Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cooking With Cricut's "Love Song" Blog Hop!

Welcome to Musings of a Crafty Mom and Day One of's Love Song Blog Hop! Love is in the air and our Designers have come up with some great Valentine's Day projects inspired by their favorite love songs.

If you arrived here from visiting Debbie at Workin' Scrappin' Mom of 4's blog you're in the right place. If you're joining us mid-hop and would like to start at the beginning click
here to go to Paper Crafting World’s Cooking With Cricut blog and check out what Melin has made!

I was inspired by my seven year old daughter and the song "This Kiss" by Faith Hill --

My daughter thinks that she is "all that" and then some!  LOL!  She is forever saying "Mmmuah!  Kiss-Kiss, Mommy!" or "air kiss" and kisses the air on either side of my face.  Such the drama queen, this one is.  One of our favorite singers is Faith Hill and this song always has us singing and dancing when it comes on.

So I made this little card and girly-girl purse for my sweet little kissy-face daughter for Valentine's Day.

For the card, I used the Cricut Love Struck 2010 cartridge.  I welded the word "Kiss" together to create the shaped card using the Cricut Design Studio software.  The card was cut at 7" wide x 6 3/4" high.  The base is cut from Bazzill's Pinkini, the black outline is a Recollections card stock and the glittery pink paper is also by Bazzill.  The lips are cut from a hot pink card stock and a white card stock -- both from my scrap stash.  They measure 1 3/4" wide x 1 3/8" tall.

Inside I wrote:  "Mmmuah! Kiss-Kiss!  Happy Valentine's Day!"

The little purse treat bag is cut using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.  It was cut at 10 3/4" wide x 6 3/4" tall from a Recollections black card stock;  then scored and assembled.  The Curly Heart Swirl is  freebie this week at and the Lacey Border is available for purchase at  The border is part of a beautiful set! 

I just recently received Sure Cuts A Lot cutting software as a gift and I have had so much fun learning how to use it.  And I am super excited to FINALLY be able to cut Melin's amazing files!

The heart is cut at 1 1/2" tall and the border is cut at 1 1/4" tall (I trimmed the ends off to fit the front of the purse).  Both are cut from a scrap of pink card stock and embellished with some pink heart rhinestones.  A sheer pink ribbon with white polka-dots makes a cute handle and a Velcro closure to keep the little purse closed.  I think I'll put some chocolates or maybe some conversation hearts in there for a sweet Valentine's Day treat!

And I have a sweet treat for you too!  It just wouldn't be a Blog Hop without some blog candy!  Up for grabs is a set of My Creative Time's "Color Me Happy"clear stamps.  There are 25 stamps in this set and they are perfect for all those wonderful Spring and Easter cards you'll be creating soon. 

All you have to do is:  (1) be a follower of my blog and (2) leave a comment WITH your e-mail address.  One winner will announced on Wednesday, February 15th.  You have until 8:00 AM Eastern Standard time on Feb. 15th to follow and comment.

We hope you’ll join us and link up your favorite love song inspired project at One lucky entry will be chosen by to win a $10.00 gift certificate provided by! And make sure you leave a comment, too! One lucky commenter will also receive a $10.00 gift certificate!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  I am the caboose in this "love" train!  Make sure to join us at tomorrow morning (Sunday, Feb. 12) at 8:00 AM (EST) for DAY TWO of our Hop -- a new set of Designers and Valentine projects to inspire you.

~ Jen

P.S.    Disclaimer:  I purchased these stamps for the giveaway.  "My Creative Time" doesn't know me, didn't provide these stamps, or sponsor me in any way, shape or form.


Michelle said...

Jen...How CUTE!! I LOVE the kiss card, and YES!! Girls can definitely have a flare for drama!! ;) I love the purse too and TRYING not to be envious of your SCAL!! SO lucky you can cut her cute files!! I think your daughter is gonna LOVE her gifts...cause she IS all that! (what daughter isn't right!)


Melin said...

OH JEN! I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE THIS SET! Demi is going to love this!!! I mean what girl wouldn't! Thank you for sharing all the details! You did such an amazing job! Air Kisses to you!!!!MMMMUAHH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards. You daughter will love it. You did a great job!

Heather P said...

This is SUCH a cute project for a little girl, I love it! And love how your little princess air-kisses, that is so cute! Great song too :)
Heather P

Charlotte said...

Jen, Oh my goodness,is she not just going to flip over the card and purse!!! It is so perfect for her!!

Jill said...

What a perfect present for a little girl! So sweet! Smiles, Jill

Holly Gagnon said...

Oooooh I really like this Jen! I love shaped cards and boxes. I've been thinking about SCAL software too...but then I know that would just open up another crafting world for me! Holly :-)

Sheri Corwin said...

Great projects!

Tina Campbell said...

Awe that is so cute and I'll betcha she's gonna love it. TFS

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! What great projects, I just adore the kiss card. Congrats on getting the sure cuts a lot program I would be lost with out mine, Melin cutting files are so much fun to play with. Great song and super sweet projects as always.

Mad Crafter said...

Jen, your little girl is going to be one happy girl. I love the card and purse. The Kiss card is fabulous!!! And the purse is amazing!! She won't know where to look first:) You are so talented!!! Thanks for being such a great support to this team and to me:)

Carley said...

Oh my word this is so cute! I love that disclaimer I really laughed out loud ha ha! Thank you for sharing!

Linda Therrien said...

Jen, your projects are beautiful. I love word cards such as yours, will definately have to try one.


by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wow Jen what a Perfect matching set. Your daughter certainly sounds like a handful. My little drama queen has already started at 2yr old. Love the welding of the letters. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli' - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Larelyn said...

Oh Wow, Jen. I LOVE this! the card is the cutest ever and the purse is just too adorable. How lucky that you can use Melin's cut files - did you get a new machine? Well, my hardworking friend, you've created a fabulous Valentine for your darling girly girl. I am already a follower.
lsuesart at aol dot com

JustYolie said...

Beautiful bag and card! I love the scroll border you used....I used it too but in a different way. :):)

Paula Bee said...

I just LOVE shaped cards and yours is so cute! I have never tried one that is a word...might have to now! The little purse is so pretty too!! :)

Paula Bee

Rae Ann said...

Great projects. Love the femme touches. I can only hand-cut digis; have fun with your new SCAL. I became a new follower.
Rae Ann O.

Glitter Panda said...

That card is FABULOUS! The purse is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Panda hugs!

glitterpandamom at gmail

Adrian said...

U did a awesome job!

Nita said...

I love this song! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what it inspired in your creative heart! What a fabulous gift set - especially that KISS card. SO MUCH FUN! :)

Suzanne said...

Love both your projects. The big kiss card and the adorable purse. I love pink and black.

Melissa said...

Jen, the little purse in pink and black is gorgeous! I love everything about it from the design to the colors! Thanks for sharing!

melissaallore at hotmail dot com

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Hey Jen
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects!
My daughters love Faith Hill, I love her hubby (LOL)but this is really a great song!
I so need to get SCAL, and then learn how to use my Cricut DS I have had for 4 yrs!
(anywho) I am already a follower of your blog, love your work
scrappersranch @ aol dot com

Creative Diva said...

OMG! Love that adorable purse. Already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

OMG! You just out did yourself. How super cute, adorable and pretty. Love it. I love the sped kiss card.
Loving Scrapper101

Debbie said...

Jen-this is adorable and I love the story behind it! The purse is just adorable too, your daughter is very lucky to have you thinking so much of her! I love that my little ones (2 and 4) still love giving kisses or blowing kisses because my boys (8 and 10) do not and I have to hold them down to get kisses, LOL. TFS.

Debbie B.

PS: LOVE the pink and black together.

Lisa said...

Wow, that purse is so gorgeous!! I love the pink against the black background!! And the kiss card with the lips is so absolutely adorable!! What awesome projects, Jen!! :)