Butterfly Basics

My issue with the new Occasions catalogue is that I love everything in it!!  I only purchased a few things with my first pre-order and then decided that there were so many new and exciting stamp sets, thinlets etc that I had to have.  I got so excited when I received the larger order that I couldn’t focus on making anything but I did contain my excitement long enough to make this card using the new Chalkboard Paper with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Butterfly Basics Chalkboard

The Chalkboard paper has a smooth side and the other side is a bit more textured.  When using the ColorBox Chalk in pads it’s best to use them on the smooth side.  The images were stamped with the Rose Coral color and it does take a bit of time to dry.  then I got to roll out one of the butterflies from the Butterflies Thinlets – oh so beautiful!

SAVE 15% on the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Butterflies Thinlets Dies

  •  $76.25 Wood (139322)
  •  $63.50 Clear (139323)
  • $51.75 Photopolymer (138865)


  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Paper:  Chalkboard Paper, Blushing Bride
  • Ink:  Rose Coral
  • Accessories:  Butterflies Thinlet die, Pearl Basics, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Shop for the supplies to make this card at my online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Sale-A-Brate and Videos

This is the best time to join the Stampin’ Up! family – during Sale-A-Bration.

  • SHOP – You can earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 you spend between January 6 and March 31.

  • HOST – Hostess benefits are excellent during Sale-A-Bration.  You can host a Sale-A-Bration party for a chance to earn discounts and extra hostess dollars.

  • JOIN – The best time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator as you can choose one of the following limited time SAB offer when you join between now and March 31.  There are two options:

    • 1.  Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the Occasions catalogue with your Starter Kit
    • 2.  Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

I would love to have you on my team!  Whether you live in British Columbia or anywhere across Canada, you can be part of my growing team of demonstrators.

Please email me for more information.


With all the new product in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, here are a couple of videos that demonstrate the Bow Builder Punch and the SAB Lotus Blossom stamp set.  ENJOY!

Bow Builder Punch

Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time

What a wonderful day it is as Sale-A-Bration starts today as well as the new Occasions Mini!

2015 SAB Cover

Click HERE for the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

2015 Occasions Catalog Cover

Click HERE for the Occasions Mini.

Today’s share is the Lotus Blossom set that is FREE when you purchase $60 from any of Stampin’ Up’s catalogues.  I’m sure this will be the most popular SAB item redeemed as it produces beautiful images using the two (three) stamp method.  Made of photopolymer, it makes the lining up of the images very easy to use.  You will love it!

I started with one of the Note Cards ($7.50 for a package of 20) and made it into an oval card using the 2nd large Ovals Collection Framelit.

Lotus Blossom Oval Note Card

The first layer is Blushing Bride card stock cut with the 3rd largest Oval Framelit and pierced using the Occasions Paper Piercing pack.  The image piece, stamped on Whisper White, was cut with the 4th largest Oval.  The blossom is stamped using Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Old Olive classic ink.  The sentiment is stamped using Blushing Bride classic ink.  A Blushing Bride bow made with the 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon completes the card.

We also have WEEKLY DEALS today too!  These deals start today until January 12.  A super time to pick up some great punches and the two specialty Designer Series Papers.  What a deal on the Envelope Punch Board, too!

Weekly Deals Jan 6 2015

Shop for your new Occasions items and Weekly Deals and redeem your Sale-A-Bration rewards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Sale-A-Bration day as we in Canada are celebrating the exciting win in the World Junior Hockey Tournament over Russia yesterday – what an exciting game!  Happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Love is Kindness

Happy 2015 to all, may 2015 bring you much happiness, good health and happy stamping days!

The Occasions Mini launches in only 5 more days and one of the beautiful single stamps is Love is Kindness.  Sale-A-Bration also starts on this day and a MUST HAVE of all the free products is the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It’s a white paper with glossy white patterns and excellent for adding color. You can brayer, use sponges or sponge daubers or even spritz color onto the paper which gives an embossed resist look.  Some of you may remember we had the Bride Specialty DSP several years ago which was similar to this Irresistibly Yours DSP except that this paper has more designs than the Bride Specialty DSP.

Love is Kindness PP

Isn’t it a beautiful stamp?  And on the same page as the stamp set are four more colors of Blendabilities being released, one of which is Pink Pirouette!  Naturally, I had to have the Pink Pirouettes – been waiting a while for this as I love the subtle colors.

For this card I used Basic Black as the base, cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. The first layer is Whisper White cut 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I cut one of the sheets from the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP with the shell design 3 3/4″ x 5″ and then added Pink Pirouette to it using a brayer.  I then used a piece of paper towel to remove any excess ink.

The stamp was stamped on Whisper White and colored with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Blendabilities.  A bit of Smoky Slate was also added to the edges of the newspaper wrapping to give it some depth.  It was then cut with an Ovals framelit and then layered onto a piece of Basic Black cut one size larger using the Ovals framelit.  A length of 5/8″ Organza Ribbon with a layer of Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon was wrapped around the centre of the two layered pieces and the focal image was popped on with dimensionals.


  • Stamp Set:  Love is Kindness
  • Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White Card Stock; Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP
  • Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Blendabilities, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, 1/4″ Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Buttons and Bows – Weekly Deals

Catching up!  It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend some time at my craft desk and with the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration coming up next week, it was time to take a few moments to go through my new stash and put them to use.

I love punches and here is one that I was very excited to see in the Occasions Mini.

Buttons and Bows Bow Builder Punch

It’s the Bow Builder Punch and makes these cute little bows. For this card, I made the bows using the new Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper. Vintage Faceted buttons are added with a small pearl in the centre colored with Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral blendabilities. I pulled out the Top Note die to layer the Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. The sentiment is from Four You.  The base card stock color is Basic Gray.

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration starts on Tuesday, January 6 with lots of wonderful new tools to make amazing cards and projects!

Weekly Deals Picture from SUCanada

Deals for this week starting today are here while supplies last.

Weekly Deals December 30 2014

Shop for the weekly deals and year end close-outs HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Get Your Santa On and Coming Soon – New Occasions Catalogue

Are you like me and have several new stamp sets sitting on the shelf unused?  I think there are at least 3 stamps sets that I have not even opened!  This was one of them and last week I had a chance to crack it open and make a couple of cards.

Here’s quick and easy one to make using the Circles Collection Framelits and designer paper from the Trim the Tree Paper Stack.

Get Your Santa On Santa
The base card stock is Real Red.  Santa is colored with the Cherry Cobbler (and the colors go well with the Real Red as I used the medium and lighter pens) and Smoky Slate Blendabilities and the belt buckle was outlined using the Silver Stampin’ Dazzle marker.  I added a few Dazzling Diamonds to the trim on his hat and top.

COMING SOON – JANUARY 5 is the new Occasions Catalogue – OMG, there are so many lovely things in it and you’ll want to take a look for yourself PDQ.  I will be sending out copies to my regular customers in the next while.  If you do not have a regular demonstrator, live in Canada and would like a copy, please contact me  and I will send it out

2015 Occasions Catalog Cover

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Beautiful Cards

Taking a break from holiday themed projects to share with you a couple of cards that I received this past week.  This is from Jen and I love the CAS of the card.

Birthday card from JCD Flower Shop

This one is from Kathleen.  I especially like the way she used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with the Oval Framelits to create a lovely mat for the image.

Birthday card from KLY

Thanks for stopping by on this blustery, rainy day and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly



Snuggles and Smooches – New Photopolymer Set and Weekly Deals

There’s a new photopolymer stamp set called Snuggles and Smooches that has just been released.

Snuggle and Smooches stamp set

Here’s a sample card using this set.

Snuggle & Smooches sample card

The stamp set has 12 images, cost $19.95, #140326.

Weekly Deals Picture from SUCanada

Some great deals for this week – December 9 – December 15.

Weekly Deals December 9-15Visit my online store HERE 24/7 for all the great buys from Stampin’ Up! – Weekly Deals,, Clearance Rack, Year-End Closeouts, the new Snuggles and Smooches set!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Year-End Closeouts


From December 5 to January 5, 2015  Stampin’ Up! is have a Year End Closeouts sale with items reduced as much as 80%!

Here’s the deal:

  • No minimum purchase required
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year–End Closeout items
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack

All items are while supplies last – a great opportunity to pick up a few things for yourself or Christmas gifts for friends and family.

SHOP HERE for the Year-End Closeouts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly



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