Thursday, August 6, 2015

Serendipity Stamps August Release Blog Hop!

Ready for a fun hop filled with adventure?  Serendipity Stamps is celebrating the August Release with a blog hop!  If you're following along from the beginning you should have reached me from the amazing Vickie Zimmer's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning and get all the details you can do that here - at Mary's Blog!!
Hot Air Balloons Reverse DieThere is lots to see today - new stamps and new dies.  I decided to focus on what I love best!!! DIES!! There are two new one this time.  The first is Hot Air Balloons Reverse Die.  It's perfect for cutting backgrounds.   I cut the image from a light blue card stock panel that I adhered to a white card base.   I cut the die several more times in different colors and inlaid the pieces on the card base.   I stamped the new  "Let You're Dream's Soar"  sentiment in the bottom corner of the card.  This technique makes a colorful flat card perfect for mailing.   I added a few sequins for some sparkle and shine. 


Don't want to fuss with all the extra die cutting for the inlay?  The die looks amazing "as is" just cut from solid paper and layered on solid card stock.

Birds DiesThe other new die set is called "Birds", and I think you're going to love these.  There are two different bird bodies that you can dress up in different ways. You can use just the silhouette, or add a top layer like I did on the light blue bird here, or just a wing like the darker blue bird.  You can "ruffle" the feathers by bending them up from the die cut to add dimension.  There's lots of cute little accessories too - hats for Spring and Winter and even a little worm for the early bird!  I added  the top hat with a flower on one of my birds.  These little guys have lots of possibilities and you can dress them up in different patterns and colors for a bird as unique as you!

Ready to see more of the new release?   The next stop is Jenny Gropp - I know she's going to blow you away with her beautiful layers and coloring!  But before you go.. make sure you leave me a comment!!  One comment will be selected from all the blogs on the hop to receive a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps!  You can leave a comment through 8-9.  Mary will post the winner on her blog on Monday 8-10.

Everyone is a winner because the special is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Good August 7 through 9.  

The 50% off Stamp of the month is Veggie Basket Large 

 
Here's the complete blog hop list for your convenience!  Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!! 

Mary's Blog
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna   That's Me!
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner











All Cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Supplies: 
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Hot Air Balloons Reverse Die 
Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps:  Let Your Dreams Soar
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh & Serendipity

Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Birds, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo, Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Ovals, Petite Ovals
Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps: A Little Note
Pattern Paper:  Pebbles "Happy Day" 6"  
Twinery Strawberry Twine
Enamel Dots, Gems

30 comments:

Kamila R. said...

Wow! These cards are stunning! I love the balloons you created! Fantastic!

Kara said...

super cool balloon dies! love how you've used them!!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

birds and balloons, beautiful!

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you pieced the hot air balloons, and those birds are so happy on your dp. Adorable little top hat!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love both of these dies. The ballon die is unique and one gets the bonus of getting a cloud die too. I love the versatility of the bird die. I have one bird die already, but this makes me think I need another!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the birds!

Michele Henderson said...

Jeanne, these cards are all AMAZING! I just love how colorful and clean they all look. They are all so cheerful and bright. Serendipity keeps putting out so many beautiful products - -my wish list is growing!
Take Care!
Michele

Cathy Weber said...

The hot air balloons die is really smart, such an easy way to cover the front of a card without having to die cut separate balloons. Your cards are always so bright and cheery...today is just another beautiful example of your happy style. I also love how you put the little hat on the bird in your third card...cute idea!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW....where do I start? So many wonderful cards, but that colorful hot air balloon is my favorite, so amazing.

Donna Dacy said...

OH boy! How cute is you card with the birds. I love it. And you two takes on the balloon die are great. Love the one with all the colors and the other with the color background. Great designs. TFS

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely cards! Love the pretty balloons! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy Pope said...

Love the bright colors on your bird card and in all the inlaid pieces of the balloon card!

Sue D said...

Love how you used these new dies--especially with the colorful hot air balloons.

Kathy Krug said...

Your right I love those bird dies. i like how you mixed up the paper to creat them. your inlaid balloons are beautiful.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Wow, what fun cards. Love the hot air balloons & those birds are too adorable. We have a balloon festival here; I may have to get that die! Thanks.

Lisa said...

I'll bet your balloon card took a lot of time, but oh my gosh it was worth it!! Love the little top hat on the bird, such a darling card!! Thanks for the inspiration today Jeanne!

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are so beautiful and awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Love your bright colors you choose for your balloons. TFS

Mary Holshouser said...

The birds are darling. Love their little hats. this is a cute set.
The balloons are beautiful. Love the two different way you used them.
thanks for sharing.

Maria Alder said...

I Love your cards ! love the balloon card with it's happy colours and the bird die is fab. All the new stamps and dies are great ! x

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

You're right--I think the balloon die is even MORE striking over the solid card. Your birdies are soooo cute!

Leigh said...

Your cards are so colorful! That first card is my favorite use of the hot air balloons and the sequins add such a nice touch!

cm said...

And again your creativity has me in awe! \i can't imagine how long it took to create your first card, but oh my, it' a show stopper! Your second is also delightful! Hot air balloons...love them and love what you've done to showcase them. Your note card: colours, layers and images that are simply fantastic! WOW!
~c

jcobb said...

I really like the balloon die!! And the birdie with the top hat is darling!

Marybeth said...

Wow. Gorgeous way to show off the new dies with these beautiful cards, Jeanne! Hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Jeanne - I love the subtle color changes on your balloon card and also the wonderful CAS version! Your little birds are so fun - love that top hat!

ionabunny said...

Love those cute bird dies. So cute. Hugz

BMG said...

I Have to have that Balloon Die So nice. The Birds are so cute.I've got to get a card done:)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Jeanne! I love the bright colors on your bird card & the inlaid paper on the balloon card looks wonderful. You have such a way w/ patterned paper!

Sharron said...

Totally cool balloon dies, Jeanne! Love both cards! I'm sure the more colorful one took more time but it's definitely worth it--just stunning! And the birds are so adorable. They look so sweet with your pretty patterned papers.