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October 2015

Dawn's October Just Cards Buffet TO GO is ready for you!

October's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class is ready for YOU! Get your class kit today, before they run out!  I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class which offers a wide variety of cards; birthday, fall, thank you, Christmas and more!

October Card Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24.99 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/Paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are mostly available on the 2nd Thursday/Friday of the month (with some exceptions)
  • 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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Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS 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 Member 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.

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 all 7 card offerings (the 8th will be a duplicate of one).
  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, as well as instructional tips.  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 let you now that this month's Card Buffet TO GO was just wonderful!  A friend who makes cards with me, we order our cards from you and then stamp together. We especially loved the Thank you card and the three circle wildflower card. Have a great weekend! - Cathy

I love all your designs and they are so easy to complete. - Gladys

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful ...card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for (next month)!!  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

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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #153: Acorny Thank You Bundle

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challege DSC#153 Color My World 

I instantly thought of the new Into The Woods Designer Series Paper when I saw this week's color combo.  

  Acorny Thank You card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#153 #dostamping #stampinup

I've been needing more "thinking of you" cards lately and thought the "dropping in to say Hi" greeting is a good choice for that kind of sentiment.  It's from the new Acorny Thank You stamp set and it's bundled with the new Acorn Builder Punch. (Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Bundle - save 15%)

Acorny Thank You card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#153 #dostamping #stampinup 

Dawn's Acorny Thank You Card Tips:

  • Punch end of 2" x 3-1/2" Whisper White cardstock with Ornate Tag Topper Punch
  • Stamp greeting from (Acorny Thank You) with Tangelo Twist ink.
  • Ink acorn image with Soft Suede ink.  Stamp off on scratch paper, then onto tag.
  • Punch "acorn top" from Soft Suede cardstock with Acorn Builder Punch.  Mount to tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Pull off two pieces of 6" strands from a piece of Burlap Ribbon and tie onto tag
  • Adhere a 1" x 4" strip of Tangelo Twist to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.
  • Mount this panel onto folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight
  • Mount tag with Stampin' Dimensionals onto card.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Check out more "Color My World" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (we are small, but mighty this week.  Be sure to click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies  

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Just Cards TO GO Sneak Peek: Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art Card

My Just Cards TO GO class will be ready to purchase on Friday and I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at one of the cards that was a hit at my local Card Buffet class. (Yes, I hold a local version of this class on the last Tuesday of each month.  If you're in the Maple Grove, Plymouth, MN area - you're welcome to attend my next class on October 27th)

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art Card 

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I couldn't decide which side of the Merry Moments Paper Stack I liked, so I made them both!

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack #dostamping #stampinup

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I'm still undecided about which one I prefer.  Though, I'm leaning towards the plaid pattern that gives me more of a "clean" look.  Which do you prefer?

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

To create the Petite Petals Poinsettia Punch Art, see detailed instructions here.

Watch for my Just Cards TO GO class available to purchase starting Friday!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE  


10/13/15 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag.

  Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies     


Announcing: One Month of Extra Stampin' Rewards!

10-9 thru 11-9-2015 Extra Stampin' Rewards #stampinup #dostamping

Get extra Stampin' Rewards:

  • October 9-November 9, 2015 
  • Qualifying order of $300 or more will receive an additional 3% in Stampin' Rewards.
  • The qualifying order amount is before shipping and tax.
  • See Stampin' Rewards chart below

10-9 thru 11-9 2015 Extra Stampin' Rewards #stampinup #dostamping

Stampin' Rewards FAQ's

Q: What is Stampin' Rewards?
A: They are rewards you can earned when you host a party or order $150 or more (before shipping/tax)?  

Q: What can they be used for?
A. To purchase Stampin' Up! products!  This also include the exclusive, specially priced host-only items found in the back of each Stampin' Up! catalog or online here.  

Q: Why should I redeem them for the specially priced host-only sets?
A:  These sets are not available for regular shopping.  They can only be redeemed with your Stampin' Rewards.  Plus they have a reduced price making your Stampin' Rewards go even farther!

Q: When do I redeem them?
A: Shopping Online: you redeem them before you check out.  Party Hosts: you redeem them when we finalize your party.

Q: How do I redeem them when shopping online?
A: Once your order reaches $150 or more...when you add additional items you'll be given a choice to "add to bag" or "claim rewards".  When you're done with your "regular shopping", then start to claim your rewards!

Enjoy your Extra Stampin' Rewards!

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Dawn's Favorite 

If I were to make a recommendation, I'd say the Holiday Catalog Stampin' Rewards offering of Six Sayings is a must-have stamp set!  With greetings for 6 different occasions and fun fonts...it's definitely a favorite of mine!  Here's a few ideas for you... 

 Six Sayings & Season of Cheer card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#148 #dostamping #stampinup 

 Holiday Blessings Snowflake Card

 Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping #stampinup

Christmas Poinsettia Pocket Card

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #152: Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket Card

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping

For this week's Home Sweet Home photo challenge, there's a lot of ways to be inspired...apron card, color combo, floral, border stamping and more!  For me, I liked the pockets on the apron and decided to make a pocket card.  

Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping #stampinup

Many years ago I was "over the moon" with pocket cards.  I made them for every occasion; birthday, Christmas, wedding invites and even Max's baby announcement (and he's now 8 years old).  So I think it's time to bring them back, don't you think?!

Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping #stampinup

How to create a Basic Pocket Card:

  • 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for pocket
  • Score at 1-1/4" and 5-1/2"
  • Fold card at 5-1/2", then fold back on the 1-1/4" fold
  • Adhere 4-1/4" x 1" strip of DSP on the 1-1/4" fold
  • Use the Handheld Stapler to staple the pocket card together on both sides of the 1-1/4" fold.
    • Staple a piece of Gold Cording Trim to the left side of the pocket, then tie into a bow.
    • Note:  don't go too far in with the stapler, as you'll need room for the inside card panel to slide in and out.
  • 3-5/8" x 5-1/2" inside card panel
  • Decorate and enjoy!

Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping #stampinup

 A closer look at the inside panel reveals some fun little details:

  • Use the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to punch the top two corners
  • Stamp the pine bough from the Winter Wishes stamp set with Old Olive ink, then use Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to add dots for berries.
  • The greeting is from the fabulous Stampin' Rewards Holiday Catalog offering called Six Sayings - a very versatile greeting set.  A perfect addition to any stampers collection. 

Winter Wishes Poinsettia Pocket card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#152 #dostamping #stampinup

Last, but not least...the Poinsettia Punch Art detail.  I've been on a kick using these small flowers as just the right touch for some of my holiday cards, including my recent Control Freaks swap (coming soon).

How to create Poinsettia Punch Art:

  • Punch (2) Real Red Petite Petals
  • Layer them together with a glue dot
  • Punch (2) Old Olive Petite Petals (cut off 2 petals from each)
  • Use glue dots to adhere to the back of the flower
  • Adhere 1/4" punch of Gold Glimmer Paper to the center of flower with a glue dot
  • Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

I'm so happy with the way this card turned out.  I wouldn't normally make a black holiday card, but that seems to be a trendy thing for this year.  And why not, it looks stunning especially with the pop of red and gold.  Have you started on your holiday cards yet?

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (there are some special projects this week.  Be sure to click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies  

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE


Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit...Is Oh What Fun!

Each year I enjoy making my own Christmas Gift Tags.  So I was thrilled when I opened up the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and found a project kit just for me...Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit.

When I was in St.George, UT for the 2015 Founder's Circle Retreat last month, I brought the kit with me to play with.  My goal was to get at least one of each of the ten tag designs done (there is actually three of ten designs).  To my delight, I was able to finish all 30 tags - woohoo!  A task to celebrate, as I don't stamp very fast when I'm surrounded by friends and want to chat (stamping generally looses out).  But I was able accomplished both with lots of prodding from my friend, Barb.

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This kit is perfectly name, because if you were to ask me about the kit, I'd have to say, "Oh what fun you'll having making this kit!"

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Above is all the materials you get in the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit.  Be sure to note, the Oh What Fun matching stamp set is not included in the kit.  You could use your own holiday greetings, but the matching stamp set has some great images, I can see myself using them for holiday cards too.  In fact, I think I will be adding some of these tags to full-sized cards.  Can't wait to give that a try!

Oh What Fun stamp set #dostamping #stampinup

Additional supplies are needed to complete the tags, such as a variety of inkpads and adhesive.  In the video, she advises several different adhesives.  I found that Snail, Glue Dots (for glitter/sequin items), and Stampin' Dimensionals were sufficient.  See my full Stamping Supplies List below.

WATCH VIDEO: Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit

 

 For a closer look...

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

So, if you're anything like me and enjoy making your Christmas Gift Tags...Stampin' Up! has done all the work for us and put together an awesome kit.  Get yours today and get a jump start on your Christmas Gift Tag making.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE 


10/6/15 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag.

  Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies