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.