ODBD February Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs February Release! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month
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My first card shows off the gorgeous new Thank You die as well as a host of favorites including the Asters, Posies, and Butterfly. After using the largest Flourished Star Pattern die for striped layer, I used the Double Stitched Rectangles to cut it again as well as for the peachy layer. For the center element, I used some ivory along w/ the other 2 papers to cut 3 sizes of squares then rounded 2 opposite corners of each before stacking them. On the 2 top ivory rounded squares, I ran them thru the embossing cycle using a piece of cross stitch canvas to add a little texture.
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Two sizes of Asters & 1 small Posy were die cut and stacked to add on top of the center. I used just the lacy part of the Fancy Fritillary die to add beside the flower. I stamped part of one of the greetings from the With Much Thanks set on a piece of ivory then die cut using the large leaf from the Pretty Posies set. The Thank You die was cut twice & stacked for a little dimension.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  With Much Thanks (retired)
Paper: ivory, dp (SEI – Claire)
Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Thank You, Flourished Star Pattern, Asters (retired), Pretty Posies, Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Fancy Fritillary diesplatinum liquid pearls, medium corner rounder, Spellbinders squares dies

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My second card features a pretty pastel Easter basket. The basket from last year’s Basket of Blessings now has a matching die! So if you snagged one last spring, you’re in luck! If not, you can still get it along w/ the die. To make mine, I put the basket image in my Misti, stamped it w/ Memento onto some of the pastel flower paper from the Easter Card Collection (I used the same piece of printed paper for the die cut bow), then added some shading using the Copics. After, I stamped over it w/ the Versafine to really make the details pop, then I die cut it. All the lacy & plain Easter eggs were die cut using the Easter Egg dies & different pieces from the Pastel Paper pack. 
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I used one of plaids & a minty green piece for the large background layers, frame & Happy Easter  die cut. I added some flowers, the grass & bow & my Easter card was all finished! 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used for the basket.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Basket of Blessings
Paper: Neenah white, designer paper (ODBD –Pastel Paper, Easter Card Collection )
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring), (Versafine royal purple -inside greeting)
Accessories: ODBD Happy Easter, Flourished Star Pattern, Asters (retired), Easter Eggs, Double Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ovals, Birds & Nest (retired) (small flowers), Grass Border, Lovely Leaves, Medium Bow (retired) dies, Misti, Copic markers

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

Cathy * Robin C. * Sandee * Julie * Dawn * 

Lori Robin T. * Chris * Angie * Silke *

 Lisa * Diana * Sabrina

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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These are the fabulous sets, dies (so many, lol), & papers I used:

31 Responses to ODBD February Release Blog Hop!

  1. What stunning cards! I am loving these new word dies.

  2. Oh my these are beautiful! Love that two toned flower!

  3. Both of your creations are beautiful inside and out, Julie!! Love the pink and white combo of the first with all the dies!! Your combo of dies to fill up the basket on the second is so clever and beautiful!

  4. Julie – one word for you card creations STUNNING! They are so beautiful and I love those layers! TFS

  5. So pretty Julie!! I love all the die cuts! You always do such amazing layouts and layers! I love ALL your cards! What an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing the insides of your beautiful cards as well!

  6. Avatar Teresa Doyle
    Teresa Doyle says:

    What stunning cards! They are so beautiful! I love that basket!

  7. Love your pink and white creations. The first card is so lovely with the geometric layers. Hugz

  8. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards with beautiful layering and dimension! Fabulous new stamps and dies!

  9. Lovely cards inside and out. I like all the dies you used.

  10. So pretty–the insides are lovely as the fronts.

  11. Like the colors, dimension & so much more on your creations. Especially like the Egg dies used. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  12. Gorgeous inside and out!

  13. Both of these cards are super! Love them!

  14. Avatar Lorraine Brandt
    Lorraine Brandt says:

    The cards are beautiful. I especially like the flowered one with the butterfly. The colors and dimension are stunning.

  15. I love the CAS look of your first card! The Thank You die probably my favorite to date and I love how you used it in your card. Your Easter Basket is wonderful, really like how you filled it with the eggs!!

  16. Great cards. I particularly love the peachy one with the butterfly.

  17. Julie your cards are always a treat for the eye and these are no exception! I especially love the basket one with all those eggs..how darling!

  18. Julie I love the pink aster card. Love the softness. The basket card is very pretty as well.

  19. These are so gorgeous! I love the soft colors and thanks for letting us know which Copics you used. Hugs, Robin

  20. Fabulous cards! I am loving the new line…these dies I will have to get. Rebecca

  21. Lovely cards. I especially love the colors and all the dies you used on the first one.

  22. Hey Julie! Your cards are both fantastic! I love how you did the inside of each one too!

  23. Such stunning cards! Beautiful die cut layers and lovely colors!

  24. Your cards are gorgeous, as always! I especially like the care and attention you give to the inside your cards.

  25. Beautiful! Your CAS card is so elegant, and the die cuts on the other are absolutely stunning.

  26. Julie, both of your cards are wonderful!! Love the die cuts used along with all of the intricate details that you add to each creation 🙂 Thanks again for sharing your talent with all of us- hugs and have a blessed week!

  27. Beautiful, Julie! Love the design on your first card!!

  28. Love the delicate butterfly to go with the fancy style of the sentiment in the first and such pretty assortment in your basket and the pretty bow to top it all off!

  29. Julie, wow, you never cease to amaze me with your creative use of the dies! Absolutely love your cards! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  30. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    love your cards! I really like your thank you card!!

  31. Both of your cards are so beautiful, Julie! Cool idea and look from the cross stitch Canvas. I just LOVE the basket card. It is awesome!!!