Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sweet Holiday Inspirations

Good morning and welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink October countdown! Today is all about our favorite sweets during the holiday season. Being a proud cookie aficionado, I'm working with Erin's new Gingerbread Miss & Mister dies today. One of my favorite parts of seasonal crafting is making special home items that I know will get years of love. Erin's new stitching dies make creating festive projects an absolute joy! Let's get on to my project, shall we?

Gingerbread Cookie Garland

I'm totally smitten with how this garland turned out. The gingerbread people look so cute all lined up in a row!

Gingerbread Miss 2

I used Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, and Pinefeather felt to put this garland together. I paired the new dies with the heart from the Coffee Cozy Details Die collection and the Garland Die Collection from the Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit.

Gingerbread Man 2

I used the Gingerbread Basic Die to cut a back for each figure so I could stuff them slightly with polyfil for a little dimension. There are button shaped dies in the die collections (which I used for their cheeks), but I also included real buttons for some extra depth.

Gingerbread Miss 1
I used the white beads from the Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples kit for their eyes. I would imagine any 3mm bead would work well.

Gingerbread Man 1

Usually I just use two or three strands of floss on my stitching projects, but I used the full six for the white stitches on these figures. I wanted to make it look as much liked piped icing as possible and using the full six strands of floss helped create that impression.

Gingerbread Miss 3

I just love these gingerbread people so much! I can't wait to see how you'll all use them!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Ashley, BetsyDanielle, Heather, KayLaurie, Melissa, and Erin to see more sweet holiday inspiration. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Gingerbread Cookie Garland
Dies: Gingerbread Miss Die, Gingerbread Mister Die, Gingerbread Basic Die, Coffee Cozy Details Die Collection, Garland Die Collection (Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit) - Papertrey Ink
Felt: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Pinefeather - Papertrey Ink
Other: White Beads (Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples Kit), Pinefeather Buttons, Pure Poppy Buttons, Vintage Cream Buttons - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Polyfil


Shelly said...

Oh my gosh! This is soo adorable! I bet you had tons of fun making it! This would make a lovely gift too!

Susan G. said...

This is just the cutest garland, love it!!
Need to get these dies for sure!

Susi said...

Oh! This is simply marvelous, Lizzie - a keepsake to be taken out year after year to enjoy over the Holidays!

byAnnette said...

Seeing your cute garland,
I now Neeeed these!

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Kristie Goulet said...

So stinkin' cute!!!

Erin said...

Looks FANTASTIC Lizzie!

Skrater said...

WOW cuteness overload! You hit this out of the park! I will have to have the gingerbread man! Great work!

Noreen said...

Love the cute gingerbread banner - and the way you joined them with hearts!

Jill Norwood said...

This garland is just precious my dear!

Sandy M said... love this garland. So cute.

Barbara said...

This is ever is cute! Going to get this for sure!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Sooooooooo A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!

María Alba

Nora Noll said...

This is just TOO CUTE!! LOVE!!

TLady said...

What a SWEET GARLAND! Looks like something I need to make! LOL ;) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

see mary stamp said...

Your gingerbread garland is just adorable. What fun that will be to pull out each Christmas.