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June 2008

Dawn’s Hawaii 5-O! Special


It’s time to celebrate!   Due to hard work, wonderful hostesses & customers, awesome club members and supportive family and friends, I had a successful Stampin’ Up! year (which officially ends June 30th)!

Each year Stampin’ Up! celebrates and recognizes our achievements at their annual convention in Salt Lake City.  Besides qualifying for sales and recruiting awards, I will also be celebrating 5 years with Stampin’ Up! and the earning of my 3rd incentive trip to Hawaii in the Spring of 2009!


I want to say MAHALO!  (Hawaiian for Thank You)

So get out your wish list, retired list & new Décor Elements brochure.  I have a little something for you.


So here’s the Hawaii 5-O part!

When you purchase from my MAHALO item list below, you will receive the following for every $50 dollars in product you order:

 * Order $50 or more = receive 10% product discount

 * Order $100 or more = receive 10% product discount and free 4 pocket stationery box

 * Order $150 or more = receive 10% discount, free 4 pocket stationery box & hostess benefits (one free hostess set and $15 or more of free merchandise – see pages 18-26)

(full shipping and sales tax applies)


MAHALO items include the following:



Send me your wish list and I’ll send back a completed order form for your approval.

Your order must be received and paid for by July 1st

Full shipping and sales tax apply

Only orders that are sent directly to me will qualify ([email protected])

Prefer payment by credit card – I will contact you for your cc information. 

All orders will be placed on July 1st or 2nd

Orders of $100 or more will be shipped to your home

All other orders will be grouped together and available for pick-up from my home

The 4-pocket stationery boxes will be available for pick-up from my home or at my August 16th Catalog Kick-off event!



It’s a clever folding box that includes pockets for the following:

4 cards/envelopes, 2 love notes/envelopes, 3 tags, pocket fo stamps

Everything is included in your box and more!  (does not include the stamps)



So - what are you waiting for?  You only have a few days to get your cool 4-pocket stationery box!


This offer is made by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Fresh Cut Masking

I love this last card that I made with the Fresh Cut stamp set and Notecards.  I'm tellin' ya - these Fresh Cut Notecards are soooo fun and easy to use!

So this time, instead of removing the die-cut petals, I gently lifted the petals up and masked them off by sliding sticky notes under each petal.  Then I stamped and sponged Always Artichoke ink on the petals only.

The other stamped petals peeking out from behind, are the petals that were removed from a previous card.  I attached them with a glue dot between each of the petals.  Stamped the smalled flower on So Saffron and punched it out centering it in the 5-Petal Flower punch.  Added a Rhinestone Brad to finish it off.  From inside the card - I covered everything up with a layer of cardstock on the backside of the front.



Here's what the masking looks like.

June 30th is last day of the Fresh Cut Sneak peak - check out the details here.


Fresh Cuts - Step it up notch

So the other day, I shared some simple but elegant samples made with the Fresh Cuts promotion.  Today, I'll share a couple of cards that "step-it-up" a notch.  Still fast and easy to do!  That's what I love about these Fresh Cut notecards.  If you want a quick card, then these beautiful die-cut cards will come in handy.  Have a stack of them on hand and you'll be stamping in no time!

During June only - Purchase the Freshcut Notes for $8.95 or get them for $5.95 when you purchase the sneak peak matching stamp set for $21.95.  (Fifteen 4x4 cards with envelopes).  See promotion details here.

While you're at it - check out the Stampin' Up! e-Scape promotion.  Both promotions will end June 30th.



Two cool features on this card 

  • So Saffron flower mat is made with the 5-Petal Flower punch.  How cool is that?
  • Pumpkin Pie center flower is from the Flower Fusion accents and elements

I have one more cool Fresh Cuts sample to share - so check back later!


Stampin' Up! Decor Elements

What are Decor Elements?

They are self-adhesive vinyl wall art.  Essentially they are easy to apply/remove rub-on images for your walls, windows and more.  They are all the rage right now!

More details:

  • Available to purchase July 1st
  • 100 images
  • Two different sizes
  • Two main colors - White and Chocolate (also some in Kraft)
  • Alphabets, Monograms, Phrases and Art Images in several different styles
  • Instructions are included w/the packaging
  • "How-to-apply" video will be viewable from my Stampin' Up! business website on July 1st

If you'd like a brochure - contact me @ [email protected] or check back on July 1st!

Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts - Simple but Elegant

I am so lovin' the new Fresh Cuts stamp set and Die-Cut Notecards w/envelopes!  These two products will be featured in the upcoming 2008 Fall Winter Idea Book & Catalog (to be release August 11th).  But you can purchase them this month because Stampin' Up! is giving us a sneak peak!  More information here.

Here are a couple of cards that I made.  Very simple, yet very elegant.  These note cards are so quick and easy to use! 



Supplies used:

Fresh Cut stamp set and matching notes, Certainly Celery cardstock, Always Artichoke ink, Mellow Moss Taffeta Riboon, Stampin' Dimensionals and half-back pearls from Pretties Kit.

BTW - I'll be featuring the Pretties Kit in my July Technique Tuesday class for Hedgehog Club members only.  We'll meet Tuesday, July 8th (with a make-up session on July 9th).  Wanna start coming to Technique Tuesday - join a club that will start in August, but start attending Technique Tuesday classes now!  Contact me for more information  - [email protected]


Scrappy Thursday - Flag Book

Last week I had my Scrappy Thursday class.  In order to attend this class, you must be a Hedgehog Scrapbook Club member.  For a $5.00 fee - we make a mini scrapbook at each class.  No pictures necessary - you put them in when you get home. 

New clubs will be starting in August - but join now, because they are filling fast.  Due to the popularity of scrapbooking and my unique Scrappy Thursday projects, my Scrapbook Clubs are the fastest growing part of my Stampin' Up! business!   You don't want to miss out.  Contact me now to join - [email protected]

This month's class was so awesome.  I just loved everything about it.  The colors, the stars and ribbon, and the unexpected way the pages open.




Attention Club Members:  If you took this class as a "to go" option.  You'll find your packets along with written instructions in with your order. 

Supplies used:

East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red Cardstock.  Sm and Lg Star Punches, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Silver Brads - lots of Sticky Strip (love Sticky Strip!)


Retirement Stamp Camp "PMS Style" & Give Away

Just one more month until my Retired PMS Stamp Camp...Pizza, Music and Stamping!

Say Good-Bye in style with my most popular Stamp Camp...PMS Night!  Woohoo...Pizza, Music & Stamping!  But even bigger and better!

Grab a friend and join me for a fun evening of stamping.  We'll be stamping 5 cards, 3 of each for a total of 15 cards.  Each will feature a retiring stamp set.  I'll provide the pizza, music and stamping - be sure to bring your own beverage.

Dates:  Friday, July 18th - 6:30 to 10:00pm   OR   Saturday, July 19th - 3:00 to 6:30pm

Stamp Camp FEE: $30

  • All current and past Club Members receive a $5.00 discount
  • My demonstrators receive a $10.00 discount
  • To Go FEE:  deduct $2.50 if picking up from my house, or same price to mail


  1. Bring a FREIND (new to me, not on my list), get your camp for HALF PRICE
  2. Place a $45 order that night, receive a $15 rebate (includes new Decor Elements)
  3. If you do both, you'll get your camp for FREE! 
  4. Discounts not to exceed the price you paid for the camp

OK - on to the GIVE AWAY:

To qualify for the give away - you must register for this stamp camp by July 1st!  ("To go" option does not qualify for give away - must "register to attend" to qualify)

When you register by July 1st - you will be entered in a drawing for a free stamp camp.  I will be giving away one free stamp camp for each session!

Contact me at dostamping to register and enter drawing.  Please include your name, address, phone # and date you wish to register for. 

FREE stamp camps will be announced on July 2nd.

Best of Luck~Dawn

Bud Basics - Oh, the memories!

Why the memories?  That's because Bud Basics (and the matching jumbo wheel Basic Outline) was the stamp set I received free on my very first Stampin' Up! cruise to the Mexican Riveria!  And now it's retiring - boo hoo!

Here are a couple of samples that I made with it.  You'll see...I was into Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore at the time.  Still a great color combo! 


The greetings on these two cards are from "Much Appreciated" - also retiring!



The last card is one of the make & takes I did on the cruise.  Yes - we even get to do make & takes on cruise!

Bye-bye "Bud Basics" and "Much Appreciated" stamp sets.  One can only guess, that the matching jumbo wheel will retire too.  The accessories list will be available on July 25th (including wheels) - only through your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Haven't seen the retired lists yet?  Where have you been?  Check 'em out here!

All images (c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008