ODBD November Release Blog Hop!

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Angie’s fabulous blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.

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

For my card, I made a Swinging Z-Fold  card. There is a tutorial for this HERE. My card started as a 4.5 x 12 piece of vanilla Bazzill. I made the main card fold 6 1/8 inches from the right side and the Z fold 2 7/8 inches from the left side.  I added a red piece of dp to the left and a turquoise piece on the right. Per the tutorial, I opened the fold and die cut half of the ornament thru the left front. For the ornament itself, on coordinating dp, I stamped and embossed the ornament image then die cut using the new Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament die. With a craft knife, I cut out little openings inside the embossing.  I stamped another ornament on a patterned piece of the dp and placed the patterned ornament behind the embossed one and attached it on top of the half ornament cut in the card.

Though technically the top pic is the front, if you unfold the left, it looks a little plain. So to dress it up a little, I attached a frame left from die cutting the patterned ornament . I also added a few pine bough images in a couple of the corners.
Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

On the inside, I added a smaller ornament w/ the greeting on the backside of the large ornament.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I’ll send you on to Sabrina’s wonderful blog!


Stamps: ODBD – Ornaments 2, Mistletoe Tag, Sing for Joy
Paper: Bazzill vanilla, dp (all from Prima – Madeline collection)
Ink: Ancient Page chocolate, Encore Ultimate Metallic bronze
Accessories: chocolate sparkle embossing powder, Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom ornament & petite oval dies, Tombow markers (for inking the pine bough image)

101 Responses to ODBD November Release Blog Hop!

  1. this is a stunning card, I need to give that fold a try, thanks for the inspiration…so glad to be guesting for you gals…have a fabulous day!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Julie girl, this is so amazing! Not only is the card technique so cool, but I am flipping out over the pieced ornament….love the 3d effect…wow! Beautiful work as usual!! Blessings, Angie

  3. This is a gorgeous card, Julie!

  4. drop dead gorgeous Julie!! clever you…I love it

  5. Avatar Cheryl Stauffer
    Cheryl Stauffer says:

    Awesome swinging Z-fold card. I love your choice of stamp and colors!!

  6. What a stunning z fold design Julie!! Love your colors and use of the stamps!! The swinging ornament is perfect!!

  7. Oh my! This is such a unique fancy fold card. Amazing. Love how you colored and blinged the ornament.

  8. Your card is awesome! The ornament is exquisite! Love the colors. Hugs, Sarah

  9. Your cards made me smile, what a beautiful array of colors for the holidays. Gorgeous!

  10. Avatar Rosemary D.
    Rosemary D. says:

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

  11. Oh Julie, this is just gorgeous. I love that stamp set and I have the dies, think I need to order that one.

  12. what a beautiful work of art!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  13. Wow how Beautiful. I love the way you have made the Z-fold card it lets the Ornament shine. I love the papers and the colors. the glittler adds that extra pop. I love things with glitter. love the sentament. thanks for sharing and for the chnce to win

  14. What a stunning card.

  15. The Z-fold is such a versatile technique and you did an awesome job making this stunning card. TFS

  16. Oh my word, Julie!! I am amazed at your creativity and am blown away at the beauty of this wonderful card!! I have never tried one of these z-fold cards, but you have given me the last little push to go ahead and try it. Thanks for the sharing this beauty! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  17. OMGoodness, Julie!! What an amazing z-fold card!! Fabulous that you cut out parts of the ornament die and added designer paper behind it…totally made it even more spectacular!!

  18. Avatar Sue Brailey
    Sue Brailey says:

    Absolutely stunning!! I can’t get over these projects!1 they are all so beautiful! I love the Z card idea and will be back for the tutorial! I know I can’t match this card but love the idea.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Sue B
    wahini97 at yahoo dot com

  19. Julie, each card on this Blog Hop is just spectacular. You ladies are so clever and talented. I’m in awe!

  20. Love, love, love it!

  21. This is so pretty, Julie! I haven’t tried this type of card yet, you make it look so easy! Beautiful!

  22. So pretty, thanks for the tutorial!

  23. Wowza!! I have a set of those dies waiting to give somebody as part of their Christmas gift – but should I be so lucky as to win anything in the blog hop I’d be tempted to hold onto them.
    Love the detail of the added pine boughs.

  24. Beautiful card. Love those colors.

  25. You really know how to knock someone’s socks off! I just love movement cards! I’m terrible at them myself but I love looking at others. The colors you chose are just so classic! Beautifully done!

  26. Turquoise and red aren’t what I would normally have chosen for a Christmas card but girl, you made it work, and big time. I’m off to search for something out of the ordinary. Seeing what you did with it makes me look at things differently. Love the ornament, too.

  27. Oooh, love the folds and coloring on this. Just gorgeous! Blessings,

  28. This is a beautiful card with a great design. I love that ornament and sentiment.

  29. Avatar Fran Gumprecht
    Fran Gumprecht says:

    Gorgeous, Julie! Love all your wonderful details and fab design!

  30. Beautiful card, I love the design & creativity. Gorgeous!

  31. love it very creative and it just gorgeous.

  32. What a stunning design….just love how you have laid this out and how fabulous the inside paper is laid to work so perfectly on the front of the card….that ornament looks outstanding in this design. TFS

  33. Julie I am speechless! This is soooo gorgeous my friend!!!!!!

  34. Avatar Mary Jo P
    Mary Jo P says:

    WOW…what a beautiful card…thank you for the inspiration

  35. Wow have you been a busy girl. Love all the set and would love to have it myself. Love all your work, please keep sharing it. this is so cute and unique. Love the card all together and especially when it is opened. Thanks for sharing.

    Syd Egan

  36. Wow this card looks like it took a long time. It is beautiful and I am sure it was worth all the time it took. Thanks for your creation.

  37. This is just so very lovely!

  38. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    OOO WOW!!! I really love your card!!! It is gorgeous!!!! love how you did the ornament!!

  39. Fantastic ornament!!! Great card!
    Jan Castle

  40. Avatar Pat Austin
    Pat Austin says:

    This card looks really complex thanks for offering a challenge.

  41. Aww! The ornament is so pretty & beautifully colored too.

  42. Oh Julie…. this z fold is just over the top in creativity and gorgeousness!!! I LOVE the dp and the way you did the ornament!!! Stunning as always!!!

  43. (blog in progress)
    Julie!! You did a super job!!! Thanks for allowing me to glean from you!!! be blessed
    Beyond Measure

  44. Amazing job, as always Julie! I’ll be checking out that tutorial! Gorgeous colors too!

  45. Love how you incorporated the ornament into your card, very creative and beautifully done.

  46. Avatar Georgia Sales
    Georgia Sales says:

    The colors are gorgeous, I love the ornaments.

  47. Avatar Vicky Schmidt
    Vicky Schmidt says:

    What a shunning card. Just beautiful. Even if I follow the directions, it would not come out as beautiful as yours.
    Vicky Schmidt

  48. Beautiful, I love the 3D effect! TFS

  49. Real Christmas spirit and inspiration! Thank you! Joy from Ukraine

  50. What a super fun technique! Lovely work!

  51. What a work of art! These ornament stamps are amazing and I love that they are coordinated with the Spellbinders die! Just love this card!

  52. Beautiful card. I’ll have to try making one myself.

  53. Just love the colours in your beautiful card – lovely reminder words for the most wonderful season! Blessings!

  54. Avatar Carol from kiwi land
    Carol from kiwi land says:

    This is a great card and i want to give it a go, but I must finish this hop.Love the colours, design and of course the stamps.

  55. Ooh, I just love your card technique! What a great image and such beautiful colors!
    Marsha S.

  56. Julie – as always so inventive and beautiful. I love the colours here too. Great work.

  57. I’ve never seen a swinging Z fold before but I’m certain none could come close to the beautiful card you created here. Thank you.
    Barbara in LA

  58. Avatar B Leonard
    B Leonard says:

    Wow! What a beautiful card. Love the frame around the ornament.

  59. Gorgeous card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  60. This is one gorgeous card!

  61. Beautiful, love you style and color choices. Thank you for adding the tutorial link and sharing your talents.

  62. Avatar Donna Garvin
    Donna Garvin says:

    Awesome card. WOW!!!

  63. i love this Z card it is Beautiful! i cant wait to make one!

  64. Soooo stunning! Love the z-fold card and that pieced ornament is out of this world!

  65. Avatar Marilyn Goin
    Marilyn Goin says:

    Your card is absolutely stunning!

  66. I seem to be following a theme…your card is stunning. Love the colors and the extra details that you included. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  67. This is a beautiful card…great job, inspiring…love your blog…:)

  68. Oh Julie – this is so amazing! I had to keep reading how you did this, and looking at the card and reading again. Thanks for the link to the tutorial – otherwise I will never understand this technique! And what a perfect set to use for this kind of card! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  69. Such a fun card…

  70. great card design; love the ornament!

  71. This is gorgeous Julie-I love this new stamp set for the ornament die and you are showing it so well

  72. Avatar Jean Orsborn
    Jean Orsborn says:

    So amazing – Now I know why you are (or have been) all of those design teams. Breathtaking.

  73. Julie, I love the shimmer on this – What a gorgeous design!

  74. What a wonderful Z-card! I just love your use of turquoise and rose red. I’m also pleased to see another idea using the Spellbinder’s ornament die as I have that set. Thanks!

  75. very clever design! love it!