Pocket Cards made Easy!

Love Fun Fold Cards? How about Pocket Cards? In this Video Replay of my December 20th Facebook Live, I'll show you just how easy it is to make Pocket Cards. They're fun to make and fun to give and will definitely surprise and delight those who receive them. You'll also notice in this video demonstration a brand new product, Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper pack makes any card making project easy and fun and is a great choice for creating my Pocket Cards.

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card stock pocket = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2" on long side
  • Designer Series Paper = 3" x 4" and 1" x 4"
  • Card stock insert = 3 1/2" x 5"
  • Basic White card stock layer = 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe

Let your imagination go wild. Mix and match DSP, card stock, ribbon, embellishments, and stamp sets to create just the right pocket card for any occasion or reason for sending a card. Your handmade pocket cards will no doubt be a big hit.
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Please note that the new January - June Mini Catalog products shown in the video demonstration are available to order beginning January 4th, 2022, therefore, I can not provide a direct link for them just yet. Please refer to your January - June Mini Catalog or check my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net on January 4th for more information on the Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" DSP, Lucky You and Happy & Heartfelt Stamp Sets, and Adhesive-backed Hexagons.

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please email me with your full name, mailing address, and email address if you would like a complimentary catalog.

 

Check out next month's Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit.

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Subscribe or purchase a Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription by January 10th to receive the Kisses & Hugs Kit.

FYI...Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year, starts January 4th and is the best time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions! Earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!

Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription: http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe on this New Year's Eve 2021. I wish you a safe and happy day of celebrating with ones you love.

 

PS...I am just $60 away from reaching my personal quarterly sales goal. Can you help me get there before the day ends? Orders can be placed at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code FGC2SSXB. Thanks for your support always. I love my job and love having the opportunity to share what I do with all of you.

 

Happy New Year's Eve, friends of Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun

Welcome to the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. It's always fun to create alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin kit each month, then join in the blog hop to share these projects with all of you.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin Lots of Pun Kit and its contents to make funny cards to give.

I decided to make 3" x 3" cards using the contents of my Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love how they turned out and look forward to using them as gift enclosure cards with various gifts and "pick me ups" for others are needed. Please note that ALL of these 3" x 3" cards were made with leftovers after I made the 9 cards as shown in the kit. I just added some card stock of my own for the card bases and layers of the 3" x 3" cards.

SU! Paper Pumpkin December 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects to the Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Janey Backer's alternate project using this month's Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 8 blog posts featuring more Lots of Pun alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 8 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Deb Naylor
  2. Terri T 
  3. Elizabeth Ames
  4. Tricia Butts   
  5. Mary Knabe < YOU ARE HERE  
  6. Janey Backer
  7. Debbi Green
  8. Dana Sullivan

 

Check out next month's Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit.

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Subscribe or purchase a Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription by January 10th to receive the Kisses & Hugs Kit.

 

FYI...Sale-A-Bration is a great time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions as you can earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog post. I hope it inspires you to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Flowering Fields Birthday Surprise

If you love flowers, especially tulips, bright colors, and everything spring, the Flowering Fields Suite is for you! I absolutely LOVE it. One sheet of the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper in particular reminds me of my sister Joan. Every year, she has the most beautiful red tulips in her yard. They're stunning, and they're her favorite flower, so I definitely need to make her something special with this suite. I think you're going to love it just as much as me.

The Flowering Fields Suite is also one that will appeal to those who love to travel and see different parts of the world. It reminds me of Holland, Michigan in the USA that celebrates with an annual tulip festival. It also reminds me of my trip to Amsterdam over 10 years ago. The Netherlands is a place I hope to return to someday.

In this Facebook Live Video Replay, I'll show you a new type of gift card holder featuring the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. I made these for birthdays for some special people with spring birthdays. I think they will all be pleasantly surprised with this creative packaging for their gift card.

Cutting and Scoring Dimensions:

  • Card stock base = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Card stock layer = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Designer Series Paper = 4 1/4" x 9 3/4", score at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2" on long side. Fold and form pocket as shown in video.
  • Basic White card stock = 1" x 3 1/2"

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Suite - Mary KnabeThe Flowering Field Suite has 2 stamp set & dies bundles - Flowering Tulips Bundle and Tulip Fields Bundle. The birthday sentiment used on these gift card holders is from the Flowering Tulips Stamp Set.
Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Suite - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Suite - Mary Knabe

The following 2 photos show the same gift card holder made with 2 different sheets of the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper. The one below features Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie card stock. 
Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Suite - Mary Knabe
The gift card holder below features Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry card stock.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Suite - Mary Knabe

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

 

Please note that all products in the Flowering Fields Suite are available to purchase beginning January 4th, 2022. Therefore, I can not provide a direct link for them just yet. Please see pages 14-17 of the January - June Mini Catalog or check my website www.maryknabe.stampinup.net on January 4th. If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. Please email me with your full name, mailing address, and email address if you would like a complimentary catalog.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope you found it to be inspiring and helpful to your stamping and paper crafting.

Have a great day.


Decorated Boxes for Gift Cards & More

Whether you're giving gift cards this holiday season or throughout the year for birthdays, graduations, and other special events, you may want to consider decorating some Stampin' Up! boxes to package them in. I've found that our Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes and our Kraft Gift Boxes are sized perfectly for gift cards that are mounted on the larger card board pieces.

I tucked gift cards and treats in Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes then decorated them with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper for my nieces. I sure am going to miss this DSP. It was one of my very favorite holiday papers ever! Gift tags are fast and easy to make when you use our Tailored Tags Dies.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Suite - Mary Knabe (30)
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Suite - Mary Knabe (30)
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Suite - Mary Knabe (30)
Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Suite - Mary Knabe (30)

 

I used the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper to decorate another Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to package a gift card for a special couple. The Silver Mesh Metallic Ribbon is the perfect accent to this gorgeous paper.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place DSP - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place DSP - Mary Knabe

The Sweet Little Stockings Suite provided the perfect paper to decorate a Kraft Gift Box to gift a dog paw ornament.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings DSP - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings DSP - Mary Knabe (1)

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Click here to see our entire collection of boxes and bags to help you create fun packaging for gift cards, treats, and more. 

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found inspiration in today's post. 

Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!


Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

Decorative Masks. We've had several collections of them over time. I love them for creating backgrounds on cards and for decorating plain gift bags. Have you ever tried using them on your projects? They're fun! They function like stencils and are so easy to use with our Sponge Daubers and Blending Brushes. In this Video Replay of a recent Facebook Live, I introduce you to a new type of Decorative Mask coming in our January - June Mini Catalog which goes live on January 4th. I have a feeling after seeing this demonstration, you are going to want to add this new product to your wish list. What's different about these? These are designed for layering! Watch now as I demonstrate making 2 cards with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks then add them to your wish list. I think you're going to love them! With all our Stampin' Up! colors, the possibilities are endless.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe

I just can't get over how beautiful my first cards made with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks are. I hope you'll add this fabulous new product to your wish list.
Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks and Brushed Brass Butterflies used in this video demonstration do not have links yet as they are not available to order until January 4th when the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog goes live. 

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. 
Wishing you a bright, beautiful day and happy stamping!


Stack & Shuffle Technique

Here's a fun technique that allows you to showcase your favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and make a set of 4 cards quickly and easily. You're going to love it, so start pulling out your favorite DSP so you can craft along with me in this video.

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Card base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Basic White card stock for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • 4 different but coordinating pieces of DSP = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Stack the 4 pieces of DSP. With stack in vertical position, cut at 2 3/4". Turn stack of wide strips to horizontal position, and cut at 3". Turn stack of narrow strips to horizontal position, and cut at 2".
  • Shuffle DSP stacks as shown in video

 

My sample cards shown below feature the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (AC pg. 132). Do you notice any new products used on these cards? You may have noticed a new sentiment which is from the Special Moments Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set which you can get FREE with a $100 purchase during our Sale-A-Bration Promotion January 4th - February 28th. The Brushed Brass Butterflies can be purchased from the January - June Mini Catalog also available beginning January 4th.

Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

This next set of cards featured the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (AC pg. 133). New products on these cards includes the sentiment from Special Moments SAB Stamp Set and the Denim Ribbon.
Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

The Black & White DSP is part of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper for Hosts (AC pg. 171). Again, the sentiment is from the Special Moments SAB Stamp Set. The Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon is also new, and you will LOVE it. It's so nice to work with.
Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Special Moments SAB Stamp Set - Mary Knabe

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

PLEASE NOTE:  The "Sneak Peek" products used in this video demonstration do not have links yet as they are not available to order until January 4th when the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog goes live. These include the Brushed Brass Butterflies, Denim Ribbon, and Real Red Linen Ribbon. The Special Moments Stamp Set can be yours free with a $100 order during our Sale-A-Bration Promotion January 4th - February 28th.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

I sure hope that during this busy holiday season you are finding time to slow down, step back, and just enjoy the moments with the people around you. You may have noticed, I haven't posted in several days. That's because I felt the need to slow down and enjoy this special time of year with my family. I wish you peace and joy and a break from the hustle and bustle on this day.

Happy Stamping Always!

 

 


Free Friday Download - Arctic Bears

Winter is nearly here, but we haven't had much snow in central Ohio yet. I don't think we're going to have a White Christmas like we did last year, but we're sure to get some snow throughout the winter months. 

Today's Free Friday Download features the Arctic Bears Bundle and some Shimmery White card stock colored with Misty Moonlight ink and a Blending Brush. You'll want to get the Arctic Bears Bundle SOON as it is retiring. It's available while supplies last only through January 3rd.  And if you haven't purchased or yet tried our Blending Brushes, you really should. They are amazing for adding soft layers of color to get your desired shade of any one of our many colors..

Download Project Sheet - Arctic Bears

Stampin' Up! Arctic Bears Bundle - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Arctic Bears Bundle - Mary Knabe

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping!

 


More Stocking Stuffers & Gift Card Holders

If you like the holiday treats and gift card holders I've shown in my last few blog posts, you're going to love this one too. In this Facebook Live Video Replay, you'll see creative packaging for a Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar and Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Bar. They'll be used for stocking stuffers for my adult children. I'll also show you 2 more Gift Card Holder styles you'll definitely want to use if you give Gift Cards. Handmade gifts and/or handmade packaging are the best gifts you can give. They are gifts of the heart!



 

Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas  Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas  Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas  Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas  Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas  Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe

You are going to love making these holiday gift cards. They are so fun and easy to make.
Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite - Mary Knabe (10)

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you picked up some ideas and tips for creative packaging as you get ready for holiday gift giving.

Have a wonderful day!


Creative packaging for holiday treats & stocking stuffers

Make even the simplest of presents and stocking stuffers something special with creative packaging. In this Facebook Live Video Replay, I give you several ideas for dressing up holiday treats. Not only do these make great stocking stuffers, they are also great for your holiday place settings, Secret Santa gifts, classroom treats, and so much more. 

 

Stampin' Up! Be Jolly Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Be Jolly Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Be Jolly Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Be Jolly Stamp Set & Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series  Paper - Mary Knabe

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

At this busy time of year, I hope you are able to enjoy incorporating some stamping and crafting into your holiday preparations. Our handmade cards, decorations, treats, etc. are works of heart!


Wishing you joy and a little sweetness in your day!

 

Looking ahead to 2022, take a look at the January Paper Pumpkin Kit!

 
Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription: http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm

 

Thanks for visiting stampinpeace.com. I appreciate your support and hope you find the content of my blog helpful and inspiring.


Must See New Products Coming January 4th

Whew, this time of year is so busy as we prepare for the holidays. There's shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, making & sending cards, and gathering with friends and family. So if you're ready for a break from the hustle & bustle or need a little "me time", grab a drink, put your feet up, and view this video. In it, you'll see lots of new Stampin' Up! products coming January 4th. I'm so excited for you to see so many of them from the January - June Mini Catalog as well as new products you can earn Free during our January - February Sale-A-Bration promotion. I can't wait. It's going to be so fun designing, creating, and sharing cards and projects with these new products with all of you.

 

I hope you enjoy seeing these "sneak peeks" of so many of the wonderful products that will be available to purchase or earn free on January 4th. Now is a great time to schedule your winter Stampin' Up! party or private class. I'll do your party in person or virtually. You choose. Either way, it'll be a fun experience for you and your guests and will give you the opportunity to get some of your must have products free.

 

Happy Monday. Make this week a great week.