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Control Freaks Feb 2016 Tour: Flowering Fields Gift Set

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks February 2016. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live on 2/20). 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 my friend and fellow freak Melissa Stout's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration


Flowering Fields Gift Card Set

Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

I pulled out the Flowering Fields stamp set for my Control Freak Sale-a-Bration project.  I have to admit, I've had this set for a long time.  I received it from Stampin' Up! at the On Stage event back in November, but I haven't had a chance to use it yet.  So many awesome stamps and not enough time.  But I digress.  The one thing I did think about when I got it was, I wanted to use it without coloring.  So I came up with 3 different color combos using the 2014-2016 In Colors.  No coloring, just quick stamping!  I also paired each card with a greeting from the Occasions Catalog stamp set, Suite Sayings.  Take a look...

Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup
The Easter card uses Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow.

 

Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

The Thanks card using Blackberry Bliss (stamped off for some images) and Mossy Meadow.

 

Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

The Smile card uses Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.

Dawn's Card Details:

  • All three cards use a folded 8" x 4" piece of Whisper White
  • Adhere to 4-1/4" square of matching cardstock. 
  • Use Sale-a-Bration Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper for handcut banners 
  • Attach Linen Thread with the Handheld Stapler
  • Finish off with Rhinestone Jewels.
  • Envelopes are lined with Designer Paper using the Envelope Liner Thinlits
  • Finished cards measure 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" (and fit into our regular envelopes)


Wildflower Fields Card Holder

Sale-a-Bration Wildflower Fields Card Holder created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

To give space for all three of the cards to fit into one package, I created a larger envelope sized at 5-1/2" x 6".  Now it's ready for gift-giving!

Large Envelope Details

  • 9-1/4" square of Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper
  • Use Envelope Punch Board
  • Follow instructions for 5-1/2" x 6" card size
  • Fold envelope (don't adhere)
  • Insert cards and envelopes
  • Wrap Calypso Coral Seam binding around envelope package and tie in a bow.
  • Stamp greeting (from Suite Sayings) with Mossy Meadow ink
  • Punch with Note Tag Punch, and punch a second one from Mossy Meadow cardstock
  • Punch 1/8" hole in each and tie onto ribbon with Linen Thread.
  • Attach Rhinestone Jewel to O in YOU
  • Enjoy!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 141300 Flowering Fields Wood-Mount Stamp Set - Sale-a-Bration
  • 141303 Flowering Fields Clear-Mount Stamp Set  -Sale-a-Bration
  • 141022 Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper - Sale-a-Bration
  • 133673 2014-2016 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock And Classic Ink Pads Kit 
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730]
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler 
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 135860 Note Tag Punch 
  • 134365 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
  • 104199 Linen Thread 
  • 134569 Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
  • 113439 Big Shot 
  • 132172 Envelope Liners Framelits Die

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 my friend & fellow freak LeeAnn Greff.

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Another Birthday Blossoms & Pansy Punch Card

Here's a another Quick and Cute card using the Birthday Blossoms stamp set and Pansy Punch (25% off Weekly Deal).  It's also one of my favorite layouts that I haven't used in a very long time.  Just a couple strips of the beautiful Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack and a fun flower embellishment, you're done in no time at all!

Birthday Blossom & Pansy Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Card Measurements:

  • Old Olive cardstock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base)
  • Basic Black cardstock (4" x 2-3/4")
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (3-3/4" x 2-1/2")
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (3-3/4" x 3/4" and 3-3/4" x 1/2")
  • Calypso Coral cardstock (scrap for Pansy Punch)

Birthday Blossom & Pansy Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

By stamping the flower image on the Calypso Coral cardstock, there was no coloring necessary.  Finish off with a Classy Designer Button and Basic Black Baker's Twine...and viola, your QC card is done!   

Add Birthday Blossoms and Pansy Punch to your wish list today!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Pansy Punch
Weekly Deal
25% off

 


 

Shop Online Anytime 

2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
NEW 2/16/2016 SAB Brochure - 2nd release

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
3- month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Sale
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

February VIP Hostess Code =  767W99CY
(learn more here)

Purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration
Get an extra $30 in product!

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #169: Birthday Blooms For You!

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC169 #dostamping #stampinup

 I'm lovin' today's sketch.  It's a clean and simple layout, perfect for my card making style!   I knew I was going to do something floral on the circle focal point and decided to put ink to an image I hadn't yet used from the Occasions Catalog Birthday Blooms stamp set.  I also decided I was in the mood to watercolor.  Which struck me as odd, as that is not one of my favorite things to do.  But I needed a little "Calgon take me away" moment and there's nothing better for that than watercoloring.    Occasions Catalog Birthday Blooms created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC169 #dostamping #stampinup

Before I get to the watercoloring, I adhered two strips of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (3/4" x 3-3/4" and 3/4" x 3-1/2") to a folded 4-1/4" x 11" Pink Pirouette card base.  Then wrapped two pieces of Whisper White Bakers Twine around the card and tied in a bow.

Occasions Catalog Birthday Blooms created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC169 #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Coloring Tips:

  • Die cut a piece of Shimmery White Paper (my go-to paper for watercoloring) with Circle Framelit (#7 from the center)
  • Stamp flowers and greeting with Basic Black Archival Ink
  • Use Aqua Painter to water color  
    • Blushing Bride all over flowers
    • Delightful Dijon in flower centers
    • Watermelon Wonder on flowers - added several times for depth
    • Mint Macron for stems/leaves
    • Tip Top Taupe for shadowing (watered down quite a bit)

I know I could use more watercoloring practice, but I'm happy with the results.  If you like watercoloring, the beautiful Birthday Blooms set was made just for you!  Be sure to add it to your wish list and get it before the Occasions Catalog ends (May 31st).

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Be sure to check out more "Sketch Pad" inspiration from my DOstamperSTARS Team - lots of fabulous cards this week! (click on their names below): 


Occasions Catalog Birthday Blooms created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC169 #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

 


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
3- month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Sale - going on now
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

February VIP Hostess Code =  767W99CY
(learn more here)

Join my STARS during Sale-a-Bration
Get an extra $30 in product!

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
Learn more here


Birthday Blossoms: Another use for Pansy Punch!

When I saw the Pansy Punch in the Weekly Deals yesterday, I recalled a couple cards I made with Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  This set makes it all about the birthday person.  But it is more than a birthday set, as you  can use the flowers and other sentiments on any project.  Check out my quick and cute (QC) card below.  It was a hit at my local Card Buffet class! 

Birthday Blossoms & Pansy Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's measurements:

  • Calypso Coral card base (4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2")
  • Very Vanilla (4-1/4" x 2-1/2", plus scraps)
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/4" x 1/2")
  • Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine (18")

Birthday Blossoms & Pansy Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 Dawn's tips for the flowers:

  • Stamp two flowers and 2 sets of leaves on Very Vanilla cardstock scraps
  • Color with Aqua Painter
    • flowers = Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks
    • leaves = Old Olive ink
  • Punch flowers with Pansy Punch
  • Fussy cut leaves
  • Position and attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals

NOTE:  Be careful when you mount the flower image, so it can easily match up with the Pansy Punch (on sale this week - 25% off).  To learn more, see my Flower Shop Mounting Tips for Pansy Punch video. 

Birthday Blossoms gives us another matching stamp set for the Pansy Punch.  Gotta love that when Stampin' Up! helps us make our punches go farther.  Get yours today!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Pansy Punch
Weekly Deal
25% off

 


  

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
NEW 2/16/2016 SAB Brochure - 2nd release

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
3- month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Sale
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

February VIP Hostess Code =  767W99CY
(learn more here)

Join my STARS during Sale-a-Bration
Get an extra $30 in product!

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
Learn more here 


Now Available: 3 NEW Sale-a-Bration Choices with Videos!

Today we are welcoming three NEW Sale-a-Bration products!

2/16/16 New Sale-a-Bration Products shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

View: 2/16/16 Sale-a-Bration Brochure (NEW)

View: 2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure (original)

Watch videos to see them in action!

 

Party Pants stamp set (141324w & 141327c)
coordinates with new Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609)

 

 

Metallics Glitter Tape (141020)

 

 

Pedal Pusher stamp set (141312p)

I can't decide which is my favorite!  I'll have to get them all!

Enjoy~Dawn O 


 2016 Sale-a-Bration Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Here's the deal: 

  • For every $50 you spend (before tax/shipping), you get one FREE Sale-a-Bration product of your choice!
  • For $100, you get two
  • For $150, you get three AND Stampin' Rewards (see below)
  • When your order or party hits $250 - you also get $25 more in Stampin' Rewards!

2016 Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Rewards Chart Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup


2016 Sale-a-Bration Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up!  During Sale-a-Bration you can join my team for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE product for your starter.  Which means you choose $155 in product for only $99!  PLUS - your kit ships for free!

2016 Sale-a-Bration Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup Want to learn more?  Check out the links below:


 


2/16 Weekly Deals: Punches and more!

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

Bitty Butterfly Punch
$16.00
$12.00
Pansy Punch
 
$16.00
$12.00
Envelope Punch Board
$20.00
$15.00
 
 Dawn's Favorites 

  2/16/16 Weekly Deal Bitty Butterfly Punch card by Dawn Olchefske #DOstamping #stampinup


Featured STAR: Laurie Zoellmer Occasions Catalog Projects

In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing some of my DOstamperSTARS projects with you.  We had a local get-together a few weeks ago and had a great time visiting, eating (potluck), sharing business tips and lots of creative ideas.  Then we ended with a Shoebox Swap - everyone brought a card for everyone else to make.  Tons of fun!

Today you're in for a treat, as I'm sharing Laurie Zoellmer's projects.  She told us she whipped up these projects at the last minute (along with a few of the swaps she participated in).   I'm sure you're gonna love 'em!

A Nice Cuppa card by Laurie Zoellmer shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card by Laurie Zoellmer shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Flowering  Fields card by Laurie Zoellmer shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Apple of My Eye card by Laurie Zoellmer shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Bear Hugs Berry Basket by Laurie Zoellmer shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Cute, huh?  Laurie has been a member of my DOstamperSTARS team for a long time, almost 9 years!  She has helped me and the STARS out in so many ways, too numerous to count.  She's also been my virtual assistant for the past several years and I count her as one of my true friends!   I'm ever so thankful for her!

I hope you enjoyed her work~Dawn O


Stamping Supplies

 


 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
3- month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Sale - going on now
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

February VIP Hostess Code =  767W99CY
(learn more here)

Join my STARS during Sale-a-Bration
Get an extra $30 in product!

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
Learn more here 


Ending Soon Limited Time Sale-a-Bration: 11 Hello Swaps

Hello is another Sale-a-Bration product that is only available until, Monday. February 15th? I have to admit, at first glance this set didn't make it on my favorites list for Sale-a-Bration choices. But after seeing all these fabulous swaps cards, I quickly changed my mind.  And now it's one of my must-have sets.  The sentiments compliment each other very nicely, making it a great set for birthdays, friend and more!  Take a look at these fabulous Hello swap cards!

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Karla Anders)

I'm gonna pick a couple of favorites today (though it was hard to choose!).  I'm choosing two and they couldn't be anymore of a diverse choice.  I love everything about Karla's clean and simple card - colors, layout, etc!

But I also like Kimberly's awesome eye-candy card.  She used a lot of fun sunshiny (that's a word, right?) details; Sunburst Thinlit, sequins, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Burlap Ribbon, It's My Party Enamel Dots and more!  Can you say - wow!

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Kimberly Van Diepen)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Cindy Techlin)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Dawn Thomas)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (LeeAnn Greff)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Mary Haugen)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Mercedes Weber)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Mercedes Weber)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sara Mattson-Blume)

 

Hello Sale-a-Bration card swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jolene Harms)

These awesome Sale-a-Bration Hello cards came from several swaps or meetings I participated in; QC Swappers, my DOstamperSTARS Team, PS Swappers and more!

If you were like me and Hello didn't make it on your Sale-a-Bration wish list...what do you think now?   Hello is one of three Sale-a-Bration choices that will be gone...last day is Monday. Be sure to get it before it's gone. 

Enjoy~Dawn O


  2016 Sale-a-Bration Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Here's the deal: 

  • For every $50 you spend (before tax/shipping), you get one FREE Sale-a-Bration product of your choice!
  • For $100, you get two
  • For $150, you get three AND Stampin' Rewards (see below)
  • When your order or party hits $250 - you also get $25 more in Stampin' Rewards!

2016 Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Rewards Chart Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

It's the perfect time to purchase products you've had your eye on, while earning more for free!

REMINDER: Sale-a-Bration products shown on pages 16-19 are only available until February 15th.  So don't procrastinate...get your free Sale-a-Bration products today!

Limited-time Sale-a-Bration products (until Monday, Feb 15th)

 


 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
2016 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
3- month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Sale - going on now
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

February VIP Hostess Code =  767W99CY
(learn more here)

Join my STARS during Sale-a-Bration
Get an extra $30 in product!

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
Learn more here