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:
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