Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' April Release and Blog Hop!

April here we come!  Are you as excited about warmer weather as I am?  April showers certainly bring May flowers and we have some wonderful sets to showcase today with that very theme in mind!  Don't forget to play along and comment at each one of the stops on today's hop.  Why, you ask?  Because, three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until April 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I have a couple of projects to share today.  My first is a step card featuring the new die, Layered Lacey Squares and How Great Thou Art stamp set...


I created the step card base with white card stock and matted the upper sections with navy CS.  A bit of DP from the Christian Faith Paper Collection adorns the side and center panel.  I stamped the sentiment (the new How Great Thou Art set) in blue ink and die cut/framed it with the new Layered Lacey Squares Die.  If you look closely, there are actually three layers to the panel I created.  You will love this die...  it is SO versatile!  

I adhered the sentiment panel to the middle and cut out some white flowers (Asters and Leaves Die) and foliage Fancy Foliage Die.  I added a tiny sentiment and label die created with a few older items (Mini Tags Die and Mini Tag Sentiments).  The final touch...  a few black microbeads for the flower centers...

Here's a close up!


I think I got a bit ahead of myself.  Didn't I say April Showers bring May flowers?  Take a look at this new stamp set, Shower of BlessingsUmbrellas Die and Cloud and Raindrops Die.


I started with a white card stock base, Kraft mat and beautiful DP from ODBD's Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I added the die cut umbrella (paper pieced with Shabby Rose Paper leftovers), baker's twine bow and tiny hearts.  And what about those clouds?  Aren't they cute???  I stamped the sentiment directly on the paper panel with a rich cocoa ink.  

So here are the new items you see today...






and some of the older items...

CHRISTIAN FAITH COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

ASTER DIES - CSBD57
FANCY FOLIAGE DIES - CSBD33

GCS32 - MINI TAG SENTIMENTS

MINI TAG DIES - CSBD63

SHABBY ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

Don't forget about our blog hop!  If you get lost along the way, stop back by the ODBD Blog.

I can't wait to see what the Bread Sticks have in store...  
Thanks for stopping by!

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Cathy * Lori (ME)
  Angie * Chris * Grace *Silke 
Wanda * Audrey * Sabrina

43 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh Lori, I love them both soooo much!!! The 1st with the blue tones and gorgeous details just melts my heart and I totally adore the clean and layered design of the 2nd....right up my alley!! :) HUGS!!

Lorraine said...

I really like both of your cards. The one in pink gingham reminds me of my mother and is so pretty and ladylike.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful colors together and beautiful details!

Ginny maxam said...

Lori I love these cards, your Blue and white "how Great Thou Art" card is just magnificent!! I love blue and white in cards and adding the daisy's is perfection!!
Ginny M

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Lori. Beautiful design paper and beautiful quotes

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Lori. Beautiful design paper and beautiful quotes

Cathymac said...

Both cards are beautiful, Lori! Your center step card with the blue and white colors is so elegant, and the umbrella card is just delightful! Love the colors and the paper pieced umbrella! Hugs!

Sabrina said...

The blue and white gives such a fresh Spring feel to the card. And the black microbeads, they make such a fabulous centre to the asters.

Earline said...

Your cards are lovely I especially love the flowers you use.

Earline said...

Your cards are lovely I especially love the flowers you use.

Marsha said...

I am in awe of the beauty of these cards - all the lovely detail. Beautiful.

Lois said...

I love both of your cards. I'm a big fan of fun folds, so your first card caught my eye right away!

kellyjean said...

Amazing! Always amazing! Both cards... but I can't stop looking at the first... so many wonderful details!

Pamela Haskin said...

Wonderful cards, girl! I especially like your flower centers on your first card.

Pattie J. said...

gorgeous cards. I love hearts, an rain brings lots of beauty and love. like heart, and the your step one is stunning, with the beautiful blue and white. Look up! it's perfect.

Sarosa said...

I really love the shades of blue on your first card, and love how prominent the text is ... I like that centrality of the words, emphasizing God's greatness.

JD/ Jill said...

I really like both of these beautifully done cards...but I especially like the second with that perfect sentiment to go with the card. (It's on my wish list for sure)

Pages with Paula said...

Beautiful Cards! Love ODBD stamps and dies! TFS!

Joan V said...

Wow, wow and wow. These are so gorgeous. I am loving all the sentiments released this month. Your cards are so lovely and creative.

Grace said...

Lori both cards are just beautiful!!! We were certainly on the same wavelength with the blues and whites! Love your layout and gorgeous floral elements! Your pink one is just so soft and pretty!!!
hugs,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Lori!! I just love the fold on the first with the layered flowers. The second is gorgeous with all the dp and different patterns. So feminine!!
hugs,
Chris

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely, lori... I think the second is my favorite, though... that umbrella is just too cute!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the 2nd one - love the paper piecing. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

I like the flowers on the first and the papers on the second.

Ann said...

Lovely cards, such pretty details on both.

Alicia Merline said...

The microbead centers on the flowers = brilliant!

Laurie B. said...

Wonderful cards! Microbead flower centers is a fabulous idea, that card is beautiful. The second card is very sweet.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful center-step card w/such lovely textures! The second card is just pure delight!

E. Marie said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love those new dies surrounding the sentiment on your step card and your coordinating paper piecing is so pretty on the 2nd card. Lovely!

Audrey Ann said...

Lori - wow!! I love your creations! The first is so special in the blues and with the wonderful floral spray. Adding the Look Up tag is the sweetest thing ever!! And your second is so clean and really shows off the new dies - gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Conniecrafter said...

Love those dies for framing, lovely flowers to accent it and your second one is so sweet with the paper piecing of the umbrella, sure to lift someone up!

Dawn said...

such gorgeous samples, Lori!! love the blue center step, the white asters with the little tag are the perfect finish!

all the pink gingham and cute umbrella on your second...love it!!

Regena said...

Both ur cards are stunning!! love the daises!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are gorgeous, Lori! Love the flowers & colors on your center step & your pink gingham card is so pretty.

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning cards the papers and the layering is Awesome. Love the choice of papers and the flowers are Super. thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

Gorgeous step card & equally awesome umbrella card!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, the step card is a stunning masterpiece! I also love the sweet gingham on the umbrella card! I love your cardmaking style!

April said...

These are beautiful! I am also loving that umbrella stamp.

Kim P said...

Stunning cards! Those microbeads on the step card are a genius touch!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors in the step card--so soothing. And that tiny tag with the sentiment is a neat touch. Kind of a little "surprise" for the recipient. The paper piecing on your umbrella card is spot on, too. Thanks so much for sharing these! ~ Andrea

Deb said...

Fabulous cards and new release!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lori, your first card is stunning! I love all the details and the step card design is perfect with the new goodies! Your second card is so fun and playful...another perfect beauty! Happy Easter...hugs ~S~

Kelley said...

Lori, love that fold card...thanks so much!!!!!
The pink card is so pretty too!!!