Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seize the Birthday #223


It's time for another challenge over at the Seize the Birthday blog 
where our topping this fortnight is Stitching!

You may use faux stitching or dive right in for the real thing.  
We aren't picky.  Just remember to make it a birthday card.

I have poor old arthritic hands so stitching isn't something I find 
enjoyable to do but I'm usually willing to "take one for the team."  

I kept my card front very simple.  I used a stitching die to cut the design into the bottom third of my front panel and then proceeded to very slowly (as in days and days...) to do some simple stitching with two metallic threads.  (silver and turquoise)  I stamped the sentiment over top and cut the panel down just a tiny bit so allow the black card base to peek out.  I finished it of with some silver rhinestones.  I don't see myself doing this often but I really do love the final look of this card.  

I invite you to visit our blog and hope to see your card in our gallery!  

Spellbinders - Merry Stitching die
Memory Box - Signature Greetings stamp set
Trinity Stamps - silver rhinestones

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. This is so pretty! And you really did take one for the team, considering you could go with faux stitching! But it definitely looks worth the toil and pain for this gorgeous result.

  2. Goodness, this is adorable! Well done you, Jo x

  3. Way to step it up for the rest of us! I took the lazy route! This is so pretty! What a great color duo too! Awesome, Awesome card!

  4. Yeah for you! I love that you tried the stitching even if it was hard for you. This looks fantastic and I hope that it was worth the time and effort. I think it is great.

  5. This is so very pretty, the colors you chose are stunning! I am sorry your have arthritis, but thank you for 'taking one for the team' and coming up with this amazing inspiration!

  6. I hope you didn't push yourself too far creating this! Your chosen threads are absolutely wonderful!! I can only imaging the metallic shine of the threads with this lovely design. You've rocked the challenge, Jules!

  7. I love your finished card too. Very pretty stitching with the silver and turquoise.

  8. Very pretty stitching. Love the color combo too

  9. The metallic thread is so pretty, I had to go in for a closer look, these colours and the stitched design are beautiful, such a special card.

  10. This is absolutely stunning - I'm sorry about your hands. Your efforts are appreciated. I love the colours and the great use of white space.