More Christmas Project Ideas With Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello everyone… I am back again today with more Christmas project ideas to share with you that I created using the new November Release stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs 🙂

My first project is a treat box that I created using the Glorious Gabble Box Dies and I decorated it with the Trees & Deer Dies and Curvy Slopes Dies. I die cut the trees out of the dark green solid papers from the new Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, and I die cut the deer from the yellow gold solid papers from the Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. For the curvy slope hills, I die cut them out of white cardstock and added some of the distress inks on them for the snowy shadow.

For the sentiment, I used one for the sentiments from We’ve Moved stamp set and die cut it with Pennant Flags Dies.

I tied up the box with the white-gree twine for extra embellishment.

And for my second project is a Christmas card with matching ornament that I created using the new Winter Cardinal stamp set and Snow Globe Dies.

I stamped the cardinal twice on watercolor paper with water-proof ink pad, and watercolored it with watercolor real brush pens. And then I die cut them, for the card I used Double Stitched Squares Dies, and for the ornament I used the Snow Globe Dies.

On the card, I also die cut the dark green solid paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection with Squares Dies as frame mat. And for the base, I die cut one of the patterned paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection using Pierced Rectangles Dies. I added the background paper on the white card base with permanent adhesive. I added the watercolor panel on the mat with permanent adhesive, wrapped around some twine ribbon on them, and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I then added some of the fake snow on the image for extra texture and embellishment.

For the snowglobe ornament, I die cut the snow globe one more time with the dark gray solid paper from Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. I then die cut 4 circles using the Circle Dies for the back reinforcement and for the twine hanger.

I think I will make more of this card and ornament set for church family gift this year. What do you think? 🙂

For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogAnd check out each designer’s blog to see more inspirations:

Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope these projects inspire you to make pretty things for this Holiday Seasons. Have a fabulous blessed day!




Our Daily Bread Designs Special Pre-Order: Card Set and Card Caddy Gift Bag

Hello everyone… Christmas is getting closer… and this year I am making more handmade gifts and cards for Christmas, instead buying 🙂 It is a joy to be able to crate and give more meaningful gifts to the families and friends we love. Today, I have a card set and card caddy gift bag to share with you.

I created a gift set of cards and a matching card caddy using the Card Caddy and Gift Bag Bundle:

The sentiment I used is from the Snowman Family stamp set, new release from Our Daily Bread Design this month. For the bag, I stamped it on white cardstock several times and cut them out with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. For the card sentiments, I stamped the same sentiment on white cardstock and cut them out with Pennant Flags Dies, also cut out the gold metallic base with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

To help you get a jump start on your Holiday Gift Giving, Our Daily Bread Designs is excited to offer a Pre-Order Bundle on the following products that we are releasing on December 1, 2017!  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle includes the following products: Card Caddy & Gift Bag Die, Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies, Poinsettia Inset Die and a BONUS $5.00 ODBD Gift Code.

This special Pre-Order Bundle is shipping immediately and available for purchase through November 20, 2017! For more inspiration using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

I hope this project also can give you inspiration to start your own projects. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

I link up at:

Challenge #308-#309






Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop – DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Hello every one… WELCOME to Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! This new release is full of amazing and beautiful Holiday Collections. The team has fabulous projects using the new Joy Clair Everyday stamps and Color By Faith stamps.

Let’s start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop. Giveaway information at the end of this post… 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornament

My project to share with you is wood-burned ornaments that I created using the new Color By Faith collection – Christmas Nativity Stamps. Christmas is getting so close! One of my favorite things todo is making ornaments and gifts for this season. And this new stamp set is just perfect for this project.

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

I got lots of wood slices from Amazon last year and still have some left in my stash. So I grab some of them for this project. First, I drilled the holes on these wood slices using hand-drill. Super easy. Before stamping, make sure your wood surface is smooth, if not, use sand paper to smooth it and ready for stamping, or coloring, or painting.

I stamped the images on directly on the woods using using StazOn Jet Black ink. This ink is the best for stamping on woods and canvases.

You can leave them as is, or continue to the next step 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Next is wood burning. I pre-heated my wood burning tool while I was working on the drilling and stamping. Make sure it is hot enough for this step. It is super easy to use this tool with stamped image. Pretty much you just trace the image. With hot tool, it works like pencil. Do not push to hard on the wood surface because it will burn a hole on it.

I enjoy this process 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Leaving the images as wood-burned look is cool. This time I want to color them. And I use my Prismacolors Pencils to color each of them. Also, I use the Prisma Colorless Blender Pencil to smoothen the colors on the wood. These pencils work fantastic on wood slices!

I have more wood slices to work one for gifts… 😀 I hope you are inspired with this project to start working on your own Christmas projects.



Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lindsay Andreon

Helen Gullet

Donna Idlet

Kerry Urbatch

Jessica Pascarella

Steph Ackerman

LeeAnn Mckiney

Lori Kobular

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Your next hop is my friend, Donna Idlet. Have fun and enjoy!!!

Joy Clair – Everyday Collection

3D Christmass Poinsettia & Calendar Fun

Dog Gone Christmas & Christmas Cocoa

Joy Clair – Bible Journaling Color By Faith Collection

Send Me & Jesus Is My Jam

Born Is The King & Christmas Nativity

I link up this card at:

Challenge #306 – #307

Inspire Me Monday Week 304

DIY Give Thanks Layered Bookmark

Hello everyone… Fall has started here. Crisp air, cool weather and I start seeing some leaves are turning their colors already.

Today I have a Fall themed bookmark project to share with you all. This project, I also shared it at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. You also can see more inspirations from the team using AJVD products there.

First I die cut the bookmark from Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die set with watercolor paper twice and stacked them together for extra thickness.

On a piece of white cardstock, I sprinkle some of the Lime Colorburst powder, sprayed it to create the burst watercolored background, and when it was dry well, I die cut it out with the Quatrefoil Bookmark Overlay Die then added it on the bookmark with liquid adhesive. I also filled in some of the quatrefoil shape randomly to create the background of the bookmark.

Then I cut out one of the leaf from Leaves and Petals Die Set out of the watercolored background paper, and added it on the bookmark with same liquid adhesive.

Final step is I stamped the sentiment from Hello Fall 3×4 Stamp Set with Autumn Ombre ink pad on another watercolor background paper that I created. Then I die cut it out using the bookmark die, trimmed it wide enough to be on top of the leaf, and then added it on the bookmark with the adhesive.

Bookmark is done. Even though it has some layers, but it is still thin enough to put in a book. Also, the layers makes it thick enough as chipboard.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

I play along at:

September Challenge



A Jillian Vance Design: DIY Bookmarks

Hello everyone… I have couple bookmarks that I made for friends using bookmark dies, word die, vine die, and bookmark stamp set. They are super easy and quick to make as gifts for your friends or for yourself who love reading 🙂

AJVD Bookmarks - 5/30

Come over to A Jillian Vance Design Blog to see more about these bookmarks. Thanks a lot for stopping by today. Have great day!

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Gift Bag and Card Set

Mother’s Day just passed. We celebrated it in a special way by doing what we love to do as family: tent-camping, hiking, and doing out door fun activities. The next special day is the Father’s Day and it is about a month away! Can’t you believe that?

Picking a Father’s Day gift is a challenge every year 🙂 But it will make easier if you know a special thing that they love or what is their wish list. Our favorite gift is handmade gifts. My daughter and I love to make gifts as an expression our loves to the special person in our lives, our Papa. This year, I made a set of note cards and gift bag for him.

Here’s the card I made for him where the kids and I will write notes for him. I run a blue cardstock with the Darice stripe embossing folder through my diecutting machine to create the background mat. The triangle border, I die cut it using Taylored Expressions triangle die plate and silver glitter cardstock, and I cut it to fit as border.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Joy Clair – Dad’s Day Clear Stamps on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, and die cut it with Our Daily Bread Designs – Pierced Circles Dies.

I added the triangle border with Glitter Glue Adhesive, then I wrapped around the twine, and added the sentiment circle with 3D foam tape on it. And I added the whole panel on the white card base with 3D foam tape.

I created a set of note cards as gift. I simply embossed the white cards with We Are Memory Keepers – Classic Embossing Strips. He loves stationary and write notes for special occasions. I put all the note cards and envelopes inside a gold white chevron paper gift bag.

I sealed the gift bag with the fun ribbon that I created with Joy Clair – Dad’s Day Clear stamps. It is very simple and quick to create it.

First, I stamped the ribbon image on a white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad using Mini MISTI stamping Toll. And then I color it with the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. Then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors (or you can also cut it out with the svg cutting files that comes with every stamp set you get from Joy Clair website).

And it is done. Our gift ready to give it to the world’d greatest Papa ever on Father’s Day which we will be on our vacation trip in Indonesia later.

If you are looking for more inspirations, here are couple more projects that we made made for Father’s Day. Check them out:

DIY Father’s Day Gift for the #1 Papa

Captured Memory Mini Scrapbook Album

I hope you all are inspired to make your own handmade gifts for this Father’s Day! THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous blessed day!

And I link it up at:

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

AAA Cards CAS Game #90 – Embossing

May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge 


Our Daily Bread Designs: Looking Back Into April New Release

Hello everyone… It is time to take a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs April Release. And I have 2 projects to share with you today using the April New Release stamps and custom dies.

My first project I created using the Luminous Lantern Die, Rose Dies, Rose Leaves Dies, Fancy Fan Die, and Lovely Flower Clear Stamps.

I created the vellum window on the box using one of the Rectangles Dies that match perfectly with the Luminous Lantern Die.

I die cut the Rose petals and leaves, then using a flower stylus to form the petals. I put them together with liquid glue. I added a black gem in the middle of the flower. For the leaves, I sponged some green ink on each of them using the die as stencil. Then for the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with archival ink and die cut it with the matching die. And I added some vines that I cut out from green cardstock with Leaves and Branches Dies.

I use glue dots and liquid adhesive to put them together.

My second project is a card that I created using To My Friend stamp set, Lattice Background Die, and Pierced Circles Dies.

I added silver glitter cardstock underneath the Lattice Background die cut and I added the panel on the card base. Then I created a watercolor wash background with some green, yellow, and light blue watercolor paint. Then I stamped the dandelions and sentiment on the panel with archival ink. I used one of the Pierced Circle Dies to die cut the circles.

I added them on the card with some glue dots and 3D foam adhesive. I finished the card with some pearl gems.

For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog. Here are the Design Team blogs where you can find more inspirations:

Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 

Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

Thank You for visiting me today 🙂 I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

I link up at these challenges today:

ODBDSLC285 Spring has Sprung- Blooming with Die-cut Flowers

Challenge #278-279 – Anything Goes

April Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Spring Color Inspiration

Work it Wednesday March 2017

HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge