Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: October and Seasonal Stitches: Snowman

Full speed ahead on the October Release of Papertrey Ink!We are at the half way point. Whew! Ready for some more projects?

Today I've got a card featuring the October Monthly Moments products. Great colors are used in the journaling pad. Very Halloween. I cut up a bunch of the patterns with my Cover Plate: Circles and then added the spooky patterns to the openings of a full sized cut of the cover plate in Stamper's Select White.

The pumpkin is made up of the "trick or treat" circle stamp in the October Monthly Moments set. I added in a pumpkin stem and leaf from Polka Dot Parade #8. This was all stamped on a 1.75" Limitless Layers Circle. The "x" circle border is from an oldie but goodie...Daily Designs. Lots of useful frames there on that set. All in all, a fun and bright Halloween card. Nice to have a little change up from all the winter holiday stuff. :)

Nichole introduced all the new Seasonal Stitches Dies yesterday. I'll be putting them all to use here on the blog over the next few days. I read a few comments about wanting to see the Seasonal Stitches:Snowman in action. Happy to do that! Here I made two pencil toppers out of the Seasonal Stitches Snowman by stitching two full sized snowman cuts together and  leaving an opening in the bottom (4 holes worth) to put a pencil in. Make the hole a little wider and you've got a finger puppet for sweet little hands to play with.

The arms are optional on the snowman. I made one with and one without here, so you can see. They are sized to be stitched in the back of the snowman on the second holes down from the scarf. You first stitch the hands/arms just for detail. When you go to sew the perimeter of the snowman, you stitch them in at the same time.

I used brads for the eyes on these two. French knots would work really well too.

Next up, a small tote bag for giving little holiday goodies.I went with a completely different look for my snowman here to show you how customizable it can be.

For the arms, I stitched them down toward the body so it looks like they are touching the stitched heart from the Seasonal Stitches: Eggs collection. The scarf got a striped appearance with the help of a few extra stitches with my needle after I was done sewing it to the snowman. And I used seed beads for the eyes.

Want to know how I made this little bag?  It is two cuts of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and two trimmed Stitched Ornament Hanger cuts. There is a six hole-only die included in the Stitched Ornament Hanger die. I used that to put holes in my straps and "bag". They lined up and were easy to sew together.

With multiple sizes in the Stitched Rectangle Dies, you can create several sizes of this project if you wish, depending on your needs. And if you are needing a last minute Halloween gift, make a few out of Orange Zest Felt and either the Along Came A Spider Dies or Seasonal Stitches: Pumpkin Face Dies. Perfect and adorable.

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed. All these products and more will be available in a few short days at You can buy them at 10 PM EST on October 15th.

More inspiration below:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lexi Daly
Melissa Bickford


Trick of Treat Card
Stamps: Monthly Moments: October, Polka Dot Parade #8, Daily Designs
Dies: 1.75" Limitless Layers Circles, Polka Dot Parade #8, Dangling Stars, Circle Cover Plate
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Stamper's Select White, Royal Velvet
Patterned Paper: October Journaling Cards
Ink: Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, True Black

Snowman Pencil Toppers
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Snowman
Felt: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Autumn Rose, Lavender Moon, Melon Berry, Smokey Shadow

Snowman Mini Tote Bag
Dies: Seasonal Stitches: Snowman, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ornament Hanger, Seasonal Stitches: Egg
Felt: Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow, Lavender Moon, Melon Berry
Lavender Moon Button


  1. Love your stitched snowman dies!

  2. Grat colours all nestled in the white cover plate die cut! And how cute is the little snowman and tote :-)

  3. Those stitched snowmen are too cute!! Nice color palette!!

  4. The pencil toppers are so adorable!

  5. Very cute and clever, Erin! Wouldn't those little bags all decked out with different snowmen look adorable on a Christmas tree or on your table with silverware peeking out of them? Ideas are endless no doubt.

  6. I'm loving all these cute little snowmen...they warm the heart!

  7. Great use of the Cover Plate Circles die with the Halloween papers. Inspired! That snowman is so cute!

  8. Love your pencil toppers. Such a cute idea.