Christmas & Winter

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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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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Festive Farmhouse DSP meets Timeless Tidings Stamp Set

The Timeless Tidings stamp set made to coordinate with the Project Kit by the same name, however, it certainly can stand on its own. So whether you have it to use with the card kit or just love it on its own, I'm sharing these two cards to inspire you and show you how I used the Timeless Tidings stamp set with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (I especially love the plaids in this DSP). You'll want to download the PDF Project Sheet I created. It has color photos, supply list, cutting and scoring dimensions, and instructions to complete each of these cards. Note that the card on the left does not use the traditional card base made from 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock. You'll see in the directions, that this altered card base shows off both sides of this colorful DSP.

TIP: Switch up the stamped image and sentiment with other stamp sets to create a card for any occasion including masculine cards.

PS. I featured these cards on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, November 14th along with sneak peeks and announcements from OnStage 2018 in Orlando last week.


Download Project Sheet x 2 - Festive Farmhouse DSP meets Timeless Tidings Stamp Set

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Joy & Noel for You!

Halloween is past. Perhaps you've already started planning your Thanksgiving menu. If so, you are probably also making holiday lists for shopping, baking, decorating, and crafting too, I suspect. The Joy & Noel Stamp Set featured in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog makes beautiful cards and lends itself to coloring with a variety of coloring tools. I did these cards for a Color Challenge. Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, and Shaded Spruce provide a little twist to the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I think these poinsettias look beautiful and festive.

Joy & Noel Stamp Set and Stampin' BlendsIMG_8966

A couple tips for using the Joy & Noel Stamp Set:  I suggest using the Stamparatus and coordinating Small Grip Paper with this stamp set. The Small Grid Paper makes it easy to line up each of the words in a perfect vertical or horizontal line. Using the Stamparatus allows you to stamp the image repeatedly on top of itself to get a solid, bold image of the words. 

Choose your coloring tools. I used Stampin' Blends in Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, and Daffodil Delight in both their light and dark shades. Be sure to stamp with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink when using the Stampin' Blends markers. Other choices of coloring tools include the Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and Classic Stampin' Pads with Blender Pens or Aqua Painters. For each of these coloring tools, I suggest using Black Staz-On Ink.

I used 1/8" matting between layers instead of the typical 1/4". I wanted the matting to be smaller to compliment the fine lines and details of the floral images. Add a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to your finished cards to add a bit of elegance to this already very beautiful card. The Take Your Pick Tool makes it easy to pick up and perfectly place the Artisan Pearls.

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Video - Holiday Catalog

Here's a very creative look at the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog! I've sent out 2 shipments of Holiday Catalogs. The second shipment went out last Friday. If you do not have one by this Wednesday and would like to receive one by mail, please email me your request and mailing address (even if you think I have it) to

As you may or may not know, I have recently moved into a new ranch home. My craft room/office is still a work in progress, but I am getting there. I've put together several pieces of Ikea furniture, am waiting on delivery of a few organizational pieces, and am taking the time to really sort through and organized what I have (which is way too much). Come October, I have plans to make some changes in my Stampin' Up! business and in working with my team to make both better than ever...Facebook Lives, Classes to Go, more videos and tutorials, and more team training. The future is bright!

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks + 3 Project Sheets

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Stampin' Creative Blog Hop. I'm truly grateful and honored to have been invited to be a guest blogger. If you missed it, go to yesterday's blog post to enjoy seeing the Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek projects the 10 bloggers shared. 

As promised, I have a downloadable PDF Project Sheet for each of the cards I created for yesterday's blog hop.


Download Project Sheet – Project Sheet – Evergreens & Deer Card


Download Project Sheet – Evergreen Card


Download Project Sheet – Copper Deer Card


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Stampin' Creative Blog Hop - Holiday Sneak Peek - Fall & Winter/Non-Festive


Welcome to the Stampin' Creative Blog Hop! Currently, you're visiting Mary Knabe. I'm thrilled to be a guest blogger in today's blog hop. We're featuring Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks - with a twist...fall and winter but not festive. In other words, we're sharing ways you can use Holiday Catalog products beyond the holiday season.

Check my projects out here. Then be sure to see the list below to visit all of the Stampin' Creative Bloggers' Posts for more creative ideas and inspiration. 

My projects feature the following Holiday Catalog Products: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Dashing Deer Bundle, and Winter Woods Bundle. I love how all these products can stand on their own but also coordinate with each other. Versatility of products is very characteristic of Stampin' Up!

Dashing Deer Bundle & Winter Woods Stamp Set - Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog

Joyous Noel DSP + Into the Woods Framelits Dies - Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog

Joyous Noel DSP, Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies &  Blizzard Thinlits Dies- Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog

For free tutorials of my projects, visit my Stampin' Peace Blog tomorrow, August 26th. I'll have a downloadable PDF tutorial for each. 

Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog. To continue through the Stampin' Creative Blog Hop, click on the next name on the list.