Saturday, April 5, 2014

Enjoying Spring

One of the many lovely advantages of being on Design Teams (as most of you know) is when they send you their new shipment of supplies for the Spring Release.  I was absolutely delighted when I got my Spring package of die-cuts from Top Dog Dies.  They are lovely!  But then again, every new release has been amazing thus far, and I see exciting things ahead.  You will most definitely want to stop by Top Dog Dies to take a look at the New Spring Release Dies.
This card uses a Top Dog Dies new Spring release die-cut called Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Set.  I used one of the small butterflies from this lovely new set.  It has wings that you can separate to give great dimension.  I glittered the outer-most rim of the butterfly's wings with ultra-fine glitter.  I also used the die-cuts from this same Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Set which you can see (the antennas of the butterfly and the little swirly die-cuts coming down at the bottom of the butterfly in black).  This set has several lovely butterfly die-cuts and accessories.  In addition to the new dies, I also used the Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die.  My cards today were created using patterned papers from Authentique, and you can win some of these lovely papers (as well as some Top Dog Dies) by checking out our special event on the Top Dog Dies Blog and Authentique Blog starting this Monday, April 7.
My second card uses the same lovely Authentique patterned papers, and more of Top Dog Dies' new Spring Release die-cuts.  For this card, I used SEVERAL (but not nearly all) of the many versatile and trendy dies found in the brand new Top Dog Dies Camera Finishers Die Set.  These sweet die-cuts can be used in SO many different ways; either with, or without, the coordinating new Top Dog Dies Camera Die.  I added a Happy Birthday sentiment (rub-on) and a "Brother" stamp, as well as some washi tape and mini staples.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to say hello and take a peek at these awesome new Top Dog Dies from our Spring Release.  Don't forget to check out this awesome Blog Hop with LOTS of great prizes starting Monday.

I'm sharing these two cards in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge:  Simon Says Happy Birthday - My second card is a Birthday card.

My Craft Spot By Kimberly - Challenge #131 - Thank-You Cards - My first card (above) is a Thank-You card.

Just B Creative Crazy Challenge Blog - April Linky Party - Just Because/Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Monday Challenge:  The One With Lots of Rules...NOT!  April Fools - Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Magazine - Anything Goes - A chance to win a 3-month subscription plus a Blog Hop with extra prizes.  Sounds like a good time.  Come play!

Ribbon Girls Challenge Blog - April Challenge - Spring

Blessings to all,


  1. Two gorgeous cards Karen - love the second one in[articular - it would be great for a man.

  2. This is such a beautiful card. The design and colors of the card look really pretty. I love the hearts and the birthday sentiment. Very cute! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Beautiful work, absolutely stunning!!

  4. Karen this is just stunning. Its so rich with beautiful textures.
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  5. Lovely cards and gorgeous bold colour choice. Love your designs and the lacy die cuts . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  6. Oh how lovely! They are both gorgeous. Love the details on the first one!!

  7. WOW Karen, This is very different and the wonderful contrast between light and dark is awesome. The dies are superb. You are such a talented paper crafter. xo blessings Carole

  8. GORGEOUS cards! The colors are fabulous and great textures:) So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  9. Oh my - what lovely cards! The colors are beautiful and the details are amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with our Thank You Card/Gift Challenge at My Craft Spot.

  10. Such wonderful cards! How fun that you were able to use new products too! Such beautiful details!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. beautiful projects, thanks for joining us at Charisma cardz this week, good luck! Jo x