Saturday, April 4, 2015

Summary Saturday: Heart Border Die

Welcome to a slightly different Functional Friday where I'm happy to review all of the different ways the Top Dog Dies' Heart Border Die has been used over the past three months. Yes, I am officially closing the book on this die : ) Like the Functional Friday articles, my hope is that even if you don't own that exact die, the ideas will translate to similar dies you do own.

Each of the photos and captions below are linked to the original article in case you missed a project and want more details on it. 

stitch shapes
wrap small packages
create a stained glass look
dress up vases or wine bottles
layer to make different patterns
use the old dryer sheets for a detailed background
BEST TIP EVER on getting those tiny die cuts out ... what a life saver!!!

Thanks so much for all your feedback throughout this series! It's been so wonderful to read your thoughtful comments. We are currently in the middle of packing up our home of the last 17 years and getting it ready to be put on the market. Packing has come to a large halt after finding severe water damage in our master bath that has caused us to tear it down to the studs. This surprise remodel has taken on a life of its own as we navigate through the permit process, find replacements for everything that is not standard in our house, attempt to save money by doing everything we're able to by ourselves, and uncover additional hidden issues. Unfortunately, this all means I haven't had much time left at the end of the day to be out and about in blogland. I'm really looking forward to some time coming up where I'll be able to say "hi"!! Until then, have a wonderful weekend, and a blessed Easter if you celebrate!



  1. Oh my goodness, so many amazing cards... really amazing! Happy Easter Kelly, sorry I don’t get to comment as much as I would like.

  2. I love all these and especially seeing you use this die in so many different ways. So sorry about the unplanned reno, especially at such an inconvenient time! Hopefully everything can be resolved quickly. Have a wonderful Easter!

  3. You rock with this series. It really shows how TALENTED and CREATIVE you are! Hope you are getting some relief from the packing and unexpected renovation (!!)! That is a lot to deal with in a short time frame! BUT I (just think about the new place that you are moving to, it will feel MUCH easier)!

  4. Can't wait to see what die you use next. You have an amazing way of seeing things in new and creative ways.

  5. You did an amazing job with this die! Thank you Kelly and Happy Easter!

  6. I've loved these cards, Kelly! Happy Easter to you as well... one day at a time with your re-do! Have hammer, will travel...
    =] Michele

  7. Fabulous collection of cards Kelly...I love them all. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter.


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