Blessed Easter Gatefold Frame

The gatefold card is very versatile as there are so many variations of what you can do by adding different enclosure tabs to the front of the card.  Today’s card is the basic gatefold – Cut the card stock 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.

Blessed Easter Gatefold Frame

The main card stock is Very Vanilla.  The two side panels also Very Vanilla  are cut 1/4″ less than the two side folds all around.  I ran it through the Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.

Using the 3rd and 4th sizes (count from the centre) of the Label Collection Framelits,  place those framelits, nestled one inside the other on a piece of So Saffron and roll through the Big Shot.  This gives you the frame.  Stamp your image, from Blessed Easter, on Very Vanilla and then cut it out with the 3rd size of the framelit.  I used So Saffron and Wild Wasabi to color the flowers and leaves.

Apply adhesive on the left side of the frame, and adhesive on the right side of the stamped image and adhere to the front of the two panels.

The inside of the card has a piece of Very Vanilla, 3 3/4″ x 5″ layered onto a piece of So Saffron 4″ x 5 1/4″.

I had separated the words from the image so that the floral section of the stamp can be used for other occasions.  Great for sympathy cards, birthday, thank you cards – just add the sentiment of your choice on the inside of the card.


  • Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron
  • Stamp Set:  Blessed Easter (single stamp)
  • Ink:  Black, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Blender Pens
  • Accessories:  Label Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

All of the supplies used to make this card can be purchased at my online store 24/7 RIGHT HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Bunnies in a Box and Weekly Deals

There are so many beautiful card in the box samples on the net, I just had to try one and this is my first attempt.

Card in a Box Bunnysv

Easter is just a few days away and I thought that bunnies popping out of the card would be cute.  These cards fold up and fit into a regular envelope for mailing.

The primary card stock color is Crisp Cantaloupe with Sweet Sorbet DSP as accents.  I used Pistaschio, Pool Party, Cantaloupe and Starfruit card stock to run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots EF and then punched with the Large and Small Oval punches to make the eggs.  Small circle punches were added to the egg on the front and the others were decorated with the Needlepoint Border EF’s and ribbon.

The bunnies were made with the 1″, 1 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, portions of the Bird Builder punch (for the ears) and Owl Builder punch (eyes, cheeks and nose).  I free handed the carrots and cut the carrot tops using the Fringe Scissors.

The sentiment is from the  Eggstra Spectacular stamp set.


  • Card Stock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamp Set:  Eggstra Spectacular
  • Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Summer Starfruit Marker, Crisp Cantaloupe Marker
  • Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Needlepoint Embossing Folders, various ribbons, Fringe Scissors, Sponge Dauber, White Gel Pen
  • Punches:  1/2″ Circle, 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, Owl Builder, Bird Builder

Weekly Deals Picture from SUCanada


Weekly Deals April 8

To order the supplies for the box card or the Weekly Deals, shop my online store 24/7 HERE.

Thanks for stopping by – and so happy Trevor Linden is the new President of Hockey Operations of the Vancouver Canucks!!! and happy stamping.

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

So Very Grateful

I just received this stamp set last week and I love the flowers in the set.  Here’s my first card using it.

So Very Grateful Trellis

The card base is Basic Black cut 10″ x 5″ and scored at 5″.  The Melon Mambo layer is cut 4.75″ x 4.75″ and the Whisper White is 4.5″ x 4.5″.

I stamped the smaller floral image in the top left corner using the SAMJ and then positioned in on the top right corner and added the colors with Blender Pens.

I also received the Chevron Border Punch last week and used it to make the trellis.  The grass is cut with the Fringe Scissors using Gumball Green card stock.

I stamped the image on Whisper White and cut out two of the larger flowers to layer onto the trellis.  The leaves are punched with the Bird Builder Punch.  And just in case I messed up on stamping the sentiment, I thought I would stamp it on a scrap of Whisper White and punch it out with the Decorative Label Punch and adhered popped it up with Dimensionals.


  • Stamp Sets:  So Very Grateful, Perfect Pennants
  • Card Stock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Black, Melon Mambo
  • Accessories:  Blender Pens, Stamp a Ma Jig, Fringe Scissors
  • Punches:  Chevron Border, Decorative Label, Bird Builder

You can purchase the supplies used for this card at my online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Black Tie

It’s that time of year when I co-ordinate a black tie dinner for about 60 – 80 people and while I was preparing for it, I played around with making some cards featuring “black tie”.  Here’s the one I made for a black tie tux.

Black Tie Banner

I used the Banner framelits for the card – don’t know why I did that but I thought it looked pretty cool.  Will have to try it in a traditional card size.

Here’s one for the ladies.

Black Tie Dress Glimmer Dots

I added some Silver Glimmer flowers on the folds of the doily, but somehow got carried away and kept punching out those glimmer flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Hexagon Hive

I made this card quite sometime ago and thought I had posted it but apparently hadn’t so here it is.

Hexagon Hive Black Happy Watercolor

It uses the Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB).  I love polka dots in all shapes, colors and sizes (particularly black and white).  I added the stamped hexagon shapes from the Six Sided Sampler set in Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantaloupe and attached with glue dots.

Tip for easing the small shapes out after you run the thinlit through the Big Shot is to use a layer of wax paper between the card stock and die.  They’ll come out like a charm.


  • Card Stock:  Black, White
  • Stamp Set:  Six Sided Sampler
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB), Hexagon Punch, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Last Day – Sale-A-Bration – Best of 25 Year Stamp Sets

March is leaving like a lamb as it’s a beautiful sunny day out there!  Spring must soon be here.

** Also leaving today are all the super 2014 SAB products at the end of today and the Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets. **  See Below.

Today’s project is the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit on page 21 of the Occasions Mini.  Here’s the wreath that Jen made with her kit.

Burlap and Blooms Wreath

The kit comes with all the supplies to make this beautiful wreath and priced at just $22.95 – #13333.


The best time of the stamping year when we get free product with a purchase of $60 – don’t let your favourite SAB item get away as they will be gone at the end of the day.  there are so many wonderful items from which to choose – not only stamp sets, but an embossing folder, punch, card kit, accessory pack to the designer series paper and MDS ensembles!  SHOP HERE FOR SALE-A-BRATION.


Today is the last day to order the best of 25 year stamp sets – purchase 6 sets and you will earn a free set of your choice.  A free collector’s card and proof of purchase is included with each set.  Complete your card with 6 stickers and you will earn a free stamp set of your choice valued to $17.95.  Redeem your free set by April 30.  SHOP HERE FOR BEST OF 25 YEAR STAMP SETS.

Or email me! with your order no later than 9:00 p.m. today.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

Scallop Tag Topper Gatefold

Today’s card is a gatefold using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

Petite Petals Scallop Gatefold

The card base is Pool Party cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I inserted the 5 1/2″ side into the Scallop Tag Topper punch and pushed it all the way to the back, lining up the edge of the card to the edge of the punch and then punched.  Do the same on the other side.

Place the edges of the card stock in the Stampin’ Trimmer lining up the base of where the punch ends to the track in the trimmer and cut to remove both ends.  Repeat on the other side.

Score the card at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ for a regular gatefold card.  The two side panels in Basic Black are cut 1″ x 5 1/4″ and the DSP from Sweet Sorbet (a FREE SAB product) is cut 3/4″ x 5″.

Stamp one of the images from Petite Petals with Black classic ink on Pool Party card stock and punch out with the co-ordinating Petite Petals punch.  Cut the leaves using the Bird Builder punch in Basic Black card stock.  Assemble the pieces on the two panels.  Add a pearl to the centre of the flower to finish the side panels.

Here’s the inside:

Petite Petals Scallop Gatefold Inside

Cut the Black card stock 4″ x 5 1/4″ and mat a layer of Whisper White cut 3 3/4″ x 5″ on it.  I added the same leaves and flower to it.  Thread Pool Party seam binding through the scallop tabs and tie a bow.


  • Stamp Set:  Petite Petals (comes in a bundle with the punch – save 15% when you purchase the bundle)
  • Card Stock:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • DSP:  Sweet Sorbet (SAB item)
  • Punches:  Scallop Tag Topper, Bird Builder, Petite Petals
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Trimmer, Pool Party Seam Binding, Basic Pearls

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT FOR SALE-A-BRATION!  To purchase the products used to make today’s card, SHOP HERE 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly





More Fun Folds and Weekly Deals

Another fun fold card we made at our class last week using one of my favourite combinations – Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette.

En Francais Flap Fold

We also got to use one my favourite background stamps – En Francais.   Rhonda mentioned that it looks like a wedding card and it could easily be one adapted one using the bride’s colors.  Add small pearls in the centre of the flower and change out the button with a 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch in Smoky Slate, add a 3/4″ Circle Punch piece and top it off with a large Pearl.  Sweet!


  • Stamp Set:  En Francais, Flower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Card Stock:  Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Square Framelits, Neutral buttons, White Twine, Small Oval Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette classic ink

WEEKLY DEALS – March 25 to March 31

Weekly Deals March 25

You can shop for your Weekly Deals 24/7 HERE.   SALE-A-BRATION ends March 31!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly

A Curry Secret Garden

This card was made for my friend Kathleen with whom I spent a day last week as she gave me a lesson on how to make biscotti.  She made lemon/ginger ones and they are absolutely delicious.  I’ll have to attempt to make them myself soon.  They were so good I forgot to take a picture!

Secret Garden Curry

The card is based on a card that my friend Rhonda has shared with me.  The base card stock is Crushed Curry with a layer of Whisper White.  The flowers are stamped using the Secret Garden stamp set in Crushed Curry classic ink and cut out with the Secret Garden framelits.  The strips of DSP are from Eastern Elegance cut 3/4″ wide and about 3 1/2″ long.  I then cut the flags on the ends with Paper Snips.  Rhinestones added to the centre of each flower completed the card.


  • Stamp Set:  Secret Garden #131940 Wood, #129144 Clear
  • Framelits:  Secret Garden #129372
  • Card Stock:  Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • DSP:  Eastern Elegance #130131
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246

Shop at my online store 24/7 for these supplies HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly


Dutch Door Fun Fold

Another card using Raspberry Ripple and the DSP from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack.  The DSP is beautiful and colorful.

Dutch Door Raspberry

 This was one of the cards we made at our More Fun Folds class over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.

DayannaDonngSiggy Butterfly



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