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August 2016

Star of Light Bundle Sneak Peek with Kylie Burtucci's Team

Today I'm blog hopping with Kylie Burtucci's Team (from Australia).  The theme is actually casing me - ha!   Hmm...what should I case?  I picked a sketch challenge that I didn't feel like I got my fill of and paired it with new Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog product coming September 1st.  The new product is a Christmas set called Star of Light Bundle.  It includes the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies.

Star of Light Bundle 2016 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The beauty of this card is, the sketch is simple enough that the eye is drawn to the lovely star focal point, all die cut using the new Starlight Thinlits Dies.   Here's how...

Star of Light Bundle Christmas card in 5 Steps

  1. Stamp swirl image with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 4" x 2-5/8" piece of Whisper White.  Adhere to 3" x 3" piece of Soft Sky cardstock, then to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" folded Sweet Sugarplum card base.
  2. Stamp largest star image using Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 4" x 3-1/4" piece of Sweet Sugarplum.  Die cut with matching thinlit.
  3. Die cut 1-3/4" x 2" Pool Party star. Wrap Silver Metallic Thread around fingers and adhere to back of die cut with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Adhere to large star, then adhere to card.
  4. Stamp small line starburst image with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto scrap of white, die cut with matching thinlit.  Adhere on top of star.  Attach small silver Metallic Enamel shape (round).
  5. Stamp greeting (from Star of Light stamp set) with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto scrap of Whisper White (mount it "curved" to the shape of the Duet Banner punch).  Stamp the outline banner image (from Thoughtful Banners) with Soft Soft ink over greeting.  Punch and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Star of Light Bundle 2016 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

There's lots of possibilities with the Star of Light Bundle.  It includes lots of greetings for inside and out, and great coordinating dies to create lots of different stars.  You'll have fun playing with this set starting September 1st!

Thank you Kylie & your Crazy Crafters Team for inviting me to play along today.   

Enjoy~Dawn O


Stamping Supplies (holiday catalog available 9/1/2016)

   Star of Light Bundle 2016 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 


 

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Dawn's 2016 Holiday Product Shares: Taking Reservations Now!

You've been asking and now they are ready!  I'm ready to take your reservation for my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares. If you've never participated in a Product Share before, it's a great way to get a sampling of the new products and decide which are your new favorites! 

Dawn Olchefske's 2016 Holiday Catalog Product Share #dostamping #stampinup

2016 HOLIDAY "I Want It ALL" bundle: $29.99 (includes (2) Mini Tassels Early-Bird Bonus!)(+$6.45 priority shipping)

The Holiday "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following product samples:
  • HOLIDAY Designer & Specialty Paper - 44 sheets
    • 6 each of Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty
    • 6 of Paisleys & Posies Specialty, Halloween Night Specialty (note: for both of these collections, you'll receive 5 of each of the double-sided patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are single-sided)
    • 12 of Warmth & Cheer Stack
    • 1 each of Copper Foil Sheets, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • HOLIDAY Ribbon & Trim - 12 yards 
    • 1 yard each of 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo pack in Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy
    • 1 yard each of 3/8" Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack in Sweet Sugarplum, Silver
    • 1 yard each of 3/8" Ribbon Trio Combo Pack in Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzeberry
    • 2 yards of Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon
    • 3 yards of Kraft Rope
  • HOLIDAY Accessories - 29 pieces 
    • (12) Halloween Night Enamel dots, (3) Mini Pinecones, (3) Christmas Trinkets Embellishments, (6) Mini Jingle Bells, (1) White Gift Boxes w/Acetate Sleeve, (1) 6 x 17 Gusseted Cello Bag, assortment of Fancy Frost Sequins, 8/31 EARLY- BIRD BONUS (2) Mini Tassels
 
2016 HOLIDAY Designer & Specialty Paper Share: $14.50 - (+$4.00 shipping)
This share includes 44 sheets of Holiday Designer Series & Specialty Paper (all sized at 6"x 6")
  • 6 each of Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty
  • 6 of Paisleys & Posies Specialty, Halloween Night Specialty (note: for both of these collections, you'll receive 5 of each of the double-sided patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are single-sided)
  • 12 of Warmth & Cheer Stack
  • 1 each of Copper Foil Sheets, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper 

2016 Holiday Catalog DSP Swatchbooks by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

2016 HOLIDAY DSP Swatchbooks: $10.75 - (+$3.50 shipping)
This share includes (6) DSP Swatchbooks (all sized at 3"x 6")

  • (3) = Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty (6 sheets each)
  • (2) = Paisleys & Posies Specialty, Halloween Night Specialty (note: for both of these collections you'll receive 5 of each of the double-sided patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are single-sided)
  • (1) = Warmth & Cheer Stack (12 sheets)
  • All covered with a coordinating piece of cardstock
  • All labeled with paper collection details (price, coordinating color, etc)

 Annual Catalog Product Shares are still available! 

(check with me for shipping costs on combining shares)


2016 Holiday Catalog Product Share Timing

  • Taking Reservations: starting August 16 (get an early-bird bonus by 8/31)
  • Paypal Billing: starts August 25
  • My Stampin' Up! order:  September 1
  • Estimate mailing of shares: 10-12 working days from ordering with Stampin' Up! (around 15-17th, barring any backorders from Stampin' Up!)

How to Reserve a Product Share:

NOTE:  There is a process for product shares...collect reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order, receive shipped order, cut and sort product, repackage product, package up your product share and mail.  The entire process could take two weeks after I place my order with Stampin' Up!

EMAIL ME directly at dostamping@yahoo.com with your product share reservation information listed below:  (Note: For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote...a Priority Mailing Envelope can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)  
4.  Email for Paypal invoicing
 
(*) I use Paypal for all my billing needs.  However, a paypal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.  When you receive my paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your paypal account funds or by credit/debit card.  Just follow their SUPER EASY instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
(learn more here)

Don't for get to redeem Bonus Coupon codes in Aug 2016 #dostamping #stampinup
Don't forget: Bonus Days Coupon Code Redemption - August Only 

 


7 Stampin' Up! Playful Palette DSP Birthday Swap Samples

Today I'm sharing Painter's Palette swap samples.  Splash some color onto your cards with this work of art stamp set and coordinating Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. It’s a great way to wish someone a happy birthday - like maybe me!  That's right, I had a birthday this past weekend.  Though these cards were received from earlier swaps, I thought today might be a fun day to share them.   (Be sure to check out my actual birthday cards below, including one from my grandsons)

Stylized Birthday with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Brenda Cardinal)

Brenda's card features a Z-Fold in landscape...fun!

Stylized Birthday with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Brenda Cardinal)

 

Painter's Palette with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Georgia Giguere)

 

Confetti Celebration with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Angela McKay)

 

Stylized Birthday with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lisa Schultz)

 

Painter's Palette with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Georgia Giguere)

 

Painter's Palette with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sherrie Robinson)

 

Painter's Palette with Playful Palette DSP swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sue Nurnberger)

Great cards, right?  Wonderful inspiration for your birthday cards!

Birthday Cards received by Dawn Olchefske  

Now these are the handmade cards I received in the mail from my fellow DOstamperSTARS, customers and friends.  Always fun to receive cards in the mail.  Thank you ladies for thinking of me on my birthday!

Max&Sam

Last but not least, here's the card my grandsons made for me (Max & Sam).  It came with a disclaimer, as Max announced, "this is actually a picture of a balloon with a string and not a picture of you with a beard."    Hmm...I wasn't even sure what to say to that.  Funny how he had to explain it to me.  I giggle every time I look at it!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
(learn more here)

Don't for get to redeem Bonus Coupon codes in Aug 2016 #dostamping #stampinup
Don't forget: Bonus Days Coupon Code Redemption - August Only 


Paper Pumpkin BOGO starts Thursday, Aug 11

Paper Pumpkin BOGO sale by Stampin' Up! #dostamping, Dawn Olchefske

For the first-time ever, FIRST-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can buy their first month and get their second month FREE - woohoo! 

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details:  When you use promo code “BOGO” at Dawn's PaperPumpkin, you'll pay the regular price of $19.95 for your first month and get your second month for FREE!

The Fine Print:
  • Offer will be void if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. 
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95+ tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Timing:

  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free.
  • If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.

Paper Pumpkin BOGO sale by Stampin' Up! #dostamping, Dawn Olchefske

Join Paper Pumpkin with Dawn and....

  • receive a BONUS PDF with 10-12 alternative ideas on how to use your Paper Pumpkin (each month your subscriber)
  • In addition, I typically share 3 or more ideas each month, right here on my blog.  
  • Be sure to check out my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board for LOTS of ideas!

I look forward to serving you as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
(learn more here)

Don't for get to redeem Bonus Coupon codes in Aug 2016 #dostamping #stampinup
Don't forget: Bonus Days Coupon Code Redeemption - August Only

 


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #193: Stylized Birthday with Enamel Shapes!

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #193-Home Sweet Home

 

Stylized Birthday with Enamel Shapes card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC193 #dostamping #stampinup 

This cute cupcake photo totally evokes a birthday theme.  I've been itchin' to use the new Stylized Birthday stamp...love the font and size.  So instead of doing a cupcake card, I pulled the colors from the photo for my card today.  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight are a fun and cheery color combo to celebrate anyone's birthday.  

This clean and simple card came together in just minutes.  See how...

Stylized Birthday in 5 Easy Steps!

  1. Adhere two strips (4" x 1-1/4" & 1" x 5/8" ) of Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  2. Stamp Stylized Birthday image with Tempting Turquoise.
  3. Wrap Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine around panel and tie in a bow.
  4. Attach Brights Enamel Shapes
  5. Adhere completed panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals 

Stylized Birthday with Enamel Shapes card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC193 #dostamping #stampinup 

I think I'll stock up on a few of these cards so they are ready to go when I need a last-minute birthday card.  Quick & easy, so I'll be done with four or five of them in no time at all!

Brights Enamel Shapes - easy way to add fun to your cards! #dostamping #stampinup

Aren't those Brights Enamel Shapes super cute?  They are an easy way to add fun to your cards!  Plus they don't add a lot of bulk to your card, so they are easy to mail. 

Enjoy~Dawn O  

Are you a DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge fan?  Yes!  Then check out the Pinterest Board that hosts them all in one place!!

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge Board

 


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)

 

Stylized Birthday with Enamel Shapes card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC193 #dostamping #stampinup  
 


  

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
(learn more here)

Don't for get to redeem Bonus Coupon codes in Aug 2016 #dostamping #stampinup
Don't forget: Bonus Days Coupon Code Redeemption - August Only 


7 More Fabulous Creative Connections Display Samples - Part II

As promised, here are more Creative Connections display samples for your inspiration! 

Live, Love Grow Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Grateful Bunch Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

One Wild Ride Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Foxy Friends

 

Fairy Celebration Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Jar of Love Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Swirly Scribbles snowman Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

DOstamperSTARS at Creative Connections #dostamping #stampinup

No Stampin' Up! event is complete without the traditional "row" shot...look at the smiling faces!  There's always fun to be had when you're doing what you love.   

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

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NEW August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
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7 Fabulous Creative Connections Display Samples - Part I

DOstamperSTARS at Creative Connections #dostamping #stampinup

As there wasn't any Stampin' Up! July convention this year (their events have moved to April and November now)...local demonstrators came together for a Creative Connections event.  This event is organized by local leaders (from MN) through a group called Stamp Share for Leaders.  It was a fabulous day filled with lots of presentations, tons of creative display boards, prizes and more!  Above are some of my local DOstamperSTARS!  Below you'll find a sampling of cards that were on display from the MANY boards shared by participating demonstrators.

Flourishing Phrases Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  Flourishing Phrases Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

In This World Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Fiesta Birthday Bundle Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Time of Year (host set) Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Sitting Here Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Touches of Texture Creative Connections display cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

As always...I get lots of inspiration from these local gals!  I hope you do too.

Tomorrow I'll be back with the rest of my favorite Creative Connections display samples.  So be sure to check back.

Enjoy~Dawn O


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August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek - sign up by Wednesday, August 10th!

August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Stampin' Up! gave us sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin's stamp set.  They also announced...it's a card kit...yay! Don't miss out on the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  Be sure to either join or update your Paper Pumpkin account here by AUGUST 10th: https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=61500. 


 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

NEW August VIP Host Code = 723WNVW9
(learn more here)   

Redeem-in-Aug

Don't forget: Bonus Days Coupon Code Redemption


July Paper Pumpkin Kit: What a Gem, 3 Alternative Note Cards, Aug Sneak Peek!

Have you seen the What a Gem kit from July Paper Pumpkin?

What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The What a Gem Paper Pumpkin is a kit of 8 "gem" shaped treat boxes and 12 mini cards.  When you're done with the kit, you'll have a nice stamp set to play with along with an Emerald Envy Stampin' Spot.   
 
And now...the What a Gem refill kit is available to purchase.  Here's what you get:

What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

142529 Banner Surprise Refill Kit - $8.00

Contains supplies for 8 treat boxes and 12 mini cards includes

  • 4 small gem boxes
  • 4 large gem boxes
  • 12 mini cards (6 ea. in 2 sizes)
  • 8 pieces of pink baker’s twine (8" ea.)
  • 8 pieces of green baker’s twine (8" ea.)
  • 4 spools of pink baker’s twine (96" ea.)
  • 4 spools of green baker’s twine (96" ea.)

* Must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item. 

 WATCH VIDEO: What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit in action...

 

PLUS...Here's three alternative note card ideas for you...

Alternative ideas for What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Alternative ideas for What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Alternative ideas for What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Alternative ideas for What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

As you might know...I like to use Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes when creating additional projects with Paper Pumpkin supplies.  I like to keep a pack of each on hand for quick and easy cards.  They come with 20 (5" x 3-1/2") note cards and 20 envelopes.

Cute options, right?  Get the What a Gem Refill Kit today! 

Join Dawn's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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What a Gem Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas BONUS PDF for Subscribers offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

  • When you subscribe with me, you'll not only get today's alternative ideas (above), you'll also receive 10-12 more BONUS ideas!
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August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Stampin' Up! is giving us a sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin's stamp set.  Nice, huh?  Also - they've told us it's a card kit...yay!  I know many of you prefer the card kits.  So, if your Paper Pumpkin account is inactive, you can reactivate your Paper Pumpkin to receive this month's kit.  Here's how:

  • Just login here:  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=61500. 
  • Click subscribe
  • Click manage my account
  • Also - update your payment information (if necessary)
  • NOTE:  Be sure to reactivate it by August 10 to get in on this month's kit!

 

Thank You for Shopping with Dawn  

View PDF:  NEW 2016-17 Annual Catalog
SHOP: Clearance Rack

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