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DOstamping Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day #2: It's all about Sand Dollars! (Stock up on Paper & Embellishments 10% Off)

November 23-24 - Stock up on Stampin' Up! paper & embellishments at 10% off, shop with Dawn Olchefske at:  dostamping.stampinup.net  #stampinup #dostamping #papercrafting

Stampin' Up! kicks off their Online Extravaganza sale with 10% off most Annual Catalog Paper & Embellishments 

  • For today and tomorrow (Nov 23-24) - you can stock up on your favorite cardstock, Designer Series Paper, envelopes, ribbon and more! 
  • With over 200 items on sale, you're bound to find some of your favorites on sale. 
  • Stock up and SAVE today!


It's Day #2 of the Tranquil Textures Suite Week (pg 154-155 Annual Catalog). 

DOstamping Tranquil Textures Suite Week #stampinup #seaoftures #papercrafting

Today I have two projects for you, showcasing the sand dollar shapes and some accessories.

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day 2 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tranquiltextures #seaoftextures

This suite is filled with a couple of sweet accessories.  And one of them is the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles - on sale today & tomorrow - YAY!.  The sprinkles are tiny beads and pebbles for accents, shaker cards or memories jars. 

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day 2 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tranquiltextures #seaoftextures

This fun Memory Jar is a unique way to save your memories of a beach trip & a fun piece of decor too.  Fill with sand, shells, etc and add a few Tranquil Textures Sprinkles for a little splash of color! 

How'd She DO That? tips for Memory Jar:

  • Stamps: Make A Difference
  • Paper:  scraps of Crumb Cake & Whisper White
  • Ink: Crumb Cake
  • Other: Big Shot, Under the Sea Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Tranquil Textures Sprinkles, Nature's Twine

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day 2 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tranquiltextures #seaoftextures

  • Pull twine apart and thread sprinkles onto threads
  • Don't let your grandkids grab it and give it a shake (as the sprinkles will get buried) - ha!

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day 2 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tranquiltextures #seaoftextures

Here's a quick & cute card using the sand dollar shapes.  Ooh - as I'm looking at this card, I'm noticing that ALL of the paper and twine is on sale today and tomorrow - YAY!

How'd She DO That? tips for Sand Dollar Card:

  • Stamps: Sea of Textures
  • Paper
    • Mint Macaron (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base, & scrap)
    • Night of Navy, Crumb Cake (scraps)
    • Whisper White (4-3/4" x 1-1/8")
    • Vellum (5" x 1/2")
    • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (5-1/2" x 2-1/4")
  • Ink: Night of Navy
  • Other: Big Shot, Under the Sea Framelits, Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, Glue Dots

Stampin' Up! Tranquil Textures Suite Week Day 2 from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tranquiltextures #seaoftextures


DOstamping November order BONUS - FREE Tranquil Textures Suite 10-Project Tutorial PDF, shop with Dawn Olchefske, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn

I appreciate you choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, that I'd love to spoil you with an ordering gift.  See details below...

FREE Tranquil Textures Suite 10-Project Tutorial

  • November 2018
  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the Tranquil Textures Suite of products (pg 154-155 Annual Catalog)
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

Be sure to add the Sea of Textures Bundle to your shopping bag today!   Then check back each day for more Tranquil Textures Suite inspiration!

Enjoy~Dawn O


DOstamping Supplies (click on products below to shop online)

Tranquil Textures Sprinkles
10% off
Nov 23-24
Nature's Twine
10% off
Nov 23-24


Looking for Framelit Measurements

Stampin' Up! Under the Sea Framelits #dostamping #stampinup #UnderTheSea #bigshot #diy #handmade #cardmaking

Looking for more Stampin' Up! Dies measurements?  Check out my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page


Snowflake Showcase Promotion

Stampin' Up! November Snowflake Showcase promotion with Tutorial PDF offer from Dawn Olchefske #snowflakeshowcase #dostamping #stampinup

Snowflake Showcase - ends 11/30

Print: Snowflake Showcase PDF Flyer

In addition, you'll receive this offer from DOstamping (Dawn Olchefske)  

  • When you order $60 or more...
  • You'll receive a FREE 12-project Snowflake Showcase Tutorial PDF
  • Tutorials will includes ideas using both stamp sets

Shop: Snowflake Showcase Exclusive Products 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

DOstamping November VIP Host Code 4YZNMYVJ, shop with Dawn Olchefske at https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing folder

November 2018 VIP Host Code = 4YZNMYVJ
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Framed Art: New Fresh Florals with Layering Love

I'm finishing out Sneak Peek week with a special Framed Art piece.  It features the new Fresh Florals Product Suite (coming June 1st) and the returning Layering Love stamp set.  And, it's surprisingly quick and easy to make.  

Stampin' Up! new Fresh Florals DSP & returning Layering Love stamp set shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Fresh Florals Framed Art (5x5)

  1.  Die cut 1" x 5" strip of new Powder Pink cardstock with hearts die from Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  Adhere to 1-1/4" x 5" strip of new Berry Burst cardstock.  Then adhere to 5" x 5" piece of new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  2. Wrap Whisper White Bakers Twine around project and tie in a bow.
  3. Use new 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (Power Pink & Berry Burst) to color greeting, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut with 3-1/4" wide oval (Stitched Shape Framelit) and adhere to 3-1/2" wide scallop oval (Layering Ovals Framelits).  Adhere to project with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Insert into a 5"x 5" frame (found at Hobby Lobby) 

Stampin' Up! new Fresh Florals DSP & returning Layering Love stamp set shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  

The Fresh Florals Product Suite features the new 2017-2019 In Colors and I predict it will be a hit.  You'll definitely want to add it to your wish list for June 1st (after 12pm MT)!

In the meantime, you'll want to stop back this weekend for highlights from some of my favorite punches, Big Shot products and stamp sets! 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)


Stampin' Up! new Fresh Florals DSP & returning Layering Love stamp set shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 


Looking for measurements? 

Layering Ovals Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page 


Now Taking Reservations for Dawn's Product Shares 

2017-2018 Annual Catalog (AC) I Want It ALL Share: $ 128.50 (+$6.95 priority shipping) includes:

  • NEW Designer & Specialty Papers Share - 112 sheets (see details below)
  • NEW Ribbon & Trim Share - 95 yards (see details below)
  • NEW Accessories/Embellishments - 55 pieces
  • 5/31 Early Bird BONUS - New In Color Embellishments!! 
    • If you reserve and pay for your "I Want It All" Share by May 31st, 2017 I will include a 30-piece In Color Embellishment BONUS!
      • (25) 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes
      • (5) 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows 

  Dawn's Early-Bird Product Share Bonus with I Want It All Share!

CLICK HERE to see more share options (paper only, ribbon only, etc) and to reserve your share spot today! 


26 Project PDF FREE GIFT with Eastern Palace Bundle purchase - only 5-days left

Get an exclusive FREE GIFT 26 Project PDF from Dawn Olchefske with you purchase a Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite Exclusive Bundle during May 2017 #dostamping

That's right!  When you purchase an Eastern Palace Exclusive Bundle during May, you'll a FREE GIFT from me!

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). 
  • Note:  if your online store account doesn't allow for me to contact you, I will not have access to your email information.  If you don't receive an email from me with in 72 hrs - please contact me and we'll update your account so you can receive my free gift.

Get Inspired:

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Get Retiring Products Before They're Gone! 

Stampin' Up! retired products #dostamping

Stampin' Up!'s Annual Retiring List is now available!  Some products discounted up to 50% off!

  • DOWNLOAD & PRINT: Stampin' Up! Retiring List
  • Available while supplies last.  
  • NOTE:  many popular products are "limited or low inventory", so be sure to shop early!
  • See discontinued list below, updated as of 5/25

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 141565 Joyful Nativity Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 135304 Black Project Life Journaling Pens
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135296 12" x 12" Page Protectors
  • 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
  • 142234 2015-2017 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads
  • 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
  • 141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
  • 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
  • 141637 A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette Cardstock Pack
  • 133674 Kraft Cardstock
  • 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
  • 141656 Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen 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
  • 133735 Baby's First Framelits Dies
  • 137363 Hello You Framelits Dies
  • 139660 Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies (French)
  • 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

  • 144715 Birthday Blast Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144716 Birthday Blast Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144717 Fete enviable Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 142763 Star Blast Edgelits Dies
  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142778 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 144725 That's The Tag Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144726 Attention spéciale Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142755 Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 142771 Tasty Treats Cardstock Pack
  • 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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Alternate Idea for Sale-a-Bration FREE Card Tin!

Today I'm sharing another FREE Sale-a-Bration choice...the possibly overlooked gold and white Card Tin (I know...it looks yellow in the photo, but it's actually gold and looks beautiful!)  

Many of my customers have asked if we carry empty card tins.  Now you have a chance to stock up on them for FREE (with a $50 or more order during Sale-a-Bration).

Stampin' Up! FREE Sale-a-Bration card tin shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Sale-a-Bration Card Tin

  • White tin box with printed metallic gold stripes
  • 9 customizable card divider tabs
  • 6-3/4" x 5-1/2"
  • FREE with a $50 or more order!

What a beautiful way to store handmade cards for all occasions OR...

Create a beautiful recipe storage tin!  This would make for a great bridal shower gift (everyone at the shower could bring a recipe to share with the new couple).  Add the couple-to-be's initials to it for a personalized gift.  It would also make for a great housewarming gift.   

  Stampin' Up! FREE Sale-a-Bration card tin receipe box shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Sale-a-Bration Card Tin Recipe Box

  1. Die cut five rose shapes from Whisper White cardstock using Rose Garden Thinlits.  
  2. Place roses on tin cover to determine placement, then trim off any overhanging pieces.  Adhere with Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Let dry.  (Tip:  use an adhesive eraser to remove any unwanted adhesive)
  3. Die cut letters from Basic Black cardstock using Large Letters Framelits.  Adhere with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  4. Stamp "recipe cards" using Archival Basic Black ink and Labeler Alphabet

  Stampin' Up! FREE Sale-a-Bration card tin receipe box shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 


   Stampin' Up! FREE Sale-a-Bration card tin receipe box shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

What a nice way to remake the Sale-a-Bration Card Tin into something the special couple will treasure for a lifetime!

How do you get your hands on it?  Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping/tax) and you can choose this Sale-a-Bration FREE set!  Start decorating your card tins today...Shop Here 

Enjoy~Dawn O

Looking for measurements? 

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Large Letter Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Looking for all of Stampin' Up!'s Framelit and Thinlit measurements?
Check it out, along with printable PDF's!

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page

Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)

Stampin' Up! FREE Sale-a-Bration card tin shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 


Sale-a-Bration...It's the time to Join!

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration Join the DOstamperSTARS #dostamping

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS

What are DOstamperSTARS?

That's the name of our stamping community...STARS for short. I enjoy welcoming new STARS to my group. We're from all over the United States. As you're considering joining Stampin' Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin' Up! endeavors. I offer a variety of ways to connect, learn, grow and to have FUN!  Such as:

  • Exclusive Team Blog - reminders, tips, inspiration & more
  • Private Facebook Groups - These are private groups where you can share to your hearts content with like-minded stampers! 
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Blog Hop Opportunities
  • Meetings - both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • surPRIZE Patrol on Facebook - you never know when they are coming!
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes, recruiting, tradeshows, blogging and more!
  • Additional support/coaching available

We have a great community of STARS that share and answer each other's questions on our private facebook groups.  If you're looking for fun, a positive atmosphere, a place to grow and share...then you'll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Psst...did you know?  80% of my DOstamperSTARS Team are Happy Shoppers - purchasing for themselves (and family and friends too).  That's right...you'll fit right in!  
  • I welcome the hobbyist who's looking to be a "happy shopper" (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • There's room for both and everyone in between. 

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that's a value up to $104 - wow!)

Learn more about here

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS

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DOstamping February Host Code GPYEARE3, Shop with Dawn Olchefske

February VIP Host Code Gift - Celebrations Duo Texture Folders

February VIP Host Code = GPYEARE3
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Lots of Stars in the Many Merry Stars Kit

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

I held a local class with Stampin' Up!'s Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit a few weeks ago (from the Holiday Supplement).  We brought food to share and spent the night assembly classes and learning how to alter one as well.  

The boxes themselves do take a little time to assemble, but are well worth it.  I saved the decorating of my boxes until this weekend when our grandsons were over.  Max and Sam had a fun time adding the decorations to them.  Well I should say - Sam (5) lasted for just a few of them and then he went upstairs to make a blanket fort (smart boy!)  But Max (7) and I finished them up. Lots of fun and the decorating goes fast.

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

Above is LuAnn putting her star boxes together. Below is Terry showing one of the many ways you could use the star boxes. 

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

Speaking of ways to use the boxes...there are many.  You can use them for...

  • Ornaments
  • Home décor
  • Place cards
  • Cards
  • Package decorations
  • The largest star can take the place of honor on your front door or on your mantel.

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

Here's one of mine that I'm using on a garland on my stair banister.  They look really nice and I smile everytime I go up the stairs. 

Enjoy~Dawn O


Check out more Many Merry Stars ideas from Stampin' Up!...

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

projects from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, #dostamping #stampinup #christmasdecor

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit 
138104, $25.95

You get enough to create

  • 26 stars (a 15" | 38 cm star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes)
  • Printed, die-cut star pieces
  • Printed, self-adhesive die-cut side pieces
  • Wooden snowflakes
  • 7 sheets die-cut tags, banners, greetings, and accents

The is a bargain at that price.  If you don't have time to make them this year, it will be a great project to work on for next year.

SHOP VIEWHoliday Catalog Supplement

SHOP | VIEW: 2014 Holiday Catalog


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Year-End Closeout Sale  

Control Freaks Tour: Jingle All The Way!


Welcome to the Control Freaks November . 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 Melissa Davies blog.

Our theme for this month is: Jingle All The Way!


Gift Box Punch Board Snowman 

Snowman Gift Box Board Punch create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #snowman #stampinup

Ever since I got my hands on the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board, I had envisioned a "stacked" snowman.  I even made up three white gift boxes right away.  Then I must have gotten distracted and never finished the project (does that happen you too?).  So today was the day to finish it.  What do you think?  It looks perfect sitting on my fireplace. But you could also fill each box with a little surprise for a fun gift.

You'll need to make the following box sizes:

  • 4" square box - Whisper White (12x12)
  • 3-1/4" square box - Whisper White (10x10)
  • 2-1/2" square box - Whisper White (8x8)
  • 1-3/4" square box - Basic Black (6x6)
  • Hat Brim - Basic Black (4x4)

Snowman Gift Box Board Punch create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #snowman #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies: 

  • 135863  Gift Box Punch Board
  • 121045  Basic Black 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 100730  Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 105117  Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
  • 102584  Garden Green 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 121790  Red Glimmer Paper (owl punch medium circle)
  • 135840  Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon
  • 125599  Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (nose - smallest heart)
  • 130911  Circles Collection Framelits Dies (buttons - smallest circle)
  • 118074  Owl Punch (mouth - largest circle, white of eyes - medium circle)
  • 119869  1/2 Inch Circle Punch (eyes)
  • 119859  Extra-Large Oval Punch (holly leaves)
  • 119873  3/4 Inch Circle Punch (to create holly leaves)
  • 103683  Mini Glue Dots


Holiday Treat Fry Box

Holiday Treat Fry Box with Merry Everything Bundle create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #holidaypackaging  #stampinup

If you have to make a lot of holiday treats - Stampin' Up!'s Fry Box Die was made just for you!  The die cuts & scores for you and with just a little adhesive you're done!  Before assembling, I quickly stamped some snowflakes from the Project Life December Wonder stamp set (from the Holiday Supplement). 

Holiday Treat Fry Box with Merry Everything Bundle create by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #christmashome #holidaypackaging  #stampinup

I added the Note Tag Punch stamped with the Merry Everything stamp set.  Tied off some "jingle bells" (I know...it's a stretch) made with the round tag die from the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Dies.

Insert candy and you're done!  Actually, it was the candy that inspired this box.  The blue foiled wrapped candy is Hershey's Cookies & Cream Kisses, and reminded me of "silver bells".   

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 136562  Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 137635  Merry Everything Wood-Mount Bundle or 137636 clear mount (save 15%)
  • 100730  Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 119682  Marina Mist 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 126951  Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 132178  Silver Foil Sheets
  • 135315  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • 113439  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 132966  Fry Box Bigz L Die
  • 135853  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die
  • 135860  Note Tag Punch
  • 134365  1/8" Circle Handheld Punch
  • 132137  Silver 1/8" Ribbon
  • 102757  Medium Flat Cello Bags
  • 104430  Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 104294  Sticky Strip


Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Jingle All The Way projects!  Now on to more from fellow freak Judy DiScipio

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Holiday Supplement Starts Today, Many Merry Stars Class Registration

Are you looking for a few more holiday ideas?  Look no further, check out the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaysupplement #holidaydecor #manymerrystars #diy

One of my favorites from this supplement is the Many Merry Stars Simple Created Kit

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaysupplement #holidaydecor #manymerrystars #diy

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (138104)

Make your own 3D stars this season in a variety of sizes and patterns. Use them for ornaments,
home décor, place cards, and more. The largest star can take the place of honor on your front door or on your mantel.

You get enough to create a 15"star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes:

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaysupplement #holidaydecor #manymerrystars #diy

 Shop: Holiday Catalog Supplement


  • If you're loving this kit too...
  • If you're located in the Twin Cities...

Then you're invited to a Many Merry Stars class.

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaysupplement #holidaydecor #manymerrystars #diy

(one of the boxes from the Many Merry Stars kit)

This class features the"Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit". 

  • Create stars perfect for holiday uses from tabletop to tree.
  • Kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes (from 2" to 15" in diameter) in Gold Glimmer Paper, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, white, and Garden Green cardstock.  Also includes die-cut adhesive side strrips, stars, bows, tags, and banners; 21 laser-cut wood snowflakes; 60 silver sequins, gold Baker's Twine (5 yds).  

At the class we'll create some of the projects to get you a head-start on your holiday decor and packaging.  (Note: we won't have a chance to finsh all of the projects in the kit)

Class fees:

  • $30.63 (as this kit is only available while supplies last, you'll need to register no later than this week)
  • Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - will be ordered on 10/20 to assure prompt delivery in time for the class.  (I'll place an additional order later in the week for last-minute RSVP's)
  • You must provide a credit card for payment 
  • Additional $5 fee is due at the class for adhesive and use of tools and coordinating stamp set

Optional: purchase matching stamp set:

  • Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • $17.15 (includes free shipping - saves 10% when ordered with class registration)

Kits and optional stamp sets will be delived to Dawn in time for the class (barring any backorders from Stampin' Up!)

RSVP Deadline: 10/25


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Don't Be Afraid...Stampin' Up! Frightful Wreath!

ok, ok...I gave in and ordered the new Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit.  People have been raving about it and I thought - "what, it couldn't be that cute".  Well, I was wrong...it is that cute!  And fun to make too!

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #frightfulwreath #wcmd2014 #halloween #homedecor

The Frightful Wreath came together at my very first Craft the Night Away get-together.  A night designed for me to do some personal crafting.  I invited a few friends & customers to join me to craft their own projects with me.  The event was timed to coordinate with World Card Making Day, which is this weekend.

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #frightfulwreath #wcmd2014 #halloween #homedecor 

Note: a hot glue tool is needed to adhere the end of the black "wrap", the glittered web to the wreath and the paper rosette.

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #frightfulwreath #wcmd2014 #halloween #homedecor

A closer look at the beaded spider may appear intimidating - especially to a non-beader, like me.  But it was so easy (a little time-consuming, but not hard at all).  I love the results - he's so cute!

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #frightfulwreath #wcmd2014 #halloween #homedecor

Both the wreath and the night was a huge success for me.  It was fun getting to know some of my customers better, fun to spend time in my new classroom crafting and not working.  I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate World Card Making Day. 

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #holidayhomebundle #wcmd2014

 Here's my friend, Terry with one of her creations for the night...a card for a friend who just bought a house.  Features the Holiday Home Stamps & Framelit Bundle (135857).

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #diy #holidayhomebundle #wcmd2014

I'll definitely be doing more Craft the Night Away get-togethers in the future.  Hope you get a chance to do some crafting this weekend.

Enjoy~Dawn O


Watch Video: Stampin' Up! Frightful Wreath



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guestSTAR: Mackenzie Fuchs Celebrating Mom and Dad

Today I'd like to introduce DOstamperSTAR, Mackenzie Fuchs.  She's a newer member of our STARS community and her creativity is inspiring.  I invited her to be our May guestSTAR on our DOstamperSTARS private facebook group (a social sharing group for members of my Stampin' Up! downline).  Take a look at a couple of her projects celebrating Mom and Dad.

#dostamping #stampinup #mackenziefuchs #diy #papercrafting #spiralflowerdie

Celebrate Mom

This double Spiral Flower Die Topiary is just gorgeous!  She offers a fabulous picture tutorial on her blog here

#dostamping #stampinup #mackenziefuchs #diy #papercrafting #masculine

Celebrate Dad

Any Dad would enjoy this Chevron Ribbon Tie card!  She shares a " How To" graphic on her blog here

Didn't she do a great job?  Thanks for sharing your talent with us Mackenzie!



  • Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
    • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
  • Become a DOstamperSTAR and you can enjoy:
    • a community of like-minded crafters who share and support each other
    • a fun Facebook community
    • optional swaps
    • gatherings (virtual and local)
    • opportunities for growth (both creatively and business-wise)
    • Learn more here

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