Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watermelon Happy Summer Birthday...Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop (July #2)


Welcome to thSerendipity Stamps July Blog Hop (#2), where my incredible DT and I are sharing a whole bunch of summer Serendipity Stamps sensations.  Want to add a few of these fabulous products to your collection?  Two simple steps: hopping along the DT blogs and leaving a comment puts you in the running for a $20 gift certificate.  Easy peasy, right?  Okay,  here's the list.

Recently, wonderfully talented Taheerah Atchia penned an illuminating article on the current summer fruit trend that we see, in abundance, throughout our crafting community, as well as in fashion, home decor and design. Her discussion, paired with fabulous images, is a 'must read'!  Included in her post are two cards she designed, one of which served as inspiration for my card, which you'll see below hers:

My version , in the grand scheme, is pretty much a turned-upside-down case of her BUT using Serendipity products paired with distress inks and black 'splots' for seeds, glistening with Glossy Accents.

Serendipity Stamps Products:

My goal: to make a card as "bold, punchy, and full of life" as hers! And with Serendipity dies/stamps to help me out, I think I came mighty close!

Now, I want to see if I can find a few fruit-replicated items like this fabulous skirt and art print:


Please head over to Serendipity Stamps Blog for more how-to-win details as well as for some scoops on sales. 
This month's 50% off stamp is the Sunflower Rake. Talk about pretty!!
Hop, hop, hop! Next on the list is wonderfully talented Miriam Napier. Enjoy!

Thank you for dropping in today; your visit brings me joy! 


  1. Oh my, Carol, your card is all full of fun and happiness! I read that article and it was a good read. Thanks for the link. Back to your card full of awesome. I really like the seeds. Great idea to add the glossy accents. The font in summer brings a great vibe to the card as well. All kinds of goodness here, for sure! Extremely well done! :) Hugs!

  2. What fun to make and receive!

  3. love, love this fun and happy card!! So well done.

  4. Carol this looks amazing! I love your watermelon card and its just perfect for summer! Beautiful ink blending too! Hugs!

  5. This is so cute! I love these colors and this terrific blend! This is the perfect summer card!

  6. So love your watermelon designs...will definitely be borrowing the idea

  7. Fabulous blending, Carol ... and brilliant shiny seeds ... so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Love the watermelon.
    Watched a program last night
    about cooking with watermelon.
    they said those with seeds
    were sweeter. This card
    is sweet.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. I've been in that produce department a few times myself, Carol!!! LOve what you've done with that juicy melon!!

  10. Gorgeous watermelon those amazing colors and your fabulous design!

  11. Oooh, this is awesome! Love it!

  12. Adding the shine on the watermelon seeds really makes the whole thing POP, Carol!

  13. Such a darling
    idea for the cards.
    Carla from Utah

  14. fabulous--perfect for summer.

  15. What a fun card! Makes me want some watermelon 😊

  16. What a fun watermelon card! Love it! Great colors!

  17. Such a fun card and gorgeous colours. Hugz

  18. Now this is a totally fun card!!! Love it :)