Monthly Archives: July 2016

Stampin’ Up! Floral Phrases Easel Card

Another project involving the Floral Phrases bundle and creating an easel card with it this time.

Floral Phrases Black EaselThe card stock used for this card is Basic Black and Very Vanilla, and just the two colors combine to make an elegant card.   Pearls are the perfect accent to this card.  Very quick card to make with just a few supplies.


  • Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases, Butterfly Basics
  • Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Black
  • Accessories:  Detailed Floral Thinlits, Basic Pearlsbonusdays_demo_july0716_engOnly 6 more days left!   Spend $60 by July 31 and earn a $6 coupon for redemption in August.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases Note Cards

Flourishing Phrases is an awesome bundle that you may want to have in your collection.  It has 18 stamps that cover many beautiful sentiments and the co-ordinating Flourish Thinlits has 10 delicate dies.  I love it!

My first project was to create these note cards using all the new In-Colors.  I honestly can’t get enough of them as they are all gorgeous colors and co-ordinate beautifully with each other.

Flourishing Phrases Note CardsI used the Note Cards that come in a package 20 cards and envelopes for only $8.00!!!  What a deal.  I always need thank you cards and it’s a great way to make up the package to have these on hand to send out.


  • Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases (Bundle with Flourishing Thinlits #142322, Wood Mount $92.50; #142323, Clear Mount, $78.25)
  • Paper:  Note Cards
  • Ink:  Dapper Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach
  • Accessories:  Flourishing Thinlits (see above), Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Shop my ONLINE STORE HERE for the supplies to make today’s project and don’t forget the Bonus Days special for this month.

bonusdays_demo_july0716_eng Spend $60 during this month until July 31 and receive a $6 coupon to redeem in August.  Please include your email address as the coupon will be sent to you via email.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Shaker

We laugh when my card samples for my classes often show that I have a light hand when stamping the images.  For some reason, I had a heavy hand with the sand when I was making this Number of Years shaker card.  I’m almost embarrassed to share it with you but I love the colors so here goes.    Don’t laugh too hard!   Ai ya!  It looks like the flowers are sinking into all that sand!  LOL.

Number of Years Shaker

I started with a Whisper White card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ .  The focal Whisper White panel is cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I cut a circle using the new Layering Circle Framelits  and embossed it with the new Petal Burst embossing folder (it’s beautiful).   The flowers from Number of Years are stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered onto a panel of Daffodil Delight measuring 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and then onto a panel of Flirty Flamingo measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I added Foam Adhesive Strips around the stamped flowers and dumped in the sand!  I cut a square of Window Sheet and adhered it to the back of the white panel and added dimensionals around the edges of the white panel and adhered it over the Daffodil Delight panel.  I added some Daffodil Delight ribbon and tied a bow around it.  The sentiment is from Circle of Spring.  The card is finished with a stamped Flirty Flaming butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.


  • Stamps:  Number of Years, Papillon Potpourri, Circle of Spring
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Window Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips, Daffodil Delight ribbon, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch

Thanks for dropping in on this beautiful day!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch

It’s always a treat when you can purchase a stamp set and co-ordinating punch and Grateful Bunch is one of those pairings.

I made this card for Kathleen’s birthday which is today – Happy Birthday, Kathleen!

Grateful Bunch

The card base is Flirty Flamingo cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  I used the smaller rectangle framelit from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits dies to cut out the centre of the card.  The inside has a piece of Whisper White card stock cut 4″ x 5″ and stamped the leaf using Garden Green classic ink.  I stamped the flowers with Flirty Flamingo classic ink and punched out with the co-ordinating punch, shaped the flowers with the bone folder and adhered them to the leaf with glue dots.  Pearls were added to the two larger flowers. The butterfly is also from Grateful Bunch and the sentiment is from Balloon Celebrations both stamped in Flirty Flamingo classic ink.

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Starts Today!



Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalogue?  Since it’s only been out a month, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and there is some great news for you!

For every $60 you spend between July 7 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $6 Bonus Days coupon that you can use august 2 – 31.  This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favourite products now or later in August with your coupons!


  • Promotion Period:  July 7 – 31, 2016
  • Redemption Period:  August 2 – 31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion.  Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save mails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place.  Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes an be redeemed for any product excluding Starter Kit and paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

Use HOST CODE:  N3W2Y4F4 and receive this extra bonus from me! **

Here’s an extra bonus for you from me!   In addition to the super Bonus Days promo from Stampin’ Up!, I’m delighted to offer DOUBLE BUTTERFLIES for every order of $60 or more.

How it works:

  • Place a $60 online order (excluding taxes and shipping), receive a $6 Bonus Coupon from Stampin’ Up! and two butterflies from me.
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  • Earn 10 butterflies and you will receive a $50 credit towards a future order.

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For a limited time starting on August 2, you can use your Bonus Days coupons towards the purchase of the Thoughtful Branches bundles while supplies last.


Item # Product Name Retail
144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG) $66.50 CAD
144329 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR) $66.50 CAD
143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG) $33.00 CAD
144264 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR) $33.00 CAD
143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $41.00 CAD


Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Watercolor

I made today’s card with the Birthday Blooms stamp set using a watercolor background and as with my usual “light hand”, the colors are very soft.  When applying the color, it may appear dark with the application but once it dries the colors soften up.

Birthday Blooms Watercolor

It appears that the new In Color that I’m going to quite frequently is Sweet Sugarplum.  I’m happy that Stampin’ Up! has introduced this color that compliments Perfect Plum – well, perfectly!

The card base is Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  I have some of the older watercolor paper which is thicker than the current watercolor paper but it is sized at 3 3/4″ x 5″ which makes a perfect mat.  I spritzed water over the watercolor paper and then applied Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum ink using an aqua painter and just smooshing it across the paper.  It was fun just mooshing it around on the card stock.  I left it to try on its own but you can certainly speed up the process by using the heat tool.

The floral image is stamped with Memento Black ink.  It is layered onto a piece of Perfect Plum cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Next wrap a length of the Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon (love it!) and added a sentiment from Circle of Spring stamped with black ink and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and matted onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum punched using the 1″ Circle Punch and then popped onto the card with a dimensional.   A few rhinestones completed the card.


  • Stampes:  Birthday Blooms, Circle of Spring
  • Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Watercolor paper, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Black
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by this beautiful Wednesday morning and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Casing Bunch of Blossoms

I couldn’t resist this beautiful bundle found on page 69, Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and Blossom Building punch.  I cased the card on page 68 of the catalogue and had fun with the colors for the blossoms.

Bunch of Blossoms SugarplumThe card base is Sweet Sugarplum (2016-2018 In Color) cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  The focal panel is Whisper White cut 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I stamped the flowers randomly over the panel, added the small leaves and small flower.   The sentiment is stamped in Black Memento ink over  a stamped leaf from the set in Sweet Sugarplum, then punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  After tying the Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon on the front, it is popped onto the card front with dimensionals.


  • Stamp Set:  Bunch of Blossoms
  • Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Memento black
  • Accessories:  1 3/8″ circle punch, Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon, White twine, dimensionals

Shop my online store HERE to get these supplies to make this card.  Save 10% by purchasing the Bunch of Blossoms bundle (#142345 $44.50).  A photopolymer set with 26 images.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!


Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng