Serendipity November Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Serendipity November Blog HopWe are showing off some fabulous new Christmas images & 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. This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC518) & I was inspired by THIS.
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The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday November 8 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on Monday Nov 9. Special: 
Buy 3, Get the 4th (least expensive item) free.   Offer good Friday November 6 through Sunday November 8 .  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% ff. This month- it’s the Skating Snowman Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!
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My card today is all about these wonderful dies from Serendipity Stamps. The Cottage die really reminded me of a birdhouse all dressed up like a Gingerbread house so that’s the direction I went w/ the colors. I even found a piece of brown dp in my stash w/ Gingerbread houses & patterns on it…perfect for the background & behind the door & window. I also cut the little scallop shingles out of it to trim the roofline & bottom. The tan c/s was embossed on an angle (the stripes are vertical on the folder) & some red trim for the door, window & chimney. The little bird was die cut out of red & I added the black to his face so he’d really look like a cardinal. The Season’s Greetings was die cut twice & stacked for a little dimension.

Here’s a look at the inside using the new Have Yourself greeting.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – (inside – Have Yourself
Paper: Neenah white, red,dp (Pebbles – Home for Christmas)
Ink:   Versafine sepia (inside)
Accessories:  Serendipity Bird, Season’s Greetings, Cottage dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, stitched rectangle dies, Sizzix embossing folder (Alpine set)

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you!

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost.

20 Responses to Serendipity November Blog Hop!

  1. Beautiful!! The little red bird is perfect!

  2. Oh Julie, this card is so beautiful. I had to Pin it. The layers of colour and that bird with the cottage is just perfect.

  3. very pretty and looks like so much fun to put together!

  4. Julie the layers on this adorable cottage are wonderful! Love the design of this one! I have learned one of the dies is for the smoke, had no idea 🙂

  5. Your card mde me instantly think of gingerbread houses! Nice touches with the DP and the added black on bird.

  6. Wow! this is wonderful!! I really love it

  7. Adorable card! You have really put these elements together in a fun way!

  8. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome. I love the die cuts and the colors you chose. The layout is fabulous. Well done.

  9. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What a great card. Love the cottage die set.

  10. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the house and the cardinal.
    So much layering and the colors are bright and bold.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Julie! I love all the texture on this! The Seasons Greetings on the corner is brilliant too – saves space and looks amazing. Your cardinal has the most beautiful home!

  12. I LOVE this! The colors are so bright and vivid! Wow! That little cardinal pops right off the page! Beautiful holiday card!
    Take Care!

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

    Very sweet. Love your little bird. TFS

  14. Very pretty bird house with the lovely red bird. Love this new die !! Thanks for the inspiration !

  15. Look at all the details and layers! Perfect winter card!

  16. You already know I love those little birds!! What an irresistible home for them…and I just love your gingerbread paper.

  17. I’ve just ‘discovered’ you from Jeanne’s blog and oh my! How glad I am to have come for a visit because WOW! Your creativity and talent are outstanding! Your cottage, with the lovely layers and sweet cardinal is sheer delight! Beautiful! You’ve certainly sparked my festive spirit! Thank you…
    ~c (carol)

  18. Fantastic card! The little cottage does make an adorable birdhouse!

  19. Love the dies you used on this wonderful card.

  20. Awwwwwww! I love that little Redbird card. Darling