Thursday, November 25, 2021

Seize the Birthday: Hobbies and Pastimes

Welcome to the last Seize the Birthday challenge of the year, and happy American Thanksgiving! Hard to believe we’re so close to December and the holiday season. In December, the StB design team takes a break from birthday cards - after all we, and we hope you, have built up enough stash over the year to cover those December babies! ;)
I picked the current challenge - Hobbies and Pastimes. It might initially sound tricky, but really, anything people might enjoy doing counts! I made two different cards, and only time kept me from executing more ideas. Here’s my first:

Music! Listening, playing, creating - any or all of these could be someone’s hobby. I used a couple of cute performing critters and their maestro to make my little scene. I gave them a stage with some swipes of a distress ink pad and a pencil crayon line. 

My second card:

This one is much simpler, and almost a little PAB* for me (PAB = my copyrighted acronym for Plain and Boring :D), but wouldn’t it be perfect for a crossword solver? I’ve had the crossword sentiment stamps and patterned paper forever, but couldn’t come up with a suitable pencil stamp. This sticker seemed to do the trick.

For more pastime inspiration, visit the blog to see what my teammates and current surprise party guest Carol have come up with! Hope you’ll be inspired to use your cardmaking hobby and join us. 

Supplies: (toot your own horn) Neenah white cardstock, MFT Dots & Stripes Neutral patterned paper, Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps & dies, Versafine onyx black, Memento London fog, Brilliance pearlescent sky blue & Ranger ground espresso distress ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaways pierced rectangle frame, foam tape; Neenah white, Stampin' Up basic black & (?) blue cardstock, KaiserCraft Black & White Timeless patterned paper, Stampin' Up Cross My Heart stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, American Crafts/Amy Tangerine sticker

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JoAnn said...

Your musical critters are so cute - love the scene you created with them. Great card. Your crossword card is cute also. Thanks for a fun challenge theme. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable scene with the critters, and of course crossword puzzles a fav. (I now get to start and finish them) Both great cards.

Lisa Arana said...

Love that cute scene with the little critters and that crossword puzzle card is so clever. Both are fabulous.

Barbara said...

I love the sentiment for your musical characters and I got a chuckle! Great card and so different. I think that your second card is just so clever. I have to remember that one as I have a person that does them all of the time.

Nancy said...

Lindsey, I really like the first card as it makes me think of my son during his musical days as a kid playing the saxophone. Then your pastimes card is as clever as can be! Awesome topping and I think it will be enjoyed by all! HUGS!

Ashwini Rao said...

Ooohh...nice, really nice! I love both these cards. The crossword one is new for me, and I love the look of the blue there. But I really did like the critters playing music as well - so adorable!!

Glenda J said...

Both of these are terrific! (and both pastimes I enjoy).
Your little music scene is adorable and the crossword card is not PAB! Clever and fun.

TaeEun said...

Both are great inspiration for our topping, Lindsey! The critter card is so cute and the crossword one is so cool!