Card Buffet

HSDT Video: Summer Silhouettes Just Cards Buffet Card

On last week's Control Freak Blog Tour, I shared my Summer Silhouettes Convention Swap Card. I received several comments and lots of requests for a video.  Also...as I mentioned, this was also a card I offered at my local Just Cards Buffet Class.  

Control Freaks Blog Tour July 2015 projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

What really gives this card it's dramatic results is the sponging - filling in the "white space".  Sponging is easy to do, you just need a little practice.

Control Freaks Blog Tour July 2015 projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The touch of glitter adds a nice pop of sparkle too!  Above is a closer look at the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, that was adhered with a 2-Way Glue Pen.  

Be sure to check out the How'd She DO That? video below for a demonstration of:

  • 2-Step Stamping
  • Sponging Technique
  • Adding Glitter
  • How I organize my Just Cards Buffet Class

WATCH VIDEO:  Summer Silhouettes Just Cards Buffet Class Card

 

  • Are you near the Plymouth/Maple Grove (MN) area?
  • Are you looking for a girls night uut?
  • Wanna make quick & cute cards?

Then you'll want to check out my Just Cards Buffet Classes.  I hold them on the last Tuesday of the month, open house style 4:30-8:30pm.  RSVP here.

Can't make it, but still want the class?  Then you'll want to check out my TO GO option.  Learn more here.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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QC Card: You've Got This Convention Swap

I haven't done a QC card share (quick & cute) in awhile.  So I thought I share one of the favorites from my Card Buffet class this past month, using the new You've Got This stamp set. 

You've Got This Quick and Cute Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 Take a closer look and you'll see I used the Handheld Stapler again...one of my favorite tools! 

You've Got This Quick and Cute Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Not only was it my card buffet ladies favorites, but mine too.  So much so, I made 80 of them!  Yep...it's one of my swaps for the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention starting tomorrow.  I'm flying my way to Salt Lake City today.  Looking forward to seeing my DOstamperSTARS team members and the many friends I'm made since joining Stampin' Up! over 12 years ago.  I'll share as much as I can while I'm gone and more when I get back.

Thanks~Dawn O

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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
now available for purchase

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(Taking reservations for round 2) 


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

Woohoo - July's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class was very popular with my monthly subscribers, there are only 3 kits left.  So get your class today, before they run out!  I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class. 

July 2015 - sold out

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

Here's a list of the stamp sets used for this month class:
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.

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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

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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

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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.  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...

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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(Taking reservations for round 2)


Build a Birthday: Cake or Candles?

Say yes to the cake!  Say yes to the candles!  It's easy to create a birthday themed card just the way you want it with Build A Birthday. This Two-Step Stampin' set gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want. 

Build a Birthday cards by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Cake Ink (from bottom to top)

Paper

Tools & Accessories

Build a Birthday cards by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Candle Ink (from left to right)

Paper

Tools & Accessories

Build a Birthday cards by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Yes, it's the stapler trick again!  Staple twine to card, then tie bow.

So, what do you think?  Build A Birthday Stamp Set......Cake or Candles?

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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

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

June 2015 - sold out

June 2015 Card Buffet class TO GO by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

Here's a list of the stamp sets used for this month class:

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.

In addition, four of the cards are using the new In Colors.  I recommend the ink and paper pack bundle, which is specially priced - basically includes a pack of assorted cardstock for free!

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Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS today!   

  • 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 

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 (also...scroll down to view past kits availability)

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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

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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.  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...

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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Oh My Goodies: Create a Frame Stamp!

I'm having a little crush on the Oh My Goodies stamp set lately (did you see Monday's card).  But, as I was looking over the images, I didn't think I'd ever use the phrase, "Live Well, laugh hard, Love Big".  Does anyone ever really say that?

However, I really like the "outline frame" image and thought, "hmm...I wonder if I just cut out the words"?  I know, it's a scary thought, to cut up a stamp.  But I really didn't think I'd ever use the phrase...., so if I wrecked the words, I would be OK with that.  I just REALLY wanted the outline frame image and to be able to use it quickly and easily.  So I did it!  Got out my Paper Snips and snipped away at it.  It's not pretty, but it's functional.  And...I love it!

Cut up your stamps to make them more versatile, Oh My Goodies tip shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
Here's the results.  I was able to "save" the words.  They'll actually fit back inside the frame, just in case I change my mind (you never know).  Now I can "frame" away.  Imagine all the things you could frame with it!

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

And then I made a card that I actually didn't frame anything, go figure.  Instead, I paired it with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and Petite Petals Punch.  Add a greeting and you're ready to go!  

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The paper is from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack again (from the Occasions Catalog, ending June 2nd).  I couldn't decide on the card layout...landscape or portrait?  So I made both.  Which do you prefer? 

Oh My Goodies & Beautiful Bunch card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

If you take a closer look, you'll see the centers of the flowers are "dots" from the Cupcake Builder Punch.  They are a nice addition. 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Oh My Goodies: Happy Umpteenth Birthday

Oh My Goodies!  I think this stamp set was designed as tags for goodies/treats.  But I'm lovin' it for cards right now. Plus, I think "Happy Umpteenth Birthday" is funny, and so did the gals at my Card Buffet class, as this card was a huge hit! 

Oh My Goodies card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The pattern paper on this card is from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Even though it's designed for a "love" theme...remember to "flip it over" and you'll find all the backsides are black and white, giving this paper lots of versatility!

With a color scheme like this...I think this card would be great for both guys and gals, and even teenagers...don't you think?

Oh My Goodies card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Look really close...closer!  Do you see the staple (under the twine)?  Yup - again with that Handheld Stapler, Dawn!  That's right - it's my favorite tool right now.   And it's my favorite way to add Baker's Twine.  Just lay a piece a twine across where you want it.  Staple it down.  Then tie a bow.  I'm finding it much easier to tie a bow, as the staple keeps it in place, yet allows me to slide the finished bow left or right, for perfect placement.  Give it a try, I think you'll like it.  Don't forget to add the Silver Mini Staples to your order too.

Have a Happy Day~Dawn O

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Gorgeous Grunge with Lovely Amazing You Photopolmyer

I'm enjoying the Lovely Amazing You photopolymer stamp set (released Feb 2015).  It's not in the current catalog, but is available for at least a couple more months,  This great set is just what you need to spread happiness to all.  In fact, it could even be used to send good wishes for Mother's Day.   

Feb Photopolymer Release of Lovely Amazing You card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

This card was one of the favorites at my card buffet classes.  It features a fun "colorblock" look that is great for a Quick & Cute card (QC).  See below for measurements to create your own colorblock feature.

Color Block Feature 

  • Basic Black panel (2-3/4" x 4")
  • Whisper White greeting panel (2" x 1-3/8")
  • Whisper White feather panel (1-5/8" x 2-1/2")
  • Stacked With Love DSP panel (2" x 1")

The "splatter" was created by inking up a very small section of one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. 

Have a Happy Mother's Day~Dawn O

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