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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hello friends!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs November Release Blog Hop!!  If you got here from Sandee's Blog, you are in the right place!!  If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog so you know all the details about today's hop and the prizes that are available!!!!! Kelley, has another exceptional release with lots of great stamps perfect for Christmas .  The team, I know, has lots of inspiration in store for you today,  so why don't you grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!


The hop will run from 8 am EDT November 1 until 8 pm EDT on November 2

 There will be four FABULOUS PRIZES!!  Three winners will win their choice of one free set and one random blessed winner will win the entire Bread Basket. the entire release of 5 sets!!!  The winner will be announced on November 3.


 All you have to do for a change to win is:

  • Visit each of the stops on the hop and leave a little love!!
  • Visit the ODBD blog at the end of the hop and tell us you completed the hop!!
EASY PEASY, Right?

  So now.... on to my project

For my creation I used the Cardinal Ornament from Our Daily Bread Designs to make a shaker card!! I just love shaker cards!! They are not difficult to make and they really make an elegant or fun card. This months sets are perfect for both Clean and Simple as well as a variety of gift ideas!!  I love these Christmas sets!!!  Of course, now that I moved to Virginia and the cardinal is the state bird, I am even more partial to cardinals.  



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cardinal Ornament from Our Daily Bread Designs
Embossing folder: Provocraft Scrollwork
Dies: Spellbinder Classic Small and Large circles
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Neenah White
Accessories: ZVA Creative White Flower Flourish Pearls, white and clear beads, acetate
Colored with copics

Here is the picture of the stamp set used:



EDITED TO ADD...

My second card is one I posted as a sneak peek:



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Turtle Dove Ornament (sneak peek)
Embossing folder: Sizzix Holly embossing folder
Dies: Spellbinders Classic and scalloped Circles dies (large and small), Spellbinders Labels Fancy Labels 2 dies
Accessories: Pearl strand, May Arts Wrinkled Red Ribbon, ZVA Creative white pearls


Here is a picture of the stamp set used:



Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are somehow inspired by my creation!! 
For the next stop on the release is my talented and sweet friend, Grace.  I know you will be inspired by her gorgeous project!!

Have a blessed Day!!!



hugs and blessings,

119 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, I LOVE your shaker card! So crisp and clean and beautiful!!!! Blessings, Angie

Saints Rule! said...

Love this image Chris! And I LOVE your treatment... the rich red, lovely embossing and that SHAKER!!!! WOW!!! So very pretty! This is coming to my house, right?? Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Chris!!! I love this! The red just screams Christmas and those lovely cardinals are gorgeous!!! Beautifully done!

Joye Meyer said...

What a beautiful card! The red is so vibrant. Love that stamp set too! Blessings!

Ann said...

Chris,
The red card is just spectacular!
Mstgane
Ann

Cindy K said...

I love the traditional deep Christmas red!

Dawn said...

red and white just POPS! A beauty, Chris and perfect for a shaker!!

Anonymous said...

I love cardinals, so pretty for Christmas. Lovely.

Judy Tuck

Nikki said...

Such a beautiful card.

Colleen said...

WOW. what a very stunning shaker card. Love the cardinals
ColleenB.

F said...

I love this card design and the color! Perfect to send out for Christmas!

79Luv2scrap said...

gorgeous, love it so much!!

Laura Love said...

Holy Smokes - this is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Cardinals are my favorite bird and this set will be a must have for me! Beautiful job Chris!

Tami B. said...

I love cardinals too, especially at Christmas time. This card is stunning.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, my jaw dropped in awe when your card came up, simple beauty! Amazing card!

Laureen said...

This is a beautiful card. You have inspired me to do a shaker card again.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful shaker card. Love the cardinal image.

Donna G. said...

I LOVE this card. The red is gorgeous!

Shelia said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the rich red with those beautiful cardinals.

Kelly L said...

Beautiful card, Chris! I love the way the cardinals pop out of there and catch your eye with the pretty red and green. Simply gorgeous! :)

I also wanted to drop by to give you a chance to win some free digital software that can be used for banners, blog themes and of course scrapbook pages. Check it out here and tell your friends!! :) http://wishiniwasstampin.blogspot.com/2012/10/digital-scrapbooking-anyone-novice-like.html

Thanks,
Kelly

Susan Martin said...

Your card is stunning! I love the embossing.. and that ornament is gorgeous. Great idea making a shaker and it is a beautiful shaker!

Mary B. said...

So pretty! Love this months release. I love the embossing and the pearls. Just gorgeous.

Jean C said...

I love your beautiful card! The deep Christmas red is so rich and the embossing is great with the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Nguyen said...

Very elegant! And I have that ef - which is very exciting as it brings me one step closer to casing you!

Becky said...

wow Chris, this is stunning with all this red! Love the embossing.

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous shaker card Chris! I love the embossing and the swirls! I have always loved cardinals, but I have never actually seen one up close and personal! I guess I will have to come to Virginia :)

Mary Gillmarten said...

Another beautiful set, another beautiful card! Thanks Chris!~

Maureen said...

Perfectly traditional. My fav for Christmas, red & green. Beautiful job.
Hugs,
Maureen

Jeanette said...

This is a chirping beautiful card. Love, love the richness of the red combination paper, embossing and birds ... the pearls just set it off - the perfect card to display all through the holidays!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful. I have a soft spot for Cardinals. My Dad passed away this summer and his ball team was st. Louis Cardinals. They were also my Grandmother's favorite bird. They bring back a lot of great memories when I see them.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, Chris, my friend, girl, you have outdone yourself again!!! What a striking card in the Christmas red and your coloring....sigh....just AMAZING!! When I grow up I want to be able to color like you!!! Thanks you so very much for sharing your talent with us I am always so blessed when I come and visit your Blog! Miss ya! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

kathi17 said...

Oh Chris, this card is just so beautiful. I love the elegant simplicity.

I think this month's releases are some of my favorites of all ODBD's stamps!

wannabcre8tive said...

Just gorgeous. I love the pearls with the red cardstock.
That embossing folder worked so well with your round image. I love it.

TLady said...

Oooooo Chris!!!!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't even realize this was a shaker card till I read... IT'S FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the embossing with this too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am LOOOOOOOOOVING the whole concept of this (these) stamp set(s)!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER IDEA!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR SHOWING US!!!!!!!! :) (sigh!)

Milliejs said...

I absolutely love your red card with the stamp...it is gorgeous.

Karen Wedding said...

Wow, that red really pops. Goes great with the cardinals. Very pretty.

Sarah Stainback said...

Beautiful red cardinal card. Thanks

Judi said...

It has been eons since I made or even thought of a shaker card. It is perfect for these images. Great card.

Pattie J. said...

Haven't made a shaker card, and these gorgeous Cardinals, sure gives me inspiration. ...well done

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card design- love the pearls and the shaker! I had to stop by- LOVED the Baby Jesus card you posted yesterday- gotta have that set!

BarbaraW said...

Love the red of your cardinals against the red background. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Great cards. Haaaaave a great day.

Holly Paulson

Kathy Jo said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your card. Stunning. Gorgeous layout and color combo!

Susan M said...

A really beautiful card, really stands out ,a lovely image.

croppinmama said...

Gorgeous use of embossing and excellent use of this set for a shaker card...thx for the inspiration.

Crazydi said...

The gorgeous read red paper with the embossing and the pearls looks so elegant and very stunning - matches the cardinals and the lovely colouring you've done perfectly! Wonderful card!!!

Sherry said...

Wow!!! beautiful card!! love it!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

A very elegant card. I love the richness of it.

Sherry B said...

Love the embossing and the cardinals - great job!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love the bright, vivid reds and the coloring and embossing.

Dottie said...

What a eye catching stunning card. You did an awesome job with the embossing and the shaker part of this card. I have made shaker cards before and they entail a lot of work, so I appreciate what went into making this beautiful piece of work.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Chris ... your work is always fabulous and this is no exception! The coloring on your creation really pops and I love that it's a shaker! GREAT job and thanks for inspiration!

lilygee said...

Love the colours - a gorgeous card and the embossing folder is now on my list to get - thanks for sharing.
hugs lilygee
xx

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful shaker card. I didn't realize it until I read about it. The embossing surrounding your image is elegant. Nice work.

Monica Baker said...

Wow! that is stunning! If I give you my address could you please send it to me for Christmas? ha Seriously that is beautiful!!

momandmec said...

Sometimes when I first see the sets, I am not impressed but then when I see what you do with them, I am amazed and just want to have them..Beautiful Card!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card. I love birds and this shaker card is great.

Kim H said...

gorgeous card, I love that deep red with the embossing matched with the cardinals. beautifully colored, love how you added the pearl flourishes and the snow. thank you for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Great idea to make this a shaker card--it turned out beautiful.

Grace said...

Chris this is so stunning!!! I love the red bg... really makes the cardinals pop! Crisp and clean lines focus the eyes on the image... soooo beautiful!!!!
Hope you had a great day!
hugs,
Grace

Рина said...

Dear Chris! Your cardinals are so chic and stylish!!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning, Chris! Very elegant and still a bit of fun with the shaker beads!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris!! This is stunning!! I just love all the rich red and your gorgeous coloring!!! GORGEOUS!!!
hugs,
Marcie

Anonymous said...

Oh these ornaments are my fave stamp set yet!! I just love the inspiration you have given with the rich coloring. They look so real. Stunning shaker!!
Your cards are always amazing!
TRUDY

meemee48 said...

Love, love, love those red cardinals! Gorgeous!

Christine said...

The gorgeous card with the cardinals brings back such special memories. I love the jewel tones and embossing, and the other card is wonderful, as well! Thank you for sharing!

FMG said...

Love these cards

Carol H. said...

I LOVE the card with the cardinals!! It's so pretty!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I like both cards so much I couldn't choose a favorite. l love them both.

christi said...

great coloring on both cards. the cardinal one is stunning.

joetterer said...

Wow~ that shaker card is stunning in red!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Sherry Kushibab said...

Chris, I missed the hop working, but sure did want to visit and see what you did and I for sure was not disappointed. Two lovely pieces, but that red with the Cardinals is perfection - Framed beautifully and the EF and pearls,small snow beads, WOW - love this!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the bird theme on each of your cards..each is so elegant.

Conniecrafter said...

Cardinals just seem perfect for Christmas and love the coloring, such pretty embossed framing for it!

Tammie said...

Two great cards - thanks.

Clickersister said...

Chris, these are so beautiful! The red one is especially stunning! Thanks so much!

Kris said...

Beautiful cards! Absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Love the little bells as added touch.
Thanks for sharing!

Becca Feeken said...

Chris, you took these and made a beautiful home run, sweet friend!! These are honestly gorgeous and you sure did them artistic justice!!

Linda Carson said...

Love the elegance of these two beauties! Outstanding artwork!

Anonymous said...

MRA Love the birds just great.

Lucy said...

The cardinal card is so stunning and I love the shaker! The second card is pretty as well!

Candy Meyers said...

I love your cards, especially the red one. Cardinals are so beautiful in a snowy scene. Great ideas.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Sherry Gardner said...

I love the cardinal card...great image and coloring...:)

Lana said...

Chris
I love your Cardinal card those birds are my favorites and your card just is sooooo beautiful!!

Patty said...

Love both your cards! The cardinals are my favorite...we have many cardinals in our backyard...your card reflects the brilliant red color we see on them every winter here!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris!! Both cards are stunning but I absolutely love the cardinals!! So vibrant and perfect for a Christmas scene. Love the shaker, the coloring, and the embossing with the pearls!!
hugs,
Lois

wendy2512 said...

what wonderful warm reds on the cardinals..such a neat stamp and the way you cradled them in that folder is so pretty. Your other card with the touch of red and the gold is veyr pretty too...great job...lovin them new sets..:0)

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh these cards are so beautiful...I love em....wish I had this set....because I know it would be used to make my Christmas cards this year....awesome job...tfs

Nean said...

love the cards. The cardinal shaker card is outstanding!

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

LOVE CHRISTMAS BIRDS AND HAVE A PERFECT PERSON TO GIVE THIS TOO.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both beautiful, Chris! I really love the bright red cardinal shaker card. So clean and elegant. The pearls are so pretty on your dove card.

Greta said...

I'm pinning both of these cards--2 of my all-time favorites! This set is now at the top of my wishlist!

Kelley said...

Chris, this is one of those cards you look at and immediately know you just love it!! I love this card! So pretty!

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous card love the embossing and the stamps are super. love the added bling it adds that special touch. thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Love your 2 cards- especially the shaker card. So unique & lovely. The stamp sets are on my list now. Thank you!

Mickey said...

Loved both of the cards but the Cardinal is my favorite. We have Cardinals in our back yard and in the winter they look so pretty on the evergreen bows. Good coloring job..they look realistic

Tammy said...

Wow, Chris!!
This cards shine like a beacon in the night:) I LOVE the cardinal shaker card----and especially how the cardinal represents the Holy Spirit:) these cards are so very elegant---AND as you say CAS!! thank you fr allowing me to glean form you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

CAVinck said...

Love the cardinal card. The red really makes the image "pop". Beautiful examples of how to use this set.

Sabrina said...

Wow - those are both beautiful. I like the different uses of beads, too. I always have a soft spot for cardinals - we don't have them here, and when I was little I was always fascinated by them on cards we would get from Canada.

Pati said...

Very nice, love the red cardinal shaker card, all of the red.

Cynthia Xavier said...

I love the way you made an opening on the front of the card. Very dramatic.

Betty said...

Beautiful cards! Love the red and the shaker with beads! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love both cards. I love birds and have cardinals and doves daily at our bird feeders. Alice G

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris~

I love cardinals and this shaker card is beautiful. I love the flourishes and the wonderful coloring is just perfect. I love the pine cones in the image.

Your Turtle Doves card is so elegant. It reminds me of cloissine (spelling?) jewelry. The same colors and so many embellishments on this card. It is really over the top. How festive!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Chris!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Praise Days and Huge Give-Away--http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Pam D said...

Both cards are simply stunning, beautifully done, TFS!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

These are two great stamps, and two lovely cards. The doves are colored beautifully.

ANASHD said...

beautiful cards, the embossing the pearls...gorgeous

Cards By Jan said...

Oh My....my heart just went thud, especially on the first one...its STUNNING!! and the second isn't far behind...awesome!!
Hugs

Anonymous said...

I have never made a shaker card and this is a perfect set to use. Thank you for the ideas. Jan

Judy said...

I love cardinals and the cards are beautiful too.

Vicky said...

What a beautiful card with the cardinal. Great coloring.
Vicky

Silke Ledlow said...

Chris, these are two BEAUTIES!!! Very elegant! Hugs ~S~

Lagene said...

Elegant cards!!!!

nzillingworth said...

Fabulous red colour and so festive. May god go with you

scrappy said...

LUV the red [my fav colour) so vibrant!
Lov the white too such a nice clean color.Pretty stamp.

Margarita Dickens said...

I am new to this blog trail, thought I would stop by and get inspiration for my cards. Red has always been my favourite colour, Thank you
Margarita

Carolyn (Scotland) said...

I rather like simplicity, and this is classy simplicity at its best, thanks for sharing

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