Editor’s note: Welcome guest designer Diane Payne from Color Me Happy to the Top Dog Dies blog! Today she’s sharing a few of the projects she created with Top Dog Dies Pocket Albums steel-rule die and the Top Dog Dies Christmas Tree and Vintage Alphabet wafer-thin dies.
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here sharing some projects made with Top Dog Dies steel-rule and wafer-thin dies. For my first layout, I wanted to showcase one of the steel-rule dies, Top Dog Dies Pocket Album Die. The steel-rule dies are designed in timeless shapes and are full of possibilities. I decided to use them to frame an oversized photo.
I selected some papers in a variety of colors and patterns to match my photo and cut them out with the scallop border pocket. To add a little more interest and dimension, I also stitched along the bottom. I placed them randomly along the top and bottom of the photo, tilting them for a less structured look.
Once the die cuts were in place I added some Washi Tape over the photo and die cuts and stitched it down.
I had a large amount of white space on the right side of my photo that I wanted to use for my title. I used an all-time favorite quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for my title. Using the Top Dog Dies Vintage Alpha Die, I cut letters for the words I wanted to emphasize in my title and used letter stickers for the remaining words. I lined everything up along the right edge of my photo.
Once those items were in place, I embellished the layout with stars and brads.
Ho Ho Ho Scrapbook Layout
On my next layout, I wanted to use the pocket dies as the backdrop for my photos, embellishments and journaling. I cut six die shapes and placed them on the layout in a grid. I added photos of my husband and I sitting on Santa’s lap when we were kids to two tags and added a zig zag stitch along the top and the bottom. I added the stitching to the bottom of the remaining tags.
I used the Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet Die to create my “Ho Ho Ho” title and used a variety of Christmas themed embellishments to complete the layout.
I just loved this beautiful Top Dog Dies Christmas Tree Die. I wanted the card to be elegant so I added a red rhinestone where on each berry shape.
For the finishing touch, I added a piece of ribbon, like a swag, onto the tree and embellished each end with a cream rose. I added the greeting in cream and gold.
Thanks for the inspiration, Diane! Want to see more from her? Follow her blog!