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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #215: Flourishing Phrases Black Magic With a Twist

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #215-Sketch Pad

I really like this week's sketch.  I can see myself using it over and over.  Check out what I came up with below:

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Black Magic With a Twist card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC215 #dostamping

Flourishing Phrases Sketch card:

  1. Fold 11" x 4-1/4" Basic Black cardstock for the card base
  2. Adhere 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock to card front, then adhere 3" x 4-7/8" piece of Real Red cardstock.
  3. On 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Basic Black cardstock, stamp & color image (follow Black Magic with a Twist instructions below).  Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Die cut with Layering Oval Framelits Dies and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Black Magic With a Twist card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC215 #dostamping

I know you want to know how to do this fun technique using Whisper White Craft ink and the Watercolor Pencils.  Here's how...

Black Magic with a Twist Technique

  1. Stamp image (Flourishing Phrases) with Whisper White Craft ink on 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Basic Black cardstock.  Let dry.
  2. Color image with Watercolor Pencils
    1. stems and leaves = Old Olive
    2. flowers =  Pumpkin pie
    3. flower accents/details & circle flowers = real red
    4. You could stop here or add a twist
  3. For the "twist", use White Stampin' Chalk Marker to add the white dots (the "twist" of the dots really make the image pop!)

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Black Magic With a Twist card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC215 #dostamping

Black Magic is cool technique that is an oldie but goodie.  I've got several more samples to share with you in the coming weeks.  Some of them with a "surprise twist"!

Remember, when you shop during the Sale-a-Bration promotion and your order totals $50 (before shipping/tax), you can choose a FREE a Sale-a-Bration product!  Shop Here  

Enjoy~Dawn O  


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From Stampin'  Up!: Update for Watercolor Pencils

141709 Watercolor Pencils by Stampin' Up! #dostamping

  • Sales for the Watercolor Pencils [141709] have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a significant number of backorders.
  • It will be some time before this item is back in stock.
  • In order to give you time to contact your customers so they may close any affected orders, this product will remain available until Thursday, January 26 at 12:00 PM (MT);  
  • After that time, it will then be placed in Not-Orderable Status.
  • Additionally, when you enter this product’s item number you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when this product is back in stock. This allows you to find out immediately when the item’s status changes and it is again available for purchase.

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   Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Black Magic With a Twist card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC215 #dostamping

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Note Tag Punch Trick: You're Sublime!

You're in for a treat today!  I'm sharing two adorable cards made with the new Stampin' Up! stamp set, You're Sublime.  Plus...a new How'd She DO That? video demonstrating the Note Tag Punch Window Trick I shared on Thursday

You're Sublime cards with Note Tag Punch Trick video shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I'm enjoying the clever wordplay and adorable images from the You're Sublime Stamp Set. You can give someone a load of thanks or acknowledge their “toadal” awesomeness all from the same set!

Card Details:

Note Tag Punch Window Trick shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Note Tag Punch Window Tricks

  • Two punch window
    • Start with 3-1/4" square piece of paper
    • Push paper all the way into the punch and center side to side, punch
    • Turn paper around 180 degrees and punch again
  • Three punch window
    • Continue on by turning paper 90 degrees
    • Push paper all the way into the punch and center side to side, punch
  • Four punch window
    • Continue on by turning paper 180 degrees and punch again
  • See all three window options in action in the video below

Watch Video: Note Tag Punch Window Trick

  

 Fun, huh!

You're Sublime cards with Note Tag Punch Trick video shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This card features the 3-punch Note Tag Punch Window Trick 

You're Sublime with Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Look at the toadally awesome eyes.  I popped a couple of Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers on them for added fun!.  

You're Sublime cards with Note Tag Punch Trick video shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This card features the 4-punch Note Tag Punch Window Trick 

You're Sublime with Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinu

Another Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker covers the heart image, for just the right little added touch! 

So...what do you think?  I just know you're gonna have fun making Note Tag Punch Window Cards.  I've got more cards to share on Monday.  So check back tomorrow.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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  • Ends Tuesday, June 30th
  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! $99 Starter Kit (choose $125 of merchandise of your choice)
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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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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #107: Window Card with Frame Trick

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

DOstamperSTARS Photo inspiration Challenge by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

  Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

For today's DOstamperSTARS Challenge card, I'm sharing a Simple But Wow idea for you - Window Card with Frame Outline.  If you take a closer look, you'll see an outlined frame around the window cutout.

  How to make a window card with square framelit trick Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

Dawn's Tip for Super Easy Frame Outline Trick...

  • Using Stampin' Up! Square Framelits, position 2 framelits on card front as shown above:
    • Square Framelit size #4 - place cutting edge DONE (as usual - this one will cut)
    • Square Framelit size #5 - place cutting edge UP (this will give us the frame look we're going for)
  • Put through Big Shot at the same time
  • Run through the house giddy with laughter (oh - you can skip that part if you want to)

Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

  Window card with square framelit trick made with Color Me Autumn DSP by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #DSC107 #cardmaking  #stampinup

What do you think?  Cool - huh?  Some of my customers will be receiving this card in the mail soon, thanking them for shopping with me.  

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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

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Framelit Sizes and Measurements

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Looking for the Sizes & Measurements of Stampin' Up! Framelits?  Check out one of the useful links you find in my DOstamping Resource Library:

Stampin' Up! Framelit Sizes

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Video: Get the 411 on Blendabilities Markers

Haven't tried Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers yet?  Wondering what they are all about and how to use them?  Then, today's video is just for you!  

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WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Blendabilties Markers: The Basics

  

Easier than you thought, right?  Select a couple of your favorite colors and give them a try!

SHOP: Blendabilities

Enjoy~Dawn O

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SQC: Notecards & Mini Punches

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Welcome to Day #4 DOcelebration!  Sometimes you need a Super Quick & Cute card (SQC).  Does this ever happen to you?  You're almost ready to head out the door and you realize you don't have a card.  You just can't bring yourself to buy one, but you need a card now!

Those are the times I grab my stash of Stampin' Up! Note Cards & Envelopes, scraps of pattern paper and mini punches.  

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Here's the details:

Punch Trick - step 1

Punch Trick - step 2

I have some holiday ideas in mind too.  The possibilites are endless.  How will you use today's Super Quick & Cute card idea?

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Today's BLOG CANDY...

Blog-Candy

Day #4 Blog Candy -Note Cards & Envelopes with Just For You stamp

Blog-Candy

  • Leave a comment on today's blog post for ways to use today's Super Quick & Cute card idea.
  • One lucky person will receive one of the above "Note Cards and Stamp".
  • Remember: to be entered, you must visit my blog post and enter your comment there
  • If you're reading this in your email - click the "header" of the post title and it will take you to my blog

Missed previous DOcelebration Days?  Check them out here:

Best of luck~Dawn O

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DOcelebration Reminders..

  1. Place an online order with me, now until 9/1 and be entered in my special birthday drawing for 3 birthday themed products:  
    1. Bring on the Cake stamp set
    2. Create a Cupcake stamp set
    3. Cupcake Builder Punch
  2. All online orders will automatically be entered in my Mystery Hostess Code drawing.  (That's right - you no longer need to enter the hostess code, I will do it for you!!).  I will be selecting at least 2 shopping spree winners!
  3. Drawings will take place after Labor Day and announced here on my blog September 3rd.

Best of luck~Dawn O

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Mystery hostess code update...

Guess what - Stampin' Up! just updated this feature and I can now enter your hostess code for you.  When you order online with me, you'll automatically be entered in my current hostess code drawing.  (Note - for orders of $150 or more - you'll select your Stampin' Rewards when you place your order)...yeah! 

 

 


NEW: Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits!

When I got to preview the new 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog last month, I immediately starting writing out my wish list.  Topping the list is the new Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits & Edgelits (130658).  No more post-it notes!  I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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In the meantime, check out a quick video demo on this new fabulous product.  I think you're gonna love it!!

WATCH VIDEO:  Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits & Edgelits

 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Video: Secret Garden Bundle Tips

Today's card pairs the new Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Products Framelits & Stamps (Spring Catalog) with the Sale-a-Bration Vintage Verses stamp set (free with a $50 order - ends March 22nd

Secret Garden Products

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Today's video shows how to line up the Secret Garden Framelits with the Secret Garden stamp images.  There is a trick to it.  But once you know it, it works like a charm.

WATCH VIDEO: Secret Garden Bundle Tips!

 

Enjoy~Dawn O! 

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Only today and tomorrow to enjoy Sale-a-Bration benefits...whether shopping or joining, there's something for everyone!

Sale-A-Bration

Sale-a-Bration Information (ends Friday, March 22nd)
  • Get FREE product with orders of $50 increments (plus Stampin' Rewards on qualifying orders of $150 or more!!)

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10 Min Tues Video: Watercolor Wash Serene Silhouettes

It's 10 Minute Tuesday!  And, I've got a lovely card using Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  It also features a quick Watercolor Wash Technique, that I'm sure you're gonna love. 

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Today's card was inspired by a swap I received from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Karen Titus.  Be sure to check out my video below for step-by-step instructions.  Also shows two more samples using the same materials and Watercolor Wash Technique!

WATCH VIDEO: 10 Min Tues: Easy Watercolor Wash

 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (127322w or 127324c)
  • Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), Daffodil Delight (126944), Marina Mist (126962), Baja Breeze (126960)
  • Paper: Baja Breeze (111352), Basic Black (121045), Shimmery White (101910)
  • Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Argyle TIEF (127750), 1/8"
    Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon (119254), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin'
    Dimensionals (104430)

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