Showing posts from October, 2017

Happy New Year

I promise that I know it is still October.  But I couldn't resist taking a few moments to work on a wintry themed card.  The forecast here calls for flurries in a few days.  And even though I dread the months of cold weather and shorter days...  I do enjoy working on a snowy card.  Unless, I have to tromp through inches of snow to get to my car...  and drive out on slippery roads at 5:00 a.m.  So this is the best of both worlds...  not quite winter but creating dreamy winter themed cards...  **sigh**
This time, I pulled out a few items from the October release including the Card Greetings stamp set and Ice Skate Die.
Step-by-step recipe 
1.  4.25 x 11 inch white card stock base; scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  White Card Stock - Snowflake Sky Die (base layer and snowflake background)
3.  Pink Card Stock - Ovals Die (mat) 
4.  White CS - Sentiment Panel (Card Greetings in Berry Burst Ink) die cut with Pierced Ovals Die
5.  Pink, Brown, White CS & Silver Poster Board (layered skate…

Revisiting the October Release From Our Daily Bread Designs

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release.  I have two projects to share today using Be a Sunflower stamp set, coordinating Sunflower DieFollow the Son Paper PadFall Favorites Paper PadMerry Christmas Caps Die and Christmas Coordinating 2015 Paper Pad.   For more inspiration using the October Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

 I started with a couple of rich layered solids (brown and burgundy) from the Fall Favorites Paper Pad and added a designer paper layer from the Follow the Son Paper Pad.  I used the largest die in the Pierced Rectangles Die set to create the patterned base.  After trimming down the polka dot band (also from the Fall Favorites Paper Pad), I added a bit of hemp twine and tied a simple bow.  The sentiment and image both came in the new Be a Sunflower stamp set.  I used the coordinating Sunflower Die to cut out the image and added it with a bit of dimensional foam.  I used a few old favorites, the Ovals Die and Pierc…

~ A November Pre-Order Special at Our Daily Bread Designs ~

Good morning and welcome to a special Pre-Release post from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Today through October 31st, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering Pre-Order Bundle Specials on the November 2017 Release!   
All November 2017 Bundle pre-orders will begin shipping on November 1, 2017 or sooner, please see the ODBD Blog  for more details.  Please note that the individual items from the November 2017 Release will not be available for purchase until November 1st!
The design team has a special blog hop ready to showcase the bundles featured.   And just do you know, there are three different bundles you can choose from.  Each has a sampling of items from the November release.  So today, I would like to showcase some of the items available in the pre-order bundles.  My first card features a few new items including the new We've Moved stamp set, Welcoming Door Die, Curvy Slopes Die, Christmas Door Greenery Die and Trees & Deer Die.  (You can go to this LINK to see the Bread Basket Bund…

~ Everyone Needs a Few New Ornaments ~

Good morning and welcome to my weekly look back at new products from Our Daily Bread Designs'.  This week, I have a card featuring a few items from the October release including the Card Greetings stamp set,  Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Rounded Rectangles Die, Ornament Branch Die and Pine Branches Die.

I started with a white card stock base, created using the Rounded Rectangles Die.  I nested the next layer (ODBD's Christmas Paper Collection 2014) after cutting and embossing with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I chose this lovely scripture from the book on Luke, featured in the Card Greetings stamp set, stamping it on white card stock with a rich green ink.  I cut, embossed and inked this panel using an old favorite in my ODBD collection, Vintage Labels Die.  The new Ornament Branch Die lends itself well to shadowing.  For this project, I cut my die out first in white CS and then a layer of silver poster board.  I offset them to give a silver "shadow."…

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs' October Release and Blog Hop

Fall has officially been  with us for a week or so.  However, it doesn't really feel like fall for me until the first day of October.  This is when I launch into full creative mode!  I start prepping the house for the harvest season.  There are chrysanthemums on my front porch and a scarecrow to greet those who enter.  And I have even starting adding to my Christmas decorating stash!  So it seems only natural to be working on fall projects and adding a few more cards to my Christmas stash!  This month, Our Daily Bread Designs' added THREE paper pads, stamp sets and dies designed to help make your own shaped cards!  And the best part...  they cover both fall and Christmas projects.  So you can be creating both just like I am!  I can't wait to share the two projects I have for you today!  I did one for both fall and winter!  Don't forget to check at the end of today's post for info about this month's blog hop!  And be sure to come back each Friday to see a speci…