Friday, March 13, 2015

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

Hello, hello!

Today I am excited to be a part of the Serendipity Stamps blog hop.

You should have arrived here from Mary's blog - I hope you'll take a minute a take a peek at what I have made, and then be sure to head over to Miriam's blog.

These stamp sets are a little extra special to me because I helped design them! Mary had been looking to add some retro themed sets to the Serendipity lineup and shared some ideas. I worked on two sets - the Retro Rectangles set and the Retro Starburst set.

These images are perfect for creating your own patterns, with lots of options for layering and building.

First up, a little something with Retro Rectangles.

I just love rainbows, don't you? The Retro Rectangles set has a larger image comprised of three overlapping rectangle outlines. The other solid rectangles in the set then coordinate with the outlines, allow you to 'fill' or layer inside the frames. For this card, I started by stamping the large rectangle outline down the side of my card. I rotated the image each time I stamped it to change up the pattern. Then I went back in with the solid rectangles and stamped my rainbow, allowing the colors to overlap where the rectangles did. This card was simple to create and pretty cheery if you ask me!

My next two cards were made using the Retro Starburst set.

For this card I have used every image in the set, layering the different circles and accents. Isn't it fun? I also used the super fabulous woodgrain sequins that Serendipity is carrying. These are the Beech sequins.

My final card is unabashedly my favorite. I just love the colors and really adore this cathedral window pattern.

I used the diamond image from the set and stamped it repeatedly. I used an acrylic block with a grid on it to help keep things lined up. I didn't want to cover the pattern up, so I topped this off with a little bit of vellum and the Thanks Die. I trimmed the little swirly off the bottom for a more casual feel. Love this!

Thanks for sticking with me this far - be sure to leave a comment, you could be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to shop Serendipity! You have through Sunday 3/15 to comment; the winner will be announced on Mary's blog on Monday.

Miriam's blog is your next stop, here is the full list if you're just popping in!

Mary's Blog
Anya Schrier - you are here!

Take care!


Hello Rainbow Card
STAMPS: Retro Rectangles, Hello - Serendipity Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Smokey Shadow - PTI
INK: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Blackberry Bliss - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko

Great Team
STAMPS: Retro Starburst, Tandem Bicycle Set - Serendipity Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Midnight Muse - SU!; Lake House, Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Lake House, Sweet Nectar, Fairy Dust, Ocean Drive, Nautical Navy, Little Piggy, Falling Star, Wild Mango - Wplus9
OTHER: Beech sequins - Serendipity Stamps; Woodgrain embossing folder - Darice

Retro Thanks
STAMPS: Retro Starburst - Serendipity Stamps
CARDSTOCK: White - Wplus9; Kraft, Paper Vellum - SU!
INK: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point - SU!
OTHER: Thanks Die - Serendipity Stamps; Rhinestones - Recollections


  1. OMG & WOW Your cards are all so Fabulous just love how you used these awesome stamps gosh you sure outdid yourself and definitely came up with so many cool, clever and creative ideas with them. Your cards are guaranteed to make some people so happy when they receive them.
    You truly did outstanding creative jobs!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. Great cards.

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  3. Congrats on the great stamp designs! Great cards...I love the rectangles and diamonds!

  4. I love all these beautiful, bright colors.

  5. Very cool, Anya! Love these retro patterns..they remind me of dishes my mom used to have. I always called them the Jetsons after the cartoon.

  6. Great cards...the third one which you said is your favorite is my favorite too!

  7. Love the different shapes and how you used them on each of the cards, Fabulous projects.

  8. WoW! These are fantastic cards you crafted for the hop! I love the retro look!! It's so now and I have so many ideas for the retro starburst!

  9. Love the retro look of your cards. So fun.

  10. I LOVE these colorful color blocks! They feel like should be on the set of mad Men! Great mid century modern feel! LOVE it!

  11. Great cards. Retro is so "now"!

  12. Anya, your stamps are SO wonderful! I absolutely love the amazing cards you've created with them. Makes me want them all!

  13. I couldnt wait to see what you would do with these Anya! Congratulations on your designs - they're amazing! Love the rainbow colors you used and the perfect stamping and arranging of each design!

  14. These cards surely do have a retro feel about them. I am old enough to know what that looked like, lol. Well done.

  15. Love your cards. Especially the Retro Rectangular and the Retro Starburst.

  16. Love the colors and patterns on your cards--esp the cathedral window look.

  17. Fantastic cards/backgrounds!! I am so in love with the retro images....need to play more!!

  18. Congratulations, Anya, very fun release! Great designs and I love how you have really created the retro look with your colors too!

  19. Congratulations on designing these stamps - what an accomplishment! Great looking cards. The last one looks a bit tricky to make but so worth the effort.

  20. Lovely cards and you have such talent!

  21. Luv all your retro design cards - cool!

  22. Such fun cards, great job on the stamp design!

  23. the first two cards are fun and free-form. Love the color blocking.
    the last card is so colorful and pretty.
    thanks for sharing some great cards

  24. Really like those retro stamps. Hugz

  25. Anya love your cards and those retro stamps are awesome and can't believe all the different looks you can get with them.

  26. Congrats on your new designs. Your cards are lovely and the images have lots of possibilities.

  27. Congratulations on your stamps Anya! I love the way you used them and you have inspired me. So many possibilities!


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