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)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD May 2017 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May 2017 Release!  It's about that time to begin thinking about the end of another school year.  This month, ODBD is honoring teachers.  The stamp sets and dies being released are perfect for creating projects for that special secular or Bible teacher.  Of course the apples being released would be appropriate for any greeting throughout the year. Wait until you see all the fabulous gifts the Bread Stick designers have prepared for your viewing!


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 May 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made using the new Class Act stamp set.
Creative Nugget: Yellow card stock and paper from the Chalkboard Collection were cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die and layered onto the card base.  The stack of books image from the new Class Act stamp set was colored with Copic Markers in primary colors, cut with a Pierced Ovals Die and mounted to a red Oval.  The Clipboard Die was used to cut the chalkboard and distress inks were swiped across the kraft card stock to make it look like wood.  The sentiment was white embossed on Chalkboard Collection paper and mounted to the base of the chalkboard.  A Layering Heart, a Mini Stitched Heart, a Pennant Flag, and a Double Stitched Flag dies as well as some red Baker's twine were used to complete the card.

My second sample is a Book Fold Card made with the Class Act stamp set, The Notebook Paper Stamp and Die Duo, and the Clip Board Dies.
Creative Nugget: Chalkboard Collection papers, and kraft, red, white and metallic silver card stocks were used to layer the panels of the Book Fold Card and create the teacher tools.  The Clipboard Dies were used to create the adorable clipboard and paper clip while the Notebook Paper Stamp and Die Duo was used for the paper clipped to the board.  The Class Act stamp set was again used for the image and the sentiments.  The A+ Apples die cut and some red Baker's twine were added to finish the front of the book.

Teacher tools and sentiments can be seen when the book is opened!

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 May 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!


Cathy (you are here)Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie 
Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin 
 Sabrina * Helen * Lori

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

Hugs,
Cathymac

29 comments:

Linda Royalty said...

The teacher appreciation cards are beautiful! They will touch the very heart of teachers for sure. Love the colors and how vibrant each card is. The black used makes the colors pop. Great job!

DJ said...

What beautiful cards! I especially love the book fold since it is very appropriate to the theme. Great coloring on the books too! TFS!

gretchenhs said...

Wow, you are so creative! I love the colors and the ideas!!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the sayings you used on them and I love how you open the card and it turns into a book.

c-mouse said...

great cards...as a retired teacher, I know current teachers would appreciate cards like these....pansy

Michelle Chmelar said...

Your cards are so innovative and colorful. You are quite inspiring. Thank you so much!

Michelle Chmelar said...

Your cards really inspire my creativity. I love your use of color and design that pull everything together and make me say, "Wow"! thank you!

Donna Whitten said...

Love all your beautiful cards, your coloring is fabulous! Wonderful release with great new products!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful teacher cards. I like your coloring and the fabulous book fold.

Mary Babet said...

These are such cute and creative cards. These are adorable stamps and dies.

Char K said...

I love each of these--the sentiments are fab!

Kathy Klersy said...

what incredible cards -the one with the notebook paper and clipboard is just brilliant

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards! I love the chalkboard designs. The books are beautifully colored.

McStamper said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love your designs and that great books w/apple stamp.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

I absolutely love your use of the chalkboard paper for your projects! It is the perfect touch! And I love your coloring of the books!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Wonderful cards; love the book fold!!! :)

Dorcas98 said...

Your cards are awesome!!! God gave you a talent!! Thanks for sharing them!!

Robin Clendenning said...

OMGosh Cathy! Your coloring is always over-the-top wonderful and your ideas are genius my friend!!! Why didn't we ALL think of the book fold for a teacher card, duh (now that I see it I think duh!) I love the bright pretty colors you used too!! Red and yellow just screams everything school!
The chalkboard paper was genius as well! It seems logical so why didn't That enter my pea brain???LOL!
Beautiful cards and inspiration sweet friend!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the primary colors! These are all so pretty it makes me wish I had elementary age children again! Beautiful products.

Regena said...

WOW!! great cards for teachers..so cheery!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

All your creations are gorgeous, Cathy!! Love your coloring, designs, and your use of the chalkboard paper. Ingenious!! You are such an inspiration my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Jan D. said...

I love the colors. They really are eye catching. Any teach would love to get one of these cards and would feel the love.

Dawn said...

What fabulous, creative samples, Cathy! Awesome coloring on Class Act! Great book fold too! And thanks for the Chalk Board idea!!! Clever you!

Sandy H said...

These are fabulous. Teachers never get enough thanks, what a great way to do so.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your coloring and details! Beautiful cards! the book fold card format is awesome!

Cindy A said...

Love ODBD!

April said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the colors you used and your coloring is great!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards! any teacher would love to get one of these!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Such classy looking teacher cards, I really like them.