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Yes, I know...Day #3 is late.  My day completely got away from me and since there was the Control Freaks tour yesterday...I gave myself permission to let it slide.  Wow, that is so unlike me.  But it's good for me to let go sometimes.  Ok - that's too much information for you :).  Let's get on with the celebrating!

On to day #3 of our DOcelebration! Today's card took another cue from YOU my readers.  Remember DOcelebration Day#1?  I asked you, "What is your favorite new Stampin' Up! In-Color?"  Well, over 100 people shared their favorite (yes, I read them all.  I always read all my comments).  It sounds like for many of you, your favorite new color is the same as mine...Wisteria Wonder.  However, I was suprised at the number of people who said Calypso Coral was their favorite.  I have to admit, that it is my least favorite.  In fact, I hadn't even opened my inkpad yet.  The horrors!!  So, what do you think I did?  Yes - I opened up my pad and got stamping!  Take a look...

Love & Care Hand Drawn Framed Notecard

I needed to make a large number of Thank You cards for customer orders and product share customers this month.  I really wanted to use my favorite Stampin' Up! hostess stamp set "Love & Care" (from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog ending August 31st).  So I combined it with Calypso Coral (and Lucky Limeade) and it didn't turn out half bad.  

Most times my stamping style is what I call "middle of the road".  But I also like clean and simple stamping too.  And this simple one-layer notecard fits the bill.  What I like best about this card is the hand-drawn frame that was done with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  I was inspired by a few other cards I had seen that had a hand-drawn frame.  For mine, I created my own template and I did a "quick tip" video to show you how I did it (includes tips for the frame, clear block positioning and huffing).

To watch a how-to demonstration... Video: LOVE & CARE FRAMED LINED NOTECARD VIDEO


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(From 2011 Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog )

StampsLove & Care Hostess stamp set
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (#107311) 
Accessories:  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" tracing template

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Today's prize is more of my favorites...

Love & Care Hostess stamp set, Notecard & Envelopes
 AND yes, today's project too!


How to Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post.  Share what is your stamping style.  Are you clean and simple, over the top or middle of the road (like me)?

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ALL drawings will take place end of day on Wednesday, August 24th.


Dawn's Reminders

  • Dawn's 5-Day Online Ordering Special - ends August 22nd
  • BUY 3, GET 1 FREE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper August 2011 Special
  • Get organized for your next order by filling out a WISH LIST
  • New STAMPIN' UP! HOSTESS REWARDS PROGRAM gives you more options
  • Place a $50 or more online order and earn free stamps with my DOstamping LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM
  • Want all the new ribbon and paper? Check out my hugely popular PRODUCT SHARES and get a little of each! AUGUST ONLY: Special pricing on Paper Shares