Category Archives: Birthday Blooms

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

Double Pleated Fold


I absolutely love when one of the attendees at my classes  makes a card after leaving the class and sharing it with me.

We made this one at a class over the weekend using the retiring Birthday Bouquet DSP (I will miss it!), Petite Petals and Birthday Blooms stamp set featuring the double pleat fold.

Double Curtain Fold
Here is the card that Carole made after the class and shared with me.  She used the Botanical Gardens DSP that is retiring today!  The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms.

Double Pleat Carole

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Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng