Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop hosted by Top Dog Dies & Echo Park! We hope to fill you up with lots of inspirations today- If you are just joining, you can go to #1 stop for the hop and start from there! If you have already started from there and following along, you should’ve came from Stacey’s blog at Stamping with Stacey. I am the LAST STOP of the hop, and I am so glad you are here! There is a big GIVEAWAY, so make sure to scroll down!


Top Dog Dies release awesome new dies this month, and one of my favorites is this Butterfly Die Set. I thought this goes really well with the new Splendid Sunshine Collection from Echo Park. With minimal effort, you can create different projects filled with bright and fun colors. Aren’t those stripes in the background just so lovely? I think they represent spring perfectly.


The butterfly piece is cut with a thick vellum cardstock. This die is super intricate, so you want to make sure you have a clean cut with enough pressure on your die cutting machine. If your cutting pads are pretty beat up, make sure to add a shim or use metal plate adopter. To help the butterfly stand out more, I added a cure strains of natural twine to add a neutral color to pop out our vellume cardstock.

Final touches were done using one of the sticker sentiment from the paper pack and couple of clear sequins. I didn’t want to do too much to take away the attention from the focal point so I use only small amount of sequins.

Do you like the card I created for you? *wink* I will list full list of supplies so you can get the die and the paper collection from there. If you would like to hop along again, you can go to Top Dog Die’s blog to start one more time! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today!


Now, Let’s get to the giveaway! We’ll select one winner from each Top Dog Dies blog in the hop to receive a Top Dog Dies Bunny & Eggs Die Set. Echo Park Paper will also be offering special prizes, so be sure to visit every blog to get the details. All entries must be received by midnight MDT, Sunday, March 16th in order to win. The winners will be announced on each blog Wednesday, March 19th so don’t forget to check back and see if you won!

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  1. I love the simplicity of your card! It is quite stunning because it is so simple! TFS!

  2. Love the simplicity of your card. The butterfly die is really delicate. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. such a sweet card and a hopeful sentiment. We will have warmer temps today and expecting up to 5″ of snow tomorrow. Looking forward to when spring really is here.

  4. Oh, how I love Top Dog Dies! They make my crafting a snap! I like what you did with the lace butterflyl. I am always on the lookout for new ways to use sequins! Thanks for sharing on this great new hop!

  5. “Be Happy and Enjoy the Day.” I often forget to so this. Thank you!! Love your card and the beautiful butterfly!!

  6. I am seeing absolutely beautiful creations made wit this wonderful die! Great work! It’s wonderful!

  7. Not quite sure where to leave a comment so I’m doing it here. I am obsessed with that butterfly die!

  8. I love the diagonal lines. the card is plain and simple but so pretty. Love the butterfly. I’m going to have to get that die.

  9. GORGEOUS card, I absolutely LOVE it!!! Love your entire blog, thanks for sharing so much cuteness!!

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I saw the same butterfly die on several stops on this hop, so I guess I’m not alone in thinking its a favourite!

  11. Love your card,, Love anything with vellum! It creates such elegance on the simplest cards. Yours is just beautifully done! Thanks!!

  12. BEAUTIFUL card – LOVE the elegant design and gorgeous butterfly!!!

    THANK YOU for the crafty inspiration 🙂

  13. OOOOOH, I do love the vellum butterfly. Also, what you have done with the clear sequins too! The stripy paper is fabulous, like all the new patterns in Splendid Sunshine. LOVE the hop, you are all so creative and inspiring!!!!

  14. Gorgeous card! That butterfly die is amazing…. such pretty details! And your papers show it off beautifully. Lovely card!