Wedding Invitations

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to share with you some wedding invitations that I created for my cousins wedding in Jamaica, WI this July!!

I was commissioned to create 105 invitations with little directions.  The colors are blue, coral and white.  That was all I had to go on and i didn’t have a lot time to create them since they needed to go out so that people could make their travel plans.

Take a look at the invites:

Invitation complete

You have the invitation and envelope, reply card and envelope and a ribbon closure.

Check out my journey:

To create the invitation base, I used the envelope punch board to create an envelope but this is no ordinary envelope.

Invitation base

Once these card bases were cut and scored, the actually invite was created digitally and sent to print.

Once they printed, they were cut and adhered inside the blue base with Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive.

Cut invites

Next up were the envelopes.  105 envelopes were cut using a Stampin’ Trimmer. They were adhered together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.


Scoring the cardstock is up next.

envelope 2

The reply cards were created digitally as well.  Printed and sized perfectly.  The envelopes were created for those as well.

Once all of the paper was cut and put together.  The invitations were complete.

Invitation sets

I have to admit, I was given a month and a half to complete these and it was hard work.

105 cut invitation bases cut and scored
105 invitations cut
105 envelops cut and scored
105 reply cards cut
105 reply envelops cut and scored
105 ribbons

That is a lot of paper cut by hand!!

Here is some of the scraps left:

Scrap paper

This is just one table!!

I’m glad they turned out so pretty and that I was able to make my cousins happy!!

What do you think?  Should I go into the invitation business? Let me know below.

Supplies used:

Tombow Xtremeenvelope punch boardStampin' TrimmerRecollections White HeavyweightStamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies Release and Sale

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies and their new phenomenal release.

They release 7 new dies on yesterday and I want to share all of them with you today!!

TDD Pocket Pages Banner Die

Pocket Pages Banner Die

Pocket Pages Summer Die

Pocket Pages Summer Die

Pennant Banner Die

Pennant Banner Die

Pretty Petals 2 Die

Pretty Petals 2 Die

Pretty Petals 3

Pretty Petals 3

TDD Leaves Die

Leaves Die

Wedding Die Set

Wedding Die Set

Aren’t these dies fantastic!!  This release is such a great release!

Here are some of my cards that I create for this release.

Thanks (TDD)

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals 2 Die and die cut the card panel and a watercolor panel.

Watercolor scrap

I adhered the watercolor flower to the card base. Then I used foam adhesive to attach the card panel.

I used Papertery Ink Enclosed: Apple Mini Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment in My Favorite Think Hybrid Black Ink.

I added a retired Stampin Up large rhinestone in the center.


Hello (TDD)

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Banner Die Set  and Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set to create this card.

I die cut all of the pieces out of Snap Studio Just the Basics pattern paper and adhered them to my pocket page card.

To create this card, I just die cut my white cardstock using the two biggest die to create my card front and used only the biggest die for the back panel.

I attached the teal pattern paper behind the front card panel.

I scored a line to the top of the back card panel and added tape to attach the front and the back panel.  Since I added a score line the card can open.

I used Simon Says Stamps Lila’s Heart Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment.

Super cute.  Cute for a pocket page scrapbook too.


Wedding (TDD)Now this wedding card is the center of my giveaway which ends May 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm.

I created this card using Top Dog Dies Wedding Die Set and Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Summer Die Set.

I’m giving away the Wedding Die to one lucky person who leaves me a comment on that blog post.

I die cut all of the pieces and adhered them to my card front using tape.

I used Simon Say Stamp Congratulations Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment.

I attached retired Stampin up clips to the top of the frame.

So what do you think?  I hope you enjoy what you see.

Guess what?

On top of my giveaway, Top Dog Dies is having a sale!!


You don’t want to miss this.  Here is your chance to get your hands on all of those dies!!

Supplies used:

Card 1:

PTI Apple Mini Stamp Set MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Card 2:

TDD Hello Die SetSnap Studio Just The BasicsLila's Heart

Card 3:

SSS Congratulations

Thank you for stopping by!


Top Dog Die Release Sneak Peak + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!!! Its Top Dog Dies Wednesday and I have a surprise for you. I have some exciting news to share!!!

Top Dog Die will release 7 new dies tomorrow, May 20th!! Yayyy, I can’t wait to you see these dies that are being released.  They are totally awesome!!  You will drool! I can’t wait to share these new dies with all of you!!


I was given permission to do a sneak peak of one of dies, (wait I used two new dies, shh don’t tell) before its time. Yayyyyyyy!!  I’m so happy to have this opportunity!

Yesterday, we found out that the CASology Cue Card is “Wedding” so I’m continuing with that theme!!

Take a look at my card:

Wedding (TDD)

This would have been perfect for that challenge.  I might enter it anyway, LOL!!

I told you, you were going to love these dies!! The Top Dog Dies Wedding Die Set is amazing.

TDD Wedding Die
This set has 9 die which are the suit, dress, rings, shirt, bow tie, flowers and a diamond shape.  You will not be disappointed in the least bit.  I can see a shaker card being created with this set too.

This card is full of die cuts.  Very clean and simple.  I used Simon Says Stamps Congratulations Stamp to stamp the sentiment.

I love working with this set.  I can’t wait to sit and play with them again.

I have more good news for all of you.  So, not only was I given a chance to showcase this die set early, I’m allowed to give one away!!!

Yes, I’m doing a giveaway!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know if you like attending wedding.  This giveaway will end 11:59pm May 24, 2015.

So what do you think of my card?  Please let me know below.

Don’t forget, the full release is will happen tomorrow, May 21!  Please be sure to come back so you can see what my fellow DT members and myself have created for this release!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!



Top Dog Dies – Insta Mini Wedding Brag Book

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Die!!

TDD Heart Mini Album DieThis die is amazing.  Its so easy to use and you could mass produce mini albums/brag books with no problem.

As you know, these days easy is what I need and this project fit perfectly in my schedule.

Take a look at the mini brag book I created:

Just Married Brag Book

Yes, its a mini wedding brag book perfect for a new bride to show off her wedding at anytime.

Lets look at some of the inside pages:

Mini Brag Book 1

Mini book 3

Mini Brag Book 4

Mini Brag Book 5

Mini Brag Book 6

Mini Brag Book 9

Mini Brag Book 10

Here is how I created this mini brag book in 3 easy steps:

1. I used Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Die to cut 6 pages of some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.

2. I punch 3 holes on the side panel of the book and add 3 retired Making Memories Mini Silver Brads to bind the pages together.

3. I added some random stickers I had left over from years ago to each page of this book.

That’s it!  No stamping or anything fussy!

So I know your asking, what size pictures will fit in this mini brag book?

I have the solution for that.

Check out my new Instax Mini 8 Camera!!  I love the size and the sizes of the pictures.  They are Instagram perfect pictures. This camera comes in many different colors: black, blue, yellow, pink and white.

Instax Camera

The pictures are instant so you can snap and add to your book all in one swoop! You can’t beat this!

So what do you think?  Let me know below!  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

TDD Heart Mini Album DieInstax Camera   Making Memories mini brads

Thank you so much for stopping by!