Monday, May 12, 2014

Top Dogs & The Twinery BLOG HOP FUN!

Today is the first day of our SUPER FUN Blog Hop between Top Dog Dies and The Twinery.  If you are new to either of these wonderful companies, you will surely want to familiarize yourself with them both.  Top Dog Dies carries many of the top brands in die-cuts that you know and love, and they also have their very own line of high-quality wafer-thin dies in many different styles and shapes that will fit in perfectly to all your crafting projects.  You can click here to visit Top Dog Dies to look around, and click here to visit Top Dog Dies Blog to enter the give-away of $50 in wafer-thin dies using the Rafflecopter widget.  In addition, The Twinery will be giving away a twine prize pack with $25 worth of their GORGEOUS 100% cotton twine.  Check out The Twinery Blog Tuesday and Wednesday for even more fun!
As you can see, The Twinery has many different types of twine.  It's much more than just baker's twine.   Well, don't get me wrong....they have LOVELY baker's twine in every beautiful color you can imagine; but they also have this solid twine that works great on all sorts of projects and gives a completely different look.  I used my twine (on this first project) to thread my Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die, to make a bow that wraps around the doily, and to hang my sentiment using the Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Die Set.  On the doily, you will see my flowers that I cut using the new Top Dog Dies Pretty Petal Dies Set.
My second project is another glassine bag that I decorated using more of the gorgeous baker's twine from The Twinery to wrap around my bag at the top, and as the centers of my flowers that were cut using the brand new Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die Set.  I also added a sentiment tag hanging from the twine with a miniature clothespin using a tag from the Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Die Set.  Then, down in the bottom corners, I added matching corner accents using the Top Dog Dies Decorative Corners Die Set.  I love using glassine bags for gift-giving, and Top Dog Dies makes it easy and fun to decorate them.

Here's the Blog Hop line up to get you started:



Good luck, and have fun!  There are some really great prizes and LOTS of inspiration for fun ways to use the fabulous dies from Top Dog Dies and the fun twine from The Twinery!

I'm sharing these projects here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says Spring Flowers - My Spring Flowers are cut from the new Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Dies

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party

Have a blessed week,
Karen

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creative package
    have a blessed week
    hugs Tamara

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  2. Love the clever stitching on the heart die!

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  3. Both projects are great. I love how the heart was outlined with the red twine and then tied on. The corners on the bag that match the flowers was a great touch too. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just wonderful. I also like the solid colored twine. thank you

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  5. I didn't leave an e-mail address If you would put the comments together I would appreciate it. thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  6. Karen your projects are always so beautiful and I always love stopping by to see the inspiration that you have created!
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  7. Your bags came out
    really pretty with the
    dies and the twine.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Wonderful bags and
    the twine looks so
    nice on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Both projects are great, Karen!!

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  10. So elegant. Love your highlighting of the dies and twine.

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  11. Love your projects - the heart is fun with the twine wrapped around it all the way.

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  12. What wonderful treat bags! I love them!

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  13. Love how you used twine along with these dies on your projects.

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  14. What fabulous bags Karen - love all the diecuts and the way you have combined the plain and multicoloured twines.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. OMG-I love that heart doily die!! Better put that on my list!!

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  16. Your package and bag are wonderful. Corner punches are my favorite and I think these corner dies are going to be my NEW favorite. They add the such a nice touch. The twine looks so nice too.

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  17. What a fun way to dress up a glassine bag!

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  18. Nice projects!
    Thanks for sharing!

    - Tifany D.
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
    {Senior Designer at The Twinery}

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  19. What a cute idea, love the detail, great ideas.

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  20. Gorgeous bags! Like how you threaded the twine on the lace heart!

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  21. Oh wow, these are so pretty!! I'm heading over to the other blogs to check out more. Thanks for letting me know about the blog hop and the new release.
    Sierra

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  22. Beautiful treat bags. I really like the way you have used the twine, especially pegging on the greeting.

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  23. Hi Karen! I'm Heather and I just wanted to know if you would be able to answer a question regarding your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

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  24. Very pretty... you do beautiful work :)

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  25. now you may not think these are "fun" but I do! They are elegant but also very cheerful and would make such a fabulous gift! Wonderful job!

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  26. I love how you decorated the glassine bags, I'm so inspired!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love your projects! Great idea of using the twine on the heart doily edge! Looks great!

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  28. Nice projects! Each one is really cute and something a little different. Nice name too.

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  29. Beautiful projects and I really love the edging on that heart!!

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  30. Karen, I love these vintage-shabby chic looking projects! The lace on the envelop is gorgoeus!

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