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January 2012

Elementary Elegance & Everyday Enchantment DSP with Faux Bow Butterfly

Here's another sample I shared during my Stampin' Up! Leadership Main Stage Presentation.  It features the FREE Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (w/a $50 order).  As I said on Thursday's Sale-a-Bration post, I love the "feeling" of this paper.  For me, I immediately thought of patchwork quilts.  Using that theme, today's card came together quickly and is easy to duplicate.


Isn't it cute?  Love it!  The greeting is from another Sale-a-Bration set which also matches the paper beautifully.  It's called, Elementary Elegance and it's FREE too (with a $50 order).

Dawn's Stamping Instructions & Supplies:
1.  Start with four pieces of Everyday Enchantment DSP punched with the Postage Stamp Punch (122344) and position them onto a 5" x 3-3/4" peice of Very Vanilla cardstock (100730) with Dotto temporary adhesive (103305).  Using Dotto allows you to perfectly align your squares.  Once you have them aligned, then adhere them permanently with Snail Adhesive (104332).  
2.  Adhere to a 5-1/2" x 4" layer of Pool Party cardstock (122924). 
3.  Adhere to a card base of 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Peach Parfait cardstock (119794).
4.  Stamp greeting in Peach Parfait Classic Ink (119783) using the FREE Elementary Elegance stamp set. 
4.  Die cut a butterfly using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138) with the Big Shot (113439), using Peach Parfait cardstock.
5.  Use a Butterfly Brad (from the FREE Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, with a $50 order) and about 8" of Peach Parfait Poly Stitch Ribbon (119264) to create a "faux bow".  See my FAUX BOW VIDEO TUTORIAL (stored in my DOstamping FREE Resource Library)
6.  Attach to butterfly with Mini Glue Dots (103683)
7.  Attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
8.  Enjoy!

Thank you for doing your Sale-a-Bration shopping in my
 Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Remember, if you're planning on placing a $150 order (party of one!) and would like to receive the Free Hostess Tote, you'll need to contact me directly with your order at [email protected].


Join Now thru March 31st...Save $50 on Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!


Hey you, ya you...if you're thinking of placing an order of $150 or more, you might want to consider Joining Stampin' Up! for ONLY $125!  Yes - you read that correctly. 

You can join online today and be placing your own Sale-a-Bration orders with instant access to the demonstrator website.  Discover ways to earn LOTS of free product and enjoy savings too!  In fact - it's common for new demonstrators to save enough money on their first order to cover the cost of the Starter Kit!

However, the sooner you join, the sooner you can enjoy these fabulous benefits.  By joining this month which ends Tuesday, Jan 31st, you can...

1.  Save $50 on Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.
2.  Enjoy 11 months of FREE Designer Series Paper (or Digital Downloads) when you join in January!  (join in February and only get 10 months, join in March and only get 9 months)
3.  You'll have a generous 5 months (until June 30th) to submit your quarterly minimum of ONLY $300.
4.  Enjoy 2 full months of Sale-a-bration and possibly earn additional Demonstrator Benefits.  Yes, we too enjoy benefits during Sale-a-Bration.

In addition, when you join my DOstamperSTARS team you'll receive the following welcome gifts from me:


  • Easy Events Set Sampler cards
  • Three of my classes for FREE (class may be different from what's shown)
  • Stampin' Up! Reusable Tote Bag w/pen and catalog stickers

Learn more on how I support my DOstamperSTARS team.

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Fresh Vintage My Way: Monochromatic!

If you've had a chance to look through the 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, you've probably seen the gorgeous Fresh Vintage sample on page 6.  Gorgeous as it is, my first thought was "all that coloring - oh my".  I love the image, but was not thrilled about the time involved to color it with markers.  

So...monochromatic card to the rescue!  I grabbed my In Color Pool Party Classic Ink and started stamping.  Here's what I came up with...


Dawn's Stamping Tip:
I stamped the image 3 times along the edge.  I started by stamping the center image upside down.  Then stamped the left and right images upside right to create a border.

For my next card, I wanted to "step-it-up" a little.  I added a little texture with the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder and a couple of Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling.  Take a look...


Dawn's Stamping Supplies
(Bold items = Sale-A-Bration Product free with a $50 order)

Fresh-Vintage-Stamp-SetStampsFresh Vintage (SAB 125115w or 125117c), Kindness Matters (SAB 127723w or 127724c for the greeting)
Ink:  Pool Party (122938)
Paper:   Pool Party (122924), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), NEW Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (125582), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

Shop Now at: Dawn's Online Store

View: 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure

Shop: Clearance Rack

SHOP: Occasions Mini Catalog

RESERVE: Product Shares!

LoyaltyRewards-160Earn free Stamps when you Shop Online with Dawn. Check out my popular DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program HERE!


Sale-A-Bration Hostess Bundle Ideas

Well, I've had a little time to regroup since returning from the annual Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  Unfortunately I caught a little cold, so I haven't been very productive the last couple days.  However, today I'm feeling a little better and was able to get a few pictures of my some of my Leadership projects, which I know many of you have been waiting for.  So here you go...

First off, I just gotta tell you...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Sale-a-Bration products in the Free Hostess Bundle (free with a $400 party).  This free bundle includes:  Fresh Vintage stamp set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads!  What more could a girl want?

As you'll see over the next few days, the Fresh Vintage stamp set is very versatile and coordinates with several Stampin' Up! punches.  The Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper is to die for.  Love the feeling of this paper.  For me, I immediately thought of patchwork quilts.  I'll share several ideas using the patchwork theme.  And of course, who doesn't like Ribbon and Brads.  Can't get enough of them!  With a $400 party, you'll get all three products for FREE!

Here are three quick and easy cards.  These are some of the cards I'll be offering for my Sale-a-Bration workshops.  All three use one of my favorite Stampin' Up! products, Note Cards and Envelopes (107311, 20 for only $5.95!).  These cards are sized at 5" x 3-1/2".  Perfect for a quick note.





For the cards above, I used the following tools:

119869  1/2" Circle Punch
119868  1" Circle Punch
122464  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
122344  Postage Stamp Punch
119884  Scallop Square Punch
118138  Beautiful Wings Embosslit

There's still time to book your Sale-a-Bration party (thru March 31st).  Contact me to schedule your party today!

Of course - you can place your own "party of one" order of $150 or more and choose these three Sale-a-Bration products for your three SAB choices.  Then also get the adorable Hostess Tote shown above (PLEASE NOTE:  the tote is not available to earn with online orders.  If you'd like the tote, contact me directly with your $150 order at [email protected])

Enjoy~Dawn O


2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

SHOP the Clearance Rack

DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program


Stampin' Up! 2012 Sale-a-Bration Starts Today!

Woohoo!  Sale-a-Bration time is here!  It's every papercrafter's favorite time of year!  Why?  Because Stampin' Up! is giving away free product with qualifying orders!  There are several ways to participate.


PARTY GUESTS:  Choose one free product from the SAB brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).

ONLINE ORDERS:  Choose one free product from the SAB brochure for every $50 you spend in my Stampin' Up! Online Store (before tax and shipping).  In addition, when your online order totals $150, you'll receive Stampin' Rewards
HOSTESSES:  When your party total reaches $150.00 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a FREE TOTE.  When your party reaches $400 (before tax and shipping), You'll receive a free Hostess Bundle (Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack).  This is in addition to the regularly fabulous hostess benefits!  Contact me to schedule your Sale-a-Bration Party!
NEW RECRUITS:  Join during Sale-a-Bration and get your Starter Kit for only $125.00 ($50 off).  Then starting with the month after you join, you can choose a free Designer Series Paper pack (or Digital Download) every month for the rest of the year.  For more information on joining Stampin' Up! click Join my Team and DOstamperSTARS

FREE GIFT FROM DAWN when you join my DOstamperSTARS Team:


  • Easy Events Set Sampler cards ($10 value)
  • Three of my classes for FREE ($45 value)
  • Stampin' Up! Reusable Tote Bag w/pen and catalog stickers ($10 value)

    View Stampin' Up! 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure

    Download: Stampin' Supplies

    View my 2012 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Project Inspiration Page


    Stampin' Up! Leadership and Sale-a-Bration Hostess Bundle

    Did you miss me?  Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I was in San Antonio, Texas for almost a week (and internet was spotty at best).  It was Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Convention.  I had the honor of doing a creative presentation on the Sale-A-Bration FREE Hostess Bundle (which starts tomorrow, Jan 24th)!  Here is one of the cards I shared...


    The Sale-a-Bration Hostess Bundle is FREE to hostesses who have a $400 or more in-home or book party between January 24th and March 31st (*hostess bundle is not available with online orders*).  Here's a card that features all three items in the hostess bundle:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack.

    *Whether you're local or long distance, if you want to organize a book party with your friends, contact me ([email protected]) to receive catalogs and order forms. 

    DON'T FORGET...Sale-a-Bration starts tomorrow, January 24th.  Check back later today or tomorrow for all of the exciting details.

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

    Shop: Dawn's Online Store

    Shop: Clearance Rack

    SHOP: Occasions Mini Catalog

    RESERVE: Product Shares!

    LoyaltyRewards-160Earn free Stamps when you Shop Online with Dawn. Check out my DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program HERE!


    Flirtatious & Pretty Postage Birthday Cake

    It's been so dreary here in MN and I was feeling the need for something cheerful.  So I took inspiration from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper and put together this cute and quick Birthday Card.  It uses the "birthday cake" image from Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Postage stamp set. 

    It's also one of the cards I'll be offering at my upcoming January 31st "Just Cards" Buffet Class.  This month's class you can choose from many different birthday cards, valentine's day card, get well, thinking of you and more!  You make 8 cards of your choice for only $18.00.  Additional cards can be made at $1.50 each.   Click here to RSVP and join us at this fun class!




    Dawns Stamping Supplies 

    Stamps:  Pretty Postage  (123095w or 123097c)
    Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (105216)
    Paper:  Pumpkin Pie (105117), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper white (100730) and Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper (122360)
    Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), 1" Square Punch (124094), Postage Stamp Punch (122344), Scallop Square Punch (119884), 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon(124141), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)   

    Enjoy~Dawn O 


    2012 Occasions Product Shares Update


    Several rounds of 2012 Occasions Product Shares have been received, sorted, cut, packaged and are ready to be mailed.  I had planned to mail them today.  However, it's a bank holiday, so they will be going in the mail tomorrow. 


    There is still time to get in on my popular Product Shares.  Choose from shares of Ribbon (from the main catalog and Occasions Mini), Swatchbooks and more!  Right now - the most popular share is the "2012 Occasions Mini - I Want it All" Share (pictured above).  I have two spots left in my current round of this share.  If you want to get in on this round, to see share details and ordering information - click the link below:

    Dawn's Product Share Page

    Join a Share Today!


    Grunge Rock Guitar Card

    Sometime it's hard to come up with a card for teenagers.  Especially teenage boys.  So that's where Stampin' Up!'s Grunge Rock stamp set comes in.   This 6-piece stamp set not only includes a guitar, but a "Happy Birthday" greeting and several fun background images.  I also paired it with an image from the Extreme Elements stamp set (stars).  Check it out...


    Dawn's Stamping Supplies

    Stamps:  Grunge Rock (117080w or 120555c), Extreme Elements (115181 wood only)
    Ink:  Pacific Point (111837), More Mustard (103162)
    Paper:   Pacific Point (111350), More Mustard (100946), Whisper white (100730)
    Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch(119873), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch(119860), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    Enjoy~Dawn O