Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 7 & Challenge #63: Sounds of the Season


Happy Wedneday and welcome to Cooking With Cricut and Day 7 of the 25 Days of Crafting Showcase!  Our Design Team has used their favorite Christmas music as the inspiration for today's challenge -- Sounds of the Season.  So dust off your favorite Christmas CD or que one up in your iPod playlist, have a cup of cocoa and join us on our musical journey!


Nita created this adorable easel card using the Cricut Winter Frolic and
Create-A-Critter cartridges.  Check out the details on her blog.



Heather used the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge for her 12 x 12 scrapbook layout.
Make sure you check out all the details on her blog!




Adrian's jolly card was created using the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge.
Head over to her blog to check out all the details.





Jenny created this beautiful vintage 12 x 12 scrapbook layout using the Cricut
Storybook and Christmas Solutions cartridges.  Make sure you read the photo
captions when you're at her blog checking out all the amazing details!





Madison created her cute caroling card using the Cricut
Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  Check out all the details at her blog.





Court used the Cricut Joys of the Season and Wild Card cartridges to
create her Christmas card.  Check out her blog for the details.





Larelyn used the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge for
this musical card!  Check out all the details on her blog.





Charlotte used the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge for her
shabby chic card.  Check out all the details at her blog.









Michelle used the Cricut Christmas Solutions, Plantin SchoolBook
and Winter Frolic cartridges for this beautiful window card.
Check out her blog for all the amazing details!




Evelyn, a member of the PaperCraftingWorld.com Design Team, is joining us
for today's challenge.  She made this beautiful framed picutre using the
Cricut Joys of the Season and Quarter Note cartridges.
 Make sure you visit her blog for all the details.


Melin created this card using today's FREE digital Christmas Bell Stamp. She also used some of the wonderful Maraschino Twine from THETWINERY.COM, QUICK QUOTES, Inks and Designer Paper and Her Spellbinders and Stickles available from CUTTERSCREEK.COM
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Next, Melin created this card using the FREE Bell Vintage Graphic.
Here is a close up to show the liquid pearls and stickles available from CUTTERSCREEK.COM

Here is a close up to show the beautiful contrast of the paper used from PaperTemptress.
 

Lastly, I had a sudden inspiration and changed the free cutting file for today.

 

I had the song...Silver Bells...Silver Bells...It's Christmas Time in the City.
So I came up with these pretty silver bell cutting files. Now don't you love it when there is a happy accident...?  When you cut the bell, you get a pretty little corner type flourish!  A TWOFER!!!


Here is a close up of the bell to show I cut it out of Bazzill Bling Paper with my Pazzle Inspiration!!! Cut like a hot knife through butter! Sorry I didn't get a chance to make something with them....yet :)


 



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DAY 7 Freebies

Vintage Bell Graphics

Color Washed

Sepia Tone

Colored
Vintage Bell Graphic
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button. 
This link contains the non-watermarked printable versions. 
It will not cost anything to download.


Christmas Bell Flourished 211 Cutting File
Christmas Bell Flourished 211 Electronic Die Cutting Files
Available in AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCAL2, SVG and WPC.
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button. 
This link contains the zipped folder with all file formats. 
It will not cost anything to download.


Merry Christmas Bell Digital Stamp
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button. 
This link contains the zipped folder with all file formats. 
It will not cost anything to download.





Now it's your turn! Show us your project featuring your favorite sounds or songs of the holiday season -- link it up and you might just be our next Top Chef! Here are a few guidelines:
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge.
  • No back dated posts please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!



~ The CWC Design Team


58 comments:

  1. Stunning projects and wonderful textures! Loving all the diversity and elegance on display!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  2. Gorgeous cards and LOs here today! So elegant! Love ALL the freebies. Thanks for the chance to win the prizes!

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  3. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the freebies. I really like the cutting file bell.

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  4. I love using song titles and words for layouts. Great projects. You are all so awesome!

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  5. all so wonderful, really puts me in the festive mood!

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  6. Great projects. Another fun cutting file. Thanks!!

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  7. I love all the projects. Great job DT!! I can't wait to play along.

    Hugs, Sheena

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  8. these are fabulous projects.. thanks for the freebies...

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  9. I know you don't have to leave a post every day, but how can you not say "Thank you" every day for 25 days of gifts.
    So, Thank you all.
    **U**
    Nance

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  10. Thank you for the awesome posts!

    Sandy :)

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  11. Thanks for the project ideas & the freebies!
    lafaellis85@twlakes.net

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  12. More great projects and freebies...Thank you again so very much!!!

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  13. After seeing todays projects my thought was WOW. Great theme idea and awesome projects.

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  14. Wonderful projects. Thank you so much for the beautiful bell cut file!

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  15. everyone just keeps out doing themselves so lucky to have such an amazing design team love the free cut file today I'll def have to download it! thanks.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  16. I love the cards and cut files. You have a wonderful design staff. Thank you and looking forward to looking tomorrow.
    Susan Hudson

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  17. What great inspiration! I am sure going to use the free files. Thanks!

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  18. I am so glad you chose the bells as the free cutting file today. I just love them. And I always like your project best Melin.

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  19. I love your Silver Bells cutting files today!! Thank you so much!

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  20. Love the bells! thank so much.

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  21. I'm a follower. Berrycraftygirl@yahoo.com

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  22. What great inspiration for cards, scrap pages, even pictures but especially love the "happy accident"! TFS!

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  23. I am using the bell file for an anniversary card! I love it. Thank you so very much.

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  24. Love all the projects, thanks for all the great ideas.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  25. love all the projects you have been posting and of course all the free downloads... thanks so much :)

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  26. Thank you again for the beautiful free downloads - Gail

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  27. WOW WHAT AMAZING TALENT!!! LOVE ALL THE PROJECTS, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WITH THE TOUCH OF VINTAGE...WAY TO GO!!

    Mickey

    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  28. I love your blog, how inspiring it is, and thank you for the downloads too. I appreciate it so much and also finding out you are a Close To My Heart distributor. I have been looking for one. thank you bunches Hugs Cathy

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  29. I love that silver bell, and always enjoy finding uses for the "leftovers." Thanks for the "two-fer!"
    Evelyn

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  30. These are all really beautiful! Makes me want to get to work!!

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  31. Amazing variety of projects. Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for the fun freebies.
    Donna
    drinckel at yahoo dot com

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  32. These are fabulous! I so wish I had an electronic cutting machine to make use of the cutting files. Thank you for the images and the digital stamps... they are fabulous, and will be a joy to use!
    hugs,
    Pauline

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  33. The projects are all great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. GREAT WORK,EVERYBODY!SIMPLE,YET ELEGANT DEWSIGNS!LOVE THEM ALL!

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  35. Thanks for the lovely digis, Can't waitto use them...

    Silverbutterfly

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  36. Thank you so much for today's project ideas from the team and the lovely Christmas freebies. Looking forward to see what tomorrow brings!!

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  37. Fab projects, as usual! :)

    Hopping by,
    Jenny
    http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

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  38. The projects are absolutely stunning, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  39. Love all the cards that brought the songs to my mind. TFS!

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  40. The 'No Peeking' card is SUPER cute!

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  41. All the projects are so wonderful. Which gave me some good ideas. Love the freebies. Great job.
    Becky
    polarcubsck@yahoo.com

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  42. The bells are lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us. Merry Christmas :)

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  43. I love this challenge. What a great way to use Christmas songs on a card!

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  44. What an amazing array of projects and talent! thank you all for sharing your work - it's very inspiring!

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  45. so many wonderful Christmas creations!
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  46. The projects are fantastic! Thanks for the bell. They are beautiful.

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  47. Great Projects. Thanks for the freebies!

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  48. Thank you so much for sharing: everyone's creations are so BEAUTIFUL and inspiring!!! :) I love the "silver bells"!

    Thank you so much for a fun week,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  49. Just awesome card ideas and beautiful work!
    Jaxtman@Carolina.rr.com

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  50. Love the theme - I love Christmas music! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  51. Love all the projects...Love Heather(We Wish You A MERRY CHRISTMAS)layout...Family,is what it's all about Merry Christmas To All!
    rosebud222222222

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  52. I've been enjoying the Days of Christmas creations. Entered my Jingle Bell Tag/Ornament. Song is "Jingle Bells."
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  53. Thanks for the fun challenge and great giveaways.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  54. I had fun playing along! :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  55. Woop Woop!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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