Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days of Cricut Day 2

Good morning everyone,
Thank you for stopping by for day 2 of our 25 days of Cricut holiday fun! So let’s get right to it!
Here is a layout I created using the new Inspired Hearts inspired hearts cricut layout-500
Here is a close up shot of the nativity cut that is on this cartridge. I cut it out on plain white paper and then the shadow on black. I used glimmer mist and inks to give it the distressed/vintage look. The pictures don’t show the soft, subtle shimmer of the glimmer mist and the metallic gold ink. It is very pretty in person :-)
inspired hearts cricut ideas manger-500
Here is a close up shot of the Jesus title that is also on this cartridge.cricut inspired hearts Jesus-500

Here is a close up shot of the Printable Stamp – Title block I made.reason for season title block by melin-500
Okay, I can’t leave those of you who have your cutter but don’t have the cartridges out, 
so I created a “version of this layout with cutting files I created.

For the sake of time, I used the same layout, I just switched out the cutting files. Here is a view of the entire layout with “my version” of nativity scrapbook layout idea-500
Here is a close up shot of the nativity cutting file I created. I cut it in white and black paper and employed the same techniques as described earlier to give it the aged – vintage look.nativity cutting file svg wpc gsd knk-500

Here is my version of the title. I started with a font called “fancy” and then I added my own 
touches so that it more closely resembled the Cricut cut.Jesus cutting file svg wpc gsd knk-500

Then I had cut all the cuts in smaller versions and created cards out of the same style cuts and used the “left over” paper to create these cards to they would have a similar look to the layouts.
Here is the Cricut – Inspired Heart Cardchristian christmas cricut card idea-400

Here is “My Version” card
christmas nativity cutting file card svg wpc gsd knk-400
Well, I hope you enjoyed the projects today. Today I am gifting you the Jesus and Nativity cut files I created…PLUS the Digi Stamp Title Block :-) May the abundant blessing of the almighty fill your hearts this joyous Christmas Season. May the true meaning of the Season be your compass and guiding light today and each day He gives!  Many Christmas Blessings,
Melin and the Team

for some more great ideas.
I will set my posts to go live @ 10am est. each day. So sorry for any confusion about that.

Just a small and humble request. If you could please spread the word about our 25 Days of Cricut…Share it with your friends on Facebook, your scrapping buddies and those in your groups. If you would even consider placing this “blinkie” on your blog and making a quick post about it…We would SO GREATLY appreciate it. We want to share this endeavor with as MANY crafters as we can!  Thank You Kindly!!!
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Jesus Title, Nativity and Digi Stamp. FREE Until Midnight EST time, 12-2-10


  1. Thanks! Love the file, since I don't own the right carts. Wonderful font, too. Hope I can find the same "fancy".

  2. Very pretty. Love the vintage look to the card.

  3. Very, very pretty!! Thank you! The "Jesus" title doesn't have the "us" on my GSD file. ;-( New to this machine, so it may be me, but the rest all shows up. Love it, and may try just drawing it in. THANK YOU!!!!

  4. I put my blinkie yesterday, but I will go and share it in facebook.
    -- dalis
    btw... love it thanks!

  5. Thanks so much for your generosity! I just purchased the Light Cartridge, need to go explore more!


  6. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! YOu will be blessed pressed down shaken together and running over!!!!! Better catch that drippy!! :) So awesome!!! Yipppe Yahoo Hallelujah!!!

  7. I love your cards, but I do not have the cart or Design Studio. Would it be possible to get this in a JPEG file to print and copy? Hope so! Thanks for being a blessing.

  8. I love both versions, but don't have the cartridge so will definitely give your cut file a try. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! (I honestly like yours better...)

  10. How Beautiful!!! So very kind of you to share this file...i downloaded it, not sure how to use it tho.....but again thank you, it is the reason for the season, i am so glad others feel this way too!!

  11. Thank you so much, I love this file. Thanks for being so generous.

  12. Just so beautiful, really all about what the real meaning of Christmas is all about.

  13. Hi all, Thank you for all the kind comments. I SO LOVE to read them. They are very encouraging. To answer your questions about the files...I have two pages on my website: this one that talks about files: and this one that explains how you use those files with your Cricut: Hope this helps those who aren't sure. Thank you again! Melin

  14. I love this Melin and it is so true--it is all about our Lord! I don't have a cricut but a Pazzles and I just love all the beautiful things I can make with it. Bless you for sharing your talents with us!

  15. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  16. WOW this is awesome!!! Thank you so much. I plan to share on FB. Not a lot of visitors on my blog LOL

  17. A truely beautiful LO. TFS I added your blinkie to my blog.

  18. These are Amazing! Thank You So Much for your generosity!

  19. I love both. The cricut layout and the layout and cutting files you created. Thank you for your kindness in sharing your talent and the cutting files. Much appreciated.

  20. These are both amazing! Thanks so much for the cutting file. I'm off to post to my blog with a link back here.:)

  21. I was a bit late in arriving to get the freebie, but I added your image (linked) back to you! Hope everyone enjoys your blog! I know I do!

  22. Beautiful card. Thank you very much for sharing the svg.

  23. Both are beautiful layouts sharing the true meaning of Christmas! TFS!

  24. ok...clicked on add to card, informs me that it's out of stock...good until midnight...posted the 2nd of Dec...just rec'd it TODAY Dec 5, 2010...

  25. That's ok...I can get into my Cricut Design Studio and bring up the cartridge...and do my own creating...thank you.

  26. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!


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