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    Serendipity Stationary

    by Christi Snow ([email protected]yahoo.com)

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    To make traditional serendipity squares/paper, you need scraps of b&t paper that have been

    ripped into approximately 2"x 2" (or smaller) pieces. You randomly layer these pieces onto a

    sheet of cardstock until it is completely covered and then cut it apart and use the pieces as

    accents on your projects. *Hint: I have found that a xyron is really handy for this project. I firstattach my adhesive onto my scraps, then rip them and stick them. You can also do this with the

    150 (the little "X") or with normal adhesives after you have ripped your pieces.

    For this project, you will need to cover a sheet of cardstock that measures 6"x12" with theserendipity. You need to make sure to cover the sheet all the way to the edge because you will be

    using most of it including the edges. (see Fig. 1)

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    Once everything is stuck, then follow the cutting instructions above. Hint: as you cut your pieces,label them on the back as to which piece they go to. This will save you time and possibly a

    nightmare later.

    Serendipity Stationery Supply List:

    -6x12 base cardstock- I always use white-3 complimentary cardstock colors- 2 sheets each (either 8 1/2x11 or 12x12)

    -2 sheets of white or neutral cardstock (could also be black)

    -3-6 different b&t papers at least one of each of your complimentary colors (scraps will work)

    -adhesive sheets or xyron (you can do this with a tape, but it will take longer)-stamp set with complimentary ink/marker colors

    -1 yd. waxy flax

    -24 inches wire-5 beads

    -2 wire rimmed tags (the small to medium ones work best)

    -1 1/2 yards ribbon-4 brads

    -4 eyelets *

    -Apr.-June booking incentive set (tiny tags)*

    * optional but provide a nice touch.

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    All of the cards came out of the card confidence program- the 4 " x5 " section so you can

    follow along. I will try to explain using the examples, the cutting sizes for those of you that don't

    have the program. The cards are labeled by their corresponding number in the program.

    For the purpose of this project, it is probably easiest to label your three cardstocks with the

    numbers #1, #2, and #3. If you are following along with my samples, #1 is the hollyhock, #2 isthe garden green, and #3 is the buttercup.

    Card #20- Wrap It Up (see Fig. 2):

    Base: cardstock #1

    A) 4 " x 3 "- neutral

    B) 4 " x 3" - Serendipity piece with optionalsliver layer done in #3 cardstock

    C) And D) done with a metal rimmed tag

    When I add an optional sliver layer, it is an

    additional tiny layer (1/16" on all edges) that I feeljust helps to tie the card all together. You can

    decide if you want to add them or not.

    Card #24- Flicks (see Fig. 3):

    Base: cardstock # 2, random stamped tone-on-tone

    A) 5 "x1 " - cardstock #3 with a sliver layerdone in a neutral

    B) 1"x1" - Serendipity pieces with sliver layer

    done in neutral

    For an extra finishing touch, add a word or phrase

    stamped directly onto the card, in the lower righthand corner.

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    Card#34- Center Charms (see Fig. 4):

    Base: cardstock #3

    A) 4 "x1 " - #2 b&t

    B) 4 "x 1 " - Serendipity piece

    C) 3" x 1' -neutral with sliver layer done with #1

    D) 24" wire with beads added onto it as it wasattached

    On this card, I layered A & B onto a sliver layer of

    neutral cardstock. I also added in a " x 4 " piece

    of neutral down the center seam as an extra finish.

    Card #40- Winning Combination (see Fig. 5):

    Base: cardstock #1 random stamped tone-on-tone

    A) 4 " x 1 " - Serendipity piece with neutral

    sliver layer

    B) 3" x 2" - #2 b&t with neutral sliver layer

    C) 1 " x 1 " (or appropriate size for your stamp)

    - neutral

    D) Tiny tag stamped onto neutral with word

    stamped onto it.

    E) 10" waxy flax

    Card #41- Overview (see Fig. 6):

    Base: cardstock #2 random stamped tone-on-tone

    A) 2 "x4 " - Serendipity with neutral sliver

    layer (on top and bottom only)

    B) 2"x 2 " -cardstock #3

    C) 1 " x 2 " - neutral

    D) " x " - neutral or a punch works well also

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    Gift Card #21 (2 " x 3 " section) - RibbonEnvelope (see Fig. 7):

    Base: Neutral

    A) 1 " x 3 " envelope template - cardstock #2

    with sliver layer of neutral

    B) 18" ribbon

    C) 2 " x 3 " - Serendipity attached directly tothe neutral base

    Additional info for Gift Card #21 above: For the assembly of this card, take the envelope

    template piece with the sliver layer already attached and slit it for the ribbon. Thread the ribbon

    through and adhere it down on the underside of the template. Then attach this piece to theserendipity leaving your ribbon tails free. Attach the ribbon coming off the top to the back side of

    the serendipity. Adhere this all down to your base and tie the ribbon on the front. Clear as

    mud???

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    For the cover, you need to use an 8 " x 11" piece of cardstock #3. You will need to score thisfollowing the diagram. Cut a small triangle out of the bottom center up to the fold line. (see Fig.

    9)

    A) 2 " x 6" - neutral cardstock

    B) 2" x 6" - Serendipity

    After folding the cover, adhere the pockets up on the outside edge only. Now punch a 1/8" holeon the right and left sides in the center approximately " in from the sides. For extra durability,

    you can add an eyelet into each of these 4 holes, but it is not necessary. Thread the ribbon

    through according to Fig. 9.

    Insert your cards and envelopes and you have a really nice little gift.

    Another Serendipity Sample

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    More masculine look:

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