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July 2014

Control Freaks July Tour: Envelope Punch Jar Card & More!


Welcome to the Control Freaks JulyTour.  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 Heidi Boo's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Convention Swaps!  


Envelope Punch Jar Card 

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #envelopepunchboard, #papercrafting, #stampinup #numnum #shapecards

This was one of my Control Freak swaps...
As I was playing with the Envelope Punch Board one day, I was trying to create a card that was shaped like a jar.  Instead, I think it may look more like a "drawstring bag" shape.  You a muslin bag or organza bag.  Whether Jar or Bag, I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Plus it's Quick & Cute!  What do you think? 

The jar shape is easy to do - punch 1-1/2" on either side.  Then punch the bottom corner ends.  Need a visual?  I've got a How'd She DO That? video ready to go.  Be sure to stop back on Wednesday, July 23rd to check it out!  (Find it here:

Dawn's Stamping Supplies: 
  • Num-Num Stamp Set (134141w or 134144c)
  • 135906 Blended Bloom Wood Stamp Set
  • 131175 Coastal Cabana Class Stampin' Pad
  • 131297 Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 131201 Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  • 133774 Envelope Punch Board 
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 132173 Banners Framelits
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • 117191 Bird Punch
  • 135638 Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine
  • 119247 Basic Pearls Jewel Accents


STAR Fry Box

#dostamping #stampinup #inspirecreateshare2014 #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #bigshot #frybox #pictogrampunches

This was a 3D Swap with my downline, DOstamperSTARS...
I just had to use the STAR theme - Star Framelits and Pictogram Punches stamp set with matching Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack.

#dostamping #stampinup #inspirecreateshare2014 #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #bigshot #frybox #pictogrampunches

If you're hesitating on getting the Fry Box die...don't wait any longer.  It's SO cute and SO easy to use!  These came together pretty quickly. 

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • Pictogram Punches Stamp Set (134261w or 134264c)
  • 126952 Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 102067 Tempting Turquoise 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 119683 Daffodil Delight 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 133693 Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper 
  • 135314 Silver Glimmer Paper
  • 133439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 
  • 132996 Fry Box Bigz L Die 
  • 133723 Stars Framelits Die 
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack 
  • 119246 Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 
  • 130019 Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 
  • 103683 Mini Glue Dots


Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Convention Swap projects!  Now on to more from fabulous freak Judy DiScipio.

DOstamperSTARS Card Share

I've been on the receiving end of some fabulous cards and gifts in the mail from my DOstamperSTARS.  I thought I'd share a few of them with you today, while I'm at convention.

#dostamping #stampinup  #diy #DOstamperSTAR Judy Strickling

  • Photo Album and Post it Note Holder
  • Created by Judy Strickling

#dostamping #stampinup  #diy #DOstamperSTAR Angela O'Neil


  • Wetlands Card
  • Created by Angela O'Neill

#dostamping #stampinup  #diy #DOstamperSTAR Linda Bareis

  • Work of Art card (background images)
  • Created by Linda Bareis

Thank you for your sweet cards and gifts.  I love receiving handmade items in the mail and these gals made my day!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Case of a Case: Work of Art Sailboat

I received a very cool card swap from fellow demonstrator Helen Osterkamp using the Work of Art stamp set.  It truly was a work of art, as it's a clever use of the images in the stamp set.  Helen was actually inspired by Patti McDermott from Stampin' Connection, (which is a private online site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share their creativity).  Thank you Patti & Helen!

Oh...In case you didn't know what "CASE" is, it stands for Copy And Share Everything. 

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #workofart

As I was creating my version of the card for stamp club last month, I thought I would share some tips to help you achieve success when you case this card.

In today's How'd She DO That? video, you'll see tips for:

  • Stamping the images
  • Creating a "stencil" for the sun
  • Sponging

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #workofart

WATCH VIDEO: Work of Art Sailboat


Are you having a little trouble fitting your wood mount Work of Art stamps back into its case?  I know I did.  It's a bit like a puzzle.  Below is a picture of the completed "puzzle" (and a PDF).  Go ahead and print it off, cut it down and slip it inside your case and you'll always know how to get your blocks back into your case.


Print: Work of Art Block Template (PDF)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Swaps are "In the Bag"!

I'm coming down the home stretch for my swaps for the upcoming Stampin' Up! Convention.  Just a few more to go (which is good, as I leave tomorrow morning).  One of the things I needed was a cute bag to tote them in.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! 

#paperpumpkin #inthebag #dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #inspirecreateshare2014 #diy

One of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits was the "In the Bag" kit.  And it's now available as a refill kit for subscribers!!  In fact - both the original kit and refill kit are available.  Check out all past kits/refill.  Then contact me with your order.  They can be ordered with other current products as well.  NOTE - they are not available with online orders.

For my "SWAPS" bag - I substituted the punch out circle letters (that come with the kit) for die cut letters from a retired alphabet die. I made several of these for my downline for a previous event.  The die cutting was a good solution, as I needed a lot of S's.  Otherwise - everything else came with the kit (well, except for my swap cards inside).

Well, off to get ready for the #inspirecreateshare2014 convention.  Posting will be sporadic while I'm gone.  But I hope to check in at least once or twice.  I've got a video ready for tomorrow and another post for Thursday.  

Enjoy~Dawn O


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


7/15/14: Weekly Deals and More!

Weekly Deals

To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag - ends Monday. 

#weeklydeals #stampinup #dostamping #craftingsupplies #diy

 Shop: Weekly Deals 


#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #dsp

WOW!  During the entire month of July when you purchase 3 Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get a 4th ONE FREE!  Mix and match...there's no limit!

133698s 133699s 133693s 133692s
133694s 133696s

When ordering, keep in mind these items do not qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Shop: Designer Series Paper Special


Stampin' Blendabilities 

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #stampinblendabilities #craftsupplies #diy #cardmaking

A selection of Stampin' Blendabilities products are now available!

130995s 131000s 130998s 130999s
130997s 131003s 129370s 132708s
133456s 129369s

Shop: Stampin' Blendabilities


Stampin' Up! Product Availability Update 

Here's a list of products that are on backorder and their estimated availability date:

124282: Night of Navy Cardstock-July 17
133731: Flower Fair Framelits Die-July 21
133701: Moonlight Designer Series Paper-July 23
139023: Texture Boutique Embossing Pads Replacement-July 31
102316: Naturals White Cardstock-Availability not yet determined
119872: Spiral Border Punch-Availability not yet determined

Project Life Products - now available!

Although the annual catalog states that the following products will not be available until August, we're happy to announce that they are now available! 

 Shop: Project Life


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Birdhouse Punch Art: How'd She DO That? Video

#dostamping #stampinup #birdhouse #punchart #howdshedothat #cardmaking #diy #dawnolchefske #whatsup

I heard you loud and guys would like a How'd She DO That? video for the Birdhouse Punch Art Card I posted for the DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge last week.  So, here you go...

Watch Video: Birdhouse Punch Art


Enjoy~Dawn O


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Dawn's Product Shares - I Want it All & DSP Bundle - Save $3 ends today!

Reminder: With the Designer Series Paper Special, Buy 3 Get the 4th for free...I'm offering a reduced price ($3 off) on two of my product share offerings for one week (July 7-14 - ends today):

  • Dawn's DSP Bundle Share - reduced to $21.50
  • Dawn's I Want It All Share - reduced to $90.25
  • See descriptions and photos below

Get in on my next round of shares...Reserve your spot today!


But's what people are saying about DOstamping's Product Shares:

  • I love love love how you've packaged the DSP (swatchbooks)! Thank you for your work in organizing this. Virginia
  • It all arrived in perfect condition and I am most pleased with the share. Nancy
  • Received my product shares today-- arrived in perfect condition-- thank you so much!! And thanks for the goodies!! Paper, scissors and glue FOREVER!!! Dianne
  • My product share arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased. It came in excellent condition. Nancy
  • Just received my "I want it all" package...I love it! ...ribbons packaged so beautifully...Wow! It's even better than I expected!! Pat


(save money with bundled shares)

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #productshares, #2014-2015annualcatalog2014-2015 I Want It ALL Share, with Free Accessory Bonus - $93.25 
(+$5.95 priority shipping)

SAVE $3- one week only (July 7-14th)

The "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following:

  • NEW Designer Series Paper Bundle - 100 sheets
  • NEW Ribbon Bundle - 90 yards
  • FREE BONUS - NEW Accessories Sampler, which includes a sampling of:
    • In-Color Clothespins, Sequins, Clothespins, Hodgepodge Clips, Gift Card Enclosure, Polka Dot Gift Bag & Tag


#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #productshares, #2014-2015annualcatalogNEW Designer Series Paper Bundle Share $24.50
(+$5.95 priority shipping) 

SAVE $3- one week only (July 7-14th)

Includes 100 6"x6" sheets of new DSP/Paper:

  • (8) Designer Series Paper - 48 sheets
  • (2) Specialty Paper - 12 sheets
  • (1) 2014/16 In Color Background DSP stack - 10 sheets
  • (2) Designer Series Paper Stack - 24 sheets
  • (1) Kraft Cardstock - 4 sheets
  • (2) NEW Glimmer Paper - 2 sheets


#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #productshares, #2014-2015annualcatalogNEW Ribbon Bundle Share $68.75 
(+$5.95 priority shipping)

Includes the following 90 yards of NEW ribbon:

  • Venetian Crochet Trim - 1 yd
  • 1/8" Ribbon - Gold - 2 yds
  • 1/8" Taffeta (3 new colors) 2 yds each
  • 5/8" Satin (4 colors) 2 yds each
  • 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain (5 colors) 2 yds each
  • Thick Baker's Twine (5 colors) 3 yds each
  • 3/8" Stitched Satin (5 colors) 2 yds each
  • 1/4" Cotton (12 colors) 2 yds each
  • 1/2" Seam Binding - (7 colors) 2 yds each


#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #productshares, #2014-2015annualcatalog2014-2015 Annual Catalog DSP SWATCH BOOKS: $21.99 
(+$5.95 priority shipping)

13 swatchbooks to include:

  • (8) Designer Series Paper (3"x6")
  • (2) Specialty Paper (3"x6")
  • (1) 2014-2016 In Color Background DSP Stack (3"x6")
  • (2) Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2" x 3-1/4")
  • Each swatchbook is covered with a coordinating cardstock cover and label with color coordination and ordering information. (does not include hole punching)

Additional Product Shares available:

Designer Series Paper Stack Share $16.50 (+$5.95 shipping) includes:  

  • (90) - 6x6 sheets from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. Brights, Subtles, Neutrals, Regals and 2013-2015 In Color.  (NOTE: the 2014-2016 In Color is not included in this share. However, it is included in the NEW DSP Bundle shown above).

NEW: 3/8” Stitched Satin In Color RIBBON SHARE: $11.25 (+$2.50 shipping) includes:

  • approx 2 yards of each 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in the FIVE Brand NEW 2014 In colors: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist

NEW: 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain RIBBON SHARE: $11.25 (+$3.00 shipping) includes:

  • approx 2 yards of each 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in the FIVE colors: Bermuda Bay Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry

NEW: 1/4" Cotton RIBBON SHARE: $17.75 (+$3.00 shipping) includes:

  • approx 2 yards of each 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in 12 colors: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

NEW: Satin and Trim RIBBON SHARE: $8.75 (+$3.00 shipping) includes:

  • approx 1 yd of Venetian Crochet Ribbon and 2 yards of each 5/8" Satin Ribbon Cotton Ribbon in 4 colors: Gold, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White

UPDATED: Taffeta RIBBON SHARE BUNDLE: $14.50 (+$2.50 shipping) includes:

  • 1/8" Ribbon - 2 yds each of 2 colors, Silver and NEW Gold, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - 2 yds each of 8 colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Real Red, NEW Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky

UPDATED: 1/2" Seam Binding RIBBON SHARE: $20.50 (+$2.50 shipping) includes:

  • approx 2 yards of each 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon in 12 colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla Soft Sky, NEW Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder)

3/4" Chevron RIBBON SHARE: $26.50 (+$3.50 shipping) includes: 

  • approx 2 yards of each 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in 12 colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder

All product share photos have been updated and can be viewed on my Product Share Page.

Get in on my next round of shares
Reserve your spot today!


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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #090: Birdhouse Punch Art

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge!  This week it's a Color My World challenge.

#cardmaking, #colorchallenge, #dawnolchefske, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge DSC#090

#cardmaking, #colorchallenge, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #Whatsup #punchart #birdhouse #HelloLove

I just have to say, "I am lovin' this card!"

Sometimes what you have in your head actually translates to paper.  This was one of those times - it worked.  What worked?  The birdhouse. The minute I saw the new What's Up Punch in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - I immediately envisioned a birdhouse.

How to make Dawn's "What's Up" Birdhouse:

  • Stamp Hardwood image with Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Punch 1/4" circle in the previously stamp piece.  Use the new 1/4" Handheld Punch 
  • Then punch the "large arrow" shape (aka birdhouse) from the same shape, positioning the negative 1/4" circle space in the lower part of the birdhouse. Sponge with Crumb Cake ink
  • Punch 2 more "birdhouse" shapes - another from Crumb Cake, and one from Coastal Cabana (cut off triange "roof" and sponge with Crumb Cake ink)
  • Adhere roof onto birdhouse. Then adhere that layer onto last punched Crumb Cake "birdhous" shape with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Decorate as desired
  • you need a "How'd She DO That" video?  Sometimes things are easier to show than to write out.  Let me know.

#cardmaking, #colorchallenge, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #Whatsup #punchart #birdhouse #HelloLove

Additional tips from Dawn:

  • To get the "thinking of you" greeting positioned correctly on the arrow...I stamped the greeting upside down and then punched with the What's Up punch (discovered that via trial and error)
  • To adhere the sequins: I "rolled" up glue dots to give them a slightly raised look.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it! 

Happy Stamping~Dawn O


Check out more "Color Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below):

NOTE: As many of the STARS community will be at the Stampin' Up! #InspireCreateShare2014 Convention next week, we'll be taking a break.  See you for the next Thursday Challenge on July 24th.


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