Monday, August 18, 2014

Guest for Top Dog Dies & a Giveaway!

**This is my second post for today.  Click here or scroll down for my Merry Monday post.**

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be a guest designer over at Top Dog Dies today.  They sent me some very beautiful dies to work with.  If you aren't familiar with their company, here is a little bit about them.  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.

Here is my first card using the beautiful Darby Doily & Tags Die set along with the Bird Trio dies.

I created a CAS card so that the intricacy of this die took center stage.  The middle panel was inked up using Distress inks which made the perfect background for the silhouette of the bird.

Here is my second card:

Head on over to the Top Dog blog to see how I created the color on the border die and the bird.

BUT before you go, the GIVEAWAY!!!

Top Dog Dies is doing a guest designer giveaway for the whole month of August! The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies of their choice from Top Dog Dies.  Enter HERE!  Deadline to enter will be Sunday, August 31 at midnight Central Standard Time.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


  1. thanks for enabling me! off to check out those fabulous doily dies!

  2. I have to go out and get some gelatos!!! Love what you have done with them and also with the Darby Doily...I'm excited to see you as guest designer...congratulations and well done!

  3. Wonderful cards, Kristie. Off to the Top Dog blog to check out how you've added colour to your second card.

    1. Bummer. The giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada. So much for being an existing customer. ;-(

  4. Both of your cards are just beautiful Kristie! I love the look of those dies too. Will have to go over and look at how you did the second card. Hugs, Brenda

  5. Beautiful cards, great dies.


  6. Congrats on the guest DT spot. Your cards are wonderful.

  7. Two beautiful cards Kristie xx

  8. Congratulations on your guest spot Kristie! Both of your cards are stunning! I love the lacy frame on the first and that beautiful border on the second one!

  9. So pretty. The pastel card is my favorite Kristie~ :)

  10. Hi Kristie!
    2 Very special cards. Each with it's own 'feel'
    Great job!

  11. Wow, congrats Kristie!!! Love your cards!

  12. Congrats on your guest design, Kristie! I love the various colors /inking of the doily die as border/background. AWESOME work!

  13. Congrats, Kristie! I'll have to check out their website and details on your second card. Both cards are beautiful!

  14. CONGRATS on your Guest DT spot, Kristie! I love how each of your cards are so unique, and really perfect for the occasion! I LOVE them both!!!

  15. I find myself having to make a sympathy card this week and I am totally inspired by your cards. I wish I had those dies, but even without, I love the single bird with his rich background standing out from the black and white.


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