Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guest designing for Top Dog Dies

A little while ago, I was contacted by Top Dog Dies
and asked if I'd like to work with some of their products.  
Um, yes, please!

You may not know Top Dog Dies.  It 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 My Favorite Things, Sizzix, Savvy Stamps, and Cheery Lynn Designs.  Tog Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by U.K. designer Stephanie Weightman.

One of the projects that I'm sharing today is a mini-book I made using their Heart Mini Album die.
I decided to make it about all of the things that I love.

For my album I used a mix of Crate Paper and Fancy Pants patterned papers.
For my cover, I used a Reverse Confetti Love Note heart die, backed with a 
Crate Paper embellished heart.
The arrow is part of the Heart Mini Album Finishers Set, which I die cut from some 
smokey shadow cardstock. The decorative brad is My Mind's Eye.

The alphabet dies that I used on the cover and throughout the mini book are Mama Elephant.

I'm not sure what happened, but I ended up cutting my back panel incorrectly, but I was able to salvage it by die cutting it again with the large heart die from the Heart Mini Album Finishers Set
-- so fabulous that they are exactly the same size!

Top Dog Dies also sent me an adorable Onesie Card die
which I used to make a baby card for Jonah & Sage's kindergarten teacher.

I die cut the Onesie Card die from sweet blush card stock.
I diecut a heart (using Reverse Confetti's Love Note dies) from the front panel.
I stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say stamp set.
Then, I die cut the onesie liner from Onesie Card Finishers Set and layered it under the front panel.
I traced the heart with a pencil and proceeded to fill it in with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Then I adhered it to the front panel using some dimensional adhesive.

My favourite thing about this card?
The back.

I stitched on some ribbon to give it a ruffly bum!
Another Onesie Card Finishers Set die cut adhered to the inside 
hides the stitching.

I hope you like my projects and check out Top Dog Dies for yourself!  
They are kindly allowing me to run a giveaway!

All you have to do to be eligible is click *HERE* and register on their giveaway page.  
You can earn additional entries by commenting on this blog post, liking their facebook page, and following them on pinterestinstagram and twitter.  
The Deadline to enter the giveaway will be Sunday, Feb. 2 at midnight.

Thanks for looking!


Lynn said...

Leigh, your album is absolutely amazing...I love reading about your loves! Gorgeous scrapbooking and capturing of your heart. The onesie card is beyond adorable!

Sherrie M. said...

What a great idea for a mini album Leigh! And that ruffled bum on the card is adorable!

Deb said...

Leigh, I am TOTALLY in love with your heart album!!!! Such a wonderful mini album all about you. And the ruffle bum....genius!!!! Hugs!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Oh my goodness, that onesie is so fun! Those ruffles! Gotta love those ruffles!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh fabulous mini album, I love seeing what are your loves! That onesie card--fantastic!

ttrp said...

Your book is really adorable!

Unknown said...

i love the ruffle on the bum! that dies is too cute, too!

jw said...

The onesie card is seriously cute - What a clever idea!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow these are fabulous! I love your mini book!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My Leigh! Your Heart mini book absolutely takes my breath away!! and your card is genius! You are so talented and creative!!

Thank You!

Miriam Prantner said...

Your mini is just gorgeous, LOVE!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Leigh! What an amazing mini packed with so much goodness! Love all the die cuts and fun photos! Your card is beyond adorable! Love the little trimming on the behind!

A Crafty Person said...

First of all Congrats on being asked to preview the Top Dog Die products. Your mini album is wonderful and clever!!

Unknown said...

Two fabby projects Leigh! The album is awesome, and that onesie card is just too cute!
Lizy xx

Celeste Goff said...

Leigh, your mini heart album is just amazing! I love everything about it! And the onesie card is simply adorable!

Paulina said...

Leigh, your heart album is absolutely perfect! I got the same die and while I haven't tried to use it as an album, I love the versatility of it. Your album turned great- love each of the pages!

That sequin onesie is just too cute for words. That ruffled bum? Adorable!

Lisa Elton said...

I agree with everyone else Leigh, wonderful mini album!! The onsie with the sequined tummy and ruffly caboose it as sweet as can be!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous creations Leigh. That heart album die is awesome and your book is so pretty. Love the title words. That onesie is so cute! Love the back!

Sue D said...

Wonderful idea for an album and love the ruffles on the back of the onesie card.

~amy~ said...

spectacular projects!

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh your album is fabulous! Love all of your loves! And your onesie is precious! The ruffled bum is so adorable!! Plus I now want to check out the two board games you mentioned! Tim and I play chess and Stratego a lot but we are always open to a new game!!!!

craftmates said...

Fabulous album and onesie card. Love the ruffle bum. - Irma

merryf said...

What a terrific mini-album! And the sequins are fabulous on that baby card.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Adore the mini album, and the ruffle baby pants card, such a GIGGLE!!!

cm said...

Love your LOVES mini album! And that onesie card with the ruffles is beyond adorable (makes me giggle at how cute it is!). You and Top Dog dies = magic!