Tips/New Products Week Day 1 – Bazzill Stitch’z

Ok – here goes Day 1!  We’ll see if I can actually manage to get one up every day now!  So the first day is a New Product review.  Now I don’t know that these will all actually be new products, but they are new to me.   I got two sets of Bazzill Stitch’z from eclecticpaperie and here’s what I think of them….

First of all, here’s what they look like:

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I got both sets that eclectic carries.  One is a stitching set and the other is flowers and stems.  In retrospect, I don’t know that I needed the flowers and stems one…..I’m not even sure what I will do with them yet.  But we’ll see!  They come with a nifty metal ring to store them on, which is nice.  The stitching ones are long enough to do a 12 in strip with.  I think for scrapbooking, this would be handy.  They also have black lines to show you what stitch they are meant to do – very cool if you want to draw the stitching in, but you can just leave it for a pierced pattern as well.  Here’s what I did with it.

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1. I tried the swirled pattern on a card front stamped with the SU paisley background stamp. (and yes, that’s my .99 ikea mousepad I’m piercing on….)

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2.  But I kinda though you couldn’t see it very well.

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3.  So I decided to try a plain card front and a different pattern….

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4.  I think that showed up much better!

Thoughts:

I really think they are a bit more geared for scrapbooking as they are 12 in templates (and the flowers are a good size too).  The spacing is also a bit wide for a card for some of the patterns.  I think some of the stitches are fine for a card, and I love that you can see through it (my issue with the metal Lasting Impressions template) and it fits a whole card front without having to re-align it (my issue with the SU template).  So……it has some definite pluses.  I think that I am still in search of the perfect template, but this is definitely a step in the right direction!

And here’s my finished card!

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supplies: embrace life by SU; A Muse sentiment; Bazzill Stitch’z template; Making Memories piercer; mellow moss, purely pomegranate, white and black cardstock; mellow moss, purely pomegranate and palette noir ink; niji waterbrush; dimensionals; ribbon; and classic circle nestibilites (yes, more info on that later this week!) 

Ok, that’s it for Day 1!

14 comments to Tips/New Products Week Day 1 – Bazzill Stitch’z

  • Kim

    Fantastic card Emily! I love it! And thanks for the tips on the templates…I had never heard of these before, will have to check them out now! 🙂

  • Kathy W

    Beautiful card, Emily, and thank you so much for the review. I can’t tell you how helpful this is; I don’t get a chance to get out and actually see first hand a lot of these products, and I wonder how they really work. I find your review detailed and also objective (some will like the product, some won’t). Thanks for the time you put into this!

  • Thank you so much! I have been looking at these for a while and now I’m sure I don’t want them. Your reviews rock! and i like the faux stitching tech you did a while back. I just need to get my hands on one of the dot templates you had. Anyone know where I can get one? thanks!

  • Tara

    Thanx for the tips. I think that if you play with them a bit more then you mite find more uses for them and end up loving them.

  • Jen

    Beautiful card!!! I saw these and wasn’t sure if I “needed” them or not, now that I have seen them in action I think I do!

  • Elizabeth Smith

    I haven’t seen these yet. I am going to have to check them out now.
    Great card!!

  • frannyb

    thanks for the review! I ‘ve been looking for a product like these!
    frannyb

  • Very cool – I like these I think & I love your card. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to tomorrow’s post.

  • Beverly

    Thanks for the detailed info. I was looking at this in a store on Tuesday – and wondered about it.

  • So cute. I have also seen these used on sb pages and they were adorable. TFS!

  • Glad you’re feeling better. I also HATE that you have to move the stupid SU template a million times on one card.

  • Diane Lapointe

    Cool!!! Love your card!!

  • jeanne nielsen

    The card is beautiful and I appreciate the tips! I also hadn’t heard of these templates but was looking for something quite similar! Here I go! Jeanne

  • Kristi

    Emily – Here is your perfect template – the Tim Holtz Design Ruler. Check out a demo of it here: http://timholtz.com/vid_ruler.html

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