Wednesday, March 4, 2015

School Picture Keepsake

Just popping in here with a new project I created this afternoon using the Needle Book Stitching Dies. If you are stopping by for the first time, these dies will be available at in my first Quick Stitch Kit on March 9th.

I made sure they would work with one of my all time favorite stitching dies, the Stiched Frame Collection. There's just something about felt and a photo for me. I just think the combo makes the most adorable gifts. My favorite holiday gifts to make and give are felt ornaments like this one.

I sewed on a Seasonal Stitches: Apple felt cut to a Smokey Shadow cover. I only cut the straight rectangle die from the Needle Book Stitching Dies on this project. Love that red against the charcoal grey.

I opted to sew in two lengths of red baker's twine to use as a closure. They are knotted once on each side to keep them from slipping out.

And there's one of my favorite faces! I used the photo opening in the Stitched Frame to cut openings and stitching holes for a photo and a card stock panel. I got to incorporate some stamping into this project. Love the fusion. The paper stitched in gives some rigidity to the project and it stands up on its own like this.

This little beauty is going to Hank. Would make a great keepsake for a grandparent too.

That's it for me tonight:). Hope you are having a good one.

Supplies from Papertrey Ink
Dies: Stitched Needle Book (from the upcoming Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples Kit available 3/9 at, Seasonal Stitches: Apple, Stitched Frame
Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Jourrnaling Accessories, Type Stripes, Back to School, Mini Scrapbook Series: Journaling Lines
Ink: Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone


  1. Just too cute, Erin! Love the colors.

  2. Hi Erin, Are your Stitched Dies only available through Papertrey Ink? I've been on their site but having trouble locating them? Thank you!

  3. What a great masculine gift, Erin...I can hardly wait for release day! LOL

  4. I can hardly stand waiting for the 9th! I love all your samples, and I took Nichole's advice and did a google search on chicken scratch. What fun. I remember stitching on gingham as a child. I can't wait to see your take on that technique too.

  5. I am so making one of these for a friend that just became a Grandma. I'll use something else on the front. Great idea. Can hardly wait for the kit to go on sale.

  6. Can not wait to make one of these!!! So stinkin cute!! Was wondering if you have a video tutorial on this project? Did you make it to be able to change out the pics?

    1. Thank you! Glad you like it. No video tutorial on this one. And the picture is sewn in there. Hope this helps.