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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #101: Party Pennants Treat Pouches

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

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC101 #halloween #treatpouch #partypennants

Today's Home Sweet Home photo inspiration made me naturally think of Halloween.  When I think of Halloween, I think of treats!

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC101 #halloween #treatpouch #partypennants

So, I reached for my new Party Pennants die that arrived just last week and put these darling treat pouches together in no time at all.  Didn't they turn out cute?

I'll put together a How'd She DO That? video, so you can make them too.  Stop back in a few days

edited to add:
WATCH VIDEO:  Hallowwen Party Pennants Treat Pouches

Enjoy ~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 Stampin' Supplies Product List 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Monster Hugs Valentines with the Boys!

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #monsterhugs #valentinesday #kids

Oh my gosh - we had so much fun making Stampin' Up!'s Monster Hugs Valentines with our grandson's Max and Sam on Saturday.  They were easy to make and turned out super cute!  In fact, Sam just kept saying, "These are SO cute!" 

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #monsterhugs #valentinesday #kids

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Sammy who is 4 yrs old, needed a little help with connecting the arms, but other than that...he put them together all by himself.  Though, he needed a little assist from a wooden skewer (to help remove the adhesive cover).  Ah, he's so proud!

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #monsterhugs #valentinesday #kids

Max (6 yrs old) didn't need any assistance at all. In fact - he was so confident in his Monster Hug making skills, we got it on video for you. Check it out!

WATCH VIDEO: Monster Hugs Valentine Guest Artist Max

 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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#stampinup #WholeLotOfLove #Valentines #dostamping

Whole Lotta Love Valentine Products still available - extended until Feb 14th.

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

 


Weekly Deal Spotlight: From the Heart, Save $10, Friendship Tea Gift Video

Say, did you notice that there was a stamp set in the latest Weekly Deals ending Monday?  Well there is and it's called From the Heart (132007 wood mount).  This 8-peice set combines clever sentiments and intricate designs which makes this a stamp set you'll want to use again and again. All for 25% off, saving you $10!  Note: coordinates with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (127857) and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598).

Back in July, I used this stamp set to make some convention gifts for my DOstamperSTARS.  I thought I would share the easy Friendship Tea Packet Holders with you today, along with a How'd She DO That? video.

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #fromtheheart #teaholderpacket #receptionsticks #howdshedothat

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Tea Packet Holder

 

See below for links to Stampin' Up! supplies/measurements, tea and reception sticks!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

 


July 2013: Control Freaks Tour!

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Welcome to the Control Freaks July 2013 Tour (officially starts July 27th, but should be live by 8:00pm central time July 26th - so be sure to stop back later to take the full tour). We are thrilled to have you join us today. 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, Barb Mullikin's blog.

Our theme for this month is: "Show off your Swaps".  I made one swap out of the 2013/2014 Annual Catalog and the other from the upcoming, soon-to-be-released 2013 Holiday Catalog (8/1)

 Check out the Control Freaks at the 2013 Stampin' Up! Convention for our annual convention double swap...

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Backyard Basics Thanks (Annual Catalog)

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The Million & One stamp set was one of the first new catalog items to go on my wish list.  However, I just have to say...the Backyard Basics Bundle (matching stamp set and framelits) was so NOT on my favorites list.  But...I got to select some free product, so I decided to choose something I wouldn't normally get and push myself a little bit out of my comfort zone.  I'm so glad I did, cuz look at that flower - just gorgeous (and no fussy cutting - yeah!!).

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies:

  • Million & One stamp set (126375w or 126377c)
  • Backyard Basic Bundle (132729w or 132728c) save 15%
  • Smokey Slate, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz Inks, w/Daffodil Delight Marker (for coloring flower) and Blender Pen (102845)
  • Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Big Shot (113439) NEW Magnetic Platform (130658)
  • Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (131208), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (125577)
  • Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tags 4 You Treat Holder - sneak peek (Holiday Catalog coming 8/1/13)

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Aren't these Chicklet Treat Pouches adorable?!  The greeting is from the NEW Tags 4 You Bundle (stamp set with matching Label Bracket Punch - save 15%).  I can see my grandsons making them for classroom treats this fall.  They are SO simple.  I'll be sharing a video in the coming weeks on how to make one.

eta: How'd She DO That video: Chicklets Treat Pouch

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies:

  • NEW Tags 4 You Bundle  (stamps/punch) (133293w or 133294c) save 15%
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink and Cardstock
  • Basic Black & Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • NEW Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper (132185)
  • Word Window Punch (119857)
  • Simply Scored Tool (122334)
  • Candy Dot Brad Bases (132293), Neutral Candy Dots (130934)
  • Stickly Strip (104294), Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Show Off Your Swaps projects!  Now on to more from fabulous freak Jan Tinklenberg

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Control Freaks Birthday Tour!


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Welcome to the Control Freaks April 2013 Tour (officially starts April 20th, but should be live by 8:00pm central time April 19th- so be sure to stop back later to take the full tour). We are thrilled to have you join us today. 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 Justin Krieger's Blog

Our theme for this month is: "Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations".   

Butterfly Birthday Ensemble 

I don't know about you, but...I just can't put Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches down.  I am so drawn to them and I find myself reaching for them on almost every project these days.  So instead of fighting it, I simply gave in (again!) and you get birthday butterflies!!

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Ensemble includes:

  • Butterfly Birthday card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Butterfly Birthday thank you (3"x3")
  • Butterfly Boutique Box candy holder

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I chose a soft color palette of retiring colors.  I think I'll miss Baja Breeze the most!

Both the birthday and thank you cards have a panel with lines scored on all 4 sides to give them a little texture interest.  

TIP: score with front side faced down on your scoring tool

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Butterfly Boutique Box Candy Holder 

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Boutique Boxes make for a great last minute candy holder.  You'll find them in the 2013 Spring Catalog.  They come already die cut - woohoo!.  Just punch-out, add Sticky Strip, fold and you're done!  

Well...add some cute decorations with Butterflies and Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon...then you're done!

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TIP:  The box-top is actually folded backwards and stays in place with the ribbon.  Just slip in 2 candy bars (yes, two candy bars fit perfectly...gotta love that!) and your candy holder is ready to go.  

It could be a gift in itself or would make a great party favor too!

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 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • Blooming with Kindness stamp (126420w or 126422c)
  • Baja Breeze ink
  • Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
  • 129306 Boutique Boxes
  • 129292 Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon
  • 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • 129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 127811 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 119246 Basic Rhinstone Jewels
  • Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations.  Now on to more, from the always surprising Jan Tinklenberg

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Video: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box

If you're on my newsletter list (which is different from my blog email subscription list), then you just received my Week#5 of my DOstamping 6-Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter.  It included a written tutorial for an adorable Petite Treat Box, created by my friend, Tammy Fite.  

I was so taken with these cute little boxes that I put together my own version of the Petite Treat Box, along with a short video tutorial.

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How cute are these?  Super cute!!  They hold a fun-size Twix candy bar...my favorite!  You only need a 4-3/4" x 4-1/4" sheet of card to make this sweet Petite Treat Box (say that 3 times fast)!

Get out your Simply Scored Tool and follow along with my How'd She DO That? video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box

 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies (Bold items are free with $50 order)

Petite Treat Box Scoring:

  • With 4-3/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 2" and 2-3/4"
  • With 4-1/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 3/4" x 3-1/2"

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FAQ's

Q.  Dawn, I signed up for your newsletter, but I'm not receiving them.  Should I sign up again?

A.  No, as then you'll be in my system twice. Check your spam folder or junk filter to see if my emails are going there.  My email is: dostamping@yahoo.com.  Wk#5 went out Monday, Feb 25th.

 

Q.  Is the Newsletter the same as your Blog Subscription Email?

A.  No, they are different.  My Newsletter is a series of newsletters done throughout the year.  6 Weeks at Sale-a-Bration, 6 Weeks at the new Catalog Release (starting in June) and 12 Weeks of Christmas (in the fall).  In addition, I send out newsletters here and there throughout the year, but no set schedule.

 

Q.  How can I tell which one I'm receiving?

A.  Good question!  Here's what they look like when they come into your inbox:

  • Blog Email Subscription:  Email subject line always reads "DOstamping with Dawn (Olchefske)"
  • Newsletter Email:  Email subject line will typically be the Week # of the various newsletter series I do throughout the year.

 

Q.  How can I sign up for your "DOstamping With Dawn" Blog Subscription Email?
A.  Here's the link: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=DostampingWithDawn

Your email address will be sent a verification message once you submit the form. IMPORTANT: FeedBurner will only activate your subscription to “DOstamping with Dawn (Olchefske)” once you respond to the verification message.  Check spam or junk folder, if you didn't receive it (it's sent right away).

 

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A.  If you're new to me

  • Then you'll want to sign up HERE!
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Q.  If I sign up today, I'll only receive the last week of the DOstamping Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletters.  Can I have the first 5 weeks too?

A.  Links to the first 5 weeks will be included in the last week (wk#6), going out on Sunday, March 3rd.  So you won't miss a thing!

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Valentines with Max & Sam

Happy Valentines Day!

I thought I'd share some pictures of our fun day of creating Valentine Cards & Treats with our grandsons Max and Sam. 

Here's the gift for their teachers.  A sweet little Petal Cone Takeout Box filled with candy.

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The Crumb Cake box is wrapped with a strip of Pretty in Pink from the Subtles Collection DSP Paper Stack (117152) and the new 3/8" Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon (129293)

 

Here's Max's Valentine Treat and Card.  Yes, he insisted on a card with his treat pouch

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Together we made 24 sucker holders using the Petal Cone Die.  The "please deliver" is from the new Sent with Love Promotion.  The "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting is from the hostess set, Wacky Wishes (126410w or 126412c)

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Here's Sammy's Treat Pouch

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Sam made 14 treat pouches using a 4"x6" Cell Bag, with a laser-cut heart from More Amore Designer Series Paper.  The postage stamp square is stamped from the Sent with Love stamp set and the Valentine ticket is from That's the Ticket stamp set (128072w or 128075c)

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Max-&-Sam

So proud!  Aren't they cute?!

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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Sent With Love Treat Bag

Take a look at this adorable Sent with Love Treat Bag, created by Stampin' Up!

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Stamping Supplies:

 Sent with Love Promotion Details:

  • These exclusive products are only available Feb 1 - Apr 30
  • Buy the Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper separately
  • Or get them both in a Special Bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20% off!

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The treat tag was cut from this pattern.  Click to view all Sent with Love Designer Series Paper patterns 

Paper Coordinates with Coral Calypso, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Island Indigo, Whisper White

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Don't confuse "Sent With Love" with "Sealed With Love"

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The Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit was a carry-over product from the 2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  It comes with enough supplies to make 10 adorable notecards for only $7.95! Perfect for anytime of the year.  
But hurry - there is only two days left to stock up (ends Thursday Feb 14th).  So get your Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kits Today! 

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