Pals Blog Hop: Our Favorite Tools

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Thank you for joining us for the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects made with the Stampin' Up! tools we love. 

You should have just left stop number 18 on the Pals Hop – Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


All of my friends and family, including my co-workers… know first hand how crazy I am for Hello Kitty.  I've seen so many Hello Kitty cards that I think I racked my brain for weeks trying to figure out which punches I could use to re-create this beautiful kitty… LoL.

I finally found the cat's meow… with three punches that you may already have.  They are the Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches.  You too can make this sweet popular feline that has never stopped being popular since I was an early teen.

Make sure that the whiskers are in line with the eyes and nose.  I've created a step by step PDF instruction sheet to help you.  I hope it helps you put together your own Hello Kitty.  Please feel free to share with anyone you want.


The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit, stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  2. Shirley Sumption at Look at My Cute Stuff
  3. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  11. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <—You Are Here
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  22. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


Paper: Card Stock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Inks/Color: Basic Black Marker
Punches: Owl, 1" Circle, and Word Window punches

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. Hi Maggie! I went thru the blog hop so quickly on Tuesday and am now savoring the projects. This card is so sweet! A little innocence coming from where you currently reside… am thinking of you and wishing you safe!! 🙂

  2. Oh Maggie…that is so darn cute!

  3. Absolutely adorable….!

  4. Too cute beyond words! Super fun!

  5. so, so cute Maggie!
    hugs, m

  6. Maggie your Kitty is soooooo cute! What a clever girl you are! Can’t wait till you are home!

  7. This is “purr”fect…i will have to CASE for Chyanne 🙂

  8. SOOOO cute Maggie! Clever and quick with a heaping helping of Cuteness!

  9. lol… I love Hello Kitty too! Your card is the cats meow!

    Shirley Pumpkin

  10. Sooooooo darling!

  11. Well, that’s thinking out-of-the-box Maggie. I just had to smile when I saw this Hello Kitty card. I didn’t think I would be able to smile today. I am selling my Mom’s house this morning. I didn’t sleep well and I dump my oatmeal all over the microwave first thing this morning. Yuck! So, your card, your talent and the PAL’s blog hop is the highlight of my day! Thanks so much for sharing and for the instructions to make you Hello Kitty card. So cute!

  12. WOW, Maggie. This is sooo clever!

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