety of adhesives. This card shows one of the simplest ways to use Gilded Leafing as an accent or embellishment. Simply lay a strip of Tear & Tape onto card stock where you want to add Gilded Leafing. Remove backing and press down into Gilded Leafing. Remove excess with small brush, sponge, or your finger tip.

To make this card, be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Art Gallery Card in Merry Merlot 

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

TIP: Gilded Leafing is VERY light & airy. I HIGHLY suggest that you pour the Gilded Leafing from its original jar into a larger plastic container with a lid. The container should be large enough to press your card stock down into.

Gilded Leafing by Stampin' Up!

 

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

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Beauty of the Earth Fun Fold

I can't get enough of making Fun Fold Cards. So much so that I committed to "Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives". This is one of my favorite. So often, people are intimidated by Fun Fold Cards. I can understand when it comes to ones with multiple folds in one cards. BUT, let me tell you, MOST Fun Fold Cards are much easier to make than you think. That's why I love them, and that's why I love sharing them with all my Stampin' Peace followers!

The Fun Fold Card I show in this video demonstration features the incredible Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. This beautiful DSP can be used year round and for so many different reasons and occasions for sending your handmade cards. 

FYI...There is no imperfection on my leaves stamp. I discovered that there was a tiny air bubble between my stamp and the clear block. So I pulled my stamp off the clear acrylic block and reset it. All good stamping after that. A great little tidbit to remember.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Night of Navy Card Base = 5 1/2" x 7", score at 4 1/4" on LONG side, fold so flap is on front left.
  • Basic White for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Night of Navy = 3 3/4" x 3", score at 1/2" on SHORT side. 
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP or white card stock for stamping = 3 1/2" x 2 3/8"

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!I used Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends marker to color the white twine to better compliment my card.
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Blending Brush was used to add a subtle sky behind the tree.Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Tailor Made Tag Dies work wonderfully for creating a means of a closure for this fun fold card.
Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Click here for video demonstration and cutting dimensions to make Beauty of the Earth Slimline Cards shown in the photo below.

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Here's the video replay showing all the retiring and discounted products in the January - June Mini Catalog. Get these products now as all are available while supplies last only through June 30th. 

 

Click here to view the new Kits Collection I referred to at the beginning of the video above.

All of the kits in the Kits Collection are all-inclusive with everything needed to complete the cards/projects shown. They are great for new and beginning stampers, but wonderful for anyone and everyone! What a great way to get together with friends for a fun evening. Make it a girls' night or friends get-together. I can help you do that whether it be virtually or in person.

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Butterfly Brilliance Stamparatus Style

Sunny, hot summer days are here! I love this time of year! I like to start my summer days drinking coffee on my front porch enjoying the fresh air and pretty flowers. Some days, I'm lucky enough to have a few butterflies to greet me. With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you can make and send bright, beautiful butterfly cards to your friends and family. In this Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate how to make 6 Butterfly Brilliance cards quickly and easily with my Stamparatus. I'll give you some tips for using the Stamparatus to make your card making experience better. If you don't own the Stamparatus, our amazing stamping platform, this video will show you one of many ways that this amazing tool can be a beneficial addition to your craft room.


Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

Color the butterflies with Stampin' Blends in your choice of colors. I used Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and So Saffron to color mine.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!

The Vellum Card Stock circle creates a focal point for the stamped and die cut butterflies. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle & Stamparatus by Stampin' Up!


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

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

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Here for You Now and Always

So often we are looking for cards of support and encouragement. I love the 2 coordinating sentiments in the Color & Contour Stamp Set - Here for you now ... and in better days ahead. I can think of so many reasons to send this card to various people. People going through an illness or loss or caring for a family member or friend who is ill. People going through separation and divorce. Loss of job. Loss of loved ones. Struggles with depression or anxiety. No matter the reason, I do think this card with this sentiment will bring comfort and smiles.

To help you send love, support, and encouragement, I've prepared a Free Project Sheet for you for my Free Friday Download.

Download Project Sheet - Color & Contour Here For You Now Card

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Finding just the right words to say when someone is hurting can be difficult. This sentiment really works in those cases.

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope my post and card have inspired you to create and send cards to those how need some support. Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today. 

Download Project Sheet - Color & Contour Here For You Now Card


Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Happy Free Friday Download Day! I hope you've had a happy, healthy, and productive week! Today's card features one of my favorite suites ever - Fine Art Gallery. This card was so fun to make I couldn't wait to share it. I love working with the Fine Art Designer Acetate and the way it compliments the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. If you haven't worked with these two designer papers, I highly suggest you put them on your next order. You will love the colorful and artistic floral impressions and patterns.

 

To make this card be sure to download my Free Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Art Gallery Stamp Set & Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Here's a bonus for Free Friday Download to help you in all your card making!  Download Card Layering Measurements - A2 size

 

Have a fabulous weekend and take time to rest, rejuvenate, and recharge.


Happy Earth Day with Beauty of the Earth Suite

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I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a project featuring a brand new suite launching with our new Annual Catalog on May 4th - Beauty of the Earth - today in celebration of Earth Day.  The Beauty of the Earth Suite includes the colorful Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies, Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, Bark 3D Embossing Folders, and colorful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. 

Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

For today's post I made 8 slimline cards quickly and easily and with just 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper. You can too! Simply follow my cutting dimensions and assembly instructions below. Easy peasy, I guarantee it!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card bases = Cut 8 measuring 7" x 8 1/2", score at 3 1/2" on short side, fold in half. (I cut 4 Night of Navy & 4 Merry Merlot.)
  • Basic White layer = Cut 16 measuring 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". (You'll use 2 per card - 1 on front & 1 inside.)
  • Card stock layer on front = Cut 8 measuring 3 1/8" x 8 1/8". (I cut 4 Night of Navy & 4 Merry Merlot from left over card stock that I had when I cut the card bases from my 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of card stock.)
  • Designer Series Paper = Use the Beauty of the Earth DSP with watercolor tree prints at the top and bottom of the paper with white space in the middle. Cut it at 6" (in half) through the white space. Then cut each of the two 6" x 12" pieces into 4 pieces measuring 3" x 6". 
  • Wood Grain DSP (also from Beauty of the Earth DSP) = Cut 4 pieces measuring 2" x 3".


Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

Directions for card above:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy ink on lower right corner of Merry Merlot Card stock.
  2. Adhere Watercolor Trees DSP to top of Merry Merlot card stock.
  3. Adhere Merry Merlot card stock to Basic White card stock.
  4. Wrap Denim Ribbon around layers at bottom of DSP and tie bow. Trim ends. 
  5. Adhere layers to Night of Navy card base.
  6. Adhere Basic White card stock to inside of card.
  7. Die cut 2 Night of Navy birds and adhere to card front as shown using Glue Dot.


Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

Directions for card above:

  1. Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on lower right corner of Wood Grain DSP. Adhere to bottom of Night of Navy card stock.
  2. Adhere Watercolor Trees DSP to top of Night of Navy card stock.
  3. Adhere Night of Navy card stock to Basic White card stock.
  4. Wrap Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around layers where the two DSP's meet and tie knot. Trim ends. 
  5. Adhere layers to merry Merlot card base.
  6. Adhere Basic White card stock to inside of card.
  7. Die cut 2 Merry Merlot birds and adhere to card front as shown using Glue Dot.

 

Another look at these simply made gorgeous cards. Simple layout, 1 sheet DSP, time well spent for 8 quick and easy Slimline Cards.

Beauty of the Earth Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Beauty of the Earth products used are available to purchase beginning May 4th with the launch of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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Do something creative everyday!

 


Cards of Gratitude and Love

See the Good Card Class to Go 

I LOVE the See the Good Stamp Set for sending notes of appreciation. My See the Good Card Class to Go includes $31 of Stampin' Up! product (See the Good stamp set valued at $21, Sponge Daubers valued at $5, Linen Thread valued at $5) plus additional supplies & PDF Tutorial with video link to make 6 stunning cards and Priority Shipping to your home.

Deadline to register and pay is  April 23rd.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration & payment information.

See the Good Card Class to Go = $45 with Priority Shipping

Buy 2 kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend - and save on shipping = $82 **Both kits delivered to same address

PDF Tutorial Only = $15 

Schedule for See the Good Card Class to Go:

  • April 23rd - deadline to register & pay
  • April 24th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered 
  • April 28th - May2 - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 3rd - Class to Go kits will ship.
Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.
 
 
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd love for you to give this Class to Go a try!
 
If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me to request a complimentary catalog. You can also subscribe to my newsletter at right for Stampin' Up! promotions, creative inspiration, class & events schedule, and more!
 

See the Good Card Class to Go

See the Good Card Class to Go 

I LOVE the See the Good Stamp Set for sending notes of appreciation. My See the Good Card Class to Go includes $31 of Stampin' Up! product (See the Good stamp set valued at $21, Sponge Daubers valued at $5, Linen Thread valued at $5) plus additional supplies & PDF Tutorial with video link to make 6 stunning cards and Priority Shipping to your home.

Deadline to register and pay is  April 23rd.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration & payment information.

See the Good Card Class to Go = $45 with Priority Shipping

Buy 2 kits - 1 for you & 1 for a friend - and save on shipping = $82 **Both kits delivered to same address

PDF Tutorial Only = $15 

Schedule for See the Good Card Class to Go:

  • April 23rd - deadline to register & pay
  • April 24th - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered 
  • April 28th - May2 - Class to Go kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 3rd - Class to Go kits will ship.
Please email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.
 
 
 
If you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me to request a complimentary catalog. You can also subscribe to my newsletter at right for Stampin' Up! promotions, creative inspiration, class & events schedule, and more!
 
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Dandy Garden Gate Fold Card

Spring is nearly here, and I can hardly wait. I've been looking forward to warmer, sunnier days, blossoming trees and new life. And of course, it won't be long before we see dandelions popping up everywhere. While they are a weed and considered a nuisance, they can bring beauty to our days with their bright yellow flowers. Plus it's fun to make a wish and blow on one that is ready to spread its seed pods and make a wish. Either way, we can look for the good in this bit of nature. I can even remember back decades ago when I was teaching elementary school, being gifted a bouquet (or two or three) of yellow flowers. Oh, they smelled yucky especially in a hot classroom, but I always made a fuss over how excited I was to receive such a thoughtful gift. Any teachers reading this can relate, I am sure.

The video posted below is from a recent Facebook Live. In it, you'll find a demonstration of the Gate Fold Card. These are truly as easy as they are fun to make. So take a look, then give the Gate Fold Card a try. I think you'll be glad you did!

 

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A "belly band" serves as 1 type of closure for your Gate Fold Card as on this card.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

On this second Gate Fold Card, I wrapped Bumblebee ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front before adhering my layer card stock and DSP layers to my gate fold panels.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A bit of stamping and coloring is a fun addition to the inside of any card.
Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post (along with others in the Dandy Garden Suite Collection) -

Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

There's still time to pre-order my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go. Keep reading for more details.

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

Wishing you a happy Monday. Wherever you are on this day, I hope you can take time to enjoy the beauty of nature and perhaps some time for card making too.

 


1 Sheet DSP Card Holder

In my previous blog post, I shared a video in which I demonstrate how to make 6 beautiful Hydrangea Hill Cards Fast. Today's post includes a Facebook Live video replay in which I demonstrate how to make a card holder using just 1 sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. Check it out now, then give it a try. It's a great project for everyone who loves to make, package, and give their hand stamped cards as gifts.


Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

If you are interested in making quick and easy hydrangea cards to put in this card holder, click here to see yesterdays video demonstration "Make 6 Hydrangea Cards Fast".

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's project & the cards included in this card holder - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store!

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Interested in more Hydrangea Hill cards? Check out my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go!

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

 

REMINDER: 

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on your Stampin' Up! order of $50+ TODAY ONLY!!!

Promotion ends at 11:50pm MT.

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Well Suited in 2 Styles!

Take a look at two styles of masculine cards I created with the Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up! One card is created using several coordinating papers from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper pack. The other card is a fun fold card and features one piece of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper but showcases BOTH sides of it. Take a look at my video replay below of a recent Facebook Live I did. You'll get all the dimensions you need plus some tips for successful card making as you view my video demonstration of these two masculine cards. Of course, these layouts are perfect for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers. 

 

I absolutely LOVE this Well Suited Suite but most especially its Designer Series Paper. It's perfect for making masculine cards to celebrate the special men and boys in your life. It's bright. It's bold. It's fun. I created two a great cards featuring this fabulous Well Suited Designer Series Paper. 
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
This card layout is awesome for any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers.
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Look at all the details, in addition to the many pieces of DSP, I used on this card to make it fun and interesting! Twine in Basic Gray & Night of Navy, Matte Black Dots, and card stock punched with the Double Oval Punch. They're all great separately, but together, they're a party celebrating your special guy!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

The card below features one of my new favorite fun folds because I love being able to feature BOTH sides of my favorite Designer Series Papers as often as I can. This is another great card layout that will work with any and all of your favorite Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!
 A little stamping on the inside of this fun fold card makes for a fun surprise!
Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Well Suited Suite by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me for assistance ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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