Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 24: The Manger & More!

Welcome to Day 24 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase!  Today the Designers have brought you some beautiful projects featuring the Wise Men, the Little Drummer Boy, and all of the creatures in attendance in the manger on the night Christ was born.

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’  . . . When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.  On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  (Matthew 2:7-11)

After the wise men and the shepherds had left the stable a little drummer boy stood alone. A tear glistened in his eye for he was the only one who had not brought a gift. Without thinking he began to play his drum. Very softly at first, pa-rum-pum-pum pa-rum-pum-pum . . . then louder and louder PA-RUM-PUM-PUM PA-RUM PUM-PUM ... and in the humble manger the tiny Christ Child's head turned towards the sound and smiled. No longer sad the little drummer boy's heart sang for he knew that his was the greatest gift of all ... the gift of Love."

Charlotte used the Circut Christmas Solutions and Inspired Heart cartridges
to create this beautiful card.  Visit her blog for more details!

Debbie created these cute little tags for her boys using the Drummer Boy and Shepherd Boy digi stamps.  Check out her blog for all the details!

Angie used the little Drummer Boy digi stamp from
on this sweet card.  Visit her blog for more details.

Evelyn created a Manger scene stair step card using the Cricut Paper Doll
Dress Up cartridge and the Drummer Boy, Shepherd Boy and Manger Saviour
digi stamps from  Check out her blog for more details.

Jen created this board book telling the story of Christ's birth for her daughter
using the Circut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  Visit her blog for more details
and check back tomorrow for more of the book!

Melin used her Cricut and Christmas Solutions cartridge for the Church and star.

Close up of the "snow covered" church

Close up of the Stickle covered "star" 

Melin created this card using the little drummer boy digi from PCW and the Animal Kingdom cartridge.


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    1. Gorgeous projects today! Thank you for the wonderful freebies, love the vintage manger scene.

    2. I love todays theme. They are all wonderful. Merry Christmas.

    3. what wonderful projects, Merry Christmas everyone

    4. Beautiful creations today! Love that snow covered church! wow!

    5. Such a joyous post today! Thank you so much for sharing wonderful and meaningful projects for Christmas Eve!

    6. Lovely projects.. Merry Christmas...

    7. Thank you for all the lovely projects and cutting files you have posted during the 25 days of Christmas - I have truly enjoyed coming to your site each day. Merry Christmas! Jeanette

    8. Thank you so much for the nativity graphics - everything has been lovely - thank you very much Gail

    9. Awesome Creations All!!


    10. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!

    11. Thanks for sharing lots of great projects!

    12. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas to all. Sandy~Turtlelady~Sellers

    13. Wonderful cards and layouts, as usual. Thank you again for all the great freebies. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.
      Rae Ann O.

    14. These projects are gorgeous--I especially love the church! Thanks for the great freebies!

    15. Especially like the snow covered church. Thanks for the freebies. Wishing you a Merry Christmas on this Christmas Eve Day.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    16. I think this is my favorite one. I love the vintage manger scene! Thank youi!

    17. Love today's theme! Beautiful projects! Love the layout! Thanks again for the freebies. I have enjoyed seeing all the lovely work each day! Thanks Ladies!
      Merry Christmas to all!

    18. Another great day of inspirational projects by the DT!!! Thanks for the fun all week! Merry Christmas! :)Amy

    19. Melinda,
      Again today you and your DT did fabulously making projects with the manger theme. Thank you so much today's freebies and the opportunity to maybe winning one of the amazing items from the sponsors.

    20. Just lovely projects, great job DT!

      mzcherub at gmail dot com

    21. Melin, your layout is exquisite! The colors are beautiful.

    22. Beautiful projects! Merry Christmas!

    23. Woop Woop!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

    24. Thank you Cooking with Cricut DT. You all shared some beautiful projects with us this month. Have a Merry Christmas and God bless you all!

    25. All of the ideas have been great. So many talented people. Thanks for giving us all the chance to use some of files used in them. Pam

    26. Merry Christmas to all the Design Team! You have done a GREAT job!!!!

    27. Another awesome day of projects and files. I am going to hate to see this end...Thank you so much!!!

    28. Wonderful Christmas Creations! :)


    29. Have a wonderful Christmas
      Thank you for all the awesome files

    30. Beautiful Christmas creations!!
      Thank you for the freebies everyday!!!

    31. Thanks for all the fun and the chance at the great giveaways.

    32. Beautiful projects!! Thanks for sharing!

      Hugs, Sheena


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