Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Birthday Cards & Decorations

Happy Wednesday!  Today is challenge day over at Cooking With Cricut and the Design Team has created some fun birthday cards and decorations for the "I Feel the Love" Project. Our Design Team member, Madison Womack is the creator/founder of the "I Feel the Love" Project and it is her goal to bring a little bit of handmade love to someone in need.  This month IFTL's focus is Sheffield Place.  

Sheffield Place opened its doors in February 1991 as a community response to the growing population of homeless mothers and their children in the Kansas City area. Since then, they have assisted more than 560 families in making the difficult journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  The Director of Sheffield Place has asked that one of their volunteers throw a birthday party once a month for the kids at the shelter. Madison thought it would be great if they had a stash of birthday cards and decorations to use for these occasions.

Please consider joining us in making birthday cards for boys and girls and/or birthday decorations, such as a banner that can be reused. This homeless shelter would be very grateful to receive a big box of cards and decorations from us!    Can you see it?  The face of the homeless child celebrating his or her birthday in the shelter and receiving a beautiful homemade card. His or her face will light up knowing that someone out there cares enough to send such a gift. That someone can be you! All you need to do is this . . . submit your card/s or decorations by July 31 to:

Madison Womack

(IFTL) Funky Cards - Project 12
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423

Here is what I created:

Banners!  I have three completed and three more in the works that I will share later.  I also intend to make cards that "go" with these banners.  I'll share those later, too.

All of the papers for the pennants and text is from 12" x 12" paper packs by Recollections. The other papers are from my scrap stash.  Some pen doodling, a little bit of bling (Hello Kitty), eyelets and ribbon finish off these simple, but very cute birthday banners.

Here's the recipe:
  • Pennants - Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cartridge - cut at 5" wide by 5 7/8" tall.
  • Mickey Heads - Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge - cut at 3 3/8" tall.
  • Minnie Bows - Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge - cut at 1 1/2" tall.
  • Text - Mickey Font Cricut cartridge - cut at 2" tall.
  • Hello Kitty - Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge - cut at 3 3/4" tall.
  • Cupcake - Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge - cut at 3" tall.

Now it's your turn!  Link up your birthday card or decoration for a child or teen at Cooking With Cricut -- you just might be our next Top Chef.  And then link it up at "I Feel the Love" and send it to Madison and help brighten the day of a child in need.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to Cooking With Cricut and check out all of the cuteness the Design Team made for the Sheffield Place kids!

~ Jen


Charlotte said...

What wonderful banners you have created here. Can you just imagine the looks on the children's faces when they see them. These will certainly brighten the shelter and create a great party atmosphere.

Creative M said...

What an Adorable Banner!!!

Cricut Critter said...

Jen those are great banners! I am sure the kids would love and enjoy them.

Madison said...

Oh my gosh! So adorable. I may have to make some Disney cake toppers! Thank you so much. I see a fabulous party in the future thank to you!! You ROCK Jen!

Suzanne said...

Jen your banners are so adorable. I know they will be loved and well used.

Janette S. said...

I saw your banners over at Cooking WIth the Cricut and just had to visit your blog. Just love your banners - simple, bright, so fun and adorable - and totally doable for one who has been intimidated by banners!! And who doesn't love Mickey and Hello Kitty! Keep it up!

Janette S.