2012 Occasions Mini

Fresh Prints DSP Stack: Valentine Sampler

Woohoo - I met with my DOstamperSTARS downline on Friday and we had the best time stamping, sharing and swapping!  One of our swaps was Valentine themed "sampler squares" using Stampin' Up!'s new Fresh Prints Designer Paper.  I'm always so impressed with the what everyone comes up with.  I quickly put together my framed Valentine Sampler using only half of the swaps.  Still have plenty left to put second sample together. 

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

Some the Fresh Prints Valentine Sampler details include:

  • These are 2-1/4" squares
  • I mounted mine onto a piece of 7-1/8"square Whisper White (for easy square alignment), then again onto a 9" square to fit my frame
  • Colors are Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack 132996
    • 48 sheets of 4-1/2 x 6-1/2"
    • 4 ea of 12 double-sided designs

Hope you enjoy making your own Valentine's Sampler - try it, they are lots of fun!


Dawn's 2014 Occasions Catalog Product Shares - update

Several rounds of Occasions Catalog shares went out last week.  The rest are going out tomorrow.  I have started another round for some of you who missed out.  

#dostamping, #stampinup #productshare #2014Occasions  #dostamping, #stampinup #productshare #2014Occasions  #dostamping, #stampinup #productshare #2014Occasions

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Dawn's Product Shares


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

Apothecary Arts Double Fold Gate Card - Simple But Wow!

Ooh - I went all giddy and everything when I saw today's card technique - Double Fold Gate Card.  My friend Rachel Tessman showed it me and I knew right away my club members would love it!!  So, this was one of our Stamping Club Projects this month.  And yes, it was a hit!!

Besides the fun fold, it also features the Apothecary Arts stamp set and matching Label Collection Framelit.  Both of these products are from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog, and are currently still available.  Check out the complete Carryover List for products still available!

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Here's the basic measurements:

  • 5-1/2" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper
  • Score at 2,4,8,10
  • Turn and mark at 2-3/4 on both ends
  • Watch the video for tips and how to create the diagonal cut

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Watch the Video:  Double Fold Gate Card


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Apothecary Arts (125525w or 125527c)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Paper:   Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (122384)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Collection Framelits (125598), Simply Scored Tool(122334) Blender Pen (102845) Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Coffee Cozy

I totally fell in love with the new Summer Smooches Designer Fabric.  I think it's the cutest Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric so far!  Now, I'm not a sewer, but my daughter Angie is.  She made up some Summer Smooches Coffee Cozies for my last DOstamperSTARS meeting. 

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The adorable pink coffee cozy was a gift from my dear sweet friend and fellow Advisory Board Member, Missy Shipman.  She found the pattern at Skip to my Lou.  Missy used another adorable Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric, Twitterpated.  She added a cute little "tea bag pocket" detail on hers, so I had to too!

Dawn's Stampin' Supplies

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric (125411), Big Shot (113439), 3-1/2" Circle Die (121811), Buttons (retired), White Baker's Twine (124262)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Shopping Links

Summer-Smooches-LoveSummer Smooches Products are a sneak peek promotion available until April 30th.  Then we say good-bye, but then hello again on June 1st!




Shop the Retiring Section of my Stampin' Up! Store.  To plan your online shopping experience, view and print the retired lists HERE.

NOTE:  The retired accessories list is updated daily as items sell out.


Starting May 1st...

When you join Stampin' Up!, the choice is yours to put together a Fully Customizable Stampin' Up! Starter Kit with any of our current high-quality products.  You can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE (for even more value)!  All this for the new low price of $99!

How would you put your starter kit together?  What would you get?

More details coming soon!

Adorning Accents Edgelits Video: Tips for a Perfect Cut Every Time!

Have you been struggling to get a perfect alignment for your Adorning Accents Edgelits?  I know I was.  That is, until I saw a simple, but brilliant tip shared at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  Post-it notes!  What a lifesaver for today's Bordering on Romance Edgelit Card.

11/2013 NOTE: Save your post-in notes and use the new Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform!!

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, adorning accents edgelits, bordering on romance, petite pairs

Each month I prepare 50-60 card kit packets for my Stamping Club Members (available for online club members too! - check it out here).  I want them all to have a successful card marking experience.  From my local club members who attend a class in my home, or a neighborhood club I bring the projects to them, my online club members who have access to a private online club page, as well as training my downline, that means a lot of people are experiencing my classes in many different ways.  I try to think through each of their unique needs and address them as best I can to help them have an enjoyable card making experience!  

So today's video is an accumlation of tips I've discovered throughout the process of teaching and sharing how to use Stampin'  Up! Adorning Accents Edgelits and Matching Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  Sit back and imagine yourself at my class learning about about this fun new Stampin' Up! product!

This Adorning Accents Edgelit Video covers:

  • Storing of your Adorning Accents Edgelits & Matching Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Using Stampin' Up!'s Grid Paper for perfect Edgelit alignment
  • Post-it Note Tip
  • And More!

VIDEO ADDED 11/2013:  See the Magnetic Platform in action! (skip ahead to 1:40 timemark)

VIDEO:  Tips for Stampin' Up! Edgelits - a Perfect Cut Every Time!


Dawn Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  Petite Pairs (122495w or 122497c), Bordering on Romance (125480w or 125482c)
Ink/Markers:  Stazon Jet Black (101406), Pink Pirouette (120969), Certainly Celery (105106)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette (111351), Very Vanilla (101650)
Big Shot (113439): Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), Label Framelits (125598), Designer Frames Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (123130)
Accessories:  XL Oval Punch (119859), Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Basic Pearls (119247), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Wanna Join a Club?

  • Local Clubs - if you're in the Howard Lake, Waverly, Buffalo, Delano and surrounding areas, you'll love my local club option!
  • Neighborhood Clubs - get 6 of your friends together every other month and I will bring my club to you (within 45 minutes of Waverly, MN)
  • Online Class Club - anyone in the US can join my online club(s)!
  • DOstamperSTARS - if you're in my downline, you have access to my club projects and class kits too!

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Faux Pinwheel Tutorial, Sweet Shop Specialty Paper

Need a birthday card for a sweet kid?  Then today's sweet card will fit the bill.  With a fun Faux Pinwheel technique and Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper, you can't go wrong!  Take a look...

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, faux pinwheel, sweet shop dsp
Plus - I have a quick tip video for you, so you can be making your own Faux Pinwheels in no time at all!

VIDEO: Faux Pinwheel Technique


Dawn's Supply List
(Bold = From 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  Sweet Cake (125490w or 125492c)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (122939)
Paper:   Calypso Coral (122926), Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318). Whisper white (100730) and Sweet Shop Speciality Designer Series Paper (125408)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Modern Label Punch (119849), Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads (125587), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Dotto (103305), Grid Paper (102787)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders


Be sure to check out my PRODUCT SHARE Page for all my share options, including the NEW Summer Smooches w/Petite Purse Bonus Kit.  Only one spot left in Summer Smooches Round 7.

Update: Only a one kit left of Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class Kits are still available.


April Stamping Club Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop

Here's a Sneak Peek at one of the projects we'll be doing at my upcoming April Stamping Clubs, using the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.

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The Sweet Shop Product Suite is such a fun collection of products.  This 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog product suite includes Designer Stickers, Designer Series Paper, Brads, Bakers Twine and of course stamp sets like, Mouthwatering and Sweet Cake!  There's lots to love about this collection!



I've been receiving several questions about My Clubs, so I thought I would take some time to put together some Dawn's Club FAQ's:

Q:  What do you do with your clubs?
A:  We make three projects each month.  Projects range from stamping techniques, punch art, fun folds, Big Shot and more!

Q:  Is there a project fee?
A:  Yes, $5.00 per month.  If you pre-pay for the year, there is a discount.

Q:  I'm long distance, can I be in your club?
A:  YES, anyone can join my club

Q:  How do your clubs work?
A:  There are three different ways you can join my clubs:

  • 1.  Local Stampers:  Join a club that meets in my home the first Tues/Wed of most months. 
  • 2.  Neighborhood Stampers:  If you live within 45 minutes of my home in Waverly, MN...you can form your own club of at least 6 stampers, and I'll come to your home.
  • 3.  Online Stampers:  Yes - I have a club option available for you too!!

Q:  Will I get hostess benefits?
A:  Yes, if you are in clubs #1 or #2, you will receive hostess benefits during one month of your club membership.

Q:  What does a Online Club Member get?
A:  Each time you submit any online order, including your "club order" and it is $50 or more, you earn DOstamping Loyalty Rewards STARS.  Collect 10 STARS and redeem for a free stamp set from me!

Q:  How will I get the projects if I'm in the Online Club?
A:  I will send the project kits to you.  Note:  Stamping is not included in accordance with Stampin' Up! policy.

Q:  How will I know how to do the projects?
A:  I have a private online club project page which you'll have access to, with a photo of the finished project with instructions or link to how-to video.

Here's  some more information regarding my clubs:

Download: Club Information and Benefits Here


Download: 2012 Club/Class Schedule


Long Distance Classes TO GO Club



I think that is most of the questions I've received about clubs.  If you are interested in joining one of my clubs (or forming a neighborhood club) contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.


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Wow Wednesday: Everyday Enchantment Hat Box, Recycled Stamp & Store Containers

If you're anything like me, you have a few empty Stampin' Up! brad/button containers laying around.  Today's project puts them to good use with this Everyday Enchantment Recycled Container Hat Box.

Don't worry - if you don't have any, you can purchase Stamp & Store Containers, package of 6 for only $3.95.

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, hat box, everyday enchantment dsp

This was one of my Leadership Sale-a-Bration Presentation Projects.  Definitely one of my favorites.  One of my hostesses favorites too, as they each received one as a gift from me for having an in-home workshop during Sale-a-Bration - only THREE more days!

Here are some of the details:
A.  The Hat Box itself is very easy and pretty quick to make.
B.  The Faux Suede Flower - though not hard, does take some time to make
C.  The Hat Pin bow uses an easy Multi-Loop Fork Bow Technique

Don't worry...I've got four separate videos to take you through the various steps.  For some of you - you may already know some of these papercrafting techniques.  If that's the case, you can go directly to the fourth video on how to make the hat box itself.

Recycled Hat Box and Supporting Technique Videos:

1.  VIDEO:  Easy Faux Suede Paper Technique - Quick Tip

2.  VIDEO:  Easy 3D Paper Flower Technique - Quick Tip

3.  VIDEO:  Easy Multi-Loop Fork Bow - Quick Tip 

4.  VIDEO:  Hat Box from Recycled Stampin' Up! Brad Container

I hope you enjoy making recycled Hat Boxes as much as I do!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawns Stamping Supplies

: Very Vanilla (101650) Calypso Coral (122925), Poppy Parade (119793), Lucky Limeade (122926) and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Circles #2 Die (114526), Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Island Floral Die (118871), Fun Flowers Die (121812), 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Crimper (101618), Bone Folder (102300
Accessories:  Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad Bundle (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12), 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291), Hat Pin (125578), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Sheets (114300)


 Dawn's Reminders


  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE (Don't forget - only 3 more days left to choose FREE Sale-a-Bration Products with a $50 order. Order $100 - get 2 products. Order $150 - get 3 products AND $25 in FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise!)

  • Don't forget to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for bargains up to 60% off! (YES - Clearance Rack items count towards your Sale-A-Bration purchases!!)

  • Earn FREE STAMPS when you shop with Dawn! Learn about my DOstamping Customer Loyalty Rewards Program. (Earn a STAR for every $50 order. Collect 10 STARS and choose a free stamp set from me!)

  • Shelli inspired Elegant Bird and SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP

    I don't know about you, but I totally overlooked the new Stampin' Up! Elegant Bird Die from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog (pg 10).  I thought it seemed too big for a card and really, it just wasn't my style.  Well - how wrong was I?  I'm now totally in love with it.  That's because I saw several ways to use the Elegant Bird Die on Shelli Gardner's Blog, CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!  She totally won me over and I had to get it!

    I think my Big Shot Club Members were pleasantly surprised when they completed their Elegant Bird card last week using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper - pg 7 (Sale-a-Bration Free choice w/$50 order - ends March 31st).  Take a look.

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    Not only is it a beautiful card, but oh so quick and easy to do!  My kind of card.  See below for the same card, just with the paper switched for the body and wing, plus the bird is facing towards the right now. 

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    I can't decide which one I like the best.  I think the bird facing right.  What do you think?

    If you haven't taken the Elegant Bird Die plunge yet, give it a try.  I think you might like it!

    Dawns Stamping Supplies

    Stamps:  Curly Cute (117014w or 120510c)
    Ink:  Lucky Limeade (122935)
    Paper:   Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924), Very Vanilla (101650) and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12)
    Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Elegant Bird Die (125593), Framed Tulips Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (121809), Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch (122464),
    Accessories:  Basic Pearls (119247), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad Bundle (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Did you know?

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