Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Marching into Spring with Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning and welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' March release and blog hop!  Can you hear the birds singing?  I have even spotted a robin in my backyard.  Spring must be right around the corner, right?  But even if Old Man Winter isn't quite finished with us...  we can hole up in our craft rooms and make some beautiful cards, right? 
 
Today, we have new stamp sets and coordinating dies to share.  Plus, if you check the end of today's post, I will share how you could put your name into the hat for a prize.  So let's get started...
 
Here is my first card featuring the new Keys to Happiness
stamp set and coordinating Keys Die...
 
 
I started with a white card stock base and added a die cut mat using ODBD's Flourished Star Pattern Die and a soft floral print using the Double Stitched Rectangles Die.  I used smaller dies from this set to create my sentiment panel and plaid frame.  I used the Beautiful Borders Die to create my lace border and a bit of seam binding to color the seam.  Gold poster board helped make the keys from Keys Die set an easy proposition.  I stamped the sentiment with a rich cocoa ink slightly off center...  since the rectangular die would be peeking out.... 
 
Don't you just love those papers?  Those are from last month's release...
Easter Card Paper Collection and Pastel Paper Pack.  So here are the new items you see used on this project... 
 

 
My first card was a bit shabby...  so this card is a bit more clean and linear... 
 

 
For this project, I chose to work with Kraft, Navy blue and a bit of soft blue and white...  a nice color combo for spring...
 
I used the new Superstar stamp set for my sentiment and framed with ODBD's Splendorous Stars Die.  I used the NEW Double Stitched Stars Die with navy card stock to create my mat.  My faux photo frame is compliments of nesting two dies from the NEW Double Stitched Squares Die.  A few old favorites like the Leafy Edged Borders Die and Pennants Die help add interest.  And check out those itty bitty navy stars stamped right on the paper....  SO CUTE!



 
 
 
For this project I chose a DP from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection and Pastel Paper Collection.  I blended those with my old favorite... Leafy Edged Borders Die.  I just love pulling different collections together like that. 
 
So now here is the information about today's blog hop and how you could win....

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

ODBD Blog - If you get lost along the way....
 
Breadsticks
 
Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Sandee * Robin * Lori (ME)
Angie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Sabrina * Melissa (Guest Designer)
 
Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Paula Hymel said...

I am so loving these key sets and sentiments! So fitting so much of the time! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Lori, your new cards are really pretty. I'm loving papers you used, and your designs are elegantly simple, yet effective. And I love pearls on anything!!! Great job!

Dorcas98 said...

Your cards are awesome as always. The way you put colors and the papers together are great! Thanks for sharing!!

Robin said...

Wonderful cards! I love the fun stars and those keys & sentiments are so beautiful! Hugs, Robin

Lagene said...

Great release! Love your cards, especially the pretty pink creation with awesome gold keys!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Beautiful cards! Love the papers you paired with the new stuff!

Lori Smanski said...

your cards are lovely. i love the detail you put into them. especially the top card. thank you for sharing and for inspiring.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Gail said...

Hi Lori - I love that ribbon and bow on creation number 1 and the keys on the key ring - nice layout and color choices - the Happy Birthday card is a hit for anyone - lots of lovely layering and soft color TFS have a blessed week and thanks for the hop!
http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Sheri said...

Once again it is the keys! Love that you made them gold! And that ribbon is really cool. The sentiments in this set are super! Thanks

Diana Nguyen said...

Great cards! Love the layout you used for both of them!

Robin Clendenning said...

I love your first card!! So elegant and feminine chic and I just LOVE your ribbon and frilly bow!! You probably know I love bows! Heehee!
I love the pearls and your frame under the stars on your second card!! Such pretty cards!

LaDawn said...

Wonderful cards, love the keys sentiments this month. Such great quotes to remember. The stars card is a wonderful combination of color.
Thanks

April said...

Your cards are so lovely! The keys on the first card look like a real set of keys on a ring!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Lori, my friend, both of your cards are amazing as always! Love the papers you've used on the first one and that seam binding bow, just perfect! On your second cards, love the creative use of the square die....might have to use that idea! ;) TFS your creativity and talent! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn said...

Love the gold keys, looks so real! Both cards are great samples for this release! The pennants on the second look like tails to a shooting star.

Sherry said...

love this new release! love the stars and the sentiments. Beautiful cards!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, my sweet friend Lori! Your cards for the Blog Hop turned out wonderfully. They're super fun and creative, and really showcase the awesome new products wonderfully. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop for Our Daily Bread Designs.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Lois Wyche said...

Your cards are so lovely and a joy to look at.

Kathy Krug said...

Great designs. Love that you featured the sentiments.

Leanne said...

Love those keys so much.

Sue D said...

Love the gold keys against the soft background and great card design with the stars.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The gold poster board is wonderful looking for the keys. Like the arrangement/layout. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are beautiful, Lori, but I so love the first with the seam binding ribbon, the soft pastels, and your combo of patterns.
hugs,
Chris

Shelia said...

Those keys look so real! Love your beautiful cards!!

Linda Carson said...

Really love the golden keys on your soft, elegant card Lori! Your second card ROCKS!!

Conniecrafter said...

great detail in the keys, pretty card and love the bow too, love the kraft with the blue colors on the star!

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards. The gold keys are fantastic - one of my favorites.

Bunny said...

Card #1 is beautiful with the gold keys.

Card #2 has some lovely blue colors. I love the double stitched squares.

Teresa Doyle said...

Fabulous cards, I especially like the first one and the sentiment is great. LOL

Cheryl Walker said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I have to say I want those KEYS....hehehe they are absolutely gorgeous and love what you all have done with them!
hugs
Cheryl

Vonnie b said...

Loving the look of the white lace cuts with your soft papers and what almost looks like a hook for the keys. Very effective. And also like your bit of softening of the more linear card with the pearls. Was unexpected and a great addition. Super job.

Kelley said...

The bad news is that robins show up way too early...LOL!!! I do hope you have an early spring though! Your cards are really pretty! The gold keys are really cool paired with the soft and pretty papers!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are lovely, Lori! Your gold keys & pastel papers are so pretty. Your star card is so fun & I love all the little pearls. The robins are here, too. But they stay around all year..it's so fun to watch them.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, Lori! The details on the new Key Dies really pop on your top card!

Jackie Waxler said...

Awesome cards. Beautiful

Jackie Waxler said...

Awesome cards. Beautiful