Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories Product Swap

Saturday, June 20, 2015

If you haven't seen all the amazing projects this week using the new dies from TDD and the new collections from Simple Stories over on the TDD and SS blogs, then you have been missing out! I've had the pleasure to work with these products, and have had an absolute blast!

Earlier this week, TDD released 8 new die sets!! See them below, and the link will bring you to the TDD site where you can see more details.

First up is a perfect card for that “cool” boy in your life. I've paired the TDD Hippos and Water Die sets with the Simple Stories So Rad 6x6 paper pad and So Rad SN@P! Cards. The sunglasses came from the TDD Flamingo Die set.

Next up is a fun patriotic card. It really makes me long for the beach!! Aren't the Flip Flop Dies just the cutest?! There are so many different color and pattern combinations you can use to achieve so many different looks! I've also used the TDD Water Die set to create the ocean waves. With a sandy beach, ocean waves, and flip flops....Life is Good :) The red stickers used to spell “Life”, the red star sticker, and all the patterned papers are from the Simple Stories Stars & Stripes Collection Kit. The blue stickers are from the Simple Stories So Fancy Expressions Cardstock Stickers.

Last but not least, a flamingo birthday card for a very special girl. Being a girly girl myself, I absolutely LOVE the Simple Stories So Fancy collection of products. Completely drool worthy! Here I used the TDD Flamingo Die set with the SS So Fancy 6x6 paper pad and Expressions Cardstock Stickers.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations today and leave inspired to create something beautiful! I know I have definitely been inspired by all the wonderful projects shared this week.

Have a great day!

Uniko Studio Challenge #22

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge!

We are happy to have two special Guest Designers joining us for this challenge! Please check out Anita's and Melissa's blog if you aren't familiar with their work, and to see their projects for this challenge!


  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!

Since Father's Day is only two days away, I definitely had to go with the optional masculine twist. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out! The sailboat is paper pieced using Simple Stories patterned paper. The boat is on a die cut panel from Top Dog Dies, with TDD waves overlapping. The background was repeatedly stamped using the compass from the Uniko Nautical Treasures set. Lastly, the sentiment is stamped on more SS patterned paper, which is die cut from another TDD die! I love the color combo on this, and it was so fun combining all these products together to create a fun Father's Day card!

I hope I brought some inspiration to you, and I would LOVE to see you create something for our challenge!!

You have until Friday, July 3rd, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher
  • The DT will choose a top 3, and they will each get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account
  • There will be a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and the winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account
  • There will be a random draw for those who twist with us (masculine card) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Nautical Treasures
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - So Rad 6x6 paper pad, and So Rad SN@P! cards
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Water Die Set, Pocket Pages Banner Die Set
Other: Foam tape

Uniko Studio June Revisited Blog Hop!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Welcome to your next stop on the Uniko Studio Revisited Blog Hop! This month, we are revisiting Pure Florals - Gerbera.

So. I have a confession to make. I have not given this set the Proper Attention it Deserves since I've owned it. I think this is the third time using it, and I'm just blown away by how beautiful those Gerbera daisies are!!! The stamps are designed with such great detail. There really are so many possibilities with this set!! I highly recommend placing your order, or pulling these out of your stash and PLAYING WITH THEM if you already own it. SO FUN.

It's pretty hard to see it in this photo, but the top panel (white with the flowers) is popped up with foam tape. I cut horizontally across the flowers so that a few petals were still sticking out. The black strip of card stock is attached to the light blue card stock, which is then attached to the card base.

Be sure to hop along and simply comment on each blog for the chance to win the featured set or a Uniko Studio eGift Certificate for the same value if you already own the set. You have until midnight Thursday, June 18th (UK time) to comment and the winner will be announced on the Uniko Studio blog on Friday, June 19th.

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Gerbera
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Ink: PTI - Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, True Black
Other: Foam Tape

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Top Dog Dies

Friday, June 5, 2015

Welcome! Today is an exciting day! Top Dog Dies is a super sponsor for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The design team and I are participating and have all created fun cards using the TDD Mini Coffee Die Set! Be sure to check out the TDD blog to get the full list of the DT member's blogs!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the hop!!

Stamps: PTI - Mini Blooms
Ink: Various PTI, SU, and distress inks
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Pocket Pages Summer Die Set, Pocket Pages Banner Die Set, Mini Coffee Die Set
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant; PTI - Rustic White
Other: Foam Tape; SU - embossing folder

Top Dog Dies Birthday Card

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hey! Just poppin' in to share a special card I made for one of my boys' birthday! He luuuuvvvss sheep, so I had to use it ;) All dies are from Top Dog Dies. See complete supply list below!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Big & Bold: Wish; Balloon Bash
Ink: PTI - Soft Stone; Versamark; SU - Taken with Teal
Dies: Top Dog Dies - Sheep Die Set, Pennant Banner, Pocket Pages Banner Die Set
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Taken with Teal, Going Grey, Cherry Cobbler; PTI - Soft Stone, White
Other: Foam Tape; The Paper Studio - Patterned Paper