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January 2008

Crystal Effects Blossoms and Fun Closure


Here's a close up a card I made for my Catalog Kick-off event.  I designed the card closure based on a holiday card I received from one of my club members, TRICIA.  I have done something similiar in the past - but not quite like her card.  FYI - I put Crystal Effects on the cherry blossoms.  This stamp is one of my favorites from the new Embrace Life stamp set.  It also features the fabulous new Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom.

Here's a better view of the closure - it uses the "slit" punch.  Just push the punch all the way in from the edge and punch.  This card also features the "ticket corner" punch


Here's a view of it open


Enjoy - Dawn

Hostess Appreciation Event

My September Party and Club Hostesses are invited to my…



  • Date:     Saturday, January 19th
  • Time:    Choose 9:30am or 11:00am
  • RSVP:   Wednesday, January 16th (w/time choice)

This event is in celebration of my September thru

December Hostesses & VIP’s.  Come and enjoy free

projects, drawings, and dessert as a token of my appreciation.

Here's one of the free projects you'll be making!


Masculine Valentine

I don't know about you - but I find it hard to make masculine cards for Valentines, Anniversaries, etc.  So, I'm really liking this card for the males in your life.

Stamp set - Sealed with a Kiss

Colors - Basic Gray Cardstock & Ink, Basic Black Cardstock & Ink, Real Red

Accessories - Basic Gray Taffeta


Close up:


Enjoy - Dawn 

Girl Valentine


Ain't she cute?  What little girl wouldn't want to receive this for Valentine's Day?

I used the Flowers for You Designer Paper again.  Stamped the mouse on Whisper White and the Designer Series Paper.  Cut out the heart from the DSP and adhered to card.  Added a flower using the Three For You Punch (love that punch!) and a Rhinestone Brad for a little "bling".  And finished up with some scallops created the with the SLIT punch.  This card was inspired by the many awesome samples on SCS.

Enjoy - Dawn

Domino Tins


Found these Domino Tins at the Target Dollar Spot.  Hmmm, looks like Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquise and Brilliant Blue.  I had the perfect paper in mind for this one...Flowers for You.  Not only did it make for a great tin to alter - but there were mini Dominos inside (to be altered at a later date, of course).   OK - on to the project


Here is it all decorated using the new Happy Heart Day stamp set, which is included in the January Valentine's Day Bundle.  I'm so lovin' this set!  I know you'll ask "how did she attach the ribbon handle?"  Can you say Crop-a-Dile?  It punched through like buttah!


Close up of the flower medallion


And look what I discovered...It will fit Twizzlers (and probably Pixie Sticks too).  Ain't it cool?

Enjoy - Dawn

Mailbox Tins are Back!!

I understand these cute tins are back at the Target Dollar Spot (LOVE the Dollar Spot).  I haven't seen them myself - but several of my customers have alerted me to their re-appearance (LOVE my customers).  TIP:  not all Targets carry the same Dollar Spot items - you have to visit several stores.  Also something I learned from last year...they restock two times a week.  So just because they're out one day - they may have them in again later in the week.

OK - on to the cool project.  I did this project at my Stamp Camp last January.  The paper and stamps I used are now since retired.  But use your imagination and have fun making this cute boxes!



1.  I used Sticky Strip to adhere the paper to the mail box.  I put it along all four edges.  I love sticky strip for "tin" projects.  It also works great to adhere our 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - because it's the same width as the ribbon.

2.  How to get around the flag?  Wrap your paper around your mailbox - do not adhere yet.  Where the paper goes over the flag - press your finger on the paper over the "screw".  Press hard enough to make an impression.  Then take a 1/2" circle punch (or maybe is was the 3/4" - you'll have to test it out.  hmm...I'm leaning towards the 3/4") and punch out where the impression is.  Then make a cut with your scissors from the edge of the paper to the circle.  This way you can fit the paper around the flag. 

Sorry - hard to explain in words.  I'll try to put up a picture tomorrow.

In the meantime - have fun!!! - Dawn O

Love Brad...Not Boy Brad...Build a Brad

I've been wanting to use our new Build-a-Brads for a while now.  On this card - I thought it added just the right touch.  They are very easy to use and give your projects a custom coordinated look.  I LOVE 'em!


Here's a close-up:


This and other samples will be on display tomorrow at my 2008 Spring Summer Collection kick-off.

© Stampin’ Up! 1990-2008

Stamp sets:  Sealed with a Kiss, Kisses wheel, Define your Life

Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red Marker

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Scallop Punch, 1 3/8” & 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” and 1 ¼” Square Punches

Enjoy - Dawn