First up, we've got the sweetest little ladybug for you with the Seasonal Stitches line. Adorable in felt, she's itty bitty at about 1.5" inches. Stitching her into cards is quick and easy. I make my kids' school Valentine's and she's a heavy contender already for being the focal point of Eliza's in 2015. Lots of "oomph" for not a lot of work. She has added details in larger, open holes that allow the Smokey Shadow felt to peek through from behind.
Here's a close up of all her sweetness. She overlaps my Limitless Layers: Heart Stitching Dies, which we originally released back in December. Check out the rest of the dies in the collection here to see all your options. And for only $12! The coordinate with the Limitless Layers: Heart Dies for a multitude of layering options. (Which in turn coordinates with the With All My Love stamp set.) They can be used to stitch Felt Hand Warmers, add amazing details to cards and coffee cozies, and used to create fun little projects like these candy pockets. That's a lot of versatility and a great basic for such an affordable price.
I'm always trying to find ways for the new stitching dies to work with previously released stitching die products. The goal with the ladybug was to fit her on the Clever Barrette Dies, thus her dainty size. She would also be the perfect accent for last month's Baby Booties.
Making the ladybug work on the barrettes is super simple. First stitch her wings to her body. Then stitch her bum and head to the barrette using the holes you cut using the die on the rectangular backer.
There's an additional Seasonal Stitches die that works with the Clever Barrette Cover too this month. Keep your eyes open for that. Especially for those who love little girls obsessed with a certain mermaid movie. :)
Here's a close up of all the differences. I wanted this card to look like I'm in the middle of stitching a sampler, thus how only one letter is stitched down . Stamps and dies from Stitched Sentiments and Stitched With Love are used to support the theme. The Aida Impression Plate and Stitched Label finish it off.
There are SO. MANY. USES for these alphas. I've been having a blast using them. Just you wait. An absolute must have staple for crafty ladies out there. Applications reach far beyond paper crafting. Around my house, if it ain't moving, it's going to get some alphabet stitching dies put on it. Good thing that new kitten is so darn quick.
Only Day 1! I'll be back with more. Until then, here's all the links to the ladies showcasing new product this month. Everything will be available to purchase on June 15th at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com. Thanks for stopping by.
Love Bug Card
Stamps: No Strings Attached, Phrase Play #3, Polka Dot Alphabet, Framed Out #11
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Ladybug, Limitless Layers: Heart Stitching Dies, Framed Out #11, Medium Scalloped Border, Polka Dot Upper Alphabet
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White, Hibicus Burst
Soft Stone Simple Striped Patterned Paper
Felt: Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Ladybug, Clever Barrette Covers
Felt: Vintage Cream, Limeade Ice, Lavender Moon
Love You Sampler Card
Stamps: Stitched with Love, Stitched Sentiments
Dies: Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 and 2, Aida Impression Plate, Stitched Label, Stitched with Love, Stitched Sentiments
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Moss, Smokey Shadow
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides, Soft Stone
Felt: Ocean Tides
Limeade Ice and Ocean Tides Buttons