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June Paper Pumpkin Kit: Banner Surprise Washi Tape, Four More Alternative Ideas

Today as promised, I'm back with four more Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas!  These projects feature the Washi Tape and foil stickers that come with the kit.

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinupAlternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

These first three and cards are made using Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Birthday Stars Washi Card

  • Apply two strips of washi tape to 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Stamp greeting with ink from kit
  • Use Medium Star Punch, cut Gold Glimmer Paper star, adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Punch 2nd star from Peekaboo Peach and apply gold foil star in center.  
  • Wrap Gold Metallic Thread around 2 fingers a couple of times.  Pull off and adhere to back of peach star with Stampin' Dimensional, then adhere to panel.
  • Adhere completed panel to Note Card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Adhere sequins with glue dots
  • Enjoy!

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Birthday Star Washi Card

  • This card is assembled similarly to the previous card, but just in portrait position. 

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
Grad Washi Card 

  • Cut banner ends into 4-1/4" x 1/4" strip of Gold Glimmer Paper, and adhere to folded Note Card.
  • Apply two strips of Washi Tape to 2-3/4" x 2" piece of Whisper White cardstock, then to 2-7/8" x 2-1/4" piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere sequins with glue dots.
  • Personalize card with any four-five letter word using foil letters from kit.  Example: GRAD, BDAY, BABY, LOVE, GIRL, WIFE, HAPPY, BRIDE, etc
  • Enjoy!

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Birthday Star Treat Bag/Gift Card Holder

  • Fold Mint Macaron bag (from kit) where bottom seam ends (fold backwards), then fold in the opposite direction - about 2-3/8" (back up towards the top of the bag)
  • Apply Washi Tape to center of "cuff" area and around the backside of the bag.  This forms a second pocket and seals the bag together.
  • Wrap twine around bag twice and tie off in a bow.
  • Punch Medium Star from Peekaboo Peach and apply gold foil star in center.  Adhere to front of bag with Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Create card insert from 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Use punch to round top two corners. Apply Washi tape and stamp greeting.  Insert in top of bag.
  • Create 2 treat bags from the cello banners from kit.  Fill with M & M's and fold over.  Apply a strip of Washi Tape to seal.  Add foil star.
  • Insert treats into pouch area.
  • Enjoy!

Alternative ideas for Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit for June 2016 created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas by Dawn O

I'm excited to share my March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Pocketful of Cheer alternative ideas with you today.   I created these cards with just a few extra supplies.  

As many of you know, when I'm using up leftover pieces from Paper Pumpkin kits, I like to reach for Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes (133766).   I always have a pack or two on hand.  Take a look at my trio of note cards...

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Happy Happy Birthday Hat Note card - additional supplies

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Hooray Grad Note Card - additional Supplies

Pocketful of Cheer March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Baby Love Note Card - additional supplies

The Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin kit was a lot of fun to play with.  I have a couple more projects to share, hopefully over the weekend.  Though, I am working on my taxes this weekend-ugh!  But maybe I can squeeze in some photo editing and blogging.   

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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9 Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings Cards!

Before I get started...I've been receiving a lot questions about the 2014-2016 In Colors that will be retiring soon.  

The official retired date is May 31st.  Having said that, in past years they have run out of various In Color products prior to the end date (they are "while supplies last").  To ensure you get your favorite ink refills, cardstock and coordinating products, I do recommend stocking up soon.  Check out my blog post from 2 weeks ago for a list of all of the 2014-2016 In Color products,

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Here's the last of my Sale-a-Bration cards.  Today I'm sharing swaps and creations made with the stamp set, Perfect Pairings.  There are 9 stamps in this set. You'll have fun combining them to create the perfect thing to say for, birthday, thank you, graduations and more!

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Here's a card I cased from myself, a New Year's Eve card I made last year.  With a quick change of greeting, I have a perfectly fun graduation card!

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Patsy Waggoner)

My favorite Perfect Pairings card was created by my friend, Patsy Waggoner.  I received her clever congrats card in a swap from earlier this year. The tassel shape is from the Balloon Framelits.  I immediately fell in love with it and knew I'd be showcasing it at my March Stamping Club.  They all loved it!

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Barb Mullikin)

Barb created a clever t-shirt using the Baby's First Framelits with the Sale-a-Bration Wildflower Fields Sale-a-Bration choice...cute, cute, cute! 

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lisa Petricka)

 

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jennifer Rawlings)

 

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This clever shaker card by Stampin' Up! uses another Sale-a-Bration choice, Memories In The Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection

Sale-a-Bration Perfect Pairings stamp set swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

With so many different combinations, the Perfect Pairings stamp set will make a perfect addition to your stamp collection.  Get yours today before Sale-a-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31st

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Five Steps to Quick & Cute: Hip Hip Hooray Swap Card

Today's card was one of the swap cards I brought to the Stampin' Up! #inspirecreateshare2014 Convention. Specifically for my downline, DOstamperSTARS.  Their swaps were fabulous and I'll share them throughout the week.

For my card an element from the Celebration Add-On Kit which includes the following:

  • Selection of 6x6 Designer Series Paper
  • Streamer Material
  • Stampin' Mister
  • Selection of Tags
  • and a "circle" banner (this is what I used for the card below)

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Whether graduation, birthday, or celebrating an accomplishment...this QC (quick and cute) card fits the bill.  Not only is it cute, but it's quick to make.   

Five Steps to Quick & Cute!

  1. Cut off 5 "circles" from the Celebration Add-On Kit "banner"
  2. Adhere circles to the bottom of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White Panel with Mini Glue Dots
  3. Stamp greeting with Bermuda Bay ink
  4. Adhere panel to Whisper White card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2").
  5. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Enjoy~Dawn O

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #081: Blue Ribbon Congrats

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge!  This week it's a Color My World Challenge. 

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Funny thing about this card...

I had the card mostly done, but I thought it needed some texture.  So I got out the Alphabet Press TIEF and a quarter sheet of Midnight Muse.  When I went to adhere it to the card - it turns out, I used Night of Navy on the rest of the card.  So that's what you get today.  Either color would look great.

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Punch and Framelit Tips:

  • Whisper White 1-3/8" Punch
  • Cherry Cobbler Circle Framelit (size 3)
  • Night of Navy Starburst Framelit (size 2)
  • Whisper White Banner Framelit (size 4)
  • Crushed Curry Banner Framelit (size 5)
  • NOTE:  For cooresponding # sizes - check out my Framelits Measurements Page

I think any graduate would enjoy this card - especially if you slide a gift card in there!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Easy Shadow Box Card and Video

So, have you decided on your favorite new Stampin' Up! stamp set yet?  For me, it's hard to decide this year, as I really like so many of the new ones.  So, I'm just going to start with what I "need" first.  As Stampin' Up! didn't have any graduation stamp sets last year, I was excited to see "Pure Gumption" and it was first on my "need" list!

If you like fun-fold cards, then you're gonna like today's card.  I recently received a Shadow Box swap card from fellow demonstrator Brenda Hukriede, (oops, should be Kari Eklund) that I totally fell in love with...thanks Kari!  It reminded that I hadn't done a Shadow Box card in a long time.  They are so much fun to make and receive.  Plus, surprisingly easy to do!

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Be sure to check out the video below.  NOTE:  I also show the new Stampin' Pierce Mat and Paper Piercing Tool.  So if you are interested in seeing it and comparing it to the "old" Mat Pack...be sure to watch the entire video for tips!

VIDEO:  Easy Shadow Box Card

 

Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold= New)

Pure-GumptionStamps Pure Gumption (126315w or 126317c), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370w or 127802c)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980)
Paper Basic Black (121045),Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650) and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Bitty Banner Framelits (129267), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Simply Scored (122334), 3/16" Neutral Brads (119736), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals 104430) 

Enjoy & thanks for shopping with me~Dawn O


Congrats Cap & Gown Card and Video

Do you have Graduation Parties to go to this summer?  Then, today's Congrats Cap & Gown Card is a perfect solution to your graduation card making needs!  Get out your Big Shot & Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Pennants Die, and you'll crank this card out in no time at all. This card was inspired by a card shared by my friend Kelly - thanks Kelly!

I've got two videos to share with you today as well.  One is for the Cap & Gown Card itself and the other is for making Tassles with Stampin' Up!'s Bakers Twine.  Check them both out below.

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Remember...to watch these videos via email, you must click on the title of the video below (or Visit My Blog).

Watch Video:  Cap & Gown Card Video

 

 

Watch Video:  Make Your Own Tassels Video

 

Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Delightful Dozen (122650w or 122652c)
Ink: Basic Black (126980)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Stripes Texture Embossing Folder (123128), Perfect Pennants (123126), Petal Cone (121810), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865), 1-3/8" Square Punch (119877), Metallic Brads (119741), 5/16" Neutral Brads (retired), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Looking for Graduation Ideas? Here's One of My Favorites

I can tell it's Graduation time again.  Not only does the calendar tell me it's that time of year, but I've seen a huge spike in searches that link to several of my Graduation Cards.  Particularly to my Grad Hat Fun Fold Card

I heard from many of you after yesterday's Gate Double Fold Card, who told me you love Fun Fold Cards.  Then, I'm sure you'll love this Graduation Card too.  Take a look:

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Definitely check out the video on the Fun Fold Grad Hat Card, as this card has a surprise opening that will delight any graduate!!

Couple of things for you:

1.  The 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon used on this card is being retired on May 31st (while supplies last).  There are several colors to choose from.  But you'll want to get some before it's gone, gone, gone!

2.  The popular stamp set used on this card (Go Graduate), retired a couple of years ago.  However...it is available as a My Digital Studio Download, called Go Graduate Plus! (#121069). 

Go Graduate Plus Stampbrush Set - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
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