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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release Blog Hop! If you got here from Sandee’s Awesome Blog, you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:


The Hop will run 8am 
EST May 1 until 8pm EST May 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on May 3. Three hoppers will win a free stamp set and One blessed hopper will win this month’s Bread Basket Bundle!!!




Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:


  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment.
  •  Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on. 
  • Answer the question on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment. 



Here is my creation with the new set Happy Retirement from Our Daily Bread Designs:




Today I am sharing a tag pop up card that I created.  The image is colored with copics.  The sides of the tag are distressed and antiqued with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. I created this card to have a more masculine feel.





Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Happy Retirement
Paper: Prima Printerie, Black CS
Accessories: Stampin up Large Oval and Scalloped oval punch (for "relax" sentiment), 1 3/8 circle punch from Stampin Up, shells, Black hemp, raffia, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, copics


My second creation is one I made for this past week's "No Designer Paper" Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge using Dream (also from this month's new release).





Card Recipe:
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up-Textured Impressions Framed Tulips
Dies:
Spellbinders Dies: Persian Accents, Fleur De Lis Squares, Bitty Blossoms, Classic Squares
Punches:  Martha Stewart Twig Punch
Lace Ribbon: May Arts




Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creations!!  For more inspiration, the next stop on the hop is the exceptionally talented Grace.

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,




166 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant gift card holder! What a great idea for someone retiring! Love the addition of the shells. The second card is stunning in its elegance!

Sandee said...

Chris these are amazing!!! Great gift card holder and elegant second card!!! I always love what you create!!!

Ellie said...

Gorgeous colors, love these!

Linda R. said...

wow! Both are so beautiful. You can just hear the Hawaiian music playing when you look at your palm trees. And the other card is so beautiful. Your color choice is superb!

Dawn said...

fabulous samples Chris!! the pop-up is so fun and perfect for a guy, your second is just gorgeous!!!

Becky said...

Fabulous....love them both! Great creations and so inspiring!

Loretta O. said...

Fun pop-up design! Both samples are beautifully made.

Grace said...

Chris these are both so beautiful! Love the pop up tag card! Great idea for a masculine retirement card... and the second one is so pretty and elegant!!! Gorgeous as always!!!
hugs,
Grace

CraftyJo said...

Two fabulous projects, thanks.

Cathy U. said...

Such wonderful cards. I always love your work.

Anonymous said...

what a great card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such gorgeous creations. Love the masculine feel to the first one with the pop out. The second card is just full of elegance.

Anonymous said...

I love this different style card.

Caryn S said...

Both are so pretty! I love the use of raffia on the first card, it adds to the islandy feel.

Irma said...

Very nice!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards Chris. That tag card is very creative

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two lovely creations..I know I commented on the second yesterday - but a big Wowza on the first. For sure a masculine look, the way you have colored it and used the antiquing is just awesome, and the raffia bow and charms are just great additions.

Nan G said...

What a fun pop up card for retirement! Second card is stunning!

Rhonda said...

Love the colors,Beautiful

Martha said...

Love the two different style of cards.

Becky Green said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!! LOVE your Happy Retirement card!!!!!!! SOOOO BRILLIANT!!!!!!! AND your graduation card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I'm SOOO into making my own flowers lately too! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! :) ( LOVE that verse for graduates too!)

Lil said...

I really like both cards. I like making pop up cards too.

Anita Braddock said...

Both Cards Are Beautiful. Love the pop up Card wow how Amazing. the Blending of your colors are perfect. love the new stamps Love the color chose and the dies are perfect. the next card is so very Gorgeous. the roses and the Vines are Amazing. love the embossing thanks for sharing

Janice said...

What a great idea for the gift card holder. Masculine cards are difficult for me because I love the bling but I love this one. Great job. 2nd card is beautiful. What talent. Thank you for sharing.

Divinity said...

very pretty! :)

Susan Wagley Batson said...

Very creative use of all elements.

Susan Wagley Batson said...

Very creative use of all elements.

Sue said...

What a fab pop up tag card must try that one. Your other card is beautiful as well.

Dorothy said...

I love the Cheri Lynn dies. They are soo detailed. Great creative designs. Congrats!

kathi17 said...

I love both cards. The one at the bottom is absolutely beautiful, I love everything about it.

The retirement one is perfect, I love the seashells, and your coloring on the stamp is beautiful.

Rebecca Slocum said...

Wow, what a fun card idea, and I really love the second card, it's lovely.

Kathy O said...

Love the cards! The relax pop-up card is a great gift card holder! I really like the palm tree stamp!

loftylass said...

Two stunning cards Chris - the male themed one has 'blown me away' and the Dream one is a classic. Love them. tfs
Heather (UK)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am always inspired by all you do- so many beautiful layers on both these projects.
Love them

Welsh Annie said...

Two great projects, thank you for sharing. Anne

Lois Kennedy said...

The very first card class I ever took was one on how to do your gift card holder, but yours is soooo much nicer! I love your second card. It is so elegant and yet simple. LOVE IT!!

KVencel said...

Wonderful to have a masculine design in a blog. I love your pop-up card design! And your no DSP card is beautiful.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my sweet friend, I never get tired coming here to see what you have created! This gift card holder/tag creation is over the TOP!! Love the masculine feel and those amaing details!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Chris! I love this pop up technique and you've used it perfectly w/ these images. Great colors and super look!

Kelley said...

Like night and day! Love seeing 2 different looks!! Love them, Chris!

Anne said...

Love the gift card holder. The second card is so classy. You have inspired me to get going on some projects.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, fantastic design on the first card, awesome coloring and papers and like the shells to go with the image.
The second is so lovely, your flowers are perfect!

Primitive Seasons said...

I love this project for ODB! Really like the flowers and swirls you used. Very nice.

Mary

Kim Rudisill said...

I really like the retirement card. It is nice to see something with a masculine feel to it. Like the shells and the tag embellishments. Blessings.

Marie D. said...

Wow we get two for the price of one!!

Both projects are wonderful, I love the retirement tag and box, I would be tickled to receive something so beautiful. And the card...awesome!

Gail said...

Hope I haven't left 15 comments..I'm having internet trouble!
Awesome creations!
I really like the retirement card!

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful creations.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for including a card that can be used by a man. And I love the top detail of your second card.

Dianne said...

Chris both of these are beautiful. Great tag card. Love the quote.

Hugs,
Dianne

Dottie said...

Your cards are so creative. I really like the color scheme of the first one especially and the second one is a keeper! Nice job.

Cynthia Xavier said...

What cool cards. I love the colors you used in the tag, and the card looks like lace. Fantastic.

Olga said...

Oh My Stars, these are absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the only words I have for that breath taking card!

Pattie J. said...

I like the idea of the masculine tag, and wonder of the sweets inside the box to with it. Good idea. Both are just fantastic....hugs and smiles

JKB said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Great pop-up card and very delicate second card!

MsCraftlife said...

your cards a gorgeous...

such tenderness...

thanks and God Bless

Penny said...

Your gift card holder is very unique! You have done a great job!

sdoll said...

Two fabulous cards! I am thrilled to see the retirement stamps. I have found it very hard to find stamps for that occasion.

gardener said...

What a fun card. Haven't made one of these yet. May need to try this.

Leigh Scherzer said...

A very complimentary set of cards! The Yin-and-Yang effect: one more masculine and the other definitely a feminine flair. Very nice! - Leigh

Christy Davidson said...

I love the creativity of the recipe card. It is something that I will try and replicate! Also, the second card just took my breath away. Just amazing!

Lisa said...

Such a gorgeous card and loving the stamped sentiment too and the pop up box card is really clever too.
Lisa :D
x

Pati said...

I really like that Thoreau quote and the font. I like how you framed it, very pretty monochome with touches of color from leaves.

Annette S said...

Chris

These two projects are beautiful. The card holder is so imaginative.
I love the Thoreau quote it makes a brilliant card.

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project, love the colors & the details. Such a beautiful card, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Luv 2 Create said...

Chris, Your retirement pop up tag makes me want to pack my bags and head to a secluded tropical island for sure. Hope the retiree gets to do just that!!!!! Your other card is lovely with all the die layering as well.
Marcie

Leanne said...

Love your pop up card. Really masculine.

ScrapMyWay said...

You just gave me the inspiration I will need for a card for my husband when he retires shortly. The quote is wonderful!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

A great retirement idea! I am inspired by the card idea. Thanks!!

christi said...

what a gorgeous pop up card. i love the colors in the second card also. you are so talented.

Scrappy Pam said...

Love the 'Dream' card. Wonderful saying for the many graduations I have.

Jean said...

Chris I adore your pop up card, just learned how to make them and you did such a great job. A wonderful card for a man which is badly needed. Also love the second card, the idea is so inspiring. Thank you for your sharing your cards. Beautiful colors and elements. Hugs, Jean

mamaduck said...

Love both of your projects. We never seem to have enough masculine cards.

Queen Mary said...

What a perfect retirement project! I love that it can stand on its own -- good thing to remember when sending special occasion cards! Your second card is also lovely, this DT really knows how to rock those spellbinder dies!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!! I love the first card with the tan and the design of it is amazing!!
The second card is gorgeous with the pure white and all the flowers and details. Definitely one of my favs!!
Hugs,
Nicki

kathy serrahn said...

awesome project

Phyllis S said...

Wow! Love both of the cards - and I've been looking for a special retirement card....hope I can figure out how to "copy" yours!

Anonymous said...

Another very talented lady me thinks.
Both cards are wonderful

E. Marie said...

Wonderful coloring on the first card. Makes me ache to be at the beach!! Love the delicate, lacy look of the 2nd card.

barbiwire said...

Love the retirement tag...I could almost hear a Jimmy Buffet tune! Lol! Your second card is stunning. Oh how I wish I were that creative!

TrinaM said...

Such a great Pop-up card - love the color combo used. The second card is so elegant. TFS.

occasionali said...

Fabulous projects. So creative

pegphillips said...

Love your projects, great job

Anonymous said...

This really does have a masculine
feel and it is neat!

Vee Ramsden said...

Thank you for sharing, love both the cards, you are very talented.

wilber said...

The card is gorgeous! I love the tone of tone and simplicity of no DSP...who would have guessed ;o)

Kathy Billings said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!!!

Cheryl Winget said...

Fantastic cards! Love the popup!

scrapperme said...

Awesome! My hubby would love both these cards.

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful creations. The shells you added to the first card are a nice touch

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza, Chris!!! Both projects are AMAZING!!!! I don't know which I love more....they are both incredible!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

Great use of the Copic Markers. I can't wait to learn to use them. I liked the way the top of the next card had such a delicate look.

Rachel Brooks said...

lOVE YOUR TAG CARD. i HAVE TO TRY ONE OF THOSE. Very masculine and lovely.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and clever

Anonymous said...

I love both projects. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

Shelia said...

both projects are beautiful! I really like the tag pop up card. It's a great masculine card!

Becca Feeken said...

Amazing creation Chris! Love the tag holder - so very clever and your second card is sweetly elegant and will be so memorable to the lucky recipient!!

Judy said...

Beautiful projects! Love the distressing and shells on the pop up card and the delicate look of the second card!

craftymom205 said...

Love both of your projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Wonderful retirement card and the second card is gorgeous.

scrappinpeg said...

Love your gift card holder. Great job on both projects. Nice!

Melody said...

Beautiful projects!!

Melody said...

Beautiful projects!!

rlovew said...

Beautiful card! I love the awesome box and tag as well!

Sue K (Australia) said...

Love love love this first stamp set - but love love love the second card - its beautiful. Great job.

Babs Y. said...

Wish I was the lucky recipient of the retirement card. Would look wonderful sitting on a desk somewhere.

Francie G. said...

Two fabulous projects, Chris! Love the first one and the beautiful elegance of the second!

Debbie said...

Beautiful projects!

Charlotte Ann said...

WOW! Both of your creations are absolutely beautiful! Love the masculine feel of the retirement one, and your second card is breath-taking! LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Stunning project Chris!! Love the masculine and creative design of the first and the sheer elegance of the second.
hugs,
Marcy

Donna said...

Beautiful projects! Love them, thanks for the inspiration!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Chris, 2 stunning projects! I love them both! The first is so serene - reminds me of my honeymoon in the Caribbean :) And that second sweet project - I love the soft colors and that sentiment!

Carol Parker said...

this is a wonderful creative idea for a gift card, so beautiful!

Alicia said...

What a neat idea so creative

Colleen said...

Love your projects!!! Great antiquing on the tag and box :)

Betty Wright said...

Both are awesome, Chris! Love the relaxing getaway design and the soft feminine card! Beautifully done!

Cards By Jan said...

BEAUTIFUL Chris....love the relax one....ahhhhh...think i will sit for a minute and RELAX.lol.....wonderful cards both of them
Hugs

Rosemary said...

stunning creations, chris!! love the retirement tag... every single detail is just perfect!

Frann said...

Two great projects! I love the pop-up box--it's so much fun to make them. Beautiful flowers and foliage on the second card.

Susan said...

Your pop-up tag retirement box is so creative.
I just love the card -- the flowers and verse are so lovely.

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love how the bold black color makes the entire design pop! Nice work!

Sherry said...

wow, chris! both cards are stunning! love both of them!!

Christine said...

Love your projects and envy your Copic skills!

Fernanda said...

Great pop out card-gotta try it! Your second card is absolutely beautiful! Love how you placed the Spelbinders on top of the page. This is one to truly copy!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous work!

Lynn said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with both of your creations! The pop-up card is just amazing! It's so creative, plus you did a great job with the masculine feel (which I always have trouble with!). The 2nd card is gorgeous. Love everything about it - especially your flowers. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow! What fabulous projects! Love the blooms!

Hettie said...

The tag card is an absolutely wonderful idea! I also love the 2nd card. I'm going to try my skills at this one. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent.

Anna said...

I love both of your cards, great job on them.

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations.
Hugs
Desire

Tanja said...

Lovely projects, I especially like the romantic/classic feel of the second one.

Marie-Louise said...

Two lovely cards. The first is a great male card but the second is such a beautiful elegant female card. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

your work is so calming

Gail Binette said...

Makes me want to go on vacation. Love the set you used on the card it worked beautiful with your design.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you KNOW i love EVERYTHING you do and these are both gorgeous!

hope the move was smooth and the work goes easy. i think of you often too. just busy... and enjoying it.

hugs :)

Clickersister said...

These are so great! Thanks for sharing!

Edie Vatamaniuck said...

How inspiring. What a cool pop-up card.

Edie

Konnie with a K said...

love, love, love the retirement card! Who would not like to receive that! Wish I was at that beach!

Marlena M. said...

Your projects are stunning Chris! I love the beach 3D creation~it's so cool.

JoanneO said...

Loved both of your projects! Neat retirement gift! Enjoyed looking at your card, too.

stampencamper said...

I love these palm tree images, the theme is great for a retirement

Marina said...

I like your 'no-designer-paper' card very much. Very nice and elegant card.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mom!! This is amazing! I LOVE the flowers on the bottom and the top one is so relaxing!! Love the seen on the first one but the second one is fabulous!! Gorgeous coloring! The home-made flowers are flattering!! What gorgeous color combos!! Great sentiments! Love all the detailing!! Love the way you made the Tag connected like that it makes it gives it a homey look!! Me and Nicki's Sea Shell bead look great on it lol!! The ribbon makes it look so gorgeous!! With all the color from the image it is stunning!! Love you!
Meghan

Olena said...

Beautiful cards! Great job! Olena

Paula Magnus (Pages with Paula) said...

I love your creations. Would you be willing to send me the directions on how you did the tag pop up? I really liked that idea. It is different. Thanks.

Betty said...

Your pop-up is great, and your Dreams card is just gorgeous!!!

Gemiel said...

Awesome Chris!!! These are so creative!

angelic said...

I love your beautiful tag and card!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

These are beautiful. but I like the elegance of the second one better.

Neltine said...

Wouwww...your creations are soo winderful.
So glad I found your blog:)

Greetings,
Neltine

LaDawn said...

Both of the cards were great. Liked the masculine feel of the first card. Liked the use of the tulip dies for the second card. Thanks

Vail said...

Both cards are wonderful, love the retirement stamp and the masculine look.

Sandy said...

love the box & the accents on card #2

Jan Garber said...

Pop up tag card? I love it and now I HAVE to find out how to make one! Both of your projects are amazing! Very inspiring!

Laureen said...

Both cards are great but I do love the Pop up tag card.

Louise said...

Well, I am ready to retire! Great cards. The second one is so elegant. Nice work. TFS.

Mary said...

Love both cards. Especially like card #2. I am a big fan of useing the light and dark colors together as you did.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Chris, your work is always phenomenal and these two projects are among your best. Loving your masculine retirement card -- the details and design are outstanding! And your gorgeous "no designer paper" card is a work of art!

JD said...

Both of these are so lovely. Really like you tag pop up, and the really soft colors on your card!

Pam D said...

Super job on both projects, TFS!

dolcreations said...

Wow Chris...your gift holder and your card are amazing. I am so sorry I have not been by....things have been crazy! Love seeing your creations!

Cheryl Wright said...

Stunning Pop-Up card, Chris! I saw these for the first time at the weekend, and now on your blog.

Brilliant!

Your cards are amazing. Love them!!

Joan Ervin said...

Both projects are fabulous, Chris...love the masculine pop up tag with the distressing and beautiful colors and your card is sooo elegant and gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Chris!! Thanks for popping by to say hi!! Oh, I LOVE your creations today!! That pop up tag is awesome and my goodness, but that card is stunning. Beautiful!! Hope all is well and nice to hear from you!!!

Denise Marzec said...

These are awesome!....I'm especially in love with that gift card holder. I love ANYTHING beachy and this is terrific....great colors and I love the addition of the shells.

Sazz said...

Wow! Really lovely. Thanks for sharing this inspiration

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