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~ Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue ~

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I have had so much fun this month playing with the release items from Our Daily Bread Designs' September release!  Today, I have a card with a slightly different feel than some I have posted recently.  I used the new USA Flag Die and Let Freedom Ring stamp set to pay homage to some of the hardest working people I know, law enforcement.   I forget to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line each and every day to ensure mine is safe.  Whether it be police officers, first responders or our local fire departments...  they all leave their homes to protect and sometimes save us.  I used the die to create a black and white flag with the distant blue line.  I stamped the sentiment in black while inking the last word blue in the same colored ink.  I added a tiny gold die cut "badge" behind the sentiment panel.  This is for all of those who risk it all to keep our communities safe and help those in times of distress.

Some of the items you see today...  



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A Special Look Back at ODBD's September Release

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Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs September Release.  Here are the projects I created using Let Freedom Ring, USA Flag Die, Justice For All, Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and Defining Force stamp. For more inspiration using the September Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.  
I opted to give this project a more primitive look by using sand colored card stock instead of the traditional white for my flag (USA Flag Die).  I stamped the sentiment (Let Freedom Ring) on the same CS and added a navy blue die cut mat.  To finish off the double layered star, I wove some baker's twine through a natural wood button and added it to the center.  It's been heartbreaking to watch all of the storm damage of late in Texas and now Florida.  I have traveled to the Lone Star state several times and absolutely love it.  The people are so nice!  (My husband says this is because most of the settlers originally came from Tennessee or Kentucky.)            :-)
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A Patriotic Release from Our Daily Bread Designs

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Good morning and welcome to release day at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This month is all about red, white and blue.  We have a new patriotic paper pad, stamps and beautiful dies to share.  I can't wait to share a few of the papers, stamps and dies I had the pleasure of working with this month.  So, first I will start with one of the most amazing dies I have ever worked with.  It truly is a grand ol' flag!


This project uses a couple of new items including this beautiful passage on the Defining Force stamp set.  I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 inch navy card stock base.  The flag is the new USA Flag die cut in white, red and blue card stock and pieced together to make this AMAZING base.  Can you see the stitching?  This die is SUPER detailed!  I reminds me of a lovingly pieced quilt.  I used ODBD's Double Stitched Rectangles Die (for the red card stock sentiment base) and Rectangles Die (white sentiment panel).  I stamped the sentiment in red ink.  I just LOVE this sentiment!  


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