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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 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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Bonus Deals from Stampin' Up!

From now until August 3rd, Stampin' Up! is offering up Bonus Deals.  During this time frame you'll find:

  • Weekly Deals will feature even more products at 30% off (instead of the usual 25% off)
  • Clearance Rack has been updated and features retired products priced up to 60% off!
  • Remember supplies are limited.  So you'll want to shop early!


Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% 30% savings, be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag.

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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.


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 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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Remember...from the day the Butterflies Thinlits are available again (hopefully Friday) through April 30, Stampin' Up! is bringing you two special offers:


March Paper Pumpkin: Sew You Alternative Idea (Free Shipping starts Today!)


Free Shipping starts today...Monday, April 6th

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If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you've been enjoying the new March 2015 kit, Sew You.


 WATCH VIDEO: March 2015 Sew You 


Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only):  

Paper Pumpkin Sew You Refill Kit 139196


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 

Want step by step instructions?  PRINT: March Paper Pumpkin Alternative Idea PDF 

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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.

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Year-End Closeout Sale  

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

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  • 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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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)

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #bravo #quickandcute #diy #cardmaking

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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Paper Pumpkin Pinwheel Party

Last month's Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived just in time for the 4th of July .  It was Max's first Paper Pumpkin kit delivered right to his door, so you can imagine his excitement!   #cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #paperpumpkin, #pinwheels, #4thofjuly, #treatpackaging

Here's Sam, Angie and Max busy making up the Pinwheel Party treat bags filled with homemade caramels.  

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #paperpumpkin, #pinwheels, #4thofjuly, #treatpackaging

As the kit came with enough supplies to create 24 treat bags (or pinwheel "flowers", or whatever you what to create with it)...there was plenty to hand out treats to coaches, friends and family!

The kit itself is no longer available.  However, the Pinwheel Party Refill Kit is available to Paper Pumpkin members/subscribers.  Just contact me with your refill order - can be added to with regular Stampin' Up! product too!

Pinwheel Party Refill Kit INCLUDES:

  • 24 precut designer pinwheel forms (8 ea. of 3 different patterns)
  • 24 paper straws
  • 20 Whisper White banners
  • 24 cellophane bags
  • Basic Gray Baker’s Twine
  • 24 silver brads
  • 24 silver clips 

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #paperpumpkin, #pinwheels, #4thofjuly, #treatpackaging 

Paper Pumpkin Past Kits
So...are you looking for more of June's fun Pinwheel Party Kit?  

  • Stampin' Up! just updated the Paper Pumpkin Past Kits Flyer and the Pinwheel Party Refill Kit is now available for Paper Pumpkin members!  
  • They've also updated their system and we can now add them to orders (not available online yet).  So feel free to contact me with your order.  


cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #paperpumpkin, #stampinup,

If you haven't heard...Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are here!  

I'm so excited about this option, especially since Stampin' Up! has made huge improvements to the kits.  If you haven't seen one lately - you're missing out!

  • Here's the best news - you can order the prepaid subscription online, at a party or contact me directly!  
  • Better yet - you can add Stampin' Up! product to your prepaid subscription order and when it reaches $150 or more - you qualify for Stampin' Rewards
  • Plus, if you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (just updated today:  check it out here - can only be order by following instructions on flyer, but other product may be added to it)
  • Woohoo!  Isn't that awesome?!  Sorry - I just can't contain myself.

Here's the price list for Prepaid Subscriptions:

  • 137858 1-month subscription $19.95
  • 137859 3-month subscription $59.85
  • 137860 6-month subscription $113.70—save $1 per month
  • 137861 12-month subscription $215.40—save $2 per month
  • prices include shipping, but not sales tax

How It Works:

1. When you place your order, you'll receive an e-mail from Stampin' Up! with instructions on how to redeem the prepaid subscription.
2. You'll go to and enter the redemption code.
3. Then you can start enjoying the monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!

Other Details:

  • Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if someone buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, they'll enter the first code and then after six months can enter the second code.
  • Can be used as a gift subscription program, you can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at
  • Redemption codes will become invalid if not used within three years of the purchase date (two years for residents of California). 


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