Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Card Outreach

It's Design Team challenge day at Cooking with Cricut!  This week the team is making cards for our teammate Madison's "I Feel the Love" Project.  Each month a different individual, group or organization is chosen to receive handmade gifts of love from crafters around the world.  

This month's outreach is for the 70 children who reside at Casa Pacifica.  Casa Pacifica meets kids and families at the most challenging times of their lives and helps them overcome some of life’s most difficult circumstances – abuse and neglect, complex emotional and behavioral issues, family crises. They restore hope, help children find joy in daily living, and improve families’ chances at making a better life and at finding a place in their community where they can be successful.

The "I Feel the Love" Project will be making Halloween Cards during the month of September (handed out during the month of October) to be given to the kids who live at Casa Pacifica. Each year the facility has an amazing Halloween party for the kids. It is Madison's goal to send a card to each child who lives there to help celebrate this occasion. 

Here is the card I created to send:


My card measures 8 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide.  I used Cricut's Holiday Cakes cartridge to cut the "Happy Halloween."  The cute little bear carving a pumpkin is one of Melin's cutting files from PaperCraftingWorld.com.

All of the papers are from my scrap stash.  And here's a quick "cheat" for you . . . my papers were too short to meet in the middle so I hid the gap under some grosgrain ribbon!  Easy-peasy, quick and easy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you will join in the fun and create a Halloween card for one of the Casa Pacific kids (no scary, spooky or evil stuff please!).  Link up your card at "I Feel the Love" and link it up at Cooking With Cricut, too, for a chance to be our next "Top Chef!"  After you've done all your linking, pop it in the mail to Madison (her address is on the "I Feel the Love" Project blog).  Now head on over to CWC and see what the rest of the team created!!

~ Jen

6 comments:

Charlotte said...

Jen, This is just super cute. I love the sentiment. I have that cartridge but did not realize it had that cute halloween sentiment on it.
What a great cut file here. I wish I could use them. I have the SCAL software. But both my Cricuts are updated so I cannot use it. I need a new cutting machine that I can use cut files on. I need to put it on my wish list.

You have great colors here and I like the ribbon you used. It is a great touch!!
Charlotte

Creative M said...

What a CUTE!CUTE!CUTE card!Super Duper Cute!TFS
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Awww Jen I love bears and I love your cards. It's beary beary cute.

Larelyn said...

I just love the colors and this cutfile is just one of my favorites.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Jessica Kubit said...

This is so super cute! Love what you did here:-)
Jessica

Jill said...

What a cute card Jen! I miss you and my other cwc friends! HOpe all is well with you!
Smiles, Jill
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