Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop!


For the JULY HOP you should have arrived here from the talented Mary Beth:

We are at the half way point of this months challenge and we're showing more samples for the latest challenge and we have a blog hop. The hops are to show you what's new at Serendipity Stamps and to give you a chance to win some goodies of your own!




Our theme is Just Add Water and the Design Team has the added challenge of Dream, Imagine, Create, Believe.  I put DREAM inside my card.


Here is a close-up of the gold embossing of the shells. 
The layer behind the shells is cork from DCWV.


Finished size is 4 1/4 square.

If you comment on all the blogs the prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.  You can leave comments through July 24.  The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on July 25.

The sale this time is Free Shipping on orders $25 and up - USA only.  
The sale is good July 20-24.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is the Sprinkler Stamp

http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/1265G.html



Jeanne Jachna 
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Vickie Zimmer

Next on the HOP is the talented:

Thanks for hopping by!
  • Serendipity Stamps: Shells Cling Set 638QCL, Dream die 025DD
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Cork sheet, Neenah Solar White 110lb (card base)
  • Other: Gold embossing powder, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 8

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

G45 Safari Pop-Up Box


I've got another Graphic 45 Safari Adventure card to show you today.
This one is an A-2 when folded flat.  To start I used a card base from
The Paper Cut, Pop-Up Box in Black.


I decorated the outside of the box before I assembled it.  
After assembling it I added the inside 
layers with the birds and grass.


I fussy cut the birds and some of the flowers on the front tag.
The grass is an Impression Obsession die.


Here is a closeup of the birds.  Some of them are glued to the inside
by their tails and others I added with a strip of acetate.
This card can be seen in person at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, GA.

Have a great week!

  • Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection: 12 x 12 paper, 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 paper pad
  • Dies: Impression Obsession: Grass  DIE038-J
  • Card: The Paper Cut- Black A-2 Pop-Up Box Card 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Cards


Good Morning! I've been making some cards with a paper 
line from Graphic 45 I just LOVE!  
I was able to work in some die cuts from Tim Holtz's new die set,
TROPICALS.  I love the big images in this set.


Inside the card I did my usual layering of coordinating papers 
and elements from the Banners & Tags.


With my parrot card I popped the bird and the frame.  
You can see the unclose detail below.


See how the frame and bird are another layer?


I fussy cut a smaller parrot for the corner inside the card.

The cards can be seen at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, Georgia.
Have a great weekend!
  • Graphic 45 Safari Adventure products: 12x12 papers, Banners & Tags, Journaling Chipboard, 12x12 Solids & Patterns, 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Charcoal Chalk Ink
  • Tools: Mini Perfect Layers, foam tape


Friday, July 1, 2016

SSCB #57 Just Add Water!


This months Challenge is to JUST ADD WATER!  You can use
a water related image or use watercolors.  I did both.  
You can find all the details to play along HERE.


I used a stamp block to make my background.  I added 3 colors of ink,
spritzed it with water and then pressed it into the watercolor paper.  
I added a little extra water to blend the colors.
At the bottom of the card I added drops of Viva Gold Pen and colored sand.


For the shells, I clear embossed them with Vintage Sepia Ink and 
painted them with Distress Ink.
The finished size is an A-2.

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Sprinkler stamp!

Serendipity Stamps is having a sale July 1 – 4th.   Here are the details:
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be free 
(be sure you have at least 4 items in your cart!) 
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free – and so on, and so on… 
Lowest priced items are free 
Clearance, $1 Stamps etc. are included
Good through Monday July 4th

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne


  • Serendipity Stamps: Shells Cling Set 638QCL
  • Ink: Versafine- Vintage Sepia, Distress Ink: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper
  • Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Neenah - Desert Storm
  • Other: Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz - Holiday Greenery die, Mini Perfect Layers, Queen & Co Sugar, VIVA Gold Pen, MISTI

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - JUNE Blog Hop!




For the HOP you should have arrived here from the talented Mary Beth:

We are at the half way point of this months challenge and we're showing more samples for the latest challenge and we have a blog hop. The hops are to show you what's new at Serendipity Stamps and to give you a chance to win some goodies of your own!

Why use pattern paper when you can stamp your own beautiful background? Use a background stamp or make your own pattern using smaller images. Just make sure you use at least ONE Serendipity Stamps image on your design.
You can find the details HERE.


For today's HOP the Design Team has the added challenge 
of a Wedding or Anniversary theme.  So, I made a card with this beautiful 
sentiment and the underlay has background stamping.


I used the Pansy Corner stamp on my corners and heat embossed 
it with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is also 
heat embossed with gold.  This could be an anniversary or wedding card.


The inside is ready for a sentiment when I send it.  
The pansies are gold embossed here too.
The finished size is 5 x 5.

For some more inspiration check out the Design Team's creations:

Mary's Blog (Start here!)

We have a very special Guest Designer this month - We're so excited to introduce you to Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! 

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs as you hop 

because one lucky commenter will be selected as winner of a 
$20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! 
Deadline is Midnight US EST on Sunday June 19 to leave comments.  
The winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday June 20.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:



Thanks for stopping by!
  • Serendipity Stamps: Pansy Corner 343H, And they Lived 1009E
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Gold and Cream shimmer paper, Neenah Solar White 110lb (card base)
  • Other: Gold embossing powder, Cheery Lynn - Princess Garden Window Frame, MFT - Pierced Squares




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SSCB #56 - Backgrounds!


This months Challenge is to use a stamp to create your background!  EASY!  
You can find all the details to play along HERE.


I selected this giraffe stamp and used the corner 
leaves to create my background.
I stamped the giraffe in 2 colors of Versafine ink, 
Toffee and Vintage Sepia.  I used the darker Vintage Sepia 
on the right side of his neck and head.


See how the leaves match? 


Inside I stamped him again in Creamy Brown ink for a lighter image.
The finished size is 5 3/4 x 4 1/2.

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Love is Patient stamp!



We have a very special guest this month - 
We're so excited to introduce you to 
Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp


  • Serendipity Stamps: Giraffe 046L
  • Ink: Versafine- Vintage Sepia, Toffee, Spanish Moss, Chalk Ink: Creamy Brown
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure 12x12 & 6x6, Bazzill - Licorice Twist
  • Other: Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangles, Mini Perfect Layers, Queen & Co Rivets

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - May Blog Hop!




The Challenge theme for May continues to be Die Cuts.  
For the HOP the Design Team
has the added challenge of RELAX/ENJOY.


I decided to do a cocktail card for ENJOYING and RELAXING! 
The die cut balloons 
are from the Party Balloons Reverse Die.  


For a little added something I put "salt" on my margarita!
Queen and Company makes "Sugar" in a bunch of different colors
so I added white to my drink because it looked like salt.



Inside I added a few balloons and matching paper.
Finished size is an A-2.


The 50% off stamp of the month is the Lemonade Pitcher 

Leave comments on each DT Members Blog and the prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected  You can leave comments through May 22.  The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on May 23.

Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna 
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez

The sale for this HOP is a 40% Off Coupon. 

The code will be “40fromhigh0516” which gives 40% off the 
highest priced item in the cart.   It is good from 
Wednesday, May 18th through Sunday, May 22nd.  

Mary is having a “Yard Sale” – it’s contains lot’s of bargains, 

some one-of-a-kind.   
Here’s a link:  
http://www.serendipitystamps.com/category/yardsale.html 


  • Stamps & Dies: Serendipity Stamps - It's Five o'clock 1389G, Party Balloons Reverse die 071LD
  • Ink: MFT - Black Licorice, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Photoplay - Summer Daydreams 6x6, Bazzill - Candy Corn
  • Copics: YR12, YR14, Y08, Y11, Y23, YG01, YG13, RV13, RV14, RV17, C0, C01, 0
  • Other: Spellbinders Card Edger dies, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles, Glossy Accents, Bow Easy, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Queen & Co - Sugar in White