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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cricut Circle Challenge #14

Kids are back to school so I had time to play with my Cricut today.  For this week's Cricut Circle Challenge, the details are as follows:

Weekly Challenge #14: Getting In Shape!

According to polls, “getting in shape” is among the Top Ten Resolutions people make each New Year’s Eve. Let’s do it! Let’s start the New Year off right by getting in shape . . . a shape other than a rectangle. We challenge you to create a project in a shape other than a square or rectangle. Your project must also include a number somewhere and bling of some kind (to go along with this week’s theme of “Blinging in the New Year”!

One of my little niece's birthday is coming up in about a week and a half so I decided to make a card now since I have the time and she so loves Hello Kitty and purple (just like my daughter)!  I have had the Hello Kitty Greetings and Hello Kitty Font cartridges for maybe almost a year and a half now and have never really attempted to use either one, except maybe for the font.  The card I made ended up being 5.56 tall (yeah, that was kind of weird sizing but that's how it ended up since I wanted everything to fit in a 12 x 12 mat on my G).  I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cart for the card function along with its layers.  I found that the best way (for me at least) to assemble this card was to also cut out the silhouette feature along with the blackout feature for the base of the image.  This way you can kind of see where all the little pieces should fall in after cutting.  Hope the picture below shows what I'm talking about. The blackout and the silhouette cuts are both cut in black cardstock so it may be hard to see, but believe me it makes it so much more easier to piece cuts together.

The top part of the umbrella, the bow and the boots were run through the CB with the Plum Blossoms folder.  Then I added some irock gems on the bow (purple) and the umbrella (crystal).  Since my niece is turning 7, I cut out the number 7 using the tag feature from the Disney Mickey Font Cart, cut and layered at 1".  I had some old beads lying around so I threaded some through a strand of the jewelry wire I bought recently and hung the assembled tag to the card.

And here is the inside of the card with the sentiment stamped on and some faux stitching. 

Later this week I will attempt to make the envelope for this card.  Thanks for looking!


scrapaholicjen said...

Love Hello Kitty - so cute! Good luck in the challenge!

girlia said...

Hello Kitty is just darling.