Papertrey's June release countdown is underway! This month's collection has so much variety -- cars and trucks, beautiful florals, modern and graphic, plus some new die sets that I am positively squealing over, not to mention the lovey new Pale Peony color! If you haven't been following along with the peeks so far, visit Nichole's blog to get caught up.
Today is our first group post for June, and we are introducing some adorable transportation-themed products: Need for Speed by Erin Lincoln, Road Signed and Road Signed Numbers by Nichole Heady, and a Stitched Car and Stitched Truck, also by Erin.
All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on June 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
The car and truck stitching dies are so adorable and so well thought-out! I used the Stitched Truck die to make an ornament for my husband. We've been exchanging ornaments every Christmas since the beginning of our marriage. I try to make or find ornaments that are personal, and this one will be perfect, since he loves to coach baseball and hauls all of the team equipment in the back of his truck. The baseball isn't part of the set, just something I made from circle dies. I love the idea of putting other stitched elements in the back of the pick-up -- hearts, birthday candles, anything really!
At the top of the truck cab, I stitched in a loop of Smokey Shadow Saddle Stitched ribbon to use as a hanging loop. This loop could work for ornaments, keychains, backpack tags, gift tags, and more!
To make the baseball, I cut a white Stitched Circle, then used a Stitched Circles: Holes die to add the curved lines for the red stitching. Easy to do, just lay the holes-only die on the Stitched Circle die-cut, offsetting to the left and right.
Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow, True Black, and Lemon Zest felt
white, gray, and red embroidery floss
Smokey Shadow Saddle Stitch ribbon
Next up is Need for Speed and the On the Road die. These cars are so cute! I'm especially impressed with how well the car designs work for men and boys of all ages -- not too grown-up for the little ones, but sleek enough for the teens and men.
I layered a stamped and die-cut Need for Speed car onto an On the Road Soft Stone die-cut. The road lines are cut so that you can back with another color for the stripes, or inlay another color for the stripes. And the stamped tire tracks are such a fun touch!
The overhead perspective on the cars is fun and unique. I wasn't sure if I'd like it combined with scene elements, but I did. The curvy green hill piece was cut with the Sentiment Splits: Horizontal Curve die, the city skyline is from Zappy Birthday, and the background is the Cover Plate: Blue Skies die.
I stamped the Need for Speed sentiment in two parts and popped it up for dimension.
Another look at that car. So fun!
Stamps: Need for Speed
Dies: Need for Speed, On the Road, Sentiment Splits: Horizontal Curve,
Ink: Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
Paper: white, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Green Parakeet, and Aqua Mist card stock;
Black and White All Over paper collection
Other: foam adhesive
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