Monday, May 12, 2014

Top Dog Dies + The Twinery Blog Hop

This is post 1 of 2 for me today...click HERE for my Poppy Sketches post.



Hello and Welcome to Day one of the Top Dog Dies and The Twinery Blog Hop!  

Prizes:  The Twinery will be giving away a sampler pack of twines ($25 retail value) and Top Dog Dies will be giving away $50 in exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies.

You should have arrived here from the The Twinery Blog, if not, you'll want to start there because that is where it all begins!  Here's a listing in case you get lost along the way:

Amy T
Amy W
Giovana
Katie
Karen
Renee
Nicole
Wendy Sue



Here's a peek at the new release:




















Here's a smidge about The Twinery:



"The Twinery's twine is made from 100% cotton (and some of our twine is twisted with gorgeous metallic string!) and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in an assorted array of delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment!   Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look."


Today I will be featuring the two border dies.  I used the Decorative Corners Die set last week in THIS card.  I'll be featuring the Pretty Petals Die set this Thursday.

In my first card I used the Top Dog Dies Alaina Lace Border Die and 



I definitely tend to gravitate towards solid twine because I generally use quite a bit of patterned paper.  

cardstock:  PTI  paper:  authentique anchored  other:  Top Dog Dies Alaina Lace Border Die, The Twinery Natural

Isn't the new Alaina Lace Border gorgeous?  So pretty and intricate!


Next up is a card that uses the Top Dog Dies Laurel Lace Border Die and




The Laurel Lace Border Die is my favorite.  I love the pattern and the tiny botting along the top border. 

cardstock:  pti  paper:  authentique anchored stamps:  Verve  ink:  zing white other:  Top Dog Dies Laurel Lace Border die, Paper Accents vellum, american crafts glitter tape, The Twinery Peapod

The Twinery Peapod is my all time favorite green twine.  I love it teamed up with the Authentique Anchored collection.  Doesn't it seem 80's preppy?


That's it for me!

Now hop on over to 


Make sure you check back at Top Dog Dies and The Twinery on Tuesday & Wednesday for more hoppin' fun!

44 comments:

  1. border dies + twine??!?! GENIUS!!!!! wow! love, love, LOVE what you've done with these missus! <3

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  2. Wonderful nautical themed cards. I love the pop of green on the second!

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  3. what wonderful projects, Amy! LOVE your use of the dies and twine!

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  4. Love these cards, Amy! Great work!

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  5. awesome cards Amy.. love those fun dies..

    Happy Monday

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  6. The dies really make your cards beautiful. The added touches of twine really add interest. Great cards.

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  7. Very pretty cards
    and the green twine
    is really fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Great cards, Amy! Love the border dies!!

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  9. Great nautical cards using these new dies and the twine.

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  10. The dies are so intricate - would be fun to use on almost any card. Combining twine with the dies are exciting. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

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  11. Very cool border dies!! Gotta finish hopping!!

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  12. These dies are gorgeous and your cards are fantastic!

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  13. I really love the new border dies and that peapod twine is awesome...my favorite color!

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  14. Fabulous cards. Lacy borders are wonderful and the sentiments and twine go together so nicely. Thanks for sharing and enjoy our beautiful, sunny week in Seattle!
    lyn@plkaufmann.com

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  15. These are all so pretty love the blend of dies and twine :)

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  16. Love these cards = beautiful! ooo I heart the die border too! sigh!hugs...x

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  17. Great cards! I am a big fan of the solid twines from The Twinery!

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Tifany D.
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
    {Senior Designer at The Twinery}

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  18. Those are both so cute! love the simplicity of these buy yet so attractive.

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  19. Fabulous cards! Love those intricate border dies, so pretty!

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  20. Such pretty creations, Amy, and yummy products!

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  21. Wow, these are so gorgeous, Amy! Your nautical designs are absolutely spectacular! I am SO loving everything you've done with this fun Authentique line!

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  22. I love, love those dies, Amy, they add so much to your lovely cards!

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  23. Gorgeous cards. I'm in love with that new top dog Alaina lace die and the Twinery twine is the perfect addition to your nautical themed cards.

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  24. those are both beautiful cards... love the dies and that is avery pretty green :)

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  25. Loving these girl! YOu rock the nautical like no one else. That first one there reminds me of the last seize the sketch and I love it!

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  26. Oh wow! Those are beautiful cards you've made! I love the new dies too!!

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  27. Your combinations are spectacular - what a fun use of the dies!

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  28. These borders are beautiful and so are your cards. Just lovely!

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  29. Oh my! Your creativity + Top Dog dies + Twinery twine = recipe for awesome! Your cards are gorgeous! Hugs~c

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  30. Awesome cards and lovely dies :)

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  31. These are so pretty! Love the trim and twine!

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  32. Lovely cards Amy and your choices of colors are so fun!

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  33. Pretty cards! LOVE the border dies! And always a great addition to use some of that fabulous twine!

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  34. Nice cards. That lace border is very nice.

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  35. These are both just beautiful cards!

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  36. Amy, they are gorgeous! I love how you use the lace borders. Just beautiful with a piece of twine :)

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Cheers,
~amy~