Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Make a shaped card! Have fun, get creative, and share it with us for a chance to win! All the details can be found here on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.

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The holidays are here and I love making Christmas cards! Don't you love this image of the Bayleaf Wreath from Serendipity Stamps?

 The center of the wreath has been fussy cut. The beautiful "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" Serendipity stamp was used on the oval die cut. I inked up a small part of the wreath again and cut a portion of the leaves out. The cut leaves were put on top of the original stamped image giving the appearance of the oval being tucked into the wreath. The leaves were lifted and held in place with Collall dimensional glue. Each of the layers have been popped up with foam tape.

Using Eclipse tape, I covered part of the "Peace on Earth" stamp leaving only the word "Peace"!
 I took a small cutting of the bay leaves again and embellished them with a bow.

One More Shaped Card!

I've used the Bird Die from Serendipity on my second card. This bird is so graceful and cuts beautifully.

Cryogen paper was used for this card. It has a slight shimmer to it. All the color has come from sponging with Distress Ink. I made three die cuts of the bird and left the wings partially open. 
  I thought the elegant Peace Stamp paired nicely with the bird. A simple ribbon, some pearls and bow finishes it.

 Inside, I've embossed the same beautiful script of "Let Heaven and Nature Sing".

Looking forward to seeing your shapes!

Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 159C Peace, 392D Let Heaven and Nature, 935K Bayleaf Wreath Large, 528E Peace on Earth
  • Die: Serendipity- 1289ED Bird Die
  • Ink: VersaMark, Versafine, Memento, Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint
  • Paper: Flourishes, Cryogen, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics,Stampendous- Embossing Powder, Spellbinders- Labels One, Decorative Labels One, Scalloped Labels One, Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28, Labels 22, Ovals, Elizabeth- double sided adhesive, Eclipse Tape, Collall, Glossy Accents, foam tape, sponges, pearls, ribbon  


  1. Karen this is gorgeous, I love how you nestled the saying in the bayleaf wreath!!! WOW!! The bird die is very elegant and peaceful!

  2. Yes I love that image. I had that beautiful wreath on my list have colored it beautiful . Your shape and layout are amazing! Love the gorgeous dies and pretty Gold bow you added. Truly a gorgeous Christmas card . Your dove card is gorgeous too.

  3. Lovely shaped cards Karen! Really like the way you worked the sentiment into the wreath! Great use of spellbinders dies too.

  4. Wow...these are amazing Karen!! Love the bay leaf wreath...honestly don't remember it but, I will now!! Fabulous!!

  5. Really beautiful coloring on the wreath.... so smooth!! You really thought out of the box pairing up die sets and cutting the wreath and inserting the sentiment.... so beautiful!!! The bird is soft and pretty!

  6. Beautiful card, Karen! Gorgeous coloring and wonderful shapes. Really lovely!

    1. Love your beautiful cards!! Gorgeous coloring of the wreath and love the bird diecut and your card design using it!!