Fancy Folds & Creative Creases

Learning, Growing, Sharing Friendship & Creativity

What a wonderful couple days I had this weekend. It started waking up on Friday morning to blue skies and bright sunshine, something we haven't seen much of in Ohio this spring. Such a beautiful way to welcome in summer. Saturday was just as beautiful, today, Sunday is our third straight day of sunshine and blue skies!

This weekend was also made wonderful with the visit of my friends Susi Brunk and Sherrie Parker, my Stampin' Up! upline and second upline. We shared dinner, wine, friendship, and laughs. They spent the night at my house Friday, then we all attended the Stampin' Up! Ohio Leadership and Business Gathering on Saturday hosted by Jessica Werner, Demonstrator Development Manager of USA Northeast Area and Cori Hancock of Stampin' Up! who oversees all of the DDM's in the East Region. How wonderful it is that they were able to bring together so many Ohio demonstrators. O-H-I-O! 

Highlights of the event included leadership activities and business demonstrations by several fabulous Ohio demonstrators on topics such as increasing sales, finding new customers, building and growing a team, increasing retention of team members, and using social media in our businesses. I'm grateful for the many informative and motivating presentations, and am spending some time today working on plans to implement some of these new practices. Of course, the best part of any Stampin' Up! event is reuniting with demonstrators I don't see too often and meeting new people in my Stampin' Up! family. Making connections, building relationships, and learning and growing together is such a big part of what I enjoy as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

 
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Welcome by Jessica Werner
 
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Presentation by Marcia Gay

 

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Panel Discussion with Jessica Werner, Laura Milligan, Robin

 

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Presentation by Linda Bauwin

 

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Mary Knabe, Sherrie Parker, Susi Brunk
 
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Susi Brunk using Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set

 

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Sherrie Parker with A Wild Rose Stamp Set

 


New Catalog is here!!!

Lots of new happening today! First of all, you may now order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. This new catalog is filled with so much "stampin' goodness" including 13 new product suites. With so many new products, we have even more opportunities to inspire, create, and share! The first 10 people who place an order with me of $35 or more from the New Annual Catalog, will receive a package of Pretty Peacock Rhinestones FREE. This rhinestone pack is valued at $5.50 and includes rhinestones in Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Pretty Peacock. They are oh, so pretty and will add beautiful bling to your cards and paper crafts. Please use June Host Code JWJK4SCX when placing an online order on my website.

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Other exciting news today is I launched a new look and new format for my email newsletters. I'm so excited about this as it has been a long time coming. I think you will find it easier to navigate and read as you can click on the news that you are most interested in without having to scroll through everything. It includes everything it did before but in less space and with more convenience to use. PLUS...I will be including a free Downloadable Project Sheet in each issue. I will also be sharing some tutorials from Stampin' Up! as well. Below is a sneak peek of the card you can make with the project sheet from today's email newsletter. If you are not currently receiving my Stampin' Peace Newsletter filled with creative inspiration, schedule of stamp classes, news of Creative Escape Weekends, Stampin' Up! promotions, and more, you can subscribe at the right. 

Check out today's Stampin' Peace newsletter, the first with its new look!

Download Project Sheet - Here's to a Special Couple...

Verdant Garden Stamp Set & Garden Lane Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Do something creative everyday! It's good for the soul!


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!

 

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

 

LIKE my Facebook Business Page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe, to get notifications and reminders of my weekly Tuesday evening FB Lives at 7pm EST, Tuesdays.

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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!


Sharing my 4-Panel Pocket Card

I demonstrated my 4-Panel Pocket Card in a recent Facebook Live. Missed it? Check it out right here, then create your own 4-Panel Pocket Card using my dimensions and easy to follow directions in the video. PS...Some of the products used in this video are being retired...like the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle

 

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

April showers bring May flowers!

Today, I'm mailing these cards to a couple of special young ladies. The Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is perfect for creating simple yet beautiful cards for any occasion. Get it now before it retires! You won't be disappointed.

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Watch my previously aired video for more wonderful ideas and demonstrations using the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

Get more details and supply list for projects shown in the above video here.

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Get more details and supply list for projects shown in the above photo here.

Product List

Glue Dots
$5.25

Demonstrations with Springtime Impressions Dies & Garden Impressions DSP

I demonstrated a Sponge Dauber Technique and a Double Easel Card on my April 23rd Facebook Live. My projects featured Abstract Impressions Bundle and its beautiful coordinating Garden Impression Designer Series Paper . I think you're going to love my three cards so much so that you're going to want to give them a try. Happy Stamping, my friends!

Springtime Impressions Die and Better Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

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Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
2-1/2" Circle Punch
2-1/2" Circle Punch
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$18.00

Join me on an Animal Expedition!

What fun cards I made using a Creative Creases/Fun Folds card base! It was so much fun to feature the Animal Expedition Suite with these cards too. Watch my demonstrations from this week's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I think you'll want to make an Accordion Fold Pop-Up Card too after seeing how easy it is to make! Be sure to catch my Facebook Live's every Tuesday at 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe for more creative inspiration and projects.

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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Wishing you peace and joy always!


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!

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Shopping List

Glue Dots
$5.25

I love hearing that I inspire someone with my projects. Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Laurie Bradshaw was so inspired by my March 5 the blog post that she created a similar card for her customers. If you missed it, click on this link: https://stampinpeace.typepad.com/stampin_peace/2019/03/flowers-and-frogs-and-fun-oh-my.html

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Pop Out Cards to Surprise and Delight!

These Pop Out Cards are easy to make with my demonstration from my March 12th Facebook Live. I'll show you a couple Pop Out Cards I made using the So Hoppy Together and Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, then demonstrate making a Pop Out Card using the Fable Friends stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! These cards are sure to surprise and delight anyone of any age lucky enough to receive one. Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala DSP Pack by Stampin' Up!

Fable Friends Stamp Set and Gingham Gala DSP Pack by Stampin' Up!

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25