Guest Blogger: Lizzie Jones

By March 5, 2017General

Lizzie Intro Photo

 

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the new Stitching Focus feature! When Nichole asked me about taking on this new position, I was thrilled at the possibilities. I’ve always loved stitching projects. For me, building a unique accessory or piece of decor is like solving a puzzle. How can I make the item I want from what I happen to have available? It’s a challenge and one that I truly enjoy. My goal with these guest blogger posts is to introduce you to the hidden possibilities in our line of high-quality stitching dies. There is a whole world of promise at your fingertips and I want to help you find it.

Not only that, but I want to reintroduce you to older favorites that you may have forgotten or even missed entirely. We have so many wonderful products coming out each month that it’s easy to overlook all of the clever, thoughtful, and extraordinary details incorporated into every item. It’s also sometimes difficult to fit all of those special details in with everything else that we want to share. So I hope to be able to remind you of the brilliant tips and tricks the Design Team and many of you have shared using the fabulous stitching dies.

So to kick things off I thought I'd revisit the Stitched Coasters Die:

Stitched Coasters Die Graphic

Don't let the name deceive you - there is so much more to these dies than coasters! Just look at this die as a basic canvas. What could you do with a large square shape? I can think of about a dozen different ideas! I've created one such project, but first let's take a peek at some of the projects this die has been part of in the past.

Something Old Title

  Stitched Coaster Round Up

 

1. Erin paired the Stitched Coasters Die with the Stitched Coaster Square Flair Die and Stitched Medallion 1 Die to add felt polka dots to her stitched frame. It's a great way to add color without much bulk!

2. On this coaster, Erin used the Stitched Coaster Square Flair Die to add an embroidered frame around her inlaid monogram. The Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 is a great size for personalizing all sorts of projects.

3. Laurie used the Stitched Coaster Square Flair Die to add a frame around her coaster, selectively choosing which holes to embroider. The result is clean and masculine.

4. Maile used the Stitched Coaster Die all by itself to create this nested square design. She kept things minimal and sleek for a coaster that's highly functional, but still full of style.

5. Erin created this set of rainbow coasters by pairing the Stitched Coaster Die with the Square Flair Die. The bright colors really pop against her choice of a Smokey Shadow backdrop.

6. The Cross Stitch Alphabet is another fantastic choice for personalization! Here Erin created a simple frame using the Stitched Coaster die and one of the inlaid squares. The tiny floral embellishments she added using the Sewing Staples: Floral Cluster Die are such a delicate, feminine touch!

 

Now that you've seen what the Stitched Coaster Die has done in the past, how about a brand new project?

Something New Title

I used the Stitched Coaster Die to create a travel Tic Tac Toe set. This will be wonderful for my niece and nephew on long trips in the car!

Lizzie Jones Tic Tac Toe Set
 

I created the grid by first drawing the lines onto Vintage Cream felt with a disappearing ink pen. Then I just finished each line with three long stitches. I simply used the intersections of the lines as a guide for where to stitch.

Lizzie Jones Game Board 1
 

I backed my game board with an Aqua Mist layer for a bit of contrast. And I sewed a piece of white chipboard between the layers of felt to give the board a little extra stability.

  Lizzie Jones Tic Tac Toe Game Pieces

The Xs and Os are two layers of felt stitched together. I used the Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 to make assembling these a snap. The Xs are True Black and the Os are nice and bright in Pure Poppy.

  Lizzie Jones Xs & Os Pouch

The game pieces can be safely tucked away in their Coin Purse Die pouch between rounds. I decorated the outside of the pouch with extra Sew Stylish Alphabet letters and Small Stitched Alphabet characters.

  Lizzie Jones Game Board 2

I can see the kiddos getting a lot of joy out of this cute little set! And like I said before, the Stitched Coasters dies are such a wonderful basic shape that you are limited only by your imagination! What other ingenious ideas come to mind?

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and are looking forward to more Stitching Focus features coming your way! Thank you so much for joining me! Have a great week!

 

Supplies:

Dies: Stitched Coasters Die, Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 Die, Coin Purse Die, Small Stitched Alphabet Die – Papertrey Ink

Felt: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, True Black – Papertrey Ink

Other: Embroidery Floss – DMC; Zipper; White Chipboard

 

Big-news

Erin Lincoln will be joining us again this year as a product designer! While she is scaling back to focus on her family, she will have a few new stitching die designs coming later this year. We are looking forward to seeing her product line continue to flourish, and we know all of you will be thrilled to see what other amazing ideas she comes up with.

Challenge

Lizzie Jones has shared some amazing stitching projects, both old and new. Now's your chance to use that inspiration to create your very own project. You can create a felt project, or a paper creation, no stitching required, however you can add stitching if you wish. Take a look at the colors, the way things are laid out, the repeating patterns and dig into your crafty stash to make something beautiful happen! There are so many possibilities once you take a closer look at all of the projects from above!

How-to-win

1. Create a new project using one of the stitching projects from above as your inspiration. 

2. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.  

3. Upload a photo of your project to your blog, Instagram, online gallery or any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

4. Add the direct link to your project on our InLinkz list below.

5. ONLY ONE PROJECT ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE!

6.  And/or you can leave a comment here to be eligible to win.  What do you think of Lizzie's new stitching feature? Is this something you will be looking forward to each month? Are there any particular stitching dies you would like to see featured in this post this year? (Just click the small "comments" link  beside the date in the footer of this post.  If you are reading this as an email subscription, be sure to click through to the actual blog to leave an eligible comment)

7. You have until 7am ET, Wednesday, March 15th to add your project link or comment and qualify for the contest.

8. TEN randomly selected winners (five comments and five projects) will be announced on our March Release Winners page no later than 9pm ET, March 15th.

The-prizes

TEN randomly selected winners will each receive an $25 Papertrey gift certificate to spend however they choose! Thank you for joining us today and best of luck with the contest!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 334 Comments

  • 1
    Dana Kirby says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI!! I love the new format of the release and today was the perfect start!! Such a clever use of the stitching dies.

  • 2

    I LOVE Lizzie’s new feature. Papercrafting is something that I love to do but my first love, ever since a little girl, was all sorts of needlework. This is the best combination ever!
    Happy Anniversary PTI. Looking forward to many more years of creative crafting. Cheers!

  • 3
    Annie D says:

    I say that Lizzie is very creative!

  • 4
    Barbra Lawson says:

    I love all things stitched!!! It just make the project that much more handmade. I would love to see stitched angel wings. I think they would be beautiful as a back ground on a card but also stitched!

  • 5
    Beth Stiver says:

    I am over the moon excited to see fresh ideas for the stitching dies. It is so fun and relaxing to have a stitching project to do in the evening. Happy anniversary PTI!! Looking forward to seeing more from your awesome stamps and dies.

  • 6
    KimG says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary Papertrey! I always like to have the products revisited and used in new ways. What a great idea for a tic tac toe game, thanks Lizzie!

  • 7
    Rose Noelle says:

    What???? That tic-tac-toe board is exactly what I needed to see. Lizzie is a genius and I’m thrilled for her new role on the PTI team.

  • 8
    Oliverw says:

    I’m new to PTI so I’m excited to see how all of this flows together. If the projects each day are as cute as that tic tac board then I’m going to enjoy the next week and a half immensely.

  • 9
    Peggy S says:

    I’m looking forward to more stitching ideas being shown each month. I need help expanding to stitching!

  • 10
    Vicki Finger says:

    I recently found my stash of Embroidery Thread so I hope to play along. I don’t have any stitching dies or felt, but I’m definitely going to make something!

  • 11
    Becky Green says:

    I LOVE THIS COASTER DIE! My friend sent me a coaster that is GORGEOUS, that she picked up for me on an outing, & I’ve been contemplating making more, because it was SO BEAUTIFUL!! NOW, you’ve made that possibility EASIER!!! 😉 What would I like to see in the future in the Stitching Dies? You have SO MANY WONDERFUL ONES ALREADY!!! LOL Maybe, something….. to help us in our Crafting Organization…..? Not sure what that would be, but we ALWAYS NEED Organization, right? LOL

  • 12
    lisa808 says:

    LOVE the travel tic tac toe game!!! What a fun idea.

  • 13
    Holly Saveur says:

    Love it!!
    Such a great and cool idea!

  • 14
    Tracie C. says:

    I love the stitching dies and so happy to see that it will be a feature every month. Looking forward to months of inspiration.

  • 15
    Marianne M says:

    Love the travel game and coin purse to keep the pieces! Great idea! I’m always looking for those clever handmade gifts for grandchildren!

  • 16
    Erin S says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary PTI!!!! I love the stitching dies and I love the cute little tic tac toe game. Lizzie is so clever. What a great little game to be able to carry in your purse or in the car to keep the kiddos busy.

  • 17
    Joyce says:

    What a cute idea! These would be cute in spring colors and tucked in Easter Eggs.

  • 18
    Amy Cooley says:

    I’m looking forward to this feature highlighting stitching dies. I haven’t been with Papertrey Ink for too long and it’s fun to see the products I missed and get lots of great inspiration.

  • 19
    June K says:

    Such a cute idea, Lizzie. I think I need this coaster die.

  • 20
    iluvpaper2 says:

    The Tic-Tac-Toe game is so clever! I love it! I will be looking forward to these posts every month (stitching ideas.)

  • 21
    Jeni says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! I would to see how the stitching dies can be incorporated into card making as I’m not really into making projects out of felt.

  • 22
    Angela Vacinek says:

    What a great idea with the tic tac toe Game! This would make a great traveling Item! Happy Anniversary PTI!

  • 23
    Kristina says:

    What a cute idea! So creative. I love seeing different uses for products. I’m also so excited for Papertrey’s 10 year Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. I’ve loved you since your first set. Congrats PTI!

  • 24
    Nancy Penir says:

    It is so much fun to wake up to something new! Love the new inspiration, and Erin’s darling felt project. Definitely thinking and planning what to do. Happy 10th!

  • 25

    Happy 10th Anniversary PTI! I love to see touches of stitching on cards. I used to sew all the time “back in the day” but sadly I can barely sew a hem these days!

  • 26
    Kellyv says:

    Love that there is going to be a monthly stitching feature! Lizzie’s game is so clever! Hmmm…my mind is swirling now. Fun, fun!

  • 27
    Dee says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! I’m looking forward to months of inspiration and changes to come.

  • 28
    SherryG says:

    There’s something about a hand-stitched item that tugs at the heart, and the art of stitching is enjoyed by everyone from children to grandparents. Lizzie’s use of the coaster to make a game is so clever!

  • 29
    Polly Lemire says:

    so glad there will be something to look forward to from the 5th to the 10th of the month. I was afraid I’d really miss the “Sneak Peeks”– the tic tac toe game is a sweet idea for kids.

  • 30
    janet GOSHORN says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI. I love this new feature and all the new ideas I am sure Lizzie will show us. I am so looking forward to every new day to see something new on the Blog.

  • 31
    Audrey L. Meyer says:

    Great inspiration!
    Happy 10 years!

  • 32
    Diana K says:

    While I don’t sew, I see so much inspiration in this post. I love Lizzie’s creativity and neat little project. Thanks for spreading the goodness out during the month. Happy 10th, PTI!

  • 33
    Caitlin says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! The stitching projects are wonderful and I’m looking forward to the new format. Congratulations on 10 years!

  • 34
    Debs says:

    I would like to see ideas for any of the Seasonal Stitching dies…using them as elements on cards. I also am excited about the new topics on the blog.

  • 35
    Mary W says:

    Just 10 years? It seems like so much longer. You and your designers have built a fantastic company and this celebration sounds like a blast!

  • 36
    Amanda says:

    Fun idea!! The stitching dies are some of my favorite.

  • 37
    Carrie P says:

    Yes! I love Lizzie’s new stitching feature! I love the idea she had for the travel game, what a clever idea! Congratulations on your 10th year celebration!

  • 38
    Diane says:

    Happy anniversary PTI! Love Lizzie’s stitched tic tac toe, great to take for travelling. Looking forward to seeing all the new inspiration.

  • 39
    Cindyblizzard@aol.com says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary PTI ~~~ I love the tic tac toe 🙂

  • 40
    Carol D. says:

    I love Lizzie’s new take on the square stitched coaster dies!! What a great project for car trips with kiddos.

  • 41
    Janet S says:

    What a great way to start off your anniversary posts! The coaster die is one that I don’t remember. Thanks for re-introducing it to us!

  • 42
    Pamela Levingston says:

    So glad to see guess designers and especially Erin. Looking forward to at 10 more years of inspiration and crafting excellence!

  • 43
    Terry says:

    Happy anniversary PTI! Love Lizzies creativity with the stitched coaster die and the tictac toe game! I think this will be a great new feature each month!

  • 44
    Ohhh Snap says:

    I am so glad Erin is going to be designing more stitching goodies, and I am really excited about Lizzie’s stitching feature!!

  • 45
    Candice L. says:

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I love needlework and look forward to the inspiration. However it is a craft that i can’t fit into my schedule…..something I would love to do when I have the time someday. Meanwhile, I enjoy looking at the beautiful projects.

  • 46
    Noreen says:

    What a fun idea! And I love the little pouch to hold the pieces.

  • 47
    Melanie says:

    I haven’t tried the stitching dies but I think I should!

  • 48
    Kim Rosati says:

    The Tic Tac Toe project is so cute and my grandkids will love it too! Congratulations on ten years – so many exciting ideas in that time! Looking forward to what’s ahead!

  • 49
    Debbie says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love this new feature as I have become a huge fan of your stitching dies. I am always intrigued by Lizzie’s “spin” on her stitching projects. I still am hoping and wishing for the Beaded Holiday Dies to be released as separate dies as you have done with the dies from other Stitching Kits. Thank you for the opportunity to express my wishes. One of the many things I love about PTI is the fact that they listen to their customers.

  • 50
    nancy says:

    Great way to get more use from crafting supplies. Wonderful idea and happy 10th. anniversary!!!

  • 51
    Maureen P says:

    Even though I don’t do hand stitching on my cards, I do use my sewing machine and love the look and texture of stitching. I’m so excited about Lizzie’s new feature! More eye candy is always a good thing!

  • 52
    Becca Yahrling says:

    I love the stitching inspiration! I always love seeing projects with any type of stitching. Love the Tic Tac Toe felt game, so adorable.
    Happy 10th Anniversary!

  • 53
    Megan Carroll says:

    I love to use dies with stitched lines on them on my cards. I don’t have any stitching dies but have always been wowed by what the DT creates with them. Looking forward to this year’s inspiration!!

  • 54
    Linda Reilly says:

    Lizzie’s projects are always so clever. I am looking forward to more stitching projects. It’s nice to broaden our crafts beyond cards.

  • 55
    Jackie L says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary. Looking forward to all the new inspiration and changes in 2017! Love all the new features and changes!

  • 56
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    I’ve so looked forward to the tenth anniversary! Congrats Nicole. I love the tic-tac-toe projects, just don’t have any grandchildren at the right age for it yet. Looking forward to the next 10 days!

  • 57
    Kathy W says:

    I agree that these would be great for kids. A fun way to teach children the value of homemade gifts. Happy Anniversary!

  • 58
    carol says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! Yes, yes and yes to Lizzie’s stitching feature! Today’s edition has sparked so many ideas; I can only imagine what the features to come will do! The Xs-andOs…brilliant and oh so practical for travels with little ones!
    ~carol

  • 59
    Heather says:

    Congratulations on 10 years!

    I am not a stitching person, but I do like the simplicity of the tic-tac-toe game. It’s something I think I could actually make; and I have a couple young nieces who would enjoy playing with it!

  • 60

    I just love Lizzie’s cute Stitched Tic Tac Toe game! Although I haven’t tried any stitched projects recently, it really appeals to me. It always reminds me of a slower, quieter time filled with the simple pleasures of life! These stitched projects, from the heart, will last for years and years. So, it feels like stitching creates family memories! I can tell that there will be some stitched projects in my future! I love this new feature! ♡

  • 61
    Lizzie T says:

    This is such a cute idea Lizzie!
    I love seeing PTI bring out previously released products and shed new light on them! I am always mixing newer and older products!

  • 62
    Jan Pufall says:

    Soft, sweet, and fun are the words I’d use to describe Lizzie’s new stitched project.

  • 63
    lisa m says:

    I love this idea for thinking of new ways to use the stitching dies, which I love by the way!! it is true that some dies get overlooked in the excitement of the release each month, so looking forward to this feature each month

  • 64
    Michelle Michael says:

    Thank you so much for the great inspirations every month- it’s great to have ideas for handmade gifties like the coasters!

  • 65
    Rita says:

    I am a huge fan of the stitching dies and am so happy to see this product line continue and be spotlighted in new ways. Cheering while I do a happy dance. I made coasters to match my living room rug and everyone loves them. I’ll be thinking outside the box with the dies, thanks to Lizzie’s tic tac toe game. Off to start planning and creating a project…Happy anniversary, PTI.

  • 66
    Liz mcallister says:

    The stitching feature is a clever idea…. it will probably get me to fill my craft room with felt! Lol

  • 67
    Charlotte Hutcheson says:

    I bought the coasters when they were released thinking to make them for my son-in-law who has a bar in his basement and was a brewmaster (love the beer stamp and die combo). Well, surprise surprise, I never did. Perhaps this will inspire me to make some for Christmas. You’re the best!!

  • 68
    Amy R says:

    Such a cute idea! I loved the Stitched hair accessories from a couple of years ago. I would love to see other options with those!

  • 69
    Jess S. says:

    Those projects are all so cute! Love the travel tic tac toe game.

  • 70
    Kelli says:

    Love the game board idea! Very clever.

  • 71
    Nadia K says:

    I like the different creative ways stitching can be used, so I think it will be a great addition!

  • 72
    Karen says:

    I ADORE the new format, including the focus on not only the stitching dies, but also older sets. Yay!! Lots to look forward to.

  • 73
    Kathy Mc says:

    Your 10th Anniversary is off to a great start with Lizzie’s post and clever Tic Tac Toe travel set. I’m not a stitcher but will try to participate. Happy Anniversary, PTI!

  • 74
    Cynthia says:

    How fun! Looking forward to all the new features each month and everything anniversary this month!

  • 75
    StephClapper says:

    Whenever I’m creating my projects, much of the time I have sewing or stitching in mind and how I can fit that in. I’m excited that Lizzie is adding sewing ideas to the Papertrey releases each month. Happy Anniversary PTI !

  • 76
    ML says:

    I love seeing the stitching possibilities that the Papertrey dies help to create!

  • 77
    Melissa Friedrich says:

    Awesome stitching feature, I don’t get my stitching dies out nearly enough Andre I’m inspired by Lizzie!

  • 78

    I look forward to the Anniversary every year! I LOVE the extra challenges. Thank you PTI for 10 GREAT years!!!

  • 79

    Lizzie’s project is so fun! I have been wanting to try some stitching projects, so this will be a great feature! Happy Anniversary! Can’t wait for the next 10 days, always so much fun!

  • 80
    Vikki H says:

    I need Lizzie’s monthly help to nudge me into using the stitching dies I own. Thanks, Lizzie, Erin and PTI.

  • 81
    Noelle says:

    Just starting to get into the stitching dies and I am excited to see more about them! They make stitching so much easier and therefore great for kids too! The tick tack toe set is adorable! I’ve always wanted to make a Quiet Book and I could see that game in the book!

  • 82
    Karen B. says:

    What an awesome project, Lizzie! So cute! I am excited to see the feature on the blog as I am always looking for more inspiration.

  • 83
    Greta H says:

    Wow–10 years & going strong! Happy Anniversary, PTI! Great idea to have Lizzie’s feature–thanks for the inspiration! I have lots of felt, but no stitching dies–yet!

  • 84
    Sharlini Nambiar says:

    Making the Tic Tac Toe Travel set with the accompanying coin purse is pure genius! Thank you for sharing a cool idea.

  • 85
    Jude S says:

    I’m excited about stitching! I’ve been a needle-and-thread crafter since before I discovered paper crafts and enjoy them both now.
    Congratulations on 10 years and thanks for the chance to win.

  • 86
    Vicki Smith says:

    Happy Anniversary to all of you! You deserve so much praise for your company and designers. I don’t do any sewing, just stamping, but I still like to see what everyone is doing. Looking forward to all the new features coming.

  • 87
    Linda S. says:

    Congrats PTI on 10 years. Wow that is fantastic. I do not do stitchery, but all of the projects are so pretty and fun.

  • 88
    Pat Whitley says:

    While I am not a stitcher, Lizzies projects sure tempt me. Love the Tic Tac Toe set!

  • 89
    Isabel Z says:

    I am very excited about the focus on the stitching dies and am so glad that Erin is sticking around for another year of inspiration; I love what she creates and her dies have turned this non-sewer into someone who enjoys creating with a needle and thread. I’d love to see new takes on the purse die.

  • 90
    Leslie S. says:

    Congratulations on 10 amazing years! I love Lizzie’s new stitching series and am looking forward to seeing her new ideas each month! Looks like there will be lots of inspiration throughout the year.

  • 91
    Cynthia B :) says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! While I am not drawn to stitching projects in general, I do like this feature because it offers a fresh take on something old. I look forward to seeing more of this feature in the future!

  • 92
    Nancy M says:

    Visiting on the fifth will now be an afterthought for me since I do not use any of the stitching dies for stitching. From the start, the cost of the stitching dies were too prohibitive. I knew that I could make the item without the dies and save the money for stamps; although, a few of the dies look great on paper projects.

  • 93
    connie fisher says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI. Love the cute little tic tac toe travel game….so creative. Looking forward to seeing more from Erin each month. Thanks for the inspiration

  • 94
    Susan W. says:

    I have collected many of Erin’s stitch dies over the past couple of years. Glad to see we’ll be using them more on a weekly basis. I look forward to it! 😉

  • 95
    MargaretC says:

    Love all the new features! Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity!

  • 96
    Marlee S. says:

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! Looking forward to the party and your new agenda! Love the Tic-Tac-Toe board!!

  • 97
    Sue McRae says:

    The travel tic tac toe is a brilliant idea and it’s so cute. I’m really not into stitching but I do like seeing all the creative projects.

  • 98
    Sandy Vincent says:

    Although I don’t use the stitching dies, it is fun to see what others do with them. I always enjoy the projects that are shared on the blog.

  • 99
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Yay! Happy 10th anniversary PTI. I love this new feature and can’t wait to see everything that the year holds! 🙂

  • 100
    DIANA L. says:

    I am looking forward to the series. There are such cute images and ideas for the stitched projects. Somehow I have drifted away from sewing projects. Maybe I will come back

  • 101
    Judith Novak says:

    PTI.. Happy 10th Anniversary to all of you!! So looking forward to the new format.. fresh and exciting. The stitched dies and the projects created from them have always been one of my favorite features. The “Old & New” not only inspires me to dig into my stash but also allows me to remember what I’ve not ordered in the past and update my collection!

  • 102
    Anne B says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! Love the new inspiration ideas and looking forward to seeing more stitching dies featured – both new and old!

  • 103
    Tracy L. says:

    I love Erin’s stitching dies and I have quite a few of them. Yes I am excited about the 5th of each month, I like getting inspired by new ideas and fresh takes on PTI products.

  • 104
    Sheila Toppi says:

    I am ADDICTED to stitching dies & felt! I can’t wait to see what Erin comes up with next!

  • 105
    Lisa R. says:

    I love the new PTI format. It’s lends a fresh feeling of excitement to the reveals. Lizzie did a great job at refreshing the stitching dies.

  • 106
    Jona says:

    Love the new stitching die! Such a clever idea! I think anything stitching is always a hit!!!

  • 107
    Birgit says:

    Happy birthday, Papertrey! Love your products because of so many reasons but the quality is one of the reasons listed on top!
    Super fun idea with the `tic tac toe´! 🙂
    Excited to see what`s coming next!

  • 108
    Helen F. says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! What a fun 1st day.
    Lizzie’s new stitching feature is awesome. I am looking forward seeing new ways to use my felt, embroidery threads and the stitching dies that I now NEED to purchase 🙂

  • 109
    Dori says:

    I love the stitching dies! They are so fun and you can make so many things with them as Lizzie has shown here. So happy to hear that Erin will still be coming out with some new ones this year!

  • 110
    Caitlin Rebecca says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I love to make stitched projects so I am very excited to see Lizzie’s projects every month:)

  • 111
    Kristinkat2 says:

    Congratulations to Papertrey Ink on achieving the ten year mile marker! I look forward to sharing your anniversary with you. What a great thing to celebrate … ten years of creativity, inspiration, and art! Here’s to many more years of crafting joy!

    Lizzie’s little travel game is adorable. I don’t really enjoy handstitching, but her idea is actually tempting. Thank you for inspiring.

  • 112
    Kathy Krug says:

    i used to do a lot of hand stitching. Mostly cruel work creating pictures. I have not done anything for years. Some of these stitched items would be a fun way to begin again.

  • 113
    Sandy Dayhoff says:

    Happy 10th anniversary, PTI!! I am looking forward to seeing more stitching projects to get more mileage out of the dies I already have! I have stockpiled quite a bit of felt, so I need to get moving!!

  • 114
    Sheryl Sharp says:

    I did miss this set, and the stitched coaster square flair die! Thanks for spotlighting it with such fun inspiration!

  • 115
    Teddra says:

    Excited to see the focus on stitching dies and new ways to use the products! I’d like to see Hoopla revisited with a new spin.

  • 116
    Terri E. says:

    Love, love, love that there will be more stiching dies coming and more ways to use what we already have on hand. I bought the whole thing to make coasters, but that hasn’t happened yet. Love the tic tac toe game that will be well used here!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 117
    Cathy Y says:

    Making a tic tac toe game out of the coaster was very clever!!!

  • 118
    Marcia Hill says:

    Erin’s little game set is so cute and love the idea of using the coin purse dies to make a holder for the game pieces. I have that die…really need to get it out and use it!

  • 119
    Imke Ludwig says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI ! I like to see all the stitching projects but for me personally they are not necessarily to have.
    I see no use for myself personally except the Scissor Keeper Die and the Stitched Key Fob Die . I think these are things i would use.

  • 120
    Teresa Grau says:

    I love the stitched dies and can’t wait to see the new ones as well as inspiration on how to use the ones I already own.

  • 121
    Linda M. says:

    I’m really excited about this new stitching feature. I only have a few stitching dies, but want to get more. This tic-tac-toe set is such a great idea! Thanks!

  • 122
    Mary Jo Johnston says:

    Happy Anniversary Papertrey Ink! How exciting!!

  • 123
    Beverly Perdue says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! Love the new format and features! Lizzie did an awesome job “thinking outside of the box” with the tic tac toe set using the stitched coaster die. I’m looking forward to seeing more projects and would love to get ideas for the stitched tag die.

  • 124
    Pat says:

    I enjoy stitching with woolen felt, but I prefer ornaments and wall hangings over items that would get a lot of handling. But I do love the gorgeous colors of PTI felt!

  • 125
    Gina Eggebrecht says:

    I am looking forward to seeing this new feature each month. The way Lizzie used the coaster die this month is such fun. And the coin purse die as the game piece holder is a great idea. I would really like to see the coin purse die be the featured product one month. I could use more ideas for how to decorate it or other ways to use it.

  • 126
    CathyL says:

    The travel game is a great idea! Thanks, Lizzie!!!

  • 127
    Liz M. says:

    I love the little Tic-Tac-Toe game idea! Although I don’t so, I do like the look of stitching and have been incorporating it into my cards more and more!

  • 128
    Martha says:

    Thanks, Lizzie & PTI, for this fun new feature and lovely inspiration.

  • 129

    Love to have new ideas for the stitching dies!

  • 130
    Nita K. says:

    Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to lots of fun and inspiration! I love the feature!

  • 131
    MaryB says:

    Lizzie’s travel tic tac toe is just perfect. I’m looking forward so much to all the inspiration that the new guest blogging features will bring over the next year! PTI seems to know what crafty things I want and need even before I know. Happy Anniversary, and thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate!

  • 132
    Allison T. says:

    What a clever idea! I love the tic tac toe game!

  • 133
    Deborah Rosenow says:

    Thank you Lizzie for a great idea with the tic tac toe game. I love my stitched dies from PTI and would love new ideas. I can’t wait to see what else Lizzie comes up with in the future. Happy 10th birthday PTI!

  • 134
    LaFaunB says:

    I haven’t tried the stitching dies yet, but the fun ideas today inspire me to give it a try.

    Do you have any project ideas and/or gift ideas for teens — boys and girls?

  • 135
    Cheryl I says:

    Lizzie’s Tic Tac Toe board is brilliant! And the coin purse storage….so cute! I love seeing new ways to use my PTI products. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

  • 136
    Cathy! says:

    Congrats on 10 years! Love your products and ideas; looking forward to all the fun stuff!

  • 137
    Lorraine says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Love to see products used by the DT – Lizzie’s take is so creative & inspiring! Looking forward to all of the designer’s posts!

  • 138
    annheidel says:

    I have some stitching dies, but don’t use them very often. I look forward to this as a regular feature! I love seeing things used in new ways.

  • 139
    Sara Mac says:

    Happy 10th Birthday Papertrey!!! It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. I love the new features and updates that you’ve made. Lizzie is amazingly talented and I’m so glad she’s using those talents for Papertrey!

  • 140
    Keri says:

    I’ve always liked the stitching dies. I like to create sweet, unique gifts with relative ease. I am looking forward to the new spin on these dies with Lizzie each month.

  • 141
    Liza Dehnel says:

    I love all the stitching on ideas. I can’t wait to add some stitching does t my collection.

  • 142
    KKO says:

    Loved this post as I’ve so enjoyed the quick stitch ornament dies from PTI! They are well received little gifts as present tags/ornaments and very fun to make. They offer endless color/decoration variations too! I’d love to see even more Christmas ornament designs–a festive bird, angel, candy cane, music eighth notes or treble clef, present, additional snowflake designs, etc. Can’t wait to see what your wonderful design teams come up with!

  • 143
    dloates2005 says:

    I used to do a lot of cross stitch back in its heyday. This looks like fun and I might be open to challenge myself with something new and combine my former love os cross stitch with stitching on paper, etc!

  • 144
    Tammy W says:

    Looks like all kinds of exciting things happening this month. Can’t wait!

  • 145
    Mary K says:

    My stitching dies are my very favorite Papertrey products, so I love the the new feature on the 5th!

  • 146
    beatrice W. says:

    happy Anniversary PTI. I don’t use my stitching dies enough so it will be fun to revisit them.

  • 147
    Linda Lander says:

    10 years of ideas, inspiration and products…love them all. The stitching tic tac toe is precious and such a great practical traveling idea

  • 148
    Lauren Yo. says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! I am such a fan of the stitching dies! I look forward to the new products that Erin will be revealing later in the year!

  • 149
    Jen Carter says:

    What a fun new feature! I’m not that into the felt stitching yet, but it does catch my eye and provides loads of inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  • 150
    storymusicgirl says:

    I love doing little handwork projects like these, and this one is super adorable. Great for times when you need a quiet game to keep littles occupied. 🙂

  • 151

    I’m totally looking forward to this new feature. I already sew and don’t really need the die cut holes. I’d love to see some inspiration using non-sewing dies!

  • 152
    Betty N says:

    Happy Anniversary! Awesome projects! I only own one set of stitching dies, and haven’t used them much for stitching. Thank you for the ideas!

  • 153
    Dianne S says:

    Great to see so much inspiration for stitching projects! Happy 10th and looking forward to seeing what Lizzie Jones and others on the design team have created in the posts to come.

  • 154
    Annette says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary.
    I love these creative stitchings. I am addicted to papercrafting, but Lizzies wonderful work inspires me and I am thinking about trying something new. :-))

  • 155
    Mutzy Mia says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! Happy to hear there will be more inspiration in the days following Release Night! Although stitching projects are way down my list, I will still enjoy seeing all the creativity that Lizzie shares and the new designs from Erin.

  • 156
    Colleen F says:

    Awesome…loving everything new for the releases. So exited to see everything you have planned for us!

  • 157
    Natasha says:

    I love the new feature! It’s awesome to see existing does used in new out of the box ways!

  • 158
    Vicki A says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary PTI! I really like Lizzie’s idea of making a traveling tic-tac-toe set, that is something I can make for my grandkids when they get a little older. I do not do much stitching, but I like to see new ideas. I think it will be fun to see new ways of using the current stitching dies and maybe some new stitching dies as well. Thank you!

  • 159
    Joyce M. says:

    I love this new feature of Lizzie’s. I do not have any of the stitching dies, but just may be inspired to get some after reading Lizzie’s inspirational post.

  • 160
    Terri W says:

    Happy 10th anniversary PTI!
    I don’t do much stitching anymore but love the idea of the little traveling tic tac toe board.

  • 161
    Sandy redman says:

    Cute stitching projects. Thanks for sharing.

  • 162
    Deborah S says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! Lizzie does great things with the stitching dies – so happy for her new monthly feature!

  • 163
    Jenny R says:

    What a cute way to use these dies! I love to see unique ideas for using things that I wouldn’t have thought of.

  • 164
    Karen B. says:

    I’m a fan of the stitching dies, so this feature is great!

  • 165
    Sharon D says:

    Yay! Super excited for the anniversary release, and creative Lizzie has gotten things off to a great start! I can’t believe how time flies. I found PTI right before your 1st anniversary, and I’ve been here ever since.

  • 166
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    I love the new stitched rectangle die! Happy 10th anniversary to PTI. I’ve loved you for on the very beginning. Here’s to another 10 happy years… I can’t wait to see what you will bring us!

  • 167
    Kim Heggins says:

    Sewing was the first craft I ever learned how to do…love stitching and Lizzie project is adorable.

  • 168
    Tracy says:

    Wow, excited for the next 10 days of fun. Love the new stitching feature, as I have many of the dies and would love new inspiration! Happy 10th to great company!

  • 169
    Georgia Tuttle says:

    How much fun can a person have creating such cute things? Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • 170
    Adele Holcomb says:

    The only PTI stitching die I own is the Stitched Rectangles, which I use often…for paper…and seldom stitch! Although I liked your old format and looked forward to the 5th to see the previews, I think it’s great that you are taking a fresh approach. For me, I don’t see that some of the features will be of special interest — stitching and planners for example, but I know I will look at each one anyway, and enjoy seeing what the DT creates. I love that we will be getting new ideas even after the reveal. Can’t wait to see all you have in store for us!

    Happy 10th Anniversary to a great company!

  • 171
    Kathryn A says:

    Happy 10th anniversary! I love the stitching ideas! The X’s and O’s game is fun, and the coasters would be a great gift.

  • 172
    JosieDee says:

    I love to stitch….I find it very relaxing! So, these ideas are something that I would love to work on in the evenings while watching some TV…

  • 173
    Julie J says:

    Thinking outside the box! Very cute!

  • 174
    Rosemary D says:

    happy 10th anniversary!! what a fun way to get everything started. lizzie’s project is so cute!!

  • 175
    Sally K says:

    Love the cute tic tac toe game idea. So clever – my kids would have loved that on car trips. Looking forward to all your new projects.

  • 176
    Emma S. says:

    Looking forward to this anniversary celebration.Not a stitcher but may get hooked yet!

  • 177
    diana says:

    Great new feature! 🙂

  • 178
    Pai says:

    fun new feature!

  • 179
    erin says:

    Yeah!! Can’t wait to see more..

  • 180
    Cheryl F. says:

    A new stitching feature…yay! I can’t wait. Always so much to look forward to on this site!

  • 181
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Sweet little tic tac toe set, Lizzie! So glad to hear that Erin will still be designing dies.
    This inspires me to get out some felt & make something!

  • 182
    Samantha D says:

    I struggle with keeping things straight. I think the stitching features will greatly help with this. Also the ability to add felt to my projects will be awesome. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 183
    Janis in ID says:

    Real stitching isn’t something that I have ever tried on my cards and I didn’t know you had stitching dies. The tic tac toe project is adorable and fun!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogpspot.com

  • 184
    Donna K says:

    I don’t have a lot of the stitching dies but the ones I have are so much fun to use. I look forward to seeing more projects.

  • 185
    Jill S says:

    I’m quite excited about the new schedule of monthly events. What a great way to showcase the lines. As someone who does sew, but hasn’t gotten excited about the stitching dies,I am looking forward to seeing them in use on a grand scale. See what I’m missing and all that. Happy Anniversary!!

  • 186
    LeeAnne says:

    What a fun way to start the countdown! I love the stitch dies and can’t wait to see all the new ideas and uses this year!

  • 187
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Happy anniversary PTI and congrats to Lizzy on her new position. Love the stitched tic-tac-toe game.

  • 188
    Janet B. from WV says:

    I had totally forgotten about this die – time to add it to my wish list!

  • 189
    Regina roach says:

    Happy anniversary! Love the cute projects, especially the tic tac toe set.

  • 190
    Jeanne says:

    Lizzie, love your clever idea of a game board! I love exploring new creations on a previous product. It helps me reach outside the box! Thanks

  • 191
    Sarosa says:

    Happy Anniversary, PTI! I’ve become quite enamored of quilt dies, but hadn’t really noticed these. I used to cross-stitch, so I love the idea of making something with that kind of look.

  • 192
    BarbaraB says:

    The tic tac toe game is so cute. I’m looking forward to seeing other new ideas from Lizzie.
    I enjoy all the ‘revisit’ articles, both stamps and dies.

  • 193
    Nora says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I am so excited to see what Erin has to bring. I LOVE these fun stitching dies and am always amazed at what everyone comes up with!!

  • 194
    Lori Lehanne says:

    I love the idea of creating a travel tic-tac-toe board from the coaster die. Although I have the dies in my stash I have to admit I’ve yet to use them. Time to change that!

  • 195
    Cindy O says:

    Though I don’t often stitch with felt or fabric, I’ll enjoy the new feature as inspiration to use my PTI stitching dies on cards! With or without embroidery floss, they add such great detail. And it’s always fun to see Lizzie’s creative ideas!

  • 196
    LR says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! I am very excited about the new format and that there will be more ideas and inspiration throughout the month on old and new products! I love the stitching dies and am anxious to learn more new ways to use them through Lizzie’s new feature. I would also like to see a die to make an eyeglass case and other stitched gift ideas. I think a cute little mini Easter type of basket that could hold a small treat or gift would be nice, too. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

  • 197
    Jill A says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI !!!!! Love the new features. I can’t wait to see what Lizzie come up with–it’s going to be fun.

  • 198
    Susan says:

    I think stitching prompts will be fun. I would love to know if PTI is planning any stitched edger dies in the future. I’d love to see those.

  • 199
    see mary stamp says:

    Other than making one pair of the adorable baby booties, I haven’t had much time to play with the stitching dies. I’m looking forward to monthly stitching inspiration from Lizzie.

  • 200
    Carmela Hubler says:

    I love your tic, tac, toe stitching projects. This is not something I have typically tried but I am open to see what the products are and how they can be used. I have really liked the Christmas ornament stitching dies you have featured in the past. Your ideas are always very inspirational!

  • 201
    Debbie P says:

    The Tic Tac Toe would have been great on an RV trip my husband and I just took with our grandson. Looking forward to more great ideas and the new release format!

  • 202
    super stick chick says:

    So much fun is going on here at Papertrey! Loving all the great stitching projects. Congrats on the big 10!

  • 203
    Cheryl says:

    I love the tic tac toe game. It would be perfect for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.

  • 204
    Karen says:

    I always love the anniversary celebrations, and can tell this will be no exception! LOVE that stitched tic tac toe game. I have some grandchildren who would love this!

  • 205
    Cindy C says:

    I don’t do the stitching, but I’m always interested in the inspiration! Happy anniversary PTI!

  • 206
    Kelly says:

    Happy Anniversary! Great idea. I’m looking forward to all the good stuff over the next 10 days.

  • 207
    Karen B says:

    Congrats! So excited to see what you have in store!

  • 208
    Jennifer Thompson says:

    The traveling tic tac toe kit is so fun!

  • 209
    Toni Storie says:

    So much inspiration here! It was easy to play along with today’s challenge!

  • 210
    Michelle Laulu says:

    I love the stitching dies, and I love that you have shown us a new idea. I’m curious to see what these dies would look like on paper.

  • 211
    Mary says:

    Paper crafts and sewing are my two favorite things, so this is a great feature. It would be nice to see more gift ideas like these as well as card ideas.

  • 212
    Debbie Archer says:

    Happy Anniversary, PTI! So glad to hear Erin will be back again this year. Also, Lizzie is already rockin’ the new Stitching Focus feature. I love the new project she presented today!

  • 213
    Janet Mack says:

    I think a monthly post is a fantastic idea. I am looking forward to seeing more stitched projects.

  • 214
    Joni M says:

    Happy Birthday PTI!!! Stitching is not one of my interests, but I do love seeing the creations.

  • 215
    DinaM says:

    The coasters would be great for someone like me who doesn’t sew well at all!

  • 216
    Pat A. says:

    Looking forward to seeing Lizzie’s take on all the sewing dies. She is so creative and fun! Happy to hear Erin will be designing, too!

  • 217
    Lyn says:

    I have never been much of a sewing enthusiast, but these projects have left me in awe of what can be done with felt and a few simple stitches. I am already enjoying this release immensely and can’t wait to see what the next 9 days will bring.

  • 218
    Katherine says:

    I LOVE stitching dies! These are my favorites and any new ideas on how to stretch their use is awesome. I’m looking forward to new ideas for the sewing staples.

  • 219
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    I would love to see stitching incorporated into a card, maybe with Stitched Lines or something similar. Love this idea!

  • 220
    Tina B. says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! I know you have New and exciting projects and activities. Let the festivities begin!

  • 221
    Chris L says:

    Happy Anniversary PTI! I am looking forward to Lizzie’s posts, and hoping that I have some of the dies she will feature!

  • 222
    Dolores says:

    Love the travel tic tac toe. Unfortunately these older eyes of mine have trouble doing such detailed stitching on such small pieces. Thank you for 10 years of amazing inspiration!

  • 223
    Cindy G says:

    Stitching dies are some of my favorite PTI projects. Lizzie’s new designs are terrific. I love and appreciate the old as new feature and am exited about new projects using stitching dies I already have. I hope (eventually) all the existing stitching dies are featured!

  • 224
    Kelly W. says:

    The tic tac toe game is simply awesome! This is such a clever idea and so very useful for vacation or long trips in the car, waiting for dinner at a restaurant, or sitting in a lobby waiting for your sibling’s practice to be over! Happy 10th Anniversary!!

  • 225
    karen h says:

    I am excited by this stitching feature each month!

  • 226
    Teresa Brada says:

    Love the tic tac toe project! Happy 10th Anniversary PTI!!

  • 227
    Amy McCue says:

    I love all the stitching projects. I am hopping this feature will get me to dive into the stitching pool!

  • 228
    Mimi R says:

    I love the tic tac toe game and matching bag, this is super adorable!!!

  • 229
    marcy says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love what you bring us each month. Never a disappointment! Great samples and ideas!

  • 230
    Kyrsten Noel Koops says:

    Love the tic tac toe! So adorable!!

  • 231
    Patt H. says:

    Love this new feature & totally love the Portable Tic, Tac, Toe project!! What a great idea! Love it!

  • 232
    katevdp says:

    Awesome use of the dies. My kids would love this too! So clever Lizzie. Also glad Erin is back with ideas for another year.

  • 233
    Jennifer L. says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I rarely use my stitching die, so I’m looking forward to some new inspiration.

  • 234
    LindaM says:

    I have been intrigued with the stitching dies since they first came out, but just wasn’t sure if it was something I would really use. With this new feature with all it’s inspiration I think I just might try some of these dies. Looking forward to all the new products.

  • 235
    Miriam Prantner says:

    What a great idea for these coasters! My girls ALWAYS want to play tic tac toe!

  • 236
    Paula e. says:

    Congrats on 10 wonderful years PTI. So much to look forward to in this release.

  • 237
    Michelle Chapman says:

    Looking forward to the new addition. It will be fun to see the new creativity.

  • 238
    Penny P. says:

    I love this new feature on the blog! I have a few of the stitching dies so I will love seeing new things with them!

  • 239
    Leslie Scholes says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary PTI and here’s to many more. Lizzie’s Tic Tac Toe game is so clever and I look forward to seeing previous sets used in new ways! My grandkids are gonna love this!! Can’t wait to fall in love with PTI’s new format!!

  • 240
    Carol Blaisdell says:

    Love seeing Lizzie’s clever stitching ideas. Happy birthday to a favorite company!

  • 241
    Becky M says:

    What a great new use for this stitching die! I can’t wait to see what else Lizzie comes up with in this new feature!

  • 242
    Nancy Wilcox says:

    What a cute idea! Happy Anniversary to Papertrey!!

  • 243
    Rachael Burdick says:

    I don’t stitch, but I can see using the die as a pierced square die instead.

  • 244
    Annette Snyder says:

    I love the travel game idea!

  • 245
    Laraine R says:

    Fabulous ideas! Love the tic tac toe game!

  • 246
    Glorie says:

    Happy Anniversary PIT! A seasonal stitching project would be great.

  • 247
    Angela W says:

    I personally don’t use the stitching dies, but I’m looking forward to seeing new projects with them! Who knows? Maybe I’ll end up using them after all?!

  • 248
    PT says:

    Happy 10th anniversary! I loved Erin’s projects, especially the tic-tac-toe coaster. I’m so looking forward to more stitching dies, they’re one of my favorite product lines from PTI!

  • 249
    Kristen says:

    I have loved the stitching dies ever since they started coming out and now will enjoy seeing fresh ideas for them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 250
    Karen Rice says:

    I love the Tic Tac Toe coaster set! Yes! I love simple projects like this that one could make many sets to give to children! What a great idea!

  • 251
    Belinda says:

    Happy 10 years! Thanks for the great inspiration – I have never usually done stitching but the tic tac toe idea is so cool. Looking forward to more fun idea down the line.

  • 252
    Annette says:

    Happy Anniversary wishes from the other side of the Atlantic! When it comes to working with thread and needles, I’m more of a knitter than into stitching, but I’d be interested to see more examples of how these dies can be used for paper projects.

  • 253
    Tanja S. says:

    I am looking forward to Lizzie’s posta. I would like to see a feature on Christmas decorations and packaging.

  • 254
    Pmm says:

    Best wishes for another 10 years later of wonderful creativity that all the PTI staff and designers! Looking forward to seeing what this year will bring!

  • 255
    TracyK says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’m looking forward to many more years of fun with you!

  • 256
    Dragica W. says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! Lizzie’s projects are awesome.

  • 257
    Marianne says:

    I’m not really into stitching myself, but I love the look, especially combined with some soft and pretty felt. It’s a good thing there are lots of stitching dies available as well.

  • 258
    Cindy says:

    I’ve always admired the stitched dies and the beautiful projects you all have made. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about purchasing some the Christmas ornaments you all have…that used to be a passion of mine!

  • 259
    Leigh Penner says:

    Happy 10th anniversary, PTI! I’m hoping Lizzie’s feature will encourage me to complete the pillow that I started last spring using the stitched bicycle die…

  • 260

    Such a clever idea … and so cute! Happy 10th Anniversary … here’s to the next decade! Anita 🙂

  • 261
    Birgit says:

    What a fun game set from Lizzie today! I’m so excited about this month and all the new releases!!

  • 262
    DGolly says:

    I’m loving these new segments on the blog. Love the tic tac toe.

  • 263
    Aunt Min says:

    Although I have the coin purse die, I regret to say I have never used it! I am not good at sewing, and could use some “cheerleading” inspiration from a Lizzie coin purse post to give me the courage to use it.

  • 264
    Lisa S. says:

    I want to stitch but haven’t been brave enough to try it. Can’t wait to learn more from Lizzie!

  • 265
    Betsy l says:

    Cute idea! 🙂 can’t wait for the rest of the anniversary posts!

  • 266
    Cindy H. says:

    Love this sweet little Tic Tac Toe game that Lizzie made. It’s beautifully created and thought out with even a little X’s and O’s felt container. All nice and soft for little hands. Great job, Lizzie!

  • 267
    lainey says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I don’t do much stitching but these sure looks like fun projects to try.

  • 268
    Donna Gourley says:

    I do sew, but haven’t delved into any felt projects like Lizzie featured. I do like the tic tac toe project though and think that my granddaughter would enjoy playing with that.

  • 269
    Linda R. says:

    Love these felt projects. Please continue to share these stitching projects!

  • 270
    Luanne Ford says:

    I don’t do much stitching, but I think I may have a small set I’ve never used…! Time to pull it out and play!

  • 271
    Jennifer T says:

    Your tic tac toe set is awesome! I love seeing what you can stitch and make, though ai don’t actually do it myself. Lack of space for all the materials and time of course. Always fun to read and see though!

  • 272
    jan metcalf says:

    Love the alphas stitched together as game pieces! Clever idea!

  • 273

    Happy Anniversary PTI! I have a few of the stitching sets but I didn’t actually get to use some of them. I’m hoping that this fabulous series will get my mojo going so I can give those dies some love!

  • 274
    Felicia says:

    Wow these projects are so Awesome, I never really got into sewing with my crafts, but I love the talent of these crafters. Bravo!

  • 275
    Jennifer says:

    I have always like the stitching dies and I’m very excited to see the other projects Lizzie has to offer!!

  • 276
    Penny J says:

    Litzy’s Tic Tac Toe is so ingenious! What a great travel game!!

  • 277
    Anita says:

    I absolutely love the stitching dies and stitching with felt! I am loving this new blog feature! Happy Anniversary! Love getting new ideas with the different dies!

  • 278
    Joy Hadden says:

    Thanks Lizzie for inspiring us to use some of the dies we may already have — I’m off to get some pretty spring PTI felt and a few dies I’ve not used in a while.

  • 279
    D.Ann C says:

    What an adorable idea for a gift for the kiddos! I love posts that show new takes on stuff that might already be in our stash!! I look forward to you keeping us in stitches, Lizzie! : )

  • 280

    Beautiful stitched projects here today, should get out my felt and try again!

  • 281
    Colleen says:

    I love the Tic Tack Toe stitched game, would love to make it for my grandchildren for travel.

  • 282
    Steffi H. says:

    I´m not a sewing kind of person, but I love stitching on cards so much.

  • 283

    This is so cute! Love the new stitching and can’t wait to learn more!

  • 284
    S. Molinari says:

    Stitching is my first love, papercrafting is a close second. So yes, love that we’re going to be inspired in this way each month! Thank you so much!

  • 285
    Patty says:

    What a great addition to look forward to each month.

  • 286
    Krissie says:

    Super cute stitching project.

  • 287
    Pat from sd says:

    Just adorable. The kids would love this.

  • 288
    Ann says:

    oh my, I’m going to have to try this out. So cute.

  • 289
    Kim Badelt says:

    I absolutely love the idea of a stitching feature and will be looking forward to it every month. I loved Lizzie’s travelling take on Tic Tac Toe!

  • 290
    Ljhart says:

    The stitching dies are some of my favorite releases. I find them very soothing and easy to take on the run to kids hockey practice.

  • 291
    Cheryl B. says:

    I own many PTI stitching dies. I love the PTI felt. The weight and the colors. I look forward to Lizzie’s blog post fro stitching dies in the coming months!

  • 292
    Lorie Bohnstedt says:

    I love hand stitching. I’m going to have to adventure into this craft!!

  • 293
    Susan P says:

    I am excited about the new stitching feature each month! Lizzie’s project this month was awesome!

  • 294
    Michele Lourenco says:

    Happy Anniversary. I love the stitched look but just never have the patience to make something with it. However, it is very pretty and fun to see the cool projects the DT and fellow customers make!

  • 295
    Tammie J says:

    Really like these projects. I am not much of a sewing wizard and this is a simple way to add a sewing element. Congratulations on 10 years. I jumped on your band wagon right near the start. It’s been fun watching the company grow and change over time. Many more!

  • 296
    mary lewis says:

    This is such a great idea…So fun!

  • 297
    Lisa Dolson says:

    Wonderful, Lizzie. Can’t wait to see your ideas each month.

  • 298
    Lindsey L says:

    Lizzie, your travel tic-tac-toe game is genius! Oh, how I love it! So excited for this feature and the added motivation to use (and add to) my stitching dies!

  • 299
    Rebecca F. says:

    The tic tac toe set is adorable! Would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift!

  • 300
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    Love the Tic Tac Toe project and I always look forward to your anniversary celebration.

  • 301
    Anna says:

    I like the tic-tac-toe. Enjoying this new format. Looking forward to many more years.

  • 302
    Deb Hudson says:

    I am looking forward to the new way! I love the felt tic tac toe game idea. I want to incorporate more felt and fabric into my projects and stitching. Happy Anniversary.

  • 303
    Linda C says:

    Very creative. Love the tic tac toe game

  • 304
    merryf says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! I love all of the new monthly features — and starting with the amazing Lizzie! I think her felt tic-tac-toe board is genius! This would be wonderful for all the kids and teens in my life!

  • 305
    Melissa S. says:

    Love Lexi’s project. I need to break out my stitching dies and play.

  • 306
    Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! I love the look the stitching adds to a project! I’d love to try my hand at creating some special pieces with stitching!

  • 307
    Sue LD says:

    So excited about this feature. Love using felt and the stitching dies. I like that she is revisiting older stitching dies with fresh ways to use them.

  • 308

    Stitching project is so so fun, really love to see more critters toy!

  • 309
    Tammy W says:

    I’d love to see a smaller key fob die come out. I need to make more time to stitch too.

  • 310
    AllysonA says:

    I’m not much of a stitcher, but every time I see one of the stitching projects, it makes me wish that I were! Loving Lizzie’s tic tac toe idea here. So clever!

  • 311
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Cool coaster dies! Love the different look! I’m into felt these days. I am looking for gift items… small dolls and animals…

  • 312
    Kris says:

    This is a great new feature!

  • 313

    LOVE all the new features and Blog changes. The stitching dies are some of my favorites.

  • 314
    pmm says:

    What a cute idea for a game!

  • 315
    Shelly says:

    I absolutely love that tic tac toe project! It’s a great way occupy kids that doesn’t use any type of electronic device! I am looking forward to seeing what else is in store for the future. I haven’t invested in any felt yet but I can see some coming to my house in the future. I would like to see the Hoopla: Stitched scallop dies used in the future. I bought this die set to use on cards but haven’t put it to use yet.

  • 316
    Linda Sodano says:

    I really like the Travel Tic tac toe. I don’t do stitching myself but I enjoy looking at what everyone makes!

  • 317
    Barbara Martin says:

    I have only done a few stitching projects but am looking forward to seeing Lizzie’s feature in the coming year.

  • 318
    Sandy W, says:

    Love the stitched Travel game! How creative! I haven’t tried any of the stitched projects,but have had my eye on the heart die with double stitch holes. Would like to see what can be done with it. Thanks!

  • 319
    Lori B says:

    I love revisiting the previously released sets! I don’t pull out my stitching dies nearly enough, so I am looking forward to this new feature.

  • 320
    Caitlin Rebecca says:

    Lizzie’s tic tac toe game is so cute!!! I love to make stitched projects and I look forward to your new stitching dies:)

  • 321
    Sheri Elmont says:

    I love seeing all the new stitching dies and projects. I dove in and used the necklace from Stamp-A-Faire 2015 and now I think I want more dies. And felt. Happy Anniversary PTI!

  • 322
    Cindy Hanson says:

    What a great start to your anniversary post. The stitching projects are so creative and inspiriring…I’m looking at my supplies in a new way!

  • 323
    Lisa G. says:

    I am super excited about this feature every month. I have a lot of your stitched dies and look forward to seeing different ways to use this.

  • 324
    Kristie H says:

    Lizzie’s tic tac toe kit is too cute! Loved it!

  • 325
    Dasha says:

    This tic tac toe would be perfect for my pupils in school. Amazing inspiration

  • 326
    Rebecca B. from FL says:

    What a great project Lizzie! Happy Anniversary PTI!

  • 327
    Nancy G says:

    Happy 10 years Papertrey!!! Love all the inspiration!! Lizzy your amazing!

  • 328
    Janet W says:

    I love Lizzie’s new feature AND the stitching dies! I’ve probably used the key fob die more than any of the others, but have many and love them all!

  • 329
    sarah t. says:

    I sew, so I don’t really use the stitching dies, but I used the coffee cozy die for the middle school craft club I run and that was a huge hit.

  • 330
    Olga V says:

    I LOVE Lizzie’s feature! The stitching dies are amazing, but I always feel like it’s going to be time consuming… I’m in love with the coin purses, though! That’s one of the dies I’d be definitely trying out! Happy 10th Anniversary, PTI! Keep rocking!

  • 331
    Amy Klin says:

    Great projects!

  • 332
    Elizabeth Marie says:

    I am eager to see what Lizzie has in store for us in the stitching department. She inspires me a great deal.

  • 333
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    I love PTI stitching dies. I will be watching for Lizzie’s posts every month.

  • 334
    Josiane says:

    So glad that you have added Lizzie’s new stitching feature. I have only a few of the stitching dies but intimidated so the feature should help me be brave enough to use them.

    Happy 10th anniversary, PTI! Here’s to many more!

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