Card Buffet

I'm Wild About Flowers!

I hosted a shoebox swap while at the Milwaukee Stampin' Up! On Stage event last month.  The event was for my team and we invited my friend and fellow demonstrator Susan Campfield and her team to join us!  It's always fun when you get a chance to make other people's cards - allows you to spread your stamping wings and gives you a chance to see how other people design and put their cards together.  I still learn a trick or two whenever I attend one.

The only thing "bad" about a shoebox swap is, I don't always know who's card I made.  Like this one, which uses my favorite stamp set, Wild About Flowers (it's definitely a must-have stamp set!).   If this is your card, please let me know and I'd be happy to give you credit.  (This card was created by Anita Dickson)

Wild About Flowers card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

4-1/4" Square Wild About Flowers Window Card Tips:

  • 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" Pacific Point card base (fold in half)
  • Cut out window with Circle Framelit (use 7th one from the center)
  • 8" x 4" Whisper White inside panel (fold in half)
  • Stamp images on front of white panel
  • Add Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers with glue pen)
  • Adhere back of white panel to the inside of the card back
  • Tie Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon around the front of card (both white and Pacific Point pieces)
  • Fits in Medium Envelope

This will be one of my quick & cute (QC) card offerings at my next local Card Buffet Class, December 29th. RSVP here.

Hope to see you there~Dawn O

 


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  Circle Framelit sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Looking for Framelit Sizes?  I've got them all organized for you.  Click on Stampin' Up! Framelit Sizes to view all of Stampin' Up!'s Framelits and sizes!


 
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2015 Holiday Catalog Retiring List


Masculine Cards: Go Wild, Wilderness Awaits and No Bones About it!

If you're looking for masculine products, then the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack is a great place to start (and it's one of the Weekly Deals at 25% off)!  It's a 6x6 paper stack, loaded with 12 different double sides designs - 4 of each for a total of  48 sheets.  Lots of choices!  The samples today show off how well-suited the paper is the following stamp sets and more!  

  • Wilderness Awaits stamp set - These realistic images are especially suited for masculine projects
  • No Bones About It stamp set - This isn't your average dinosaur stamp set.

First up is a card that was a hit with my local Card Buffet Class last month.  Next class is December 29th - check it out here.

Wilderness Awaits card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

It's a clean, classic card and only uses black ink...a color every stamper owns!

Wilderness Awaits card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The button and banner adds a little visual fun.  Something I think the guys will like!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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 More Go Wild Samples 

Wilderness Awaits card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Laurie Zoellmer)

 

Wilderness Awaits card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Betty Weisbrich) 

 

No Bones About It card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sandy Carlson)

 

No Bones About It card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Stacy Piepkorn)

 

Go Wild DSP card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jackie Bolhuis)

  


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Dawn's October Just Cards Buffet TO GO is ready for you!

October's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class is ready for YOU! Get your class kit today, before they run out!  I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class which offers a wide variety of cards; birthday, fall, thank you, Christmas and more!

October Card Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24.99 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/Paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are mostly available on the 2nd Thursday/Friday of the month (with some exceptions)
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below on how you can be a monthly subscriber)
  • All sales are final
  • Click Buy Now button below to purchase your Class Kit

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Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS today!  

NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the Buy Now button, click here

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Monthly Subscriber Member Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out.  In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

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Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of all 7 card offerings (the 8th will be a duplicate of one).
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are not provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF. The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card, as well as instructional tips.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary. 
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright/angel policy  If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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Here's what people are saying...

Just wanted to let you now that this month's Card Buffet TO GO was just wonderful!  A friend who makes cards with me, we order our cards from you and then stamp together. We especially loved the Thank you card and the three circle wildflower card. Have a great weekend! - Cathy

I love all your designs and they are so easy to complete. - Gladys

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful ...card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for (next month)!!  Mahalo and have a great week! - Sandy

"Oh Dawn! How BEAUTIFUL!," is what I squealed when I opened your...Buffet TO GO Class! All perfectly cut, beautiful papers, trimmings, and even the PDF for the ideas, just exquisite! Your kit came to me perfectly mailed and quickly! Thank you so very much for offering this great kit!  I look forward to buying more kits from you! Big, huge, inky hugs, -Megan

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Just Cards TO GO Sneak Peek: Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art Card

My Just Cards TO GO class will be ready to purchase on Friday and I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at one of the cards that was a hit at my local Card Buffet class. (Yes, I hold a local version of this class on the last Tuesday of each month.  If you're in the Maple Grove, Plymouth, MN area - you're welcome to attend my next class on October 27th)

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art Card 

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I couldn't decide which side of the Merry Moments Paper Stack I liked, so I made them both!

Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack #dostamping #stampinup

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I'm still undecided about which one I prefer.  Though, I'm leaning towards the plaid pattern that gives me more of a "clean" look.  Which do you prefer?

Merry Moments Poinsettia Punch Art card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

To create the Petite Petals Poinsettia Punch Art, see detailed instructions here.

Watch for my Just Cards TO GO class available to purchase starting Friday!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE  


A Little Something For You

Here's another card using the Holiday Catalog stamp set, A Little Something

A Little Something Card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The greeting on this card could have turned out a little boring...but by adding some fun details, a great color combo (Watermelon Wonder, Smokey Slate, Basic Black), and the adorable Dotted Lace Trim... it turned out sweet, don't you think?! 

A Little Something Card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Be sure to add this to your Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Pinterest board for future reference, as well as the Trick or Treat card from Saturday.  I'm looking forward to using more of the images from the A Little Something stamp set for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Enjoy~Dawn  O

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Just Cards TO GO - only four class kits left

September Just Cards Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
 

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Dawn's  2015 Holiday Product Shares - details HERE


September Just Cards TO GO Class is Ready for YOU!

Woohoo - September's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class is ready for YOU! Get your class kit today, before they run out!  I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class.  

September 2015

September Just Cards Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
 

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24.99 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/Paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below on how you can be a monthly subscriber)
  • All sales are final
  • Click Buy Now button below to purchase your Class Kit

______________________________________________________________________________

Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS today!  

NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the Buy Now button, click here

____________________________________________________________________________

Monthly Subscriber Member Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out.  In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

_____________________________________________________________________________

Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of all 7 card offerings (the 8th will be a duplicate of one).
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF. The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary. 
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright/angel policy.   If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

_________________________________________________________________________

Here's what people are saying...

Just wanted to let you now that this month's Card Buffet TO GO was just wonderful!  A friend who makes cards with me, we order our cards from you and then stamp together. We especially loved the Thank you card and the three circle wildflower card. Have a great weekend! - Cathy

I love all your designs and they are so easy to complete. - Gladys

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful ...card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for (next month)!!  Mahalo and have a great week! - Sandy

"Oh Dawn! How BEAUTIFUL!," is what I squealed when I opened your...Buffet TO GO Class! All perfectly cut, beautiful papers, trimmings, and even the PDF for the ideas, just exquisite! Your kit came to me perfectly mailed and quickly! Thank you so very much for offering this great kit!  I look forward to buying more kits from you! Big, huge, inky hugs, -Megan

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Dawn's 2015 Holiday & Annual Catalog Product Shares - details HERE 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #146: Watercolor Words Omitting Technique

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146

OK, when you see my card, you're probably gonna say to yourself..."what, was she thinking?"  Well, let me explain.  When I saw this week's challenge photo I focused in on the backpack itself, which made me think of back-to-school, which led me to the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, which led me to my card's color combo and...that's how I got here.  Now you know how my mind thinks...racing here and there!

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

The layout is something I saw on a display board at convention and I've been waiting for just the right time to use it.  I think it works perfectly with the Watercolor Words Stamp Set .  Speaking of Watercolor Words...this set is so outside my wheelhouse.  I'm not typically drawn to this style of stamps.  But I recently gave in and now I'm so excited about this stamp set and it's endless possibilities!

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

I think any kid would love to receive a "hooray for you" card for their accomplishments.  Hmm...probably any adult would too!  Though, that particular greeting isn't one stamp.  I combined two stamp images..."hooray" and "Just FOR You".  However, I needed to enlist the omitting technique to achieve it.

Omitting Technique

Omitting is when you ink only the word(s) you want to use (omitting the ones you don't want to use). For this stamp, I omitted the word "just".  Omitting ink on one word is SO easy to do with a photopolymer set, as you can see exactly where the ink is going.  You should give it a try. 

The "for you" could be used in several different ways with this stamp set...  

  • hooray...for you
  • hope...for you
  • love...you

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

Here's a birthday version, which was one of the cards I offered at my local card buffet class a couple nights ago.  This is the card that spawned me asking the question..."Are you sick of the "stapler trick"yet?  There was a resounding, "NO, we love that trick!"  Phfew...I know I've been using it a lot lately, but I really like how easy it is to do.  It allows you to add that last little touch that finishes the card off perfectly.  How about you...have you tried it yet?  Don't you just love it?

Ok - I think I got a little chatty today.  I hope you had fun and enjoyed today's DOstamperSTARS Challenge cards.

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

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2015 Holiday Catalog Shares offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
 
Oh my gosh - you guys are loving the Holiday Product Shares!
Plus many of you are adding my Annual Catalog Shares to your reservations.
If you haven't reserved your share(s) yet, 
Be sure to check out Dawn's Holiday Product Shares 

August 2015 Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class is Ready for YOU!

Woohoo - August's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class was very popular with my monthly subscribers, there are only 5 kits left.  So get your class today, before they run out!  I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class. 

August  2015 - sold out

Just Cards TO GO Class - August 2015 offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS today!  

NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF. 

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24.99 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/Paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are mostly available on the 2nd Thursday/Friday of the month (with some exceptions)
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below on how you can be a monthly subscriber)
  • All sales are final
  • Click Buy Now button to purchase your Class Kit

NOTE: If you have trouble with the Buy Now button, click here

____________________________________________________________________________

Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out.  In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

_____________________________________________________________________________

Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of all 7 card offerings (the 8th will be a duplicate of one).
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF. The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary. 
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright/angel policy.   If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

_________________________________________________________________________

Here's what people are saying...

Just wanted to let you now that this month's Card Buffet TO GO was just wonderful!  A friend who makes cards with me, we order our cards from you and then stamp together. We especially loved the Thank you card and the three circle wildflower card. Have a great weekend! - Cathy

I love all your designs and they are so easy to complete. - Gladys

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful ...card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for (next month)!!  Mahalo and have a great week! - Sandy

"Oh Dawn! How BEAUTIFUL!," is what I squealed when I opened your...Buffet TO GO Class! All perfectly cut, beautiful papers, trimmings, and even the PDF for the ideas, just exquisite! Your kit came to me perfectly mailed and quickly! Thank you so very much for offering this great kit!  I look forward to buying more kits from you! Big, huge, inky hugs, -Megan

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Check out Dawn's Annual Catalog Product Shares

Holiday Catalog Shares - coming tomorrow!