Hello everyone! Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread designs Release Blog Hop! If you came from Angie's Blog, you are in the right place, but if you just happened on my blog you should go to the ODBD Blog and start from there, and if along the way any links are broken simply return to the ODBD blog where the entire list will be listed in order. You can always go on to the next person and check back later for the missing one. The Hop will run from 8am Eastern Dec. 1 to 8pm Dec 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3. There will be 4 prizes. Kelley has very generously offered to give Three prizes of Choice of One set, and One GRAND PRIZE of the December Bread Basket Bundle!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! The prizes are hidden on various blogs along the hop, so it is important that you visit and comment on each one!
All you have to do to be eligible to win one of these great prizes is comment on each blog on the hop, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave us a comment there:
1. Telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you could not comment on
2. Answer the question that is posted on the ODBD Blog post for this hop.
3. Cross your lucky fingers and toes and hope that one of the bloggers who have the hidden prizes pick YOU! Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Dec 3rd to see if you won! :)
Now on to my project! I decided to make some ornaments with the new set, "Ornaments". As I'm sure you know... ODBD is so pleased to have been chosen a Spellbinder's Preferred company, and this set is our first custom made set to fit the Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornament Die set. I have loved using this stamp to make cards but for something different, I stamped with Stazon Silver Ink onto acetate and they stamped like a dream!!! I then used the largest and second largest Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die to cut out and emboss my brushed silver cs from Hobby Lobby, making a frame for the acetate. I strung some beads onto a thin wire and secured that to the inside of the bottom of the ornament, and then I secured a ribbon loop to the top. Then I sandwiched the acetate between two silver borders and glued together. Since I don't have my Christmas tree up yet, I decided to tape these to my window to show you how they look hanging... and it gave me an idea! My DMIL is in a nursing home and can't have a tree in her room, but still enjoys a little decoration during the holidays, so she does have a large window, and how pretty would these look as sun catchers in her window!?
So that gave me the next idea... to make a gift box to send them in. I used my Cricut and my "Boxes, Bags and Tags" cartridge to cut the box out, using the same silver cs. Once cut I centered my largest ornament die cut on the box top and cut and embossed it. using the die as a template, I hand drew a 1/4" smaller one from this pretty patterned silver and white cs (also Hobby Lobby) and cut that out. I stamped another ornament on acetate and attached to the back of the cover, along with the silver and white mat I had cut. The border on the box is simply four Spellbinders corner dies and little strips to fit behind them to give just a little more interest to the box. I tied it all up with a May Arts Sheer Ribbon and done. I hope these will put a smile on my elderly Mother in Law's face to have some pretty decorations in her room this Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed my projects today! From here, hop on over to Becca's Blog for some GREAT inspiration from one talented lady!!!
I am entering this in the Shabby Tea Room Get in Shape challenge.
Be blessed, and have a wonderful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Savior!