Monday, August 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #58~Add Fabric

Hello...and Happy August 1st~

Today, I'm delighted to welcome you to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  On the first of the month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!  The only 'rule' is that you use at least one Serendipity Stamp image on your creation. The incentive is an opportunity to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps. Intrigued? I hope so!!

Let's get rolling with August's Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #58~Add Fabric

GASP! My initial reaction to this theme, because I am sooooo not a 'materials girl' *grin* in any way! The only 'fabric' I have is designated for cross-stitching, with nothing extra to spare. Ribbons and bows...oh my stars! Those are about as out-of-my-league as water-colouring is!  Needle and thread? HA!  Aside from cross-stitch supplies, my 'sewing kit' is one of those hotel-room freebies from way back. Buttons lost are...well, buttons lost!  

After much pondering (and frazzlement!), I remembered that our little town is home to a popular quilting store - Sugar Pine - that attracts quilters from far and wide. I'm quilting clueless, but if I was going to find fabric, that was the place.  Off I went, and a couple dollars later, I had some remnants in hand.  

You have to promise not to laugh at my treatment of my little fabric scraps: a die cut piece of cardboard, covered with a strategically-folded (sort of) piece of material (adhered with tape runner), and sandwiched with another piece of cardstock in the back, to keep things in place.  My 'background' thus created, I added my Serendipity Thanks die, cut from shimmer cardstock, to complement the shimmer in the design...

Since that worked out well, I used another scrap to create a second card, this time using the Dream die cut from shimmery navy cardstock...

Now that I have a 'remnants stash" to play with; *fabric fashioning*  will be happening again soon! 

Please be sure to visit my amazing DT, who I know will dazzle you with their inspirations:

Want to add some exponential cuteness to your collection? If so, check out the stamp of the month (50% off) for August: Lamb with Heart. I'm sure you'll agree:  A-DOR-A-BLE!!

Your turn!
How will 'fabric' play a role in your project?
What Serendipity Stamp will you feature?

Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!
Be sure to link up at the challenge blog by Midnight US EST August 29 

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


  1. Oh that blue material on the first card is absolutely gorgeous,and you are so inventive!! Both cards are so different I am sure you will have started a new trend ...and your fabric stash will grow!! Hugs xx

  2. You found a great solution to your little dilemma and your cards look fabulous!

  3. Haha funny line, Carol! Well , I love what you ended up with for your card perfect with the word dies! Both are wonderful!

  4. Girl! you are a ROCK STAR!! these are over the top amazing! I am impressed that you stepped foot in a quilting store! Didn't all those delicious patterns just call your name!?! I can't say which I love more patterned paper or delightful fabric. You aced this one Teach! A++++


  5. Oh my goodness Carol!! These are just dreamy and well done my friend!! I love the patterns!! Well done my friend!! So glad to do a little catching up with you!! HUGS

  6. These are great Carol! You know I love pattern paper, but I can only imagine receiving one of these in the mail - they look like paper, but in your hands to feel the fabric must be amazing!

  7. You crack me up! I loved your sewing talent story...kind of like me. I used to sew, but those days are long gone! I don't mind one bit. Two sweet cards, and your use of fabric was brilliant! I love how they turned out. Stay cool... Bev

  8. Both of these are so pretty, Carol! You did great using the fabric!!

  9. A VERY successful and beautiful 'fabric' debut! You seriously have a famous quilting shop there? Had no idea! Both cards showcase the fabric so well. Love that the simple sentiments don't steal the thunder from the pretty print!

  10. OMGosh, what beautiful cards and beautiful fabric you chose Carol! I really thought you had stamped the backgrounds, then I read it was fabric. I was blow away!! Love how you work with fabric my friend! That stamp is adorable!!! Hugs, Brenda

  11. Oh, your cards are WONDERFUL! Love the fabrics you chose!
    And just so you know, you're not alone on the sewing/fabric stuff...the last time I needed something, I borrowed my daughters mini sewing machine. lol Let's just say, it was interesting. ;)

  12. Your remnants made beautiful cards, Carol! I really love the richness of the first card!

  13. I tried to leave a comment here earlier, but I have a very temperamental WiFi connection on my vacation and it made me give up....Today I seem to be a bit luckier .... This is simply awesome! You are just so creative!

  14. Goodness, are these ever pretty! I love how you have used the fabric. That first one especially is stunning! You go, girlfriend! Hugs!!

  15. I'd love a stamp like the flowers and flourishes of your first card, Carol. You picked a great fabric. The second card is equally as lovely with an entirely different feel. You're no longer a fabric newbie, mf.