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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pennants Galore

Hello friends and welcome to the July Release by Our Daily Bread Designs!  Banners and Pennants and Dies…oh my! These fun stamp sets and dies can be used at any time and for any occasion!

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until July 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are the cards I created with Pennant Swag 2, Pennant Swag Alphabet, and other favorite stamp sets from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store:

Creative Nugget:  The Daisy Chain die cut over Daffodil Delight card stock made a perfect background for the word search made with the Pennant Swag Alphabet letters and the strawberries from the Canning Jar Fillers and the Garden Mini stamp sets.  The thank you banner from the Pennant Swag 2 set was added across the top and a Beautiful Border was placed under the berries.  All images were colored with Copic Markers.  A thick layer of Glossy Accents was added on top of the Canning Jar to make it look more like glass, and some baker's Twine tied around the jar was used to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  A very good friend of mine just retired from teaching and she received some patio furniture from her coworkers, so I thought this beautiful Porch stamp would be perfect for her retirement card!  Pieces of Blushing Rose, (I must use every little bit of this gorgeous paper), and some embossed Kraft card stock were stitched together to make the background for this inviting porch scene. The images were colored with Copic Markers, and a Fence die cut and some Asters and Leaves die cuts were used as accents.  The Pennant Swag Alphabet letters were used to spell out the word "Retirememt" on the Pennant Swag die cut.  I did have to piece one extra pennant in the swag to stretch it a bit for the word to fit.  The little pearls were added to finish the card and to hide the seam where the extra pennant was added!  I just love how the little letters are perfect for creating a banner suitable for any occasion!

Here are the new stamps and dies from this release used to make these cards:


And other favorites used from the 



Be sure to check the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for more yummy inspiration!  Here are the links to the super sweet and talented Design Team creations:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by…enjoy browsing!

Hugs,
Cathymac

25 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Cathy, both samples are incredible!! So clever with the word play and love the yummy strawberries! The second is one of my faves of yours ever.....fabulous design....love every detail!! You inspire me constantly!! HUGS!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love them both.

Becky said...

Great samples...the thank you card is so unique and I love the retirement one...I can relate to that, lol!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, Cathy, I love, love, love your cards for this release, such wonderful samples! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lkpt Dee said...

Love the cards .. July release is super ..
Darlene O

Lkpt Dee said...

Great cards .. love the July seta
Darlene O

Ronni Unger said...

I love your retirement card! My hubby and I laugh about our retirement often! Mostly after we say "What happened!" I also love your dog! Thank you for sharing - and making me smile!

Dawn said...

awesome samples, Cathy! so clever to make the word search puzzle!!! your strawberries look good enough to eat off the card!
and I want a porch like that to 'retire' on... well done, girl!

grandmato20 said...

SOOOOOOO creative -- I love the retirement card :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So clever and just fantastic, Cathy! Your word search is a wonderful idea and your retirement porch is fabulous!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cathy these are awesome! I LOVE how you did the word search puzzle! So genius! And your retirement card is so peaceful and wonderful!!!

Sue D said...

Love the jar of strawberries and how you colored the porch scene.

Serena said...

Beautiful cards! That strawberry card is so creative! Love them both!

Audrey Ann said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Cathy, you are amazing with your talents!! Your first card is adorable and oh so creative with the word search background!!! Not to mention your amazing coloring. And your second took my breath away with the special design and again with the stunning coloring. Both are beautiful in every way.
Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh wow Cathy!! I love both of your creations!! I adore the jar or strawberries with the pennants and the find a word. How creative and clever!! Your second with the porch is colored to perfection and is stunning. You are so talented my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Roseanna C said...

WoW!! I just love your cards.
The retirement card is wonderful.

Gracie CH said...

Cathy, your pretty cards have a cozy country feel, so nice. Love the colors and images used, great, great job!

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards, girl! I am especially drawn to your 'retirement' card. Great colors and great way to add a sentiment. I've got all kinds of ideas running around in my head. Thanks so much. I'm loving the new banners and dies.

Saints Rule! said...

Oh how I want those lovely wicker chairs on my deck Cathy! And I LOVE the strawberries! So bold, refreshing and downright yummy! Your coloring is spot on!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the way you highlighted for the sentiment in the first and great coloring of the berries. Your retirement card is just gorgeous, perfect stamp to go with your banner!!

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the berries and sentiment in the first, so cute! The scene you created in the second is simply fantastic! Love both cards!

Kelley said...

Cathy, the strawberry card is so cute!! Love the letters and spelled words!! Awesome!!

Grace said...

Oh my word Cathy both your samples just blow me away!!! I just love how cleverly you did the top one... with the highlighted message on the card! Your strawberries are so pretty they look good enough to eat!!! Your retirement one is so so so beautiful and is in one of my fave color combos! You ALWAYS inspire me with your talent sweet friend!
hugs,
Grace

Lisa Somerville said...

Both cards are wonderful, Cathy! Creative use of the Pennant Alphabet Swag set!

laughingstamper said...

Your sense of design is wonderful! Both are lovely cards! I could be on that porch right now! Porches, pennants and summer just go together!