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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Welcome to ODBD October 2015 Mid-Month Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs October 2015 Mid-Month Release!   The stamps, dies, and papers Our Daily Bread Designs is releasing today are perfect for creating your Christmas cards for this year!  Wait until you see the gorgeous creations the Breadsticks have prepared for you!

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 16th, 2015 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, 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first sample uses the Perfect Light Stamp set and the cute Windowsill Candles Dies.
Creative Nugget: My favorite Boho Background Die was embossed on the first layer of the card.  The panels were created by matting papers from the Christmas Card Collection 2015 with scarlet and gold card stock.  The beautiful Leafy Edged Border Dies were used to make the valence panel at the top.  A sentiment from the Perfect Light stamp set was gold embossed on a Stitched Oval die cut and matted with an Oval cut from scarlet card stock.  A windowsill cut with the Flower Box Fillers Die provides a place for the Windowsill Candles which were cut twice, once from Vintage Cream card stock and once from gold.  Extra leaves were cut for added texture and matching gold seam binding added to finish the card.

My second sample is a Book Fold card.
Creative Nugget:  The front of the Book Fold was made by stamping the O Holy Night Background stamp in Versafine ink and clear embossing it directly on paper from the Christmas Card Collection 2015 pack.  Ornaments on the tree were colored with Copic Markers and covered with Glossy Accents.  A tag from the Christmas Card Collection 2015 was cut with the matching Mini Tag Die along with the little heart charm.  These were tied to the card front with dyed silk ribbon and gold metallic thread.

A night time scene was created on the inside of the Book Fold card to go along with the O Holy Night music score on the front of the card.
Creative Nugget:  The inside panels were lined with paper from both the Christmas Card Collection 2015 and the Christmas Collection 2015 and matted with black and gold card stock.  Stars from the Shine On stamp set were gold embossed on black card stock and splatters of white acrylic paint added.  The windows were cut with the Welcoming Window Dies and sponging added while still in the die to highlight the embossing.   The Windowsill Candles were cut from gold paper and the little bows added to finish the inside of the card.

Here are the beautiful Mid-Month products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs used to make these projects...

…and previously released products:

To see all of the breathtaking projects created with the September Mid-Month Release hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  Then click the links below to see the details for each project.  You are sure to be inspired by what you see! 

Julie * Dawn * Amy * Chris * Cathy * Grace * Sandee 

 Robin T. * Lori * Sabrina * Angie * Diana

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cathy!! Love both of your creations but the second is my fave!! Such a beautiful book fold and gorgeous design inside and out!! Love everything about it! Your window scene on the first is exquisite as well. Thanks for always inspiring! You never disappoint.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with this beautiful set of stamps.

Unknown said...

Love your work! Especially love the fold out Christmas windowsill professional looking! Keep up the great samples!

Grace said...

Oh goodness Cathy! Your samples are gorgeous as always!!! Love them both but the book fold card just blows me away! Love how you created your night time scene outside the two windows! Just over the top gorgeous!!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh goodness Cathy!!! These are so gorgeous my friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, what absolutely gorgeous cards each of these are, and I love the first one with the beautiful candles and the lovely sentiment from the carol. What a great layout. The second card is just amazing with a beautiful outside and a "wow" window scene inside! It's stunning and will be a true keepsake for years to come. Stunning cards, sweet friend! Hugs!

lisa808 said...

Wow--your book fold card is amazing!!!

Bunny said...

I've never even heard of a book fold card. It's very pretty. Gotta go to YouTube now. Very nice. Both cards are great. I really like the O Holy Night stamp.

Dawn said...

Always inspiring to visit, Cathy! Beautiful samples, great designs... Awesome bookfold!!

April said...

These are so pretty! I love the bow on the first one.

Maria said...

Beautiful card.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, stunning, creative, amazing artwork and I like then too!!

ionabunny said...

O Holy Night stamp is so lovely and I adore your book fold card with the windows. Hugz

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Cathy - that is SOME book fold card! I am in awe! What gorgeous cards you've created here - both are just perfect for this wonderful season upon us! TFS and blessings ♥

Leanne said...

Lovely cards

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the fold of the card!! Very nice!!
Moxie Craftie

Susan Lankford said... the vintage-y look of the first card and oh my, imagine getting and opening the third card...spectacular!

Sue D said...

I like the neutral colors on the first and the book fold card is awesome inside and out.

Robin said...

Your first card has such a nice warm vintage look, perfect for the holidays! Love your book fold card, wow, I would love to receive that for Christmas!