Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Serendipities Dies Release - Butterfly & Dragonfly














Welcome to another Serendipity Stamps blog hop!! I am so excited to show you something new today. If you know me or my blog you know that I am totally nuts for die cuts! Lucky me! Serendipity started making coordinating stamp/die sets earlier this year and today we are featuring the newly released Floral Butterfly and Floral Dragonfly sets. Previously released sets include a scroll heart and egg. 

You can order the stamp, solid die, and floral die individually or together as a coordinated set.  The solid die can be used to give your stamped image a clean cut finished look, or you can place it behind the intricately cut die to show a contrasting background.  Here are photos to show you exactly what each of the sets look like.

Enter for your chance to win your choice of either of the two new die sets by leaving a comment on each of the design team member blogs by Friday May 25!!

My two cards feature the fancy cut die backed by the solid die on a trellis background to give a "garden" look to my cards.  I used foil paper for my dies because I wanted to showcase those fancy, intricately cut images.  They are really exceptional and will give any creation a touch of elegance. 

The base of my card is embossed vintage cream paper.  I added a few die cut frames and then my Serendipity Floral Butterfly, and Butterfly Outline.  I topped it off with a sprinkle of gems, a pretty flower, and a bow topped with a button I've had in my stash for years.

I hope you will visit the other Serendipity Design Team blogs and see the other beautiful creations they've made with this beautiful set of stamps and dies.  Just click on their names listed below in alphabetical order to jump to their blogs.


Remember, stop by all the blogs and leave a comment on each one to be entered to win your choice of either of the two new stamp die sets!!

Thanks for having a look - have a beautiful day!
Jeanne
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6x6"
Die Cuts:  Serendipity Floral Butterfly, Butterfly Outline, Floral Dragonfly, Dragonfly Background, Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square Frame, Spellbinder Lattice Motifs
Paper:  Gold AC Specialty, Silver Graffix, Vintage Cream and Sweet Blush 
Seam binding Baby Pink, Lilac Hug Snug
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix Texturz Elegant Designs
Extras:  Button, Gems

44 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I honestly don't know which one I like better Jeanne. The colors are so soft and the word serene comes to mind. The gold butterfly on the pink and the silver on the orchid are just beautiful combinations. The Dutch Scallop Square Frame was such a pretty touch, so intricate. Beautiful cards for two great stamp and die sets.

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful examples of these pretty dies Jeanne, lovely colours,a nd a great layering of frames.

The Paper Parade said...

Both are so you and go perfectly with your gorgeous cards! I really like those backgrounds you diecut, too, and the purple is so light and pretty :)

Amy Cokley said...

Amazing... if you want to send the purple dragonfly to me... I promise to love it forever!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Jeanne - these are so beautiful and elegant!

Lisa M said...

Shut the front door!!!! I'm tripping all over myself here...these are crazy beautiful Jeanne! Seriously, I can't begin to tell you how wonderful a concept this is and how you've showcased this product is completely tantalizing. Oh the dreaded temptation....LOVE it!!! Dynamite cards chica...they completely rock! :)

Jennifer said...

Jeanne, these are amazing! SOOOOooo very beautiful and elegant. I can't choose which I like better. And the lattice background is the perfect addition to already beautiful cards.

Cheers!
Jennifer

Kristine said...

Love the elegance of your cards. LOVE that lattice die cut. Such pretty pretty cards Jeanne!!

Drifty Wright said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful! Love the layering of the dies and how wonderfully the lattice frames both the Butterfly and Dragonfly! They are so delicate and elegant--who could pick a favorite? Thank You for such inspiration!!

Joyce said...

Well, I can say from personal experience how beautiful that butterfly looks up close. Your cards with the butterfly and the dragonfly are absolutely stunning. Now, I have more ideas for how to use my butterfly. Love how you created that trellis effect.

Robin Cooper said...

Stunning cards!! Love those dies!

Miriam said...

WOW! These cards are so elegant! Love your color choices and the dies.

Sue Eldred said...

So elegant and beautiful. I love the two versions.

raquelmason.stampinup.net said...

Wow, what a beautiful cards you made. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

Anonymous said...

These cards are just stunning very hard to choose but I love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing such wonderful cards. Hugs Rizwana xx

Kristine said...

Ok, one more thing... I'd love to see how you make your bows!! Video maybe?? *Ü* Love em!

Christina said...

Oh my. Both are stunning!

Kathie Bailey said...

Oh goodness, I can't decide which one I like better!These are just stunning Jeanne and I have to get that frame die too.

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh! GORGEOUS ! I think I'm just going to put the same response for all your cards:) The die you use in these cards are stunning . Love that you used the foil paper to show off the details, the pink is my favoriate ! your bows are beautiful too !

Carol P said...

these are absolutely gorgeous, the gold is such an eye popper, you did an awesome job!!

Carol Hartery said...

Oh, oh, oh! I want these cards. They are truly among the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. AMAZING!!!

Becky said...

OH my word, both of these are stunning!

Barbara Bruder said...

Holy Moley, your cards are spectacular!!! I must ge these dies. They are stunning!!

Laurie Patterson said...

Love your cards

Deb said...

the embossing makes them come alive -- love them!

Anonymous said...

The foil used just makes the delicate die cuts pop out. What a great idea. Thanks JUlianne

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the butterfly and dragon fly done in Silver and Gold!

Sharon Roselli said...

wow love the way they look in gold and silver! Beautiful cards,love the colors and accents. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Jeanne - these are truly stunning. Both cards are just so beautiful - you do make fabulous cards.

Sharron said...

OMG, Jeanne--these are SO GORGEOUS! I love them both--could never decide between butterflies and dragonflies and yours are stunning. The lattice look die cut is so wonderful and I love the Serendipity dies!

Trudy said...

Luv the color choices!! They are so pretty :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I love both of these, they are simply gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win them
glendaxx

Sue Speck said...

Absolutely exquisite - LOVE the doily-style layer and the white die cut layer; the metallic overlay really set off these lovely creatures . . .

Linda Grady said...

These both are gorgeous! Love what you ladies are doing with both of these dies. Putting it on my wish list.

Kelly L said...

Oh my, the silver and gold with the soft pretty colors behind it really make these gorgeous die cuts just pop right off the paper. Terrific job and so elegant looking! Hugs, Kelly

Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com) said...

lovely, lovely, lovely. embossing brought out the intricate details of the die. Good idea
Thank You

ScrappySandie said...

Oh wow!! These are absolutely beautiful!!
Sandie

Marie said...

These look very stunning! I would love to own them!

Hugs,
Marie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, these dies are a must have!!

Geri Apodaca said...

Can't post on Sue Eldred's blog.

Geri Apodaca said...

Can't post on Sue Eldred's blog.

Lkpt Dee said...

Love the embossing so rich looking
I can't wait to get these stamp and die sets and play with them
Darlene

JJ Bolton said...

These are so pretty Jeanne!! Your layers are impeccable!!

I've been playing with my butterfly too and they cut the most beautiful delicate butterflies! (I've been working on an idea with this die. Hope it works out and I can share it, lol)

momof5sons said...

These are gorgeous! I love Serendipity stamps but this is my first peek at these delightful new products...steered here from SCS. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.