Here's a little card I made some time ago - mostly using retired products.  I was throwing together lots of elements and different techniques just to see if it would work.  I didn't have time to pull out my sewing machine.  And quite frankly I don't think I could sew perfect circles so I used a white gel pen to draw on the stitches.  It has a similar effect to hand sewn stitches - not quite perfect :-)

I love the sentiment Make a Wish.  I think this is something we need to do more that just birthdays - make a wish on a new week and work to make it come true.

Happy crafting.