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Creating your own background does not have to be a big, long, drawn-out ordeal.   It can be as simple as this!   Ink up a beautiful stamp and press once.   This month’s Serendipity Stamps Challenge is to create your own background.  No rules on how – it can be stamped, painted, die cut – the options are endless!   Submit your card (that includes at least one Serendipity Stamps image) to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog and you could win our blog badge or our random drawing for a $20 Gift Card!

On the card above SS Design Team member Marybeth Lopez used our Magnolia stamp and the My Die to create her elegant monogram card.  Below are several other cards with created backgrounds.   Take a look, then head over to our Challenge Blog to see a whole crop of new cards from the Design Team!   Products listed below gallery.


The following stamps and dies were used on the cards above:

Retro Rectangle, Enjoy Die

French Lattice Die, Geranium Stamp, Dream Die

Spring Flower Pops, Miss You, Retro Rectangle,

Retro Rectangle, Enjoy Die

Retro Rectangle, Thanks Die

Beaded Strings Background Stamp, And I Think Stamp

Butterflies in Flight, There’s Nothing

Candle, Happy Die

Hello Background Stamp, Hello die

Thistle Stamp, Thanks Die

Wildflowers Stamp, Hope Die

Feather Background Stamp




A Card To Celebrate Anything


You never know what you’re going to need to celebrate.   A birthday, wedding, anniversary, or maybe the first snowfall of the year!   This card would work for any of the above.  Make yourself a pile of these in different colors – maybe with different sequins or confetti – balloons, wedding bells, snowflakes…and you’ll be ready for all sorts of occasions.

Serendipity Stamps Design Team member Marybeth Lopez made this card using our Celebrate Die and the PPP Stitched Duo Die.   Did you know that we carry the entire line of Pretty Pink Posh dies?   Marybeth also created her own background using our Jen’s Zen background stamp.   Perfect inspiration for our current “Create Your Own Background” challenge!   You have lots of time to enter your own background creation for your chance to win a $20 Gift Card!  On the card below, Marybeth used our Everyday Words stamp and the PPP Stitched Banner Duo 1 die.



Want to win a $20 Gift Card?


September Challenge – Create a Background

It’s so easy to win a $20 Gift Card from   Just submit a card that includes a background you’ve created yourself and includes a Serendipity Stamps image.   Submit it by Oct 5th to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   We’ll pick one random entry to win a $20 Gift Card and we’ll pick our favorite entry to win our blog badge.   Kara Lynn created this beautiful card for the Anything Goes challenge last month and won our badge.   But this card also is a great example of creating a background.   Kara used our Pumpkin Die to stencil the background of her card.

Not sure how to enter?   Just email me at and we’ll talk you though it!   Don’t be shy – our Designers will take a peek at your card and tell you what they love.   Have fun, challenge yourself – and win!

Cleaning Shop!

It’s time to clean shop here at Serendipity Stamps and you get the benefits!   Right now we have a great variety of Bo Bunny Paper and Sticker packs.   (With a little K&Co. thrown into the Mash Up Pack)  All the paper is 12″ x 12″.    A huge variety of themes and colors.  Stock up and have that perfect paper right at your fingertips.



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Create Your Own Background


Serendipity Stamps Challenge – Create Your Own Background

This is one of my favorite challenges – I love seeing how creative everyone gets!   When I was searching through the SSDT cards to find examples I was surprised at how many I found – they do it all the time!  Now it’s your turn.   Create your own background for your card, use a Serendipity Stamps image on the card and submit it to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   You could win our blog badge or you could win our random drawing for a $20 Gift Card to use at  Be sure to pop on over there to see all the great examples of backgrounds from our Design Team!

The card above was created by Serendipity Stamps Design Team member Karen Amidon using our Summer Flower Background to create her background and our Petunia as her foreground.

Stamp of the Month

I try to coordinate our Stamp of the Month with our challenge and this month’s 50% off stamp works great for backgrounds.   You’ll even see one today from the SSDT!   This month the Japanese Maple is our 50% Off Stamp Of The Month!