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October 2008

DOstamperSTARS More Swaps

More DOstamperSTARS Downline meeting swaps to share!

On this card, Pixie used the "Thumping" technique to achieve the multi-colored background.  Ink up your stamp, then "thump" various colored markers on to the stamp, then stamp onto cardsock.  Voila!


Stamp set:  Hostess Level I, Live Like You Mean it, and Paisley background stamp. 

I really like how Darlene used several different punches (square scallop, scallop circle and scallop edge punch) for her card.


Stamp sets:  Level I Hostess, Punches Three and Baroque Border Wheel

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Sept. DOstamperSTARS meeting - Technique Cards

Last month, at my DOstamperSTARS Downline Meeting we got together for fun stamping, demonstrations, swapping and sharing!  I look forward to these monthly meetings with my favorite group of stampers!

At this meeting we had a couple of technique demonstrations.  Jan did this card, showing us a quick and easy background technique.  Crumple up plastic wrap, dab on to inkpad, then on to cardstock.   Voila!


Stamp set:  Hostess Level I, Live Like You Mean it

The next two cards featured the same technique:  Spotlighting.  Gayle and Jessica co-demonstrated the same technique but with different stamping tools.  The first card is Gayle's and she sponged on various colors for her background.  The second card is Jessica's and she used a brayer for her background.


Stamp set:  Inspired by Nature


Stamp set:  Upsy Daisy

I'll share more downline swaps and make & takes in the next couple of days.  So check back throughout the week.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Big Shot: Scallop Envelope Basket

I love these Scallop Envelope Baskets!  They are so adorable AND so easy to make with your Stampin' Up! Sizzix BIG SHOT die cutting machine

1.  Die cut four Scallop Envelopes,

2.  Adhere them side to side,

3.  Fold into a basket...EASY and FAST!


Now you gotta fill your basket with something fun... So I made some 3x3 birthday notes and packaged them in our Small Cello Bags (retired)



Supplies Used:  On Your Birthday stamp set (retired), Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (retired), Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, Small Cello Bag, Sticky Strip, 1/4" Handheld Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Big Shot with Scallop Envelope (for basket), Top Note (for notes).

Scallop Envelope Bigz Die #113462, $21.95

Scallop Envelope 

Enjoy~Dawn O


Big Shot: Purse, Bird Scallop Envelope

I'm lovin' my Stampin' Up! Sizzix Big Shot!  I just can't stop using it.  It's sooo much FUN! 

Last month I started my monthly BIG SHOT TUESDAY club classes.  I'll be doing a series of 4 classes to teach people how to use their BIG SHOT (all classes will repeat next year - you can start at anytime!)  BIG SHOT Class #2 is coming up this Tuesday at 6:30pm.  I'm prepping some fun projects for that class.

In the meantime, here are a couple of fun cards.  The first one is from last month's class and the second one is a "case" from someone else.



Supplies used:  On your Birthday stamp set, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (so glad it's back!)

BIG SHOT:  Scallop Envelope (use crease pad when using DSP), Tulipe and Birds & Blooms Dies



Dawn's Stamping Tips

1.  Cut double-side Designer Series Paper with Top Note Die
2.  Fold down about one-third of the Top Note cut out
3.  Attach about 6" of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon with brads to fold
4.  Decorate and attach to your card
5.  If you only adhere three sides to the card to form a pocket - a gift card should be able to slide right into the purse!

Supplies used:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Vintage Brads, BIG SHOT and Top Note Die

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Sep Stamp Camp Project - Dreams DuJour

This is the last and my favorite card from the "Cross the Border" Stamp Camp.  There are so many things I love about this card.  The glittered background paper, the "Scallop Buckle", the Shimmer Paper used for the focal point image.  It all came together so nicely...I love it when that happens!


Isn't this beautiful?!



1)  To get your own economical glittered background paper...Just add 2-way glue and glitter, and viola!  Beautiful paper without the expense!

2)  Scallop Buckle Feature is so easy to do.  Start with a 2 3/4" square.  Use the scallop edge punch on all four sides, centering the punch on each side.  Quick and easy!

Oh - forgot to can get this stamp set for FREE in October and November when you hostess a workshop (or have a catalog party) that totals $350.00.  (Actually, any set from the set sampler can be chosen.) This is over and above the regular hostess benefits.  Contact menow to schedule your party.  Only a couple of dates left for November!

Stamping Supplies:  Dreams DuJour stamp set, Pink Pirouette &, Shimmer White, Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Edge Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, AquaPainter


Sep Stamp Camp Project - Ric Rac

Today's stamp camp project that I'm sharing features a Ric Rac trim and Scalloped Edge Envelope Die for the Big Shot Machine.




Stamping Supplies:  A Rose is a Rose stamp set, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red cardstock and ink, Kiwi Kiss & Old Olive Ink.  Button Bouquet, Riding Hood Red Taffeta (love this ribbon!), Big Shot, Scallop Edge Envelope Die, Scallop Edge Punch




Sep Stamp Camp Project - All Scallops

This "Cross the Border" stamp camp project is made with the Fresh Cut stamp set and the All Scallops stamps set.  Throw in a new Filigree Brad (love these brads!) and you've got a great card.  This card came straight from Splitcoast.  I fell in love with it (see here)

All Scallops


 All Scallops stamp set #111066 for $27.95


Tip:  Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the scallop images for perfect alignment on the punched scallop edge.

Stampin' Supplies:  Fresh Cuts & All Scallops Stamp sets, Whisper White, Pale Plum & Perfect Plum cardstock and ink.  Sponge Dauber, Scallop Edge Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Ribbon, Filigree Brad & Stamp-a-ma-jig.