The Stitched Shapes Framelits™ became available November 1st — just in time for holiday cardmaking. There are tons of great ways to put this new set to use, but I have identified what I believe are the top three reasons you’ll love the Stitched Shapes Framelits™ Dies!
- Ditch Your Sewing Machine
I don’t know about you, but I have developed a strong love-hate relationship with sewing machines. For me, it started in Junior High with way too many late night stress sessions finishing 4-H projects just before deadline. But the very last time I sewed myself a dress was the frosting on the cake for me. I was preparing for my first trip to Hawaii, a guided tour that would include my parents and three sets of Aunts and Uncles. I had received a sewing machine for Christmas, bought some beautiful knit fabric and a simple shift-dress pattern. This plan was great except I underestimated the importance of accurately adjusting the bobbin tension. The very first time we stopped to put our toes in the sand at Waikiki Beach, I looked over to see the color drained out of my Mother’s face and hear her gasp as both sets of side seams in my pretty new dress unraveled with a quick sweep and I was left holding both sides of my dress together. Thank God I wore a slip that day. That trip marks my last attempt to play seamstress. I am happy now to settle for watching Project Runway and keeping that sewing machine in the attic. However, I always am drawn to cards that have stitching on them.
- Squares, Circles and Ovals, oh my.
I don’t know about you, but just when I purchased the circle shape framelits, I start noticing amazing card samples made with the square framelits, etc. I always second-guess my choice of shapes and start wishing I had selected the other shape. One of the amazing things about the Stitched Shapes Framelits™ is this set generously includes all THREE different shapes! You’ll receive Circles, Squares and Ovals, four sizes of each, all in this one package. These twelve framelits provide so many options to easily frame the perfect sentiment for whatever card you’re making.
- Handmade Look — Made Quick and Easy
As always, one of the main reasons I spend the time and effort to craft handmade cards, is to help the recipients feel special. We paper crafters go to amazing lengths to create our custom works of art. This set of framelits is a great way to elevate the look of being custom-made without all the time and effort that often goes into our creations.
If you love the look but not the time involved, this is the set of framelits for you. The possibilities are vast. I can see myself using this set to craft special Valentine’s, birthday, wedding, new baby cards … the sky’s the limit. So, ditch the sewing machine and tension and bobbins and whip your card through your Big Shot instead.
If you are ready to add these beautiful tools to your collection, they are easy to order. Just add them to your cart here at www.stampingwithlove.com – item # 145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits™. I can’t wait to see what beautiful treasures you’ll create with your set. Remember … never underestimate the power of one card.