ODBD July Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ODBD July Release Blog Hop! We have been having fun playing with these sets and I know you will too! If you arrived here from Sandee’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to jump over to the ODBD Blog and start from there.

Since it’s the Independence Day holiday weekend here in the USA,  we’re going to keep the hop real simple! There are no secret words to collect, no email to send to me… just a fun blog hop!

Here’s the fun part! There are THREE prizes of WINNER’S CHOICE ONE FREE SET, but they are hidden on three different designer’s blogs! You won’t know who has the prizes!

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

For my card, I’m using two of the new sets, Our Daily Bread and The Living Bread. This is one of those cards that hardly resembles the idea I started with this morning. I woke up with a clear picture of the card I wanted. Maybe I’ll get to that one another day since this definitely isn’t it, lol.

The wheat cross was stamped with a combination of lt brown and palm leaf inks then the verse was stamped with evergreen pigment ink. It’s attached to a slightly larger green panel and both have the edges rounded. The punched tan layer has the edges sponged.  Remember those hand held ribbon punches? I remembered I have one but it took me a while to find it. When I did,  I used it on a leftover strip of the dp and inserted a narrow chocolate satin ribbon through the slits. Just for fun, I twisted the ribbon before attaching it. The final card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (A2).

The Blog Hop will run from 8am Eastern on Thursday, July 1 through 8pm Eastern Friday July 2. At that time the three designers with the prizes will randomly select their winner from their commenters. They will check this post to be sure the person they draw has left their comment here, stating that they have completed the hop…. and then they will give me the name and the winners will be announced on Sat. the 3rd on the ODBD Blog!

The next stop is Randi’s Blog. I know she’ll have something fabulous to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!


stamps: ODBD
paper: white, tan, chocolate, leaf green, dp (Paper Studio- Poteeka Souffle pad)
ink: Ancient Page lt brown & palm leaf, Encore evergreen pigment
accessories: Martha Stewart shell border/corner combo punches, McGill ribbon punch, narrow chocolate satin ribbon, sm. corner rounder


132 Responses to ODBD July Release Blog Hop!

  1. This is gorgeous Julie!! I just love your punched border, your colors, and the tones on your cross!! Gorgeous design as always my friend. Very inspiring!

  2. I love how you framed the wheat cross. A beautiful card.

  3. Beautiful. Love blog hops and getting to see all the ideas

  4. Fun. I love how you left two edges of the cross with the overhang,..the multi-toned wheat and the verse stamped in green,…it pops and has a fresh touch.

  5. Beautifully done Julie! Your papers are so pretty and love your out of the box cross! The ribbon treatment and punched work just really pop and make this one stunning creation!

  6. Avatar Jan Viktora
    Jan Viktora says:

    Julie, I love the beauty and simplicity of this card! The cross is fantastic with this sentiment!

  7. Beautiful card hun! Love the colors you used on this!! 🙂

    thank you for this wonderful hop, Ive really enjoyed it!


  8. Avatar Mary Jo
    Mary Jo says:

    What a nice card. Love the colors

  9. Avatar SHARLENE L.
    SHARLENE L. says:


  10. Avatar Karen H
    Karen H says:

    You combined the two sets beautifully on this card. So nice.

  11. Julie, I love how you made the cross come out of the box and that the sentiment is on the side. Cool! The punch around the page technique is just wonderful and is one of my new favorite things to do.

  12. Avatar Cathy Green
    Cathy Green says:

    Beautiful card!

  13. WOW…HOW GORGEOUS! I am in awe with this stamp set and you did such a fabulous job showcasing it! Simply STUNNING! 🙂

  14. Avatar Sandi Daub
    Sandi Daub says:

    This is an awesome card.

  15. Avatar Peggy A
    Peggy A says:

    The border punch, verse and cross stamp are wonderful.
    God bless!
    Peggy Allen

  16. Avatar Cathy U.
    Cathy U. says:

    This stamp set is definitely one of my favorite stamp collection. I love the Lord’s Prayer. Your card is another reason that I love this collection.

  17. Avatar maureen Russell
    maureen Russell says:

    Oh this is sooooo pretty!

  18. Avatar Michel E
    Michel E says:

    Lovely card. Love the border punch and the ribbon adds just the right touch.

  19. awesome design…beautiful Julie!

  20. Avatar Sabrina (Cook22)
    Sabrina (Cook22) says:

    I like this image best so far. I think maybe because it reminds me of the straw used to make the old traditional St. Brigid’s crosses here.

  21. Great card. Love the colors and MS border. TFS! 🙂

  22. I love the color combination of the green and the brown with the elegance of the punches and the ribbon.

  23. It just keeps getting better and better, I just love these blog hops!!! Such beauty and inspiration, wowzer girls! Julie, your creation is breath taking, your coloring, your design, your paper…..everything! I just love these sets!!

  24. Avatar Deb Robinson
    Deb Robinson says:

    I am having such a great time blog hopping. Enjoying the varation of the stamps and how your creative minds work to produce an original.

  25. Love the frame and love the colors together. Great card.

  26. Avatar Karen W
    Karen W says:

    This is gorgeous!!

  27. Avatar Kris Turner
    Kris Turner says:

    Gorgeous card, Julie. The varied colors on the cross are striking and the border is amazing to set it off!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  28. Avatar Earline
    Earline says:

    Lovely card love it.

  29. Such a beautiful card!!

  30. So beautiful, Julie!! Love the bit of green on the edges of the wheat, and the border around the image just makes it pop!!

  31. Avatar Shirley
    Shirley says:

    Love that beautiful border.

  32. So beautiful and that ribbon technique is stunning on the card. On with the hop!

  33. Stunning card Julie…..really makes you stop and think…very powerful presentation. Love the little bird down in the left hand corner. Congratulations
    Kind Regards
    Judith from Australia

  34. Avatar Linda W.
    Linda W. says:

    I really like your color combinations. Great card.

  35. Great card – great colors – love the border.

  36. Awesome card. Loving this blog hop and all the new designs.

  37. Avatar Darlene L
    Darlene L says:

    Another great design. Love the combo of the verse with the wheat stalks. Perfect color choices.

  38. Love the textures and colors. . .that tan layer just makes the card pop! Beautiful!

  39. Beautiful card! Such talent!

  40. What a beautiful card. Love the layers and colors. Such an inspiring bloghop, so many great designs and I love the new products. Enjoy the holiday.

  41. Avatar Charlene Dahlberg
    Charlene Dahlberg says:

    Beautiful card – love the colors and all the details – Wonderful
    Thanks for sharing

  42. Wonderful card with beautiful colors. This is definitely a must have stamp set. Thanks & Happy 4th of July.

  43. Your choice of green really helped to make the card. Oh and I also like the edge punch. You are very talented.

  44. Very nice love the colors and the stamp is awesome. Great presentation. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Avatar Nancy Boatwright
    Nancy Boatwright says:

    Great card. Love the way you set it all off with the around the page punch. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  46. I love the choice of colors and the border on your card! This is stunning Julie!!

  47. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:


  48. Avatar Colorado
    Colorado says:

    This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing! I have that punch around the page set but have not used it yet… now I have to try it!!

  49. Really cute card. Love the ribbon detail and the edge punching!

  50. Avatar Carol Froehlich
    Carol Froehlich says:

    BEAUTIFUL card !!! I LOVE the wheat cross!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Carol Froehlich

  51. What a beautiful card!! Love the punched border and how you did your ribbon trim!!

  52. Avatar Kathy Oltmanns
    Kathy Oltmanns says:

    Great card! Love how the punch design picks up the wheat theme.
    Also great colors.

  53. Avatar Janet L.
    Janet L. says:

    Wow, what a great project. I love the colors, textures and details. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Avatar Candy Meyers
    Candy Meyers says:

    Great idea. I have to do something with that stamp.
    Candy Meyers

  55. I really like how you used the ribbon on this card. Wonderful.

  56. Your card is aweinspiring. I love the layers and colors. The Cross seems “alive”.

  57. Avatar Lillian Child
    Lillian Child says:

    So beautiful and inspirational!

  58. Love our background and the twisted ribbon, neat idea and effect!

  59. Great card! Love the color scheme, the border punching and the ribbon. FAB!

  60. I love how you used the multiple colors on the cross. It makes it pop right off the card. Very cool card.

  61. Avatar Linda Decker
    Linda Decker says:

    Julie I love how you twisted the ribbon. I get frustrated when the ribbon does that when I don’t want it to but perhaps I should just let it go and do it’s own thing as I liked your finished project. Thanks!

  62. This is so pretty! Love the colors, the punched frame, and the ribbon! I have a ribbon punch that is just sitting there being ignored 🙁 Thanks for reminding me about it!

  63. I love your beautiful card!

  64. I love this card – especially how you did the wheat in 2 colors and the punched panel. Beautiful!

  65. Soooo lovely!! Love the ribbon detail!!

  66. Avatar meemee48
    meemee48 says:

    Beautiful card. I love the the cross wheat stamp.

  67. Avatar Carmen Lucero
    Carmen Lucero says:

    Love the color combination! TFS

    Carmen Lucero

  68. Awesome creation, a master piece! Hugs x

  69. Beautifully done Julie. Love your ribbon treatment at the bottom.

  70. Wonderful card, love the colours
    Margaret xx

  71. Beautiful card Julie! I especially like the twisted ribbon technique. I’ll be using that one.

  72. Avatar quilter
    quilter says:

    Your border and your ribbon really make your card stand out. And I love the little bird just waiting to peck at the wheat. 🙂 You make me want to buy the stamp—so you have done your “job” well. 🙂

  73. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of the elements and colors you have combined! Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!!

  74. Avatar Scrapycandy
    Scrapycandy says:

    This is so cool! I love the frame and the colors you chose. Terrific stamps! This is my first time here…so fun!

  75. Avatar Barbara
    Barbara says:

    Brilliant! I love the use of the punch!