Happy Birthday, Kelley! ODBD Surprise Blog Hop

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

We are so excited today to be posting a special Birthday Wish to Our Daily Bread designs owner … Kelley HollandThis is a very special birthday for Kelley, as it’s the BIG 50!!! 

Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

For my Birthday Card to Kelley, I’m using the fabulous Path of Life set. I knew it would be wonderful paired with the always terrific ODBD Exclusive Window Die by Spellbinders.



The scene was colored with Copics and I attached the die cut window on top. I elevated it slightly to add some depth. For the background, I embossed some Williamsburg blue card stock I had in my stash with a Quickutz stripe label folder. I added a border embossed w/ a Cuttlebug border. The same border was used on the window sill piece. The flowers were made w/ hydrangea, small sun and small daisy punches. The punched tea cup was colored w/ Copics and added just because… Under the window I stamped the birthday greeting and added the curtains.


Happy Birthday, Kelley! Hope it’s fabulous!!Your next stop will be Sandee’s Blog! This is the hop order in case you lose your spot:

Julie  (you are here!)
Michelle (she seems to be having technical difficulties!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Path of Life, Birthday Singles
Paper: Neenah white, Williamsburg blue, white linen
Ink: Ancient Page coal, Memories sky blue
Accessories: ODBd exclusive Window die, Copic markers, Tombow markers, stripe label embossing folder (Quickutz), Cuttlebug border embossing folder (organic flourish), hydrangea punches (Martha Stewart), sm sun & daisy punches (Marvy), teacup punch, pearls


142 Responses to Happy Birthday, Kelley! ODBD Surprise Blog Hop

  1. Avatar Heather B
    Heather B says:

    Wow- I love the detail and color you put into your scene background. The window design is so inviting. I especially love the textured detail behind it all– it really makes this card feel rich.

  2. Avatar Marilyn Keller
    Marilyn Keller says:

    Beautiful card for Kelley, she should have a very blessed day.

  3. Could hardly wait to see what you would create …. all roads lead home, just a great scene looking through this window, and I like that cuppa (would be coffee for me) in the corner. At 50 Kelly needs supplements for her energy LOL, couldn’t resist, she is still a baby.

  4. Lovely window card, so very pretty, these are such awesome cards, love the color and the scene you used!!!
    Gread Card!!

  5. Avatar Juanita Braun
    Juanita Braun says:

    What beautiful details! Kelley will truly love this card.

  6. Love this window card!!

  7. Fabulous way to use these supplies. I also like the tea cup on the window sill.

  8. Avatar Debbie Erickson
    Debbie Erickson says:

    Loved your card. The die cuts are great – my fascination just now!

  9. Beautiful Julie – so many wonderful details!

  10. Wonderful card! Love the window die (its on my wish list). Great scene. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Very nice card. i love those dies!

  12. Julie your window card has inspired me to consider buying the window die.

  13. Oh Julie, this is gorgeous. All of it!

  14. Avatar Becky White
    Becky White says:

    Love your card, and now I’m thinking I’m going to have to get this window die…and probably the beautiful stamp set as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Avatar Tammy Poland
    Tammy Poland says:

    What a very lovely card! I love the colors on the inside of the card, they just pop out at you. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  16. Avatar Rosa A Smith
    Rosa A Smith says:

    This is the first time I have seen the window done in a card. Wonderful…

  17. Avatar Heather Mills
    Heather Mills says:

    How beautiful! That scene is so peaceful and I just love that window die cut!

  18. Beautiful. I am always amazed with dimension. Blessings Carole

  19. Avatar Angelic C.
    Angelic C. says:

    Beautiful card, I love it!

  20. Avatar Patricia Weigold
    Patricia Weigold says:

    Great card. Kelley will love it.

  21. Oh WOW!! my heart just dropped…this is GORGEOUS HON…WOW I love every little detail you created!!

  22. Avatar Ann Robbins
    Ann Robbins says:


  23. Just stunning! Love every little detail.

  24. Avatar Margie Fulcher
    Margie Fulcher says:

    Beautiful card. I love how you have used the window die. So lovely.

  25. This is so pretty. Love all the details and your coloring of the scene.

  26. Avatar Margie Luttrell
    Margie Luttrell says:

    Very cool window card !

  27. Julie, this ROCKS!!!! Super creative and super gorgeous! LOVE the window sill with the mug and what a beautiful scene outside too!!!! HUGS!!!

  28. Hey GF…I knew you would create something super fabulous…and you sure did 🙂 !!! Love your birthday card and all the fabulous details! Hope to see you soon…hugs ~S~

  29. WOW! This was one of my first ODBD sets. I just love it, but have NEVER been able to color it so beautifully. Love the window frame with it, too! Lovely card, Julie!

  30. Avatar Sue K (Australia)
    Sue K (Australia) says:

    Just exquisite Julie!

  31. Julie, I am always so amazed by your coloring! This card is just beautiful! Love the window die used with the garden path!

  32. Such a beautiful scene out your window. And I think I’d love the inside of your house too! Exquisite coloring as always.

  33. I love window scenes and this one is just gorgeous!

  34. Avatar Barbara F
    Barbara F says:

    I love you window card!

  35. Avatar Kristy Tyra
    Kristy Tyra says:

    Such a lovely card! I love the window and curtain diecut. It looks fabulous!

  36. What a fabulous card! I love looking out your window. Can I take a walk in your garden? Thanks for sharing!

  37. Your window scene is exquisite!

  38. I love your window and the scene behind it – delightful!

  39. Avatar Carol Parker
    Carol Parker says:

    Beautiful window scene for a special 50th birthday for Kelley,window and scene are perfect!!

  40. What an awsome card. The details are incredible. You did an amazing job. All this work must have taken a long time. Kelley will be blessed.

  41. I love how you made the window sill. what a beautiful card.

  42. Oh be still my heart. This card is stunning and I do mean that from the bottom of my heart. AMAZING!

  43. Avatar Liz Brewer
    Liz Brewer says:

    What a beautiful way to mark today and the future!

  44. This is lovely. I really like the windows with a view on cards and yours is outstanding.

  45. Love the scene through this window die!

  46. I’m thrilled that you used this scene and die! I always see them in the shop and wonder how they look on a card…clearly, fantastic!

  47. Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to Kelley. She is so lucky to have so many wonderful cards and blog team friends.

  48. Avatar Maggie Castillo
    Maggie Castillo says:

    I love love love it. Just beautiful. Wow!!!!

  49. Julie!!!
    REALLY?!?! Wowzers!!!! ABSOLUTELY awesome!!! thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!! I LOVE how you have the ‘interior’ colors—and then th eglorious colors of the great outdoors!!! I can hear the angels singing!! Happy Birthday Kelley!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  50. Stunning design!

  51. This is really pretty…one of my favorite designs.

  52. This window box card is so cute! The flowers give it a wonderful dimensional feeling too.

  53. Avatar Rhea Thompson
    Rhea Thompson says:

    Julie – I can just imagine myself sitting by that window, having a cup of tea and looking out at the garden path. I’m already reminiscing about summer even tho we just entered fall! Summer is my favorite time of year and I always hate to see it end. Thanks for a beautiful reminder!

  54. Lovely window scene. Great card.

  55. Ok. Now you’ve done it! I’ve been thinking about getting that die for awhile now, but this card finally put me over the edge. Stunning work, Hun! Thank you for sharing!

  56. This is stunning. One of the best window cards I have seen. I love the scene behind the window the the embossed layers of Williamsburg blue really add to the look.

  57. Avatar Lisa Duggin
    Lisa Duggin says:

    Love it, love it, love it! Love the coffee cup in the window. So much detail.

  58. Avatar Heather C.
    Heather C. says:

    Wow! What a great card! Love all the detail in it! And the window die is just too cool!

    HB Kelley!

  59. OMG, that is so cool, love the window frame. I will definitely have to get me one of those! SSSooooo sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Beautiful, peaceful card! The scenery is so inviting!

  61. Great card! Very pretty.

  62. I am almost speechless (believe it or not..LOL!)! Your card is just so beautiful!! The word “WOW” is what keeps coming to me!! Thanks SO much, Julie!! Love it!!

  63. Beauitful card! Love that window die!

  64. Avatar Nancy Roberta
    Nancy Roberta says:

    Love the window card – great job!

  65. Beautiful Card !!!

  66. Oh my goodness Julie…. what a GORGEOUS card!!!! I love the use of the die and the path way outside! Fantastic use of texture, die, embossing, coloring… design… well…. of everything!!! AWESOME!!!

  67. Love the window and use of design for Kellys B-Day card