Thinking of You, Support, & Encouragement Feed

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


Cute & Functional Mini Backpack

Have I got an DARLING 3D project for you! I'm going to show you how to make a Mini Backpack in this Facebook Live Video Replay. It's oh, so cute, functional, and fun to make. This  Mini Backpack can be used for so many occasions - graduations, teacher appreciation day, embarking on a trip or new adventure, birthdays, Father's Day, and more. I'm going to use the Mini Backpack use see in my video demonstration gift for my niece. Avery is graduating high school this month and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall. I used OSU colors and will fill the main section of the backpack with various gift cards that I know a college student will enjoy. I'll put some mini sticky note pads in the front pocket. Then, I'll put the Mini Backpack in a clear cellophane bag and tie it up with a pretty bow and handmade tag. I think Avery will love the handmade touch I put on her graduation gift.

 

This is the Mini Backpack I received from my friend and SU! team member Tracy Dahling that inspired me to make my own Mini Backpacks for graduation gifts. Tracy had a package of flower shaped sticky notes & a chapstick in her backpack and chocolate mints in the front pocket. 

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And this is my version of the Mini Backpack.

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Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut card stock for main backpack 8" x 11".
  • Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 2", 6 1/2" on SHORT side.
  • Partial Score on LONG side at 3/4" and 6" down to 5". 
  • Make angled score lines (see video).
  • Cut DSP 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for front pocket 8" x 4".
  • Score at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 7 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", on SHORT side.
  • Cut DSP 3" x 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for 2 handles 1/4" x 7" each

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for spending some of your time viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope you feel inspired to make something special for that someone special in your life. 

Please let me know how I can serve you in your Stampin' Up! needs.

 

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Cheers to everything handmade! 


New Class to Go - Hand-Penned Petals

I love the beautiful hand-penned floral images and soft colors of the Hand-Penned Suite in our new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. My Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go features 8 amazing cards including 2 Joy Fold Cards. Class fee of $64.00 includes Hand-Penned Petals Bundle, card stock & supplies to make 8 cards, 8 envelopes, PDF Tutorial, and Priority Shipping. PDF Tutorial Only Option is also available
 
Pre-order & pay by May 11th.

Please email me for registrations and payment information.


Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go

Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go = $64.00 including Priority Shipping
 
Hand-Penned Petals PDF Tutorial Only = $15.00

 

Schedule for Hand-Penned Petals Card Class to Go:
  • May 11th - Deadline to pre-order & pay.
  • May 12th - Stampin' Up! supplies for class kits will be ordered.
  • May 25th - 27th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • May 28th - Class kits will ship.
Please note this timeline is a bit longer than my usual turn-around time for my Classes to Go due to the fact that I will be on the Stampin' Up! Maui Incentive Trip May 15-24th.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for your interest in my work. I love my job as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and appreciate the opportunity to share my creativity with you. Please let me know how I can serve you with your Stampin' Up! needs.
 
If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd be happy to send you a complimentary catalog. Please email me your catalog request.

Love You Bunches Free Project Sheet

Welcome to another Free Friday Download Day. Today's PDF Tutorial features the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle - a gorgeous stamp set with coordinating dies. My card has several lovely details and is great for so many occasions and reasons to send cards including Mother's Day, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, friendship.

Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Love You Bunches Card
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00
Simply Shammy
$8.00
 

 

2 Friendly Reminders: 

See the Good Card Class to Go - Deadline to pre-order is today, April 23rd.

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.
 
 

Announcing my 2021-2023 In Color Clubs 

Join a 2021-2023 In Color Club now! Choose from 2 options - "I Want It All" In Color Club or the "Just the Basics" In Color Club. Each month June - October, you'll receive products of 1 of the 5 In Colors - Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia. At the end of the 5 month commitment, you will have a wonderful collection of new 2021 - 2023 In Color products.

Pay nothing now. I will invoice you on the first of each month June - October.                           

Please register for In Color Club of your choice by May 15th.

"I Want It All" In Color Club = $59/month including shipping.

Each month June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, Light & Dark Stampin' Blends, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, 8 sheets 6" x 6" In Color Designer Series Paper, a full bolt of ribbon, a handmade card, and a surprise Stampin' Up! gift.

 

"Just the Basics" In Color Club = $39/month including shipping.

Each month June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of  5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, full bolt of ribbon, and a handmade card. 

 

Click here to join a 2021-2023 In Color Club now.

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate you viewing my post. Have a great weekend.


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

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you have enjoyed today's post and found it to be helpful and inspiring. Please let me know if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up!  needs.

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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Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd appreciate the opportunity to earn your business by sending you a complimentary catalog and or by having you purchase my See the Good Card Class to Go. If I can help you in other ways, please comment below or email me
 
Have a beautiful day!

Easel Cards Made EASY!

I'm delighted to bring you this video demonstration on making Easel Cards. You are going to love this Fun Fold and be surprised at how easy it really is to make if you haven't tried it yet. You'll also get a look at some cool new In Colors and a brand new bundle. All coming with the launch of our new Annual Catalog on May 4th. Be ready to listen and learn, and pay special attention to my tips on using the Stamparatus in creating with Builder Punches.

This is my sample easel card I made to show before demonstrating. I love the 3 new In Colors I used and how they compliment each other. They are Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen.

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Soft Succulent card base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Basic White layer on inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP on front = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Basic White layer on front = 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Evening Evergreen layer on front = 4 3/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Soft Succulent layer on front = 4 5/8" x 3 1/8"

 

***Let people know that this card stands up by enclosing this message:  Download SU! - Easel Card Diagram Enclosure PDF

 

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Builder Punches can be tricky to use. I hope you picked up some tips from my video to make using the Flowers & Leaves Punch and other builder punches easier.
Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!


The easel card below was made with the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set without the coordinating Flowers & Leaves Punch. Instead I chose to color the stamped image with Stampin' Blends.
Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I love this sentiment "Little Card, Big Thanks". A small display of appreciation can make a big impact.

Flowers of Friendship Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will take the content and tips given to make some easel cards of your own. It's always fun to share what I love to do, especially when it involves new techniques and new products. 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would like to earn your business and be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Please email me if you would like a complimentary catalog.

You can subscribe to my newsletter at the right for Stampin' Up! promotions, creative inspiration, classes & event schedule, and more. 

Have a good week remember to do something creative everyday.


Inspired Thoughts Card & Gift Card Holder

I have a wonderful Dutch Door Gift Card Holder - a fun fold card and gift card holder all in one. Take a look at my video demonstration to learn how to make it. Plus get a look at a brand new bundle launching May 4th - Inspired Thoughts. This bundle is quite unique in that the stamp set is all sentiments paired with the Inspired Canopy Dies to make beautiful tree scenes for any occasion.

Dimensions for Dutch Door Card:

  • card base = Soft Succulent 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and Basic White 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • card stock to make "Dutch Door" = Soft Succulent 2 3/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, folded in half.
  • layers for Dutch Door front & inside = Evening Evergreen 2 1/2" x 4" and Basic White 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • layers for center of card front = Basic White 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", Early Espresso 2 5/8" x 3 7/8", Soft Succulent 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"

Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

The following is also a Dutch Door Gift Card Holder featuring the Inspired Thoughts Bundle. I sponged sunshine on the inside of the card for a more dramatic look.

Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

This sentiment works so well for so many occasions - birthday, congratulations, new job, and retirement to name just a few.
Inspired Thoughts Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope you found it to be helpful and inspiring. Have a great week!


Dutch Door Fun Fold Card

Nothing says SPRING like beautiful flowers in gorgeous colors like Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. AND, what's better than a beautiful spring card? How about a spring card that is also a Dutch Door Fun Fold Card? Yes, that's right. I'm want to show you how to make a Dutch Door Card AND will give you a sneak peek of a brand new Color & Contour Bundle with its beautiful stamp images, meaningful sentiments, and AMAZING die set. So press play, and sit back and enjoy this video demonstration. 



Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Customize Pearl Basic Jewels by coloring with them with your Stampin' Blends markers.
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!
I just can't get enough of this Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon. Fortunately, you'll see in our new Annual Catalog launching May 4th. I'm so excited to be able to get my hands on more of this gorgeous and easy to work with ribbon.
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Color & Contour Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Color & Contour Bundle will be available to order on May 4th when the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog launches.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. May your day be filled with happiness.


Pretty Peony Parasols

Take a look at my Pretty Peony Parasol cards featuring the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and Umbrella Builder Punch. I used the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to give my cards an elegant, sophisticated look. I love the subtle tones of color and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. And it won't be long now before we'll start to see peonies blooming in flower gardens across the midwest. 

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
What a pretty card for a spring bridal shower or perhaps even a baby girl shower. 
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink, Frosted, and Clear are wonderful embellishments to pair with the beautiful and elegant Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Peony Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

To see another version of these cards using the bright and cheery Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper, click here.

 

Thanks for viewing today's post. May your day be filled with beautiful moments.