MFT Sketch #276
April Release Wrap Up + a sneak peek of the new Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write kit...

The Hoopla Stitching Collection & More...


Welcome to the final group post and last day of product reveals for the April Papertrey Ink countdown!  Today the team gets to show off a whole lot of new stitching dies from Erin...Surprise!  We've been keeping it under wraps throughout the entire release!   The Hoopla Stitching Dies are designed to help you create little stitched works of art inside the humble embroidery hoop.  

These new stitching dies, along with anything else noted as "new" in this post, will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website beginning at 10pm Eastern time on April 15th.  

I have a couple of stitching projects for you today using these new Hoopla dies, and after that I have a few more cards using some of my new sets.  

First, the stitching...

I created a set of two colorful hoops.  I used a mix of new and previously released dies here. 


Inside the large hoop are some Stitched Circles and the Stitched Folk Flower - both of these were released previously.  What's new is that beautiful scalloped border around the's called Hoopla Stitched Scallops.  I used a 6" hoop here and it just fits so nicely.  Erin designed it to fit just outside the largest circle in the Stitched Circle collection, but I did use it a bit differently here - I stacked it on top of the large circle because I wanted to have lots of thickness and dimension.  This took a bit of finagling, but I did get it to work out.  Erin included single scallops in the die collection as well, so you can add alternating colors, but I chose to embellish each scallop with one of the tiny flowers from the Folk Art Flower.  The other new item I used here are the Stitched Circles Holes dies, which of course coordinate with the Stitched Circles dies and allow you to stitch layers together.  Behind all of the felt is a piece of cotton fabric - a pretty ombre coral that I just happened to have in my stash and worked perfectly!


When I had the large hoop finished, I decided it needed a smaller companion frame, so I created another 4" hoop.  This one uses the Stitched Circles and Stitched Circle Holes dies along with the bits and pieces from the Stitched Floral Cluster.  Oh, and I should mention that the colored plastic hoops are by Susan Bates -- I picked them up at Wal-Mart.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Hoopla: Stitched Scallops die collection, Stitched Circle Holes die collection, Super Succulents die collection (love die on tag)

Now for a few cards. First up is one using the new Paper Clippings: Thank You stamps and the small accent dies from the set.  I heat embossed that jumbo sentiment with white powder on a base of watercolor paper.  Then I colored around it with my Zig pens and used a water brush to blend it all.  I also added a few splatters.


Then I added the birds, leaves, and flowers using the Paper Clippings: Thank You stamps and accent dies.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Thank You stamp set and coordinating dies

Next is a card using What the Doodle: Apple.  I diecut both the solid apple and the detailed one.  I stamped the detailed one and embossed it with white embossing powder, then colored with my Zig pens.  I backed it with the solid apple cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.  I also added a few of the flowers and leaves from the set, heat embossed and colored like the apple.


I added a bit of purple and pink watercolor to the background and curved the "thanks" sentiment from the set and stamped it in black ink.  I added the stitched banner from the Tag Sale: Quilted die and some Lovely Lady polka dot paper along the bottom.


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  What the Doodle: Apple stamp set and coordinating dies

 If you want to see more of the new stitching dies in action (there are lots of new designs!) click around to the other designers...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones
Kay Miller