Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1–25 Days

Good morning crafty friends,
Welcome to the First day of our
2nd Annual 
25 Days of Christmas 
& Crafting Fun Showcase.
I am SO SUPER EXCITED about this wonderful event! The designers have been hard at work coming up with some deliciously creative ideas to share with you! This is HOW the event will work!
* Different Designers will be showcasing their projects for your creative inspiration.
* Will have a different theme and the themes will not ALL be Christmas or Holiday related. So be sure to visit everyday for creative inspiration you can use through out the whole year!
* We will be giving away FREE Digital Stamps, FREE Electronic Die Cutting Files and Other Printable graphics. There will be something for everyone. Please note: The freebies will expire at the end of their 24 hours and new ones will be available. You won’t want to miss them!
* We will showcase projects using your Cricut and Cricut tools.
* We will showcase projects using your OTHER electronic cutters too! Tools such as our Pazzles, Silhouettes, Gazelles and other electronic cutters. Along with all types of crafting tools and essentials.
* You will want to leave a comment for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes as well as one of our GRAND PRIZES!!!
* You HAVE to be a follower of this blog in order to win a prize, sorry no exceptions.
So Without Further Adieu...Here are my projects for DAY 1!
It only seemed fitting that Day 1’s theme be what else....ON the First Day of Christmas my true love (CRAFTING with the girls of PCW and CWC) gave to me......A Partridge...

That’s RIGHT.....PEARS!
Here are my projects!
I used the FREE Pear Flourished cutting file with her Pazzles Inspiration to create this card.
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cricut pear svg card inside 500
Here is a shot of the inside.
I used the following to create this card
Designer Paper From Quick Quotes
Red Grosgrain Ribbon from Quick Quotes
Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Dies for the front
Pear Flourished file from PCW FREEBIE for day 1
EK Success corner Punch
Mango Mai Tai, Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalk Inks from Quick Quotes

Here is the layout I created using a couple of new files from
partridge layout by melin 500_thumb[2]
cricut svg partridge close up 500_thumb[1]
Close up of the Partridges from PCW.
The little girl Partridge has a little bow of Honeydew Twine from the Twinery.
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Close up of the Pear Tree Cutting file. I used the wonderful Maraschino Twine from the Twinery to add the delicate bows!
I used the following to complete:
Designer Paper from Quick Quotes
Spellbinders Grand Calibur with the Sizzix Embossing Die
Pear Flourish Set from PCW
Partridge N’ Pear Set from PCW
Maraschino and Honeydew Twine from
Red, White, Black , Yellow, Green and Tan Cardstock from Bazzill
Here is the vintage card I created. I have this attraction to vintage graphics and in my former was a marketing director and remembered I had several royalty free resources and found some wonderful vintage graphics!!!! So here is my first Vintage Christmas card.
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I used some My Mind’s Eye paper from their 54th Street Glitter Pad. It is a couple of years old, but thought it work real well with this image.
vintage christmas stocking card sv500
Here is a close up shot of the paper and the beautiful twine bow from the Twinery, one of our event sponsors. They are offering a 10% off discount for any purchases. The code is: CRICUT10. Head over to CWC for details.
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This is a close up shot to show that I added a little Stickles on the stocking. Be sure to head over to another one of our event sponsors for all kinds of great products to finish cards with including Stickles and other “GLITZ adding touches”. They are offering a $10 off any orders of $75 or more...PLUS most everything in their store is 15-50% off!!! This offer includes free shipping too!  FAB-E-LOUS!!!!
Be sure to head over to CWC for the FREE Vintage Stocking Graphic and grab it while you can!
What I used to create this card
White, Brown and Hazel Cardstock from Bazzill
Maraschino Twine from
MME Designer Paper
Vintage Stocking Freebie from CWC
EK Success corner punch
This Week (Dec. 1st through December 8th) enter for a chance to win the following:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge
$15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes
Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die
These will work in “Other” machines too :)
$20 Download from
* Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription
* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack
* Cutter’s Creek $25 Gift Certificate
* Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set
Simply enter by doing the following:
* Be a follower of this blog....sorry no exceptions
* Leave a comment on at least one post during December 1st through December 8th (For this week’s prizes). Winners will be randomly selected from comments, checked for blog following compliance and announced on Saturday December 10th.
BE SURE TO VISIT OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORT THEM! Check out the wonderful prizes AND extra discounts available exclusively through us during this event!
*1 Year subscription to the Pazzles Craft Room!
Weekly Goodies Giveaways PLUS
2 $15 Dollar Gift Certificates AND
**25% off Your Purchase of $25 or more!
Ultimate Sampler Pack Giveaway PLUS
**10% off your purchase
Dec.1 – 15th
*$25 Gift Certificate PLUS
$10 off your purchases of $75 or more.
This includes a GREAT SALE of 15-50% off Most of the store AND Free Shipping!
Use Coupon Code:HOLIDAY2011

One Paper Stack Each Week!
3 Cricut Cartridges (1 each week)
$20 Gift Voucher Download Each Week!
PLUS 30% off your download purchases
Use Coupon Code: 25days
*Holiday Wishes Stamp Set, Ink Pad and 4x5 Block PLUS
All purchases through her link from now through December will be entered into a Random drawing for a scrap kit set valued at $29.95. All purchases must be through her direct link: HERE
REMEMBER to be eligible for any of these prizes, you MUST
- Be a follower of the CWC blog AND
- You need to leave at least one comment on at least one of the posts during the prize dates.
* Indicates a prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the 25 days event.
DAY 1 Freebies. Head over to CWC to grab them while you can!!!
Pear Flourished Electronic Cutting File
Formatted In:  AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCUT2, SCAL 2.0 and WPC. Free until December 2nd, 2011 at 9am, USA eastern time.

Pear Flourished Digital Stamp
Formatted in: Jpg. Pre-Colored and B&W line art.
Free until December 2nd, 2011 at 9am, USA eastern time.
Vintage Stocking Graphic
These are the low res versions. Click link to download folder containing the printable quality versions.
Color Washed
Formatted in: Jpg. Pre-Colored and B&W line art.
Free until December 2nd, 2011 at 9am, USA eastern time.


  1. OH WOW your projects are fabulous..... Love them... Love the owl.

  2. Great projects! Love the pear cutting file!

  3. Wonderful creation. Especially like the cute Partridges. Will enjoy counting down the days till Christmas enjoying all the creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. What great projects, I love the layout with the oh so cute patridges.....
    I'm so excited this is my first blog where I have become a follower. Can't wait to see Santa will bring us next. Great job.

  5. Great projects! Gives me some new ideas. Thanks

  6. Awesome projects. Love the layout with the cute partridges. I just became a follower even though I alreday am a subscriber.

  7. Love the Day 1 projects! Can't wait to see what the next 24 have in store for us!

  8. AWESOME PROJECTS!! Can't wait to see what you have planned the rest of the 24 days! I am a follower. THANKS BUNCHES for the chance to win some SUH-WEET GOODIES and the FREEBIES!! Have a Great Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  9. Beautiful cards Melin! Love the vintage stocking card! Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win a great prize! I have typed comments at CWC but blogger will not publish them! Hope this one works!

  10. These projects are fabulous!! Love the pear tree card and the vintage Christmas Card. Thank you for the inspiration of these projects and the opportunity to win some of these amazing candies!!

  11. Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Sharyn


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