Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Stitched Watercolor Embellishments using Plush Dies

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Hey friends, it’s Nina-Marie back again today with a brand new Studio Monday video! Today I will be featuring some of our very own Simon exclusive dies and how to create some fun embellishments for your cards!

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As many of you may know, here at Simon Says Stamp, we love “felties”; cute little critters and happy shapes, die cut from felt and stitched together with love! Our dies designed to help you make cute felt embellishments are called Plush Dies and they really are so much fun to make (click here to see all the inspiration we have on our blog featuring the Plush Dies). But what if you don’t have felt? Or what if you don’t like to use felt in your crafting? Well I’ll be sharing with you how to create these fun little ice cream cones using our newest exclusive Plush Die: Plush Ice Cream Cone!

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This is a great project for kids too! You could die cut the pieces for them from watercolor paper (or cardstock, depending on the medium they will use to color the ice cream cones) and then let them go to town coloring! If you want to go with adding the stitching details as I have on this card, you can find dull-point needles for the kids to use too; our Plush Dies all create the stitching holes for you when you run the dies through your die cutting machines, which make these super easy to sew together! And don’t feel like you have to add the stitching details; these look super cute too without the sewing as well!

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I used Zig Clean Color markers to do my watercoloring today; if you are interested in the color combinations I used, I’ll have them listed for you below and also in the video. I’ve named my ice cream cones with their very own “flavors” because you just HAVE to (there’s got to be a rule that says that somewhere)!

Vanilla Ice Cream Cone with Chocolate Fudge Icing: Flesh Colour 071, Light Brown 061, Beige 072, Light Pink 026, Wine Red 024, Dark Brown 062

Strawberry Ice Cream Cone with Berry Icing: Light Brown 061, Beige 072, Red 020, Wine Red 024, Light Pink 026, Deep Violet 084

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I also show in the video my FABULOUSLY pretty, rainbow assortment of embroidery floss; I use the Janlynn Cotton floss and I store it all in my Darice Floss and Needle organizer (which I LOVE because it’s so handy in keeping everything nice and tidy!). I don’t know about you, but I often times used to have trouble keeping my floss from getting tangled. When I found the Darice organizer, I bought a bunch of plastic floss cards as well and wound all my floss colors around the cards. This not only keeps the floss from getting tangled, but I also have it neatly stored in a portable storage case! I wanted to make sure I shared this with you in case it was any help in finding a storage solution for your own embroidery floss!

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To see how I created these ice cream cone embellishments, be sure to check out the video below or on our YouTube channel! And be sure to subscribe to both our blog and YouTube channel for more weekly inspiration!

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  1. Love the vibrant colors from the Zig markers and your stitching details make this card so pretty, a wonderful work of card art!

  2. It’s been a long time since I did any stitching
    on a greeting card. Have to revive that
    thanks for sharing a great card.

  3. Your “stitched” ice cream cones are adorable and delicious. Now I want ice cream and haven’t even eaten breakfast yet.

  4. Love the ice cream cone!! It made me want ice cream as well :) My favorite flavor is coffee and I am not a coffee drinker, but I love coffee ice cream!! Love the adorable card and I love the idea of using the felt dies on the cards with paper. I have 3 christmas ones from Memory box, so I might try doing this idea. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!

  5. have to admit, the felt idea just doesn’t interest me. But the way you used the dies on this card was fantastic. Looks like I’m interested after all, lol! Love that ice cream cone and all the stitching looks like fun. Thanks for showing us a different way to use the felt dies.

  6. What a fabulous embellishment for your card! The stitching looks great. I’ve got so much thread left over from my cross-stitching days that I should look into these plush dies more seriously!! Thanks for sharing!

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