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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #266: Embossing Paste & Beautiful Peacock

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #266-Product Spotlight #dostamping

True confession time...today was the first day I played with Embossing Paste.  And guess what?  I love it!  I have to admit, I was a little afraid to play with it.  I'm not that into "messy" techniques.  Even though Embossing Paste is a bit messy, I prepared for it (see below for tips). 

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration) and Embossing Paste card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC266 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #beautifulpeacock #saleabration #birthdaycards #techniquecards #embossingpaste #papercrafting #rubberstamping #decorativemasks

How'd She DO That tips for Beautiful Peacock Medallion Embossing Paste card:

  1. Stamps: Beautiful Peacock - Sale-a-Bration free with $50 order
  2. Paper:
    • Whisper White Thick (11" x 4-1/4" card base)
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4", scraps for 2-3/8" & 1-3/8" circles - Stitched Shapes Framelits)  
    • Bermuda Bay (scraps for 2-1/2" & 1-1/2" scallop circles - Layering Circle Framelits) 
  3. Ink: Lemon Lime Twist pad and refill, Bermuda Bay pad and refill
  4. OtherNEW Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Silicone Craft Sheet, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Basic Rhinestone Jewels,  Fast Fuse & Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

 

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration) and Embossing Paste card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC266 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #beautifulpeacock #saleabration #birthdaycards #techniquecards #embossingpaste #papercrafting #rubberstamping #decorativemasks

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration) and Embossing Paste card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC266 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #beautifulpeacock #saleabration #birthdaycards #techniquecards #embossingpaste #papercrafting #rubberstamping #decorativemasks

Tips for working with Embossing Paste:

  • Place a small amount of Embossing Paste on a Silicone Craft Sheet
  • Add one small drop of ink refill and mix up with Palette Knives (add more ink refill if you want a more intense shade)
  • Place Pattern Party Decorative Mask over 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White (secure a couple edges of the mask with washi tape so the mask doesn't shift on you.)
  • Use Palette Knives to spread colored Embossing Pasted over negative spaces of the mask.
  • When complete, remove mask and see your results.
  • Let dry (dries fairly quickly)
  • Be prepared to get messy!
    • Keep paper towels nearby to clean as you go 
    • Have an aluminum foil pan ready with water to wash everything right away
    • Have a towel ready at hand to dry everything.
    • If you're ready for the mess, then everything will go smoothly

 

WATCH VIDEO by Stampin' Up!:  Embossing Paste in Action

 

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration) and Embossing Paste card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC266 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #beautifulpeacock #saleabration #birthdaycards #techniquecards #embossingpaste #papercrafting #rubberstamping #decorativemasks 

I know exactly who I'm going to send this card to.  She has an affinity for peacocks and she'll love this card.  Though, I may have to make another one, as I can't stop looking at it - it's SO pretty in real life!  The photos don't do it justice (I think my camera was wrestling with the shimmer of the embossing paste).

If you enjoy stamping techniques like this, then you'll enjoy playing with Embossing Paste.  We currently have three to choose from, as well as two Decorative Mask Sets::

Add Embossing Paste supplies to your shopping bag today (see full supply list below)!   

And don't forget...when you shop during Sale-a-Bration and your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product (like the Beautiful Peacock) !

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock (Sale-a-Bration) and Embossing Paste card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC266 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #beautifulpeacock #saleabration #birthdaycards #techniquecards #embossingpaste #papercrafting #rubberstamping #decorativemasks

  


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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #258: Seasonal Chums Pizza Box & More!

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It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy
For today's product spotlight challenge, I have two ideas to share with use.  One with the Mini Pizza Boxes and another one with the 2" x 8" Cellophane Bags.  Both are packaging favorites and both feature the Seasonal Chums Bundle - full of holiday fun!

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Mini Pizza Box Shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #seasonalchums #christmas #gift #minipizzabox #gift

 

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Mini Pizza Box Shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #seasonalchums #christmas #gift #minipizzabox #gift

 How'd She DO That tips for Seasonal Chums Mini Pizza Box

  1. Stamps: Seasonal Chums
  2. Paper:
    • Real Red (3" scallop Layering Squares Framelit)
    • Thick Whisper White  (2-5/8" square Stitched Shapes Framelits, plus scraps for snowman) 
  3. Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Pool Party ink refill
  4. Stampin' Blends: 
    • Hat = light and dark smokey slate
    • Gloves/scarf = light/dark pool party & light/dark cherry cobbler
    • holly = light/dark old olive & light/dark cherry cobbler
    • carrot = light/dark pumpkin pie
    • bunny = light/dark crumb cake
  5. Other:  Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Jute Twine, 3x3 envelopes, Mini Pizza Box, Stitched Felt Embellishments & Stampin' Dimensionals, Rubbing Alcohol
  6. Tip for coloring Mini Pizza Box: 
    • Fill a Stampin' Spritzer bottle with about 20 or so drops of Pool Party ink, then the rest with rubbing alcohol.
    • Spritz color onto Mini Pizza Box.  (Leave Mini Pizza Box unassembled for spritzing.)
    • Keep your crafting space clean by saving an old Stampin' Up! shipping box for your spritzing needs.
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Mini Pizza Box Shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #seasonalchums #christmas #gift #minipizzabox #gift

3" x 3" Seasonal Chums Note Cards & Envelopes:

  • 3" x 6" Thick Whisper White Cardstock (fold in half)
  • 3" x 5/8" strip of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Stamp, color and die cut snowman 
  • Decorate envelope flap with matching paper.
  • Make three sets of cards and tie up with Jute Twine.


Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Mini Pizza Box Shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #seasonalchums #christmas #gift #minipizzabox #gift

 

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Reindeer Nose Treat Bag Shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC258 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #seasonalchums #christmas #gift

Reindeer Nose Treat Bag

  1. Stamps: Seasonal Chums
  2. Paper: Thick White Cardstock (cut two reindeers)
  3. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  4. Stampin' Blends:
    • shadow = Light Pool Party
    • reindeer = light and dark crumb cake
    • bell = light and dark daffodil
    • ribbon = light and dark cherry cobbler
  5. Other: Big Shot, Seasonal Tags Framelits,  2x8 cellophane bag, Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine, whoppers and red gumball
  6. Tip for Reindeer 
    • After coloring the reindeer, you'll find that the Stampin' Blends will bleed through the cardstock (that is normal)
    • Adhere to a second reindeer to cover it up.
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Add the Seasonal Chums Bundle to your shopping bag for lots of holiday fun!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #254: Smitten Mitten Penguin Family!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy

Today's challenge is any Stampin' Up! Holiday Product and I selected the Smitten Mitten Bundle.  Specifically, the Many Mittens Framelits Dies

Last month at the Creative Connections Event, we were fortunate to have Carrie Cudney from the Stampin' Up! home office shared a fun presentation using the Smitten Mitten Bundle.  One of the most adorable projects she featured was a fun mini penguins punch art tag.  I knew I wanted to give it a try.  I put the small ones together and I guess I didn't realize how small they really were.  I had something bigger in mind.  So I started playing with the large mitten framelits and this is what I came up with...

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

Oh my gosh...isn't this SO cute?  I was giddy with the results...it makes me smile!  Let me take you through the steps.

Smitten Mitten Penguin Family Card - How To:

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

The above photo shows you what you'll need to assemble both a large and small penguin.

  • TIP:  Adhere mittens together with "thumbs" facing out.  Don't overlap completely - give a little extra space on the sides, so the white center doesn't cover all the black up (hope that makes sense?)
  • Colors = Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red 
  • Framelit/Punches = Many Mittens Framelits Dies, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Fox Builder Punch 
  • Adhesives = Glue Dots, Snail, Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Additional Tips: 
    • Large Nose = cut from "bow tie"
    • Large Feet = cut from "star" framelit shape

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

Tips for hats:

  • Small hats = trim off piece from small mitten (Pool Party, Real Red).  Trim with Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
  • Top hat = Basic Black 1-1/2" x 1" and cut out from Classic Label Punch
  • Large hat = trim off piece from large mitten (Pool Party).  Trim with 1-5/8" x 1/4" - add texture used "embossing" die from Many Mittens Framelit set. 

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

Outside of card:

  • Card base = 11" x 4-1/4 Soft Sky
  • Snowflakes = Smitten Mittens stamp set, stamp with Pool Party
  • Snow = 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" Whisper White (I did tear it, but after assembling the card - I see the "tearing" doesn't really show)
  • Greeting = Hearts Come Home stamp set, stamp with black ink

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

Inside of card:

  • 1/2" x 4-1/4" strip of Basic Black
  • Stamp greeting (from Smitten Mitten) on scrap of white and cut with Everyday Label punch
  • Real Red heart is from Cookie Cutter Punch

Stampin' Up! Smitten Mitten Bundle Penguin Family card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC254 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #smittenmitten #manymittens #christmas #punchart #penguin

So...what do you think of this Many Mittens Penguin Family card?  I'm thinking these penguins would even be cute for Valentine's Day.  I know I'm smitten!

If you like punch art, mittens &/or penguins, then the Smitten Mitten Bundle is for you (bundles save you 10% too).  Be sure to add it to your shopping bag today! 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #250: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy

For my Stampin' Up! Product Suite, I chose to focus on Memories & More (of course!).  Specifically the Merry Little Christmas Card Pack.  This card pack coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas Suite and are perfect for all your project needs. Make gift tags, cards, and preserve your memories!  

For today's challenge - I have two quick & cute cards for you (quick & cute).  When I say quick, I mean really quick.  This card pack makes holiday card making a breeze!

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack cards by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #merrylittlechristmas #christmas #memoriesandmore

Fa La La La La card

  • Die cut Merry Little Christmas card with Lots of Labels Dies (largest die)
  • Wrap 1/8" Sheer Old Olive ribbon around die cut twice and tie in a knot. 
  • Adhere black striped card to folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Old Olive card base  Adhere die cut with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add sticker from card pack.  Attach Black Rhinestone Jewels

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack cards by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #merrylittlechristmas #christmas #memoriesandmore

Ho Ho Ho Santa card

  • card base = Real Red 4-1/4" x 11"
  • belt = 4-1/4" x 3-3/4" basic black
  • buckle = 1-1/8" square Silver Foil (Stitched Shapes Framelits) & 3/4" square basic black  

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack cards by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #merrylittlechristmas #christmas #memoriesandmore

Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack includes:

  • 52 3" x 4", (2) of 26 designs
  • 20 4" x 6", (2) of 10 designs
  • 1 cardstock sticker sheet
  • 1 acetate sticker sheet printed with silver foil designs
  • 4 acetate card overlays
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, kraft, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, white

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack cards by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #merrylittlechristmas #christmas #memoriesandmore

Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Color Combo shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

When purchasing the Memories & More Card Packs, I recommend getting some matching cardstock and embellishments too.  See supply list below and add it to your shopping bag today!  

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Memories & More Merry Little Christmas Card Pack cards by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC250 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #merrylittlechristmas #christmas #memoriesandmore
 


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  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • Free with qualifying $300 order (before shipping and handling)
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards - yay!!!
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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #246: Ready for Christmas Bundle Ruffled Tree

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #246-Product Spotlight #dostamping
What a fun challenge we have for you this week...Stampin' Up! 3D Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  A great excuse to play them.  

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders—great for card fronts and accents.

Stampin' Up! Ruffled Dynamic Folder and Ready for Christmas Bundle card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC246 #dostamping #stampinup #christmascards #cardmaking #readyforchristmas #christmasstaircase #2017holiday

If you look close, you'll see that I chose to play with the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.  I used it to add texture to the tree die cut, from Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies coming September 1.  Love the results.  Check it out... 

Ready for Christmas Bundle card

  1. Use an Aqua Painter to lightly add water to 5-1/2" x 4" piece of Shimmery White Paper - swipe back & forth.  Then use Aqua Painter to add Berry Burst ink (I watered it down a bit) - over the saturated area for a color wash look.  Let dry.
  2. Stamp greeting (from Ready for Christmas stamp set) with Berry Burst ink.  Adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Berry Burst card base.
  3. Wrap Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding around card front and tie in a bow.  Position to the left.
  4. Die cut Old Olive tree (Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies).  Place tree in Ruffled 3D Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, and run through Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  NOTE:  as 3D Dynamic Folders are thicker, only one standard cutting pad is required (not two).  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Cut 3/4" x 1/2" piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and adhere to just under tree.
  6. Stamp ornaments with Basic Black Archival Ink.  Color with Aqua Painter using Berry Burst & Old Olive Inks.  Die cut with matching shape.  Arrange and adhere to tree with Glue Dots.
  7. Die cut Gold Glimmer Paper star - adhere to tree with Glue Dots.


Stampin' Up! Ruffled Dynamic Folder and Ready for Christmas Bundle card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC246 #dostamping #stampinup #christmascards #cardmaking #readyforchristmas #christmasstaircase #2017holiday

Be sure to add the Ready for Christmas Bundle (coming 9/1) & Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to your next order!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Ruffled Dynamic Folder and Ready for Christmas Bundle card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC246 #dostamping #stampinup #christmascards #cardmaking #readyforchristmas #christmasstaircase #2017holiday

 


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  • If you're redeeming your coupon codes with an online order, see these instructions
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
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  • Coupon codes expire August 31st.  I recommend using them right away, so you don't forget!  

You can redeem your Bonus Days Coupon(s) on any Stampin' Up! product.  However, if you're looking for something new, then check out

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Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Bundle Early Release (8/2017) #dostamping

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #242: Rolling Marbles & Every Good Wish Sneak Peek

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #242-Product Spotlight #dostamping

This week's challenge is to use Stampin' Up! Ink Refills.  Of course their main purpose is to re-ink Classic Stampin’ Pads.  But you can also use them for  or use for spritzing, watercoloring and lots of background techniques.  Today I'm sharing an oldie, but goodie technique...Rolling Marbles.


Stampin' Up! Every Good Wish (2017 Holiday Catalo) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC242 #dostamping (Rolling Marble Technique)
Rolling Marbles Technique

  1. Use a rectangle plastic container with a lid (I used a clamshell storage case, the kind that Stampin' Up! stamps used to be stored in)
  2. Add a couple of drops of ink refill to the container (I used Real Red for the first card, Real Red & Old Olive for the 2nd card)
  3. Place 3 marbles in the container.  Close the lid and shake the marbles around in the ink (side to side, not up and down).
  4. Open the container and adhere piece of cardstock (4" x 5-1/4") on the lid (just use a couple strips of snail - you want to be able to easily remove it)
  5. Flip the container over and roll the "inked marbles" over the cardstock to create the desired look.
  6. Remove cardstock, let dry (will dry quickly).  Add to your project.

Rolling Marble Technique shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Stampin' Up! Every Good Wish (2017 Holiday Catalo) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC242 #dostamping (Rolling Marble Technique)

For the focal point, I pulled out one of my "prize" stamp sets that I got while at the Stampin' Up! Thailand Incentive Trip, called Every Good Wish (from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, coming 9/1).  I used Real Red for the greeting and Old Olive for the holly leaves.  Die cut with Lots of Framelits dies (#5).  Add a 1/2" strip of Real Red Glimmer Paper, Old Olive Baker's Twine and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  

Stampin' Up! Every Good Wish (2017 Holiday Catalo) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC242 #dostamping (Rolling Marble Technique)

I also tried it in Whisper White, with Real Red & Olive Olive Ink Refills (both in the Brights Classic Stampin' Ink Refills pack #131162).  I can't decide which one I like the best...Whisper White or Crumb Cake.  Which do you like?

Either way - Rolling Marbles is a fun Ink Refill Background Technique.  Be sure to stock up on Ink Refills today (see supply list below)!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Every Good Wish (2017 Holiday Catalo) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC242 #dostamping

 


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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #238: 2017-2019 Itty Bitty Bows

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.    DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC238 - Product Spotlight #dostamping

My favorite of the new embellishments are the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.  Which is odd because I didn't think I'd like them.  Don't get me wrong, I love the new In Colors this year - fun and bright!  But I thought the felt bows would be too bulky.  Turns out, that is bot the case.  They are just right and the perfect touch for any card!

Stampin' Up! In Color Bitty Bows (144217).  The perfect touch for any card!

2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (144217)

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  • 20 bows - 4 each of 5 colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
  • approx 1" wide

Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 Itty Bitty Bows & Just Add Text by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC238 #dostamping

If today's card looks kind of familiar, that's because it is.  I shared a similar card here. Often times the cards I share here are offered at my local classes.  At my last week's local Stamp-a-Stack class I offered that same card, but in Berry Burst (instead of Fresh Fig).  One of my customers (Terry R.) turned it on it's side to "portrait mode" and I loved it!  

Bitty Bow QC card

  1. Adhere 2-3/4" x 5" piece of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then adhere to folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Berry Burst card base.
  2. Stamp floral greeting (Just Add Text stamp set) on 3-1/4" wide Stitched Shapes Framelit oval, with Berry Burst ink.  Use Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to blend ink from the flowers.  Use Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker (fine tip) to gently add color to the leaves.  Adhere to 3-1/2" wide Berry Burst scallop oval (Layering Oval Framelits).  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Attach 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (already comes with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional...yay!)

Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 Itty Bitty Bows & Just Add Text by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC238 #dostamping

In addition to the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows - my favorite DSP is the matching Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. They compliment each other perfectly!

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #234: Fresh Fig Just Add Text

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #234-Product Spotlight #dostamping

And...in continuing with this week's new 2017-2019 In Colors theme week, I'm featuring Fresh Fig. This color is kind of a mix between a dark purple & burgundy.   I think it will be a nice compliment for several Stampin' Up! colors.  For today's card, I paired it with a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist.  

Stampin' Up! Just Add Text (with Fresh Fig In Color week) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC234 #dostamping

Just Add Text QC card

  1. Adhere 2-3/4" x 5" piece of Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then adhere to folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Fresh Fig card base.
  2. Stamp floral greeting (Just Add Text stamp set) on 3-1/4" wide Stitched Shapes Framelit oval, with Fresh Fig.  Use Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to blend ink from the flowers.  Use Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker (fine tip) to gently add color to the leaves.  Adhere to 3-1/2" wide scallop oval (Layering Oval Framelits).  Adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  3. Attach 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows (already comes with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional...yay!)
  4. Attach small Pearl Basic Jewels in larger flowers.

Stampin' Up! Just Add Text (with Fresh Fig In Color week) card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC234 #dostamping

My camera wasn't able to pick up the true beauty of this card with the Wink of Stella Glitter.  Trust me...it's really beautiful.  Plus - it always makes me happy when I can make such a beautiful card so quickly!

And...oh my gosh, how cute are the new 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows?

I have to admit...I wasn't sure if I would like them.  I thought they might be too bulky.  But the felt is thin and makes for the perfect way to top off any project with a cute bow (especially if you're bow challenged)!   It comes with (20) 1" bows - 4 each of 5 colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide.  You'll definitely want to add them to your next order!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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