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November 2013

November Photopolymer: Eye-Catching Ikat

Just a quick update...

#dostamping, #stampinup card kits, holiday edition

Only a few November Just Cards TO GO Class kits left.  Get yours before they're gone! Details here


Stampin' Up!'s November's Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer stamp set will give an exotic fabric-like texture to your projects. The ikat trend is all over the home décor and fashion industries, so use inspiration from what you see around you and take it to your papercrafting! Mix and match the patterns together in a multitude of colors to create endless ikat looks. 


What's Ikat?  If you're like me and you haven't heard of ikat, here's a little background for you.

Ikat (prounounced "eee-kot") is an Indonesian word that means both the weaving technique and the resulting fabric. Prior to weaving, the skeins of thread or yarn are bound with dye-resistant bindings and then dyed in bright colors (think tie-dye, only in this case the threads are dyed instead of the finished cloth). When the threads are woven, the undyed parts work into elaborate geometrical patterns. The origins of the technique are lost to history, as it has appeared all over the world, from Central America, to Japan, to India, and many other countries.  So, there you go!

PrintEye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp set flyer




SHOP: Photopolymer Stamps

For more information: CLICK HERE

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!


DSC Thursday Sketch Challenge: Quick & Cute Tag it!

#dostamping, #stampinup  Tag It, Chalk Talk Framelits, quick & cute

Today's card is a DOstamperSTAR Thursday Challenge & QC card all rolled into one!  This week is a Sketch Pad challenge.  I took a few liberties with the challenge below, by turning it on it's side.  

DSC061, DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge Sketch, 11/14/2013

Also, I've been wanting to use the "congratulations" image from the Tag it stamp set for my STAR acheiver recognition cards and I think this sketch fits the bill.  Take a look...

#dostamping, #stampinup  Tag It, Chalk Talk Framelits, quick & cute

#dostamping, #stampinup  Tag It, Chalk Talk Framelits, quick & cute

One stamp set can make all the difference. When you purchase the Tag It Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Complete with decorative tag images for six different occasions, the Tag It set coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies

Enjoy~Dawn O


Get more inspiration from this weeks Sketch Challenge here:


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Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class: November is Ready!

My popular Just Cards Buffet TO GO class is ready for November!  Monthly Subscribers have theirs and now it's your chance to get one too.  See below for details and instructions for purchasing this popular class. 

This month's class kit:  November 2013 - (just a few left)

#dostamping, #stampinup card kits, holiday editionHoliday Cards Edition

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are available on the 2nd Thursday of the month and sell out fast!
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below on how you can be a monthly subscriber)
  • All sales are final
  • Click Buy Now button below to purchase your Class Kit.  (if the Buy Now button isn't available, click HERE)


Kits generally sell out in a couple of days, so purchase your kit today!

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.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the Buy Now button, click here


Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (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 receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

NOTE:  This class generally sells out fast (sometimes within days after posting to the public).  So I highly recommend Monthly Subscribers purchase their kit within the 3-day advance notice timeframe, to ensure receiving a full card selection kit.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:


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

  1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, 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 and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  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/angel policy.   If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 


Here's what people are saying about Dawn's Card Buffet TO GO Class...

"Oh Dawn! How BEAUTIFUL!," is what I squealed when I opened your...Buffet TO GO Class! All perfectly cut, beautiful papers, trimmings, and even the PDF for the ideas, just exquisite! Your kit came to me perfectly mailed and quickly! Thank you so very much for offering this great kit!  I look forward to buying more kits from you! Big, huge, inky hugs, -Megan L


Cindy Techlin Gift Bow Die Projects: Angel Ornament & More, with Video!

Today I'm sharing an idea shared by one of my DOstamperSTARS, Cindy Techlin.  I think you'll enjoy it love it, as it features the Gift Bow Die in a fun out-of-the-box way to create a couple of 3-D Ornaments - my favorite being the Angel!  

Gift Bow Die Ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Cindy Techlin)


As my favorite was the Angel, I needed to make one for myself.  For my angel...I chose Real Red, as our family Christmas tree features a lot of red and green ornaments.  Take a look...

Gift Bow Die Angel shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Gift Bow Die Angel shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

How cute are these?!  They are pretty easy to make, especially if you watch my video for tips on how to assemble.

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Gift Bow Die Angel


I think this little Angel would make for darling gifts for teachers, co-workers or decorations for boxes and bags!  

For several more out-of-the-box Gift Bow Die ideas, check out Cindy Techlin's blog:

Thanks for sharing your talent and awesome Gift Bow Die projects, Cindy!!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 131802 Joyful Christmas - wood mount (now retired)
  • 131805 Joyful Christmas - clear mount (new retired)
  • Real Read, Old Olive & Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Raspberry Ripple Classic Inkpad
  • 104430 Gold Foil Paper
  • 104199 Linen Thread
  • 113439 Big Shot
  • 129977 Gift Bow Die
  • 119861 1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • 129404 7/8" Scallop Punch
  • 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
  • 129324 Large Rhinestones
  • 103683 Glue Dots
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals


11/12: Tuesday Weekly Deals and MDS Digital Downloads

It's Tuesday!  Time again for Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads.  Here you go...


Weekly Deals - while supplies last 

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals 11/12

Need inspiration?  Check out these samples:

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Autumn Accents Die, Greetings of the Season stamp set, Burlap Ribbon Acorn

Burlap Ribbon Acorns

#dostamping, Dawn Olchefske, #stampinup, Flower Shop, Burlap Ribbon card, #quickcute

Burlap Ribbon Thank You card

Tomorrow I'll share a couple out-of-the-box ideas using the Gift Bow Die (just sayin'!)

Shop Weekly Deals 


New MDS Digital Download Releases

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! New Digital Downloads11-12-MDS-Digital-Downloads

Print: 11/12/13 MDS Downloads Flyer

You'll find My Digital Products & Support here:

Shop Weekly MDS Digital Downloads


Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - while supplies last

#dostamping, #stampinup video, christmas and holidays,  festive flurry ornament kit 135813, 10 ornaments $14.95

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

WATCH VIDEO: Festive Flurry Ornament Kit


These are only available while supplies last!  So, be sure to get your orders in early so you have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting-or for your family tree!

Enjoy~Dawn O





Thinlet Card Die: Oldie, but Goodie 75th Birthday, DOstamping Online Party Winners!

We celebrated my Dad's 75th birthday yesterday.  He's also a veteran - thanks Dad!  So I thought I'd share the card I made for him today, using Stampin' Up!'s Circle Thinlet Card Die.

#dostamping, Stampin' Up! thinlet card die, Dawn Olchefske, Music Notes Wheel

I really wanted to use the "oldie, but goodie" phrase and thought a record/album would make a fun coordinating image.  Plus we topped it off with a gift card to a fun local restaurant, called the 50's Grill.  Which is decorated in a 50's theme with juke box music playing in the background.  I was happy with the results, as was my Dad.

#dostamping, Stampin' Up! thinlet card die, Dawn Olchefske, Music Notes Wheel

Take a closer look:

 thinlits card dies, stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, big shot, fun fold cards, Circle-Card-Thinlits

#dostamping, Stampin' Up! thinlet card die, Dawn Olchefske, Music Notes Wheel
Enjoy~Dawn O


DOstamping Online Party Winners!

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

This week we have three DOstamping Online Party Shopping Spree Winners - woohoo!

  • Jean C = $65 plus 1 half-priced item
  • Elyse S = $65 plus 1 half-priced item
  • Tamara M = $65 plus 1 half-priced item


DOstamping Online Party details:

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in myWeekly Online Party Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deals and digital products).
  • Each Monday, at least one shopping spree winner will be selected.  Winners are responsible for sales tax & half price items
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered and will be confirmed in my "thank you for your order" email!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske



QC: Santa's Wish List and 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter

Have you been getting my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newletter these past couple of weeks?  If not, you can sign-up to receive my newsletter delivered right to your inbox

Sign up for #DOstamping 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter, holiday projects featuring Stampin' Up! products

Here's what people are saying: 

  • Love your Week #1 - Magical Christmas ~ Jo C
  • Can't wait to see more! ~ Beth A
  • WONDERFUL!!!  Thank you Dawn ~ Terry I

My 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter is the results of the collective efforts of several demonstrators, each taking turns designing a holiday project (cards, gifts, packaging, etc.) - just for you! 

Week#1 was my project, that was a card using Stampin' Up!'s Santa's List stamp set.  I shared a couple of options for a Quick & Cute (QC) layout.  Today here is another option using the same QC layout.  But with a twist...Santa's belt!    

Stampin Up, Santa's List and Magical Season stamps, Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping, Christmas Cards

I'm lovin' the addition of the belt and think it's my favorite!  Whether you need a few or a lot...this card could easily be mass-produced for your holiday cards in no time at all!

If you want to see the other options and the more of my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter (and more to come), click on...

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NOTE:  You might be wondering what catalog you'll find the greeting stamp in.  It's not in any catalog, it's a Holiday Single Stamp - Magical Season.  I thought it was a perfect match for Santa!  check out all the...

Holiday Single Stamps

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies