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Your Creative Connection #YCC112: Peony Garden Fun Fold

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC112.  Our theme today is: Return to the Fold

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

If you're anything like me, you might have a love affair with Fun Fold cards!  I prefer the less intricate ones, like this Middle Panel Fun Fold card.

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

This fun fold card style has been making the rounds for awhile now and I've been waiting to make.  So today's the day!  I got out the Peony Garden Suite and got to playing around.

How'd She DO That? Peony Garden Middle Panel Fun Fold Card 

  • Stamps:  Prized Peony(Bundle & SAVE 10% with Peony Dies)
  • Paper
    • Petal Pink (5-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base, 4" x 4", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" for die cutting)
    • Whisper  White (4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 3" x 3-3/4")
    • Gray Granite (scraps for leaf die cuts)
    • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (two of 1" x 4")
  • Ink:  Gray Granite, Petal Pink
  • Other:  Sponge Daubers, Peony Dies, Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon,  Elegant Faceted Gems, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Seal,

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

DOstamping Tips:

  • Score 5-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base at 4-1/4" along the 5-1/2" side (when folded it should measure 4-1/2" x 5-1/2")
  • Adhere DSP strips to both ends of 4" x 5-1/4" white panel, then adhere to inside of card.
  • Stamp sentiment in upper left corner of smaller white piece, then adhere to 4" square pink panel.  (NOTE:  there will be extra space at the top of the pink panel).  Adhere the "extra space" area to inside the flap - center and line up bottom to bottom of card.  (NOTE:  there will be a slight gap between the folded score edge and this panel).  Wrap ribbon around the flap and tie in a knot.
  • Die cut the 5 pieces for the peony flower from 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of pink and 3 leaves from Gray Granite scrap.  Add ink to petals with a sponge dauber to give the flower depth.  Saving the stamen for last, tuck each flower die cut inside each other, starting with the smallest.  Only adhere each piece at the bottom.  Optional:  use bone flower to curve petals.  Add stamen last.  Adhere flower & leaves to card front with glue dots.
  • Optional: decorate inside.

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

If you love flowers, you'll definitely want to add the Peony Garden Suite to your collection

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong -Netherlands

Michelle Last - UK

Vicki Boucher -Australia

Dawn Olchefske -USA

Barbara Meyer -Austria

Kristine McNickle -New Zeland

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli -Germany

If you're from the US and are looking for a demonstrator, I'd be happy to earn your business.  Contact me for a free catalog!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Peony Dies
$40.00

 

Stampin' Up!  Prized Peony Bundle Fun Fold Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC112 #YourCreativeConnection

 


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  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
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FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
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  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
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Nothing's Better Than meets Happiest of Birthdays! (and Video)

I'm excited about sharing today's card, as it was a card both my grandson, Max and I made together.  He picked out the bundle, Nothing's Better Than, and then we started playing!  

As he turned 13 this spring (yes, he's now a teenager - wow!) - I was actually surprised (but delighted) he still wanted to craft with me.  And, since he is only 13, we called it a pink lemonade card

He also wanted to make sure I tell you all that he helped design the card.  Even at 13 - he melts my heart (in between the moody teen times - ha)!  Here's what we came up with...

Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays

DOstamping It's Your Day Pink Lemonade card:

  • Stamps/Bundles: Nothing's Better Than Bundle, Happiest of Birthdays
  • Paper:
    • Flirty Flamingo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base) 
    • Whisper White (3 x 4-1/4", scrap for cocktail die)
    • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (both strips 3/4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana
  • Other:  Love You More Than Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Seal & Stampin' Dimensionals

Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays

I really liked the way the Nothing's Better Than stamp set went with the greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  To see how it all came together, be sure to check out my How'd She DO That? video.  It showcases THREE birthday cards, including this one:

WATCH VIDEO:  3 Fun Birthday Cards

If you're unable to watch it - CLICK HERE

Links to photos and supplies for all 3 projects:

  • Playing with Patterns & Happiest of Birthdays:  CLICK HERE
  • Nothing's Better Than - Cocktail Card (today's card):  CLICK HERE
  • Forever Greenery Corset Card:  CLICK  HERE

Learn more about my DOstamping ONLINE CLASS CLUB option:  CLICK HERE

I think both of the Nothing's Better Bundle and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set are must-have for any stampers collection.  For me - I'll be reaching for both of them all-year long!  Add them to your shopping bag today so you can craft with me.

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Nothing's Better Than from Stampin' Up! - card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #happiestofbirthdays Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


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Stampin' Up! Love You More Than Dies #DOstamping #stampinup #stampincut #cardmaking #HowdSheDOthat #papercrafting #LoveYouMoreThan

For more Die measurements, see my...
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EARN IN JULY, SPEND IN AUGUST

  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

 


JULY FREE Tutorial PDF:  In Good Taste Suite

DOstamping July 2020 order BONUS - FREE In Good Taste Suite 10-Project Tutorial PDF, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn | #dostamping #cardmaking #inGoodTaste

FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
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  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
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Your Creative Connection #YCC111: Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC111.  Our theme today is: Tag You're It

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

For today's showcase, I want waaay back into the "vault" and pulled out a memory of a card style I enjoyed making in 2004! 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

Back then, it was called a "Corset Card" and I found the inspiration in a magazine (that I don't recall right now).  You used two shipping tags to create the corset.   Now, with all of Stampin' Up!'s tag punches, there are lots of choices to make a Corset Tag card. 

How'd She DO That? Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card 

  • Stamps:  Fancy Phrases (Bundle & SAVE 10% with Fancy Tag Topper Punch)
  • Paper
    • Old Olive  (4-1/4" x 11" card base)
    • Whisper  White (scrap for sentiment tag)
    • Pretty Peacock (two of 2" x 5-1/2" for "corset tags") 
    • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4")
  • Ink:  Pretty Peacock
  • Other:  Greenery Embossing Folders, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Label Me Fancy Punch, 3/8" Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon,  Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

DOstamping Tips:

  • Cut one end of each of the two of 2" x 5-1/2" Pretty Peacock strips with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch 
  • Add texture to both tags with the Greenery Embossing Folder (preserve the hole/tag ends).  
  • Layout tags over your card with tag ends facing each other.  Thread ribbon through both holes and tie in a bow.
  • Wrap tag ends around to the back side and adhere to together.  (NOTE: corset should be snug, but loose enough to slide off).

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

I definitely recommend adding the Forever Greenery Suite to your collection - you'll use it all year long!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly, Australia 

Dawn Olchefske, USA (you are here)

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany 

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong. Netherlands

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

  • Shop with Dawn
    • JULY Host Code: T2AXWS9C
    • JULY Host Code Gift:  Playing with Patterns Resin  Dots (w/$65 order)
    • JULY Ordering Gift:  In Good Taste Suite Tutorial PDF 
    • JULY BONUS DAYS:  For every $50 you spend (before ship/tax), you get a $5 Bonus Days coupon, you can use August 4-31, 2020.

 


DOstamping Supplies: (click on products below to shop online) 

Fancy Phrases Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Dawn's
Favorite

 

Stampin' Up!  Forever Greenery Corset Tag Card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC111 #YourCreativeConnection #corsetcard

 

 


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Stampin' Up! Bonus Days, spend $50 in July, get $5 coupon to use in August.  No limit!  Shop with Dawn Olchefske at https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn #bonusdays #stampinup #dostamping

EARN IN JULY, SPEND IN AUGUST

  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020 
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

 


JULY FREE Tutorial PDF:  In Good Taste Suite

DOstamping July 2020 order BONUS - FREE In Good Taste Suite 10-Project Tutorial PDF, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn | #dostamping #cardmaking #inGoodTaste

FREE In Good Taste Bundle Project Tutorial PDF - JULY 

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the In Good Taste Suite of products 
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 



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Stamping with the STARS #338: Last Chance Time for Tags & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts338.  This week we're showcasing Last Chance Retiring projects.

Stamping with the STARS #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #birthdaycards, #dostamperstars, #DOswts338

I pulled out a card I offered at my local Stamp-a-Stack class last fall, but hadn't shared yet.  I miss stamping with these gals! The card features the Stampin' Rewards Time for Tags stamp set (free with $150 order), Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and a fun Double Punch Window trick.

Punch trick with Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Timeless Label Punch and Time for Tags card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #birthdaycards, #dostamperstars, #DOswts338
How'd She DO That? Double Punch Window card

  • Stamps:  Time for Tags (FREE with $150 order)
  • Paper:
    • Flirty Flamingo (11" x 4-1/4" card base) 
    • Whisper White (3-1/2" square & scrap for punch)
    • Pool Party (3-1/4" square)
    • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (3" square)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Stampin' Blends Combo Packs:  Pool Party, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo  
  • Other:  Timeless Label Punch, Whisper White Bakers Twine,  Heart Epoxy Droplets, SNAIL & Stampin' Dimensionals

 

Punch trick with Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Timeless Label Punch and Time for Tags card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #birthdaycards, #dostamperstars, #DOswts338

DOstamping Tips for Double Punch Window Trick:

  1. Position Timeless Label Punch in a 3-1/4" square piece of cardstock - push all the way in and center side to side.
  2. Turn cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the same positioning for the second punch out (see photo).
  3. Adhere 3" square of Designer Series Paper behind window opening.
  4. Then adhere to 3-1/2" piece of cardstock.

Punch trick with Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Timeless Label Punch and Time for Tags card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #birthdaycards, #dostamperstars, #DOswts338
There's actually several patterns from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper that will work for the other images with the Time for Tags stamp set.  Gotta like that!

 The Time for Tags stamp set and Timeless Label Punch are must-haves, in my opinion.  With its variety of images, the Time for Tags stamp set can be used for all sorts of occasions-from welcoming a new neighbor or baby to wishing someone special a happy birthday. 

I know you'll be reaching for the Time for Tags and Timeless Label Punch often!  Add them to your shopping bag today!

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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DOstamping Supplies: (click on products below to shop online)

Time For Tags Cling Stamp Set
Retiring
FREE with $150 order

 

Punch trick with Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Timeless Label Punch and Time for Tags card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #birthdaycards, #dostamperstars, #DOswts338
Stampin' Up! Color Combo Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo

 


Last Chance Products Stampin' Up! Last Chance Products List - get your favorites before they are gone!  #dostamping #stampinup #lastchance  http://bit.ly/shopwithdawn

Last Chance Lists:

These retiring products are only available while supplies last.  Don't wait too long to get your favorites. 

 


MAY FREE Tutorial PDF:  Tropical Oasis Suite

DOstamping MAY 2020 order BONUS - FREE Tropical Oasis Suite 10-Project Tutorial PDF, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn | #dostamping #tropicaloasis #cardmaking

FREE Tropical Oasis Suite Project Tutorial PDF - MAY 2019

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the Tropical Oasis Suite of products
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 


 

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Your Creative Connection 106: Best Dressed Designer Series Paper

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC106.  Our theme today is:  Your Favorite Designer Series Paper

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

I chose the Best Dress Designer Series Paper...

One of the things I like about the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper is if you're not into make-up, purses or perfume, the patterns on the other side are beautiful florals, polka dots and stripes.  Perfect for any type of card.  The pattern I'm using is my favorite!

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC106 #YourCreativeConnection

These cards are an adaption from my friend Julie Davison.  She recently shared a template for cutting up one sheet of 12 x 12 paper to make 11 cards.  I wanted to use 6 x 6 paper, so I came up with my own pattern to make 10 cards from (3) sheets of 6 x 6 paper.   (See TEMPLATE below)

How'd She DO That? 10 Easy Best Dressed cards

  • Stamps: Dressed to Impress
  • Paper:
    • Purple Posy (five of 11" x 4-1/4" card bases)
    • Blackberry Bliss (five of 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card bases) 
    • Whisper White (two of 3-1/4" x 4")
    • Whisper White (2-1/2" x 3-1/2")
    • Whisper White (scraps for 10 Tailored Tag Punch outs)
    • Best Dressed 6x6 Designer Series Paper (three full sheets - stack and cut at the same time)
  • Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
  • Other:  Tailored Tag Punch,  Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, SNAIL, Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals

Triple Wonder Cards - make 10 cards from 3 sheets of 6x6 Designer Series Paper from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #papercrafting #cardmaking #howdSheDOthat

 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC106 #YourCreativeConnection

Card A: makes 3 cards

 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC106 #YourCreativeConnection

Card B: makes 4 cards 
(note: there will be one leftover strip)

Score edge at 1-1/2", fold towards front of card and secure.

 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC106 #YourCreativeConnection

Card D:  makes 2 cards
(Whisper White panel: 3-1/4" x 4")

 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC106 #YourCreativeConnection

Card D:  makes 1 card
(Whisper White panel:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2")

 

Dress things up with stylish images and soft florals from the Best Dressed 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. As you can see - it's great for card making.   Add it to your shopping bag today!

In the meantime, be sure to check out more creativity at the next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands 

Michelle Last - UK 

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA *You Are Here*

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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April FREE Tutorial PDF:  Ornate Garden Suite

DOstamping APRIL 2020 order BONUS - FREE Ornate Garden Suite 18-Project Tutorial PDF, shop with Dawn Olchefske, https://bit.ly/shopwithdawn | #dostamping #ornategarden #cardmaking
FREE Ornate Garden Suite Project Tutorial PDF - April 2019

  • Place your order with me HERE
  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
  • Projects feature the Ornate Garden Suite of products (Early Release)
  • This is a personal offer from Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping) 

 


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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Stamping with the STARS #325: Shaker Card Inspiration with Frosted Foliage

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts325.  Today we're showcasing Shaker cards! 

#DOswts325 | Stamping with the STARS Shaker card inspiration hop #DOstamperSTARS #dostamperSTARS #christmascards

I knew right away I was going to reach for the Feels like Frost Suite of Products.  I'm tickled with the way it turned out.

Fun & Easy Shaker card using Stampin' Up!'s Frosted Foliage Bundle from Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS Inspiration #DOswts325 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #dostamperstars

How'd She DO That? Frosted Shaker card:

  • Stamps/Bundles: Frosted Foliage (bundle with Frosted Frame dies and SAVE 10%)
  • Paper:
    • Purple Posy (5-1/2" x 8-1/4" card base)
    • Seaside Spray (5" x 4-1/4 for die cut frame)
    • Window Sheets (2-5/8" x 2-7/8)
    • Feels Like Frost 6x6 Specialty Designer Series Paper (2-3/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Heat Emboss:  Swipe Embossing Buddy over Window Sheet.  Stamp greeting with Versamark ink (being careful to stamp straight down, then pull straight up).  Cover with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, then flick off the excess.   To avoid warping the window sheet, melt with Heat Tool by starting under the window sheet, then above window sheet, rotating back and forth until powder is melted.
  • Other:  Frosted Frames Dies,  Shimmery Crystal Effects, Ice Stampin' Glitter, Snail Adhesive & Foam Adhesive Strips

Fun & Easy Shaker card using Stampin' Up!'s Frosted Foliage Bundle from Dawn Olchefske for Stamping with the STARS Inspiration #DOswts325 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #dostamperstars

DOstamping Shaker Card Tips:

  • Adhere DSP to folded card base.
  • Die cut "frosted frame".  Then die cut a "window frame" from center. 
  • Stamp and heat emboss window sheet as described above.  Then adhere window sheet to back of frame using Foam Adhesive strips.  (note: half will be on the window sheet and half will be on the frame.)  
  • At this point, I do recommend swiping the embossing buddy over the inside of the window sheet (will help a lot with static cling)
  • ONLY remove 2 backing sheets (the top and one side) from the Foam Adhesive strips and adhere those edges to the DSP on the card.
  • Then add approximately 1/2 teaspoon of Snowflake Sequins to inside the window.
  • Remove the last two strips of backing sheets to seal off the shaker.
  • OPTIONAL:  prior to adhering the window sheet to the frame, use the new Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin' Glitter to add "frost" to the foliage on the frame (will take about 15 minutes to dry).  I like to do this on the Silicone Craft Sheet.

That might seem like a lot of steps, but it came together surprisingly fast.  

If you enjoy making fun technique cards and want to spread a little yuletide cheer, this Frosted Shaker Card is for you!  Be sure to  add the Frosted Foliage Bundle to your shopping bag today!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Frosted Frames Die sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #dies

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Pop of Petals Wreath Panel Card

Often I get asked where I get my inspiration from.  There are several answers to that question.  However for today's Pop of Petals Wreath Panel card, the inspiration came directly from Stampin' Up!. 

Four times a year, Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive a Stampin' Success magazine filled with creative and business inspiration.  I fold over the corners of the pages that inspire me and CASE those projects for my classes and clubs.  Why not, right?   I appreciate that Stampin' Up! provides samples for us to copy.  Just a little something to make my "job" easier.

Stampin' Up!  Pop of Petals panel card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #popofpetals #birthdaycards

Today's card is an example of a Stampin' Success project, that I used for my Stamping Club Class last month.  I left most everything the same with the exception of the greeting.  Other changes I made,  the white piece opens (like a "mini card"),  with a 1/4 sheet card base panel.   (Yes - I like panel cards!)

How'd She DO That? tips for Pop of Petals Wreath Panel card:

  • Stamps:  Pop of Petals, Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Paper:
    • Soft Sea Foam (4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card base and 5/8" x 4" sentiment)
    • Whisper White (3-1/2" x 5-1/2" score at 4-1/4", and 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" for border punch)
    • Petal Pink (scraps for flowers)
  • Ink:  Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink
  • Other:  4-Petal Flower Punch, 2-1/4" Circle Punch (for wreath template),  Gold Faceted Gems, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, & Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up!  Pop of Petals panel card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #popofpetals #birthdaycards

Tips for creating a wreath using Pop of Petals stamp set from Stampin' up! - by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #popofpetals

DOstamping Tips:

  1. On 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Soft Sea Foam - stamp "flower group" with same ink in upper left and lower right corners
  2. Fold 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" Whisper White cardstock in half (to create a mini card)
  3. Creating the stamped wreath:
    • Cut a circle template with 2-1/4" Circle Punch. 
    • Place on front of folded "mini card" and use a pencil to draw around the circle.  
    • Stamp leaf image around circle with Mossy Meadow ink (the line will be the center of the leaf).  Stamp one leaf, then before reinking, stamp again (moving around the circle). 
    • Repeat until the wreath is complete.
  4. Cut 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strip of Whisper White with Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and adhere to back of folded white piece.  Then adhere stamped mini card to stamped Soft Sea Foam panel.
  5. Stamp greeting on 4" x 5-/8" strip (towards right edge), and adhere over wreath.
  6. Stamp (3) flowers on Petal Pink scrap with Petal Pink ink.  Cut out with Four-Petal Flower Punch.  Adhere to card with Glue Dots.  Attach Gold Faceted Gems to flower centers.
  7. Tie (2) 10" lengths of twine in a bow, adhere with a Glue Dot 

Stampin' Up!  Pop of Petals panel card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #popofpetals #birthdaycards

I'm lovin' that the Pop of Petals stamp set is for more than just flowers.  Anything that can make a wreath, I'm all for!!

When you purchase this stamp set, be sure to add the matching punch to your shopping bag too!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stamping with the STARS #309: Texture Folder Stamping Inspiration

The DOstamperSTARS are excited to bring you another Inspiration Hop #DOswts309...Texture Folder Stamping Inspiration!

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Here's my interpretation using the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)...

Sale-a-bration Home to Roost card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting 

How'd She DO That? tips for Texture Folder Stamping:

  • Select a Texture Impressions Emboss Folding 
  • Open the folder and on inside, front (the side with Sizzix & Stampin' Up!)...add ink to the folder.  You can use direct to folder with an inkpad, or sponge daubers to add different colors.  I used both.  I swiped the Mango Melody ink pad across the folder.  Then used a Sponge Dauber to add Poppy Parade ink in selected areas.
  • Use a Stampin' Spritzer to spray with water. 
  • Then press the cardstock onto the folder.  For a more of a watercolor look, "dance" your fingers across the paper.  For a more even look press down on the entire paper.
  • Optionally - skip the water - for more of a printed look.
  • When using water, use watercolor paper, Whisper White Thick or (what I prefer is) Shimmery White Paper. 

Texture Impressions Stamping card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting  #stampingtechniques

When using the instructions above - using the inside/front of the folder.  This is what kind of impression you'll get.  However, for me...it was a little to busy for what I was looking for (will use it another time).  

Instead, I tried it on the opposite of the folder and I got a different pattern, more of what I was looking for.  So experience with both sides of Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  You'll never know what you'll get.

Sale-a-bration Home to Roost card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting 

After creating my background, I thought the Sale-a-Bration Home to Roost would make a perfect fit!  This fabulous set is available FREE with a $50 order - until March 31st.   Get yours today!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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