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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hello Kitty Hugs!

Hello, my sweet friends! Happy Tuesday! :o)

I am so thankful I was able to squeeze in my last card for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients! We've been creating this month for a grieving young family who recently lost their father/husband to cancer.

This card is for sweet Mady, who is 3 years old. :o)
I wanted to make her a colorful card of happiness. :o) The Bouquet Hello Kitty is a fabulous free cut file from Ruthie at September Ninth. To add extra oomph to her bouquet, I layered three Prima flowers in place of the ones in the cut file. Each bloom is centered with a tiny yellow button to coordinate with the background.

Since she's on her way to a very special little girl, I made her a hair accessory in place of the one in the file. I layered a fun polka dot Prima flower with a solid one and secured them with a super sparkly brad. The gorgeous brad was part of a prize pack I won from my dear friend Sherrie.
The cheery papers are freebies from a Papercraft magazine that my sweetheart bought me on Friday at Barnes and Noble. Talk about divine timing! These are just perfect. I centered a few of the daisies with rhinestones for extra sparkle. I didn't have any yellow ones, so I colored clear stones with my Y15 Copic marker. The gingham paper is trimmed with the Martha Stewart Doily Heart border punch. Sunshiny hearts were a must for this creation.

For the sentiment, I once again turned to my beloved Tiny Tags 2 and matching metal dies from My Craft Spot. I'm sending her so many hugs! :o) The card base is from a nested shapes set from the Silhouette Store, which I remembered to actually nest this time! ;) I used a sunshiny yellow for the base to engulf Mady with the warmth of my and God's love.
I pray this card brings a smile to this beautiful child. Since Hello Kitty is so wildly popular, I hope she sometimes remembers this card when she sees the plethora of HK items in the stores... and maybe her heart will once again fill with the love I've packed into this. :o) It's been a joy to create for her and her family.

Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a day of all things beautiful. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Charisma Cardz~ Polka Dots
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
 *Little Scrap Pieces~ Buttons and Bows
 *Love to Create~ Punches and/or Dies (Border punch and Tag dies)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
 *The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog~ Lots of Layers


  1. Such a beautiful card Karen. Hello Kitty looks so pretty with her pretty flowers and gorgeous hair accessory. I love the yellow gingham mixed with the daisies and the heart border die looks fabulous.
    I am sure that Mady with love this special card.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely beautiful!! HK has never looked prettier!! Her bouquet of colorful flowers is so pretty and her hair bow is gorgeous!! The shape and papers are fabulous!! You always make the perfect card for the recipient...I'm sure Mady will adore this!! It's amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at LSP!! Have a great day my friend :)

    HUGS, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Super cute card, the flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly DT

  4. Aw love the HK - and this will bring a great big smile upon her face...
    Love the image and the pretty embellishes added on...

  5. Sooo cute! I LOVE Hello Kitty and your card is fantastic. I found you at Make It Monday.

  6. This is the prettiest HK card I have seen. It is just so sweet.

    Have a creative day.
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  7. Hi Karen,
    You are as SWEET as Apple pie...and you know how much I LOVE my sweets...LOL!
    Hello Kitty is ADORABLE!!Love the bright & cheerful colors.Mady will smile when she sees this card, I do!!
    The flowers are just SWEET!The touch of bling on the daisies are Beautiful!!!the shape of this card is AMAZING!!I love your shaped cards!So Cute!!!
    Sending you a HUGE amount of my love, hugs and smiles,
    your angelic friend
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  8. Your Hello Kitty is so pretty with her flowers! Adorable card Karen.
    Jayne x

  9. What a cute Hello Kitty! Any girl would love this card. Thanks for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  10. Beautiful card Karen - and once again the love you have in your heart, shines through in another wonderful creation. Beautiful colours/flowers and Hello Kitty:-) TFS

  11. Such a pretty card for such a special little girl, I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  12. What a lovely card! Helly Kitty is so much fun - I'm a big fan! I saw your card on Make it Monday MIM138 and had to get a closer look. KT

  13. Oh! I forgot to mention....
    Thank you for sharing at Little Scrap Pieces this week for our Buttons and Bows challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  14. Karen, when I saw this card I just had to smile!!! I love the bright colors and papers. They look amazing. The card looks so soft. I just love it. Thank you so much for creating for the IFTL Project this month. You know how much I love your work and you.
    Love, ~Madison

  15. Such a sweet hello kitty card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  16. I found you on MIM! What a sweet image. My granddaughters love Hello Kitty!! You did a beautiful job and the flower are adorable!

  17. Karen,

    What an absolute adorable card for a PRECIOUS little girl:)
    I know she will LOVE LOVE LOVE it as much as we all do!

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL evening and thank you for linking up with us at Little Scrap Pieces!

  18. It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

  19. What a wonderful card Karen! Hello Kitty is really cute and I'm for sure Mady will love this card as much as I do!

    Thanks you so much for sharing with us over at Make it Monday :D!

  20. Awwww! This card is so cute, Karen! The background paper is so pretty and I love how you added all the flowers! I really like the punch you used too! This will definitely brighten Mady's day! I hope you have a great weekend! :)


  21. Hi; I really like your Hello Kitty! Thanks for participating with this card on our challenge Anything Goes with ribbon at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and welcome back!!

    DT La Vikinga / Charlotta

  22. love Hello Kitty and the flowers you used so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge! Karen

  23. I love your darling card Karen for sweet Mady! The Hello Kitty is so adorable and just love the pretty flower bouquet and awesome headpiece! This card will surely put a big smile on her face and fill her heart with happiness! The shape is perfect and just love the paper choice! The dancing dailies and gingham papers are so perfect for your amazing card! So beautifully done Karen! Love it!

    I am back from vacation and had a wonderful time in NY visiting our son! I think we need another vacation to recover from this one...boy, we were busy everyday and tried to take it ALL in. Ready for some rest time now..hehe AND craft time...I really missed that!

    Sherrie K

  24. Karen, thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at LSP!
    Sherrie K


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