Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Dog Dies and Authentique Blog Hop

The Design Team at Top Dog Dies is very excited, and quite honored really, to be working with Authentique Papers this week to bring you a SUPER FUN Blog Hop.  This isn't a typical blog hop where you're required to hop from one blog to the next.  But rather, you will have the opportunity to win from both Authentique AND Top Dog Dies.  To enter to win the amazing Authentique Prize Pack being offered, head on over to The Authentique Blog and follow the instructions given to be entered.  You may also enter by stopping by the Authentique Facebook Page to say that "Dog Top Dies sent you".  Then, to enter to win the amazing prize being offered by Top Dog Dies, simply use this link to stop by the Top Dog Dies Blog to follow the instructions there, and you will be entered to win an AWESOME prize of $50 in exclusive wafer-thin Top Dog Dies.  Each Top Dog Dies Design Team Member has lovely projects on their blog to showcase all the lovely new Top Dog Dies Spring Release for you, as well as the lovely Authentique Papers we were given for this special hop.

This first project was made by getting a little bit creative, and hand-drawing and cutting my own template to create a boat.  This lovely Authentique Anchored Line has a warm ocean/sea-side theme to it, so making and decorating a boat seemed only appropriate.  I cut the boat shape from kraft paper, and covered it in the Authentique patterned papers and stickers.  I made a base for my boat using the beautiful Top Dog Dies Bella Doily Die.  It is exquisite, and made a beautiful base for my project.  I used a red and white striped paper straw for the mast of my boat, and placed a sweet little butterfly at the top which is from the new Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Set.  I love how these dies have wings that can be separated to give them such dimension. 
Down at the bottom of the boat's mast, I tied some baker's twine which is holding an Authentique Anchored "seaside" sticker that fit nicely on our new Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Set.  This AWESOME new Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Set is one that everyone needs!  You can add these sweet little tags to ANY project, giving it that "something extra" that adds a personal touch.  SO cute!
This second photo really shows you how GORGEOUS the Top Dog Dies Bella Doily Die really is.  This sweet doily can be used in so many different ways, and has a 4 1/2" diameter; so it's perfect on cards and scrapbook pages; yet big enough to be used creatively for other crafting projects such as this.  Doily dies are always awesome, and Top Dog Dies has the sweetest doily dies ever!
My second project is a card that I made using several different patterned papers from the Authentique Anchored Line.  I used the Top Dog Dies Madison Doily Die at the top with an Authentique sentiment sticker and some baker's twine.  At the bottom, I again featured the FABULOUS new Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Die Set.  I am loving these sweet little tags because the set comes with several different shapes, and can add a personal touch to any project.  You can use them on baby cards and albums to add name, date, or on any project where you just want a really special extra touch.
I made the bottom banner using the Authentique papers, a ticket sticker and border sticker, and then added some baker's twine to attach the adorable tags from the Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Set.  I used the Authentique prodcuts to cover the Mini Tags - the compass (using the round die from this set) is cut from Authentique patterned paper, and the little sentiment tag (square die from the set) is an Authentique sticker.  It's clear to me that these fabulous new Top Dog Dies Mini Tags Dies will be used over and over again.  They're just the sweetest ever, and SO versatile!

Thanks for being a part of this fun collaboration between Top Dog Dies and Authentique Papers.  We hope that you've become a new fan of both, and that you will always turn to Top Dog Dies when you need any type of new die-cuts.  They really are AWESOME!

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Have a blessed week, and best of luck in the give-aways!


  1. Oh Karen I do love your boat project - it is fabulous - your card continues the theme beautifully

  2. Super boat creation - love the use of the straw too - You are a Top Dog!

  3. Your boat is fabulous Karen and I love that wonderful sentiment on your card too. Thanks so much for your visit! Anne xx


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