Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Land That I Love

I was so excited when I was asked to stay on as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs for September. I really enjoy using their dies and stamps. When I saw the new patriotic September release, I was even more excited. You can see the whole release here. Did you notice they have two fancy fold card dies AND layering dies for both of them? No more figuring out how to cut and fold your card base and how to cut your patterned paper. These dies do all the work for you. I get to play with the Double Display Card Die  and Double Display Layers Dies. I have quickly become addicted to making them. Consider this your warning that you'll be seeing this type of card fairly frequently for awhile. LOL

One of the things that I really like about the Double Display Card Die is that the score lines are so well defined. I've used other dies that have score lines included but you have to search to find them and it's hard to fold on them accurately. Not a problem with this die. The card die requires a full 12" length of cardstock. I don't have an extended platform for my Grand Calibur or my Cuttlebug but by using two passes, I was able to easily cut the card base.

This card fold has such a "Wow!" factor, that you really don't have to do a lot of extra fussing to make a beautiful card. For this card, the balloons were fussy cut from one of the sheets of the new Stars and Stripes Paper Pad and popped up on the left panel. Some baker's twine provides strings and bows for the balloons. Both sentiments from the Let Freedom Ring stamp set and matting panels were die cut and embossed with Double Stitched Circle Dies. Some sequins and Stickles finish off the card.

Our Daily Bread Designs Products used:

Other Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill (cardbase and dark blue), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (red)
Other: VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black), Simon Says Stamp sequins (Assorted Moonshine), Stickles (Star Dust), JilliBean Soup baker's twine, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper
Crafty Creations Challenge #349 - Anything Goes 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Link Party #31 - Use item/brand from Crop Stop online store (I used the following brands: Ranger, Fiskars, Cuttlebug, Tsukineko, Jillibean Soup and Scotch ATG)
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes with Die Cuts and/or Embossing (lots of die cutting on this card and I used the dies to emboss) 
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #359 - Punches and/or Dies

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come back soon.


Esther Asbury said...

What a lovely patriotic card! You're right, it does have a "Wow factor!" Love the way you did the balloons! So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this die cut - so much you can create with it. The patriotic theme is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Birdie said...

I think I've just added to my must have list. Certainly understand why you plan on using these frequently. A lovely card and perfect theme. Thanks for sharing on the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Stephanie! I hope you've had a wonderfully blessed Lord's Day with your family. I just wanted to stop by and tell you once again how very grateful I am for you.

Theresa said...

lovely card. and that die is really fab. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Lisa :) said...


Deneen said...

Wowzers, beautiful card, love that it's a die then you can whip them off fast if needed. Thanks for joining us a Cuttlebug Mania.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What an amazing card! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to see you again next month!
--Heidi, design team


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