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Happy New Year & welcome to the Serendipity January Blog Hop! We are showing off some beautiful new Border & Valentine dies! If you arrived here from  Jenny’s Blog  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

Prize info:

  • A $20 gift certificate is up for grabs and the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs.  
  • Commenters have until Jan 4 to leave a comment.  The winner wil be posted on Marys blog on Jan 5.  

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On my first card, I couldn’t wait to use the new Heart Scroll Border die. After die cutting it in white, I die cut the scallop part in a blue-violet designer paper and just a narrow border of the lime green dp from the same paper pad. The beautiful Tulip Vase was colored with Copics and die cut using an out of the box technique.
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Here’s a picture showing you a bit about doing this out of the box using a die. Basically, lightly pencil the inside of the die and make cuts around the areas that will be above the die then lift them so they will not be cut. Then die cut & emboss as usual. Please see the link above for more detailed info. 
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Here’s a part I rarely show…this collection of dp has some of my fave colors and I’m running low, so I die cut the fancy lime green layer behind the tulips out of the backing layer in order to not use another sheet. With the blue-violet layer on top of the larger lime green, the cut out will never be missed 🙂 The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Here’s a peek at the inside.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Tulip Vase 
Paper:X-Press It white, dp (SEI – On the Coast)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Serendipity Heart Scroll & Border, Love, Happy, Valentines, & Day dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Labels 28 & Decorative Labels 28  dies, Copic markers, 

My second card was pretty quick. Minimal coloring and mostly die cuts.
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The Bird with Hearts was stamped with the greeting just below it then die cut. The hearts were stamped again on some red glitter sticker paper and fussy cut.

Only Heart 05430 The Heart & Scroll border and the Mini Scroll Heart & Scallop Heart  dies were also die cut out of the red glitter paper. I die cut an extra scallop heart out of white then hand trimmed it close to the red glitter scroll heart. The dove was lightly shaded with a couple of cool gray Copics. Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Bird with Hearts, My Only Heart, Happy Valentine’s Day II
Paper:X-Press It white, red glitter sticker paper, red linen
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Serendipity Heart Scroll & Border,  Heart Scroll & Heart Solid dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, cool gray Copic markers

Here’s the hop order in case you get lost:

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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