Seasonal Samplers

guestSTAR Connie Plaumann with Fable Friends creations!

I'm excited to share four Fable Friends creations made by one of my DOstamperSTARS team members, Connie Plaumann.  

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends creations by DOstamperSTAR, Connie Plaumann.    #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #dostamperstars #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #eastercards

8" x 8" Sampler - Connie is the queen of samplers!


Stampin' Up! Fable Friends creations by DOstamperSTAR, Connie Plaumann.    #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #dostamperstars #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #eastercards

Sweet bunny card!


Stampin' Up! Fable Friends creations by DOstamperSTAR, Connie Plaumann.    #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #dostamperstars #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #eastercards
These little baskets come together in no time at all. 

  • Score a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock at 2” on all sides. 
  • Then cut on two of the lines (on one side) up to the 2” score line (repeat on opposite side).   
  • Fold flaps you fold in and attach together (use adhesive, brads or stapler). 
  • Then decorate.

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends creations by DOstamperSTAR, Connie Plaumann.    #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #dostamperstars #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #eastercards
Recessed Panel card

Aren't these Easter/Spring Fable Friends creations made by Connie sensational?

Connie has been with my team for 7-1/2 years.  She's always sharing her talent with everyone and recently has been stamping up a storm!  Plus, I can always count on her to volunteer to help wherever needed.  She's been a blessing to me, my team and the stamping community!  You'll find her sharing on her Facebook business page, Creative Possibilities.

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Birthday Sampler: Minion Punch Art Video with Sampler Tips too!

Each Wednesday this month, I'll be featuring some fun projects to celebrate birthdays!  Why?  Because it's my birthday this month (the 18th, wink, wink)! 

First up is a Birthday Seasonal Sampler that I did with my DOstamperSTARS.  These are 2-1/4" squares that we swap with each other.  We did these last spring using products from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  In May, I shared a different set of 9 squares (see Kaleidoscope Birthday Sampler), but I never shared the rest of the squares with you. The DSP is no longer available, but of course - the basic colors are.  There's also tons of inspiration from their clever punch art.  Plus - check out the Minion Punch Art square!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #punchart #minion #diy #seasonalsampler #papercrafting #howdshedothat #birthday

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #punchart #minion #diy #seasonalsampler #papercrafting #howdshedothat #birthday

Here's my swap - Minion Punch Art!  Didn't he turn out cute?

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#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #punchart #minion #diy #seasonalsampler #papercrafting #howdshedothat #birthday

Minion Punch Art Supplies

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Below I have a How'd She DO That? video showing the following:

  • Assembling the Minion Punch Art
  • Seasonal Sampler How-To's:
    • Measurements
    • Mounting Tips
    • Frames

 WATCH VIDEO: Minion Punch Art & Birthday Seasonal Sampler

 

If you enjoyed the Birthday Seasonal Sampler, you'll want to check out additional Seasonal Samplers here (scroll down to see Christmas, Winter, Easter, etc).

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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Seasonal Sampler Squares: Kaleidoscope Birthday Theme (you're gonna love it!)

Today I'm sharing a favorite of my customers.  They keep oohing and aahing over it It's the DOstamperSTARS latest birthday themed Seasonal Sampler Squares Swap.  The STARS went nuts for this theme and outdone themselves.  

First, here's one of my squares - Party Owl:

#birthday #seasonal sampler #Kaleidoscope #dostamping #stampinup #2014occasions #birthday #owlbuilderpunch #homedecor #diy #papercrafting #punchart

#birthday #seasonal sampler #Kaleidoscope #dostamping #stampinup #2014occasions #birthday #owlbuilderpunch #homedecor #diy #papercrafting #punchart

#birthday #seasonal sampler #Kaleidoscope #dostamping #stampinup #2014occasions #birthday #owlbuilderpunch #homedecor #diy #papercrafting #punchart

#birthday #seasonal sampler #Kaleidoscope #dostamping #stampinup #2014occasions #birthday #owlbuilderpunch #homedecor #diy #papercrafting #punchart

Like I said - the STARS outdid themselves this time.  I think you can see why my local customers are lovin' it.  Plus - the Kaliedoscope DSP is just perfect for the birthday theme...don't you think.  It's just so much fun to look at!

Kaleidoscope-DSP

Basic details of the Birthday Themed Seasonal Sampler:

  • 132995 Kaleidoscope DSP 2" squares (from Occasions Catalog - ending May 31st)
  • Mount onto 2-1/4" squares (coordinating colors include: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White)
  • Mount onto 7-1/8" square of Whisper White
  • Then mount onto larger square of cardstock or DSP to fit your frame.  (My frame is 9" square, found it at Walmart)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Seasonal Sampler: Easter/Springtime with Sweet Sorbet

If you're a follower of my blog, you may have noticed that my downline group, DOstamperSTARS have started swapping 2-1/4" squares to create Home Decor Wall Art - which we call Seasonal Samplers.  Last month our theme was Easter/Springtime using the FREE Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (free with $50 order through 3/31).  

#dostamping #stampinup #seasonalsampler #wallart #home decor #easter #sweetsorbet #punchart #sab2014

These were my 2 squares (we each swap 2 squares).

#dostamping #stampinup #seasonalsampler #wallart #home decor #easter #sweetsorbet #punchart #sab2014

Here's my finished "wall art" using 9 squares to complete my sampler.  There were plenty of leftover squares to create another piece or to use on cards - like I did here.  

#dostamping #stampinup #seasonalsampler #wallart #home decor #easter #sweetsorbet #punchart #sab2014

  

#dostamping #stampinup #seasonalsampler #wallart #home decor #easter #sweetsorbet #punchart #sab2014Didn't it turn out cute?!  I'm lovin' these samplers.  I can tell you are lovin' them too, as I receive several questions each time I post one.  See below for FAQs.

Happy Springtime (hope it comes soon)!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Seasonal Sampler FAQ's

Q: What size are the squares?
A:  We swap a decorated 2" square and then mount them ourselves onto 2-1/4" squares.

Q:  How do you get them positioned so nicely?
A:  If you look closely, you'll see a white matte that measures 7-1/8" square.  This helps a lot to get them positioned just right.

Q:  What size frame are you using?
A:  This frame is a 10x10 shadowbox frame.  I've used other size square frames 9-1/2", 12" - whatever I can find that is a square shaped frame.  I remove the glass piece to accomodate the bulk of some of the embellishments and punch art.

Past Seasonal Sampler Inspiration

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Fresh Prints DSP Stack: Valentine Sampler

Woohoo - I met with my DOstamperSTARS downline on Friday and we had the best time stamping, sharing and swapping!  One of our swaps was Valentine themed "sampler squares" using Stampin' Up!'s new Fresh Prints Designer Paper.  I'm always so impressed with the what everyone comes up with.  I quickly put together my framed Valentine Sampler using only half of the swaps.  Still have plenty left to put second sample together. 

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

#dostamping #stampinup #valentine #sampler #freshprints #punch art, #2014occasionscatalog

Some the Fresh Prints Valentine Sampler details include:

  • These are 2-1/4" squares
  • I mounted mine onto a piece of 7-1/8"square Whisper White (for easy square alignment), then again onto a 9" square to fit my frame
  • Colors are Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack 132996
    • 48 sheets of 4-1/2 x 6-1/2"
    • 4 ea of 12 double-sided designs

Hope you enjoy making your own Valentine's Sampler - try it, they are lots of fun!

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Dawn's 2014 Occasions Catalog Product Shares - update

Several rounds of Occasions Catalog shares went out last week.  The rest are going out tomorrow.  I have started another round for some of you who missed out.  

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Seasonal Sampler: Winter Frost

Here's a Seasonal Sampler I did with my DOstamperSTARS.  This month's theme was Winter.  Each person designed 2 squares and we swapped them at our Potluck-n-Love event last month (more on that in a future post).

Here's my 2" squares:

Dawn's-Squares

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Here's the finished sampler framed in a 10x10 shadowbox, with a mat using Stampin' Up!'s Silver Foil Sheets (132178) :

Winter-Frost-1a

Winter-Frost-cu2

Winter-Frost-cu1

Didn't it turn out great?  I'm just lovin' these samplers!!  

One of my favorite squares is the Silver Foil Snowflake made by Jolene. Here's some tips:

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Reindeer-Card

I had an extra reindeer square leftover, so I made a card with it.  Really, any square could be turned into a card.  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Season of Style Inspired Christmas Sampler, Last Day $25 Join

I am so excited to share today's project with you!  It's a Christmas Sampler, inspired by Stampin' Up!'s Season of Style Designer Series Paper from the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  I've been wanting to do one of these ever since I saw my friend Penny Thomas do one.  Then I received one in a swap from my sweet friend, Denise Sullivan and that was it...I totally fell in love with them.  

This weekend, I've finally made one.  Well actually - my DOstamperSTARS had a swap.  We each created two squares for the swap and we ended up with plenty of squares to complete two samplers.  Here's what I did with mine (I know you'll want to "pin it"!)...

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Sampler

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Sampler

What do you think?  I love it!! 

The two squares I made were the top left and bottom middle.  The rest were made by DOstamperSTARS!  

The basics details/supplies are:

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Ends today...Monday, Oct 21, 2013

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*This perk is only available to those who sign up between October 7-21; don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Click here to join Oct 7-21st! I'd love to have you join my group! 

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Additional Questions I've received from you... 

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  • 20% discount (or more) on all orders (including your personal orders, other orders from customers, friends/family - etc).  
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Q: I'm long distance from you.  How does that work?
A: No problem at all.  I have members from all over the US and PR. In fact, the majority of my DOstamperSTARS are long distance.  We connect for both business and fun on our private Facebook community.  I offer "basic" training, tutorials, reminders and more on my DOstamperSTARS password protected blog.  We do occasional swaps and more!!

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Got more questions, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

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