Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crafts With Cutters Challenge #119

Happy Wednesday!  Our "Crafts With Cutters" challenge this week at is "Chilly Celebrations."  Melin tasked the Design Team with creating a wintry birthday, anniversary, wedding or shower project this week.  This was the perfect challenge for me . . . I needed both an anniversary and a wedding card this week!  

Here is the wedding card for our niece  Stephenie, who is getting married this weekend in North Carolina:

The recipe:

  • The mat, snowflake and "Mr. & Mrs." were cut using the Cricut Tie the Knot cartridge.  The mat is the card feature and is cut at 4 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall.  The snowflake (pg. 41) s cut at 2" tall.  The phrase (pg. 62) is cut at 4" wide.
  • The penguins are from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. and are cut at 2 1/2" tall.
  • The top hat and bridal veil are from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  The hat is cut at 1 3/4" wide.  The veil was cut at 1 7/8" tall.
  • All papers are from my scrap stash except the card base.  The card measures 5" x 7" and is Bazzill "Pinkini" card stock.
  • I used Stickles on the veil, top hat band and snowflake.

My second card is for my Mom and Step-Dad who are celebrating their third wedding anniversary today!

Here's the recipe:
  • The branch and bird house are cut using the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge.  All of the papers are from my scrap stash -- the image was cut at 5" wide.
  • I used some Stickles on the branches and roof of the birdhouse for "snow." 
  • The mat was embossed using the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and I inked the edges.
  • The bird's beaks and eyes were given their shine using 3-D Crystal Lacquer.  The small clear rhinestone heart is from Michaels.
  • The sentiment was created using Microsoft Publisher.  
  • The inside reads " . . .  to our favorite lovebirds."

I hope you'll head on over to and check out the wonderful projects the rest of the Design Team created.  Don't forget -- you can link up your "Chilly Celebration" project for a chance at being named this week's "Top Crafty Cutter" and claiming a gift certificate from

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of the week.

~ Jen


Judy said...

Your cards are both so cute....
Enjoy the day

Marie97 said...

Both cards are adorable, but I LOVE the penguins! So cute! TFS.

Sandy Palmer said...

Those penguins are simply adorable! Your Anniversary card is just so warm and wonderful! Great job on both your cards!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Jen both of these cards are too cute and perfect! I love the Mr & Mrs Penquins, how cute they are and clever you are! I also love the birds are snug in their little home, makes for the perfect anniversary card!! Happy Anniversary to your parents and Congrats to your niece!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! You are so talented girl! I love the little birds, so cute!

SVG PCW Design Team

Suzanne said...

Jen love both your cards and the embossing. I have to say the penguin couple is really adorable. Love this idea for a winter wedding.

Charlotte said...

Well Jen, there is love in the air in your family these days. With a wedding and an anniversery, wow! this are both just wonderful. I just adore the little penguins and dressed for the wedding. And the card for your mom and step dad is fabulous! Don't you just love that embossing!!

LoserGirl said...

I love the bride and groom penguins. Adorable!!

Larelyn said...

Both cards are fabulous, Jen. The bride and groom are just the sweetest things ever and I love the branch with the great embossed background.
Just wonderful - love them both.