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Thursday, January 1, 2015

ODBD January 2015 Release

Hello friends!  Happy New Year's!  I can't believe I'm writing 2015…where did 2014 go?  Our Daily Bread Designs has a very musical release for you this month with both beautifully delicate and grunge elements in the stamp sets.  There's even an embossable  pattern die perfect for creating backgrounds for all of your card making creations. As always, the Design Team has some awe inspiring samples to share, so be sure to visit all of their blogs!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until January 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here is my first project made with the new products:

Creative Nugget:  This music score image from the Music Speaks stamp set is so pretty and fun to color!  The bird was stamped in a different color, fussy cut, and popped up for dimension.  Pink, yellow, and green reinkers were used to create a watercolor background on mixed media paper.  This panel was then cut and embossed with the new Faithful Fish Pattern Die***SWOON***! The same colors were lightly sponged on a Neenah Solar Crest panel and cut with the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.   The Vintage Label Dies were used to create a frame for the image.  A Mini Tag Die was used to make a little tag for the sentiment.  Some ribbon, metallic thread, and pearls were added to finish the card.

The new stamp sets and pattern die were perfect for creating a set of note cards.

Creative Nugget:  This Card Purse tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was modified to make a box to hold the note cards.  The Beautiful Border die was used to make some trim across the top of the box. The Vintage Label Dies, Matting Circle Dies,  Circle Ornament Dies, and Mini Tag Dies were used to make a label for the belly band that wraps around the box.

Four note cards in different colors were made using the new Just a Note stamp set.  The Faithful Fish Pattern Die was used to emboss the fish pattern on all four cards.

An envelope for each note card was made by stamping the music score image from the Music Speaks stamp set in the same color used on the card.

The four note cards and matching envelopes fit perfectly inside the gift box!

Here are the new release products available at the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store used on my projects...

…and some old favorites as well:

To see all of the fabulous Design Team projects head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  The links below will take you to each of the Breadsticks' Blogs for a close up of all the details.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

58 comments:

Audrey Ann said...

Happy New Year Cathy!! Your samples are amazing. The first is beyond words with the beautiful water coloring and design, and your note cards are so creative and gorgeous! You are such an inspiration sweet friend - thank you!!
Hugs and blessings,
Audrey

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Happy New Year Cathy!! Your cards are fabulous! The colors on the first card are gorgeous!!!! And your note cards and card box are amazing! What a wonderful gift that will be!

Kathy S said...

I love to give card kits away and the way you have created yours is just perfect. Love the holder.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the music theme!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Happy New Year, Cathy! Wow! Love this new release and what you have done. The not card set is wonderful; what a great gift. The note card box is stunning. Beautiful, beautiful work, friend!

TLady said...

SUPER JOB Cathy! I was wondering how the "Faithful Fish plate/die" would work....You showed us PERFECTLY! I LOVE ALL of your creations!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!;)

Becky said...

What gorgeous cards. I just love the card kit you made, awesome idea.

Sillyfilly said...

Kathy your samples are beautiful as always. I like the classic and elegant feel of the first card. Fussy cutting the bird gave a lot of dimension. Then I just love the note cards. I think this is a great release because it has something for everyone. We have a large group of youth in our church and a lot of these stamps will be great for them. Thanks for all of your inspiration.
Sylvia

Melissa T. said...

Love the background die image used with color underneath, wonderful. Thank you for sharing. :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards. I love first with the sponging and great layout. The note cards are fabulous with the matching envelopes. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

TR said...

Your card samples are truly amazing. Love the detail and all the pretty color combinations you used.

joy said...

So much to love about this release. I love all your cards, but the first one is so very sweet - my favorite.

Debby said...

I loved the use of reinkers to get the water colored effect.

Wanda Cullen said...

Cathy, your projects are over the top amazing!! Love the watercolor wash background and the popped bird in the first. Your coordinating envies with the lovely note cards is genius! That had to take a lot of time to create, but what an amazing gift that would be!

Lauri Coons said...

Beautiful cards.

Cheryl said...

What lovely stamp sets this month! You've done a GREAT job with them!

Ann said...

Beautiful cards, I love the sponging you did on the first one. Super fun release too.

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Cathy. I love them all. Great job and have a Happy New Year. Sarah W

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely colors on the background to the first card and such a lovely gift set!!

Marla said...

Happy New Year! I love all of these ideas...especially the note card holder. So glad that ODBD has a "Just a note" stamp! So handy to have!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Look at you rock these sets my friend!! I so love the entire set you created with the embossed background and your gorgeous box as well. The first card is gorgeous with the layout and sponging!! Stunning layout and design!! You are always an inspiration!
hugs,
Chris

Happy New year!! May God bless you with Health and Happiness in the new year!!

Country Wife said...

Just lovely

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Cathy...what an awesome way to start the new year...with such a beautiful card, and many beautiful note cards...Awesome new sets!! I love them, You Rock!!
hugs

April said...

All your cards are so pretty. Great job on all of them. Happy New Year!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year Cathy! Your gift set is absolutely beautiful! I also love how you stamped the envelope! Perfect way to show case these new sets! Hugs ~S~

Diane said...

WOW, you have been busy creating these beautiful cards...so many to look at and inspire...very, very pretty!!

Cheryl said...

These cards are beautiful! I love that watercolor bkgd on the first one, and the notecard set is adorable! Happy New Year!

Andrea H. said...

Lovely cards! I really like the new line of stamps.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful projects using the new sets Cathy! Love your Just a Note gift set, beautifully designed!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are beautiful.

Jackie Waxler said...

Hi Cathy. Great card and stamp sets. Thsnks.

Saints Rule! said...

Can't say enough about all the fabulous ways you used the new products! The watercolor technique and embossing... Fabulous!

Jackie Waxler said...

Hi. Great cards and stamp sets. Thanks

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful card set and a lovely decoration for the envelopes as well! This does seem like a wonderful way to start off the new year!

JoAnn said...

Happy New Year.
What a great collection of pretty cards. Love the details on each one.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! I just love the ODBD stamps and dies.

Kandy Foote said...

Thank you for sharing your creations. Very inspiring!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, I LOVE the colors of your first card using the reinkers on mixed media paper! Wow! And your gift card set with box is amazing! What a precious gift that will be! Hugs, sweet friend, and wishing you a happy new year!

Kim B. said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially love the first one. Hapy New Year.

Pat Bowman said...

Being a musician, I am truly in love with this new bundle! Your samples are so inspiring!

Grace said...

Oooooh Cathy!!! Your projects both blow me away!!! I love your watercolored bg on the first one! Those pretty colors peeking through just draw the eye in! Your gift set is just incredible! I love that you decorated the envie!!! Such beautiful inspiration my friend!!!!

Suzi said...

You did an awesome job with these awesome toys/tools! I was pleasingly surprised by your idea of stamping the envelope flap! WTG! TFS!

Becky said...

Oh my...those note cards just spoke to me....how gorgeous they are!

changedbyHim said...

I feel God put me here on earth to know Christ and make Him known. Your example of using the scripture stamps is so inspirational...to my spirit and my hankering to make meaningful cards. Thanks so much.

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards to start off the new year! I especially like the way you popped the sentiment.

Mary Roberson said...

Happy New Year, Cathy! I love my doggies too. I have 6 at the Rainbow Bridge. They just leave us too quickly & I get so attached. I especially like your songbird, that was a creative way to use the Vintage Label.

christi said...

love your "note" cards.

Kathy Krug said...

The note cards are soo beautiful. i love giving this type of gift and the embossing and stamp are perfect with the box to make an elegant but useful gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelia said...

Both projects are lovely. I really like the set of note cards - such a beautiful gift!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful projects. I especially like the card. I love how you centered the stamp across the middle of the delightfully layered die cut window. it makes it look like an ornate musical instrument. Very cool.

Lois said...

Lovely designs. I especially liked the set of note cards.

Heather said...

These are so beautiful!! Love the watercolor look on the first and the little "note" set is so pretty!

Karen Decker said...

Cathy I love the gift set and how you stamped the envelope with a matching color. Just lovely.

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, Cathy. my sweet friend, your creations this month are just out of this world! Love the variety of cards and how wonderfully you have showcased the use of the new release! I wish you a very Happy New Year, may God bless you beyond measure! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn said...

such a beautiful background on the first, but that set is just over the top awesome, Cathy!!! love it!

Graciellie Ch said...

You did a beautiful job with the new release. Each of your creations is stunning dear friend. Thanks for inspiring me today! Hugs.

Kelley said...

Cathy, your bird card and card set is so gorgeous! Your color choices are always so pretty!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Cathy, you really outdid yourself for this new release!! The card set is super amazing and your birdie card is so gorgeous!! I look forward to everything you create...you rock!!!! HUGS!!