Together is the Merriest Place to Be

It's true. Together with loved ones is the merriest place to be during the holidays! I love this sentiment so was excited to put it to use for a recent card swap I participated in. The sentiment is part of the Merriest Moments Stamp Set. I love this stamp set for its traditional images and assortment of sentiments to create beautiful cards. It also has a HYBRID Embossing Folder (dies and embossing folder that work together) providing endless opportunities to create amazing holiday cards. Be sure to check out this incredible bundle of products. Get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration product when you purchase the Merriest Moments Bundle now through September 30th. 

Download Project Sheet - Together is the Merriest Place to Be

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Stamp Set & Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper - Mary Knabe

The Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon and In Color Jewels are the perfect accents for this card and for any project made with the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.
Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Stamp Set & Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper - Mary Knabe

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for being a viewer and follower of Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Your support is appreciated today and everyday. This Free Friday Download is a small token of my appreciation.

Happy Stamping!


Color Coach Card PDF's

As requested I am posting PDF's for the Color Coach Cards you may have seen me use from time to time in my business, including in my Facebook Lives. Once downloaded, you can print the sheets, then cut the cards apart. I like to have mine mounted on the same color card stock. Color Coach cards measure about 3" x 4" when cut apart. Cut your card stock 3 1/4' x 4 1/4". You can punch a hole in each of the cards and put them on a 2" ring which makes the cards very easy to use.

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Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary Knabe

I hang my Color Coach Ring on the front corner of my craft table for easy access. 
Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Color Coach Cards - Mary KnabeI knew I wanted to stamp my Dahlia with Magenta Madness. The Magenta Madness card above is where I came up with the color combination I used to make the card below on my September 13, 2021, Facebook Live. 

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Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe (3)

CLICK HERE to get the supply list & cutting dimensions for this card and watch the video demonstration to make this card including how to make a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch.

 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you put the resource to use. You'll be glad when you do.

Have a wonderful day!


Creative Card Closure

In a recent Facebook Live, I showed my viewers a fun trick for creating a card closure with the Tailored Tag Punch. My card showcases the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set and lots of colorful layers to make a very bright and cheerful card that is sure to bring a smile! Enjoy this video demonstration and then create a card with a closure made from the Tailored Tag Punch or another punch of your choice. I think many of our punches will work.

FYI...the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set can be yours free when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $100 or more now through September 30th.


Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias - Mary Knabe

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic White Thick card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4" on long side
  • Magenta Madness layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • So Saffron layer = 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Coastal Cabana embossed layer = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • So Saffron layer = 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Basic White for stamping = 4" x 2 3/4"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

On September 14th, I posted a Quick Tip Tuesday Video for properly running your embossing folders through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for best results and to avoid damaging your embossing folders. If you haven't seen it, you can view it here now. I think you'll find this to be a helpful tip.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope enjoyed today's project and picked up some great tips for your stamping and card making.

Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to contact me if I can assist you with your Stampin' Up! needs.


Inspire Create Share Blog Hop - Sale-A-Brations

For just 2 more weeks, we're Sale-A-Brating Stampin' Up! style! Earn exclusive products free when you Shop, Host, or Join through September 30th. This month the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop features projects using products from our Summer Sale-A-Bration Brochure. SOOOO many great products to choose from! Get them while you can!

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For my ICS Sale-A-Bration blog post, I chose to showcase the beautiful and very versatile Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper that you can get FREE with a $50 US order during Sale-A-Bration.  It's a great compliment to the Peaceful Deer Bundle (stamp set & punch) in our Holiday Mini Catalog. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set also from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You can purchase the Peaceful Deer Bundle and the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set and get the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper FREE when you order with me through September 30th!

Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

You could easily swap out the holiday greeting for "Happy Birthday" making the Peaceful Prints DSP and Peaceful Deer Bundle even more versatile. Can you think of another sentiment you might use on this card?
Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

A strip of Designer Series Paper makes it easy to add a little something extra to the inside of your card.
Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

I love all the details on this card - from the red & black buffalo check to the layers to the black scalloped circle to the rhinestone and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. All these elements work so well together without them distracting from the 2 focal points, the deer punched from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper and the beautifully scripted Merry Christmas sentiment.
Peaceful Prints DSP with Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set & Deer Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! - Mary Knabe

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base = 4 1/4" x 11", scored & folded at 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Real Red layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White layer = 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Basic Black layer = 4 1/4" x 3"
  • DSP layer = 4" x 2 3/4" 
  • Basic White strip = 4 1/4" x 1"
  • Basic White inside card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP inside card = 1/2" x 4"

You'll find a list of Stampin' Up! products used and links to purchase them further down in this post.

 

Click on the Next Box below to be directed to Deb Naylor's blog for another great Sale-A-Bration project. 

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Be sure to click the Next Box in each of the blog posts to continue "blog hopping" to see all the Sale-A-Bration projects created. Or use the following list & click on each person's name.

  1. Deb Naylor
  2. Cheryl Hamilton
  3. Tricia Butts 
  4. Joni Metras  
  5. June Olsen 
  6. Elizabeth Ames
  7. Dana Sullivan
  8. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert 
  9. Debbi Green 
  10. Terri Takashige 
  11. Candy Ford 
  12. Sandra Roberts 
  13. Janey Backer
  14. Shirley Merker 
  15. Mary Knabe - YOU ARE HERE

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Remember, Sale-A-Bration ends September 30th. Click here for all the details and/or to place an order or join my Stampin' Up! community to get FREE products!

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found today's post and this month's Inspire Create Share Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop full of fabulous projects to inspire you and help you get your crafting on!


Quick Tip Tuesday

Today's Quick Tip Tuesday Video is for Embossing Folders...how to insert them into your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for the best results and to avoid damage to your embossing folder. Check it out now!

 

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

 

Click here to see all Embossing Folders available for purchase.

 

 

Reminder:  TODAY, September 14th, is the LAST DAY to order my Peaceful Deer Class to Go!

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.

 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found today's post helpful. Have a terrific day!


All 4 Stamparatus Technique Videos

In case you missed any of the Facebook Lives in my Stamparatus Technique Series over the last few weeks, here are all 4 of them together. I hope you find these video helpful and inspiring! The Stamparatus is one of my favorite tools. It has so many uses, and everyone can use it! A must have in any stamp room.

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope my Stamparatus Technique Series has been helpful to you and inspired you to create using your Stamparatus. If you do not, own a Stamparatus, you can purchase one on my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or by emailing me.

Have a good week!


#4 in my Stamparatus Technique Series - Wreath/Circle Stamping

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!

 

Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe

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.
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe

From a simple from wreath above to a pretty Christmas wreath below.  Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe

I used Evening Evergreen ink for my simple, but elegant holiday wreath.
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Another Autumn wreath with Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks.
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves Card made with Stamparatus by Mary Knabe
Now that you've learned this amazing Stamparatus Stamping Technique, what kind of wreath will you stamp? I'd love to hear your ideas!

 

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

Stamparatus
$49.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

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.

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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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Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

       
   

Have a fabulous weekend! I hope the weather where you are will be as beautiful as we are expecting in Central Ohio this weekend.


Ordering available for Peaceful Deer Class to Go

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.

 

 

The festive & fun Christmas Whimsy Card Kit is here! You can find it in our Online Kits Collection by clicking here.

Check out this preview video from Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglass!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

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KIT DETAILS:


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

Remember, our Online Kits Collection products are only available while supplies last. Order soon to avoid disappointment. Click on the following link to see everything current in our Online Kits Collection. 

https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-collection?dbwsdemoid=2041349


3rd Video in my Stamparatus Technique Series

I have another technique to share with you using one of my favorite, "must have" tools in my craft room, the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus is Stampin' Up!'s perfect placement stamping tool. I think every stamper needs one in his or her craft room. Trust me, it will make you stamping experience easier with its various uses and techniques. In this video, my 3rd in my Stamparatus Technique Series, you'll learn the Hinge Step Stamping Technique. Stay tuned to be amazed! Cards in this video demonstration feature the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in our 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog. It's so versatile you are going to want to add it to your shopping list along with the Stamparatus if you don't have that yet.

The possibilities for making unique cards in endless when you apply the Hinge Step Stamping Technique with your favorite sentiments and your Stamparatus! I hope you'll give it a try!

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe (5)
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe (5)

I used the same set up process with my stamps and Stamparatus to make lots of these two cards below. 

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe

The Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper used in the cards above and below is wonderful for traditional holiday colors, patterns, and themes for your Christmas cards and other holiday paper crafts. Like the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set, it offers so much versatility. It's a great pack for making a lot of cards!
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes Card by Mary Knabe

 

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

Stamparatus
$49.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

 

 

COMING September 8th to our online Kits Collection -

the festive & fun Christmas Whimsy Card Kit! 

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglass!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

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KIT DETAILS:


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

Remember, our Online Kits Collection products are only available while supplies last. Order soon to avoid disappointment. Click on the following link to see everything current in our Online Kits Collection. (Christmas Whimsy will be on the site on September 8th.)

https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-collection?dbwsdemoid=2041349

 

Today, September 7th, is the LAST DAY to order your Color & Contour Class to Go!

Make 10 beautiful cards (2 each of 5 designs) in 2021-2023 In Colors - Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen. Class fee of $82.00 includes Color & Contour Bundle (stamp set & dies), 1/4 pkg of In Color DSP, pack of In Color Jewels, 10 card bases & envelopes, PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for link to register & pay by September 7th.

 
Option 1: Color & Contour Class to Go = $82.00 (Choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with purchase of Option 1.)
 
Option 2: Card Supplies with DSP & In Color Jewels = $36.00
 
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email on or before August 24th) = $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.
  • 2021-2023 In Color Ink Pads (set of 5) @ $33.75 
  • Fresh Freesia Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Polished Peach Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Pale Papaya Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Soft Succulent Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Evening Evergreen Ink Pad @ $7.50
 
Schedule for Color & Contour Class to Go:
  • September 7th - Deadline to order.
  • September 8th - Stampin' Up! products will be order for class kits
  • September 13th - September 17th - Class kits will be prepped, packaged, labeled for shipping.
  • September 17th - Class kits will ship. 

 

Thanks for stopping by Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. If there is anything I can do to help you with your stamping and paper crafting needs, please email me.

 

Have a wonderful day and keep on stamping!