Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD32)! The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps.  The challenge this rotation is all about EASTER!  We are making Easter cards or projects with a twist.   ODBD has recently released a beautiful ensemble of New Easter sets that can work beautifully with past released ODBD Easter sets.    Also, our April Release sets and dies can be used to create beautiful Easter cards or projects as well.  The choice is yours.  The twist is to share with us one of your more memorable Easter Sunday's or Easter traditions.  We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!  Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win!

For the Easter themed challenge,  I decided to create an Easter home decor item.  I am using the newly released Bird and Butterfly Labels  stamp set (designed by our very own Dawn Lusk) with Labels 18 die cut.  I also combined it with He Is Risen, Eternity and Elegant Oval die cuts, and Butterfly die.   My mobile measures 18 inches in diameter. I chose as the focus of my creation and at the heart of Easter the scripture John 3:16.  For God so LOVE the World that HE GAVE....    Giving is at the heart of the Christian faith. 

Here is alittle bit of direction on how I made my "pennants in the round" Happy Easter mobile.  I decided to give my fabulous Grand Calibur a workout for sure with this project.  It is fairly simple in design, but I like to layer a lot of my die cuts to give them more twice the cutting.  No worries, though!  The grand calibur was up for the job!  I started with a basic lacey pennant design. I cut out 11 chocolate chip  lacey pennants, and 11 various patterns from the Prima Madeline collection dp.  I glued these two layers together and inked the edges.  I layered all my pennants with tips only around the edges of the largest Grand Circles die cut.  I layered another circle over top.  I looped my ribbon around and  sandwich inside.  I layered a large grand circle in chocolate chip behind so from the back the mobile is all chocolate chip.  I added a chipboard circle and covered it with the taken with teal color for the largest top layer.  This added weight makes the mobile more solid in structure.  I then, added various layered circles from the Grand Circles collection.  I finished with a piece of Prima Madeline collection dp for the top portion.  Note:  I recommend stitching the inner tip of the pennant to the circle to keep it stable while hanging.  I noticed while trying to photograph that the pennants weight may the pennants want to slip a bit. 

Next, I stamped the image from  Bird and Butterfly Labels stamp set 11 times using various momento and ranger inks that coordinate with the Prima paper.  I die cut and embossed with the  Labels 18 die cut.  I also cut out 11 taken with teal Labels 18 die cuts.  I cut these at an angle in half to create a faux layer behind each of the images.  I used foam dots for dimension to adhere to the pennnants.  I then stamped the frame from the Eternity stamp set and used ODBD Spellbinder's custom  Elegant Oval die cut to cut out and emboss.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my scripture from  He Is Risen  perfectly inside the frame. I layered with the largest frame from Labels 18 die cut.  I die cut the Butterfly die with ivory cardstock and a pattern piece from the Prima paper. 

My lettering was my least favorite since I do not own any die cut letters.   Not to mention that I do not own any letters that I think look regal enough to accompany Spellbinder die cuts with the embossing.  I think it would be wonderful if Spellbinders released alphabets that we can emboss, stencil, and layer.  Can you imagine small and grand in size with Spellbinders detailing, textures, and look?  The possibilities are endless!  Wow!  For this project I had to use some gold chipboard stickers.   I finished with a matching bow with button and added gold pearls. I also added a few gold pearls around my pennants. 

Let me know what you think since I do not do many decorative items.  As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

I am playing in a few other blog challenges as well!
Let's Ink it Up:  Easter Creations
Stamp with Fun:  Easter
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything but a card
Stamps R Us:  Easter Theme
The Pink Elephant:  Easter
ABC DT Challenge: Easter
Craft Us Crazy:  Easter
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirl:  Easter
Fun with Shapes:  Easter
I Did It Creations:  Anything Goes
Paper Cutz:  Easter
Paper Issues:  Easter


  1. Betty, your card is just amazing! that would be a whole week project for me!! Beautiful stamping and colors, my friend!

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely...I just think your wreath is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Dt Blog Challenge.

  3. Wow is right Betty! What a project FULL of so many wonderful goodies! Love the pennant decoration and the beautifully stamped labels!

  4. Amazing creation, fantastic. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  5. How creative and special! Loved the idea!
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY , and good luck .

  6. Wowzer girl!! This is so creative and full of pretty Spring-time images and colors!! I really love it!! Smiles, Vicki

  7. This is really, really beautiful. I love your creativity on this special piece.

  8. Betty, this fabulous! Love this wonderful Easter creation! Beautifully done!

  9. WOOOWEEE this is FABULOUS Betty, What a stunning project!!!!

  10. Betty this is awesome! Alot of work but so muchy fun! Thanks for joining the ABC Easter Challenge.

  11. Beautiful! Great flags around the centerpiece! Thanks so much for showing us your easter creation at LIIU this week! Good luck! PS- Want to be featured on LIIU? check out the top of the challenge blog for the link on how to apply!

  12. Wow! Quite a creation and sooooo beautiful!

  13. This is so creative and beautiful Betty! A totally awesome and fab creation. "Hugs" Carol

  14. This is gorgeous Betty fab work thanks for sharing at CUC hugs Rebekah xx

  15. Great job on this project!
    Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues

  16. Beautiful project and such lovely colours too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  17. This is so amazing, with so many incredible details, and I know it must have taken hours to create! It's a unique way to use pendants and so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us this week!

  18. Beautiful, beautiful and more than beautiful. I love this gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  19. Fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  20. Such a work of love Betty. I can see this item being passed down as an heirloom. It looks stunning.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  21. OMGosh..this is an amazing work of art!!! I love all the details. This must have taken you forever. It is something you will always treasure. I like your idea of Spellbinder elegant letters. I think people that have Cricuts probably could do fancy lettering on their machine???
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge." We hope to see you again on Monday for our next challenge. XX
    Barbara GDT

    9 April 2011 03:37

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  22. Hi Betty, what a stunning Easter decoration. I love the shape and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Stamp With Fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  23. Oh Betty, this is really fabulous. What a gorgeous piece you have made with the new Spellbinders dies. I would really love to see this IRL and be able to handle it! Amazing take on our challenge this week. So happy to have you joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


  24. very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge
    blog. Good luck !

  25. What a fabulous project, Betty! Love the pennant mobile you created!

  26. Oh Betty, this is so GORGEOUS! i would LOVE to see it in real life! And what a FAB idea for Spellbinders to make letters! You should write to them!

  27. Stunning creation Betty very clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  28. OMG! What a cute project!! It´s gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us over at Craft us Crazy!


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