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.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting our blog!

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


Sentimental Saturday – Halloween Card

Hello, Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here. I was planning to post a wedding card today, but I’m still working on it. So I’m posting a Hello Kitty Halloween card I made last year for my daughter.

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I used the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge to cut Hello Kitty and the pumpkin. Hello Kitty was cut at a 4 1/2″ and the pumpkin was cut at 2 1/2″. All cardstock is Bazzill. The base is white cardstock, and the patterned paper is something that was in my stash. The stamp used for the sentiment was purchased at Michaels.

I used my Gypsy to lay out my cuts on the mat so I knew where to place the different colors of cardstock and could cut everything at once. Here are pictures of my Gypsy screen and the cardstock on the mat.

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If I get the wedding card done later, I’ll post it as well.

Thanks for visiting!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Cricut Expression and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges Used: Hello Kitty Greetings

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill, stamp

What it means to love you layout

Hello! Michele here to share a layout with you today. This is my very first post on CricutDIVAs and I am excited to be here! Today’s layout features my daughter and why I love her. I hope this will become a cherished page when she thumbs through the old books when she is an adult. Scrapping is about preserving memories and telling our stories. I hope she enjoys this one about her – just her and nothing else.


The Cricut cuts involved here are:
The title is the font on the Cupcake (a Lite cart – if you haven’t checked out this font, you are missing out big time!) “what it means to you” was welded and cut at 0.75″.  “love” and it’s welded shadow were cut at 1.05″.

The flowers are two variations from Hello Kitty Greetings and were cut at 2″ and 1.3″.
The circle tag is from Doodlecharms and was cut at 1.6″.

To get these sizes just right, I pulled out my Gypsy. I haven’t used it in awhile but it fired right up and connected with my Expression just fine. (I have not attempted to update it recently or link it to CCR at any time. In fact, it’s probably been at least six months since I turned it on!) Don’t you just love how you can make all of your cuts at once on the Gypsy?

Before cutting:


After cutting:


Here is a close-up of the journaling, in case you are wondering what it says:


One last little trick for you. I tied a simple knot around the tag at the bottom of the layout.  To keep it simple and not create bulk with an additional piece of ribbon, I simply sliced the end of the ribbon in two, threaded it through the hole and tied a knot around. This keeps the bulk down in the page protector.


I hope you have enjoyed my first layout here on CricutDIVAs and I hope you will keep coming back for more!  Feel free to visit me on my regular blog where this month you will see a layout each day as I am participating in Lain Ehmann’s Layout a Day in May 2013!