Friday, April 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread designs April Release is No Joke!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the April 1st Our Daily Bread designs Blog Hop! The sticks in the bread basket are soooo excited this month about all the sets being released! I know you will enjoy this hop and will love all the new sets!

If you got here from fabulous Chris’s blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and hop from there!

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The Hop will run from 8am EDT April 1 until 8pm EDT. April 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sun. April 3.

For this hop, there will be THREE Prizes of One Free Set (your choice), and ONE GRAND PRIZE of THREE FREE SETS, YOUR CHOICE!

Here is what you need to do to be entered in the drawing:

Leave comments for each designer on each blog
Return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment, telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you were unable to comment on.
Answer the question on the ODBD blog

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Now, here’s my card

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“Wait just a minute”,
you're saying…
“I’ve seen that Chickadee before!”

Yes, you have, it’s nothing new (You Will Find Refuge), BUT, the Chickadee Die is! Cool huh! And the verse is from Scripture Collection 7, released last month.

What IS new is that border and the foliage behind the bird!
Bird Border & Corners! And guess what… I designed this set!! Let me tell ya, I have waaaay too much fun with Our Daily Bread designs! I also designed the Bird & Butterfly Labels that match Spellbinders Labels 18! Open-mouthed smile

Here is what the scene looked like before adding the die cut Chickadee and verse.

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I took the foliage corner stamp and stamped it turning it every which way. The clouds were done with a homemade template, you can see “how-to” here. Inks used were Ranger Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Milled Lavender and an old rainbow pad with Awning Green.

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The Chickadee is colored with Copics, highlighted with Sakura white gel pen.

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The Mother's Day and Father's Day sets coordinate with last year's sets, 
 
Happy Father's Day, Dad, Happy Mother’s Day, and Mom and are 15% off for the month!

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I hope you enjoyed my card today….
now from here hop on over to

Grace’s

 

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

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196 comments :

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Dawn!! This is absolutely stunning!! I just love the scene you created with the butterflies and bird labels and the chickadee. Your coloring and sky is perfect. Gorgeous my friend.
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Dawn I absolutely LOVE your combined images! Your bird corners and border set are one of my favorites of the new sets!!! Since I love chickadees I was soooo thrilled to see it combined with the silhouettes! Beautiful sets and congratulations on designing your first stamp sets! Have a wonderful weekend!
hugs,
Grace

Kay said...

Love this card, the bird die is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great prize.

Margarita said...

This is so very, very lovely. I absolutely love all of the elements, but my favorite is the scripture. It all goes together so well. An amazing example to motivate, inspire and encourage. We are the winners with a stop like this on the blog hop.

Tami B. said...

I'm glad you showed what the background images looked like before you added the focal images. Very pretty and so much potential for so many different looks.

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous scene using that sweet chickadee. Your designed sets are fabulous. Ordered them all today! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs! F²

Mrs Ham said...

This scene is wonderful. I love how you have created the reflection of the bird in the water. Great use of the stamps.

Beth Norman said...

So beautiful. You really got creative. Your blog post is also outstanding. The way you enlarged your wording, and putting the whole release together is appreciated.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the how with us.

workofheart said...

Love the background you created - the leaves and clouds frame your chickadee perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

Rachel Brooks said...

Love chickadees and love the way you put this card together

perennial-mommy said...

OH MY!!!! This card is STUNNING! This card makes me want the set and the die. I just love the birdie. Wonderful job! Wonderful talent!
Rachael Johnson

Joyce said...

The cloud background is perfect as is the foliage behind the bird. Such a great Card!

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love how you created this awesome scene! Can't wait until the chickadee die is released so I can order it! Love the border and the "foliage"...very cool! Fantastic work as usual, GF! BTW, what is LTXB? Secret code or something?! :D Blessings, Angie

Wanda Thomas said...

Another die that matches the stamp - I'm loving it. Wish I had your coloring skills! Magnificent.

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful card and love your background you created. Love how you put it all together on your card. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Ann said...

I love this card. It will be a stamp set that is a must have. Thanks for sharing.

cyndie2010 said...

So pretty. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win

Becky said...

What an awesome job you did with these stamps creating this gorgeous scene.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Love it all, your card and stamp sets are beautiful, the chickadee is adorable. I watched your tutorial on how to do the sky, it was great. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful 'spring' card...a new beginning. I love the verse used...so need to remember those precious words.
TFS.
Hugs, Jeanielou in PA

Anna said...

Give me a bird on a card and I'm happy, this really is so, so pretty. I especially like the foliage, I'll have to try that. Thanks!

bethann said...

beautiful. the addition of the bird,folage and verse are perfect

Marlena M. said...

Everything is so lovely. I love chickadees! I am in awe of the labels you designed. You have wonderful talent.

schnurse2004 said...

love the card and scripture...

Becca Feeken said...

Ms. Dawn, what a beauty!! So many sweet elements here that pull together for an absolutely charming card!!

cdjcape521 said...

Omigosh, I LOVE this!!!!!!!!

Gretchen said...

ooo la la! This is gorgeous!!

Evette K. said...

Oh do I love this card. I am a bird watcher and love those little chickadees. Great card!

Rosemary said...

lovely, lovely card!!

NancyD said...

Fabulous card! I love the techniques you have used. I agree with you having the die to punch out the images is a big advantage.

Candy Meyers said...

Great card and I especially like that you showed how you did the background and the attachments.
Candy Meyers

Barbara said...

Wonderful card. I like that you explained the techniques you used.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Fabulous, Dawn! I'm so jealous that you have the bird die, lol. I NEED it! Your scene is so pretty and I love the clouds and greenery. Wonderful, Dawn!

Sherry Kushibab said...

First, thanks for all the detailed pictures, it is always nice to see the layers of a creation. That foliage is fantastic behind the chickadee. I have the scripture 7 set and this is a great choice for this card. TFS

Linda said...

Beautiful card, I love the verse too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Chris. R. said...

very pretty card. the chickadee reminds me of my Grandma. They would eat nuts out of her hand.

BuzzyBee said...

What a beautiful card. The sentiment is perfect for your art work.

Becky E. said...

Love your card, Dawn. Thanks for that little "something extra." It's great.

madmummy said...

Thank you for the creation detail...every little helps. Lovely card.
JO

NanL said...

Gorgeous scene!

Queen Mary said...

This is such a wonderful DT it's hard to believe everyone can be so creative and different! Thanks for showing the versatility of the border set! It was already on my list, but now it's a definite!

Sheila said...

So pretty. It's wonderful how you combined so many stamp sets to create a card that deserved to be framed.

Karen Wedding said...

I really like your card. Very springy. I like that Our Daily Bread Designs has coordinated their stamps with Spellbinders dies. Makes it convenient to cut out their sayings.

Elena C said...

I love the chickadee card and a BIG THANKS for sharing how it was done. That tree corner is a must=have. Great card!

June Pegram said...

Beautiful card- love the colored detail.

Jennifer L said...

Beautiful Card! A favorite verse and a great reminder of the Hope we have in Him! The background brings so much dimension to the Chickadee on the branch! Thank you for sharing the details! Smiles!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful scene. Love the background you created. Those clouds are so realistic looking! Love the various stamps that you used to put this together.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Dawn I have to say I LOVE the sets you've created - oh how I'd love to win them! (shipping to Canada is just too expensive:( )
Your card is gorgeous - love the whole scene you've created.

Judy said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing the techniques used to create that beautiful background! The chickadee stamp is one of my favorites -so glad to know about the matching die!

Taylor U. said...

Dawn - I just don't know where to start! Wow! The colors are so gorgeous and springy! I could stare it this all day :)

Toucan Scraps said...

so beautiful and cleverly made

Sarah Raines said...

Dawn - this is a stunning card. So very beautiful! I love how you combined the images with that incredible stamped background. And a big congrats on the design of the new stamp sets. They were by far my favorites of the new releases.

Jan said...

Great work! Love that background you created and the layering. Lovely work with your coloring of the chickadee! Blessings! Jan E. (Janaria)

TN Granny said...

I love your card but the background is so amazing and I have to try that I seem to keep with simple and don't think about doing backgrounds but you are awesome.

Bobbi said...

Great card. I've never tried backgrounds and can't wait to give it a try. The chickadee is so cute you just want to reach out and touch.

Barb P. said...

Very nice card. The new backgrounds are so versatile - thanks.

sandyh said...

i loved seeing your scene without the focal image.
very cool!
sandyh

Anonymous said...

What a fabulas designer! Wonderful sets and great card. Thank you for showing us how you created it and the process! Very inspirational!
Cindy C

PatS said...

What a beautiful background for this bird card! So much talent...your coloring is superb.

bernietom47 said...

Your new designs are absolutely stunning and so versatile. I am trying to learn how to do backgrounds as it can make or brake a card. Your clouds combined with this stamp is amazing. Great tutorial on how to do it. All it all this is a breathtaking card.
Blessings Bernie

Mari K. said...

Your card is so cute! I love the cloud background and of course, the wonderful little bird.

Catherine said...

Soooo beautiful! Love the Scripture sentiment. The background is amazing.

stampencamper said...

a great card with so much fine details. the clouds, the bird image, the greenery, fantastic
cration

Judy said...

I love your card and my favorite new stamp sets are those you designed. I'm so glad you shared that they are your designs. Thank you.

Lucy said...

LOVE the card; the verse is one of my favorites and the bird fits! Great job!

christi said...

what a cute card. thanks also for linking to your tutorial.

Sharlene L. said...

Lovely card.

Kathy B said...

Love your designs. You used some of my favorite designs. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Oh I love this card! It's just Beautiful, and the coloring is just spectacular :)

Keeping it Simple Cards said...

You are so talented to be able to make your own stamps.........imagine the possibilities. Very nice card.

Laura /sandytoz art said...

Love the little chickadee! Thanks for showing us how you made your card!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful card...that chickadee is tooooooo cute!
Jan

Cheryl Winget said...

Chickadees are my favorite bird - we often see them in our feeder. The chickadee die is just awesome and so is your card!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards they are beautiful. The background is wonderful and the bird is so pretty. I love birds. Mary L Schreiber

Dani said...

Beautiful!! Utterly beautiful!!

JR said...

GREAT background. I am going to try that myself. Beautiful card.

Donna said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy Kulm said...

Love the new stamp set for the dies.

Kathryn said...

This was such a lovely card. Spring is coming!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, thats what I think of your cards, what a nice lay out of everything. barb f

Lynne said...

Dawn - Love your card. Your clouds are awesome and that chickidee die cut is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

I seem to be following a 'fellow' Lynne. I love your new stamps, all of them. The borders and corners are just amazing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Carpenters said...

The background really makes this card. What an amazing job you did designing it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Lovely choice of techniques to put the stamps front and center. Lovely!

Mary said...

Blending old with new is always a hit...great card...thank you

normajeanr50 said...

Dawn, you are so talented with the ink and stamps. I love your card. I love birds too. They sing a beautiful song don't they?

Brenda said...

I absolutely love your card - the chickadee is so cute - and I love the sentiment!

snowbear said...

I LOVE this card... everything about it is wonderful! Great job..

Passioknitgirl said...

I love the card and can't wait to try my hand at the cloud technique! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The chickadee card is awesome.Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Ogden West said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sherry said...

You sure did an awesome job on those stamps!!! they are gorgeous and so is your card!!! i lovehow you did the vines on the left side of the card!!

Judi said...

Wonderful background, enjoyed your tutorial, TFS. Your overall design layout is beautiful. Love the greeting and chickadee.

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful card, love the way the stamps coordinate with the dies!

Susan said...

Your background is beautiful and that popped-out chickadee just gives the card a wonderful 3D effect. Lovely!

Wendy G said...

I love the cloud effect behind the bird. I checked out your tutorial. Thank you for all the tips. I am always inspired by all the ideas on the blog hops.

schmidtrv said...

Your card is beautiful. You did great on the design & the colors are perfect.
Vicky Schmidt

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! Love chickadees and especially the "twin" in the pond! What a great idea! You are very creative and I appreciate your sharing your cards.
Diana Walsh
earthdiana@hotmail.com

jean wilson said...

Your card is great! Love all the details of the background. Have to check out your cloud template after the hop!

Barbie D. said...

Awesome card. I love your chickadee and the cloud background.

Fonda said...

Beautiful job on your card! I love seeing all the creativity you ladies have.

Jeanne said...

I love the dimension you created with the leaves / foliage and he clouds with the bird in the foreground. Great card!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Dawn!! I've been here before on some of the hops, but I actually stopped today because Grace mentioned to me that you have llamas and spin as well as doing paper crafting! Me too! I love checking out what everyone is doing, and especially those who are doing it with inspiration from the Lord. I have to tell you, the verse you chose for this card is a special blessing to me today. Thanks for serving the Lord with your gifts and hobbies!

Babs Y. said...

I love it! The background is a great start for many different ideas. Thanks.

Barbara said...

I love the chickadee die and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Lou said...

Such a fabulous job on this card! Your background is phenomenal and the new Chickadee die is fantastic! Great job, thanks for sharing :)

SavedbyGrace said...

Oh I just love Chickadees! I would be thrilled to receive your card, it's beautiful. Iris, Saved by Grace

Karen said...

Love the Clouds!! It really makes the card!

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card, Dawn - love the sky and the way you have created the 'scene'.

Jan said...

Beautiful Card, My favorite bird!! beautifully done, love your colours!! hugs JanK

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, I really love all the new releases, They are absolutely awesome!! Your card is gorgeous and the background looks so real!!

Kath said...

what a tweet card!!! so pretty

Susan said...

Great card and I love the background.

Anne said...

I just love the chickadee. He looks like he might take flight at any moment. I checked out the cloud tutorial and I am chomping at the bit to try it out. Thanks

Bertha W said...

Love the way you did the reflection - had forgotten about that technique. Thanks for reminding me - loved the card!

Peggy said...

Love the background and of course the bird and verse. Wonderful!
God bless,
PeggyS

Ona said...

Great to see a companion to the #18 dies and thanks for the cloud tutorial

Robyn said...

love the colors- and the birdie
thanks for sharing

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card and congrats on your own stamp set.

Anonymous said...

I love the way the chickadee is poped up - such a pretty card.

Sandy Duley

Betty said...

Love the clouds!

Mary Roberson said...

Such beautiful artwork done with copics, what talent! Thanks for sharing your cloud template with us:)
hmheartfelt(at)yahoo.com

patonslake said...

I love the copics art work and you unique style with the stamps!

kurlygirl said...

Beautiful set. I just love the background you created!

Debi said...

I so love the set you designed Dawn and what you have done with it. I will have to pick up the chickadee die when I see Kelley in June, if I can wait that long...

Anonymous said...

Great card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

Ann English said...

So beautiful! Your new images are gorgeous! I am so excited for you! To walk in the shadow of your greatness...I am honored!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Great image.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Great scene you created!

gram cheryl said...

Thanks for showing the foliage. It is really beautiful and I got a much clearer view of it by your highlighting.

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous Scene!

wendy2512 said...

oh you colored this so well...wonderfull job on making the bg so realistic great job...TFS...:))

eve said...

awesome work,love your card

cvrdhinlo@yahoo.com said...

That was totally fun. I felt like I was visiting with you at your home; in your workshop, your kitchen, your garden. Thanks for opening your door to me. Your creations are incredible; and I love beans.
Loretta

Kathy Billings said...

Ilove this card and would like to purchase the chickadee stamp set and die but can't find the die. Love your clouds!!!

Georgee said...

Wow, you are so talented! Love this card.

Barbara Jay said...

Love this card and the Chickadee is delightful. Thanks for the cloud tutorial

Anonymous said...

Your stamp designs are wonderful. Thanks for showing the background without the bird and thanks also for letting me go back to see how you did the clouds and the color inks you used.
Very nice card.
Jean McGee

Connie M. said...

Oh Dawn! I so love how you combined the new with the old...there is a chickadee die?? LOL, LOL! Your new set just rocks! I am so gonna love using it ALL the time! :)

janey said...

Dawn - I love your clouds - new idea to remember with the scalloped scissors! The scripture is perfect!

Kelli B said...

Designs are terrific, you're so talented! Tfs

kngwd89 said...

I can tell that you had as much fun designing this card as I have had looking and looking at it! There is so much to appreciate about your creation! LeAnn

Heather said...

The background is fabulous! I love the blue and green combination. Just perfect for this card.

luvthatstampin said...

Very lovely card. I love your stamp creations! The colors are very soothing.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is so cool how you made the scene for the bird to set into. perfect setting.

Casmiles said...

What a beautiful card - the background is fabulous, and then when you add the bird - it's a totally different card!

Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing your tips!! Wonderful card, love the background!

ca428e66-359b-11e0-b541-000bcdcb471e said...

What great timing on this scripture.Flipping thru the blog and Was able to use this advice when I got some calls from my kids on what to do! Thanks for sharing.

Vickie Merrick said...

I LOVE the chickadee die! Way too cute!

Anonymous said...

Totally LOVE the background and the bird stamp is really detailed and WONDERFUL!!
Thanks for sharing.

Carol Froehlich

rush said...

this is a darling little card. the background is a nice backdrop for the bird. thank you for sharing.

BurningRubber said...

What a lovely card! I love the birdy. So sweet.

Linda said...

Linda F.

I loved how you did the background for this card. The little Chickadee is adorable. . You did a great job with your designing.

Tina said...

Your card is lovely. It is the encouragement that I needed today. Thank you!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Beautiful work Chris. I love all the detail in the background. Well Done!

Hugs,
Deb

Sheila said...

The reflection of the bird adds that extra touch. Very detailed work!!

Tanja said...

This is very artistic, there is so much stamping in this - so a lot of talent is on display.

Auntie Em said...

Congrats on designing such an amazing set of stamps! I admired the background grass and the birds on another blog. Gorgeous!
Great tutorial on the clouds as well.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring today! :)

Anonymous said...

What a talent you have for design! I love this
set you created. This card turned out beautiful.
Thanks for the inspiration!
-Maryellen Webber

Keene Kreations said...

GEORGOUS card,,,,,, Love everything about it...I definetely will have to get the stamps and die for this one.

Luv 2 Create said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous. Your art work is flawless and amazing, and I love your stamp design.
Marcie

Irene said...

Great card!!! You really make me want to buy the foilage corner and border...very clever use of it. Thanks as always for sharing your creativity!

Angela T said...

Beautiful! I love your colours and the techniques that you have used. Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is stunning! A beautiful collection of images. Lovely work, Dawn!

Designing with Debbie said...

very cards, i love the copics colors.

Dee said...

This is beautiful

sillyoldgramma said...

What a happy card!!! I can't wait for our birds to arrive and your card just made my day!! Thanks!!!

E. Marie said...

What a great combination of images. I love that little bird and he is perfect with that great scripture verse. Lovely card.

Ratty Hugs said...

Lovely card, the Bird is so charming.
~C8>

Glenda said...

Enjoy your card Dawn? Only just A LOT! It is just such a calmin scene. You did a marvelous design job on everything, congratulations! Thank you ever so much for the cloud link and the step by pictures with the coloring instructions, these will help so much. Just a few more things to add to my list. Thanks for a great share.

Glenda

GrannieR said...

The clouds and leaves behind the chickadee make a perfect background! Love the card and the inspiring set you designed!

Marie D. said...

Very pretty, I love when artists create scenery masterpieces.

Kim P said...

So very pretty! I cannot cut out detailed shapes...so these new dies might just have to find their way to my home! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Stainback said...

Wonderful card!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Your clouds are perfect..love the way you do that! And the background branches too using the corner stampe... Great Ideas!!
Thanks for sharing!
All these detailes just make your card a real eye catcher.

Anonymous said...

Your wee little Chickadee is a real charmer! And he doesn't look too chilly, either, given that Spring is not too far along the road here in the Pacific Northwest!

Sara Mac said...

Your card is stunning!! I absolutely love the clouds and the rest of the scene By the way, your bird and butterfly labels set is my favorite of the new release.

Liz said...

Stunnung I love everything about your card ODB comes up with so much it's hard to chose from

LaDawn said...

This is a great card. I like the way you showed how to do the card in steps. The mirror reflection makes it look like it is over some water. Nice touch. Hugs

peacefulgardens said...

I love this card. I love chicadees so you can understand why I love the card but also the details are very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

Karen said...

Lovely-- I really appreciate you showing the way you built the card with the background.

mamaduck said...

It is amazing what one little bird can do for a card.

Shelley said...

I love birds, and I love this card so very much. I am hoping they have the die in stock when I finally can place my order. Love it!

chaun said...

Gorgeous!

April said...

I love this bird! I love using them on my cards. The saying is wonderful too. You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the bird and card idea. I recently purchased this sweet bird and have been playing with ideas. Karen A

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

Congratulations on the beautiful stamps you designed...and I was just saying to some friends that I needed some bird stamps...well, you went above and beyond! They are all beautiful. I hope you are thrilled with them!

I love your card for this hop! I know that you love that little chick-a-dee! Whenever I see one in the yard, I always think of you. Your background scene that you created is so beautiful. So peaceful...and of course, the Word of God only adds peace to it! And, that chick-a-dee of course! Love it! Beautiful card and it would be great for a man or woman!
God bless you, Dawn. I miss you.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Dianne said...

I love the little bird. Will have to watch for a stample like this one. Beautiful. Dianne

mom3 said...

Love that you have given life to this wonderful set. So wonderfully created

Karen Linarez said...

I love the birds & butterflys set you designed, it is great! Wow, I've got to try that background, I love the look of that sky and the branches. Very nice card!

Sandee said...

I absolutely love your card! This little bird is a favorite of mine and I can't wait to get my hands on the matching die! And I am so excited for you about the new stamp sets you designed!!! They are so beautiful and I love them!!!

Pati said...

That looks like a fun card to make!! Nice to see a combo of sets used. Very nice new stamp sets you've designed Dawn! Thank you!!

Betty Wright said...

Dawn, this is STUNNING! LOVE your created scene and the way you created the tree with the image from the Bird Corner's set. The little chickadee is wonderful and the die cut to go with is a must have! Gorgeous card!

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