Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday

Anybody else staying away from all the madness? Wild horses could not drag me out to go shopping today. No thank you ma'am. Wal-Mart will not see the likes of me today. Got some plans to enjoy the nice weather with the kids. And maybe some crafting this evening.

But before I do, how about a share? When I saw the preview for the new Shape It Up: Sweater die, I failed to see the possibilities. Even when I got it in my hot little hands, it wasn't at the top of my list of things to tear into first. And then I saw Nichole's card. And then Melissa's. And holy did I miss this? It was amazing. It went to the top of my favorites for the PTI November Release.

Here's my first stab at it. The first of many. Can I just say, that BB: Striped Sweater is a perfect match for the Sweater die?  The Raspberry Fizz buttons on the side was to cover up a ink smudge! Love how that worked out. Make a Wish, Framed Out #5 plus the die, and Bells & Boughs add a "sale tag" to my sweater.

I wanted the sweater to look like it had a tag on the back collar. A strip of Soft Stone Patterned Paper and a heart die from Love Lives Here collection help me to achieve my look.

 Inside, we see that the sweater tag has a sentiment from Purls of Wisdom. Buttoned Up and Sew Simple Borders help out as well.

Hope you enjoyed! There was some mention on the PTI forum that we should have an Ugly Christmas Sweater Challenge using the Sweater die. Could be fun, no?

Lots more holiday inspiration coming from me over the next four weeks. I have so many plans, just not a lot of time to do them! Let's see what I can get done. HA!


  1. Goodness, what a super fantastic card you created for not being "into" it at first. Absolutely love the inside goodies. Great use of this months' products.

  2. Love this sweater - it's gorgeous!