It's always fun learning new techniques. I was inspired to demonstrate the Torn Paper Technique with you all after seeing my friend Marti Blair do it. I love it. It's easy and fun and really packs a punch to a simple card. I chose fall colors to use with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set for this video tutorial. I hope you'll give this technique a try and share what you make using it.
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Have I got a fabulous demonstration for you! Autumn is upon us and this card making demonstration is a wonderful reflection of this beautiful season. In this video, I demonstrate an easy Fun Fold card plus show you 2 different techniques to add a "wow factor" to you cards and paper crafts. I think you're going to love this card and the tips for using Gilded Leafing and Clear Embossing Powder to embellish your beautiful cards and make them stunning!
Early Espresso card base = 5 1/2" x 7 1/4", score & fold at 4 1/4" on long side. Small flap will be card front.
Very Vanilla inside = 5 1/4" x 4"
Designer Series Paper = 5 1/4" x 1 3/4" and 5 1/4" x 1"
Early Espresso card stock layer = 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Very Vanilla card stock for stamping = 3 1/4" x 2 1/4"
This card made by my friend and Stampin' Up! upline, Susi Brunk, is what I CASE'd to create my own cards above.
Did you know you can get the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle FREE?
It's true. When you join my Stampin' Up! community through September 30th, you can choose a Bundle from our Holiday Mini Catalog absolutely FREE. Click on the following link to see all 12 bundle options: Download FLYER_SAB_JOIN_NA.
Now, let's do the math to see your saving when you purchase a Starter Kit. Our Starter Kit is completely 100% customizable and includes $125 in product of your choice! You pay just $99 + sales tax and it all ships to you FREE. So for approximately $107.50 (based on 7.5% sales tax where I live), you'd get $125 chosen by you PLUS a FREE BUNDLE from the Holiday Mini Catalog for an additional savings of $31.50 - $60.25 (depending on the free bundle you choose). WOW!
How much would that all cost you if you don't purchase the Starter Kit??? $125 product cost + $12.50 shipping + $10.31 sales tax (based on 7.5%) for a total of $147.81. That's a HUGE difference, and the total doesn't even include the cost of the additional Bundle that is free for those who join my team.
So if you love stamping and paper crafting and have a long wish list, why not consider getting the most you can for your money now? Please know that I welcome anyone and everyone to my Merry Stampers Team of 60+ demonstrators. My team includes business builders as well as "happy discount shoppers". You are not obligated to host parties, classes, or events, but if you decide to do so, I can help you with that. I have a private Facebook Group just for our team where we share creative ideas, tips, and techniques. We have creative challenges (like a virtual swap or display of cards) twice each month with a winner chosen at random to win a Stampin' Prize from me. AND, you get my class tutorials FREE as a Thank You for being a part of my team.
Please contact me with questions on this joining offer or to click here to join my team now.
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Registration is now open for my Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go, and it is WONDERFUL!
My Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go is one you do not want to miss. It's pretty. It has truly special sentiments. It brings a bit of Autumn to your crafting. Class fee includes Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle, card supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs), 2 yards Gold Shimmer Ribbon, PDF Tutorial, and Shipping.
Please email me for link to order & pay by September 28th.
3 Great Options to choose from so there is something for everyone!
Option 1: Beauty of Tomorrow Class to Go = $72 ***Receive a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item with the purchase of Option 1.
Take a look at the 4th video in my Stamparatus Technique Series. In this one, I demonstrate Wreath or Circle Stamping. You won't believe just how easy this technique is and what precise results you get! Watch. Enjoy. Give it a try. You'll be glad you did!
This card features a fun variation on wreath stamping above by using 2 colors. You can also you 2 or more images for your wreath as well for even more interest and depth to your wreath. The possibilities are endless.
From a simple from wreath above to a pretty Christmas wreath below.
I used Evening Evergreen ink for my simple, but elegant holiday wreath.
Another Autumn wreath with Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks. Now that you've learned this amazing Stamparatus Stamping Technique, what kind of wreath will you stamp? I'd love to hear your ideas!
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Thanks for viewing today's blog post! I hope you have been inspired to stamp and create with your Stamparatus! If you don't have a Stamparatus, I'm happy to assist you with ordering it or you can simply click on the Stamparatus link in the supply list above to be directed to my online store. And thanks in advance for applying the HOST CODE you see at the top of the column on the right side of this blog.
Friendly Reminder that you still have a few more days to order my Peaceful Deer Class to Go. See details below!
You'll make 8 festive cards with my Peaceful Deer Class to Go.Class fee of $62.00 includes Peaceful Deer Bundle (stamp set & punch); supplies, embellishments, & envelopes for 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); PDF Tutorial with supply list, color photos, cutting dimensions & instructions; and Priority Shipping.
Please contact me for link to order and pay by September 14th.
Option 1: Peaceful Deer Class to Go = $62.00
Option 2: Card Supply Only = $28.00
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only sent via email on or before September 14th = $15.00
When ordering Option 1 or 2 above, you may add any of the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad @ $6.00
Sahara Sand Ink Pad @ $7.50
Pool Party Ink Pad @ $7.50
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends @ $9.00
Blending Brushes @ $12.00
Schedule for Peaceful Deer Class to Go:
September 14th - Deadline to order & pay
September 15th - Supplies will be ordered.
September 20th - 24th - Class to Go Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
September 24th - Class to Go Kits will ship.
Interested in this class? Please contact me for link to order and pay by September 14th.
Today, September 10th is also the last day to subscribe or purchase a pre-paid subscription for Paper Pumpkin to receive the September Haunts & Harvest Kit.
Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!
Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!
Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to purchase Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of all the extra perks...see the chart below. AND it's a great way to start your holiday shopping!
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August 3, 2021, Stampin' Up! will launch out 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog AND Summer Sale-A-Bration. Click on the link below for information and sneak peeks of some fabulous new products to come! Then start making your wish list.
Summer Sale-A-Bration is August 3 - September 30, 2021. Sale-A-Bration is Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion each year. And this year, for the first time, we are having a 2nd one. How lucky is that??? There will be incentives to shop, host, and join. More information to come!
If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'll start by sending you a complimentary catalog. Just email me your catalog request, your name, mailing address, phone number, and email, and I'll get a catalog and SAB brochure to you in the mail.
I'm looking forward to sharing lots of cards and creative projects with you using lot of these new products. Happy stamping!
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.
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I've been making a few Wine Bottle Tags for holiday gift giving. Below are ones for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used the Gilded Autumn Suite and a sheet from World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper for my Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Tag. The Christmas one was made with products in my October Paper Pumpkin Kit, Joy to the World. I always love to make a few alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin Kits.
Each Wine Bottle Tag starts with 4" x 12" piece of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper or card stock. I score 3 1/2" from the top and fold gently. I punch a 1 1/2" circle to hang the tag. To create the "ring" that goes around the hole, punch a 1 1/2" circle in center of 2 1/4" square of coordinating paper. Then punch with 2" Circle Punch centering the hole in the 2" circle opening to and punch to get the ring.
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I love my monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits. Each month a surprise paper crafting kit is delivered to my house with everything I need to create beautiful cards. If you're interested in card making and paper crafting, this is a great way to start. And if you're already experienced, you can put your own twist on these kits by creating alternate projects with your kit contents.
You can order your Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions by clicking here.
Wishing you happy, healthy days ahead as we anticipate the holidays. Thanks for viewing today's blog post.
The ever so popular Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper is back in stock. This paper has been re-stocked several times because of its popularity and demand. It was back ordered for a while then went was not even available to order, but it's back now. Order your Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP now to make your autumn and Thanksgiving cards and paper crafts. This DSP and the entire Gilded Autumn Suite is GORGEOUS. Don't be fooled by its name, though, because it's not just for fall and Thanksgiving. Many of the DSP prints can be used for other occasions such as sympathy, thinking of you, support and encouragement cards. Many would be great to use for masculine cards. Nature lovers would appreciate the beautiful color combination and botanical prints and patterns. And of course, the Gilded Autumn products would make great birthday, thank you, congratulations, and retirement cards too.
I hope you'll enjoy the following video demonstration in which I use the Gilded Autumn Suite to decorate Rectangle Tins to use as decorations, place cards, and treat favors all in one for my Thanksgiving table. These personalized gifts are such fun to make. Mine will be filled with candies, but I bet together we can come up with lots of things to put in these decorative tins.
I'm excited to make a few more of these Gilded Autumn Decorated Tins - one for each of my Thanksgiving guests. They'll look so pretty as place cards to decorate my Thanksgiving table.
TIP: Adhere Foil Paper to Foam Adhesive Sheets before die cutting Playful Alphabet Letters.
How about those darling copper Trinkets? Aren't they sweet?
I decorated the inside top and bottom of the tin before filling with treats.
Embossing takes your handmade cards to an extraordinary level. Whether you emboss with embossing folders or embossing powders & heat tool, your cards are sure to impress. You can do both of these techniques on all sorts of papers including card stock, vellum, and foil paper. In the video demonstration below, I'll show you "dry" embossing with the Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder and "heat" embossing with Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Tool. Both of these techniques will help you create extraordinary cards.
The Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder with the Brass Foil Paper makes this card simple yet elegant.
The Brushed Metal Card Stock pack has 2 sheets each of the 3 colors used on this card. All 3 colors are gorgeous and work well with the Gold Cards & Envelopes.
There is such beautiful detail in the Evergreen Forest 3-D Embossing Folder.
I used both the embossing folder technique and heat embossing technique on these 2 cards.
The Banners Pick A Punch gives you 2 choices of how to punch banners with 1/2", 3/4", and 1" strips.
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Happy October! Today also marks the beginning of a brand new Stampin' Up! year. Through the course of 2020, I have challenged myself to learn and grow and try new things. I've taken some business training and participated in Stampin' Up! Leadership Summit. As I look ahead to the new year, I am excited. I'm encouraged. I'm motivated. I'm goal driven. I'm striving to better my best in all areas. I'm happy to be continuing on in my Stampin' Up! journey.
In my September 28, 2020, Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live, I introduced one of the easiest card sketches ever. I love using this card sketch to show off Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. The cards I made in the video below all feature the absolutely stunning Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. The fall prints, colors, and metallic accents make this one of my most favorite paper packs ever. I also used the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and coordinating punches in the 3 cards you'll see in my video and in the photos below. Enjoy this card making demonstration and consider the limitless possibilities when using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers with this easy card sketch.
The card sketch used to make each of these Beautiful Autumn cards is perfect for showing off the many different prints in the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Gilded Gems work so well with the Gilded Autumn Suite products as seen on this card.
A few leaves stamped in Mint Macaron dress up the inside of this card nicely.
The following 2 cards use some of the prints with metallic accents that make the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper classy and elegant.
I embellished this card with leaves and acorns punched from Designer Series Paper with the Autumn Punch Pack and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The ribbon is one from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack.
Layers I used on the inside of the card match the layers on the front of the card.
A very similar card to the one above, this one uses a couple different papers, Cajun Craze ink, & a Mint Macaron ribbon.
I love the basket weave detail and sheen of this Mint Macaron ribbon.
Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
DSP = 3 different pieces each measuring 1" x 4" and 1 piece measuring 2" x 4"
2 pieces of Foil Paper (or card stock) for front & inside = 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
2 pieces of Very Vanilla for front & inside = 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"
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World Card Making Day 2020.I’ve teamed up with some of my Merry Stampers Team Members to bring you fun card making activities all day long October 3rd in our Private Facebook Group. We’ll have a few Facebook Live demonstrations plus show cards and projects to inspire you. Supply lists & cutting dimensions will be provided so you can CASE these cards later. We’ll also include helpful tips to make your card making easier and more enjoyable. And what’s a Stampin’ Up! party without a few prizes, and an ordering incentive for all our customers* who join our group.
Everything posted to this Private Facebook Group on October 3rd will be saved in the group for you to access throughout the entire month of October. We’d really like you to join us Live on October 3rd , though, as that’s a bit more fun.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be inspired with creative ideas and participate in the fun of World Card Making Day.
*Sorry, SU! Demonstrators, but this event is for Stampin’ Up! customers only. If you’ve never purchased with me and would like to participate in this event, feel free to order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.
I'm truly grateful for you, my viewers, and wish you Happy Card Making today and always.
The Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is full of plaids of varying sizes and color combinations. This Designer Series Paper is so versatile and will keep you creating beautiful cards and paper crafts for holidays and special occasions all year long. In the following video demonstration, I show you a very easy 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder to make 3 unique cards. In addition to the Plaid Tidings DSP, I feature the lovely Borders Abound Stamp Set and Holiday Rhinestones. I think you'll enjoy the fall cards I've prepared and demonstrated in this video replay of my September 14th Facebook Live video replay.
Use the following photo for your cutting guide for this 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder.
I made these 3 fall cards with a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder design featuring Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This DSP pack is filled with fabulous plaids in an array of colors you can use throughout the entire year!
The stamped images on these cards are from the Borders Abound Stamp Set.
The new Banners Pick A Punch is a great tool for punching 2 different banner cuts on 1/2", 3/4", and 1" strips of card stock and Designer Series Paper.
Linen Thread and Holiday Rhinestones are wonderful embellishments to dress up these fall cards.
The card stock sizes on the inside of the first & third cards match the card stock layers on the front of the cards and sure do dress up the inside of the cards.
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Autumn is just around the corner. As I look forward to the changing colors of the fall leaves here in Ohio, I am reminded that with change comes beauty, and like the leaves on our trees, sometimes it is ok to let go.