Sunday, August 5, 2012

Our Daily Bread meets Memory Box

When I was at CKC Lancaster last week, I won lots of drawings. CK really aims to keep you happy. There are drawings in classes, at the crops and on the vendor floor. I won this blingy necklace at the Friday night crop. It has a ring and lobster clasp on the end so I use it when I'm crafting so that my readers are always nearby. (Sad, but true.)

Luckily, that night, I sat at a table with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and her co-workers who worked for a week on the sea theme decorations for the table. They were vying for the Grand Prize for best table.  Well, wouldn't you know they won? So I won, too, because there were prizes for the whole table. A big bag of SEI goodies. I'm telling you, CKCs are a ton of fun.

Anyway, the prize that was even more fun was a vendor door prize I won that gave me a gift certificate to shop at Our Daily Bread's (ODB) booth. I had a tough time deciding on what to get so I just had to pick up more than what I had to spend (that's what they are hoping for, right? Lol.) I settled on a Butterfly Branch stamp that is normally part of a set called Faith and it's accompanying ODB die. Then, of course, since they carry Memory Box dies, I gave in to a set I've been wanting for awhile. The Grand Madison window, shutters and flower box dies. They are all starring in today's card. I can imagine so many different window scenes to do with these dies. The only problem is that when they are placed side by side, the card size required is at least 6"x6". There is a smaller version I might have to go looking for in order to fit a standard sized card base.

Before I show you the card, I have to tell you that I was blown away by the intricacy of the branch die. I don't think I'd ever have the patience to cut the detail that it does. See for yourself below. I'm sold on dies that coordinate with stamps!

So here it is. I made it with Stampin Up paper for a friend of the family who's birthday is coming up. I preferred the Hero Arts greeting I chose over a traditional Happy Birthday because it matches the special glittery butterfly that I popped up.

Here's a closer look at the dimension I gave the window and butterfly.

Thanks for sticking it out to the end of my rambling. I just want to tell you it all!

Oh, and I have a tip for you that I learned from the people in the ODB booth. Let's call it Crafty Tip #70. Place a sheet of wax paper between your die and your paper before you cut it and it will slide off the die much easier. Can't wait to try it on a doily die!

Til next time.... *smile*


Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, I have all of these *ahem* but the branch. Now I might need it. ;/

Gorgeous card!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great prize buy! Ive looked at the window die a few times and thought i could live without it, but now i want it. And the shutters. Argh.

. said...

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Anonymous said...

Can't believe you didn't share that tip with me on the way home!!! Fabulous card, and agree about the intricacy of the die - wonderful!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

OMG!!! Cindy, this is amazing!!! WOWZA. LOVE what you've done here. Your friend is going to love this! Have a great day! :-)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowee, it sure sounds like CKCs are a ton of fun! You're so lucky to have won all those prizes. And of course your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you filled up the windows but it's still a CAS card. I love that little hint of lace!

Queen Lightwell said...

Gorgeous card! And what a perfect saying, too. :) Love the little lace valance just peeking out at the top of the window, what a fab detail! :)