New Easy Card Sketch

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. 


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Gilded Gems work so well with the Gilded Autumn Suite products as seen on this card.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A few leaves stamped in Mint Macaron dress up the inside of this card nicely.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The following 2 cards use some of the prints with metallic accents that make the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper classy and elegant.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Layers I used on the inside of the card match the layers on the front of the card. 
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A very similar card to the one above, this one uses a couple different papers, Cajun Craze ink, & a Mint Macaron ribbon.
Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 I love the basket weave detail and sheen of this Mint Macaron ribbon. Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!


Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set & Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions:

  • 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"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Please join me in celebrating

World Card Making Day 2020.Facebook Group CoverI’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 mknabe2008@gmail.com 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.


Easel Cards Made Simple

Are you like me? You like cards with a "wow" factor but aren't into making cards that take so much precious time to make? My Magic in this Night Easel Cards have that "wow" factor and are both fun and easy to make with my video demonstration. There are so many variations on the Easel Card (I'll show some in future videos), but this one is the most simple I think. So if you've never made an Easel Card, or even if you have, I hope you'll check out my video below. It won't be long before we'll want to get some festive Halloween cards in the mail to our favorite people and some who may just need a fun pick-me-up.

 

A couple of Easel Cards with a bit of magic in them. "Magic?" you ask. I believe there's a bit of "magic" in the limitless possibilities we have creating with  Magic in this Night Suite products from Stampin' Up! 

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Cards as seen from the side while in standing position.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Magic in this Night Suite. Punch your Black Glitter Paper glitter side up, then again with the glitter side down to get cats facing different directions.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Card fully opened. As you can see there's plenty of space to write a Halloween message.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

The punched Story Label and 1 1/2" Circle each have Stampin' Dimensionals under them. These stacked labels are what hold the card front up as if on an easel.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

So many details make this Halloween card spooky and a bit elegant too.Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I cut the lacy bats on the following card from Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper with the Halloween Magic Dies.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon in a unique way on the front of this card. No Bow. No knot.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love how the bats seem to be "flying" off this Easel Card.
Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

SPOOOOOOOOKY!

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Easel Cards folded flat and ready to be put into an envelope and sent off with a fun Halloween greeting to someone you love.

Magic in this Night Suite by Stampin' Up!

Cutting Dimensions for the Easel Cards in my video:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 2" & 4 1/4" on long side.
  • Card front card stock = 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Card front DSP = 4" x 4"
  • Inside of card card stock = 4" x 4"
  • DSP strip = 4" x 1 1/2"

 

Stampin' Up! products used in this blog post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

Here's wishing you a little "magic" in your day! Thanks for being a part of mine.


World Card Making Day Virtual Event - Oct 3rd

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Please join me in celebrating

World Card Making Day 2020.

I’ve teamed up with some of my Merry Stampers Team Members to bring you fun card making activities October 3rd all day long on 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 mknabe2008@gmail.com 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.


It's Quick Tip Tuesday

Hello and welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday Video. I think you'll find this tip helpful - What to do with those Color Labels on the back of your new Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Pads. Simple tips like the ones in this video make our stamping and paper crafting more efficient and fun because we're more organized. Enjoy! 

Use this link to order all your Stampin' Up! ink pads and re-inkers:

https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/featured-products/ink-coloring/ink

 

Have a tip you'd like me to share as a Quick Tip Tuesday video? Just let me know. Together, we'll make sharing your tip happen.

 

Keep calm and stamp on!

Make it a great week.

 

Reminder: You get 2 FREE Embossing Folders of your choice when you order the New Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine from me. Place your order in my online store using Host Code 6GXKEU2Y, then message me your choice of Free Embossing Folders. (Do not use host code if your order is $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards. You will still get the Free Embossing Folders from me when your order includes the New Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.)

I've included several SU! videos below. If you need more information about the machine and how to use it, please view them here.

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

 

 



Do something creative everyday. It's good for your health!


Time is running out!

There's still time to order my Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go, but the clock is ticking!!!

Deadline to pre-order the Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go is Tuesday, September 29th.

The sunflower cards in this class are perfect for saying goodbye to summer and welcoming fall with all the beauty and fun activities it holds for us. Your class fee of $36 includes pre-cut & embossed card stock, envelopes, embellishments & trims as needed, and PDF tutorial via email to make 8 different cards; plus a bolt of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and Priority Shipping.
 
Please register & pay by September 29th.
Contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.
 

Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go = $36.00
 
   

 
Add on Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle = $51.25

*The Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set & Sunflower Dies are both needed to complete the cards in   this Class. If you don't own it, you can add it to your Class to Go order at the catalog price.

 

 
PDF Tutorial via email = $15.00
 
 
Schedule for Celebrate Sunflowers End-of-Summer Class to Go:
  • September 29th - Deadline to register & pay.
  • September 30th - SU! products will be ordered.
  • October 7 - 16th - Mary will prep, package, & label Class to Go kits.
  • October 17th - All kits will ship on or before this date.

 

Please register & pay by September 29th.
Contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

'Tis the Season...

'Tis the Season to be making your own Christmas cards, and I can offer you a little help with my latest Make It With Mary Monday Facebook Live video replay. The following demonstration features 2 different cards, each made with the same dimensions for the card stock and Designer Series Paper pieces. As you can see, though, I've chosen different colors based on the different patterns I chose in the "Tis the Season Designer Series Paper Pack. If you like to have a variety of small prints and patterns in your paper, this 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack is for you. The Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set is a great addition to any stamp collection as it provides so many different sentiment for the holiday season that also coordinate with a variety of punches.

Here are the cutting dimensions I gave for my September 21st Make It With Mary Facebook Live:

  • card base = 4 1/4" x 11 1/2", score at 5 1/2" on long side and fold in half
  • inside of card = First layer is 4" x 5 1/4". Second layer is 3 3/4" x 5".
  • DSP front of card = 4" x 5 1/4"
  • card stock strip = 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • 2 DSP squares = 2" x 2"
  • 2 card stock squares = 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

I hope you enjoy this video and feel inspired to make some of these cards too.

 

Here are my 2 different cards side by side.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are so many wonderful patterns and images in the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper it makes it hard to choose. Fortunately, with these cards I use 3 different ones. 
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This up close view makes it easy to see all the different elements and details of this card that make it fun and interesting.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I decide to layer my Whisper White card stock on top of Real Red card stock for the inside of this card, still plenty of room to stamp and image or sentiment and write a personal message.
Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

My second card using the 'Tis the Season DSP with all the same cutting dimensions as the first card but with different papers and card stock colors and a different layout.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

There are lots of festive details on this card also.

Itty Bitty Stamp Set & 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 For Stampin' Up! products used in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

 

Remember, Christmas is just 3 months away, so 'Tis the Season to be making your own holiday cards. If you need assistance designing your card or purchasing your Stampin' Up! supplies, please let me know. I'd love to be of service to you.

Have a fabulous day and thank you for viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post.


Quick Tip Tuesday - Festive Corners

Happy Fall and Happy Tuesday. It's time for another Quick Tip Tuesday Video. The Festive Corners Stamp Set has become one of my favorites for so many reasons. It's unique and different and fun and quite versatile too with images and sentiments for celebrating Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day & Love. It can be a bit tricky and even messy stamping the corner sentiments in this stamp set as the stamps require you to use rather large clear acrylic blocks. Today's tip will help you stamp these corner sentiments cleanly and without an inky mess. AND, this tip can be applied to stamping all your narrow images and sentiments as well. Just use the edges of your ink pads. Take a look now at my video demonstration on this very helpful tip.

Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

You can see in these photos how cleanly I was able to stamp the corner sentiments cleanly without mess using today's tip  -despite needing to use large clear acrylic blocks for just this little bit of stamping. 
Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Be sure to apply today's Quick Tip to stamping all your narrow images and sentiments by using just the edges of your ink pads.

 

Reminder: Today, September 22nd is the LAST DAY to pre-order my Festive Corners Shaker Cards & More Class to Go.

My Festive Corners Class to Go is loaded with value. Class fee of $52 includes over $40 of SU! products including Full Packages of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Sequins for Everything, Window Sheets, and Foam Adhesive Strips. In addition, you'll also receive pre-cut card stock, envelopes, assorted embellishments & trim to make 6 Shaker Cards & 3 Slimline Cards, a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos, supply list, & instructions, and Priority Shipping.

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

Festive Corners Shaker Cards & More Class to Go Fee = $52. Here's a sneak peek of the projects you'll make with your Class to Go kit - 6 Shaker Cards & 3 Slimline Cards.

Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Here's a look at the wonderful selection of SU! products included in your Class to Go.

Plaid Tidings DSP, Sequins for Everything, Window Sheets, & Foam Adhesive Sheets by Stampin' Up!

The Festive Corners Stamp Set is needed to complete you projects. Add it to your Class to Go order at catalog price of $17.

Festive Corner Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

PDF Tutorial is available for $15.00 and will be sent via email on or before September 22nd.


Schedule of Festive Corners Shaker Cards & More Class to Go:

September 22nd - Deadline to register & pay.
September 23rd -  SU! order for class supplies will be placed.
September 30th - October 4th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
Week of October 5th - Class kits will ship via Priority Mail.


Pre-order your Festive Corners Shaker Cards & More Class to Go now! Deadline is September 22nd.

Email me for ordering & payment information.

 

24-Hour Stamp Set Sale - September 24th ONLY

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Click on the following link for the list of Annual Catalog Stamp Sets that will be 15% off for this one day only - September 23, 2020. Make your list now and be ready to order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using September Host Code QPQPQJVG.

Download US market_24 hour stamp sale Page Number Order

 

DON'T FORGET:  For every $50 you order now through September 30th, I'll enter your name in my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway!

 

Have a great stamping tip you'd like to share? Let me know. I'll feature your tip in one of my Quick Tip Tuesday Videos with a special shout out and perhaps a surprise too.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

 


I CASE'd My Happy Mail

I, like all of you I'm sure, LOVE to get Happy Mail. This week I received a fabulous fun fold card created by my Merry Stampers Team Member Kiki Nickloes. And it came just in time last Thursday as I still needed to come up with an idea for my Friday Facebook Live. So I quickly CASE'd Kiki's miss you card and made a celebrate you card copying her fun fold. In my September 18th Facebook Live, I showed my sample card then demonstrated this wonderful fun fold. Both of my cards feature the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper, but different stamp sets for different occasions. Check out my video, then get ready to make some new fun fold cards of your own.

 

The card below featuring the Way to Goat Stamp Set was sent to me by Merry Stampers Team Member Kiki Nickloes. It's the card I CASE'd for my September 18th Facebook Live Fun Fold Friday demonstration.

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I love how Kiki's fun fold card shows off her Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.
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The Celebration card below is the first card I made by CASEing Kiki's card above.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!
I never tire of sunflowers. They always make me smile.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows a picture of the card from the top. It's very similar to a standard Z-Fold card but with slightly different scoring dimensions.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The photo below shows the backside of my card.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The following card also uses the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper as did the card above.

Christmas Means More

I love the pops of Real Red in the holly berries and the sheer ribbon bow.
Christmas Means More

One of my all-time favorite Christmas sayings!

Christmas Means More

There so much beauty and interest to the card from the fun fold to the finishing details on the outside and inside of the card.
Christmas Means More

View of top of card. 
Christmas Means More

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies used in my two CASE'd cards above - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 23rd,

for Stampin' Up!'s 24-Hour Stamp Sale.

Use the following link to see the Annual Catalog Stamp Sets included in the 15% off  sale this Wednesday only.

Download US market_24 hour stamp sale Page Number Order

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Here's a friendly reminder of my Stampin' Peace Promotions through September 30th. Please help me reach my personal sales goal for this last quarter of the current Stampin' Up! year ending September 30th.

  • Get 2 free embossing folders of your choice when you purchase a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653).
  • Get an entry into my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Giveaway with every $50 SU! product order or Paper Pumpkin 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Subscription.
  • Receive a hand stamped card and a SU! surpise from me for your online order with September Host Code QPQPQJVG.

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Have a wonderful week.


Just a girl with goals!

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Yep, that's me. Just a girl with goals! And right now, I'm just a girl with a last big goal for the current Stampin' Up! year and only 10 days left to reach that goal. 
 
This is a last quarter personal sales goal.  I am about $1100 short of meeting this goal. If I reach my goal, I plan to invest the bonus I will receive into purchasing a new and improved, heavy duty paper cutter. This cutter will allow me to cut several packages of card stock at one time. (My current paper cutter, limits me to 12 sheets at a time.) Spending less time cutting card stock for classes and events will give me more time to plan & design more classes & events, Facebook Lives, & YouTube videos, as well as spend more time training & coaching my team while still growing my own business.
 
I am asking for your help and would appreciate any support you can give. 
 
Any and all orders will receive a surprise SU! gift from me AND for every $50 you order between now and September 30th, you will receive an entry into my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway. That's right I'd like to give away a New Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Wouldn't you love to be the winner of this cool new tool?
 
September Host Code for Online Orders:  QPQPQJVG Please use the monthly host code when placing an online order at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net***Do not use Host Code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards. I will still send you my monthly SU! gift and enter you into the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway.
 
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With gratitude for all my stampinpeace.com followers, wonderful customers, a dedicated team, and a job I love, I wish you peace.
 

Celebrate Sunflowers End of Summer Class to Go

Let's celebrate the end of summer and transition into fall with my Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go. Class fee of $36 includes pre-cut & embossed card stock, envelopes, embellishments & trims as needed, and PDF tutorial via email to make 8 different cards; plus a bolt of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and Priority Shipping.
 
Please register & pay by September 29th.
 
Pre-order your Class to Go by September 22nd to receive a free SU! gift with your kit.
 
Email me for registration & payment information.
 
 

Celebrate Sunflowers Class to Go = $36.00
 
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
 
Add on Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle = $51.25

*The Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set & Sunflower Dies are both needed to complete the cards in   this Class. If you don't own it, you can add it to your Class to Go order at the catalog price.

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 
 
PDF Tutorial via email = $15.00
 
 
 
Schedule for Celebrate Sunflowers End-of-Summer Class to Go:
  • September 29th - Deadline to register & pay.
  • September 30th - SU! products will be ordered.
  • October 7 - 16th - Mary will prep, package, & label Class to Go kits.
  • October 17th - All kits will ship on or before this date.
 
Email me for registration & payment information. Deadline to register is September 29th.
 
 
Wishing you a week filled with blue skies and sunshine.