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Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Where would I be without my family and friends? I don't want to even think about that. My relationships with my family and friends helped me to be the person I am today. Without any of them, my story would be different. Some of these people are family that became friends too, and some are friends that became family. I'm grateful for all of them, including my Stampin' Up! family and my stamping friends.

My card today celebrates friendships by giving you a #simplestamping card you can make in Calypso Coral as I did or in your favorite Stampin' Up! colors. I'm posting a project sheet to help you do just that.

Download Project Sheet - Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Paper Snips
$10.00

From Garden Flowers to Pressed Petals

Remember the craft of drying flowers or pressing them in between the pages of a book? It's been a long time since I tried doing either of these, but I can certainly enjoy the look of pretty pressed flowers using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! The Pressed Petals Suite is filled with loads of pretty products to coordinate with this beautiful paper. Gratitude, support, and love are themes used to describe this gorgeous product suite.

My blog post today contains 2 videos, one an introduction to the Pressed Petals Products Suite, the second from today's Stampin' Peace VIP Group Facebook Live filled with cards and creative ideas. I hope you'll watch and enjoy both! In addition, I've posted pictures of 3 cards using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape that I'll be mailing to 3 lucky viewers of today's Facebook Live. 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 


Beautiful Perennial Essence Cards

Join me for my New Stampin' Up! Catalog Tour, then see a selection of all occasion cards I created with the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The hand-painted imagery of the Perennial Essence DSP is exquisite! The papers are so beautiful, you could frame them on their own. But creating special cards and paper crafts with them is even more fun!

 Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Watch my video demonstration at the top to learn how I made these flowers of Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock, Perennial Flower Punch, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers. So much fun to do with just 3 products.


Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Add a bit of Lemon Zest!

It's feeling like summer in Ohio this week which makes me look forward to long bike rides, lazy afternoons by the pool, pretty flowers in pots on my porch and patio, picking up fresh fruit and vegetables at the local farm market, picnics with family, and enjoying cold glasses of lemonade. Making fresh, fun cards is easy peasy lemon squeezy with the Stampin' Up!'s Lemon Zest Stamp Set and coordinating Lemon Builder Punch. Create and send Lemon Zest cards with happy greetings for the birthday guy or gal or someone you love.

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Create Lemon Zest cards with messages of encouragement and inspiration for those needing a bright and cheery pick me up! I love the versatility of the sentiments in this stamp set!

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And...Lemon Zest isn't just for making lemons and lemonade! How about using the lemon stamps to make limes? How about lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit slices? Change up your colors to make all kinds of citrus fruits for even greater variety of cards.

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Please note that the Lemon Zest Stamp Set and Lemon Builder Punch are both retiring. Get them while supplies last! You might also want to pick up a Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad and accessories as those are also retiring. ALL Last Chance Products are available on a WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY through June 3rd. 


Tree Huggers Unite!

I thought you were due for a little Throwback Thursday Fun, so here it is!

It's so hard to say goodbye to the very popular and long-loved Lovely As A Tree stamp set. The stamp set debut in 2001 and has been a favorite of mine along with tens of thousands of other stampers worldwide. It's one of the very first stamp sets I purchased and have loved it over and over as you can see from my stained wood blocks. I found this video I made of 2 cards featuring Lovely As A Tree and demonstrated two techniques using Aqua Painters (a favorite tool of mine because they make me feel like a real watercolor artist but are so easy to use). Watch and then pull out your stamps, ink, and paper and create some beautiful cards of your own.

Don' have this stamp set but been admiring it? Order it now before it's gone. It is available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount (which at the time I bought mine was our only choice). Stamp sets on the Last Chance Products List have guaranteed availability through May 24th. After that, it's while supplies last only. 

 

Click here to see the products used in the making of the video. A few of the colors (Always Artichoke & Soft Sky) have been retired. You can easily replace them with your favorite current Stampin' Up! colors. Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue are the two replacement colors I would choose. How about you? What current colors will you use?

Wishing you all a lovely day!

Happy Stamping!

PS...I'd love it if you would share my Stampin' Peace Blog and YouTube Channel with your friends! Thanks in advance for helping me share what I love to do!


Spring Flowers Card with Abstract Impressions

#simplestamping with Abstract Impression Stamp Set and a few of my favorite colors! Think of how many different occasions you can use this card for! What color combinations would you use for this simple stamping card?

Abstract Impressions Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 


By the Bay Simple Stamping

Stamps + Ink + Paper = Simple Stamping

Stamps, ink, and paper. It's as simple as that. Perhaps, you're new to stamping, have limited time and supplies, or simply have an appreciation for the basics, this card is for you. The products I used to create this card are By the Bay Sale-A-Bration stamp set (free with a $50 order), Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, Soft Suede Card Stock, and Very Vanilla Note Card & Envelope. Simply stated, this card was quick and easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to the person who will receive it.

By the Bay Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
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Beautifully Detailed Cards

These cards are simply beautiful and so easy to make using Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper featured in our 2019 Occasions Catalog. You'll want to view the video below from a recent Facebook Live where I demonstrated cutting and creating with this beautiful paper as well as Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes. 

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Enjoy Life Stamp Set Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Itty Bitty Greeting Stamp Set

Enjoy this edited version of my February 25th Facebook Live on my business page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. Get creative inspiration every Tuesday at 7pm on Facebook Page Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe.

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Playing with Butterfly Elements

You may have heard me say recently, that I've challenged myself to use the Butterfly Elements from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. (I got them free with a $50 order and so can you.) I've never loved wood embellishments, but perhaps, that's because I've never really played with them much. The card below is the first card of my challenge to use these adorable wood embellishments. I hope you like this card. Note that the Designer Series Paper used is Botanical Butterfly, also a Sale-A-Bration freebie.

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper & Butterfly Elements from Stampin' Up! 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper & Butterfly Elements from Stampin' Up! 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Download Project Sheet - Butterfly Elements You've Been On My Mind Card

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Black & White with a Spash of Color

Not only is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper beautiful and free with your $50 order beginning tomorrow, but the back side of each sheet has fun patterns and black and white. Black and white patterns are always fun to work with because they are so versatile. Add a splash of color and the whole design comes to life. 

The cards below are each made with 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" strips of the black & white patterns of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. This card layout is fun and simple, shows off the Designer Series Paper, and works well vertically or horizontally. Give it a try with your favorite DSP or better yet, place a $50 order beginning January 3rd and make the Botanical Butterfly DSP your choice of a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. Or choose one of the other wonderful FREE, EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration products like the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. There is no limit to the number of Free Sale-A-Bration items you can earn with your orders January 3rd - March 31st.

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Download Project Sheet – Black & White w: Splash of Color

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