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Monday, October 13, 2014

Guess Who's Guest Designing for Top Dog Dies!


Well, looks like I've had a little secret for a couple of weeks.  I was asked to be a guest designer for TOP DOG DIES!  I'm super excited about this and I got a fun package of their own brand of dies to play with that are all recently released and available now on their site. 
Top Dog Dies
While I'm usually not a "cat person", I do love them but just can't have them because I'm extremely allergic.  Thankfully, I was able to get in a little kitty time while working with the new COOL CATS die set.  I didn't get stuffy, and my eyes didn't even swell shut!  LOL!  This is a cat I can live with.


So I started my card using another new die set from TOP DOG, the SCALLOPED FRAME & MAT set, and popped it up on my card base that I had layered a piece of floral paper onto to show through the cut out part of the frame.  Then I stamped a sweet sentiment and heart from REVERSE CONFETTI using some of the newest stamp sets.  I die cut my cat and a few of her accessories (included in the die set) and layered them with my circles in a cluster in the corner of the frame.  Such a sweet card that would be perfect for anyone really, whether a cat lover or not!  Next, I'd like to see what kind of black cat spookiness I can come up with for Halloween using these dies.

Anyway, I'll be back soon with a couple more projects using my new TOP DOG DIES stash...stay tuned!

SUSIE Q-TIP:   I bet y'all didn't know I'm a cheater-crafter.  When I use ribbon across the front of my card or a panel, I simply cut a strip long enough to fold over the edges and use Scotch tape to secure it on the back.  Then I do a "cheater" bow from a separate piece of ribbon and tie it to the one going across.  See?  Cheater.

Stamps:  Roundabout, Roundabout Additions (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)
Ink:  Navy (Heidi Swapp), Summer Sun (SU!)
Accessories:  Scalloped Frame & Mat, Cool Cats (Top Dog Dies), Circle Punch, Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), Gray Enamel Dots, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

2 comments:

  1. Oh my I "need" this die set as my daughter is a cat lover extraordinaire! Darling card and glad someone else "cheats" with their ribbon ;)

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  2. Congrats on being guest designer this is awesome!! Your card is adorable I just love all the cool, clever and creative ways you used the dies, stamps and your embellishment very, very impressive you sure are one super duper talented gal. YOU so ROCK!!

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