Friday, October 10, 2014

October Papertrey Ink Release Day 1

Here we are, kicking it all up again for the October Papertrey Ink Release. We've got five days of fun and inspiration ahead of you. Hope ya'll are ready:).

I've got several new items this month with Chapter 3 Designs. Today I'm going to be featuring one of four new Seasonal Stitches: Winter dies. All four have a holiday theme. My first one,  Seasonal Stitches: Bows, can be used year around. It looks absolutely fantastic on a few stitching dies previously released.

Seasonal Stitches: Bows is a natural match up with Clever Barrette Covers. I made sure that there was a die that cut just the holes for the rectangle of the bow, so the felt bow could be sewn directly into the Clever Barrette Cover. Perfect for decorating a pair of piggie tails.

All four of the Seasonal Stitches: Winter dies are very layered and detailed and look fantastic stitched up. These bows in particular are made up of four different layers. But you can just as easily leave off the bow tails and use it with just the loops. There are separate dies for each option. Would also look absolutely fantastic made out of fabric.

I think this is quite possibly the cutest Coffee Cozy I've ever made. Simple sophistication with a jaunty bow. Again, I used the stitches only die for the bow "knot" to stitch it to my coffee cozy, so I could sew it on at an angle. Looks of dimension with the loops and the tails pulled up and away from the coffee cozy backing.

I was wishing for a coffee cozy the other day while on a camping trip. My Copco mug looked just like my husband's and I kept drinking his. This cozy is going in the camping bag. Next time out, it will be a "glamping" trip. :) All because of jaunting bowed coffee cozy. I might have to walk to the bath house to wash my face because our new pop up doesn't have a restroom, but I have a cute coffee cozy, so all is right in the world. :)

Both the team and I have a lot more coming your way over the next few days. I'm off to work on it all. Hope you are as excited as we are.

Nichole Heady
Melissa Phillips
Ashley Cannon-Newell
Dawn McVey
Betsy Veldman
Lizzie Jones
Melissa Bickford
Lexi Daly

Seasonal Stitches: Bows and all the new October PTI goodies will be available on October 15th at 10 PM EST at


Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Bows, Clever Barrette Covers
Felt: Limeade Ice, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, and Vintage Cream

Coffee Cozy
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Bows, Coffee Cozy
Felt: Tropical Teal, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel


  1. Yeah, new stitch dies!! You rock, Erin!

  2. OMGosh I agree that is the cutest coffee cozy ever

  3. That coffee cozy IS quite beautiful! That just might have to be an extra Christmas gift for all the 'girls' this year. My family is far flung and one tradition, while we're all together for the holiday, is to sit around in our 'jammies' drinking coffee and catching up. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. The coffee cozy is just wonderful. What a great little gift...

  5. Aren't you just the clever one, Erin? Agree your coffee cozy is the cutest ever!

  6. Yay! The new stitch dies look fab, Erin. Love the sweet bow and that coffee cozy :-)

  7. I love the new stitch dies. The bow is so versatile