Punch Art Feed

May I offer you some punch?

Look at all these amazing Stampin' Up! punches on the Last Chance/Retiring List! Oh, how I have enjoyed creating with so many of these.  What fabulous discounts on many of them. If you're feeling punchy and these items and deals are just too good to pass up, click here to order now. Border punches, label punches, builder punches, and more. Did you know you can use the Hot Air Balloon Punch to punch flower petals and make gorgeous paper flowers. Yep, one reason why it's been so popular. And use the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch for Santa's footprint. You'll have SO much fun using these very versatile punches!

All Last Chance Retiring products are available through June 2nd while supplies last. Grab them before they're gone.

Be sure to see the details of my Final Countdown ordering special below the photos.

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Get up to 3 Stampin' Up! gifts from me when you order online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code VRVWXD7T now through June 2nd.

We have just one week left to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Mini Catalog, and I've got lots of Stampin' Up! gifts to give away during this Final Countdown.
Place an online order of $35 or more (not including SH/tax) with Host Code VRVWXD7T now through June 2nd, 2020.
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Do not use Host Code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards PLUS get 3 Stampin' Up! gifts from me!
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Wishing you a great day filled with sunshine, happiness, and time for YOU. 

 

 


Spring & Easter Treats to Share

Spring is here, and Easter is just around the corner. It's the season of hope and new life. Times are challenging right now, so sharing expressions of hope and kindness are more important than ever. I have some cute, fun, and easy to make treat favors to celebrate Easter & Spring. They are wonderful additions to Easter Baskets and at each place setting at your Easter table. There's even 1 treat favor made with our Kraft Pillow Boxes that can be used to give gift cards.  

Top view of Clear Tiny Treat Boxes & Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes with Brights Designer Series Paper.Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies by Stampin' Up!

Front view of Tiny Treat Boxes & Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes.Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Welcome Easter Stamp Set, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Hold on to Hope Pillow Boxes for treats or gift cards or nots of encouragement & praise.Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, Cross of Hope Dies, Kraft Pillow Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

I cut the cross from Pressed Petals woodgrain DSP using Cross of Hope Dies.Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, Cross of Hope Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Kraft Pillow Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Easter Bunny Treats for the kids made from Kraft Pillow Boxes cut in half.Heart Punch Pack, Lily Pad Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Kraft Pillow Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Heart Punch Pack, Lily Pad Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Kraft Pillow Boxes by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! Products used in projects above - Click on links for easy ordering. 

 

With a few changes in stamp sets and sentiments these favors can be adapted for any occasion - birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, picnics and family reunions. While we may not be able to gather in our current days of social distancing, we can certainly send out these goodies as happy mail or drop off to those in need of some cheer or to show our appreciation. The time will come when we can once again gather in groups to celebrate special occasions such as showers, weddings, birthdays, retirements, and all other occasions, as well as the every day moments. Why not get a jump start by making some favors for these occasions while we are spending extra time at home.


Positives & Negatives

So often we punch a shape from a scrap of card stock or Designer Series Paper and toss the left over. In this video, I demonstrate how with a little thought and planning, you can punch shapes in a way that will allow you to use the negative spaces left behind to make a second card equally as nice as the one made with the punched pieces. I've featured the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Pine Tree Punch with Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. Take a look at my positive and negative cards in my FB Live video below. I'm positive you are going to want to put some of your punches to work using this technique.

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

A couple more pairs of positive/negative cards...Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Since I was enjoying this technique so much, I decided to apply it to decorating our Gold Mini Pizza Boxes!

Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, & Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
I used the 2 pine trees I punched from the card stock and DSP circles on the top box to decorate the bottom two boxes.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 

Paper Snips
$10.00


Apples for the Teacher

Did you know I now am featuring a free project sheet in each of my email newsletters? That's right, just another way for me to provide you with a little creative inspiration. 

Click here for link to my latest Stampin' Peace Newsletter & Free PDF Project Sheet for the cards below.

If you don't currently receive my Stampin' Peace email newsletters, you can sign up using the link in the right column. You may want to subscribe to my Stampin' Peace Blog too.

Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch, & Come to Gather Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

 

Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch, & Come to Gather Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
Show your appreciation for an A+ Teacher with this darling card.

 

 

Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch, & Come to Gather Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
Change out the sentiment and embellish with a Cajun Craze Linen Thread Bow for a festive fall card of thanks.

 

Download Project Sheet - Come to Gather Apple Cards

 

Click here for more projects featuring Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch,  and Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

 

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Paper Snips
$10.00

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

Put Your Party Pants On

Thank you, France Martin, for the inspiration for this card.  It was so much fun to make.   The card features It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and Enamel Dots as well as the Party Pants stamp set.  You can get the Party Pants stamp set FREE with a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more (not including sh/tax) now through March 31st.  It's a Sale-A-Bration!  You have the opportunity to earn FREE products when you shop, host, or join Stampin' Up!  Contact me or use the Join Now link above for more details.  

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Directions for Party Pants Card:

  1. Cut Whisper White Thick card stock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼” and fold in half.  (Please note:  I prefer to use the Whisper White THICK Card Stock for card bases and the regular Whisper White card stock for layering.)
  2. Cut Sahara Sand card stock 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere to card base.
  3. Tie a knot at each end of 8” piece of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and attach to Sahara Sand card stock using Glue Dots.
  4. Punch 6 pieces of It’s My Party Designer Series Paper using the Washi Tape Punch. (Punch 2 each  of 3 different patterns).
  5. Make 3 pairs of “party pants” by attaching matching punched pieces together with Glue Dots.
  6. Adhere the “party pants” to the “clothesline” using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp greeting from the Party Pants stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White cs and punch with 1 ¼” Circle Punch. Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensional.
  8. Embellish with 3 It’s My Party Enamel Dots using the Stampin’ Pierce Tool for easy placement.

All products for this card can be purchased on my Stampin' Up! website.  Please use the March Host Code when placing your online order.

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