I've got some new things to share with you today with Heather's Monthly Moments items and another set of stitching dies from me.
First up, my Monthly Moments: September project. This year we have two "monthly" themed stamp sets. We've got all of the Monthly Moments stuff and we've got the Birthday Classics Collection. I thought to myself...why not combine the two? Match made in stamping heaven.
I did just that on this card. My sentiment is from the Birthday Classics: September stamp set released last month. And then my background was stamped using the polka dot September stamp from Monthly Moments: September in shades of Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest. The leaves are from Monthly Moments as well and I stamped them in a falling pattern. The Dark Chocolate of the leaves, the sentiment, and the button visually ties everything together in a triangle. Loving this card.
Moving on to the stitching projects, I have a new take on the Baby Bootie Die today. I talked yesterday about still seeing my childhood ornaments on the Christmas tree. The one I always try to spot first is my baby ornament to commemorate my first Christmas. It's a brass cradle with my name and birthday date engraved on it.
I took that idea of "Baby's First Christmas" and created a baby bootie ornament using the Baby Bootie Dies and the tree from the Coffee Cozy Detail Die Collection. This is a GREAT Christmas gift for a baby. As a mother of very small children, the last thing I really want is more toys. Besides, toys will go in short order as the child grows, but this little darling is going to stay around forever. Well worth your time to stitch up. And just think, you might have made a baby a set of booties to be worn. This is a great way to follow that up, the same type of bootie, only Christmas themed and ready to be hung on a tree.
I took the new Stitched Ornament Hanger and stitched it using the coordinating "holes only" dies into the inside heels of the baby booties. The addition of hot glue between the booties helps to hold them together in this position.
A word on the soles. I really spent some time thinking about how I wanted to put this ornament together. I didn't want the backside of the words and year to show through on the inside of the bootie. To solve that problem, each bootie has two soles. Upping the challenge factor a bit, but worth it. The double layer covers up the stitching on the inside. Nothing shows.
Next up, some more new stitching dies. We've got the Embroidered Border Dies (available this release) here at work on the Phone Case and Coin Purse. This die set comes with four borders that fit both these items, card fronts, and perhaps one more thing coming your way this month:).
I just love this border in particular. My favorite with alternating star bursts and flares. Flawless stitch placement thanks to the dies and a great way to add a sophisticated touch to the Coin Purse Dies.
On this Phone Case, I cut another border from the Embroidered Borders Die Collection three times and stitched up the pattern in alternating "v's". Really a great look.
OK. There you have it. I hope you like what you see. All these products and more will be available at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com on September 15th. Thanks for stopping by today.
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Ashley Cannon Newell
Monthly Moments Card
Stamps: Monthly Moments: September, Birthday Classics: September
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Orange Zest, and Pure Poppy
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
Dark Chocolate Button
Baby Bootie Ornament
Dies: Baby Booties, Coffee Cozy Detail Collection, Stitched Holiday Words, Stitched Years, and Stitched Ornament Die
Felt: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Coin Purse, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Hibiscus Burst
Dies: Phone Case, Embroidered Borders
Felt: Winter Wisteria