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November 2011

Stampin' Up! Petite Pocket Die: Simply Cute!

I finally got a chance to use the Stampin' Up! Petite Pocket XL Die .  It was actually one of my first purchases from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and I've been itching to play with it.  So at this month's Big Shot class, that's what we did!  Take a look...


Isn't this adorable?!  I love the way it turned out.  You can put a gift card in it or a short message, money, etc.   Hmm...I bet a nice little necklace would fit in there too!

1.PushPin-Note-Reminder-35Petite Pocket Tutorial

1.  Use a piece of 4-1/4" x 11" Very Vanilla cardstock to die cut the Petite Pocket, with Extended Cutting Pads (optional:  Extended Premium Crease Pad).

2.  Fold on all the score lines



3.  Using Sticky Strip, apply it to the very outside edge of the two pocket "tabs", then remove Sticky Strip covering and assemble your pocket.



4.  Die cut scraps of Designer Paper to decorate your pocket.  I'm using Red Glimmer Paper and Holly Berry Bouquet.

5.  For the circle "fasteners", adhere them with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Insert the Gold Brads.

6.  Adhere the decorated layers to your pocket with adhesive.

7.  Tie about 10" of White Bakers Twine to one of the fasteners, then wrap around both in a figure eight fashion.

8.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders    

Don't forget...DO your holiday shopping on Monday, November 21st and get DOUBLE DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Points (Monday only!) 


Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza: Nov 21st!

Ooh - it's coming soon!!  Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Online Extravaganza Sale will be here soon to kick off your holiday shopping season!

Online Extravaganza

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and will run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Be sure to log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings like...

  • FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express
  • 60% off select Designer Fabrics
  • 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
  • PLUS...two items, on sale for 24 hours only (Nov 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])

In addition - I will be offering DOUBLE DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Points for 24 hours only (Nov 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]) - check out my popular Loyalty Program to earn FREE stamps!

SO...make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Watch for more detailed information to come on November 21!

Enjoy~Dawn O

Snowflake Punch Button Card & 12 Weeks of Christmas

Here's an updated Snowflake Punch Button Card I did for my last year's 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter.  Using Stampin' Up! 5" x 3-1/2" Note Cards (with envelopes), makes it a quick and easy card.  I wanted to make some this year too, but use current product. 


Last year I used this as my Holiday Thank You Cards.  For a Project PDF and sample look at one of my 12 Weeks of Christmas 2010 projects...CLICK HERE

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

Stamps:  Four the Holidays (116921w or 117643c)
Ink:  Real Red (103133), Wild Wasabi (109014)
Paper:   Real Red (102482), Wild Wasabi (108641), Whisper White (100730) and Notecards (107311)
Accessories: Snowflake Punch (119852), Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons (125636), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O



Are you receiving my DOstamping 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletters, with FREE weekly holiday project sheets?  No?  Well, we are only at the halfway point. So there is still time to get them, including links to the ones you missed.

Be sure to sign up today to start receiving my newsletters. CLICK HERE, then enter your information. Be sure to select "Request My Newsletter" from the "Interest" drop down menu.

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Stampin' Up! Hostess Digital CD: Savor the Season Ensemble

It's a great time to be a Stampin' Up! Hostess!  PLUS - with a qualifying workshop or book party, you'll get an $85.00 shopping spree. 

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Download: Hostess Flyer

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

With more choices than ever before, limited-time hostess offer Savor the Season Ensemble Content CD, lots discounted hostess choices OR even anything from the current really is a great time to be a Stampin' Up! hostess.


Savor the Season Ensemble Content Content CD Includes:

· 36-piece stamp brush set
· 10 Designer Series Paper patterns
· 8 embellishments
· 4 punches
· 3 designer templates (2 greeting cards and 1 postcard)
· 20 décor template pages (Use to make paper gift bows, banners, mini boxes, treat labels, and more.)

WOW - that's a LOT of content!!

Check out the short video below by Stampin' Up! showing ALL the things you can do with the Savor the Season Content CD! Savor the Season Projects!


Contact me to schedule your workshop or book party!


Dawn's Reminders

  • New STAMPIN' UP! HOSTESS REWARDS PROGRAM gives you more options. Rewards start at orders of $150.00 or more
  • Now you can stamp in the kitchen with Stampin' Up!'s brand new...SWEET PRESSED COOKIE STAMPS
  • Up to 60% off in the newly updated Stampin' Up! CLEARANCE RACK!
  • Place a $50 or more online order and earn free stamps with my DOstamping LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM
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    Product Share Update

    Thank you for your reservations for my PRODUCT SHARES.  Be sure to check out my offerings as the Holiday Mini Shares are filled.  However, the Ribbon Shares will continue all year.  But the Main Catalog DSP Swatchbooks only have 10 spots left and this is the last time I'll be offering them.  

    Thank you~Dawn O


    My Digital Studio Calendar: Our Sweet Peas Max and Sam

    Look what we got in the mail?  This is our grandsons Max and Sam.  Aren't they CUTE?!


    This is actually our monthly photo and letter (yes, letter too!) from the boys.  It's for our 2011 Calendar, which was created with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio Software and Sweet Pea Digital Download Kit!

    In fact, my daughter Angie and I are actually getting ready to work on our 2012 My Digital Studio Calendar soon.  This is a special project we do each year.  She gives to the Grandparents and Great Grandparents for Christmas. 

    This isn't any ordinary calendar, as we leave the photo area blank.  Yes, that's right.  It's blank because she sends everyone a photo of the boys each month (like the above photo).  It's the gift that keeps on giving.  Isn't that a great gift?

    Here's some of the pages from 2011 - Sep, Oct & Nov. 




    See more of my 2011 My Digital Studio Calendar Samples

    Purchase My Digital Studio Software and make your own 2011 Photo Calendars!

    The calendar pages above uses many elements from the Sweet Pea Digital Download Kit

    My Sweet Pea Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    More DOstamperSTARS Welcome Packets are going in the mail!

    It's November 11th.  Which means today is the last day to take advantage of the Stampin' Up! $100 Product Bonus (or choose a FREE Big Shot).  This makes the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit an awesome bargain.  A total value of $440 for ONLY $175.00 - that's awesome!  Whether for business or hobby, new demonstrators are saying it feels like Christmas when their kit arrives!! 

    Join my team, join the FUN!


    Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge: Frosted Snow

    When I first saw the Christmas Lodge stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog, it was love at first site.  I immediately envisioned glittery snow covered roof tops.  Today's card was inspired by fellow demonstrator LeeAnn Greff.



    Hmm...sorry, I can't seem to get a good picture of the frosted glittery snow effect.  IRL it's a great effect.

    Here's some tips on creating your own Frosted Snow:

    1.  Stamp lodge image with Bravo Burgundy onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  For best results, be sure to ink up your stamp really well.
    2.  Let dry completely.  I used a Heat Tool.
    3.  Color snow areas with White Gel Pen.
    4.  Let dry completely.  Again I used a Heat Tool.
    5.  Add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen
    6.  Enjoy!

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

    StampsChristmas Lodge (#123767w or #123769c)
    Ink:  Bravo Burgundy (#105214), Crumb Cake (#121030)
    Paper:   Bravo Burgundy (#105123), Crumb Cake (#120953)
    Accessories: Big Shot (#113439), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (#115962), Texturz Silicone Rubber (#114615), Texturz Impressions Pad (#114614), Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (#122332), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023), Stampin' Sponges (#101610), uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen (#105021), 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Heat Tool (#100005)

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    PLUS - when you join by Friday, November'll receive a product bonus.  Choose either the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine OR $100 in your choice of Stampin' Up! merchandise!

    Tips for signing up online...

    1. Join Online ...Sign Up Link
    2. Use your name as it appears on your Social Security card
    3. Be prepared. You may plan out alternative choices by completing the hard copy starter kit form first. Standard or Digital
    4. Alternative choices should be "like" items for "like" items at the same price or lower. 
    5. Complete the online joining process
    6. FYI - the product bonus is a separate order you'll place later...see below for instructions

    Once you've completed the above steps, Stampin' Up! will send you a password so you can log into the Demonstrator Web Site where you'll find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you.

    Product Bonus Instructions:
    Approximately one hour after you complete your online IDA, you’ll receive a second email from Stampin' Up! that will explain how to order your FREE Big Shot or up to $100 in Stampin’ Up! products—tax and shipping are free! You'll have until November 30th to place your FREE $100 order. So don't feel rushed to decide on your free item(s) right away.

    Happy Stamping~Dawn O

    Stampin' Up! Product Share Update

    I've been receiving several inquiries about my Product Shares lately.  There seems to be a lot of interest in my swatchbooks and ribbon shares.  So I thought I'd share an update. 

    YES - I'm still doing product shares - thanks for asking!  In fact - my ribbon share offerings would make good holiday gifts.  In addition - I've decided to do one more round of my popular Main Catalog DSP Swatchbooks.  Here's where I'm at:

    Holiday Mini Catalog Shares:

    • One spot available - "I Want it All" Holiday Share
    • Three available - Holiday Mini DSP Swatchbooks available

    Ribbon Shares:


    • Four spots available - 1/2" Stitched-Poly
    • Four spots available - 3/8" Ruffled
    • Four spots available - 1/8" Taffeta
    • Two spots available - 3/8" Raffeta
    • Three spots available - 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain
    • Four spots available - 5/8" Satin
    • Five spots available - 1/2" Scallop Dots
    • Two spots available - His and Her Ribbon Share
    • Five spots available - 1/2" Seam Binding

    Idea Book and Catalog Paper Shares:

    DSP Swatchbooks - I've been requested to do one more round of my ever-popular Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks.  A round is 16 spaces.  I have a couple people on the waiting list so far.  So if you missed these when the catalog first came out - you have a second chance now!!  Good for customers and demonstrators alike! WATCH a short video about my swatchbooks


    For reservation instructions, pricing and share details, visit Dawn's Product Share Page

    Thank you~Dawn O