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Die Cuts & Vellum – Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello and welcome to our last challenge of the month at Our Daily Bread Designs! This challenge will run for two weeks and it’s an Anything Goes with ODBD stamps. So take out your supplies and let’s get crafty! I enjoyed so much sharing male card designs with you this month. I know that we papercrafters feel blocked when it comes to creating male cards, so I thought I would share as many ideas as possible, sharing cards for Father’s Day and any other occasions. I hope I have inspired you to try out more male cards too!

Here is another card idea that I think is very modern and clean. Vellum always adds an awesome effect to cards. I stamped and heat embossed and wonderful verse from the new Good Man stamp set on vellum. I added a bit of gold string matching the gold sentiment.

For the background I added many different tool die cuts from the new Workshop Tools set, using patterned papers (also new from ODBD). I created a wide die cut frame with a soft patterned paper that I think finishes that card design nicely.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC244 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 28, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

My teammates designed cards for your inspiration too:

My wish is to continue to share male cards ideas whenever possible, but I do encourage you to break that paradigm and expand your creativity trying out different kinds of papercrafting projects. Thanks so very much for stopping by! I’ll see you again very soon.

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Tag Gate Card for Father’s Day

Welcome to a new challenge by Our Daily Bread Designs. This week our theme is Father’s Day. If you have browsed my blog lately you’ve noticed I am sharing male cards every Tuesday. The new collection at ODBD includes amazing products for male cards and that motivated me to go back to designing more male cards… I plan to design at least one a month (hope I can keep it up).

ODBD stamps used: Good Man
ODBD dies used: Flourished Star PatternLayered Lacey Squares Dies, Sunburst Background
ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I invite you to visit my teammates and check out what they created for the challenge! I know you will be inspired!

Elizabeth Whisson
Robin Clendenning
Diana Nguyen
Paula Bigelow
Chris Olsen

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon! 
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Weekly Inspiration with ODBD

What are you inspired by? I love delicate patterns and pastel colors… I love to add layers and dimension to a project. I love to inspire others too! All of this things inspire me to create and motivate me to keep on doing what I do. Today I am sharing a card I made with beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, using one of the new dies in an unconventional way.

I wanted to create a decorative column for the background using various layers. I had been wanting to use the new Pegboard die from ODBD in an unexpected way and what I did is die cut two pegboards and cut about 1/4″ from them and then cut one of them in half. The pegboard column adds a so much detail and interest to the card.

Another interesting touch I added was the vellum frame. I die cut one Lacey Square from ODBD, cut it in thirds and adhere the two remainding corners under the sentiment label. This is the last thing I added to the card, and I actually had to come back and add that finishing touch to be completely satisfied. It does make a difference and it softens the design nicely.

I hope I’ve inspired you today. Thanks so much for your visit! Before I go, tell me… What inspires you?

Have a great weekend!

I’m sharing this with: 
Word Art Wednesday – AG / Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – AG / Sweet Stamps – AG / Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E – Always AG / Cards in Envy – Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge / Card and Scrap – AG

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Vintage Blessing – ODBD Sketch

It’s time for a sketch challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. Today’s sketch was so much fun to play with and it also made my design look elegant! As promised last week I’ll be sharing male card ideas throughout the month. My card for today would work well for any occasion and even for a lady, since it incorporates all sorts of elements.

I used 3 different patterned papers from the new ODBD vintage collection and cut two banners included in the same paper pack to add them as elements to my card. I picked black as my accent color and followed the sketch vertically. I really like the new stamp set and I think it matches the design perfectly!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC242 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 14, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I invite to see what my teammates created this week:

I hope you are inspired to join our challenge this week! Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time! Don’t forget to check out my Birthday Giveaway HERE. ODBD is sponsoring a prize!

I’m sharing this with:

RRR – Masculine with Ribbon or Trim / 
Supplies:

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Blessings in a Bottle – Our Daily Bread Designs

This month at Our Daily Bread Designs we are having fun with a wonderful new release! I will be sharing male card ideas throughout the month, not only for Father’s Day but for every occasion! This week there’s a Color Challenge for your inspiration. Here’s what I created:

ODBD stamps used: Good Man, Apothecary Bottles / ODBD dies used: Flourished Star Pattern Die / ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

I used three different sheets from the new vintage papers. The labels I added to the stamped bottles were cut from one of the sheets. I like how the papers coordinate, and I also like how well they look on male cards. I colored the bottles with alcohol markers and added a few embellishments to finish the design.

I have a close-up video for June’s release that I’m adding below. I invite you to check it out. I’m sharing other ODBD products on the video also!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC241 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 7, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.
Also, please check out what my teammates created for the challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with new projects to share. Don’t forget to check out my Birthday Giveaway HERE. ODBD is sponsoring a prize!

I’m sharing this card with:
Double Click Connections: Father’s Day or Man project / The Paper Girls: Father’s Day/Masculine / Love to Scrap: LTSCB #55 – Male Call!


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Flutter & Fly – Our Daily Bread Designs

This week the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is Fluttering and Flying with ODBD stamps and here is the card I made inspired in this theme!

ODBD Stamps used: Belle Vignes / ODBD Dies used: Fancy Fritillary, Fancy Foliage / ODBD Paper used: Soulful Stitches

I really enjoyed using the new background stamp together with the new butterfly die cuts. I went for a fuscia color to contrast with the neutral background. Love how well the flourishes look also! This was such a nice card to create. I folded one of the butterflies to create a different look for this gorgeous die cut… It´s a really simple trick that I like to use with butterflies sometimes. I skipped adding a sentiment to the front of the card this time but I will be adding something nice inside! I finished this clean and layered design with gross grain ribbon, pearls and rhinestones.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC240 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 31, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

I invite you to visit my teammates and check out what they designed this week:

Hope you can join us this week! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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From my Garden – ODBD Sketch Challenge

Were you able to join us last week at our Shining the Light challenge? This week our challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is a sketch! When I saw the sketch I think I knew right away that I wanted to make a window card. I decided to make a garden themed card too, with a bit of floral pattern and garden die cuts!

You may have noticed by now how much I love to use the largest frame from Flourished Star Pattern dies. I just like the stitched border this die has and how it matches many other dies from ODBD like the Gilded Gate I used this time too! I die cut a window on the white mat using Vintage Flourish Pattern and then I embossed it with a polka dot folder. I thought some polka dot embossing would look great with this card’s design, especially because of the shabby chic look it has.

I stamped a sentimend from The Gate set, and I die cut a smaller coordinating label, that way I could make the window stand out with patterned paper. I stenciled the label with pink ink, because I can’t have enough pink in any of my cards and it just happened to match my design!

Since I wanted dimension for the different elements of the card and since the Gilded Gate is so intricate, I thought of an idea that turned out great… I adhered the gate to a strip of patterned paper and mounted it on the embossed mat! Turns out the floral pattern behind the gate looks a bit like a garden.

I stamped the bird from Music Speaks, fussy cut it, colored it with markers and heat embossed it with pearlescent powder to make it stand out. I must say the little bird looks much better in person! I added a few leaves I die cut from beige cardstock using Fancy Foliage. Since I didn’t have the green cardstock to match the patterned paper exactly, I colored the leaves with markers. I embellished the leaves with a few pink pearls that look a lot like fruit (at least in my imagination).

I hope you liked my card for today! I think this is a fun sketch, so I hope you can join us this week! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC226 or to join the challenge click here (link to the ODBDSLC226). You have until February 15, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

As always, my DT sisters created some beautiful cards to share with you! I invite you to visit their blogs below and leave them a comment! I’m sure you’ll be inspired!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to share my card with:
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Ewe-N-Me Printables Free! + Blog Hop

Today I’m joining my friend Deena Davis and her design team for Ewe-N-Me Printables blog hop! I was invited to join the hop as their guest designer, for which I’m very thankful. This is a great hop because all those who leave a comment on the participating blogs will receive ALL of the files used by us!

Deena designed a vintage tag with a beautiful rose image! I decided to fussy cut it, add glitter to it and decoupage it mounting it on top of the another tag. I matched it with the patterned paper I designed recently since I found the patterns looked great together! I added some pretty Valentine’s die cuts, pearls and ribbon all on top of a metallic cardstock base.


This hop will run for three days Feb. 6th, 7th and 8th, 2015 (free files will be available on Feb. 9th). Visit each Design Team Member’s blog and check out our exclusive Valentine designs

CynSue GracieBethDeena

If you follow each blog and leave a comment on each blog you’ll get all the printables used in the hop for FREE! Make sure you:

1. FOLLOW all four blogs in this hop. Join my site (blue button) and subscribe by email!

2. COMMENT on all four stops and let us know what you think of our projects.

3. SUBMIT your info on the last stop of the hop (www.ewenmeprintables.blogspot.com) to let us know that you’ve followed the rules. Once the form* is received, we’ll send you the links to the free printables used in the hop. The download links will be sent when the hop is over. (Feb. 9, 2015)

*Filling out the form is NOT a guarantee of files… please be patient while we verify your info.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for participating on this fun blog hop! Have a great weekend!

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I praise Him! – ODBDSLC224

I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by! It’s time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs and since it is the last week of the month our challenge is “Anything Goes”. I hope you can join us! My card for today is monochromatic, in neutral hues and vintage style!

Main supplies
Music Speaks stamp set
Faith stamp set
Vintage Flourish Pattern dies
Beautiful Borders dies
Winter Collection 2014 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Other supplies
Inks: Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Beige and Graphite Black. Distress Paint in Antique Linen, Crafter’s Ink in Snow (to emboss)
Papers: Linen and Leather textured cardstock in white, embossed cardstock in beige, vellum
Tools: Zap! heat tool, Grand Calibur die cutting machine, Westcott Titanium Bonded trimmer
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Pastel Mini Pearls, Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, 2″ vintage lace

Adhesives: Bazic foam adhesive, Ad-Tech Crafter’s Tape, Uhu silicone glue

As you can see I cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern frame in half vertically and adhered the resulting parts parallel to each other (outer sides facing inwards). This is a die cut alteration I like to do often! The dies I used for the beautiful labels are from the same set. I roughly stamped the central label with the bird image from the NEW set Music Speaks to create a soft background, and I stenciled it with beige ink and even smudged it with beige paint. I stamped the sentiment in black to make it stand out!

I painted in beige the vintage lace and crinkle ribbon to match the rest of the card and created a layered border below the labels. I also thought some gold would look beautiful with the design, so I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly branch image from Faith on vellum and fussy cut each pretty butterfly to adhere them around the card randomly. To complete the design I added some mini pearls to the die cut border and mounted the finished mat onto a white card base.

I love the soft hues of this card. I must confess I was inspired by the beautiful papers from Winter Collection 2014 to get started!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC223 or to join the challenge click here. You have until February 1, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Don’t forget to stop by the blogs of my talented teammates to see the gorgeous creations they designed for the challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to share my card with:
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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A Vintage Rose & a Birthday Wish

This week our challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such is: Pink and Polka Dots. The photo inspiration for the challenge is both fun and vintage, with those lovely porcelain dolls, but I decided to go vintage all the way with my card for today.

I love using digital patterned papers, and I only print them on White Pearl Linen. The vintage floral paper you see me using is one I recently designed and that’s available for free download on the Freebies section (on top). I sponged the polka dot paper mixing Ann Butler Crafter’s Inks, Sunshine and Color Box Crafter’s Ink, Bark. I used a pierced matting die from Our Daily Bread Designs Flourished Star Pattern set to cut the patterned papers. I cut the patterned layers in halves and adhered one on top of the other to create a base for all the embellishments.

I created a rose using Spellbinders Rose Creations and sprayed it with a mix of water and Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink in Berry, using a Spritzer Bottle. I decided I wanted to make that lovely paper flower stand out, so I created a rossette that I also colored with Crafter’s Inks and attached it to the back of the flower using an antique brad. I added more elements to the design, starting with a lovely filigree window die cut with Spellbinders Window Three, to which I also die cut a motif using the very new Majesty set. I used a gorgeous, gorgeous metallic cardstock for the window called Stardream Rose Quartz.

I used the ink mix again to spritz to custom color a few pieces of Chalk White Seam Binding.
I used a piece of the ribbon for the center of the patterned mat and another to embellish the rossette. I also added some lovely flourishes from ODBD’s Fancy Foliage, that I decorated with some Baby Pearls – LeCreme.

I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on a little tag, using ODBD’s sets Mini Tag Sentiments and Mini Tags. I sponged that little tag with a mix of Crafter’s inks too. Finally, I adhered the embellished layer to a coordinating pink card base I cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, using no other than 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I invite you to join our challenge this week! Polka dots and pink is surely a classic combination, and I know you can come up with a beautiful creation using it! As always a prize from the store will be awarded to winner, so I hope you can join the fun for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to submit my card to:
The Card Concept – One Year Anniversary
In the Pink – Anything Goes