Monday, October 1, 2012

October Release Blog Hop!


Hello friends!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release Blog Hop! This is my favorite time of year... with the cooler temperatures, I seem to be more energized and of course, I'm starting to think about the upcoming holidays.... Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Today's hop is all about these two great holidays, and we are excited to be sharing our projects with you today!

 Here are the basics of the Hop:
  • Hop will run 8:00am Oct. 1 to  8:00pm EDT Oct. 2
  • Winners will be announced Oct 3
  • There will be SIX prizes of your choice of one set!!!
  • Hop to each link and leave a comment, then return  to tell us you completed the hop, and answer the question on the ODBD blog.
  • Check back on the ODBD Blog on Oct. 3 to see if YOU are one of the winners! 
If you got here from Becca's Amazing Paper Grace, then you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anyone!

I decided to kick off the upcoming gift giving season with a gift set, so I created a gift bag, embellished a candle and made up a jar of  potpourri to give to a friend for Christmas.  I used O Christmas Tree Carol for all of the pieces, wanting to show how easy it is to create special personalized gifts with just some musical scores and a few embellishments!  These projects were all super quick!  I found my inspiration for some of these things on Pinterest... so I'm passing them on to you to be inspired by.  In addition to the Christmas Carol, I also used the little gift image and sentiment from Perfect Gift, and a past release, Holly Tag and the matching Die to create my tag.  






Here are the sets I used:

https://ourdailybreaddesigns.basecamphq.com/projects/10234056/file/135035881/O%20Christmas%20Tree%20Carol.jpg 


https://ourdailybreaddesigns.basecamphq.com/projects/10234056/file/135026316/Perfect%20Gift.jpg






Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs O Christmas Tree Carol, Perfect Gift, Holly Tag, & matching Die
Ink: Memento,  Card Stock: Flourishes, Coloring Medium: Copics
Accessories:  Kraft Gift Bag, Glass Jar from Hobby Lobby, Dollar Store Candle in Jar, Potpourri, Websters Pages ruffled green ribbon, scraps of old lace (one was a gift, one was repurposed from an old dresser scarf), holly embellishments from Hobby Lobby, wired ribbon from Michael's, Twine, Cinnamon Sticks

You can find a recipe for Real Pine Potpourri HERE.  If you don't have all the ingredients, just do like I do and use what you do have, and add the oil in the scent of your choice.


NEWS FLASH!!!  Our Daily Bread designs has a brand new website, and it opens today!  You're going to love how pretty it is, and how easy it is to maneuver!   So have a look, and don't forget to bookmark the new web store so you go to the right place to order or for inspiration!

If you have problems opening the new site while the switch over is being done,  (many are) try using Google Chrome browser.  It does seem to be opening in that.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Now I will send you on to your next stop, which  is our sweet and talented Sabrina!
Blessings,
 

112 comments:

Dawn said...

what a Fabulous set, Grace!!! it's just beautiful.. so much inspiration!! thank You!

Mary said...

This is the prettiest gift bag set I have seen so far this season. It is just beautiful.

Ann said...

Love the holly. Very pretty!
Mstgane
Ann

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love, love, love what you made! Can you imagine the smile on someone's face receiving a gift like that for the Holidays.

Caryn S said...

Beautiful traditional looking set. Love the colors and all of the holly, also the torn and distressed edges make it even more like an old fashioned Christmas. Of course the music stamps are always my favorite!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace!! What a fabulous gift set!! May I borrow some creativity, pretty please?! :) Beautiful work as usual! Blessings, Angie

TLady said...

OH GRACE!!!!!! CAN YOU JUST POP THOSE THINGS IN THAT GIFT BAG & SEND IT MY WAY????? :) THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES candles at Christmas time!!!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

AND Everyone LOOOOOOOVES the scent of CHRISTMAS TOO!!!!!!!!!!! :) FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your 3D projects...so pretty and your blog always has such an uplifting message. TFS Jan D., Florida

Ree Donnelly said...

Beautiful creations!!

Cyndy said...

Yeah Grace! I have tons of those little brown bags--now I know exactly what to do with them. This is an awesome idea and wonderful gift for your friend.!

Judi said...

Not only is there some great stamping here, but also a fab idea for a hostess gift for the coming holidays. I may have to CASE both. Thanks for once again sharing your amazing talent with us.

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Sarah said...

An awesome gift set! I love anything music related and the holly is the perfect finishing touch!

Becky said...

Grace, leave it to you to make such gorgeous things with this new release. The ribbons and lace go perfectly with this new release. So Christmas :)

Betty said...

What a great gift set! Thanks for sharing!

Marie D. said...

What a great idea to get started on the gift giving. I love how you incorporated the song all the packages, fantastic. Definitely will have to remember this one.

creativearts said...

What a lovely gift set with the muscial background.

D'Bee said...

It's Christmas time! I love your ideas for Christmas. They make awesome gifts for family and friends. Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol Jones said...

Background stamps are my current favorite -- I'll definitely be getting this one. Thanks for the great ideas!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow!!! Grace this ensemble is fabulous!!!! Oh I just love it!

KarenB said...

I love your work and this set is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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Anonymous said...

This is very pretty.. I would hate to give it away it is so nice

Dottie said...

Very very lovely and a lot of work. Beautiful job.

Bec said...

Grace, your cards make me want to cry for the beauty of their message and presentation. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I always love your designs and this one is really beautiful it would be hard for me to give away the gift bag tho LOL...Linda S

Ann Marie said...

The gift bag with matching tag is such a great idea.

Saints Rule! said...

Absolutely darling Grace! Love the beautiful tag and gift bag! And what an added bonus for the candle! What a lovely and thoughtful gift! Beautifully done!

Diane Wilding said...

Love the stamps and really love what you've achieved with them Grace! I think anyone who received this set for Christmas would be delighted! I think you've just added another Christmas project to my list :)
Thank you for sharing - love them!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Such a gorgeous, thoughtful set, Grace! I love everything...the bag, the candle, the potpourri.The trims and lace and ribbon are beautiful and the color is just yummy.

Emily said...

Wonderful gift set, I love the sheet music and that ruffled ribbon is a great touch!

Loretta O. said...

Perfect combination of treats for someone special. Beautifully coordinated choices of stamps and embellishments!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful gift set! Who wouldn't love to receive this?!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful gift set! Who wouldn't love to receive this?!

Pattie J. said...

Perfect gifts, with perfect embellishments of colors, sentiments, and sentiments...well done... just so inspiring and beautiful.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what wonderful projects...love how you used so many different items (like the holly and berry pick) and textures.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great ensemble! Love that big music background and I'm loving that green trim you used!

Mary B. said...

As usual' everything you make is creative and gorgeous. you truly have a gift.

Marina said...

Beautiful gift set. Color combination is traditional, but somehow it looks so "new". I like the ribbon treatment on the items.

Beth Ann said...

Love what you have done. This is a great set that can be used for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Gardner said...

Your gift set is adorable...great job...:)

Rosie said...

What a beautiful set you made for someone....................they will just love it. It is so festive!!

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift set! I needed inspiration for gift-giving this holiday season! :-)

Karen W said...

What a beautiful gift set, great way to use these new stamps!!

Mary said...

Wonderful !

Linda Carson said...

Excellent ways to use these sets! Wish I were on your gift list!!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Oh how pretty Grace!! I especially like the bag, the candle and the matching jar...oh I like it all!!haha!! The set really is gorgeous with the holly details and ribbon!!Man I love the new stamps!!lol!
Hugs,
Nicki

Indian River Stamper said...

Gorgeous accents. I love it all! Can't wait to order! Thanks for sharing :-)

Vicky said...

What a beautiful set. A perfect gift for a love one or a good friend

Kathryn said...

You're my kind of crafter making an assortment of items with the same stamps! Love your ideas!

Davi said...

What a fabulous Christmas Set!! Love each one :)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Grace.


Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Wow- such great options. I the gift bag is really enticing and festive and the scroll card sneak peek is wonderful. The pine cones you colored on it look so 3d/real. Love it.

NJMullins said...

I love the set. Lovely and thoughtful!

melanie said...

What stunning projects thanks for sharing .Melanie

Jan Castle said...

WOW Grace...an entire matching set....beautifully done!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Anita Braddock said...

What a Beautiful gift set. the use of the papers and the stamps are cool. looks so vintage. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Betsye Rose said...

Love the different ways you used the set! I can almost smell the fir tree and cinnamon.

Carol Hintermeier said...

Such a good idea! Love the coordinated look!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

GASP...Grace, my swet friend, you have done it again! WHat a fabulous gift set and your presentation....gorgeous! One day I would like to be a fly on te wall to se your creative process. TFS these masterpieces! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Grace, In Maniwaki QC my Grandfather would go out and cut a Balasam Christmas tree. Your card stirred up those memories. Thanks you.

Anonymous said...

Grace,
this gift set is beautiful. anyone would love to receive it.
Gail
robinson.gail@hotmaildotcom

Mary said...

I like the simplicity of taking the perfect gift and transforming it into a memorable set of gifts just in time for the Holiday season. Brings back wonderful memories just looking at your set. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful gift set. I love the paper and the stamps. Thank you for sharing.
Juanita from Rockville

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful gift bag and love what you did with the ribbon.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, these are so pretty. A great set. Love this time of year also. TFS

Holly said...

This is beautiful. Awesome job!!

Bette S said...

What a beautiful gift set. You are so talented, thanks for sharing. Great idea.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Deb Palmer said...

Awesome projects, love seeing more uses for stamps.

Susan Martin said...

This is amazing! I LOVE the O Christmas Tree.. And your ribbon is amazing!!! As is the green ribbon and the holly!! That tag is beautiful!! Just amazing!!!

Kathy Kilpatrick said...

I really love the Christmas song used in your gift set, and the cinnamon sticks are so festive with a great scent! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...your AWESOME set is GORGEOUS!! Love all three pieces...so pretty!!
Hugs

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Grace,

Another stunning project. Just beautiful. I have added the receipe to my collection and will give it as a gift to a relative.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous set, I love the ribbon and lace combo's and such beautiful ideas on decorating a candle holder

D said...

I love this idea! Anyone would be blessed to receive such a beautiful gift set!
-D

Rhea Thompson said...

Grace - WOW what a wonderful gift set! All three are beautiful by themselves but my eye was really drawn to the gift bag as I now use so many of them to hold my gifts to others. So much easier than wrapping paper! And, using your idea, the gift bag is now an added gift! Thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas.

Becca Feeken said...

Simply beautiful Grace!! What a wonderful gift ensemble, so vintage and festive!!

Tricia said...

What a lovely gift set, Grace! I love the new little tag set!

Sue D said...

What a lovely Christmas ensemble!

brenda a said...

what a beautiful 3 for 1 gift. Just amazing!!!

Sherry said...

WOW!!!!! what a gorgeous set!!! they are sure to love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Precious! TAC

MelKilMD said...

Beautiful gift set.

Jonia said...

Grace this is the perfect gift set. Just beautiful!

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, you have the whole gift set here! Jar of goodies, gift bag and a candle to dream by. This is so adorable! I love your design, always have. Hugs!

Mathilda M said...

A beautiful and thoughtful gift set ... thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent ...

Christine said...

Oh, Grace, this gift set is wonderful! Thanks so much for a great gift idea that could be created in a relatively short amount of time. Anyone would love to receive this!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful gift set! The Christmas Carol stamp is perfect on all of the items and your embellishments are terrific! Thank you, Grace, for sharing.

Linda said...

Simple yet elegant. Love the gift set.
Thanks for sharing!

FMG said...

Love this set. Beautiful creations!

croppinmama said...

Great idea, making such a nice ensemble anyone would love to receive!

Donna said...

Amazing set. Great job!!

Donna said...

Amazing set. Great job!!

Pam D said...

Amazing gift set, someone would be very blessed to receive those. Beautiful job, TFS!

Dianne Cancel said...

Great Christmas gift ideas,

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this set!

Teri said...

What a gorgeous gift set! Anyone would be THRILLED to receive this. It looks so totally festive with that ribbon!

Kristy Tyra said...

Thank you for the beautiful projects.

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

These are really amazing projects. The musical print is so versatile as you have shown. Thanks.

Candy Meyers said...

great projects. thanks.
Candy

Sherry Kushibab said...

Sweet Grace, I am so behind in visiting blogs, WOW, glad I had an excuse to sit and visit today. Once again you have created something out of the box and just fabulous...you always inspire me with what you can do with a piece of rubuh! And that is some mighty nice ribbon you used with this stamp. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Grace. Just love the tag!

Kathy Jo said...

How creative and heart warming. Great Christmas gifts, Grace!

Anonymous said...

Grace, I have been introduced to your lovely site from Amazing Grace. I love all your designs and believe me I looked at all of your older posts too!. You have an amazing design asthetic and you have given me so many ideas. I love this project using "O Christmas Tree" stamps. Love it love it love it.

Most sincerely,
Kathleen Baugh
jbaugh1481@aol.com

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an absolutely fabulous set Grace!! I LOVE the way your carried the music theme throughout all the pieces!! It has such a cozy vintage feel!!

Kris Turner said...

Terrific projects, Grace! Great job!

Vicki Romaine said...

What a beautiful gift ensemble. Lovely.

Rosemary said...

oh wow grace... what an absolutely stunning gift set! you are soo incredibly talented!!

Clare Curcio said...

Fantastic, Grace! What a beautiful gift set!