When you’re looking for a versatile die set to create handmade cards for all occasions, look no further than the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Dies! I’ve been having so much fun creating cards from Valentines to Christmas, and birthdays to special occasions with these dies.
Stitched Triangles Dies
Other stitched dies (see Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies and Stitched So Sweetly Dies) coordinate beautifully with the Stitched Triangles Dies. An example of this coordination can be seen in the butterfly card below.
Large Right Triangles
When you want to create a triangle split card design, the right triangle dies are perfect for the two corners. Of course, you could cut a rectangle in half to get two triangles, but these have lovely stitching all around.
For this all occasion card, use the largest die and cut two pieces of your favorite patterned paper. These two triangles will go in the corners of your card.
TIP: Cut your card stock to 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, then cut a triangle from each corner. Flip and trim the remaining piece to fit between the two triangles. Add a sentiment and decorate.
Small Right Triangles
There are so many patterns you can create with your paper scraps and the small right triangle Stitched Triangles Dies. Here are a few ideas using various paper patterns. If you need more inspiration, search for geometric quilt patterns and try to create the designs on your cards!
Die Cut a variety of paper scraps with the Stitched Triangles Dies, then arrange them as a background. Stamp the butterflies from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Mango Melody or your favorite ink. Cut them out with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies and add an accent piece cut from Mango Melody cardstock with the dies as well. A few Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a nice sparkle to the butterflies!
Do you remember the definition of an isosceles triangle from geometry class? For me, it was a long time ago, so I had to refresh my memory! It’s a triangle with two equal sides! An equilateral triangle, with 3 equal sides, could also be considered an isosceles triangle – who knew? Anyway, enough geometry – Let’s get to the cards, starting with birthdays!
First. use one of the smaller triangles to create a banner. Next, create a 3/4″ accent border with the design from the Stitched Triangles Dies. Stamp a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. Finally, die cut the bird with the Well Written Dies and add it to the top of the banner. Decorate your card with ribbon and/or embellishments and send it on its way!
This blue, white and yellow card, from Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper, uses the largest isosceles triangle, as well as an equilateral triangle for the sentiment. The card base is Night of Navy. See the tips on the Valentine card below for cutting and assembling.
For Celebrations or Christmas
This card did not start out as a Christmas card, but it could definitely pass as one! Start with a Night of Navy card base, then add a strip of white cardstock, 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Cut triangles from the Playing with Patterns and Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (recently retired). This greeting comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and is suitable for many celebratory occasions. I stamp the inside of the card once I know its intended recipient and occasion.
For Your Valentine
Since Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, I’m sharing a Valentine I designed with the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper. The colors are not the traditional red and white. Instead, I chose Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry! The layout is the same as the birthday card above.
TIP: Die cut 4 triangles, two each of two coordinating papers. Place the tip of the center triangle in the center of your card first and adhere it with multipurpose glue. Next add the Calypso Coral triangles, leaving a gap of about 1/8″ to let the White card base show through. Finally, slice the remaining triangle in half, and attach one half on each side of the center triangle.
I have a couple more Stitched Triangle cards to share, but that will be on another day. Once you start playing with these dies it’s hard to stop! They are especially great for using up small paper scraps (what card maker doesn’t have any of those?) .
So once you order the dies, pull out your scrap pile and get started! Use the ideas here, or create some new designs. Make today a great day!