Yesterday was our Design Team Coordinator, Jennifer’s, birthday. To celebrate, the designers from both teams — CookingWithCricut and PaperCraftingWorld — are having a Happy Birthday Jen Blog Hop! The hop is two days long to give each of us a chance to wish her the happiest of birthdays. You should have arrived here from Court’s blog, Court’s Craft Corner. If not, please head on back to the beginning, Cooking With Cricut, so you don’t miss a thing! (If you leave a comment at Cooking With Cricut, you have a chance to win some great blog candy!)
I’ve only “met” Jennifer through Facebook, working on this design team, but her personality really shines through, and I would love to have her as an in person friend! She is kind-hearted, generous, funny, and so hard-working. Jennifer lives in Florida and loves the Florida Gators, who are a sports team there. My project is a birthday card for her featuring some icons of Florida:
In Sure Cuts A Lot 2, I started with a map of Florida from a free font called Ding Maps. After sizing it to about 5 inches, I copied it and welded it to a 12 x 5.5 inch rectangle. I cut an orange 12 inch card stock in half and taped it together on the short side, then trimmed it down to 15 inches and put it on my mat. (I work almost exclusively with the 12 x 24 size mat.) The cute flamingo is from Paper Crafting World, called Flamingo Celebrates. The flag is clip art downloaded from the Internet.
I covered the taped seam on the inside of the card with this cute, Happy Birthday digi stamp from Paper Crafting World:
Your next stop on Jennifer’s Birthday Blog Hop is the enormously-talented Kemma from Kemma’s Cards.
Jen is the last on our blog line up. She’s awesome, so be sure to hop through and wish her a happy birthday!