Serendipity April Blog Hop #1!

Welcome to the April#1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

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 April 9 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on April 10 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Dogwood  Branch! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my Happy, happy birthday card, I die cut the white panel w/ the fabulous new Happy Background die. Wow! Does it ever make a birthday card attention grabbing & easy. I love that you can leave the big Happys in or push them out, like I did here to let some of the color of the bg paper show through. I stamped the Birthday onto a stitched flag w/ a navy ink & added a stacked die cut paper button for trim. 

Here’s a look at the inside. Since the paper I used behind the white Happy panel on the front is double sided, I die cut out a rectangle from the card front so that the other side of the dp shows thru on the inside. I used that cut out of the card to stamp my inside greeting on.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –  Birthday  (inside – Make a WishCandle)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, dp (Pebbles – Family Ties)
Ink:   Versafine majestic blue
Accessories:   Serendipity Happy Bg die Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, MFT stitched flags, blueprint 18 dies 



18 Responses to Serendipity April Blog Hop #1!

  1. Avatar Michel Espey
    Michel Espey says:

    Love this die. Great card.

  2. I’m so excited to see what the SSDT is doing with the new Background Dies! This Happy Background is so much fun with the option to let the background color peek through. Love your little stacked button too!

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

    Love how you used the die. Great inside, too.

  4. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    what a happy card – makes
    you feel that way when you see
    it. The inside is great too.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Love the inside of your card. Thanks for the inspiration

  6. You’ve been so creative with showing the double-sided paper as well as the nicely combined die-cuts. Really like the little candle. Nice touch.

  7. Avatar Melissa B.
    Melissa B. says:

    This is an awesome card, and that background die is incredible! I love it!!

  8. So cute with the polka dots.

  9. Fun card!

  10. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love your festive birthday card! Awesome Happy Background Die, and it looks so fun with the polka dotted paper peeking through!

  11. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    This die is wonderful
    and love how you did
    the inside, cute!
    Carla from Utah

  12. Julie, I love your pretty background birthday look! This is really gorgeous!
    Take care!

  13. Avatar Lucy Schmidt
    Lucy Schmidt says:

    As if the outside of the card wasn’t perfect enough, what a nice surprise to see the extra care and attention given to the inside. The papers are perfect.

  14. This is a very clever card idea and I love that pattern paper! Great use of the two sides.

  15. Fantastic birthday card! Love the happy die cut!! I always forget to decorate the inside! Wonderful job!

  16. Avatar Jean marmo
    Jean marmo says:

    So very pretty

  17. This is a fabulous die Julie and I love the backing paper and such a great idea to die cut the back away to reveal the other side of the paper on the inside of the card. x

  18. Cute! That really shows off the polka dots!