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DOstamping Tropical Escape Suite Week: Day # 2 - Let the Paper Shine!

DOstamping Suite Week - Tropical Escape Inspiration #dostamping #stampinup #tropicalescape #tropicalchic

It's Day #2 of DOstamping Tropical Escape Suite Week! 

  • Today's (3) cards lets the fabulous Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) shine!
  • These cards are Quick & Cute (QC) because the DSP does all the work for you.
  • Remember that paper you bought last month, it's OK to USE IT UP.

146916-Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Series Paper

146916 Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Series Paper

  • Features a fun mixed of leaves, floral and neutral patterns
  • Some patterns would even work for themes such as: birthday, baby and more
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White  

Stampin' Up! Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper colors, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White  - shared by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #dostamping #tropicalescape #colorcombo

 

Stampin' Up! Tropical Escape Suite, Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tropicalescape

Tropical Escape Card #1

  • Stamps: Tropical Chic
  • Paper:
    • Soft Sea Foam (11" x 4-1/4" card base)
    • Whisper White (scrap for 1-7/8" circle die) 
    • Granny Apple Green (scrap for 2" scallop die)
    • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/2" and 4-1/2" x 2")
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tip: Use the Tailored Tag Punch to create the end of the banner...(clever, right?)

Stampin' Up! Tropical Escape Suite, Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tropicalescape

Tropical Escape Card #2

  • Stamps: Tropical Chic, Hand Delivered host set (for greeting)
  • Paper:
    • Blushing Bride (11" x 4-1/4" card base)
    • Whisper White (scrap for leaf die) 
    • Granny Apple Green (3/4" x 4-1/4")
    • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (4-1/2" x 3-1/4")
  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce
  • Other:  Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Black Baker's Twine, Tropical Elements, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Stampin' Up! Tropical Escape Suite, Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #tropicalescape

Tropical Escape Card #3

  • Stamps: Tropical Chic
  • Paper:
    • Soft Sea Foam (11" x 4-1/4" card base and scrap for sentiment)
    • Whisper White (scrap for flower die) 
    • Shaded Spruce (scrap for leaf)
    • Blushing Bride (scrap for leaf)
    • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (four of 5-1/4" x 1" strips)
  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride
  • Other:  Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits Dies,, Tailored Tag Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tips:  See below

Tip for saving die cut shapes from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #bigshot #tropicalthinlits

Quick Tip:

  • When using dies like the Tropical Thinlits, cut several dies at a time from one piece of cardstock
  • Use different colors, taking cues from the DSP coordinating colors
  • That's how the card #3 came together.  I used previously cut shapes that I stored in a cello bag with the thinlits...smart, right? 

With the Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Series Paper fun and trendy designs, you'll find lots of uses for it.  Add it to your shopping bag today!  

Stop by tomorrow for more Tropical Escape Suite Week inspiration! 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

 


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For Lindsey: Better Together Thank You Notes in Gusseted Bag

A couple of Saturday's ago, I attended a wedding shower for my niece, Lindsey.  In January, she's marrying a young man from Canada.  I'm very excited for her to start her next journey of her life.  Along with a shower gift, I also like to hand make thank-you cards for the bride-to-be. Here's what I created for her...

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

Better Together Thank You Cards

  • I stamped the greeting from Bunch of Blossoms first onto 3-3/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock..  Then stamped the cute little flower from Better Together with Archival Basic Black ink.  
  • Once I stamped them all (I made 28 cards), then I quickly colored the blooms with an Aqua Painter using Sweet Sugarplum ink...just a quick swipe over the bloom (don't use too much water, as the paper will "pill" - I prefer a drier brush).  Once they were mostly dry, I went over the center of the flowers with more color to add a little depth.  
  • The leaves were colored with a Blender Pen and Mint Macaron ink.
  • Once everything was dry, I added a little bling with a Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Then adhere completed panel to folded Note cards & Envelopes...the perfect size for thank you cards!

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

  • Wrap completed cards and envelopes (along with postage stamps), in a Gusseted Cello Bag (5 x 11-1/2" - now retired.  But the 6" x 17" bag #142001 could work too - just cut to the length you need - see video below for other uses).
  • Tie off with ribbon from 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack.
  • Create tag with Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decorate with flower as done on the cards.  Tie onto bag with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

 

Watch Video: 6" x 17" Gusseted Cello Bag in Action

As you can see, there are lots of ways to use Gusseted Bags.  Though, I still like packaging up cards the best!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Paper Piecing Technique with Stampin' Up! Get Well Soup

Seems lately that many of us have had the winter crud and it just keeps hanging on.  I found myself needing to reach for get well cards and I didn't have any - yikes!  I needed to get stamping.  

Stampin' Up!'s Get Well Soup stamp to the rescue!    Soup is great for what ails you, but it's hard to send.  So instead, stamp a card with the get-well message written in a bowl of steaming soup.  It won't be hot, but it will help show your concern.

Get Well Soup paper piecing card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This card was inspired by a swap I received from Ann Schach.  I real liked the paper piecing technique she used, especially over coloring the bowl.  If you've never Paper Pieced before, see below for a photo tutorial.  NOTE: Before I started stamping, I punched the top two corners of a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock with Curvy Corner Trio Punch.

Get Well Soup paper piecing card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Step #1: Stamp image three times with Basic Black Archival Ink.  Whisper White (5" x 3-3/4"), scraps of Pacific Point and Crushed Curry

Get Well Soup paper piecing card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Step #2: Use scissors to cut out Pacific Point bowl and Crushed Curry soup

Get Well Soup paper piecing card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Step #3:  Now you're ready to put all your pieces together.  Adhere the bowl to the stamped white panel.  Then use a Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the "soup" piece inside the bowl.  Voila!!  (Also, punch heart from Red Glimmer Paper with Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Get Well Soup paper piecing card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Didn't these turn out cute?  My local stamping class ladies thought so, as it was very popular card choice at my last class!  Many of these are going in the mail tomorrow in hopes of brightening someone's day!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #146: Watercolor Words Omitting Technique

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

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OK, when you see my card, you're probably gonna say to yourself..."what, was she thinking?"  Well, let me explain.  When I saw this week's challenge photo I focused in on the backpack itself, which made me think of back-to-school, which led me to the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, which led me to my card's color combo and...that's how I got here.  Now you know how my mind thinks...racing here and there!

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

The layout is something I saw on a display board at convention and I've been waiting for just the right time to use it.  I think it works perfectly with the Watercolor Words Stamp Set .  Speaking of Watercolor Words...this set is so outside my wheelhouse.  I'm not typically drawn to this style of stamps.  But I recently gave in and now I'm so excited about this stamp set and it's endless possibilities!

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

I think any kid would love to receive a "hooray for you" card for their accomplishments.  Hmm...probably any adult would too!  Though, that particular greeting isn't one stamp.  I combined two stamp images..."hooray" and "Just FOR You".  However, I needed to enlist the omitting technique to achieve it.

Omitting Technique

Omitting is when you ink only the word(s) you want to use (omitting the ones you don't want to use). For this stamp, I omitted the word "just".  Omitting ink on one word is SO easy to do with a photopolymer set, as you can see exactly where the ink is going.  You should give it a try. 

The "for you" could be used in several different ways with this stamp set...  

  • hooray...for you
  • hope...for you
  • love...you

Watercolor Words card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#146 #dostamping #stampinup

Here's a birthday version, which was one of the cards I offered at my local card buffet class a couple nights ago.  This is the card that spawned me asking the question..."Are you sick of the "stapler trick"yet?  There was a resounding, "NO, we love that trick!"  Phfew...I know I've been using it a lot lately, but I really like how easy it is to do.  It allows you to add that last little touch that finishes the card off perfectly.  How about you...have you tried it yet?  Don't you just love it?

Ok - I think I got a little chatty today.  I hope you had fun and enjoyed today's DOstamperSTARS Challenge cards.

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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2015 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Your Presents (not just for Christmas)

At the Stampin' Up! convention in July, we got a chance to play with one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming 2015 Holiday Catalog, called Your Presents.  I might have overlooked this stamp set, so it was good to be able to give it a test drive.

Your Presents stamp set from 2015 Holiday Catalog shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The images in this set were designed to be used individually or together using the "kissing technique".

Kissing Technique (for present image above)

  • Use two stamps. Typically a solid stamp and a pattern stamp (diagonal stamp used above)
  • Ink one or both of them (solid stamp inked in Mint Macaron, diagonal stamp inked in Garden Green)
  • Touch them together (be careful not to let the stamps slide) - transferring pattern stamp image to the solid stamp.
  • Stamp the solid image onto cardstock. 
  • Stand back and ooh & aah!

Your Presents stamp set from 2015 Holiday Catalog shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Both of the presents on the right feature the kissing technique with a twist...

2 More Ways of Kissing Technique

  • For the bottom present, the solid image was inked in Mint Macaron and the pattern image wasn't inked at all.  When it "kisses" the solid image - it removes the ink, leaving white space.  Then stamp solid image on paper.
  • For the top present, the solid image is left uninked.  Stamp the diagonal image with Watermelon Wonder on to solid image stamp, then turn 90 degrees, ink and stamp again onto the solid image stamp to create the "plaid" design.  Then stamp solid image on paper

The greeting is from the Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set [138946].

Your Presents stamp set from 2015 Holiday Catalog shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Linda Persoon)

I received this card from fellow demonstrator, Linda Persoon for my birthday this month.  The star images are from Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set (137167) and the greeting is from B.Y.O.P. Stamp Set (137159)

As you can see from these last two cards, the Your Presents stamp set is not just for Christmas, making this a set you can use all year-long.  

If you like stamping techniques then this stamp set will be a perfect addition to your collection.  Don't forget to add it to your wish list for September 1st.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Control Freaks Birthday Tour!


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Welcome to the Control Freaks April 2013 Tour (officially starts April 20th, but should be live by 8:00pm central time April 19th- so be sure to stop back later to take the full tour). We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from Justin Krieger's Blog

Our theme for this month is: "Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations".   

Butterfly Birthday Ensemble 

I don't know about you, but...I just can't put Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches down.  I am so drawn to them and I find myself reaching for them on almost every project these days.  So instead of fighting it, I simply gave in (again!) and you get birthday butterflies!!

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Ensemble includes:

  • Butterfly Birthday card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Butterfly Birthday thank you (3"x3")
  • Butterfly Boutique Box candy holder

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I chose a soft color palette of retiring colors.  I think I'll miss Baja Breeze the most!

Both the birthday and thank you cards have a panel with lines scored on all 4 sides to give them a little texture interest.  

TIP: score with front side faced down on your scoring tool

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Butterfly Boutique Box Candy Holder 

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Boutique Boxes make for a great last minute candy holder.  You'll find them in the 2013 Spring Catalog.  They come already die cut - woohoo!.  Just punch-out, add Sticky Strip, fold and you're done!  

Well...add some cute decorations with Butterflies and Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon...then you're done!

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TIP:  The box-top is actually folded backwards and stays in place with the ribbon.  Just slip in 2 candy bars (yes, two candy bars fit perfectly...gotta love that!) and your candy holder is ready to go.  

It could be a gift in itself or would make a great party favor too!

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  • Blooming with Kindness stamp (126420w or 126422c)
  • Baja Breeze ink
  • Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper
  • 129306 Boutique Boxes
  • 129292 Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon
  • 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • 129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 127811 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 119246 Basic Rhinstone Jewels
  • Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! Birthday Creations.  Now on to more, from the always surprising Jan Tinklenberg

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Sale-a-Bration: Vintage Verses & Sycamore Street Thank You Notecards

(NOTE: my feed service seems to be having a hiccup these past couple of days.  Hopefully they'll have a fix for it soon)

Today's card...

I needed to whip up a couple dozen Thank You cards the other day.  So I reached for one of my trusty favorites...Notecards & Envelopes.  Love them!  

I've also fallen in love with the Sale-a-Bration Vintage Verses stamp set (free with $50 order until March 22nd).

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Couldn't decide which color I liked the best...

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Island Indigo or...

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Summer Starfruit?  Which do you prefer?


Stamping Notes From Dawn

  • Stamp greeting with Island Indigo ink on 2-5/8" x 4-1/8" Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere to 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" solid color panel (Summer Starfruit or Island Indigo cardstock - choose your favorite!)
  • Adhere to Notecard (107311) with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Punch Bitty Butterfly (129406) from Sycamore Street DSP, adhere with Glue Dot
  • Add Basic Rhinestone Jewel (119246)
  • Add your inside message and MAIL (don't forget this step!)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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QC Card: Recover Rapidly from SAB Patterned Occasions

It's QC time again.  If you're looking for stamp sets for Quick and Cute cards, you don't have to look any further than Stampin' Up!'s  Sale-a-Bration, Patterned Occasions!  What's even better is, it's FREE with your $50 Sale-a-Bration order!

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Quick and Cute Tip 
Add depth to your card with a quick tone-on-tone panel  

  • Does this ever happen to you?  Sometimes you get done with a card and it looks nice, but it feels like it's missing something.  When that happens to me, 9 times out of 10, adding a same-color panel makes all the difference. 
  • Add some texture to it for even more visual impact.
  • This is one of my favorite cardmaking tricks.  Try it, you'll like it!

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  • Spend $150 choose three
  • AND...when your shopping adventure hits $150 and $400, you qualify for extra FREE Product as described below- woohoo!
    • $150 party = $25 Stampin' Rewards, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper
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