Friday, June 27, 2014

Top Dog Dies Mini Album

One of the really GREAT things about Top Dog Dies is how easy they make it to create something truly beautiful.   And...something that will last!  Sometimes you want to give more than just a card, but you might not have enough time to create a full scrapbook album.  Well, with Top Dog Dies' many different Album Dies, there is a perfect solution to this problem.  You can whip up a mini album in one short sitting.  Here's how!
As I mentioned, Top Dog Dies carries several different Album Dies in various shapes, which all coordinate together.  I started this particular little album with the lovely Top Dog Dies 5 1/4 Album Pocket Die and I cut three of them out of black card stock.  As you can see, on the front of my album, I cut a beautiful butterfly from the Top Dog Dies Butterfly Die Set which gave it a eye-popping cover.  Then, I simply added some washi tape and a small sentiment.
For the second page, I covered the card stock in washi tape, and then added a smaller butterfly at the bottom using the lovely Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Die Set.  The wings on this small butterfly are movable, so I added Stickles glitter to make the wings sparkle.  I also used the butterfly antennas from this super fun die set.  There is plenty of room on each page for a photo, or some journalling to help you record precious memories.
The third page was made by covering my card stock with a coordinating striped patterned paper, more washi tape, and then (to the left side), I added a gorgeous bundle of branches by cutting the Top Dog Dies Berry Branch Die three times and layering them.  I tied a bow at the bottom using baker's twine.  And again, this still leaves plenty of room for a photo.
As you can see, Top Dog Dies really does make it easy to create a quick and memorable mini album that anyone would cherish.  You can find ALL the lovely dies I used on this mini album in the Top Dog Dies store.  Be sure to check back soon on the Top Dog Dies Blog for more inspiration from the rest of our talented Design Team.

I'm sharing this project here:
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  1. Gorgeous mini album Karen
    love it
    have a nice weekend
    hugs and blessings

  2. BEAUTIFUL, Karen! Wow! It is a timeless piece...

  3. This is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Fabulous mini-album Karen - love the unified feel you have going on right through it.

  5. Super lovely Karen - nice creation! Enjoy! Gail

  6. This album is stunning, Karen! I love that butterfly die so much! It is the most gorgeous butterfly I have ever seen. Beautiful work!

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  8. Beautiful album, Karen! I'm going to have to check out those dies. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

  9. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I just watched your works and I know that I have much to learn. They are very original, in beautiful colors. Best wishes Barbara

  10. Your album is beautiful, Karen. Also so is the card you made for July 2 WAW post.

  11. What a beautiful mini Karen! How are you and your Dad doing? Thinking about you!

  12. This album is charming I love the black > Karen I am buried in your many followers but I am there .. Thanks for stopping by and joining my blog......Lis