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April 2011

Dawn's 10-Minute Tuesday Video: V-Latch Cards & Sew Suite Collection

Ooh - I have a treat for you!  Today's 10-Minutes Tuesday Video is how-to make a V-Latch Card.  Not only is it quick and easy, but it has a fun "latch" opening too.  You're gonna love it!

Features of today's card:

1. Sew Suite Collection (from 2011 Occasions Mini)
2. V-Latch How-To
3. Sweet Buttons Embosslit Tips (#121813)
4. Finished Card Size = 3" x 6"

Sew-Suite-V-Latch 

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I saw this card demonstrated at the 2011 Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in January.  One of things I do when attending Stampin' Up! events is keep a look out for new creative ideas I can share with my customers.  I was excited when my friend, Bonnie Thurber (Stampin' Up! staff), showed us this cool card.  It's been on "my list" since then and today I'm sharing it with you. 

1.video 10-Minute Tuesday Video: V-Latch Card and Sew Suite Collection

  

 

1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog ending 4/30/11)

StampsSomething to Celebrate (hostess level 2), Button, Button, Sew Suite
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla and Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper Stack (#121781)
Accessories:  1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, White Gel Pen, Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders 

Grab

Grab 75% off savings with Stampin' Up! (while supplies last)

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Get your grab bags and Clearance Rack items before they're gone!

 

Newclearancerack

UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK

Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last.

While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!

 

Earn free stamps! More info HERE!Loyalty-Rewards-lg

 

  


Video: Triangle Pocket Card and Stampin' Up! Owl with Glasses

Is it too early to start working on graduation cards?  Nah! No, it's never too early.  Today, I'm sharing a Fun Fold Triangle Pocket card. Great for upcoming graduation money or gift cards. With the addition of Stampin' Up! Owl Punch - it's a perfect card that any graduate will love!

Be sure to watch the video below for tips on making the quick and easy pocket fold and the Owl's eyeglasses too! 

eta:  I miss spoke in the video.  The base of the card is 4" x 12". Score at 4" & 8".  Diagonal score in the center square from upper right corner to lower left corner.

 Owl-Congrats

Inside 

Owl-cu 

1.video VIDEO:  Triangle Pocket Fold w/Stampin' Up! Owl

 


Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog ending 4/30/11)

StampsSomething to Celebrate (hostess level 2)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper:   Basic Black, Real Red (4"x 12"), Whisper White and Bright Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (#117155)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Clear Die, Owl Punch #118074, Silver Brads, Paper Trimmer, Scoring Blade, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders

Wallet-&-Mini Dawn's Personal Offer...Now thru April 15th

FREE Love Sparkles Photo Wallet PDF Instructions! Just place an online order of $50.00 or more. Check out the deals to be had in the clearance rack and popular grab bags!

 


Guest StamperSTAR Pixie: Stampin' Up! Four Frames

Today's Four Frames card was made by one of my DOstamperSTARS, Pixie Elletson. The warm colors of her card just speak to me. I also love the "peek-a-boo" corner she created - what a nice surprise. Didn't she do a great job?

Four-Frames-Pixie

1.RubberstampBW Stamping Supplies
(Bold items are from the April 2011 "Spring is Blossoming" special)

Stamps: Four Frames, A Word for You
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, So Saffron, First Edition Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch, Early Espresso 1-1/4" Striped Ribbon, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders

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Got Ribbon? No?

Well get a variety of ribbon at a great price by participating in my ribbon shares. NEW RIBBON SHARES ADDED! Check out all my product shares HERE!

 

 

Newclearancerack

UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK

NEW Items recently added.
Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last.

While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!

 

Looking for Ideas? Join my NEWSletter List and receive ideas in your email box. Next one going out in just a few days!!


Stamp That Tune SSC#043: Inspired by Nature

Yeah - it's DOstamperSTARS Challenge Thursday!  Today it's a Stamp That Tune challenge, Ebony and Ivory (by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder).  Take inspiration from the song cover whether from the piano or a black and white color combo.   Or listen to the song here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DnbMrbP82s

SSC043-Ebony&Ivory 

SSC043-Inspired-by-Nature 

1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, All Holidays
Ink: Basic Black
Paper:   Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads,  Stampin' Dimensionals  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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 Dawn's Reminders

Grab

Grab 75% off savings with Stampin' Up! (while supplies last)

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Get your grab bags and Clearance Rack items before they're gone!

 

Newclearancerack

UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK

Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last.

While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!

 

Earn free stamps! More info HERE!Loyalty-Rewards-lg

 

 

 


Love Sparkles in the Clearance Rack and Free PDF Instructions

Lovesparkles In the past couple of days, I've seen a spike in the sales of my Love Sparkles Photo Wallet Mini Album PDF Instructions.  Which made me go hmmm...What's going on? 

Sure enough - Stampin' Up!'s Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit is now on sale in in the updated CLEARANCE RACK for only $7.99 (originally $19.99).  Guess what...there are MANY new additions to the clearance rack.  Which means there are many deals for you snatch up!

So here's my deal...place an online order with me (clearance rack, grab bag or any current product), for $50 or more and receive my Love Sparkles PDF Instructions for FREE!

Offer is good for April 1st thru April 15th
Yes - if you already placed an online order with me of $50 or more starting on April 1st - you'll receive the instructions for free too!!  No need to contact me...I will email them to in the next couple of days.  ALSO - if you purchased the Love Sparkles PDF from me in the last couple of days and wish to place a qualifying online order of $50.00, I will refund your PDF purchase price via paypal.

LOVE SPARKLES WALLET MINI ALBUM PDF

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If you're interested in purchasing the instructions without placing a $50.00 qualifying order, click the "Buy Now" button below. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU WISH TO HAVE THE INSTRUCTIONS SENT TO.

LOVE SPARKLES PHOTO WALLET MINI ALBUM
PDF INSTRUCTIONS
only $4.95

 

 

I typically respond within 24-48 hrs. However, if you do not hear from me within that timeframe, feel free to contact me.

Visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store to grab your deals!

 

Enjoy~Dawn O


Event for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!

I'm so excited to open up my April 30th DOstamperSTARS Quarterly Event to local Stampin' Up! demonstrators!  This quarter's event will focus on the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2011 Summer Mini Catalog.

When:    Saturday, April 30th, 9:00-1:30pm

Where:   The Ranch (in Cokato, MN...Hwy 12 west of the Twin Cities)

Fee:       $46 (DOStamperSTARS members only $36) - includes:

  • Supplies to make 16 cards (from 4 new Summer Mini Stamp Sets)
  • Complete 4 Set Sampler "Books"
  • Games & Prizes (everyone is a winner!)
  • Creative & Business Demonstrations
  • Breakfast Muffins, Juice and Coffee
  • Lasagna lunch (by Shelley!) & Beverage

Registration:  RSVP Due by April 18th, payment due by April 25th 

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Kick-start your 2011 Summer Mini Catalog with great samples, in a fun new presentation "book" your customers will LOVE!

 

FOUR SET SAMPLER BOOKS

  • Make 4 cards each, from 4 different stamp sets (total of 16 cards)
  • Create Four Set Sampler Books (using the above cards), will feature these stamp sets: The Open Sea, On the Grow, Sunny Fun and Fabulous Florets
  • Cards will also feature the following new products: DSP:  Nautical Expedition, Beyond the Garden,
  • Punches:  Blossom Bouquet, Postage Stamp, Big Shot:  Flower Garden Embossing Folder
  • And More!
  • Walk away with awesome display cards ready to showcase FOUR fabulous 2011 Summer Mini Stamp sets!


OPTIONAL: FULL CARD SWAP

Theme:  Summer Mini Catalog
Full cards using only Stampin' Up! product.  At least 2 layers & one embellishment

 
SUPPLY LIST

Bone Folder, Scissors, Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Trimmer w/scoring blade, Camera, Beverages, etc. (final supply list will be provided with confirmation)

If you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from the Twin Cities area, join us for a FUN day of stamping, socializing with your fellow demonstrators, prizes and more!!  Space is limited...so sign up NOW!

If you're interested in attending, contact me at [email protected].  Or submit your RSVP here.  I hope to see you there!!

Dawn Olchefske
Senior Manager 


Lattice Die and Square Lattice Embossing Folder: A Perfect Match!

What could be more perfect?  Stampin' Up!'s Lattice Die with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Ever since I've been seeing the "embedded embossing" technique floating around...I've been wanting to pair these two together. 

Then I came across Rosemarie Diehl's beautiful card on Stampin' Connection (a community for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators) and I got my inspiration for today's card.  

Lattice-Texture 

1.PushPin-Note-Reminder Dawn's Stamping Tips - Embedded Embossing

1.  Adhere die cuts or punch outs to a piece of 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" cardstock (I used the "Lattice" die cut)
2.  Run through Big Shot with the "Square Lattice" Texture Embossing Folder
3.  Enjoy the textured "quilted" look to it!

Also - Look what I finally used in the center of the Fun Flower...a "button" shape from the Sweet Buttons Embosslit.  With one pass thru the Big Shot - you can cut and emboss 6 darling button shapes!  So dang cute!!

 

1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Sweet-Buttons-121813 StampsOccasional Quotes (Hostess Level Two)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper:   Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Lattice Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon (my personal favorite),  Stampin' Dimensionals  

 Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

______________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Reminders

Newclearancerack

UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK

Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last.

While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!

 

Earn free stamps! More info HERE!Loyalty-Rewards-lg

 

 

Grab

Grab 75% off savings with Stampin' Up! (while supplies last)

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Get your grab bags and Clearance Rack items before they're gone!