Introducing Hanging By a Thread, Think Big Favorites #22, Button Up & Sew Simple Borders

Embroidery has such a way of inspiring, with the beautiful artwork one can create and the beautiful threads and supplies one can collect.  Today, we've got a bevy of products to show you, that all focus on this beautiful and timeless craft…..products that will let you create some beautiful artwork of your own, or even some custom storage for your embroidery floss collection, or that of a friend!  Christmas is right around the corner, after all….


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Create your own vintage thread cards with this beautiful set of images when combined with the Thread Cards die collection.  You will love making these as special embellishments for your projects or even focal points.  Use them to establish an elegant storage system for your very own embroidery floss collection.

The Details:

  • Hanging By a Thread will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Hanging By a Thread contains a total of 9 images.  The "A and G Blythe Boutique" card measures 1" x 1-3/8".  "M.M. Crawley" card measures 1" x 1-3/4".  The solid frame image measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".  "Fine Thread" text block measures 1-1/4" x 3/16". 
  • A coordinating Thread Cards die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies.  1-1/2" x 1-1/2" (A), 1-1/8" x 1-3/4" (B), 1-1/4" x 1-1/2" (C)


This is the twenty-second in a monthly series that includes mega-sized versions of some of our favorite sentiments that were included in previously released sets.  This twenty-second edition stems from the popular Little Labels set.  The extra-large format will provide you with all new capabilities and design options.  And for only $5, how can you go wrong?

The Details:

  • Think Big Favorites #22 will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Think Big Favorites #22 contains a total of 3 images.  "Just a Note" measures 2-3/8" x 3/4".  "Feel Better Soon" measures 2-1/4" x 1-1/8". "Just a Little Something" measures 2-1/4" x 3/4". 


Melissa Bickford has been busy and has another amazing set to bring you this month!  This button set is perfect for creating beautiful button accents in a variety of different patterns. You could use this set together with Button Boutique and the Button Card die collection or entirely on it’s on to create custom cards, scrapbook pages, tags and whatever else you can dream up.

The Details:

  • Button Up will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Button Up contains a total of 12 images.  All of the buttons measure 1” in diameter.
  • The button images in this set coordinate with the largest button on the Buttoned Up #1 die.  Many of the patterned buttoned can also be used with the medium button on the die as well.


Now it is easy for you to add stitching to your projects without using a sewing machine.  With two different "thread" thicknesses, you can make the stitching bold or subtle depending on your desired look.  The extra long space allowed at the end of the bases of these stamps makes them easy to line up end-to-end so you can create strips of stitching in any length you choose.

The Details:

  • Sew Simple Borders will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Sew Simple Borders contains a total of 8 images.  All of the stitching borders measure about 3" long and between 1/8" and 1/16" wide.

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

You're a True Friend card
For my first project today I decided to pair up the new patterned Button Up stamps with our Notched Flower dies.

I die-cut the flowers from Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay & Terracotta Tile cardstocks.  I stamped each of them with the largest image from Mehndi Medallion using VersaMark ink.  I die-cut buttons with the Buttoned Up #1 die using white cardstock.  I stamped each of them with buttons from Buttoned Up.  Notice how even though all of the new button images are designed to coordinate with the largest button shape on the die, they can also be adaptable for the medium button as well.  I stitched each of the buttons with black twine to give them texture and a more realistic look.

The sentiment, from Friends 'Til the End, is stamped onto the True Black background and heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

The leaves for the focal point were die-cut with the Turning a New Leaf dies from Simply Chartreuse cardstock and stamped with the coordinating images in Ripe Avocado.

Craft Worthy card
My next project has a softer, vintage vibe and I couldn't help mixing The Sweet Life with the new Thread Cards.

Superior quality heading
I began with a block of Linen Vellum Cardstock as my backdrop because it kind of looks like Aida cloth used for embroidery.  I stamped the "Superior Quality" heading from Button Boutique at the top using Charcoal Palette ink.  I then followed up with a bit of Sew Simple Borders stitching on either side of that.

The Sweet Life roses began with a layer of Sweet Blush, followed by Autumn Rose stamped off once and finished with Autumn Rose at full intensity.  The leaves were completed with two layers of Spring Moss.

Thread card
The thread card began with Sweet Blush cardstock adhered to one of our coasters.  I die-cut the Thread Card shape from this and stamped it with a coordinating image from Hanging By a Thread.  If you look really closely at all of the thread card images, you may catch small references to some of my favorite books & movies!  After stamping, I wrapped the thread card with some floss in a coordinating color.

I die-cut more buttons using Vintage Cream cardstock and the Buttoned Up #1 die.  I stamped them with images from Button Up, with the smallest one added from Button Boutique. 

Just a Note Card
Now for something super simple to recreate and mass-produce.

I stamped three of the button images from Button Up using Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores & Limeade Ice inks.  I followed up with one of the borders from Sew Simple Borders, angling them to form a fun pattern.  I added small stitches to the center of each button with a bit of floss.

The sentiment, from Think Big Favorites #22, was added at the bottom using Charcoal Palette ink.


As a finishing touch, I die-cut the bottom edge with the Pinking Shears die to reinforce the sewing theme.  All of this was adhered to a Winter Wisteria card base.

For You Card
I've always loved the combination of red & cream and I opted to use that as the basis for my next project.

Thread cards
I started with the thread cards.  I die-cut them from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped them with their coordinating images using Pure Poppy ink.  I swiped a bit of the Tea Dye Duo around the edges and added a pearl stick pin to finish them up.

Measuring tape
I used the ruler image from Teach  & Inspire to create a measuring tape.  I made the pieces a bit wavy with my fingers to create dimension and adhered them in place.  

The sentiment, from a new set that will be highlighted a bit later on this week, was added underneath the thread card cluster with Vintage Cream ink.

Finally, I filled in around the thread cards & sentiment with Stitches & Swirls using Vintage Cream ink as well.  The Pure Poppy card front was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.

Just a Little Something card
I have one more quick little card for you today using the new Cover Plate: Circles die.  I started by die-cutting the plate from white cardstock.

I popped out all of the circles and stamped them with various button images from the new Button Ups set using Spring Rain, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise & Orange Zest inks.  I randomly adhered them in place, leaving a blank spot here and there for the background white card base to show through.

I added a strip of vellum with a beautiful sentiment from Think Big Favorites #22 added and heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you in the mood to start a new embroidery project or perhaps just dig through Grandma's button basket?  What about your embroidery floss….could you use some beautiful, custom cards to put your floss on?  Or are you thinking of the gifts you can create with these new items?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, November 13 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Maile Belles is showcasing Button Up.

Heather Nichols is showcasing Hanging By a Thread and Sew Simple Borders.

Jessica Witty is showcasing Comfort Food.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



  • STAMPS: Hanging By a Thread, Sew Simple Borders, Button Up (available November 15th) The Sweet Life,  Button Boutique
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Spring Moss, Scarlet Jewel, Fresh Snow, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream, Linen Vellum
  • OTHER: Buttoned Up #1 die, Thread Cards die, embroidery floss (DMC), pearl stick pins (Dritz)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Sew Simple Borders, Button Up, Think Big Favorites #22 (available November 15th)
  • INK: Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria
  • OTHER: embroidery floss (DMC), Pinking Shears border die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Hanging By a Thread, Stitched Sentiments (available November 15th) Teach & Inspire, Stitches & Swirls
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Thread Cards dies, pearl stick pin (Dritz)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Button Up, Think Big Favorites #22 (available November 15th)
  • INK: Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vellum cardstock
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Circles die, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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