Let's Celebrate Summer Nights

JUST 4 DAYS LEFT to order your SUMMER NIGHTS Paper Pumpkin Kit.
 
Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you and your customers expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!
 
Purchase your 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription at 
 
OR subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You can cancel anytime.
 
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The Good Things in Life

The good things in life are better with you! There are so many people that I could send cards with this lovely sentiment. - family members, friends, loved ones, and stampin' friends like you. Card making is one of those good things in my life that really is better because of YOU and all my Stampin' Peace customers and followers who allow me the opportunity to share what I love to do. What an awesome job this is!

"The Good Things in Life are better with you" sentiment is a feature product in today's card and free project sheet. This card features the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and Tasteful Labels Dies along with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Take a look at the photos then be sure to download the Free Project Sheet.

 

So many wonderful details come together to make these cards fabulous!
Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Tasteful Labels Dies, & In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set has several meaningful sentiments. And the size, shape, and stitched detail of the Tasteful Labels Die I used is absolutely perfect for the sentiment on these cards. Don't you agree?
Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Tasteful Labels Dies, & In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

The paper I chose from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper collection looks like real woven fabric. You can actually see fibers and threads of various colors and shades. The Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon adds a layer of soft texture. Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Tasteful Labels Dies, & In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

The two stamped feathers add an unexpected bit of interest in the otherwise plain corner of the card front.
Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, Tasteful Labels Dies, & In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 

You can use small embellishments to draw attention to specific words in your stamped sentiments as I did with the silver Metallic Pearls on these cards. I used them to accent the word 'better' on one card and 'you' on the other. I like both!
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Download Project Sheet - Tasteful Touches Card with In Good Taste DSP

 

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

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Remember that the hand stamped cards you make are some of the good things in life that are better when shared!

I wish you a joy-filled week.


A Whale of a Good Time!

My June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday was a "Whale of a Good Time". I demonstrated an easy fun fold card showcasing the fabulous products from Stampin' Up!'s new Whale of a Time Suite - Whale Done Stamp Set, Whale Builder Punch, colorful Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, and pretty, iridescent sequins. These card are a great way to let someone know they are a BIG deal to you. This products suite includes greetings for love, friendship, and birthdays. 

 

My first card made with the Whale Done Bundle.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer card stock base, 5 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper layer, 4 1/4" x 3" card stock layer (same color as base layer), 4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White scored at 2 3/4 and folded in half.

 

This is the card I demonstrated in my June 22nd Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live.Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Today's cards are fun fold cards with small cards layered onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock, same size as standard A-2 sized card.
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I just couldn't stop myself and had to make one more card after I finished my Facebook Live. This one is my favorite!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Whale Done Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used include the following - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat
[126199]
$5.00

 

The weekend is near. I hope yours is wonderful. I'm heading to the beach soon and plan to have a "Whale of a good time".


Tuesday Tip - Ink Refill Bottles

Stamping and paper crafting is what I do. It started as a hobby and is now my job and my passion. And yes, I have LOTS of supplies to keep me creating and sharing everyday including ink pads and refills in all Stampin' Up! colors. I find that being organized and having all my basic supplies within reach of my work space allows me to use my time more efficiently, thus getting more stamping and crafting in. It's worth it to do little things now that will  save me time and frustration later. Today's Tuesday Tip is one that helps me in all these ways. I think you will find this tip helpful as well.

Take a look at this quick Tuesday Tip via video demonstration.  This tip will make identifying ink refill bottles quick and easy so that you aren't wasting time searching for the one you need when you need it. 

Here's a look at some of my ink refill bottles with color labels from coordinating ink pads adhered.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

I use Storage by Stampin' Up! to keep my ink pads, refills, and markers organized and within reach while I'm crafting.
Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

See all Storage by Stampin' Up! products by clicking here.

Storage by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Summer is officially here. The days are longer, hotter, sunnier, and our list of summer activities is full of fun and adventure. Some of that fun comes from celebrating our beautiful summer nights with their campfires, s'mores, fireflies, and starry nights.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about celebrating Summer Nights! The kit includes 9 postcard like cards & envelopes to stamp & embellish plus 9 die-cut tea light bags to decorate your outdoor space. An add-on kit is available to order on July 1st while supplies last for those who want to add a more traditional card making experience. 

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349 by July 10th to get your July Summer Night Kit.

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Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I hope you found today's Tuesday Tip helpful. Don't forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by July 10th to get your Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit to help you celebrate our beautiful summer nights all summer long.


Pretty Peonies Class to Go

Pretty Peonies Card Class to Go 

Stampin' Up!'s new Peony Garden Suite is all the rage right now with its elegant floral images, dainty patterns, and beautiful color combination of Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Whisper White. My Pretty Peonies Card Class to Go featuring this beautiful product suite includes pre-cut card stock, paper, & ribbon plus envelopes to make 10 cards; full pack of Elegant Faceted Gems; PDF Tutorial with color photos & instructions; and Priority Shipping for $45. Please register & pay by June 30th.

Add On the Prized Peony Bundle including stamp set and dies at catalog prize of $57.50.

PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email) is $15.00.

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

 

     

 

If you'd like a closer look at all the products in the suite, check out this Stampin' Up! product showcase video:

Email me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration and payment information.

I hope you have a beautiful week. 


Posted for You with Peony Garden DSP

Today, I've combined the pretty Posted for You Bundle with the elegant Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to create this beautiful card. The card features a simple layout that it timeless but can easily be jazzed with more stamping, more layers, and more embellishing to create a "wow" card.

I'm including a free PDF Tutorial for you.

Download Project Sheet - Posted for You meets Peony Garden DSP

Posted for You Bundle & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Posted for You Bundle & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Posted for You Bundle & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

You've made my day by visiting stampinpeace.com. Now, you go out an make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today.

#stampinpeacewithmaryknabe


Create Pretty Peonies Perfectly Every Time

These is so much to love about the new Peony Garden Suite. I love it for so many reasons - its gorgeous and versatile Prized Peony stamp set and coordinating Peony Dies, the textured pattern of the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, and the soft and elegant images and patterns of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. The suite also contains Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Square Vellum Doilies, and Elegant Faceted Gems in 3 colors and 2 sizes all to help you create stunning cards and paper crafts.  Get a glimpse of ALL the Peony Garden Suite products in this Stampin' Up! video. Then keep reading and see my own video demonstration to make 3-D peonies.

Despite all the beauty in the Peony Garden Suite, I have to admit, the Peony Dies were quite overwhelming and even a bit intimidating to me when I first glanced at them. I did use the dies that coordinated with the floral images in the stamp set, but avoided the other dies in the set. BUT then I knew I just had to learn to use them when I saw the beautiful 3-D peonies people were making with them. Boy, was I thrilled to find out just how easy the 3-D peonies are to make. Job well done, Stampin' Up! I appreciate how all the pieces slip together and you can match up all the bottom edges of the flower petals to get the perfect peony every time. 

I want to show you how to make gorgeous die cut peonies every time. Watch my Facebook Live video replay and follow along. I go through the process twice, but trust me you'll get it by the time I make the first one.

I used Petal Pink card stock for my very first die cut peony. I love how it looks against the Very Vanilla card stock embossed with Dainty Diamonds.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

This bright white peony is clean and classic and looks stunning against the textured Petal Pink card stock. The photo doesn't do it justice as you can't see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella applied around the edges of the flower petals and leaves and the flower center.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

The bow made of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon pairs nicely with the shimmer of the Wink of Stella along the edges of the flower petals and leaves.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

On my last card, I sponged Petal Pink ink on the edges of the die cut pieces before I put my peony together.
Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!
I used a Peony Garden Designer Series Paper instead of embossed card stock for the card front of my last peony card.Peony Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


 Stampin' Up! product list - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Peony Dies
$40.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

CASE-ing the SU! Catalog

The Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog isn't just filled with wonderful stamping and paper crafting products. It's also filled with loads of creative inspiration. This week, with the help of my friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brenda Quintana's CASE-ing Tuesday, I created great cards with a card sketch Brenda pulled from a catalog card sample. Get all the details in this June 16th Facebook Live video replay. I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper in my demonstration. I also showed another card with the same card sketch but made with the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. Enjoy the video demonstration.CASE-ing Tuesday

 

Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love this sentiment for telling someone you believe in them.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I love the Gilded Gems for embellishments on these cards.Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The center image was stamped off to get a lighter shade of Pretty Peacock.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I used 3 different botanical images for another variation on this card.
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Forever Fern Stamp Set & Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony Garden Suite is showcased with the same card sketch in the following card.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Peony was stamped off with Petal Pink ink on the inside of the card. I then stamped the sentiment over it in Gray Granite ink.

Prized Peony Stamp Set & Peony Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! product used in cards above - Click on links to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I hope you enjoyed CASE-ing the catalog with me. I'd love for you to give this card sketch a try and share it on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page on Facebook.

I wish you happy stamping and a great weekend.


Jar of Flowers Love

Jar of Flowers Card Class to Go 

Fresh flowers and canning jars are always in style, especially during summer. Celebrate summer with my Jar of Flowers Card Class to Go. Your class fee of $36 includes pre-cut card stock, Designer Series Paper, & linen thread to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs); a PDF Tutorial with color photos, supply list, & directions to assemble your 8 cards; and Priority Shipping. Please order & pay by June 29th.

The Jar of Flowers Bundle (stamp set & punch) is needed to complete this class. If you don't own it yet, you can add it to your order at catalog price of $36.75

PDF Tutorial only is $15. 

        

Schedule for Jar of Flowers Class to Go:

  • June 29 - Deadline to order & pay for class
  • June 30 - Mary will order supplies needed for class kits.
  • July 6 - 10 - Mary will cut, prep, and package class kits.
  • July 11 - Class kits will be shipped by Priority Mail.

Please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com for registration & payment information.


Playful Pets 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder

Hey pet lovers, you need to check out the new and very popular Playful Pets Suite Collection. It includes a stamp & dies bundle, designer series paper, ribbon & trim combo, and an embellishment all with fun and whimsical dog and cat images. Please view these and all Stampin' Up! products in my online store at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net or in your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. 

Please watch my June 15th Facebook Live video replay below. My Make It with Mary Monday included a demonstration of how to make 4 cards from a 6" x 6" One Sheet Wonder using Playful Pets DSP and the Cat Punch. Enjoy creating purr-fect cat and dog cards with the wonderful Playful Pets Suite.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration above which includes how to cut the 6" x 6" DSP to make the following 4 cards.

Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!  

For those who REALLY love cats, add 2 or more punched cats to your cards and paper crafts.Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!
The Playful Pets Trim Combo is great for making cat & dog collars and for embellishing all your pet projects..
Playful Pets Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post projects - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Cat Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Whether you are a dog or cat owner or know someone who is, I hope you enjoy creating with the fun and whimsical Playful Pets products. 

Happy card making!