Wedding

Control Freaks June 2017: Happiest of Days Set of Note Cards

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks June 2017. 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 Melissa Davies blog.

Our theme for this month is: New Stampin' Up! Products


Happiest of Days - Set of Note Cards

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Note Cards created by Dawn Olchefske Control Freak Tour #dostamping

If you know me, then you'll know that I love Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes!  I always keep several packs on hand.  They are great for gifts, thank you cards for wedding/showers and more!  This set made with the new Happiest of Days stamp set & new Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack would make for a lovely set of gift cards.

Happiest of Days Note Cards

  • Stamp (Happiest of Days images with Archival Basic Black ink) and decorate a 3-3/8" x 4-7//" panel of Whisper White, before adhering it to the Note Card.
  • With the ever-popular Stitched Shapes Framlit Dies cut various shapes of Shimmery White cardstock.  
  • All images are colored with Watercolor Pencils (Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive) & Blender Pen.
  • Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack is cut into various widths and lengths.
  • Finishing touches are Whisper White Baker's Twine, new Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, new Pearl Jewels and new Rhinestone Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Note Cards created by Dawn Olchefske Control Freak Tour #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Note Cards created by Dawn Olchefske Control Freak Tour #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Note Cards created by Dawn Olchefske Control Freak Tour #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Note Cards created by Dawn Olchefske Control Freak Tour #dostamping
Don't you think this set of Note Cards, made with the new Happiest of Days stamp set & new Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, would make for a lovely set of gift cards?

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies - (new)

  • Happiest Of Days Wood-Mount Stamp Set [143793]
  • Happiest Of Days Clear-Mount Stamp Set [143796]
  • Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack [144168]
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527]
  • Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [101910]
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730]
  • Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad [140931]
  • Watercolor Pencils [141709]
  • Blender Pens [102845]
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies [145372]
  • Big Shot [143263]
  • Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon [144171]
  • Twine Baker's Whisper White [124262]
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels [144220]
  • Pearl Basic Jewels [144219]
  • Glue Dots [103683]
  • Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from my friend, Kelly Acheson

Next-Graphic


Swap Share Saturday: Falling In Love Swaps

Today is the last day of Brides & Babies week, and features the wedding & anniversary themed stamp sets from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Both of these sets are retiring: Falling For You & So In Love.  Along with the retiring So Detailed Thinlits Dies - these products are a great way to end our week!

For whatever stage of the love, with these stamp sets you'll find the most elegant words to tastefully recognize and appreciate it. 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Kay Kalthoff)

 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

 

Stampin' Up! Falling for You swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Deb Hoekstra)

 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Pam Findlay)

 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Diane Vander Galien)

 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Brenda Sprenger)

 

Stampin' Up! So in Love swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Both of the So In Love Bundle products are retiring (So In Love stamp set & So Detailed Thinlits Dies).  I recommend purchasing them individually, as they are discounted at a lower price then the bundle!  I'm watchin' out for ya!   

Enjoy~Dawn O

Shop with Dawn


Looking for measurements? 

Stampin' Up! So Detailed Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

  • 142751 So Detailed Thinlits Dies (2017 Occasions Catalog) 
  • Bundle & Save with So in Love Stamp Set 144738(w) or 144739(c)
  • Stampin' Up! video filled with lots of ideas and inspiration

Looking for Stampin' Up!'s Framelit and Thinlit measurements?

Be sure to check out my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page 


Falling in Love Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)

Lace Doilies
SOLD OUT
Delicate White Doilies
Good Substitute for Lace Doilies

 


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn 

 Stampin' Up! Catalogs

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS  

DOstamping VIP Host Code W26S27R6 - April 2017, Shop with Dawn O

 VIP Host Code Gift - Basic Pearl Jewels (with qualifying order)

April VIP Host Code = W26S27R6
(learn more here) 

 

Brides & Babies Week: Better Together Wedding Card

Continuing with Brides & Babies week...today I'm sharing a beautiful, but simple wedding card made with the Better Together stamp set.

Have you ever wanted to be the person who always says the right thing? Now you can! This stamp set has the right thoughts for all of life’s ups and downs...wedding, sympathy, birthday, Christmas and more!.  We're going with a wedding card for today...

Stampin' Up! Better Together card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Better Together Wedding card

  1. Add texture to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with Falling Petals Texture Impressions Embossing Folder & Big Shot.  
  2. Wrap Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine twice around texture panel and tie in a bow.  
  3. Using Layering Oval Framelits, die cut Very Vanilla oval (#6) and Perfect Plum scallop oval (#6).
  4. With Perfect Plum ink stamp greeting (omitting bottom greeting), then "arrows/heart", then bottom greeting only.  Color heart with Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker and arrows with Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Market
  5. Adhere ovals together, then to Lace Doily (vanilla side).  Then adhere completed oval to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere completed panel to folded 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Pink Pirouette card base with Fast Fuse.

Stampin' Up! Better Together card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

I like this set because the greetings can stand-alone like today's card, or you can use the matching images as well.  It's a very versatile greeting set...a must-have for any stamper's collection.   

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun fold baby card!

Enjoy~Dawn O
Shop with Dawn


Looking for measurements? 

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

Looking for all of Stampin' Up!'s Framelit and Thinlit measurements?
Check it out, along with printable PDF's!

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page
 


Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)

Lace Doilies
Retiring

 

  Stampin' Up! Better Together card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

 

Stampin' Up! color combo Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette & Perfect Plum, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

 


 Stampin' Up! retired products #dostamping

Stampin' Up!'s Annual Retiring List is now available!  Some products discounted up to 50% off!

  • DOWNLOAD & PRINT: Stampin' Up! Retiring List
  • Available while supplies last.  
  • NOTE:  many popular products are "limited or low inventory", so be sure to shop early!
  • See discontinued list below (updated as of 4/17)

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 138328 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138329 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138330 Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138331 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Sea Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 107297 Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • 141650 Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • 141691 Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 141664 Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
  • 141683 Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
  • 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
  • 102566 Jet Black StazOn Refill
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Texture Impressions Embossing Folder

Discontinued - 2017 Occasions Catalog

  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 144719 Special Reason Bundle - Wood Mount
  • 144720 Special Reason Bundle - Clear Mount
  • 144721 Raison special Bundle - Clear Mount (French)
  • 142750 Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • 142786 Urban Underground Embellishments
  • 142787 Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape
  • 142783 Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 144734 Nailed It Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144735 Nailed It Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144736 Les bons outils Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 143230 Build It Framelits Dies
  • 142788 Falling in Love Designer Series Paper

Shop: Retiring Products  


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn 

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS  

DOstamping VIP Host Code W26S27R6 - April 2017, Shop with Dawn O

 VIP Host Code Gift - Basic Pearl Jewels (with qualifying order)

April VIP Host Code = W26S27R6
(learn more here)  


Double Take: Trio of Lovely Tags!

Today I'm sharing trio of tags featuring the Double Take stamp set.  It's hard to feel negative when you see the positive stamps that come in the Double Take stamp set. The shadow and highlighting stamps are designed with versatility in mind. These stamps will have you shouting "hooray" in lots of different ways.

Stampin' Up! Double Take tags shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Tag Basics:

  • Start with a basic tag shape measuring 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  
  • Cut pieces of Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper or embossed Melon Mambo cardstock measuring 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".  
  • Round the corners of all pieces using the Project Life Corner Punch
  • Adhere layers together as shown.
  • Staple 6" of folded Sale-a-Bration Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Gold) to the top of each tag. 
  • Decorate!

Stampin' Up! Double Take tags shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Tips for Love Tag

  • Cut Lace Doily in half.  Cover with Versamark ink and heat embossing with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.
  • Use 3 images to stamp banner on scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Then cut out.. 
    • Love banner = Pink Pirouette
    • Bold love word = Melon Mambo
    • Line image love with "flowers = Melon Mambo (then quickly heat embossing with Clear Stampin' Emboss Power)
  • Stamp "celebrating" (Crazy About You stamp set) & "your" (BYOP stamp set) on scrap of Whisper White.  Cut each word out.
  • Adhere completed elements to tag

Stampin' Up! Double Take tags shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

 

Stampin' Up! Double Take tags shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Tips for Thanks Tag

  • On vanilla/gold label from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit - stamp:
    • Shadow thanks = Melon Mambo Ink
    • Bold thanks = Pink Pirouette ink
  • Adhere doily (vanilla side up) and label to tag

Stampin' Up! Double Take tags shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 

Tips for Hooray Tag

  • Add texture to 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" Melon Mambo layer
  • Stamp Hooray with Versamark Ink on scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Power.  Fussy cut out.
  • Adhere half of a doily and greeting to tag

 I hope you enjoyed these tags.  You could add them to a card or gift, or they could be used as bookmarks too!

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 - like the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack!  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  Shop Here   

 Shop Here  

Enjoy~Dawn O


Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)

 


It's Sale-a-Bration Time!

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration #dostamping

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration Shop with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Get one FREE Sale-a-Bration product for every $50 you order
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 

VIEW: Sale-a-Bration - release 1
VIEW: Sale-a-Bration - release 2 (Feb 19)
VIEW: Sale-a-Bration - release 3 (Mar 20) - NEW
NOTE: Card Tin & Glimmer Paper are no longer available


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn 

 Stampin' Up! Catalogs

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

DOstamping March Host Code 3MW2KY47, Shop with Dawn Olchefske

March VIP Host Code Gift - Urban Underground Embellishments

March VIP Host Code = 3MW2KY47
(learn more here)  


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #222: Beautiful You Watercolor Pencil Ruffles!

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

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #222-Product Spotlight

You're gonna love today's card!  I saved it for sharing today, as it features the Watercolor Pencils.  Earlier this year I did a presentation of Watercolor Pencils Techniques at a local Stamp Share for Leaders Meeting.  One of the techniques I shared, I learned from fellow demonstrator, Tandra Boyer, Watercolor Pencils Ruffles!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Beautiful You card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC222 #dostamping



Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Beautiful You card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC222 #dostamping

See below for the step-by-step instructions and a great photo tutorial too! 

Beautiful You Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Technique

  • Use sticky note to mask off the "skirt" part of the stamp image.  Ink stamp with Archival Basic Black ink.  Remove sticky note.  Stamp on 3-3/4" x 5" Shimmery White paper (or Watercolor Paper)
  • With Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil...color hat and bodice, then draw "scribbly" lines to create the skirt.
  • With a wet Aqua Painter, blend skirt.  With a drier Aqua Painter, blend hat and bodice.
  • Optional, but cute...use Clear Wink of Stella to blend and add glimmer to skirt.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Beautiful You tutorial shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping

Above is a Watercolor Pencil Ruffles photo tutorial - great for saving to Pinterest!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Beautiful You card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC222 #dostamping

This Watercolor Pencil technique is so much fun - you'll have to give it a try!  It did take me a couple of tries to get the shaping of the skirt.  But once I was happy with that, I was able to get several cards done rather quickly.  These would be great for a special birthday or even a bridal shower, right?

Enjoy~Dawn O 

PS...Be sure to submit your Sale-A-Bration orders sooner than later so you can get your favorites before they are gone (ends March 31st).  

 


Attention email subscribers:  If you are reading this from your email, please CLICK HERE to see all of this week's participants


Dawn's Stamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

 

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencil Ruffles Beautiful You card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC222 #dostamping
 

 


 It's Sale-a-Bration Time! 

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration #dostamping

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration Shop with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Place your qualifying order and you can choose ANY Sale-a-Bration FREE item!  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

  • One FREE choice with $50 order.  
  • Two FREE choices with $100 order
  • Three FREE choices with $150 order (and Stampin' Rewards)
  • Four FREE choices with $200 order (and Stampin' Rewards)
  • BEST DEAL...Five FREE choices with $250 order (and Stampin' Rewards, PLUS $25 extra in Stampin' Rewards - woohoo!)

Have fun choosing your free item(s):  

Shop with Dawn
 


 

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn 

 Stampin' Up! Catalogs

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

DOstamping March Host Code 3MW2KY47, Shop with Dawn Olchefske

March VIP Host Code Gift - Urban Underground Embellishments

March VIP Host Code = 3MW2KY47
(learn more here) 

 

New Sale-a-Bration: Reverse Words Bottle Tag

Today I'm sharing a fabulous project using the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set card, Reverse Words!  This set contains two fun images to help you celebrate!  Say "cheers" and "hooray" in a fun way!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Reverse Words bottle tag shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Reverse Words Cheers Bottle Tag

  1. Score an 8" x 2-1/2" piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock at 2-1/4".  In the "square" area, die cut a 1-5/8" circle (Layering Circle Framelit Dies).
  2. Adhere a 5-1/4" x 2" piece of 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Sweet Sugarplum) to a 5-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Silver Foil Sheet.  Adhere this to the rectangle area of the "bottle tag".
  3. Adhere a piece of Delicate Doily (5 scallops) under a Silver Foil scallop oval (3-1/4" x 2-5/16" Layering Oval Framelit Dies).  Adhere to tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Fold ribbons and trim in half, and adhere to silver oval with lots of adhesive. (9" Silver Sequin Trim, 10" Silver Natural Trim , 11" Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack)
  5. Stamp "cheers" with Sweet Sugarplum ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut with Layering Oval Framelit Dies (3-1/16" x 2-1/8").  Adhere over ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Hang on bottle! 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Reverse Words bottle tag shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

WATCH VIDEO:  4 Ideas Using Reverse Words Stamp set

Just another fun Sale-a-Bration FREE choice!  See all your choices from the Sale-a-Bration flyers below (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST): 

Enjoy~Dawn O


Looking for measurements? 

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

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

Looking for all of Stampin' Up!'s Framelit and Thinlit measurements?
Check it out, along with printable PDF's!

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurments Page
 


Stamping Supplies (click on the products to shop online)

Reverse Words (Wood)
SAB FREE Choice
Reverse Words (Clear)
SAB FREE Choice

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Reverse Words bottle tag shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping 


Sale-a-Bration...It's the time to Join!

Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration Join the DOstamperSTARS #dostamping

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS

What are DOstamperSTARS?

That's the name of our stamping community...STARS for short. I enjoy welcoming new STARS to my group. We're from all over the United States. As you're considering joining Stampin' Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin' Up! endeavors. I offer a variety of ways to connect, learn, grow and to have FUN!  Such as:

  • Exclusive Team Blog - reminders, tips, inspiration & more
  • Private Facebook Groups - These are private groups where you can share to your hearts content with like-minded stampers! 
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Blog Hop Opportunities
  • Meetings - both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • surPRIZE Patrol on Facebook - you never know when they are coming!
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes, recruiting, tradeshows, blogging and more!
  • Additional support/coaching available

We have a great community of STARS that share and answer each other's questions on our private facebook groups.  If you're looking for fun, a positive atmosphere, a place to grow and share...then you'll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

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

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that's a value up to $104 - wow!)

Learn more about here

Join Dawn's DOstamperSTARS


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn 

Get one FREE Sale-a-Bration product for every $50 you order 
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

VIEW: Sale-a-Bration - release 1
VIEW: Sale-a-Bration - release 2 (new)
NOTE: the Card Tin is out of stock and no longer available

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

DOstamping March Host Code 3MW2KY47, Shop with Dawn Olchefske

March VIP Host Code Gift -Urban Underground Embellishments

March VIP Host Code = 3MW2KY47
(learn more here) 

 

Control Freaks Jan 2017 Tour: Love Pocket Card and Candy Sleeve

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks January 2017. We are thrilled to have you join us 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 the always creative, Wendy Weixler's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Occasions or Sale-a-Bration...I chose both!


So In Love Bundle

Stampin' Up! So In Love Bundle (2017 Occasions Catalog) & Delicate Details (Sale-a-Bration) card by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping

I created this lovely pocket card for my niece, Lindsey's wedding a couple of weeks ago.  I used Sweet Sugarplum because that was one of her colors.  I wanted something that would hold a gift card and I love the way it turned out.

So In Love Pocket Card

  1. Score 11" x 4-1/4" Sweet Sugarplum cardstock at 1-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Fold into pocket shape and adhere down the top 1-1/4" flap, then adhere 4-1/4" x 1" strip of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper to the flap.
  2. Stamp "lace" image (FREE Sale-a-Bration Delicate Details stamp set) with Sweet Sugarplum ink, just below the flap.
  3. Wrap gold Metallic Ribbon (FREE Sale-a-Bration choice) around the entire card (this keeps it closed) and tie in a knot
  4. Stamp "so in love" image (So In Love stamp set) with Sweet Sugarplum ink on scrap of whisper white.  Die cut with Tags & Labels Framelits Dies.
  5. Punch 1/8" hole at top of tag. Thread several piece of Gold Metallic Thread through tag hole and tie onto ribbon knot. 

Stampin' Up! So In Love Bundle (2017 Occasions Catalog) & Delicate Details (Sale-a-Bration) card by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping

For the inside, I created a clever little pocket using the So Detailed Thinlits to hold a gift card

Gift Card Holder 

  1. Slide 5-1/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Shimmery White Cardstock into the completed pocket card (from above).  Make a small mark with a pencil to mark where to stamp the greeting.  Pull out panel and stamp greeting (So In Love stamp set) with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Let dry and erase pencil mark.
  2. Die cut 6" x 3" piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using So Detailed Thinlits (Big Shot & Precision Plate, remove excess pieces with Big Shot Brush). 
  3. Place stamped white panel over floral die cut - center it side to side.  Use Bone Folder and score the floral piece along the left & right edges of the white panel.  Fold floral piece along the score lines.  Add Fast Fuse Adhesive to only the bottom strip of the floral piece and adhere to the front/bottom of the panel.  Fold edges over each side and adhere in back.  (I did add a little bit of Fine Tip Glue to the back pieces of the floral piece, so the edges would stay down.)
  4. Insert a Gift Card into the floral pocket, then insert completed panel into pocket card. 

Sealed With Love Bundle

Stampin' Up Sealed With Love Candy Sleeve by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freaks Blog Tour #dostamping

These darling candy sleeves will be just perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day.  They are quick to put together and you can change out the greeting to anything you want.  Give them to co-workers, teachers, your husband, etc.  They will be thrilled that you thought of them!

Valentine Candy Sleeve

  1. Insert candy into 2" x 8" Cellophane Bag and tie off with Silver Metallic Ribbon (FREE Sale-a-Bration choice).
  2. Die cut the following and adhere together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:
    • Sweet Sugarplum "slotted heart" & Silver Glimmer Paper arrow using Love Notes Framelits Dies.
    • Whisper White heart (#3) from Sweet & Sassy Framelits
  3. Stamp greeting (Sealed with Love stamp set) with Sweet Sugarplum ink on scrap of white cardstock.  Cut with Classic Label Punch. 
  4. Punch 1/16" hole in both the heart and label pieces. Thread Whisper White Baker's twine through holes and tie onto the metallic ribbon.
  5. Give away to someone you love! 

Stampin' Up Sealed With Love Candy Sleeve by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freaks Blog Tour #dostamping 


Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from my friend & fellow freak, Julie Davison

image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/14081923/0129aec5-345f-49ea-b27e-0d40b857cc4e.png


Dawn's Stamping Supplies - Pocket Card

Dawn's Stamping Supplies - Valentine Candy Sleeve 

 

For Lindsey: Better Together Thank You Notes in Gusseted Bag

A couple of Saturday's ago, I attended a wedding shower for my niece, Lindsey.  In January, she's marrying a young man from Canada.  I'm very excited for her to start her next journey of her life.  Along with a shower gift, I also like to hand make thank-you cards for the bride-to-be. Here's what I created for her...

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

Better Together Thank You Cards

  • I stamped the greeting from Bunch of Blossoms first onto 3-3/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock..  Then stamped the cute little flower from Better Together with Archival Basic Black ink.  
  • Once I stamped them all (I made 28 cards), then I quickly colored the blooms with an Aqua Painter using Sweet Sugarplum ink...just a quick swipe over the bloom (don't use too much water, as the paper will "pill" - I prefer a drier brush).  Once they were mostly dry, I went over the center of the flowers with more color to add a little depth.  
  • The leaves were colored with a Blender Pen and Mint Macaron ink.
  • Once everything was dry, I added a little bling with a Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Then adhere completed panel to folded Note cards & Envelopes...the perfect size for thank you cards!

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

 

Stampin' Up! Better Together Bunch of Blossoms Thank Cards created by Dawn Olchefske for Wedding Shower #dostamping

  • Wrap completed cards and envelopes (along with postage stamps), in a Gusseted Cello Bag (5 x 11-1/2" - now retired.  But the 6" x 17" bag #142001 could work too - just cut to the length you need - see video below for other uses).
  • Tie off with ribbon from 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack.
  • Create tag with Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Decorate with flower as done on the cards.  Tie onto bag with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

 

Watch Video: 6" x 17" Gusseted Cello Bag in Action

As you can see, there are lots of ways to use Gusseted Bags.  Though, I still like packaging up cards the best!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Stamping Supplies (click on products below to shop online)

Blender Pens
$10.00

 


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn

Stampin' Up! Catalogs

SALE: Stitched From The Heart - selected stamp sets 25% off

SHOP: Clearance Rack

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

DOstamping November Host Code DYMMQXNW - Pretty Paisleys TIEF Gift

VIP Host Code Gift for November

November VIP Host Code = DYMMQXNW
(learn more here)