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April 2016

7 Georgeous Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

Today I'm off to the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I'm excited to see some of my STARS, as well as many of my long distance friends!  

While I'm away this week, I'll be featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper products from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  With these beautiful stamps and paper, you can send your best bloomin' wishes for birthdays or any day. This set comes with a birthday sentiment, but I think you'll find other uses for it too! Take a looks at some fabulous swaps and event displays!  

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Susan Campfield)

This is by far my favorite project I receive from my friend Susan Campfield.  The treat bag, key ring and chocolate are so much fun!   

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jan Viktora)

 

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Barb Mullikin)

 

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Betty Weisbrich)

 

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Georgia Giguere)

 

Birthday Blooms display board card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Birthday Blooms swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (

Wow, what an amazing variety of Birthday Blooms cards!  You can stamp the flowers in one color, or add lots of color and depth to it.  It's your choice!  It's amazing all the different cards and projects that can be made with these products.  You'll notice that today's card featured pinks and reds.  Stop by tomorrow for cards freaturing blues and greens!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Birthday Blooms Supplies (click on products to shop online)

 


 

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04/12: Final Weekly Deals going out with a Bang, and New Catalog Info!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Ending 04/18/16

That's right, this week is the final week of Weekly Deals, and it looks like it's going out with a bang!  Be sure to stay tuned for future special offers from Stampin' Up!  In the meantime, get your deals before they are gone!  

To take advantage of 25% savings,
be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag. 

Dawn's Favorites  

4/12/16 Weekly Deal Rose Garden Thinlits, Metallic Foil Doilies card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

4/12/16 Weekly Deal Snow Friends Thinlits , Metallic Foil Doilies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

4/12/16 Weekly DealPeaceful Pines Framelits  shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

  4/12/16 Weekly Deal Acorn Builder Punch shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

4/12/16 Weekly Deal Mini Treat Bag Thinlit treat pouch by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I really love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit!  I've used my a LOT!


Stampin' Up! Catalog Information 

More Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Ideas

I can't stop playing with the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Pocketful of Cheer.   I created these two cards using one of the card bases from the kit, and cut it into two 4" x 5-1/4" panels (I like that the pattern was printed on both sides!)  Both were adhered to a 4-1/4" x 11" Whisper White Thick cardstock (140272) card base to make two cards.  See what I came up with...

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Just For You card - additional supplies

Mini Drapery Fold Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Mini Drapery Fold Details:
(see here for another example)

  • Start with 6" x 2" piece of the printed envelope
    • (note: I squared off the bottom and the top of the envelope first.  Then trimmed out a 6" wide piece, trimming off the right scored side.  I was able to get two 6" x 2" pieces from one envelope)
  • Use Simply Score Tool to score at 3-1/4", 3-3/4", 4-3/4", & 5-1/8"
  • Turn and put a "tick mark" at 1"
  • Use Stampin' Trimmer to diagonal cut from the 1" "tick mark" to the 3-1/4" score line  
    • (note: ignore the original score line from envelope)
  • Fold back and forth at each score line - like a fan fold
    • (again, ignore the original score line from the envelope)
  • Adhere to the 4" x 5-1/4" card panel (created from one of the card bases from the kit).
  • There may be a slight overhang on the right side, just trim off with scissors.

Mini Drapery Fold Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Cheerful Drapery Fold card - additional supplies

The Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin kit has been a lot of fun to play with.  I still have two more ideas swimming around in my head.  The printed envelopes make for some great pattern paper ideas.  We'll see if I can squeeze anymore time in to play, in between working on my taxes.    

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Paper Pumpkin  - Free Stamp Set with April's kit! 


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack - up to 60% (updated!)

Get the before they are gone...
SHOP 2014-2016 IN COLORS TODAY 

April VIP Host Code = QZCXCT6H
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Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas by Dawn O

I'm excited to share my March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Pocketful of Cheer alternative ideas with you today.   I created these cards with just a few extra supplies.  

As many of you know, when I'm using up leftover pieces from Paper Pumpkin kits, I like to reach for Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes (133766).   I always have a pack or two on hand.  Take a look at my trio of note cards...

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Happy Happy Birthday Hat Note card - additional supplies

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Hooray Grad Note Card - additional Supplies

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Baby Love Note Card - additional supplies

The Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin kit was a lot of fun to play with.  I have a couple more projects to share, hopefully over the weekend.  Though, I am working on my taxes this weekend-ugh!  But maybe I can squeeze in some photo editing and blogging.   

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Paper Pumpkin  - Free Stamp Set with April's kit! 


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack - up to 60% (updated!)

Get the before they are gone...
SHOP 2014-2016 IN COLORS TODAY 

April VIP Host Code = QZCXCT6H
(learn more here)


Save up to 60% on Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack!

60% off Clearance Rack items updated 4/2016 #dostamping #stampinup

Woohoo!  Stampin' Up! has updated their popular Clearance Rack.  Be sure to check out all the deals and save up to 60%! 

While shopping, don't forget to...

2014-2016 In-Color Products retiring soon #dostamping #stampinup


 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF

April VIP Host Code = QZCXCT6H
(learn more here)


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #176: Rose Wonder in Blue!

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

DSC#176 DOstamperSTARS Thursday Home Sweet Home Challenge, #dostamping, #stampinup

It's obvious from this week's photo inspiration that a person would choose a nautical or masculine card to make.  But instead, I went with blue flowers!  Specifically, the Rose Wonder Bundle, and I'm thrilled with the results.  Take a look...

Rose Wonder In Blue card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC176 #dostamping #stampinup

Wow, right?!  Well, it was super easy to do.  And guess what?  I only used one color to easily "watercolor" the rose...Night of Navy.

Dawn's Rose Wonder In Blue card details:

  • Stamp rose image from Rose Wonder stamp set with Night of Navy ink on 4" x 5-1/4" Shimmery White cardstock
  • Quickly...Use Aqua Painter to wash color around the rose and leaves. (just the wet Aqua Painter - no added color yet)
  • Now add little by little, additional Night of Navy ink to flower center working outwards.  
    • No additional ink was added to the outer edges of the rose and leaves.
    • Also, no purple ink was used.  As more color was added, some of the tones started turning a purple hue.  Unexpected, but gorgeous!

Rose Wonder In Blue card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC176 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Let dry.
  • Adhere to folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Night of Navy card base

Rose Wonder In Blue card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC176 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Stamp greeting & frame image with Night of Navy ink. Die cut with matching shape from Rose Garden Thinlits.
  • Adhere to Metallic Foil Doily, then to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach Rhinestones
  • Enjoy and send to someone special!

What do you think?  I wonder what other colors would turn a different shade of color when it dries.  Would be interesting to find out?  Give it a try with some other colors and let me know.

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Be sure to check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from my DOstamperSTARS Team (click on their names below):   


Dawn's Stamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

Rose Wonder In Blue card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC176 #dostamping #stampinup

 

  


  

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn 

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
Weekly Deals - 25% off
Clearance Rack

April VIP Host Code = QZCXCT6H
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#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness
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10 Beautiful Rose Wonder Swaps & Mother's Day PSA

I'm here with the last of the Rose Wonder Bundle swaps I received or display boards from events I attended.  With stunning rose images and a variety of sentiments, the Rose Wonder Bundle it's a good choice for many occasions.  I think the "what a beautiful blessing you are to me" is a perfect sentiment for the soon-to-be-here Mother's Day (May 8th - only a month away).  Here's a couple of cards that featured that greeting, as well as other greetings from the Rose Wonder Bundle.

Rose Wonder Bundle display board card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Dawn Thomas)

Here's more Rose Wonder Bundle inspiration:

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Karla Anders)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (BJ Peters)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle display board card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Deb Krusemark)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Judy Discipio)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Heidi Vinkemeier)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Joey Hartman)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lisa Bowel)

If you're like me and your Mother has passed away, you might be thinking..."I don't have anyone to send a Mother's Day card too."   However, I was recently reminded by one of my customers that there are many people in your life that you could send a Mother's Day's card to.  She was very passionate about it and she convinced me that I have definitely overlooked this special holiday.  #imbringingmothersdayback!  

  • Your daughter (or daughter-in-law) who is a mother to your grandkids!
  • Your friends who are mothers
  • Someone who is a mother-figure to you
  • Of course, you're own mother, grandmother, aunt
  • Teachers who are mothers
  • And more!

If you have someone who is a mother in your life, you should consider sending them a card on their special day!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Rose Wonder Bundle Supplies

 


Rose Garden Framelit measurements:

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Visit my Stampin' Up! Framelit & Thinlit Die page for more measurements

 


   

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn

 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF
Clearance Rack

NEW April VIP Host Code = QZCXCT6H
(learn more here) 


04/05: Weekly Deals Ending April 18th, Stampin' Trimmer Blades update and more!

Stampin' Up! just announced:

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Ending 04/18/16

That's right, only two more weeks of Weekly Deals.  Be sure to stay tuned for future special offers from Stampin' Up!  In the meantime, get your deals before they are gone! 


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. 

Dawn's Favorites 

4/5/16 Weekly Deal Rose Garden Stained Glass card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Quantities limited, so get your deals early!


Stampin' Trimmer Blades - update

126995 Stampin' Trimmer Blades

 

  • We received a shipment of Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) 
  • They will be available to order beginning today, April 5, at 12:00 (noon) (MT).
  • Keep in mind that when this supply of blades is depleted, they will return to "not orderable" status until we receive the next shipment. 
  • The supply we're receiving would typically last one month; however, we expect that the blades will run out much faster since they haven't been orderable for several weeks.

4/5/2016, 4pm eta: Stampin' Trimmer Blades sold out.  If you were unable to add them to your order , please contact me.  I'd be happy to add your name to my list of people to contact when they become available again.  (dostamping@yahoo.com)

Shop here:  Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Blades [126995]

 


Paper Pumpkin  - Free Stamp Set with April's kit!

 
Extra BONUS Stamp set in April Paper Pumpkin kit, Join by April 10th #dostamping #stampinup

Stampin' Up! is celebrating...  

Stampin' Up! shipped their ONE MILLIONTH KIT!  They are saying THANK YOU to all of their subscribers with a BONUS bonus stamp set with April's Paper Pumpkin kit. (You won’t want to miss it, so don’t skip or cancel.)  What to do next?

  • Make sure you're subscribed to Paper Pumpkin by April 10th and you'll receive the Bonus stamp set too!
  • Are you a past subscriber and want to get April's kit and bonus stamp set?  Just login to your Paper Pumpkin account and click subscribe.  Make sure your address and credit card info is current, and you'll be set to go!

When you subscribe with Dawn (that's me!)...you'll receive a 10-12 BONUS idea sheets, just for you.  Here's a sneak of March's bonus...

DOstamping Paper Pumpkin March 2016 Bonus PDF #stampinup

  • To receive April's kit, be sure to sign up by the April 10th 
  • My subscribers will receive TWO Exclusive Bonus Idea Sheet PDF's for April's kit - one for each stamp set!

Thank you for subscribing with me! 

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