Thursday, October 13, 2016

October Stitching Dies!

A Christmas release at Papertrey Ink can't come to pass without more new stitching dies. I love creating for the holidays with felt and welcome every opportunity to do so. Let me show you what got "cooked up" for you this month.

Felt Button and Sequined Versions of Stitched Ginger Mister by Papertrey Ink

This time around, I have three new stitching dies. There is the Stitched Gingerbread Basic Dies, Stitched Gingerbread Mister, and Stitched Gingerbread Miss. The fun thing about the Stitched Gingerbread Mister and Miss dies is that you have the option built into the die set to add felt button details or bling them up with beads and sequins. In the above photo you get a good look at both versions. 

Sequined option for  Stitched Gingerbread Collection from Papertrey Ink

Here are both the Stitched Gingerbread Mister and Stitched Gingerbread Miss together, side by side, out of felt. They are accented with beads and sequins. I love that shiny and sparkle on a Christmas tree. 

I also want to point out quickly that in this example, the eyes are french knots. Beads, black brads, or itty bitty little black epoxy stickers (I've used Doodlebug Designs in the past) work well here too.

Stitched Gingerbread Mister and Miss out of cardstock, with felt button accents

And here the Stitched Gingerbread Mister and Miss are again, this time out of cardstock (double layered for sturdiness), but this time using the felt button accents included in the sets. Small silver brads are placed for eyes.

Here's a print out of how the sequins/button exchange works as well as the stitching diagrams for your reference.


On the backs of both sets of ornaments, I used the Stitched Gingerbread Basics Die. It has stitching holes just along the perimeter. When making an double-sided ornament, you first add in all the details on the front with the Stitched Gingerbread Miser or Stitched Gingerbread Miss and then stitch it to the Stitched Gingerbread Basics die along the edge. By having a separate die this way, you avoid buying it twice if it was bundled with the two different versions. A way to keep the cost down for you if you are buying both the Stitched Gingerbread Mister and Stitched Gingerbread Miss.

Stitched Gingerbread and Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake by Papertrey Ink

Of course, you can use just the Stitched Gingerbread Basics alone in dozens of different ways. Let's start out with three. Here, I created simple cardstock tags for gifting baked goods. They are accented with dies and stamps from Betsy's new  Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake set. Love how the chef hat is sized to work so well.

Stitched Gingerbread, Sprinkles on Top, and Sweet Holiday Wishes by Papertrey Ink

And check these out! Very happy with this little discovery. In using the negative cuts of any stitching die (in this case, Stitched Gingerbread Basics), you eliminate the stitching holes all together for an entirely new look. 

Stitched Gingerbread Basics and Sweet Holiday Treats by Papertrey Ink

Betsy's new Sweet Holiday Treats pairs up nicely with the gingerbread theme. I used the dies and stamps to accent this simple negative die cut created with Stitched Gingerbread Basics.

Use the negative cut of Stitched Gingerbread to to create this non-stitched card with Sprinkles on Top by Papertrey Ink

And here's another version with the same idea, only done just a wee bit differently. This is really how I decorate cookies. Nothing too fancy. HA! Just throw some sprinkles on them like I did here with the dies and stamps from my previously released Sprinkles on Top. Sentiment is from Holiday Pin Ups

Stitched Gingerbread Basic trick for cards

Here's a little shot of how I did that. I merely took a pair of scissors and cut off the holes on a white cut of Stitched Gingerbread Basics. I can totally pull that off because the more uneven and mess it is, the more realistic it looks. LOL! Like I said, this is how cookies get decorated at my house. Perfect! Now, of course, I'm wondering what other dies in my stitching collection can be used to pull this off. Possibilities!

Thanks for joining me today. More inspiration at Nicole's blog. These new stitching dies can join your collection here really soon. Just a few more days. They'll be available on 10/15/16 at at 10 PM EST. Happy crafting!


  1. Just loving this adorable gingerbread person, Erin. This is definitely going in the cart this month, and I will be sharing these cuties to stitch and decorate with my artsy gal pals. You made this ornament/focal point just the right size. And I already know that the number of holes that work out just right. Thanks for this addition to my holiday festivities.

  2. Lots of fun ways to use it. Everyone loves gingerbread men!

  3. Fantastic post! Lots of great ideas!

  4. JUST LOVE these new gingerbread guy and gal dies! THANK YOU for your continued inspiration! You never cease to amaze!

  5. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  6. OMG! I just knew you going to make some gingerbread this holiday and I have waited for the PTI version, B/C I would have no other! I love It ! Thank You! Going in my cart 1st thing! Lots of cute other ideas as well!! Going to add to Tiny Town collection as well!We love gingerbread around here:)!

  7. SO CUTE! I LOOOVE how you mixed these little Gingerbread Men/Women with the Dress Up Dolls! ;) TOTALLY SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)