Stitching is a big thing in paper crafting lately. But not everybody has a sewing machine at hand… So there are a couple of ways to add a faux stitched border to your projects. You can draw them by hand or stamp them, but there’s an easier way too. A lot of companies are releasing new dies with stitched borders now! And while I really love the depth and detail the real stitching gives, it’s a bit too much work for me to get the sewing machine out for just one card. And then these stitched dies are awesome! A quick way to ad some lovely details to your card. Let’s have a look at what you can do with them!
I’ll start with some plain square dies. The stitching gives a nice finished look and adds another (discrete) frame to the shaker element on this card from Leigh Penner.
Let’s Go from Leigh Penner, image source To the Full by Leigh Penner
LeAnne Pugliese really stayed in the sewing theme with this card, with a stitched border die and some little spools of thread stamps.
Three little spools by LeAnne Pugliese, image source Wee Inklings
You can color your die-cut piece as usual and the little stitched border will look great! Like this card from Jess.
Wishing you a day filled with sunshine from Jess Moyer, image source Jess Crafts
The next card from Teresa is another lovely example from a card where there’s a combination of stitched border dies and normal dies. In this card the other die interrupts the stitched border which gives it a playfull look.
Let your dreams take flight by Teresa, image source Charming little secret
Next to the plain square dies there are a lot of other shapes with stitched borders. Like this party banner shape from Lawn Fawn that Lydia Brooke used. She also used it with a speech bubble die on top of the card, the stitched border continues around the card this way. This gives the card a great finished look.
Birthday card by Lydia Brooke, image source Love Lydia Brooke
Yukari used a lovely scalloped stitched border die for her card.
Woo-hoo owl card by Yukari, image source Handmade by Yuki
Most of the stitched border dies are great to combine with each other. Kim used several different dies on her card and they look great together.
Birthday card by Kim Singdahlsen, image source Joyful Creations with Kim
Torico also used several stitched dies on her lovely card.
You’re a big deal by Torico, image source Stamparadise
Paper smooches has a set with stitched borders in different shapes, which just add a stitched line to your project. This gives you the freedom of using the stitched borders but without a diecut shape around it. Lynn used it on this card.
I miss you so much by Lynn, image source the mango boys and me
You can find a lot of beautiful inspiration online on how to use these stitched dies. But after these great cards, here’s a list with great stitched dies!
Lawn Fawn has a lot of great stitched dies.
Stitched Hillside Borders, Lawn Fawn, image source A Cherry on top
Stitched Party Banners, Lawn Fawn, image source Simon Says Stamp
Large stitched rectangle stackables, Lawn Fawn, image source Simon Says Stamp
Lil’ Inker Designs has some stitched dies too, like these great tags.
Anytime tags, Lil’ Inker Designs, image source Lil’ Inker Designs
Or you can use some of the Die-namics from My Favorite Things.
Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX, My Favorite Things, image source My Favorite Things
The new release from Pretty Pink Posh has some great dies too.
Stitched Duo 2, Pretty Pink Posh, image source Ellen Hutson
Stitched Film Strip, Pretty Pink Posh, image source Ellen Hutson
And last but not least, some dies from Paper Smooches.
Tag Stitched dies, Paper Smooches, image source Paper Smooches
Stitched Dies, Paper Smooches, image source Paper Smooches
I hope you’ll have some fun with the stitched dies! – Lucinde