Yard Sale Bargains!

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It’s time to clean shop at Serendipity Stamps!   After 15 years of business I’ve got things that I just don’t need any more.   But maybe you do!   So I’ve set up a yard sale with bargains galore and they will change all the time.  Most items are stamping related, but just like most yard sales, you never know what you’ll find (for example, right now you’ll find the brand new snow pants and goggles I had to buy last month when my suitcase got lost on the way to a family ski trip – never had to use them!).  Some items I have lots of – like clean, unused wood blocks.   Others I have only one – like the slightly used Power Punch with 4 new punches.   Go take a look.   If an item says it’s sold out, email me to be sure – sometimes the inventory gets wonky.

 

 

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Anything Goes Challenge!

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February’s Serendipity Stamps Challenge is Anything Goes!   That’s right – make any card and as long as it includes a Serendipity Stamps image you can submit it to our Blog and you could be the winner of our random drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate!

The card above was created by DT member Jeanne Jachna.   It would make the perfect “Valentine” to send to your best friend or to the friend you haven’t seen in years, or to your husband or your sister.  Jeanne used our Table For Two Set.

Below are two cards from DT member Jenny Gropp.   In the top one, Jenny used our Shamrock, Poker Chip, and Lucky Dies.  In the next one Jenny used our Chick with Egg stamp.

 

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Half price grab bags!

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Half Price Mini Grab Bags – While Supplies Last!

Our mini grab bags are just 50 cents right now.   That means you’re getting stamps for between .5 and .10 a piece!   We sell 3 different grab bags:

Cling Grab Bag - 5 small stamps mounted on cling cushion ready to use on acrylic blocks.

Sticky Cushion Grab Bag - 5 small stamps mounted on sticky cushion ready to mount on your own wooden blocks

Unmounted Grab Bag - 10 small unmounted rubber dies ready for you to mounted and use as you choose

The Balloons Have Left the Building!

We had an overwhelming response to our Birthday Card Blog Hop last weekend and sold out of our new Party Ballons Die!   They are on order and due to arrive next week.   Please feel free to place your order now (and we’ll guarantee you get your half price grab bag!).   We’ll ship your order as soon as the Balloons arrive!  Karen Amidon created the card below with our Party Balloons and Birdies dies and our Happy Birthday Simple.

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Birthday Card Blog Hop Winner!

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Congratulations  Kris B, the winner of our random drawing from commenters on our recent blog hop.   Kris won a $20 Gift Certificate to use at www.serendipitystamps.com.  Kris, email me at serendipity@serendipitystamps.com to find out how to claim your prize!

I made a few birthday cards this weekend too!   I have a stack of glossy cardstock that’s been gathering dust for ages – I pulled some out and brayered up some wild and crazy colors (have to do something when all I see outside is white and brown!).   Used this with our new Birthday Die and Party Balloons Die, and our Happy die and our Happy Birthday Simple stamp.   Quick Note:   The white balloon background on the card above is created by using the Party Balloons die.   Just cut out white balloons and glue them randomly, leaving the “strings” loose so that you can snip them off if they become too distracting.

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Free Shipping – Birthday Blog Hop!

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Free Shipping On All US Orders of $15 or More!!!!!

Good through Sunday January 24, 2016

But before you head over to www.serendipitystamps.com to go shopping, hop along with our Design Team and see the fabulous Birthday Cards they’ve created!   Be sure to leave a trail of comments as you go – I’ll pick a random commenter to win a $20 Gift Certificate.   Leave your comments by Sunday and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, 1/25.  The card above is the inside of DT member Vickie Zimmer’s card.   You’ll have to hop over to her blog to see the adorable outside!  She used our The Hardest Years stamp.  Scroll down for a list of blogs to visit.

Stamp of the Month

In keeping with our Birthday theme and with our January Challenge – Stripes – this months 50% Off stamp is the Party Background.

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What’s New?

We have 2 new dies plus lots of great stamps for your birthday card needs.  You’ll see these dies put to great use in our hop!   Click this link for display and print our Birthday Issue.  Serendipity Stamps Birthday Issue.    We’ve also added to our collection of Pretty Pink Posh dies with their new Stitched Tabs and Storybook 3.

Ready to hop?   Just follow the links below – each blog will have a link to the next design team member, but if you get lost you can always come back here to get back on board.

Mary’s Blog (you’re here!)

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

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January Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday 2016!  Just Add Stripes!

Our theme for this month’s blog hop is Birthdays!   Everybody has them and every stamper makes cards for them.   So here’s a big bunch of inspiration for you from the Serendipity Stamps Design Team.   I’ve put together a Happy Birthday catalog release that includes 2 new dies.   Our new Party Balloons Reverse Die and our new Birthday Die.   Plus lots of other fun images to round out your birthday cards.   Just click the link to display and print the page.  Serendipity Stamps Birthday Issue.  Remember, our Challenge this month is Stripes over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge blog.   Enter your striped card and you’ll have a shot at a $20 Gift Certificate or our Blog Badge!

Free Shipping!

All US orders of $15 or more receive free shipping through Sunday January 24th.

Stamp of the Month

Our 50% off stamp this month is our Party Background - perfect for those birthday cards!

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Blog Hop!
NOW are you ready to start hopping?   Just follow the list below.   If you get lost along the way, just come right back here and hop back on board.  Remember to leave your comments along the way!   I’ll pick one random commenter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to use at www.serendipitystamps.com!

Mary’s Blog (you’re here!)

 

 

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Add Some Stripes!

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It’s a New Year!

We’re switching things up a bit here at Serendipity Stamps.   On the first day of each month we’ll start a new Challenge at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   On the 3rd Wed. of each month our Design Team will host a Blog Hop.   And all month long we’ll have a 50% off Stamp of the Month!   So you’ll have lots of time to create and enter our challenge for your chance to win our blog badge or our random gift certificate for $20!

January Challenge – Stripes!

Our challenges this year will focus on patterns and textures – something almost all projects include!   We’re starting out with Stripes – any amount of stripes will do – do you see the stripes on the adorable little box above?    DT Alumni Holly Craft created this box using the following stamps and dies:  Love Die, Heart Scroll Die, Heart Solid Die, Cupcake Die, Quilted Heart, Happy Valentines Day, and Valentine Postoid stamps.

January Catalog Release – Happy Birthday!

Each month we’ll feature a group of stamps from our catalog that support a theme.   The Blog Hop on the 3rd Wed of the month will show off that group of images.   This month our theme is Birthdays.   Here’s your chance to check off that resolution you made to make and mail all your birthday cards early!   Click the link below to open and print the release.

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Stamp of the Month

Each and every month – all month long – we’ll feature one stamp at 50% off.   This month’s stamp is our Party Background.   Fantastic for birthday cards but also for any kind of party theme!

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Winter Break

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Our workshop will closed December 24th – January 5th for inventory, re-organization, and rest.    As always, www.serendipitystamps.com is open 24/7, 365 days a year.   We will resume shipping on January 6th.

Birgit Edblom created this card using our Baby Snowman stamp and Relax die.

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Tag It!

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What is it about this Christmas?   I’m so far behind!   I still have shopping to do!   If you’re like me, you might still have cards and tags to make.   Well we’ve got some ideas for you at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!   Our current challenge is Tag It!  Create a tag that includes a Serendipity Stamps image and enter it for your chance to win a $20 Gift certificate to use at www.serendipitystamps.com!  Visit the blog for ideas for tags for all sorts of occasions!

I made the card above using our Berry Spring and Merry Christmas  ($1 sale!) stamps and the PPP Stitched Banner Duo die.   (Sorry for the terrible picture!).

Holiday Closing

The Serendipity Stamps workshop will be closed today 12/23 – 1/5 for winter break.   Of course www.serendipitystamps.com is open 24/7, 365 days a year!   We’ll begin filling orders when we return!

 

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Cutest Little Cottage Ever!

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Isn’t this little cottage candy box adorable?   Design Team member Karen Amidon created this wonder using our Cottage Die.  Karen is teaching a class to make this project at the store Impressive Ideas, in Norcross, GA.  If you’re close be sure to check out this newly re-opened store!

This fun die comes with lots of accessory dies!   It’s not just for gingerbread houses!   DT member Jeanne Jachna used it to make a bright little birdhouse to go with our Birdies die.  She also used our Blessings die and one of our little $1 stamps.

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