Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time With Julie!

Hello Our Daily Bread designs friends!!!  I'm so excited to share today's Time With Julie!  You can always count on Julie to think "outside of the box"!  I think you'll agree when you see what she did with the new Spellbinder's Heirloom Dies!!!  Lots of fun ideas for you today..... so here's Julie!


Fall is almost here! I have a little project for you today involving pumpkins. You know it's fall when you see pumpkins on display! I also have pumpkin card to show you, made with the fabulous new ODBD pumpkin image and matching custom die. I had the idea of making the little accordion pumpkins but I started to use a circle or scallop circle die. Luckily, I had just received the brand new Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies and I thought if I trimmed the pointy bottom, the shape really looked like a pumpkin.
Here's a little closer view of the pumpkins. I used the two middle size dies for these pumpkins. These are pretty easy; just follow the instructions on the pics. Remember, just click on each pic to enlarge. On the two little ones, I stamped the Vintage Border Background with Memento Rhubarb Stalk before I glued the sections together. The leaves were punched and I put a little glue on the stem and stuck them between the sections before I glued them together.










I sponged on a little dk green ink on the tops of the pumpkins in order to more resemble a stem. You could glue together the final 2 sections if you want them to remain permanently open, but it's not necessary. And if you want to mail them, just fold them closed and put a little paper clip on them.

These recipe cards were in the dollar bin at my local craft store along with the Seeds tin. I added some stamping on the recipe cards and cut out the pot w/ tools and the little pumpkins from the Garden Tag Set, and attached them on the upper right corners. The recipe cards just fit inside the tin. Add a few packets of seeds, and you have a nice little fall gift set for someone special!

Thank you soooo much Julie!  I just love this idea for the pumpkins! Your card is beautiful, and the recipe cards look so pretty  too!  You've given us lots of great ideas today!  


Please take the time to leave Julie some love here, and pop on over to her blog to see what else she has done with ODBD stamps!  You'll be glad you did!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a blessed week!




DT Coordinator


18 comments:

Karen W said...

Gorgeous creations!! I just got my stamps and die and can't wait to play!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Another die to put on my list...what adorable little pumpkins!! Great fall decorations. Card is fabulous, love the layers and the punch border as well....thanks for pushing us to think out of the box.

sandee said...

Awesome Julie, I never would have thought of that, you are very creative!

Clare Curcio said...

Grace, your punkins are so cute! What a great idea! Do you sit there and stare at something trying to come up with an idea on how to do it, how to use it, or how to change it into something else? I do!

Clare Curcio said...

Sorry, Grace! Very cute punkins, Julie! I'm sure your punkins are cute, too, Grace! Great idea Julie? Do YOU sit and think about what you can do with something out of the ordinary, Julie? lol I'd love to hear from both of you!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Super cute, Julie!!! You are so clever!!! Hugs, Angie

Basslady said...

my goodness, what a stunning idea and inspiration!

thanx a lot for all your effort, to give us crafting-ladies those gorgeous tutorials!

value it so much, dear sisters!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol E said...

Wow! what wonderful projects, love the pumkins. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Julie, this is awesome!! I will so try this out. That will make a stunning table scape! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! What a gorgeous set Julie!! Love those pumpkins!! I can't wait to try the tutorial. Beautiful coloring and design on the card!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! What a gorgeous set Julie!! Love those pumpkins!! I can't wait to try the tutorial. Beautiful coloring and design on the card!!

Marlena M. said...

Such a fantastic idea! I love the use you get out of that die. ;)

Kathy in Idaho said...

Thanks for adding to the possibilities for the the die. So, cute.

Vicki said...

These are fabulous! Must get those dies! Vicki R

maryr917 said...

beautiful card and I love how you used the dies to make a pumpkin-such a creative idea

Mary said...

Such sweet pumpkins...just adorable! The recipe box/seeds gift is so thoughtful also.

Natalie said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

nwilliams6 said...

Fun - I am going to try these with my SU Ornament die today. Thanks for sharing!