2013 Spring Catalog

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #104: Holiday Invitation Autumn Accents

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Home Sweet Home Challenge!

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With today's beautiful inspiration photo, I just had to pull out the Autumn Accents Die.   Also - I've been itchin' to try a "curved banner greeting" and I think it was just the right touch for today's card.  I received a card from fellow demonstrator Brenda Spenger - which had a "curved banner" on it and totally fell in love with it!  Here's a closer look...

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Curved Banner Greeting

  • Oval Framelits (size 3 & 5 - when counting from smallest to largest)
  • Center the small one inside the larger one and cut with Big Shot
  • Then cut oval in half - the long way
  • Stamp greeting on one half (position photopolymer stamp into curved shape on the clear block)
  • Use the other half to create banner ends (I used the Banner Punch to create flagged ends by siding the oval strip into the punch "backwards")
  • Assemble greeting banner with Gold Designer Buttons and Glue Dots

OK - as I am writing this, I definitely think I'll have to do a How'd She DO That? video.  Check back soon.

eta: Oval Curved Banner video

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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QC: Clearance Rack Rain or Shine, Mystery Hostess Code Winner

Just a few quick reminders:

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Another Mystery Hostess Code Winner!

  • Congratulations to Diane O from MN, who will be receiving:
    • $145 shopping spree
    • 4 half-price items

Start using NEW September Hostess Code = CQJTMWAR 

Note: Several of you emailed me yesterday that you forgot to enter the hostess code while shopping.  No problem - I entered it for you using the above hostess code!

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Woohoo - You guys are having fun shopping the Clearance Rack in my Stampin Up! online store.  There are a lot of bargains to be had.  Thank you for shopping with me!

Here's a QC card featuring a couple of products you'll find in the Clearance Rack...Rain or Shine stamp set and 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon.  

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As a demonstrator, I don't generally stock up on retired items, but...I have to admit, I just love, love, love this organdy ribbon and I may have to break down and get a few rolls to keep on hand (great for baby cards and adorable for small packages!)

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Rain-or-Shine
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If you're interested in these products, then you may be interested in the Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It was only out for a short time, making an appearance in the last Spring Catalog.  I was disappointed to see that it didn't make it into the Annual Catalog.  But it's now available while supplies last.  Get your's today!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 126777 Rain or Shine clear mount (clearance rack - sold out!)
  • 101406 Black Staz On Ink Pad
  • Old Olive ink
  • Old Olive cardstock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
  • Whisper White cardstock (4" x 5-1/4", and 3x3 for punching)
  • Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (retired, 4" x 1-3/4")
  • 120906 2-1/2” Circle Punch
  • 129291 Old Olive 3/8” Striped Organdy Ribbon (clearance rack)
  • Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
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Retiring: My Favorite Greeting Set...Curly Cute!

I'm so sad.  Why?  Because a couple of my favorite greeting stamp sets are retiring.  But probably my favorite one, that I never grow tired of is, Curly Cute!!  So I thought I'd share a little farewell review for you...

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 125510 Spring Sampler - wood (spring catalog ends 5/31)
  • 125512 Spring Sampler - clear (spring catalog ends 5/31)
  • 117014 Curly Cute - wood (retiring)
  • 120510 Curly Cute - clear (retiring)
  • 101406 Stazon Jet Black ink
  • 119677 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Daffodil Delight, Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
  • 124145 ½” Black Scallop Dots Ribbon (retiring)
  • 127811 1-1/4” Scallop Circle punch
  • 119868 1” Circle Punch
  • 129378 Honeycomb TIEF
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Past Curly Cute Cards

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Curly Cute Birthday

 

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(4) Flower Flair Curly Cute Cards

 

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Happy Birthday Curly Cute 

 

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Curly Cute Seasons Greetings (French Foliage stamp set also retiring)

 

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Mickey Mouse Curly Cute

 

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Curly Cute Elegant Bird  (also retiring)

 

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World Treasures Peacock Curly Cute

Be sure to add it to your retiring wish list and get it before it's gone for good (June 3, 2013).

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Remember - some retiring items are on sale at up to 60% off!

Retired Accessories List (only available while supplies last) 

Retired Stamps List (all available until June 3rd)

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Control Freaks Birthday Tour!


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Welcome to the Control Freaks April 2013 Tour (officially starts April 20th, but should be live by 8:00pm central time April 19th- so be sure to stop back later to take the full tour). We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from Justin Krieger's Blog

Our theme for this month is: "Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations".   

Butterfly Birthday Ensemble 

I don't know about you, but...I just can't put Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches down.  I am so drawn to them and I find myself reaching for them on almost every project these days.  So instead of fighting it, I simply gave in (again!) and you get birthday butterflies!!

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Ensemble includes:

  • Butterfly Birthday card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Butterfly Birthday thank you (3"x3")
  • Butterfly Boutique Box candy holder

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I chose a soft color palette of retiring colors.  I think I'll miss Baja Breeze the most!

Both the birthday and thank you cards have a panel with lines scored on all 4 sides to give them a little texture interest.  

TIP: score with front side faced down on your scoring tool

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Butterfly Boutique Box Candy Holder 

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Boutique Boxes make for a great last minute candy holder.  You'll find them in the 2013 Spring Catalog.  They come already die cut - woohoo!.  Just punch-out, add Sticky Strip, fold and you're done!  

Well...add some cute decorations with Butterflies and Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon...then you're done!

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TIP:  The box-top is actually folded backwards and stays in place with the ribbon.  Just slip in 2 candy bars (yes, two candy bars fit perfectly...gotta love that!) and your candy holder is ready to go.  

It could be a gift in itself or would make a great party favor too!

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 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • Blooming with Kindness stamp (126420w or 126422c)
  • Baja Breeze ink
  • Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
  • 129306 Boutique Boxes
  • 129292 Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon
  • 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • 129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 127811 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 119246 Basic Rhinstone Jewels
  • Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations.  Now on to more, from the always surprising Jan Tinklenberg

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Quick and Cut: Amazing Accent Wheel

Today's Quick & Cute card is brought to by... Stampin' Around Wheel!  Yes, wheels are a stampers delight for QC cards!  One quick pass over your card and voila, you're practically done!

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If you're a Stampin' Around Wheel virgin newbie, or need a refresher, be sure to...

WATCH VIDEO: Stamping Around Wheel Basics

Enjoy~Dawn O

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QC Part 2: Secret Garden Feels Goods

As promised, here's another Quick & Cute card using the same focal point as yesterday's Secret Garden Feels Goods card and yet, acheiving a different look.

First I want to correct the measurements I shared yesterday.  It seems my hands type faster then my brain thinks (anyone else have that problem?)  Here's the correct measurements:

  • 2" x 3-3/4" Whisper White
  • 3/4" x 3-3/4" Tea For Two Designer Series Paper

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Are you like me?  You've got your stamping supplies out, so you may as well make a second card before putting everything away.  For this card, by just rotating the position of the cardstock, the same white and Tea For Two DSP pieces (from yesterday) will give you a completely different look. 

NOTE: I did change up the "orange" color for this card and used Tangerine Tango instead of Calypso Coral (don't ask me why...I'm sure I had a pretty good reason at the time).  The more I look at the combo below, the more I think Halloween...hmm. 

Tangerine-Limeade-Black

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 So...let me know which one you prefer?

The landscape QC #1 (right) or portrait layout QC #2 (left)?

Enjoy~Dawn O

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QC Part 1: Secret Garden Feels Goods

This week's Quick & Cute card features one of my favorite "go-to" layouts.  Often times when I have a creative block, I gravitate to one of my favorite layouts to help get the creative juices going. 

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The key to this layout is the focal point, which measures:

Oops - these measurements have been updated (thanks Barbara!)

  • 2" x 3-3/4" Whisper White*
  • 3/4" x 3-3/4" Tea For Two Designer Series Paper*
  • matted with 3" x 4" Basic Black cardstock

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DAWN'S TIP:  Stamp two extra flowers on whisper white scrap.  Hand cut the the smallest and middle flower sections.  Add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for QC Part 2.  I'll share another card using same supplies (well mostly) but acheiving it a completely different look.  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Just Smile: Happy Whale, Cloudy Day Big Shot Card

Happy Whale Card

From the must-have Cloudy Day Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, to the Large Scallop Edgelit Waves,  the clever greeting twist (from Oh Whale stamp set) and the Happy Whale itself, today's product is basically a monochromatic card that gives a surprise pop of color with the red heart.  

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This  picture captures a lot of the details of this card.  It's a card that makes me just smile!  How about you?
Enjoy~Dawn O
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Dawn's Stamping Supplies:
(Most of today's supplies can be found in the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Mini Catalog)

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