Serendipity April Blog Hop #2!

Welcome to the April #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

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 21 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on April 22 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Morning Glory stamp – 50% off! This week’s sale is 40% off the highest priced item in your card, Good 4/18 thru 4/22. Use Coupon Code: “40fromhigh418”.
My card today is on the very CAS side of things. Don’t let that fool you..I’m sure it takes longer for me to do CAS than to do a “normal” card. For the most part, I have trouble w/ CAS. The images are really cute but I need more practice w/ these type of images. The hearts were stamped on the linen bg & I thought it needed more so I outlined them w/ a glue pen & sprinkled on some glitter. For the Love word, I sponged Distress inks from left to right then stamped & glittered it. I found a piece of patterned paper just the right size & colors so I used it to back the white & to die cut the swirly.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Sabrina Friel  (guest designer)

Beth Chiu

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer (off this week)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Wedded Bliss  , Friends set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen, dp (Basic Grey -Phoebe)
Ink:  Versafine onyx Distress inks bundled sage, twisted citron, spun sugar
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Reverse Confetti swirl dies,  bubblegum pink glitter, Quickie glue pen, sequins


14 Responses to Serendipity April Blog Hop #2!

  1. Avatar Cynthia D
    Cynthia D says:

    This card is so pretty and well balanced! I enjoyed the little surprise of seeing how special the inside looks as well.

  2. Ha – oh yes, I agree that CAS can take way longer, and it’s so unforgiving. Those scribbled hearts and soft colours are so pretty and I love the special inside.

  3. Oh Julie…. you did it again ! I love the simple elegance of your soft design! Beautiful card inside and out! Don’t you just love these new stamps!

  4. Even with a CAS card you manage to tie several elements together so cleverly! The hearts coordinate with the swirly die and that swirly die makes me think of linked wedding rings! Love it!

  5. Very pretty card, I love the soft colours

  6. Avatar Colorado Crafter
    Colorado Crafter says:

    Lovely card!!! It makes me feel better to hear that sometimes other crafters struggle with just how to use certain stamps. I’ve bought a lot of stamps over the years that I just loved and then when it comes down to using them I’m at a loss so they end up staying in my overabundance of “never been used” items.

  7. beautiful colour blending and love the placement of your die cut. great CAS Card 🙂

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

    Love your CAS card. Beautiful and fantastic inside, too.

  9. Avatar Janice Pignanelli
    Janice Pignanelli says:

    It’s modern, softly colored and interesting. Really like that swirly die!

  10. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    How awesome your card
    looks. I love how you
    used the swirly!
    Carla from Utah

  11. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the free-form of the stamps.
    The combination of the green and pink
    is so pretty. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  12. Fantastic CAS card, Julie! Love the simple hearts and how you’ve threaded the piece with the love through the circles! Great on the inside too!

  13. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty colors and textures! Love that swirl!

  14. Pretty design inside and out.