Serendipity May Blog Hop #2!

Welcome to the May#2 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 May 21 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on May22 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Simple Flower Set! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

My card is fairly quick since this fab die does almost all of the work for you! Since I first saw it, it’s been one of my faves (especially since I suggested it to Mary, way back when, lol)! I adore hot air balloons…it’s impossible not to smile & be happy when you see them. And I used it today because I have a friend who recently received some bad news, health wise & I’m sure she could use a smile.

After die cutting the reverse hot air balloons out of cobalt, I found some paper that had these chevrons in blues & green & I thought it went perfectly w/ the patterns in the balloons. I die cut the clouds part of the die again in white to add on top of the white stitched frame, then added the fussy cut speech bubble w/ the greeting in the lower right.

Here’s a look at the inside using some of the leftover parts. (I also used a mask of the balloon die to sponge the blue ink on the side of the envelope.)

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

Mary’s Blog

Patti Kehl

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 – Speech Bubble set, Uplifting Words 
Paper:  Staples #110 white, cobalt, dp (Pebbles -Special Delivery Boy)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks stormy sky
Accessories:   Serendipity Reverse Hot Air Balloon die Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, ODBD double stitched rectangle dies, sequins

15 Responses to Serendipity May Blog Hop #2!

  1. Loving the hot air-balloons! Such a pretty frame around the edge too! Hugs!

  2. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty layering on your delightful card! Love the hot air balloons!

  3. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    wonderful projects. Love how you used the negative space in the balloons. TFS

  4. Avatar Talitha Wright
    Talitha Wright says:

    Love the balloons! Great card.

  5. Love the chevron paper behind these awesome balloons.

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

    Love that you put patterned paper behind the dies. Beautiful card.

  7. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful stamping
    and so uplifting.
    Carla from Utah

  8. I really like this die. So much potential! I love your card. It’s beautiful!

  9. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    I went on a balloon ride in Africa several
    years ago. Since then I’ve been
    fascinated with them. Your card
    is beautiful. Love the background
    of the balloons.
    thanks for sharing.
    Hope your friend will be cheered by
    the card.

  10. Cute card, reminds me how versatile the balloon Die
    is. Thanks for sharing

  11. Avatar Renee Drew
    Renee Drew says:

    Julie, I love the way you used the balloon die for the support card!
    I may have to borrow this technique sometime. 😉

  12. Avatar Michel Espey
    Michel Espey says:

    Beautiful card.

  13. I love every single card you’ve made with this wonderful die! Such a great choice of paper behind the balloons and perfect sentiment for your friend!

  14. Super cool Idea! Great for a boy card.

  15. Avatar Cynthia
    Cynthia says:

    These hot aired balloons are a joy to view and so nicely done!