Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hello Kitty Car Card

Hello everyone! I have a fun card to show you today that I did for a couple of challenges! I have a trick to share too!
I cut the car card shape from Hello Kitty Greetings and all the front layers. I cut 2 layers of the car front, wheels, light, Hello Kitty's arm, and bumper and pop dotted it to the original layers to get lots of dimension. I hand cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Boy Crazy stamp set.
My trick I want to share today is how the sentiment banner folds up! I love making cards like this but they're not very friendly when you try to put them into an envelope. Or you have to make custom envies for them. I made mine so it will fold up and fit into an A2 sized envelope.
I did this by mounting the sentiment banner to a brad that is sandwiched in between the layers. With the pop dots, it will move freely. So before I adhered the front car to the card base, I punched a hole under the back layer of the car and secured the banner to the car with a brad. Then I glued down the front to the card base, but not gluing around that side of the car or brad. This way it will move freely and you can fold it up!
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. My Craft Spot- Things That Go- Cars, planes, boats, etc.
2. Fantabulous Cricut- On The Go!- cars, planes, bikes, etc.
3. Little Scrap Pieces- Pink and or Purple
Thank for stopping in and taking a look! I hope you all understood my trick that I shared today. Have a great day!


Anna Waarvik said...

Very cute - I love it!

Glora said...

So cute and great tip on putting the banner on a brad so it can fit in the envelope. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Anonymous said...

You're one crafty, clever chick, GiGi! Love that! If that adorable HK is anything like me, she's on her way to the mall! LOL! Such a fun card!

My Scrap Diary said...

Eeekk Super adorable Gigi!!! Loving the pink buggy.
Jess M

Jovan said...

Super cute card...I love the layers and colors!

Shelly said...

Very cute! Clever!
Fun card!

Nicole said...

Genius!! Love it!

Karen said...

Gigi love love love Hello Kitty. Having three daughters have a huge soft spot for her. Your card is just adorable the sentiment is brilliant~
You can also enter this in http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/
Just for Kids Challenge...Karen

Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow Gigi, this is super cool! I love the idea what you did with the banner tag..very clever and creative. TFS! Good luck in the challenges and thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!
Sherrie K

katieo said...

Hello Kitty is riding in style. Great idea for the banner,

Karen said...

Adorable card! :)


Glenda said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing your clever trick with the sentiment tag!

Jayne said...

Adorable card Gigi.Love all the dimension and great tip with the brad and sentiment.
Jayne x

scrapqueen141 said...

Absolutely adorable, love Hello Kitty!
Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!!!

girlia said...

Adorable. HK is a favorite of mine.

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGoodness, Gigi, this is so cute! I'm so bummed I didn't get the Hello Kitty cartridges before they became such a collector's item. I love this creation! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Christine's Creative Cards said...

I just love anything hello kitty....that darn kitty has a place in my heart always. But I really like the Vrooom, and how it slides up so it can fit into the card. TFS

Heather said...

So cute! Great idea putting the banner on the back with the brad so it will easily fit into an envelope - something I will need to remember. :)

Cindy Beland said...

This is soooo ADORABLE Gigi!I LOVE your Hello Kitty and the cute little car,Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh my gosh, I am loving this adorable little card! I love that you made it into a fun shape card and who doesn't love Hello Kitty? Too, too cute ♥

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute shape card! I love the colors and papers you chose and the dimension is awesome! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Candy said...

I just love Hello Kitty! Fantastic card. I love the dimension!
Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

AmyJRockstar said...

Congrats on making our Top 5 again Gigi (at FCCB)!!! I wasn't the only one who loved your card. ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com