Camp-a-Rama

Easy Scentsational Season Cocoa Packet Wow Video!

Here's another DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama Event project that was a big hit...the super easy Scentasational Season Cocoa Packet Holder.  According to DOstamperSTAR Laurie Zoellmer...it was a big WOW and she can't stop talking about it.

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For this project, I enlisted the help of fellow demonstrator, sideline Jolene Jacobs.  I designed the cocoa packet and she added the stamping.  What a great team!

And yes - I did make a video.  In fact...it's my 10-Minute Tuesday Video (that I know many of you have been asking when I would be doing these again.  I'm gonna try my best to get back on track.  I didn't realize that you guys LOVED them and was missing them.)

What's a 10-Minute Tuesday video?  That's when I videotape a project from beginning to end.  They generally take longer for me to videotape and edit.  For my other videos, I usually only share tips and how-to's that don't seem obvious from the project photo.   

WATCH 10-Min Tuesday VIDEO:  Easy Cocoa Packet Holder Wow!

  

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Scentsational Season Bundle (129945w or 129946c)

updated 8/30...Print PDF for full list of Scentasational Season Cocoa Packet Holder Stamping Supplies and Measurements 

I've received lots of inquiries regarding the candy sticks.  The chocolate covered candy sticks are called "Peppermint Sticks" by Bodgon's Chocolates.  I found them at Walmart. 

updated 8/31: Also found at Oriental Trading

 

Here's some more pictures from the event...

Jolene's-Station

Jolene demonstrating the how to stamp the mug in two colors and sharings LOTS of Scentsational Season ideas!

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Somehow this was the messiest station.  Hard to even find the sample on the table.  No matter...it still was fun!

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Mary Fish: Perfectly Preserved Bundle Flower Jar

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My sweet friend Mary Fish sent me this Perfectly Preseved Bundle card after the Stampin' Up! convention.  I immediately knew it would be a perfect card for the DOstamping Holiday Camp-a-Rama and asked her permission to use it.  Of course, she said yes.  Thanks Mary!

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Here's some gals enjoying Mary's card.  With all the Stampin' Up! Framelit projects we were doing at this event, we needed 9 Big Shots!  Here was a station with 3 of them.

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Stampin' Supplies

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved Bundle w/Framelits (129943w or 129944c)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Pacific Point
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Orchard Harvest DSP
Big Shot:  Cannery Framelits (127822),  Bitty Banner Framelits (129267)
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Dawn's Product Shares

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"I Want it All" Annual Catalog Bundle: $49.99 (+5.15 shipping if not a local pickup)

When you get it all, you SAVE 10%! This Bundle includes the following shares:

  • 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Share
  • 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon Share
  • Designer Series Paper Share (94 sheets)
  • Goodie Embellishment Share


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I Want It All - Holiday Edition Share is $42.99 (add $5.15 if not a local pick-up).  You would need to spend nearly $300 to purchase all these items indvidually so this is a GREAT way to touch and feel everything.  Here's what you get:

  • Candlelight DSP - 6 pieces (6"x6")
  • Snow Festival DSP - 6 pieces (6"x6")
  • Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP - 6 pieces (6"x6")
  • Festival of Prints DSP - 12 pieces (4-1/2" x 6-1/2") 
  • Core'dinations Card Stock - (4) 6x6 pieces each of three colors
  • Champagne Glimmer paper - 1 piece (6"x6")
  • Orchard Harvest DSP - 6 pieces (6"x6")
  • Orchard Harvest Fabric - 3 pieces of  6"x8" swatches
  • Candlelight Fabric - 3 pieces of  6"x8" swatches
  • 3-1/2" Tulle Ribbon - 2 yds each three color
  • 1/4" Sweater Trim - 2 yds each of three colors
  • 7/8" Cotton Ribbon - 2 yds
  • 1/2" Striped Ribbon - 2 yds
  • Flourish Designer Frames - 1
  • Designer Ribbon Slides - 2
  • Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons - 2
  • Jumbo Sticky Rounds - 2
  • Gusseted Cello Bags - 4
  • Snow Festival Printed Tags - 5 tags
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt - 1
  • Season of Sweets Designer Kit - 1 set
  • Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit - 1 set
  • Noel Notes Simply Sent - 1 set
  • Sealed with Love Simply Sent - 1 set

As one recent customer told me..."I was just so delighted to receive my first-ever product shares from you!  They are AWESOME and I will definitely be a repeat customer in your product-sharing." -Suzie C

See more Product Share selections (ribbon, paper, goodies, etc) and instructions for reserving your share today!

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As always - thank you!

Dawn O


Perfectly Preserved Nugget Jar Box: Wow Make & Take

Today we'll move onto the Perfectly Preserved Bundle, which is one of several bundles of coordinated product available in the Holiday Mini Catalog Stampin' Up! has bundled the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and Cannery Set Framelits together to save you 15% - woohoo!

Kay's-Station

Above:  Kay Kalthoff doing her fabulous Nugget Jar Box presentation

Below:  DOstamperSTARS Debbie and Heidi enjoying their make and takes!

Nugget-Station

As this meeting was open to demonstrators outside my group, Kay Kalthoff and several of her downline joined us.  Kay's group has been joining us for several Camp-a-Rama's.  So I invited her to design a make & take and display samples for our meeting and she selected the Perfectly Preserved Bundle.  She enlisted the help of her downline, Mary Alice Bellis and they WOW'd us!

Here's the make & take they came up with...a Nugget Jar Box!

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Just brilliant and stickin' cute!  As I know you're gonna want the instructions, here you go...

Nugget Jar Box Stamping Supplies   

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved Bundle w/Framelits (129943w or 129944c)
Ink:  Early Espresso (for banner), Lucky Limeade (for 2 jars)
Paper: 
Orchard Harvest DSP (2) 1-1/4"x 1-3/4" (for jar toppers)
Orchard Harvest DSP (4) 1" x 3" (for nugget wrap)
Orchard Harvest DSP 1-1/4" x 1-1/2"  (score at 1/4" & 1-1/4") for box "cover"
Very Vanilla 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" (box - *see scoring measurements below)
Very Vanilla 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (use for stamping two jars and banner greeting)
Lucky Limeade (scrap for banner)
Big Shot:  Cannery Framelits,  Bitty Banner Framelits
Accessories:  Simply Scored, Large Oval Punch, 15" Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Post it Notes (punch with Large Oval Punch to use as template for unching "window" in jars)

*Scoring for the box:  With the 4 1/2" side up against the top of the score tool, score at 1 1/2" and 3".  With the 1 1/2" piece at the top of the score tool, score at 1/4" and 1 1/4"

 

Nugget Jar Box Instructions

1.  Stamp the two jars with Lucky Limeade ink, and greeting with Early Espresso onto quarter panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.

2.  Cut out with the Cannery Set Framelits using the Big Shot.  Also die cut out 2 jar
toppers using scraps of Orchard Harvest DSP  (measuring 1-1/4" x 1-3/4" each) and adhere them to the jars.

3.  Cut the stamped greeting and Lucky Limeade scrap using the Bitty Banner Framelits and Big Shot

4.  Use the Large Oval Punch and the punched post-it's to create a window in the two jars.  (Tip:  Use the punched post it note as a template guide for where you want to punch the window)

5.  Attach the scored box to the jars with Mini Glue Dots (you may have to cut a small notch out of the bottom of the box, so it doesn't show through the jar "windows".

6.  Wrap 4 candy nuggets with DSP and Mini Glue Dots.  Put into box

7.  Adhere box cover to the front and back jars with Mini Glue Dots (this keeps nuggets from falling out)

8.  Tie the Early Espresso 1/8" Ribbon around the jar toppers.  (Tip: use a glue to
keep the ribbon in place while tying)

9.  Adhere the stamped banner to the Lucky Limeade Banner.  Then attach to the box
with a Mini Glue Dot

I want to thank Mary for designing such a wonderful project and for Kay sharing it at our meeting.  Everyone loved it!

ALSO - Kay has posted a Nugget Jar Box Video on her blog. 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders

 


DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama: Howlstooth and Scaringbone

The theme of the DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama was Stamping Through the Holidays.  I'll begin with the Stampin' Up! halloween themed product suite called Howlstooth and Scaringbone

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DOstamperSTAR Jan Carlson immediately came to mind for this product line.  Halloween is one of her favorite times of year and I knew she'd be up for designing some projects and a display.

Jan's-Station

We both had been eyeing the Toxic Treats Box in the 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog (pg 24).  So Jan went to work to figure it out and came up with this...

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She also created this card and additional display items too.  Take a look...

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Here's a close-up of the "black rhinestones".  TIP:  Just use a black permanent marker to color the rhinestones.  What a great "spooky" touch!

Stamps:  Toxic Treats (127898w or 127901c)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF (127819), 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1/2 Striped Satin Gray Ribbon (127837), Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Didn't she do a great job?  Thanks goes out to Jan for all your help with designing, prepping and presenting at this event!  I can ALWAYS count on her...she's the best!

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Dawn's FAQ

Q:  Some of you asked: "How can a long distance demonstrator participate in DOstamperSTARS meetings like this one?"

 A:  That's a good question.  As you wouldn't be able to physically attend our get-togethers, there are other ways to be involved or to participate. 

  • Swapping!  We swap at every meeting.  Just send your swaps to me and I'll send them back to you after the meeting.
  • Videos!  I tape the presentations made at meetings and post them on our DOstamperSTARS Blog. 
  • Projects!  Yes, you can receive the meeting projects too!  I have a TO GO option available to anyone who can't make it.

So whether you're local (MN) or long distance, you too can participate in DOstamperSTARS get-togethers!

If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!...now is a great time to join and receive a free Halloween Printer's Tray Project Kit!  As always, the Stampin' Up! starter kit is bargain priced at $99.00

JOIN TODAY
and you'll be able to join in the fun at our next get-together!  

I look forward to welcoming you to our DOstamperSTARS!

 

 


DOstamperSTARS Holiday Camp-a-Rama FUN!

What more can I say?  FUN was had by all at the DOstamperSTARS Holiday Camp-a-Rama on Saturday.

DOstamperSTARS welcomed neighboring MN, WI and ND demonstrators as well as one gal all the way from NC!   They enjoyed good food, LOTS of make & takes featuring Holiday Mini Catalog products, a special guest speaker...the fabulous Patsy Wagonner (Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Member), TONS of inspiring displays and MORE!

I took LOTS of pictures, which I'll be sharing over the next few days and even more on Facebook!

Let's start with the winners of our Holiday Card Contest.  As normal, you can't have a Stampin' Up! event without swapping.  Each swap was entered in the contest and everyone got to vote on their favorites.  Here are the top 3 favorites:

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Laurie Zoellmer took third place with her beautiful Ornament Keepsakes Card
(though rumor has it, she paid everyone off...he he :)

Card Contest Laurie

 

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2nd place went to this clever peek-a-boo window Scentsational Season card
created by Sue McNeill

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The top favorite went to Lori Klitzke
who created this fun Seasonal Sayings and Mini Scallop Punch Tree Card.

Card-Contest--Lori

Congratulations Ladies!! 
In fact - all the swaps were just wonderful.  Everyone did their best work.

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Of course we had to get some stamping in!  In fact, we had almost 4 hours of stamping fabulous projects designed by a great crew of demonstrators.  I'll be sharing some of those projects on my blog, so be sure to stop by daily this week.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Did you know...

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In fact, that was why I joined 9 years ago.  As an accountant, I could add up the numbers.  I was already enjoying Stampin' Up! products (all you had to do was take a look at my checkbook to know that)!  It only made economical sense to join and save at least 20% with every order I placed.  Like I said, I was already buying.  In fact, my first year as a customer, I had purchased way more than Stampin' Up!'s required sales minimum (only $300 per calendar quarter).  Actually, you don't have to be an accountant to figure it out...it's a no-brainer to sign up!

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Aug 18th Camp-a-Rama: Come Meet Patsy Wagonner & More!

Calling all Minnesota Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (or even WI, IA, SD, ND)!  You are in for special treat when you attend the upcoming "Stampin' Through The Holidays" Camp-a-Rama event on August 18th.  Why?  Because we have some fabulous speakers and presenters.

Let me introduce to my friend and fellow demonstrator...

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(me and Patsy)

Patsy Waggoner
will be our special guest speaker.  My friend Patsy not only has earned many incentive trips and is a Founder's Circle Achiever, but...she was also just named to the Stampin' Up! Advisory Board!  She is an Executive from Alexandria, MN and has been a demonstrator for 14+ years and has lots of experience to share!

Her blog:  Stamps to Die For

Here is a picture of her with her fellow Advisory Board Members and Shelli Gardener

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(Patsy Wagonner, Heather Summers, Desiree Spent, Amy Storrie, Ronda Wade, Mary Fish & Shelli Gardner)

Here are the details for this fabulous event...

When:  Saturday, August 18th
Time: 9am to 3pm  (check in at 8:30am)
Where:  Waverly, MN KC Hall

Download Registration Flyer

Come and get familiar with many of the fabulous new product in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  Join us as we Stamp Through the Holidays.  Visit the product playground,
complete lots of make & takes,  see wow demonstrations, receive a Goodie Bag and more!!  What a great way to start off the Holiday Mini Catalog Season!!

  • 8-10 Holiday Mini Catalog projects (cards, treat holder, ornament and more)
  • Product Playground & Prizes!
  • Special Guest Speaker - Patsy Waggoner
  • Several Demonstrator Presentations
    • Kay Kalthoff
    • Jan Carlson
    • Jolene Jacobs
  • Goodie Bag!
  • Lots of display boards (bring your camera)!
  • Food  (Breakfast Donuts, Lunch & bottled water)

Fee: $53 ($43 for DOstamperSTARS members)
Registration: RSVP & payment due by July 31st

We are over half-filled.  There is only room for 50, so register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

Got questions? - feel free to contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Sign up today:  Download Registration Flyer

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DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama, Guest Speaker: Patsy Waggoner

I'm so excited to announce my next DOstamperSTARS Demonstrator Camp-a-Rama Event.  Again I'm opening it up to local Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from MN (or even WI or IA), you can register for this awesome event and stamp with some of the nicest gals around!

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I'm even more excited to announce that Patsy Waggoner will be our guest speaker.  Patsy is an Executive from Alexandria, MN.  She's been a demonstrator for 14+ years and has earned many incentive trips, and is a Founder's Circle Achiever! 

Here are the details for this fabulous event...

Download Registration Flyer

(Link updated)

Are you wondering how you're going to get familiar with all of the fabulous new product in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog?  Join us as we Stamp Through the Holidays.  Visit the product playground, complete lots of make & takes,  see wow demonstrations and more!!  What a great way to start off the Holiday Mini Catalog Season!!

  • 8-10 Holiday Mini Catalog projects
  • Product Playground & Prizes
  • Special Guest Speaker - Patsy Waggoner
  • Several Demonstrator Presentations
  • Goodie Bag!
  • Lots of room for display boards!
  • Food  (Breakfast Donuts, Lunch & bottled water)


Fee: $53 ($43 for DOstamperSTARS members)
Registration: RSVP & payment due by July 31st
There is only room for 50, so register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

Got questions? - feel free to contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Sign up today:  Download Registration Flyer 

 

 

 


The Christmas Tags are Ready!

Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm not.  But with the help of some of my downline, I've got some cute Christmas Tags ready to go!  Take a look...

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Clockwise from the top:

Stitched Stocking Jingle Bells Tag Supplies
(created by Laurie Zoellmer)

Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782w or 123784c)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669), Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (119685), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), Stocking Builder Punch (124095), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119854), Mini Jingle Bells (124116), Linen Thread (100982), 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (123125) Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

 

Snowman Shaker Tag Supplies
(created by Jan Carlson)

Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas (120847w or 121169c)
Markers:  Marina Mist (119679), Basic Black (100082), Pumpkin Pie (105115)
Paper:  Marina Mist (119682),Whisper White (100730)
Accessories:  1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119854), Crop-a-Dile (108362) Window Sheets (114323), White Bakers Twine (124262), Mica Flakes (124115), Shaker Frames (124155)

 

Wreath Stitched Felt Tag Supplies
(created by me)

Stamps: Holiday Happiness (120786w or 120792c)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Paper: Confetti White (102028)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon (124105), Glue Dots (103683)

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Dawn's Reminders


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