Welcome back to another group post for Papertrey Ink! We are previewing a bunch of new stitching dies today that will be available on 4/15 at 10pm EST, and I chose to work with the adorable cupcake! I went to town with a variety of Papertrey Ink FELT colors...
My first thought was to create a patchwork of felt colors on a hoop and add the cupcake over the top, but then I felt like I wanted to put the cupcake on a smaller hoop and just make it a focal point! I thought maybe all of the squares would be too distracting from the cupcake. So the hoop pair was born. I used the larger 6" hoop for the patchwork design and added "Sprinkled" with the older Make It Market Shakers & Sprinkles die. (Kit is still available, it looks like! If you haven't gotten in on these Make It Market kits yet, you really need to!! They are so much fun! **wink**)
To create the squares on the larger hoop, I die cut the squares with Heart Squared and stitched them onto a random piece of fabric I had in my stash. Then to create the smaller 4" cupcake hoop, I used the new Hoopla: Stitched Banners (for the banner) and the Stitched Cupcake dies.
The Stitched Cupcake dies help you stitch lines down the cupcake liner and the border around the top. I added my own "sprinkles", by just stitching little lines with colored floss - red, hot pink and orange. If you wanted to recreate this for a boy instead, just change out the pink squares and banner shapes for a dark blue. Hope you enjoyed this post! Here is a supply list:
Patchwork and Cupcake Embroidery Hoops:
STAMPS: Shakers & Sprinkles, Polka Dot Basics III
INK: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz
PAPER: Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack, Sweet Blush
DIES: Shakers & Sprinkles, Hoopla: Stitched Banners, Stitched Cupcake, Heart Squared
OTHER: Felt, 4" and 6" embroidery hoops, floss, enamel dot.