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July 2013

2013 Stampin' Up! Convention - opening session

Just checking in with a quick update on Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention - Opening Session and Social!  Stampin' Up! went all out for their 25th Anniversary.  An awesome bag, a moving convention song, double the prize patrols, a walk down memory lane and more!  Afterwards there was a huge social with 6000 of our closest friends - tons of demonstrations, display boards, service project, live band karaoke, Guiness World Record, Ronald McDonald and MORE!

Here's a few pictures:

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Shelli Gardner's family (CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!


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The BAG!!  Wow - it's awesome this year.  Stampin' Up! outdid themselves!

I'll be sharing most of my photos on my Facebook Business Page here: - so be sure to stop by each day for lots of photo sharing!

Join Stampin' Up! and get a FREE BONUS and attend Stampin' Up! events like this one!



Stampin' Up! Convention in SLC - Woohoo!


We're here in SLC, Utah at the Stampin' Up! Convention.  This year Stampin' Up! celebrates 25 years and it's going to be exciting!

Last night I arrived with my DOstamperSTARS and kicked it off with dinner and a swap.  Gotta getting that swapping started right away.  We did a card swap (I'll share later) and a 3-D swap (see below).



L to R: Debbie, me (Dawn), Jan, Jenny, Gayle, Robyn, Laurie & Connie

We had a lovely time.  Toasting old and new friends!  It's gonna be a great week.  I'll post as often as I can.

Enjoy~Dawn O


If you were having trouble with links in the past couple days, try these links below:

Smply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds

Flower Shop Bundle Mounting Tips - a must see




Bonnie Thurber: Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds

I've been receiving questions on how to use Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Pressed Products.  Well, you're in luck!  Staff member (and sweet friend), Bonnie Thurber shows how to use this new product in her ever-fabulous way in the video below!!

WATCH VIDEO: Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds


Here's a couple of cards that feature the clay blossoms:


Get Simply Pressed Products in my Stampin' Up! Store:

Enjoy~Dawn O




Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform Backorder Update


Through Thursday, July will be the last chance for you to purchase the wildly popular Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658).  That is, at least until fall.  

Due to the huge demand, the Magnetic Platform has been on backorder for sometime now.  Stampin' Up! is working with their supplier who is working at capacity to meet the demand.

Due to the backorder situation, the Big Shot Magnetic Platform will be temporarily turned off starting Thursday, July 18, at 12:01 AM (MT).  At that point, it won't be available for purchase until sometime this fall.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Here are answers to some of the questions you might have:

When will the Magnetic Platform be available again?

We expect that it will be available early fall.

What if I already ordered it when it was on backorder?
We'll fill all closed backorders as we get more Magnetic Platforms in. We are receiving periodic shipments from our vendor and as soon as they come in we'll fulfill orders in the approximate order they were received. 

Remember, you have until Thursday, July 18, at 12:01 AM (MT) to order the Magnetic Platform.  It will be placed on backorder.  However, that gets in you in the queue.




Video: Stampin' Up! Flower Shop Bundle Mounting Tips

Been getting a few questions on how to mount Stampin' Up!'s Flower Shop stamp set for successful punching with the NEW Pansy Punch.  Good question! 


132727 Flower Shop Bundle (wood mount) $33.95
132726 Flower Shop Bundle (clear mount) $28.75

At first glance - the flower petals appear to be the same.  However, they are not.  On today's video, I show you which petal is slightly different and tips for mounting that can be used for both wood and clear mount.

WATCH VIDEO: Flower Shop Bundle Mounting Tips


Enjoy~Dawn O


Pick a FREE Project Kit starts today!

Print: Pick a FREE Project Kit Flyer

Read about joining Stampin' Up! and the FREE BONUS here




Starting July 15th: Free Project Kit!

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Dates: Starts Monday, July 15-August 31, 2013 

Offer: Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit  (starts Monday) and pick one of four project kits for FREE!

FREE Project Kit Choices:
The first three project kits are from the upcoming holiday catalog (get them early!) and the last option is from the annual catalog

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Print: Pick a Kit Flyer



Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND 
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit




Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND 
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit




Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit




Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle



Benefits you can start enjoying immediately

  • Choose $125 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise in your customized Starter Kit
  • FREE Shipping on Starter Kit - saves you 10%!
  • Enjoy 20% discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases
  • One-time 30% off discount on your first Stampin' Up! order of $150 or more!
  • Yes - you too will get hostess rewards on your orders of $150 or more!
  • Start ordering Holiday Mini Catalog products now during our pre-order period

Become a DOstamperSTAR

  • Join my STARS and become part of a fun and supportive community.  Online we share creative ideas, stamping tips and more!
  • No pressure!  Run your business/hobby your way.  Join for the fun, join to run a business (or anything in between).  It's your choice!   I'll support you in any of your Stampin' Up! endeavors.

Like DOstamperSTAR Christi says..."Now I have you (STARS)! A group who creates, talks, encourages and learns. I am so thankful for you! Thank you for being a STAR so I can meet you and I can have "co-workers!" Thank you for being part of a group which encourages growth, conquering fear, defining your own goals and sharing beautiful projects."

More Stampin' Up! Information

Purchase your Starter Kit with Dawn starting Mon, July 15th!




QC Card: Backyard Basics Butterfly Window Video's Friday, time to share another Quick & Cute (QC) card.  I have a video for you too!

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Today's card is just gonna make you smile.  It's bright and cheery disposition is from the color scheme that was influenced by the darling pattern paper...Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP).  

I can't get enough of this paper.  I'm excited that I can stock up on it this month and you can too, with Stampin' Up!'s B3G1 Sale.  What is that?  It's a Buy 3 DSP's, Get 1 FREE sale!

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Today's video covers the following:

  • Use the NEW Backyard Basic Framelits to create a "window"
  • See the NEW Magnetic Platform in action!
  • Check out the NEW Wood Mount Cases
  • and more!

WATCH VIDEO:  Backyard Basics Butterfly Window Card


Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies


Backyard Basics Bundle

Other Supplies:


Stampin' Up! Updates & Reminders

Dawn's Reminders

I'm still taking reservations for Paper, Ribbon, Swatchbooks and "I Want it All" shares.  Check them out on my Product Share Page.


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

I've heard from a few of you trying to place your online orders this past week...

If you experience technical problems while placing your order, Stampin' Up! recommends the following tips:

  • try using Mozilla Firefox for your internet browser
  • clear your "cookies"
  • then restart your computer

If these tips don't work for you, feel free to contact me and I'll help take care of you. Thank you for your patience!



Label Love Bundle: Just For You!

Last month I met with my DOstamperSTARS for a shoebox swap.  As happens a lot, I get to chatting and find myself with not enough time to finish everyone's swap (but I have a great time visiting!).  So for a couple of cards, I end up stamping and grabbing the supplies, and finish them up later.  Well, later was finally this weekend to make this Label Love Bundle card. 

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This was actually the supplies for Cheryl Owczarek's card.  It included all 5 of the NEW 2013/2014 In Colors and the Label Love stamped/punch image (I added Bakers Twine).  I couldn't recall what it looked like, so I came up with something on my own.  

It was kind of fun just taking pre-cut cardstock and playing!  Thanks for the inspiration Cheryl!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!