Friday, May 16, 2014


 There are 9 new Word Dies and a wonderful Floral Frame Die and Embellishment Set to show off in the blog hop! Each DT member has chosen 2 words to design with, so be sure to visit all blogs to see the whole Word collection. To be eligable to win the $20 prize to be used at the Serendipity Store you must comment on ALL the blogs. The winner will be announced on Mary's Blog, Monday May 19th.

 If you are following the hop order you should be arriving here from
Julie Warner

My first card was made using the word die, "Hope". This new set comes with Hope, Peace, Punctuation Marks and of course the Ribbon! The background paper was made using an embossing folder, Distress inks and water.

 Here I framed and popped up the "Thanks" die along with the Exclamation Mark. The word dies are the perfect size and I love the font! The Dragonfly is part of the new Floral Frame and Embellishment Set.

Here is the new Floral Frame & Embellishment Die Set. Isn't it gorgeous! There are five dies in the set! 

I wanted to try just embossing the Floral Frame,...LOVE IT! Yep, that sweet little butterfly also comes with the set!

On the inside of my card I used 2 halves of the Floral Frame that are included with the set. Fun, right? There's that beautiful dragonfly again!

Look at all the detail on the Frame! The design pattern is the same that you see on all the embellishments in the set. The Dragonfly and Butterfly are a smaller version of the original two dies, 005GD,and 006GD 

The inside of the card was left blank for a hand written note. I love how Jenny used just a strip of the Floral Frame on her Floral Alphabet Stamp card. Thanks, I love that idea!

To continue on with the hop your next stop should be 
Marybeth Lopez

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Card 1
  • Dies: Serendipity- 030HD Hope and Peace Punctuation Die Set
  • Inks: Distress Ink- festive berries, tattered rose, spun sugar
  • Paper: Neenah, Bazzill
  • Other: Darice- ef Henna, Spellbinders- Vaillant Honor Nesties, A2 Matting Basics, MFT- Pierced Oval Stax, Bow Easy, Scor-tape, foam-tape, ribbon

Card 2

Card 3 &4

  • Dies: Serendipity- 022RD Floral Frame & Embellishment Dies
  • Paper: Neenah-Ivory, G45- Botanical Garden, Bazzill 
  • Other: Copics, Perfect Layer Minis, Perfect Paper Crafting- Cutting Mat, Sizzix- Susan's Garden Tools, MFT- Pierced Oval Stax, Blueprints-1, Kaiser Craft- Resin Blossom, Color Box Chalk- Creamy Brown, foam tape, pearls, ruffle ribbon, twine  


  1. I love the font and size of these dies too. Karen, you outdid your self again with all your beautiful cards. Love the way you framed the second card , its gorgeous! Beautiful work, and the layers and design on the last card.

  2. That floral frame is such a gorgeous die, and what beautiful cards you have created with it. Thanks for sharing. Definitely going on my wish list.

  3. Karen, your cards just blow me away! I love the word cards, especially the background on the Hope card and the gorgeous ribbon you made on the Thanks card, and the collage-y look on the other two cards is perfect for the vintage floral images. Amazing job with all that fussy cutting, too! It was great to see you Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking my class!

  4. Stunning as usual Karen! I especially love the thanks card!

  5. These cards are gorgeous, I just love the word die

  6. The cards are exquisite. Love the bold sentiments dies and the floral frame is beautiful. Well done.

  7. These are all stunning cards! So very nicely done!

  8. HI Karen! Beautiful cards. Smitten with the last! The embossed frame reminds me of lace - so many pretty details too - all the layers and cuts! Gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful cards Karen, lovely papers and fab embellishments!

  10. Each blog has been inspiring but yours is very inspiring. Thanks

  11. These are all beautiful, Karen! Such lovely colors and layouts...fab papers and use of the embossing folder. Beautiful cards!

  12. Just beautiful and I love how you layered the word fun.

  13. Wow, what a treat to see so many cards. I love them all, but am very fond of the dragonfly.

  14. Wow-your first two cards really let the word die cuts be the stars. Love how you collaged all of the various elements on the last two cards. So inspired!

  15. Wow! Great creativity, and I really am in love with that floral frame!

  16. What wonderful fonts on the lettering Karen very fun selection of designs.

    Hugs Diane

  17. The first two cards are just so beautiful and the words are wonderful! The last two cards are gorgeous inside and out! I love the ways you chose to show off the BG die!