I finally had some time this past weekend to try out the NEW “Patchwork Pieces” Dies. This set of dies is NEW to the Annual Catalog and found on page 165. I had seen several samples with these dies recently that persuaded me to order them!
I paired this die set with the “Inked Botanicals” DSP, which is currently on SALE at 15% off! Love the colors in this pack of DSP! Basically, I cut three different patterns of the DSP with the die. Then I alternated the patterned DSP pieces to form the large rectangle shape. I attached the “stitched” die cut pieces to a larger piece of Basic White card stock and then trimmed down. This allowed me to have the die cut pieces butt directly against each other with no space in between. There are four smaller rectangles that make up the larger rectangle. Since I started with three different patterns of the DSP, I was able to actually make three cards in total!
I stamped the “hello, Friend” greeting in Calypso Coral ink and then die cut with a “stitched oval” die. Sadly, these dies have been discontinued. I layered onto the small oval from the “Double Oval” Punch and then the larger scalloped oval from the same punch. Before adding to the card, the “stitched” die cut rectangle layer was attached to a layer of Crushed Curry card stock.
To complete this card, I wrapped two strands of “Vanilla Baker’s Twine” around the rectangular panel and tied it off with a bow. I placed this layer on the folded card base of Calypso Coral with “Dimensionals”. Lastly, I added two of the “Rustic Metallic Dots” to my card. Bay the way, I will share my two other creations with this “die” later this week. These “stitched” pieces almost made me feel like I was “quilting” with paper!