Do you love a good challenge? I do! I was so excited to put my thinking cap on and come up with an idea for the latest Die-namics Design Challenge at MFT Stamps. This month the challenge is to focus on the elemental shapes of the STAX Die-namics. That means the basics. Circles, squares, rectangles and ovals. It’s really amazing what you can create with these basic shapes! They are always a staple in my craft room and they are dies that I turn to time and time again. This makes them a GREAT investment. Seriously. How could a circle go out of style?
For this challenge the idea that came to mind was to create a lovely quilted look with a pieced circle design. I’ve been having trouble tracking down the exact pattern. I’ve heard it’s Cathedral Window but that seems to be quite a complex pattern compared to this. Check out this quilt on Pinterest for my inspiration. Whatever the original design is called it is a traditional pattern that you can find versions of almost everywhere.
This pattern is easily created with circle dies. I’ve used the Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics for this one. To share how it’s done, I thought a video tutorial would be the best way to go. I’m slowly trying to work in more video tutorials into my blog. It’s a bit of a learning curve so please be patient with me while I journey on!
While this design looks sweet with any circle die, you can see how wonderful the faux stitching detail is when you use the MFT Cross-Stitch Circle STAX. Subtle details like this look really great and take a simple shape up a notch.
I hope you’ll join us today on the MFT Stamps blog for lots more creative fun and inspiration using the simple shapes STAX dies. I simply cannot wait to be inspired by all the fabulous designers. Check out the challenge here!