Stampin' Up! Paper Folded Star Ornament Video

As promised...Today I'm sharing the how-to video for making the Folded Star Ornament I shared on the Control Freaks November KISS Blog Tour.  In keeping with the "Keep it Simple Stamper" theme, this ornament is just that...simple!!


 Folded-Star-Ornament-open  Stampin' Up! Paper Folded Star Ornament with Dawn O



1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog )

Stamps: Tags Till Christmas (120847w or 121169c)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (109014), Real Red Marker (100052)
Paper: Wild Wasabi (108641), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650) and Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper (124004)
Accessories: Small Oval Punch(120908), 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons (#104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminder...

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Dates: November 21-30, 2011

Details: Get incredible discounts! Save 20 to 60% on some of your favorite Stampin' Up! products.

To shop & save now, click on ONLINE STORE

  • Here's a PDF to view everything on sale
  • Discounted digital downloads are only available for online orders.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Discounts range between 20 and 60%.







Santa Punch Art & Treat Bag

If you're anything like me, you love Punch Art!  Well, today's project is a double treat.  As it's a Santa Punch Art and a Treat Bag too!


Isn't this so stinkin' cute?!  My friend Kelly Acheson shared this with me at Founder's Circle.  She's so sweet!

Here's what you need to make the Santa Punch Art...


1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies

Punch list:
Ornament Punch (#119847)
Large Oval Punch (#119855)
Extra Large Oval Punch (#119859)
Owl Builder Punch (#118074)
Bird Builder Punch (#117191)
1/2" Circle Punch (#119869)
Square Scallop Punch (#119884) - for tag
1" Square Punch (#124094) - for tag

Stamp set:
Tags till Christmas (#120847w or #121169c)

Narrow Cellophane Bag (#124134)
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine(#123125)
Glue Dots (#103683)

Texture was added using the Big Shot & Texture Impressions Embossing Folders on the following:

1) Real Red Extra Large Oval uses the Snow Burst Embossing Folder (#124096)

2) Whisper White Ornament uses the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (#119277)

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Who needs a Big Shot? 

Wow - I guess I can't help myself.  Most everytime I sit down to make a card, I seem to reach for my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!

If YOU need a Big Shot - get yours for FREE when you join Stampin' Up! this month.  Already got one...then instead, get $100 worth of Dies or Folders (or any Stampin' Up! product).  PLUS no shipping or sales tax!

Got questions or need more info, contact me or find more information here.

Another Guest Presenter for Oct 1st: Kelly Acheson

Remember when I suggested I had one more surprise up my sleeve for the upcoming Oct 1st - "Wrap Up Your Holidays" Camp-a-Rama DOstamperSTARS Demonstrator Event?  Well - the last guest presenter has been finalized and I'm excited to announce that my dear friend Kelly Acheson (from Wisconsin) has agreed to grace us with her presence...woohoo!   

(Kelly and I at the 2011 Mpls Regional Seminar)

I met Kelly three years ago at our first Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle event and became fast friends.  She has a very successful Stampin' Up! business as evidence by her placement at #10 Demonstrator of the Year for 2011!!!  She'll be sharing her Stampin' Up! story and more with us!  If time - she'll even share a creative project too!

In addition to Kelly Acheson, Mary Haugen and Patti Chesky...DOstamperSTARS Laurie Zoellmer and Jan Carlson round out our presenters.  OK - maybe I'll do a quick presentation too!

Not only that - you'll see a variety of displays, make 8-10 fabulous holiday projects, enjoy a yummy breakfast of muffins, scones, juice and coffee, plus a homemade lunch and lots of prizes too!!

Event Details and RSVP link can be found in my Events Calendar.

If you're not a demonstrator and you're looking for a fun stamping event, you can join me on September 23rd for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet I'm so excited to introduce this new event into my monthly schedule.  More details here!


Wrap Up Your Holidays Demonstrator Event

I'm so excited to announce my next DOstamperSTARS Demonstrator 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!



Download Flyer

What better way to say Happy Holidays than to wrap your gifts in style...Stampin' Up! Style! From stocking stuffers to pretty packages, candy wraps to bows & tags, we've got you covered.

Plus try your hand at the latest Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini products such as...Stocking Punch and Stocking Die, Simply Scored Tool, new packaging products, holiday fabric, buttons, bells, Stitched Felt, Shaker Frames AND the brand new Cookie Press!

PLUS:  I'm working on some Guest Presenters!!  I'll let you know who they are soon!

• 8-10 Holiday Mini projects
• Games & Prizes (everyone is a winner!)
• Creative & Business Demonstrations
• Breakfast Muffins, Juice and Coffee
• Home cooked lunch (by Shelley!) & Beverage

Fee: $46 ($36 for DOstamperSTARS members)
Registration: RSVP & payment due by September 16th
There is only room for 36, so register early to reserve your spot!

Got questions? - feel free to contact me at

OPTIONAL: FULL CARD SWAP - (final number to be determined)
• Theme: Holiday Mini Catalog
• Full cards using only Stampin' Up! product. At least 2 layers & one embellishment

Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Craft & Paper Scissors (for ribbon), Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Mat pack w/Paper Piercer, Camera, Beverages, etc. (final supply list will be provided)


**Unable to attend due to distance or date conflict?** No problem...take it TO GO!**

TO GO fee is the same price $46: Includes postage to send the project kits to you. (in accordance with Stampin' Up! policy, stamped images are not included). TO GO kits will be mailed Oct 10th

Your swaps need to be received by me no later than September 29th. Be sure to include an additional $5.00 & mailing label for sending them back to you.


This event is filling fast!   Be sure to RSVP soon!