Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello'ween Kitty

Happy Last Days of Summer, everyone! Some of you may be sad that summer is coming to an end but I'm not. I'll be in my new house on Labour Day weekend, I'll be celebrating my birthday at the end of September with a giveaway and fall is my favourite time of year! I've made this card using The Twinery's baker's twine and a cute little Hello Kitty stamp from PSA Essentials as part of the Last Days of Summer Blog Hop. Be sure to check out The Twinery Blog for more information, inspiration and prizes from all 11 participating sponsors!!

To make this 3.5" x 4.5" card, I started with a basic black base and die cut a couple of nesties from designer paper and white cardstock. I stamped the image, coloured the bow and embellished it with a little rhinestone which I coloured with a Copic marker to match. I crocheted three foundation chains in Stone, Denim and Charcoal. Then I tied them together at both ends with tiny bows in Mandarin baker's twine. To finish, I adhered the ends to the card and popped the white panel with foam tape.

I will be back later with a post for Jane's Doodles which includes sneak peeks from two of three soon-to-be released sets!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black and white cardstock; Little Yellow Bicycle (Orange Ledger, Frightful Collection); PSA Essentials Hello Kitty Trick or Treat; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Basic Rhinestones; orange Copic marker; The Twinery baker's twine in Stone, Denim, Charcoal and Mandarin; Stampin' Dimensionals

37 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I hardly ever make black cards, but this is fun and Halloween-y in a bright way.

Brenda said...

That is such a sweet image Emily! Love how you used the twine, always so creative you are! I bet you can hardly wait to move now!

Ujjwal said...

you are rocking the Halloween cards. I love the crochet twine. So creative.

Jennifer said...

How CUTE!!! Love the Hello Kitty and all that twine!!! (=

Helle said...

Love hello kitty:)

Mette said...

Oh - my daughter LOVES Hello Kitty. What an absolutely sweet card :). Love it.

Hugs, Mette

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is so funny! What a cute, cute, cute image this is!!! Love it!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous kitty halloween card! I love the twine plaits, we call them friendship bracelets here. Fab card!

Annette said...

awesome card...loving how you did the twine.. very creative...

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

So SUPER CUTE!!!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

adorable halloween card and wonderful use of twine!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so cute! I love the braided twine. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE Halloween card!!! LOVE how you framed out the kitty in those DP nesties and added a little bling to her bow!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Hello-ween! LOOOOOVE it! So clever and such a cute image! LOVE your twine!!! You always make me smile:) And inspired:) And jealous (of your crafty ideas and uses of all things crafty!!). LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Julie E said...

Toooo cute!!! What fun with the twine and that is just the sweetest image!!!

Erin said...

Love your positive attiude, sounds like things are looking UP! I'm surprised how much I like the black background, I never do that!

donna mikasa said...

So sweet! Love the braided twine--looks so cool! I gave you a shout out on my blog on your cool twine knots! Love them!

Jen Carter said...

Awww, so cute!! Love how you braided your twine!!

*Alison* said...

This is such a fun fall card.. you are so talented.. I love how you braided the twine.. so fun! HUGS

Monika Reeck said...

yaaay I remember hello kitty as I was 7 years old...this card is totally cuuuute Emily....

Jenny said...

Super fun card Emily, love the little kitty :)
Autumn is my favourite season too, it always seems to creep up on us fast!
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Eek! This is so cute! You can't go wrong with Hello Kitty anyway, but this card takes her to an entirely new level of awesomeness! Love the double nestie layers.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, really, really cute!

Kary said...

Such a cute, cute card!! Love the Hello Kitty cat & your amazing crocheted twines. Amazing creation, Emily!! Love it!

Karin said...

Your usual creative twine use is amazing, but I am partial to the awesome and perfect gem placement :) So cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! Hello Kitty is so stinkin cute I can hardly stand it! I am loving what you're doing with the crocheted twine. Maybe you should crochet a little blanket for a card ;) So.....when is your bday? Send me a message! :)

Lisa said...

There you go crocheting again! It looks awesome :) Hello Kitty makes for such a sweet Halloween card :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such a sweet and cute Halloween card!

Percilla G said...

Love that PSA Kitty and what you did with the twine is super duper cute
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agdesigns said...

So cute I just love hello kitty
!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love that you did a simple crochet stitch on your card! Fabulous!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Lisa said...

Love the Hello Kitty image - this is a great Halloween card!

Jen W. said...

Eeek! Love that crocheted twine and the orange ledger paper!

Meg said...

Hmmm, I bet I can guess the recipient of this card!! It's fantastic-I love the crocheted twine!

Angela said...

Ditto what Meg said! Also, that might be the cutest Hello Kitty yet.

Shauna K said...

what a fun halloween card! it's a great use of the typical black & orange but not like overly "halloween-y" cute!! :D

onecraftymama said...

adorable :) I've always loved Hello Kitty! And once again, the twine...one of these days I'm going to have to cave & get some.