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)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD December 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2017 Release.   


My first sample was made with the new Praise the Lord stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Christmas Collection 2017 were cut with Pierced Rectangle dies and stitched together for the card front.  A Decorative Corner Die was used to create the corners on the center green panel.  The cross from the Praise the Lord stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, cut with the Oval Stitched Rows Die and matted with a red Oval.  The sentiment was white embossed on vellum, layered over ribbon and wrapped around the card front before mounting it to the card base.  Finally the bow was added to finish the card. 


Creative Nugget:  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies without the inset along with the Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies were used to cut the pieces of the gift bag from white card stock.  Strong adhesive was used to attach all the sides except one, keeping the bag flat until the front was finished.  The Snowflake Sky Die was used to create a decorative panel which was layered onto paper from the Christmas Collection 2014 paper pad.  This was adhered to the front panel of the bag.  The White as Snow Stamp & Die Duo was used to stamp and cut the snowman which was colored with Copic Markers and also attached to the front of the bag. The sentiment was embossed, cut with a Pierced Circle Die and mounted to a Circle cut from the decorative paper before adding it to the front. The handle toppers were attached to the front and back of the bag before adhering the remaining side and bottom of the bag.

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 wonderful projects created with the December Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Then click the links below to see the details for each project created by the Breadbasket Team.

Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Diana * Kathy * Helen * Lori
Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!  Have a wonderful weekend!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Warm Greetings

Hello friends and warm greeting to you!  I love trying new techniques and cute snowman images...when you combine the two you get a card perfect for sending warm greetings!

Creative Nugget:  The background was made using the Shaving Cream Sparkle Technique with shaving cream and distress inks. Several shades of blue distress inks were combined with shaving cream on an acrylic block and smeared across the mixed media paper at the top and bottom of the panel.  Instead of a splatter stamp, a dot stencil was used to apply ink and embossing powders.  The cute snowman is from the White as Snow Stamp & Die Duo just released by Our Daily Bread Designs at the beginning of the month.  Other dies used to complete the card include Pierced Rectangles, Oval Stitched Rows, and Curvy Slopes.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #271 - Anything Goes
CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge 188 - Winter Blues
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 507 - Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Icy Inspiration
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #83 - Snowman/Men

Thanks so much for stopping by...stay warm and cozy!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, December 1, 2017

Snuggly Wishes

Hello friends!  Earlier this week I posted a card for the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch and I'm finally getting around to posting it here.

Creative Nugget:  Two of the adorable birds from the For the Birds stamp set were colored with Copic Markers to look like a cardinal and a bluebird and cut with a matching die.  A Splash Watercolor Background using different blue Distress and Distress Oxide inks was created on the circle behind the birds.  Snowdrifts were masked and sponged on the front panel which was then embossed with a TH Texture Fade embossing folder.  A faux wood strip created by applying Oxide inks directly to the paper was added to the right side of the card to look like the trunk of a tree.   The sentiment was embossed and a few sequins and Sparkle Powder were added to finish the card.  
This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Welcome to the ODBD December 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs December 2017 Release.  Now that December is here, the countdown to Christmas begins!  There's still time to finish up those Christmas cards and the Our Daily Bread Designs release this month is perfect for those last minute projects as well as for creating gifts and cards for the winter. Get ready to see some beautiful winter and Christmas projects created by the Breadstick Designers using the new products from the release. 

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 December 2, 2017 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made with the new Praise the Lord stamp set and the new Card Caddy & Gift Box Dies.


Creative Nugget:  Pieces of mixed media card stock were sponged with Distress Oxide inks and cut with the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies with the included inset cut in the front panel.  Gift Bag Handle & Toppers Dies were used to cut paper from the Christmas Collection 2013 and matching green card stock.  A Double Stitched Circle Die was used to cut washers for the handles.  Oval Stitched Rows Dies, an Ovals Die, and a Pennant Flags Die were used to cut and mat the Copic colored pine cross and sentiment from the Praise the Lord stamp set.  The gift bag was assembled and finished off with a few Pine Branches die cuts and a twine bow.

My second sample uses the Noel Ornaments stamp.

Creative Nugget: The Noel Ornaments image was colored with Copic Markers and the panel cut with an Oval Stitched Rows Die. The same die was used to cut two ovals out of red card stock to be used as mats for the focal image since the largest die was used to cut the main image.  The Gift Bag Topper Die was used to cut a border from paper from the Holly Jolly Collection.  The Merry Christmas Border was left in the die and VersaMark ink sponged through the highlights so they could be white embossed.   Double Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to cut the other layers.  The card was assembled, stitched together and finished off with a white bow.

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 wonderful projects created with the December 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 * Lisa * Angie * Cathy * Grace * Dawn 
 Chris * Diana * Helen * Kathy * Lori

Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by the hop!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, November 24, 2017

Birds of the Season

Hello friends!  For those in America....I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Not only do I have plenty of leftovers from our meal yesterday, but I also have lots of leftovers laying around on my craft desk.  The Ways To Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers yesterday was to use up some of those crafty leftovers...so, I put some of them to good use and finished a couple of Christmas cards featuring two birds of the season.

Creative Nugget:  My leftover scraps were turned into banners and stitched together to make the background for this Winter Chickadee.  The stamps, dies, and papers used are from Our Daily Bread Designs and include Winter Chickadee, Winter Cardinal, Holly Jolly Paper Collection, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Circles, Pennant Flags and Double Stitched Pennant Flags.


Creative Nugget:  The Pine Branches, Pinecones, Pierced Oval and Snow Globe were all cut from leftovers laying an my desk. The cardinal colored with Copic Markers and greeting are both from the Winter Cardinal stamp set and the papers are from the Christmas Collection 2017.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, November 17, 2017

Looking Back at the ODBD November 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread Designs November 2017 Release.  Get ready to see more wonderful winter and Christmas projects created by the Breadstick Designers using stamps and dies released this month. 


My first sample is a bridge fold card using the Winter Cardinal stamp set.


Creative Nugget:  The panels on the bridge card base were lined with papers from the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad.  The Winter Cardinal image was colored with Copic Markers.  Rounded Rectangle Dies and the Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies were used to cut out the cardinal and the mat.  The bridge was made using the Curvy Slopes Dies.  The Trees and Deer Dies were used to complete the winter scene.  A sentiment from the Winter Cardinal set was also cut and matted with Rounded Rectangle and Double Stitched Rounded Rectangle die cuts.

My second sample is a Christmas card using new dies from the November release.

Creative Nugget:  Curvy Slopes were cut from papers in the Christmas Collection 2017 Paper Pad and used at the bottom of the card base which was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Three trees from the Trees and Deer Dies were used to cut trees from another panel also cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  This panel was mounted to  paper from the Christmas Collection 2017 so that the paper showed through the tree cut outs.  Two of the trees that were cut out of the panel were then popped onto the front of the card using foam tape for dimension.  The deer were added as well as a corner accent cut with the Pine Branches Die.  The sentiment is from the Winter Chickadee stamp set and was embossed in the upper corner to finish the card.

Here are the fabulous new products available at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store that were used to make these projects… 

…and some old favorites previously released:

To see all of the wonderful projects created with the November Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project.



Thanks so much for stopping by…Hope you are inspired by these cards!
Have a wonderful day!    

Hugs,
Cathymac

Thursday, November 16, 2017

ODBD Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle

Hello friends!  To help you get a jump start on your Christmas and holiday gift giving, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering a Pre-Order Bundle filled with products that will be released on December 1st!  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle includes the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies, Gift Bag Handles & Toppers Dies, Poinsettia Inset Die, and a BONUS $5.00 ODBD Gift Code.  This special Pre-Order Bundle is shipping immediately, and available for purchase now through November 20th, 2017.


I used some of the dies in the Bundle to make gift bags that will be used as table decorations for family and friends at our Thanksgiving table.

Creative Nugget:  The inset die that comes with the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies was used to create the bag.  Paper from the Follow the Sun Collection was layered behind the inset.  Handles & Toppers Dies were used to form the handles and topper for my bag.  The tag was actually made with the handles that were cut from the topper and a sentiment from the Thankful Song stamp set.  Oxide inks were used to color the leaves cut with the Stitched Leaves Dies.

The supplies used to make this gift bag are available at Our Daily Bread Designs.


For more inspiration using the ODBD Card Caddy & Gift Bag Bundle, visit the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac