Valentine's

Stampin' Blends: Love you Watts of Occasions

Today I'm sharing a fun card using the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  Let your creativity shine through as you take every bright idea and turn it into something dazzling. You'll never get burned out with this set, as it features images that you can use the whole year-long!

Stampin' Up! Watts of Occasions shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #wattsofoccasions #valentinesdaycard #stampinblends

How'd She DO That tips for Love You Watts of Occasions card:

  1. Stamps: Watts of Occasions
  2. Paper:
    • Thick Whisper White (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base) 
    • Shimmery White (3-3/4" x 5" & scrap for 1-7/8" Stitched Shape Circle Framelit)
    • Pink Pirouette (4" x 5-1/4")
    • Pool Party (scrap for 2" scallops Layering Circle Framelit)
  3. Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
  4. Stampin' Blends:  Daffodil Delight Combo Pack, Pink Pirouette Combo Pack, Pool Party Light
  5. Other:  Big Shot, Layering Circle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon, Subtle Enamel Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals
  6. Tip: Coloring
    1. Use the Pool Party Stampin' Blend to create a shadow around the stamped image. I helps the image pop off the white.
    2. Also - if you leave a bit of "white" near the edge of the image, it looks a little more realistic.
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Watts of Occasions shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #wattsofoccasions #valentinesdaycard #stampinblends

If you're looking for a fun way to stamp all-year long, reach for the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  Add it to your shopping bag today (see below for supply list!  

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Watts of Occasions shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #wattsofoccasions #valentinesdaycard #stampinblends

Stampin' Up! color combo - Pink Pirouette, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo  


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NEW Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. 

You can now get your hands on the 26 Markers, Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers,

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers! 

Want to learn more? 

Click on "How to use Stampin' Blends". 

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How'd She DO That Video: Lots to Love Box & Alternate Box Ideas

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #lotstolovebox #suredoloveyou #treatboxholders #packaging #bigshot #video

I'm excited to share today's project with you.  It's a super cute box made with the Lots to Love Box Thinlits Dies.   T

his was one of the projects for my Stamping Clubs last week (TO GO members will get theirs starting February 1st).  It was a real hit at the class, so I know you're gonna love it too!

PLUS...I have a How'd She DO That? video for you demonstrating the following...

  • Assembly of Lots to Love box
  • Trick for cutting 12 x 12 paper
  • Tips for Big Shot
  • Alternative box ideas

The Lots to Love Box Thinlits dies are designed to create small boxes for treats, gift cards, or the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes!. 

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #lotstolovebox #suredoloveyou #treatboxholders #packaging #bigshot #video

  1. Stamps: Sure Do Love You
  2. Measurements:
    • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (7" x 5" - see video for cutting trick)
    • Window Sheet (4"  x 2-1/4")
    • Whisper White - scraps for banner & small heart 
    • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes

See how...WATCH VIDEO:  Lots to Love Box (& sneak peek of alternatives)

I had so much fun creating with the he Lots to Love Box Thinlits diesHow did you like the alternative projects in the video?  Would you like to see more details for any of those projects?  Let me know

eta 2/19/2018:  Here's the list of my Altered Lots to Love Boxes & Videos

  1. Lots to Love Box (includes 12x12 paper cutting tips and more!) - you're here
  2. Altered Lots to Love Box: Small Treat Box (Party Pandas)
  3. Altered Lots to Love Box: Coffee Tube Holder (Coffee Break Suite)
  4. Altered Lots to Love Box: Easy Gift Card Holder (True Gentlemen Suite)
  5. Altered Lots to Love Box: Easy Square Gift Box (Sweet Soiree Suite)
  6. Altered Lots to Love Box: Purse Box (Bubbles & Fizz DSP)

 

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #lotstolovebox #suredoloveyou #treatboxholders #packaging #bigshot #video 

If you like to create boxes, treat holders, gift card holders and more...then the Lots of Love Box Thinlits Dies are for you!  There are so many things for so many occasions that you can create with it, you'll find yourself reaching for it all year-long!  Be sure to add it to your shopping bag today!  

Save 10% when you bundle with the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set (145965w or 145966c)

And don't forget...when your order and your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box ideas shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #lotstolovebox #suredoloveyou #treatboxholders #packaging #bigshot #video

 

 


Looking for measurements? 

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box Framelit #dostamping #stampinup #LotstoLoveBox #bigshot #diy #handmade #cardmaking

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page

 

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Love is in the Air Week - Day#5: Extra Special Heart Happiness Love card

Love-is-in-the-Air

Today's Love is in the Air card is a Heart Happiness Love card.  

  Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #weddingcards #anniversarycards #valentinesdaycards #bigshot #diy #homemadecards #hearthappiness #rubberstamping
This is a special card for that extra special person on your Valentine's Day list.  It would also make a wonderful anniversary or wedding card. 

How'd She DO That tips for Heart Happiness Love card:

  1. Stamps: Heart Happiness
  2. Paper:
    • Basic Black (11" x 4-1/4 card base, scrap for word)
    • Vellum (3-1/4" x 4-1/2")
    • Powder Pink (4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/2" x 1/2" angle cut)
    • Whisper White (4" x 3" for oval)
    • Silver Glimmer (3" x 1/4" angle cut)
  3. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  4. Stampin' Blends:  Pink Pirouette (dark), Rich Razzleberry (light), Olive Olive - combo pack
  5. Other:  Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layered Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals, Mini Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestone Jewels (color with Sharpie marker), Fine Tip Glue Pen & Stampin' Dimensionals
  6. Tips:
    • Die cut Whisper White oval using two Layering Ovals together at the same time (center size 4 inside size 8 - see chart below)
    • Repeatedly stamp the single flower image around the oval and color with Stampin' Blends.  Adhere to vellum panel.
    • Adhere "love" die cut to silver glimmer strip with Fine Tip Glue Pen (let dry). Then adhere to Powder Pink strip.
    • Staple a piece of sequin trip and bakers twine to left end of "love" strip.  Tie bakers twine in a bow.  Adhere completed greeting piece to oval with Stampin' Dimensionals
    • To adhere velum to card - on back side of vellum, add adhesive to the areas of the oval (then you won't see any adhesive marks)
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

145769-HeartHappiness


Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #weddingcards #anniversarycards #valentinesdaycards #bigshot #diy #homemadecards #hearthappiness #rubberstamping

I'm so in love with the way this card turned out and am looking forward to giving it to just the right person!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more LOVE is in the Air projects.  In the meantime, add Heart Happiness to your shopping bag today!  

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration (SAB) product.   In fact - when you reach a $150 order, you have even more choices!

  • $50 order - choose one SAB product (level 1)
  • $100 order -  choose two SAB products (level 1) OR choose one level 2
  • $150 order - choose three SAB products (level)  OR choose one level 2 and two level 1 AND get $15 in Stampin' Rewards!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #weddingcards #anniversarycards #valentinesdaycards #bigshot #diy #homemadecards #hearthappiness #rubberstamping
  


Looking for measurements? 

Layering Ovals Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page

 


   Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers are here.  #dostamping #stampinup #stampinblends #coloring #colormehappy

Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. 

  • They add just the right amount of color where you need it with a brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • *Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers! 

Learn more? 

 

Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Control Freak Tour: Heart Happiness Love Notes Pizza Box

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks January 2018. We are thrilled to have you join us on the 20th of each month. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from my friend, Debbie Henderson's Blog.

Our theme for this month is: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions or Sale-a-Bration Products

I selected the Heart Happiness stamp set (in keeping with my "Love is in the Air" week theme)


Heart Happiness Mini Pizza Box

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness Love Notes & Mini Pizza Box by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #minipizzabox #hearthappiness #valetinesdaycards #diy #rubberstamping #cardmaking #papercrafting

Yes, the popular Mini Pizza Boxes are still available (a carry over from the 2017 Holiday Catalog).  They are perfect for these Heart Happiness mini Love Notes!

  • Stamps: Heart Happiness, Lovely Friends, Labeler Alphabet
  • Measurements: Basic Black (3-1/2" square), Whisper White (3" square)
  • Other: Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies, 
  • Carry Over Items:  Mini Pizza Boxes, Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon & 3x3 Whisper White Envelopes

Look at what is inside...

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness Love Notes & Mini Pizza Box by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #minipizzabox #hearthappiness #valetinesdaycards #diy #rubberstamping #cardmaking #papercrafting

 


Heart Happiness Love Notes

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness Love Notes & Mini Pizza Box by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #minipizzabox #hearthappiness #valetinesdaycards #diy #rubberstamping #cardmaking #papercrafting
These darling little 3" x 3" cards (3" x 6" folded in half) turned out so cute.  With using one of the small hearts from the Heart Happiness stamp set, I had a lot of fun experimenting with different colors, shapes and sayings to create different shapes.  I found the greetings from the Lovely Friends stamp set had the perfect little sentiments. 

With just a few colors, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and Basic Rhinestone Jewels (colored with black Sharpie Marker), I sure you could come up with even more designs (think flowers, maybe a frog, insects and more) - what fun!

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness Love Notes & Mini Pizza Box by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #minipizzabox #hearthappiness #valetinesdaycards #diy #rubberstamping #cardmaking #papercrafting

Not only will you have fun creating Heart Happiness Love Notes, but you'll have fun giving them away.  Leave them on your kids (or hubby) pillow or in their lunchboxes for a special little message from you!


Enjoy~Dawn O 

 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set
Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set
[145769]
Lovely Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set
Lovely Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set
[143763]
Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set
Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set
[141936]
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
[132708]
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
[126949]
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
[126953]
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
[126945]
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
[100082]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
[121045]
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
[100730]
Real Red 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Solid Ribbon
Real Red 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Solid Ribbon
[144631]
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
[144220]
Mini Pizza Boxes
Mini Pizza Boxes
[144645]
Whisper White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes
Whisper White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes
[145829]
Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies
Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies
[141707]
Big Shot
Big Shot
[143263]

 


Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Heart Happiness projects!  Now on to more creative inspiration from my friend, LeeAnn Greff.

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Love is in the Air Week - Day#3: Heart Happiness LOVE Eclipse Card

Love-is-in-the-Air

Today's Love is in the Air card is a Heart Happiness LOVE Eclipse card.  

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE esclpse shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #eclipsecardtechnique #hearthappiness #bigshot #largelettersframelits
Eclipse cards are all the rage right now.  Basically it's raised images "backed" by the same image in black, just shifted to the side every so slightly - giving it an eclipse look.  You can cut the letters from the main panel for an even more eclipsed look (which I did for this card). 

How'd She DO That tips for Heart Happiness LOVE Eclipse card:

  1. Stamps: Heart Happiness
  2. Paper:
    • Powder Pink (8-1/2" x 4-1/4 card base)
    • Whisper White (4" x 5-1/2" & scraps larger enough to stamp 4 floral hearts)
    • Basic Black  (scraps for letters)
  3. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  4. Stampin' Blends:  Pink Pirouette (dark), Rich Razzleberry (light), Olive Olive - combo pack
  5. Other:  Big Shot, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Letters Framelit Dies, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Foam Adhesive Strips
  6. Tips:
    • Arrange and die cut letters from 4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White panel.  Add texture with Softly Falling Folders, then adhere to folded card base.
    • Die cut each letter from four floral hearts - see photo below (color before or after with Stampin' Blends)
    • Die cut letters again from Basic Black scraps.  Adhere to back of stamped hearts - shifted slightly to the side
    • Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere letters to card, in the negative spaces created in the white panel
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE esclpse shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #eclipsecardtechnique #hearthappiness #bigshot #largelettersframelits

When I was playing around with this stamp set, specifically the floral heart image (my favorite)...I found that many of the Large Letters Framelits Dies would "fit" in the heart. What a delightful discovery!  I imagine with some clever positioning, you could spell out several words (names of people, etc).  Wouldn't that be pretty, floral name cards?!

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE esclpse shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #eclipsecardtechnique #hearthappiness #bigshot #largelettersframelits

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more LOVE is in the Air projects (and Control Freaks Tour).  In the meantime, add Heart Happiness to your shopping bag today!  

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration (SAB) product.   In fact - when you reach a $150 order, you have even more choices!

  • $50 order - choose one SAB product (level 1)
  • $100 order -  choose two SAB products (level 1) OR choose one level 2
  • $150 order - choose three SAB products (level)  OR choose one level 2 and two level 1 AND get $15 in Stampin' Rewards!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Looking for measurements? 

Large Letter Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page

 


   Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers are here.  #dostamping #stampinup #stampinblends #coloring #colormehappy

Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. 

  • They add just the right amount of color where you need it with a brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • *Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers! 

Learn more? 

 

Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: Stampin' Up! Catalogs 
(New Occasions & Sale-a-Bration)

SHOP: Clearance Rack 

Join my DOstamperSTARS Team
get two free stamp sets (any value) during Sale-a-Bration

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping January 2018 Host Code Q3EZMKSH - Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawno #hostcode #freegift
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Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers
 
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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #265: Heart Happiness Hugs Card

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Home Sweet Home" challenge.  It's also Day#2 of my LOVE is in the Air week!


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #265-Home Sweet Home #dostamping

Continuing with the LOVE theme week, this photo challenge is perfect!  If you're looking for some quick & cute cards to send to your kids or grandkids for Valentine's Day - this "hugs" card is perfect too!

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC265 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #hearthappiness #valentinesdaycards #valentines

How'd She DO That tips for Heart Happiness Hugs card:

  1. Stamps: Heart Happiness
  2. Paper:
    • Real Red (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base) 
    • Whisper White (3" x 5-1/2")
    • Basic Black (3-1/4" x 5-1/2" and 1/2" x 3" for Lovely Words Thinlit)
    • Silver Foil (3-1/4" x 1/2")
  3. Ink: Real Red
  4. Other:  Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits. Fine Tip Glue Pen
  5. Tip:  Stamping hearts
    • visualize the whisper white piece as two rows of hearts.
    • start in the bottom row center by inking heart image with real red ink, stamp off on scrap paper, then stamp on white piece.  
    • then stamp hearts upside down on either side of the first heart. 
    • continue by inking heart, stamp off, then stamp on right side (repeat for the left side).
    • Turn white piece around and stamp the hearts in a similar fashion, but start with a full-strength heart in the middle - continuing with light hearts, then end with dark hearts)
  6. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC265 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #hearthappiness #valentinesdaycards #valentines

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more LOVE is in the Air projects.  In the meantime, add Heart Happiness to your shopping bag today!  

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC265 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #hearthappiness #valentinesdaycards #valentines Stampin' Up! color combo Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #colorcombo #valentinesdaycards #stampinup

 


Looking for measurements? 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page 

  


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: Stampin' Up! Catalogs 
(New Occasions & Sale-a-Bration)

SHOP: Clearance Rack 

Join my DOstamperSTARS Team
get two free stamp sets (any value) during Sale-a-Bration

Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!

Shop online: Stampin' Blends 
How to use Stampin' Blends
View/Print: Stampin' Blends Brochure

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

DOstamping January 2018 Host Code Q3EZMKSH - Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawno #hostcode #freegift
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers

January 2018 VIP Host Code = Q3EZMKSH
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LOVE is in the Air Week - Day#1: Heart Happiness LOVE Banner

DOstamper Love is in the Air Week!  See ideas for Valentine's Day using Stampin' Up! products #dostamping #stampinup #hearthappiness #valentinesday #love

With just one month away, Valentine's Day is approaching fast.  To help you get ready, I'm doing a "Love is in the Air" week.  I'll have some fun LOVE projects ranging from cards to decor, treats & more!  Hey, that rhymes!  

Several of the projects I'll be sharing throughout the week will feature the new Heart Happiness stamp set.145769-HeartHappiness

The Heart Happiness stamp set is full of hearts.  You may have overlooked this sweet heart set on page 20 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.   It coordinates with the Annual Catalog Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies AND the NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  You can never have enough hearts...can you?

My first project is surprisingly quick & easy, and definitely cute!  Take a look at this cute LOVE banner...

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE Banner created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #stampinblends #banner

Hang this sweet LOVE Banner on your door or entry-way mirror to dress up your home for Valentine's Day.  It would also be cute for weddings & showers.

How'd She DO That tips for LOVE Banner:

  1. Stamps: Heart Happiness
  2. Paper:
    • Whisper White (four hearts using Sweet & Sassy Framelits size #6 straight heart - see below, plus scraps for flowers)
    • Powder Pink (four hearts using Sweet & Sassy Framelits size #8 straight heart - see below)
    • Basic Black (scraps for Large Letter Dies) 
  3. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  4. Stampin' Blends:  Pink Pirouette (dark), Rich Razzleberry (light), Olive Olive - combo pack
  5. Other:  Big Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies Large Letters Framelit Dies, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit (mini clothespins),  Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals (pop up small flowers)
  6. Tip: 
    • Your banner can be short or longer, depending on how far you space each heart out.
    • Start by laying the hearts out on a flat surface to your desired spacing.
    • Measure out a length of ribbon the length of all the hearts & spacing, with at least 18" extra on EACH side (or longer depending on where you'll hang the banner)
    • Then starting from the center of the ribbon working out from each side - attach letters to ribbon with mini clothes pins (or use glue dots for permanent placement)
  7. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE Banner created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #stampinblends #banner
Color floral hearts with Stampin' Blends:

  • Stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Color with Stampin' Blends:
    • Flowers = dark Pink Pirouette and light Rich Razzleberry
    • Leaves = Olive Olive light & dark
  • Die cut with #6 straight heart (Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies)
  • Repeat with small flowers - fussy cut out (I know...but it's worth it!)

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness LOVE Banner created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #love #valentinesdaydecor #valentinesday #stampinblends #banner

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more LOVE is in the Air projects.  In the meantime, add Heart Happiness to your shopping bag today!  

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


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Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

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  • They add just the right amount of color where you need it with a brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • *Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers! 

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Festive Phrases: Starting the Year with a couple of Valentine's Day projects

With only a day left for the Festive Phrases stamp set, I thought I better share this beautiful card and fun Mini Pizza Box before the stamp set retires on January 2nd (along with most of the products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog).  The card features a colorful "alcohol" inking technique with a twist!   

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats

The twist is the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and you're gonna love it!.  Not sure what it's called, but I'll be referring to it as Ink Blending with a Twist.  Here's how...

Instructions for Ink Blending With a Twist Technique:

  1. On a Silicone Craft Sheet, squeeze "dots" of ink refill around the mat.  Use various sizes of dots.  Start with your "primary" color - here it's Melon Mambo. 
  2. Then add a few dots of a secondary color - again various sizes.  Here it's Crushed Curry.
  3. Now for the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  You'll need to "over-squeeze" the brush to get "drips" of the glitter mixture to come out to add to craft sheet.
  4. Next, fill a Stampin' Spritzer with rubbing alcohol.  Spritz the rubbing alcohol onto the ink so they start to blend together a little bit.
  5. Now you're ready to add it to Glossy Cardstock.  Place the cardstock glossy side down onto the craft sheet and "push" it into the color.  Lift up and see where else the color needs to go and continue moving and pressing until the cardstock is fully covered. Let dry
  6. NOTE:  the color will move around a little bit and continue to blend as it dries.  Each time you do it, it will look different.  Have fun experimenting!

Ink Blending with a Twist Technique shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampingtechnique #diy #cardmaking

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats 

Instructions for the Love Window Card:

  1. Die cut a 2-7/8" x 3-5/16" curvy heart (using Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies) from glossy cardstock inked panel (from above).  Adhere to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Powder Pink card base.
  2. Open card and die cut a 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" curvy heart from the center of the opening left from previous die cut.
  3. Adhere 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White panel inside card. 
  4. Use a pencil to lightly outline heart shape through window front.  Stamp image (Festive Phrases stamp set) using Melon Mambo ink.  When ink is dry, erase pencil marks (Optional:  instead of using a pencil, use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement).
  5. Adhere sequins with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats

Instructions for the Love Pizza Box

  1. Die cut 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" curvy heart window (using Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies) from Mini Pizza Box.
  2. Cover window area from inside box with 3-3/8" square piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Optional:  cover inside bottom of box with another square.
  3. Use Paper Snips to banner flag both ends of 3/4" x 4" piece of Silver Foil Sheet.  Wrap Flirty Flamingo Bankers Twine twice around and tie in a bow (on far left end).  Adhere to 4-1/2" piece Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.  
  4. Fold over 10" piece of Mini Silver Sequin Trim.  Place onto foil banner over twine.  Secure into place with Stampin' Dimensionals over the sequin trim (see photo)
  5. Stamp image on 3-3/4" x 2-1/2" scrap of Whisper White with Melon Mambo ink.  Use Aqua Painter to blend color on small hearts and both ends of the arrow.  Trim close to the "love" image and banner flag both ends.  Remove backing from the Dimensionals on the sequin trim and adhere love banner over it.  Then adhere entire piece to box front with Stampin' Dimensionals..
  6. Place Metallic Enamel Shape hearts over large stamped hearts. Adhere sequins with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  7. Fill with candy or jewelry!

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats

It's not too early to start preparing for your Valentine's Day cards and treats.  With projects like these, your love one's will be delighted! 

NOTE:  The Festive Phrases stamp set is a last-chance items and is only available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.  Be sure to add it to your shopping bag today!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online) 

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases stamp set for Valentine's Day by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #love #valentine #valentinesday #festivephrases #bigshot #minipizzabox #treats

Stampin' Up! Color Combo Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #colorcombo #stampinup

 


Looking for measurements? 

Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page

 


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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: Stampin' Up! Catalogs

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