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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #232-Happy Celebrations

#232

Hi Stampers,

What a colorful combo we have this week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. I finally got to ink up a new set that was in the Occasions catalog and will be carried over to the new on June 1. I am always in need of birthday cards so that is what I went with.

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You emboss first with the coordinating embossing folder and then stamp with the inks. They emboss quite deep. I noticed I did use a little too much pressure on my stamps and the ink got inside the grooves of the debossed area. Oh well. I'm still happy with it.

Don't forget you only have 6 more days to order from the Occasions catalog!!! Place your order now!!!

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Oh So Succulent

Hi Stampers,

Well as much as I tried to convince myself I did not need the Oh So Succulent Bundle, somehow it ended up at my house **wink**. I'm sad that Stampin' Up! is retiring this set. I thought this set would be so popular. Succulents are so popular right now and EVERYWHERE!!! I always seem to jump on the bandwagon when I see that "I might not be able to order that" and go into an instant panic. Before you know it, it's at my house.

I am so glad I ordered this bundle. There are SO MANY beautiful cards on Pinterest made with this bundle. I will definitely be playing with this set a lot.

My card is based on the layout of a card I received from my upline, Dawn Olchefske. I just changed the sentiment and stamp set.

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Here is an updated list on Retired Items:

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135346 Project Life Corner Punch
  • 138324 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 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
  • 138332 Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
  • 138340 2015-2017 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 137437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette 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
  • 109196 StazOn Cleaner
  • 100625 Heat & Stick Powder
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Dies
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133739 Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 138287 Elegant Dogs Textured 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
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 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
  • 142793 Lace Doilies 

 

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You Light Up My Life

Hi Stampers,

I just love the embellishments that are in the Urban Underground Suite. I used to have brads like these when these were "in".  Perusing Pinterest I saw cards made like outlets and I thought I would give it a try PLUS I got to use one of the embellishments. I used the sentiment from the hostess set Pun Intended.

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Stamp Set: Pun Intended

Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate for sponging

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, slot punch (retired), 1/8" circle punch, Classic Label Punch, Urban Underground Embellishments, dimensionals, SNAIL, sponge

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Easter Peeps with Cool Treats

Hi Stampers,

I got some play time this past weekend and got to unleash my creativity. I just received the Cool Treats Suite in my order. I have seen so many cool cards with this set and couldn't wait to make some of my own. However, my mind is on Easter and this is what I came up with----Peeps from the "ice cream"!!!

You just stamp, cut out with the framelit and then cut again with the framelit moved up a little.

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Here is my card:

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Cool Treats

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso marker for "eye"

Paper: Pool Party, Tasty Treats DSP, Whisper White

Accessories: Whisper White ribbon (retired), glue dots, dimensionals, SNAIL, paper trimmer, Frozen Treats framelits, Big Shot

 

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #220-Celebrate!!!

#220

Hi Stampers,

Back with another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #220. We are now into the month of March (how did that happen?) and the last month of Sale-A-bration!!! Remember you get to pick an item from the Saleabration choices when your order placed is more than $50 or more (before shipping/handling).

If the colors look familiar for this week's challenge, they are the colors that are highlighted in the gorgeous Falling In Love DSP. I have a couple of weddings this summer and what an appropriate name of a suite to use for them -- Falling In Love!!! I now have one card out of the way, way ahead of schedule!!! LOL I don't know about you but I just love shabby chic. For some people this design comes so easy but for others (like me) I REALLY have to try. The pics really don't do justice in my opinion. It really turned out quite soft and just plain pretty. I just got the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and love how they deboss. I also used some of my Blushing Bride sequin trim and the new delicate lace doilies. I also sponged Soft Sky with a sponge over the debossing to highlight it a little more.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Falling For You

Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black

Paper: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Lace Doilies, Blushing Bride sequin trim, Very Vanilla lace trim, paper trimmer, glue dots, dimensionals, SNAIL, Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

 

 


Let's CASE!!!

Hi Stampers,

Have you ever CASE'D? someone? CASE stands for copy and share everything/copy and steal everything.....I've heard many different variations.. It really makes cardmaking or scrapbooking easier. For instance, my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted this adorable card on her blog-

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I chose to use the hexagon "shape" and used a different sentiment to make this card "my own". Easy, peasy, right?

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Just changing things up a little bit makes this YOUR creation with using THEIR card as your inspiration. What will you CASE today now that you know the definition? Happy Stamping!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #219-Moon Baby

#219

Hi Stampers,

At DOStamper Stars we are having a sketch pad challenge this week. I decided to break out my new stamp set Moon Baby. It seems I struggle with baby cards. I need to sit down and just create a pile of them and add them to my stash. I also used my new watercolor pencils with the blender pen. These pencils are GREAT!!!  They color so smoothly!!! They also are in Stampin' Up! colors. I hope they add more colors with the new catalog coming out in June.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Moon Baby

Ink: Basic Black, Blush Blossom (retired) for face

Paper: Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

Accessories: White delicate doilies, Stitched Framelits, Small Star punch (retired), paper trimmer, dimensionals, rhinestones, SNAIL, Blender Pen, Watercolor Pencils

 

 

 


Hexagon Dimensionals Folder Beehive Gift Box

Hi Stampers,

The dimension this embossing folder gives is out of the park. It looks 3D in real life!!! Remember because it is so THICK only use one cutting pad!!! It also works great with the Window Box Thinlits. What a cute little box to give to someone sweet!!! I did sponge Crushed Curry Ink on the box after embossing to highlight the hexagons. I used the You're So Sweet for the sentiment. How appropriate for this project, huh?

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The little bees are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit dies. A clever trick my upline, Dawn Olchefske, shared is punch a 1/2" circle and adhere to the back along with 1/4 of one.

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Here is top view of the box:

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I have a couple more ideas up my sleeve that need to come to fruition. Hopefully, this week!!! So, stay tuned!!!

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Love Note Framelits Interactive Card

Hi Stampers,

Nothing like making my hubby's card last minute!!! GEESSHH!!! If you pull the "Love Note" up you can write a heartfelt message to the recipient on it. I am very pleased at how this turned out!!

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Instructions:

*Assemble top DSP to Real Red Cardstock with SNAIL.

*Die cut one envelope with the Love Notes Framelits. Adhere to the front with SNAIL without folding into envelope.

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*With a craft knife you will cut from one scored line to the other horizontally of the envelope, through ALL thicknesses. This is where the "Love Note" will go in.

*Stamp "Love Note" on Whisper White and die cut only the top with the Love Note Framelits. My piece is 3-1/2" long.

*Place "Love Note" in the envelope. Turn over to see where to place the adhesive strips and dimensionals.

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*Turn over and place glue dots to adhere the envelope closed.

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*Stamp sentiment on bottom of card and inside.

Inside:

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I hope these instructions were easy to follow. 

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Sealed With A Kiss Lipstick Pens

Hi Stampers,

I saw this cute idea on Erica Cerwin's blog and guess what? I happened to have some of these pens in my stash!!!! Imagine that!! LOL I know you can order them from Amazon too.

Aren't these just the cutest? They are made with the Sealed with Love stamp and framelit set.

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Here it is outside of the package:

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Here are the measurements:

Real Red CS cut at 4-1/2 x 6-1/2.

On the 4-1/2 " side score at 1/2, 1-1/4, 3-1/4, and 4.

On the 6-1/2 " side score at 1-1/2 and 2-1/4.

Whisper White is cut at 2 x 4. Place framelit towards the right side and die cut.

DSP is cut at 3-1/4 x 1-1/4.

Stamp sentiment and lip. Cut out with framelit. I used a retired scalloped heart framelit.

Here is a pic with the score lines:

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After cutting away it should look like this:

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Fold on the dotted lines and adhere sides to the back of the box. Decorate with DSP and heart on dimensionals.

Place lipstick pen in 2 x 8 baggie from Stampin' Up!

 

Happy Stamping!!!