Stitched Shapes Made Simple

By | November 14, 2016

From the SU Blog:



I have been stamping and paper crafting for seventeen years, so believe me when I tell you that the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372) are destined to be an essential item in your die cutting arsenal.  So how could something so simple be so amazing?  Because they are so simple! The set includes four sizes of three fundamental shapes (circles, squares, and rectangles). You use them just like you would any other circle, square, or rectangle die. The stitching on the edges adds so much interest to your basic shapes that you will want to use them on practically every project you create. Let me show you some things I made using this incredible die set.


The sentiment on this card was stamped using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180) and die cut using one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. T hen I placed it on a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits (item 141705) before attaching it to my card.  Notice how the Layering Circles, Layering Squares (item 141708), and Layering Ovals (item 141706) Framelits Dies work perfectly with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.


They also look great when you add them to our other products. The box on the left was made using the White Gift Boxes (item 142000).


Notice how I paired them with the Birthday Banners Stamp Set (item 141506) and the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies (item 141488). I love how the stitching on the banner coordinates with the stitching on the dies. The box on the right was made from the clear acetate sleeves that come with the boxes. I just made a bottom and top from cardstock and then decorated it using the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (item 141991). I also used the Number of Years Stamp Set (item 140653) along with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (item 140622) to turn them into great Advent gift boxes.

Here’s a project you can make just using the squares from the Stitched Framelits and a few additional supplies. Isn’t this little Christmas tree adorable?


Here is how I made this fun holiday décor piece.


I started by using hot glue to add a 6″ skewer to a vintage thread spool.


Then I cut four squares of each size, marked the centers, then punched holes in the centers.  Next, I turned them over and added some distressing to the edges with Early Espresso ink (item 126974) and a Stamping Sponge (item 141337).


Then it was just a matter of sliding on the squares from largest to smallest and tying pieces of ribbon between each layer. I cut two stars with the Stars Framelits Dies (item 133723) to cover the pointed tip of the skewer.  Streamers made with Linen Thread (item 104199) add a nice touch. Finally, I added a stitched circle to the base for stability and a Delicate White Doily (item 141701) as a tree skirt.  Mica Flakes (item 141998) make great snowy accents when sprinkled on top and around the base.


Order your Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies today! I know you’re going to love them as much as I do!

Connie Collins
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

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