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Stepping it up with Artfully Aware

The Artfully Aware Stamp Set created in part by Janet Wakeland, one of Stampin' Up! $1 Million Sales Achievers. It is dedicated to those who have Alzheimers Disease and their families and caregivers. The sketch art is beautiful and touching. The sentiments will touch your heart. As I was scanning my shelves of stamp set looking for one to share on my March 31st Facebook Live this one made sense. It made sense to share now as we navigate our way through the pandemic "normal" as what was our daily normal is no more. The Struggle is real, and there is no better time to reach out to one another, to lean on one another. We may not be able to do this physically, but we can come up with creative solutions to spread love and caring and take care of the needs of others...which in turn helps us take care of ourselves too.

Using the Artfully Aware Stamp Set, I show you how to take a simple but striking card to something sensational that will have others thinking "wow". Watch my Facebook Live Video Replay below. I demonstrate how to go from simple card making to wow card making but adding more products and elements of paper crafting. Thanks to PriscillaStamps.com for the inspiration for the first card in my series.

The 5 cards below show the progression of cards from plain and simple to wow.Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, & Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the actual card I made in my FB Live Demonstration then gave away to one lucky viewer by random drawing.  Artfully Aware Stamp Set, Watercolor Pencils, & Subtles Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

 

 Stampin' Up! products used in my "stepped up" cards demonstration - Click on links for easy ordering.

Paper Snips
$10.00

Saturday KISS & SIP

It's KISS & SIP Saturday. KISS & SIP??? What's that??? 

In my Stampin' Peace Studio, KISS & SIP means Keep It Simple Stamping with Stamps, Ink, and Paper! It's back to the basics. Today's cards are exactly that. Simple Stamping is great for beginning stampers, for stampers who own basic supplies, and for those people whose taste & style is simple, a "less is more" style. Simple stamping also gives us a way to create lots of cards quickly & easily with a limited amount of products and steps involved. 

In today's post, I share with you a set of note cards created in the KISS & SIP style - anyone and everyone can do it! I feature the pretty and versatile Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Small Bloom Punch, both products you can get FREE with qualifying purchases through March 31st while supplies last.

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

2018-2020 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Dimensions: In Color card stock measures 4 1/2" x 3". Whisper White card stock for stamping measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Today's cards also feature the 2018-2020 In Colors - Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick. It won't be long that these colors will be retiring. In fact, April 23rd is the day that Stampin' Up! will release its Last Chance/Retiring List. All products in these 5 colors WILL be on that list. If you want any of them, please order them now. Not only will you have the opportunity to receive Sale-A-Bration freebies, you'll get them before they sell out. And, please trust me when I say, they will sell out. Once they are on the Last Chance List, they are only available while supplies last. So whether it be, ink pads, ink refills, card stock, 6" x 6" DSP, ribbon, and/or embellishment that you want in these 5 colors -Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick - get them while you can, when you know they are still available. So often I have customers who wait until the retirement list comes out and end up being disappointed when items were sold out. Historically, none of the outgoing In Colors products are discounted, so there's no reason to wait. 

 

Stampin' Up! products used in the card set above plus 2018-2020 In Color products that will retire next month.

Get them while you still can. Click on links for easy ordering.

2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
[146932]
$7.50

 

Whether you are new to stamping or have lots of experience, challenge yourself to whip up a set of cards KISS & SIP style. Happy stamping, friends!


5 Bright Colors = Sunshine & Cheer

Today's post features a quick and easy set of 5 Note Cards & Envelopes I created with the 2018-2020 In Colors. These 5 colors - Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, & Pineapple Punch - are sure to bring sunshine and cheer to your cards and paper craft which will in turn spread sunshine and cheer to all who benefit from our cards and craft projects. Take a look at these fun cards I made then download my FREE project sheet so you can make them too.

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - 2018-2020 In Colors Note Cards & Envelopes

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Please keep in mind that the 2018-2020 will be retiring soon. Please do not wait to order these products until when they are announced on our Last Chance/Retiring List on April 23rd. I have never seen outgoing In Color products be discounted on the retiring list, but I HAVE SEEN people very disappointed when they waited to order and found the In Color items they wanted sold out. It happens every year that many of the retiring In Color products sell out as soon as the Last Chance/Retiring List is announced - especially re-inkers, markers, and card stock. Order now to avoid disappoint later. AND, if you order this month, you will qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product when you order $50 or more (before sh/tax). Place your order online at your convenience at maryknabe.stampinup.net using my March Host Code HBXDNC4R or contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com to place your order for you.

Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set & Small Bloom Punch, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

All 2018-2020 In Colors products which will be retiring in a few short weeks plus other SU! products used in the cards above. Click on links for easy ordering.

2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
2018–2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips
[146932]
$7.50

 

Thanks for visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog today. May your day be full of sunshine and good cheer!


You're the Music in My Heart

I love my Stampin' Up! job. I get to do what I love and love what I do all while sharing it with others and making the world a little better by spreading kindness. My #1 job, however, has been and continues being a mom to my beautiful daughters. Andrea is 28 and teaches 5th and 6th grade math in Dublin, OH. Emily is 23 and a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati studying Physical Therapy. These girls are my greatest pride and joy. I love seeing them make their way in life and make a positive difference in this world.  My love for them continues to grow everyday. Andrea and Emily truly are the music in my heart. 

I recently sent Andrea and Emily one of the little tins with 5 little stamped note cards featuring the Music From The Heart Stamp Set. I wrote a positive note of affirmation on each of the little cards specific to each of them. Just another way I can tell my daughters I love them.

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

For more creative inspiration using the Music From The Heart Stamp Set, visit my February 15th Stampin' Peace blog post using this link: http://bit.ly/31Vmgk6. or watch my Facebook Live Replay below. You'll find many different sets of note cards and envelopes to spread love and kindness.

 

Blender Pens
$12.00

Music From My Heart Note Cards

Music. It lifts us up. It reminds us of days past. It celebrates special occasions and new beginnings. It honors loved ones. Some call music the universal language. I'm willing to bet music plays a role in each of our lives. The Music From The Heart Stamp Set helps us celebrate and encourage others. Million Dollar Sales Achiever Dawn Olchefske helped design this. No doubt, music has played a big role in her life story. In the following FB Live Video Replay, I show you several cards and a project I made using Music From The Heart and #simplestamping techniques. 

 

One stamp set, fun musical images, and great sentiments make for these great #simplestamping cards. My video demonstration above will show you how to stamp the piano keys and cut off the bottom edge of the card front. A strip of Black Foil Paper adds a touch of elegance to each of these cards.Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Saying "forget your trebles" is a fun way to express your support and encouragement.

 

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Who wouldn't love to be congratulated and praised by hearing "you rock"?

 

 

Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
The piano keys on this card make me want to sing Happy Birthday, not just read it.

 

 

Black and white with a punch of red make fun cards too. What color would you choose as your accent color on these cards?Music From The Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Painted Poppies make Pretty Note Cards

Stampin' Up! has a challenge going for all of its demonstrators. Each demonstrator who sells 4 or more Painted Poppies Stamp Sets and/or Painted Poppies Bundles by February 15th will get a free Stamp Set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog later this year. You know I am all about a challenge and earning free products to help grow my business and bring you more creative projects! SO...I thought I would show a few quick cards made with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in my January 7th Facebook Live. Check out my demonstrations using this pretty set!

 

 

The Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Bundle can be purchased on my website maryknabe.stampinup.net. Please use Host Code GXCER3MS. And don't forget, every $50 in product ordered earns you a Free Sale-A-Bration product. Contact me for details or check out my website for more information. There are so many good freebies to choose from.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Both cards made with same layout, same stamp set, same colors, same ribbon. I just swapped out the Basic Black card stock in the first card for Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper in the second card.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Painted Poppies Stamp Set, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Painted Poppies Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Customize your Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding to coordinate your projects by coloring it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol-based Markers
Painted Poppies Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
No coloring on this cards, it's all stamping. Watch my video to see how I made this.

Painted Poppies Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Paper Snips
$10.00

Thanks for viewing my Painted Poppies blog post. I hope you enjoy these #simplestamping cards and share it with others you think might like it too.


Simple & Sweet Christmas Greetings

How about a simple and easy to make card in traditional colors and with a basic card layout to get you going on your hand stamped Christmas cards? The Christmas Greetings sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas Host Stamp Set. The Holly & Berries image is from the Free Skate Bundle...just stamp, color, and cut out with the coordinating die and use as an embellishment.  

Greatest Part of Christmas Host Stamp Set & Free Skate Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Christmas Greetings with Holly & Berries

Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set & Free Skate Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

 

Merry Christmas Crafting!


Simple & Sweet Christmas Greetings

How about a simple and easy to make card in traditional colors and with a basic card layout to get you going on your hand stamped Christmas cards? The Christmas Greetings sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas Host Stamp Set. The Holly & Berries image is from the Free Skate Bundle...just stamp, color, and cut out with the coordinating die and use as an embellishment.

Greatest Part of Christmas Host Stamp Set & Free Skate Bundle (for holly & berries) by Stampin' Up!

Greatest Part of Christmas Host Stamp Set & Free Skate Bundle (for holly & berries) by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet - Christmas Greetings with Holly & Berries

 Stampin' Up! Products Used

 


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: http://bit.ly/2ZmBn8d

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 https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/search/foil%20sheets.

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

Stampin' Up! products used:


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.



 Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Paper Snips
$10.00