Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome to the ODBD October Release!



 Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD October release!  I cannot believe it is fall already, with Christmas just around the corner!!!   I am so happy that at ODBD we did not just hop right over fall and into Christmas.  We have a gorgeous sunflower set that I adore!  I love fall decorating, and the cool crisp feel of fall evenings.  I love the colors of fall, and this release really captures that feel.  However, we do have some new toys to get your Christmas card production under way as well!

As always, we do have 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 October 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now for the details on my cards.  The card above is a very simple card to make and lies pretty flat for mailing.  For this card I used the new Merry Christmas Caps Die, the new Rounded Rectangles and Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies, the new Pine Branches Dies, the new Christmas Coordinating  2015 paper, as well as the past release Christmas 2015 paper, Lavish Layers Dies, Peaceful Poinsettia Dies, and Pinecones Dies.  I used some brushed gold paper for my letters, pine boughs and the backing of the pine cones.  The printed paper is from the 2015 Christmas Pack, and the green mat behind the ivory layer is from the Coordinating 2015 pack.  I added one gold pearl.

For the card below, I used one of ODBD's Book Fold card kits for my card base.  I cut layers of patterned paper from the gorgeous new Follow the Son Paper pack  and the new Fall Favorites Paper Pack for the inside as well as the front.  I stamped two of the beautiful Sunflower images from the Be a Sunflower Set, then colored with Copics and die cut with the matching Sunflower Die.  The sentiment is stamped from the same set, and cut with the new Rounded Rectangles dies


For the front, I used one of my colored and die cut sunflowers mounted on some black corrugated card stock, which I layered on one of my favorite papers from the Follow the Son Paper Pack.  Some twine and a little button finished it off.  I hope you like it!


So to recap, here are the NEW RELEASE products I featured today:








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ChristmasCoordinating2015 pic

Now, here are the links to the rest of the DT:

Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Lori 
Grace * Kathy * Chris * Angie * Diana

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!

23 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Your cards are amazing! Great work!

Polly said...

What lovely samples! Those sunflowers make such cheery cards!

Danielle Dietz said...

Very pretty cards. The script for the merry Christmas is gorgeous and really adds elegance.

CherylQuilts said...

Grace, these are GORGEOUS! I love each one and really love the "Merry Christmas" die with the beautiful shape and DP. And I always LOVE a sunflower! Beautiful book fold, and it always amazes me how it just folds up! Amazing! You've really made this new release "shine" beautifully, and it's a joy to see you making cards again!! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

ETHEL BALLA said...

What a different take on the sunflower card! Love the Christmas one too.

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are truly picture perfect! Very creative and very inspirational!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such pretty cards! I especially like your Christmas card. It's gorgeous!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful pine cone Christmas card and love the sunflower card.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Such elegant and beautiful cards Grace!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Such lovely cards, pretty combo of the flower and pinecones, pretty framing and your sunflower card is just lovely! These are such pretty papers to go with the stamps!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, both are amazing and gorgeous! Love them both! HUGS!

Mary Babet said...

These are such beautiful cards! I do love your pine cones on the Christmas card.

Sheila said...

The sunflower cards are my favorites....so cheery and eye-catching. Who wouldn't love to receive either card!!

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Grace - I do love the Christmas one, and the second one has one of 'my' verses on it, which makes it even more special to my eyes.
I do hope you are keeping well now Greace
Blessings
Maxine

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Your creations are so beautiful!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards!! The sunflower cards are gorgeous. The Christmas card is stunning.

Saints Rule! said...

What pretty cards, Grace! I love the bold colors you chose for that beautifully colored sunflower! And the Christmas card is just perfect! That is a popular pattern... I chose it for my project as well!

vintage chic mom said...

Such beautiful cards!

GAZ said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

ionabunny said...

Stunning cards Grace. Love those pine cone dies. Hugz

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your design with all the dies for the Christmas card, Grace!! That paper is perfect with your design!! The Sunflower is colored to perfection and I love your combo of paper. So bright and cheery!
hugs,
Chris

Anna Tracy said...

I love this Mery Christmas die and how it sets it up for a beautiful card!

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Grace! I just love sunflowers!