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.


Easy Punch Art

I love punches. How about you? And I'm always intrigued when I see punches used in unique ways, in ways other than they are intended for. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate making 2 different cards featuring some of my favorite retiring punches - Balloon Bouquet, Story Label, and Small Bloom. I also show you how to use a couple of these to make "vases" for our small blooms punched from Designer Series Paper. You are going to love these springtime cards! 


Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

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

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

REMINDER: Deadline to get your Free Welcoming Window Class to Go and/or Free Flowering Cactus Tutorial for 13 cards is Friday, April 9th. Keep reading for details on both of these offers.

 

FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go:

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Flowering Cactus Tutorial:

I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post inspiring and helpful. Happy Crafting!


Flowers for Every Season Diagonal Cuts

I'm excited to show you to make 3 cards with 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper with 2 Diagonal Cuts. It's really easy and so fun to mix and match colors and patterns just as I did with Stampin' Up!'s Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. Rich, vibrant colors and floral images make these cards perfect for springtime card giving and a variety of occasion and reasons. Enjoy this April 2nd Facebook Live video replay, then start mix and matching your Designer Series Papers for a fun time of card making.



Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Start your cards by choosing 3 coordinating pieces of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5" x 3 3/4". Stack the 3 pieces of card stock. With DSP stack in vertical/portrait position, mark off 2" from top and bottom on right side and 1 1/4" from top and bottom of left side. Cut stack diagonally from top left pencil mark to top right pencil mark. Then cut stack diagonally from bottom left pencil mark to bottom right pencil mark. Sort stacks so that you have 1 of each DSP for 3 cards. DSP pieces will be adhered to Basic White card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4", then adhered to card bases.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Stampin' Up! products may be the same. The card layout may be the same. But embellishing the cards is where you can make each card unique as I did on these three cards.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Another set of cards using 3 different Designer Series Papers from the Flowers for Every Season DSP Pack.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Happy crafting!


Under My Umbrella

Spring weather is upon us here in central Ohio - warm and sunny with light breezes one day and cold, rainy, and blustery the next. But we take the bad with the good because we all know that March and April showers bring May flowers and make our summers beautiful. 

I can't help but think of spring when I look at the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set & Umbrella Builder Punch. (And those rain boots are too cute.) The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper I used with these two products sure made for pretty spring cards. Take a look and be inspired. 

Please note that if you love these 3 products featured in this card making demonstration, you need to purchase them quickly as they are retiring soon. The stamp set is guaranteed through April 23rd, however, the punch and Designer Series Paper are only available while supplies last. The punch and DSP are being sold at discounted prices! Get them before they're gone to avoid disappointment.


Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
This would make a nice bridal shower card.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Here's a close up view of the umbrellas stamped on Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
It's easy to showcase several of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers as well as the versatility of the Umbrella Builder Punch with these cards.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

I stamped rain boots on to Ornate Garden DSP, cut them out, and adhered them to the inside of each card for a bit of added interest.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Ornate Garden Specialty DSP are retiring and are available now only while supplies last. The punch is selling at the discounted price of $7.20, and the DSP is on sale for just $6.00. Get these deals and lots of others before they're gone.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope I left you inspired to create pretty spring cards of your own. Have a beautiful day!


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Here's to You

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Paper Pumpkin Here's to You
Paper Pumpkin Here's to You
Paper Pumpkin Here's to You

 

To make this Paper Pumpkin Here's to You Fun Fold card, I used a Pretty Peacock card base from the kit and cut off 1" from the left side of the card front and 1 1/4" from the right side of the card front. I cut a flowered envelope liner 5 1/2" x 4" and adhered to the inside of the card base. I then cut 1/8" all the way around the scene on the Petal Pink card from the kit. I adhered this to the front flap of my Pretty Peacock card base. I also cut a 3" x 4 1/4" piece from the Petal Pink card base to adhere to the inside of the card. I completed my card by adding Pretty Peacock evergreen die cuts from the kit to both the front and inside of my card. I added my stamped sentiment with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and a double bow tied with Natural Twine.


Paper Pumpkin Here's to You

 

Click on the pumpkin below to see the next Here's to You alternate project.53636731_10219309231506307_35901588677591040_o

Contact your demonstrator to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit or to order a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription. If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Contact me to assist you in your Paper Pumpkin and/or other Stampin' Up! needs. Or click here to order your Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription on my website.


Free Tutorial with Flowering Cactus Purchase

I love that Stampin' Up! is an expert on coordination - both color coordination and product coordination and theme coordination. It's what first made me fall in love with stamping and all things Stampin' Up!. AND it makes creating so much easier and much more fun. The Flowering Cactus Product Medley is a wonderful collection of coordinating colors, images & sentiments, and high quality products all centered around a Flowering Cactus theme. 

I had no idea when I was first drawn to the Flowering Cactus Medley, that cactus is such a common theme right now. Take a look at some home decor items I found at Ikea and Dollar Tree. Seeing the same themes Stampin' Up! is using when I venture out of my Stampin' Peace Studio tells me that I can count on Stampin' Up! to be up-to-date with the latest trends in not only crafting, but in home decor and fashion too. What and how we craft is often a reflection of how we choose to create in our "adult" life including perhaps, how we decorate and what we wear and do. How cool is that!

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I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

 

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

If you do not wish to place a SU! order at this time, you may purchase my Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial ONLY for $20.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards. Please email me to purchase the Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial, and I'll invoice you.

 

Did you know I sell many of my Class & Event Tutorials? I do. Just click on "PDF Store" in the red bar at the top of my blog to view the tutorials that are available for purchase. PDF Tutorials are sent immediately upon purchase. No waiting.

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. Have a great day and please visit often for creative inspiration, promotions, and more.


Playful Pets Fun Fold Card

I love my Fun Fold Friday Facebook Lives. It's always fun to learn and share various Fun Fold Cards. Friday, March 26th, I demonstrated how to make a Napkin Fold Card featuring the Playful Pets Suite. This video replay will give you dimensions and guided instruction to make a Playful Pets Napkin Fold Card plus I'll show you some additional samples I made. So if you're a lover of fun fold cards and/or a dog or cat lover (or perhaps both), I think you'll enjoying viewing this video.



Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite & Dog Punch by Stampin' Up!

This is the inside of the two Playful Pets Napkin Fold Cards above.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

I made 2 cat Napkin Fold Cards also featuring the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

The Cat Punch is a nice addition to the Playful Pets Suite.
Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite & Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!
This is the inside of both of the cat Napkin Fold Cards.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

I used the 2" Circle Punch to punch this cat from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card base = 8" x 8", score at 4" on one side, turn square once and score again at 4". PLUS make 1 diagonal score line.
  • DSP for card front = 3" x 3"
  • Card stock for card front = 3 1/4" x3 1/4"
  • DSP for inside of card = Use 3 different but coordinating DSP's. Cut first DSP 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".  Cut the other two DSP's 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" then cut each of these on the diagonal from top right corner to bottom left corner.
  • Basic white for inside of card = 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

 

Stampin' Up! Products used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00
Cat Punch
$18.00

 

Thanks for viewing my Stampin' Peace blog post. I appreciate your interest in my work. If you aren't currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please let me know how I can be of service to you.

Have a great week. Take some time out to do something fun - perhaps, some stamping and paper crafting!


Free Welcoming Window Class to Go with Purchase

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

 

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

 

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

 

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate your support and wish you a great day.


Free Friday Download

Happy Friday! Are you ready for another Free Friday Download? This one features a spring bouquet from the Welcoming Window Bundle with bright colors of Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness. Such a cheerful card to send thanks and appreciation. Or change out the sentiment to use this card for a different reason or occasion.

Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

At first glance this card appears simple, but it actually is filled with lots of layers and textures and interesting details.
Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

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

Layering Circles Dies
Layering Circles Dies
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$35.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com today. I appreciate you viewing today's post. Don't forget to download your Free Friday Project sheet!  Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

I hope you enjoy s fabulous spring weekend!


Black & White with a Pop of Color

I love black and white cards. I love them even more with a "pop of color". The True Love Designer Series Paper lends itself to these types of cards so easily. Use the True Love DSP as is but add color with bits of card stock, ribbon, and/or embellishments. I used Just Jade for my pops of color on the following 6 cards. These are so easy to make as they all use the same dimensions - making it easy to make lots of great cards fast to use now or build up your stash for later use. 

Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

I love layering punched shapes to add more interest to cards and make my sentiments stand out.
Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

Matte Black Dots are a perfect embellishment for these black & white cards with a pops of Just Jade color.
Oval Occasions Bundle & True Love Designer Series Paper

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Basic Black 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 card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP = Cut 4" x 6" then cut 3/4" off one end. Both the 4" x 5 1/4" and 4" x 3/4" pieces will be used on your card front.
  • Just Jade card stock (or color of your choice) = 4" x 1"

 

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

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing today's Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe blog post. I hope I have inspired you to create some fun and easy cards using black and white and a pop of color.

Happy Stamping!