Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 2: Stitched Rectangle Dies

We're back with more amazing product to showcase today for the June 2014 Papertrey Ink release. In addition to the Sew Stylish Alphabets and Seasonal Stitching Dies this month, I have one additional product to introduce. We had some requests for dies to create stitched mats on your cards. How nice that we can wave our magic wand around, fit something like that in the schedule, and make it happen.:) It's super fun to be able to do something like that. And so, for June, we are releasing the Stitched Rectangle Dies. They come nested together and range from an A2 card size down to 1.75" x 0.5" inches. There are six dies in total and all feature stitching holes along the perimeter.

First up, I want to use the Stitched Rectangle Dies on a card. I cut the third from largest rectangle out of Hibiscus Burst cardstock and used crochet thread to put in a running stitch along the outside. I tied it off with a bow in the front. LOVE this look. Adds such great detail to a project and really is super quick.

I had to use the new Topiary Dies that Nichole featured yesterday. Man, those things are SWEET. Love at first die cut. A sentiment from A Little Inspiration is stamped on a Fresh Snow sponged patch on my panel. And you can just make out the use of the Diagonal Impression Plate on the white mat behind the pink. In person, all the little touches make this a beautiful card. Lots of subtle texture.

Next up, time for some felt usage with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I cut two of the largest A2 size rectangles out of Dark Chocolate felt and created this tissue holder for my purse or nightstand. I haven't decided which yet. I have full sized tissues folded and placed inside.

I used the 4" zipper die from the Coin Purse Die collection to create my opening on top for the tissue opening. As I stitched it up, I trimmed it with a ruffled pink gingham trim I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

My monogram was added in Hibiscus Pink felt using the Sew Stylish Alphabet 1. Added accents where added out of felt cut with the Just Smile Dies.

I used the 4" zipper die again on the back and stitched in an actual zipper this time. This way I can add tissues to the pouch and have them fluff out the front.

Interested in adding the Stitched Rectangle Dies to your collection? They'll be available at at 10 PM EST on June 15th.

OK. I'm hitting the crafting desk today some more. Be back tomorrow with another Seasonal Stitches die:). In the meantime, the following ladies have lovely projects to share using the new June Papertrey Ink product.

Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lizzy Jones
Maile Belles


Remember Card
Stamps: Topiary Trio, A Little Inspiration
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Topiary Dies, Diagonal Impression Plate, Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Hibiscus Burst, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst

Monogrammed Tissue Case
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sew Stylish Alphabet 1, Just Smile, Coin Purse Collection
Felt: Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow
Gingham Ruffled Trim


  1. Erin, you and Maile have sold me on the Stitched Rectangles Die Collection. Your tissue holder is to cute. Such a nice gift to give to people. Thank you for sharing.

  2. LOVE those stitched rectangle dies, gotta have them! Your card and tissue holder are both fantastic.

  3. WHAT!?? A tissue holder? It's brilliant! I love it so very very much. Nice work. this stitching thing is just amazing. sky is the limit! Can't wait to see what else you have stored in that amazing brain of yours!

  4. Really cute projects! I love the Fresh snow ink you used under the sentiment! Great idea of setting the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! That tissue holder is amazing. Love it!

  6. Love these stitched rectangle dies! For cards and more, like your tissue holder. I've been tempted by "other companies" but was hoping for a PTI version. I'm so glad I waited!

  7. I would have never thought of all the possibilities of what could be done with the stitched rectangles...imagine matching cards and gifts!

  8. Simply amazing. Love the tissue pouch.

  9. The tissue pouch and card are wonderful gift ideas.

  10. OMGosh!!!! I literally can't wait for the 15th! You are so creative, thank you so much for showing us these beautiful creations.

  11. Love the colorful and earthy colors.

  12. How flipping adorable is that tissue holder?!?!?! :)