What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop

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Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom!  These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney’s lovable Characters!

We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!

Be sure to visit them on Etsy here.  On Facebook here.  And their blog here.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy…become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 1/18/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to subscribe to everyone’s blog and leave a comment along the way to be entered!  And when you become a follower of my blog, you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail subscribers.  Don’t worry if you follow via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin’, you’ll be entered in the drawing, too.  Oh, and check at the bottom of this post for some blog candy.

You should have hopped here from the talented Shannon H’s blog; but if you happened upon my blog first, you should start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop.

First up, a Minnie Mouse birthday card.  I made this with free clip art I found on the Internet.  I paired it with digital patterned paper by Digital Fun (on Etsy) on a card base of Real Red.  I made the base slightly narrower than the norm at 3 7/8″ so the balloons extend over the edge.  I matted each of the patterned papers and the focal image on black to make it pop.  I cut the balloons on my Silhouette.  Inside, a little play on words with Minnie Mouse as the inspiration.

Minnie Happy Wishes wm 1

Next we have Pluto.  Those of you who have come to know me a bit through my blog are already aware I’m a real dog lover.  This card, or at least the sentiment is inspired by Katy.  She can be sound asleep three rooms away, but when I open a cabinet or the refrigerator she’s right there hoping to seize the opportunity for food.  Again the image was free clip art.  The digital patterned paper by KBKreations209 (Etsy).  The Basic Black card base was cut to create a pop out card and the mat color was selected to highlight the patterned paper.

Birthday Cake wm 1

Now, I know Tinkerbell isn’t in Mickey’s inner circle of friends, but she is definitely a well-known and well-loved Disney character; so I’m sharing a card for all those who share that love for Tinkerbell.

Birthday Wishes wm 1

This card was created thanks to the generosity of my blogging friend Kelly who, when I asked her about this card on her blog, gave me her entire cut file.  So, thank you Kelly.  I appreciate your generosity and I want you to know I’m paying it forward by offering to help people I meet through my blog.

Years ago, at least ten, we were at Disney World and attended a behind the scenes celebration to honor Margaret Kerry, the model after whom Tinkerbell was patterned.  Here is a picture of her in 2005.

And here she is in the 1950’s:

If you find this interesting and would like to more about how Margaret became Tinkerbell, you can read an article about her here

I have some blog candy today for my subscribers/followers only.  To be entered to win a Tinkerbell scrapbook kit by Applegate Production all you have to do is tell me in the comments section which Disney character is your favorite and why.  The winner will be picked at random.  Good luck!

Now you’re off to visit with Sue.  I hope you have a magical time hopping on the happiest blog on earth.

Here’s our full line up in case you get lost:

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com YOU ARE HERE
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandy- http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Shannon M- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/

46 Responses to “What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop”

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  1. Shannon Myiow says:

    Such happy cards!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh wow! I love your Minnie Mouse card and that was so clever to cut it smaller than norm… now it will fit in an envelope without bending up! The pluto card is also adorable! I think my grand daughter would love the tinkerbell card the most. They are all exceptional! Disney has so many characters its hard to pick just one…. so I am going with the one I know is probably most people’s favorite – Mickey Mouse. I remember watching the Mickey Mouse Club on tv as a kid and my kids and I wore out our VHS of Fantasia. So yeah, I suppose Mickey is my all time favorite ever.

  3. All three cards are wonderful. They sure will make someone happy!

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the sentiments inside! My favorite Disney character is Snow White, because of her motherly nature with the seven dwarfs.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Amanda. What a sweet reason to pick Snow White…I would expect nothing less from you. You’re entered in the blog candy give away!

  5. Kim, Your cards always amaze me! I love all three of them. I am happy to be in the hop with you and being your friend.

  6. cathie says:

    wow what great projects Kim….WTG!!

  7. Shannon Hinders says:

    Love the card. I so love Tinkerbell favorite character in Peter Pan.

  8. Sue says:

    Super CUTE cards and layouts. I love Tink so much that I had her put on my right leg. It is always so much fun hopping along with you, I really enjoy your projects.


  9. Your cards are always amazing Kim!! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Miranda says:

    I love all of your cards! But I am partial to Tinker Bell. What an interesting tid bit about her! Thanks for sharing! As always its a pleasure hopping with you!

  11. Sandy Suarez says:

    Wowzer…. your cards are wonderful!!!! Love them all especially Tinkerbell.

  12. I never realize that the characters were drawn from models . That is so cool that you got to meet her . I love all of your cards I think there’s just fantastic . I am a new follower to your blog please follow me back if you like .

  13. Kim, your projects always BLOW me away but these cards are just FANTASTIC! I love them all but just like everyone else, I do have to say the Tink one is my favorite ,only because my daughter’s favorite is Tink and I would soooo love to give this card to her. I think I will have to buy this cut file from you, Ok, Onto my favorite character. HMMMMM…This is really hard for me. We are HUGE Disney fans here. We have a Ceiling to floor shelf of Disney Classic movies that we started to collect in 1987 on VHS for the kids and they knew every holiday they would get a new one. Then DVD came out and we started on those. Slowly we have pretty much owned them all. I know if we would sell them James could go to a fine school. They are worth good money to collectors. Anyhow, I want to say Tink is my favorite only for my daughter and I really want that layout for her to do a nice page for her but it isn’t. I have to say Cinderella. I have always dreamed of being her. Going from that terrible life and meeting my prince and living happily ever after, really??? OH HUM…only in the movies. LOL Yes, Cinderella it is! It is always a pleasure to hop with you! Love ya!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Well, you’re entered into the blog candy drawing so maybe you’ll win Tink’s layout. We don’t have that many entered!

  14. Lynn McAuley says:

    I love these wonderful Disney designs, Kim!! The Pluto card is my favorite, and I am going to use it as my inspiration for a card I plan to post tomorrow! I am doing a string of different folds and this is one I have been eager to try! Your work is always inspiring to me!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn. I’ve always been inspired by your work, too. I’ve dubbed you as the, “Queen of Scenes”!

  15. Such great work Kim! You are such a talented woman! Very interesting story about Tinkerbell. I would have to say she is my favorite Disney character. The Pluto card is my fav!


    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Alicia. You’re entered in my blog candy give away for sharing for favorite character.

  16. Shawnee says:

    Kim, these are beautiful Disney projects. I love your Pluto card and that fold of card you made. You are very talented and I can’t wait to see more of your work.

  17. Your cards are wonderful! Beautiful work. I really love Tink but Eeyore has always been my absolute favorite.

  18. Vicky tovar says:

    Well, currently my new favorite is Elena of Avalor. Usually Mickey is my favorite, but this Latina princess is winning my heart and my daughter’ s. TFS and for being part of this fun hop. Good luck.

  19. Such wonderful projects… Love the digital papers you used. You must have a REALLY great printer… I believe my “new” favorite character (definitely NOT a classic, as he’s “new…”) is Maui from Moana. (I LOVE HIS CHARACTER!!!) If you watch the movie… you’ll be singing, “… What can I say except ‘You’re Welcome!…”

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Lisa. No, actually I have a run of the mill HP inkjet all in one printer. Nothing special about it. I do print on best quality, though. I haven’t seen Moana yet, but I want to! The sound tracks from Disney movies are the best!

  20. Such fun cards! I just love them all! Disney characters always bring out the fun in projects but you just know how to do make them shine! Thanks for joining in this hop! Hugs!

  21. Denise Sayers says:

    I am not sure how I missed this post over the weekend, but the cards are so adorable. I guess it is time to dust off my Disney cartridges for my Circut and make some. I think the Minnie Mouse is my favorite of yours because I like the bold colors. When it comes to Disney characters, I am partial to Winnie the Pooh and his gang.

  22. Ashley W says:

    Great cards! I LOVE the addition of the Mickey balloon on Minnie’s card! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

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