November 13, 2012
Welcome to the first group post of the November 2012 Papertrey Ink Countdown! Today the team is featuring a new stamp set called Stitched Sentiments. This set was designed by Nichole and features a collection of stitched words + companion sentiments to create lots of sentiment combinations, plus a fun embroidery hoop, AND a gorgeous jumbo wreath image. This set is just FULL of goodies and so many design possibilities. Once I started, I didn't want to put it down. This set (and all other products I mention in this post as "new") will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EST on November 15th.
My first project for today uses the embroidery hoop image and coordinating die. I diecut the center of the hoop from patterned paper and stamped the word "May" from the set. The rest of the sentiment is stamped onto a banner diecut, which is another element from the set. The center of the hoop was impressed with the new Aida Impression Plate....I LOVE the texture this plate gives -- very realistic.
The gorgeous vine image surrounding the hoop is something I think will get lots of use around here. I love that there are separate little flowers and berries that can be stamped in any colors. I added a diecut felt heart, which I embellished with some hand-stitching.
For my second project today, I decided to use elements from the Stitched Sentiments set to create a holiday card. I incorporated the house from the Winter Hills set because when combined with the stitched sentiments, it reminds me of those vintage folk-art stitcheries. The tree is from Home for the Holidays.
There are several sentiments in my holiday stamp collection that would work well with the words in Stitched Sentiments...I chose this "may joy and peace be yours this Christmas", which is from the Christmas Poinsettia set. I just masked off the word "may" using the tape technique I shared in the Make it Monday last week and filled in with the larger stitched "may" from Stitched Sentiments. The entire background was stamped onto Fine Linen cardstock and impressed with the new Aida Impression Plate.
Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my Stitched Sentiments projects! For more inspiration using this new set, be sure to hop around to the other DT gals.
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Danielle Flanders
- Jess Witty
- Maile Belles
- Nichole Heady
- Dawn McVey
- Melissa Phillips
- Cristina Kowalozyk
Supplies not linked, but available on November 15th, 2012 from Papertrey Ink: Stitched Sentiments stamp set and coordinating dies, Aida Impression plate