Previous month:
June 2018
Next month:
August 2018

July 2018

Healing Hugs: Card Cutting Trick

Today's project feature's a new stamp set called Healing Hugs.  It's a "Distinktive" stamp which allows different shading to come through a single stamped image for a photo-realistic flower (scroll down to learn more about this stamp set.)

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

When making this card, I wanted to create a simple but unique card front.  It needed to be easy, as I was making 26 of them for a swap.  So here's what I came up with...

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

DOstamping Card Cutting Trick:

  • After folding a 11" x 4-1/4" card base in half, I trimmed off 3-1/4" from the front (at the time, I just eye-balled that measurement).   
  • Then I thought, "how can I incorporate the cut-off piece into my card?"  
  • As the cut-off piece now measured 4-1/4" x 3-1/4", I cut a piece of white to 4" x 3", stamped and layer them together.  
  • That layer is adhere to the left side of the card only, with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • It was exactly what I had in my head and worked out perfectly (which doesn't always happen)

Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs

Measurements for Healing Hugs card:

  1. Stamps: Healing Hugs
  2. Paper:
    • Rich Razzleberry (11" x 4-1/4" card base, score at 5-1/2", then trim off 3-1/4" from the card front - save) 
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/2" inside, 3" x 4", scrap for punch)
    • Gray Granite (4-1/4" x 3/4")
  3. Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  4. Other:  Tailored Tag Punch, Tea Room Combo Pack Ribbon & Stampin' Dimensionals

WATCH VIDEO: Healing Hugs Distinktive Stamp Set

Besides the beautiful flower, what drew me to the Healing Hugs stamp set was the greetings.  I don't have many "Gel Well" greetings and this stamp set has four to choose from (I like choices).  Add it to your shopping bag today!   

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

  Card cutting trick by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #getwellcards #healinghugs Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Copper, Gray Granite from Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #dostamping #color combo

 


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Shop & Save 

 


Get a FREE Ink Pad Assortment with Starter Kit

Join-DOstamping-Community


The Stampin' Pad Family Promotion,

  • Runs July 1 through July 31
  • All new demonstrators can select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads ($67.50 value)  in addition to their Starter Kit!
  • If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, that time has arrived.

Print: Stampin' Pad Family flyer

When you join my DOstamperSTARS Community in July, here's what you'll get...

  • Choose $125 in merchandise (and only pay $99). 
  • PLUS an ink pad assortment (worth $67.50)
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!  (on both the kit and the ink pads)
  • That's $103.00+ in savings!  

Learn more HERE

Ready to join now?  Click HERE

I look forward to welcoming you to my DOstamperSTARS community of stampers!

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)


Color Revamp: Color Combo Tools

Did you like the color combo from yesterday's post?  If so, then you'll enjoy today's Color Revamp Color Combo tools!

With the new Color Revamp this year, there is a gorgeous rainbow of colors to take in.  To help you get organized, I'm sharing some tools to help you take full advantage of all of our fabulous colors with COLOR COMBO suggestions for ALL of our colors (new and returning).  There is also a blank color combo template for you to use to create your own color combinations.

NEW COLOR FAMILIES

Stampin' Up! newly revamped Color Families #dostamping #stampinup

(click above to enlarge)

04.09.18_COLOR-REVAMP_DEMO-TH_COLOR-COACH-BLANK_INCOLOR_ALL
 
Feel free to print these off and store them in a 3-ring binder so you have quick access to new color combinations to spice up your card making! 
 
If you're looking to build your ink pad collection, you'll want to consider the current promotion going on in July.   
  • Get a FREE Ink Pad Assortment with Starter Kit
  • See below for details!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

  


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Click Shop & Save 

 


Get a FREE Ink Pad Assortment with Starter Kit

Join my DOstamperSTARS during July and choose a FREE set of inkpads ($67.50 value) - Join here: https://ida.stampinup.com/?demoid=61500


The Stampin' Pad Family Promotion,

  • Runs July 1 through July 31
  • All new demonstrators can select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads ($67.50 value)  in addition to their Starter Kit!
  • If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, that time has arrived.

Print: Stampin' Pad Family flyer

When you join my DOstamperSTARS Community in July, here's what you'll get...

  • Choose $125 in merchandise (and only pay $99). 
  • PLUS an ink pad assortment (worth $67.50)
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!  (on both the kit and the ink pads)
  • That's $103.00+ in savings!  

Learn more HERE

Ready to join now?  Click HERE

Got questions?  Contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

I look forward to welcoming you to the DOstamperSTARS community of stampers!

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)


Birthday Monday: Varied Vases & Garden Impressions

I'm starting a new feature on my blog this week.  It's called Birthday Monday!  I know...it's not a very fancy or catchy title, but I think you get the idea.  Each Monday I will a share birthday themed card.  Why?  Because Birthday Cards are definitely the most requested type of card that I get from my customers & readers. 

I'm kicking it off with a new fabulous stamp set called Varied Vases.  Give your loved ones flowers that will never wither, in a vase of your liking.  It also comes as a bundle with the matching Vases Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases Bundle and Garden Impressions DSP card shared by  Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #gardenimpressionsDSP #birthdaycards

How'd She DO That? tips for Varied Vases Birthday card:

  1. Stamps: Varied Vases (or Bundle with Vases Builder Punch)
  2. Paper:
  3. Ink: Gray Granite-stem, vase, Mango Melody-flowers, Rich Razzleberry-sentiment
  4. Other: Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Vases Builder Punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and
    Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Tip: Wrap 6" of ribbon around DSP and secure on back side.  Then after focal point is adhered, tie another piece around the ribbon to create a knot look.
  6. Shopping Links: See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases Bundle and Garden Impressions DSP card shared by  Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #gardenimpressionsDSP #birthdaycards

The Varied Vases Bundle is a must-have for any card maker who loves punches and punch art.  With it's variety of vases, flowers and greetings that can be used for all sorts of cards, you'll be reaching for the Varied Vases Bundle a lot!  Add it to your shopping bag today!  

Also - You'll find some some lovely coordinating patterns in the Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  Which is one of the DSP selections included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE special going on during July (see below)!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

 

Stampin' Up! Varied Vases Bundle and Garden Impressions DSP card shared by  Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #gardenimpressionsDSP #birthdaycards Stampin' Up! Color Combo Mango Melody, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite  by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Click here to Shop & Save

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)


June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit: 3 Broadway Star Alternate Ideas!

Have you seen the Broadway Star - June Paper Pumpkin Kit?  

This Broadway styled kit is so much fun!  I've yet to make the original projects, but I'm having a lot of fun coming up with a few alternate ideas.   You'll find 3 of them below.

Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #paperpumpkin #cardmaking #cardkit #rubberstamping #diy #BroadwayStar

  
  
Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #paperpumpkin #cardmaking #cardkit #rubberstamping #diy #BroadwayStar 

This refill kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 8 envelopes and includes the following:

  • 8 printed card bases
  • 8 card panels
  • 8 printed envelopes
  • 4 sheets die-cut elements
  • 3 sheets die-cut stickers
  • 4 printed die-cut stickers
  • 2 sheets gold foil die cuts
  • 5 yds. black and gold twine
  • 80 pearls
  • 12 gold sequins
  • 100 mini dimensionals
  • 75 adhesive dots

Coordinating Stampin' Up! Colors: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick

June 2018 Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin Coordinating Stampin' Up! Colors: Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick


WATCH VIDEO: Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin Kit in action...
  


If you're looking for more ways to use the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin KIt.  See below for three quick and cute ideas!


Broadway Star Alternate Card Ideas

Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #paperpumpkin #cardmaking #cardkit #rubberstamping #diy #BroadwayStar

Say, Hooray!

  1. Cut a dotted card base in half, then trim one of the pieces down to 4" x 5-1/4". Adhere red sticker to left edge, then white banner sticker to top edge
  2. Stamp greeting with black ink on white banner where shown.
  3. Assemble black frame, twine and "hooray" as shown in directions.
  4. Stamp "star" image with ink from kit, then adhere completed panel to folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base. 

Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #paperpumpkin #cardmaking #cardkit #rubberstamping #diy #BroadwayStar

Strawberry Cake

I actually woke up dreaming about this card and had to run into my studio to make it right away!  

  1. Cut a 4" x 3-1/2" piece from the black/white striped card base. Adhere to folded white card base.  Then adhere Lovely Lipstick 3/4" x 5" strip.
  2. Adhere cake with foam dots to 2" white circle. Then adhere to card.
  3. Stamp greeting with black ink
  4. Use 8" of twine to tie a bow, adhere with glue dot.  Attach gold sequins. 

Broadway Star June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #paperpumpkin #cardmaking #cardkit #rubberstamping #diy #BroadwayStar

Strawberry Cake

  1. Cut a 3-1/8" x 3-1/2" piece from the lime dotted card base. Adhere to folded white card base.
  2. Cut 1" x 4-1/2" strip of Lovely Lipstick cardstock with Banner Triple Punch, then adhere to card
  3. Adhere cake with foam dots to 2" white circle. Attach candle stickers.  Then adhere to card.
  4. Stamp greeting with black ink and "stars" with ink from kit
  5. Attach pearls (over some of the dots on the lime piece)

I'm loving these cards and look forward to making up the rest of my kits with these designs!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

   


Subscribe with Dawn, Get a BONUS!

Paper Pumpkin Bonus from DOstamping, join at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=61500 #paperpumpkin #stampinup #cardkits #dostamping

Join Paper Pumpkin with Dawn and....

  • Receive a FREE BONUS PDF with 10-12 alternative ideas on how to use your Paper Pumpkin kit (each month you're a subscriber with me)
  • In addition, I typically share more alternative ideas right here on my blog (like today).  
  • Be sure to check out my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board for LOTS of ideas!
  • PLUS:  If you're one of my DOstamperSTARS Team Members, you'll receive the BONUS PDF too, via our private blog (one of the many perks of being a member of my fabulous team!)

Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/DOstampingPaperPumpkin  

 


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Click here to Shop & Save  

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)


Inspiration from the STARS!

Get inspired by these fabulous cards created by my DOstamperSTARS Team!  Below you'll find swap cards, cards I've received in the mail and cards shared by my team members on our private facebook group.

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #animalouting (Bobbie Trost)

Bobbie Trost

 

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #animalouting (Karla Larson)

Karla Larson

 

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #animalouting (Judy Strickling)

see on Judy Strickling's blog 

 

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Promenade & Healing Hugs card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #beautifulpromenade (Mackenzie Fuchs)

see on Mackenzie Fuch's blog

 

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #rootedinnature (Cathy Peck)

see on Cathy Peck's blog

 

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #rootedinnature (Anna Palmer)

Anna Palmer

 

Stampin' Up! Lilypad Bundle card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #lilypad (Diane Rosburg)

Diane Rosburg  

 

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #sharewhatyoulove (Terry Rajala)

Terry Rajala

 

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #sharewhatyoulove (Robyn Rasset)

Robyn Rasset 

  Stampin' Up! Garden Impressions & Painted Glass card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #gardenimpressions (Bernadette Baio)

Bernadette Baio

 

Stampin' Up! Garden Impressions cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #gardenimpressions (Jolene Bergs)

Jolene Berg

 

Berni-PP-Mickey-EaselJune 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Broadway Star cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #broadwaystar (Bernadette Baio)

 

Berni-PP-Mickey-EaselJune 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Broadway Star cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #broadwaystar (Bernadette Baio)


Berni-PP-Mickey-EaselJune 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Broadway Star cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #broadwaystar (Bernadette Baio)

June Paper Pumpkin Broadway Star alternative cards are by Bernadette Baio.

If you're thinking of joining this month to get a FREE set of inkpads, then join my fabulous DOstamperSTARS Team.  We're a fun bunch of stampers (both hobbyists and business builders) who share and grow together.  Got questions - feel free to contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


Stamping Supplies (click on products to shop online): 

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
included in 
DSP special
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
included in 
DSP special

 


Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Click here to Shop & Save  

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)


Exciting Specials for July

July is starting off with a bang with not just one special, but TWO specials!

  1. Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on select Designer Series Paper!
  2. Stampin' Pad Family Promotion 

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Print Flyer: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion details: 

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the flyer qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • In the online store, if you want to order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE, Shop with Dawn Olchefske at http://dostamping.stampinup.net  #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #papercrafting

Click here to Shop & Save

 


Stampin' Pad Family Promotion

It's always a great time to join Stampin' Up!, but even better when it's a new catalog.  But now Stampin' Up! has another reason that NOW is a great to to join, with a FREE set of Ink Pads!

Print: Stampin' Pad Family flyer

When you join my team in July, here's what you'll get...

  • Choose $125 in merchandise (and only pay $99). 
  • PLUS an ink pad family (worth $67.50)
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!
  • That's $103.00 in savings!  

Join Stampin' Up! during July 2018 and get a FREE set of Ink Pads (your choice of color family) Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #DOstamperSTARS #joinstampinup

 

Print: Stampin' Pad Family flyer

  • Choose any color family assortment ($67.50 value) and add it to your $99 Starter Kit order - July only!
  • Learn more HERE
  • Ready to join now?  Click HERE

I look forward to welcoming you to my DOstamperSTARS community of stampers!

Thanks~Dawn O

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog

Want a sampling?  Check out my Annual Catalog Product Shares

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping July 2018 Host Code TVV6THY4 - Climbing Vine Texture Impressions Embossing Folder Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift http://dostamping.stampinup.net
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Climbing Vine Texture impressions Embossing Folder

July 2018 VIP Host Code = TVV6THY4
(learn more here)