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Your Creative Connection #YCC112: Peony Garden Fun Fold

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC112.  Our theme today is: Return to the Fold

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

If you're anything like me, you might have a love affair with Fun Fold cards!  I prefer the less intricate ones, like this Middle Panel Fun Fold card.

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

This fun fold card style has been making the rounds for awhile now and I've been waiting to make.  So today's the day!  I got out the Peony Garden Suite and got to playing around.

How'd She DO That? Peony Garden Middle Panel Fun Fold Card 

  • Stamps:  Prized Peony(Bundle & SAVE 10% with Peony Dies)
  • Paper
    • Petal Pink (5-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base, 4" x 4", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for die cutting)
    • Whisper  White (4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 3" x 3-3/4")
    • Gray Granite (scraps for leaf die cuts)
    • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (two of 1" x 4")
  • Ink:  Gray Granite, Petal Pink
  • Other:  Sponge Daubers, Peony Dies, Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon,  Elegant Faceted Gems, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Seal,

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

DOstamping Tips:

  • Score 5-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base at 4-1/4" along the 5-1/2" side (when folded it should measure 4-1/2" x 5-1/2")
  • Adhere DSP strips to both ends of 4" x 5-1/4" white panel, then adhere to inside of card.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper left corner of smaller white piece, then adhere to 4" square pink panel.  (NOTE:  there will be extra space at the top of the pink panel).  Adhere the "extra space" area to inside the flap - center and line up bottom to bottom of card.  (NOTE:  there will be a slight gap between the folded score edge and this panel).  Wrap ribbon around the flap and tie in a knot.
  • Die cut the 5 pieces for the peony flower from 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of pink and 3 leaves from Gray Granite scrap.  Add ink to petals with a sponge dauber to give the flower depth.  Saving the stamen for last, tuck each flower die cut inside each other, starting with the smallest.  Only adhere each piece at the bottom.  Optional:  use bone flower to curve petals.  Add stamen last.  Adhere flower & leaves to card front with glue dots.
  • Optional: decorate inside.

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

If you love flowers, you'll definitely want to add the Peony Garden Suite to your collection

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong -Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Vicki Boucher -Australia

Dawn Olchefske -USA

Barbara Meyer -Austria

Kristine McNickle -New Zeland

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli -Germany

If you're from the US and are looking for a demonstrator, I'd be happy to earn your business.  Contact me for a free catalog!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Peony Dies
$40.00

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 


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Stampin' Up! Peony Dies #DOstamping #stampinup #stampincut #cardmaking #HowdSheDOthat #papercrafting #PeonyDies

 


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  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
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  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

 


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Nothing's Better Than meets Happiest of Birthdays! (and Video)

I'm excited about sharing today's card, as it was a card both my grandson, Max and I made together.  He picked out the bundle, Nothing's Better Than, and then we started playing!  

As he turned 13 this spring (yes, he's now a teenager - wow!) - I was actually surprised (but delighted) he still wanted to craft with me.  And, since he is only 13, we called it a pink lemonade card

He also wanted to make sure I tell you all that he helped design the card.  Even at 13 - he melts my heart (in between the moody teen times - ha)!  Here's what we came up with...

Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays

DOstamping It's Your Day Pink Lemonade card:

  • Stamps/Bundles: Nothing's Better Than Bundle, Happiest of Birthdays
  • Paper:
    • Flirty Flamingo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base) 
    • Whisper White (3 x 4-1/4", scrap for cocktail die)
    • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (both strips 3/4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana
  • Other:  Love You More Than Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Seal & Stampin' Dimensionals

Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays

I really liked the way the Nothing's Better Than stamp set went with the greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  To see how it all came together, be sure to check out my How'd She DO That? video.  It showcases THREE birthday cards, including this one:

WATCH VIDEO:  3 Fun Birthday Cards

If you're unable to watch it - CLICK HERE

Links to photos and supplies for all 3 projects:

  • Playing with Patterns & Happiest of Birthdays:  CLICK HERE
  • Nothing's Better Than - Cocktail Card (today's card):  CLICK HERE
  • Forever Greenery Corset Card:  CLICK  HERE

Learn more about my DOstamping ONLINE CLASS CLUB option:  CLICK HERE

I think both of the Nothing's Better Bundle and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set are must-have for any stampers collection.  For me - I'll be reaching for both of them all-year long!  Add them to your shopping bag today so you can craft with me.

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


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Stampin' Up! Love You More Than Dies #DOstamping #stampinup #stampincut #cardmaking #HowdSheDOthat #papercrafting #LoveYouMoreThan

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  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
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JULY FREE Tutorial PDF:  In Good Taste Suite

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FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 



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Stamping with the STARS #342: Star Inspired Card

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Stamping with the STARS Inspiration Hop #DOswts342.  This week we're sharing "star" inspiration.

Star inspired card by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #342 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #DOswts342 #DOstamperSTARS

Today's inspiration was suggested by my STARS team members and I thought it was a great idea.  After all, we are the STARS!  I chose to use Magenta Madness and Basic Black, as those are the colors of my DOstamperSTARS Team.

Star inspired card by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #342 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #DOswts342 #DOstamperSTARS

Even if you don't have any star images or die shapes, you could use a sentiment that represents "you're a star!"  I found the perfect sentiment in the Daisy Lane stamp set (It's your time to shine) and then built my card around that.   

ALSO - I used two NEW Aug-Dec Mini Catalog items, as they had just arrived (Banner Pick a Punch, Glitter Star Ornaments - available August 4) .

How'd She DO That? Time to Shine Star card

  • Stamps: Daisy Lane
  • Paper:
    • Basic Black (11" x 4-1/4" card base, 1/2" x 3-1/8" for Banner Pick a Punch) 
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4")  
    • Magenta Madness & Silver Foil Sheets (scraps for 2nd largest star die)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Other:  Stitched Stars Dies, Banner Pick a Punch, Glitter Star Ornaments,  3/8" Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Seal, Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals

Star inspired card by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #342 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #DOswts342 #DOstamperSTARS

DOstamping Tips for Heat Embossing:

  • I haven't heat embossed in a very long time. I forgot how much fun it is!  If you haven't heat embossed in awhile, or you don't know how to...here you go:
    • Stamp image on strip of Basic Black with Versamark Ink
    • Cover with White Stampin; Emboss Powder
    • Remove excess powder by "flicking" back side
    • Use Heat Tool to melt powder.
    • Adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals

I was super giddy when I finished this card.  It's even better than what I had envisioned in my head.  Love it when that happens!

If you don't have the Stitched Stars Dies yet, they are a must-have.  Whether you're celebrating someone's accomplishment or birthday, or it Christmas or 4th of July, you'll find LOTS of uses for them.  Add it to your shopping bag today!

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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DOstamping Supplies: (click on products below to shop online)

Glitter Star Ornaments
$8.00
coming 8/4/20
Banners Pick A Punch
$23.00
coming 8/4/20

 

Star inspired card by Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS #342 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #DOswts342 #DOstamperSTARS stampin'  Up! Color Combo Magenta Madness, Basic Black, Silver Foil from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


Looking for Die Measurements?

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Stitched Stars Die sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #dies

For more Die measurements, see my...
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NOTE:  2020-2021 Annual Catalog Die Measurements are coming soon

 


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EARN IN JULY, SPEND IN AUGUST

  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
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JULY FREE Tutorial PDF:  In Good Taste Suite

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FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 



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Your Creative Connection #YCC111: Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC111.  Our theme today is: Tag You're It

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

For today's showcase, I want waaay back into the "vault" and pulled out a memory of a card style I enjoyed making in 2004! 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

Back then, it was called a "Corset Card" and I found the inspiration in a magazine (that I don't recall right now).  You used two shipping tags to create the corset.   Now, with all of Stampin' Up!'s tag punches, there are lots of choices to make a Corset Tag card. 

How'd She DO That? Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card 

  • Stamps:  Fancy Phrases (Bundle & SAVE 10% with Fancy Tag Topper Punch)
  • Paper
    • Old Olive  (4-1/4" x 11" card base)
    • Whisper  White (scrap for sentiment tag)
    • Pretty Peacock (two of 2" x 5-1/2" for "corset tags") 
    • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink:  Pretty Peacock
  • Other:  Greenery Embossing Folders, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Label Me Fancy Punch, 3/8" Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon,  Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

DOstamping Tips:

  • Cut one end of each of the two of 2" x 5-1/2" Pretty Peacock strips with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch 
  • Add texture to both tags with the Greenery Embossing Folder (preserve the hole/tag ends).  
  • Layout tags over your card with tag ends facing each other.  Thread ribbon through both holes and tie in a bow.
  • Wrap tag ends around to the back side and adhere to together.  (NOTE: corset should be snug, but loose enough to slide off).

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

I definitely recommend adding the Forever Greenery Suite to your collection - you'll use it all year long!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA (you are here)

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Fancy Phrases Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Dawn's
Favorite

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

 


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EARN IN JULY, SPEND IN AUGUST

  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

 


JULY FREE Tutorial PDF:  In Good Taste Suite

DOstamping July 2020 order BONUS - FREE In Good Taste Suite 10-Project Tutorial PDF, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn | #dostamping #cardmaking #inGoodTaste

FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 



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Two-Toned Field of Flowers for Summer

Looking for a quick & cute summer card?

The simply beautiful Field of Flowers Stamp Set makes it easy to give your loved ones hand-stamped cards featuring a summer vibe.  

Stampin' Up! Field of Flowers card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting
Get out your Sponge Daubers to easily give these flowers a more realistic look.   Be sure to check out a couple of DOstamping Tips for this card - see below.

How'd She DO That? Field of Flowers card

  • Stamps:  Field of Flowers, Lovely You 
  • Paper:
    • Whisper White Thick (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base)
      Whisper White (scrap for label die)
      Petal Pink (4" x 5-1/4")
      Just Jade (1-3/4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink: Just Jade, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral
  • Other:  Tasteful Labels Dies, Greenery Embossing Folders, Elegant Faceted Gems, Sponge Daubers,  Stampin' Seal & Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Field of Flowers card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

DOstamping Tips:

  • For the two-tone flower image, ink flowers with Petal Pink ink.  Before stamping, use a Sponge Dauber to add Calypso Coral ink to the flower centers.  Then stamp.
  • To get vertical texture on the entire strip of Just Jade - add texture to one end of the strip and then again on the other end.   
  • Adhere the stamped label die cut to card with Stampin' Dimensionals, covering the "seam" created by the texture embossing.

The Field of Flowers stamp set is also available in a bundle with the Confetti Flowers Border - 154108 SAVE 10%.   With it's variety of "builder sentiments", you'll find lots of uses for it.  Add it to your shopping bag today!

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! Field of Flowers card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting Stampin' Up! Color Combo Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Just Jade from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


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152886 Tasteful Labels Dies from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #stampinup #papercrafting #diemeasurements

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Stampin' Up! Bonus Days, spend $50 in July, get $5 coupon to use in August.  No limit!  Shop with Dawn Olchefske at https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn #bonusdays #stampinup #dostamping

EARN IN JULY, SPEND IN AUGUST

  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
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  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 


Paper Pumpkinsubscribe by July 10

Paper Pumpkin July 2020 - Summer Nights Sneak Peek, subscribe with Dawn Olchefske by June11th at http://bit.ly/DOstampingPaperPumpkin #paperpumpkin #dostamping #stampsinthemail

July Paper Pumpkin - Summer Nights

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.
  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
  • This kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

154973 - Summer Nights Add-On - available NOW 

  • Buy it HERE
  • Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.  Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.
  • Only available to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

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Your Creative Connection #110: Happiest of Birthdays Easy Fun Fold Card

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC110.  Our theme today is: Hey Dude

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

I chose to use, what I personally think is one of the new must-have stamp sets, Happiest of Birthdays!  

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC110 #YourCreativeConnection #masculinecards

How'd She DO That? Masculine Happiest of Birthdays Fun Fold Card 

  • Stamps:  Happiest of Birthdays
  • Paper
    • Whisper White Thick  (4-1/4" x 11" card base, score at 2-3/4" & 5-1/2"
    • Whisper  White (3-1/8" x 4") 
    • Night of Navy (3-3/8" x 4-1/4") 
    • Crushed Curry (2-3/8" x 4-1/4"
    • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (2" x 4")
  • Ink:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Night of Navy Stampin' Blends (Dark)
  • OtherPlaying with Patterns Resin Dots, Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC110 #YourCreativeConnection #masculinecards

 

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC110 #YourCreativeConnection #masculinecards

DOstamping Tips:

  • Color the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots with Stampin' Blends!  I colored one of them with Night of Navy dark for this card.  With our Stampin' Blends these resins dots can go with anything!
  • To assemble this fun fold card:  fold bottom half into a Z fold.  Only adhere the top of the sentiment piece to the card (with Stampin' Dimensionals).  It holds the bottom half in place, until you unfold it to reveal the inside of the card.

I definitely recommend adding the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set to your collection - you'll use it all year long!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA (you are here)

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK

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Enjoy~Dawn O

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Celebrate Sunflowers: Masking Technique

Today's card is one of the projects I did for my DOstamping Club this month.  It features the new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and an oldie, but goodie stamping technique called, Masking.

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Celebrate friendship with heartfelt sentiments and a stunning set of sunflower images from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set.  I think any of your friends would love to receive this card.  Here's how you can make it...

How'd She DO That? Sunflower Thanks Masking card

  • Stamps/Bundles:  Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (& SAVE 10% includes Sunflower Dies)
  • Paper:
    • Whisper White Thick (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, 1" x 3-1/2" for sentiment punch) 
    • Bumblebee (4" x 5-1/4")
    • Early Espresso (scrap for leaves die)
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (use for flower center)
  • Other:    Sunflower Dies, Gilded Gems, Stampin' Seal & Stampin' Dimensionals

Masking Technique with Celebrating Sunflowers from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #stampingtechnique #celebratingsunflowers

DOstamping Masking Instructions:

  1. Stamp large flower in lower corner of Bumblebee panel.  (NOTE:  this is when I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the center of the flower.)
  2. Stamp large flower again on lightweight paper or sticky note, fussy cut out.  This is your "mask".  Save with your stamp set.
  3. Position mask over flower on stamped panel - pulling back slightly from edge of image.
  4. Stamp leaf image on stamped panel, over the edge of the mask.
  5. Remove mask.  Now the leaf will look like it's coming out from under the flower.  Pretty cool, right?

If you want to see a demonstration on how to do the Masking Technique, check out my Virtual Catalog Open House Video.  This link is all set up to start at the time mark for the demonstration: CLICK HERE

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I was so excited about how this card turned out...yay!  It's really another QC card and could be made in several different colors too.

I've been having LOTS of fun playing with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle.   I have another project to share with you soon.  In the meantime, if sunflowers are your think, this is definitely a must-have bundle for you!  Add it to your shopping bag today.

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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What could be more fun than a new Stampin' Up! catalog and MORE REWARDS?  Here's the details:

  • Dates: June 3 - 30, 2020
  • Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase.
  • Qualifying purchase or party is $250.00.   (The qualifying amount is merchandise total prior to shipping and tax.)
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Here's the STARTER KIT DETAILS:

  • Dates: June 3 - 30, 2020
  • When you purchase the Starter Kit, YOU can select a stamp/punch bundle (p. 168–169) OR a stamp/die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.
  • That's in addition to the already awesome Starter Kit value.  $99 for $125.00 in your choice of Stampin' Up! merchandise. 
  • Plus FREE shipping saves you another $10!

JOIN MY DOstamperSTARS TEAM!

  • No Risk! Try out all of the demonstrator discounts and benefits through September 30, 2020 (including the Holiday Catalog)
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Click HERE to choose your kit products today!

I look forward to welcoming you to my DOstamperSTARS Team!

 


 

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: A Kit In Color

Paper Pumpkin Thing Monthly Blog Hop Dawn Olchefske #paperpumpkin #dostamping
Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! 

I'm excited to join this talented group of stampers to share alternate ideas for Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Today we're sharing the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Kit In Color

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 In Color Kit Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits

 

Paper Pumpkin April My Wonderful Family Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin

  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up!® Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie & Purple Posey

WATCH VIDEO:  Paper Pumpkin - A Kit In Color

 

This month's kit is fun and bright.  I love the colors, but it's just a little too busy for me.  That's why I like to create alternative cards, so they represent my style a little better.

Here's three alternative ideas  using the A Kit In Color Paper Pumpkin kit...

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 In Color Kit Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits
How'd She DO That? Oh Happy Day Rainbow card:

  • This card elements are all from the kit.
  • The card base is 11" x 4-1/4" Whisper White Thick cardstock.

 

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 In Color Kit Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits

How'd She DO That? Hey Fun Fold Card:

  • Trim off 1-1/2" from right edge of rainbow striped card.
  • Trim off 3/4" from patterned edge of Just Jade card and adhere to flap of striped card.
  • Fold the cloud die cut on the right edge.  Stamp sentiment on larger left side.  Adhere the smaller folded edge to back of card. 
  • Wrap twine around cloud and tie in a bow.
  • Add Puffy stickers

Paper Pumpkin May 2020 In Color Kit Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #cardkits

 

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How'd She DO That? Quick & Cute Happy Day card:

  • Trim off strips from printed cards (1/2" x 4-1/2" striped, 5/8" x 4-1/2" Just Jade).  Trim left edges at a diagonal and adhere to Purple Posy card (from kit)
  • Stamp sentiment on back side of yellow banner from the kit.  Adhere to card with Dimensionals.
  • Cut flower from Magenta Madness cardstock (new In Color coming June 3), with Small Bloom Punch.  Adhere with glue dot to sentiment banner.  Add Puffy stick to center.

 

Wondering about Paper Pumpkin for June?

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June Paper Pumpkin - Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Box of Sunshine Information:

  • This special kit is a one-of-a-kind, inspired by Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) and her #sharesunshine passion.
  • This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
  • Get a sneak peek HERE

Subscribe at http://bit.ly/DOstampingPaperPumpkin by June 10th to get in on the fun for June.

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When you subscribe with me, Dawn Olchefske, you'll qualify for a FREE BONUS each month.
The bonus is a Tutorial PDF filled with 8 or more alternate ideas for additional projects you can make with each month's kit (includes photos & instructions) - making your kit go a lot further!  This is an exclusive offer for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

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I hope you enjoyed the ideas I shared today!  For more alternate ideas, be sure to check out the rest of the participants blogs listed below.

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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