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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge #134: Guy Greetings Corner Flip Fold Card

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

 DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #134 #dostamping #stampinup

Guy Greetings Corner Flip Fold card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #134 #dostamping #stampinup

This week's challenge is a nautical challenge.  I first reached for the anchor image in The Open Seas stamp set.  But it was a little small.  Then I remembered the new Guy Greetings stamp set from the Occasions Catalog - it has a larger anchor image.  Exactly what I was looking for!  Plus with all the greetings in that set, I was bound for find the perfect greeting too!

Today's card has a unique fun fold called Corner Flip.  It's a fairly easy fold to do, but a little hard to explain in writing.  A How'd She DO That? video is in the making and will be coming soon.

updated 5/31/2015:  Watch the Corner Flip Fun Fold card video

Guy Greetings Corner Flip Fold card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #134 #dostamping #stampinup

I really wanted a "knot" embellishment.  The only knot I can remember from my Girl Scout days is the square knot, so that's what we have here .  It's "anchored" down with a Glue Dot (front) and a Stampin' Dimensional (back), so it doesn't slide off.

I think my Dad will enjoy this card on Father's Day.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Color Challenge #132: Work of Art Butterfly

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

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"Totally Girly" - that's what I thought when I saw this week's color combo.  What's more girly than butterflies and flowers...right?

Work of Art Butterfly punch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #132 #dostamping #stampinup

The "wavy" image from Work of Art was inked up with Stampin' Write Markers.  Stamp once, and stamp again without reinking. See below for the butterfly feature...

Negative Butterfly Flower Medallion

  • Adhere together Whisper White 1-3/8" Circle & Crisp Cantaloupe Flower Medallion
  • Hold flower punch-out with your thumb and middle finger - at the widest point
  • Slide into Bitty Butterfly Punch while still holding onto it, thumb and finger on either side of the punch (like shown below)
  • Position the flower in the punch while still holding it, so your thumb and finger are aligned about in the middle of the butterfly image (like shown below)
  • And...punch!
  • You might not get it just right the first time, so punch a couple extras.  I'm sure you'll get the hang of it after a couple tries.

Work of Art Butterfly punch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #132 #dostamping #stampinup

Work of Art Butterfly punch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #132 #dostamping #stampinup

Here's the Crisp Cantaloupe version.  Couldn't decide which one I would like, so I made both colors.

Work of Art Butterfly punch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #132 #dostamping #stampinup

We made these cards on Mother's Day when my grandsons were over.  Everyone had something to do...Max and Sam help fold the cards in half and punch the white circles.  Angie punched flowers and negative butterflies.  I did the stamping and voila - it all came together fast!

As Max was helping me write up today's post, he says to me, "These are fun Umma.  You could make a lot of cards using just these three colors.  Well...and white too."

When I asked him which one was his favorite, he replied, "I know pink is for girls, but I like that one the best!"  

I just had to smile!

Work of Art Butterfly punch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #132 #dostamping #stampinup
So...which one is your favorite?  Melon Mambo or Crisp Cantaloupe

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Sneak Peak Products - Get them now! 

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek Products shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Like I mentioned last week, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are in their "Sneak Peek" period, where we get to purchase a sampling of new products and host sets, and a see samples from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. The new catalog officially begins June 2. 

You can can them now too!  In Color Products (shown here), stamps, punches, embellishments, fun Designer Series Paper and more!   

Here's how:

  • Purchase the $99 Starter Kit
  • Choose up to $125 in products of your own choice (including Sneak Peek & Host Set products)
    • Receive one case of catalogs (new and current) - value $30
    • Receive business starter pack - value $35

I'd love to have you join my Community of STARS

Got questions - contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

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Oh My Goodies: Create a Frame Stamp!

I'm having a little crush on the Oh My Goodies stamp set lately (did you see Monday's card).  But, as I was looking over the images, I didn't think I'd ever use the phrase, "Live Well, laugh hard, Love Big".  Does anyone ever really say that?

However, I really like the "outline frame" image and thought, "hmm...I wonder if I just cut out the words"?  I know, it's a scary thought, to cut up a stamp.  But I really didn't think I'd ever use the phrase...., so if I wrecked the words, I would be OK with that.  I just REALLY wanted the outline frame image and to be able to use it quickly and easily.  So I did it!  Got out my Paper Snips and snipped away at it.  It's not pretty, but it's functional.  And...I love it!

Cut up your stamps to make them more versatile, Oh My Goodies tip shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
Here's the results.  I was able to "save" the words.  They'll actually fit back inside the frame, just in case I change my mind (you never know).  Now I can "frame" away.  Imagine all the things you could frame with it!

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

And then I made a card that I actually didn't frame anything, go figure.  Instead, I paired it with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and Petite Petals Punch.  Add a greeting and you're ready to go!  

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The paper is from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack again (from the Occasions Catalog, ending June 2nd).  I couldn't decide on the card layout...landscape or portrait?  So I made both.  Which do you prefer? 

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

If you take a closer look, you'll see the centers of the flowers are "dots" from the Cupcake Builder Punch.  They are a nice addition. 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Oh My Goodies: Happy Umpteenth Birthday

Oh My Goodies!  I think this stamp set was designed as tags for goodies/treats.  But I'm lovin' it for cards right now. Plus, I think "Happy Umpteenth Birthday" is funny, and so did the gals at my Card Buffet class, as this card was a huge hit! 

Oh My Goodies card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The pattern paper on this card is from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Even though it's designed for a "love" theme...remember to "flip it over" and you'll find all the backsides are black and white, giving this paper lots of versatility!

With a color scheme like this...I think this card would be great for both guys and gals, and even teenagers...don't you think?

Oh My Goodies card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Look really close...closer!  Do you see the staple (under the twine)?  Yup - again with that Handheld Stapler, Dawn!  That's right - it's my favorite tool right now.   And it's my favorite way to add Baker's Twine.  Just lay a piece a twine across where you want it.  Staple it down.  Then tie a bow.  I'm finding it much easier to tie a bow, as the staple keeps it in place, yet allows me to slide the finished bow left or right, for perfect placement.  Give it a try, I think you'll like it.  Don't forget to add the Silver Mini Staples to your order too.

Have a Happy Day~Dawn O

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Color Challenge #130: Mixed Bunch

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Sketch Pad challenge.

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #130 #dostamping #stampinup
Well it became quite obvious with today's sketch that I should make a floral card.  So that's what I went with.  I chose my favorite stamp set and punch combo; Mixed Bunch and matching Blossom Punch - both retiring.

Retiring Mixed Bunch card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #130 #dostamping #stampinup

In addition, I chose bold colors; black & red, with touches of green & yellow.  The banner measures 1-3/4" x 4-1/2" and is from the retiring Back To Black Designer Series Paper.  The greeting is from the retiring Regarding Dahlias stamp set.  See below for tips to make the flower...

Mixed Bunch Flower:

  • Stamp Mixed Bunch Flower with Real Red (on Whisper White) and punch with Blossom Punch
  • Punch Old Olive with Blossom Punch - cut apart 2 "leaves" and attach with glue dots
  • Punch Basic Black with 1" Circle Punch
  • Stamp center image with Stazon Jet Black and punch with 3/4" Circle punch
  • Attach punch circles together and adhere to center of flower
  • Attach black Candy Dot (from neutrals) to flower center
  • Adhere flower to card with Stampin' Dimensionals

Mixed Bunch is definitely one my favorites that I will miss.  Be sure to get yours and the matching Blossom Punch before it's gone for good!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Last Day for Butterfly Special Offers:

They're here!  Butterflies Bundle by Stampin' Up! #dostamping #stampinup

Take advantage of two special offers today, April 30: 

Purchase any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted prices(links updated)

Find Butterflies Bundle Inspiration here

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Dawn's Favorites: Retiring Stamps

With so many Stampin' Up! stamp sets retiring this year, there are many I will miss. (I know, I know...we have to make room for the new!)  I narrowed down the list to my absolute favorites (a difficult task).  Here's a little walk down memory lane of 14 of my favorites...they'll be sorely missed! 

  Stippled Bloom w/ Million & One retired favorites by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Million & One retiring favorites by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Blooming with Kindness Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Embellished Events from Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Four You (greeting) Stampin' Up! retired stamp sets by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

  Gifts of Kindness Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Happy Hour from Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Hey You (greeting) Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Love & Sympathy Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  Mixed Bunch Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

  Sketched Birthday Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Too Kind Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

Truly Grateful Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Just Sayin' Stampin' Up! retired list by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! Retired Lists #dostamping #stampinup

It's that time of year again!  Time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.   Each year Stampin' Up! retires products to make way for the new.

Details

  • You can order retiring products until June 2nd or while supplies last.
  • Selected products discounted up to 50% off, supplies will go fast. 
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26th
  • However, accessories are only while supplies last (NOTE: popular accessories tend to sell out fast, so don't delay)
  • Get out your Wish List and be sure to get your favorites before they are gone!

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New Annual Catalog coming June 2nd - Woohoo!

With the anticipation of new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog coming June 2nd, I thought I'd share some important catalog transition dates/information:

How to get a new 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog     20150106_Occasions_en-US

June 2nd is the day!!  

Day for what?  It's like a special catalog day - meaning...

  • LAST day for the 2015 Occasions Catalog
  • LAST day for the 2014/2015 Annual Catalog
  • FIRST day for the 2015/2016 Annual Catalog - woohoo!!

Online Store information

  • June 2nd - the online store will be doing maintenance from midnight to 2am (MT)
  • June 3rd - the online store will be doing maintenance from midnight to 2am (MT)

How to get a free Stampin' Up! catalog?  

  • If you're a current club member (local or online), then you'll automatically qualify for a free catalog from me
  • If you're an active customer with me, you too will automatically get a free catalog from me.
  • If you are not an active customer with me and would like to receive a free catalog, just place an order of $50 or more by May 1st to get on the first round of shipping.
  • Catalogs should arrive to you near the end of May
  • If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to purchase a catalog for $6.00 (covers postage only), contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.  I'll send you a paypal invoice on May 20th.

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Stampin' Up! Retired Lists #dostamping #stampinup

It's that time of year again!  Time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.   Each year Stampin' Up! retires products to make way for the new.

Transition Information

  • You can order retiring products until June 2nd or while supplies last.
  • Selected products discounted up to 50% off, supplies will go fast. 
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26th
  • However, accessories are only while supplies last (NOTE: popular accessories tend to sell out fast, so don't delay)
  • Get out your Wish List and be sure to get your favorites before they are gone!

Retiring Lists

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Punch Art: Max's Rocket Ship Birthday Card

My grandson Max celebrated his 8th birthday yesterday.  Typically we wait until his party to give him his gift, but as he's having his tonsils and adenoids removed today (and will be out of school for a week), we thought he could use his birthday gift and Rocket Ship Punch Art Card while recovering. (Note: everything went well and he's already home; tired and sore, but resting)

Max with Lucy & Stephen Hawking books

Max is totally obsessed with space right now, so we got him a set of books by Lucy & Stephen Hawking, aimed at kids 8-12.  Let's just say...he loved them!

Outer Space photo inspiration

I found some "outer space" wrapping paper with some fun space ships and wanted to make a matching card .  So I used it as my inspiration.  Here's the Rocket Ship Punch Art I came up with... 

Rocket Ship Punch Art by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

Rocket Ship Punch Art by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Rocket Ship Punch Art List 

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Max & his Rocket Ship Punch Art by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Stinkin' cute, huh?!  I was so happy with the way it turned out and so was Max!

Happy Birthday Max!

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Additional Supplies

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Retiring products up to 50% off!

Stampin' Up! 2015 Retired Lists #dostamping #stampinup

It's that time of year again!  Time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.

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Butterflies Thinlits Special - ends April 30th

Stampin' Up! is bringing you two special offers:

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