And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD October 2016 Release

Hello friends!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The October 2016 release includes four new Christmas stamp sets, four fabulous die sets, three of which are Christmas word borders, and a gorgeous Christmas Card Paper CollectionThe stunning samples made by the ODBD Designers will inspire you to get started on those Christmas cards if you have not already done so.

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 October 2, 2016 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made using the new Christmas Note stamp set and the beautiful new Christmas Card Collection 2016.


Creative Nugget:  The beautiful papers from the Christmas Card Collection 2016 and the image panel were cut with Lavish Layers Dies and the purple layer stitched to the card front.  The mailbox from the Christmas Note stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and splattered with white acrylic paint.  The sentiment banner was hand cut and an organdy ribbon added to finish the card.

The new Home for the Holidays stamp set and the Holy Night Dies were used to make this Double Display Card:

Creative Nugget: The panels of the Double Display Card were lined with papers from the Christmas Card Collection 2016. Snowy layers were cut with a Leafy Edged Border Die and sponged with distress ink.  The Fence Die was used to cut a fence border between the snowy hills.  The light pole from the Home For the Holidays stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  An organdy bow holds the card closed.

When opened, another sentiment from the Home For the Holidays set was cut with Circles and Pierced Circles Dies and added above the Holy Night die cut.



The Holy Night die cut was cut apart so the shepherds and wisemen could be added to the side panels.

Here are the fabulous new products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs this month that were used to make these projects…


…and some old favorites previously released:

To see all of the dazzling projects created with the October Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!


Sandee * Cathy (me)Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie
 Diana * Angie * Chris * Grace
  Lisa * Sabrina * Kathy

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you are inspired by the hop and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

41 comments:

Patricia Ceccacci said...

Oh I absolutely love the mailbox with little bird. It can be colored so many ways with so many different styles. I always say your own personality comes out in your cards. I have been making cards for 6 years now and have seen many changes in my own cards as I have made more. I have never had a stamp from you and think it is time I try looking into getting one.

Grace said...

Kathy you are the queen of double display cards.... and all other folds too! Your creativity just amazes me! I LOVE your sponged snow drifts... this is a WOW card if I ever saw one!!!

Hugs,
Grace

Tamara D said...

The new release is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing cards with us!

Dorothy S said...

These are beautiful - the double display card would certainly be a special treasure for some one to receive.

Lauri Coons said...

I love the lamp post card. Your detail is amazing!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza on both! Love the gorgeous scene and awesome layout of the first and the 2nd is a Grand Slam.....too many fabulous details to mention!!!! HUGS!!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh wow! Cathy your cards are sooooo gorgeous! That double display card is breathtaking!

Cheryl Walker said...

Gorgeous cards for todays hop! I LOVE the new Christmas sets! Thank you for sharing :)
Hugs
Cheryl

April said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the stamp on the first one. I love the fold on the second. You did a super job!

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! What an amazing fancy fold!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring and I like the fancy fold.

Lois Wyche said...

Your cards are so beautiful featuring the new releases for October!

Regena said...

Great cards..love the nativity scene

Pamela Haskin said...

Oh, my goodness! Such pretty cards. I especially like your coloring on the first card. So pretty.

Sr. Kathleen Branham, OSF said...

This card is magnificent and I want to make this or something similar to it for my Christmas cards. Great inspiration and absolutely beautiful!

Cheryl said...

These new stamps/dies are so great! I like the use of purple - and that display card is amazaing!

Sandra Frutchey said...

Your cards are amazing! Love them and so clever!

Linda Carson said...

Wow Cathy! Your cards are amazing in details and design! Outstanding artwork!

Pattie J. said...

A good display of Christmas Holy Night, one that could be put on the mantel or table. love it.

Diana Nguyen said...

Your cards just knock me down! Gorgeous in every way.

C. M. Taylor said...

WOW! I have only been to 3 of the blog sites and they just get better and better. I have to say the rich purples you used really add the drama to this card and make the mailbox look so different from the others. Not my choice for a holiday color but your art just makes it all work wonderfully. TFS
Then there is the double fold card that is out of this world! What a great art piece to share with someone really special. I have not seen this design before but you decorated it jut right. Not too much as some are sure to do. Just lovely. TFS.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the mailbox! Beautifully colored! The double display card is lovely!! Love the lamp post!! So beautifully colored!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

christi said...

your mailbox card is colored wonderfully. I was blown away by the double display card. wow!

Robin Clendenning said...

Cathy, I love your first card with the white splatters for snow, it's gorgeous and you second card (well much more than a card) is a show stopper! Just such gorgeous detail and so well thought out and executed! So beautiful my friend!

GrannieR said...

Your work is amazing!

Denise Ward said...

I have never tried to make a trip-fold card (or whatever this one is considered) but you sure make me want to try. This card is SO BEAUTIFUL. It is just a peaceful scene that invites me in, and makes me feel happy. The other card is equally well-done and pretty. Thanks so much for your additions to the hop!

Stephanie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! The coloring on the mailbox card is fantastic. Your double display card is absolutely stunning!! Wow!!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Cathy, they are amazing and stunning cards!

Kathy Jones said...

OMGosh, you have totally ROCKED both of these cards and that Double Display card has blown my mind - absolutely amazing!!!

Bernie Juracek said...

Thank you for sharing ! Love both of your cards! ! I really like the hidden nativity in the display card!

Julie Gearinger said...

Cathy, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the coloring on each and all of your wonderful details! Both cards will be treasured for years to come by the recipients for sure!! Hugs, sweet friend and I hope you have a blessed week!

Carol Brown said...

Such a great card. So inspiring!

Sherry said...

OH MY!! be still my heart, lol that nativity card is to die for!! the other one is beautiful also, but I LOVE that nativity card!

Dawn said...

Cathy, beautiful creations for this release!! You are truly the queen of fancy folds!! Wowzers!!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

What a gorgeous scenery card! I REALLY need to make a foldling card this year!

Back2BasicsMom PLJ said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your Christmas cards are so beautiful! Love them.

Barbara Baxter said...

Lovely cards! The purple in the first card is beautiful and I also like the layers you did. I'm going to have to purchase the Lavish Layer Dies! I also liked the unusual 1st layer that is laying sideways. Oh, and I love the ribbon -- it really sets off the card. The fold in your second card is spectacular! I have never seen that fold before. I like how the outside of the card is modern with the lamp post and the fence and when you untie the ribbon -- you are transported back to the time of the nativity scene. I also like that you thought of cutting apart the die and used the wise men and the shepard on different panels. Thank you for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Fabulous designs on both cards and I love the framing of the mail box and great coloring of it.
Great surprise when opening the second, looks great closed and opened!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your creations always take my breath away, Cathy!! I just love the purple and the folds you used!! The Double Display is stunning!! Every detail is perfect and absolutely beautiful!! Your coloring and design of the mailbox is also gorgeous!! Very Elegant!
hugs,
Chris

Kelley said...

Cathy, your double display is so amazing! The details are never ending. Both your cards are so fabulous!