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Diagonal Scoring Plate: Diamond Background & Bright Blossoms

It's 10-Minute Tuesday!  Where I show you how to make a card from start to finish, in 10 minutes or less. 

Today's card, is a Summer Smooches swap card I received from my friend Jill Hilliard.  I immediately knew I wanted to do this card at my next stamping club meeting.  It features a fun scored Diamond Background using the NEW Stampin' Up! Diagonal Scoring Plate

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It also features the sneak peek "Bright Blossoms" stamp set, this month's Stampin' Up! promotion!  I just made a few changes, color and greeting (From the Hostess Stamp Set, Happiest Birthday with a $150 order).  Other than that - it's basically the same wonderful card.  Thanks Jill!

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VIDEO: Diamond Background w/Diagonal Scoring Plate


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms sneak peek (125495w or 125497c), Happiest Birthday Wishes (free with $150 order thru 5/31/2012)
Ink:  Pear Pizzizz (119784), Concord Crush (119785)
Paper:   Concord Crush (119792), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool (122334), NEW Diagonal Scoring Plate (125586), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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New Product for Simply Scored Tool: Diagonal Plate & Video


I'm excited to announce a new product from Stampin' Up!...The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate! The Diagonal Plate fits securely on the base of the Simply Scored scoring tool and is perfect for scoring unique envelopes, boxes, and more.  It’s the must-have companion to your Simply Scored scoring tool.

Check out the video below featuring Donna Griffith from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, as she shows how to use the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

Click to watch VIDEO:  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate


Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Features

  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate
  • Has etched grooves every 1/8"
  • Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
  • To order the Diagonal Plate and Coordinating products

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Blog Candy, 100th How'd She DO That Video: Notepad & Pen Holder

Woohoo - I'm SO excited today, as I share my 100th How'd She DO That video!  I've actually done many more videos for private viewing by my DOstamperSTARS downline and club members.  But the How'd She DO That? videos are just for YOU!

It's been a wonderful experience learning how to create and share videos.  You've accepted mine into your hearts and minds, which I greatly appreciate.  I've learned a couple things about my videos from your comments and feedback:  

1.  I guess I have a nice, calm voice for video, as I've heard this over and over again.
2.  You like how I explain things in an easy and clear step by step format.    
3.  YOU LOVE VIDEOS!  Which is great, as I'm committed to doing more of them.

Blog-CandyIn celebration of my 100th video, I have BLOG CANDY! 

In fact...when you leave a comment on today's blog post, you'll be entered in a drawing to receive today's project (I'll select a winner on Tuesday, Feb 14th).   You'll receive both the Notepad & Pen Holder AND the matching card (from the Blossom/Modern Label Flower & Video posted here)



 Here's the Notepad & Pen Holder...


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Notepad & Pen holder measurements:

  • 8-1/2 x 10" Basic Black
  • With 8-1/2" side at the top of the Simply Scored Tool - score 4-1/8" x 4-1/2" & 4-7/8"
  • Turn and score 2" (with 10" side at the top of the Simply Scored Tool)

Check out the short video below for a demonstration and how-to assemble tips.

VIDEO:  EASY Notepad & Pen Holder




The stamping on the Notepad & Pen Holder is from the Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage Stamp Set.  Which is FREE with a $50.00 order.  This is a great set, versatile and compliments many styles of cardmaking! 



Also wanted to share a quick photo of my DOstamperSTARS, as the above projects were some of the make & takes we did at our last Get-Together.  I love this picture...they look so happy!

These are some of my local gals.  I'm actually gonna see some of my local & long distance gals at an upcoming Stampin' Up! Regional in Milwaukee.  I'm SO looking forward to seeing them! 

If you're looking for a fun social outlet, plus saving money on your hobby, or even run it as a business (both options are viable)...then you'll want to join Stampin' Up! during the Sale-a-Bration promotion (save $50) and receive monthly gifts.  Also - learn more about my awesome STARS here


Peggy Goetzke
Adrienne Hovey


Don't forget to enter the BLOG CANDY drawing by leaving a comment on today post.  If you've never left a comment and am wondering how, see here to learn how.

Thank you and Enjoy~Dawn O




Stampin' Up! Spice Cake Paper Rosettes Medallion Club Card

I attended a wonderful MN Leaders Stamp and Share meeting a couple of weeks ago and I received an awesome Spice Cake Rosette Medallion swap card from Christine Pierce, a fellow demonstrator.  I just couldn't stop admiring the card, so I got out my brand new Simply Scored Scoring Tool and adapted it for my Stamping Club Class this month.  The only change I made was changing it from landscape to portrait. 



Isn't it gorgeous?!  Learn how to make paper rosettes with your Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool  Simply Scored Paper Rosettes



1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog )

Stamps:  Medallion (#115223), Hand-Penned Holidays (#124310w or #124312c)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Pool Party
Paper:   Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (#124003)
Accessories:  Simply Scored (#122334), Big Shot, Circles #2 Die (#114526), 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Sticky Sheets (#114300), Sticky Strip  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Get a free Simply Scored when you join Stampin' Up! in October!

Yes - that's right.  If you already own or don't want a Big Shot...instead, Stampin' Up! will give you $100 in free product (no tax or shipping!).  So how would you spend your $100?  Would you get the new Stampin' Up! Simply Scored?!  Or maybe some Big Shot dies?!

Hmm...In fact, everyone who joins my team this month will get this card and more!!  That's right - you'll receive three free classes (which includes this card), plus my Easy Events Set Sampler AND a fun surprise too!  These are my welcome packets I give to ALL my new demonstrators, anytime you join my fun DOstamperSTARS team!!

Today, I'd like to welcome new DOstamperSTARS, Cheryl Owczarek! 

Learn more about the October Stampin' Up! Starter Kit promotion going on right now!

Get your Simply Scored now; and start making and sharing fabulous projects like this one!

Holiday Wreath Punch Art and Front Door Card Video

One of the many fun things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is SWAPPING!  That's when you create a bunch of the same card and swap them with other people.  First off - it's just fun to make cards.  Secondly - it's fun to swap with your friends.  Lastly - It's GREAT to get a variety of cards, which can be inspiration for your future card making. 

Today's card is one of those cards.  I received this Holiday Wreath Punch Art Card from my friend and fellow demonstrator Lorri Heiling.  It promptly went on display and my customers totally fell in love with it.  I made just a few minor changes (added the stamping on the door and moved the ribbon).   Thanks for sharing your talent Lorri!!

Wreath-Door-Punch-Art  Holiday Wreath Punch Art w/Door Card



Click HERE for the "Bunny Bow" Tutorial


1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Woodgrain (#117100)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso 
Accessories:  1" Circle Punch (#119868), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (#118874), Owl Builder Punch (#118074), Sponge Daubers (#102892), 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (#120992), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Glue Dots (#103683)

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Don't forget the Clearance Rack!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Do you like swapping? 

If so...the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Deal could be right for you!  Join my team and enjoy monthly swapping opportunities!  Our next one is October 27th - come and join us!