Hi, everyone! The first of each month is always exciting for us at Our Daily Bread designs, since we get to reveal brand new stamps sets! This month, however, is even more exciting since our long-awaited Bookmark Sets are finally ready to release after many months of "tweaking".
When a stamp design goes from computer specs to the production process, the finished rubber stamp will not always come out to the exact dimensions as expected, due to shrinkage in the rubber. Since our new sets coordinate with the ODBD Exclusive Spellbinders "Bookmarks" dies shown below, the dimensions of the stamps had to be just right. After many months of fine-tuning, it was decided that the bookmark sets would have to be clear stamps instead of the usual purple rubber, in order for the best fit with the cutting dies! The clear sets are made out of high quality photopolymer material and are, in my personal opinion, the best clear stamps I've used! Thanks, Kelley, for insisting on nothing but the best for your customers! (**Please note: only the first three bookmark shaped sets are clear stamps.....the rest of the stamps are the normal purple rubber that we've all come to love!)
The entire August release was designed around these lovely cutting dies, created by Spellbinders exclusively for Our Daily Bread designs, so let's begin with them. The three different shapes and sizes create many different options for you....not only for bookmarks, but tags as well. The largest die measures 6 x 2-3/8, the smallest is 4-1/2 x approx. 1-5/8, and the clip-type bookmark die measures 5-1/2 x 1-3/8. Of course, with the highly-respected Spellbinders name, you know you've got a product of excellent quality!
The next three Bookmark sets, designed by my sweet, creative and talented Design Team Sister, Dawn Lusk, coordinate perfectly with the Bookmark Dies shown above. Our team has waited for these gorgeous sets just as a mother waits for a new baby! :) Beautiful work, Dawn!
What I love about these sets, besides their gorgeous-ness, is that not only do they make the most beautiful bookmarks and tags, but the images may be used for many other uses as well.....on cards, layouts, or gift items. Using masking, marker to stamp inking, or a little cut-work, these images may be used in countless ways!
The stamps in the next set, Bookmark Verses, are shaped and sized to be used with the Bookmark stamp sets above, however, like any stamps from Our Daily Bread designs, they may be used alone or they are perfect for combining with other sets as well!
The next three beautiful sets fit inside the Bookmark Dies perfectly, however, they may also be stamped and matted for cards, gifts, or layouts as well!
Now......how about some "icing on the cake"?! Not only is there a new cutting die set and seven new stamp sets, but we also are revealing three new Background Stamps which coordinate with the new sets above!!! As most of Our Daily Bread designs' background stamps, each of these will entirely cover your A2 sized card. For an easy, even imprint, use the Mega Mount stamp block....see the tutorial HERE.
Now, can you see why we were so excited to share the August release with you?! To see all of these stamps (and dies) in action, make sure not to miss the August New Release Blog Hop here at the ODBD Blog later this morning at 8 am EDT......you'll see many gorgeous samples, plus there are several chances to win prizes! If you can't wait for the hop, head over to the ODBD store right now and pick up the Bread Basket Bundle, which is the entire August release at 20% off! Woo hoo, right?!
Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!!! God bless!!