Halloween & Fall

Convert your Envelopes into Candy Bar Treat Holders

October 30th I did my first Facebook LIVE on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business page. I(f you missed it you can see it, be sure to check it out.) I'm excited about this new addition to my Stampin' Up! business. Look for more Facebook LIVE's to come! My LIVE Events will offer creative project ideas, new techniques, helpful tips, ordering incentives, and lots of fun. Sharing Stampin' Up! with others is my favorite part of this job. My second FB LIVE will be tomorrow, November 1st at 4pm EST, so be sure to tune in or watch on replay afterwards.

These are the projects I shared on my first FB LIVE for Stamp n Scrap followers (and, hopefully, new viewers too).

 Download Project Sheet – Envelope Candy Bar & K Cup Holders

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Happy Halloween and Autumn Blessings to you!


I'm Batty for You!

I'm Batty for You, my Stampin' Peace Friends, and I'm also Batty for Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Creating cards and treat packaging for Halloween is extra fun when using this cute paper with colorful designs and textural washes. Order yours today to get started creating for all your trick-or-treaters. Cards and treats featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper will bring lots of smiles to little ones, as well college students, neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Get ready to spread some fun this Halloween season!

Stampin' Up! knocked it out of the park, when they made Black Foil Sheets and a Spooky Bats Punch to coordinate with the Toil & Trouble Suite. Make your bats 'come alive' by popping them up on Mini Stampin' Dimensionals which are on sale now through October 7th.

I'm excited to have entered these cards in the Festive Friday Challenge!

#festivefridaychallenge #ff0019

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Download Project Sheet – Batty for You Card with Toil & Trouble DSP

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Toil & Trouble DSP for a Creative Halloween

Happy Autumn, Happy October, Happy New Stampin' Up! Year, my Stampin' Friends! 

October is such a great month. I love seeing the color of the leaves change from shades of green to brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds. I enjoy the crisp cool temperatures, especially when the sun is shining brightly and the sky is a beautiful blue. I love college football season and wearing my Scarlet and Gray (Go Buckeyes!). I enjoy decorating for Halloween and welcoming trick-or-treaters. (I've got several specials ones back in the Cincinnati area.) And I especially love the excitement and challenge of a new Stampin' Up! year. 

At this time, I like to reflect back on the past Stampin' Up! year...what I liked or enjoyed the most, what I learned, and what I'd like to do differently in my business in the coming year. Change can come from need or desire. Learning from the past and accepting change help us grow both personally and professionally, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Thinking of the past year is the first step I take in setting new goals for myself. This year, I am challenging myself in new ways and setting some pretty high goals that will require lots of planning, hard work, and commitment. I want to increase my sales to a new personal high. I want to increase my team in both size and title performance, and I want to reach the next levels of my demonstratorship, Gold and Gold Elite. 

I thank you all for your encouragement, support, and friendship you have shown me in my 10 years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Please know that I appreciate you and do not take you for granted. I look forward to more stamping and creating with you.

Since moving from Cincinnati to Columbus, I've decided to continue to host stamp classes and other events in the Cincinnati as well as work on building a customer base and class schedule in my new community of Westerville and the Columbus area. This will be quite an undertaking to schedule as I also started a new job as a caregiver with Visiting Angels. I'll be striving to post more consistently to my social media sites and will introduce Online Classes or Classes to Go. Of course, working with my Merry Stampers Team of Demonstrators is also ranks high on my to do list. 

I'll certainly be grateful for any and all of your encouragement and support as I embark on a brand new year in my Stampin' Up! life!

Now, let's get down to business! All week long, I'll be featuring the Toil & Trouble Suite with cards and projects that all your ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super heroes are sure to enjoy. Today's cards feature the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper  with its bright colors and darling graphics as seen below. Be sure to download the PDF tutorial below.

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Download Project Sheet – Trick or Tweet Card with Toil

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Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

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 mknabe2008@gmail.com.

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!


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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Cat Punch
$18.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

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Painted Harvest Bundle with Painted Autumn DSP Gifts and Favors

I love spoiling guests who attend my Creative Escape Weekends. These are the favors and gifts my 48 guests received throughout the weekend. I featured the Painted Harvest Suite in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog pages 48-49. I added a sunflower theme as well. 

Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper, Painted Autumn stamp set, Daisy Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch     Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Daisy Punch, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
2-4-6-8 Treat Box made by the talented Debby Price
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Beautiful and yummy sunflower cookies made by my friend Rosie Janis
 
Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Banner Triple Punch
Free make-n-take for my guests

If you would enjoy a stress free, fun, and inspiring Creative Escape Weekend in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, please message me your email address. I'll add you to the email list for those events.

I have two weekends scheduled for Winter, 2018. The January 12-14, 2018 weekend is SOLD OUT with 5 people on the waiting list. I can, however, accept one day crafters for the optional Monday, January 15, which is Martin Luther King Day. 

I have my second winter weekend of fun, February 16-18, 2018.  As of now, it is 75% full. I also have several slots open for the optional Monday, February 19, 2018 which is Presidents Day.

Hopefully, it won't be long before I'll have even more Creative Escape Weekends booked for later in 2018. If interested in being on the contact list for these events, you will want to get your contact information to me ASAP so you don't miss out. 


Free Tutorial with Online Order

You can get a FREE tutorial for these projects! All projects feature the Painted Harvest Suite. Remember the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper used on these projects is included on the October Buy 3 Get 1 FREE list along with several others.

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Order $50 or more (not including SH/tax) on my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code FZ2FWT4A, and I'll email you the FREE tutorial. Offer for Free Painted Harvest Tutorial ends October 31, 2017.

(Please do not mark "No Contact" when checking out so that I will receive your email address to send you the free tutorial.)

Products used in Painted Harvest Tutorial include the following:

Leaf Punch
$16.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! Spread some love and happiness today by making and sending a hand made card. Such a simple act can bring so much joy to someone when they least expect it, and the world certainly needs more of that! 

I'm spending this weekend with 48 crafty women. There is no end to the talent, creativity, fun, friendship, and laughter here. I'm so blessed to be able to host such events and meet amazing people! I love passing out little surprises and gifts to show my guests how much I appreciate them. I'll post those tomorrow.

These cards are being given to two dear friends who have helped me in so many ways this weekend. Rosie baked and decorated sunflower cookies and Debby prepared Halloween and Fall treat bags for all my guests. I'm never at a loss for people willing to step in and help. I am truly grateful.

Painted Harvest Bundle with Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch

Dimensions:  Very Vanilla 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" on Early Espresso 3 3/4" x 5".  Very Vanilla card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side.

Painted Harvest Bundle with Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Leaf Punch, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Dimensions:  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" on Early Espresso 3 3/4" x 5".  Cajun Craze card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side.

Like these cards? Want more ideas using the Painted Harvest Bundle and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper? You can get a FREE tutorial for these cards and more plus directions to make place cards for your Thanksgiving table or Fall gathering. All projects feature the Painted Harvest Suite. Order $50 or more (not including SH/tax) on my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code FZ2FWT4A, and I'll email you the FREE tutorial.

(Please do not mark "No Contact" when checking out so that I will receive your email address to send you the free tutorial.)

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Leaf Punch
$16.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

It's Pumpkin Spice Time of Year!

Love a Pumpkin Spice Latte?  Me, not so much. My daughter Andrea eagerly waits for her first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season every year.  While I don't care for that, I do love fall. Pumpkin picking and pumpkin carving were always favorite activities of our family. We still love it even with our adult children. I hope you and your family will take some time this month to make wonderful Autumn memories together.

In the meantime, I want to inspire you once again with a few cards made by member of my Merry Stampers Team.  Enjoy!

Merry Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cup Framelits, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Created by Edith Hulsmann

 

Merry Cafe Stamp Set, Coffee Cups Framelits, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Created by Jaime Seiter

 

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Wood Crate Framelits, Hardwood Background Stamp
Created by Tracy Dahling

 

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Bundle, Painted Autumn  Designer Series Paper
Created by Melinda Fahnestock

  

 

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Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Autumn Inspiration

I've got several card swaps to show you. Theme was Autumn with the feature products Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. Get inspired and create something beautiful today!

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Pretty Label Punch
Created by Rita Holmes
Painted Harvest Stamp Set
Created by Beth Jones
Painted Harvest Bundle
Created by Sharon Shreve
Painted Harvest Bundle, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Created by Debby Price

 

Like these cards? Feeling inspired? Like to get new paper crafting idea? Please comment below, subscribe to my blog, and share it with your crafting friends and family too.

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Leaf Punch
$16.00
Big Shot
$110.00