Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cricut Hello Kitty Graduation Card



Happy Tuesday everyone! Last night, I was determined to finish this card and refused to go to bed until it was done. Sometimes, I get so focused on a project that I can't stop and lose all track of time. I'm so glad this one is finished though, as I have a lot of other projects to work on this week.

I'm happy to say that I finally found a good spot to take my pictures. At least, I think the lighting is better than before. I really need to get a new battery for my DRebel, though! Oh, how I miss taking pictures with that camera! For now, I'm relying on my Samsung p & s camera. It will have to do for now.

On to today's share. This is a graduation card I made for a relative. She's graduating from Moanalua High School, so I designed the card with the school colors in mind. This was one of those projects that turned out completely different from what I originally envisioned. I guess I shouldn't be surprised though, as a lot of my projects seem to take that route! It took me a while to play around with the different color combinations and placement. I tend to keep fiddling with the different design elements until I finally feel it's good enough. I'm sure a lot of you can relate!

Hello Kitty was cut from the Cricut Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I really LOVE that cartridge. I mean, who doesn't love Hello Kitty, right??? I used red Doodlebug pp for her bow and then went over with Glossy Accents. The 'congrats' sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. I used MTC to design and cut '2011'. I used a varsity letter type font which I downloaded off the internet. It just seemed so appropriate given the theme of the card. The silver pp behind it was embossed with the D Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. Ribbon by Offray, twine from Etsy, and heart charm from The Charming Place.

I'm working on a sympathy card next and then some party favors. I also have two birthday cards to work on. Hopefully, I'll be back tonight with another project to share. Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

  1. Dang girl, when you come back to Blogland, you come back with a vengence ah? Love this card! I don't have much patience with my HK cart - seriously thinking about dumping it ... NOT! Just need to work on my patience. Take care!

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  2. LOL! Too funny, Linda! Well, let's see how long I can keep this up. As for the HK cart, I could never give it up either! :)

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  3. What a super card! It was worth staying up late to create as the card has turned out wonderfully! I especially like the little heart charm that you've added. Well done!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!

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  4. Just so adorable...I totally love Hello Kitty and do not have this cartridge. Love all the extra little details you have added to your card! Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot.

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  5. Super cute card!! Love the colors and the hello kitty! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  6. How cute ! Love the way you did the 2011! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!
    xoxo Joy

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  7. Great card!! I ♥ Hello Kitty!! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  8. Hello Kitty is #1 in our house! I love the great colors you used and that embossing looks great on the silver! Thanks for sharing this with us at My Craft Spot!
    Amber
    my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  9. I am definetly in love! I would love to have these for my graduation. Please email me as soon as possible: mayers.aaliyah@gmail.com

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