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10 Beautiful Rose Wonder Swaps & Mother's Day PSA

I'm here with the last of the Rose Wonder Bundle swaps I received or display boards from events I attended.  With stunning rose images and a variety of sentiments, the Rose Wonder Bundle it's a good choice for many occasions.  I think the "what a beautiful blessing you are to me" is a perfect sentiment for the soon-to-be-here Mother's Day (May 8th - only a month away).  Here's a couple of cards that featured that greeting, as well as other greetings from the Rose Wonder Bundle.

Rose Wonder Bundle display board card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Dawn Thomas)

Here's more Rose Wonder Bundle inspiration:

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Karla Anders)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (BJ Peters)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle display board card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Deb Krusemark)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Judy Discipio)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Heidi Vinkemeier)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Joey Hartman)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lisa Bowel)

If you're like me and your Mother has passed away, you might be thinking..."I don't have anyone to send a Mother's Day card too."   However, I was recently reminded by one of my customers that there are many people in your life that you could send a Mother's Day's card to.  She was very passionate about it and she convinced me that I have definitely overlooked this special holiday.  #imbringingmothersdayback!  

  • Your daughter (or daughter-in-law) who is a mother to your grandkids!
  • Your friends who are mothers
  • Someone who is a mother-figure to you
  • Of course, you're own mother, grandmother, aunt
  • Teachers who are mothers
  • And more!

If you have someone who is a mother in your life, you should consider sending them a card on their special day!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Rose Garden Framelit measurements:

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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6 Stunning Rose Wonder Bundle Swap Cards

Today I'm featuring some of the stunning swaps I received using the Rose Wonder Bundle.  The bundle includes the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlet Dies...bundled together to save you 15%! 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Robin Anderson)

One of my favorites is this card created by DOstamperSTAR, Robin Anderson.  It's a little hard to see in the photo, but Robin used the Wink of Stella Clear to brush on a beautiful shimmer to her card, making it a stunner!

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Julie Davison)

Another favorite is Julie's clever stencil card.  She used the Rose Garden die to create a stencil and added color in the negative spaces.  Then removed the stencil to create this beautiful card!

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Meg Loven)

Meg used the Baby Wipe Technique to stamp her roses.  Add drops of ink onto baby wipes to create a custom ink pad!

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sue Lehrer)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Rachel Tessman)

 

Rose Wonder Bundle card swap shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Carol Rosengren)

The Occasions Catalog Rose Wonder Bundle is one of those stamp sets and dies that you can't go wrong with.   This is the set you need for life's major events—birthdays, weddings, sympathy. And for the everyday—thanks, friendship, encouragement. Make a stack to keep on hand and you'll always be prepared! 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #175: Misted Block Technique with Flowering Fields

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Sketch Pad" challenge. 

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   Flowering Fields Misted Block Technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC175 #dostamping #stampinup

My DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge card features the Misted Block Technique.  Ink up a clear block, mist it with water and stamp onto Shimmery White Cardstock (or Watercolor Paper).  Simple! 

Misted Block Technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC175 #dostamping #stampinup

Misted Block Technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC175 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Stamp on misted block directly onto (3-5/8" x 4-7/8") Shimmery White Cardstock
  • Pull block away from the paper.  If you have pools of water, just dab off with a paper towel.  Let dry.  
    • NOTE:  each time you do this technique it will look very different.  For my card, I got a few little drips and ink outside the "block", but that's OK.  It only adds to the uniqueness & charm of the card.
  • Stamp images with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931).  

Flowering Fields Misted Block Technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC175 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Layer stamped panel onto 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock
  • Wrap Basic Black Bakers Twine around twice and tie in a bow
  • Adhere completed panel onto folded 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Old Olive Cardstock
  • Attach two Rhinestones

Flowering Fields Misted Block Technique card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC175 #dostamping #stampinup

  • Stamp flowers and inside greeting 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • Ahdere 1" x 4" strip of FREE Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (last day to choose for Sale-a-Bration choice!) to stamped panel and adhere to inside of card.

Ok, so I know my focal point is more square than the rectangle in the sketch, but I think it will do just fine!  What do you think?

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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HSDT Fun Fold #4: You've Got This Sneak Peek Corner Flip Card

You're in for a treat today...with a sneak peek and a video!  As promised, I have a How'd She DO That? video featuring the Corner Flip Fun Fold card technique I shared the other day here.

You've Got This Corner Flip card Fun Fold HSDT video series by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Today's card features a couple of sneak peek products coming in just a few days, June 2nd!  The You've Got This stamp set includes one floral image, three greetings and a "scratchy" background image (love!)

New Product includes:

  • You've Got This Stamp Set (139572w or 139575c)
  • 138334 Watermelon Wonder Cardstock (new In Color)
  • 138323 Watermelon Wonder Inkpad
  • 138292 Triple Banner Punch

  You've Got This Corner Flip card Fun Fold HSDT video series by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

These banners were created with the new Triple Banner Punch and are 1" and 3/4" wide.  However, the punch was designed to cut three sizes; 2", 1-1/2", 1".  But I can see other sizes being cut too! See video for tips for using the punch.  

In addition, many of you have asked for a video demonstration of my trick for using the Handheld Stapler to attach Baker's Twine.  I've included tips for that in the video too!

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Corner Flip Fun Fold Card

  

What do you think?  Ready to give the Corner Flip Fun Fold card a try? They are tons of fun!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Special Day - June 2nd

June-2nd

What's so special about June 2nd?  Glad you asked!

  • First Day of new 2015-16 Annual Catalog
  • Last Day of 2014-15 Annual Catalog
  • Last Day of 2015 Occasions Catalog
  • Last Day of My Digital Studio sale and downloads (support has been extended to June 9th)

I know!  It's a unique opportunity to order from all 3 catalogs on one day.  

TIMING: Both Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 3

  • Online Store will be down for catalog transition updates from midnight to 2:00 AM (MDT). During this time no orders can be placed in the Online Store.

HOST REWARDS: I've been receiving questions about which host rewards you can choose from...  

  • Orders of $150 or more may choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.(while supplies last from the "old" catalog)
  • 2014-2015 Stampin' Rewards program will still be in effect.
  • Beginning June 3, the new Stampin' Rewards program will begin.

BE PREPARED: For those of you that have already received your catalog, you'll want to browse through it and plan out your wish list.  I've prepared a wish list PDF for you, see below

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Preliminary Details:

  • Date: 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!
  • Check back for full details on June 2.

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Psst...did you know?  80% of the STARS are Happy Shoppers - purchasing for themselves (and usually family and friends).  That's right...you'll fit right in!  I welcome the hobbyist who's looking to be a "happy shopper", as well as those of you that want to build a business.  There's room for both and everyone in between. 

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

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

Sign up here, starting June 2nd

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Thoughts & Prayers Reverse Masking Card with Video

Today's Thoughts and Prayers card was offered at my local Card Buffet class last night.  It was a very popular card, so I'm thinking the ladies really liked it.  I think that was because it was quick and easy, but also looked great!  Another reason this is such a nice card is because it's nice and flat, yet features a lot of visual texture.  Makes it great for mailing.

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This card features a Reverse Masking Technique that I demonstrated for them.  Below are step by step instructions for you.  I also have a "How'd She DO That?" video. 

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #howdshedothat #reversemaskingtechnique #thoughtsprayers #cardmaking #diy

 The Bakers Twine is adhered with a glue dot.  Also comes in Gold & Silver (used here).

Reverse Masking Tip:  

  • Create "reverse mask" using Stampin' Up! Oval Framelits (cut oval from piece of 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" cardstock (save oval cut out for a future project)
  • Lay mask onto vanilla panel of same size
  • Stamp Woodgrain image with Sahara Sand ink 
  • Remove mask, then stamp tree & greeting images

NOTE: if you have trouble getting a full image inside the oval window, try using a Stampin' Pierce Mat which can help improve the stamping to get "inside the window" - see it demonstrated in the video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Reverse Masking Technique 

  

 

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as the ladies last night did.  Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn O

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QC: Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes

Even though today's Quick & Quick (QC) Flowering Flourishes card has a calming feel to it, you could easily change that by switching your colors and greeting for a more cheery tone. For me...I'm was in need of several sympathy, get well and thinking of you cards and this one will do quite nicely.

#dostamping, #stampinup, #papercrafting, #cardmaking, #floweringflourishes, #thoughtsandprayers

Flowering-Flourishes

FLOWERING FLOURISHES:
The flower image may not look familiar, as it's just a small portion of a larger stamp (as shown in the lower left corner).  This stamping trick of "selective stamping" is one I forget to consider.  But it's one I need to remember, as it gives me a whole new outlook on my collection of stamps.

 

COLOR CHOICE:
I chose a set of blue monochromatic colors

What colors would you use to create a "cheery" card?

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy

Today's card is a sympathy card using Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Unfortunately, I've been in need of sympathy cards lately and find I can never have enough on hand. 

stampin up, demonstrator, dawn olchefske, dostamping, thoughts & prayers, sympathy, comfort cafe

stampin up, demonstrator, dawn olchefske, dostamping, thoughts & prayers, sympathy, comfort cafe

This card is similiar to one I did for my Card Buffet Class a couple months ago.  It requires limited supplies & tools, making it easy to make.  Check out my supply and measurement list below:

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (113252w or 127805c)
  • 126978 Soft Suede Classic Ink
  • 115318 Soft Suede Cardstock (5-1/2" x 8-1/2")
  • 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock (4" x 2-3/4", 4-1/4" x 3")
  • 126898 Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (3/4" x 4")
  • 122967 Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (approx 15")
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels (smallest)
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! Love & Sympathy: 3 Quick Cards

Unfortunately, I've been needing some Sympathy Cards lately.  With the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Love & Sympathy, I can create what I need quickly.  I got out my lovely Bravo Burgundy ink and card stock, which I hadn't used in a very long time. Matched it with Soft Suede and was able to produce 3 quick cards.

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Stamps:  Love & Sympathy (#122795w or #122797c), 
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy (#105214), Soft Suede (#115657), Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (#100079)
Paper:   Bravo Burgundy (#105123), Soft Suede (#115318), Very Vanilla (#101650)
Accessories: Big Shot (#113439),  Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder (#115963), 3/8" Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (#122966), 1/2" Cumb Cake Seam Binding (#122332), Extra Large Oval (#119859), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make these projects at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Welcoming another DOstamperSTAR...Michelle A (from IN)!

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In addition, when you join my DOstamperSTARS team you'll receive the following welcome gifts from me, just like new DOstampSTAR Michelle:

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  • Easy Events Set Sampler cards
  • Three of my classes for FREE (one class pictured)
  • Stampin' Up! Reusable Tote Bag w/pen and catalog stickers

Learn more on how I support my DOstamperSTARS team.

Another perk of joining Stampin' Up! now is...in December you'll get a sneak peak at the new 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog (Jan -Apr 2012).  So exciting!

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