Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TDD Christmas Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day, be sure to check out my Joy's Life Stamps post below as well!

Hello Crafty Friends and
Welcome to Top Dog Dies "Christmas Blog Hop"!


We are so excited to have you hopping along with us!

You should have arrived froAngela Bode's blog, if not please be sure to start at Michelle Neddo's blog.  You don't want to miss out on any of the beautiful inspiration!

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I am so excited to share my project with you today!
I had an absolute fun time creating this project with a bunch of my lovely Top Dog Dies!

I decided to begin with the my Tag Album Die!  As it was my goal to create a Christmas album! I used it to cut a few tags from chipboard.  It cut perfectly!

Here's the finished look:

I just love how it turned out!!

Aside from using the Tag Album Die I used the Madison Border Die for the border behind the Merry Christmas sentiment from Inspired By Stamping. 

I also then used the Snowflake Trio Die Set to create this poinsettia! 
Then I added some flourishes behind it using the Leafy Flourishes Die Set!

The next page features a holiday sentiment, along with some snowflakes from the Snowflake Trio Die Set.
I also used the Nameplates Die on this page!  I cut the die once to create the vary back "border" behind the red paper and then again for behind the sentiment.  As well as cutting one more time, but then cutting it down to just fit the sentiment on.

As I was creating this I thought it would be fun to create this as an album card/gift card holder!

So for the last page I altered the Treat Bag Die!  I cut out the entire bag, but then cut the handles off along with half of the bag.  I only used the sides and one front of the bag and glued and folded it up to hold a gift card!!  It was the perfect size!!  So exciting!! 

The gift card pulls out perfectly!
What a fun idea!

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The Dies I Used:


Madison Border Die



There are so many lovely dies to choose from, be sure to check them all out in the Top Dog Dies store!!

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PRIZE:
Top Dog Dies is giving away (2) $50 Gift Certificates!!

Entering is easy:
Just add your email address here and you’ll be included in the giveaway!

You can earn extra entries by commenting along the blog hop and by following Top Dog Dies on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Even better news? 
You have until Friday Dec. 13 to enter and they'll announce the winners on Monday Dec. 16.

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Your next stop along the hop is Kathy Martin

Here's a look at the entire hop order:
 Michelle Neddo
Angela Bode
Kendra Sand (You are HERE)
Kathy Martin
Vicki Dutcher
Lisa Somerville
Nasayi Atkins
Maureen Cronin
Shellye McDaniel



Have a lovely day and happy hopping!!



84 comments:

Georgiana said...

Very pretty album and the gift card is perfect. Happy Holidays!

Angie said...

Gorgeous project!!!! I love how you create Poinsettias out of snowflakes!!!! Your album is so pretty!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome mini album! Very creative and beautiful!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this project! You ROCKEDIT OUT using the dies~

Eileen Lucas said...

Cute mini album. Love your choice of dies and paper.

Lucy Kauffman said...

Hi Kendra
I loved the presentation and ALL the creativity it shows that anything is possible and that the dies are more valuable than the naked eye can see.
Awesome work Loved it !
Merry Christmas
Lucy

Lori Kobular said...

What a great tag album!! I really love the flourishes dies and the Madison border die!!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love your tag album! awesome details!

Oma said...

I love these tags!

KrisCrafter said...

Your project is amazing and attention to detail is fabulous! Thanks for including die cut samples in your post!

polycrafty said...

Amazing work! I love the way you combined papers and dies. Using the snowflakes for a poinsettia was so creative! I'm also really intrigued by those tags, they look nice and big and I like the shape of the top

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing all your hard work with us. Blessings, Lisa

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome! Great project! So creative! :)

Renee Collier said...

Awesome work. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherri said...

Super step outs for creating your little masterpieces. Can't wait to create mine. Merry Christmas

Tracy F. said...

What a beautiful mini album! I love it! Really love how you used the snowflake dies for your poinsettia!

Life Made Creations said...

What a gorgeous mini for recording special holiday memories. I love how many dies you crammed into this little book! And what a perfect gift to give someone with a gift card to a craft store--super smart of you!

Nanbon44 said...

cute mini

Sue Plote said...

This is beautiful. I love it's dual purpose...album and a gift card holder. Very nice!

Diana Fisher said...

Great tags! Love the sparkle!

JoelMcBride said...

Love the gift card holder idea!

Unknown said...

Love the tags. What a great place for a gift card.

Diane Stricker said...

Love your tag album. I too have a stamp and paper addiction.

pookiepea said...

Love all the layers and that it serves a duel purpose, tag album and gift card holder!

Marlene said...

Awesome tags! I'd like to find them in my stocking!

elf1023 said...

Love these ideas. Snowflake pointsettia??? Perfect. Great job.

stampqueen said...

Love your tag book - I meant to make tags for presents this year to give to my Family at Thanksgiving but didn't get it done and this tag set would be perfect for when I do them for next year :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful mini album, wonderfully embellished with the Top Dog Dies!

Amy C. said...

How adorable. Love the glitter on the snowflake!

Crafticakes7 said...

Such a awesome project using the tag die! I just love the versatility of this die! Merry Christmas!!
Gloria L.

kimkmom4 said...

Love to see different tags. And love all the dies you used. Very creative.

Laurie B. said...

All projects are really lovely, nice color choices. You are so clever to make a poinsettia out of snowflakes!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

That tag book is spectacular! What a great idea! A Fleet Farm gift card on its own is a perfect gift but presented in this AMAZING tag book it gets even better!

kReN said...

Hi, Kendra! Love your tag album. All the dies and papers look ab fab!

Thanks for sharing your creativity!
kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
Come and see what I've done lately!

Sarah Pederson said...

Love the album, especially the use of half the treat bag die for gift holder!

Sarah

Sherri said...

Amazing album & I love the way you made it into a gift holder! This would be an amazing gift for anyone.

Txcowgirl said...

Not only are these tags so darn cute, they are useful as well. So many wonderful ideas, so little time. Better get hopping. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

girl this is so fun!!! love all the details and how it holds a gift card :)

Lisa said...

This is beautiful and so very festive! Love all of your special details!

Lisa said...

What a fun way to make a poinsettia. Love the tags and wow really well put together gifts.

Maureen said...

Love the tag album! Such a great theme!

Kathy said...

Tags are one of my new faves in the scrapping world, and so I really love your album made with them!

K8 said...

Wow, stunning creations!! Love that idea.. take care

Janeen said...

that's a nice little collection you made. i like that top one with the flourish. i love flourishes.

Adrienne Peach said...

So stinkin'cute - LOVE it!!

Tony Ruiz said...

wow...me encanto como los copos de nieve le dan un toque genial a los proyectos...muy lindo te quedo
wow ... I loved it as snowflakes give a great touch to the projects ... I stay very cute

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love that you used the Snowflake Trio to make the poinsettia. So cute. I love this idea!

Janine said...

Great tag book - what a fantastic way to give a gift card.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

sweet mini album, fabulous use of the dies!

bearsmother said...

Love the little album. These dies would be good to start a base for my gift tags that I make each year. I'll be using some of your embellishing ideas for them. thanks for sharing.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really like your clever tag album. It so pretty and the gift card holder is an excellent idea.

Ruth G said...

Such a great album! Should be tons of fun filling with great pictures!
Thanks for showing the images of the dies! It's fun to see what the basic shapes are that you turned into your project!

Patty said...

OMG!! LOVE your tag album...super cute!!

Con said...

Nice Job! This is something someone would like to get.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Love your tag album showcasing so many dies! Beautiful textures and design!

Helen Strahan said...

I'd incorporate this design onto a A-2 card -good colors.

Kathy Eddy said...

i love your tag album! It turned out great. I am also from a small town in Wisconsin. Where are you located? I am central in Black River Falls.

Terri said...

These dies look so versatile great job showcasing them.

Shellye McDaniel said...

Super cute mini, Kendra!

Ashley said...

I love, love, LOVE this album! The tags turned out beautiful, and the poinsettia you made from the dies is GORGEOUS! Great job!!!

~Ashley W
proudusmcwife@gmail.com
http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

Dianna said...

how fun--thank you so much for showing each step and what guide you used to do these-- they are absolutly beautiful-- how fun-- now I feel a little more inspired to get busy on some--and have a little fun myself have to subscribe so that I can review this again--thanks so much for sharing

PennieS said...

I haven't worked with chipboard before but your GORGEOUS tags make me want to try!!

Angelartistok said...

Lovely! Must put the tag album die on my wishlist!

Sharon Taylor said...

I don't do christmas but I love the idea and looks of this card

irene said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs they are really lovely.
Cheers
Irene

jonim52 said...

Wow these tags are gorgeous!

Paintbrushbrown said...

I just love this project. I will have to make one for sure. I like the idea of having a gift card included. Hummm...I could make one for____ and _____...
Yep! Great idea!

Jane said...

Beautiful projects!!! TFS,
Have a Merry Christmas,
Jane

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your tag album. Such pretty tags you created with all those fantastic dies.

Fay Chave said...

Love the tag album, good job!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Beautifully done !! TFS .

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a treasure, How sweet to put holiday pics and memories in this little tag book!

Ruth Robbins said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Jennyfer L said...

A beautiful mini album! Love all the layers and embellishments!

kim said...

Very clever! I would have never thought of using a snowflake to make a poinsetta!!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Love your tag album, too cute. tfs Patricia B

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the papers and embellishments.

Clotee S said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Karen Letchworth said...

What a DARLING tag album, Kendra. Great use of these lovely dies, and thanks for the inspiration.
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
I have a great give-away on my blog today!

Judy said...

Great ideas. I love the little mini album, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Lovely mini album. Love how you embellished it!

lynda said...

Wow! You used a lot of dies! Your album is so cute!

Jean Bullock said...

How fabulous! Each tag is gorgeous and I especially love the giftcard tag.

jmrempe said...

Love the gift card holders always looking for new ones