Hellllloooo my friends! Yippee, it’s Friday…. and what a happy Friday it is! Of course, I am always excited to see the weekend roll around, but today is an extra special Friday for two reasons. The first is that my boy is home! Yes, my son has just finished his second year of college and is back home for the summer, and right now he is happily ensconced in his room doing what most teenagers tend to do over the summer holiday…..stay up all night and sleep most of the day. It’s so wonderful to have him home, though, that I don’t mind his nocturnal habits. He’s here. He’s happy. And he’s in serious need of some fattening up… and that’s all I care about.
My second bit of happy news is that I am guest blogging today over on the Top Dog Dies blog. Top Dog has just released a brand new line of exclusive dies, and I have had the good fortune of getting my hands on a few of these new dies to create some projects to share with you.
I am a huge lover of all things coffee and tea related, so I was really happy to see that Top Dog Dies was releasing a new line of coffee dies. Today I have made three coffee-inspired projects to share, showing you several ways to use the new Coffee Cup & Mat and Coffee Finishers die sets. I think my favorite thing about this steel-rule die is the nice, large size of this coffee cup, which when die cut, creates a perfect A2 sized card base. That being said, I could not resist making a shaped card for my first project.
My second project is another card made with the Coffee Cup & Mat die, but this time, a square card using a fun inlaid die cutting technique. I really love this card. I think it’s fun to use just a portion of the die cut to create a whole different look.
For my last project, I created a shaped gift tag using the Coffee Cup & Mat and Coffee Finishers die sets. And this time, I added some detail to the coffee sleeve using another new Top Dog Dies set called Circle Die Set.
I am just obsessed with watercolors lately, so I’ve used lots of watercolor paper in combination with Distress inks to tie all my projects together today. And the papers I’ve used are from a couple of my favorite, favorite BasicGrey collections, Tea Garden and Fresh Cut. If you’re interested in learning more about each project, I hope you will head on over to the Top Dog Dies blog and check out my post.
Thank you, my friends! Have an amazing weekend!