Nov 062017

Hey — Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions let me do the Project of the Week for this week and I’m crazy about it.  I’ll be doing some experimenting with it and here are my first attempts.

Ok – I love, love the new stitching dies – but Holy Toledo! they are expensive.  I want a leaf stitching die and just the dies alone were $24.00.  So I came up with this idea.

Here are the supplies you will need:
Tracing wheel (the kind you use for pattern marking)
Favorite image (stamped already)
A little black ink
An old mouse pad


4904-F, Get Well Postoid stamp and 5127-K, Maple Leaf Silhouette stamp.

First gently ink up the wheel (just like you would do a brayer) – I used a little ink dew drop – because I didn’t know if it would cut the ink pad.

Here I used a ruler on top of the mouse pad to make sure I did it straight.


Here I did it slowly using curves.


1216-O, Ruffled Heart Border stamp.

Here I did it using the leaves – this was my goal!


Here are the leaves and small rectangle finished.


Here is the card I did using the technique.


This also used the word “Happy” from the 3104-F, Happy Everything sentiment and some alphabet letters.  I attached a Starbucks card.

Thanks for looking at my project – hope you give it a try.

~ Joy

  5 Responses to “Project of the Week ~ Faux Stitching Dies”

  1. Brilliant – who would have thought – and I just happen to have one of the tracing wheels in my sewing cabinet. Verygood tutorial.

  2. Such a creative and clever way to add those stitches. Love this, Joy!

  3. What a genius idea! If I want to do something like this I use a piercing tool, but it only makes one hole at a time. This stitching wheel would make it go so much faster!

  4. What a great idea! I have one of those little tracing wheels somewhere — time to dig it out and give this fun technique a try!

  5. What an awesome idea, I need to hunt for my wheel and if I don’t find it off to the store, so glad you shared this!

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