Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Serendipity Stamps August Blog Hop - Oh Baby!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge! Our blog hop theme this month is all things BABY!!   What a great time to get ideas for cards to welcome the new little one! 

If you're hopping along with us you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's blog.  If you want to start from the beginning and get all the details of the hop, including the prize that's up for grabs you can do that here at Mary's Blog!!  
Serendipity Stamps has some great baby images - they look amazing colored up or simply stamped in colored ink like I did today on my card.  The image has enough detail that it can hold it's own and still has lots of color!  I stamped in navy blue ink to coordinate with my background papers.  I'm usually reaching for pastels for baby - but the darker colors have lots of punch to them! 
That fun "welcome" is from a larger stamp in the Uplifting Words stamp set.  I masked off the rest of the sentiment and inked up only the "welcome".  I used a bitty staple as an accent - it's not actually stapled through the entire card, just the tag.
I double cut the Baby word die in two shades of blue that match the background papers. The dark was too dramatic, and the lighter blue was getting lost.  Layering them gave me the perfect balance I was looking for. 
Are you a fan of Serendipity Stamps? For sure you'll want to check out our monthly challenge! It's a great way to get ideas - seeing projects made with stamps you might already own, and when you link up your design you just might win our prize! One random player is selected to receive a $20 gift certificate from Serendipity Stamps.   Our challenge this month is to add fabric. That can mean a bit of ribbon or lace, or even using an image that has fabric in it - like the baby carriage I used - it has a blanket tucked inside and a lacy top.  It's up to you - just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design.

To add even more fabric to my design I included a die cut rolled flower that was cut from felt, and a pretty hand crochet flower that my Mom made for me.  I don't use them very often.  They are a little treasure for me and I hate parting with them. 
 Want to go shopping? 

The 50 % off Stamp of the Month is the Lamb with Heart.  

Mary wants everyone to be a winner though so she's having a sale.  You'll receive 40% off the highest priced item in your cart when you use code “40fromhigh816” now through  August 21.  You'll always receive free shipping on US orders of $50 and more.

I'm the last stop on this hop.  So before you go.. LEAVE A COMMENT.  One commenter will be selected from among all the blogs on the hop to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.  You have until 12 am US EST on Sunday, August 21 to leave a comment. The winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday, August 22.

Here's a complete hop list for reference! 

Good Luck and Happy Hopping! 

Stamps | Serendipity Stamps "Welcome" from "Uplifting Words", Baby Carriage
Dies | Serendipity Stamps Baby Word Die | Avery Elle Scalloped Frames
Pattern Paper | Authentique "Explore" 6"
Mini Staple | Tim Holtz
Felt Flower Die Sizzix Flowers 3D
Twinery Denim Twine
Crochet Flower - THANKS MOM!
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh


Lyn said...

Really lovely card, I would so love this style pram to put a few of my teds in !

Marybeth said...

So pretty , with the blue plaid patterned paper , sweet felt flower too !

cm said...

Completely smitten with your darling baby card! The checked paper, the border, the flowers, the twine...all perfect accompaniments for the stars of the show: the sweet carriage and baby die cut! Love this!!!

Mary Dew Lee said...

I could look at this card for hours and still not soak up all the perfect little details! The crocheted flower! The little stapled Welcome! The bit of patterned paper peaking out behind the white stamped panel. The navy striped twine. And the two shades of blue for the Baby die cuts. How do you always manage to pull together so many elements to make the perfect whole? Will you save this card for several years until my first grandchild is born? Love it!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Love that background paper. TFS

Vickie Y said...

Adorable! Love the plaid background.

Lisa Elton said...

This is precious!! Love the sweet baby word die and the black shadow you added to it. Darling card Jeanne!

Talitha said...

Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I always love to see what you come up with. Precious! Even in blue, this card could work for boy or girl.

Sue D said...

Very sweet. I like the embellishments.

Mary Holshouser said...

Your card proves that you don't have to color
everything you stamp. Love the blue.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.

Amy Marshall said...

Sweet little card. Love the image.

Jean said...

This is just delightful!!

McStamper said...

Darling card. Love the different elements you used.

Sharron said...

So sweet, jeanne! Love the plaid and the dimension--those blooms are so pretty and such a great addition!

Patti said...

Each element coming together to make a SWEET card! I love the way you left your image uncolored. And the plaid pp and fabric flowers are the perfect touch!