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DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 236: Flourishing Phrases & Swirly Scribbles

DOSstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No.236 - Color My World

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Color My World" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by a card in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. Do you recognize it?

DOSstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No.236 - Flourishing Phrases Swirly Bird stamp sets card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

Due to a family emergency, I flew home to Iowa 10 days ago. I have been trying to be crafty in my mom's craft room...not an easy task.

I had to scrounge around a bit but I did finally find some things that I could combine to create this beautiful card. 

  • I now know what she will be getting for her birthday and Christmas.

I love the versatility of this card, with a few changes (colors or sentiment or both) you could have a completely different card.

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Swirly Birds and Flourishing Phrases

Paper: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread

It's All in the Details:

  1. Stamp greeting (Flourishing Phrases stamp set) with Whisper White Craft Ink on Calypso Coral cardstock, die cut with Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Die cut scrap of Whisper White cardstock with scalloped circle from Layering Circle Framelits. Adhere circles together.
  2. Stamp flower image (Swirly Bird stamp set) on Whisper White cardstock with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp circular images (Swirly Bird stamp set) on Whisper White cardstock with Sweet Sugarplum ink. Die cut with coordinating framelits (Swirly Scribbles Thinlits).
  3. Die cut leaf shapes (Swirly Scribbles Thinlits) from Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. 
  4. Die cut 4 large and 4 small swirls (Swirly Scribbles Thinlits) from Whisper White yardstick. Using Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere swirls to 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White layer, trim edges. Adhere Whisper White layer to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Calypso Coral card base.
  5. Tie bow with approximately 6" piece of Linen Thread, adhere with Glue Dot.
  6. Adhere flowers and leaves using Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Address envelope and send off to someone special.

DOSstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No.236 - Flourishing Phrases Swirly Bird stamp sets card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn

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CaSE the Catty (CTC): Ribbon of Courage

Where do you find your inspiration?

I often find mine in the Stampin' Up! catalog...it's 234 pages of awesomeness!

  • color combinations
  • card layouts
  • nifty ways to use products in ways I may not have thought of

Stampin' Up! has done the work for you...feel free to CaSE it!

Today's image that we are going to Copy and Selectively Edit is on page 117 of the new Annual Catalog.

Incidentally, if you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator or a catalog-please let me know as I would love to pop one in the mail for you and earn your business.

CASE The Catty with Ribbon of Courage stamp set created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

This image was selected because it has a fun layout that could be adapted to many different sentiments and stamp sets. When I first looked at this picture, I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set. 

My motivation was two-fold with this card...

  1. the stamp set and catalog image
  2. Prostate Cancer Awareness.

The light blue ribbon is a symbol for prostate cancer, which has recently affected my family. Thankfully for our family and loved one, it was found relatively early and he choose to fight it aggressively. 

Cancer doesn't discriminate, it is an equal opportunity killer.

Please take the time to have your medical check ups regularly and encourage your loved ones as well.

Enough preaching...let's get crafty!

CaSE the Catty with Ribbon of Courage created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

Prostate Cancer Awareness Ribbon of Courage

  1. Stamp greeting (Ribbon of Courage stamp set) with VersaMark and heat emboss on 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Adhere DSP to 4" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Marina Mist card base.
  2. Stamp ribbon image (Ribbon of Courage stamp set) on Marina Mist cardstock with Marina Mist ink. Stamp heart image (Ribbon of Courage stamp set) on Very Vanilla cardstock with Marina Mist ink. Die cut ribbon and heart images with coordinating framelits (Support Ribbon Framelits).
  3. Die cut 2-5/8" circle (Layering Circle Framelits) from Very Vanilla and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. Die cut 2-3/8" circle from Vellum.
  4. With glue dots attach 5" Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, folded in half to back of ribbon image. Attach ribbon layers to Vellum. Attach Vellum to Foil Acetate. Attach Foil Acetate to Very Vanilla.
  5. With Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere 12" Gold Mini Sequin Trim to DSP panel. Adhere Circle/Ribbon panel on top of sequin trim with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere heart image with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Add some sparkle with Gold Faceted Gems.
  8. Don't forget the inside of the card-I added a scrap piece of DSP to give it a nice finished look!

  CaSE the Catty with Ribbon of Courage created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper


I'm doing this CASE the Catty sharing with my friend, Dawn Olchefske.  Be sure to check her CASE out too!  

 

Always take the scenic route except when getting routine medical check ups.

~Dawn

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CaSE the Catty with Ribbon of Courage created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

 


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Stampin' Up! Video: Shaving Cream Marbling Technique

As promised yesterday, here is the video of the marbling technique.

I love it because it is super simple.

the supply list is short:

  • shaving cream NOT gel
  • Stampin' Up! Ink Refill
  • a container to contain the first 2 ingredients (either a stamp case or a paper plate-I've used both and they both work equally well)

BOOM! and you are ready to make some magic! Or your own Designer Series Paper.

 

This is a technique that is fun no matter what age you are and could be a good rainy day activity if you have littles running around the house.

Or maybe not.

My mom and I had an afternoon to play recently while I was visiting her in Iowa

it was fun to see all the color combinations and each one was unique.

We experimented with different colors of ink and then we got a little wild and started using different colored paper.

Apparently we were so busy "playing on the wild side", I only took one pic of the colored paper-so sorry. 

You'll just have to trust me that it looked AMAZING too. 

Or better yet, give this technique a swirl.

  Shavingcreamcollage #crackedpotstamper

Which one is your favorite?

Give this a whirl and let me know your favorite combinations!


DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 227: This Little Piggy

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #227-Sketch Pad

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Sketch Pad" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by all the beautiful spring flowers. I absolutely LOVE spring and all that it brings.

I love the combination of retiring and new products on this card.

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

And did you notice the marbling effect behind the little piggy?

I'll share the "how-to" video tomorrow but here is a little teaser pic-

Shavingcream

it's a super simple technique to give your card a lot of "WOW!"


What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: This Little Piggy - coming soon (June 1st) in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog 

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retiring)    

Ink: Powder Pink Refill (New In-Color arriving June 1st), Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, Cucumber Crush Stampin' Marker (retiring)

Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Silver Metallic Enamel Shape, Layering Oval Framelits

It's All in the Details:

  • Basic Gray card base: 4-1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2" x 3/4"
  • Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4" x 3/4"
  • Little Piggy stamped two times:
    • once on marbled paper
    • once on scrap of Whisper White, flower is colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, punched with 1/2" circle punch and adhered to marbled image with Stampin' Dimensional
  • Don't forget a twist of the Silver Metallic Thread
  • and the Silver Metallic Enamel dot in the center of the flower.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup



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Here is a closer sneak peek at the NEW stamp set that I used.

Isn't it adorable?!

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set coming June 1, 2017 shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup


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as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 


DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 224: Stamp Case Tool Box

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #224 - Color My World #crackedpotstamper

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Color My World" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by this fabulous color combination-I absolutely adore it

I love being able to re-purpose and recycle a stamp set case into a tool kit for my adhesives and other goodies. Everything that I need fits securely inside and I've even included a check list to make sure everything gets back into it. Genius! I know, right?

Stampin' Up! Repurposed Stamp Case Tool Box created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper 

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: none

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper-Assortment Pack (SOLD OUT)

Ink: none

Accessories: Large Letters Framelit Dies

It's All in the Details:

  • This is a great project because it is easy to put together and super handy. I made one for my tools that I need to have nearby while I am creating i.e. snips, assorted adhesives, etc. 
  • I made a second for my swaps that I will taking with me to OnStage in Minneapolis-which I can hardly wait to get there and see all my Stampin' Up! friends.

Stampin' Up! Repurposed Stamp Case Tool Box created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn



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  Stampin' Up! Repurposed Stamp Case Tool Box created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper


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Want to browse the products that are still available from the Holiday catalog, click here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 


DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 223: Moon Baby Quilt

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge No. 223-sketch pad #crackedpotstamper

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Sketch Pad" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by quilts. I saw this sketch and it reminded me of the quilts my grandmother made for each of us.

I love the colors and the sweet little sparkly creatures  on this card. Bunnies and lambs and bears, oh my!

Yes I know the plural for more than one lamb is sheep but that didn't flow as well...so I opted for lambs.

Moon Baby card created by Dawn Thomas for DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 223 #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Moon Baby    

Paper: Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Metallic Enamel Shapes

It's All in the Details:

  • Lots of layers means Stampin' Dimensionals...love these little hexagon shaped sticky foam
  • little Wink of Stella adds just the right amount of glitter
  • Top it all off with a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes and it ready for any baby

Moon Baby card created by Dawn Thomas for DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 223 #crackedpotstamper #stampinup



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Dawn



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One more thing...

I forgot to mention the sweet sentiment inside...take a peek!

Moon Baby card created by Dawn Thomas for DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 223 #crackedpotstamper #stampinup
 Don't you just love it!?!


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But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 

 


Quick and Easy Nugget Treats

Need a quick and easy treat for someone?

A special little token of appreciation?

A little extra "thank you" for your favorite service person? I know my nail lady loves it when I bring her chocolate goodies.

Hershey Nugget treats created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper Stampin' Up!

These were some from this fall and Christmas. 

Holiday Hershey Nugget treats created by Dawn Thomas Stampin' Up! #crackedpotstamper


Here is how simple these are to make...

  • Wrap Hershey nuggets in Designer Series Paper (1"x3"), adhere with SNAIL or Fast Fuse or whatever you prefer
  • Tray for nuggets: cut card stock (1-7/8"x5") and score 1/4" from edge on each of the long sides
  • Slide tray and nuggets into cellophane bag (2"x8"-item #141703), tie top closed with baker's twine
  • Give away & enjoy making someone's day a little nicer!

These little goodies are always a hit at the craft sales or when given as little gifts to co-workers, teachers, etc.

Hope you give this a try.

Always take the scenic route,

Dawn


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DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #221: Basket Builder Framelits-Love My Peeps

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #221

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Home Sweet Home" Challenge. 

This picture reminds of one of the many things that I love about the Easter season...

C-A-N-D-Y!!

  • marshmallow bunnies (but they have to be a little stale and crunchy)
  • mini robin's eggs
  • chocolate eggs
  • chocolate bunnies
  • pretty much anything that is chocolatey or pastel colored.

Love My Peeps Basket Builder Framelits card created by Dawn Thomas for DSC#221 #crackedpotstamper

I love the colors and glimmer included on this card. 


What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings and Hardwood

Paper: Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White 

Ink: Tip Top Taupe

Accessories: Basket Builder Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layering Oval Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

It's All in the Details: the fantastic thing about this card is that there is very little stamping...it is mostly layering images that have been die cut.

  • The Hardwood background was stamped off once - to create a subtle image
  • The Designer Series Paper was cut on the diagonal to give the gingham a different look. And I like it!
  • I die cut the word love four times (3 from whisper white plus 1 from Sweet Sugarplum), adhered them together with the Fine-Tip Glue pen AND then added a thick layer of glue on top of the Sweet Sugarplum layer to give it an embossed and glossy look.

Love My Peeps Basket Builder Framelits card created by Dawn Thomas for DSC#221 #crackedpotstamper



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn



My Project Supply List (click on products to shop online)


It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99 plus tax. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 

 


Thursday Challenge-DSC#219: Dragonfly Dreams

Time for Thursday Challenge - Woo Hoo!!

This week it is a "Sketch" Challenge.

This is the Inspiration.

DSC#219

And this is my interpretation.

DSC#219-Dragonfly Dreams created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams

Paper: Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Ink: Sahara Sand

Accessories: Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Linen Thread

It's All in the Details: Less is more, I kept it very simple.

  • Sahara Sand card base:  4-1/4" x 11"-scored and folded at 5-1/2".
  • Very Vanilla: 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Wrapped Linen tread around Very Vanilla and DSP layers, adhered to back with SNAIL adhesive.
  • Adhered stamped embellishment with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Quick and Easy-lickity split!

DSC#219.5-Close up Dragonfly Dreams created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper



 

Always take the scenic route,

Dawn



Dawn's Supply List

 


Just want to shop? Not a problem, my store is open 24/7!

LOVE A DEAL?  You can save on several great NEW Stampin' Up! bundles here.

Want to browse the products that are still available from the Holiday catalog, click here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle...the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

  

Statement of the Heart...

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference."