Archive for June, 2014

Sunflowers! 40% Off!


40% Off Coupon – Last Day Today – Wed 6/25!

Enter “40fromhigh614” during checkout and get 40% off the highest priced item in your cart.

Summer Blog Hop Winner!   Congratulations to Suzette Weber for winning the $20 Gift Code giveaway for our Summer Blog Hop!

This is one of the “little” volunteer sunflowers that has just started bloomingin front of my house.   I say “little” because it’s from one of the black oil sunflower seeds I put in the feeder and is more the size of a large saucer than the dinner plate sized ones you often see.   It’s good reminder that the centers of sunflowers don’t start out full of black seeds – they start out green and yellow like this fellow.   But just as he’s supposed to do, he had his face turned right toward the hot afternoon sun.

Below is a gallery filled with cards that the SSDT created using our Sunflower Die, which you can purchase by itself or in the Sunflower Stamp and Die set.   This set includes the dies and the two great phrases you see on lots of these cards – Keep Your Face To the Sunshine and Just Living Is Not Enough all at a great bargain price.   Add your 40% off coupon and you’ve got quite a steal!



Who can resist a lighthouse?


40% Off Coupon!

Good through Wed 6/25.   Enter “40fromhigh614” during checkout and get 40% off the highest priced item in your cart.

I’ve never seen a lighthouse – I mean a real, honest to goodness, lighthouse.   I live in Missouri!   No need to warn ships to beware of rocks here.   I’ve traveled quite a bit, but somehow I’ve missed the lighthouses.   This is just a reminder to those of you who see one everyday, out your window, on your way to work, or maybe once a year when you head out for vacation – take a look and appreciate how lucky you are!

Here’s a gallery of a few of the cards the Serendipity Stamps Design Team has created using our new Lighthouse die.   You can buy just the die, or you can buy the Lighthouse Stamp & Die set which includes the die PLUS 5 cling stamps!  Use your coupon on this set and you’ll get all of this for a little over $14!

The card above was made by DT Member Vickie Zimmer using our lighthouse die and our new Mother Teresa quote, Joy Is A Net.


40% Off Coupon!

Buy 3 Items, Get a 4th One Free!  Good through Wed June 25th.

I have to apologize for the quality of the photos above!   This card is from way back before stampers were taking such great photos.   But it’s a great example of an accordion card with a window!   This card was created by DT Alumni Sue Eldred using our Sunflower Large and Small, Summer Flower Background, We Turn Not Older, and Happy Birthday Stamps.

Window Challenge!

Our current Serendipity Stamps Challenge is to create a card that includes a window.   Easy!  Submit by the end of the month and you will be entered in our drawing for a $20 gift card.   Today our Design Team was asked to go one step further and to create accordion cards with windows.   Be sure to visit each of their blogs for details on how they designed their cards.

Summer Blog Hop

Did you have a chance to hop along with our summer release?   Today, Wed, is the last day to leave comments for the DT and be entered to win our random drawing for a $20 gift card.   We’ll announce the winner Thurs 6/19.  Scroll down to see the links for the blog hop.




Summer Blog Hop – Day 3

1314nouveaubranchmarybethlopez Welcome to Day 3 of our Summer Blog Hop! Today we’re featuring images from a new artist to Serendipity Stamps – Bren Talavera.   I first noticed Bren’s art when I purchased a phone case from  This is a Kansas City based company who creates and sells products using primarily artwork from local KC artists.  Visit the site!  You’ll see some amazing art – and proceeds from their sales supports clean water access around the world. We have 3 new images from Bren – Peacock, Branch, and Butterfly.   Take a look at what our Design Team has done with them!  Remember to leave comments through Wed and we’ll draw a winner on Thurs!  The more blogs you visit and comment on the more chance you have to win!  This card was created by Marybeth Lopez using the Branch Nouveau, which can be purchased alone or in a set.  She also used the Petite Floral Butterfly from the Floral Frame and Embellisment Die Set.  Right now, order this die set and you’ll get two free cling stamps with it – Dragonfly Dreams and Butterfly Kisses.

FREEBIES!!!!  For short time only we’re offering a free cling stamp with each die purchase. The free stamp is displayed on the page with the die as one of the related stamps and named in the description of the die. When you check out, the free stamps you can get will display. Select the free stamps you want (1 for each die) and they will be added to your order. If your order is over $10 you’ll also see a list of free bonus stamps and grab bags! Add one of these to your order too!

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Summer Blog Hop – Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Sumer Blog Hop!

Today we’re featuring the new verse and background stamps.  Be sure to visit each DT member!   Here’s the hop order.   Leave your comments until Wed 6/18 and we’ll draw one random commenter to win a $20 gift code on Thursday.

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier


I have to admit that it’s been years since I’ve done much stamping.   Be very careful about starting a business doing something you love – before you know it you don’t have time to do what you love anymore!   But I’ve squeezed in a bit of stamping lately and am remembering why I fell in love with this craft!  For my card I used the new Joy Is A Net.  I love re-purposing stuff – for this card you can see a piece of the bag my onions came in, and bits of cork from a wine bottle.   I created the striped panel by dragging small Vivid ink pads across the cardstock.   Easy peasy!

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Summer Release Blog Hop!


Welcome to Serendipity Stamps’ Summer Release Blog Hop!

We have oodles of new stamps and dies – so many that it’s going to take 3 days to show you everything.  Be sure to visit us each day – Today, Saturday, and Sunday, and hop through to see each DT memebers’ creations.  Leave comments through Wed. June 18th and on Thurs. June 19th I’ll pick one random commenter to win a $20 gift code to use at  The more you visit and comment the more chance you have to win!

Follow the links below – if you get lost along the way, but come back here to find your way back to the hop.

Mary’s Blog ( you’re here!)


Today, we’re featuring our new Sunflower and Lighthouse dies.   The Sunflower die is a set of 2 dies that cuts out 3 pieces – the leaves, the center, and the petals.  For my sunflower I used our new Jen’s Zen background stamp to add some depth to my yellow, brown, and green paper before I cut it.   I cut two layers of petals and offset them.  I used a solid black circle behind the brown center to make those little sunflower seeds easy for the birds to see.   And last but not least I stamped “Keep Your Face to the Sunshine” which is included in the Sunflower Stamp and Die Set .

SPECIAL – Each die you buy comes with it’s own free cling stamp!  For example, buy the Sunflower die or the Sunflower Die and Stamps Set and you’ll get the Magic Happens cling stamp free!   Every die has a free stamp which is displayed as one of that die’s related stamps.  When you check out, the free stamps will display for you to select to add to your cart.  Also, the mini grab bags are back as a free bonus when your order totals $20 or more.




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Today – Wed – Last Day For Free Shipping!


Free Shipping on all US Orders of $10 or more.

Reduced shipping on International Flat Rate orders.   ENDS WED June 11th!

Blog Hop This Friday!

The Serendipity Stamps DT will be showing off our new Summer Release!   Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13 – 15.   Lots of new stamps and dies!   Leave your comments for a chance at $20 off your next order –  The more you visit and comment the higher your chances of winning our random drawing.

Marybeth Lopez created the two cards you see here using stamps and dies from our new release – Lighthouse Die, Nouveau Branch, Floral Butterfly from our Floral Frame set.  Place your order today and have your stamps and dies in hand to CASE our blog hop creations!



Don’t Miss Free Shipping!




Free Shipping Ends Wednesday 6/11

  • Free shipping on all US orders of $10 or more
  • During checkout, you MUST select “Free Shipping”
  • Good through June 11th, 2014
  • Includes non-UM stamps or other products. Take advantage of our 50% Off Wood Mounted sale and still get free shipping! Don’t forget to throw in a grab bag or two!
  • Free is for US orders only, but we have $5 International Flat Rate Shipping on orders of $10 or more that include UM, Cling and or Dies only.

The card you see above was created by Birgit Edblom using our Mason Jar and Wildflower set and our new Be Kind stamp.  The card below was created by Karen Amidon for our Window Challenge using our Teddy stamp and Baby die.  Are you up for a challenge?   Enter your own window card for a chance to win $20 off your next order!





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Free Shipping – New Challenge



Today we begin a new challenge at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   Add a Window to your card.   Simple as that – anything you can see through.

Our DT had the additional challenge of using a fellow DT member’s.   Here you see the card Marybeth Lopez created using our new Happy Die.   Visit her blog to see who she CASEd!

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