QC Card: Papillion Potpourri - 3 Ways

Welcome to DOcelebration Day #3!  Today's cards feature Stampin' Up!'s early-release September Special - Butterfly Bundle.  The original card that inspired today's Quick & Cute Papillion Potpourri card trio was a swap I received from my friend and fellow demonstrator Natalie Travis.  

#quickandcute card using Papillion Potpourri, Bitty Butterfly, Butterfly Bundle, Trust God, share by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Natalie's card was featured at my Card Buffet class last month.  There were a few leftover packets.  When that happens, I like to challenge myself to use the exact same supplies to create other layouts. 

#quickandcute card using Papillion Potpourri, Bitty Butterfly, Butterfly Bundle, Trust God, share by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! demonstrator
Card #1: Special Work of Art (created by Natalie)


#quickandcute card using Papillion Potpourri, Bitty Butterfly, Butterfly Bundle, Trust God, share by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Card #2: Live Simply 


#quickandcute card using Papillion Potpourri, Bitty Butterfly, Butterfly Bundle, Trust God, share by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Card #3: God is Love 

OK - that was fun creating these cards from the same supplies.  I'll have to challenge myself to do that more often.  

Which card is your favorite?

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Butterfly Bundle - 15% off (includes Papillion Potpourri stamp set and Bitty Butterfly punch)

Other Supplies:


Today's BLOG CANDY...


Day #3 Blog Candy -Butterfly Stamps!


  • Leave a comment on today's blog post on "which card is your favorite" 
  • Two lucky people will receive one of the above "butterfly themed" stamp sets: Bloomin' Marvelous or Kindness matters.
  • Remember: to be entered, you must visit my blog post and enter your comment there
  • If you're reading this in your email - click the "header" of the post title and it will take you to my blog

Best of luck~Dawn O


DOcelebration Reminders..

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

Best of luck~Dawn O




Mystery hostess code update...

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


Quick and Cut: Amazing Accent Wheel

Today's Quick & Cute card is brought to by... Stampin' Around Wheel!  Yes, wheels are a stampers delight for QC cards!  One quick pass over your card and voila, you're practically done!

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If you're a Stampin' Around Wheel virgin newbie, or need a refresher, be sure to...

WATCH VIDEO: Stamping Around Wheel Basics

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies


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* Be a hostess
* Join my DOstamperSTARS!
* Details HERE




More Stampin' Around Wheels: Answers to your Questions

Wow - I'm excited about the response to my first Stamping Basics Video: Stampin' Around Wheels, that I posted on Monday.  It seems that you're very interested in these kinds of videos.  I look forward to sharing more with you in the future.

In the meantime, I've received a few requests about Stampin' Around Wheels...

Q.  Can you share how to do a straight line? 

A.  That's a good question.  Stampin' Up! used to carry a Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to aid in stamping a straight line.  Unfortunately - that product is retired.  However - if you have a ruler or other staight edge, that should do the trick.  Be sure to check out my previous video on how to use the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to achieve straight lines.  Here's the link:

WATCH VIDEO:  Straight Lines with Stampin' Around Wheel Guide


Q.  Do you have a video showing how to use Stampin' Up!'s Builder Wheels?

A.  Actually, I do.  Check it out below:

WATCH VIDEO:  Stampin' Up! Builder Wheels



Between these three videos, you'll probably learn most everything you'll need to know about Stampin' Up! Wheels!

SHOP Stampin' Around Wheel STAMPS

Thank you~Dawn O


Video: Mini Treat Tote Box

You're in for a treat today.  A Mini Treat Tote Box that is!  I shared a Watercolor Winter Box idea several weeks ago and have had a lot of inquires about it.  I made another one for Thanksgiving and a video too!!

First off - I want to give credit to Caren Curtis.  She gave me a treat box at the Stampin' Up! Convention as a sweet little gift.  I totally fell in love with it and have made tons of them!  Thank you Caren!!

Timber Basket Weave Thanks Box

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Tips for Mini Treat Tote Box

  1. Uses only 1/2 sheet of cardstock (5-1/2" x -8-1/2")
  2. Score at 1-3/4", 3-1/2", 5" & 6-3/4
  3. Turn and score at 1-1/2" & 4"
  4. Only needs two Glue Dots!
  5. Holds at least 2 "fun size" candy bars
  6. Watch video below for cutting and assembling tips

WATCH VIDEO: Mini Treat Tote Box



To learn about Stampin' Around Wheels, check out my first Stamping Basics Video Series: Stampin' Around Wheels

Thank you for stopping by!

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

StampsTimber Standard Wheel (129717), Seasonal Greetings (128006w or 128009c, or available in single stamps, see below for details)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Classic Pad (126979), Chocolate Chip Ink Refill (101065)
PaperCrumb Cake (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories:  Standard Handle (102971),  Uninked Standard Cartridge (101529), Simply Scored (122334), Small Oval Punch (120908), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), 7/8" Natural Cotten Ribbon (127844) Linen Thread (104199), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Stampin' Sponge (101610), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Glue Dots (103683)


DOshopping with Dawn

  • Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE  
  • Clearance Rack - Save up to 60% or more (fabric only $.99, while supplies last)                  
  • Earn FREE STAMPS when you Shop with Dawn!  Learn about my DOstamping
    Customer Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Check out all my Product Shares (Paper, Ribbon and Holiday) and reservation instructions...and place your reservation today.


 Stampin' Up! Specials and Promotions

Stampin-Up-Single-StampsCheck out Stampin' Up!'s exciting new offer on Single Stamps.  Now you can pick and choose your favorites from three greeting stamp sets - including Seasonal Greetings used on today's project.  Shop this exciting Single Stamps Test Program Here 


Christmas-GiftGet a FREE Festive Paper Piercing Pack when you purchase
one of Stampin' Up!'s specially packaged Holiday Ornaments and Candlelight Christmas DSP Bundles.

Check out the Christmas Gift Pack Bundle Options Here 

Stamping Basics Video: Stampin' Around Wheels

I'm starting a new series of videos called, Stamping Basics.  I'm excited about these videos as they are for the new and experience stamper alike. 

  • For the new stamper - they walk you through the basics of stamping, tools, cardmaking etc. 
  • For the experienced stamper, they will be a great refresher on how to use products that you may not have used in awhile.


My first Stamping Basics Video is Stampin' Around Wheels.  I remember when I first started stamping, one of my favorite stamps was wheels.  Why?  Because they are easy to use and FUN!!  However, if you've never used Stampin' Around Wheels, you may not even know how to put them together or ink them, etc.  Hence...today's video.

WATCH VIDEO:  Stamping Basics: Stampin' Around Wheels


I hope you enjoyed the first of many Stamping Basic Videos. 

SHOP Stampin' Around Wheel STAMPS

Thank you~Dawn O




Control Freak Tour: Beau Chateau Inspiration!


Welcome to the Control Freaks May 2012 Tour (officially starts May 20th). We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour is nice and short and 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 and fellow freaker, Barb Mullikin's Blog.

Our theme for this month is: "Going, Going … Almost Gone!"  Projects featuring stamp sets/accessories from the Retired Lists (only available until May 31st)

My projects feature the soon-to-be-gone Beau Chateau.  Which is actually on sale for only $8.21 (25% off, while supplies last)

Double Pocket Gift Pouch & Mini Cards

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This cute little Double Pocket Pouch has so many uses (party favors, co-worker gifts, treat packaging and more)!  Plus it's SO quick and easy to do, you'll find yourself wanting to make them for all kinds of occasions.  I know you're gonna want to see just how easy they are to make.  So, yes I have a video all ready to go and will post it Monday.  Be sure to stop back then.

Link Added:  Double Pocket Pouch Video

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Elements of Style (118611w or 120045c)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730), Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (122357)
Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Diagonal Plate (125586)
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle (119861) , 1-3/8" Circle (119860) , 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (119854), Small Oval (120908)
AccessoriesPretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289)

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Stampin' Up! Mini Envelopes are the perfect fit for the Double Pocket Pouch too!  The mini cards above are sized at 3" x 6" and folded in half.  The Elements of Style stamp set image was colored with the soon-to-be-gone Stampin' Pastels (pink pirouette and marina mist).  Just line the envelopes with the Beau Chateau DSP to add a little pop!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Elements of Style (118611w or 120045c)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)

Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (122357), Mini Envelope (107309)
Tools:  Stampin' Pastels (120962), Sponge Daubers (120892)


Best Wishes Dove Medallion Card

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Beside the Beau Chateau DSP, this card features many beloved products that I will miss.  Such as the Medallion Background Stamp, Holiday Windows for the Movers & Shapers Die, and Ribbon (both 5/8" Satin and Chantilly Crochet Trim).  However, the one I'll miss the most is my "go-to" greeting stamp set...Sincere Salutations

I love the way this card turned out.  Such a sweet way to say good-bye!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

StampsMedallion (115223w), Sincere Salutaions (115068w)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Crumb Cake ()

Paper: Crumb Cake (), Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (122357), 
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Movers & Shapers Die (114506), Holiday Windows Die (116821), Sponge Daubers (120892)
Accessories:  5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Chantilly Crochet Trim (118480), Basic Pearls (119247)

Note:  Stamping supplies listed in bold are only available until May 31st (or while supplies last)

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! Going, Going, Almost Gone Creations. Now on to more from my fellow Control Freak, Jan Tinklenberg. I'm sure you're gonna love her fabulous projects!



Labels Collection Framelit, Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Invite

As some of you know - I was selected to serve on Stampin' Up!'s Advisory Board this year.  A couple weeks ago, I received an invitation in the mail.  I opened it up and WOW...look at this beautiful card.


The invitation is for the 2012 Advisory Board Reunion Luncheon, which takes place during the annual Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  Woohoo - I'm just so honored to be included in this group.  I'm looking forward to see my fellow advisory board members and give them a big hug!

So - did you figure out what is new on this card?  There are two new items on this card.  One is a wheel image called Chamomile.  It's kinda hidden, but it's there on the left side of the Cherry Cobber panel. 

But the most exciting new product is...drumroll please...Label Collection Framelits, for the Big Shot.  Oh my gosh - these are so cool.  Many demonstrators & customers have been asking for these and Stampin' Up! heard you!  Beginning January 4th, you'll be able to get these new products (and Heart Collection Framelits too), when the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog is released! 


Stamping Supplies

:  Elements of Style (118611w or 120045c), Chamomile Standard Wheel (avail Jan 2012)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669), Versamark (102283), Early Espresso (119670)
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler  (119685), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), Brushed Gold (102935)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Collection Framelits (avail Jan 2012), Blossom Party Die (115971), 1-3/4 Circle Punch (119850), 1-1/4" Striped Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (125056), Linen Thread (104199), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (100005), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


News from Dawn...

Speaking of the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference...I'm excited to announce I will be presenting this year!!  About a month ago, I got a call from Carrie Cudney from the home office and she asked if I would do a presentation.  Of course I said, YES! 

Twix Candy Scallop Purse Video

Are you looking for candy packaging ideas that won't break the bank?  Learn a fun way to wrap Twix Fun Size Candy bars with this adorable Scallop Purse!  Co-workers will squeal with delight to find these stylin' Twix Candy Scallop Purses on their desks.   

As promised, this little candy purse comes together in just minutes, as shown in the video below!!  Get out your Big Shot and Scallop #2 Die and let's get wrapping!



1.video-30VIDEO:  Twix Candy Scallop Purse by Dawn O



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(Bold = From 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog )

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370), Starburst Jumbo Wheel (#124090)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (#119669)
Paper:   Real Red (#102482), Lucky Limeade (#122926), Whisper White (#100730), Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (#124007)
Accessories:  Big Shot (#113439), Scallop #2 Die (#113469),  Modern Label Punch (#119849), Small Oval Punch (#120908) Large Oval Punch (#119855) Mini Silver Brads (#104336), Stampin' Dimensionals(#104430), Mat Pack (#105826), Paper Piercing Tool (#116631)

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Don't forget to stop by the up to 60% off CLEARANCE RACK!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Wanna make FUN projects like this one? 

Well you can, by joining my DOstamperSTARS team!  We made this project at my last demonstrator Camp-a-Rama event.  We always have so much fun at these events.  As hobbyiest demonstrator, Gayle Klingelhoets can attest to.  When asked "what do you like about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?, here's what Gayle had to say...

I Love -----

Getting all the Demonstrator Perks like:

  • I get a Special invites to Regionals- The mini conventions held in a nearby city.
  • I get Special invites to Dawn’s Demonstrator meetings!
  • I get Special access to Stampin up demonstrator site
  • I get 20% off and other Special deals!

Notice the word Special appears in all of these!  Stampin Up! does make their demonstrators feel Special!

 All of these demonstrator perks are priceless as I get:

  •  new ideas
  •  new business tips
  •  introduced to new techniques and new tools and supplies
  •  meet new demonstrators and see what they are doing
  •  fun outings with demonstrator friends
  •  Oh, and the Swaps! They are the best with the group of DOstamperSTARS demonstrators in my circle!

Thanks for sharing Gayle.  Sounds like fun, doesn't it?  Well it is!  There's still time to take advantage of the $100 Stampin' Up! Product Bonus when you join in October 2011.  That means you'll receive $440 worth of product/supplies for only $175.  Oh my gosh - if you're a bargain hunter, you can't beat that with any store coupon!

Join the FUN Now!