Archive for February, 2016

A Quick “Happy” Birthday Card


Here’s a quick card I made last night.   I used our new Party Balloons die and our Pity Sayings Cling Stamp Set.   I am very impatient when it comes to the little bits and pieces of dies.   To streamline this process I glued some labels to the back of my black cardstock before I cut the die.   (I have a stack of unused labels that I pick up all sorts of places – start watching and you’ll see how often you come across them!).

  • Apply the glue to the front of the label – that way the release paper is on the back of the die cut.
  • After cutting out the die, carefully remove the background, leaving the balloons and confetti in the die.
  • Remove the release paper from the back of the balloons and confetti while they are still stuck in the die.   A craft pick works great for this.
  • Position the die on the cardstock and use a craft pick to push on the balloons and the confetti through the poke holes so that they come out of the die and stick to the paper.   Be gentle – if your craft pick is very sharp you’ll poke a hole in the balloons – don’t want that!

Did you know that you can get a FREE craft pick with any Serendipity Stamps order of $25 or more?   While supplies last!



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Getting more out of your dies


The card above was created by our February Guest Designer Darnell Knauss for our Anything Goes Challenge.  Darnell used our Hot Air Balloons die to create her card.   See those fluffy clouds in the background?   They are part of the Hot Air Balloons Die.   Darnell cut some xtra clouds an added them to her card.  By the way, you still have plenty of time (until 2/28) to enter your card for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Yesterday I posted DT member Julie Warner’s Bird Bath card and pointed out what a good job she does of tying together various elements within her design.   But I forgot to point out that Julie had also used an element from the Hot Air Balloons die!   When you’re trying to decide whether or not to purchase a die or any product, look at the various elements it includes.   You might end up using that die in all sorts of projects!



Friendship Blog Hop Winner!


Congratulations to VickiY!   Vicki – you left comments during our recent blog hop and were the winner of our random drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate to use at!   Contact me at to find out how to claim your prize.

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Our DT provided a wonderful variety of cards.   Perfect inspiration for our current Serendipity Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes.   Have you entered yet?   All you have to do is submit a card that includes a Serendipity image and you too could have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate.   Don’t be shy – we love to see what our customers create!   Our DT will chime in and let you know what they love about your card.

The card above was created by DT member Julie Warner using our new Birthday die and our Bird Bath stamp.   Julie is so clever at tying together different elements of her cards.   She how she fussy cut a couple of extra little birds from the Bird Bath stamp and nestled them into the Birthday die cut and how she mimicked the yellow lilies of the stamped image with the little yellow silk flowers?  Check out Julie’s blog to see another card she posted during the hop!



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Blog Hop – Friendship/Miss You

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Cards for Friends

Our theme for this month’s blog hop is Friends/Miss You.   One of my resolutions for 2016 is to work harder at keeping my long time friendships going.  You know – that friend you only see every few years, but it seems like no time at all has passed once you’re together?   Send that friend a card!   Remind her how much you care about her.   Tell him how much you miss him!  One of the new stamps in the Friendship Catalog Release is the small verse “I’d never forget you.”  Pair it with our adorable little elephant and the PPP Speech Bubble dies  you’ve got a great card for that BFF.     Just click the link to display and print the page.

Serendipity Stamps Friendship Release

Remember, our Challenge this month is Anything Goes over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge blog.   Enter any card that shows a Serendipity Stamps image and you’ll have a shot at a $20 Gift Certificate or our Blog Badge!

40% Off Coupon

When you check out, enter the code “40fromhigh0216” to get 40% off the highest priced item in your cart.   The coupon is good through February 21st.

Stamp of the Month

Our 50% off stamp this month is our Tandem Bicycle Set.   What could be better for a card for a friend than a bicycle for two!  The set includes a separate bouquet of flowers to add to the basket and a great verse.   The sale price:   $7.47!



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!

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Yard Sale Bargains!


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.




Anything Goes Challenge!


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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