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April Paper Pumpkin Kit: Lovely Little Wreath Alternative Ideas

Have you seen the cute Lovely Little Wreath from April's  Paper Pumpkin Kit?  Wow, I've been hearing from many of my subscribers and they are excited about this kit.  So excited that several are getting three or more extra kits to make for gifts and for the fall/winter seasons.  Great idea!

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

When you're done making the wreath, you'll have 9 tags and more leftover to create with!  And now...the Lovely Little Wreath Refill Kit is available to purchase.  Here's what you get:

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit #dostamping #stampinup

139197 Lovely Little Wreath Refill Kit - $8.00

Contains supplies for 1 wreath.  Refill kit includes:

  • 1 foam wreath form
  • 1 frame with twine
  • 12 sheets of leaf cutouts
  • 4 sheets of cotton paper flowers
  • 1 sheet of chalkboard tags (10 tags!)
  • 1 sheet of die-cut branches
  • 5 ft. of vanilla cotton ribbon
  • 50 adhesive dots

* Must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item. 

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PLUS...Here's a couple alternative ideas for you: 

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas created byDawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Loveliest Person Note Card

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas created byDawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I know a lot of loveliest people.  I bet you do too!  Create several of these and be ready to go at a moments notice!

  • Stamp greeting with ink from kit on die cut tag (set aside to dry)
  • Stamp Crumb Cake Note Card randomly with flower using black ink
  • Tie about 10" of Basic Black Baker's Tie onto tag
  • Punch Whisper White flower with Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (retiring).  Push Mini Silver Brad (retiring) through flower and attach to tag
  • Adhere tag to note card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day Cards

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas created byDawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For the Mother's Day card, I couldn't decide between Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight...so I made both!  

  • On 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp both rows of black flowers.  Then stamp colored flowers between them.
  • Stamp greeting with black ink.  Adhere stamped panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Basic Black card base.
  • Punch flowers with Blossom Bunch Punch using matching cardstock.  Adhere together with glue dots.  Color White Perfect Accent with black Sharpie.  Let dry and adhere to flower center.  Adhere flower to tag with Stampin' Dimensional.
  • Tie 10" of Basic Black Baker's Twine to tag and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ideas created byDawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
You could use this layout with a lot of different colors...go crazy!

The wreath would make great gifts for mothers and teachers, and you'll be left with a lot leftovers tags that use can use to make cards like these!   Get the Lovely Little Wreath Refill Kit  today! 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Put your Oh What Fun Tags to use!

Do you remember the Oh What Fun Tags Project Kit I shared a several weeks ago?  This kit makes 30 tags and I'm starting to use them up for my holiday packaging.  Here's a few ideas I've used them with...

Oh What Fun Tags project kit ideas share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Here's one added to a gift bag for my postal carrier.  Each year my husband makes a fabulous quick bread called Wine Bread, which we gift to our family, friends and neighbors.  Our mail person gets one too.  She's a fabulous mail person who always thanks me for using USPS for my deliveries - even when she has to back up her truck into my driveway to haul six big bins to her truck...always with a smile.  I so appreciate her, as she makes my life easier!

Oh What Fun Tags project kit ideas share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

These were a treat for my husband's co-workers.  I just whipped up a few Mini Treat Bags using the Real Red Envelope Paper (love this paper...it would be great for birthday treats too!  It's on sale right now, perfect excuse to stock up!).  In goes the treat and just attach the tags with Clothespins

Twix bars

The actual treat was a gift from one my STARS, Judy Strickling.  She knows I have a sweet tooth for Twix Bars.  With 18 in a pack, I knew I would be sharing them.  My grandkids have been eyeing them to, so I'm sure they will find one in their stockings (among other fun things).  Thanks Judy!

Oh What Fun Tags project kit ideas share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

In addition, I've already started add them to my holiday packages.  I think I may go through all 30 tags after all.  I'm so happy with this kit.  It was fun to make and I'm thankful I have them all done and ready to go!  You can still get this Oh What Fun Tags Project Kit.  It's actually one of the retiring items on sale - now for only $14.70.  Stock up now for next year! 

What kind of treats do you give co-workers and service providers?

Enjoy~Dawn O

 

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #128: Feel Goods with Reverse Mask Stamping

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Home Sweet Home photo inspiration challenge.

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When I saw this week's Thursday Challenge I was kind of stumped.  My first thought was of the "sunshine" greeting from the Feel Goods stamp set.  Then next...how to create the sunshine.  And it hit me...there's a "sunshine" stencil (mask) in the Hooray It's Your Day Card Kit.  So that's where I started.

Reverse Mask Stamping technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Challenge Thursday DSC#128 #dostamping #stampinup 

When I started playing around with the mask, I found I wasn't really getting the look I was going for...the rays AND a sun. Then it hit me...use the mask like a stamp, which is where the "reverse mask stamping" comes in to play. Here's what I did...

Reverse Mask Stamping

  • Ink up the mask itself using ink refills (Daffodil Delight & Rose Red) and Stampin' Sponges. Randomly dab on the color.
  • Liberally spritz the inked up mask with water (spritzer came with the kit - woohoo!)
  • Place a piece of Watercolor Paper onto mask, press and hold to make sure the paper absorbs the ink and water.
  • Remove paper from the mask and delight in your awesomeness!
  • (Hmm...I'm feeling a How'd She DO That? video coming in the future.  What do you think?)

Reverse Mask Stamping technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Challenge Thursday DSC#128 #dostamping #stampinup

NOTE: Let dry before stamping the greeting.  Also...I recommend stamping the greeting with Stazon Jet Black Ink.  I tried the Memento ink and the results were disappointing; not nice and crisp like the Stazon.

Now that I've cracked open the Hooray It's Your Day Project Kit, I may have to play with it some more!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only):  

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Next...check out what you can do with some of the leftover materials & stamp set from the Sew You kit.

Sew You Alternative Idea

March 2015 Sew You Paper Pumpkin alternative idea from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

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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

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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.

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

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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:

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

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(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!)

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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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