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Stampin' Up! Retiring: Flower Fest Retro Rollerskate Card

Oh my gosh...take a look at this Retro Rollerskate!  This was my friend Kelly's card at a shoebox swap I attended a few months ago.  I immediately knew my Big Shot Club Members would love it and they did!!

Not sure who imagined a Rollerskate from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Stocking die...but it was a stroke of genius!!

With a little Flower Fest stamping to add a 70's Retro feel, this card is ready to roll!  (ha - get it!)  Flower Fest is retiring, and TODAY is the last day to get it.  Plus if you already have the Butterfly Punch - you're gonna need this stamp set too.  As Flower Fest has a matching butterfly image!


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WATCH the video for tips:  Stampin' Up! Rollerskate Card



Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Red= Retiring TODAY!)

Stamps: Bring on the Cake (121899w or 121958c) and retired Flower Fest (122278w or 122280c)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (101406), Regal Rose Classic Ink (105211), 2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers-Wisteria & Pool (119801), Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker (Brights Collection-119702)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (105130), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Basic Black (121045)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Holiday Stocking Die (124098), 1/2" Circle Punch(119869), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Corner Rounder (119871), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865) Crop-a-Dile (retired), Silver Brads (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine (125576)

Check out some other fun Flower Fest ideas...


Flower Fest Scallop Easel Card & Video



Flower Fest Telescope Card & Video



TODAY is the Last Day to Order from the 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Retired Stamps Lists (available until May 31st)

Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories List (available until May31st or while supplies last)

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Quick Tip Video: Stampin' Up! Stripes Folder Brayered Gingham

Get out your brayers for a fun and easy background look.  Today I'm sharing a Quick Tip Video on how to use Stampin' Up!'s Stripes Texture Impressions Embossing folder to create a Gingham look.

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PLUS - the Stripes Texture Impressions Embossing folder is a Sale-a-Bration choice (FREE w/$50 thru 3/31/12)

Check out the VIDEO:  Stampin' Up! Stripes Folder Brayered Gingham


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Easy Events (116958w or 123225c)
Ink/Markers: Stazon Jet Black (101406), So Saffron (105114), Bashful Blue (105111), Certainly Celery (105106), Pumpkin Pie (105115)
Paper: Certainly Celery (105125), Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Stripes Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (123128)
Accessories: 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Only 5 more days of Sale-A-Bration!



Shelli inspired Elegant Bird and SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP

I don't know about you, but I totally overlooked the new Stampin' Up! Elegant Bird Die from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog (pg 10).  I thought it seemed too big for a card and really, it just wasn't my style.  Well - how wrong was I?  I'm now totally in love with it.  That's because I saw several ways to use the Elegant Bird Die on Shelli Gardner's Blog, CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!  She totally won me over and I had to get it!

I think my Big Shot Club Members were pleasantly surprised when they completed their Elegant Bird card last week using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper - pg 7 (Sale-a-Bration Free choice w/$50 order - ends March 31st).  Take a look.

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Not only is it a beautiful card, but oh so quick and easy to do!  My kind of card.  See below for the same card, just with the paper switched for the body and wing, plus the bird is facing towards the right now. 

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I can't decide which one I like the best.  I think the bird facing right.  What do you think?

If you haven't taken the Elegant Bird Die plunge yet, give it a try.  I think you might like it!

Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Curly Cute (117014w or 120510c)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (122935)
Paper:   Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924), Very Vanilla (101650) and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12)
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Elegant Bird Die (125593), Framed Tulips Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (121809), Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch (122464),
Accessories:  Basic Pearls (119247), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad Bundle (FREE w/$50 order - ends 03/31/12), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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NEW Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Puzzle Card Video!

Looking for another way to use your new Fashionable Hearts EmbosslitHere's a Puzzle Card featuring Red Glimmer Paper.  Perfect for Valentine's Day! 

While looking for inspiration on Stampin' Connection (a Stampin' Up! website for demonstrators), I came across a card made by fellow demonstrator Carrie Gaskin.  Her use of the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit was pure genius...which was the inspiration for today's card.  Take a look at my "Fashionable Hearts Puzzle" card...

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I love the look of the "inlaid hearts" to resemble a puzzle, which were cut with Pink Pirouette, Red Glimmer Paper and Very Vanilla.  Like I said, "genius"! 

I also used the brand new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which comes with 3 embossed designs (hearts, bracket edge and scallop edge).

For tips on creating the Fashionable Hearts Puzzle focal point, watch...

VIDEO:  Fashionable Hearts Puzzle



Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  PS I Love You (125460w or 125462c)
Ink:  Real Red (103133)
Paper:   Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede (115318), Pink Pirouette (100459), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (100730), Red Glimmer Paper (121790
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Fashionable Hearts Embosslit (125596), Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), Word Window (119857), Decorative Label Punch (120907), 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Framelit Die: Butterfly Window Card Video

Oh my gosh, if my Big Shot Club Members reaction is any're gonna love today's card.  It's a Framelit Butterfly Window card.  And it was a huge hit with my Big Shot Club Members!  If you're a TO GO Big Shot Club Member - the class packets are going in the mail tomorrow!  So you won't have to wait long to make one of your very own Butterfly Window cards!

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This card was one of the projects I shared during my Stampin' Up! Leadership Sale-A-Bration Presentation.  It features the beautiful Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (a must-have) and the Ribbon/Brad pack.  Both are free Sale-a-Bration choices from now until March 31, 2012 when you place a $50 order. 

I had so much fun designing this card.  Despite that it looks like it might be complicated - it's actually quite easy to make.  In fact - so many people have fallen completely in love with it, they are purchasing everything to make more on their own!

Watch the video below for tips for using the NEW Framelit Dies as well as the assembly of this fun and whimsical  Butterfly Window card!

VIDEO:  Framelit Butterfly Window Card


Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Sale-a-Bration Products, choose one free with $50 order )

Ink:  Coral Calypso (122939)
Paper:   Coral Calypso (122925), Lucky Limeade(122926), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Free with a $50 order thru March 31, 2012)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Framlit Dies (125598), Framed Tulips Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (121809), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Pearl Jewels (119247), Window Sheets (114323), Sponge Daubers (102892), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (Free with a $50 order thru March 31, 2012), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Most Adorable Holiday 6-Panel Mini Milk Carton Box Video

At the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention in July, Brian Pilling demonstrated how to transform the Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Die into a 6-Panel Mini Milk Carton Box!  I finally got around to making one.  Wow - I can't believe I waited so long.  These are super CUTE!



I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the pinecone image from the Holiday Mini Catalog stamp set, Pines and Poinsettias.  Then added a touch of the new Dazzling Details to the berries (think glitter glue).

On the video I share tips for cutting, folding, assembling and decorating.  Be sure to check it out!  Stampin' Up! 6-Panel Mini Milk Carton Box




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(Bold = From 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog )

Stamps:  Pines & Poinsettias (123762w or 123764c)
Markers:   Real Red (100052), Wild Wasabi (120975), Early Espresso (119680)
Paper:   Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650) and Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Mini Milk Carton (117310), Circles #2 Die (114526), XL Tag Punch (119866), Crop-a-Dile (108362), 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (119959), Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124), Sticky Strip (104294), Dazzling Details (124117)


Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

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Thank You~Dawn O

Holly Berry Bouquet Easy Folded Circle Flower Video

The Folded Circle Flower technique would be great using any Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for any occasion.  But for today's card, I'm using holiday paper.  Specifically Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This origami folding technique is another easy, but wow feature that your family and friends will enjoy receiving this holiday.



Enjoy the short video below for tips and tricks!  Easy Folded Circle Flower




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(Bold = From 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog )

Stamps:  Many Merry Messages  (116586, only available in wood,  50% OFF NOW!)
:  Real Red (103133)
:   Real Red (102482), Wild Wasabi (108641), Very Vanilla (101650) and Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004)
Big Shot (113439), Circles #2 Die (114526), Scallop Circle #2 (113468), Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824), Boho Blossom Punch, (119858), Gold Brad (104337), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (119251), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders

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Stampin' Up! Petite Pocket Die: Simply Cute!

I finally got a chance to use the Stampin' Up! Petite Pocket XL Die .  It was actually one of my first purchases from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and I've been itching to play with it.  So at this month's Big Shot class, that's what we did!  Take a look...


Isn't this adorable?!  I love the way it turned out.  You can put a gift card in it or a short message, money, etc.   Hmm...I bet a nice little necklace would fit in there too!

1.PushPin-Note-Reminder-35Petite Pocket Tutorial

1.  Use a piece of 4-1/4" x 11" Very Vanilla cardstock to die cut the Petite Pocket, with Extended Cutting Pads (optional:  Extended Premium Crease Pad).

2.  Fold on all the score lines



3.  Using Sticky Strip, apply it to the very outside edge of the two pocket "tabs", then remove Sticky Strip covering and assemble your pocket.



4.  Die cut scraps of Designer Paper to decorate your pocket.  I'm using Red Glimmer Paper and Holly Berry Bouquet.

5.  For the circle "fasteners", adhere them with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Insert the Gold Brads.

6.  Adhere the decorated layers to your pocket with adhesive.

7.  Tie about 10" of White Bakers Twine to one of the fasteners, then wrap around both in a figure eight fashion.

8.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders    

Don't forget...DO your holiday shopping on Monday, November 21st and get DOUBLE DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Points (Monday only!)