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February 2013

NEW Stampin' Up! Online Class: The Basics...it's a HIT!

Whether you're a new or experience stamper, you're gonna love Stampin' Up!'s NEW Online Class: The Basics! 

That's right - you read that correctly.  It's a class designed for you to learn stamping and papercrafting techniques at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

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133385  Online Class:The Basics   - only $14.95*

Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success. 
Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects!

  • Stamping Basics (7 projects)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (4 projects, video) 
  • Masking Techniques (4 projects, video)
  • Embossing Techniques (7 projects, 2 videos)
  • Markers and watercoloring Techniques (6 projects, video)
  • Big Shot and punches (6 projects, 2 videos)

*No shipping, no tax!!

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What people are saying about Stampin' Up!'s NEW ONLINE CLASS...

"I knew that as an experienced stamper the technique instructions would probably be below my skill level (*smile*), but I also thought that I am always interested in picking up new tips and tricks that maybe I didn't know about (or had forgotten). I also thought that the projects would more than likely be quick and easy to do (which I love), but still have that classy SU! flair....I wasn't disappointed on that! I found 3 or 4 cards right away that I can't wait to get into my stamp studio and CASE! So at this point I would have to say that this class would be a gold mine for new stampers, and that there is still plenty to get this "old" stamper excited too!! ;-) I also feel that the content is well worth the price!" - from June F

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To access your Online Class:

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Downloading Instructions:

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  • Choose PC or MAC

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  • Then select "For Other Applications"

PC Instructions:
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions:
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

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Quick & Cute: Birthday Cake Card with Woohoo Single Stamp!

Oh my gosh!  I've been ichin' to put ink to the new fresh and fun Woo Hoo Single Stamp (132661).  I'm just giddy over this Quick & Cute card.  I think it turned out really cute! Take a look...

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Also, as I was making this card, I stumbled across a fun and kind of retro color combo.  Reminds of colors from the 50's.  Fun, isn't it?!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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More Single Stamps available through March 31st

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---> Find these Single Stamps in my Online Store <---

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Video: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box

If you're on my newsletter list (which is different from my blog email subscription list), then you just received my Week#5 of my DOstamping 6-Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter.  It included a written tutorial for an adorable Petite Treat Box, created by my friend, Tammy Fite.  

I was so taken with these cute little boxes that I put together my own version of the Petite Treat Box, along with a short video tutorial.

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How cute are these?  Super cute!!  They hold a fun-size Twix candy bar...my favorite!  You only need a 4-3/4" x 4-1/4" sheet of card to make this sweet Petite Treat Box (say that 3 times fast)!

Get out your Simply Scored Tool and follow along with my How'd She DO That? video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box

 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies (Bold items are free with $50 order)

Petite Treat Box Scoring:

  • With 4-3/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 2" and 2-3/4"
  • With 4-1/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 3/4" x 3-1/2"

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Only 1-Week Left!

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DOstamping 6 Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter
FAQ's

Q.  Dawn, I signed up for your newsletter, but I'm not receiving them.  Should I sign up again?

A.  No, as then you'll be in my system twice. Check your spam folder or junk filter to see if my emails are going there.  My email is: dostamping@yahoo.com.  Wk#5 went out Monday, Feb 25th.

 

Q.  Is the Newsletter the same as your Blog Subscription Email?

A.  No, they are different.  My Newsletter is a series of newsletters done throughout the year.  6 Weeks at Sale-a-Bration, 6 Weeks at the new Catalog Release (starting in June) and 12 Weeks of Christmas (in the fall).  In addition, I send out newsletters here and there throughout the year, but no set schedule.

 

Q.  How can I tell which one I'm receiving?

A.  Good question!  Here's what they look like when they come into your inbox:

  • Blog Email Subscription:  Email subject line always reads "DOstamping with Dawn (Olchefske)"
  • Newsletter Email:  Email subject line will typically be the Week # of the various newsletter series I do throughout the year.

 

Q.  How can I sign up for your "DOstamping With Dawn" Blog Subscription Email?
A.  Here's the link: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DostampingWithDawn

Your email address will be sent a verification message once you submit the form. IMPORTANT: FeedBurner will only activate your subscription to “DOstamping with Dawn (Olchefske)” once you respond to the verification message.  Check spam or junk folder, if you didn't receive it (it's sent right away).

 

Q.  How can I sign up for your DOstamping Newsletter program?

A.  If you're new to me

  • Then you'll want to sign up HERE!
  • Fill out the "contact me" form.  
  • Be sure to select your "interest" by scrolling down to "Request My Newsletter"

 

Q.  If I sign up today, I'll only receive the last week of the DOstamping Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletters.  Can I have the first 5 weeks too?

A.  Links to the first 5 weeks will be included in the last week (wk#6), going out on Sunday, March 3rd.  So you won't miss a thing!

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Video: Easy Envelope Card Box

As promised, here's the video on how to make the Easy Envelope Card Box I shared on the Spring Catalog Control Freaks Tour a couple days ago.

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Easy Envelope Card Box Instructions:

Fits four cards and envelopes  (Note: cards should be with little or no bulk)

  • Cardstock:  8-1/2" x 8-1/2" Daffodil Delight
  • Diagonal Score: (watch video below for tips)
    • 3-1/4", 3-3/4" on two opposite sides (on one of these sides score at 7-1/2", to be trimmed off)
    • 4-1/4", 4-3/4" on the remaining side
  • Trim off the 4 intersecting areas
  • Adhere Designer Paper from Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit to front flap only (not the one that was trimmed off)
  • Make closure with Modern Label Punch - Tangerine Tango cardstock and (2) Mini Silver Brads
  • Insert cards and envelopes
  • Enjoy!!

WATCH VIDEO:  EASY ENVELOPE CARD BOX

 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Control Freak Spring Catalog Tour: Flower Fair

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Welcome to the Control Freaks February 2013 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 Kreiger's Blog

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

Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit

If you're not a scrapbooker, you may have overlooked this fresh and fun kit found on pg 31 of the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.  At first glance you also may not have noticed it comes with 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, making this kit perfect for both scrapbookers and card makers alike!

My projects today feature a set of four cards and an envelope box to gift-wrap them in.

Flower Fair Cards

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Flower Fair Envelope Box

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Get out your Diagonal Scoring Plates and stop back in a couple days for a quick video tutorial on how to create the Envelope Box!

eta 2/25/13: VIDEO LINK for Easy Envelope Box

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog Creations.  Now on to more, from the talented Yvette Ashe

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Simple But Wow Serene Silhouettes

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a swap I participated in at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last month. This Serene Silhouettes card is my kind of card...Simple But Wow.  I know many of you like cards like this too.  So I know you're gonna enjoy today's card!

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This card was a big hit with my customers this past fall.  It's monochromatic color scheme, with a touch of bling (rhinestones in the center of the flowers - I know,hard to see) make this card a winner!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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The Control Freaks are coming February 20th!

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Join your favorite Control Freaks for a Spring Catalog Tour!
Hop on the tour - Wednesday, Feb 20th! 

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Valentines with Max & Sam

Happy Valentines Day!

I thought I'd share some pictures of our fun day of creating Valentine Cards & Treats with our grandsons Max and Sam. 

Here's the gift for their teachers.  A sweet little Petal Cone Takeout Box filled with candy.

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The Crumb Cake box is wrapped with a strip of Pretty in Pink from the Subtles Collection DSP Paper Stack (117152) and the new 3/8" Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon (129293)

 

Here's Max's Valentine Treat and Card.  Yes, he insisted on a card with his treat pouch

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Together we made 24 sucker holders using the Petal Cone Die.  The "please deliver" is from the new Sent with Love Promotion.  The "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting is from the hostess set, Wacky Wishes (126410w or 126412c)

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Here's Sammy's Treat Pouch

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Sam made 14 treat pouches using a 4"x6" Cell Bag, with a laser-cut heart from More Amore Designer Series Paper.  The postage stamp square is stamped from the Sent with Love stamp set and the Valentine ticket is from That's the Ticket stamp set (128072w or 128075c)

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So proud!  Aren't they cute?!

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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