Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Top Dog Dies Guest Designer | Mini Album & Cards

I'm thrilled to be guesting on the Top Dog Dies blog today and giving you a chance to win $50 worth of dies. But first, I'm going to show you a sweet little mini album I created for one of my girls to document her 2014 summer acting camp highlights. I also created 2 cards.

The cards were created with the new Camera Finishers Set. I love the Instagram and film strip frames with the fun emoticon type image dies. Soo cute. 
I used the new Simple Stories The Story of Us collection to create these Love cards, just in time for wedding season.

The mini album came together very quickly thanks to the Top Dog Dies Signature Antique Die. When I saw that die, I knew it would make the perfect base for a mini album. Let's take a look at the process:

I pulled out a few sheets of fun pattern paper, embellishments and of course some new Top Dog Dies.

I ran all my papers through my Big Shot at the same time, matched the colors and patterns and then stitched the base pages together on the left. It was easy peasy to run through through my sewing machine. I made sure to use a long stitch so as not to perforate them.

Once everything was stitched together, I embellished the cover, using the beautiful butterfly die and a sweet sentiment.

I added the embellishments on the heart paper by adhering only a small bit on the left. That way, it lifts up and my daughter can still add photos underneath. The embellishment on the left is adhered with foam dots.

This little darling of mine loves any stage and acting camp is no exception so I embellished the star page with a diamond and adhered another sentiment to the opposite page.

The papers on this mini were already so busy so I chose to cut another butterfly our of the pink pattern paper and do an tone on tone treatment.

I finished off the last set of pages with another busy pattern that I chose to leave blank and a basic page that I doodled and embellished.

I intentionally under embellished the mini so that my daughter would have ample space to add her photos. I made her a little mini kit so that she can add more embellishments after she adds her photos. 

I hope you've enjoyed this mini album. Thanks again to Top Dog Dies for having me this month! In case you didn't know, 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.

Top Dog Dies is doing a guest designer giveaway for the whole month of June! The winner will receive $50 worth of exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies (your choice!). To enter, visit Deadline to enter is Monday, June 30 at midnight Central Standard Time.


Vicky Nardone said...

Love the mini album! It's so bright and colorful! I'm sure your daughter will have a great time adding her photos.

Cherylle in CA said...

What is the name of the pink patterned paper that you used the tone-on-tone butterfly die with?

heather gilmour said...

Beautiful album! All pages are super cute. Love the colourful butterfly :)
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TL Marzewski said...

Thanks for sharing! I love mini albums. This is so beautiful!