Musical Mania

DOstamperSTARS Challenge: An American in Paris & Spinning Star

I love this week's DOstampSTARS Challenge, as it's a Musical Mania one!  And I love musicals.  Get a bowl of popcorn and your favorite soda.  Then curl up on the couch with a warm and fuzzy blanket.  There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Especially if its raining.  Like it's been doing here in MN the past few days.  But I digress...

Today's challenge is An American in Paris.  Any movie Gene Kelly is in and I know I'm gonna love it!  Watch Gene Kelly on YouTube:  It should put you in the mood for today's challenge.  Or at the very least, it should put a smile on your face :)


Here's my card:

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, spinning star tutorial, Patriotic 

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, spinning star tutorial, Patriotic 

I love the way this turned out.  But I'm afraid to say...I used punches that are retired.  But if you have any small and large star punches, this technqiue will work.  last year.  I just had to share anyways.

Now on to the cool part...the STAR SPINS!  Yes, it really does! 
Wanna know how to make one of your own?  Of course you do!  Check out my... 




1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  All Holidays (retired)
Ink:  Night of  Navy
Paper:   Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Billboard (alphabet) Die (retired), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Small Star (retired), Extra Large Star - (retired), Silver Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Thank You~Dawn O

Jan Carlson Pulls Out All the Punches for Singing Mouse!

Today's stinkin' cute card comes from DOstamperSTARS Jan Carlson.  Jan loves punch art!  When we had our DOstamperSTARS "Singing in the Rain" Thursday Challenge...Jan pulled out all the punches for this card, literally!  Check it out...

To see a full supply list, visit Jan's delightful blog,
Stampin' With Jan

Be sure to say, Dawn sent ya!

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamperSTARS #SSC049: Stampin' Up! Flower Fest Scallop Circle Easel Card

As soon as I saw this weeks DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #SSC049, I immediately thought of Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  Which is one of my favorite ribbons!  Say, did you know...this ribbon is SO soft and pliable.  You'd think it would be a little on the heavy side - however to my surprise, it is very lightweight and easy to use.  But I digress...back to the challenge.




Ain't it cool?  It's a Scallop Easel card
Stop by tomorrow for a how-to video!


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

StampsFlower Fest (#122278w or #122280c) & Happy Greetings (#123311 or #123313)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Paper:   Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  1-1/4" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die (#113468 ), 3-1/2" Circle Die (#121811), 3" Circle Die (#121811),  1-1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones (#113144), Stampin' Dimensionals  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Ribbon Share Availability

  • 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon Share = 1 spot
  • 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 3 spots
  • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 2 spots
  • 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share = 2 spots
  • 5/8" Satin Ribbon Share = 1 spots

See here for Reservation details and instructions


SSC#045: Fabulous Florets Singing in the Rain Inspiration



Taking inspiration from this week's DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge Music Mania, we have Singing in the Rain for you.  What a fun and upbeat movie.  It just makes me smile!  Check out this movie clip on YouTube -  I'm sure it will have you smiling too!

Speaking of smiling...I hope this Stampin' Up! 2011 Summer Mini sneak peak card makes you smile as well!  It uses the soon to be released Fabulous Florets stamp set and Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper.


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 sumer Mini Catalog starts 5/01/11)

StampsFabulous Florets, Happy Greetings
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Stazon Jet Black
Paper:   Daffodil Delight Texture & Whisper White, and Beyond The Garden Designer Series Paper
:  2-1/2" Circle Punch, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders

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SSC#041: Easter Parade with Stampin' Up! Fun Flowers

It's another DOstamperSTARS Challenge Thursday.  This week's we have a Musical Mania featuring the Irving Berlin musical Easter Parade. 

SSC041-Easter-ParadeWatch the trailer on YouTube for more inspiration:

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, something to celebrate, easter

I took inspiration from the "scallop" edge and flower on her hat.  This card features several Big Shot die...Scallop Circle (#113468), Clear Circle (#114533) and Fun Flowers (#121812).  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  What do you think?

1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

StampsSomething to Celebrate (Hostess Level Two from Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper:   Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Scallop Circle Die, Clear Circle Die, Scallop Oval Punch (#119856), Large Oval punch (#119855), Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481), Antique Brads (#117273), and Stampin' Dimensionals  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


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SSC037: Word Play & Funny Girl, a Great Match!

When I saw this week's DOstamperSTARS Challenge, Musical Mania: "Funny Girl", I immediately thought of the "Word Play" stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I also wanted to keep it simple.  Because I think a funny girl would want it simple, with very little frufru.

Here's this week's challenge... Musical Mania: Funny Girl

If you'd like to watch the "bridal" is a link to it YouTube:

Here's my all white Wedding Card...


If you need a fast card for an upcoming wedding, this card fits the bill.  I think it took me longer to photograph/edit the card, then it did to actually make the card.  But I DO love the way it turned out. 

Wondering about the cool "Frame"?  It's SO easy to make.  See the Dotted Ribbon Punch Frame instructions below. 

Click Stampin' Up! Border Punch Frames and Measurments for FOUR MORE FRAMES!

Click Stampin' Up! Border Punch Frames Video for How-To

Join us in our weekly challenges.  Make a card and post it online.  Then stop by and leave a comment with a link to your card.  We'd love to see your creations!

1.PushPin-Note-Reminder Dawns Stamping Tip - Dotted Ribbon Punch Frame

1.  Start with a 3" x 3" piece of cardstock
2.  Center the Dotted Ribbon Punch on one side and punch once
3.  Repeat on the other 3 sides
4.  The center stamped piece measures 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" square

1.RubberstampBWDawns Stamping Supplies

Stampin-Up-Word-Play Stamps:  Word Play
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:   Whisper White  cardstock
Accessories: Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals


Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O



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#SSC033 Thursday Challenge: Wizard of Oz and Glimmer Paper!

It's Thursday already...I can't believe another week has flown by!  Are you ready for a new Challenge Thursday.  Today's challenge is a "Musical Mania" challenge, #SSC033! 

Our inspiration for this week's challenge is the musical, "The Wizard of Oz."  Specifically Dorothy's Ruby Slippers. Use Stampin' Up!'s new Red Glimmer Paper (or add glitter to red card stock or red stamped images). 
Here's my card that features Stampin' Up! Red Glimmer Paper (from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)...
The technique I used on the "background" piece is called Herringbone Technique.  I wanted to do this technique because it kind of reminds of the pattern of the yellow brick road.  I love the way it turned out - woohoo!  
TV1 Wanna learn how to do the Herribone Technique?  I have a "How'd She DO That? Video on this technique and you can view it by clicking HERE.   

So, have you gotten your Red Glimmer Paper (#121790) yet?  It's SO much fun to play with.  It comes in (2) 12x12 sheets.  It's easy to cut, punch or run through the Big Shot! doesn't brush off or make a mess.  Get yours today!

RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  Somthing to Celebrate (hostess level 2)
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:   Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Full Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O



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