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Hello Kitty 1st Birthday Card

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Hello from Brenda of Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker!

Here is the card I made for my granddaughter’s first birthday.

This is an A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″). The base and all solid cardstock is Recollections. The patterned paper is Lucy (a retired Close To My Heart (CTMH) B & T paper pack).

For the front of the card, the patterned paper layer measures 4 x 5 1/4″. I used the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge to cut Hello Kitty at 3 1/2″, I used the Hello Kitty Font Cricut cartridge to cut the number 1 at 2″ and I used the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners stamp set and CTMH Archival Black exclusive ink pad for the sentiment and cut it out using the coordinating die set and my Cuttlebug. I used Recollections glitter on the flower on Hello Kitty’s head and the number 1.

For the inside of the card, the patterned paper layer measures 4 x 5 1/4″ and the solid layer measures 3 x 4 1/4″. I used CTMH’s retired Card Chatter – Birthday stamp set and CTMH’s Archival Black exclusive ink pad for the sentiment.

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Designed by: Brenda Halstead of Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Cricut Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Hello Kitty Greetings and Hello Kitty Font

Other Supplies Used: CTMH stamps,ink and paper, Stampin’ Up! stamps and dies, Recollections cardstock and glitter