Monday, August 8, 2011

"I Feel the Love" Project & CWC Cartridge Showcase

Good morning, crafty people and welcome to Monday Cartridge Showcase at Cooking With Cricut!  Each Monday a different member of our Design Team features projects created with a single Cricut cartridge.  It is our hope that maybe you will be inspired to dust off your cartridges and find a new way to use them!  Today's featured cartridge is:  Mickey & Friends!

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for the "I Feel the Love" Project.  If you aren't familiar with IFTL -- it is a monthly challenge by Madison at Funky Cards to share some love with a person going through a difficult time.

June's recipient was a teacher at Madison's high school who is battling her second round of ovarian cancer.  She collected 22 cards for Mrs. Pentoney.  July's recipient was 3 year old Marley Moore and her family.  Marley was diagnosed with a brain tumor in August 2009 and is currently battling a recurrence. Thirty-four (34) cards were created for Marley and her family last month.

August's recipient is is Kate McRae and her family.  She is 7 years old, her older sister Olivia is 9, and her younger brother Will is 6.  Kate is battling a rare form of brain cancer (sPNET) that was diagnosed in June 2009. Doctors were only able to remove about 50% of the tumor due to it's location in the left temporal lobe of her brain and the fact that the tumor had wrapped itself around the left middle cerebral artery to her brain. Kate experienced right sided paralysis immediately following surgery along with the loss of her speech. She has since relearned how to speak, walk and do the many things that young children do, however her right sided weakness still continues. Kate has endured more than any child should have to -- many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, speech therapy, physical therapy. . . and many, many stays in the hospital.  She has an amazing support system with her Mom, Holly and Dad, Aaron, leading the charge.  If you'd like to learn more about Kate and her journey, check out her website at

I will make cards for the entire family before the end of the month, but today I'm sharing the card I made for 6 year old Will. All of the cuts are from the Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge and all of the paper is from my scrap stash.

Here is the recipe:
  • Card base - 8 1/2" x 11" white card stock, folded in half
  • Mat - patterned paper cut to 8" x 5"
  • Car - cut at 6" wide x 3 3/4" high
  • Mickey - cut at 4" high
  • Mailbox - cut at 2 7/8" high
  • Fence - cut at 4"wide x 2 1/2" high
  • Tree - cut at 3 5/8" high
  • Grass - cut at 1" high (two sections welded together in Design Studio).
I haven't decided what I'm going to put on the inside yet, other than "Hi ya, pal!" So for now it is blank.

If you are interested in creating a card for someone who needs a little love and encouragement -- please click over to Madison's blog and sign up. I promise you it will be one of the best things you do today!

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Make sure you click on over to Cooking With Cricut to check out the Monday Cartridge Showcase.  And make sure you check out our special Guest Designer tomorrow, too!

~ Jen


Mad Crafter said...

Jen, this is an amazing post! You are so special to this project and to me:) Thank you so much! Your card is so cute! He is going to love it:) I just can't thank you enough for all of your support. You really ROCK!!

Jean said...

Great card. It is adorable.

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute card! I love all the details. Mickey never looked better!

Linda said...

Very inspiring! Keep up the good works!

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Jen! Mickey is so cute and the details are just fabulous! What an awesome card for an awesome cause :)