Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11–25 Days of Cricut(Crafting) Holiday Fun, FREE Files

Good morning everyone and happy SATURDAY!  Boy we are in FULL Swing with the holidays!

Our little town is having it’s Christmas parade today, so we are going to head out and watch it….yes, I realize many of you live in an area where a parade is out of the question right now :-) Having been born and raised in a northern state, seeing Santa walking down the street, ringing his bell….and sweating profusely…lol...wasn’t part of my idea for Holiday fun….but you get used to your surroundings!
Okay, enough rambling, on to today’s projects.

Today Sheryl (Beanie) from our design team sent me a plethora of holiday stuff she has been working on….Talk about a little elf, bug-juiced on Cricky-roids….okay, my made up name for steroids….the Cricut version…lol…sorry starting to ramble again!

Anyway, here are some fabby projects to feast your eyes!
carolers cards
Some adorable cards featuring the print n’ cut technique from Make The Cut.
holiday greetings pull out tagholidaygreetings card
A super cute pull out tag.
poinsettia tagb
And this scalloped – Poinsettia tag. You can visit Beanie’s Blog to see more of her wonderful creations.

Now for my project for today
I created these tags for a tag swap that I was a part of. I have never done anything like this before, 
so I was pretty excited. I can’t wait to see what tags I get back Smile
tags for crop
tag closeup1
Here is a close up of the tag. The cartridges I used:
  • The Sentimentals Cartridge for the tag
  • I did use my Gypsy to “hide” the holes in the tags
  • The Lacey Labels Cartridge for the smaller snowflakes
  • The Joys of The Season Cartridge for the large snowflake
  • I used George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to cut the 2 circles at the top.
  • I used some very old Basic Grey patterned paper for the top layer of the tag.
  • I found the angel image on the net.
  • The little frame around the image was just some cardstock that I punched at the top and bottom with an EK Success border punch.
  • I inked all the pieces with my trusty Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink and the snowflakes were also lightly inked with Azurite Chalk Ink.
  • I glued the circles down and then punched a hole at once and through all the layers with my Crop-I-Dile.
  • Lastly I added ribbon at the top and used the Diamond and Champagne Stickles to glitz it up just a bit.
closeup of tag2
So now for today’s FREE files. I didn’t get a chance to make a sample tag from the files I created, but here is a picture of what the files look like.
rejoice tag by melin-500
Here is the link to the FREE cutting files. This includes the tag, the “picture frame” and the two types of snowflakes.

Here is the link to the rejoice pdf digi stamp

Here is the link to the picture. I think it is okay to share as I found it on the net. I wish I could give you the link, I downloaded a whole bunch of vintage clipart last year…oh gosh actually it was two Christmas's ago…man where is the time going! For some cards I had made. If anyone happens to know of the place, please let me know. I am all about giving credit where credit is due.  But I do know these images are really, really old, so I don’t even know if a copyright exists on them anymore.

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Diane said...

Oh my! Those tags are stunning!!!!

Crafty Momma said...

Beautiful Tags! I may just have to start making some. I have a CD of vintage images I could use too. Most are angels and holiday theme. Oh the ideas are flowing now! Thanks for sharing!

Trisha said...

These are so beautiful! The link didn't work for me the first time, and the second time, it said I had already downloaded it, which I hadn't. If you don't mind, would you send them to me? My email is trisha at gvtc dot com. Thank you in advance, and there's no huge hurry.

Denise said...

So very cute. Thanks Melin for another great day of great ideas.

Shana said...

your tags are georgous. thanks for the files

cal8007 said...

Love the tag! Thanks for sharing your files!

Carmen L

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

OH, I love these tags!!! I just adore the vintage look. Thanks for all the freebies. I have been following along and downloading the freebies, but, I just now found the comment link. So, I will say thank you for all the days of Christmas files that I have grabbed. Hugs, Rockin Robin C

kramer_buffy said...

gorgeous tags!!! they look so shabby chic cute!

-- dalis

Sharon said...

Just Simply Stunning! I love the look of these vintage tags. Thank you for the file.

I love your style so I gave you a "Stylish Blogger Award"

Anna said...

Just beautiful!!! So classy.
Thanks so much for sharing all you do.

kcrazys kcreations said...


Trisha said...

Thanks for these wonder ideas and files! Never mind my previoys comment. If I had been a little patient, I would have realized that PageKits sends me and email to download from. Duh, I could've had a V-8! Thanks!

Crafty Momma said...

I just made my first tag using your files. I posted it on my blog. Http:// I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Norma said...

beautiful tag! thank you so much for sharing your cut file with us. merry christmas.

lilred said...

Melin, Love Love both of your tags. I really appreciate your freebies and you sharing your talent with us. Thanks

Rene said...

Breath taking and so meaningful...beautiful Christmas tag. Thanks Melin for sharing. You do such beautiful work.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [12 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful tags!

Catherine said...

These are beautiful but unfortunately I didn't see them until it was too late to get the files...any chance you are offering them for sale? I just love this snowflake tag!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Dec. 14, 2010. Thanks again.