Hello!  Happy Halloween to all of my readers who celebrate it!

It may seem odd to be sharing a Christmas card on Halloween, but at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, we celebrate Christmas all year ’round!  Because it’s a fifth Saturday of the month, this week we have a “Pick a Previous” challenge for you.  April, our challenge hostess, is asking us to choose a previous 52CCT theme challenge for inspiration this time.  You can find the previous themes in the “themes archive” tab at the 52CCT website.

I went back just a couple of months to the August 2015 theme, “For a Child.”  I’m trying to build up a stash of cards for Send a Smile 4 Kids and will be sending my 52CCT cards to them.  Today’s card with its punny sentiment is probably more suited for a tween or a teenager than a younger child.   The layout is taken from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but I’ve turned the sketch on its side because I didn’t want any of the little birdies to appear to be looking off the edge of the card.  I stamped the tree branches on the polka dot designer paper.  The birds were stamped on white cardstock, colored, and fussy cut before adhering them to the designer paper.  I also stamped the bird with the earmuffs on the designer paper so I wouldn’t have to try to fussy cut around the earmuffs.  (Considering the hat and the scarf on the other two birds, I do think the bird on the right is wearing earmuffs, not headphones.)  I drew in the legs for the other two birds instead of cutting around them.  I realize the grey isn’t the most cheery color for a child’s card, but at least it’s gender neutral.  That color choice ended up as a happy accident from using dark brown ink to stamp the branches on the designer paper and progressed from there.

52CCT 10-31-2015Addicted to Stamps and More is running their Holiday theme week, so I’m entering my card into their challenge, too.

Which theme will you pick?  There are over 30 from which to choose, so have fun deciding!  Then be sure to share your card with us at the 52CCT site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 6.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky Prints designer series paper (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Other: Chocolate Chip marker (SU); markers (Copic)

© 2019 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha