I used Eileen's Flowers & Leaves Stitchlits. This set is really cool because it gives you three options:
- Cut out solid shapes (flowers, leaves, stems)
- Cut out shapes with punched holes for stitching
- Punch holes for stitching the shapes onto cardstock
Here's a close up of a couple of dies from the set so that you can see the difference.
You can see that the die on the left is designed to only cut out the small stitching holes within the flower shape.The die on the right, however, will cut out the entire flower and the stitching holes. So how to use them?
- First I used a die that would just punch the holes for stitching a stem.
- Next I added the flower die, positioned above the stem, and punched more stitching holes.
- Then I used one of the leaf dies to actually cut out a leaf element and proceeded to stitch it onto the tag using green floss and the stitching holes.
- I cut a flower out of felt, using the die that also created the holes, and stitched it in place.
- I added a bit of washi tape (and yes that is a different flower - but you get the idea!)
- I finished off the tag using one of the embossing folders Eileen designed for her sewing collection. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock that was the same height as the tag and twice the width. After I scored it and folded it in half I used the Stitched With Love folder and embossed right along the score line. I used Eileen's Nutmeg ColorBox Blends to highlight the embossing before cutting along the curved edge.
And here is one more look at the finished tag.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie
Materials for Stitched with Love Tag:
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10 PK - Flowers & Leaf Stitchlits
- Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 3 PK - Stitched With Love set
- Clearsnap ColorBox Blends by Eileen Hull - Nutmeg
- Little B Decorative tapes: Leaf, Floral, Love You
- Manila tag, kraft cardstock, embroidery floss, felt