Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hello Kitty and Friends Blog Hop

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Hello Kitty and Friends Blog Hop!  I just love Hello Kitty, and I'm so happy to get the chance to use my Hello Kitty cartridge again!

We have lots of FABULOUS projects and prizes for you today, so make sure you stop by each and every blog.  This hop lasts 2 days, so you'll have plenty of time to get through all of the blogs.  If you've arrived here from Ashley's blog, then you're in the right place. If you've just stumbled upon this post and would like to start at the beginning, check out Emily's blog.

I've been in a very Thanksgiving-y mood lately, so I wanted to try to incorporate Thanksgiving into my Hello Kitty project.  The problem is that there are no Thanksgiving images on the Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge, and I wasn't able to find any HK Thanksgiving SVGs anywhere.  So, I just had to figure out how to make my own!  Here's my project:


This is an A2 sized card.  I got the turkey and pumpkin from Create a Critter, the Hello Kitty base image from Hello Kitty Greetings, and the pilgrim attire from Paper Doll Dress Up.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Bountiful Blessings stamp set, and the ribbon is from Pink By Design's Halloween Crinkle Ribbon Set (which happens to work really well for Thanksgiving, too).  

I got the idea for this Hello Kitty character from this image I found trough Google:


Aren't those little pilgrims so adorable?  To get a similar HK pilgrim girl, I used the graduation Hello Kitty from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cart:



Then, I used my Gypsy to size the hat and collar of the pilgrim girl from Paper Doll Dress Up to fit this Hello Kitty Cut.



I cut Hello Kitty's clothes in dark gray to look all pilgrim-like, and I cut the collar and hat from white.  Once the images were all cut out, I had to do some trimming with my craft knife to make the collar look like it belonged on Hello Kitty.  It needed to have that black outline around it, like all of the HK cuts have:



Then, I needed that same black outline around the hat, so I adhered it to black cardstock and trimmed around it with scissors:



I also had to trim the line on the inside with my craft knife so it would show up:



Once I did that, my Hello Kitty Pilgrim girl was all done!  I decided to use a pink Martha Stewart Opaque Marker for her nose and some pink chalk for her cheeks so she didn't look like she came out of an old black and white cartoon.  Here's my card again so you can see what I mean:


Doesn't she look like she has gobbled 'til she wobbled?  :)

Okay, now how about some BLOG CANDY??? YAY!  One lucky follower will get this Pink By Design Honey Pie Stamp set.  You know, anything that says "pie" makes me think of Thanksgiving! Ha! 


 Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment letting me know.  Make sure you leave your e-mail address for me.

If you'd like EXTRA CHANCES to win, you can do any of the following.  Just make sure you leave me a new comment each time you do something extra so you get extra entries in my "drawing".

2.  Become a follower of my Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know (here AND on my Facebook page...I love comments on my FB page!).  Make sure you leave your e-mail address in your blog comment (not on Facebook).   :)

3.  Grab my blinky from my right sidebar and post it on your blog.  Then, leave me a link to your blog so I can go check it out.  Be sure to leave me your e-mail address, too.

Please, only US and Canadian mailing addresses...sorry. I'll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday, November 9.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Your next stop is the lovely and super-duper talented Jenny.  Here's the rest of the blog hop lineup, just in case you get lost along the way: 

Crazy About Cricut **NEXT STOP!**



73 comments:

  1. WOW, this is just so BEAUTIFUL! I love all the details and the way you did Ms. Kitty...LOVE IT!

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  2. So cute! You did a great job turning her into a Pilgrim Kitty!


    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  3. Sooooooo creative! I love it!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com
    Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

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  4. Shared this on my fb wall. : )

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  5. so nice card.this card designed is very beautiful. i love it... so sweet...
    Plastic Cards Printing
    printed gift cards

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  6. wow what a way to make it happen! This is adorable and so creative love when i get inspired!!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  7. following you on FB now!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  8. following your blog by email!!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  9. Well hon, it's been awhile since I visited and look what going on here! WOW! This is about a s super creative as can BE! Love , love, LOVE it! I've been a follower 4 EVER so...xxD

    dlmundinger@yahoo.com

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  10. Beautiful card, great tutorial!!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    Ardilla
    http://tarjetasdeardilla.blogspot.com

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  11. I bopped over to Facebook too. Not positive I did things right there but I think so. xxD

    dlmundinger@yahoo.com

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  12. so so cute Hello Kitty card... Love it..
    Thanks for sharing..

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  13. already a follower... thanks for the fun giveaway.
    cleaver.creations@gmail.com

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  14. This is absolutely amazing and thank you for the step-by-step instructions!!! Sew glad we were in the hop together! I must admit, I have to try this now!
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness
    hercraftiness@gmail.comm

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  15. Love your work! its so amazing! Hello kitty never look so good.
    Thank you for sharing you project with us
    jojo_moore62@yahoo.com

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  16. Love what you did. The detail is awesome. My daughter came in and was looking over my shoulder and now she want's me to make a Hello Kitty Pilgrim to hang on our front door. Jearise in Lorby's World. I'm a follower.

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  17. Oh my gosh, I love everything about this card!! Talk about getting creative!!! I am going to make one of these hello kitties!! :) Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!:)
    I am already a blog and FB follower.
    Kimberly
    hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com
    cutie.jensen@gmail.com

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  18. I am a new blog follower. Loved your card and the ingenuity it took to make Kitty a pilgrim. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  19. VERY CUTE LOVE IT..THANKS FOR A GREAT HOP AND PROJECTS

    CATHIE
    SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

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  20. This is so cute! I love that you used two carts for HK. Love the crinkle ribbon and the fall colors. Nice being in the hop with you.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  21. Wonderful creativity with making her into a pilgrim. Love the card, so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Cute Thanksgiving design with Hello Kitty. New follower gfc and email is on profile.
    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  23. New fb follower. Thanks so much. Stop by our blog for some candy also.
    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  24. What a great card!!! Thanks for showing how you made the Hello Kitty!!!

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  25. Never thought of HK as a pilgrim. You made her look so adorable. Very creative!
    ~Sharon
    suralear28@gmail.com

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  26. This is so sweet!
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

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  27. How awesome is this!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  28. I became a follower :))
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a follower on FaceBook also :))))
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  30. This is such a creative idea! So cute!

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  31. Absolutely love this card! Happy to be a new follower of your blog!

    ngj9600 at yahoo dot com

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  32. This is sooo cute!
    auntgoogoo@hotmail.com

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  33. Charo (charola99@gmail.com)
    {My Google account is not cooperating, I am not sure that my comment was posted}
    Adorable Hello Kitty Pilgrim!!

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  34. Very cute card, very clever figuring out how to get the look you wanted.
    I Enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  35. (Not sure what happened to my comment, so here it is again.)

    Love, love, love your card! Thanks for sharing the details on how you dressed Hello Kitty!

    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'm already a fan on your FB page! Thanks!

    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

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  37. So super cute. I love all the details!

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  38. I have your blinkie on my blog
    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  40. monica.lowrance@gmail.com

    I'm already a follower on FB.. love your work!

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  41. i love your kitty... just right for the holiday.. i am a follower :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  42. hello.... i am a facebook follower and and sent greetings from FB :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  43. i added your blinkie to my blog :) http://lindaplusthree.blogspot.com/

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  44. I added your blinkie :) http://lindaplusthree.blogspot.com/
    lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  45. I LOVE your card!
    Already a follower & like'd your fb page.
    Have your blingie on my blog.

    -Brittney
    rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com
    www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

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  46. Great card, smart thinking to turn her into a pilgraim. I am a new follower, tfs...Kim
    (Kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

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  47. Love your creative Thanksgiving Hello Kitty!! Way to go! I am a new follower!

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  48. So creative!! Great idea to mix-n-match the carts! Already a follower & on FB! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  49. Wow such a awesome card. Love how you made HK Thanksgiving theme.

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  50. I love your card so much. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com
    p.s.- follower here and on FB :)

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  51. This is amazing! I love the turkey too! What a great way to make her a pilgrim! I love Hello Kitty, thanks for doing this! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  52. I love this idea! Super cute!! Christina

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  53. What a super project. Thanks for sharing. I am now following your blog ... looking forward to learning lots of new tips and tricks.

    Momfong@aol.com

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  54. Super duper cute!! Already a follower :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  55. This card is my favorite! Too cute and wow it took some work! I love it!
    Andi
    www.adashofloveandapinchoflife.org
    cmandrealyon at yahoo dot com

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  56. I added your button to my blog! :)

    www.adashofloveandapinchoflife.org

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  57. I am now following your FB page and left a comment! :)

    Andi
    www.adashofloveandapinchoflife.org
    cmandrealyon at yahoo dot com

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  58. Your pilgrim kityy is adorable!!! Great job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  59. That is the cutest Thanksgiving card ever!!
    roxiebear@msn.com

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  60. Really cute card... one of the many faces of Kitty :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  61. Love the pilgrim cutie! Very puritan looking-awesome creativity. TFS Cathie

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  62. So cute and very clever how you created your own pilgrim! Thanks for sharing. I'm now following your blog!
    pookybuny@aol.com

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  63. OMG!! Super cute... I'm already a follower:)

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  64. THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
    THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  65. THis came out really cute YOU can't go wrong with Hello kitty.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  66. Love you incorporated Thanksgiving with Hello Kitty! Love the card. TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  67. Oh my goodness, this card is absolutely adorable!!! TFS
    Just signed up to follow via email.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  68. What an adorable way to make the pilgrim girl!

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  69. aw.... so cute Lisa!!! Like usual! :)

    Candace

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  70. now that is pure Awesomeness!!! I love love how you did that!!!!
    Great, Super, FANTASTIC!!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D