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Red Christmas truck cu 08068
Best of 2015 SCS
A big congrats to Cheri, the newest Featured Stamper (FS463)! She has such colorful, vibrant gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the snowy winter scene & most of the layout, but I used different images, different colors and used a window instead of the snowflake border. This also uses the Sketch Challenge (SC571).
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I used a large image for my card, but I split it in two & put the top part inside the window & the truck below. Everything was colored with Copics & I had to do a little out of the box to keep from cutting off some of the branches & the front of the truck. The greeting circle was stamped, die cut & added on the upper right.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used.
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Congrats again, Cheri! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Stampendous –Truck of Gifts Merriest Wish (inside), Greeting (old clear set)
Paper: X-Press It white, textured pine green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic markers, Misti
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Pink Christmas Door cu 07693
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release! We have some beautiful Christmas images & dies for you this month

Prize Information: – 
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 November 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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For my first card, I made a Christmas wreath on a pink woodgrain door. The wreath was made by using circle dies to make a ring then I die cut all the foliage from the Lovely Leaves dies, the little pinecones from the Fancy Foliage dies, and the little flowers from the Christmas Candles dies and attached them all to the ring. A white bow was die cut using the Small Bow die, added on top of the wreath & a large pearl brad (I colored it w/ a pink Copic) was attached in the center of the bow.

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Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: ODBD –Wood Background, Jingle Bells, (Let it Snowinside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, scraps of pink, green & tan
Ink: Distress ink spun sugar, Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Lovely LeavesFlourished Star PatternFancy Foliage,Small Bow, Christmas Candles dies, (ODBD Elegant Oval die- inside, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, silver liquid pearls, large pearl brad

Merry Snowflakes cu 07679
Weekly-Favorite    Best of 2015 SCS
On my second card, I used white heat embossing on tan (lt kraft) card stock. After embossing the beautiful Flourished Merry Christmas, I die cut it w/ one of the matting basics, used a large corner rounder punch on it then used the white ink around the edges & embossed it, as well. Merry Snowflakes 07677
The Snowflake Border was also white embossed then die cut. I added some white embossed snowflakes to accent the Medium Bow & upper corner. The larger one was die cut & the smaller two were fussy cut. A paper crimper was used on the white horizontal band.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: ODBD –Flourished Merry Christmas, Snowflake Border Background, Sparkling Snowflakes, (Peaceful Deer –inside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, tan
Ink: Colorbox frost white pigment(toffee chalk ink- inside)
Accessories: ODBD- Flourished Star Pattern, Snowflake, Medium Bow dies , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white detail embossing powder, large corner rounder, paper crimper

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs. It will be much appreciated & also increase your chances to win!

Cathy * Dawn * Julie * Robin * Amy * Lori * 

America Sandee * Lisa * Sabrina * Grace *

Silke * Chris * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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These are the sets & dies I used today:
              

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Origami Christmas Bow cu 07645
Weekly-Favorite   Best of 2015 SCS
This is for today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC517) & also for Robin’s HYCCT1520 challenge, Candy Stripers. Since I had promised Robin I would make something for her challenge, I purposely chose a red & white picture for the inspiration challenge. THIS is the picture I was inspired by.
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Recently I came across a tutorial on how to create an Origami Bow.I just loved the way it looked so I cut a 5″ square of the striped paper & set out to fold the bow. I’ve done a little origami folding before so it was pretty easy. The bow will work on pretty much any size of paper as long as it is square. I did a couple of test sizes w/ copy paper first & thought the 5″ square was the perfect size for my card. This paper is medium weight, probably about 24#. I wouldn’t use paper that was very much heavier because the folds won’t stay. After I folded it, I did add some thin white strips on the edges of the bow part. The draping folds show white because this paper is striped on one side & white on the other. I also added a small white die cut bow on top. The textured white front was a leftover & had the square already cut out so I backed it w/ more of the stripe paper & liked how it looked like a present so I added a white strip down the center & attached the bow on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: ODBD –Christmas Tunes
Paper: textured white, red/white stripe dp (Cricut)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternSmall Bow Vintage Flourish Pattern (inside), Beautiful Borders (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, square dies
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