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Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Easter Kitty

Remember I posted a couple of days ago that I was at J's waiting for the UPS man to come? And that he came when we were ready to leave?? Well, I caught the bus to J's on my lunch hour the next day just to buy these new Easter Hello Kitty dies. Crazy! Of course I wanted to use the dies so bad to re-create this cute box that Cheryl made to display at the store. I had a couple of issues with the boxes but after that was resolved, I was ready to cut the kitties out...that's when my headache started! haha! I guess after a long day at work, and having my contact lenses on since 4:00 AM, my old eyes just couldn't help me out to see where I should be trimming off (I tried to cut the HK clothes in DP and all of the designs in the paper confused my tired eyes with the cutting lines...Issues!! I did manage to finish only two kitties, one of each of the Easter Kitty's and these are the finished projects. Made this one for Joy because she loves purple. Do you like the "handle?" This is another Sizzix Bigz die and it's a heart doily. Cute, huh! I cut out one in DP and one in a matching solid color. Adhered them using my xyron machine (thanks for the suggestion, cheryl!). Here's a closer look at the kitty...I didn't even want to cut out the foot pieces...
Here's the box for Michelle...she loves pink, just like me!
The close-up...
So, do you want the measurements for the box?? This idea came from Cheryl and her sample is displayed at J's! This box uses one 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. On the short side (8 1/2" on top) score 2" and 6 1/2". Turn the cardstock and on the long side (11" on top) score at 3", 5", 8" and 10"...if you've made boxes before, you will know what to do. I cut a slit on the top portion of the box to fit the doily; the doily acts as a handle for the box. I also cut a window in the center of the front portion of the box. So before you adhere the box together (one of my issues), be sure you make your window and slit first!! If I have time, I'll do a simple tutorial so you know what I'm rambling about!!
BTW, if you like the die, I got it from J's and saw two left on the shelf as of Friday...it might be gone today though...
Long time no photo of Miss Mochiko...she was trying to get in the act as I took the photos of these boxes...wish she could've helped me clean up a bit...
Someone's been sleeping in my bed...and it's not one of the three bears! This is what she does best...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz which is where I'm heading off to now! Hope your weekend was full of fun!







22 comments:

Joy said...

so cute! I love my box! I have been wanting to play with my new dies but haven't done so yet...I think because of the weather I have been just lounging all day! wonder if I'll have a game tomorrow! well...look at that kitty...she reminds me of me today...ha! have a great weekend... if we only can stay dry =)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Such gorgeous boxes Teri, Hello Kitty looks so cute. Hugs Nikki x

Cheryl said...

Hey, you did a great job with those kitties! You will make more of them right??? The boxes came out really cute. I finally finished my card swap card and I'll post it when she gets it.

lynn said...

Hi Teri, WOW, the box looks adorable. I love it! Have a great weekened.

Michelle Ueligitone said...

I love these Teri! Can't wait! You are so sweet to think of me. I saw this box on Cheryl's blog and was wondering how she made it. You are so clever, don't think I would have been able to figure that box out. Or it would be the wrong size like my gable, lol!

Miss Mochiko looks so regal sitting there on you desk. She is such a sweet little kitty! TTYL!

Hugs,
Michelle

jennyv said...

This is so cute! Hope I have time this week to stop by J's and get those Easter Hello Kitty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jenny

Rita said...

Wowza kiddo, you did a great job on these adorable boxes...too cute!!!

Miss Mochiko needs to get a job working for you & then she can get a few zzzz's! Hahaha!!!

Tracy.H said...

OMG! That Easter Kitty is just too cute! :0)

Le Scrap Criações said...

This is so cute!!!I love these Teri!

Elaine said...

I'm not sure if I have the patience or coordination to make that box but it sure is darling! I'd like one of each please! LOL

Jamee said...

those boxes are so cute!!

Kyoko said...

I love your boxes! I can't wait to go to J's. I passed by today, and told my husband ... I GOTTA GET TO THAT STORE REAL SOON! LOL!

charlotte said...

Cute boxes and I especially love the new Hello Kitty dies.

Denise said...

Teri,
Those boxes are so cute!! Craft class idea?? Hope so, those little dies are so adorable.

Colleen said...

Very cool boxes that you made with HK on it. HK with the Easter outfit on makes her kind of look like her friend My Melody.

eunice said...

Thanks for sharing the instructions to your adorable box! I grabbed some paper while reading your post and made one just right now...love it! (It reminds me of the kind of box animal crackers comes in) Can't wait to make more! I got my Easter kitty dies this weekend...gotta try them out soon too!

Jodi said...

Very cute boxes Teri! Love the cute Hello Kitty in her bunny costume! =) I also love the other kitty...Mochiko! She is sweet! =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Islander Girl said...

Oh my, oh my! I just adore these boxes and the HK dies! They are sooo cute!!! A must have in my collection!!!

Your cat Mochiko is just too cute!

Maureen said...

Those new HKs are so cute and I love your boxes!!

Risa said...

Oh Teri, I simply adore your boxes! I tell ya' you are the queen of boxes and each and everyone is perfection. I also love the new Hello Kitty's...they are adorable!
hugs
Risa:)

Enjoli said...

These are so cute!! I love how they came out. =) They will love it.

Gina Wrona said...

very cute!

I can't blame your cat for wanting to sleep in your bed, it looks so very comfy!

Aloha & Hugs,
Gina