Squirrels Gone Nutz: August

Hello and welcome to the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop for the month of August! The theme is Thankful with Stitching. If you are not familiar with our hop, we are a group of crafty friends (the Squirrel Squad) that come together every month to create projects using supplies we’ve squirreled away 🙂

This month’s theme was quite challenging for me since I don’t own any dies for stitching. After few unsuccessful tries I decided to go through all of my dies. At the very bottom of my storage box I found a set of 3 Prima dies “Emmanuelle Fleurs”, they look like flower doilies. I’ve had this set since I stared carmaking, it was a giveaway win that I’ve never ever used. So I picked the flower with the widest center, cut it out of white cardstock, made few holes with a pokey tool so that I can stitch stemen. I used Distress inks to give it some color. Then I made the background: used stitched rectangle die, ink blended different shades of blue and sprinkled a little bit of water for more interest. I also added a die cut leaf and for the stem of the flower I used a clothesline die from Lawn Fawn’s Little Bundle set. Lastly I used grassy hill die to create the ground.

Before putting all together, I used a thin silver thread to create the flower’s stamen. I used Nuvo glitter drops at the very center. I glued the grassy hill onto my card panel leaving a gap on top so I can slide the flower stem. Then stitched all around with the same silver thread. Adhered the stem and the leaf and popped the flower onto a foam square. Added a banner with stamped “many thanks” and heat embossed in Silver. I’m really low on card bases so I’ll add one when I’m mailing this card.

A closer look.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, hop along to see all the creations, it’s just few of us but I can assure you that there’s tons of inspiration 🙂 NEXT stop is the lovely Marie and the PREVIOUS stop is the sweet Anna.




  1. This card came out so pretty! I think the silver stamen and border are the perfect accent! And how great is that getting to use a die you’ve never used before! I also think your stem solution is brilliant!

  2. How pretty!!! I love the use of the silver thread to add the details to your flowers! I also love how the silver embossing ties it all together. I love the bright colors too! And what an ingenious idea for the stem! I knew you would find a way to make the theme work and the result is just lovely!!!

  3. Bory, this is so lovely! That delicate silver thread really is the perfect accent on the flower and around the card. I also love how the colors you chose compliment each other so well. I’m really glad you were able to make the stitching theme work for you, because it came out fabulous! 🙂


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