2015 Holiday Catalog

8 Flurry of Wishes Bundle Swaps

Here's another example of Stampin' Up!'s awesome product coordination.  The Flurry of Wishes stamp set and coordinating Snow Flurry Punch are bundled [140868] together for a 15% savings.  Also, did you know...the Flower Medallion Punch [137417] also coordinates with this snowflake set (matches the "medium" sized snowflake).  Another great reason to add this to your wish list.  Check out the fabulous Flurry of Wishes swaps created by DOstamperSTARS, Founder's Circle Achievers, Control Freaks and more!

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Cindy Techlin) 

This card is stunning!  DOstamperSTAR Cindy Techlin heat embossed the snowflakes with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Embossing Powder (on Shimmery White card stock), then added a color wash with Lost Lagoon ink and an AquaPainter.  On top of that, the Snowflake Element is heat embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Great job, Cindy!  

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sherry Roth)

 

Flurry of Wishes card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jodi LeVesseur)

 

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Julie Davison)

 

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Deb Currier)

 

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Angie Leach)

 

Flurry of Wishes swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Susie Wood)

I've been hearing from you...you're lovin' these swap shares!  I've got a few more of them to share with you, so stay tuned.

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Flurry of Wishes Stamping Supplies

  


Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale starts Monday, November 23 #dostamping

November 23-30, save up to 50 % on select products during Stampin' Up!'s week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30 (the first and last days of Online Extravaganza).  Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Learn more here: Online Extravaganza


 


Control Freaks Tour November 2015: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks November 2015. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live by 11/20). 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 Connie Tumm's blog.

Our theme for this month is: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!


Sheltering Tree Christmas Card

Quick & Cute Sheltering-Tree for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For the longest time, I've had a fall-themed card similar to this one in my Pinterest inspiration board.  I haven't had the time to give it a try, but at a shoebox swap event I held after the Stampin' Up! On Stage Milwaukee event, I finally got a chance to make it (brought by a fellow demonstrator, Linda).  I came home and quickly made one with a winter/Christmas theme, and loved the way it turned out.  

Dawn's Stamping Tips

  • Position 1-3/8" x 4" piece onto 4" x 5-1/4" piece (both Whisper White) and stamp tree from Sheltering Tree stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pull smaller piece off of large panel.  Stamp "leaves" with Island Indigo Ink (I stamped it a total of 3 times without reinking each time)
  • Use 2-Way Glue Pen to randomly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the leaves
  • Adhere completed panel to 1-1/2" x 4-1/8" piece of Island Indigo cardstock
  • Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals to larger panel lining up the tree.
  • Stamp greeting from To You And Yours Too stamp set with Island Indigo ink.
  • Adhere completed panel to folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Island Indigo card base.
  • Enjoy!

This would make a great mass-produced holiday card.  If you need a lot of Christmas cards but are short on time, this card may be just the card for you!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 137163 Sheltering Tree Stamp Set 
  • 139819 To You & Yours Too Stamp Set
  • 122923 Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 126986 Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • 100425 2-Way Glue Pen
  • 133751 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
  • 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet

Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Some of you might recognize this Candy Wallet from my Halloween verson I shared last month.  I had the design of a mini wallet in my head to hold the Creepy Cash I found at Target's Dollar Spot.  Then I received a fabulous swap from fellow Control Freak Patty Bennett at Founder's Circle and I thought - what?...how did she know what was in my head?!  Though her gift card holder was made with our larger Kraft Bags - it was basically what I had dreamed about for my mini wallet.  Great minds think alike!  I made these for a gift for my DOstamperSTARS team that attended the Stampin' Up! On Stage event this past weekend.

Dawn's Wallet Tips

  • Cut a treat bag using Real Red Envelope Paper (2015 Holiday Catalog) with Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die.  Assemble using Fast Fuse.
  • Fold up from bottom about 2".  (Note: depending on your candy - will determine how far up or down you'll place your fold)
  • Wrap 1" x 8" strip of Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper around the treat bag and adhere ends together in the back (this will hold the "wallet" together)
  • Tie Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon around the treat bag
  • Stamp greeting from Oh What Fun stamp set in Mossy Meadow onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Die cut with Banner Framelits.  
  • Punch 1/8" hole in corner of banner tag and tie on with Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.
  • Color rhinestone with red permanent marker and attach to holly leaves on banner tag
  • Stamp greeting with Mossy Meadow ink onto 2-7/8" x 3-1/4" Very Vanilla panel.  Insert into top section of wallet
  • Insert candy into lower section of  wallet
  • Enjoy!

  Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140386 Oh, What Fun Stamp Set 
  • 133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
  • 139604 Real Red Envelope Paper 
  • 139592 Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper 
  • 138419 Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon
  • 138414 Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine
  • 113439 Big Shot 
  • 137547 Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Die 
  • 134365 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch 
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
  • 129026 Fast Fuse Adhesive 

 Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fabulous fellow freak Wendy Weixler.

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Coming Soon

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts November 23 #dostamping

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Starts Nov 23

 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #158: Flurry of Wishes Banner Card

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#158 #dostamping

You could go a few different directions with this week's inspiration challenge photo; acorns, banner, color combo, fall, etc.  I decided to do a banner, but with using snowflakes to create a holiday card.  So I reached for the 2015 Holiday Catalog stamp set, Flurry of Wishes.  It's also available in a bundle with the matching Snow Flurry Punch (save 15%)..

Flurry of Wishes card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#158 #dostamping #stampinup

Flurry of Wishes card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#158 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Stamp the double snowflake image three times with Marina Mist on scraps of Whisper White.  
  • Cut out with Snow Flurry Punch [139680].  
  • Adhere a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of 3 small snowflakes and 2 large snow flakes. 

Flurry of Wishes card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#158 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Lay out the snowflakes on the stamped panel (don't adhere yet).  
  • Note that the two side snowflakes will hang a little bit off the edges, just trim off the excess.  
  • Start with the center snowflake and adhere it to the center of a 6" piece of Silver Cording Trim, then adhere to the stamped panel.  
  • Repeat with the rest of the snowflakes by positioning the cording as you go.  
  • Trim the off the excess Silver Cording.  
  • Adhere the completed panel to a folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  
  • Attach a Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishment to the center of each of the snowflakes.
  • Enjoy!

Note: the fabulous Silver Cording Trim Gold Cording Trim from the Holiday Catalog are retiring.  So be sure to stock up before they are gone!  I'm going to get a couple spools of each as I know that I'm going to be using them with my holiday packaging too!  Click for all the details on the 2015 Holiday Catalog Retiring List.

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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


Dawn's Stamping Supplies   

 


 


2015 Holiday Catalog Retiring List Now Available (and 10 More Swaps!)

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Retired List #dostamping

We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; but before we do, we're giving you an opportunity to order your favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to order them before they're gone!

Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

Print Holiday Catalog Retiring List

Things to Remember:

  • Retiring products are only available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28
  • Accessories are only while supplies last.

Shop: Holiday Catalog

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Here's some Retiring Holiday Catalog Stamp Set Swaps and Samples that I received from swaps and display samples from the 2015 Milwaukee On Stage Event I just attended this weekend!.

Dove of Peace

Dove of Peace swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Susan Campfield)

Dove of Peace swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (On Stage Swap Display)

  

Sparkly Seasons Bundle

Sparkling Seasons swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jenn Tinline)

Sparkling Seasons swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lynn Anderson)

 

Sparkling Seasons swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (On Stage Display)

 

Christmas Cuties

Christmas Cuties swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Esther Boyle)

 

Christmas Cuties swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Jolly Christmas

Jolly Christmas swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Allison Okamitsu)

 

Jolly Christmas swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Ann Schach)

 

Jolly Christmas swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Dawn Bourgette)

I hope you're enjoying these Holiday Catalog swaps.  I still have more to share in the coming days, weeks...so be sure to stop back again.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Holiday Catalog Stamping Supplies

Silver Cording Trim
 
Retiring
Gold Cording Trim
 
Retiring
Snowflake Elements
 
Retiring

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14 Peaceful Pine Swaps

As promised, today I bring you 14 swap cards using the the Peaceful Pines stamp set & matching Perfect Pines Framelit Dies.  Stamp a forest or a solitary tree; it's up to you. Stamp, cut and combine these images to create perfect pines in the colors you want. Cut out a basic tree shape, then add texture and depth with the layering pieces.  Purchase them as a bundle and save 15%.  They are also available individually, and the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies are a Weekly Deal item (25% off) - for only $20.25 (until Monday).

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Mary Ellen Byler)

The Peaceful Pines card above was made by Mary Ellen Byler.  I just love everything about this card.  The unexpected window sheet, the Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the Corrugated Paper and more! 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Karen Trelfa)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Becky Roberts)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Connie Thompson)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Diane Dimich)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Selene Kempton)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Connie Tumm)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Anna Palmer)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Becky Roberts)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Joey Hartman)

 

 

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Susan Campfield)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sarah Wills)

 

Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines Framelits Dies cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Stella MacKay)

These fabulous Peaceful Pines swaps were from Founder's Circle, Control Freaks, DOstamperSTARS and Stamp Share for Leader events.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Peaceful Pines Stamping Supplies

Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
on sale 25%
only $20.25

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11 Cards: Last of Fall Swaps

I'm heading out today to the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Milwaukee.  I get to spend time with fellow leaders at the CentreStage Event on Friday.  Then Saturday I'm excited to be hanging with 10 of my STARS all day (a few other STARS will be attending the San Diego location).  After the event, we're having our own Shoebox Swap event at the hotel.  Sounds like a great weekend!  

I'm sure one of the things I'll be enjoying on the road trip to Milwaukee is the landscape.  I know that most of the leaves will have already fallen.  But maybe a tree or two will still have some color left.  If not - that's OK.  Today's cards have tons of fall color to be inspired by! 

Vintage Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Nancy Lewis)

 

Vintage Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Laura Milligan)

 

Lighthearted Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jen Pitta)

 

Lighthearted Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Kelly Acheson)

 

Lighthearted Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Linda Heller)

 

Lighthearted Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (BJ Peters)

 

Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Brian King) 

 

Vintage Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jodi Reinert)

 

Vintage Leaves card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jessica Taylor)

 

Greetings Thinlits card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Erica Cerwin)

 

Among the Branches card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Glenda Travelstead)

These swap cards are all from the Founder's Circle event I attended in September.  There are some gorgeous over the top cards and I wanted to make sure I shared them with you!

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Fall Stamping Supplies

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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #157: Winter Wonderland Sketch Card

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#157 Sketch

  Winter-Wonderland

I knew immediately I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s Winter Wonderland products.  The card came together pretty quickly as I reached for the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#157 #dostamping #stampinup

Winter Wonderland Sketch Card Measurements

  • Winter Wonderland DSP (1"x 3-3/4", .7/8" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 3")
  • Whisper White card stock (4" x 1-3/4", 4-1/8" x 5-3/8")
  • Basic Black card stock (4-1/8"x 1-7/8")

Winter Wonderland card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#157 #dostamping #stampinup

Though the card came together quickly, I couldn't make up my mind whether to use Silver or Gold Cording trim.  I tried each of them, but kept feeling like something was missing.  Then I thought - what if I use something both silver and gold.  So I chose the Gold Cording Trim and added a Winter Wonderland Embellishment for the touch of silver.  Also added a Rhinestone Jewel to a couple of the stamped snowflakes.

You probably noticed that I switched up today's sketch and turn it on it's side.  I think this is a very versatile sketch - whether landscape or portrait, you'll find lots of ways to interpret it (especially with all the choices of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper!).

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Check out more "Sketch" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (Be sure to click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies   

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My Control Freak Swap: Cozy Christmas with Petite Petal Poinsettia Punch Art

I just realized that I never shared my Control Freak Holiday Swap from September.  It seems so long ago.  I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set along with a Petite Petal Poinsettia Punch Art feature. 

Cozy Christmas Card shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

I paired the Cozy Christmas greeting with the traditional Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The patterns in this nostalgic seasonal paper invite you to take a trip down memory lane.  Super cute mix of holiday floral/greenery, and Santa & Rudolph.

Dawn's Measurements:

  • Real Red (4" x 5-1/4" and 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, and scraps for punching)
  • Very Vanilla (2-3/8" x 2-5/8")
  • Mossy Meadow (2-5/8" x 2-7/8", and scraps for punching)
  • Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (2 patterns - each 4" x 1/2")

Cozy Christmas Card shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

A punch art poinsetta made with the Petite Petals Punch add the perfect finishing touch!  Find detailed instructions here.

Poinsettia Punch Art from Petite Petal Punch by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup 

That's a lot of pointsettias.  A perfect TV project.  You know...something to keep your hands busy while watching TV.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

Big Shot
$110.00

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