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Come Sail Away with me!

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I made these Mini Memory Boxes featuring Mini Pizza Boxes and the Come Sail Away Suite from Stampin' Up! available to order June 4, 2019. They are a fun, easy, and quick gift for capturing memories for dads, grads, retirees, and anyone and everyone who loves sailing! Watch this edited video of a recent Facebook Live, then make a mini memory box of your own.


Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!


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Go to Facebook Stampin' Peace VIP Group and request to JOIN.  Beginning in June, you can watch a second weekly Facebook Live on Thursdays at 2pm EST.

Catch both weekly Facebook Lives for creative inspiration, tips and techniques, and fabulous projects made with fabulous products from Stampin' Up!

Fable Friends Pocket Card & Treat Favor

Happy Spring and Happy Easter card making! Enjoy the video from my March 26th Facebook Live. I think you'll enjoy learning to make a new type of pocket card and a fun envelope treat favor. They are perfect for Easter and Spring events as they use the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack and Fable Friends Stamp Set. Fable Friends is also great for making baby shower, new baby, and children's cards. Happy Stamping!

Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack

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Picnic Paradise & Summer Savings

I love working Stampin' Up! as a business, but I also enjoy receiving some creativity in a box each month. My Paper Pumpkin subscription brings "creativity in a box" to my house each month. There's no fuss, no stress, no long list of things to buy or pull out. I simply sit and open my box to a surprise with projects planned for me and all the supplies I need. I simply sit down with my red-orange box, my adhesive, and paper snips, and I'm ready to craft. I love that the projects come with directions, color photo, and high-quality supplies. And if I'm not "in love" with the project (which usually I am), I know there are lots of sources on social media that will give me alternative projects to make using that month's kit. AND, if I REALLY, REALLY love it, I can often purchase refill kits on the Paper Pumpkin website. PLUS, I have an extensive collection of stamp sets and ink spots that I can use over and over in the future. It's a winning situation no matter how you look at it.

Monthly subscription cost is $19.95 + tax per month. New Subscribers, get 50% off their first kit when you subscribe in the next 2 days. Promotion ends August 10th. Please click to be directed to and sign up today. I'd appreciate it if you would designate me, Mary Knabe, as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You can cancel your subscription at anytime.


In case you're wondering what the kits are like, here are some photos of my July kit as I unboxed it to do the projects which were easy, fun, and colorful. I think I'll fill the baskets with little treats for some back to school gifts. The 3" x 3" note cards will certainly get used and bring smiles to their recipients, perhaps, with baked goods, flowers, or small gifts.

Your Paper Pumpkin kit will arrive by USPS after the 15th of each month.
Every kit comes with a stamp set and ink spot.
Behind the tissue paper is your complete kit wrap and sealed to protect your supplies.
Add paper snips and adhesive, and you're ready to go!
I suggest you begin by sorting your supplies. Notice that pieces are die cut for you. They punch out quickly and easily.
The printed ruler at the bottom of the directions makes measuring and cutting ribbons and trims quick and easy.
Left over supplies, stamp set, and ink so I can keep on creating.


I made a few cards without the sentiment so I can use them for whatever I want.
I bundled 6 cards and envelopes to give as a teacher gift.


I use some extra supplies and a bit of my own ribbon to make a couple alternate projects...3 bookmarks and an 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" photo holder to be framed or added to a scrapbook. You could add a title or caption such as "The Apple of My Eye" or "First Day of Kindergarten". IMG_8154

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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Video - Heartfelt Blooms Projects

Wow! The 2018 Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set gives us endless possibilities for playing with color and creative amazing cards, scrapbook pages, and paper crafts. Enjoy the first video presented by Stampin' Up! to learn more about this stamp set. Then, watch the second video that I made with several projects I created using the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. I also included a link for a free tutorial of all the projects featured in my video. The Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set can be yours FREE when you place a qualifying order. How beautiful is that! 

Download Tutorial for SAB Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set Projects

A Crate Full of Yumminess!

ThanksToday, I'm featuring a swap I received from Merry Stampers Team Member and friend, Amelia Smith. Amelia made and decorated this crate using Stampin' Up! products then added some sweet treats. What a wonderful favor or gift for co-workers, your postal carrier or hair dress, a teacher, a neighbor, or friend. And how cute these would be as table favors at a holiday dinner, party, or cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring so many with your projects, Amelia.

ps...Amelia told me she got the little jars of Nutella and wooden spoons on Amazon and the cookie is Pepperidge Farm brand. I have seen the little jars of Nutella at Walmart for $1 each in the Christmas candy aisle.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Hardwood Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Classic Label Punch, Wood Crate Framelits Dies,


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Wishing you a happy and peace-filled day.

Free DSP, Free Project Instructions, and Free Tutorial

You have just 2 days left to stock up on some of our most popular Designer Series Papers and Get 1 Free. The Stampin' Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion on select DSP packs ends at 11:50pm MNT, October 31st. All purchased DSP and Free DSP must be from the list you can find in the link below.  There is no minimum to the number of free packs you can earn with this promotion, so it's a good idea to think ahead to future projects you want to make.

See list of DSP packs included in Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper has been a favorite with its traditional colors. I've used it several times in classes and have sold lots and lots.

Here are a couple gift card holders I created with the BE MERRY DSP and look forward to giving this holiday season. I like to give gift cards in a pretty handmade holders for people who provide services for me like my postal carrier and, of course, my UPS drivers who deliver all my Stampin' Up! packages. I've included cutting dimensions for you. I also have a gift bag I decorated with the Be Merry DSP with its dimensions for you. 

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe stamp set

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe stamp set,

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Ready for Christmas stamp set, Santa's Sleigh stamp set,

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Ready for Christmas Stamp Set,

To make gift card holder, cut card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2" and 5 1/2". The 2" score creates the flap that becomes the pocket for your gift card.

Cut DSP 4" x 1 3/4". Punch half circle in it using 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere to small flap.  Punch half circle in card stock by matching up 1 3/4" Circle Punch with half circle already cut in DSP. Apply strong adhesive to top and bottom edge only of small flap and secure to inside of card forming pocket.

Card stock in inside of card base is 4" x 5 1/4"

DSP on front of gift card holder is 3 1/4" x 4".

Card stock to stamp sentiment on is 3 1/4" x 1/2".  

Card stock to mount stamped message on is 3 1/4" x 5/8".

**I used the coordinating Merry Mistletoe stamp set on the first gift card. Ready for Christmas and Sant's Sleigh stamp sets were used on the second gift card.

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set, Ready for Christmas Stamp Set, Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set,

The gift bag above measures 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". You will want to measure your bag and cut your paper accordingly as size of bags can vary from one brand or store to another.

Designer Series Paper is 3" x 8 1/4" and is layered on card stock measuring 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". The Christmas Tree was cut from the retired Perfect Pennants Bigz Die with a 3/4" x 1 1/4" rectangle for a trunk.

As an END OF THE MONTH ORDERING INCENTIVE, I have a FREE tutorial for everyone who places an online order using Host Code FZ2FWT4A by the end of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion at 11:50pm MNT, October 31st. The tutorial uses the PAINTED AUTUMN Designer Series Paper which is also on the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion. Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Autumn Bundle

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Video - 3 Halloween Treat Favors

Just in time for Halloween! Three easy to make treat favors to delight your ghosts, goblins, super heroes, and princesses. Trick-or-Treaters will love them! Why not also set the family dinner table with a Halloween favor at each person's place. Need something cute and fun but simple and inexpensive to make for this weekend's Halloween party or your child's classroom party? Want to surprise your co-workers with a Halloween treat? I've got you covered. Watch my video to learn to make all three treat favors. They are quick, easy, fun, and very inexpensive to make. 

You can make these favors for any holiday or occasion by changing the colors, papers, and stamp sets. I've prepared a PDF Tutorial for each of these projects complete with color photos, dimensions, and instructions. Get it FREE when you place an order of any size on my website using October Host Code FZ2FWT4A by 11:50pm EST, October 31st. It'll be great to have the PDF for future use. 

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Celebration Gifts

I recently hosted a Sale-A-Bration Celebration for several members of my team who achieved specific goals I challenged them with during Stampin' Up!'s 2017 Sale-A-Bration Promotion. The afternoon was filled with food, fun, gifts, make-n-takes, and Prize Patrols. We also played 5 Bingo games for a chances to win brand new SU! product from our new Annual Catalog which goes live June 1st. The afternoon was so much fun for my guests, but I think I had just as much fun designing and preparing the projects for them and spoiling my guests with lots of gifts and prizes. This event also gave my guests a chance to get to know some of their fellow Merry Stampers team members a little better. I'm looking forward to hosting more of these events for my team in the future.  Join my team for the opportunity to be a part of events like this.

This is what my Sale-A-Bration Celebration guests sat down to when they arrived at my house. It's always fun to dress up plain gift bags with Stampin' Up! products. The gift bag, gift box, and small wine bottle holder all feature the Daisy Delight Suite.The Designer Series Paper is bright, colorful, and fun. Daisies are very easy to make using our new Daisy Punch! It's already my new favorite punch. I think you'll love it too. I included a Fast Fuse Adhesive and highlighter (to highlight the products they purchase in the new catalog) in the gift bag and a 2017-2019 In Color Ribbon in the gift box.

  Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper & Daisy Punch

Need a new Annual Catalog?  For those local to me, you can pick one up at your convenience.  Just email me when you'd like to stop by, and I'll have it ready for you.  If you are not local to me, email me your full name and address, and I'll ship one to you.

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Video - Hugs & Kisses Treat Holder

Give Hugs & Kisses for Valentine's Day with these easy to make treat favors. They're so cute! You can even make them larger or smaller or change out the paper for different holidays and occasions. Give them a try!  I'd love to see what you make.

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