Serendipity July Blog Hop #1!

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

When I think of sunflowers, I seem to gravitate toward a blue & yellow color palette. And it went that way here when I came across this blue & white striped paper then found the printed flower paper went so well w/ it. The Sunflower die  was die cut a couple of times..once out of the flower pattern paper & once out of the blue stripe then layered as seen. I added a white scallop circle & yellow stitched circle behind it to add a little more weight. The papers were all die cut & layered & I added a yellow Dragonfly to the side of the sunflower. The two words were combined to make the greeting. 

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  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

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hello, Sunshine (inside – Just Wanted to Say)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, butter yellow, dp (blue= American Crafts- Marine, patterned= Pebbles -Family Ties) 
Ink:  Versafine majestic blue
Accessories:  Serendipity Sunflower, Floral Frame & Embellishment dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border, scalloped circle dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, ODBD double stitched circle dies,  Misti

15 Responses to Serendipity July Blog Hop #1!

  1. Really cool cards!

  2. What a fab and unusual card love the idea of die-cutting patterned paper something I hadn’t thought of so thank you for the inspiration and sharing your lovely card too.

  3. Avatar preeti d.
    preeti d. says:

    beautiful card 🙂 and i love how you decorated the inside as well!

  4. Avatar Talitha Wright
    Talitha Wright says:

    Blue and yellow–a classic color combination, especially for summer.

  5. Great choice of papers on your wonderful card.

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

    Wonderful cards. Love the designs, flower ideas, and papers you used.

  7. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful color combo! Love that sunflower!

  8. What a darling card. The colours are perfect. My favourite combination–sunflowers and dragonflies–LOL.

  9. Wow! Love your creative take with the sunflower die and patterned papers. Reminds me of French country decor!

  10. Gorgeous colors on your card to showcase that beautiful sunflower!

  11. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Beautiful card.
    Love the dragonfly.
    The inside is great – good
    way to use the extra from the
    die cuts.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. Such a beautiful card, love the large sunflower!

  13. Wow….Wow. Love the colors, the layers, the design on that first card. There’s so much to look at, yet it is not crowded…perfectly done! Love the sweet simplicity of the second card as well.

  14. The more i see this flower die, the more I’m liking it!