Stamp Camps

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

I can't believe'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.


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)


Wanna make this card?

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


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!


Hope to see you there~Dawn O


Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

Shop:  Dawn's Online Store

Shop:  Clearance Rack

SHOP:  Occasions Mini Catalog

RESERVE:  Product Shares!


Sep 23rd, Introduction to Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet Class

Lately it seems like I've been just aching to do some basic stamping and card making.  I'm always so focused on the next technique class or the next cool Big Shot project, that I'm feeling like I'm missing out on making fun basic cards!  Well, no more!   Here's a new monthly class I'll be offering.  If you live in or west of the Twin Cities, I'm sure you're gonna love it!!!

Introduction to Dawn's NEW "Just Cards Buffet" Class

Date:  Friday, September 23
Time:  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (open house style)
Fee:  $16 for 8 cards ($1.50 for each additional card)

I'm introducing a new event in my monthly schedule and I know you're just gonna love it! Give a it a try tonight. Then it will move to it's permanent time slot on the last Tuesday of every month.

Do you wanna just make cards? Is your card stash getting slim? Then this is the class for you!

Just like a food buffet, you can pick and choose which cards you'd like to make, and how many of them.  Your $16 fee covers a minimum of 8 cards.  You can make more, if you have time, at $1.50 per card.  All supplies, tools and envelopes are included!

Each month there will be at least 16 card design choices with several designs that will be carried over each month to the next card buffet event. Varieties will include lots of birthday choices (as I know you want lots of theses), thank you's and seasonal occasions.

This event is open will be open from 5:30-9:00pm. Arrive by 7:00pm at the latest, to ensure time to complete at least 8 cards.

Great event for beginners and experienced alike!

RSVP here

Stamping 101 Classes with Stampin' Up! Warmest of Wishes

One of the best things about this year's Stampin' Up! Convention was all of the surprises we received throughout the event.  On the last day, at the last session, we are all received the NEW Warmest of Wishes Holiday Mini Catalog Hostess stamp set (available to purchase with your hostess dollars beginning 9/1 when you place a $150 or more order).  It's so darn cute and matches several Stampin' Up! Punches

I knew I had to design a class around it.  So it's my Fall Stamping 101 Class to introduce new stampers to this wonderful hobby!  If you live west of the Twin Cities and would like to attend, see the details below and a sneak peak at one of the cards we'll be making.



Come and enjoy making 3 cards for the upcoming holidays.    

When:  Tuesday, August 23rd (open from 4:30-8:30pm)

Where:  Dawn's place, Waverly, MN

RSVP: by Sunday, August 21st

Fee:  $5.00 (for three cards)

All supplies, adhesive and tools are supplied


Bonus:  Make a second set for only $4 more, OR

Bring a Friend new to me and your 2nd set is FREE


Great for beginner and experienced stampers alike!

you'll learn basic stamping, plus a fun stamping technique called Rock & Roll!


RSVP NOW by visiting my Events Calendar


Dawn's Reminders:

Stampin' Up! My Friend Convention Swap

Tomorrow I'll be in Salt Lake City for the 2011 Stampin' Up! Annual Convention.  I'm so excited, as I'll be seeing lots of my friends from around the United States and Canada.  Plus, I'll be rooming with my DOstamperSTAR friends, Laurie, Jan & Jenny.  We're gonna have a blast.  We'll try to check in every once in awhile to give you the Stampin' Up! scoop.

Here's one of my swap cards using the new stamp set "My Friend" (#122585w or #122587c) and the awesomely new "Lace Ribbon Border" punch. 

It was also the Make and Take at my event last Saturday.  Which, by the way...was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone that stopped by.  Lots of retired items went out the door and of course lots of oohing and aahing over new products too!  Everyone who placed an order will receive a gift in their order.  Anyone that placed an order was entered in a drawing for prizes.  Here's the list of winners:

  • Jaime T = Build a Blossom stamp set AND Blossom Builder Punch
  • Nancy S = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Jeni H = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • LuAnn = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Carol R = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Lynn S = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Carol B = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Randy D = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Jane M = NEW Designer Printed Brads
  • Mary B = NEW Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog
  • Jean K = NEW Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog

Everyone who placed an order at the event is a winner too, as you'll receive an item from my prize wheel.  My hubby did the spinning for you!!

NOTE:  I've received LOTS of inquiries about whether I'll be offering my retired items for sale online.  Not at this time, but maybe in the future.  Thanks for asking!!


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = new from 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog )

StampsMy Friend
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper:   Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, 2-way Glue Pen 

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Product Share Updates

If you sent me a Product Share reservation before today (July 12th), you should have received a paypal invoice from me (all of which have been paid - thank you).  Those shares have been ordered and should arrive later this week/early next week.  When I'll sort, cut, package and mail.  If you haven't heard from me yet, please send me another email request.

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the shares.  They are a huge success.  Round 1 included several rounds of ribbon and paper (you're loving the new ruffled ribbon).  I'm opening up round 2 and you can email now for invoicing next week.

Click for Product Share choices


Dawn's Reminders:

July 8th Catalog Kick-Off: Dawn's Annual Blow-Out Event

Tomorrow's the day!! If you live near the Twin Cities, you won't want to miss my Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog Kick-Off & Blow Out Event.  I've got hundreds of retired stamp sets, ribbon, cardstock and DSP, inks and more!!!

Dawn's Annual Blow-Out Event



Date: Friday, July 8th
Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Where: Dawn's House, Waverly, MN
(just west of Twin Cities, off of Hwy 12)
email me for directions

 Visit my retired sale area to make your purchases of retired products from my huge selection of stamps, paper, accessories and more. Then visit my new sale area to see samples of new products, complete a free make and take, and view the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  New catalogs will be available for purchase (or pick up your free catalog with club membership or hostess workshop date). I will be taking orders from the new catalog that day too. See special below

BLOW OUT SPECIAL: You will receive a 50% credit back on your "retired sale" purchases, to be used against your "new catalog orders" made that day!

$50 new catalog order BONUS:  Choose a FREE stamp set from my BONUS BASKET

Woohoo - what a deal!

Drawings will take place throughout the event. You'll receive tickets for the following: bringing a friend (new to me), making a purchase, joining a club, booking a party and more!!

FYI - this event will be open to the public. So come early for the best selection!

Click here to RSVP
and to Reserve a FREE Make & Take Packet

See you there~Dawn O


Dawn's Product Share Update

DSP Shares - Only two spots left in round two
3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - just starting round five
1/2" Scallop Dots - 3 spots left in round three
3/8" Taffeta - 3 spots left in round two
5/8" Satin - 4 spots left in round two
1/2 Poly Stitched - 2 spots left
His & Hers - 2 spots left

See my Product Share Details here, then be sure make your reservation soon.  I'm putting in my next share order tomorrow!


Stampin' Up! On the Grow & Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch


When I first saw the new Stampin' Up! On The Grow stamp set, I first thought of all the coloring the images would require.  And I'm so not good with coloring.  But instead I challenged myself to make some cards that didn't feature too much coloring.  And you know what...I liked it!


I stamped the scooter with Soft Suede ink, then just used a Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker (#120965) to color the flower buds.  Quick and easy!!

The punched flowers in the corner are from the new Triple Layer Punch called Blossom Bouquet (#122464).  I've totally fallen in love with this punch.  As it name says - it has a "triple" selection of punch-outs to choose from, contained in just one punch!  There are some tricks/tips for using this punch that I will show you in an upcoming video.

The center of the flowers are punched from the circle shape of the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (#118309).  The Pearl Jewel (#119247) is added for a finishing touch!

Stampin-Up-Blossom-Bouquet- 1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

Stampin-Up-On-The-Grow StampsOn the Grow (#1123075w or #123077c)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker
Paper:   Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla cardstock and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (#117163)
Accessories:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Pearl Jewels, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  Stampin' Dimensionals

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Stampin' Up! Build a Cupcake Punch: Ice Cream Cone Punch Art


Take a break today with this yummy Ice Cream Cone card, made with Stampin' Up!'s Build a Cupcake punch (#121807).  Isn't it clever that someone saw scoops of ice cream with the "frosting" image made with this fun punch!

The "cone" part was made with a small section of the Petal Cone Die (#121810) for the Big Shot.  Then ran through the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976).  This is a must-have folder with tons of uses!  The banner was cut from the Petal Cone die too.


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies

Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Build a Cupcake Punch, 1-3/4" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Die, 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads

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

Enjoy~Dawn O




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Stampin' Up! Aviary and Sale-a-Bration Just Go Together!

Need some quick cards?  Well, these two should do!  Just pair Stampin' Up!'s "Aviary" stamp set and your FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, "So Happy For You" and you've got a quick card ready for several different occasions (just swap out the greetings from the stamp set).  Plus, add a touch of cuteness with another Sale-a-Bration choice of the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Button pack.  Free when you place an order of $50 or more!


1.PushPin-Note-Reminder Dawn's Stamping Quick Tips:  Scallop Rectangle

1.  Using the Big Shot...die cut two of the smaller scallop squares from the Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die (#120903, available as a carryover item). 

2.  Attach the two squares together overlapping two scallops.

3.  Stamp image on 1-3/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Whisper White.

4.  Enjoy!

Here's an even quicker card - sized at 3x3.  Great for gift enclosures!

TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s 1-1/4" and 1-3/8"  Square Punches fit perfectly inside the same Scallop Square used above - love it!!


1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

Stampinup-Aviary Stamps:  FREE So Happy For You, Aviary
Ink:  Pacific Point, Old Olive
Paper:   Pacific Point, Old Olive  and Whisper White Vanilla  
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo, 1-1/4" & 1-3/" Square Punches, FREE Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Button Pack, Rhinestone  Jewels,  Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


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

Enjoy~Dawn O


DAWN's "I WANT IT ALL" Product Share Announcement

March 1st thru March 10th:  Anyone who participates in my "I Want it ALL" Occasions Mini Product Share will receive an Ice Cream Parlor Gift Pack, which includes: 6 pieces of 6x6 Designer Series Paper, 2-1/2 yards of Ribbon and (6) Buttons!!! 

PLUS - for any product share totaling $30 or more, you'll receive my Ice Cream Parlor Gift Pack too!!

Check out all my Product Shares by visiting my Product Shares Page and Sign up NOW!