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Make Your Own Snow

We haven’t had any of the white stuff here yet, but it’s easy to have snow when you’re a crafter right?   Here are 2 “snowy” cards for you.   The one above was created by Serendipity Stamps Design Team Alumni Birgit Edblom.   She used our adorable little Baby Snowman and And Softly Fell.  And below is a card from DT member Vicki Zimmer.   When’s the last time you made a Snow Angel?   It’s been a LONG time for me, but this new image from Serendipity Stamps has inspired me – the next Snow we get I plan to make one!  In the meantime, I’ll have to CAS Vicki’s card!

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Seasons and Greetings

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The challenge this month at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog is to use a new product.   Bet you have something laying around that you haven’t used!   Whip up a card and be sure to include a Serendipity Stamps image and submit it to the SSCB by October 9th and you could win our random drawing for a $20 Gift Card!  Be sure to hop over to the SSCB to see what new things our DT has used today!

The card above was created by DT member Jeanne Jachna using our Take Time stamp.   Jeanne also used the new PPP Mini Tag Dies and coordinated her shapes by using the PPP Stitched Banner Duo Dies too!   Serendipity Stamps carries the entire line of Pretty Pink Posh Dies!  These clean and simple dies are the perfect accompaniment to Serendipity’s elegant images.

There’s More To This Die Than Meets the Eye!

We put a lot of design work and effort into each of our dies.   We want you to get the biggest bang for your buck.   Why design a die that can only be used a few weeks out of the year?   For example our Season’s Greetings die was designed so that you can use each word separately.  Below you see that SSDT member Karen Amidon used just the “Greetings” with our current 50% Off Stamp of the Month – Wheel in Snow.   You can use “Seasons” all year long – with flowers or leaves, birds or bunnies.   And of course Greetings pairs perfectly with lots of our small $1 Cling stamps to create Christmas Greetings, Thanksgiving Greetings, New Year, or even Birthday Greetings.   Be sure to scroll down below the stamps and dies at www.serendipitystamps.com to see other images that coordinate!

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Still Building Snowmen?

Customer Debbie Brownmiller recently posted this adorable card on her blog.   She made it using Serendipity Stamps Snowman With Birdhouse stamp.   Is there still snow on the ground at your house?   We’re having a nice warm sunny day here in western MO, but I still see patches of white here and there.    So, just to remind myself that there is an upside to this white stuff, I updated our Snowman Gallery with dozens of cards made using Serendipity Stamps snowmen.   Use the link here to see them, or from www.serendipitystamps.com, click the Gallery link at the top, then Holidays, then Snowman Gallery.

 

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Winter Scenes

Customer Karen Dunbrook posted these 3 cards on her blog recently.   I love the clean simple look she’s created on each card.   She used Serendipity Stamps Winter Homestead stamp on each one.   Thanks for sharing Karen!

Want a chance to win $20 off your next Serendipity Stamps order?   You have 3 days left to enter our Challenge Blog.   It’s super easy – just enter a Winter Birthday card that uses at least one SS image.   Don’t wait!  Visit our blog to see what our Design Team has come up with to inspire you!

 

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Snow Dogs (and Cats!)

I’m betting just about everyone who reads this post knows at least one person with a winter birthday.   So why not make that person a card and submit it to the new Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog?   You could win $20 off your next order!   The deadline is Sunday January 6th so don’t wait!

This adorable card was made by customer Maria Levine using our Snow Pets image.   I had to admit I was just itching for an excuse to post a photo of my Suzy – who turned 5 months old yesterday and she sure loves the snow we’ve been getting!

 

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Christmas Chapel Cards – and Free Shipping!

The Christmas Chapel has been one of our most popular sellers this year – and as you can see here – for good reason!  This stamp is beautiful no matter how you use it – check out the links on the website and you’ll see examples with no coloring, with just one color and others like these where you can show off your coloring skill.    The center card was created by Serendipity Stamps Design Team member Miriam Napier.  The card on the left and on the right were both made by customer Karen Amidon.   I’m partial to the one on the left which looks like my little Episcopal church – complete witha  red door!

Be sure to take advantage of our special this week – free shipping an all US orders over $10 – good through 12/12/2012.

We raised the stakes on our Winter Cling Set – now there are 5 stamps – for just $1!  Get ’em while they last – great gifts for your stamping buddies!

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Simple Christmas Cards

I’m sure there are some of you out there who haven’t even begun to think about your Christmas Cards other than that little light bulb that goes off once in a while – “Oh yeah – I have to make my Christmas Cards too!”   Well here’s something that might help.   Way last October, the Serendipity Stamps design team challenge was to make Simple Christmas Cards.   And simple is good!   Here are their projects.

FYI – I just added a wonderful little Christmas Grab Bag to the Serendipity Stamps website.  Ten little stamps, all perfect for SIMPLE CHRISTMAS CARDS!  Or for gift tags etc.   That’s 10 UM stamps for just $1.00.   Go to www.serendipitystamps.com to order.

This first card from Amy Cokley is my perfect fast card.   So classic, colorful and simple!   She used 1234G Tree Flourish Large and 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large
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The next card is from Kathie Bailey.   She used 117L Cardinal and 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large.  When you have a large, beautiful image like this – just a little colored pencil is all it takes for a fast AND gorgeous card.
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The card below is from Anya Schrier.   She spent a little more time coloring and glittering, but the effect is so beautiful she didn’t need to spend any time adding layers or embellishments.   Anya used 1132QCL Cozy Village Cling Set
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Here’s another beautiful card from Anya – just stamp and color and add a little string!  These Birch Candles 818J have been one of our most popular images this fall. 
Birch Candles - 818J - Anya Schrier

Now I think Lynda Benden has a great idea for her card.   Simply use a die cut and Christmas Themed paper.  Jazz it up a bit and add 1035D Merry Christmas Simple Large and you’ve got a card!
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Now, some of you may look at the card below and say “That’s not simple!”   But if you’re familiar with Jenny Gropp’s work you’ll realize that for Jenny….this is simple.   She used  673K Poinsettia Large and 1136D Season’s Greetings.  Once again, take a gorgeous stamp, add a little colored pencil and blend and you have a quick, beautiful card.
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A Little Candle Light

The power went out the other night during a thunderstorm and we fumbled through drawers looking for candles.   There’s something so thrilling about having the power out  – but only for a couple hours, in the evening, when I’m not trying to get something done.   All that candle light makes my living room look like some place in a Home Decorating magazine – a soft glow, not a speck of dust to be seen…

Here’s a beautiful card that Kathie Bailey, of the SS Design Team, sent to me.  She made the card using our new Candlestick image – 1237E.
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A New Christmas Card!

Wow – the Serendipity Stamps design team is fast!   I just mailed them the new Fall and Winter stamps and today I got a card from Lynda Benden!  Lynda used the new Christmas Truck – 1238H to make this beautiful card.   Be sure to check out the DT’s blogs to see this week’s challenge cards – Baby Cards!

Christmas Truck - 1238H- Lynda Benden

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New Fall and Winter Stamps!

FINALLY!   I’ve got the new images up on the www.serendipitystamps.com website!   Here are a couple to pique your interest.   Now go to the New Stamps section to see the rest!   The Design Team just got their batch so it won’t be long before they have some great new samples to show off for us!.

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