Peace and Joy Gift Set
Hello everyone! Can you believe it? It's December! Christmas is just around the corner and Our Daily Bread designs is going to help you get the last of your Christmas cards done with two more great sets and lots of wonderful sentiments and verses! Today is the release of these new sets and to celebrate we have a blog hop for you to enjoy, be inspired by, and have a chance to WIN ONE Set of your choice!!!
If you arrived here from Dawn's Blog, you are in the right place. If you happened on my blog, you will want to go to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start the hop from there. You will be collecting secret words from each of the design team's blogs, leaving a comment for each designer, returning to the Our Daily Bread designs blog, leaving a message that says you have visited each designer and left a comment, then you will email me at the link given there, giving me the list of the designers names with their secret words. You will want to collect these in order because they spell out a special message to you from us! All the designer's will be listed on the ODBD blog with links, so if you get lost along the way, simply return there for the next link. To keep track of the names of each designer, it might be easiest to just copy the list right from the ODBD blog and then as you collect the secret words you can just fill them in next to the designer's name. You have until 8:00 PM EST Dec 2 to complete the requirements! So quick and easy... who wouldn't want to try? This month Kelley, the owner of Our Daily Bread designs has generously offered TWO prizes.... so TWO lucky hoppers will be chosen by random to receive the set of THEIR choice!!! How fun is that?!!
Also, just a reminder that starting in January, Our Daily Bread designs will be hosting a monthly Design Team Challenge, and you all are invited to play along! There will be awards and PRIZES... so lots of fun and extra chances to win coming up in the new year!!!
Now on to my projects using one of the new release sets, Peace and Joy.
This card was made using a Trapeze Template. It is a brass template with piercing holes and there were pattern books available giving you lots of different options for patterns to "sew" and bead if desired. I do not have and cannot find the book... so I cased an idea by Beverly Terry who owns Terryfic Times, where I bought the template. I just had to figure out a sizing that worked for me. This is what the template looks like:
I cut a square of paper the size of the template, pierced the holes I wanted to use and strung my beads on silver thread. After my pattern was made I cut the tiny supports, leaving just the outter border and the inner square, held together by the beads. It is a fun way to pack a wow factor into a card. For my card itself I cut out the "window" so that you could see through the beaded part to the inside and made a card within a card so that the pretty green background and snowflake image from the ODBD set, Peace and Joy would show through, but when you lift that panel, there is the sentiment inside that. The snowflakes are stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver embossing powder. The large one is hand cut, the small one is actually stamped on a Spellbinder's Die Cut (Create a Flake) sent to me by my great friend Chris. Thank you Chris!!! The white one is covered in Dazzling Diamonds, not so visible on this dark day.
Here are the insides of the card... the lift up flap and inside that, the message:
...And here are the Ornament and Candle
I made a gift set using these images.... so perfect for an inexpensive but special gift that says you care! The ornament has the large snowflake stamped on Acetate and embossed in silver and then inserted into the glass ornament. On the outside I added another white SB die cut with the small snowflake embossed on it and added some bling from Memory Box. A silver ribbon and fibers finish it off. I used an assortment of die cuts from Spellbinders and Sizzix to layer my snowflakes on the candle, then mounted them on a Spellbinder's Label 6 which I sponged with Olive Ink from Our Daily Bread designs. The belly band is made with a Martha Stewart edge punch, a Cuttlebug embossed snowflake edge and some light sponging.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Peace and Joy
Card Stock: Papertrey White, Basic Black
Designer Paper: Chatter Box Holiday Holly, Brushed Silver from The Paper Co.
Accessories: Trapeze Piercing Template, Silver Thread, White beads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Die Cuts: Label 6, Create a Flake, Fancy Tags, Ribbon, Crystal Snowflakes- Memory Box, Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch
Now to continue on the hop from here, go visit Deb for more great inspiration! My secret word is STICKS.
Have fun and good luck in the drawing! God bless and thanks for stopping by!