Top Dog Dies Pocket Letter Tutorial

Hello everyone!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Tutorial Day!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Flip Flop Die Set.

TDD Flip Flop


I love this die set.  Its super cute and it represents the summer for me.  I love wearing flip flops.  They slip on and off.  No hassle at all.

The one thing I don’t like about flip flops are, they are super slippery when they are wet!!  When I was 7 months pregnant with daughter, I slipped and fell in a store because the floor was wet and the slippers had no grip.

Crazy right!!  The baby and I were fine but that was super scary!!

Ok, I digress.  On to my project.  I created this pocket letter last week for the collaboration but I wanted to give you a tutorial on how I created it.

Take a look at my pocket letter:

Flip Flops (TDD)

Those flip flops are so cute.  I watercolored them! I need a pair of those.

Here is how I created it:

1. I took a piece of scrap paper and divided my paper evenly.  I added the dimension to my paper for future use.


2. After I divided my paper, I put the scrap paper inside the We R Memory Keepers page projector. So that I could cut the plastic where it need to be open, only on one side.  Without the paper you will cut through the plastic.


3. The fuse comes with two tips: the fuse tip and the cutting tip.  This tip cuts the plastic open.


4. Here you can see that I cut the top and the bottom of my pocket.  I had to laugh.  Why didn’t I think of that.  I had a solution.


5. I took the paper out of the page protector, taped it to my glass mate. If you do not remove the paper, the plastic can’t fuse together.

I then placed my page protector on top of the paper lining up the cut line with the lines on my paper.  I fused the plastic back, one quarter above the cut line on both sides.


6.Once I finished prepping the page protector, I added my inserts in the pockets. I added sequin to this pocket and fused it closed.


7.  I used an old piece of watercolor paper and die cut my flip flops from that.  I attached it Simple Stories Summer Vibes pattern paper.  I added a Tim Holtz word band.


8. Here are some close up of the different pockets.





I just can’t get enough of this pocket page!  The flip flop die and the pattern paper just works so well.  I love it when things come together!!

I will surely make more of these very soon.

I’m entering my project into the Fairytale Challenge.

Its all about flip flops!! Perfect!

Fairytale Challenge

Supplies used:

TDD Flip Flop Summer Vibe 3x4cards fuse bundle2013-2015 In Color Sequin Feel good flairSummer Vibe Enamel dotsTim Holtz Word Band Studio Calico Wood Veneer tim holtz arrows


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Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories Collaboration



Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited about this blog post today! Its Top Dog Dies Wednesday!

Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories have teamed up for an amazing product swap!!  All week long you will see projects from all of the members of our design team using products from both companies.  You are going to love what you see.

Top Dog Dies just released 8 new die sets, that are super cute and amazing.  Simple Stories release a couple of fabulous pattern paper collections that work wonderfully with our new dies!!

Wait I have more, who doesn’t love a giveaway!!  Be sure to enter to win a prize package from both Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories!  I will give you all of those detail after you see my projects that I’ve created.

My First card:

Thanks (TDD)

I used Top Dog Dies Flamingo Die Set and Simple Stories So Fancy Pattern Paper to create this cute thank you card.

I simple die cut my flamingos and water from the pattern paper and adhered them to the card front.  I used Papertrey Ink’s Swoosh Stamp Set.

I added the Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots.

Easy Peasy!!


My Second card:

Hello Hippo (TDD)

Check out this hippo hello card!!

I love this die set!  I used Top Dog Dies Hippos Die Set and Simple Stories So Rad Pattern Paper to create my Hippo and his bird friend!

I simple die cut the hippo and the bird out of the pattern paper and adhered them to my card.

I used Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set to add my sentiment that was die cut out of the same pattern paper.

I added Simple Stories So Rad Enamel Dots for added interest.

Clean and Simple just the way I like it.


My third card:

Hello Hello Hippo (TDD)

Here is my second hippo card.  I couldn’t get enough of those hippos.

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Hippo die again.  I used Simple Stories Summer Vibes Pattern Paper and cover my card front with one of the papers in the pack.

I added my hippo up against the wording on the bottom of the paper.  I cut out the hello’s from another one of the pattern papers in the pack and adhered them to the card front.  The hippo looks like he is saying hello with the tilted head, LOL!!

I round one of the corners for added interest!


My Fourth and finally project:

Flip Flops (TDD)

I’m super excited to share this one with all of you.  I totally stepped out of my comfort zone on this one.

I used Top Dog Dies Flip Flops Die Set and Simple Stories Summer Vibe 3 x 4 Journaling Cards Elements to create my pocket letter.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and a page protector to create this pockets that my cards and embellishments will be stored.

I will have a tutorial on how I created this pocket letter next week. This post will be way to long for that.  I can’t wait to share how I created this with all of you.  I loved making it.

I know that was a lot of stuff to digest, but it was great stuff to inspire you!!

My favorite die set is the Hippo and my favorite pattern paper is the So Fancy paper!!!

Which one is yours?

You could win $50 worth of Top Dog Dies products by entering your email on the Top Dog Dies blog.  

You could win a Summer Vibes prize pack by entering the Rafflecopter on the Simple Stories blog.

Fun right!!  Have fun all week long!!

Supplies used:

Flamingo card

TDD Flamingo SetSo Fancy paper So Fancy Enamal dotsPTI Swoosh



Hippo Card:

TDD Hippo SetSo Rad paper TDD Hello Die SetSo Rad Enamel dots



Second Hippo Card:

TDD Hippo Set Summer Vibe paper

Pocket letter:

TDD Flip Flop Summer Vibe 3x4cards fuse bundle2013-2015 In Color Sequin Feel good flairSummer Vibe Enamel dots

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