Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back To School With Hello Kitty





Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Whimsical Wednesday's! This time the challenge is Back To School...NO cards.  Our talented designer Faith came up with this fantastic challenge.
First I have to say that I had SO much fun making this cute little set! This backpack was actually very easy to make. I cut the backpack from Camping Critters at 10 1/2 inches. I didn't want the sleeping bag roll so I simply omitted those cuts. I used my sewing machine and did a stitching line down the straps and around the flaps on the pockets. I cut Hello Kitty at 2 inches from Hello Kitty Greetings. After it was all assembled I decided I wanted a stitching line around the flap too so I did that with a white gel pen. This backpack holds a box of crayons perfectly!
For the pen box I used a pattern that can be found HERE. I originally wanted to make a pencil box but this pattern wasn't tall enough to hold pencils. I estimated approximately where I would need a window cut out for my box and cut the rectangle using George and Basic Shapes. I then lined up my pattern over the cut out for perfect alignment and cut out the box. I added a piece of acetate to the window and assembled the box. I modified the closure flap a little and added a border punched strip to it and the background of the decorative strip. I cut Hello Kitty again but this time at 1.5 inches.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing my projects and will play along this week! I can't wait to see what you will create! And don't forget to check out what the other fabulous designers have created this week!Have a great day!

22 comments:

Amanda said...

This is SO cute!!

Pat N. said...

That is so adorable, Gigi. Good job, it's amazing how things look when they're cut bigger. Love it!--pat N.

teachU14 said...

Hey Gigi... this is fantastic! Love it :)

Melissa said...

This is adorable, I love it!

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Gigi! These are so wonderful, practical & CUTE!
You did a great job with this challenge.
Who among us wouldn't want hello kitty anything?
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely Adorable!!! :-)

Stephanie said...

Gigi, this is adorable! I love the little backpack for the crayons. A little girl would go crazy over this. The box for the crayons, so clever too. I am going to check out the pattern. Ya know you project would also make for the cutest little gift set! What a unique, and clever back to school project...LOVE it, and so glad to hear you enjoyed making it. Hugs.

joni said...

This is adorable! Love the backpack for the crayons...what a cute, cute idea!!! Awesome job on the challenge!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Cindy said...

Hi Gigi,OMG this is just ADORABLE!SUPER SUPER job,I LOVE it,The backpack SO SWEET!!AMAZING job as always my friend!:)

Karen H said...

Gigi, this is such a sweet set! Hello Kitty makes everything wonderful, but your fabulous ideas gave her such a joyous setting. Beautiful work and I cannot wait to try my hand at one of these, too! :o) Love them!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Esther said...

Such a wonderful set, you did a great job!!
They are both soooo cute!!!!

shelly said...

gigi this is the cutest set ever. cant go wrong with hello kitty, adorable paper choice on this .

Kathy Salido said...

OMG, GiGi, this is so stinkin' cute!! I love that little backpack!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Wow again Gigi!Love your backpack.
Jayne x

Nicole said...

so so so cute!!

In Love with a Bug said...

Gigi - Wonderful projects!!! I love that you used Hello Kitty and the backpack and pencil box are such sweet gifts that I am sure will be treasured for years to come. The stitching you did to make it look like a real backpack is fab too! Melanie

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! You can never go wrong with Hello Kitty and now I know where I need to look when I need a bigger backpack! I forgot about Campin' Critters! So cute! Great job with the challenge!

girlia said...

Amazing job as always

Creative Cutter Room said...

So stinkin'cute. I hope you enter it in the Creative Cutter Room Design Time Thursday Challenge. Love it-Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such a great take on using the backpack. Love it! Will send a pic of it to the designer of the Campin Critter cartridge if that's ok with you, he would love to see this!

*Star said...

OMG, this is so stinkin' cute!!! I love everything about your projects!! great job! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Sherrie K. said...

I LOVE your sweet backpack!! Just darling..you are so creative with your projects, love visiting!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com