This week's challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot is to use a technique called Serendipity which involves glueing torn pieces of cardstock to a background sheet and running it through the Cuttlebug to emboss. There is a terrific tutorial by Brigitta on The Cuttlebug Spot, or you can view it HERE. At first I wasn't so sure about this because it sort of looks like a mess with the random bits all over the paper but it truly is magically transformed when embossed. "Serendipity" means "a happy accident", but I have to admit I cheated a bit and looked at the Cuttlebug Birthday folder I planned to use for my paper placement. I chose primary colors and rather large bits because I wanted to make a child's birthday card using my new Boo for You die from Go Kreate. When I saw Nilda's adorable card on The Cuttlebug Spot the week before last I rushed right over to The Scrapping Cottage and snapped him right up! Just tell me he's not the CUTEST! The 4x4 die comes with the balloons and works right in the Cuttlebug with nothing extra needed. You just substitute a C plate for one of your B plates. The balloons and Boo's nose are glazed with Glossy Accents. I cut the window with my Nesties and thought I'd messed up because I cut it after embossing but it didn't seem to flatten out a bit. I also used a scalloped oval Nestie embossed with Swiss Dots to add some texture behind Boo. The vertical sentiment is part of the Cuttlebug cut/emboss Birthday set which I cut twice to give it some depth and of course I popped the serendipity piece, Boo's head, and the balloons for dimension. Be sure to stop over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see what the other talented designers have come up with. It's amazing the different effects you can get with this technique so have some fun and play along, there's a prize to be won!