One of my Cooking with Cricut teammates is an amazing young lady named Madison. Madison has a heart of gold! Last year she started an outreach project she calls "I Feel the Love". 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 contributors are 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 are some of the cards I made to send:
These three cards were put together using the super cute cutting file "Bear Carving Pumpkin" from PaperCraftingWorld.com. The next batch of cards is "old-school" style -- stickers, buttons, ribbon and patterned papers. (No electronic die cut machines used at all; there are a couple of old Sizzix cuts though!) Just bunches of old Halloween goodies and scraps I had stashed away!
There is still time to link up your Halloween card and get it into the mail to Madison! Head on over to IFTL for the guidelines and mailing address.