2016-2018 In Colors Feed

Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers

Receiving these cards will be almost as great as receiving a beautiful bouquet of summer flowers. The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper has 2 prints that are perfect for coloring. It's easy. It's fun. Give it a try then create some beautiful cards with your very own customized Designer Series Paper.

FYI: I used Stampin' Blends in Highland Heather, Rococo Rose, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, and Balmy Blue. Remember, though, that YOU are customizing this DSP with your coloring. Choose colors you love!

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

The colors really "pop" against the metallic gold outlines of the flowers and leaves.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

The new Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch pairs perfectly with this sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set. Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Emily was not able to go on the Hilton Head Vacation with me as she is in a Physical Therapy Clinical for 8 weeks. I left her some goodies and cards including this one when I was gone to remind her she is loved always and would be missed. The sentiment on this card said exactly what I was feeling.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

I love the details created by the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Lovely You Stamp Set, & Lovely Labels Pick A Punch by Stampin' Up!

Card Dimensions:  Highland Heather card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, and folded in half. Ornate Garden DSP is 4 3/4" x 3 1/2". Gold Foil layer is 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".

For top card, gold label is 1/2" x 4". For bottom card, gold label is 1" x 4" and white label is 3/4" x 3 1/4".


FYI...after making these cards I realized the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon is retired and no longer available. I guess I just didn't get enough of it, I wanted to keep using it! We do, however, sell the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding which could be colored with Highland Heather Stampin' Blends or any color of your choice. Customized ribbon to go with your customized DSP - how sweet.


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

Paper Snips


Thanks for blessing me with the opportunity to share beautiful cards and paper crafting with you at stampinpeace.com. I love what I do and love sharing it even more.

May you be blessed with beautiful days always!

Day 3 of Cruise, A Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek, and A Swap Card

Day 3 of our cruise took us to Juneau where Captain Dan and his crew took us on a whale watching excursion. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. It was unseasonably warm for Juneau with sunny blue skies all day. The boat was pretty fast so I also got to enjoy sporting my new Stampin' Up! logo jacket. We first got to see Orca Whales which apparently are only seen on about 10% of these tours, so that was a bonus! We also saw Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, and Bald Eagles. The scenery and views were incredible, like nothing I've seen before.  IMG_7186


"The GoPro Girls" as our friends Bonnie and Bryan O'Neill call them.


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After our boat ride, we ate dinner at the famous Red Dog Saloon. I loved the fresh fish & chips. We also each left our mark there as many others did before us. 


Andrea's #stampinup


Guess who wrote this?

Emily is a big fan of "The Office". Can you find her 'Dwight Shrute'?


by Chad

The town of Juneau is quaint and fun with friendly people, great shops, pretty flowers, and gorgeous views. IMG_7326 IMG_7330

Found this set of cards opened like this. Perfect for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator like me!


And to end the day, another awesome pillow gift from Stampin' Up! I do feel valued and appreciated with all this spoiling! IMG_7345

Imagine the possibilities with this bundle!


I received the swap card below from Incentive Trip Achiever Kimberly Dent. There's so much detail to it, but yet so easy to duplicate. The Bundle used is so fitting for the trip we were on too. I created a downloadable PDF to help you recreate it.  Download Project Sheet - Sea of Textures Card by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Kimberly Dent


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Retiring Colors - Get them while you can!

Stampin' Up! is in the midst of a Color Revamp. While I am sorry to see the 17 colors below retiring, I am VERY excited about the new colors to come and the reorganization of our Core Color Collections. A whole new beautiful world of color is on the horizon. New colors and a few of our past In Colors will be revealed soon and will be available for purchase beginning June 1st.
Below are the 17 colors Stampin' Up! is retiring this year. Please note that all products in these 17 retiring colors are available through May 31st while supplies last only. Typically, these products sell out before the end of May. Ink Refills often sell out first. If you want to get ink refills so you can continue using your ink pads for many years to come, I suggest you purchase them now before they are gone in addition to any other retiring color products you may want.
See all the products retiring from the 2016-2018 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog here:
Please use my April Host Code ZR7JR3BC when ordering online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.netDo not use host code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.


2018 Retiring Colors

Flirty Flamingo from the 2016-2018 In Color Collection is not retiring. It is being added to the Brights Color Collection beginning June 1st.  

Going, going, gone!

The Lists of Products Retiring from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and 2018 Occasions Catalog have been posted. Get these Last-Chance Products before they are gone. Please keep in mind that many sell out very quickly, especially 2016-2018 In Color products and Designer Series Papers. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed if you order them by May 25th. All other products are available through May 31st while supplies last only.
Keep in mind that if you are purchasing a Bundle (a stamp set with a coordinating punch or Big Shot dies with a single product number and discounted price), the stamp set is guaranteed through May 25th but the coordinating punch or dies are still only available while supplies last and may run out before May 25th. If you want a Bundle, order it right away to be sure you get both.
See all the products retiring from the 2016-2018 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog here:
Please use my April Host Code ZR7JR3BC when ordering online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.  
Do not use host code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.

Lovely Friends

Lovely Friends is the featured stamp set in this card along with the fabulous color combination of Berry Burst and Dapper Denim. These two colors compliment each other so well. Please take note that Dapper Denim is one of the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be on the Stampin' Up! 2018 Retiring Products List which will be released on Monday, April 9th. Other In Colors in the 2016-2018 collection are Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.

If history repeats itself, the Retiring In Colors will sell out very, very quickly. It is not uncommon for some of them to sell out immediately, especially ink refills. Now is the time to check your inventory of these products. If there are any that you don't have and want to get or if you want to replenish your In Color card stock, etc., now is the time to do so. I recommend that you place your order for these products before they hit the Retiring List on April 9th so that you are sure to get what you like. 

April Special Sale-A-Bration: I have several extra Sale-A-Bration products that I accumulated with my sales during the winter months. You will have your choice of a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with a $50 order (not including sh/tax) or a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product with a $100 order (not including sh/tax) through April 30th or while supplies last. Please note that I have a limited supply of each product.

Please contact me or place your order online at https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2041349. Please use April Host Code ZR7JR3BC on bottom left of payment page. Do not use host code when ordering more than $150 as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.



Card Dimensions:  Dapper Denim card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on the long side, and folded in half. Berry Burst card stock is 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Whisper White card stock for stamping is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". The Whisper White card stock on the inside of the card is 4" x 5 1/4".

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Video - Tiny Treat Bag with Naturally Eclectic DSP & Peekaboo Peach Card Stock

The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper is so fun and versatile and perfect for your spring paper crafting. I chose my favorite print in the pack and paired it with Peekaboo Peach for striking results.

Peekaboo Peach, along with all the other 2016-2018 In Colors, will be on the Retiring List when it is published Monday, April 9th. I highly suggest that if you want any of the 2016-2018 In Color products, you order them now while supplies last. If history repeats itself, the In Colors will sell out very quickly, some even in the first day or two. Please use Host Code ZR7JR3BC.

Here are a few projects I made with Naturally Eclectic DSP and Peekaboo Peach card stock. I love them! How about you?



Card Dimensions:  Peekaboo Peach card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, and folded in half. Night of Navy card stock is 5" x 3 3/4". Floral paper from Naturally Eclectic DSP is 3 5/8" x 3 5/8". Night of Navy print paper from Naturally Eclectic DSP is 1 5/8" x 3 5/8". Sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Design Tip:  "Fussy cut" some flowers and leaves using Paper Snips. Use them as embellishments on the outside and inside of your card by layering them with Stampin' Dimensionals and Glue Dots.                        




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Glue Dots

Out with the Old & In with the New

Thank you, Stampin' Peace Friends, for a fantastic Sale-A-Bration season. I didn't quite make my personal sales goal, but I did beat last year's SAB sales total and added several new team members. My Merry Stampers Team also performed quite well and continues to grow in both numbers and achievements. I'm so proud to work with all of them. I truly appreciate all the contributions they make to our team and the Stampin' Up! company in their Sales, Recruiting, and Leadership. 

With the end of Sale-A-Bration, it's also the time that we get ready to say good bye to some of our favorite products as we anticipate the release of the retirement list April 9th. Every year at this time, I recommend that customers who want any products in the Retiring In-Color Collection order them as soon as possible. As in years past, I expect that the 2016-2018 In Colors products will sell out very quickly. 

I'll be highlighting 2016-2018 In Colors in my blog posts all week long. Be sure to check back all week for some wonderful project ideas.

2016-2018 In Colors, Flower Shop Stamp Set, Pansy Punch,

Card Dimensions:                                                                                                                                                                                               Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.                                                                                     2016-2018 In Colors card stock is 4" x 5 1/4".                                                                                                                                 Whisper White card stock for stamping on is 2 3/4" x 4".

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Pansy Punch

Eclectic Expressions CASE'd

Tracy Dahling, a 6-year Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and Merry Stampers Team Member, made me the following card. Tracy's color combination of Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, and Berry Burst is one I'm sure I would not have thought of on my own, but I think it's great. I used Tracy's card as the inspiration for my card shown in the second photo. The stamp set used in both cards is Eclectic Expressions.

Tracy and I both received the Eclectic Expression stamp set free with a $50 purchase. You too can get this stamp set or choose from many other awesome exclusive Sale-A-Bration products. Don't delay, though, as Sale-A-Bration ends in just 3 weeks. I like to use this time of year to stock up on staples for my paper crafting including card stock, embellishments, and adhesives. It's also common for customers to purchase high-priced items on their wish list during Sale-A-Bration. Some of these wish list items may include the more expensive stamp sets and bundles, the complete set of Stampin' Write Markers or our alcohol-based markers Stampin' Blends. Perhaps you need a new Trimmer or the Color Caddy to organize and store all your ink pads and refills. Let's not forget the Big Shot and it's many accessories. Whatever you choose, remember that you can choose any Level 1 product with each and every purchase. New this year, we also have Level 2 products you can choose for a $100 purchase. Contact me or place your order online with Host Code DEZHGM2S at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.

Eclectic Expressions stamp set

Eclectic Expressions stamp set

Download Project Sheet - Eclectic Expressions

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Glue Dots

Choose Two FREE Stamp Sets!

January 27, 2012, I was a game changing day in my Stampin' Up! career. I got my first recruit! I now had a team, a team of 1, but still a team. Tracy Dahling is my very first recruit, and 6 years later she is still with me. My team, known as my Merry Stampers, is now at 52 people in 7 states including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington, and continues to grow. It is my goal to continue to add to this ever growing and very active team so that I can help others enjoy the many benefits I do as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Secretly, I also have the goal of having at least one team member from each of the 50 United States.

I would LOVE for you to join our Merry Stampers Family. We welcome hobby stampers and business-minded stampers alike. Everyone is valued equally. We encourage sharing and encourage each others to grow in their love of stamping with new ideas techniques.

Sale-A-Bration ends in just 3 weeks making THIS is the BEST TIME to join with the Starter Kit Special and start enjoying the many perks Stampin' Up! has as well as those that come with being a Merry Stamper. Let me share of some of the benefits of of becoming a Merry Stamper.

Stampin' Up! perks include but are not limited to:

  • Ongoing 20% discount on your own orders and 20% commission on your sales (with the potential to raise that to 25%)
  • Opportunity to earn up to an additional 18% on all sales
  • VIP access to new products and pre-orders before they go live to the public
  • Earn Free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips, and more
  • Receive Stampin' Success Quarterly Magazines exclusive to SU! demonstrator magazines
  • Receive Succeed Weekly Emails with products news and tutorials

As a member of the Merry Stampers, you get additional perks.

  • Monthly Team Gatherings (in Ohio) for stamping and sharing with Facebook Live option for long distance friends
  • Team Facebook Group
  • Team recognition, challenges, and incentives throughout the year
  • Annual Holiday Party and other social events throughout the year
  • Business training for those interested

About the Starter Kit - Stampin' Up!'s BEST DEAL!

  • Choose $125 in products from the Annual and/or Occasions Catalog and pay just $99 + tax and No Shipping!
  • AND...if you join by March 31st, you get to choose an additional TWO Stamp Sets absolutely FREE!

Feel free to contact me with questions or to get more information or JOIN NOW at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.

Our Merry Stampers Team is all about having fun creating, sharing, and learning together! Please join in the fun!