Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards & Pumpkin Box

This month at "I Feel the Love" Project, Madison is collecting Thanksgiving cards for the elderly residents of Chancellors Village.  Her goal is 200 cards -- one for each resident.  So I discussed the project with my Junior Girl Scout Troop and they decided they wanted to help out.  I printed out a bunch of cards using digi stamps from and the girls got busy.  They love how easy Melin's designs are to color and how cute they are!  Here is a sampling of the 25 cards they created:

Didn't they do a great job!  Here is a list and links for each of the files:
I had a card almost finished to mail along with these and then I spotted this cutie in the "What's New" Section at and my brain switched gears!  (Don't worry -- I'll get my card finished to mail!)

Here is the recipe:
  • Pumpkin box cutting file cut at 11 1/2" wide.  Finished size is 6 1/2" tall by 5 1/4" wide.  This was cut from a K & Co. Fall Harvest Specialty Paper Pad by Johnny Yanok that I have had for years.
  • Fall Spray cutting file.  I used the acorns and leaves and cut them in a variety of colors and sizes.
  • All of the papers came from my scrap stash except as noted.
  • I inked edges and leaves using an assortment of brown, red, orange, green and metallic bronze stamp pads.
  • The detailing on the acorn caps was done with a brown Tombow marker.
  • I punched the box sides and handles with a ribbon punch and tied it off with a brown satin ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure you check out Sandy's project tomorrow (Friday) at Paper Crafting World's blog and pick up your Friday Freebie.

~ Jen

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cupcake Card

Happy Wednesday!  I am the featured Designer at the Paper Crafting World blog today and I'm sharing the super cute birthday card I made for my 9 year old's best friend.  Miss Darian is all about cupcakes -- so I knew this adorable cutting file from would be perfect for her.

Here's the recipe:
  • Card base measures 5 1/2" square and is from a Recollections card stock pack.
  • The mat is 5" square from the same paper pack and was embossed using the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder.
  • The purple circle measures 4".
  • The patterned paper circle measures 3 1/2" and is from the DCWV Cherry Limeade pad.
  • The bear's finished size is 4" tall by 4 1/2" wide and was cut using the PCW Bear-n-Cupcake cutting file and scraps from my stash.
  • The "Happy Birthday" circle is a digi stamp from the PCW Birthday Turtle set.
  • The ribbon is a 3/8" sheer pink with white polka dots.
  • The little flowers in the bottom right corner are lavender rhinestones purchased at Michaels.
  • Some pen detailing completes this bear-y cute card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure you head over to and check out the new digi stamps and cutting files Melin has created!

~ Jen

P.S.  I'm linking up to the following challenges:

  1. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
  2. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  3. Try It On Tuesday - Going Dotty