I am the Lord who heals you!

Today is a release day for three new stamp sets and one single available through Our Daily Bread Designs, be sure you click over to the website so that you can see the pictures of each set in their entirety.  Today, I’m sharing with you a project I made that it not just a card, it’s a note card set that is designed to be given as a gift.  The scripture on my project is from the Hope set which is a set designed with scripture and a ribbon stamp that works particularly well for Cancer Awareness and cards  for loved ones or friends that are battling cancer.  In fact, there is a different ribbon color for every type of cancer – we are all familiar with pink for breast cancer but there are many others – you can check them out at Products For the Cure


I didn’t do a tutorial or have any directions for this because I was experimenting as I went along, but once I tell you how I got there, you can do the same.  The base for this project is a childrens board book.  I was browsing through the bookstore and came across the book and it had a handle so a child could tote it.  It immediately went to my mind that it could be altered!  I tore out two of the board book pages at a time keeping the binding on the left edge and then I glued the two pages together.  Isn’t it cute how the book came with a pocket – pure serendipity! – I thought it would be perfect to tuck in stamps – so I decided that would be the front of the project.  I tore off two more pages for the back and glued them together, then I cut two pages down to 2 inches wide for the bottom.  I went in the medicine cabinet for some silk dressing tape and used that to join the front to the bottom to the back leaving just a tiny bit of space so that each panel could flex.  Then I set about the task of covering the project on the inside and outside – it was easy with white glue and once dry I followed up by sanding off any protruding paper edges with a nail file to even things up.  Before gluing though, I added my front ribbon and ribbon on the closing medallion. 

The clear boxes are the boxes the ODBD Stamp sets came in and I simply glued them to the inside of the project and then inserted a piece of DP into the box to camoflage where I placed glue dots.  Before gluing I placed loops for my pens.  Lastly I put velcro on the front and behind the medallion so that closing the portfolio would keep things secure.  


Before I give this to a friend, I tucked in a book of stamps and filled the inside with notecards…I hope she likes it!

The design paper used on the outside of this project and the accessories used in my Note Card Portfolio are available at ODBD in their Hope Packs!  Below is a picture of the Hope Packs that are being given with each purchase of the Hope Set.  Be sure to visit the website or ask when purchasing for the details.

Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Outside – Cancer Awareness – ODBD; Inside – American Crafts
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories:  Childrens board book, white glue, silk medical tape, ribbon, Nestabilities, clear stamp set boxes – ODBD, pearls, contents of ODBD Hope Pack.

Wow, I know this was a long post, and it was my first project!!  This week I expect to have more cards to show.


  • JanineAugust 15, 2008 - 9:19 am

    What a great project!! and such a wonderful gift.!!
    Have a great weekend. Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 15, 2008 - 10:00 am

    WOW Becca, that is a wonderful gift idea!!!!…as well as a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VAugust 15, 2008 - 10:29 am

    You are so amazing….I love you, Becca….ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 15, 2008 - 11:04 am

    This is the most amazing project and so, so beautiful and full of encouragement!!! I know that your friend will be so blessed to receive this :).


  • DebbieAugust 15, 2008 - 11:04 am

    This is a stunning creation. I love it.

    Love Debbie xxReplyCancel

  • Judy (StampingQueenJAR)August 15, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Becca, this is just divine! What a great idea to use a board book!! Your project will certainly bring encouragement and a smile to its recipient!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandAugust 15, 2008 - 11:25 am

    AWESOME project, Becca! Your projects just get better and better each day!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraAugust 15, 2008 - 1:03 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful ! I found your blog from a post on SCS and I absolutely love seeing your work.I am especially drawn to your cuttlebug creations -they are magnificent !

    :-) BarbaraReplyCancel

  • LoniAugust 15, 2008 - 1:13 pm

    Becca, you’re so creative! Love how you altered this book.ReplyCancel

  • DesireeAugust 15, 2008 - 1:28 pm

    WOW! Its so nice!! Cant belive that you have made it, its great!!ReplyCancel

  • CarinAugust 15, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    What a cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 15, 2008 - 2:50 pm

    Good evening, Becca. This is such a lovely gift and a very innovative project – it’s a good example of “thinking outside the box”. You are very creative. I’m sure your firend will enjoy her gift.ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 15, 2008 - 4:25 pm

    Have just been catching up on all your posts and I think your cards would be snapped up if you sold them on line.
    This is stunning and wow never thought about using watercolour paper for embossing – great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.



  • dr.fineAugust 15, 2008 - 8:46 pm

    Just found you tonight by checking over at ODBD and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed looking at your work. It is beautiful. I signed up to Feedblitz so I will never miss a posting. Thanks for sharing you creations with us.


  • Debbie OlsonAugust 15, 2008 - 10:03 pm

    Oh, Becca! This is just amazing–so lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 15, 2008 - 10:33 pm

    What a great idea! I have a friend fighting breast cancer, what a great gift idea that I could mail to her. Love ya Becca.ReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 16, 2008 - 12:36 am

    Hi Becca !!!
    Thank You on nice words about my works !!!
    You are my inspiration and You are the Artist.
    You are my teacher.
    Your works is absolutely amazing.

    This work – beautiful !!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!! Salute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AngiAugust 16, 2008 - 6:58 am

    ODBD certainly picked a winner with you, Becca! This is absolutely beautiful and quite creative – such quality work. Keep up the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)August 16, 2008 - 11:57 pm

    Hey Becca! I am back from vacation and have lots of catching up to do. This is the CUTEST note card holder I have ever seen. Way to go Girlfriend!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 18, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    cute cute cute maybe one day we can get the tutorial!! tfs

  • […] I have a quick post  this evening – I hope you’re already having a wonderful weekend!!   I {heart} these little clipboards and  standing clothes pins.  When Our Daily Bread Designs released their three new sets of stamps and introduced the Hope Pack, I knew that I wanted to cover these alterables with the pink survivor paper.   The pair is designed to match with this project that I made earlier — Here.  […]ReplyCancel

  • crafty barbSeptember 11, 2008 - 9:14 am

    I have never seen any thing so amazingReplyCancel

  • Stephanie S.September 24, 2008 - 8:56 am

    Becca this is a great project. Please do a tutorial on this. I got a little confused with cutting down the pages. I will now go look for some books like this and create.ReplyCancel