Serendipity Blog Hop!

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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 05430The 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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33 Responses to Serendipity Blog Hop!

  1. I LOVE the way you used the new dies! Both cards are amazing inside and out, Julie! Love the way you layered the first card with the new dies. Gorgeous !!!!!! Happy 2015!

  2. All your cards are beautiful, but especially the second card captured my heart. It has a beautiful interior, so ingeniously composed. I am very impressed.
    Happy New Year,

  3. All your cards are beautiful, but especially the second card captured my heart. It has a beautiful interior, so ingeniously composed. I am very impressed.
    Happy New Year,

  4. I love both of your cards, but by far the first one is my favorite! I love the color combinations on that card plus that gorgeous vase of tulips ~ so beautiful!!

  5. These are gorgeous! love the die cuts on that first one, gorgeous coloring of those flowers too.

  6. Lovely cards. My favourite is the first. Love that die you used on the left to cut out the white paper. This just sings of spring.

  7. Avatar Lorna Baumann
    Lorna Baumann says:

    Really beautiful cards Julie.

  8. Gorgeous!! Both are wonderful but, my fav are those tulips!!Fabulous coloring as usual!!

  9. Absolutely love your cards. Thanks for sharing all about how you made the cards.

  10. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Such pretty cards, inside and out! I really admire your work, thanks for sharing!

  11. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the second one.

  12. Avatar Teresa Godines #6857
    Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Stunning cards. You have wonderful coloring skills. TFS

  13. Avatar Leigh Wagner
    Leigh Wagner says:

    I love how you used colors outside of the typical valentine colors. These are beautiful!

  14. Avatar Kathy Krug
    Kathy Krug says:

    Love how the flowers spill out of the sides of the die. Beautiful cards.

  15. As usual, awesome cards!! Absolutely gorgeous, love the colors on the first card! U da bomb!

  16. Amazing! I LOVE how you used the heart scroll and border die on both cards. Your coloring on the flowers is so pretty, and the way you cut it with the out of the box technique is great. I need to figure that out. Love your light gray dove with the glittery hearts too.

  17. Your cards are beautiful,. And explanations so helpful

  18. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    Both cards are lovely. I love how you used the dies. I especially appreciated the beautiful coloring of the vase and flowers. Well done.

  19. WOW! OH MY! And ditto to all the above comments! I haven’t done a blog hop in oh so long. This has been a fabulous “Welcoom Back to Me” and “Thnks to all of you!”

  20. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    Stunning pair of card and that border die is so beautiful.

  21. Avatar Gilda (mcstamper)
    Gilda (mcstamper) says:

    Lovely cards.

  22. Beautiful card designs and I like your coloring.

  23. I like how you used the scalloped borders behind the Scroll Heart border – very nice. Both cards are great!

  24. Avatar Amy Jones#8546
    Amy Jones#8546 says:

    Wow… Beautiful cards. So many wonderful designs. Your coloring is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

  25. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the coloring on your pretty floral card, and the heart die is so pretty too! Love all the dies you used!

  26. Wow, I have to get that scrolled border! All the cards are wonderful, nice coloring.

  27. I LOVE your Bird with Hearts card! It is so bright and joyful. Amazing!

  28. Gorgeous cards and dies. Love that scroll border. Hugz

  29. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    The insides are as pretty as the outside. Love the purple tulips against the blues in the first card.
    The bird and border of the second are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  30. Very pretty cards! Beautiful coloring on your flowers!

  31. Wow – such beautiful cards! Love the border!

  32. Pretty cards! Love the layers! Thanks for the tutorial! Happy 2015!

  33. The vase of tulips is gorgeous Julie. I love the non traditional colors of your layout. The dove is so elegant and clean too. Both absolutely wonderful!