Mother's Day

New Class to Go- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

Have you heard about the addition of Classes to Go to my Stampin' Peace business? That's right, Classes to Go. Each month, I will offer 1-2 Classes to Go. Each will be different and feature a specific stamp set or bundle. Prices will vary depending on projects and products included. You will know which stamp set or bundle you will need to complete the Class to Go. If you already own it, great. Just purchase the Class to Go kit. If not, you can add the stamp set or bundle to your Class to Go order. Registration and payment will be done online for your convenience. Class to Go Kits will be sent to you via Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping.

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Purchase this Class to Go by September 15th.


These beautiful cards use Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Even the newest paper crafter can make them as there is no stamping involved...just layers of pre-cut paper on elegant laser-cut cards. Please use the following link for more information, pricing, and/or to register for the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin Class to Go by September 15th.

***Please note that Stampin' Up! Compliance Policies prevent me from including stamped images and sentiments in Classes to Go.

Paint the World with Happiness

I made this card created by my new friend and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Ashley Herman for a demonstrator shoe box swap I participated in last month.  The Follow Your Art Suite has products celebrating what we all love to do - stamp & craft! Images of craft supplies and bright colors make it fun to create for yourself and/or your fellow crafters. So consider purchasing the Follow Your Art products and use your gift of creativity to paint our world with happiness!

Download Project Sheet - You Paint My World with Happiness

It Starts with Art Stamp Set & Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! products used: 

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Noble Peacock meets Stamparatus

This Facebook Live I did recently shows some quick and easy card layouts I created using the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper. Plus, get a tutorial on 2-step Stamping with Stampin' Up!'s perfect placement tool, the Stamparatus. 

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!



Stampin' Up! products used:

Paper Snips

Thanks for Keeping Me Together

I'm so proud of Stampin' Up! team member and friend, Beth Jones. Beth hosted her first Stampin' Up! party on Wednesday. I'm so happy I was invited and was able to go to support Beth.  Beth did a great job. She was very organized, gave a great presentation, had 3 wonderful make-n-takes, and a great host. This is one of Beth's make-n-takes. It uses the Love You to Pieces Stamp Set and Puzzle Pieces Dies by Stampin' Up! Beth chose a cheerful color combination of Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel, all 2018-2020 In Colors. Don't you love it?

I've created a PDF Project Sheet for you to recreate Beth's card. Happy Stamping!

Download Project Sheet - Thanks for Keeping Me Together Puzzle Card

Love You to Pieces Stamp Set & Puzzle Pieces Dies
Card created by Beth Jones



Spread happiness by sending a handmade card today.

Mosaic Tiles in Rome & Mosaic Mood Cards

Mosaic Tile Designs have been around for ages. Andrea and I saw several mosaic works of art in Rome, our favorite being the inside of the dome in St. Peter's Basilica. I've never seen something so beautiful made of mosaic tiles, very tiny mosaic tiles of so many different colors and finishes. I was in awe. These photos don't do it justice, but the art in the entire inside of the dome is all mosaic tiles.

Looking up at the dome covered in mosaic tiles.
My Andrea beside one of the beautiful mosaic scenes in the dome.


A close-up look at some of the mosaic tiles in one of the many scenes inside the dome.


Stampin' Up! has gotten in on the mosaic style of arts and crafts with its Mosaic Mood Suite. I recently did a Facebook Live featuring the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and several coordinating products. I hope you are inspired by my demonstrations and hope you'll join me in future Facebook Lives for more creative inspiration. 

Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch, & Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

My Facebook Live Schedule:

Tuesdays, 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. *Please LIKE my page.

Thursdays, 2pm EST on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. *Please JOIN.

All Facebook Lives are saved to their respective Facebook page or group. Search in VIDEOS. PLUS, most are also posted on my Stampin' Peace Blog and Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe YouTube Channel for you to view at your convenience.

3 Tips, Greece Pillow Gifts, & Holiday Sneak Peeks

Tuesday evening's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe included 3 tips for easier paper crafting, a look at all the Pillow Gifts I received from Stampin' Up! on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, AND a sneak peek at a few of the 2019 Holiday Catalog products. Watch the video, then create a collage of your own using the downloadable PDF Project Sheet I created for you.

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Path of Petal Bundle, and Everyday Label Punch all from Stampin' Up!


I've created a PDF Project Sheet of my Pressed Petals Collage in case you would like to make one too. Happy Stamping and Collage Making!

Download Project Sheet - Pressed Petals Collage


Paper Snips

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

Sending "thoughts of you" with Magnolias.

Doesn't just make your day to know that someone is thinking of you and tells you so. This hand stamped card is a perfect way to do that! The card features the Magnolia Lane Suite and an "easy-to-use-again" card layout. Give it a try! Then make someone's day but sending a hand stamped card today!

Download Project Sheet - Magnolia Lane Thinking of You Card

Magnolia Garden Stamp Set & Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack by Stampin' Up!


Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Enjoy Today!

The older I get, the more I understand what "living in the moment" really means. I want to truly be present in all of life's moments, big and small. I want to stop and smell the roses! I want to just sit and listen to a friend. I want to enjoy the ride on this journey called life. There are so many people that have helped me want to truly live this way. I always thought I was, but now realize it's so easy to forget to take time to just enjoy the day. So today, I'm choosing to find joy and gratitude in all things that are happening and in all the people I come across today. I hope you too will find ways to enjoy today, no matter where you are or who you are with or what you are doing. 

I received this swap card from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jennifer Merle-Hamscher. What a terrific card layout using layers of 3" x 4" Designer Series Paper and 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" card stock.

Download Project Sheet - Garden Lane Enjoy Today Card

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper & Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Garden Lane Designer Series Paper & Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Paper Snips

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!