Graduation

5 Ways To Use Blending Brushes

Today I'm sharing 5 Ways to use the Blending Brushes.  But first, a little bit of information about our Blending Brushes product.

Blending Brushes - two sizes to choose from:

  • Both sizes ink beautifully with velvety soft bristles that blend ink perfectly.
  • Apply extremely light shades of ink or create soft gradient backgrounds with no lines.
  • The small brushes help you apply ink with better precision.
  • Both sizes come in a set of 3
  • Gray with white bristles, 6" long
  • Washable

Blending Brushes Storage

  • Keep brushes organized and within reach in the Blending Brushes Storage.
  • This neutral storage container will help you stay organized and look pleasing in any crafting space.
  • It can hold up to 9 of our Blending Brushes or Small Blending Brushes.
  • One white plastic brush organizer,  4-5/8" x 5-1/8" x 3-1/8"
  • Silicone feet keep cube from slipping

 

Now onto the beautiful Blending Brushes samples, which were created by my DOstamperSTARS team.  These ideas come from my monthly STARS Creative Challenges that I offer to my team for them to learn, create and share! 

 

Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration with Blending Technique card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (DOstamperSTAR Connie Plaumann)

1)  Ombre Ink Blending

Connie employed an ombre look for her Ink Blending card.  Start by applying the darkest ink on the bottom, blend in a lighter color next and then the lightest color last.  This was a perfect choice for the Waves of Inspiration stamp set.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Garden Ink Blending card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (DOstamperSTAR Karla Larson)

2) Ink Blending for Die Cuts

Karla used an easy ink blending application for this Gorgeous Garden Dies card.  Start with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/4" white panel.  Then blend various inks randomly over the panel.  You could also use the die as a template/guide on where you want to add certain colors (to get green foliage and blue flowers).  Then die cut and ooh & aah over the results!

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Season of Chic Ink Blending card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (DOstamperSTAR Cathy Peck)

3) Ink Blending with Masking

Cathy created a fall card by masking off areas above and below the area where she wanted to add ink.  She tore the masks for a fabulous added detail.  Then use blending brushes to add a variety of fall inspired colors.  Remove and stamp the leaves from Season of Chic.  For more details, visit her blog here:  https://tea-n-stamps.blogspot.com/2022/09/share-it-sunday-blog-hop-featuring.html

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Lighting the Way with Ink Blending card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (DOstamperSTAR Rachael Kent)

4) Spotlight Ink Blending

Rachel did a great job spotlighting the lantern on her Lighting the Way (& dies) card.  Start by blending ink in the area where you want a spotlight, then add night sky colored inks outwards to the edges of the card.  Her spotlighting is spot on!

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Wildlife Wonder Northern Lights Ink Blending card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (DOstamperSTAR Robyn Rasset)

5) Northern Lights Ink Blending Technique

Robyn pays homage to the beauty of the Northern Lights Ink Blending Technique with this Wildlife Wonder and Grassy Grove card.  She used a variety of colors starting in the center with Petal Pink.  Then worked outward with Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Orchid Oasis.  She did a fabulous job!  To see more details, visit her blog here: https://robynsroost.blog/2023/07/13/northern-lights-notecard/

 

There you go, 5 ideas for using Blending Brushes.  Add them to your cart today (and don't forget the storage too), so you can start Ink Blending too!

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Stamping with the STARS #336: Dads & Grads Inspiration - Witty-Cisms

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts336.  This week we're showcasing Dads & Grads projects.

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I decided on a Grad card and pulled out the yet-to-be-inked Witty-Cisms stamp set.  This set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever, Lisa Fast.  It matches her wit perfectly!

Stampin' Up! Witty-Cisms card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #graduation

How'd She DO That? Witty-Cisms Grad card:

  • Stamps: Witty-Cisms
  • Paper:
    • Pretty Peacock (11" x 4-1/4")
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4", scrap for 2" circle punch)
    • Flirty Flamingo (1" x 4-1/2" strip, scrap for Starburst punchj
    • Dinoroar  & Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Papers (1" x 4-1/2" strips of both)
  • Ink: Pretty Peacock
  • Punches:  2" Circle, Starburst, Banner Triple
  • Other:  Best Dressed Tassels, Whisper White White Bakers Twine Metallic Pearls, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Witty-Cisms card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #graduationDOstamping Tips:

  • I used scraps I had laying around for the 1" x 4-1/2" strips.  We all have that "scrap" pile, right?
  • Use the Banner Triple Punch to cut all three 1" x 4-1/2" strips of paper.  Arrange together, trims ends as desired.  
  • Before adhering to white panel, wrap Baker's Twine around right edge of strips and tie in a bow.  Then adhere to panel.
  • For the focal point - I double-stacked the Stampin' Dimensionals.  So the tassel would fit just under the edge.
  • Adhere tassel with glue dots.

This card was fun to make and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!  I'm looking forward to using more of the images from the Witty-Cisms stamp set in the near future.  It has a variety of images for a variety of occasions.  It's a keeper. 

If you like it too,  add it to your shopping bag today (and those darling Best Dressed Tassels too!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Dads & Grads: BYOP Gift Card Holders

Today I'm sharing what every Grad wants...a gift card holder for money!  

Stampin' Up! BYOP Gift Card Holder shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 
These gift card holders come together real quickly when you use the retiring Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits.  Both use the retiring Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper.  

  • Right Holder is assembled according to the instructions and is finished off with a 1" x 6" Belly Band, Gold Satin Ribbon & tied off with Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine.
  • Left Holder leaves one end open for a fun pull-out option.  A 4" x 2-1/2" piece of chipboard is wrapped with Gold Satin Ribbon tied & off with Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine.  A touch of retiring Gold Sequin Trim was added too.
  • Greetings were created using the retiring B.Y.O.P. stamp set by stamping on Versamark Ink first, then onto Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, then onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cover with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and melt with Heat tool.  Die cut with Layering Oval Framelits (2-1/4" wide).   

NOTE:  The Pop of Pink DSP was adhered to Basic Black cardstock to cover up the "pink" side and to give the DSP some strength. 

Stampin' Up! BYOP Gift Card Holder shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Quick & Cute!  With many graduations approaching in the next couple of weeks, these Gift Card Holders will come in handy.

Well, that wraps up Dads & Grads week.  I hope you got some inspiration and that you are enjoying my "theme" weeks.  Let me know.

Be sure to get these retiring products soon before they are gone for good.  See supply list below.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #230: Always an Adventure Diorama Fold for Dads & Grads

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

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #230-Product Spotlight

For today's card, I have a Grad card for you using the retiring Always an Adventure stamp set and matching Outdoor Adventure Framelits Dies.  

Whether you’re an avid camper or a weekend outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love the images in this set. Use them to bring the great outdoors to your cards or to scrapbook camping and nature memories.

Stampin' Up! Always an Adventure card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC230 #dostamping

Always an Adventure Diorama Fun Fold  (finished size 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" )

  1. Score 5-1/2" x 10-1/2" Soft Suede card base at 3-1/2, 6-1/2, 7 & 10"
  2. With the 1/2" panel on your right (referred to as the 5th panel), die cut a 2-3/8" circle (Layering Circle Framelits) in the 4th panel (just left of the 1/2" panel).  Do not assemble yet - decorate first.
  3. Stamp images (retiring Always an Adventure stamp set) on Whisper white scraps with Crumb Cake (directional pole), Early Espresso (bear), Pear Pizzazz (tent), Early Espresso & Tangerine Tango markers (fire).  
  4. Die cut with matching shapes from retiring Outdoor Adventure Framelits.  Die cut Garden Green single tree & trees edgelit.  Die cut Crumb Cake mountains & Whisper White mountain tops.  Die cut 2-1/8" Soft Sky circle & 2-1/4" Crumb Cake scallop circle.
  5. Decorate:
    1. Front (1st panel): Adhere 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" Garden Green cardstock (DSP is sold out).  Adhere 3-1/2" piece of Burlap Ribbon.  Adhere Circle/Scallop die cuts together, then to panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Adhere die cuts as shown.
    2. Inside (2nd panel):  Place 5-1/2"  x 2-7/8" Soft Sky cardstock on 2nd panel to get alignment of window area.  Fold window panel over and make a couple of marks at edge of the window with a pencil.  Adhere mountains so they'll shown through the window.  Stamp clouds with Versamark ink.  Erase pencil marks and adhere.  
    3. Window (4th panel):  Adhere tree edgelit, tent & fire.  Stamp greeting (retiring Places You Go stamp set) with Soft Suede ink.
  6. Place Fast Fuse adhesive on the 5th-panel (1/2" flap) and fold over to adhere to the inside edge of the 1st panel.  Card should fold flat, then "pop-up" when open. 

Stampin' Up! Always an Adventure card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC230 #dostamping

 

  Stampin' Up! Always an Adventure card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC230 #dostamping

What a fun card, right?  It could work for both Dads & Grads.  With a change of the greeting to Happy Father's Day - you'll have a fun card for the outdoor lovin' Dad!  Plus - what Dad can resist a fun-fold card?  I know my Dad can't!

Be sure to add the retiring stamps and framelits to your wish list and get them before they are gone (see list below)!

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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   Stampin' Up! Always an Adventure card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC230 #dostamping

 Stampin' Up! color combo Soft Suede, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake #dostamping

 


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Dads & Grads: One Wild Ride (QC & Step-Up!)

Before I get started, here's a little housekeeping...

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Today I'm sharing a couple of cards using the adventurous stamp set, One Wild Ride.  One is quick & easy and the other is a "step-up" version.

Choosing gifts for motorcyclist enthusiasts is easy: riding pants, goggles, bandanas—done!  But motorcycle-related cards are so much harder to find...not any longer!  The One Wild Ride stamp set is perfect for the hog-riders in your life (or the wanna be hog-rider). You’ll never have to search for the right card again because now you can make it!

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

 One Wild Ride - Quick & Easy card

  1. Stamp "background" image (One Wild Ride stamp set) with Basic Gray image on 4"  x 5-1/2" piece of Smoky Slate.  Adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/2" Whisper White card base.
  2. Adhere 3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Brights Designer Series Paper Pack - Pumpkin Pie to card front (as this is already sold out, you could substitute the Pumpkin Pie pattern from the Fiesta Birthday DSP)
  3. Stamp "badge" twice on scraps of Whisper White.  Once with Basic Gray and cut with Best Badge punch.  Again with Pumpkin Pie.  Use scissors to trim out "journey" and cut banner shape on both ends.  Adhere onto gray badge.  Then adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

One Wild Ride - Step up card

  1. Stamp "badge" image several times with Basic Gray image on 4"  x 5-1/2" piece of Smoky Slate.  Adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/2" Whisper White card base.
  2. Stamp "background" image with Smokey Slate on 2-3/8" Designer Series Paper Stitched Shape Circle.  Adhere to card.
  3. Stamp "badge" image with Versamark Ink on scrap of Basic Gray cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and melt with Heat Tool.  cut with Best Badge punch.  
  4. Stamp badge image again with Pumpkin Pie on scrap of Whisper White cardstock..  Use scissors to trim out "journey" and cut banner shape on both ends.  Adhere onto gray badge.
  5. Wrap Black Metallic Thread around 4 fingers, 4 times, and pull off and attach to back of badge with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere Metallics Sequins with Glue Dots.  Attach Brights Enamel Shape.

I think Dad will like either card, don't you think?  As I'm looking at these cards, they could even be for someone who's graduating too.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
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Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Stampin' Up! color combo Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray & Smoky Slate #dostamping  


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Dawn's Free Gift Details:

  • 26-projects PDF - wow!
  • includes supplies list, measurements and step-by-step instructions
  • full color photos
  • PDF will be emailed to you, along with your "thank you" email from me (within 48-72 hrs of your purchase of an Eastern Palace Bundle with me)
  • either bundle qualifies for my FREE GIFT
  • however, I do recommend the Premier Bundle, as most of the projects include use of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies (which is included in the premier bundle). 
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Dads & Grads: This Little Piggy Did It!

Today for Dads & Grads week, I've got a fun female graduation card for you featuring a brand new set called This Little Piggy (coming June 1st).

The images in this cute stamp set are gonna make you smile!   I just know you'll want to add it to your wish list!

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

This Little Piggy Grad card

  1. Use sponge dauber & Pool Party ink to color stripes on 4" x 5-1/4" piece of retiring Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper.  Then adhere to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Black.  Then adhere to folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Melon Mambo card base.
  2. Stamp flying pig image (This Little Piggy stamp set) on a scrap of Watercolor Paper with Archival Basic Black ink.  Use watercolor pencils & Aqua Painter to color pig (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Basic Gray).  Fussy cut out.
  3. Stamp greeting with black ink on scrap of Whisper White.  Cut out each word.
  4. Place the greeting pieces and pig on the card front. Adhere greeting with SNAIL and pig with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Attach Rhinestones 

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Inside:

  • Die cut 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock with "scallop" edge shape from the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits (coming June 1).
  • Stamp greeting from the retiring BYOP stamp set with black ink.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  

What a fun graduation card, don't you think? 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

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Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135346 Project Life Corner Punch
  • 138323 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138324 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138328 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138329 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138330 Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138331 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138332 Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
  • 138340 2015-2017 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 137437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette Cardstock Pack
  • 107297 Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • 141650 Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • 141691 Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 141664 Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
  • 141683 Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
  • 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
  • 102566 Jet Black StazOn Refill
  • 109196 StazOn Cleaner
  • 100625 Heat & Stick Powder
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Dies
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133739 Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 138287 Elegant Dogs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Discontinued - 2017 Occasions Catalog

  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 144719 Special Reason Bundle - Wood Mount
  • 144720 Special Reason Bundle - Clear Mount
  • 144721 Raison special Bundle - Clear Mount (French)
  • 142750 Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • 142786 Urban Underground Embellishments
  • 142787 Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape
  • 142783 Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 144734 Nailed It Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144735 Nailed It Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144736 Les bons outils Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 143230 Build It Framelits Dies
  • 142788 Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • 142793 Lace Doilies 

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #226: Pull-Up Gift Card Holder

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge with Stampin' Up! Bundles.  I chose the Banners For You Bundle.

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #226-Product Spotlight #dostamping

If you like Fun Fold Cards, then you're in for a treat today.  This card idea came from fellow demonstrator, Colleen Magness.  I received it in a swap we both were in and I was immediately drawn to the Pull-up Gift Card Holder fold.  I also knew my Stampin' Club Members would enjoy it too.  With school graduations right around the corner I switched it to a Congratulations themed card.  As you open this fun card - the "gift" will reveal itself.  Take a look...

Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping
 
Pull-up Gift Card Holder measurements
  • Card Base = 4-1/4" x 11" (Emerald Envy cardstock)
    • score at 2" and  7-1/4"
    • fold top down (towards you)
    • fold bottom up (away from  you)
  • Inside panel = 6-3/4" x 3-5/8" (Party Animal Designer Series Paper)
    • score at 1-5/8 and 6"
    • fold like a "Z" fold...small scored area away from you, to behind panel
    • fold bottom upwards (away from you)
 
Pull-up Gift Card Holder:
 
Outside:
  1. Once you've folded your card base (as listed above), the front is the two folded edges.  Stamp confetti image (Balloon Adventure stamp set) with Emerald Envy ink all over the larger top panel.
  2. Stamp greeting (Suite Sentiments) to the right side of 1" x 4-1/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock. To adhere to lower panel...fold large stamped card front over lower panel and position the greeting strip just below the larger stamped piece.  
  3. With lower "greeting" panel folded up, staple front and back of card together to create pocket.  (NOTE: keep staples close to the outside edges)
  4. Use Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut two balloons...large from Party Animal Designer Series Paper and small from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Adhere as follows:
    1. Small Balloon on the lower panel near greeting with Stampin' Dimensional at the bottom of the balloon (do not adhere to the top panel)
    2. Large Balloon on the bottom of the large panel overlapping small balloon (put Stampin' Dimensionals at the top of the balloon (do not adhere to the bottom panel.

Inside:

  1.  With the inside panel folded into a "Z", have the small "panel farthest away from you..."at the top".  Add Tear & Tape to this area (I used two strips).  Then adhere that portion to inside the card base - above the score line (see photo below).
  2. The bottom of the "Z" fold will fold up (insert cash or gift card), then slide down into the card base pocket.  (you may have to help it move down into the pocket.
  3. On scrap of white, stamp banner out (Banners For You) and greeting (Balloon Adventure) with Pacific Point ink.  Die cut with matching image from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Adhere to inside with Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping
 
I can see this style of card working for birthdays, weddings, Christmas and more!  Give it a try.
 
This fun-fold card with a huge hit at my Stamping Club last month.  Don't live near me (Plymouth/Maple Grove, MN)?  I have a TO GO Club option too.  Check it out HERE.   You can start anytime!  Let me know if you're interested or have any questions.

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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  Pull-up Gift Card Holder with Party Animal Designer Series Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

 

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Places You'll Go with FREE Glimmer Paper Sunburst!

Today I'm featuring the Places You'll Go stamp set and FREE Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.

The world is a wonderful place full of amazing people. Make your own cards with the Places You'll Go stamp set to tell those that you love that you miss them, love them, or bon voyage them.  Also, would make a great graduation card!

  Stampin' Up! Places You'll Go card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Places You'll Go Graduation Card

  1. Die cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper using Big Shot & Starburst Thinlit.  Adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Crumb Cake card base with Fast Fuse.
  2. Globe:
    • Stamp "globe base" (Places You'll Go stamp set) with Archival Basic Black ink near bottom right corner of 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
    • Stamp "globe" with Archival Basic Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Color wash with Aqua Painter and Bermuda Bay ink.  Let dry and add additional color for depth.  Cut with 2" Circle Punch and adhere to "globe base" with Stampin' Dimensionals.  
  3. Stamp greeting with Flirty Flamingo ink on 1-5/8" Whisper White Thick cardstock Stitched Shapes Framelit square.
  4. Adhere both the completed globe and square pieces onto the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  5. Place Flirty Flamingo heart on globe (2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes).

Stampin' Up! Places You'll Go card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

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What graduate wouldn't love to receive this card (especially if there is money in it...ha!)   

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Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Places You'll Go card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping
 

Stampin' Up! Color Combo Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo #dostamping

 


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