Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - APRIL Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps APRIL Blog Hop!  
We do our HOP's on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

To enter the HOP Contest to win you can leave comments on the 
Design Team's Blogs through Sunday, April 24.  

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday, April 25.

This month the theme is "Embossing".
Check out the SSCB here to play along in our monthly challenge.  
We are just about 1/2 way through the month so you still have time!

The Design Team has an added challenge on this hop to include
Get Well/Thinking of You/Sympathy in our projects.

You should have arrived here from:

I made two cards to share with you today.  My first card has heat embossing on the
image and sentiment.  I used a Canvas paper which is bumpy and doesn't take
stamping ink so well. So, using my MISTI tool I stamped them twice using
Versafine ink then clear embossed them.

The finished size is 4 1/2 square.

For my second card I used the new Sympathy die. 
The layout is from the MOJO Monday 422 Challenge on April 4.

 I heat embossed the word WITH from the small With Sympathy stamp.  
I thought the font looked good with the Sympathy font.  

The finished size is an A-2.

Next on the HOP is:

Here is the order of the HOP:

Julie Warner
Karen Amidon

The special for the hop is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wednesday through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24.  

The 50% off  stamp of the month for April is the Adirondack Chair:

  • Serendipity Stamps & Dies: Thinking Of You 171F,  Sympathy Die 074E, With Sympathy stamp 782B, Open Book stamp 1393E
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Paper:  Bazzill Heavyweight - Brown, Bazzill White Canvas, Bo Bunny - Secret Garden 6x6
  • Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Mini Perfect Layers, MFT - Stitched Circles die, Lifestyle Crafts Dies - Nesting Frame 7, MISTI, Fun Foam


Marybeth said...

Love the way you framed the book Miriam! Both are beautiful ,love the patterned paper and layout of the second card... so pretty!

Kat said...

Thinking of you simply sweet. The sympathy card elegant

Mary Holshouser said...

The sympathy card would be appreciated
for its calm demeanor. These are not
cards we like to send at any time.
I love that open book - as a retired librarian
I always like to see bookish stamps.
thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Two beautiful cards!! I especially love that Sympathy die! and the patterned paper you used is the perfect touch!


cm said...

Two beautiful cards; the book image in the first captures my attention, as I'm an avid reader. Your showcase of the new sympathy die: lovely! A card sure to be treasured..

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. I really love your color selection of your sympathy card. TFS

Geri Stuart said...

Where was this book stamp when I needed it?!? Love how you framed it! TFS

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I really like that sympathy die.

Michele Henderson said...

Your cards are very classy and elegant! I LOVE the open book!
Take care!

Kim Heggins said...

Two beautiful cards!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, I love that book image and card! I'm an avid reader so that one caught my eye right away!

Talitha Wright said...

I really like the sympathy card. Unfortunately, I seem to need this type card more often.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards ! The book is so elegant in it's frame and the sympathy card is beautiful !!

A splash of color said...

Beautiful cards.. I love the berry colors. Very pretty and elegant.

cghundley said...

Lovely work on
these cards.
Carla from Utah

Sande said...

Both of your cards are beautiful and elegant.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! The sympathy die is lovely!

Janis said...

Lovely cards. That book image is wonderful!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards; love the book.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Very elegant cards! I like the way you've used you dies.