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November 2014

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #108: Color My World with December Wonder

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

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Ooh, I'm lovin' this color combo.  It think it would be great for a masculine card, baby card or even sympathy card.  However, I decided to go with a holiday card and grabbed the Project Life December Wonder stamp set from the Holiday Supplement (my new favorite stamp set right now!)  

December Wonder stamp set with Snowflake Card Thinlits Die by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC108 #cardmaking  #stampinup 

Dawn's Stamping Tips

  • Randomly stamp the snowflakes and star images on a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock
    • Large snowflake = Bermuda Bay, Small snowflake = Coastal Cabana (stamped twice before reinking), star = Soft Suede
  • Adhere to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock
  • Adhere 1/2" x 5-1/4" strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper to 5/8" x 5-1/4" strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Then adhere to card as shown
  • Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink
  • Die cut 2 whisper white small snowflakes using the Snowflake Card Thinlit Die.  Adhere together with mini glue dot.  Adhere to card with mini glue dot
  • Adhere 3 Coastal Cabana Sequins with mini glue dots
  • Adhere completed panel to folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Soft Suede cardbase
  • Stand back and admire your handiwork.
  • Send to someone special!

December Wonder stamp set with Snowflake Card Thinlits Die by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC108 #cardmaking  #stampinup

I think the strip of glimmer paper and sequins takes this card up a notch.  Yet, it's still nice and flat for mailing.  We all like that right? 

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies & Measurements 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Control Freaks Tour: Jingle All The Way!

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Welcome to the Control Freaks November . 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 Melissa Davies blog.

Our theme for this month is: Jingle All The Way!

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Gift Box Punch Board Snowman 

Snowman Gift Box Board Punch create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #snowman #stampinup

Ever since I got my hands on the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board, I had envisioned a "stacked" snowman.  I even made up three white gift boxes right away.  Then I must have gotten distracted and never finished the project (does that happen you too?).  So today was the day to finish it.  What do you think?  It looks perfect sitting on my fireplace. But you could also fill each box with a little surprise for a fun gift.

You'll need to make the following box sizes:

  • 4" square box - Whisper White (12x12)
  • 3-1/4" square box - Whisper White (10x10)
  • 2-1/2" square box - Whisper White (8x8)
  • 1-3/4" square box - Basic Black (6x6)
  • Hat Brim - Basic Black (4x4)

Snowman Gift Box Board Punch create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #snowman #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies: 

  • 135863  Gift Box Punch Board
  • 121045  Basic Black 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 100730  Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 105117  Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
  • 102584  Garden Green 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 121790  Red Glimmer Paper (owl punch medium circle)
  • 135840  Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon
  • 125599  Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (nose - smallest heart)
  • 130911  Circles Collection Framelits Dies (buttons - smallest circle)
  • 118074  Owl Punch (mouth - largest circle, white of eyes - medium circle)
  • 119869  1/2 Inch Circle Punch (eyes)
  • 119859  Extra-Large Oval Punch (holly leaves)
  • 119873  3/4 Inch Circle Punch (to create holly leaves)
  • 103683  Mini Glue Dots

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Holiday Treat Fry Box

Holiday Treat Fry Box with Merry Everything Bundle create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #holidaypackaging  #stampinup

If you have to make a lot of holiday treats - Stampin' Up!'s Fry Box Die was made just for you!  The die cuts & scores for you and with just a little adhesive you're done!  Before assembling, I quickly stamped some snowflakes from the Project Life December Wonder stamp set (from the Holiday Supplement). 

Holiday Treat Fry Box with Merry Everything Bundle create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #holidaypackaging  #stampinup

I added the Note Tag Punch stamped with the Merry Everything stamp set.  Tied off some "jingle bells" (I know...it's a stretch) made with the round tag die from the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies.

Insert candy and you're done!  Actually, it was the candy that inspired this box.  The blue foiled wrapped candy is Hershey's Cookies & Cream Kisses, and reminded me of "silver bells".   

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 136562  Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 137635  Merry Everything Wood-Mount Bundle or 137636 clear mount (save 15%)
  • 100730  Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 119682  Marina Mist 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 126951  Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 132178  Silver Foil Sheets
  • 135315  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • 113439  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 132966  Fry Box Bigz L Die
  • 135853  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die
  • 135860  Note Tag Punch
  • 134365  1/8" Circle Handheld Punch
  • 132137  Silver 1/8" Ribbon
  • 102757  Medium Flat Cello Bags
  • 104430  Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 104294  Sticky Strip

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Jingle All The Way projects!  Now on to more from fellow freak Judy DiScipio

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Holiday Home Swaps: Clean & Simple to WOW!

A variety of holiday traditions center on the home. Giving this the perfect name for these Holiday Home products I'm sharing today. This versatile photopolymer stamp set lets you express everything that goes on at home for the holidays, from hauntings to visits from a jolly old elf, and the matching Homemade Holiday Framelits free you up from time consuming fussy cutting.  

In these Holiday Home swap cards created by my fellow demonstrators, you'll find card styles that range from clean & simple to one of a kind wow cards.  Check them out...

Holiday Home swap card received at Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Holiday Home swap card received at Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Stamp Share for Leader Holiday Home swap card  shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Holiday Home swap card received at Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Holiday Home swap card received at Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Holiday Home swap card received at Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske, #DOstamping #HolidayHome #stampinup

Thanks goes out to Founder's Circle Achievers and Stamp Share for Leaders for sharing their fabulous cardmaking talents. Didn't they do a great job! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Holiday Home Coordinating Products

Holiday Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! 137631

Get a Bundle and Save 15%

Note: not all bundles transfer to the Annual Catalog.  I recommend getting the bundle price savings now, during the Holiday Catalog period which ends January 5, 2015.

Wondering about the size of these framelits?  
Check out these and other framelit sizes on my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Sizes Page 

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The Control Freaks Holiday Blog Tour is coming!

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Be sure to stop back tomorrow to take the tour!

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11/18/14: Weekly Deals, Paper Pumpkin, Buffet Card Kits, Banner Blessings & More

Weekly Deals

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

#weeklydeals from #stampinup #dostamping #craftingsupplies

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New Release: Banner Blessings Photopolymer


Do You Like Card Kits? Get Your TO GO Kit Today!

Card kits are a great way to attend my popular Card Buffet Class, without actually attending it.  I know many of you don't live near me, so I don't get to stamp with you.  However, you still can...with my Just Cards Buffet TO GO class.

If you enjoy the style of cards you see on my blog, then you'll enjoy this class.  It's the same class I offer to my local stampers.  Everything is included in the card kits...pre-cut cardstock, pre-cut big shot or punch elements, accessories (jewels, ribbon, buttons, etc), even the envelopes (plus photo and supply list for each card)!  All you need to add is stamps, ink and adhesive.  

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

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You're gonna love this month's class.  It's a great variety to fill your basic card needs (birthday, baby, love and more), with a little bit of Christmas too.  Many of the cards are designed for you to use a variety of greetings, so you can personalize them to your needs.  Get yours today!

Dawn Olchefske Monthly Card Buffet TO GO class kits, #dostamping #stampinup #CardBuffet 

  • 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 typically available on the 2nd Thursday of the month 
  • 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

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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

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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:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

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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 dostamping@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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Here's what people are saying...

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful August card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for September!!  Mahalo and have a great week! - Sandy

"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

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #107: Window Card with Frame Trick

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

DOstamperSTARS Photo inspiration Challenge by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

  Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

For today's DOstamperSTARS Challenge card, I'm sharing a Simple But Wow idea for you - Window Card with Frame Outline.  If you take a closer look, you'll see an outlined frame around the window cutout.

  How to make a window card with square framelit trick Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

Dawn's Tip for Super Easy Frame Outline Trick...

  • Using Stampin' Up! Square Framelits, position 2 framelits on card front as shown above:
    • Square Framelit size #4 - place cutting edge DONE (as usual - this one will cut)
    • Square Framelit size #5 - place cutting edge UP (this will give us the frame look we're going for)
  • Put through Big Shot at the same time
  • Run through the house giddy with laughter (oh - you can skip that part if you want to)

Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

  Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

What do you think?  Cool - huh?  Some of my customers will be receiving this card in the mail soon, thanking them for shopping with me.  

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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

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Framelit Sizes and Measurements

#squarescollectionframelits, #dostamping, #dawnolchefske, #stampinup, #bigshot, #framelitsizes, #framelits, #papercrafting, #cardmaking

Looking for the Sizes & Measurements of Stampin' Up! Framelits?  Check out one of the useful links you find in my DOstamping Resource Library:

Stampin' Up! Framelit Sizes

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies & Measurements

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Ornamental Pines Screen Divider Tutorial on Splitcoasterstampers!

I'm excited to announce...I'm a Guest Tutorial Author Splitcoaststampers today!   I'm sharing a Holiday Screen Divider Card tutorial for Splitcoaststampers Annual Holiday Blitz.

Ornamental Pine card created by Dawn Olchefske featuring the Confetti Stars Punch, dostamping #screendividercard #cardmaking  #stampinup 
 

WATCH VIDEO: Ornamental Pines Screen Divider Card

  

I've been a part of the Splitcoaststampers online stamping community for 10 years. It's a great place to go when you're looking for stamp set inspiration, tutorials and more!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Get Inspired: 11 Ideas for Four Feathers Framelit Bundle

The name says it all, but these Four Feathers are more than just a stamp set. Combine them with the Feather Framelits Dies for one-of-a-kind accents using the Big Shot.  My fellow demonstrators combined them for lots of fun and creative swap cards.  Check them out...

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup, Four Feathers shared by Dawn Olchefske,

Thanks goes out to DOstamperSTARS, Founder's Circle Achievers, Stamp Share for Leaders and Unite & Excite event goers.  Didn't my fellow demonstrators create some fabulous cards with the Four Feathers stamp set?

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Four Feathers Coordinating Products

#stampinup #framelits Four Feathers Framelits Bundle

Get a Bundle and Save 15%

Wondering about the size of these framelits?  
Check out these and other framelit sizes on my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Sizes Page 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn