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Stampin’ Up! White Christmas Card #2

This gatefold was actually the last one I designed and I had a difficult time coming up with an idea.   I had such a headache trying to think of something that my customers would like and finally I took a break and went out shopping.   I spent the whole time while I was out thinking about it and suddenly the light went on!   I remember a card I made several years ago using the same idea and thought I would update it with our current products.

As soon as I got home, I went to work on it and it was done in no time!   Hope you like it.



Here is my original card that was the inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Stampin’ Up! Special Deals and Clearance Rack


specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naToday marks the last of the special deals being offered by Stampin’ Up!  Some great Project Life card collections and accessories kit – and you really want to get the Layering Ovals framelits.  I love using mine.  Don’t leave it too long as that is an excellent prices for the framelits – specials end next Wednesday, the 21st.


Shop for the last week of special offers HERE.clearance-rack-92016There have recently been an update on Clearance Rack items with lots of new items added to it – be sure to check them out HERE.

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


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Get ready for a flash sale! Starting at 4:00 PM (PT) on Thursday, you can get your first Paper Pumpkin kit for only $7! You don’t want to miss this one.

This fantastic offer starts Thursday, June 9th at 4:00 PM (PT) and ends Friday, June 10th at 10:50 PM (PT).   It will only be available for just under 31 hours – so be ready to place your order for your first Paper Pumpkin at this awesome price of $7.   This offer is for  NEW Paper Pumpkin  subscribers only and for the month of June only.

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

It’s “NC” Day – New Catalogue is live!

Finally, the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue is live and I’m so excited that we can now shop from it.

2016-17-annual-catalog_eng coverEach year I am awed by the new products that Stampin’ Up! brings to us and each year I say, it’s the best catalogue ever and this is the BEST one.

One of the first must haves, is the new BigShot Platform.  This is platform replaces the Multipurpose Platform that you received when you purchased your Big Shot.  It is much easier to use without having to flip the tabs.  All new purchases of the Big Shot will include this new Big Shot Platform.

View the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue HERE.  Enjoy!

Shop my online store HERE.  Open 24/7 for your shopping convenience!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Botanical Blooms

As all my previous posts for this beautiful bundle have been lost, I’m fortunate that I still have my photos and for today’s post, I wanted to share with you some of my favourites using this bundle.  There is a 15% savings for this bundle in the Occasions Catalogue that ends on May 31.  It’s a unique grouping as it has the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set AND Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper AND Botanical Builder Framelits Dies for $64.25.  Purchased individually the cost would be $75.75, so it’s a super deal to get it before it goes at the end of the month.

Here are some of the cards.

Botanical Blooms Window Sheet svBotanical Blooms - Class - blackBotanicals for You CajunAnd this beautiful card made by my friend, Carole.Botanical Blooms - Carole Blue

Shop for your favourite retiring products HERE AT MY ONLINE STORE.

Thanks for stopping by on another beautiful day in beautiful BC and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Garden in Bloom

My card for today uses the Ombre technique with the Garden in Bloom stamp set – love this set!

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I started with a piece of Whisper White card cut 3 3/4″ x 5″ and used the brayer (it’s on the retiring list!) to apply Blushing Bride.  I found it gave a better coverage using the brayer as this is a very light color.   I next inked up a piece of Stamping Sponge with Calypso Coral and applied that to the centre portion of the card stock.  The last color is Watermelon Wonder also applied with a sponge.  This creates the ombre effect with light to dark colors.

The finished stamped piece is layered onto a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ Basic Black card stock and added to a card base of Watermelon Wonder.

The images from Garden in Bloom are stamped with the Black Archival stamp pad.  The sentiment is from the retiring And Many More set (don’t miss out on this set as it has some wonderful sentiments!).


Thanks for stopping by on another beautiful day in South Surrey!   and happy stamping!


Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Cracked Glass Butterfly

Revisiting some techniques that I learned when I first became a Stampin’ Up! demo and one of my favourites is the Cracked Glass technique.  This card uses the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper and the large butterfly framelit from the Bold Butterfly Framelit dies.   We’ll be making this card at our techniques class next week.

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  • Stamp Set:  Suite Sayings
  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
  • Accessories:  Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalogue)

Shop my online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Retiring Products from Stampin’ Up!

CM110700BWe say goodbye to retiring products from the 2015 – 2016 catalogue and there are some great bargains to be had with discounts up to 50% on some product.  Retiring products available until May 31 or while they last – don’t hesitate to get your favourites before they leave us!



Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the retiring stamps and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful April day and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng