Friday, January 7, 2011

Hello Kitty Thinking of You Card

I often like to make cards to let someone know that I am thinking of them. Finding a cheerful card among the other mail tends to brighten the recipient's day, especially when Hello Kitty is on the front of the card.

Directions for Hello Kitty Thinking of You Card:

DCWV Textured Cards Winter Box of Cards-blue card
Purple patterned paper; scrap of peach patterned paper
Sizzix Hello Kitty Sitting Sizzlet die
White and black card stock
Small oval craft punch
Got Flowers? Iced pink flowers
Bo Bunny brads
Flower Soft heather blend
Sheer white ribbon
Small button and a piece of hemp or string
Yellow marker

1. Using the Sizzix Hello Kitty Sizzlet die cut Kitty out of white and black card stock. Cut her out of the scrap of peach paper. Assemble Hello Kitty using the peach cut outs for the dress and bow and the black cut outs for the eyes, shoes and whiskers. Color Kitty's nose with a yellow marker. Attach a small pink flower to the center of Kitty's bow with a brad. The brad will then become the flower's center.

2. Cut the purple patterned paper approximately 3 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches high. Center the purple patterned paper on the blue card leaving 1/4 inch border on all sides. Glue the purple paper in place.

3. Print A Little Hello From Both of Us on card stock using Microsoft Word. Center the greeting in the oval of the craft punch and punch out. Use blue chalk or distress ink around the edges of the oval to highlight it.

4. Glue Hello Kitty near the bottom right hand side of the card leaving room for flower placement. Glue Flower Soft at the bottom of the card in front of Kitty's feet and behind her.

5. Glue the oval with the greeting near the top left portion of the card.

6. Tie a small bow out of the sheer white ribbon and glue to the top of the oval. Thread a piece of colored hemp or string through a small button and tie a knot. Trim the ends of the string if necessary. Glue the button to the center of the bow.