**You should have arrived here from the fabulous blog of Melania Deasy, but if not, a complete list of Blog Hop participants is listed below.**
As an alumnus of Serendipity Stamps Design Team, I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in a very special 3-day event sponsored by both The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps. What could be more fun than using beautiful Serendipity stamps and colorful twine from The Twinery to create something twice as spectacular? I own lots of great Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery was generous enough to supply a package full of all kinds of twine. All those choices made it extra difficult to decide what stamps and twines I wanted to work with, so I ended up making two cards for todays hop.
First up, a card using my all-time favorite image from Serendipity Stamps.
Serendipity Stamps Cow). It makes the cutest baby card for either a boy or a girl depending on the colors. I wanted my card to be for either sex, so after I hand cut the half moon, I stamped Serendipity Stamps Baby Boy Small and Baby Girl Small over it to create my own patterned paper. I punched a few circles and ran them through my xyron machine so they would be good and sticky. I wound some colorful lilac/white twine from The Twinery (Lilac Stripe) around each circle, popping them up to form soft, fluffy clouds. I also stitched around the outside edge of my card with more Twinery twine (Marigold Stripe). I used a big, fat needle and the twine really adds great dimension.
My second card uses one of Serendipity Stamps dies (Ladybug Die) and more beautiful twine from The Twinery (Maraschino Stripe) to make a fun black/red/cream ladybug card. I added tape to the holes in the ladybug and rolled black/white twine from the Twinery (Charcoal Stripe) around each circle. I stamped my background with butterflies using one of Serendipity Stamps background stamps (Butterfly Background). I cut notches in the four cream panels with a circle punch and tied Maraschino Stripe Twine around them to add a punch of color. The sweet Serendipity Stamp sentiment (Ladybug Hugs) perfectly fits a butterfly and ladybug themed card.
There are prices up for grabs from both Serendipity Stamps and the Twinery...Here's the details:
The Twinery is having a giveaway...just check out the details on their blog.
Serendipity Stamps is offering one lucky person a $25 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps. All you have to do is visits the Serendipity Stamps Facebook page, like the page and leave a comment. You must do both to be eligible for the gift certificate.
Time for you to hop along to the next designer on the hop...Suzanna Lee!
Here is a list of the other designers playing along today with The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop: