Quick Tips

Transform Texture Embossing Folders into Stamps!

First off, I need to thank everyone for your wonderful feedback on my Sponged Frame Watercolor Winter Card.  I was overwhelmed by your kind words.  My readers are the best!!

So...if you liked that card, I think you'll like both of today's Watercolor Winter cards too.  They feature an out-of-the-box way of working with your Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  Anyone can do it - even if you don't have a die cutting machine.

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Yes - the background panel on these cards were stamped with the Lacy Brocade Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.  So cool and so easy!

Both of these cards have drawn alot of attention on my display boards at my classes lately.  So I thought I would share a Quick Tip Video on how to transform your Texture Impressions Embossing Folders into Stamps!

eta:  The squares on these cards measure 1-1/2"

Enjoy~Dawn O

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WATCH VIDEO: Easy Texture Embossing Folder Stamping

 

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Watercolor Winter, (129724w or 129727c), Greetings of the Season (128030w or 128033c)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974), Always Artichoke (126972), Crumb Cake (126975)
Paper: Crumb Cake (119686), Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lacy Brocade TIEF (127819), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
(102023), Stampin' Sponge (101610), Brayer (102395), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Dawn's Reminders & Shopping Links

  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE  
  • Clearance Rack - Save up to 60% or more (fabric only $.99, while supplies last)                  
  • Earn FREE STAMPS when you shop with Dawn!  Learn about my DOstamping
    Customer Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Check out all my Product Shares (Paper, Ribbon and Holiday) and reservation instructions...and place your reservation today.

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Stampin' Up! Specials and Promtions

Christmas-GiftGet a FREE Festive Paper Piercing Pack when you purchase
one of the specially packaged Holiday Ornaments and Candlelight Christmas DSP Bundles.

Check out the Christmas Gift Pack Bundle Options Here 

 

 

 

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Embellished Events: Flower Pot Quick Tip Video

A few people have been asking me about how to create the Flower Pot for the Embellished Events card sample found on page 41 of the  Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I agree - I love that card and just had to make it myself. 

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So today, I have a Quick Tip Video for you on how to create the Flower Pot.  Get out your 1-3/8 Square and Word Window Punches, and let's get punching!!

WATCH VIDEO:  Easy Flower Pot Punch Art Quick Tip

  

EmbellishedEventsDawn's Stamping Supplies

StampsEmbellished Events  (126495w or 126497c)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Paper:   Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Whisper
Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Dahlias (127556), Linen Thread, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Dimensionals

 

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Dawn's Reminders:

1.  Get your Holiday and Annual Catalog Product Shares today!  Photos and full descriptions have been updated.  Be sure to check out all my Product Shares & Reservation Instructions HERE.

2.  Prices Slashed on Discountinuted Fabric...only $.99 in Clearance Rack details can be found HERE

3.  FREE Howl-o-ween Printers Tray when you join Stampin' Up! in August for only $99 (fully customizable starter kit!)

4.  MDS - 31 for 31  - Digital Downloads for sale


Embellished Events Wedding 3 Ways, Plus Lattice Bigz Die Trick Video

I've been playing around with the Embellished Events stamp set (found on pg 40 in the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog).  Let me tell you, this is a fabulous stamp set for both beginner and experienced stampers alike.  You'll enjoy 6 images and 5 greetings for events throughout the year.  Today's card is a wedding card with a Lattice Die Trick!

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Plus - I couldn't decide which kind of card I wanted to make.  So I made two more, a quick and easy one, and a blinged up version!  See all three below.

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While making today's cards, I noticed the pattern on the wedding bells (could be Christmas bells too).  The pattern resembles the Lattice Bigz Die.  I thought it would be nice to repeat the bell pattern on my card.  However, the Lattice Die only cuts two of the circle patterns and I wanted three repeating patterns.  I was able to figure it out and the short video below shows you how.

WATCH VIDEO:  Lattice Die Trick Wow!

   

 

EmbellishedEventsDawn's Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Embellished Events  (126495w or 126497c)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:    Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Bigz Die (115958), Label Collection Framelist (125598), Rhinestone Jewels (119246),  Stampin' Dimensionals

 

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Dawn's Reminders:

1.  Get your Holiday and Annual Catalog Product Shares today!  Photos and full descriptions have been updated.  Be sure to check out all my Product Shares & Reservation Instructions HERE.

2.  Prices Slashed on Discountinuted Fabric...only $.99 in Clearance Rack details can be found HERE

3.  FREE Howl-o-ween Printers Tray when you join Stampin' Up! in August for only $99 (fully customizable starter kit!)

4.  MDS - 31 for 31  - Digital Downloads for sale


Stampin' Up! Easy Framelit Place Card Video

A lot of you shared your excitement for the Stampin' Up! Framelit Daisy Place Cards I shared on the Control Freak Blog Tour yesterday. As promised, I have a How'd She DO That - Quick Tip Video to show you how to cut your own place cards with Stampin' Up! Label Collection Framelits.

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You'll need a 2-3/4" x 2-1/2" piece of cardstock, scored in the middle at 1-1/4".

VIDEO:  Framelit Place Card Quick Tip

 

Dawns Stamping Supplies

Paper: Pool Party (122924), Melon Mambo (115320), Regal Rose (105130), More Mustard (100946), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Big Shot: Big Shot (113439), Flower Daisies #2 Die (114520), Label Framelits (125598)
Accessories:
1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

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Why Shop with Dawn? Good question! Because you'll earn free Stamps when you DO! Check out my fabulous DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program HERE!

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Enjoy~Dawn O


Punch Art Flower Tip: Stampin' Up! Modern Label and Blossom Punches!

NEW FLASH...I don't know if Stampin' Up! designed it this way, but...the Modern Label punch fits inside the NEW Blossom punch!  I was tickled pink to discover it and look at the wonderful Punch Art Flower it makes!

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Discover just how easy it is to make this flower by watching my how-to video below.  Oh - also, if you missed my tips on how-to punch center of this flower, be sure to check out my Blossom Bouquet Get Well Card video.

VIDEO:  Modern Label, Blossom Punch Art Flower

 

Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Sale-a-Bration!)

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases (117002w or 120501c), Fresh Vintage (Free w/$50 order thru 3/31/12)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782), Basic Black (121045)
Paper:   Poppy Parade (119782), Basic Black (121045), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), NEW Blossom Punch (122464), Modern Label Punch (119842), 1/2" Circle Punch(119869), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad Pack (Free w/$50 order thru 3/31/12)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminder 

There's still time to book your Sale-a-Bration party (thru March 31st). Contact me to schedule your party today!

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Of course - you can place your own "party of one" order of $150 or more and choose these three Sale-a-Bration products for your three SAB choices. Then also get the adorable Hostess Tote shown above (PLEASE NOTE: the tote is not available to earn with online orders. If you'd like the tote, contact me directly with your $150 order at dostamping@yahoo.com)

Enjoy~Dawn O

ONLINE SHOPPING

2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

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Fresh Vintage My Way: Monochromatic!

If you've had a chance to look through the 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, you've probably seen the gorgeous Fresh Vintage sample on page 6.  Gorgeous as it is, my first thought was "all that coloring - oh my".  I love the image, but was not thrilled about the time involved to color it with markers.  

So...monochromatic card to the rescue!  I grabbed my In Color Pool Party Classic Ink and started stamping.  Here's what I came up with...

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Dawn's Stamping Tip:
I stamped the image 3 times along the edge.  I started by stamping the center image upside down.  Then stamped the left and right images upside right to create a border.

For my next card, I wanted to "step-it-up" a little.  I added a little texture with the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder and a couple of Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling.  Take a look...

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies
(Bold items = Sale-A-Bration Product free with a $50 order)

Fresh-Vintage-Stamp-SetStampsFresh Vintage (SAB 125115w or 125117c), Kindness Matters (SAB 127723w or 127724c for the greeting)
Ink:  Pool Party (122938)
Paper:   Pool Party (122924), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), NEW Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (125582), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

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Shop Now at: Dawn's Online Store

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View: 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure

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SHOP: Occasions Mini Catalog

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Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peak: Sprinkled Expressions and My Upcoming Event

I can't believe it...it's only two more weeks and it will Sale-a-Bration time!  If you're new to Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-Bration is the time of year that Stampin' Up! gives away free product with orders of $50 or more.  In fact - for every $50 increment, you can choose a free Sale-a-Bration product (several to choose from).  In fact, today's card is a sneak peak of one of the stamp sets you can choose, Sprinkled Expressions.

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Oh my gosh...isn't this a super cute card!  It could be used for SO many different things.  Of course for congratulations, but also a kids birthday, elementary school graduation, sports awards, etc!

Punch Art Medallion (punch list)

119850 - 1-3/4" Circle Punch (stamped with Pacific Point)
114526 - Circles #2 Die (2nd largest circle) - Real Red
118874 - 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (Pacific Point)
121810 - Petal Cone Die (Pacific Point)

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Wanna make this card?

Then join me at my next event...
Celebrate the New Year with Dawn O!

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Get your year started off on the right foot with projects inspired by Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Occasions Mini & Sale-a-Bration products!

Try your hand at the brand new Framelits, Edgelits and more!  PLUS - lots of new project displays from my fellow Control Freaks, DOstamperSTARS, QCSwappers and my MN Stamp & Share Leader friends!

Choose from:

  • Fri, January 13th (open from 5:30-8:30pm)
  • Sat, January 14th (open from 9:30am to 12:30pm)

Fee:  $10 or (FREE with a $35.00 order)...includes:

  • 4 Make & Take Projects
  • Sale-a-Bration Catalog
  • Introducing...Butt Bingo!
  • LOTS of prizes - something for everyone!!

Bring a friend new to me, join a stamping or Big Shot club or join my DOstamperSTARS team and get more prize tickets!

RSVP: 

Hope to see you there~Dawn O

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Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

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Shop:  Dawn's Online Store

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SHOP:  Occasions Mini Catalog

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RESERVE:  Product Shares!

 


Come to Bethlehem, Quick Tip Video For Clear Sharp Images

Do you sometimes get "splotchy" stamped images?  I sometimes do, especially with solid image stamps.  In today's Quick Tip Video, I share tips on getting clear, sharp images for successful stamping

Actually, this all started when I received a question from a reader...

Question:  How do you get such a clear sharp image from your stamps? I always have to make 3 or 4 attempts before I get an image that I'm proud to use. If you have a secret, are you willing to share? The quality of the SU stamps is so much better than others, but
I'm still having trouble. Thanks . . . Vivian

Answer:  That's a good question. But here are some suggestions...

1. I do make sure I ink up my stamp really good. (also make sure you your inkpads aren't drying out)
2. I hold my stamp on the paper/cardstock for awhile - like 3-4 seconds
3. For solid stamps - I lightly sand them before using for the first time. It seems to remove the manufacturing film and lets the rubber "grab" the ink better.

But sure enough, no sooner did I respond to her question, I too was having trouble getting a good image for this card.

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I kept getting "splotchy" images.  It does seem like the larger, more solid the image is, it takes a little more finesse to get a good image.  Even with the tips above, you still might have some areas which would tempt you to toss it out.  On the video I share some tips for "saving" your splotchy images.  Get out your blender pens!  

1.video-30Video:  Tips for Clear Sharp Stamp Images 

 

 

 

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Stamps:  Come to Bethlehem  (118732w or 120591c)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Paper:   Night of Navy (100867), Whisper white (100730) and Notecards & Envelopes (107311)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Square Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976) Modern Label Punch (119849), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Blender Pens (102845)   

Enjoy~Dawn O