Monday, April 14, 2014

Spread Your Wings & Fly!

Today I'm super excited to be Guest Designing for Top Dog Dies.

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions. Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies is also doing a GIVEAWAY for the whole month of April. Everyone who comments on my blog will be entered for a chance to win! The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies (their choice!). 

All you need to register via the Rafflecopter app on the page to enter. Deadline to enter will be Wednesday, April 30 at midnight Central Standard Time.


Ok, onto my project!
Top Dog Dies sent me 3 different dies. (shown in picture below).
Steel-Rule Die (Circle Mini Album) and 2 Wafter Thin dies (butterfly and Bella Doily Die)

At first glance I was all set to create a mini album because, after all, that's what the die was intended for.  But I decided that was too simple and expected to I decided to use it on a layout instead.

So here's what I created.

I cut out 3 of the doily shapes from white card stock and layered them on the background papers.

I cut out the butterfly shapes from some Imaginisce patterned paper (Welcome Spring) .  I added some rhinestones to the centre of the butterfly bodies.

I cut out 2 of the circle mini album shapes from patterned paper and used them to create a 'flap' to reveal another photo below.  (you could easily add more photos & journaling here). (on the Top Dog Dies I'll share I attached the layers together).

If you hop on over to the Top Dog Dies blog I have a tutorial of this project posted there.

Supplies used:
Top Dog Dies (Wafter Thin Dies: Butterfly & Bella Doily; Steel-ruled dies: circle mini album)
Imaginisce: Welcome Spring collection (patterned papers, die cut tags, rhinestones)
Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock (white)
American Crafts (White Thickers, Slick Writer marker in black)
Maya Road (twine)
Xyron (Megan Tape Runner)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (foam squares)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Don't forget to leave a comment her on my blog for a chance to win $50 worth of TDD exclusive dies!


  1. What beautiful cuts on a great layout!

  2. great layout, love the hidden journaling

  3. Beautiful layout--love how you used these dies.

  4. Gorgeous dies and a fantastic layout!

  5. Seriously ADORBABLE Cari!!!!!! Hugs!!!

  6. Very beautiful dies. Love them.

  7. Wow, I love what you did with those dies - the butterflies are stunning!!