ODBD April New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello Everyone! April is here! I am so looking forward to spend more time outside the house with my daughters and enjoy Spring flowers around us.

Kicking of this new month, I am joining Our Daily Bread Designs for their April New Release blog hop today. I am so very thankful to be part of their amazing design team. This blog hop starts at ODBD Blog where you can find all the information about the new release, money-saving bundles and inspirations from the Design Team. And…. there is a giveaway for you… please read all the way to find out how you can enter!

For this blog hop, I created 2 projects: a card and a luminous lantern.

I created my card with the new To My Friend stamp set. This is one beautiful stamp set that you can create special handmade card just for your friends, to share the love and joy with them. I also use the new Lattice Background Die on the background.

I use the Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut 2 of the color burst watercolored panels and I heat-embossed the dandelion from To My Friend stamp set on the green panel and added some white pearl gems on it. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock and die cut it with one of the Mini Label Dies.

Here’s a second card I created for my swap friend this month. The Bible verse is just perfect for celebrating our friendship.

On my second card, I used the sentiment from To My Friend stamp set, Tulips stamp set, Tulip Die, and Fence Die. The background panel I created with color burst powder and some perfect pearl mist.

My second project I created using the new Luminous Lantern Die, Roses Dies, and Rose Leaves Dies. If you like to make DIY home decor, this dies are perfect for you! You even can use them to create centerpiece and gifts.

On those roses, I added some glitter on them for extra sparkles on them 🙂 First, before I put them together, I added liquid glue on all over the edges of the petals and leaves and then sprinkle some of the glitter on them. I used fast dry glue for the glitter and using glue gun to put the flowers together (fast dry glue works great also for flowers).



Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until April 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the designers who are sharing their projects with April New Release stamps and dies:

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy * Sandee

Robin * Sabrina * Julie * Diana * Chris * Lori * Helen (it’s me)

I hope these projects today inspire you to create and share the joy and love through handmade projects. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Here are ODBD supplies I used today:

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66 thoughts on “ODBD April New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. Wow, your cards AND lantern are stunning!! I love all these new dies and stamps and what you have created with them…I have an addiction to ‘stitched’ stamps/dies…..and what a gorgeous stamp set the tulips are with the stitching, so unique and beautiful!! Have a wonderful day!!
    {Nellies Nest}

  2. I think I could sum it all up with “WOW” ! I am blown away with these beautiful cards and water coloring and the lantern is so lovely. Really like the glitter on the petal edges.

  3. I love your ideas. The dandelion card is just wonderful – one of my favorites of the hop. Great color burst card with the cute fence. The white flowers with glitter edges are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration.

  4. very pretty projects!! I love your wc background and white embossed dandelions on the card and the lantern looks so elegant!

  5. Beautiful artwork Helen! Such lovely backgrounds! The lantern and rose dies are gorgeous! Love the glittery roses!

  6. Oh that black and white lantern is stunning. . . I can totally see that as table centerpieces at an elegant wedding.

  7. Helen you have made such beautiful samples!! Love the first one with the lattice and watercolour background – so soft and pretty! Your tulips are gorgeous and the black and white lantern looks elegant and gorgeous! Beautifully done!!

  8. Hi…what beautiful cards!! your roses in the white are stunning… and so is the dandelion card…love the WC BG.. and those dandelion…cou7ld just give a breath and whoosh them away…beauty on both!!

  9. Very pretty cards and lantern! I love the watercolor background and the bling on the roses…the leaves done in white are stunning.

  10. Love all your fantastic projects! Great backgrounds on your cards, I especially liked the first! Your lantern is wonderful, the flowers are beautiful! Great release!

  11. Beautiful cards and lantern! I love the layering and colors on your dandelion card, and the ‘To My Friend’ stamp set with those gorgeous dandelions is a favorite!

  12. Beautiful cards and lantern helen 🙂 love the new to my friend stamp set and you have showcased it so well. Amazing work!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Your projects are beautiful, Helen!! I love the springy feel of your cards!! The backgrounds are perfect! The lantern with the white rose is gorgeous!

  14. Helen wow!!! I love ALL your projects! The card layout you made for the release is so pretty and I love the bg you created!!! I love your lantern!!! Just beautiful!!!


  15. My goodness, Helen, your card is beautiful but that lantern is stunning!!!

    Happy April to you dear friend! I wanted to personally let you know I’ve teamed up with Tyndale to host a new Bible Journaling Giveaway this month – be sure to stop by to enter and please help spread the word among your friends and community! 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness Helen! You have created so much gorgeousness here! Love your white rose with the glitter! And your dandelion and tulip cards have the most incredible backgrounds! WOW!!!