Monday, August 31, 2015

Introducing The Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit

Good morning, friends! I have the absolute pleasure of getting to introduce you to Erin Lincoln's newest Quick Stitch kit from Papertrey Ink.

The third Quick Stitch Kit will be released on September 1st and it is entitled "Beaded Holiday". This kit reminds us of days gone by. When women spent quiet evenings by the fire, doing handwork. A time when handmade was best. The basic holiday stitching shapes in Beaded Holiday can be used for so many different types of projects, everything from keepsake gift tags, to tree ornaments, to holiday garland. Think gift card holders, holiday party favors and more! Erin even has you covered when it comes to decorating your holiday stitching projects. The clever beaded motif dies pre-cut all of your holes so the beading process is a snap and perfectly precise. Get your kit tomorrow night so you can get a head start on holiday projects!

Let me tell you, this kit is truly a joy to use! With it, I've created home decor, gift packaging, even a little festive style for Yuletide entertaining. And Erin has made it so easy to add sparkle to the seasonal shapes, that these beautiful projects come together in no time at all. I've had so, so much fun with this batch of projects. So without further ado, let's get on to some holiday goodness!

We're going to begin today with a festive holiday garland.

Beaded Garland

I used the dies in the kit to cut mittens, stockings, a star, and garland pieces. I created the tree, argyle, and star beaded designs with ease thanks to the motif dies included in the kit.

Beaded Tree Mitten

I chose to leave the stockings a little simpler by just using the heel and toe patches instead of the beading. I actually like that there's something a little less involved between the beaded objects. It sort of gives the eye a place to rest, know what I mean?

Gift Card Stocking

The mittens and the stockings are all open at the top, so small trinkets, candies, and gift cards can be tucked inside for safe keeping. The star is stuffed with polyfil to give it a bit of extra dimension.

Beaded Argyle Mitten

I stitched two medium garland lengths together between each shaped item. The garland includes three separate lengths as well as an end loop to give you a wide range of options. I stitched Pure Poppy buttons over each connection to both hide the stitching and give an extra pop of color.

Beaded Star and Stocking

This mantle is about four feet wide. I can't wait to start on a garland for the eleven foot mantle!

Beaded Garland Angle

Next up, I have a pair of gift toppers. Let's start with the monogrammed stocking.

Monogrammed Stocking Tag

I began this little patterned stocking by stamping Background Basics: Striped Sweater onto a piece of iron-on transfer paper using Ripe Avocado ink. I ironed that onto Simply Chartreuse felt and die cut as normal. I used Vintage Cream for the cuff, heel, and toe and then used contrasting red embroidery floss to assemble. The letter was cut from Pure Poppy felt using the Sew Stylish Alphabet dies and attached with the same red floss. I kept the top open again and tucked a gift card inside, but a candy cane would be another perfect addition.

Monogrammed Stocking Tag On Tree

And once the gift is opened, this little fella can be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Isn't that handy?

The second gift topper is a wintry beaded star.

Beaded Star Ornament

I die cut the star from Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream felts. I used the beaded star motif die on the white piece and then embellished with sequins and beads included in the kit. I stitched together those layers, adding a Hawaiian Shores hanger and polyfill in there before all was said and done. This one would also look lovely hanging on your tree.

Last, but certainly not least, I have a set of beaded napkin rings to share. We get together (almost) every week with friends for dinner on Thursday nights and I thought it might be fun to use this kit to create a bit of festive table decor for the upcoming holiday season.

Place Setting

I began by cutting the longest and the shortest garland lengths from Vintage Cream felt. Then, I die cut the long strips with part of the argyle pattern. I paired the garland lengths together and stitched one end together.

Place Setting Close Up

I did my decorative stitching and beading before finishing the free ends of the strips with self-adhesive hook & loop tape (aka velcro).

Set Of Napkin Rings

That makes it super easy to get the napkin rings on and off and I don't have to worry about the rings getting crunched or misshapen in the off-season since they'll store flat. I'm really looking forward to using them!

Open Napkin Ring

So there you have it! This kit really is a joy. Erin's Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit will be available tomorrow, September 1st at 10pm in the Papertrey Ink store, so be sure to pick up your kit then. In the meantime, check in with Erin, Hilary, Rebecca, and Tracy for as much inspiration as you can handle! See you again soon!

More Kit Details:

Beaded Holiday Kit Contents:

Custom tote bag
Beaded Holiday: Mitten die collection
Beaded Holiday: Stocking die collection
Beaded Holiday: Star die
Beaded Holiday: Motifs die collection
Beaded Holiday: Garland die collection
Bead storage box (ten compartments)
6mm Bugle Beads, Silver
6mm Bugle Beads, White
3mm Seed Beads, Red
3mm Seed Beads, Chartreuse
3mm Seed Beads, Teal
3mm Seed Beads, Silver
8mm Cupped Sequins, Red
8mm Cupped Sequins, Chartreuse
8mm Cupped Sequins, Teal
8mm Cupped Sequins, Silver

The total retail cost of the "Beaded Holiday" Kit is $105. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours while you can! The Beaded Holiday: Garland dies are the ONLY item from this kit that will be available for purchase separately at a later date. All other items are limited edition to this kit and will never be offered again! "Beaded Holiday" Kit will be available for sale beginning on September 1st at 10pm ET, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

Beaded Garland
Felt: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream Smokey Shadow, Pinefeather, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Beaded Holiday: Mitten die collection, Beaded Holiday: Stocking die collection, Beaded Holiday: Star die, Beaded Holiday: Motifs die collection, Beaded Holiday: Garland die collection - Papertrey Ink
Other: Beads and Sequins, Pure Poppy Buttons - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Stuffing - Polyfil

Monogrammed Stocking Ornament
Felt: Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Beaded Holiday: Stocking die collection
Stamps: Background Basics: Striped Sweater - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sew Stylish Alphabet Die, Iron-on transfer paper - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC

Beaded Star Ornament
Felt: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink
Dies:Beaded Holiday: Star die - Papertrey Ink
Other: Beads and Sequins - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Stuffing - Polyfil

Beaded Napkin Rings
Felt: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Beaded Holiday: Garland die collection - Papertrey Ink
Other: Beads and Sequins - Papertrey Ink; Hook & Loop Tape - Singer; Embroidery Floss - DMC


Marybeth said...

Lizzy all your projects are crisp, clean, and just darling!

Jill Norwood said...

Adorable projects! Love the knit pattern you added to the stocking!

Danielle Flanders said...

Cute projects!

Unknown said...

The garland looks nice on your mantle and I like the napkin rings!