Hello Kitty Card

I recently bought a Cuttlebug and wanted to experiment with embossing paper (click the card below to enlarge and see purple flower background). I didn’t realize how easy it is to emboss card stock. I’m addicted! I recently made this Hello Kitty card for a little birthday girl:

Hello Kitty CardThis is an easy project for Hello Kitty lovers who own a Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug.

What You’ll Need To Make Hello Kitty Card:

  • White Card Stock (2 sheets – 8.5 in x 11 in)
  • Purple Card Stock
  • Pink Glitter Card Stock
  • Red Card Stock
  • Yellow Card Stock
  • Glue Pen (love the Zig 2-way pen, fine point)
  • Adhesive Dots
  • Scissors or Paper Cutter
  • Cricut Expression (Hello Kitty Font and Greetings/Salutations Cartridges)
  • Cuttlebug
  • Flower Embossing Folder – included with Cuttlebug V2

How To Make This Card:

  1. Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut one sheet of white card stock in half along the 11 inch side.
  2. Take one of the halves and score or fold the paper in half along the 8 1/2 inch side. You now have a card that is 4.25 in x 5.5 in to work with.
  3. Using your cricut expression, cut out and assemble a hello kitty figure 3 1/2 inches in size. In my case, I needed black, white, red, yellow and pink glitter card stock.
  4. Using the font cartridge, cut out the name you want for the top of the card in pink glitter card stock. I set the size to 3/4 inch to make the name fit.
  5. For the background, cut a piece of purple card stock small enough to leave a 1 cm border on each side if glued to the front center of the card (about 3.5 in x 4.5 inches.)
  6. Run the purple card stock through your cuttlebug and a flower embossing folder.
  7. Glue embossed purple card stock on front of card.
  8. Position Hello Kitty at the bottom center of purple paper and apply using a few adhesive dots. This will make Hello Kitty pop out of the card a bit.
  9. Finally, glue the name on top of Hello Kitty.

Common Question: I’ve made the card, but what kind of envelope can I use?
Answer: It’ll fit into invitation style envelopes, size A2. You can find them in boxes at Staples, online, and other stationary stores!

Hello Kitty CardAnd….

Because I’m addicted to embossing, I made a card for a special little birthday boy as well (no, not Hello Kitty related). It was a double birthday party. This was done using Cricut’s Create a Critter cartridge and Cuttlebug’s polka dots embossing folder.

Dinosaur Card

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