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October 2015

September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas: Wickedly Sweet Treat

Sep2015-Paper Pumpkin Wickedly Sweet Treats 

The September Wickedly Sweet Treat Paper Pumpkin kit featured (8) kraft bags with (8) kraft fringe pieces and (8) paper straws, tags, bakers twine and raffia. It also included a stamp set and Cajun Craze Stampin' Spot.

WATCH VIDEO: Wickedly Sweet Treat 

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Looking for more ideas on how you can use your kit?  
I have a couple ideas for you below!


 Wickedly Sweet Treat Ideas - by Dawn O

September 2015 Wickedly Sweet Treat Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup 

Download: Sep 2015 Paper Pumpkin Truly Grateful Card PDF  

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Dawn's Paper Pumpkin Subscriber Benefits:

Lighthearted Leaves Double Fold Gate Card, DOstamping VIP Program

In MN today, Autumn is in the air!  The smell, the sounds, the color and just enough of a chill in the air for a sweater.  My favorite time of year.  Here's the perfect card to share with you today, using the new Lighthearted Leaves.  It features a Fun Fold that I shared last month, Double Fold Gate Card

Lighthearted Leaves Gate Fold Card shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup


The Autumn color palette is Old Olive, Tangelo Twist and Soft Suede.  The sponging really makes the the leaves pop, as well as softens their tone.  Plus, I bring the outside to the inside panel with a little stamping too.

Lighthearted Leaves Gate Fold Card shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup 

Your friends will enjoy receiving this card for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  But really - any time of year is a time for both Thanks and Giving!

Happy Autumn~Dawn O


DOstamping VIP Program

Speaking of Autumn, I just sent my October DOstamping VIP Newsletter featuring a four-card Autumn Inspiration PDF.  This special newsletter is for my active customers and always includes 4-6 special cards just for my VIP's (includes: card photo, supply and measurement list and step-by-step instructions).

If you'd are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be of service to you.  When you Shop with Dawn, you'll automatically be enlisted in my DOstamping VIP Program and can take advantage of the following perks:

  • Free Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
  • Free ongoing Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogs
  • Semi-Monthly VIP Newsletter
  • VIP Host Code Gifts (with qualifying purchase)
  • DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Top-notch customer service

NOTE:  In order to receive the above items it's important that you have your online account set to:

YES, Allow my demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information.

If this set to NO, then I'm afraid I do not have access to any of your information (email, mailing address, phone #, etc) - so I won't be able to email you a VIP newsletter or even a thank you message acknowledging your order, or mail you any VIP Gifts.  So if this describes you, and you haven't ever heard from me...that is why.  

There is an easy fix!  All you have to do is change your account settings so I can "see" you. 

Here's how to opt-back in for contact:

  1. Click here:
  2. Sign in (upper left corner)
  3. Click "My Account" (upper right corner)
  4. Click "My Demonstrator"
  5. Check box "allow my demonstrator to contact me"
  6. Save changes
  7. Email me to let me know you updated your account and I'll be happy to add you to my VIP Newsletter list and more!


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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #151: Cozy Christmas with Season of Cheer

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

DSC#15I, DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge

When I saw this week's sketch, I thought I would make a fall-themed card.  But for some reason, I was in the Christmas mood.  I think it was because I did a holiday card for my local Card Buffet class this week, and still had some of the supplies at the ready.  Hope it's not too early for Christmas!

Cozy Christmas CAS card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#151 #dostamping #stampinup

Today's card is a clean and simple card, featuring the new Holiday Catalog paper Season Of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  Gotta love that poinsettia pattern!  Just a little bit, goes a long way (only 1" x 4") - making this a great card for mass-production.  I paired it with Mossy Meadow (3/4" x 4-1/4") and Soft Sky (4-1/4" x 11").

Tags & Label Framelit sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The greeting from Cozy Christmas was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies (largest one from the collection that is shown in the upper right corner).  This is a must-have framelit set.  I reach for it often!  Click for more Framelit Measurements.

Cozy Christmas CAS card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#151 #dostamping #stampinup 

I felt like the greeting needed a little something else.  First I thought maybe I should have inked it with two colored markers, but I wasn't confident that would turn out very successfully.  So instead, I reached for the Tree Builder Punch and punched out some flowers.  Added Pearl Basic Jewels (this month's VIP Host Code Gift)  to the center and adhered them over the flower images in the greeting.  Viola...just the right touch to tie everything together!

Stampin' Up! has lots of fabulous products to choose from in the Holiday Catalog.  Don't wait too long to get started on your holiday crafting!

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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


Dawn's Stamping Supplies  


Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE