Thursday, December 2, 2010



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge (SNTODBD23)!    It is time to start mailing all those wonderful Christmas cards we have made so far this year. However, I am sure that many of us still need to whip up a few more. I am challenging everyone to make Christmas cards! You can create one or several. You can enter as many times as you like. You can mass produce a style or create a very detailed stand alone card. The choice is yours! If you have any Christmas card creating or mailing tip, please share with us in your blog post. Anything to make the process easier is a good thing! While ODBD stamps are required, others are allowed. We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps! Our Daily Bread Design stamps!



I created four cards so far using a basic format.  I wanted a type of mass producing, but allowing each card to have some individuality.  When I think of mass producing cards per se, I think of  like colored cardstocks, embellishments, and stamp selection. The process begins with a card and all products are cut and assembled to end with a set of cards just alike.  I wanted to take this process a step farther in that I wanted the concept of each card similar, but each card having its own look.  I started with  a basic layout and an assortment of Christmas designer papers.  For these cards I am using Webster's Pages and Memory Box Tinsel.   I chose the cardstock to coordinate with the designer paper for each card.  I chose a sentiment from various selections of ODBD stamps.  For my cards I am using ODBD  Luke 2:11, Christmas Verses, Blessed Christmas, and His Gift stamp sets.  I paired each sentiment with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  I sponged the edges of the base, sponged inside the nesties frame with the sentiment in a like color, added a bow and flourishes pearls or regular pearls and my cards were complete.  I hope to complete a few more that I will post later. (EDITED:  Here is a post with three more)! Each card can be viewed in more detail by clicking onto it.


In addition to the challenge, since it is the most wonderful time of the year, ODBD Stamping In Time is offering up some blog candy.  We would like to give everyone a chance to win a very special ODBD stamp set. It is called Blessed Christmas!   Just leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs listed below and go over to the ODBD SNT post and tell us about one of your favorite Christmas Traditions. 
Anyone can win!  Check out what other Christmas cards the designers created!
Chrissy
Chris O.


Also, ODBD is celebrating Josh's Birthday with a special blog hop!  Check out the link to find out how to play and win!  Happy Birthday, Josh!  Wishes for a Wonderful day and a Blessed year  

I am entering this in a few blog challenges!

Christmas Stampin' - CHRISTMAS and anything goes
Artful Inkables - Punches/Diecuts
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas
Stamp and Create - 'Tis the Season
Gingerloft:  Adding a bow
Speedy the Cat:  Adding a bow to your card




As always, thanks so much for stopping by!











36 comments:

  1. Hello Betty, that is so clever using a basic format for a card. That saves a lot if thinking work. Greetings, Frea

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  2. Beautiful holiday cards! I like the idea of using different pattern paper for each card but keeping the design the same. Makes one feel like they are not a machine. Lovely stamp set too.

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  3. These are all so lovely - you have a wonderful attention to detail.

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  4. Gorgeous cards Betty! I really like each one for different reasons, but they are all so beautiful!

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  5. These are all so pretty Betty! I love that they are "doable" in a reasonable amount of time so easily mass produced!!! Great challenge to get us all to keep going on our Christmas card needs!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  6. Great array of cards, Betty. Love how you used the same sketch and changed it up a bit. They are all wonderful.

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  7. Very pretty Holiday cards Betty.

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  8. What gorgeous cards.the layout lends itself so well to the sentiments. the ribbons look great

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  9. Very cool collection of cards, very inspiring! I need to mass produce some quick since I haven't started yet. I like your ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I like your idea of "mass producing" but they do look so individual. Lovely~

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  11. Beautiful cards, Betty! Love all those fabulous papers! Thanks for another great Challenge! Hope today is a better day!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Betty!! I just love the fab papers and your simple yet elegant designs!! Each one is a masterpiece!! I had fun with this challenge!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  13. It's a beautiful starting point for an elegant card design. Love this!

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  14. Well your mass produce sure is different then mine! Love your collection of cards - all beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  15. Gorgeous set of cards!! Love how you used the same basic sketch and just changed papers etc. to make them each unique. Fabulous use of those Websters pages {thinking I may be casing the idea!!}

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  16. What lovely cards Betty! the papers are wonderful on these - I have about 15 more to make -better get cracking!

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  17. I love your cards. I am a mass producer at Christmas, too, but usually come up with one design and they all look alike. I love the way you have added variety to a mass produced card.

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  18. So thankful for clever people like you, and the designs are beautiful!

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  19. Betty these are all so gorgeous. Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends.

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  20. They are all just so beautiful, Betty. What I really love are the shaped and sponged tags!! WOW!

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  21. Oh, how elegant - lovely in those rich colors.

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  22. Beautiful creations all, Betty!!! Thanks for explaining how you do your mass production, too!

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  23. I like your "basic format". Each card has its' own beauty. I love the ribbon treatments and all the extra embellishments.

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  24. love your idea and the cards are gorgeous

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  25. These cards are amazing Betty! I love the way you have "simplified" the process but they all look so unsimple! I love the color combinations (that purple one and the red one - love love love)and the layers and the ribbons! Just everything about them! I wish I was on your list of card recipients! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Beautiful cards for Christmas and stunning color combos :)Gorgeous bows too:)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
    huggs
    Lynn x

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  27. Gorgeous assortment of cards Betty! I love the soft coloring around the sentiment on the first!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Love the ribbons and tags!

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  29. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. Wonderful job!!

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  30. Love your simple layout...it's a great one to use DP with scenes already printed on it! I think I'm actually finished with my Christmas card stash...am hoping to get them addressed tomorrow and sent out next week.

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  31. My favourite is the top card for creative use of the paper. I spent yesterday writing and addressing mine and I do believe I have enough - but as DH always likes something he hasn't seen yet, I can make one for him for the challenge.

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  32. Each card is beautifully done, Betty! I also love your ribbons/bows. They add so much to a card.

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  33. I love your "mass production" system - so un- boring unlike mine - lol

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