Friday, June 13, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Summer Release! Day 1 - Dies

We're celebrating a new summer release at Serendipity and we have three big days of projects to show you!  If you're following along you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's blog.  If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details click here to jump to Mary's Blog

Today we're featuring two new dies - a lighthouse and a sunflower.  Both dies have lots of great details that make them easier to work with.  For example, the lighthouse stripes and doors completely pop out so you can insert different colors.  The little house, that the lighthouse keeper lives in, has a cut line - meaning it's attached only at the top and bottom so it's super easy and clean to cut away if you want to separate them.
The sunflower die cuts in three separate pieces - again - to make it easy to switch out the colors.  The stem and leaves are one piece, the flower is a second piece, and the inside of the flower removes completely - no extra cutting required.
I double cut the flower head in two shades of yellow and off set the pattern of the petals to add a little depth and dimension.  I also double cut the inside of the flower in two shades of brown.  I removed the little die cuts from the center of the darker die cut.  Next  I added tape to the back of the flower center so that the inside of the empty die cut spaces would be  filled with sticky tape.   Then  I positioned the lighter die cut on top of the darker brown one and  pushed the smaller pieces down into the waiting sticky holes. I use a wooden kitchen skewer to push the pieces through.  I've dulled mine down so it's not sharp and doesn't leave an impression when your pushing the cut pieces through.   
Want to see more?  Next stop on the hop is Jenny Gropp.  But before you go ... Please leave a comment.   One lucky winner will be selected to receive a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps.  You have until June 18 to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on June 19 on Mary's blog.    Here's a complete list of all the designers with projects for your convenience.

Thanks for stopping by - happy hopping and good luck to you!

Supplies Used:
Lighthouse Card  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps "In the Attitude of Silence"
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps  
Pattern Paper: Authentique "Anchored" Collection 12 x 12
Card Stock PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, True Black. White, Midnight Muse
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Button:  Basic Grey
Border Punch:  Ek Success Zig Zag Stitch

Sunflower Card  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps:  "Just Living Is Not Enough"
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Sunflower, Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure
Pattern Paper: SImple Stories "Summer Fresh"
Card Stock  PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Summer SUnriseSU!  Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue
Ribbon  Marachino Twine Twinery, 5/8" Polka Dot Grosgrain May Arts, 1/2" Crochet Lace
Pearl /Gem  Recollections


Lisa M said...

Your blog is just one stop shopping. I feel like I got my dose of wisdom and creative fix right here on this post. Your cards are sensational and FULL of talent. Absolutely gorgeous and the layout designs on both have me going back again and again!
Hugs to you Jeanne :)
Lisa x

~Tammy~ said...

Jeanne, you just never disappoint. No matter what assignment you have you make it shine! I love your lighthouse card and the design is perfect! I am seeing so many new nautical products being released this summer. It's all the rage.

The Sunflower is gorgeous. Love your design and the wrapped twine and pretty bow! Fun stuff lady!

Lynn Hardy said...

Lovely cards Jeanne! I am quite fond of lighthouses and nautical themed cards, so that's my favourite one today!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Jeanne, I love the lighthouse and sunflower dies!!

Marybeth said...

Love your nautical card Jeanne! We both did the double lighthouse. Red , white and blue… perfect for a summer card. Your sunflower card is darling and I love your bows! Nice way to inspire!

Marybeth said...

Forgot to say how much I liked the papers you used for the lighthouse card.

Pauline said...

Two fabulous card Jeanne, those dies are gorgeous and I love the nautical papers you chose for the lighthouse. The sunflower is so summery, a beautiful card.

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so beautiful done! That Lighthouse die is definitely on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Jeanne, you make such great cards, you are so darn clever! I always love your work! These are great stamps! TFS! Joleen

artful-notions said...

Jeanne, these shine! Details are deLIGHTful, and I love how they frame these lovely sentiments!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...Jeanne, I love your cards but then I always do. That lighthouse is just so cute and your sunflower, just beautiful.

Cathy K said...

I love lighthouses and that die is perfect. I can see it on a card for the military in Afghanistan and my grandson who just returned. That card is so awesome, and the colorful sunflower card. The saying is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing them. Hugs, CathyK

Suzette said...

I love Authentique paper and this die is perfect with it!!!!

craftymom205 said...

Love this card. Really like the sunflower.

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Donna Whitten said...

Great cards, love your designs. Fantastic new products.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty, cheery summer cards. Really like the lighthouse ones...another for my wish list! My poor piggy bank! smile.

Amy Marshall said...

Great cards. I love the sentiments on your cards and the new sunflower die is fabulous!

Sandra said...

wow! 2 cards that are beautifully orchestrated ..... you have a new stalker!
Sandra ltb

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great, fun cards. My fav is the red, white and blue lighthouse card. I really like those little boats too.

Tammy Pope said...

Both cards are lovely. I am really drawn to your lighthouse card and the way you have really showcased that diecut with the colors and papers used.