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Friday, August 1, 2014

ODBD August 2014 Release

Hello, Blogger friends!  This month is all about the beach, summer fun, and flip flops at Our Daily Bread Designs. With 6 new stamp sets, 4 mini sets, and 2 die sets, you won't have any trouble creating wonderful beach or summer themed cards to send to friends and family.

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 found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until August 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


For my first sample, I made a Flip Flop card with the new Flip Flop Fun stamp set!
Creative Nugget: After making the octagonal cuts and scoring the card, some fun, summery DP found in my stash was stitched onto the card base.  The main panel was masked and sponged with Memento inks.  Torn pieces of Core'dinations paper were sponged and layered for the sand.  The flip flops from Flip Flop Fun were stamped on coordinating DP and cut with the matching Flip Flop Dies.  Sparkly gems add a fun touch to the flip flops.  The sentiment was stamped on a Pennant die cut.


When the card is opened, you see the flip side of the main panel which was sponged through the Rays stencil.  Sparkly embossing powder and modeling paste were used on the alternating rays. The back panel was made with the larger of the flip flops from Flip Flop Fun and cut with the larger of the Flip Flop Dies.   Both sentiments were stamped on banners cut with the Pennant Dies. Dew drops and gems were added to finish the card.


The sand dollar from the Ocean Treasures stamp set was used to create a more vintage-like card for my second sample.


Creative Nugget: The Sand Dollar from Ocean Treasures and the Sand Dollar Bookmark were stamped repeatedly on a scrap piece of DP.  This panel was cut into strips and stitched to a piece of Kraft card stock.  The sand dollar was embossed on Core'dinations card stock, the same used for the card base, hand cut, and mounted on the Crocheted Circle die cut.  The sentiment from Ocean Treasures fit perfectly on the Antique Label Designs label and was cut with the matching Antique Labels & Border Dies. This was mounted to a border cut with the Spellbinders Curved Borders Die.  The sentiment was attached with some distressed seam binding, and pearls were added to finish the card.


The new products that were used for these projects are now available from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store.
Here are the older product that were used:

To see all of the fabulous projects made by the talented Sister Sticks in one place, visit the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Details for each of the projects can be found on the designers' personal blogs…the links are listed below for your convenience.  Don't forget to leave a little love at each blog to be eligible for one of the prizes!

Julie * Cathy (that's me) * Paula * Grace 
Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Sabrina 
 Wanda * Audrey * Silke

I hope you've been inspired by your visit!  Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

29 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your creations are so different yet so jaw dropping, Cathy!! I love your fold design and bright colors of the first and the vintage flair and added stitching and texture of the second. You are always an inspiration my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!! LOVE the fancy fold design with super fun details and colors on the first and the stitching and soft colors of the 2nd are so beautiful!!! Fabulous job as usual!! HUGS!!

Grace said...

Oh Cathy... as always your cards are just drop dead gorgeous!!! I love your flip flop card! It's so bright and sunny... and totally fun! Love your stitching and choice of dp and sponged bg scene! Love your vintage card.... so soft and pretty! You always amaze me gf!!!
hugs,
Grace

Deb said...

Love both of your cards, the new release is fabulous!

Charlene Dahlberg said...

Your cards are so adorable -- they can make summer last a looonnnnggg time

laughingstamper said...

Your first card is fun, colorful and so very creative!!! Let's hit the beach! The sand dollar is just lovely!!! It's perfect and I just love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Liz Williams said...

Your work on both of these is terrific. I really do love seeing that sand dollar being used. Love those labels too. The temptation is so great and the choices are so hard!!!

Blue Rose said...

Cathy,
Great cards. Your flip flop card, too funny, but seriously, it is awesome. You covered all the angles. And you sand dollar card is gorgeous. Love the color and your creative background. Great job.

lisa808 said...

Awesome cards! The first one is amazing.

Sherry said...

love them both!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Andrea La Vigne said...

All I can say is, WOW! That first card especially looks like a LOT of work, but well worth it. Love the colors and the overall look. I also really like the more muted look of the sand dollar card. Love the white embossed sand dollar, and the stitching on the panels. Great job on both cards!

Becky said...

Cathy, your designs are awesome! I love the flip flops!!!

April said...

Both cards are super! I love the brightness and the fold on the first one. The second one is soft and so lovely! xo

Sue D said...

How appropriate to make a flip flop card with the flip flops! Love the bright colors. Beautiful sand dollar card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Cathy your flip flop card is fun, fun, fun...great in and outside design! Your embossed sand dollar card is gorgeous too...love the colors and how you stamped the background!

Colleen Howell said...

Both cards are great, I can see me giving the flip flops to my 2 sisters, they love the beach. And the pink sand dollar is just gorgeous

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are fabulous, Cathy! I love the fun fold and bright summer colors on the first and the soft beachy pinks on the second are just lovely.

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing projects Cathy! I love the shabby feel of the second one but those bright colors on the first... WOW! Beautifully done!

Stephanie said...

Both of your cards are so different and yet so beautiful. I really like the cheerfulness of the flip flop card. The beautiful, feminine sand dollar card is just stunning. Wow!

DebR said...

Your cards are so nice! Great job on them....

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sand dollar! It's on my wish list, both the stamp set and the die! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

Dawn said...

Cathy...2 unique designs, I love them both! the first just screams SUMMER and fun! awesome scene!
Clever you on the second, stamping the bookmark over and over...and your signature stitching, beautiful!!

Conniecrafter said...

Your first card is so fun and what a great surprise when opened, love the stenciling inside too, and the scene on the front is terrific.
Second card is just lovely, great color and wonderful design!

Audrey Ann said...

Oh my goodness Cathy - you've done it again!! Your first card is so bright and beautiful - I love all you wonderful details on this fancy fold card!!! And your second is so soft and feminine it took my breath away. I always love your wonderful stitching techniques - what a wonderful addition to this beauty!
Hugs!

Tammy Pope said...

Oh, how I love the bright colors on the flip flop card, but then you turn around and wow me with the subtle shades on the second one. You are so very talented.

Wanda Cullen said...

Cathy, your cards are both so gorgeous, but have to say I'm in awe of the first one with the sweet beach scene and the happy colors! Your details always rock!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Cathy, my friend, you have outdone yourself once again! Both of your card are over the top and so very creative....just love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning cards Cathy! Love the fun fold and bright colors of the top card and the shabby chic vintage feel to the bottom card!