Thursday, June 10, 2021

Seize the Birthday: Nautical

Ahoy! It's a Seize the Birthday Thursday, and my turn to pick the optional topping! Since I live near a freshwater bay perfect for boating, I chose a NAUTICAL theme. Not to worry, though, if the topping doesn't exactly float your boat, we love seeing all birthday cards in our link-up. (Full rules, of course, are on the Seize the Birthday website.) 
Even when I picked the theme, I knew I'd be using my Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamps and an old Anchors Away paper pad from Authentic. I ended up making SIX cards and had a lot of fun! 

Here they all are - while tied together thematically, none of them are exactly the same. A separate look at each card: 

The added sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

This time the sentiment is a die from Concord & 9th
with a small stamp from Simon Says Stamp. 

Going old-school with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Another Clearly Besotted sentiment.

This time, a sentiment from a mini Technique Tuesday set. 

A sentiment from my "other" nautical set,
Sailmate from Neat & Tangled. 

And then I went totally wild and made
a mini slimline card! 

If none of my cards have inspired you :( - be sure to check out the cards my StB teammates have made, as well as our newest surprise party guest, Melanie! Nautical or not, I hope you will join us! 

Supplies: see above, or ask if you are wondering about something! 

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Joyce said...

These are all so fun and perfect for the challenge. What a treat to stop by to see the new STB challenge and find that it is your challenge and that you have created an entire DT's worth of cards! I really like how your 'sketch' is basically the same, but you have made your cards all look so different. Both the sailboat and the anchor are such great starting points.

Tracey McNeely said...

These are all great cards Lindsey! Perfect theme, I just got the new MFT You Keep Me Afloat set and maybe I can play along!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You go girl! All 6 cards are super fun - that anchor image worked perfectly

Barbara said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and the creative cards that you made to go along with it. You really outdid yourself with this one. And now I know that you live by a bay how fun is that.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, you really ran with the theme, Lindsey! I’m particularly drawn to the first one with the big dotty background.

Nancy said...

Same dies and or stamps but all so uniquely different! I should have let you write the post...I love the float your boat line. Why didn't I think of that? I love the use of patterned paper too! Super job and fun topping! HUGS!

Ashwini Rao said...

Can't believe you came up with all of these fun and happy cards! I looked at them and was like..aww.they are so cute! Must have been the perfect day when you made these!

Cathy said...

Great assortment of cards Lindsey, the images and sentiments are perfect and I love the patterned paper you used, Cathy x

TaeEun said...

Wow! six cards all in different looks! And they are all great! You've used the patterned papers and embossing folders so fabulously!!!

Glenda J said...

These are all so great! Great colours & fun, clean designs - great work. Thanks for the theme - I love all thing ocean.

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a fun set of nautical cards. They are all great.