And just like that the one day free shipping promotion has come and gone. I hope you managed to take advantage of it like I did. As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I was able to combine the free shipping with my pre-order of products from the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. Of course I didn’t spend any less, but instead decided to use the money I saved to add a few more things to my order. Now comes the hard part… waiting for it to be delivered. Meanwhile I thought I’d create a project using the Stitched Triangles Dies from the Annual Catalogue. This is the first outing for this set and I was keen to see what they could do.
I began today’s project by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then with Tuxedo Black ink I stamped “Have a beautiful day” from the Very Versailles Stamp Set in the bottom right-hand corner.
The Stitched Triangles Dies has 19 dies in all. There’s three sets of triangles that can be used to create layers; right-angled, isosceles and equilateral. Oh my goodness, who’d have thought geometry lessons would finally come in useful! Anyway, as well as the layering dies there is also a die with small pennants, and one that cuts out a cluster of small triangles from a background. But the one I wanted to use today cuts a border of small triangles in a straight line.
So I placed the die on the stamped strip (to the left of the sentiment) and ran it through my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine.
Next I found some scraps of coloured card and used the same die to cut out a collection of tiny triangles. I decided to keep it really simple with primary colours, choosing Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Pacific Point.
Before continuing I needed a background layer, and for that I cut a 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic Black Card. Then I flipped over the Very Vanilla piece and placed some Tear & Tape Adhesive along the die-cut area and over the triangular holes. With that done I put Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) around the rest of the Very Vanilla piece and mounted it onto the Basic Black strip.
PIECING IT TOGETHER
Now it was time for the fiddly part of the project, inserting the tiny coloured triangles inside the Very Vanilla border. However with the Tear and Tape Adhesive behind each hole at least this wasn’t messy. I opted to create a regular pattern using each colour in turn from the bottom to the top until the border was full. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess from the first and last triangles using the edge of the bookmark as my guide. Finally to make sure the pieces were all firmly attached I rubbed my Bone Folder over the back of the bookmark.
All that was left was to add a hole at the top of the bookmark and I did this using the Detailed Trio Punch. Then I cut three 6″ pieces of black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. I folded the twine in half and poked the loops through the hole before threading the ends through the loops and pulling them tight. With that my quick and colourful bookmark was complete.
It’s been a while since I’ve done any paper-piecing and this is probably one of the easiest ones ever. All the tiny triangles are the same size and shape which makes fitting them into the border so simple. While I used the technique on a bookmark I can see this idea making very pretty card layers too. What do you think?