As you know, we are showcasing Top Dog Dies in action with Scrapbook Circle's April Kit, Bucket List. I'm happy to be a part of the creative team at Scrapbook Circle for my fourth year and currently am a blog coordinator (along with the lovely Diana Fisher). I set the challenges and bring you special features about my favorite items from the kits each week. I was a fan of Scrapbook Circle before I ever designed for the company and can honestly say I'm an even bigger fan now. I'm also a new fan of Top Dog Dies after using the darling baby set to create a layout and two cards:
My baby girl was born 12 weeks ago and has outgrown her 0-3 month clothing. It's sad to pack away these adorable onesies, leggings and sleepers, but at the same time, I'm excited to shop for more clothes!
This layout is about the growing stack of outgrown onesies in her nursery. The newborn stage just isn't long enough.
The dies were so simple to use. I use my Sizzix machines a lot, so I had all the cutting plates and platforms I needed on hand. To create the onesie for this layout, I cut just half of the A2 onesie card out of white cardstock. Next, I used this Fancy Pants Designs paper from the Bucket List kit to create a chevron bib. I pleated tissue paper to make ruffles, then layered the chevron piece on top.
I sewed a few buttons from the kit onto the bib with bright pink thread. Last, I added the die-cut collar and scalloped edging at the legs. I wish I could turn this paper onesie into a real, live fabric one!
I also wanted to put the card die to use as it was intended, so I made two similar cards for friends who just had baby girls. I followed the same design and used more buttons from my stash. Just a tip, though. If you're going to use big heavy buttons, be sure to use super-sturdy cardstock or else your card is going to be top heavy. Yep, lesson learned ;).
Thanks to Top Dog Dies for the opportunity to work with the baby set! It's absolutely adorable and I can't wait to work on more baby projects.
In celebration of this fun hop, both companies have special promotions. Scrapbook Circle is offering a 20% discount on your order through May 31st. Use code scrapbook20 for that deal. Top Dog Dies is offering a 15% discount on orders of $100 or more (code schop15); 10% discount on orders of $60 or more (schop10).
If you aren't shopping, you could still walk away with a kit from Scrapbook Circle or $50.00 worth of dies from Top Dog Dies just for hopping and commenting along! So get to it - your next stop is the talented Leslie Ashe. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!