Hi Friends! Have you been inspired by the stitches trend? WE SURE ARE! Our dear friend, Jennifer McGuire requested a series of stitched products and we worked to bring them to life! These are ideal for creating shaker card frames! Be sure to check out her “My Favorite Crafty Things” Series which is going to start any day now. It’s a highly anticipated list of her – yep, you guessed it – FAVORITE CRAFTY THINGS ;)
The rectangle, square and circle shaped wafer dies is part of a shaped series. The interesting thing about these dies is that the stitches are on both sides of the cut line. That means, depending on which paper piece you pull from the cut, you will have stitches to the left or right of your cut line. You can also use a magnetic die cutting plate or washi tape to customize the width of your frame in order to achieve shaker box frames. If you do not separate the dies, you can create several frames with stitches on each side of your cut lines
Notice how Shari Carroll used the Stitched Rectangle dies together in the card above to create a frame that has stitched lines next to both cut lines!? She used 2 dies together for this effect. You can see how her inside rectangle has stitched lines too- she used just one die to create the single line of stitches on the inside rectangle.
Samantha works behind the scenes at Simon every day making sure that Simon products are well cared for. She ensures each one is properly packaged, stocked, and lovingly shipped to paper artists around the world. As an avid card maker, Sam was so excited when these new IN STITCHES products came, that she created the card above. (See our Instagram for more fun information about Samantha ;) I love how she used the NEW Screen Elements heart die to create a background board for her to lace a heart with S + K inside! I spy a Stitched Rectangle too!
In the card above, Shari used a Stitched Circles die on 2 pieces of cardstock and placed them together. The die left stitches on the inside of the circle shape of one piece of cardstock and left stitches on the other side of the circle on the other piece of cardstock. She created the hill with Simon’s Stitched Slopes and Hills dies. Don’t you just love Shari’s eye candy in the background too!
The compete release is called IN STITCHES and is shipping now! The release includes 4 sets of dies and 1 stencil. At just $99.99, for the complete set, we think this release is the perfect stitch for your stash!!
Please comment below and welcome Sam into the card making community. She is going to randomly select 1 person to win a Simon Says Stamp Goody Bag filled with new Valentine products that will be releasing in December! Thank you for taking time to join us today to celebrate the new release!!
Thanks for reading today!