Monday, April 21, 2014

Top Dog Dies and Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to Top Dog Dies and Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop!

Here is a little more about Scrapbook Circle:  At Scrapbook Circle we are passionate about preserving our family memories. We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly scrapbook kits for over seven years. Each of our kits includes a custom printable and we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files. We create exclusive items for each monthly kit. We strive to provide you with fresh products every month that inspire you to create. 

Isn't this fun?! I am not a scrapbooker,, but the products can be used for cards, albums, pages, the sky is the limit!!

I got the *Bucket List kit, love the variety of papers and accessories. I created a couple of cards with them and my dies from Top Dog Dies.

For U Card: Love the combination of papers and dies, I used the Cardabilities Sketch.

Here are the details:
  • Make a card base from White cardstock. 5.5" square card.
  • Cut a piece of Turquoise cardstock, add a piece of *Patterned Paper, add stitches. I applied a light coat of gesso to the patterned paper to soften the color a little bit.
  • Die-cut a couple of Top Dog Dies Wildflower Die from *Patterned Paper.
  • Die-cut a butterfly from Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Dies Set from *Patterned Paper.
  • Die-cut the tag from Top Dog Dies Alexa Frames Dies from *Patterned Paper.
  • Add all the die-cut elements to card panel with dimensionals.
  • Add *Sticker letters to tag.
  • Add sequins and twine.

For my second card, I used the Viva la Verve Sketch and Inspiration combo, I created a love card with non-classic colors and I love it! It looks super elegant and the papers are the perfect.

Here are the details:

  • Make a card base from White cardstock. 5" square.
  • Cut a piece of *Patterned Paper 4.25" square and adhere it to card base.
  • Die-cut a Top Dog Die Wildflower die from White Cardstock, cut it in half.
  • Die-cut the photo, heart and love from Top Dog Dies Camera Finishers die set.
  • Add die-cut pieces to card front.
  • Add pearls.
  • Cover heart with 3D Crystal Lacquer, then add clear glitter. Set aside to let it dry.

Special Scrapbook Circle Promotion : Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31, 2014

  • Scrapbook Circle is giving away one Scrapbook Circle Bucket List kit.
  • Top Dog Dies is giving away 2 prizes of $50 in Top Dog Dies wafer-thin dies.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Clean and Simple Tutorial with Top Dog Dies

Hello friends! Today I have a very CAS tutorial for you using some of my favorite Top Dog Dies. It includes few die-cuts and you will have a super cute card for Mother's Day!

Let's start die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using Top Dog Dies Flower Mosaic A2 Mat Die.

Die-cut a couple of butterflies using the 2 small butterflies from Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Die Set, one in Pink cardstock and one in Patterned Paper. Die-cut also the twirls

Then, glue them together and lift up the wings to give it a 3D look.

Add them to the background piece. Add a piece of light blue cardstock.

Die-cut a mini tag from Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Die Set. Stamp a sentiment and add them to card with dimensionals. Add a piece of pink twine. Add paper flowers to butterflies.

And this is how your card will look like. I really like how it turned out! The pink and brown really pops from the light blue background.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Feature: Thankful Blooms set and dies + Mother Die

Hello friends!! Today the Sweet 'n Sassy DT is featuring Thankful BloomsThankful Blooms Die SetThankful Innies Mother Die.

  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The largest bloom measures approximately 2" x 2 1/4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die set priced at $15.25
  • Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The Tender care sentiment measures approximately 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die measures approximately 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die priced at $7.25
For my card I combined Thankful BloomsThankful Blooms Die Set Mother Die. I thought it would be fun if I should you some of the process in pictures.
  • Create a card base, in this case I created a label shape card in Strawberry Blush cardstock. I stamped the blooms in Red Ink. Added a piece of vellum on top. NOTE: This vellum is pretty thick, for this kind of project it's better if you buy thin vellum.

  • Adhere your vellum piece.

  • Die-cut "Mother" x3 in White Cardstock, then glue them together.

  • Stamp and die-cut blooms and leaves, add them to card with dimensionals. Stamp sentiment in Coffee Archival ink. Add "Mother" die-cut to card. 

  • I added zig-zag sttiches to side of the card and then faux sitiches to all edges with a White pen. Add pearls to flower centers.

And this is the card!!

Our challenge to you this week is to create a Mother's Day card!
The first 12 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own Mother's Day card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
  • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
  • You'll have until Thursday, April 24th at midnight EST to enter
  • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
  • Please use code SNSFFC8 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, April 25th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crafter's Companion "A Taste of India" Blog Hop.

Hello friends!! The "A Taste of India" collection from Crafter's Companion is finally here, beautiful images, I am pretty sure you are going to enjoy this collection.

This is the project I have for you today using "Tiger Tiger" set.

Here are the details:
  • Make card base from Orange cardstock. 5.5" x 5.5" square card.
  • Cut a panel from Patterned Paper, add strip of brown cardstock to top and bottom and add stitches.
  • Stamp Tiger image and sentiment onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock in Black Ink. Color image with Spectrum Noir Markers and Blendable Pencils:
  • Mat image with Brown cardstock, add stitches.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil image with Label dies.
  • Add it to image with Double Sided Adhesive Foam.
  • Tie on Satin ribbon and add paper flower.

* DT Blogs – 6 prizes will be given out to 6 different randomly selected blog comments from all of the designers blogs.
* CC US blog - 2 sets from this release to 2 different randomly selected CC US blog comments, winner's choice.
* Winners will be selected on Tuesday and announced on the CC US Blog on Wednesday, April 22nd.  

So, don't forget to comment for your chance to win!! You have until Monday, April 21st until 11pm (ET) / 8pm (PT)

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Butterflies and pictures

Hello friends! Hope you are having a great day. Today I have a couple of cards using Top Dog Dies, I, again tried a die-cut as a stencil, I think it is a great way to give your projects more dimension.
I  will start with this butterfly card, it's pretty simple.

Here are the details:
  • Cut a piece of cardstock: 3.75" x 5", using the small butterflies from Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers set, die-cut 4 spots. Save your butterflies.
  • Die-cut a Top Dog Die Isabella Fan die to use as a stencil, after that apply embossing paste to both corners using the die-cut piece as a stencil. Add Clear glitter and heat set.
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper, add color to it with colored pencils or distress inks. I used both.
  • Adhere the watercolor piece behind the embossed piece. Ink all edges of the die-cut butterflies and glue them to their spots. Add pearls.
  • Die-cut a tag from Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Set, stamp sentiment, add blue twine and add it to butterfly panel with dimensions.
  • Add a red piece of cardstock to panel, adhere panel to white card base.

This second card is more personal to me, I don't post pictures of my daughter often, but I think this one is really pretty. This card is super simple, I used Top Dog Dies Camera Finishers Set, washi tape and a bitty button from Latina Crafter, the background was mist with Yellow Spray Mist.

Submitting this project to:

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!