Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Dog

Hi everybody!

I am thrilled to be guest designing over at 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 Little B, 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.

Today I'm sharing a trio of projects I made with some of the dies.

 First up are the Top Dog Halloween trio dies, complete with a ghost, cat, and a bat. I fell in love with them when I first saw them, they are so cute!

 I used them to make some tags for a few Halloween gifts.

Next up is the Top Dog Ornate gate die, which I can think of a million ways to use. Here I used it to make a wedding card. It is so intricate and delicate looking.

The last project is this sweet Birthday card. It features the Top Dog Dragon Die,which I can not say enough about..it is SO awesome!

Look at the details, even his hands open a bit to allow him to carry some balloons. He is already a favorite!

I have another project with a tutorial to share with you over at Top Dog Dies blog that uses all 3 of the Halloween Trio dies on  ONE card. Here is a sneak peek.....

But before you go....

Check this out too...... a giveaway!

Top Dog Dies is also doing a Guest Designer Giveaway for the month of September!

 The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies of their choice from Top Dog Dies .  To participate all you need to do is to register via the Rafflecopter app on the page to enter. Deadline to enter will be Tuesday, September 30 at midnight Central Standard Time.

Thank you Top Dog dies, for inviting me to be a guest designer!

Top Dog Dragon Die 

                                                           Top Dog Halloween trio die 

Top Dog Ornate Gate die                                        Big shot Machine


Linking up to these challenges:
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Head on over and check out all the awesome cards!


stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collection of projects, Laurie! Love that ornate gate card the best. Congratulations!

Carole said...

WOW what a brilliant trio today and some fab cards that you have made over the past two weeks...you put me to shame. I can't pick a favourite, they are all fantastic! Yours is one of the first blogs I dive for to see your wonderful creations...thanks also for the inspiration.xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! Congratulations on being asked to be a Guest Designer! And what wonderful samples of their products. You're making me want to shop! Love the cute Halloween tags! And the wedding card with that beautiful gate and flowers is awesome! Love that cute dragon too! All the details are wonderful! I'm going over to check out your tutorial now. Hope you have a great weekend!

Cindee said...

These dies are impressive. The dragon has so much detail and I like what you've done with the ornate gate die so much that I went right over to Top Dog and purchased it!!! Actually, I just got it in the mail yesterday! I am looking forward to fun!!! You amaze me at the ideas you come up with - always beautiful and fun!!! Oh - your mistake ship card is awesome, too!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You made an extraordinary Guest Designer for TDD, Laurie! Congratulations (to them for picking you!)!! You have more than "sold" your readers on all these marvelous dies in how you have showcased them on your creations!

The tags are incredible, so full of Halloween detail! The gate die is, well, heavenly, and you've made it brilliant for a wedding card with your exquisite blossom decoration!! Last, but not least, the dragon holding those balloons is super, super cute! You rock, my friend!!

Thank you for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Jodi McKinney said...

Great job Laurie - what an honor to be a guest designer. Thanks for the opportunity to win free products! Fingers crossed :)

Christine Blain said...

The wedding card is so pretty, Laurie; gorgeous, intricate, details - and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Mae Collins said...

I agree that ornate gate die is very delicate and suits a wedding card. Love the tones in the flowers, they are beautiful. Thanks for playing with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Joanne James said...

All great cards Laurie, but as a Welsh person the dragon is just the best!