I've got seven (7!!!!) new stitching dies for Halloween this year. No big projects, but rather motif dies that you can add to other things already in your stash. They were a lot of fun to come up with and now are even more fun to create with. Just the right size to add a cute little felt something to a card or project without requiring a lot of time. Hope you like them as much as I do.
First up, we've got Stitched Little Ghost die on a Stitched Coin Purse II bag cut out of Royal Velvet felt. How stinkin' cute is this little guy? I'm so tickled with him. He's holding a little jack-o-lantern treat sack. There are options to leave that off as well, so you have two looks for Little Ghost. But I'm thinking he's going to be holding it a lot. The detail is just over the top.
Here's a tutorial on how the Stitched Coin Purse II goes together. Works up really quick, especially if you do a simple running stitch like I did on this example. I picked up the 3/4" metallic trim ribbon from Joann's. I felt I needed a little spooky shine to finish it off.
Like I said previously, there are several stitching dies this month that are on the smaller side. Perfect for adding little felt touches to cards without needing to spend a lot of time. I found that the Stitched Witch Hat looks really cute perched on top of the cat from A Cat's Meow. Adorable. And I cut and sewed just the treat sack from Stitched Little Ghost to go beside kitty. For the handle, I left enough floss to make a loop. Easy.
Also at work here is the Awning Cover Plate from last month. With the additional detail dies, it is easy to create a multi-colored awning. And I used a sentiment and candies from Superstition, my previously released stamp set about cats and Halloween.
I just wanted to mention what I did here with the Stitched Witch Hat. I cut a base layer out of True Black cardstock. I sewed my felt onto that. This way, I could manipulate and move the hat more like a pre-made embellishment on my project. It keeps its form due to the cardstock base. I'll be doing this a lot in the future. Sew up a bunch of little detail felt pieces when you have time and add them to your projects as you make them.
Who else is as excited by little felt candy corns as I am? Such a sweet petite size at 1-3/4" by 1". One of these added to a simple card like this is all you need to make an eye-catching project. Trick-or-Treat Trio Dies and Stitched Coaster Dies was all I needed in addition. So adorable.
Lots more to come, I've been a busy crafter:). Hope you'll be delighted with these new dies like I am. If you are interested in adding them to your collection, they'll be available on August 15th at 10 PM EST at www.papertrey.com. There's plenty of time to get your spooky crafting on.
Of course, more inspiration everyday this week can be found on Nichole's blog. Lots of great fall crafting goodies are coming your way!
Little Ghost Purse
Dies: Stitched Coin Purse II, Stitched Little Ghost
Felt: Royal Velvet, Orange Zest, Fresh Snow, True Black
Witchy Cat Card
Stamps: Superstitution, Cat's Meow
Dies: Stitched Witch Hat, Stitched Little Ghost, Awning Cover Plate, Cat's Meow, Superstition
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White
Stormy Sea Patterned Paper Pack
Ink: True Black, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest
Felt: Orange Zest, True Black
Candy Corn Card
Dies: Stitched Candy Corn, Stitched Coasters, Trick or Treat Trio
Felt: Fresh Snow, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White