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June 2012

Easy Shadow Box Card and Video

So, have you decided on your favorite new Stampin' Up! stamp set yet?  For me, it's hard to decide this year, as I really like so many of the new ones.  So, I'm just going to start with what I "need" first.  As Stampin' Up! didn't have any graduation stamp sets last year, I was excited to see "Pure Gumption" and it was first on my "need" list!

If you like fun-fold cards, then you're gonna like today's card.  I recently received a Shadow Box swap card from fellow demonstrator Brenda Hukriede, (oops, should be Kari Eklund) that I totally fell in love with...thanks Kari!  It reminded that I hadn't done a Shadow Box card in a long time.  They are so much fun to make and receive.  Plus, surprisingly easy to do!

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, shadow box card, graduation, fun fold, pure gumption

Be sure to check out the video below.  NOTE:  I also show the new Stampin' Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool.  So if you are interested in seeing it and comparing it to the "old" Mat sure to watch the entire video for tips!

VIDEO:  Easy Shadow Box Card


Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold= New)

Pure-GumptionStamps Pure Gumption (126315w or 126317c), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370w or 127802c)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980)
Paper Basic Black (121045),Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650) and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Bitty Banner Framelits (129267), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Simply Scored (122334), 3/16" Neutral Brads (119736), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals 104430) 

Enjoy & thanks for shopping with me~Dawn O

Easy World Treasures Flowers

As you've seen a lot of the peacock from the World Treasures stamp set, I thought I would share a card showcasing the flowers.  This card is one of 14 cards you'll be able to choice from at my upcoming local "Just Cards" Buffet Class on Tuesday, June 19th

I'd love to have you join me at this popular class.  Check out the details and RSVP button on my Event Calendar

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

StampsWorld Treasures (126765w or 126767c), Create a Cupcake (121915w or 121982c)
Ink:  Pacific Point (126951), Stampin' Write Markers-Brights (119702)
Paper:  Pacific Point (111350), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), International Bazaar (126920)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Folder (117335), Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126872), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders


Dawn's Product Share Update

I've been busy cutting, sorting, wrapping, packaging, etc!  A couple rounds went in the mail yesterday.  Another couple rounds are going in the mail today and the rest will go in the mail on Thursday/Friday.

I've also updated the photos (like the "I Want it All" photo below) on my Product Share Page.


Say, did you know...
you can see all my Product Share offerings and reservation information all in one place?  It's all hosted on my blog's Product Share page.  Anytime you receive an email subscriber notice from me, you can click on DOstamping with Dawn (Olchefske) at the top of the email and that will take you to my blog.  If you click the title of my "article", that will take you to that specific page on my blog.

Thanks~Dawn O 

Congrats Cap & Gown Card and Video

Do you have Graduation Parties to go to this summer?  Then, today's Congrats Cap & Gown Card is a perfect solution to your graduation card making needs!  Get out your Big Shot & Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Pennants Die, and you'll crank this card out in no time at all. This card was inspired by a card shared by my friend Kelly - thanks Kelly!

I've got two videos to share with you today as well.  One is for the Cap & Gown Card itself and the other is for making Tassles with Stampin' Up!'s Bakers Twine.  Check them both out below.

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, graduation, perfect pennants die, big shot watch these videos via email, you must click on the title of the video below (or Visit My Blog).

Watch Video:  Cap & Gown Card Video



Watch Video:  Make Your Own Tassels Video


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122650w or 122652c)
Ink: Basic Black (126980)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Stripes Texture Embossing Folder (123128), Perfect Pennants (123126), Petal Cone (121810), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865), 1-3/8" Square Punch (119877), Metallic Brads (119741), 5/16" Neutral Brads (retired), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders


Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class - June 2012


There are only TWO class packets left.  Click HERE to purchase yours today, before they are sold out! 



Dawn's Product Shares

3-8StitchedSatinMy ever popular Product Shares are filling up like crazy!  Be sure to reserve your favorite share today.  For pricing and reservation details, visit my:  PRODUCT SHARE PAGE TODAY



Have a fabulous Friday!!

Dawn O


Dawn's Product Share Update

All I can say is WOW!  I'm thrilled that so many of you are excited about my Product Share offering.  I'd say the most popular by far is the "I Want it All" and then the DSP swatchbooks.  Here's where I'm at...

All product share reservations that I've received as of noon today have been billed.  Most have been paid.  I'm waiting on just a few more.  I anticipate receiving product early next week.  Cutting, sorting, wrapping, assembling, packaging, mailing should be done by no later than Friday, June 15th (maybe earlier).  As you can see, it is a process.

These shares have the following openings (updated 6/7):

2012-2013 NEW DSP Share:  4th 5th round has 2 spots open

3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon:  8th 9th 2 spots open

1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon:  7th 8th has 4 spots open

Goodie Pack Embellishments: 7th 8th round has 3 spots open

"I Want it ALL": 6th 7th round has 2 spots open

DSP Swatchbooks: 2nd 3rd round has 4 spots left (each round has 16 spots, so if you want to get yours sooner than later, be sure to contact me today)

Simply Scrappin Kit:  2nd round has 3 spots open

Ruffled Ribbon:  2nd round has 4 spots open

1/2" Seam Binding:  2nd round has 5 spots open

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon:  2 spots open

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon:  2nd round has 5 spots open

Scallop Dots Ribbon: 2nd round has 3 spots open


If you would like to participate in a Product Share,

be sure to visit my


For pricing and reservation details.

Thank you, Dawn O

10 Min Tuesday: Peacock, Fancy Fan Double Texture Embossing Video

What do you get when you cross Stampin' Up! Designer Frames Texture Folder with any other Texture Folder?  You get...Double Texture Embossing!  It sounded like I was going to tell a joke at first, didn't it? He he!

Well - it's no joke.  This Double Texture Embossing Technique is awesome and easy!  I just know you're gonna love it.

First, here's today's card, which uses a couple new products including, Fancy Fan Folder and World Treasures stamp set...a perfect match!

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, double texture embossing, world treasures

This picture doesn't do the card justice.  In real life - it's gorgeous!  Plus, Summer Starfruit is starting to grow on me.  I really like it paired with Midnight Muse!


Double Texture Embossing Technique Tips

1.  Use Fancy Fan Texture Embossing folder to add texture to Whisper White cardstock.  Leave area at the bottom unembossed - for stamping.

2.  Use rectangle from Designer Frames Embossing Folders to add second texture over first texture. 

Watch the video below for tips, particularly for step 2.  In addition, the video includes a bonus project.  The Autumn Day's Father's Day card from last week.  So watch until the end to see the Double Texture Embossing Twist!

VIDEO:  10 Min Tuesday:  Double Texture Embossing WOW!  Remember, if you're reading this in your email or reader service, you'll need to click on the video link to view it.



Dawns Stamping Supplies

  • Stamps:  World Treasures (126765w or 126767c), Curly Cute (117014w ir 120510c)
  • Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860), Stampin' Write 2012/2013 In Color Markers (126856)
  • Paper:  Midnight Muse (126843), Summer Starfruit (126839), Whisper White (100730)
  • Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan (127751), Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Dawn's Reminders 

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

Don't forget to visit the STAMPIN'UP! CLEARANCE RACK

Earn FREE STAMPS when you shop with Dawn!  Learn about my DOstamping
Customer Loyalty Rewards Program

Enjoy~Dawn O

June 2012: Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is Now Available!

My popular "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is ready for June.  Monthly subscribers have received theirs already and there are some packets left just for YOU!

You'll receive a variety of the cards shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different cards, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.) However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.

Check it out below...

This month's class kit: June 2012

Sold Out


  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Only available while supplies last
  • Kits are generally ready around the 5th of each month and sell out fast!
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below)
  • Click Buy Now to get your Class Kit


If you are viewing this message via email or reader program...CLICK HERE to see the Buy Now button - thank you!

NOTE: Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.


Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month? Then become a monthly subscriber! Monthly Subscribers will receive a special advance notice of the class availability 3-days before they are made available to the public. This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out. In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to get a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below). After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber: [email protected]


Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the cards shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different cards, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.) However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card. Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are NOT provided. Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF. The PDF will include a photo of each card and supply list. If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images). However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary.
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits. This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright policy. If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you can substitute like size images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at [email protected].

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


New Stampin' Up!: World Treasures Samples

Well, I was going to have a new video for you today.  But it needed a section re-taped.  However, lawn maintenance got in the way.  What can I say, it must be the day for everyone to get out their mowers, weed wackers and chainsaws.  Maybe I'll try again on Monday. 

So instead, I'll share one of my pillow gifts from the Stampin' Up! DisneyWorld incentive trip.  A delightful stamp set called World Treasures.  It's one of many new products in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I fell in love with it right away.  I'm always on the lookout for peacocks, as my best friend collects thems.

World Treasures Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I also wanted to try out the new Stampin' Up! firm foam Stampin' Pads.  So I reached for Midnight Muse for this card.  Take a look...

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Let me tell you...I LOVE the new Stampin' Pads.  The firm foam pad really made a difference in my stamping experience.  As the peacock is a larger stamp, I would have typically spent a good amount of time to twist, tap, tap, tap and twist and tap some more to get good ink coverage.  Not with the new firm foam.  Just a "Goldilock's touch" will do.  You know...not too hard, not too soft, somewhere in the middle.  Plus just a couple taps is all you need.  Then ooh - the look on cardstock is just wonderful.  In addition it is much more opaque - love it!

Dawns Stamping Supplies

:  World Treasures (126765w or 126767c)

Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860)
Paper:   Midnight Muse (126843), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Texture Folder (127751), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Here are more World Treasures samples from the Hospitality Room at DisneyWorld - enjoy!





Dawn Reminders:

  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE
  • Don't forget to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for bargains up to 60% off!
  • Dawn's popular Product Shares have be updated and they are filling up fast. Get your reservation in today!
  • Shop with Dawn and receive FREE STAMPS, with my DOstamping Loyalty Reward Program
  • The $99 Starter Kit just got better! Get a Patio Party Bonus (value up to $48), when you join in June. See the Have Your Cake Starter Kit Promotion Details here.

    Here's the Scoop on Stampin' Up! new Firm Foam Stampin' Pads

    Introducing the NEW Stampin' Up! Firm Foam Ink pads! They change your stamping experience for the better. Here's what they look like (plus check out a quick video by Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office - great information!)

    Firm Foam Pads

    We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads! Just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:

    • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
    • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
    • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!

    In addition, our new Stampin' Pads

    • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
    • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
    • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
    • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

    Here's Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Home Office as she discusses the new firm foam Stampin' Pads in the video below.

    Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are:

    • Basic Black
    • Basic Gray
    • Marina Mist
    • Perfect Plum
    • Tempting Turquoise

    All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin' Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula in the new firm foam pads.

    Additional features you're gonna love:

    • The firm foam is nice and flat and will not become wavy.
    • The firm foam material does not imprint on the stamp images like the felt pad sometimes did. However, because the firm foam material is a foam base material, the stamp image can momentarily leave an imprint on the pad, which can transfer to a second stamped image. By inking your stamp on different areas of the pad or waiting momentarily for the ink to rise back to the top, you can easily avoid this situation.
    • The firm foam material is soft and has a nice bounce to it. It’s not hard like the felt is.
    • The ink lay-down (how the ink is absorbed into the card stock) is even, not blotchy, and dries quickly. It has an increased opacity and stamps solid images beautifully.

    Got more questions? Be sure to check out Firm Foam Stampin' Pad FAQ's

    Thanks~Dawn O