December 11, 2013

Top Dog Dies Christmas Blog Hop





Welcome to the Top Dog Dies Blog Hop, I'm thrilled you could join us! Today, the talented Top Dog Dies Design Team is sharing projects created with a Holiday theme. Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two $50 Top Dog Dies eGift Cards!

I created a Christmas Card using Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies & Tags Die Set (TC027), Leafy Flourishes Die Set (TC016) and Purse Card Finishers Die Set (TC002) along with stamps from North Coast Creations and pattern paper from Bo Bunny.



Instead of using the Purse Card Finishers Die Set (TC002), with the Purse Card (A2) Die (TW035), I used some of the elements as layers on my card.  I die cut the purse panel from Espresso card stock and again from Bo Bunny Pattern Paper. I trimmed the pattern paper panel on all sides so that I could layer it onto the Espresso panel.  I die cut the small scallop piece from this die set eight times and used it as a border under the panel.  The sentiment is from North Coast Creations Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set, stamped in Espresso on a scrap of Bo Bunny pattern paper, highlighted with markers then layered onto an Espresso panel that was die cut using the smallest doily from the Cherish Doilies & Tags Die Set (TC027).  To embellish, I added a Prima poinsettia flower, flourishes that were die cut from Hunter card stock using the Leafy Flourishes Die Set (TC016) and leaves that were die cut using the Purse Card Finishers Die Set.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations
Ink - Espresso, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Markers
Card Stock - Espresso, Vanilla, Hunter
Other - Big Shot, Top Dog Dies Purse Card Finishers Die Set (TC002)/Cherish Doilies & Tags Die Set (TC027)/Leafy Flourishes Die Set (TC016), Bo Bunny pattern paper, Ink Blending Tool, Prima Poinsettia, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scor-Tape

Challenges Entered - Ribbon Carousel #88, Word Art Wednesday

If you are new to my blog, here are a few other Christmas projects I have created using Top Dog Dies.  Be sure to visit my Top Dog Dies Pinterest Board for more inspiration.



Prize Details:
Top Dog Dies is giving away $50 Top Dog Dies eGift Cards to two lucky winners. Entering is easy: Just add your email address here and you’ll be included in the giveaway!

You can earn extra entries by commenting on the Designers Blog Hop projects and by following Top Dog Dies on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  You have until Friday, December 13, 2013 to enter. The winners on Monday, December 16, 2013.

For more inspiration using Top Dog Dies, be sure to visit their blog links below:
Michelle Neddo * Angela Bode * Kendra Sand * Kathy Martin * Vicki Dutcher * Lisa Somerville (you are here) * Nasayi Atkins Maureen Cronin * Shellye McDaniel

Thanks for stopping by!
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75 comments :

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the fun sentiment!! Great card design!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous card, Lis! I love how you used the dies in such a creative way.....that really shows how versatile and functional each set can be when you use your imagination! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful hop project!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Great way to use the dies in a different way, love it.

Lucy Kauffman said...

Hi Lisa
Very nice card and presentation, keep on inspiring us.
Merry Christmas
Lucy

Lori Kobular said...

Love your cards! Great first Blog Hop!

~amy~ said...

awesome, love your projects! wow!

Oma said...

Awesome card! I really like your other cards as well.

KrisCrafter said...

Holy jolly Christmas to you also! Love the sentiment and your card!

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card! :)

polycrafty said...

Gorgeous card! I loved that you used brown - not a color you see often in holiday cards - but you made it very stylish! I like how you used the different dies to make texture and depth.

Lisa said...

Wow, a guy would love to get this card. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us, Blessings, Lisa

Renee Collier said...

I just love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards! TFS

Sherri said...

Such creativity - thanks for the information - can't wait to try doilies die.

Tracy F. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the non-traditional colors! And those leafy flourishes are so pretty!

Life Made Creations said...

Love the rustic look of this card--very warm and cozy!

Nanbon44 said...

thanks for the great ideas

Anne said...

Great alternate use of the die! I also appreciate the ability to print a PDF of the posting!

Sue Plote said...

This card is beautiful...especially love the doily frame and the poinsettia. Lovely!

Marlene said...

Really beautiful card. I love the color combo.

elf1023 said...

Love your ideas. Very creative. Good colors. Thanks.

stampqueen said...

Great card!!!

Sne┼żana Maricic said...

Georgius!
Thank you for pleasure to reed and wach this.
Sorry about my bad english!

Amy C. said...

Lovely! It's neat to see a different color combination that I wouldn't have thought of.

Crafticakes7 said...

Very very cute card!
Merry Christmas
Gloria L.

kimkmom4 said...

Love seeing Christmas cards in non-traditional colors. Very creative.

kReN said...

Love what you did and can't wait to check out your Pinterest board. The color combos are really fresh and nifty.

Thanks for sharing your creativity!
kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...
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Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Love the color combo and what a creative use for the Purse Card dies!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful card, nice warm colors. Love that Leafy Flourishes die.

Sarah Pederson said...

Beautiful card!

Sherri said...

Beautiful card! And I love the non-traditional color scheme. It's great to see someone thinking outside the box!

Txcowgirl said...

This is so cute, thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

such a beautiful card and i love the non traditional colors :)

Lisa said...

Lovely card Lisa, wonderful earthy colors!

Lisa said...

Love your card with the colors and textures. Really nice!

Maureen said...

Beautiful color combinations and great designs!

Kathy said...

Very creative card in non-traditional colors...love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janeen said...

nice color palette. good creative thinking

Adrienne Peach said...

Very creative and lovely card!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Great colors and a beautiful layout. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope and Peace,
Carole Robb Bisson

Tony Ruiz said...

beautiful....I like the colours looks like brilliant

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love it! So wonderful!

Janine said...

Like the shapes - nice card

pookiepea said...

Great use of the doily!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Pretty!!! I do love that doiley die!

bearsmother said...

Great card. The ribbon behind the poinsettia, the various die cuts, all add to a pretty card. I'll have these dies on my shopping list. Maybe I'll get a start with the $50 parize????

Ruth G said...

Wonderful card! I love the papers you chose and how you used the purse die is such fun! Doilies and lace add so much elegance! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sparkly Engineer said...

The way you used the die parts by thinking outside of the box is very inspiring

Patty said...

Fabulous card!!! Love how you combined all the dies to make a one of a kind card!!

sandi said...

Beautiful card! I'm enjoying the Blog hop and seeing wonderful projects!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! Using the purse die like you did is really thinking outside the box! Fabulous!

Helen Strahan said...

Lots of good ideas here - thanks !

Kathy Eddy said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I have seen some wonderful stuff on this hop!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Love the country-Christmas look of this card...so pretty!

Ashley said...

Great card! Love the chevron paper and the poinsettia!

~Ashley W
proudusmcwife@gmail.com
http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

Dianna said...

what a fun blog hop and to see all the creative ideas-- I had to subscribe so I can come back and read more -- these are so wonderful--thank you so much

Angelartistok said...

Wonderful creation. Would be great for the guys on my card list.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous, Lisa! hey, you're a fellow Illinoisan! i'm trying to get a group of IL/MO crafters together on a facebook page...interested?

irene said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs they are really lovely.
Cheers
Irene from Downunder

K8 said...

Lovely card with warm colors, thank´s for sharing!!

Paintbrushbrown said...

Thank you for sharing your project and website with us. It is a pleasure to see such beautiful pieces!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful card design and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fun girl! I love all the elements here!

Ruth Robbins said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful card.

Jennyfer L said...

This is beautiful Lisa! Love the dies you've used!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great card ! TFS .

Terri said...

I just love the simplicity of your card Lisa!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Beautiful card. tfs Patricia B

Sue D said...

Great use of dies and I like the colors.

Judy said...

Another beautiful card! This blog hop has some really amazing designers. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a great idea to use your dies in another way. Lovely card!

lynda said...

So ingenious to use a purse die on its side! I didn't even recognize it until I read your description. Then I had to look at the card a few seconds before I recognized the shape!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the colors and the poinsettia is wonderful.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lisa: thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card in our challenge. What a blessing to have you share with us. Your Top Dog creations are "the tos"!
Have an awesome week and please share with us again soon.
God less you,
Karen
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