Monday, March 10, 2014

Blog Hop: Top Dog Dies + Echo Park Paper


Welcome to the Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop! 

Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team is showcasing projects from our latest collections and working with fabulous Top Dog Die Cut shapes.


Top Dog sent me the Heart Mini Album Die, which is a steel rule die, and the Madison Doily Die, which is a wafer thin die. For my project,I chose to pair both of my dies together on one project using the Splendid Sunshine collection by Echo Park Paper.


To re-create this card:
  1. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 6" x 10 1/2" and fold it in half to create a 6" x 5 1/4" card base.
  2. Place the folded edge of the card base just inside the straight edge of the Heart Mini Album Die and run it through your die cut machine. This allows the folded edge to stay intact creating your shaped card base.
  3. Open up the card and machine stitch, on the card front only, just inside the edge of the heart shape using white thread. I stitched around the shape a total of 4 times.
  4. Die cut the Madison Doily Die using white cardstock. Hold the die cut in one hand and flick the paper with the other hand to help release all of the intricately cut pieces from the doily.  
  5. Cut an 8" piece of pompom ribbon or lace. Drape it across your doily die cut and begin building the 'happy' banner using stickers from the Splendid Sunshine Element Sticker sheet.
  6. Once you have it in place, staple the 'happy' banner stickers and pompom ribbon in place. 
  7. Secure the ends of the banner with large white brads and trim excess pompom ribbon.
  8. Continue embellishing the doily with the remaining stickers shown--all from the Element Stickers sheet.
  9. Add mini rhinestones to the flower stickers.
  10. Adhere the doily to the card base.

Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused!
 
Details:
  • ONE winner will be selected from each Echo Park Paper designer's blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing. 
  • Top Dog will also be offering special prizes so check each blog for details. 
  • To qualify for winning the kit you must leave a comment. Comments will be due by midnight MDT, Sunday, March 16th.
  • Winner will be announced on each blog Wednesday, March 19th so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Hop List:
Echo Park Paper
Ashley Horton
Corri Garza
Holly Gagnon
Tania Willis
Aly Dosdall
Lisa Swift 


Happy hopping!

138 comments:

  1. Wow, I love how you used the doily! What a cute idea.

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  2. oh my!!! So lovely! Thanks for the instructions!

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  3. Oh my!! How elegant!! These are both MUST HAVE dies!! I love what you did with them and the paper is lovely! TFS!

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  4. WOW, gorgeous card!!! Thanks for taking the time to list the instructions, I'd love to make this. :-) TFS!

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    1. Lara, you are most welcome! i'd love to see if you make this. :)

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  5. II love the soft colors and the doily die. Great job! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. i'm smitten with the doily, too, Cathy! thanks for stopping by.

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  6. The colors are so pretty. The doily adds that little bit of elegance. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. i thought so too, Sarah! i love how the white on white looks with these two die cuts.

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  7. Very pretty card Tania!!! Holly :-)

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  8. Very pretty -- love the doily :)

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  9. this is really pretty, and would make such a lovely card for a friend! thanks for the chance at winning! Love EP & top dog dies!

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    1. PS: love the name of your blog....Hubbie & I say that fun phrase to each other often! :-D

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    2. thank you, Penny! your P.S. made me giggle. :) do you say it just like Gary Coleman?

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  10. So very lovely, great use of both product lines! Enjoying collaborating with you all at EP for this hop!

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    1. thank you, Katie! loooooved it just the same. :)

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  11. This is super cute, I love what you've done.

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  12. A very pretty card! Love the colors, elements, & doily!

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  13. How pretty! It makes me ready for spring!

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    1. me too, Amy! thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Thanks for the fun Hop, Love your project, so pretty and feminine the doily really does it.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. i'm quite obsessed with doilies, so I was thrilled to work with this particular die. thanks for stopping by, Diana.

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  15. Hi, Tania! You did such a sweet job of combining the Top Dog Heart Album Die with the lovely Echo Park papers. This is just ADORABLE!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sierra

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    1. thank you, Sierra! you're too sweet. :)

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  16. I love both of those dies & the fabulous project you created with them!

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    1. Tona!!!! gosh, how I miss you. thanks for stopping by. :)

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  17. What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing how to make it! :)

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    1. thanks, Sarah! and you are SO welcome!

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  18. Beautiful, I esp. love the tiny banner!

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    1. isn't that just the sweetest set of stickers you've ever seen!? i adore that banner! thanks for stopping by. :)

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  19. What an awesome card. So many little details!

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    1. if you know my style you know that i'm all about those little details. :) thanks for stopping by, Kathleen.

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  20. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share how you made this mini album! It's simply adorable and this hopper is very impressed with your work! jellybeankahler @yahoo.fcom

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  21. Your card makes me Happy! So cute!!

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  22. Oh, that adorable kite just makes this project so springy!!! LOVE it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. do you think if we all went out to fly a kite we could rush spring here a little quicker? wishful thinking! thanks for stopping, Janis!

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  23. Wonderful card. I love the shape and all of the layers. TFS

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    1. layers is my specialty...heee! thanks, Teresa!

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  24. Beautiful card - love the banner

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  25. Great card! It is so fun to see all the spring stuff coming out!

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  26. I really love that heart mini album die. So yummy.

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    1. meeee toooo! thanks for stopping by, Camerageek.

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  27. What a light, happy card! Thanks so much for sharing your art and talents with us Tania!

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    1. you are so welcome, Marci! thank YOU for stopping by!

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  28. AMAZING!! I LOVE this!! Such a CUTE Shape and Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    1. thank you, Larissa! wishing all that fabulousness right back at'cha!

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  29. A very pretty card with so many wonderful details! The banner is so much fun and yet delicate and lovely with the ribbon! TFS!

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  30. LOVE your work!! I like how the stand for the card looks like actual grass!!

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    1. thank you, Kathie! you're too generous with your words.

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  31. I love how you put the dollie on the layout. nicely done!

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  32. How pretty! Love the doily and the banner!

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  33. Such a pretty project. Thanks for the great hop.

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  34. The album is very pretty. Love the little kite that is going up in the air. thanks for sharing. I follow thru e-mail.

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    1. thanks for following me, Marylou! i need to be a bit better about blogging, eh? i'm feeling a little rusty. i appreciate your faithfulness. good luck!

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  35. what a creative idea. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. So adorable, Tania!! I love that pretty doily layered over the heart shaped card!

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  37. So adorable, Tania!! I love that pretty doily layered over the heart shaped card!

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  38. Your adorable card lets me know that spring has arrived early. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. hahaha! i wish spring would hurry here! the last few days have seemed promising, but another snow storm rolling in tonight. UGH. thanks for stopping by, Janis!

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  39. So great to see your paper creations again! LOVE that doily die - so pretty how you layered it with the heart, and of course I love the Echo Park products you used too! :)

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    1. awwww, thanks, Cynthia! i have missed this space here. i have major guilt for not making it here regularly, but reading comments like yours gives me motivation. Good Luck!

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  40. what a wonderful card!
    Sandra ltb

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    1. and I love that you took time to stop by! thanks, Loly!

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  42. Love this! Thanks for the instructions to make it.

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  43. Wow, this is so pretty and so fun! LOVE the doily and that cute banner across your card.

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  44. This is so pretty and fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    1. you are welcome, Karen! fingers crossed for you!

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  45. Gorgeous doily and love the sweet banner.

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  46. Love that card so much! So cute! Thanks for the instructions.

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  47. This is gorgeous! Love the softness and shape!

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  48. So cute! i love doilys! and the flowers and banner are beautiful! love your project <3

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  49. Loving the banners stapled to the pompom ribbon - really adorable!

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  50. I like your happy heart album!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  51. Super cool mini album!! So well done!

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  52. What a lovely album! The white background provides a lovely back drop to the wonderful embellishments that you used to decorate the front.

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  53. So cute - love the doily and all the embellishments.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  54. So sweet! I love the little banner!

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  55. This was the first die I bought from Top Dies!! Love the banner and the colors!!

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  56. Hi, Tania! Saw this on Facebook. I love shaped cards and this one is darling. Thanks for the instructions. ♡♡♡

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  57. Great detail on this card, so love each of them, so pretty

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  58. That is soooo beautiful! I always struggle with cards, so thank you for the step by step!

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  59. Pretty card - and very spring-y also!

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  60. This is such a pretty card - and your tutorial is great! Thanks so much for sharing

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  61. Gorgeous! Love the heart shaped and doily! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  62. What a beautiful card! I love the layering and the banner, thanks for sharing.

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  63. DELIGHTFUL card Tania!!!

    LOVE the shape and your layers with the doily, banner & kite, SO PRETTY with the pop of colour on the white too!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS too :)

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  64. I like the 'happiness' your card evokes!

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  65. SOOO CUTE! Love the doily with the cute banner in front of it! Your work is always fabulous!

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  66. Super sweet card anyone would love to receive!

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  67. Wonderful card! I love everything about it.

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  68. Woaaaa- this is seriously pretty! I love the white die cut and your stitching AND also how you made the colors pop on it. This hop is SUPER, thank you so much. Hoping to win these wonderful papers!!!

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  69. This is so beautiful!! I love the layers and design!! So pretty :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  70. Oh what a lovely card! I love it so much! So sweet! So pretty! I love the doily die!

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  71. Sweet card! Love the doily and all the pretty details!

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  72. What could be sweeter than hearts and doilies.

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  73. super sweet...love the doily layered onto the heart!

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  74. What a cute card, love it!

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  75. Such a great card. Love learning from all the hop people. Thanks for the chance to win...;0)

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  76. Such a pretty card! The doily die is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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