Category Archives: 2017 Occasions Catalogue

Merry Music Wreath

I thought I would try making one of these paper wreaths that I’ve been seeing online and as my favourite combination is black and white, I used the Merry Music to make this one.  The papers in this designer series paper are a little lighter weight so it made forming the cones a lot easier.

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Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Dragonfly Dreams Extension

Today’s card is an extended card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

Open up the card and you have dragonflies flying up the card.

The card base is Pool Party.  You will need two pieces of the card stock cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The Whisper White piece is cut 3 3/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5″ and 10″.  Fold on score lines and add the images inside.  I cut the dragonflies in Island Indigo and stamped the background with Pool Party.

Place the folded card with the 1″ strip on the top facing.  Adhere the larger portion to a piece of the Pool Party card stock.  Add adhesive to the 1″ strip and position the other piece of Pool Party on top, lining it up with the other piece.

I decorated the front of the card with a piece of the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack.  Add some Whisper White twine and then adhere to the front of the card.  Cut out a circle using the Stitched Shapes framelits.   I stamped the dragonfly onto a piece of Vellum using Island Indigo classic ink and cut out with the framelit.  This piece was layered onto another dragonfly cut with Pool Party card stock.  Adhere to the stitched circle framelit with dimensionals.  Pop up the circle on the front of the card with dimensionals and finish off the card with some rhinestones.

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams
  • Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Vellum, Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
  • Accessories:  Dragonfly Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits Whisper White Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

All the supplies to make this card can be purchased in my online store HERE and while you’re shopping, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for some super bargains.   Up to 60% off on many items.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Beautiful You in Pop of Pink

Beautiful You in a Pop of Pink!   I used the retired Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper for this card as I love the contrast of Melon Mambo with the Black.

I used the brush stamp from Beautiful You for the background in Melon Mambo and stamped her image with Black Archival ink.  The focal image is cut with the Layering Oval framelits and popped up on a Melon Mambo oval and finally on a black Stitched Shapes framelit.

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Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Dragonfly Dreams

So happy that Dragonfly Dreams is in the new Annual Catalogue.  Today’s card uses a watercolor technique shared by Cindee Wilkinson.

The card base is Tangerine Tango cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.   Cut the watercolor paper to 3″ x 4″.  Spritz the paper with water and then use a clear block to pick up the ink directly from the ink pad.  Apply the ink from the block onto the paper and repeat this using various colors.  For this card, I used Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango.

As the paper is wet, the ink will spread out when you apply it with the block.  Repeat as often as you want to get the coverage you are pleased with and spritz the paper again if you want to spread the ink around.   This will take a few minutes to dry or you can use your heat tool to speed up the drying process.

This watercolor piece is layered onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cut 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.  Adhere it to the card front with dimensionals.  I rolled the dragonfly using the framelit on Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Trim down the edges of the dimensional sheet to attach to the spine of the dragonfly and adhere to the watercolored piece.  I washed the dragonfly with Wink of Stella which gives it a slight sheen.   Add some rhinestones and stamp the sentiment using Black Archival ink and your card is done!

Thanks for stopping by and have a stamping good day!



Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

In Color Beautiful You

I have to admit that when I first saw the new In Colors the only ones that impressed me were Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist but after making these cards, I can now honestly say that I love all of them!

Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig showcased in these cards with the paper piecing technique.

Try these color combos with the new In Color Combos:

  • Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy
  • Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
  • Powder Pink, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
  • Berry Burst, Rose Red, Melon Mambo
  • Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum

I cased my own card for today’s share using the Floral Boutique DSP.

Time is running out with to pick up your retiring and discontinued items from the current Annual Catalogue and Occasions Catalogue, so don’t let time get the better of you and miss out on the opportunity to get those favourites before they are gone.

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Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Oh So Succulent Retiring

So sad that Oh So Succulent is retiring and will be gone after May 31!

Today’s card using the bundle gives you a sneak peek of a couple of the new In Colors and some retiring product.    Powder Pink and Fresh Fig are the new In Colors  – aren’t they beautiful?


I started with a Fresh Fig card base cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  I stamped two of the flower images in Powder Pink and Mint Macaron and rolled them out with the coordinating framelits.  The Fresh Fig flower was rolled out with the 3 different sizes of the flower and assembled with Tombow.  The trailing leaves were cut with Mint Macaron and the sprigs were stamped with Garden Green classic ink on Garden Green card stock and rolled out with the coordinating framelits.

I brought out the Window Box framelits and cut the flower box using Crumb Cake card stock.  All the floral pieces and box were assembled on a square Powder Pink piece of card stock cut out with the Layering Squares Framelits.  This was layered onto a scallop edge Layering Squares Framlits.

I had a strip of the retiring Blooms and Bliss DSP on my desk and it looked perfect for the card and adhered it to the card front.  I used the Vanilla side of the Doily to lay behind the focal piece.  I added dimensionals to the focal piece and adhered to the card front.  The Fresh Fig centre flower was popped up with a dimensional.

I brushed the leaves of the flowers with Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer and completed them with pearls to the centre of each flower.

The sentiment is also from Oh So Succulent and is stamped using Fresh Fig classic ink on Powder Pink card stock and punched out with the Classic Label punch and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

When we were in San Diego earlier this month for OnStage and sight seeing at the Hotel del Coronado, there were succulents all over and I captured this beauty in a photo.

SUPPLIES for the card:

  • Stamp Set:  Oh So Succulent
  • Paper:  Fresh Fig, Powder Pink (available June 1), Mint Macaron (retiring May 31), Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Blooms and Bliss DSP (retiring May 31)
  • Ink:  Fresh Fig, Powder Pink (available June 1), Mint Macaron (retiring May 31)
  • Accessories:  Succulent Framelits (retiring May 31), Window Box Framelits, Doilies, Basic Pearls (retiring May 31), Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

The stamp set Oh So Succulent and Succulent Framelits are on sale at a fantastic price.  Shop HERE and click on Retiring Product and then on bundles.

The stamp set is on sale for $19.50.


The framelits are on sale for $22.00.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Happy Easter

I received this swap at the recent San Diego OnStage and wanted to share it with you and wish everyone a Happy Easter!  Unfortunately I don’t have the name of the person who made the card using the Easter Message stamp set.

Happy stamping!



Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Another Swap Card

It’s amazing how when you set your mind to doing something, it gets done so quickly!  This is another swap card I made and this one is a Dutch Door card.


The main card stock is Island Indigo and the layering pieces are the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper.  The square pieces are Mint Macaron and Island Indigo cut with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The sentiment is from Suite Sayings stamped with Island Indigo classic ink and cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.   The butterfly is punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch also using the Blooms and Bliss DSP and a small pearl completes it.

The sentiment on the inside is from Dragon Dreams.

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Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Special Reason by Carole

I’ve been MIA as I’ve been busy with some other projects and haven’t had a chance to share some creative with you.  I would like to share this lovely card made by my friend, Carole,  using the Special Reason bundle.

The card base is Sahara Sand and I love the incorporation of the Copper Foil layer and adding some of the flowers in the Copper Foil too.  Absolutely gorgeous!

Can’t believe it’s already April and we will soon receive a list of the retiring products from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue.  The list will be out next week and I’ll be posting it as soon as it is released.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

High Tide Meets Serene Scenery

!I brought out the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make today’s card with the High Tide stamp set.  I made a centre step card and cut the back down to form the backdrop.

The paper stack comes in 6″ x 6″ sheets with many beautiful scenic backgrounds that make your card making so easy!   I cut the sides from each side to place on the side step pieces of the card and then cut the centre portion in one piece.  I did just a tiny bit of sponging at the top of the image and sides using Island Indigo classic ink.   I love the High Tide stamp set but it took me a while to use it.

SUPPLIES:

  • Stamp Set:  High Tide
  • Paper:  Island Indigo, Serene Scenery DS Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponges

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Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng