Hello!  The third Saturday of the month means it’s theme challenge time at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This time our hostess, Louise, was inspired by her love of cats and has chosen the theme of “Christmas cats”.  So long as a cat is the focus of your Christmas or wintry card, it’ll be just right for our challenge.

Luckily for me, I had chosen a digital stamp set featuring a cat when Deedee’s Digis sponsored our 52CCT challenges last September.  I’ve used it again for today’s card.  This time I printed out the pre-colored version of the image and a designer paper that comes in the set, along with one of the sentiments.  I rarely use pre-colored images but I wasn’t feeling particularly creative when I was making this card, so it was nice to have an easy way out.  Then I chose some solid cardstock that coordinated with the red and the grey in the image and designer paper.  The layout for my card comes from the current Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge, but I’ve flipped it mirror-image so the cat wouldn’t be “looking off the edge” of the card. I used a square punch to cut the tail of the banner.

52CCT 04-18-2015

All right – now it’s your turn to get creating!  We’d love it if you share your Christmas kitty cards on our challenge blog.  You can link your card until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 24.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Digital Images: Meowy Christmas (Deedee’s Digis)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up); Meowy Christmas designer paper (Deedee’s Digis)
Ink: printer ink
Other: square punch (Creative Memories); standard circle and big scalloped circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

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