Christmas & Winter

Winter Woods Birthday Card

I recently demonstrated the Stamping Off Technique in one of my weekly Facebook Lives. If you missed it, you can check it out here:

Below are photos of one of the cards made at the end of that Facebook Live plus one that shows how I switched out Soft Suede Card Stock with a Copper Foil Sheet to die cut the deer. A very small change it is, but one that has a noticeable impact.

Metallic Foil Sheets are a great addition to your paper crafting. They add elegance and richness to all your projects. See the entire Stampin' Up! collection of Metallic Foil Sheets at

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies by Stampin' Up!

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

Can you spot the change I made in the card below???

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

I switched out the Soft Suede deer for a Copper Foil deer.

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Detailed Deer Dies

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Winter Woods with Stamping Off Technique

Whether you are a very experienced stamper or brand new to the stamping world, the Stamping Off Technique is easy to learn and makes a huge impact on your cards. Create dimension on your cards by adding lighter shades of color by stamping off. Watch my video to learn how today! 

Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Winter Woods Thinking of You


Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!


Winter Woods Stamp Set & Everyday Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
a few variations of my original card


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Toile Tidings From Our House to Yours

It's never too early to start making Christmas cards. This simple yet striking card features the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper with its traditional colors, images, and patterns, and the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I love the traditional Real Red and Very Vanilla color scheme of this card as well as it's simple layout. I love it so much, I wanted to share it with you and help you recreate it or CASE it on your own. I hope you find the Toile Tidings From Our House to Yours PDF Tutorial helpful to you. 

PS. The new holiday products will be available to order September 4th.


Download Project Sheet - Toile Christmas From Our Home to Yours

Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper & Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


This is just one card of several I featured in my Christmas in July Facebook Live last month.

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Paper Snips

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright!

Stampin' Up! makes holiday paper crafting fun, easy, and exciting. Our 2019 Holiday Catalog has something for everyone from traditional holiday themes and colors to some more "out of the box" ideas and colors schemes and everything in between. Holiday Catalogs have been sent, and from what I'm hearing many people received theirs last week. If you did not receive one from me or if you do not currently shop with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am happy to send you one. (Email me your catalog request with full name and mailing address.) The Holiday catalog goes live on September 4th! I have loads of cards and projects in the works to share with you here on my blog and on my other social media sites, in-person classes & events, Classes to Go, weekly Facebook Lives, and Stampin' Peace Newsletter.

Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper was designed with traditional scenes and prints to celebrate the holiday season. It's color scheme is simple and traditional as well, Real Red, Garden Green, and Very Vanilla.

Enjoy a free project sheet I've written for this card. It's easy to duplicate or change it up a bit and make it your own! Either way, your hand stamped Christmas cards are sure to make your family and friends' days merry & bright. For hand stamped cards are a gift from the heart.

Download Project Sheet - Toile Christmas May Your Christmas Be Merry & Bright

Toile Tidings Bundle & Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper


This card was also featured along with several others in my Christmas in July Facebook Live last month. See it here now.

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Paper Snips

3 Tips, Greece Pillow Gifts, & Holiday Sneak Peeks

Tuesday evening's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe included 3 tips for easier paper crafting, a look at all the Pillow Gifts I received from Stampin' Up! on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, AND a sneak peek at a few of the 2019 Holiday Catalog products. Watch the video, then create a collage of your own using the downloadable PDF Project Sheet I created for you.

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Path of Petal Bundle, and Everyday Label Punch all from Stampin' Up!


I've created a PDF Project Sheet of my Pressed Petals Collage in case you would like to make one too. Happy Stamping and Collage Making!

Download Project Sheet - Pressed Petals Collage


Paper Snips

Video - Quarter Fold Card


Cards with Fancy Folds and Creative Creases are always fun to make, and the recipients of these cards will enjoy them too. I demonstrated how to make this Quarter Fold Card on my December 11th Facebook Live. Here it is again with a little editing. I've also created a downloadable PDF for you as well. Be sure to LIKE my Facebook Business Page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe to catch my weekly LIVE Videos for more creative inspiration. You can also become a part of my Facebook Stampin' Peace VIP Group created especially for customers and team members. All you have to do to become a permanent member of this group is to join my team or place an order on my website

Download Project Sheet - Quarter Fold Card

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Glue Dots

May your coming days be Merry & Bright, and may you find peace and joy in stamping and creating.

Video - Hinge Stamping Technique

Stamparatus Hinge stamping, Timeless Tidings stamp set
What a fun technique Hinge Stamping is with Stamparatus, our wonderful perfect placement stamping tool. Hinge stamping allows you to stamp a pattern with ease and precision. I demonstrated this technique on my December 6, 2018 Facebook LIVE and wanted to share it with you here as well. 

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Watch my regularly scheduled Facebook Live videos on 'Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe' Tuesdays at 7pm EST for more creative inspiration.

Lovely as a Tree Merry Christmas

Our 2018 Holiday Catalog is filled with so many wonderful stamp sets, papers, embellishments, and trims to create your holiday cards. Don't, however, forget that there are several products in our Annual Catalog that also lend themselves to creating wonderful handmade holiday cards and gifts. This card was created using the long-time favorite Lovely as a Tree stamp set from the Annual Catalog and Timeless Tidings stamp set for the traditional Merry Christmas greeting.


Download Project Sheet - Lovely As A Tree Christmas Card

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Year-End Closeout is here!

It's that time of year again, when Stampin' Up! hosts its Year-End Closeout! If you haven't gotten all you've wanted to from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, NOW is the time! Lots of the products are retiring so get them while you can!  A select number of products are discounted. (We all love a sale, don't we?)

Holiday Catalog products are now available "While Supplies Last" only, so you'll want to act quickly. Contact me to place your order or place your order online using December Host Code MK23U9J2. (Do not use host code if ordering more than $150 as you will  receive Stampin' Rewards.)



Under the Mistletoe

It's always fun to create a card with a fancy fold or creative crease. My post today features the cards I showed and the fun fold card layout I demonstrated in my November 20th Facebook LIVE on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. Take a look at the video there if you weren't able to tune in then You'll be glad you did! Not only will you see how I created this card, but you'll also see how any card can be turned into a gift card holder by adding a bit of Designer Series Paper. Be sure to Download the Project Sheet PDF below the photos. 
Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Sincerely Santa Stamp Set

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Sincerely Santa Stamp Set

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Sincerely Santa Stamp Set
Embellish your card by punching ornaments from DSP and adhere them with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Turn any card into a gift card holder by adding a piece of Designer Series Paper to the inside of the card. Simply cut and adhere along left, right, and bottom.

I've made it easy for you to re-create this card or make some of your own using this fun fold layout. Download my free Project Sheet . It includes color photos, supply list, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instruction all in PDF form for you to save and/or print. I also included a couple other examples of gift card holders I made with this fun layout. Just in time for holiday gift giving!

Download Project Sheet - Fancy Fold to Highlight Designer Series Paper – Project Sheet

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Happy Stamping!