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. Avatar Valerie
    Valerie says:

    this is my first blog hop and i am loving all the wonderful ideas!

  2. Beautiful card…the color combination is one of my favorites..thank you for sharing

  3. I love your card – so many gorgeous details and color choices. I do especially love your color choices and how you put them together. It adds to the beauty of your card. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring work!

  4. Really pretty card, like the way you used the ribbon punch. Will have to try that.

  5. Gorgeous Julie!!! Love the colours, the design and the ribbon treatment!!! Also love that border/corner punch…..I soooooo need to get one of those!!!!

  6. Avatar Linda Clark
    Linda Clark says:

    Your card is beautiful. I love the wheat cross. Their new sets are just awesome.
    Thank you for sharing your talents. Linda C.

  7. Lovely colors on a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Avatar debmom4ca
    debmom4ca says:

    I really like the clarity of this card and the detail of letting the image peel over the edge of the layer.

  9. Avatar Tricia Jones
    Tricia Jones says:

    Love your card.


  10. Absolutely gorgeous Julie!!!! Love the border!

  11. Avatar Clare Curcio
    Clare Curcio says:

    Your card is so pretty! I love the earthy tones. Thanks for sharing it!

  12. Wonderful layout and color design. Love the lace border.

  13. Avatar Patsy Eccles
    Patsy Eccles says:

    The color scheme is lovely. Thank you for your work.

  14. Beautiful, Julie. Love the way you did the ribbon.

  15. Great card–I really like how you twisted the ribbon.

  16. Avatar Pat Jandacek
    Pat Jandacek says:

    I love your card. The wheat cross is a great design and your layout is great.

  17. Avatar Emily Spencer
    Emily Spencer says:

    Your card is so precious.Love the border punch you used.Thank you so much for sharing it,Blessings,Emily

  18. Avatar marianne
    marianne says:

    love the frame card!

  19. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    very pretty card! I like how you twisted the ribbon.

  20. Avatar cindy ziliak
    cindy ziliak says:


  21. very nice design

  22. I really like your color combinations, very nice.

  23. How gorgeous is this! The border is perfect with the cross and sentiment!

  24. Love the colour combination on your card – the brown and green on the sheaf is stunning.

  25. Terrific card- I love the subtle colors and the marbleized effect of the base paper. Simply stunning!

  26. Very nice! I also like the way you photographed your card. With some accents with the stones.

  27. Love the colors!

  28. Another beautiful card. I love the scalloped edging. Talk about perfection.

  29. Avatar christi
    christi says:

    love the tecniques used with this card.

  30. Avatar Ola Jaggers
    Ola Jaggers says:

    This is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  31. Avatar theresa
    theresa says:

    Nice card Julie!

  32. Lovely, just lovely. One of my favorites from this blog hop!

  33. I love your use of color. Great card. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Avatar Mary Dinucci
    Mary Dinucci says:

    What a beautiful card!

  35. Avatar Lynne Zickert
    Lynne Zickert says:

    Julie lovely card – loved the punched border!


  36. Avatar Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Very Pretty thanks so much for sharing

  37. Avatar Mary R.
    Mary R. says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the different colors on the wheat.

  38. Avatar Donna Garvin
    Donna Garvin says:

    Very pretty card. Love the color combo

  39. Avatar Charlie
    Charlie says:

    Love the colors in this card! I really like the way you wove the ribbon in at the bottom. Can’t wait to try that.

  40. Very pretty. Love the way you did the cross.

  41. Avatar Mary Lee
    Mary Lee says:

    What a beautifully crafted card! I just love the color scheme & your style! Thanks so much 4 sharing your creative talents w/ us!

  42. Beautiful…..love your layout and color…..tfs

  43. Avatar conniemelancon
    conniemelancon says:

    this is so pretty!

  44. Great job!

  45. Beautiful…..love your color choices…..tfs

  46. Avatar Janet S
    Janet S says:

    Ooooo, I love the ribbon accent on your card. I never thought of twisting the ribbon. Very nice! Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop.

  47. Avatar Linda S. in NE
    Linda S. in NE says:

    Hi Julie, My first visit to your blog, and I am very impressed. You have made a beautiful project using the two new sets. Linda S. in NE

  48. Avatar Karen G (froggietalks)
    Karen G (froggietalks) says:

    I really like the wheat cross the way you’ve done it. And the ribbon is fabulous!!

  49. Avatar Betty T
    Betty T says:

    Every little detail is beautiful! I especially like the twisted ribbon accent.

  50. Julie, you used one of my favorite color combos–love it!


  51. Julie, lovely card. You presented the stamped image so beautifully in this card.

  52. Hi Julie~

    I love the colors used in this beautiful card! The evergreen in the cross is just wonderful…it really brings the cross out even more.
    This is such a delight! Thank you for sharing it with us/me.

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  53. I’ll have to get our my ribbon punch too! You’ve inspired me!

  54. Avatar Scramaniac247
    Scramaniac247 says:

    What a wonderful card, love those spellbinders. You have me hooked on them. And the border punches also. Thank you for sharing your card with us.

  55. Such a pretty card love the touch of ribbon.

  56. Beautiful! Love that punched border and the lovely colors and layers.

  57. Beautiful, i love how the punched border accents the image. TFS!