Category Archives: Petal Burst

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches

Thoughtful Branches is an exclusive stamp set available only until August 31 while supplies last.  My neighbour has the most beautiful hydrangeas and they inspired me to make my first Thoughtful Branches card to depict the flowers blooming during the summer.

HydrangeasAren’t they gorgeous?  Here’s my summer Thoughtful Branches card.

Thoughtful Branches SugarplumThe card base is Rose Red cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The Whisper White layer has been rolled through the Big Shot using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  The blossom is Sweet Sugarplum cut with the co-ordinating Thinlits in the Thoughtful Branches bundle and the leaves and stem cut using Wild Wasabi card stock.  These are adhered to the front of the card with dimensionals.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon tied in a knot is added to the stem with Glue Dots.  The sentiment was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and sponged around the edges with Sweet Sugarplum classic ink and popped onto the card with dimensionals.


  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches Bundle
  • Paper:  Rose Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Sponges

Don’t miss out on this exquisite set as the four seasons can be covered with the images from the set.  CLICK HERE to order your set before the end of August.  Also don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Coupons also before the end of August.

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