Guest Designer for Top Dog Dies

Hey folks!  A while ago I was contacted by Top Dog Dies to be a guest designer for some of their products.  Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Today I’m showing you some cards I made using the dies they sent me!


My first card uses the sweet little Birds & Nest die which I cut out using my cuttlebug with Gina K. Designs pure luxury Kraft card stock.  I then colored it in with copics.  Really very easy to do.  I knew Day at the Park Diva would be perfect to pair with this and added the sentiment “Just because” from my diva set stamped with GKD black onyx ink onto a Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies and Tags set.  The designer paper on this card is from Gina K. Designs Shabby Spring StampTV kit!

My next card focuses on the Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies and Tags set..


Doilies are typically not my thing but this set of dies is pretty cool!  I cut the shapes out with Gina K. Designs pure luxury Kraft card stock sponged the shapes with GKD ivory and GKD charcoal brown.  I added a panel of GKD Cranberry Tart card stock behind the 2 doily patterns.  I stamped the sentiment from the GKD Shabby Spring StampTV kit with GKD Kraft ink and then GKD cranberry tart ink on top to form a shadowy look.  It looks good IRL but is making my eyes go bonkers in the photo!  lol..sorry about that!  I then used the flower image from the Top Dog Dies Sew Much Fun die set with GKD cranberry tart and honey mustard card stock to embellish.  I added some dew drops to the flowers and as you can see one of them fell off without me noticing on the top right.  I thought about retaking the photo but figured I would leave it as is (because I’m lazy) to show you what the actual die cut looks like.

I made one more card using the Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies and Tag and Sew Much Fun sets with a tutorial on how I did it and am showing it on the Top Dog Dies blog today!

Here’s a sneak peak!

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Go check it out over their blog…and get a chance to win some free dies!


Click the giveaway image above or HERE to enter to win YOUR CHOICE of $50 worth of exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies!  Deadline to enter is May 31!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Doodle Designs by Debbie Corbari



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    Marcia Gray says

    Very nice! I especially like the Birds and Nest. Love the colors and the peaceful, outdoor feeling of this card.