Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello Kitty Balloon

I found this layout in one of my CARDS magazine's and thought it would be good for the Hello Kitty balloon cut. I do like this one better than yesterday's card, but it is still not on my "love's it" list.

I do like the sentiment for this one and it reads "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~Lucille Ball". I just thought it was a fun sentiment for this card. I did the sentiment in Hallmark Studio so I was able to add an orange balloon behind the sentiment to tie it to the front of the card. I was on the phone with my friend Carol, aka Carol with two hearts, when I found this sentiment and she said she loved it also...of course that meant I had to use it!

The patterned paper is a sheet of Little Yellow Bicycle double sided Zinnia. I got it at the Great American Scrapbook convention when I went to Arlington Texas in June. I was able to get a pizza box full of paper for $20. My only regret is that I didn't get another box full! My friend Linda, aka LGuild..aka my partner in crime, are looking forward to going back next year!

I did a straight stitch down the purple strip and then curled the edges up slightly. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch.

I will tell you that I hand snipped some of the tiny pieces on the bow because it pretty much just put a hole in the paper because the cut was so small. Oh and for her nose I used Liquid Pearls, which was much easier than trying to use the nose that it cut.

Again the cut was pop dotted because you know how I love dimension! I actually do like the colors on this one and I think the patterns of the paper give it a sophisticated look but yet the balloon adds some whimsy.

Here are the files for yesterday and today's cards. It might be necessary to go in do "hide contour" on some of the cuts if they are overlapping. Sometimes the hide contour saves for me and sometimes it doesn't. So be sure to check and see if there are overlapping cuts.



Well this wraps up the Hello Kitty series! Tomorrow I will be starting a very short series of cards featuring.....oh come on guys!! You know I am not going to tell you!!!! *okie falls out chair laughing*


  1. Okie I didn't need to know about the yellow bicycle paper, really I didn't.

    Love the card! I'm going to miss the hello kitty series, maybe there can be a part II. But I'm excited about seeing the new series :D. TFS!

  2. Very cute card. Luv Hello Kitty Cart. With 4 grand-
    daughters I use it alot. Thanks for sharing

  3. just LOVE the hello kitty cards you have made! She is just tooo cute!!!

  4. I just looked through all of the Hello Kitty cards - what fun! I have been inspired to pull out my neglected cartridge and make some Hello Kitty "stuff" for my friends.

    I read what you said about the hide contour not always saving for you - in typical "evil twin thinking about the same thing" fashion (for anyone who doesn't know, Okie and Capadia are secretly twins!) I posted about this last night and have a tutorial on my blog about how to deal with the problem so you won't have to remember to check and re-hide lines.

    I hope you don't mind me giving the LINK TO THE POST here for anyone who wants help with this problem (Cap knows Okie will just delete this if she minds!)

  5. I have loved the Hello Kitty series, she is so stinking cute, just have to smile. The paper on this cart is so pretty. The Hallmark you talk about, is that a CD and do you get the quotes from there?

    Donna C

  6. OHHHHHH I LOVE this one! The pattern Paper is soooo pretty! Okie you did GOOD! :o) This series has been fun! So have all the others! :o) I'm looking forward to seeing the next set! :o)

  7. Well my lovely evil twin why didn't you tell me about this tut last night when we were on the phone! Had you had your ESP on you would have known that I needed to know! HA HA HA

    Will have to wait until I get home to watch. but going to put the link in the post. And if you mind....TOO BAD! ROTFLMAO

  8. Okie, you have the prettiest collection of papers! So cute! TFS!

    hugs, MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom

  9. Oh I have loved both your series... I have tried the downloads for the gypsy and they aren't working for me. :-( Can't wait to see what you come up with next. You are so creative..

  10. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Boy/Prince, Girl/Princess, Babies, Children, Character(s) Theme post on Sep. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

  11. Okie, I love your style!! Your cards are amazing!

  12. mean - just mean! I hope you did not hit your head when you fell out of that chair because I absolutely LOVE all your creations.

    TFS ~ Jenny Kozar

  13. Loved your card series. I'm sad it's done. Take care.

  14. Very cute card Okie! I haven't really wanted this cart until you started showing all these cute cards. Thanks alot...LOL!

  15. I have really enjoyed your Hello Kitty cards. This one is just as cute as the others! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next. So pick yourself up off that floor and create!! :)

  16. another great card. luv it. cant wiat to see the next series of cards!

  17. great card series, hello kitty isnt my favorit but these are cute. I love the colors of the last card you did. Thanks for sharing your talent with us mindy

  18. Hey ... now wait a sec. You mean you ordered a pizza box full of paper and you didn't even share the pizza??? Cheezzzz ... what are friends for anyway???

    BTW ... I really do like that sentiment ... and, of course I like the yellow balloon, after all, yellow is my favorite color!


    Another fun Hello Kitty card ... and this one may be my favorite of them all!


  19. This one is really great! I like the colors & design of that paper. I also have that problem with the kitty bows (or else I lose the tiny piece!)

  20. Okieeeeee I want to thank you for sharing those great hello kitty files. I do love the cards you made with them.

    Hug Linda

  21. This is so cute! I downloaded your gypsy files. They downloaded fine. But they will not open on the gypsy. It shows nothing on the preview window and then it gives a error sign on all of them when you try to open them.