Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello Kitty!

I had to make a door prize for a mother/daughter event, and I was wracking my brain when my talkative cat came in and mewed at me and it hit me, "Hello Kitty"! So I made a picture and a bottle stuffed with Hello Kitty stuff (thank you crafting message board).

It was a snap to design with the Gypsy of course, but the colors were hanging me up. It's fine for me to substitute patterned paper, but I thought true Hello Kitty afficiandos might want more traditional fare. So I took some Club Stamp Basics white cardstock and used ink pads to get the colors I wanted. Ok I did take license with the sun and made the outer bit orange. I had to use terrifically tacky tape on the bottle label due to the heat and humidity. One strip on the top and one on the bottom and it worked like a charm.

I waited until I took the picture to put the glass in to keep the glare at a minimum.

AC Moore used to have a Hello Kitty section that was totally fabu, but not anymore. However, Target had a lot in their dollar section and Michael's had a section ranging from $1 to $5ish. I used a 3-liter bottle I found at a dollar store.

By the way, if you can't find your non-stick work surface, freezer paper makes a pretty durable substitute (as long as you aren't using flames lol) surface that's easy-peasy to clean up for multiple uses.


Audrey Frelx said...

This is sooo cute!!!

Veronica Crane said...

So cute! How did you put the stuff in the bottle?

Ohhh Snap said...

I learned about them on the Cricut Messageboard in the Crafting section. Basically you put a hole (picture a u-shape on it's side) in the bottle large enough for the material you want to put in it. I used a 3-liter bottle I found at a dollar store.

I used my Glue-Glider Pro with high-tac adhesive all around the flap and wound up using tacky-tape on the top and bottom for extra hold. I used a good cardstock to completely cover the hole and hold the shape of the bottle. I attached the label to the flap first then attached it to the rest of the bottle.

LorraineB said...

I love it, great job!!! My daughter is 25 and still loves Hello Kitty. Who ever is the lucky one will love it!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! Is this ever PRECIOUS!!!!! Love these stuffed bottles. So amazing to those not in the "know". Darling framed art too. I want it! xxD