Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Birthday Box

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a fun project that I made for a co-worker for their birthday.  It is just a little something to mark the day and of course being a male means no pretty stuff, but I tried to make it fun anyway!  :)

I've used some craft card and ODBD's Luminous Lantern Die to create the box and glued it together.  Around the base I've added some orange twill ribbon.  I've then used Pennant Flags Dies to cut the blue panel and then cut the 'Happy Birthday' out of orange card with Happy Birthday Script Die and glued to the top of the pennant.  I found some fun spotty paper and die cut it with Pennant Row Dies and matted with blue cut with the other die from the same die set.  To finish I've tied it closed with an orange ribbon.

Stamps - None
Paper - Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Blue, DP
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Luminous Lantern Die, Pennant Flags Dies, Happy Birthday Script Die, Pennant Row Dies; Orange Twill Ribbon, Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Monday, May 22, 2017

14yr Old Teen!

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a quick card that I made for my 14yr old nephew.  As you know MAN cards are hard at the best of times - TEEN BOY cards aren't much easier!!  I decided to play it safe with reds and browns and a couple of Large Numbers (in case he forgot how old he was LOL!!).

I've used a base of Chocolate Chip and layered with Cherry Cobbler and a piece of white cut with ODBD's Lattice Background Die.  I've added a couple of notched tags of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler.  I've cut a piece of Chocolate Chip with Pierced Circles Dies and topped with white cut with Circles Dies and then cut the numbers out of Cherry Cobbler using Large Numbers Dies.

Stamps - None
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Lattice Background Die, Large Number Dies, Pierced Circles Dies, Circles Dies

A quick and easy teen card that you can whip up in a flash!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Power and Spark Time!

Hello Everyone!!!  Are you ready for a brand new Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge????   This month the hostess is yours truly and I decided to FRAME IT UP!!!  What does that mean??  Well, you could use a frame for your image on your card, you could create a Polaroid style frame or you could go all out and create a piece and put it in a frame for home decor!  Are those clogs starting to move around in your brain yet??  I can't wait to see what ideas you've got!!  :)

If that isn't enough to excite you, what if I told you that if folks play along in the Power & Spark and WIN, Marcy upped the ante when it comes to winnings. Now our lucky winner gets a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo Hoo! Play along during May, link up your card on the Power Poppy Blog , make sure you mention and link back to the Power Poppy Challenge and you could win!!

I decided to create TWO cards to show you ideas on how to play this month's challenge!  If you look at both cards you'll notice that I used the exact same frame for both cards, just used them differently!

For the first card at the top of this post, I've used a base of Soft Sky and layered with white and some DP and then attached some lavender ribbon.  Next I've cut the frame out of X-press It Blending Card and then stamped the edges of the big bouquet from Burst of Kindness all around it and then coloured it with Copics!  The sentiment is also from Burst of Kindness and has been stamped with Versafine black, attached the the centre of the card and then popped the frame up on foam tape.

Stamps - Burst of Kindness (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, White, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, X-press It Foam Tape, Lavender Ribbon

For my second card, I've kept the frame plain, only stamping the sentiment from Artful Display in the corner.  The base is created of white and layered with pink card and some DP with two pieces of wide pink ribbon attached.  In the middle I've added a piece of DP that sort of looks like wall paper (humour me!!).  I've then stamped several plates from Artful Display onto X-press It Blending Card and then coloured with Copic markers.  I've then fussy cut each place to create my display!  Stamp the sentiment in the corner of the frame and pop up on foam tape, finishing with a big pink bow in the corner.

Stamps - Artful Display (Power Poppy)
Paper - White, X-press It Blending Card, Pink, DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories - Copics, Double Stitched Rectangles, Pink Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

So - are you excited to join in the challenge yet??  Let's see what amazing ideas the Bloom Brigade have used to inspire you today!!
One more thing - did you know there is a new digi in the Power Poppy Store today??  Want a peek??  CLICK HERE to see Plant Kindness!!

That's all from me today, hope you play along with us this month and are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Teacher Time!

Hello Everyone!!  It's the beginning of May and that means it's time for another brand new release by ODBD!!!  It's time for school peeps with a range of dies and stamps perfect for teachers, Sunday School teachers and even your local school bus driver!!  Imagine all those end of school year projects that you could get done!  :)

Of course it wouldn't be a new release hop without PRIZES!!!  :)
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. USA EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Today I'm using a stamp set called Class Act as well as the A+ Apples Dies (serious FUN dies!).

If you've been following the blog this year, you would have seen the fabby new 3D/box/basket/lantern dies that have been brought out and how much a looooooove them so of course I had to combine these new goodies with the Glorious Gable Box Die to create a darling gift box!!

I began by using the Glorious Gable Box Die to cut some Kraft cardstock - using only the top filigree inserts so that the rest of the box was solid card.  I adhered this together with some High Tack Double sided tape and then attached some hessian (burlap) ribbon topped with green gingham ribbon around the bottom.  Next came the fun bit!!!  I cut SIX of the middle sized apple from A+ Apples dies.  FIVE I scored in roughly the middle (the shape is not totally symmetrical, so I've popped it in the Scor Buddy and scored each one at 1 inch which is close to the middle).  Fold each of these and start gluing the sides together to create the 3D apple.  Once you have half a 3D apple, glue it to the sixth die cut which is still flat - this makes it easier to glue to your box! 

Die cut the apple stem and leaf and glue to the front of the box as shown.  Die cut a smaller apple using the smallest apple/stem/leaf dies in the A+ Apples set, glue together and pop it up on foam tape on the handle.  Finally stamp the sentiment from Class Act in white pigment ink onto black card cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - Kraft, Black, Red, Brown, Green
Ink - Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Inkpad
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Glorious Gable Box Die, A+ Apples Dies, Pennant Flags Dies; X-press It High Tack Doublesided Tape, X-press It Foam Tape, Hessian (Burlap) Ribbon, Green Gingham Ribbon

I've also made a quick Corner Bookmark using the same stamp and die set!  Create a corner bookmark out of Kraft Cardstock and layer with Rustic Beauty Collection paper (top triangle) and green card topped with Vintage Ephemera Collection paper (bottom).  Stamp the pile of books from Class Act in Rich Cocoa on X-press It Blending Card and colour with Copic Markers.  Die cut with Stitched Oval Dies and glue to the front.  Accent with the 'A+' dies from A+ Apples cut out of red and attach as shown.

Stamps - Class Act (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection, Vintage Ephemera Collection; Kraft, Green, X-press It Blending Card, Red
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories - ODBD Dies: A+ Apples, Stitched Oval Dies; Glue

I'm sure you can't wait to see what the Breadsticks have lined up for you today!!  Hop on by these blogs and be inspired!!

Cathy * Kathy * Dawn *Sandee * Angie * Julie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Robin * Sabrina * Helen * Lori

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Pop of Pink

Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another quick card for you using some of the latest offerings by ODBD!  As you can see, I'm at it again with the roses - although this time, the card was constructed with left over bits from my previous card that you'll find HERE.  As you can see from that card, I had left over flower pieces and leaves as well as that oval cut out from the Lattice Background.  I thought, surely I can come up with a way to use an oval lattice piece.....and so I did!  :)

I've used a base of Soft Sky, layered with Very Vanilla and topped with Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Across this I've added a piece of vanilla cut with Flower Lattice Die to create a decorative strip.  Next I've cut a piece of Soft Sky withe Layered Lacey Ovals and topped it with the left over piece of vanilla cut with Stitched Ovals Dies and Lattice Background Die.  I've then added the rose that has been made using Rose Dies and Rose Leaves Dies to one side.  I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower in Rich Cocoa ink and die cut with Pennant Flags Dies and attached as shown.  To finish I've added some pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Pink, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Layered Lacey Ovals, Stitched Ovals Dies, Lattice Background Die, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Flower Lattice Die, Pennant Flags Dies; Pearls

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another one of those dreaded MAN CARDS!  SIGH!  Men are so very difficult to create for, so thank goodness for stars and browns!!  :)

Last week, one of the loved members of our team at work had his final day.  It was actually very sad as he didn't want to leave.  You see, Yassine is a beautiful young man from Morocco and even though he has worked with the company for years and is a valued member of our team, the government has told him he has to leave and go home to Morocco.  There were tears and not just from me...  :(   Of course I had to make him a special good-bye card from everyone, which is why this is a long tall card - plenty of space for everyone to write something.

I used a base of Baked Brown Sugar and topped with Cherry Cobbler and some random star patterned paper from my stash.  Through the centre is a piece of Chocolate Chip topped with some spotty brown paper also from my stash.  Then came the fun of lots of pennant shaped pieces and star die cuts in browns and reds.  To personalise it, I've die cut the letters of his name with a font set by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, stamped in Rich Cocoa and die cut with an oval die.  (I really like this set for a couple of reasons, 1. It has cute flowers in it and 2. It has lots of 'goodbye' type sentiments for all sorts of occasions, such as new job, retirement, sorry you are leaving and so on.)

I also decorated the inside stamping a coffee cup and beans in versamark (the beans go all around the edges) and the sentiment, from From All Of Us by Clearly Besotted, in Rich Cocoa.  (In case you are wondering about the coffee theme inside - I work at a Patisserie and we sell and drink a lot of coffee!)

Stamps -    (Clearly Besotted)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, DP
Accessories - Oval Dies, Star Dies, Scissors, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pink Birthday Rose

Hello Everyone! Roses are still blooming at ODBD and today I have another card using all the fabby new April releases that I seem to be more than a little addicted to right now!!  :)  I sure hope you aren't sick of roses just yet!  No?  Great!!!  :)

Since I am still trying to restock my birthday card stash, it's another Birthday card!!  This time I've used a base of Very Vanilla card and layered with Wild Wasabi and then topped with Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Over the paper layer I've added a piece of Very Vanilla cut with Lattice Background Die with the middle cut out with Stitched Oval Dies.  To one side I've added a pink ribbon and then cut some leaves using Rose Leaves Dies.  I've made the rose out of pink card cut with Rose Dies, dampening each piece, shaping, allow to dry and then gluing each piece together and adding a pearl to the centre.  I've also added two pearls to the top corner and finished by stamping the sentiment from Lovely Flower direct to the paper.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Black
Paper - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Pink, ODBD Shabby Rose Collection paper
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Lattice Background Die, Pink Ribbon, Pearls

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Friday, April 14, 2017

ODBD April Look Back!

Hello Everyone!  The Breadsticks are having a look back at the ODBD April Release and what a fun release it was!!  Lanterns, Roses and flowery stamps galore!!  For today's post I have two projects made, a lantern and a card!  I have to say I have really enjoyed creating these lanterns - today I have made a four sided lantern, although you can also make a five sided lantern too!

Start with the Luminous Lantern Die and cut four sides and base out of black cardstock and construct with a strong adhesive (I used X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape).  Next came the rose and I've cut several pieces out of Cherry Cobbler card using the Rose Dies.  Lightly dampen and shape (I used an old foam mouse mat and a balling tool out of my cake making supplies!).  I've allowed the pieces to dry in the shape I wanted by placing them in an egg carton - they are easier to put together when the card is dry and simply glue and layer to get the effect you are happy with.  Cut the leaves using Rose Leaves Dies and attach them and the rose to the lantern.  I've stamped the sentiment from Lovely Flower in black and die cut with Pennant Flags Dies.  I looked at the bottom of the lantern and thought it needed a little something, but didn't want to use a ribbon as I had a ribbon to close the top - so I took the Lavish Layers Dies and cut a piece of red card with the largest die and then trimmed the edges to create a tiny border, cut to the length of the sides and glued into place!  I thought about it later, that this would also make a lovely gift box - imagine it filled with Easter Eggs for this week-end!

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Ink - Black
Paper - Black, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, White
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Luminous Lantern, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Lavish Layers Dies, Red Ribbon, X-press It High Tack Double Sided Tape

My second project to day is a quick and easy card.  I've decided to go with a birthday card as I need to replenish my stash!!  I've used a base of Wisteria Wonder and layered with Soft Sky die cut with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and topped with some Shabby Rose Collection paper.  Around this I've attached some silver ribbon.  Down one side I've added a panel of white topped with more Shabby Rose paper.  I've stamped the oval flower image from Lovely Flower in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and then die cut with Fancy Fan Die.  I've then cut another fan shape out of plain white card and inverted it to create a decorative strip!  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and stamped the sentiment direct to the card front.

Stamps - Lovely Flower (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Shabby Rose Collection, X-press It Blending Card, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Fancy Fan, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Copics, Silver Ribbon, Bow Easy

Want to see some gorgeous creations with this month's release???  Make sure you pop by these blogs and be inspired!
Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 
Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

As you probably know, it is Good Friday today - a very holy day in the Christian calendar!  Here in Australia it is a Public Holiday and everything is closed, no shops are open or anything like that unlike some Public Holidays where the stores are still open.  It's like Christmas or ANZAC Day where almost everything comes to a stop.  I hope wherever you are in the world, that you have a chance to stop, reflect and celebrate Good Friday in whatever way is traditional in your homeland and prepare to celebrate Easter!

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)


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