Thursday, February 28, 2019

Technique Tuesday | Follow Your Heart

Hi friends!  I am excited to be a Guest Designer with Technique Tuesday for the months of March and April!  There are so many fun Stamps and Dies in the Shop!  I received the Essential Stitched Labels Die set and used them to create a Traveler's Notebook layout.

I decided to pair the Dies with the American Crafts New Day collection by Dear Lizzy.  I thought it would be fun to use the 6x6 patterned papers with the Dies, since this size has a smaller pattern on it.  I cut several of the Die shapes from the two smaller ones that are included with the set.  Then I arranged them in my Traveler's Notebook to create a custom background.

Right now, I currently have a Tim Holtz Sidekick, which is a smaller manual die cut machine.  It worked perfectly with the two smaller Dies, but I had to get creative to use the larger one.  I decided to trace around the outside edge and the inside edge of the large Die.  Then I cut it out and used my paper piercer to punch holes around the inside line.  Then I hand-stitched with White embroidery floss.  I love the texture this adds to the layout.

I saved most of my embellishing for last, because I knew the Essential Stitched Labels Die set would be perfect for adding different embellishments.  I used a mix of die cuts, chipboard and fussy cut phrases from the collection to embellish the Dies.  And, I wanted to leave some of the shapes without embellishments, to emphasize the cute patterned paper.

I hope you've found some fun inspiration for using the Essential Stitched Labels Die set on your project.