Simply Scored

Stampin' Up! Retiring: 5 Ways to Use the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

 Here's another Stampin' Up! must-have tool that is retiring May 31st...the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.   Designed to be used with the Simply Scored board, it creates diagonal lines great for backgrounds, boxes, bags, fun fold cards and more!  Today I have 5 Ways to use the Diagonal Plate, all with a How'd She DO That? video!  Retiring Simply Scored Diagonal Plate ideas by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup


Double Pocket Pouch using Stampin' Up! Diagonal Plate card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

#1. Double Pocket Pouch with video


Scored Diamond Background card using Stampin' Up! Diagonal Plate card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

#2. Scored Diamond Background with video


Easy Box Card video using Stampin' Up! Diagonal Plate card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

#3. Easy Box Card with video 

  Quick & Easy Envelope Box using Stampin' Up! Diagonal Plate card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

#4. Easy Envelope Box with video 

  Painted Blooms Fun Fold using Stampin' Up! Diagonal Plate card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

#5. Pinwheel Fun Fold Card with video



Aren't these fun projects?  You can make them too with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  But you'll want to get it soon, at it will be gone on June 1st.  While you're at, be sure to get Simply Scored as well, as the Diagonal Plate sits on top of it.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

Reserve your Product Share Today

2016 Ruched Ribbon Product Share by Dawn Olchefske #stampinup #dostampin(This is the new 3/8" Ruched Ribbon)

2016-2017 I Want It ALL Bundle: $87.99 (includes $6.00 bundle discount)
(+$6.45 priority shipping)

The "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following shares:

  • NEW Designer & Specialty Papers Share (see details below) - 129 sheets
  • NEW Ribbon & Trim Share (see details below) - 50 yards
  • NEW Accessories - $15 value - 184 pieces (only available with "I want it all"). This share offers 184 pieces and includes the following:
    • (2) New style Delicate White Doilies, (5) 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, Clear Tiny Treat Box, Glassine Gift Bag, Gusseted Cello Bag, (2) 2x8 Cello Bags, Gold Binder Clip, (10) Metallic Enamel Shapes, (40) 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, (40) Brights Enamel Shapes, (40) Regals Enamel Shapes, (40) Subtles Enamel Shapes
  • Early Bird BONUSUninked Stampin' Spot! 

To see the rest of my product share offerings, visit my
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2016 Occasions Catalog Product Share Timing

  • Taking Reservations: starting May 12th
  • Paypal Billing: begins May 25th (payments must be received by May 31st to be included in my first round)
  • Early Bird BONUS: ends May 31st - receive a new Uninked Stampin' Spot!
  • My Stampin' Up! order: June 1st (first day to order from the Annual Catalog)
  • Estimate mailing of shares: June 17/18th (NOTE: this date may change, as we have already been notified of possible backorders from Stampin' Up!.)

How to Reserve a Product Share:

NOTE:  There is a process for product shares...collect reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order, receive shipped order, cut and sort product, repackage product, package up your product share and mail.  The entire process roughly takes at least two weeks after I place my order with Stampin' Up!

EMAIL ME directly at [email protected] with your product share reservation information listed below:  (Note: For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote...a Priority Mailing Envelope can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)  
4.  Email for Paypal invoicing (if different from the email you use to contact me)
(*) I use Paypal for all my billing needs.  However, a paypal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.  When you receive my paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your paypal account funds or by credit/debit card.  Just follow their SUPER EASY instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you.  

  Stampin' Up! Annual & Occasions Catalog Retiring List #dostamping

Before the new catalog can come out, we have to make room for it by saying good bye to retiring products from the Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog retiring lists:

NOTE:  All "current bundles are being discontinued (even ones not listed on the retiring list).  You'll notice that some of the current bundles individual productsare also not listed on the retired list.  Those "unlisted" individual products will carryover into the new catalog, but will not be available in a bundle.  So take advantage of bundle savings and get your bundles today before they are gone!  (If you have any questions about a specific product, feel free me to contact me).  

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #137: Wild About Flowers

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #137

When I saw this week's Thursday Challenge, I was immediately drawn to the flower pots. So I decided to bring out the new Wild About Flowers stamp set again. 

Wild About Flowers card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #137 #dostamping #stampinup

I like the way the color pops against the neutral background.  The flowers were stamped (colors listed in supply list below), then punched with the NEW 1-1/2" Circle Punch.  Pop up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wild About Flowers card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #137 #dostamping #stampinup

Take a closer look...I added a little bit of texture.  Here's how:

  • Start with a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Crumb Cake cardstock
  • With  4" side against the top of the Simply Scored board.  Score every 1/8" starting at 1", ending at 1-5/8" (total of six score lines)
  • Flip over (this will now be the front of the card)
  • Tie Linen Thread around twice, positioning under the grooved lines

I think it added a nice little touch.  Plus it reminds me of the "siding" in the challenge photo.  So, what do you it?

Enjoy~Dawn O


Check out more "Home Sweet Home  inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) 


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Join Stampin' Up! DOstamperSTARS with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

There's no better time to join Stampin' Up! and the STARS than with a new catalog launch!  And if that isn't enough, Stampin' Up! has sweetened the deal with an additional two free stamp sets of your choice.

Special Starter Kit Offer details:

  • June 2-30th
  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit (choose $125 of merchandise of your choice)
  • PLUS you'll get to choose two stamp sets of your choice!
  • Which stamps do you get to choose from? That's the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the new annual catalog!


Join the STARS community and find fellowship and fun, as we share and support each other in stamping, crafting and more!  

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With low quarterly minimums, a fun online community, bi-monthly magazine and a new catalog to is a great time to join!

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Flowering Flourishes: Fancy Fold Screen Divider Card Video

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Have you made a Fancy Fold Screen Divider Card yet?  They are all the rage!  

We did this card at my club class this month and one of my club members said, "oh oh, this card looks too hard".  Are you thinking the same thing?  Guess's not hard at all.  In fact, she was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make. Like her, you may just need a little direction.  And to the's a How'd She DO That? video - just for you!

WATCH VIDEO: Fancy Fold Screen Divider Card



#dostamping #stampinup #cardmaking #howdsheDOthat #papercrafting #diy #screendivider #floweringflourishes #fancyfold

When folded all the way up - it will fit in a Stampin' Up! medium envelope (107301).  So, how easy was that?  EZPZ!   I think I see more of these in my future.  Have fun making your own Screen Divider Card.

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Sale-a-Bration Inspiration: Good As Gold Treat Box Video

I'm excited to share a darling little Good As Gold Card Kit Treat Box with you today!  

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske, #dostamping #goodasgoldcardkit #papercrafting #saleabration #stampinup #treatbox  

I created it using the new Sale-a-Bration "Good as Gold Card Kit".  

  • The card kit creates 8 quick and cute cards
  • Includes envelopes and gold liners
  • Lots of greeting banners (you'll have leftovers!)
  • It's one of your SAB free choices with a $50 order now through March 31st.  
  • Here's what you get in the kit:

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske, #dostamping #goodasgoldcardkit #papercrafting #saleabration #stampinup

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske, #dostamping #goodasgoldcardkit #papercrafting #saleabration #stampinup

The cards are cute, but for you box lovers - I came up with the adorable treat box shown above!  Check out the How'd She DO That? video below. 

WATCH VIDEO:  Good As Gold Treat Box


Enjoy~Dawn O 


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Video: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box

If you're on my newsletter list (which is different from my blog email subscription list), then you just received my Week#5 of my DOstamping 6-Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter.  It included a written tutorial for an adorable Petite Treat Box, created by my friend, Tammy Fite.  

I was so taken with these cute little boxes that I put together my own version of the Petite Treat Box, along with a short video tutorial.

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How cute are these?  Super cute!!  They hold a fun-size Twix candy favorite!  You only need a 4-3/4" x 4-1/4" sheet of card to make this sweet Petite Treat Box (say that 3 times fast)!

Get out your Simply Scored Tool and follow along with my How'd She DO That? video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Sale-a-Bration Petite Treat Box


Enjoy~Dawn O


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Petite Treat Box Scoring:

  • With 4-3/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 2" and 2-3/4"
  • With 4-1/4" side at top of scoring board, score at 3/4" x 3-1/2"


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DOstamping 6 Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter

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A.  No, they are different.  My Newsletter is a series of newsletters done throughout the year.  6 Weeks at Sale-a-Bration, 6 Weeks at the new Catalog Release (starting in June) and 12 Weeks of Christmas (in the fall).  In addition, I send out newsletters here and there throughout the year, but no set schedule.


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A.  If you're new to me

  • Then you'll want to sign up HERE!
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Q.  If I sign up today, I'll only receive the last week of the DOstamping Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletters.  Can I have the first 5 weeks too?

A.  Links to the first 5 weeks will be included in the last week (wk#6), going out on Sunday, March 3rd.  So you won't miss a thing!



Easy Scentsational Season Cocoa Packet Wow Video!

Here's another DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama Event project that was a big hit...the super easy Scentasational Season Cocoa Packet Holder.  According to DOstamperSTAR Laurie was a big WOW and she can't stop talking about it.

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For this project, I enlisted the help of fellow demonstrator, sideline Jolene Jacobs.  I designed the cocoa packet and she added the stamping.  What a great team!

And yes - I did make a video.  In's my 10-Minute Tuesday Video (that I know many of you have been asking when I would be doing these again.  I'm gonna try my best to get back on track.  I didn't realize that you guys LOVED them and was missing them.)

What's a 10-Minute Tuesday video?  That's when I videotape a project from beginning to end.  They generally take longer for me to videotape and edit.  For my other videos, I usually only share tips and how-to's that don't seem obvious from the project photo.   

WATCH 10-Min Tuesday VIDEO:  Easy Cocoa Packet Holder Wow!


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Scentsational Season Bundle (129945w or 129946c)

updated 8/30...Print PDF for full list of Scentasational Season Cocoa Packet Holder Stamping Supplies and Measurements 

I've received lots of inquiries regarding the candy sticks.  The chocolate covered candy sticks are called "Peppermint Sticks" by Bodgon's Chocolates.  I found them at Walmart. 

updated 8/31: Also found at Oriental Trading


Here's some more pictures from the event...


Jolene demonstrating the how to stamp the mug in two colors and sharings LOTS of Scentsational Season ideas!


Somehow this was the messiest station.  Hard to even find the sample on the table.  No still was fun!


Don't too can participate in my DOstamperSTARS events and swaps.  Plus, when you join in August (only 5 days left), you'll receive...

Stampin' Up! FREE Spooktacular Project Kit Offer! 


Join today and start saving on your stamping hobby.

I look forward to welcoming you to my team!!

Dawn O


Apothecary Arts Double Fold Gate Card - Simple But Wow!

Ooh - I went all giddy and everything when I saw today's card technique - Double Fold Gate Card.  My friend Rachel Tessman showed it me and I knew right away my club members would love it!!  So, this was one of our Stamping Club Projects this month.  And yes, it was a hit!!

Besides the fun fold, it also features the Apothecary Arts stamp set and matching Label Collection Framelit.  Both of these products are from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog, and are currently still available.  Check out the complete Carryover List for products still available!

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Here's the basic measurements:

  • 5-1/2" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper
  • Score at 2,4,8,10
  • Turn and mark at 2-3/4 on both ends
  • Watch the video for tips and how to create the diagonal cut

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Watch the Video:  Double Fold Gate Card


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Apothecary Arts (125525w or 125527c)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Paper:   Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (122384)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Collection Framelits (125598), Simply Scored Tool(122334) Blender Pen (102845) Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O

Make Your Own Envelopes with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Diagonal Score Plate

Making your own envelopes is easy than ever with Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!

Wow your card recipients with not only a fabulous card, but with a fabulous envelope as well.  If you are anything like me, you've got more than your share of Designer Series Paper laying around just waiting to be used. Now you've got something to do with it...envelopes!

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My envelopes are made from the 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Packs. Get out your Simply Scored Tool & Diagonal Plate and follow along on this quick how-to video. 


VIDEO:  Make Your Own Envelopes


Enjoy making your own envelopes~Dawn O


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