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Simple & Elegant

Simple and elegant is the best way to describe today's cards. The Blossoms in Bloom Bundle is fabulous for so many reasons. I love creating with the stamp set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies. These simple and elegant Blossoms in Bloom cards are wonderful all occasion cards. Use them as note cards or to express sympathy, thoughts of you, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, retirement, and more. Tone on tone cards such as these perform well as simple and elegant cards.

These cards are elegant in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

TIP:  Use Adhesive Sheets with card stock to die cut & adhere the die cut pieces to your card fronts easily.

The Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon adds a nice pop of color without taking away from the card's simplicity and elegance.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

This close up view allows you to see the detail in the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and the Many Layered Blossoms Die.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

I can't decide which I like better, the Whisper White card above or the Very Vanilla card below. Which is your favoite?
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

The woven ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack matches our Very Vanilla card stock perfectly.
Many Layered Blossoms Dies & Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

What other Stampin' Up! colors would you use to make these simple & elegant tone-on-tone cards? Petal Pink is on my mind.

Want to make these simple and elegant cards a bit fancier? Consider adding a bit of metallic or glitter paper with a few small die cut flowers or perhaps some embellishments such as small Metallic Pearls or gold Gilded Gems. We have even more embellishment to choose from. What will you choose?

Interested in some #simplestamping projects with the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set?

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.


Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers

Receiving these cards will be almost as great as receiving a beautiful bouquet of summer flowers. The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper has 2 prints that are perfect for coloring. It's easy. It's fun. Give it a try then create some beautiful cards with your very own customized Designer Series Paper.

FYI: I used Stampin' Blends in Highland Heather, Rococo Rose, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, and Balmy Blue. Remember, though, that YOU are customizing this DSP with your coloring. Choose colors you love!


Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

The colors really "pop" against the metallic gold outlines of the flowers and leaves.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

The new Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch pairs perfectly with this sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set. Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Emily was not able to go on the Hilton Head Vacation with me as she is in a Physical Therapy Clinical for 8 weeks. I left her some goodies and cards including this one when I was gone to remind her she is loved always and would be missed. The sentiment on this card said exactly what I was feeling.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

I love the details created by the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Card Dimensions:  Highland Heather card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, and folded in half. Ornate Garden DSP is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". Gold Foil layer is 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".

For top card, gold label is 1/2" x 4". For bottom card, gold label is 1" x 4" and white label is 3/4" x 3 1/4".

 

FYI...after making these cards I realized the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon is retired and no longer available. I guess I just didn't get enough of it, I wanted to keep using it! We do, however, sell the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding which could be colored with Highland Heather Stampin' Blends or any color of your choice. Customized ribbon to go with your customized DSP - how sweet.

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for blessing me with the opportunity to share beautiful cards and paper crafting with you at stampinpeace.com. I love what I do and love sharing it even more.

May you be blessed with beautiful days always!


Tuesday Tips - Post It Notes

Post-It Notes or "sticky notes" are a staple in my craft room. I'm going to show you a couple of reasons why I think sticky notes are a must-have for every paper crafter.

 

I used one of my sticky note tips in creating this card!Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

The Posted for You Stamp Set contains gorgeous images and wonderful sentiments too. 
Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

I enjoyed coloring the birds on branches with my alcohol based Stampin' Blends. What beautiful details in this stamp. Posted for You Stamp Set & Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch by Stampin' Up!

Save 10% on both the Posted for you Stamp Set and Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch when you purchase them as a bundle using item #154075.

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com for today's paper crafting tips! I appreciate you and all my viewers and blog subscribers.


A Whale of a Good Time!

My June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday was a "Whale of a Good Time". I demonstrated an easy fun fold card showcasing the fabulous products from Stampin' Up!'s new Whale of a Time Suite - Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale Builder Punch, colorful Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, and pretty, iridescent sequins. These card are a great way to let someone know they are a BIG deal to you. This products suite includes greetings for love, friendship, and birthdays. 

 

My first card made with the Whale Done Bundle.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer card stock base, 5 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper layer, 4 1/4" x 3" card stock layer (same color as base layer), 4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White scored at 2 3/4 and folded in half.

 

This is the card I demonstrated in my June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Today's cards are fun fold cards with small cards layered onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock, same size as standard A-2 sized card.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I just couldn't stop myself and had to make one more card after I finished my Facebook Live. This one is my favorite!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

The weekend is near. I hope yours is wonderful. I'm heading to the beach soon and plan to have a "Whale of a good time".


Tuesday Tip - Ink Refill Bottles

Stamping and paper crafting is what I do. It started as a hobby and is now my job and my passion. And yes, I have LOTS of supplies to keep me creating and sharing everyday including ink pads and refills in all Stampin' Up! colors. I find that being organized and having all my basic supplies within reach of my work space allows me to use my time more efficiently, thus getting more stamping and crafting in. It's worth it to do little things now that will  save me time and frustration later. Today's Tuesday Tip is one that helps me in all these ways. I think you will find this tip helpful as well.

Take a look at this quick Tuesday Tip via video demonstration.  This tip will make identifying ink refill bottles quick and easy so that you aren't wasting time searching for the one you need when you need it. 

Here's a look at some of my ink refill bottles with color labels from coordinating ink pads adhered.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

I use Storage by Stampin' Up! to keep my ink pads, refills, and markers organized and within reach while I'm crafting.
Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

See all Storage by Stampin' Up! products by clicking here.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Summer is officially here. The days are longer, hotter, sunnier, and our list of summer activities is full of fun and adventure. Some of that fun comes from celebrating our beautiful summer nights with their campfires, s'mores, fireflies, and starry nights.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about celebrating Summer Nights! The kit includes 9 postcard like cards & envelopes to stamp & embellish plus 9 die-cut tea light bags to decorate your outdoor space. An add-on kit is available to order on July 1st while supplies last for those who want to add a more traditional card making experience. 

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349 by July 10th to get your July Summer Night Kit.

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Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you found today's Tuesday Tip helpful. Don't forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by July 10th to get your Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit to help you celebrate our beautiful summer nights all summer long.


Create Pretty Peonies Perfectly Every Time

These is so much to love about the new Peony Garden Suite. I love it for so many reasons - its gorgeous and versatile Prized Peony stamp set and coordinating Peony Dies, the textured pattern of the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, and the soft and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. The suite also contains Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Square Vellum Doilies, and Elegant Faceted Gems in 3 colors and 2 sizes all to help you create stunning cards and paper crafts.  Get a glimpse of ALL the Peony Garden Suite products in this Stampin' Up! video. Then keep reading and see my own video demonstration to make 3-D peonies.

Despite all the beauty in the Peony Garden Suite, I have to admit, the Peony Dies were quite overwhelming and even a bit intimidating to me when I first glanced at them. I did use the dies that coordinated with the floral images in the stamp set, but avoided the other dies in the set. BUT then I knew I just had to learn to use them when I saw the beautiful 3-D peonies people were making with them. Boy, was I thrilled to find out just how easy the 3-D peonies are to make. Job well done, Stampin' Up! I appreciate how all the pieces slip together and you can match up all the bottom edges of the flower petals to get the perfect peony every time. 

I want to show you how to make gorgeous die cut peonies every time. Watch my Facebook Live video replay and follow along. I go through the process twice, but trust me you'll get it by the time I make the first one.

I used Petal Pink card stock for my very first die cut peony. I love how it looks against the Very Vanilla card stock embossed with Dainty Diamonds.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

This bright white peony is clean and classic and looks stunning against the textured Petal Pink card stock. The photo doesn't do it justice as you can't see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella applied around the edges of the flower petals and leaves and the flower center.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

The bow made of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon pairs nicely with the shimmer of the Wink of Stella along the edges of the flower petals and leaves.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

On my last card, I sponged Petal Pink ink on the edges of the die cut pieces before I put my peony together.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
I used a Peony Garden Designer Series Paper instead of embossed card stock for the card front of my last peony card.Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


 Stampin' Up! product list - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Peony Dies
$40.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

CASE-ing the SU! Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog isn't just filled with wonderful stamping and paper crafting products. It's also filled with loads of creative inspiration. This week, with the help of my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brenda Quintana's CASE-ing Tuesday, I created great cards with a card sketch Brenda pulled from a catalog card sample. Get all the details in this June 16th Facebook Live video replay. I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper in my demonstration. I also showed another card with the same card sketch but made with the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. Enjoy the video demonstration.CASE-ing Tuesday

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love this sentiment for telling someone you believe in them.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the Gilded Gems for embellishments on these cards.Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The center image was stamped off to get a lighter shade of Pretty Peacock.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used 3 different botanical images for another variation on this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony Garden Suite is showcased with the same card sketch in the following card.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony was stamped off with Petal Pink ink on the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment over it in Gray Granite ink.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! product used in cards above - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed CASE-ing the catalog with me. I'd love for you to give this card sketch a try and share it on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page on Facebook.

I wish you happy stamping and a great weekend.


Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

Hey pet lovers, you need to check out the new and very popular Playful Pets Suite Collection. It includes a stamp & dies bundle, designer series paper, ribbon & trim combo, and an embellishment all with fun and whimsical dog and cat images. Please view these and all Stampin' Up! products in my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or in your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

Please watch my June 15th Facebook Live video replay below. My Make It with Mary Monday included a demonstration of how to make 4 cards from a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder using Playful Pets DSP and the Cat Punch. Enjoy creating purr-fect cat and dog cards with the wonderful Playful Pets Suite.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration above which includes how to cut the 6" x 6" DSP to make the following 4 cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!  

For those who REALLY love cats, add 2 or more punched cats to your cards and paper crafts.Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Playful Pets Trim Combo is great for making cat & dog collars and for embellishing all your pet projects..
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Cat Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you are a dog or cat owner or know someone who is, I hope you enjoy creating with the fun and whimsical Playful Pets products. 

Happy card making!


#simplestamping with Blossoms in Bloom

The Blossoms in Blooms gives you the look of beautiful watercolored florals without watercoloring - just simple stamping! In the following video replay of my June 4th Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group, you'll see I use the same color combination of Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Pool Party, and Early Espresso, to make several different cards with the same layout. The possibilities are endless for making cards with  the look of beautiful watercolored flowers but with the ease of simple stamping. I think you're going to love the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and creating beautiful cards with it for any and all occasions.

 

Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

A little stamping to dress up the inside of this Whisper White Thick card base.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I embellished each of my sample cards with the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Adding layers to the inside of you card base is an easy way to add a little more interest to your card.Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here's a few more cards using the same combination of 5 colors but for varying floral images.
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This card with the large cluster of Rich Razzleberry flowers was the favorite among the Facebook Live viewers. What is your favorite?
Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
 
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's cards showcasing the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and are inspired to create some of your own. Please let me know how I can be of help to you. 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please contact me to receive a complimentary catalog and/or to be added to my newsletter list.


Split Card Technique with Forever Fern

I love the new Forever Fern Stamp Set featured in the Forever Greenery Suite by Stampin' Up! It's filled with beautiful botanical images in lots of lovely shades of green plus has wonderful ribbons, trims, and embellishments to coordinate with the stamps, dies, and Designer Series Paper. I also love using different stamping techniques, so today I combined the lovely Forever Fern Stamp Set with the Split Card Technique. The results are beautiful!

 

With the Split Card Technique, you make 2 card fronts at once.Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here is a close up of the card split after I completed the stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon is a nice accent to these cards.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to dress up up your envelopes and insides of your cards with little stamping.
Split Card Technique with Forever Fern Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on links below to be directed to my online store.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Here's wishing you a beautiful weekend!