Stitched Embellishment Cards + Tips & Tricks + STAMPtember Hop

Hi friends! HAPPY STAMPtember! Today is the celebration blog hop for the AMAZING STAMPtember® event, hosted by Simon Says Stamp!! 

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If you’ve already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the amazingly creative Shari Carroll’s blog! If you are just joining in, I have the full hop order listed at the bottom of the post.

STAMPtember® is a very special time of year and I LOVE the fun, festive atmosphere that this HUGE celebration evokes into the crafting community! STAMPtember® helps promote the love of paper crafting and sparks inspiration into the lives of every crafter, which then touches even non-crafty people because they are receivers of the handmade cards and paper crafting projects that crafters like you and me create! And what is better than spreading kindness and love to the family and friends we have in our lives??

Some of the new products in this year’s STAMPtember® release include these ADORABLE Plush Dies: Little Owl, Gentle Fox, Sweet Elephant and Deer

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These Plush dies are really fun to use with felt to create cute little critters, ornaments and more! But I also love to use these dies outside of the “usual” way and make embellishments for my cards instead!

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In today’s video, I’ll be walking you through some tips and tricks on how to build these little cuties, as well as share some of the techniques I used on each card, such as:

Making dimensional snow…

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Creating a fun die cut background and altering the die cut pieces to make new shapes…

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Making little flower embellishments and creating a debossed background…

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Tone-on-tone background stamping…

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And a lot more!!!

So make sure you tune into the video below to see these dies put into action! I also used a bunch of other new STAMPtember® products on these cards, including the Birch Tree Window die, the Arctic Christmas stamp set, the Hydrangea Blooms stamp set and the Tiny Dots and Hearts background stamp!

For those of you interested in the floss I used and how I store them: I use the Janlynn Cotton Embroidery Floss, stored in my Darice Floss and Needle Organizer.  I wrap each floss skein around a plastic bobbins to prevent tangles; I prefer the plastic kind over cardboard because they won’t wear out. This storage solution is perfect for me and the container tucks away easily inside my draw of felt and sewing supplies.

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In the video above, I mention a few other videos that might be helpful: see this video to learn how to stitch the felt plush critters together, this video for creating watercolored embellishments similar to today’s cards and see this video for how to create stitched vellum shakers using the plush dies (the last two videos also feature how to stitch them together).



There is SO MUCH more to see along this fun hop!!! Your next stop is the adorable and oh-so-talented Laura Bassen!!! Be sure to leave comments on every stop… your words make us all so excited and happy to know you enjoyed seeing the projects we created for you!



Have you seen the AMAZING giveaway Simon is hosting for STAMPtember??? It’s INCREDIBLE!!! One lucky winner is going to receive a $500 Ikea gift card, over a $1000 worth of Stamp-n-Storage product, as well as tools, stamps, embellishments and more from Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Tonic, Ranger and Stampers Anonymous! Talk about awesome, right? To enter the giveaway, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog here. YOU could be the lucky winner!!!!



If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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  1. Beth Ziemba September 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    You’re right these new dies are really cute and versatile.

  2. Trisha Jensen September 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    These dies look like so much fun, can’t wait till I can get my hands on them, such fun things to make with them!

  3. phyllis rodriguez September 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    what a great project will have to try that

  4. Mary P September 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Love your bright, fun characters.

  5. Erin C. September 11, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Wonderful tips and tricks video, Nina! All of these cards are just adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! ☺️

  6. Charlotte C September 9, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Your video is chuck full of wonderful information, not to mention the most adorable cards. So glad I hopped by.

  7. Aria E. September 9, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Oh my! Love that you integrated many “crafts” into your cards and that you explained everything so well!

  8. Lisascreativeniche September 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    The little plushies are so cute!

  9. Sue D. September 8, 2016 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Love your cards… they are adorable, especially that previous elephant!! TFS.

  10. Mimi R September 8, 2016 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Love love love all of these new plush dies, especially that adorable elephant!!!!

  11. Jane Z. September 7, 2016 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Fantastic cards! I love all the stitching on all of them! What a fabulous Stamptember this is turning out to be!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

  12. Mary lewis September 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Very cute cards.

  13. Corinne September 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    This is totally ADORABLE!!!! :-)
    Thanks for the great idea and embellishments wtth these cute plush dies!

  14. Debbie S September 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I love the cards you made with the little critters.
    The colors are beautiful. My favorite is the elephant.

  15. Phyllis Freese September 7, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Really cute plush animals to add lots of interest to your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Alina Bartan September 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Love the plush dies! They are on my wishlist!

  17. evedove7 September 7, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Hi Nina Marie, I love the Plush Wafer Dies. I especially love the cute Owl and Fox cards you created. Thanks so much for your tutorial videos and your hard work. TFS 🙂

  18. Crimson Owl Creations September 7, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Cuteness OVERLOAD! These are all so amazing! Each one is a little work of art!

  19. Erum September 7, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

    wow wow wow!!! You rock my friend!

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