Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Serendipity Stamps January Blog Hop - Birthdays!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop!  If you're following along from the beginning you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's Blog.  If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details, you can find them here at Mary's Blog!  We're switching things up a bit in 2016.  On the third Wednesday of every month we'll be having a themed blog hop featuring new products as well as some existing products that we want to focus on.  The theme this month is BIRTHDAYS!  
This card features the new balloons reverse die - you can use the negative to create a great background, or use the die cut balloons and confetti on another project.  It's a great way to make the most of your supplies!

I cut several 3/4" strips of colored card stock and then pieced them together to create a colorful background for my die cut balloons!
For my second card I created a collage of wonderful birthday elements!  I double cut the "Happy" word die to give it a little more pop against the white background.  
I'm still addicted to the wood look sequins at Serendipity!   Because they are neutral they mix and match beautifully with colored sequins! 
The cupcake and candle die look great cut from gold foil.  Do you like the word background?  That's the 50% off  Stamp of the Month for January.  It's called "Party Background" and you can find it here! 
The stitched scalloped circle is from the Bandanna die.  Several of the pieces that make up the intricate square die cut completely so you can use all, or some of the parts from it.  
I inlaid the frosting on the cupcake so it lays nice and flat.  To keep it together I added strips of tape on the back of the die. 
After I stamped the party background I added splatter of ink for color.  I used Angel Pink Distress Ink, added a little bit of water and then flicked it across my card stock. 
Before you go make sure you leave a comment!  One lucky comment from all the blogs on the hop will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps!  You have until Sunday, January 24 To leave a comment. 

Here's the list of all the designers with projects to share today!


Want to go shopping?   Good news!  There is free shipping on every US order of $15 or more now through January 24!!


Our 50% off Stamp of the Month for January is the Party Background! 


Want a second chance to win?   

Did you know we have a monthly challenge?  Our theme this month is Stripes!  Beginning in February the challenge will begin on the first of the month.   Right now we are at the half way point - so there's still time to play!  We'd love to see your designs and when you link them up you are eligible to win the $20 prize! 





Good luck and Happy Hopping! 










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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Balloons, MFT Blueprints 20
Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps:  Celebrate

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps "Happy" Word Die, Bandanna, Cupcake
Stamps:  Party Background
Sequins:  Wood Look Serendipity, Colored Pretty Pink Posh  

30 comments:

Bente Sørflaten said...

Great cards!
Love the background you have made for the first one!

ionabunny said...

I like the pink on pink die cut. And the pretty cupcake. Off to check out the challenge. Hugz

Diane Jaquay said...

These are super fun, Jeanne, I especially love the first card with the colors peeking out from behind those balloons!

Maria said...

Wonderful colors with the pretty balloons! And, love all the gorgeous gold on the cupcake!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I just love the colorful balloons! That always says birthdays to me!
Take Care!
ichele

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love your cards! That gold cupcake is perfect - looks just like those metallic cupcake liners! And the first one is a great simple birthday card that even I could make! Thanks for the great ideas!

My Kraft Kloset said...

I make a lot of birthday cards, so I'm always looking for new ideas. Great cards! Thanks!

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love those balloons so much Jeanne, wonderful creations!

Marybeth said...

I love your color blocking on the first card, gorgeous! The pink and gold is stunning, Jeanne! Bright and happy cards for sure!

Lisa said...

You've been busy Jeanne!! Love this pair of festive cards. The golden cupcake and candle are so pretty!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you set up your background on the balloon card. TFS

Sharron said...

Beautiful and so festive! Love how you did the colors on your first card. Those balloons are such fun! And the pink and gold is an awesome combo--so pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the background on the first card and the cupcake on the second! I just became a new follower.

Kim Heggins said...

Love your fun and festive cards!

Laurie said...

I love the first card. Definitely my favorite. I love the colors of the background and the simplicity of the front. Great job!

Sue D said...

Wonderful birthday cards. I really like the colorful background on the first one.

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful and festive cards, great for birthdays!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the cupcake.

Kris B said...

Wonderful birthday cards! I love the rainbow background on the first and the golden cupcake and accents on the second look fantastic!

sharon g said...

I think that I actually like your rainbow papered card the best. I LOVE how you used it. I have some like it, but have never figured out what to do with it. THANKS.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

A couple of really good ideas here, thanks!

Pat said...

I love the way you have made the striped background with strips of card on the first and then the pretty cake and candle with the sentiment and the script in the backgound together with the nice double layered die cut sentiment to finish. Two wonderful cards Jeanne. x

Lisa said...

Not sure which card I like best. Colors on both are great. Oh well, I guess I would take them both! Blessings, Lisa

Sheryl said...

I love the shadowing on the die cut - it's perfect!

Anonymous said...

Fun and festive. Love the cupcake.

Cheryl B said...

Love the inlaid frosting, great cards!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards, great
way to do the background
colors with the colored
papers.
Carla from Utah

D.Ann C said...

What a terrific background those strips of cardstock make! I love the offset shading of the happy die, too!

cm said...

And here you go again...creating an elegant cupcake that has me well beyond tempted! Gorgeous! Your balloons are fun, fun, fun!
Hugs~c