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stitches & swirls

One of the Papertrey Ink November release group post projects was using the new Stitches & Swirls set. The design team has shared so many of the different ways using this lovely set from focal images to different stamping techniques.


The great thing about a set like this is that it translates into something that can be bold and up front as well as soft and in the background. I used the set as a background for my card project. My card has a holiday theme, but Stitches and Swirls will work for so many occasions.

I stamped the stitches and swirls in Chai ink onto Rustic Cream cardstock and then inked the edges with the Chamomile ink - both the Chai and Chamomile inks are from the Tea Dye Duo set. I layered the Quatrefoil die that I trimmed in half on the bottom half of the card (I used spray adhesive to attach it) and love the look of the stamped background layered underneath.


I used a Mat Stack die to add my sentiment to the card and added some Stiches and Swirls in Vintage Cream ink - I reverse look from the card background. I added a bit of Winterberry to the card front using my new Winterberry dies that debuted this month.

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The Winterberry die collection includes dies for the branch, tree, and sprig images in the set. It retails for $6.

You can see all of the projects that the rest of the design team created by checking out their blog posts for this project: Nichole, Betsy, Ashley, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Jessica, Lisa, Maile, and Melissa.


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Winterberry Stitches Card

stamps: Stiches & Swirls, Winterberry

ink: True Black, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo

cardstock: kraft, Rustic Cream

other: Pure Poppy satin ribbon, Winterberry die, Mat Stack 1 die, Quatrefoil die, red rhinestones (Kaisercraft)