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Archive for April 1st, 2016


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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release Blog Hop! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month, no fooling!

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 April 2, 2016 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For both of my cards today, I’m featuring the beautiful new Star Quilt stamp & the Star Quilt die. Now technically, they don’t fit together, but on this first card, I did use the die to emboss only on top of the stamped image. I stamped the Star Quilt image on heavy white c/s..once using the seaglass ink, twice using the celadon ink & once using the whisper gray ink. Please note, since I used pigment ink on these, I made sure to heat set it w/ my heat gun so it wouldn’t rub off.

Here’s the part where I embossed the Quilt die on top of the stamped image.  I die cut one of the celadon stamped images using the next to largest Square die to use as my base quilt image. Star Quilt die 1 08788
As I mentioned, the die & image don’t fit together for die cutting, but I noticed they do line up pretty well for embossing & I wanted that stitched fabric look. In order to line them up, I used a piercing tool to poke a small hole in the center of the image. 
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Then I lined it up w/ the center hole in the die w/ the image face down on the cutting side of the die. In this position, I lined up the edges of the image so they would be square on the die. I placed it like this on the magnetic sheet & placed the rubber embossing mat on top & embossed it.
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I repeated this embossing on the seaglass & other celadon stamped quilts. I fussy cut parts of the whisper gray version (the squares & triangles around the borders) then positioned them inside a Double Stitched Square die to get the stitching cuts. I know it seems like a lot of work, but that’s the look I wanted. The angled star quilt center was fussy cut & attached offset from the base star. I also die cut the Star & Double Stitched Star & buttons out of leftover quilt image parts. 
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The polka dot paper was die cut first w/ the Flourished Star Pattern & that piece was repeatedly cut down using smaller Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangles with one white layer inserted between them.

Here’s a look at the inside using another fussy cut Star Quilt centerpiece. 
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Time to Mend, Star Quilt  (inside –Sewn with Love )
Paper: Staples 110# white, Recollections heavy white, dp (ODBD – Christmas Collection 2014)
Ink: Colorbox whisper gray, celadon & seaglass pigment inks, Versafine deep lagoon
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Star QuiltDouble Stitched StarsDouble Stitched RectanglesSparkling StarsDouble Stitched StarsSquaresDouble Stitched SquaresRectangles, Matting Circles dies, Misti

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For this quilt card, I went with a more dramatic color combo & I used the Star Quilt die and not the image this time. I die cut the Star Quilt in black (twice), and one each in 3 solid shades of tan/brown & 3 polka dot shades of tan/brown (all from the Ephemera Essentials paper). 

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I also die cut one Star Quilt out of ivory to use as my base so I would have something to attach them all to. Sort of like doing a 100 piece puzzle, lol. After I arranged the pieces like I wanted & attached them, I attached one of the black grids of the quilt on top of the pieces. The other black grid fell on top at an angle, & I thought…hmmm..that looks pretty good! So just for fun, behind some of the pieces (the black ones & the one directly next to them) I added other tan colors to make a complicated paper piecing even more intricate! Then I attached this black grid on top, turned at about a 20 degree angle then trimmed off the corners that stuck out.

Here’s what the angle at which the two were attached looks like. The polka dot would be the squared frame & the solid is the angled one. The corners that stuck out were trimmed off.
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I added a Double Stitched Square frame on top to have a little bit heftier border then added it to my card. the tan sun shape & one of the polka dot centers were attached in place.
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The greeting was rearranged a bit & I replaced the Q w/ a Flourished Alphabet Q. In order to die cut the greeting, I had to do a little resizing using a Double Stitched Square die.

Here’s a look at the inside. 
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Time to Mend, Flourished Alphabet (inside –Star Quilt, Sew Special )
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, dp (ODBD – Ephemera Essentials
Ink: Versafine onyx (inside -Memento desert sand)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternStar Quilt, Double Stitched Rectangles, SunburstRectangles, Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs! It is so appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! 
Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie * Sandee 

Chris * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina 

Diana * Angie * Melissa (Guest Designer)

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Welcome to the April  Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Emboss/Deboss! You can get all the details over on the 
Serendipity Challenge Blog.   Today, I day only..a special No Foolin’ Sale! 50% Off coupon – “AprilFool”  will get you 50% off the highest priced item in the cart. Sale items included!   And all the Mini Grab Bags are 50% off too! April’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Adirondack Chair!. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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My birthday card came together really quick.  I knew I wanted to use this fun new Little Critters dies & Meow Mix set. So I’m looking thru my paper stash & find I have these blue polka dot frames left over from something else. I thought they’d look really cute w/ an embossed, yellow glitter bg. After die cutting the yellow glitter paper, I embossed it w/ a numbers folder then added my polka dot frames & a couple of smaller layers in the center. 

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The kitties were die cut a bunch of times out of the 3 papers. On the white kitties, I positioned the first part of the greeting & stamped it on each kitty. The rest of the greeting was stamped on a left over die cut arrow. I added some little balloons and a few threads of blue embroidery thread wrapped around one kitty tail.

Here’s a look at the inside using some left overs.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Meow Mix set (inside – Happy Birthday II)
Paper:  Staples white, DCWV glitter matstack,  dp (Pebbles – Family Ties)
Ink:   Versafine deep lagoon
Accessories:  Serendipity Little Critters dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, blue embroidery floss, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Numbers Collage)

Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! This month our special Guest Designer is Sue McRae. 

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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