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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #243: Watercolor Christmas Sneak Peek

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #243-Sketch Pad #dostamping

If you're looking for Quick & Cute cards for your holiday card making this year?  Today's card might fit the bill.  It uses a couple of new 2017 Holiday Catalog products, coming 9/1...Watercolor Christmas stamp set and Quilted Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  

Quilted Christmas DSP card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC243 #dostamping (2017 Holiday Catalog coming 9/17), Stampin' Up! Watercolor Christmas

Watercolor Christmas QC card

  1. Adhere 3 pieces of Quilted Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/8" x 1-3/4" each) to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Thick Whisper White cardbase.
  2. On Whisper White Lots of Labels Framelits die cut (2nd largest), stamp Watercolor Christmas stamp set images:
    • greeting = Real Red ink
    • tree = Garden Green, lightly blend ink right away with Aqua Painter.
  3. Adhere label to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals
  4. Attach Basic Rhinestone Jewel

Quilted Christmas DSP card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC243 #dostamping (2017 Holiday Catalog coming 9/17), Stampin' Up! Watercolor Christmas
Stampin' Up! is mailing 2017 Holiday Catalogs this week.  As they use bulk-mail service, it may take upwards to 3 weeks for your catalog to arrive.  So keep an eye on your mailbox this month for fun mail!  

In the meantime, if you're getting anxious for holiday products...be sure to check out the early-release of the Carols of Christmas bundle (see details below)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Quilted Christmas DSP card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC243 #dostamping (2017 Holiday Catalog coming 9/17), Stampin' Up! Watercolor Christmas


 


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  • If you're redeeming your coupon codes with an online order, see these instructions
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • Coupon codes are not case-sensitive.  However the codes include a dash and you will need to include the dash in the code for them to work.
  • Coupon codes expire August 31st.  I recommend using them right away, so you don't forget!  

You can redeem your Bonus Days Coupon(s) on any Stampin' Up! product.  However, if you're looking for something new, then check out

  • the new Carols of Christmas Bundle - (Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies)
  • it's a special-offer early-release from the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Bundle Early Release (8/2017) #dostamping

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Bundle Early Release (8/2017) #dostamping

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DOstamperSTARS Having a GREAT time!

Woohoo! We had a GREAT time at my monthly DOstamperSTARS meeting last night.  My group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators are awesome!  There was tons of sharing, demonstrations, laughing and of course stamping!

Here's some pics from last night...

MakeTakes

Here's what everyone got to make last night.  These 3 cards, plus 1/3rd of a pack of Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Pieces.  They were the hit of the night!  Everyone fell in love with Stampin' Up! Sweet Pea Flowers!

Stephanie

Here's Stephanie (one of our new demonstrators) working on her Stampin' Up! On Board Book Heart Bag Tag. 

Pixie&Susan

Here's Susan Auyer (guest speaker all the way from Michigan - thanks Susan!) and Pixie sanding their On Board Book Hearts.  They were very instense with their sanding.  Until I said that was unusual for Pixie (who's always laughing!)

Pixie&Susan2

Aaah - there we go!  That's the Pixie I know!

Jan

Here's alway happy Jan!!  Plus she's my #1 meeting helper.  Thanks Jan!

Gayle

And Gayle - who's already got her bag tag tied on!  Yeah Gayle!

More to share, so stop on by!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! On Board Books, Heart Tag

I'm getting ready for my DOstamperSTARS downline meeting tonight.  I always look forward to my monthly demonstrator meetings.  Whether they are hobbyists (or what I call preferred buyers) or business builders, I SO enjoy being around them ALL.  They energize me with their enthusiam and love for Stampin' Up!

So using the new On Board Heart Books from Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog was a natural choice for one of our make & takes.  Each book has 8 "pages" for only $4.95.  What a bargain!

Heart-Tag-Front

Heart-Tag-Back

Look at the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers!  Are they adorable?  Great texture element.   Also a great bargain at $7.95 for 52 pieces (found in Occasions Mini Catalog).

Dawn's Stamping Tips
1.  Trace the On Board Book Heart onto Sweet Pea Designer Paper and cut
2.  Apply Anywhere Glue Stick to your chipboard piece
3.  Use Sanding Block on the outer edges
4.  Sponge Coordinating Color (Taken With Teal) on the outer edges
5.  Use Pop-up Glue Dots to adhere Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers

Supplies:  Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (what a bargain at $24.95 for 48 sheets!), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Taken With Teal Classic Ink, Stampin' Sponge, Anywhere Glue Stick, Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Sanding Block, Pop Up Glue Dots   

If you've ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!, now is a great time.  With the Starter Kits (two to choose from) on sale at 15% off, PLUS a free stamp set ( up to $47.95 value), you can't beat it!  Join Stampin' Up! NOW and become part of my DOstamperSTARS group.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Under the Stars: Flying Bear!

OK - ever since Brent Steele demonstrated the "Flying Bear" card at the 2008 Convention, I've been wanting to do it at one of my Technique Tuesday classes.  I've been trying to figure it out.  But I just couldn't wrap my head around the concept as he described it.  So I stopped trying and just made it work.

Flying-Bear-Card

Here are the steps I used to create the card - hope it makes sense!

Step #1

Step1

Start with stamping the bear three times(from Under the Stars stamp set #111556, $29.95). 


Step #2:

Cut out the "full bear" without the arms.  Then cut out each arm (make the arms longer as shown in the picture below). 

Step2

Step #3:

You'll need a "stick".  I used leftover chipboard.  Attach both of the arms to the stick with a brad.

Step3

Step #4:

Stamp the bear onto the front of your card (WITHOUT the arms).  At his mouth, make a "slit" wide enough to slide the stick into.

Step4

Step #5:

Use brads to attach each arm to the card.

Step5

Step #6:

Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back side.  NOTICE: the dimensionals on either side of the stick.  TIP:  notice the half circle punch-out at the bottom of the card - (this is so you can grab the stick to move up and down).

Step6


Step #7:

Add Stampin' Dimensionals to the back side of the bear that was cut out from Step #2.  TIP:  Use 2 stacked dimensionals at the top of the head and the bottom of the body.  (This is so the stick has room to move up and down). 

Step7

Step #8: 

Adhere the bear to the front of the card.

Step8

Step #9:  Make your bear fly by moving the stick up and down. 

Arms-up&down


Supplies:  Under the Stars stamp set, Summer Sun, Confetti White, Basic Brown, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Ink, 3/4" Circle Punch, Chipboard, Brads, AquaPainter, Hemp Twine, Star Designer Brads.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Sale-A-Bration: Double Fold-Out Mini Scrapbook Album

The Polka Dot Punches stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration brochure is such a wonderfully versatile stamps set.  A great basic set for any stamper.  Combine it with the Delicate Dots Designer Paper (from the same brochure) and you've got a recipe for some cute projects. 

Here's a Double Pull-Out Mini Scrapbook we made at this month's Scrappy Thursday class:

Front-Cover 

Pullout-3

L-Pullout 

R-Pullout 

Instructions found on Splitcoaststampers HERE

Supplies used:  Polka Dot Punches, Defining Alphabet, Define your Life stamp sets, So Saffron, Whisper White, Bashful Blue cardstock, Delicate Dots DSP, 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Regals Brads, Bashful Blue 1/4" ribbon, So Saffron Ribbon (from SAB Ribbon Bundle), Coasters, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick

Join me for my next Scrappy Thursday class:

Date:  Thursday, April 16th

Time:  Open house style 4:30-9:00pm  (plan to stay 1.5 hrs)

Fee:  $15.00 (Stamping Club Members and DOstamperSTARS only $5.00)

RSVP:  To Dawn, by Tuesday, April 14th

 

Enjoy~Dawn

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Stampin' Up! & Country Living Holiday Special!

Stampin' Up! teams up again with Country Living to offer the Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

November 1st thru December 31st (or while supplies last)

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The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit includes the following products:

  • Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
  • Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
  • Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
  • 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
  • Pretties Kit brads (20)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
  • Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
  • Uninked Stampin' Spot
  • Whisper White Craft Ink refill
  • #114447 for only $49.95

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Holiday Mini Samples from MN Leader Share

Here are a few more Stampin' Up! 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog card swaps from the MN Leader Stamp and Share meeting earlier this month.

Cardinal-Terri 

This card was made by Terri Gaines using the Cardinal Christmas stamp set, the Top Note Die for the Big Shot and Crystal Effects. 


Door-Virginia 

This card was made by Virgina using the Home for Christmas stamp set.  You can't see it in the photo, but she used Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder which gives it the perfect glistening look!


Skaters-Susan 

This card was created by Susan Campfield using the Winter Post stamp set.  You could easily mass produce this card for your holiday cards!


More swaps still coming!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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April Technique Tuesday #1 - Rub On's

I have an exclusive Technique Tuesday class each month for my Hedgehog Stamping club members and my demonstrators.  They make 2-3 projects for only $5.00.  These classes have become so popular, that I hold them on two nights.  The first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.  You too can come - just join a Hedgehog Stamping club or join my demonstrator team. 

This month - we tried our hand at Rub-on's.

The biggest tip I can give you regarding Rub-on's is to staple the backing sheet to the rub-on sheet, then cut out only the image you want to use.

Everyone really liked the way this card turned out.

Sample

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Stamps: Classic Backgrounds (retired), Full of Life #111500

Color:  Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Brilliant Blue

Accessories:  Anchored Rub-on's, On Board Simon Upper Chipboard, Striped Real Red Ribbon

Enjoy~Dawn