Get ready to be inspired! Today I have 9 more Music from the Heart cards for you, which are the last of the samples I have to share.
These musical cards were on display at a local Stamp Share for Leaders meeting I attended early this year. I was blown over by the creative use of my Million Sales Achiever stamp set, Music from the Heart. Take a look...
Get ready to be inspired! Today I have 11 more Music from the Heart cards for you.
Some of these are swap cards and other are cards people emailed to me. The rest of the cards are from people who mailed them to me with lovely notes sharing their appreciation of my Million Sales Achiever stamp set, Music from the Heart. It makes my heart smile that so many of you have enjoyed it!
I'm sad to say...the Music from the Heart stamp set is retiring.
I have to admit, when I saw it on the Last Chance Lists (Annual Catalog, Jan-Jun Mini Catalog), I was in shock. I didn't see it coming, as we've been told in the past the Million Sales Achiever stamp sets would have a 1-2 year life span. So I've been having a bit of a pity party (not typically my character).
On the bright side, I'm honored that I was part of creating a stamp set that SO MANY of you fell in love with.
In the meantime - enjoy these cards that were created by my fabulous DOstamperSTARS Team!
I continue to hear from many of you, that you are lovin' Music from the Heart. That is music to my ears! I'm so glad it has filled a need for LOTS of us music lovers. Add the Music from the Heart stamp setto your shopping bag today.
Today I'm sharing...Music from the Heart Swap Cards!
You’ve heard about music to the ears. The Music from the Heart Stamp Set is music to the eyes! Pair these musical images with any phrase to make a greeting card that sings with sincerity. This stamp set can be used all year long. This stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Dawn Olchefske - that's ME!
Check out these musical swaps created by my DOstamperSTARS team...
I'm beyond excited that I can finally share my Million Sales Achiever stamp set with you! It's called "Music from the Heart". Which is perfect, as every time I look at, it makes my heart sing!
You might be wondering, "why music"? That's a good question.
Growing up, music was a huge part of my life. I played several instruments: oboe, guitar, saxophone, but particularly piano (classically trained). I was in any band I could be in...concert band, jazz band, orchestra, musical theater practice piano and of course...marching band. Officially - I'm a band geek! I'm sure I have some fellow band geeks out there, right? In addition, I sang in choirs and co-directed our church's children's choir for a couple of years.
My girls were also in band and choir growing up (of course). My daughter Becky is now a musician, singer/songwriter. And now a 3rd generation is developing a love of music...my grandsons. Max plays piano and percussion. Sam plays saxophone.
So...music was a natural choice for me!
I was thrilled to be able to share my stamp set and samples at the Stampin' Up! Atlanta OnStage this month. See below for my creations (note: I will be creating a couple of videos on how to use the stamp set, as well as some of the specific projects):
Features of the "Music from the Heart" stamp set:
Create your own greeting by mixing and matching images
Curvy keyboard can be stamped multiple times to create a border
Music notes can be stamped randomly on music staff, or stamp out a favorite tune ie: Happy Birthday
Songbirds can be stamped on music staff
Stamp the treble clef, then 2-step stamp the partial guitar image to create a "full" artsy guitar
Use the Timeless Label Punch to put this sweet sentiment front and center!
Use the keyboard image to create a custom background piece
Use the music staff image to create an interesting background piece
Combine the guitar and Stitched Stars Dies for a fun rockin' card
Note: the Stitched Stars Dies are from the Holiday Catalog and will be carrying over - yay!
Create mini records with the 1-1/2" and 1/2" Circle Punches
Stamp on "balloons" cut out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch
Change from classic colors to fun color combos for some quick cards!
Take a closer look at the Heart Epoxy Droplets. All 3 sizes will fit an image in the stamp set!
Use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add glimmer and color in the center of the guitars
Tip for the "grid" square: Stamp music staff horizontally, and then vertically.
The word "music" uses the Lined Alphabet stamp set and Real Red Stampin' Blends
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.
Lately I've been receiving several inquiries about the cards I made during my $1 Million Milestone trip to the Stampin' Up! home office. It was originally posted here. So I thought I'd answer them today.
I was so excited to play with with the Accented Blooms stamp set, as it's one of favorites from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Plus to stamp with Shelli and Sara, that made it even more fun!
One of the questions I've been getting about the card is...did we color the larger flowers white? That answer is no - it seems to be an optical illusion. Though - I'm not sure why. But it's a happy accident (gotta love that!)
How'd She DO That tips for Accented Blooms Note Card:
Stamps: Accented Bloms
Color (11" x 4-1/4" card base) or (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base)
Very Vanilla (scap for punching)
Ink: Gray Granite (for stamping large floral image), Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Tailored Tag Punch, Aqua Painter & Stampin' Dimensionals
We used the Stamparatus for stamping the large flower image. (When I say "we", I mean my hubby.) For best results...create a template area to line up the note card away from the hinge edge.
For the Aqua Painter - use a drier brush and a light touch for coloring.
Shopping Links: See below for a full supply list with links to shop online
The Accented Blooms stamp set is a must-have for any card maker. Whether you want to say "hello" or "thank you", you'll be reaching for it all year-long! Add it to your shopping bag today!
When we arrived in Salt Lake City, we were greeting by a very friendly driver, Terri and driven to the Grand American Hotel. The hotel lived up to it's name...it's very GRAND!
As we were delivered to our room, we found it to be top-notch.
In addition, we found a treat box filled to the brim with all sorts of treats and snacks!
On the second day, we had planned to do a hot air balloon ride, but the weather didn't cooperate. So we took a tour of Salt Lake City, which included a stop at the Mormon Tabernacle for the daily organist recital, which was amazing.
Then I travel back to the home office to join in a brainstorming session and Gene went to the Aquarium (the perfect place for him to spend a couple of hours).
When you travel with Stampin' Up!, there is always some fabulous pillow gifts. This fabulous wallet and purse (with lots of pockets) were just perfect and perfectly wrapped too (of course)!
Treats galore throughout the entire trip!
Our trip ended with an unexpected snowy drive up to Snowbird Mountain for dinner at the Steak Pitt with Sara, Sean, Shelli and Sterling. Not only was the meal delicious, but the company and conversation was fun and relaxing. I enjoyed getting to know Sara and Shelli a even more and found we have a lot of things in common! In fact, I think the best thing about the trip was spending time, stamping and dinner, with Sara and Shelli. They are both a delight!
I'm grateful that Stampin' Up! recognizes their demonstrators in so many different ways. This trip wouldn't have to be something they do for us, but I'm glad they do...Thank you!
And lastly - thank you to my fabulously loyal customers who have supported me over the years and helped me earn such a fabulous trip. Without YOU...this wouldn't have been possible.
The early release promotion includes products from the Share What You Love Suite grouped into various limited-time bundles and includes free item(s) in each bundle. There is a bundle for everyone whether you're a new or avid stamper.
In addition - when you purchase any of the three Share What You Love Bundles, you'll receive my 30-Card Tutorial PDF as a gift from me! The tutorial is filled with lots of ways to use the products from these bundles - you'll be inspired for days!