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June 2011

How to get your NEW 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog!

I've been receiving lots of inquiries and requests for the upcoming 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  I love that you're so excited for it's release...I am too.  I just know you're gonna love it!!  So here's the scoop, the 411, the details...you know what I mean.

How to get a copy of the NEW 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog...

Release Dates:

  • July 1st

1.  FREE Catalog (includes free postage) to anyone who places a $75.00 or more order with me this month.  (Plus earn a Loyalty Rewards STAR) 

2.  FREE Catalog (includes free postage) to anyone who has earned a FREE stamp set via my DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program within the past 6 months.

Your FREE Catalog will be mailed to during the last week in June.

 

  • June 20th (early release date)

    To qualify for the June 20th early release date you'll need to...   

1. Schedule a July Stampin' Up! Party with me - contact me now as I only have a few dates available in July.

2. Join a Club - See my Club Choices here, including the *NEW* Classes TO GO Club (designed especially for my online customers!)

 

Starting July 1st, you can purchase a 2011/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog from me via paypal.  Watch for my announcement July 1st.

Thank you~Dawn O

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In the meantime...don't miss out on your LAST CHANCE to purchase soon-to-be-retiring Stampin' Up! Products (some items already sold out!):

Last Chance - Print Stamp Sets Retired List PDF
Last Chance - Print Accessory Retired List PDF (some on sale for up to 40% off)
Last Chance - Print Definitely Decorative Retired List PDF

STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Purchase Current and Retiring Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

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Don't forget...FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!

LoyaltyRewards-160

More info HERE!


10-Min Tue Video: Multicolored Embossing w/Stampin' Up! Birthday Bliss

It's been awhile since I've done a 10-Minute Tuesday Video and some of you have noticed.  Thanks for the reminders!  Today, you're in for a treat.  Not only do I have a 10-minute Tuesday Video for you, but I'm sharing a fun heat embossing technique featuring the new Stampin' Up! Embossing Powders.  They are SO much fun to play with!

Check out my Multicolored Embossing Technique cards using soon-to-be-retired Stampin' Up! stamp set, Birthday Bliss...

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1.video-30 VIDEO:  10 Min Tuesday:  Multicolored Embossing w/Stampin' Up! Birthday Bliss

 

Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

Stamps:  Birthday Bliss (#115442 - retiring 6/30/2011)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Patterns DSP Stack - Bold Collection
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo Embossing Powder  

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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DAWN's NEWSLETTER coming this week!

Speaking of Embossing...Want to see more samples and ideas for Stampin' Up!'s new Stampin' Emboss Powder?  Then be sure to sign up for my newsletter that will be going out this week. 


Beyond the Garden: Tangerine Tango or Pacific Point?

With so many colors to choose from that coordinate with the Stampin' Up! Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, I can't make up my mind.  So I made two cards, same layout!

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Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight

 

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Pacific Point and Wild Wasbi

See the textured flowers in the background?  That's the Flower Garden Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (found in the 2011 Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog).

The scallop edge is done with the Tastefully Trim XL Die (one of my favorite Big Shot dies!).  Then finished off with some Whisper White Organza Ribbon (another one of my favorite ribbons!).

The greeting is from the stamp set, Fabulous Florets (123025w or 123027c)

So, which color do you prefer?  Tangerine Tango or Pacific Point?

Order your "Beyond the Garden" DSP and other Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project  at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


DOstamperSTARS Sketch Pad Challenge: Stampin' Up! On The Grow #SSC052

Yes, again with my favorite, Stampin' Up!'s On the Grow stamp set.  Are you getting sick of it yet?  I hope not.  Today's card is a Sketch Pad DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge...provided by Jan Carlson.  She does a great job with our sketches...thanks Jan!

With a sketch like this one, plus a simple and fast coloring technique (which I share below)...this card went together pretty fast!  Check it out...

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The Designer Series Paper is called Elegant Soiree (#117163) and is retiring!  I'll be sad to see it go.  It's a beautiful paper and will be missed.  Be sure to get it now before it's gone for good on June 30th.

 

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So how did I color the flowers?

I know I didn't invent this technique.  But I don't know if there is a name for the "coloring technique" I used on the flowers. Maybe we can call it "Blended Lines".  Hmm...that sounds good, what do you think?  See below for my how-to tips...

 

1.PushPin-Note-Reminder-35 Dawn's Stamping Tips - Blended Lines

1.  Stamp a line image with Perfect Plum ink

2.  Use a blender pen and immediately blend the lines of the flower images.  Meaning, pull the ink from the stamped flower lines inwards to "fill" the flower with color.  Act quickly before the ink dries.

3.  Step it up, by adding Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the flowers with a 2-Way Glue Pen

 

1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

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Ink:  Perfect Plum
Paper:   Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Squares Duo, Framed Tulip Textured Impressions Folder, Small Oval Punch, Neutral Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals  

 

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Don't forget to get your Last Chance stamp sets and accessories (a few are sold out already) before they're gone for good!!

Last Chance - Print Stamp Sets Retired List PDF
Last Chance - Print Accessory Retired List PDF (some on sale for up to 40% off)
Last Chance - Print Definitely Decorative Retired List PDF

STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Purchase Current and Retiring Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

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Don't forget...FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!

 

LoyaltyRewards-160

More info HERE!


Stampin' Up! Framed Tulips Squared Video

Last week I shared a square On the Grow card using Stampin' Up! Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Since then - I've received several inquiries on how I made it square instead of the standard rectangle.  Let me tell you - it's SO easy to do.  Be sure to check out the quick video.

1.video-30 VIDEO:  Stampin' Up! Framed Tulips Squared

 

 

Here's another example of the square Framed Tulips:

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The flowers in the center are embossed using the new Stampin' Up! Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with vellum cardstock.  I used our neutral brads to attach it to the So Saffron scallop square (Scallop Squares Duo #120903) - no adhesive.

The "Hello" is from the Happy Greetings stamp set (2011 Summer Mini Catalog) and is punched with the newer small oval punch (#120908)

Isn't this cute?  What a wonderful way to say "Hello"!


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

StampsHappy Greetings (#12331w or 123313c)
Ink:  So Saffron
Paper:   So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Squares Duo, Framed Tulip Textured Impressions Folder, Small Oval Punch, Neutral Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Last Chance - Print Stamp Sets Retired List PDF
Last Chance - Print Accessory Retired List PDF (some on sale for up to 40% off)
Last Chance - Print Definitely Decorative Retired List PDF
STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Purchase Current and Retiring Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

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Don't forget...FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!

LoyaltyRewards-160

More info HERE!

 


Sweets for the Sweet & Stampin' Up! 2011 In Colors

OK -  now that you've seen the new Stampin' Up! 2011 In Colors, let's see some projects made with them!! 

Say...do you want another Stampin' up! sneak peak?  What am I saying, of course you do!  How about an awesome new stamp set called "Sweets for the Sweet".  This was the stamp set we got on the 2011 Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise.

But first...let me introduce you to my stamping cruise buddies.

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(Sandy, Kelly, Me, Lori, Barb and Jane)

This picture is featured on CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner's blog, So Shelli Be sure to stop by and check out her photos from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Alaskan Cruise.  (Note:  picture published with permission)

Here are the make and take projects we did on the 2011 Alaskan Cruise.  It gives you a good sneak peak look at the adorably fun Sweets for the Sweet stamp set (set of 12) as well as the new 2011 In Colors.

AMAZING FOLD CARD

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Ooh - this one also has a ribbon sneak peak. 

The new 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.  So stinkin' cute. 

It will be available in all of the new 2011 In colors starting July 1st.

 

JUST FOR FUN MINI ALBUM

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PINWHEEL CARD 

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Aren't the new colors yummy?  So vibrant and fun!  These will be available for purchase starting July 1st.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Purchase Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Don't forget...FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!

LoyaltyRewards-160 


Last of the 2011 In Color Comparisons

I received a few more requests for additional color comparisons for the Stampin' Up! 2011 In Color Comparisons.  So here you go:

More Wisteria Wonder

Wistera-Violet

 

More Island Indigo

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For more Stampin' Up! 2011 In Color comparisons visit:

Dawn's Annual 2011 In Color Comparisons Charts

More Calypso Coral

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Last Chance - Print Stamp Sets Retired List PDF
Last Chance - Print Accessory Retired List PDF updated (some on sale for up to 40% off)
Last Chance - Print Definitely Decorative Retired List PDF
STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Purchase Current and Retiring Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

_____________________________________________________________________________

Don't forget...FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!

LoyaltyRewards-160

More info HERE!


 


2011 In Color Calyspo Coral and Groovy Guava Comparison

I've been receiving several requests about how the new 2011 Stampin' Up! In Color Calypso Coral compares to Groovy Guava.  Why didn't think of that?  I went digging for some Groovy Guava.  Lo and behold...I found some.  Yes, I admit it.  I'm a pack rat! 

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It's not the best picture - but it should give you a feel for the comparison.  As you can see, Calypso Coral is much darker.  They actually compliment each other really well.

If you missed my Annual Comparison Charts for the new 2011 Stampin' Up! In Colors, check them out HERE 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders