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Saturday, May 21, 2011
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Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  It is so nice to have a break from the daily routine of the week!!

Today is another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.

This weeks challenge:
Use plaid or gingham on your creation!!

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, May 26. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by May 26 at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC61. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge:
For my card, I decided to may an alternate fold known as a joy fold.  The designer paper is scraps from my DCWV Nursery pack.  The card stock is black, kraft and white. I used the Mini Tags 3 and  Porch stamp set from Our Daily Bread DesignsThe background is embossed with the Vintage Background Embossing plate available at ODBD.

If you are interested in making a joy fold and you do not know how to make one, there is a tutorial available at splitcoast here .

Card Recipe
ODBD Stamps Used: Mini Tags 3, Porch
Other materials used: ODBD Vintage Embossing folder, Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, sewing machine, copics, black grosgrain, ZVA Creative Pearls (Line white)

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To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!  Your comments are deeply appreciated!!



Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stamp like you mean it said...

Hey Lil Glowbug! What a wonderful design! Love this peaceful porch, and your beautiful coloring and papers. Completely delightful! Lymi

Grace said...

Chris your joy fold card is simply gorgeous!!! I love this dp! I have some and keep hoarding it! I just love looking at it and then put it away coz I can't cut into it! I love this card!!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh love this card, it's exactly where I wan to be!

Rosemary said...

wowee!! what a gorgeous card, chris! you are inspiring me to give some of these "fancy" fold cards a try!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is such a warm and cozy feeling card, the joy fold is cool. Very pretty card.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Hey girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! I absolutely love this card and have to admit that I have never tried this technique before! Have a blessed weekend my sweet friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the unique fold and the tranquil scene with that sentiment.

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect and FUN!!~

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

What a beautiful card. I love the fold, the papers, the coloring, and especially the Scripture. It is quite marvelous! Wonderful job!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lori said...

I love how this came out! The Joy fold is fantastic.

Heidi said...

chris this is gorgeous. I just printed this fold off yesterday to use this week so it was nice to see it on your card. I want to play this one.

Grace Baxter said...

What a beautiful card, Chris! Love the colours and the unique way it opens. There's so much to enjoy!

Dawn B. said...

I love the colors you chose for this Chris.. This reminds me of my sun room back in IL.. It had furniture just like this. What a great fold. I have not done one like this in so long. Super job.

Rufus said...

Very pretty card, lovely colors!

Kerri said...

Oh how beautiful, Chris! I just love this fold! You are so creative, woman!

Melodie said...

Hi Chris, your card is so beautiful, I love the
Joy-Fold-cards very much.

Marlena M. said...

I am a gadget girl and love all the intricacies of your card. It is soooo cool and beautifully colored!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris!! What a really pretty fun fold design!! I love the added stitching and punched borders!! :) Really gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris I love this one that image the colours and design look wonderful.
Lorraine x


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