Keep It Simple Stamping

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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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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Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Ahhhh, the ocean, beach, sand, seashells, sunshine, and relaxation! That's what the Seaside Notions Stamp Set makes me think of. This card was created by Susi Brunk, the person who got me started stamping and convinced me to purchase the Starter Kit. Nearly 11 years later, I continue to build my Stampin' Peace Business and my Merry Stampers Team. I'm so grateful to Susi, just wish it didn't take me 2 years of stamping with her to take the plunge and become a demonstrator. My Stampin' Up! journey has been and continues to be a great source of joy for me. Now is a great time to join my Stampin' Up! family, and I can help you make your demonstratorship whatever you want it to be. You can be a happy hobby stamper enjoying a discount on all your Stampin' Up! orders, build your own business and team, or something in between. My team has it all! There are many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and even more when you join MY team! Contact me to discuss what Stampin' Up! can do for you or JOIN NOW on my website. Get an additional $30 in product in your Starter Kit above the usual $125 in product of your choice when you join by August 31st. That's right, I said "your choice". Our Starter Kit is 100% customizable! Purchase your Starter Kit from me now and become a part of my growing Merry Stampers Team. 

For now, I hope you'll enjoy making Susi's Seaside Notions Thinking of You card using my PDF Project Sheet. Happy Stamping, my friends!

Download Project Sheet - Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Seaside Notions Stamp Set & Stitched Nested Dies by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Susi Brunk


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PS...Make clean up quick and easy. Treat yourself to a Simply Shammy!

Delightful Day Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes

Wishing you many delightful days stamping and crafting. I show you how to make some pretty cards quickly and easily with Stampin' Up!'s new Delightful Day Bundle, Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes, and Ink. Happy Stamping! #makeacardsendacard #simplestamping

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up

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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!


stamps + ink + paper = Simple Stamping

I believe that anyone and everyone can learn to stamp, and Stampin' Up! products makes it easy for me to show you how. I recently hosted a Beginners' Stamp Class. Here are the cards these lovely ladies stamped. They did an amazing job, and we had a wonderfully fun even of learning and sharing. Thank you, Tammy Allen and Beth Dietz for hosting. Christine and Blair, you did an amazing job stamping. I love your enthusiasm for learning this new craft.

New to stamping or want to learn? Let me be your Creative Coach. I love teaching everyone, from beginners to experienced stampers eager for more! Contact me to schedule a Stamping event for you and your friends, Live or Virtual. Together, let's enjoy some Creative Therapy. Don't forget to follow me on Social Media too! 

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Stamps + Ink + Paper = Simple Stamping! The building blocks of making beautiful cards simply. Stampin' Up! Note Card & Envelopes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla are great for beginner and simple stamping and are a real deal at $6.50 for 20 cut and scored 3 1/2" x 5" cards and envelopes (AC #144236).

Happy Simple Stamping, my Stampin' Peace friends!



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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Call Me Clover

Just because Valentine's Day has passed and Heart Health Month has come to an end, don't think you don't need the Be Mine Framelits Dies anymore. You do! Why? Because they are great for making shamrocks and four-leaf clovers!

     Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper Pack (Call Me Clover)

Download Project Sheet – Call Me Clover Shamrocks

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Simple Stamping for your Sunday

Happy Sunday (a snowy Sunday for some of you). Here's an example of "Simple Stamping" which consists of Stamps, Ink, and Paper. I've added a tiny bit of ribbon to embellish the card. This is a great example of a card for beginner stampers or those who just enjoy simple paper crafting. For the more avid stamper, you can certainly take this card to the next level by adding embossed texture to the backgrounds, more stamping in more color, and fun embellishments. Grapefruit Grove is the featured color. Have you used Grapefruit Grove? It's one of Stampin' Up! five 2018-2020 In Colors which also include Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch.

Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, Grapefruit Grove card stock and ink
Dimensions: Grapefruit Grove card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Cut Whisper White layer 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" and adhere to card front. Stamp butterflies in Grapefruit Grove ink on 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" Whisper White card stock, then layer on top of 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Grapefruit Grove card stock.


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