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4 STUNNING Blackberry Beauty Cards

I don't know about you, but I love to make batches of cards so that I always have a stash at my ready. An easy card layout can help you do that. And by mixing and matching Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and incorporating it in the card layout, you can create lots of different cards with that 1 card layout. 

In the following Facebook Live video replay, you'll see me demonstrate making 4 different cards using the same easy card layout and same Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. You'll also pick up some tips and making your envelopes stunning too!

The card below I pulled from my stash and CASE'd it make 4 beautiful cards with products from the Blackberry Beauty Suite.
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Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score & fold at 5 b1/2" on long side
  • White or Vanilla card stock for inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Designer Series Paper = Cut 1 piece 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" for center strip
  • Coordinating DSP = Cut 2 pieces 1" x 5 1/4" for left and right strips.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe

I love pairing these two sentiments from the Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set on the outside and inside of my cards. Perfect sentiment for so many people I know.
Stampin' Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

Another stunning card made with this simple layout and the Blackberry Beauty Suite! Who would you send this one too??? Definitely someone is need of our support?

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For the next two cards, I changed the orientation of the card layout from vertical to horizontal making this simple layout even more versatile.
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)"I'm Here For You" is a sentiment you can send to people for so many different reasons. Everyone wants to feel love and support from friends and family.
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Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Suite - Mary Knabe (1)It was fun to stamp the same image on the envelope as I used on the inside of my card.
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Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

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Thanks very much for viewing today's post on Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you! I hope you found the content inspiring and helpful.

Make today beautiful for you and those around you!

Happy Stamping!


Masking Paper Techniques with Forever Fern

Before jumping into today's project, I want to share what took place one afternoon this week in my Stampin' Peace Studio. I had some young crafters visit. My niece Avery has been watching Jameson, Addison, and Beau this summer, and asked if she could bring them over for a "crafternoon". Of course, I said yes. (FYI...these same kids were here 2 years ago when my other niece Alison watched them, so it was fun to have them back. And they were excited to be back.)

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Left to right in photo above, 2nd graders Beau and Addison, my niece Avery who is starting her sophomore year at The Ohio State University, and 4th grader Jameson.

We first made cards from the April 2021 So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit. Do you remember it? Each child made 2 popsicle cards, 1 watermelon card, and 1 rainbow card. They each talked about giving one to their new teacher as "Meet the Teacher" was the next day. They decorated blank art journals with stickers and then ecorated gift bags to put their cards and other goodies in using Stampin' Write markers. Then we had an ice cream treat. Afterwards, the kids could create on their own using card stock and retired Designer Series Paper. They made signs for their rooms and cards for their mom and dad. All in all, it was a fun "crafternoon" for all of us.

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My sister Joan (Avery's mom) stopped over. The kids had fun sharing what they made with her.


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The kids are ready to head home with all their paper crafts and big smiles. And I got big hugs!

 

Now, let talk stamping techniques using Masking Paper!

I've enjoyed playing with and discovering various ways to use new products. Recently, I've been experimenting with Stampin' Up! Masking Paper - the new surprise product in our 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog! And you know what? I love it. In this FB Live video replay, I demonstrate a variety of ways to use this new product to create amazing cards. So enjoy watching this video and discovering the many different ways to use Stampin' Up! Masking Paper. Be sure to add this new product to your next order so you can try all these fun Masking Paper Techniques.


Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for "friend" cards above and below:

  • Evening Evergreen 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 White layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Merry Merlot layer = 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe


Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions for Love & Laughter card above:

  • Merry Merlot card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock (cut 2  - for inside card & front of card) = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe (6)

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe (6)

Cutting Dimensions for Love & Laughter card above:

  • Soft Succulent card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock (cut 2  - for inside card & front of card) = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe (6)
Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set & Masking Paper - Mary Knabe (6)

Cutting Dimensions for gift enclosure card above:

  • So Saffron card base = 3" x 6", score at 3" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock (cut 2  - for inside card & front of card) = 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Basic White card stock for masking & blending ink = 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

 

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

Paper Snips
$11.00

 

I hope this post gives you techniques and inspiration to use Stampin' Up! Masking Paper in your card making and other paper crafts. It's always fun to introduce a new product into your creating.

Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be dog sitting and writing more blog post and class to go tutorials.

Stampin' Peace hugs to you!


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!


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!

 


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!

Or click here to JOIN NOW.

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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!


Sweet Songbirds Double Z-Fold Card

Oh, have you seen the new Sweet Songbirds Bundle? Oh, my is it ever cute. In this Facebook Live I put this adorable Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set and the coordinating Songbird Builder Punch to use. You'll get a glimpse of a few of our newest In Colors. AND I'll show you how to make a Double Z-Fold Fun Fold Card. I hope you find this video fun and full of helpful tips and creative inspiration.

 Double Z-Fold Card Cutting Dimensions:

  • Large card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4". Fold each score line in opposite direction to create z-fold.
  • Small card base = 3 1/2" x 7", score at 1 3/8" and 3 1/2". Fold each score line in opposite direction to create z-fold.
  • DSP = 2" x 5 3/8" (cut 2) and 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Basic White card stock = 3 3/8" x 3 3/8", 2" x 3 3/8", 1 1/4" x 3 3/8"

_Stampin' Up! Sweet Songbirds Bundle - Mary Knabe

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And here's another Sweet Songbirds Double Z-Fold Card...

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

 

My Wild & Sweet Class to Go is selling fast. Order yours 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.

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (9)

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:

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 valued at $66.50. Pay just $99 plus tax pIace for a total of $191.50 of Stampin' Up! products. And...IT ALL SHIPS FREE! 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.

Download MKTL_FLY_US_0522_IN_COLOR_STARTER_KIT

Then contact me to discuss the amazing opportunity and find out how joining my Merry Stampers Team can benefit you!

Or click here to JOIN NOW.

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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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Wishing you a happy day.

Stampin' Peace Hugs to you!


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.

Stampin' Up! Wild & Sweet Stamp Set - Mary Knabe (9)

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?

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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

 

Friendly Reminders:

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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.

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

 

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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

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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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