Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Last minute Christmas card

We have a friend who we go to visit and have "Christmas" with. She has her own family's Christmas at the regular time but she likes to have our kids over and our kids love her, so we go a couple of weeks after. She even leaves up her tree and all her decorations late just for this. I sent her a Christmas card before Christmas but Sammy wanted to make her another one for tomorrow when we are going to see her. She decided to make this with very little help from me, using the Cricut and the Hello Kitty cartridge. She made this kitty 3" so some of the pieces were incredibly tiny. Ridiculously tiny. It's a miracle they didn't get lost and that they didn't completely mess up being cut. The paper is all Stampin' Up except the white which is Georgia Pacific cardstock. She colored in Kitty's nose with a yellow spica pen to avoid having to mess with a small piece. Ironic. Anyway the only help from me was gluing it together (and I was cross-eyed gluing it ). It's simple but pretty cute, I think. She did that doodle around the border with a spica glitter pen. I think she did an awesome job.



I am going to try really hard to get something made in the next couple of days.

edited to add-you can see how Kitty's eyes are kinda weird and leaning to one side. They also did not cut all the way around. This is an issue I've been having with my Cricut and several others that I've tried. I've sent them a few of my cartridges to test but so far everyone is stumped as to why this is happening. It's really really frustrating but we still use the cricut.

14 comments:

jennifer said...

This is adorable- she did a fabulous job!! That's such a bummer that you're having those issues with your cricut! I don't have one so I don't have any experience with it. Hope you get it working better soon!

fishlips said...

Awww this is so darling....how sweet and pretty, I love it!!!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my! That is adorable! That doodle is artist quality! I am impressed!

I am a little surprised you own a HK Cricut cart. I never would have guessed that you liked HK...:)

CathyRose said...

The card is just perfect. Sammy did an awesome job! I think your friend must be very special to leave up all the Christmas things to spend a second holiday with you and the children. What a nice thing to look forward to after the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over.

Tessa said...

Tell her she did a super duper job!

Rachel Brumley said...

Gale

Your daughter did a fantastic job on the card - it is so cute!

Love your "new" blog. The kitty is so adorable.

thescrapmaster said...

Aw! Gail that is so cute!! I have to use my HK cartridge soon! I got mine shortly after you said you finally got yours. Great card even if the eyes didn't cut correctly.

~Samantha

Heather said...

Wow! This is a really cute card! Your dd did a great job!

alohapea said...

This is so cute. Makes me want a cricut and more HK stuff.

Louise Forsyth said...

This is really cute, what a fantastic job on the little pieces of Hello Kitty.
What a fab friend to have and what a lovely family tradition.

Susan said...

How creative your daughter is. This is adorable.

Anjou Krelovich said...

What a cute card! Your DD must be proud. I love crafting with my kids too!

Traci said...

Your daughters card is adorable. Great job. Love your new website look

Jen said...

Gale, your DD did a fabulous job! I wish my DD liked to make cards. Maybe one day:)

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