Thursday, March 13, 2014

Seize The Birthday: Stitching!

It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday!  Our Toppings option for this challenge is Stitching...faux or real.  As always, it's your choice to use the topping, or not.  As long as it's a birthday card!

I love to stitch on cards, so I jumped at the chance to do a little sewing on my card.  How about some zig-zag stitches?

I used several patterned papers to create this card, sewing them onto some very vanilla card stock.  Then I decided to add a few vintage touches, since one of the papers depicts vintage dress pattern instructions.   The "flower" was created from a length of vintage lace.  Then I sewed on a tiny wooden spool (wrapped with a bit of thread, of course) and backed it all with some green twill ribbon.  The final touch was a pearl hat pin.

I hadn't used my vintage embellishments in quite a while, so I really had fun with this card!

Now, click over to Seize The Birthday to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration!  I hope you'll play along.  We love to see your creations!

Supply list ~
Card stock: confetti cream, very vanilla (SU)
Ink: midnight muse (SU)
Stamps: boutique borders:birthday (PTI)
Patterned paper: print poetry (SU)
Other: green twill ribbon (SU), wood mini spool (Maya Road), vintage lace (from an estate auction), beaded hat pin (Petaloo), thread, sewing machine, glue, glue gun


  1. Very pretty Susie. I love the panels and your stitching. Great job.

  2. I love the design of the triangles flowing back and forth across the card face, deliniated by paper design and stitching! A delightful layout, and your vintage touches really tie it in with the paperl

  3. OOOOHHHHH! I LOVE this card....the layout, the embellishments, the stitching, everything! Woohoo, just fabulous!

  4. I love the vintage elements on your card Susie and of course the stitching too!

  5. Oh, my! This card does my little shabby lovin' heart a world of good!:-) Just LOVE this shabby card with all the wonderful stitching, pretty patterned paper, lace, spool, and pin! Whew, such vintage goodness...well done, Susie!

  6. Gorgeous card, Susie! Love the stitching and all the wonderful vintage elements! Fab take on the challenge!

  7. Angle paper slices and zig-zag stitching - that's a great combo. Fab card.

  8. I feel like such a slacker when I see all these fabulous stitched cards!!! This is incredible Susie!!!!! So impressive!!!!! I have never sewn on a card before I'm a chicken!!! Lol

  9. Gorgeous card Susie, love the papers you have used they are really so pretty!

  10. Fabulous patterns and colours. Love it!


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