Before I start gushing over the new sets, I would like to share with you about a new feature at the Our Daily Bread designs store. On the side of the page, just under the "Contact Us" tab, is a new tab called "Customer Appreciation". This new tab was added in order to spotlight our customers who are doing charitable type work with Our Daily Bread designs stamps. Reaching out to those in need, using God's word, is so very important and we just wanted to give our thanks and support!
Speaking of giving thanks, the first new set to be introduced, "Not Forgotten", is a bittersweet and powerful set which pays tribute to our nation's men and women in the military. Too often our soldiers do not receive the respect and gratitude that they deserve, even though they have willingly offered their lives to protect the land that we love. We especially want to thank and remember all of those who have given the ultimate price...their lives, for us. You will be rewarded in heaven!
This wonderful soldier image, designed by Dina Kowal, was previously released by another stamp company, which recently went out of business and transferred the image rights to Our Daily Bread designs. The image was totally "re-designed" for this new set, which includes three powerful scripture stamps and the "You Are Not Forgotten" sentiment. We pray that this set brings much hope and peace for those serving our country and for those who have lost loved ones.
Now.....the moment you have been waiting for!!! Many of you had a chance to see samples for the next 2 "Sweet William" sets at CHA this past January, in the Spellbinders booth. Since Our Daily Bread designs has been recognized as a "Preferred Partner Company" by Spellbinders, several stamp sets have been released by ODBD which were designed to be used with certain Spellbinder cutting dies.....the "Sweet Williams" are the newest additions! The blossoms in the "Sweet William - Large" and "Sweet William - Small" sets are compatible with the 5 cutting dies in the Spellbinders Blossom 3 set! To see how the Blossom 3 dies are used with the Sweet William stamps, check out the written tutorial HERE on the ODBD blog, or Dawn's video HERE at the ODBD store. Once you see how easy they are to use, you will be hooked!!!
The "Sweet William - Large" set consists of two blossoms only, due to their large size. The approximate diameters are 4-1/8" and 3-5/8". These flowers are not only great for cards, but are a must for scrapbook layouts.....the perfect embellishment for any page, mini-book, altered item, etc. The blossoms are so gorgeous that they can be used by themselves as a single flower or layered up for some 3D action!
The "Sweet William - Small" set includes the smaller three blossoms (measuring 1-1/8", 2-1/8", and 2-5/8") and a variety of small words which you can use to make your own sentiments! I am loving the variety and versatility here....how about you?
These are the Spellbinders Blossom 3 cutting dies, which will make cutting out your new Sweet William flowers an absolute breeze!!! Just as most Spellbinder cutting dies, these can be used in your Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Wizard, Grand Calibur, or most die-cutting machines.
Scrapbooker Alert!!! Our Daily Bread designs has designed this "Large Scrapbook Words" set just for you!!!! So many scrappers are discovering how wonderful ODBD scripture and image stamps are on their layouts.....these large words will give you even more options! Each word is approximate 3/4" tall and there are many combination options here....not just with this set alone, but how about mixing in some of the small words from the Sweet William-Small set?! So, you're not a scrapbooker yet? No problem, many of the card designers have used these on their cards already, myself included! There are so many possibilities here for altered items and special gift projects as well!
Our final set today has been long awaited by some of our faithful customers......just as no garden is complete without some, no stamp line is complete without some gorgeous hydrangeas!! This beautifully drawn "Hydrangea" single stamp is the next addition to our new Garden Collection. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to seeing the "Garden" grow each month!!!!
Thanks so much for sticking with me to the end! Before I sign off, I would like to remind you about the Bread Basket Bundle which is offered each month at a 15% savings to you! Each Bread Basket Bundle contains all of the new releases for the current month. The July bundle includes all of the stamps you see here, plus the Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies as well. If you can't decide which new set is your fave......get 'em all and save!!!
Stay tuned later this morning at 8 am EDT for the July Blog Hop, full of inspiration from the "Breadsticks" and some great prizes too!