Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop (Prizes Too)

**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.
I love that sweet cow jumping over the moon (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:
                                                     Serendipity Stamps 
                                                     The Twinery
                                                     Tifany DeGough 
                                                     Anya Schrier           
                                                     Rebecca VanDeMark 
                                                     Vickie Zimmer
                                                      Stacey Schafer 
                                                      Julie Warner 
                                                      Melyssa Connolly 
                                                      Karen Amidon
                                                      Melania Deasy
                                                      Suzanna Lee


Alanna said...

Fabulous cards Cathy. I especially love those purple clouds on the first one.

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I saw the cow. What a cute card. Love the dots on the lady bug. All of the cards are wonderful and fun.
thanks for sharing.

Katia said...

wow your cards are so fun!!! i love them!

cghundley said...

How fun your cards
are! Great ways to
use the twine and
cute stamps.
Carla from Utah

Lisa Elton said...

Such cute image and very fun cards! I like the twine dots on the ladybug!

Tracey McNeely said...

You amaze me, awesome projects Cathy!

Anita said...

These are so cute, love the cow. Hugs.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both cards are adorable! Love how you used the twine! Cute stamps too!

Tammy P. said...

I am in love with your cards, especially the cow and moon baby card. The twine wrapped in circles and placed by the moon--gorgeous!! And the ladybug card is so adorable.

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful Cathy!!! So glad you joined us!!

Sue D said...

What fun cards (esp the cow) and I like how you used the twine.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super adorable projects. TFS

Joyce said...

These are both so wonderful, Cathy, and really do show off how special the Serendipity stamps and twine really is. Have to say I have a sweet spot for that cow too.

Renee's ramblings said...

Love the cow jumping over the moon, Cathy! Your great use of the ladybug die and the butterfly background inspire me to make sure both of them are in my wish list. Really hoping I'll win the gift cert!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous, creative use of the twine on both of these!!

Aimée Dillon said...

I love how you did both cards, I am very impressed, the lady bug is sweet

Sharron said...

Both are so adorable! Love your use of twine. The purple clouds and the stitching on the first card are such fun additions!

Marybeth said...

So nice to have you back for the hop! Love the cow and pretty way you used the twine. Great tip using the Xyron and not glue ,seems easier to work with . Ladybug is adorable too!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what great cards! I love what you've done with the twine on the cow card!

Pat Gasko said...

LOL Your cow jumped over the moom card is so cute. I love the Lady Bug card it's adorable.

boris153 said...

I love this card. But silly me, for some reason I assumed from the sneak the purple twine was a lollypop - how wrong was I. Thanks for sharing this wonderful design!

Deepti said...

These are so fun, love the way u incorporated the twine on the lady bug, truly inspiring :)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...what a wonderful pair of cards! I love the yellow and purple with that sweet cow jumping over the moon, so precious!