I was so excited be asked to guest design for Top Dog Dies today!
I am being featured on Top Dog Dies blog & wanted to share my projects here, too.
I was sent the adorable Onesie Vest Die Set to play with.
Now, while this super cute set coordinates perfectly with the Onesie Die to make
adorable baby cards, I thought it would be fun to use the Onesie Vest Die Set
to create masculine cards for "older" boys. ;)
For my first card, I diecut the vest from a fun piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper.
I flipped the patterned paper over to diecut the bowties and buttons --
I love it when the back of the patterned paper coordinates like that!
I stitched on the buttons with some black thread and stamped the sentiment
(from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favourites #5 stamp set) along the side.
This card would work for a wedding, engagement, graduation or promotion -- I love it!
Next, I used some patterned paper (again, from My Mind's Eye) to create a fun Father's Day Card.
Once again, there was a fabulous coordinating pattern on the back, so I diecut the bowtie from that.
I diecut the buttons and pocket (so cute!) from some Papertrey Ink Fine Linen cardstock
and matted my card on that as well.
My sentiment was computer generated.
I sewed the buttons on with some rustic cream button twine from Papertrey Ink.
And lastly, I had some fun with the bowtie and buttons from the set...
If you know me, you know that I love Doctor Who.
And when I see a bowtie, I can't help but think of the 11th Doctor and
his habit of saying: "Bowties are cool."
So, I created this card, using some white linen cardstock as my background.
I added a couple of strips of Echo Park patterned paper for my suspenders and diecut
the bowtie from some Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel cardstock.
The buttons were also diecut from the white linen cardstock.
The sentiment was stamped on the soft stone cardstock background
using Reverse Confetti's Let's Chill stamp set.
This card is going to be given to my son, Jonah, who leaves tonight for his jazz choir trip
to Banff -- I'm so proud of him for all the hard work he's done to go on the trip!
And, he is pretty darn cool, too. ;)
Thanks for looking!