Crazy for Cupcakes!

I'm crazy for Stampin' Up!'s Crazy for Cupcakes (#111618, $23.95) stamp set.  These cupcakes couldn't be more cute! 

For this card, I was heavily inspired by Kathleenh.  I loved the layout, but wanted it more "girly".  Add some pink, glitter and the super cute Sweet Always Designer Series Paper (#112468, $9.95) and you have a super girly card!  Perfect for the Sock Monkey PJ Party!



Supplies used:  Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White cardstock, Sweet Always Designer Series Paper (see above for sample), Basic Black Classic Ink, Stampin' Writie Markers (Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pink, Regal Rose), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 3/4" circle punch, 1-3/8 circle punch, Scallop circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.


Here's Lynn working on her cupcake card.


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Sep Stamp Camp Project - Dreams DuJour

This is the last and my favorite card from the "Cross the Border" Stamp Camp.  There are so many things I love about this card.  The glittered background paper, the "Scallop Buckle", the Shimmer Paper used for the focal point image.  It all came together so nicely...I love it when that happens!


Isn't this beautiful?!



1)  To get your own economical glittered background paper...Just add 2-way glue and glitter, and viola!  Beautiful paper without the expense!

2)  Scallop Buckle Feature is so easy to do.  Start with a 2 3/4" square.  Use the scallop edge punch on all four sides, centering the punch on each side.  Quick and easy!

Oh - forgot to can get this stamp set for FREE in October and November when you hostess a workshop (or have a catalog party) that totals $350.00.  (Actually, any set from the set sampler can be chosen.) This is over and above the regular hostess benefits.  Contact menow to schedule your party.  Only a couple of dates left for November!

Stamping Supplies:  Dreams DuJour stamp set, Pink Pirouette &, Shimmer White, Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Edge Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, AquaPainter


Sep Stamp Camp Project - Crazy For Cupcakes

Here's another "Cross the Border" Stamp Camp Project.  This card was inspired by a couple of cards I found on Splitcoast.

I call this an "awning" card.  Use the Scallop Edge punch to create a acallop border on a piece of double sided Designer Series Paper.  Then fold-over the punched end to create an awning...CUTE!  The card also features the on -sale stamp set, Crazy for Cupcakes (see here for 20% sales details)


Bella Rose 

Bella Rose Designer Series Paper #112041 for $9.95

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Stamping Supplies:  Crazy for Cuccakes stamp set, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper white cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Basic Black Ink, various markers, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Riding Hood Red Ribbon

Enjoy ~Dawn

Flight of the Butterfly - Window

Boy - I wish I had the Scallop Border punch when I made this Flight of the Butterfly Convention Display Sample.   I made it the "old fashion" way using the corner rounder punch to create the scallop border.  Then stamped all of the little flowers in each of the scallops. Then came back through, dotting the flower centers with a Basic Black marker.

The "Window" is created with the 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches.

The Butterfly was stamped on vellum, added glitter on the backside, then cut out.

Colors used:  Almost Amythst, Basic Black & Whisper White



Enjoy~Dawn O

Flight of the Butterfly - in Motion

With this convention sample, I wanted to create the feeling of motion.  So in addition to using the new stamp set - Flight of the Butterfly, I used the now retired (but wasn't at the time I made the sample), So Much.  I had just received the "So Much" stamp set free at the Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regionals this past spring.  I really liked the multiple rings image and thought that I would use it to simulate "flight".  I also added piercing marks with the paper piercer from the Crafters Toolkit.

The Butterfly was stamped on vellum and Dazzling Diamonds was added on the back side.  I really liked the way this card turned out.



Supplies used:  Flight of the Butterfly, So Much (retired) stamp sets, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock &/or ink.  Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds, Crafter's Toolkit, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Enjoy~Dawn O

Flight of the Butterfly

Here's a picture of me in front of one of the Convention Display Boards.  Several of my projects are on this board. 


The project that is my favorite is the scrapbook page of my daughter, Becky (in the middle of the board).  This was from her prom, almost 10 years ago.  Oh my goodness- so much has changed and yet so little has changed. 


She found these cute little butterfly clips and wanted to use them in her hair.  I couldn't resist using the Sticky Cut Letters and Fine Cosmo Glitter.  I also used a hat pin from the Pretties Kit to create my own Butterfly Pin.  The butterfly is made with vellum paper, Dazzling Diamonds and a touch of chunky glitter.

Here's a close up...



Stampin' Up! Retiring "Year After Year" - Already?

One of my customers asked me the other day... 

"Year After Year - Already?"  Meaning..."I can't believe that it's on the retired list already!"  Yep - that's correct. 

Admittedly, I didn't care for the stamp set when it first came out.  But I did borrow some images from my downline, Dave.  I found that I enjoyed playing around with the set.  The images are quite easy to use and offer a great variety for use throughout the year - hence the name!

"Year After Year" can be found on page 60 of the Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Collection.  Only available until August 10, 2008.  So order yours now!


(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

This card is my favorite from the set.  It was one my swap cards from last year's convention.  Speaking of swap cards - I've got to getting going on my swap cards for this year's convention at the end of the month...yikes!

Watch for more "Year after Year" samples.


Bye-Bye Polka Dots & Paisley

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is FREE stamp sets. 

There are MANY ways for SU Demonstrators to earn FREE stamps...getting hostess benefits on your own personal orders, accomplishing various goals throughout the year, earning GREAT REWARDS (a program to earn free Stampin'  Up! merchandise) and much more. 

Then there are the times when a FREE stamp set just shows up at your door - surprise,'s a gift from Shelli Garnder, CEO & Co-founder of Stampin' Up!  Just a little thank you!  Ain't that cool?

Well - "Polka Dots & Paisley" was just one of those stamps sets - A gift from Shelli!  I put mine to good use and made tons of samples with my free stamp set. 

Below are a couple of samples using "Polka Dots & Paisley" found on page 86 in the Stampin' Up! 2008 Spring Summer Collection.


Sample cased from Stampin' Up! website for Demonstrators

(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008


This was one of my card swaps from the 2007 Leadership conference in Houston, TX.

Wanna know more about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  Check out the Demonstrator Opportunity herePLUS - GET A FREE STAMP SET (offer from Dawn Olchefske), WHEN YOU SIGN UP IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS (ends July 13th)!