Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread designs June 1 Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome the the Our Daily Bread designs June Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Dawn's incredible blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and hop from there so you have a chance to win one of the FOUR fabulous prizes up for grabs this month!

The Hop will run from 8am EDT June 1 until 8pm EDT. June 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on June 3.


Three Prizes of ONE FREE SET
and
One GRAND PRIZE OF THE BREAD BASKET BUNDLE

Here is what you need to do to be entered in the drawing:
  • Leave comments for each designer on each blog
  • Return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment, telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you were unable to comment on.
  • Answer the question below here on the ODBD blog (not on the individual DT blogs)
Now for my project details: I used the fabulous new set designed by Dina Kowal called Serve the Lord, along with the custom die cut for the lace border and main image lacey panel. I also used the Crocheted Background. I can't tell you how much I love this set!!!

I decided to made a card sized pop up gift card holder. The card is 4 x 6" and the original idea came from PaperCrafts Connection a couple years ago. My base is Ruby Red and the dp is Websters Pages triple collection Spring Market/Yacht Club/Country Estate mini pad. For the front I stamped several lace borders with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Flourishes white cs. I sponged with THoltz distress ink in Antique Linen. I stamped the image and sentiment with the same ink and colored with Copics. I used the custom die to cut the main panel.... wow! It cuts like a dream! I cut the lace borders to frame my main panel and adhered. The bow is seam binding which I also distressed a bit with ink.

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I thought the pop up gift card holder would be perfect for a nice thank you to anyone from a Sunday School teacher, secretary, musican... you name it! Everyone enjoys a little gift card to some place special and it's a great way to show gratitude! I decorated the inside with another sentiment from the set, sponged, framed with a Spellbinders Fancy Tag Two and matted that on a Spellbinders Mega Oval I cut from a paper I had stamped the lace background on, again in rich cocoa. Below is a look at the side view.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired by all the many ways this fabulous set can be used! Feel free to scroll down one post to see another sample of today's release, Time, and Save Time. I LOVE that big clock image too!

From here, hop on over to DINA's BLOG... she's the artist behind this set so you don't want to miss her creation! Have a blessed day!

139 comments:

Dina K. said...

Grace, this is gorgeous! I wanted to see a close-up of your coloring - it looks fabulous! I love the pop-up element inside, and the frame around the sentiment with the stamped crochet behind it. Every detail is perfect! Hugs to you! --Dina

cdjcape521 said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW....this card is soooooo gorgeous!!!!!!

Becky said...

Grace, this is gorgeous girl!! I love this stamp set..Love the pop up, and that gorgeous dp.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just beautiful. Love the project.

Julie said...

Your gift card is gorgeous. The crocheted lace is absolutely beautiful!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace, what an outstanding gift card holder. Just when I think I've seen all I can with a stamp you kick it up a notch - what a beautiful piece. Love the red flowers, the dies, the lace around your sentiment on the front the ribbon detail....thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation - God has blessed you with so much talent.

Dawn said...

Oh Grace! this is stellar coloring girl!! just gorgeous...everything... gorgeous! love the pop-up too

Tami B. said...

Beautiful card. Great choice of papers.

Mary Jo said...

Love this gift card idea. The colors and all elements of this project are just perfect.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Grace!! Love this gift card holder!! So inspiring...I will have to try one of these!! Your coloring and choice of papers is gorgeous!! Love this!!
I hope things "cool" down for you real soon!!
hugs,
Chris

Peggysuez said...

What an elegant presentation for the gift card Grace, I know which is more valuable, the holder or the enclosure! And what glowing color you've achieved on those poppies!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, I am trying to wrap my brain around this amazing project. It is beautiful!!! ;)

Patter Cross said...

Oooh, this is so rich and beautiful! Love the colors and dp you chose! Just stunning! Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Great idea!
Donna
waldropdonna@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and what a surprise to see the pop-up inside which is just as lovely as the front.
ColleenB.

dclouser said...

What a stunning project! Just love the surprise when you open up the card!

Darla said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this fun and beautiful way to give a gift card!! Fabulous!

Patty said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and your coloring. Such a lovely way to give a gift card.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh - What a great project Grace. This is such a beauty! Pretty papers and bows! Love this!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so stunning!!!! and what an awesome idea ....your flower is gorgeous....truly beautiful....tfs

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Beautifil card, love the colors and how you showed the inside so we can see how you did the GC holder.

Charlotte said...

What a stunning card! Absolutely beautiful - and, what a surprise the pop-up on the inside is! This is such a beautiful set. Am loving the crochet doily and border! Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl W said...

The contrast of the stamped crocheted lace with the red tones of the DP is stunning! Anyone would love to receive this - even without a gift card in it.

Sandydee said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the colors.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous. Great gift card holder.

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Grace! Love this design and your coloring is over the top perfection!

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing & unique way to present a gift card. Nice job! Elaine

Anonymous said...

This is sooo pretty.The flowers are look so real!! Crazy for all the new stamps and dies.
Thanks for the inspiration
Charlene

reeree62 said...

So beautiful...love the fancy folds!

Catherine said...

Love the Victorian look of this (the Starbucks GC doesn't hurt either - LOL)! Seriously loving that lace stamp & die!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card - love the colors!

bwickline61@yahoo.com

Linda said...

What a great creation, I love it
hugs Linda Dekker

Cindy Coutts said...

Oh Grace, how fun and beautiful at the same time. Your colors are perfect. Everything is amazing what you've done with this release. I'm in awe.

Penny Reed said...

What a fabulous idea! And your colors are to die for! Just beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! The design and execution are just fabulous and I adore that dp. Gorgeous!

FM said...

So beautiful! I love the project idea. Who wouldn't love to receive this?!!

L said...

beautiful card! & what a gorgeous bow! TY 4 sharing

Beth Pollock said...

Wow! that is one great card and the colors are yummy...thanks for sharing it with us!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great gift card holder. Love the colors and the embellishments. I love seeing your creations. Great work. Thanks for sharing

Pauline said...

Love this gift card holder. Your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Becca Feeken said...

Grace!! What a wonderful project!! Every single detail is beautiful and I'm sure the recipient will be floored. Your coloring on those flowers is a.ma.zing!!

Dani said...

Wonderful! I absolutely adore this card!

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Grace!
Those flowers are colored so beautifully. I love the whole design of your project. The crochet lace border looks fabulous and so is your gorgeous ribbon.
Hugs Maz

Mrs Ham said...

Grace, thise is just beautiful. One of the most elegant gift holders I have ever seen. The colors are just stunning. The flower coloring is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What creative and beautiful combinations you have put together---I enjoyed seeing them. (This is the first time I've seen a gift card holder like this one.) Thanks---Jennifer in Ohio

SouthernScraps said...

Amazing project.

stampencamper said...

such detail in this card, wonderfully well created, thanks for making the blog hop fun

Lillian Child said...

I do so admire someone that goes the extra mile to create something extra special. This is SO lovely!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I have not seen this type of pop-up card ~ very fun! I love the colors you used and the crochet borders! Excellent!

Hugs!
Lori

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea for a gioft. the person gets two gifts. the card holder & the item in it. Beautiful work
Vicky Schmidt

Irish Eyes said...

What a sweet, beautiful card. Love the use of the crochet and lace stamps and dies.

Marilyn said...

I absolutely love the colors in your card.

Karen H. said...

Wonderfull what a great gift card holder perfect timing! Great Job!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

So fancy. Love this design. You did amazing.

Lorelie Kim said...

O-M-GEEEEE!! Grace!! I love the rich color of your poppies, your gorgeous bow and your "lace" framing!! That pop-up gift card is pretty nifty!! I will be trying that soon!!

April said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage look and your coloring is fabulous!

RoseSommer said...

A great design on this card. And wonderful colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh this paper is yummy and I love your bow! TFS,,,,Holly

Peggy said...

Wonderful pop up gift card holder. I love everything about it. Great job!
God bless,
PeggyS

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful pop up gift card holder...beautiful!!
Debbie D.

LaDawn said...

I love the card. It is a great design. I like the pop-up for a gift card holder. Thanks so much for the idea.

Lana said...

I am sooo in love with this type of pop up card! Yours is so beautiful!!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful gift card holder!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! This card is so Victorian, so vintage. The lace stamp/die is gorgeous, love the way you've stamped it. What a nice surprise to scroll down and see that it's a gift card holder!

Rachel said...

Beautiful!!! I love that it is a gift card holder!! Gorgeous Colors.

Linda said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful Grace!
Blessings,

Candy Meyers said...

Beautiful card and gift holder. Such a neat idea...more than just a holder.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Sandee said...

Oh Grace, I love this so much! That dp is beautiful and lends itself perfectly with this set! Love how you framed the sentiment and the edges of the card! And your coloring is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

The colouring on the poppies is so life-like! Fabulous job! Jeneen

Jackie W. said...

How lovely! I love the colors, so crisp and elegant. Just beautiful.Thank you.

Bobbi said...

I really like this presentation for gift cards. The colors are so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Grace, What a beautiful card! Every detail is perfection! And then I find it holds a gift card, what a fabulous idea!!! TYFS! Blessings! Patty W.

Jo4Him said...

What a great card/gift card idea! Love the colors and details. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the pop up gift card holder, the front is very pretty.

Yvonne N.

Elsie said...

Love the detail!

charlene said...

WOW WOW WOW:) Beautiful, I would love to make this you are so blessed to have this much talent!

Linda Bandow said...

The Ruby Red flowers are so beautifully done and love the papers as well. Thanks so much for this beautiful project!

jean w. said...

Grace this is beautiful! Love the colors and the card shape is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

christi said...

cool, cool cool! this is the cutest gift card holder. i love how you incorporated the lace stamp and die.

Linda Dale said...

Grace your cards are always so gorgeous. I only hope I can do as well someday. Your creations as such an inspiration. What kind of a camera do you use to take the photos with? Thanks

Barbara Jay said...

Oh wow. This card is fantastic . I love the Serve the Lord stamp, the corcheted border and background, the DP. Actually I love all of it!!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Great idea.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Gemiel said...

Lovin' the pop up!!!! Beautiful card.

Lisa D. said...

Wow is all I can say! Bold, and beautiful. I would love to receive this card. Thanks

Teri said...

Magnificent, absolutely beautiful!

Sonia said...

I love this card!! When I saw the front of this card I loved it- the flower, the crotched border, etc. Then I saw it opened to hold a gift card and saw the completed inside and thought- fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the card.

Holly Paulson

c smith said...

the color is stunning and the surprise inside the card was great I love the look of this outside and in thank you

Kim Rudisill said...

What a beautiful card and a great idea. Really like your choice of colors and the layout.

Sharon Peele said...

Grace your card is beautiful!! Love the popies!! and the bow!! what an awesome idea for s gift card!! You all way do a wonderful job!!

one_of_a_kind said...

Hi Grace,

Oh so sweet. A lovely way to give a gift. The card is as much a part of the gift as the 'gift card' inside. I love it. Kay McKinnis

Judy George said...

What a lovely idea. I have always thought the gift wrap made the gift even sweeter. This card is beautiful "gift wrap". Thanks for sharing.

nantastic said...

Oh, my. This pop-up gift card card is simply WOW.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!! love how it's a pop up gift holder!

Karen Linarez said...

I love the pop-up layout and the design paper. Your coloring is so fantastic, what a beautiful card.

Vickie Merrick said...

Such a stunning cards! I love every detail and the colors are just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for including the "how to" link on making the gift card.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card! And so cool that it holds a gift card!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card! Thank you for the link...and, Thank you so much for the inspiration and a chance to win!

Pati said...

Pretty reds & green, love the poppies and the bow!

Allymcb1 said...

Grace
this is lovely. I thought the idea of the gift card holder was a stroke of genius. I hope you don't mind but I am going to try it for a friend.
I love the colours of this card and the gorgeous bow.

Laurie said...

Red is my color, Grace! This is beautiful.

Just a Few Designs said...

HI...and I think anyone would love this lil gift on Sunday! Your project is simply beautiful and thoughtful. Love the colors you chose.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!
Hugs
Elsa
justafeww@gmail.com

Miesje said...

Grace this is a wonderful project. I love the colors and the amazing paper and layout. What a perfect gift!

Trisha said...

Good Morning Grace
Such lovely poppies, colored so beautifully.
Great job!
Trisha

DottyA Cards & Things said...

How charming!! The beautiful stamp set work so will with the colors you used!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Tanja said...

Lovely card/gift card holder, I love the red of the poppies on the stamp.

Evette K. said...

Stunning cards Grace! Made me smile big time this am. U are indeed blessed by our Lord with your talents. Hugs.

Teri said...

I am stunned at how much talent is on this hop!! You are all certainly blessed with so much beautiful talent!

Cindy said...

What a pretty card...love how it opens into a gift card holder. Thanks for sharing!

carol.drumwright said...

Love, love, love this card. The technique is so fun and the colors really POP! You are very talented!

Taylor U. said...

Grace, this is just beyond lovely!

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness, this is beyond fabulous! The entire design is incredible, but girlfriend, these are THE most gorgeous poppies I have ever seen! Your coloring is so vibrant and amazing!!! Love you, sister!!!

slbela59 said...

This is totally awesome! And I love that it holds a gift card. thanks for sharing.

Jean C said...

Grace,
This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl S. said...

This stamp set goes so well with you beautiful gift card holder. Terrific job!

Ratty Hugs said...

What an elegant card, it's perfect for an extra special thank you. Thank you for sharing.
~C8>

Davi said...

Wow Grace I've never seen a gift card like that. Oh so cool. Beside the fact that is is just fabulously beautiful!!

sdoll said...

I love the card. Beautful.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace, Grace, Grace, what a cool gift card holder, so outside the box!! The color of your card is just super. LOVE it. Thanks for the fab idea.

Julia said...

I really really like this! What a GREAT gift card holder.

Trena in Naperville said...

Lovely colors and design!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Anonymous said...

This card is just beautiful! Love the colors!
Christine G.

Irene said...

Amazing! Gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful and the concept so clever. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

Cook22 said...

From the stamp I had visualised those as yellow California poppies, but as red poppies are my favourite I just love this :D.

Bobbiecz said...

Love the secret inside your card. I love how you made a rectangle border with the crocheted lace.
I will have to case this card.

Louise Pena said...

What a lovely card! And a great little surprise inside. Just beautiful. Keep up the inspiring work.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Grace, what a wonderful gift card holder! I've never seen anything like it. I love your vintage decoration.

Janet Swofford said...

Gorgeous card! I love it!
Inky hugs,
Janet

Lynn said...

Oh Grace - I thought the outside was just gorgeous as it was, and then saw the inside and was totally blown away. You did an amazing job! I love it! I'll have to try that type of card. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Darlene Gabriel said...

How gorgeous! Those poppies just jump right off the page. You have showcased all the new Crocheted elements so well. They are fast becoming "must haves" in my books.

Cindy Lou said...

Great gift card Grace! I have a graduation to go to this weekend and I think I am going to work up something along this line to give to the young graduate. Thanks for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design Grace! thanks for the link - love the beautiful papers and wonderful lace stamp you used on this!

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful card, your colors flow so nice with the sentiment you've chosen and the card style.

Hugs, Lori m

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me know the good news! ;)

Riet said...

So beautiful Grace,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shirley said...

WEll, it's all been said, but it truly is a work of art and love the fold!!

Traci S. said...

Wow Grace...this is incredible! I am always amazed at your creativity.

I love the sentiment and it is so beautifully framed! The paper is delightful and elegant.

I love the poppies. They are gorgeous. I love all of that framework. The seam-binding is tied so beautifully! The cover reminds me of a vintage box. I love the whole project!

He IS Able,
Traci S.