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Paper Pumpkin: Cute Conversations Valentines with Max & Sam

January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

My grandsons Max and Sam were over on Sunday to make Valentines for their classrooms.  And of course, I reached for the January Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit came with lots of supplies, which was good as we needed to make almost 50 treat holders.  

Cute Conversations kit featured...

  • Cute Conversations Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Spot Ink
  • 30 Double Sided Paper Hearts
  • 30 Double Sided Paper Flags
  • 30 Mini Clothespins
  • 6 yards of White and Mint Bakers Twine
  • 5 yards of Pink Sequin Trim 
  • 50 Adhesive Dots
  • 30 Adhesive Strips

141212 Cute Conversations Refill Kit for Jan 2015 Paper Pumpkin #dostamping #stampinup


 WATCH VIDEO: Cute Conversations 

 

As you can see from the video, the projects designed for this kit were heart treat holders and banners.  But we went outside the box and created treat holders of own design. See below for Max & Sam's Valentine Treat Holders

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Enjoy~Dawn O


Max's Italian Ice Treat Container (aka: Sour Cream Twist Holders)

Sour Cream Twist Treat Container January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

As much as I kept calling it a Sour Cream Twist Treat Holder, Max kept correcting me, "No, Umma, it's an Italian Ice container."  So I thought I better call it that.  We started with a 6" x 6" piece of 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  Adhered it into a "roll" first (using Tear & Tape).  Then adhered one end flat.  Filled it with a treat (sour patch gummies), then rotated it a quarter-turn and adhered the opposite end flat. 

Heart in a Heart punching #dostamping #stampinup
Max played around with my heart punches (Sweetheart punch and Itty Bitty Shape Punch) and created a "heart in a heart".

January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

Next was stamping the greeting onto the banners (from the kit) and writing his name on all of them.  The twine is from the kit too.  Both were attached with the Handheld Stapler, and finished off with the punched heart adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Sour Cream Twist Treat Holders January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

 


Sam's Matchbook Treat Holder

Matchbook Treat Holder January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

Matchbook Treat Holder January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

For Sam, we created a matchbook style treat holder.  

  • Start with 3-1/4" x 8-1/2" piece of Blushing Bride card stock
  • Score at 7/8", 4-3/4" & 5"
  • Stamp greeting (from kit)
  • Fold on all score lines
  • Insert candy
  • Staple with a piece of Sequin Trim (from kit)
  • Fold over cover and decorate with Watermelon Wonder hearts (Sweetheart Punch)

  January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

January 2016 Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

Didn't they do a fabulous job? Anytime I get to stamp with the boys, it's a fun day!  Paper Pumpkin gives me the perfect opportunity to have lots of fun days!


Max & Sam's Stamping Supplies


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December 2015 Control Freak Tour: Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks December 2015. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live by 12/20). Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from my friend and fellow friend Julie Davison's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek


With the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalog release just around the corner (January 5th), we're sharing creations made with these new products.  I chose to focus on the fast approaching Valentine's Day holiday (which is less than two months away).

Love Blossoms Collection

New Occasions Catalog Love Blossoms Control Freaks Tour card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 


 Blossoms Quilt Card

NEW Love Blossoms Quilt Card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freaks Tour  #dostamping #stampinup
If you're a follower of mine, you probably know that I've been enjoying making these 9-square quilt cards.  I just made a Christmas card one a few days ago and as long as the supplies were out, I thought I'd switch it up for Valentine's Day.  So...what's new?

Love Blossom Products:

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 

Dawn's Tips

  • Punch (9) 1" squares of Love Blossoms DSP Stack - great way to show off all of the lovely patterns!
  • Adhere squares to a piece of 3-1/4" square Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere that to a piece of 3-1/2" square Garden Green cardstock
  • Adhere to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Rose Red card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

 

Love Blossoms Control Freaks Tour card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

All you need to add is a greeting. which I stepped up with some fun accessories using the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper (punched with Banner punch).  The glossy heart is an Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker adhere to a Rose Red heart punched with the matching Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack heart.  It's the perfect little accent!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 102584 Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
  • 126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 102544 Rose Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 131198 Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 120907 Decorative Label Punch
  • 133519 Banner Punch 
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • 137856 Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
  • 124262 Twine Baker's Whisper White 
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples 
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler 
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Square Treat Holder

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Treat Holder for Control Freaks Tour created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 This darling little treat holder came out exactly how I envisioned in my head...and only took two tries - woohoo!  Plus, it only needs a quarter sheet of cardstock.  With a few score lines, a couple of punches with the Envelope Punch Board, I was able to create the perfect size Ghirardelli Square Treat Holder.

I know you're gonna want the directions.  And even though it was an easy little pouch to put together, I think it might be easier to show you with a video (we'll see if I can squeeze it in). 

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Treat Holder for Control Freaks Tour created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 102544 Rose Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 131198 Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 126954 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 122334 Simply Scored
  • 133774 Envelope Punch Board
  • 138296 Washi Label Punch
  • 133786 Sweetheart Punch 
  • 124262 Twine Baker's Whisper White 
  • 138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive

 Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fabulous fellow freak Debbie Henderson.

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Control Freaks Tour November 2015: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks November 2015. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live by 11/20). Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from Connie Tumm's blog.

Our theme for this month is: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!


Sheltering Tree Christmas Card

Quick & Cute Sheltering-Tree for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For the longest time, I've had a fall-themed card similar to this one in my Pinterest inspiration board.  I haven't had the time to give it a try, but at a shoebox swap event I held after the Stampin' Up! On Stage Milwaukee event, I finally got a chance to make it (brought by a fellow demonstrator, Linda).  I came home and quickly made one with a winter/Christmas theme, and loved the way it turned out.  

Dawn's Stamping Tips

  • Position 1-3/8" x 4" piece onto 4" x 5-1/4" piece (both Whisper White) and stamp tree from Sheltering Tree stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pull smaller piece off of large panel.  Stamp "leaves" with Island Indigo Ink (I stamped it a total of 3 times without reinking each time)
  • Use 2-Way Glue Pen to randomly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the leaves
  • Adhere completed panel to 1-1/2" x 4-1/8" piece of Island Indigo cardstock
  • Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals to larger panel lining up the tree.
  • Stamp greeting from To You And Yours Too stamp set with Island Indigo ink.
  • Adhere completed panel to folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Island Indigo card base.
  • Enjoy!

This would make a great mass-produced holiday card.  If you need a lot of Christmas cards but are short on time, this card may be just the card for you!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 137163 Sheltering Tree Stamp Set 
  • 139819 To You & Yours Too Stamp Set
  • 122923 Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 126986 Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • 100425 2-Way Glue Pen
  • 133751 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
  • 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet

Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Some of you might recognize this Candy Wallet from my Halloween verson I shared last month.  I had the design of a mini wallet in my head to hold the Creepy Cash I found at Target's Dollar Spot.  Then I received a fabulous swap from fellow Control Freak Patty Bennett at Founder's Circle and I thought - what?...how did she know what was in my head?!  Though her gift card holder was made with our larger Kraft Bags - it was basically what I had dreamed about for my mini wallet.  Great minds think alike!  I made these for a gift for my DOstamperSTARS team that attended the Stampin' Up! On Stage event this past weekend.

Dawn's Wallet Tips

  • Cut a treat bag using Real Red Envelope Paper (2015 Holiday Catalog) with Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die.  Assemble using Fast Fuse.
  • Fold up from bottom about 2".  (Note: depending on your candy - will determine how far up or down you'll place your fold)
  • Wrap 1" x 8" strip of Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper around the treat bag and adhere ends together in the back (this will hold the "wallet" together)
  • Tie Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon around the treat bag
  • Stamp greeting from Oh What Fun stamp set in Mossy Meadow onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Die cut with Banner Framelits.  
  • Punch 1/8" hole in corner of banner tag and tie on with Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.
  • Color rhinestone with red permanent marker and attach to holly leaves on banner tag
  • Stamp greeting with Mossy Meadow ink onto 2-7/8" x 3-1/4" Very Vanilla panel.  Insert into top section of wallet
  • Insert candy into lower section of  wallet
  • Enjoy!

  Christmas Mini Treat Bag Wallet for Control Freaks Blog Tour November 2015 Holiday projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140386 Oh, What Fun Stamp Set 
  • 133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
  • 139604 Real Red Envelope Paper 
  • 139592 Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper 
  • 138419 Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon
  • 138414 Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine
  • 113439 Big Shot 
  • 137547 Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Die 
  • 134365 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch 
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
  • 129026 Fast Fuse Adhesive 

 Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fabulous fellow freak Wendy Weixler.

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Coming Soon

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts November 23 #dostamping

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Starts Nov 23

 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #150: Sweet Hauntings Mini Treat Bag Pouch

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#150, Color Combo #stamping #dostamping

As soon as I saw this week's color combo, I recalled some Halloween candy that I picked up from Target's Dollar Spot for my grandson's.  I wanted to make some sort of pouch or wallet to hold them. Here's what I came up with...

Sweet Hauntings Mini Treat Bag Pouch

Sweet Hauntings Mini Treat Bag Pouch shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#150 #dostamping #stampinup

Ain't it cute?  I squealed with delight. that what I envisioned in my mind actually worked.  Plus...the candy fits perfectly in the pouch - woohoo!

How to create a Mini Treat Bag Pouch:

Sweet Hauntings Mini Treat Bag Pouch shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#150 #dostamping #stampinup
 

These little pouches would be great for classroom, teacher and co-worker treats too!  Be sure to add these Happy Haunting products to your order so you can start making your Mini Treat Bag Halloween Pouches in time for Halloween.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Check out more "Color" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies  

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE


February Paper Pumpkin: Layers of Gratitude Alternative Ideas

If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you've been enjoying the new February 2015 kit, Layers of Gratitude.  

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

WATCH VIDEO: Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude 


Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only):  

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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Next...check out what you can do with some of the leftover materials & stamp set from the Layers of Gratitude kit.

Layers of Gratitude Alternative Ideas

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup


There's no better way to say "thank you", than with chocolate!  And this little wrapper, couldn't be easier!

Thanks Candy Bar Wrapper:

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Easy Card Set with Belly Band:

  • Cut off side flaps of box from the kit
  • Fold on the two most inner score lines and fold.  Adhere together where they cross over.
  • Stamp greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]
  • Tie Bakers Twine around twice with a bow.
  • Cut three 4" x 10-1/2" Whisper white cards.  Score at 5-1/4"
  • Stamp as desired
  • Slide cards into belly band.
  • Enjoy!

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • If you're a beginner crafter, you'll enjoy creating Paper Pumpkin projects, as it comes with everything you need and instructions.
  • If you're an experience crafter, you too will enjoy Paper Pumpkin for all the coordinated supplies you'll receive to make projects inside or outside the box!

Join and activate your Paper Pumpkin Subscription by March 10th to receive the March kit (which we haven't see yet...it's a surprise every month!)

Happy Crafting~Dawn O 

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Gift for Dawn's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske exclusive to PP subscribers #dostamping #stampinup,

For more ideas, be sure to pre-purchase or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me.  Each month I collaborate with top demonstrators to bring you 8-10 more exclusive ideas...only for you!

Current subscribers - watch your inbox today for your Layers of Gratitude Bonus Idea Sheets.

Thank you for subscribing with me!

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On Sale: Paper Pumpkin 3-Month Prepaid Subscription

Save $5 on 3-month Paper Pumpkin, subscription with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

A 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription is a perfect way to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is lowering the price of the 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a Sale-a-Bration FREE product choice!

Prepaid Subscriptions:

  • 137858 1-month subscription $19.95
  • 137859 3-month subscription $59.85 $54.85 - save $5 (only during SAB!)
  • 137860 6-month subscription $113.70 - save $6
  • 137861 12-month subscription $215.40 - save $24
  • prices include shipping, but not sales tax

Additional Beneftis:

  • Plus, if you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (updated monthly...  check it out here - can only be order by following instructions on flyer, but other product may be added to it)
  • Plus, Plus...I'll include my Bonus Project Ideas PDF as a gift from me!

Past-Kits

Order a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription today!

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January Paper Pumpkin: Filled with Love Alternative Ideas

  Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

January's Paper Pumpkin Filled With Love Kit is so adorable and just perfect for classroom treats.  It came with 24 treat bags!  Just four short for Max's classroom, so he "borrowed" a few from my kit. 

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 A couple weeks ago the boys came over to make their Valentine's Day treats.  Oh - the concentration, as Max (7) was stamping the heart just so!

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

One satisfied crafter! 

WATCH VIDEO: Jan 2015 Filled with Love 

 

Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only): 

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Next...check out what you can do with some of the leftover materials & stamp set from the Filled with Love kit.  

Filled with Love Alternative Ideas

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For Sammy (5), he cut a heart using the Heart Framelits (yes, he uses the Big Shot all by himself now).  Then stamped them with one of the stamps from the Filled With Love Kit.  They were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Matchbook Sucker Covers we made together.

Valentine's Day Matchbook Sucker Cover Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
Didn't they turn out cute?  And SO easy to make!! 

Matchbook Sucker Cover:

  • 2" x 6" Real Red
  • Score at 2-3/8", 4-3/4"and 5"
  • Punch 1/8" hole in the center of the space between the 4-3/4" & 5" score lines (1/8" Circle Handheld Punch [134365]). Insert sucker stick through the hole.
  • Fold matchbook
  • Adhere Hearts Collection Framelits [125599] stamped with greeting, with two Stampin' Dimensionals (near the top of the heart)
  • Fold bottom part of matchbook up & under the heart.
  • Enjoy! 

  Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Filled with Love Banner:

  • Die cut LOVE in Real Red cardstock with the Little Letters Thinlits Die [133730]
    . Adhere to hearts from the kit using Stampin' Dimensionals (cut dimensionals into smaller bits - or use glue dots)
  • Adhere completed hearts to 4 folded tags.
  • Score 3/4" from flat end of small flag and fold - need five
  • Punch out five Gold Foil Sheets [132622] hearts using Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack [133787]
     and adhere to the five folded flags (position a little bit lower on the flag)
  • Using approx. 30 inches of Pink Gold Bakers Twine from the kit, assemble the banner as follows:
    1. Start from the center with the small white flag - fold flag over twine, Staple [139083] with approx 7-8" of twine.  Then tie twine in bow
    2. Fold over O Tag and attach with gold clip from kit.
    3. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 until banner is complete.
  • Enjoy!

Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • If you're a beginner crafter, you'll enjoy creating Paper Pumpkin projects, as it comes with everything you need and instructions.
  • If you're an experience crafter, you too will enjoy Paper Pumpkin for all the coordinated supplies you'll receive to make projects inside or outside the box!

Join and activate your Paper Pumpkin Subscription by February 10th to receive February's kit (which we haven't see yet...it's a surprise every month!)

Happy Crafting~Dawn O 

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Gift for Dawn's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Stampin' Up!'s Jan 2015 Paper Pumpkin Filled With Love, exclusive project ideas for Dawn Olchefske's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers #dostamping #paperpumpkin 

For more ideas, be sure to pre-purchase or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me.  Each month I collaborate with top demonstrators to bring you 8-10 more exclusive ideas...only for you!

Current subscribers - watch your inbox today for your Filled with Love Bonus Idea Sheets.

Thank you for subscribing with me!

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On Sale: Paper Pumpkin 3-Month Prepaid Subscription

Save $5 on 3-month Paper Pumpkin, subscription with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

A 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription is a perfect way to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is lowering the price of the 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a Sale-a-Bration FREE product choice!

Prepaid Subscriptions:

  • 137858 1-month subscription $19.95
  • 137859 3-month subscription $59.85 $54.85 - save $5 (only during SAB!)
  • 137860 6-month subscription $113.70 - save $6
  • 137861 12-month subscription $215.40 - save $24
  • prices include shipping, but not sales tax

Additional Beneftis:

  • Plus, if you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (updated monthly...  check it out here - can only be order by following instructions on flyer, but other product may be added to it)
  • Plus, Plus...I'll include my Bonus Project Ideas PDF as a gift from me!

Past-Kits

Order a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription today!

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #111: NEW Ornate Tag Punch Sneak Peek!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Color Challenge!  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC111 #colorcombos

This weeks colors totally scream the holidays, don't they?  And for me, most of my holiday card making is at least designed (now the completed cards...that's another thing.  Guess what I'm doing this weekend?).  But I digress.

Coming Soon 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog...Ornate Tag Topper Punch, treat holder created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #DSC111  #packaging

I'm always looking for inexpensive treat packaging ideas - for co-workers, teachers, friends and family.  And when my pre-order for the upcoming 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog arrived this week, I reached for the NEW Ornate Tag Topper Punch to make this darling Ghirardelli Candy Treat Holder.

Instructions for Treat Holder:

  • 5-1/2" x 2" cardstock
  • Score at 2-5/8" & 2-7/8"
    • important: score cardstock before punching
  • Then punch both ends using NEW Ornate Tag Topper Punch
  • 1-3/4" square of DSP (I used Maritime Designer Series Paper!)
  • Decorate
  • Fold and insert candy
  • Tie off with ribbon/trim
  • Give to all your friends!

Coming Soon 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog...Ornate Tag Topper Punch, treat holder created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #DSC111  #packaging

As the "ornateness" (if that's a word) of the punch is hard to see, here's a closer look.  Fun, huh? 

Speaking of the new 2015 Occasions Catalog...if you're a customer of mine, you should be seeing your very own copy, arriving in your mailbox over the next few weeks.  I just had a call today from someone who received hers in MN.  You can start ordering from the new catalog beginning January 6th, 2015.

Happy Holidays ~Dawn O

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Check out more "Color Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Ornate Tag Topper Punch [137416]
$22.95
Coming Soon!
Big Shot
$99.95

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Year-End Closeout Sale Continues


Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake...Simply 2 FUN Video

Today I'm sharing a couple of fun projects made with the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Simply Snowflake.  First off, here's the kit...

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Refill is  now available: 

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Next, check out a two alternative ideas for the Simply Snowflake kit.  I think you're gonna love 'em!

Simply Snowflake Treat Box

Fun Treat Box, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup

One of the things I really wanted to make with this card kit was a box.  I had a vision in my head of a simple square box.  But when I tried to make one - my vision didn't translate very well.  So I scratched that idea and opted for a smaller, but more fun Treat Box.

Fun Treat Box, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup

Fun Treat Box, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup

With a couple of extra score lines and a few cuts here & there, you too can be making these fun treat boxes  Your friends will be amazed!  I know I was tickled pink with the way it turned out.  Speaking of pink (and I know you want to know)...the candy I used was found at my local grocery store.  It's called Celebration Sixlets.

Simply Snowflake Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

Gift Card Holder, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup

I'm just over the moon in love with the way this Gift Card Holders turned out.  You can actually get two from one card base.  Just cut the card in half at 5-1/2".

Gift Card Holder, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup 

I was giddy when I discovered that a gift card could sit nicely displayed on the snowflake die cut.  Plus it kind of "pops up" when you open the holder.  (Sorry for the ugly coupon card - it was the only card I could find at the time)

Gift Card Holder, Nov 2014 Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake creations by Dawn Olchefske (dostamping), #holiday #packaging  #stampinup

Used some of the leftover die cut letters & a 1/2" Circle Punch (you'll need to provide) to decorate the front of the gift card holder.  What a fun way to wrap up your gift cards this year!

Need more instructions?  I put together a How'd She DO That? video for you.  It's a little long, but includes a review of the kit (contents and finished projects), plus BOTH of the projects above...Enjoy!

WATCH VIDEO: Paper Pumpkin Simply Snowflake Bonus Projects

  

 Did you watch the video?  I know...cute projects, huh?  

If you're a beginner crafter, you'll enjoy creating Paper Pumpkin projects, as it comes with everything you need and instructions.

If you're an experience crafter, you too will enjoy Paper Pumpkin for all the coordinated supplies you'll receive to make projects inside or outside the box!

Join and activiate your Paper Pumpkin Subscription by December 10th to receive this month's kit.

Happy Crafting~Dawn O 

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Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are the perfect gift this holiday season-for friends, family, and yourself! A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper so anyone can skip to the fun.  It's the gift that keeps on giving!

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  • Step one: Purchase a 1,3,6, or 12-month subscription
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  • Step three: Print the card, fill it out, and gift the gift of creativity

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