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Christmas Countdown #1 – Baby's 1st Christmas Featuring Di's Digi Stamps Pussycat Carols

Happy Christmas Eve! Today's #1 Christmas Countdown card is my great-niece's 1st Christmas card. If you're a regular Paperesse reader you've seen the other '1st' cards I've made her this year – 1st Thanksgiving, 1st Halloween, 1st Easter, and 1st Valentine, as well as a mini-album celebrating her 1st Month. And now it's the biggy...1st Christmas, with  Di's Digi Stamps Pussycat Carols digi (retired) in a starring role. My niece loves cats and these three little cats just seemed to me to represent her family. 

It's been a bumper year for favorite Christmas cards. I keep thinking I've found my fav, then I make another one and think the same thing, but this one is right up there at the top of the list. Papers are from Mode & Travaux magazine's Noël 2020 paper issue, as well as an old magazine freebie sheet. The little Christmas tree embellishments I've had a long, long time and never used; I guess I was saving them for this card. Dies are no-brand (stitched squares, circle, and border strip), except for my ever present ric-rac die. The font was created with English 111 Adagio BT font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Mode & Travaux Noël 2020, magazine freebie
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Pussycat Carols
Dies – no-brand stitched squares, circle and border strip, Gemini Fancy Borders Ric-Rac
Embellishments – wooden Christmas trees
Font – English 111 Adagio BT
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Di's Digi Challenge 09/12 – Any Winter Holiday, Polkadoodles Wk 52 – ATG, CHNC #626 – ATG Christmas, Gem of a Challenge Wk 26 – ATG, and Sweet Stampin' 03/12 – Christmas Creations.


  1. So cute!! Love your card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  2. Aw, this is adorable! I absolutely love those papers and it's the perfect image for a 1st Christmas card. Happy New Year to you, my friend!

  3. What a great project! Thanks for joining in with a Polkadoodles Challenge. Donna (DT)

  4. Anonymous6/1/23 19:27

    Gorgeous sweet card, love it .. Thank you for joining us at DI’s Digi Challenge 😊
    Wendy DT


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