Friday, August 7, 2015

Serendipity Stamps August Blog Hop!!

Good Morning and welcome to this month's Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop. Serendipity released two new dies, two sentiments, and two images this month!!

You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a couple cards to show you today. 



For my first card I used Serendipity's Bandana stamp for the background on this pop up card. It was stamped, cut, and adhered to the inside upper flap. The rooster is from Serendipity's Rooster on Fence (I used only a portion of this image- you'll see the full image as you hop!) The rooster was colored with copics, fussy cut, and adhered to my "tab" so that it would pop up/out from the background. The new sentiment, Cock-a-doodle-do was stamped on the inside base.

Here's another pic.... hard to get a good pic for this kind of card.


Here's a little close up of the Hot Air Balloons Reverse die...


Here's the full card...


Isn't that fun!! A little tip... something I learned when piecing dies with small inlaid pieces like this one. In the past, I glued all of the inlaid pieces- it takes forever and sometimes it's hard to keep the glue off the piece that shows. So, I finally "got smart"- you may already know this and I am just slow :)

I started with two white panels the same size (one will be the panel you die cut and the other will be a base underneath- doesn't show so you could use a scrap). Next I cut a panel with double- sided adhesive, pulled off one layer and adhered this to one of the white panels. Next, I removed the top layer of adhesive, die cut the Hot Air Balloons with the other white panel and layered this on top of the adhesive. You end up with the negative spaces of your Hot Air Balloons with adhesive- easy and clean to add the patterned paper pieces. 

The sentiment is Serendipity's Let Your Dreams. It was stamped on Cherry Lynn ovals and stitched ovals and popped on top with foam dots. 

Sale is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Good 8-7 to 8-9.  50% off Stamp of the month is Veggie Basket Large 

Leave comments through Sunday August 9th for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announce a winner on her blog on Monday August 10th.

The next stop on the hop is Jeanne... sure to be something bright and beautiful!!

Instead of linking to each individual stamp/die/sentiment.... CLICK HERE to see the full page of all the new goodies.

If you got lost along the way, here's the full hop list.


Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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20 comments:

Cynthia Daugherty said...

really nice cards and thanks for the tip!

Rachel B. said...

Great cards!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards Vickie...love your sweet rooster.

Donna Dacy said...

Great cards. I love the how you used the bandana. And the patterned paper on the hot air balloon die is great. TFS

Tammy Pope said...

Really nice work! Love the inlaid die work with the balloons.

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! I love your amazing balloon card! So cheerful and uplifting! Great design!

Kathy Krug said...

The rooster pop up with that sentiment is too cute. Love the balloon cover plate too.

Sue D said...

Great cards. The bandana is perfect with the rooster.

Amante del Papel said...

wow your card is spectacular, so beautiful!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects. I love you grey color choices. Especially with the balloons. Thanks for the inspiration

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the balloon die. It is so pretty and makes up into a wonderful design.
The bandana is pretty and will be used a lot.
thanks for sharing.

Maria Alder said...

Love your cards ! The bandana stamp is great and you have used it very good here with the cockerel. Faulous new dies and stamps x

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Great idea for a pop out card! How cute!

Leigh said...

These are simple and pretty! I love the way you used the hot air balloon die cut

jcobb said...

Lovely cards! Love the balloons!!

jcobb said...

Lovely cards! Love the balloons!!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Vicki - Love the patterned paper on the balloons and how you angled the die on your card! Love the soft grey on the bandana behind the rooster - looks like an old, well loved bandana I have!

ionabunny said...

Love your pop-up rooster. Hugz

Jeanne J said...

Oh Vickie! The bandanna in grey is wonderful - the perfect neutral background for your rooster. It makes the color just pop! And the balloons set at an angle are brilliant! So fun and stunning!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are terrific, Vickie! Love your pop up rooster & the angle on your balloon card is wonderful. Love the inlaid dp.