Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 1 of MORE Stitching Dies

I'm back with more fun stitching dies for you this month at Papertrey Ink. The response is so overwhelming. And I'm over the moon that you like them so much because, I do too. I seem to be the biggest convert and fan. I was thinking just the other night as I was spending another relaxing evening sitting in an arm chair working on projects, that this hardly seems like work to me. The week before the monthly release has turned into my favorite of the month. There isn't any other time that this mama gets to put her feet up guilt free, catch up on all her favorite television shows, and spend time with her husband while doing something so enjoyable. (My brand new kitten chasing after my thread and making me laugh didn't hurt either.) I never want to stop making these dies. I so hope you are with me!

First up, we've got the sweetest little ladybug for you with the Seasonal Stitches line. Adorable in felt, she's itty bitty at about 1.5" inches. Stitching her into cards is quick and easy. I make my kids' school Valentine's and she's a heavy contender already for being the focal point of Eliza's in 2015. Lots of "oomph" for not a lot of work. She has added details in larger, open holes that allow the Smokey Shadow felt to peek through from behind.

Here's a close up of all her sweetness. She overlaps my Limitless Layers: Heart Stitching Dies, which we originally released back in December. Check out the rest of the dies in the collection here to see all your options. And for only $12!  The coordinate with the Limitless Layers: Heart Dies for a multitude of layering options. (Which in turn coordinates with the With All My Love stamp set.) They can be used to stitch Felt Hand Warmers, add amazing details to cards and coffee cozies, and used to create fun little projects like these candy pockets. That's a lot of versatility and a great basic for such an affordable price.

I'm always trying to find ways for the new stitching dies to work with previously released stitching die products. The goal with the ladybug was to fit her on the Clever Barrette Dies, thus her dainty size. She would also be the perfect accent for last month's Baby Booties.

Making the ladybug work on the barrettes is super simple. First stitch her wings to her body. Then stitch her bum and head to the barrette using the holes you cut using the die on the rectangular backer.

There's an additional Seasonal Stitches die that works with the Clever Barrette Cover too this month. Keep your eyes open for that. Especially for those who love little girls obsessed with a certain mermaid movie. :)

And now, for something you've all been waiting for...the Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 and 2! We've finally made alphabet stitching dies to add to all your projects. I've made both the alphabet dies that cut out the letter and the holes (like the "L" and "O") and the dies that cut just the holes ("V" and "E"). You can purchase each separately based on your desire and budget.

Here's a close up of all the differences. I wanted this card to look like I'm in the middle of stitching a sampler, thus how only one letter is stitched down . Stamps and dies from  Stitched Sentiments and Stitched With Love are used to support the theme.  The Aida Impression Plate and Stitched Label finish it off.

There are SO. MANY. USES for these alphas. I've been having a blast using them. Just you wait. An absolute must have staple for crafty ladies out there. Applications reach far beyond paper crafting. Around my house, if it ain't moving, it's going to get some alphabet stitching dies put on it. Good thing that new kitten is so darn quick.

Only Day 1! I'll be back with more. Until then, here's all the links to the ladies showcasing new product this month. Everything will be available to purchase on June 15th at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com. Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa Phillips
Laurie Willison
Betsy Veldman
Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lizzy Jones


Love Bug Card
Stamps: No Strings Attached, Phrase Play #3, Polka Dot Alphabet, Framed Out #11
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Ladybug, Limitless Layers: Heart Stitching Dies, Framed Out #11, Medium Scalloped Border, Polka Dot Upper Alphabet
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White, Hibicus Burst
Soft Stone Simple Striped Patterned Paper
Felt: Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy

Ladybug Barrettes
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Ladybug, Clever Barrette Covers
Felt: Vintage Cream, Limeade Ice, Lavender Moon

Love You Sampler Card
Stamps: Stitched with Love, Stitched Sentiments
Dies: Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 and 2, Aida Impression Plate, Stitched Label, Stitched with Love, Stitched Sentiments
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Moss, Smokey Shadow
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides, Soft Stone
Felt: Ocean Tides
Limeade Ice and Ocean Tides Buttons


  1. Just wanted to give a ridiculously big THANK YOU for your amazing imagination! The stitching dies are my all-time favorite crafty projects, and I look forward to what your creative mind comes up with month after month! Thank you so much!!!

  2. What darling little ladybugs! Love your stitched die collection. :)

  3. The die cut ladybugs are just charming. The card with the ladybug and the heart would be great for Valentines...or any time!

  4. Erin, I LOVE the dies you design, they are my super favorite. Thank you for creating them, please never stop!

  5. Your stitching dies make me so happy!!! I'm so excited about the new alphabet.... I'm thinking monogrammed coin purses. I'd love a cool flower collection too. As the mother of 17 and 20 year old boys, it'll be a while before I need booties and barrettes. Please keep creating!

  6. Wonderful designs and how cute are those stitched up lady bugs.

  7. Love the cute ladybugs.

  8. What a darling lady bug. Love how it works on the hair clips. Love the stitched alphabet.

  9. Sweet ladybug! I am cutting out my first pair of booties today and will be stitching them up this week! So excited!

  10. I am a HUGE fan of the stitching dies (though I only have the strip stitch die at the moment due to budgetary constraints). In addition to being able to make my own perforated paper, I've also used it to weave tiny strips of paper and as an awesome tiny polka dot stencil (details on my blog if you are interested).

    Is there any chance of a die that just punches the holes of the strip stitch die (without cutting a strip?).

  11. My heart belongs to sewing/embroidery/smocking. Loving your take on these newest ones.

  12. Super cute ladybug! I love the stitched option! Super cute!

  13. Oh my!! I LOVE these new dies you created. They look like so much FUN!!