Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Crafting Kick Off!

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Good morning crafty friends,
Welcome to the First day of our

2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas & Crafting Fun Showcase.


We are SO SUPER EXCITED to bring you 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!
EACH DAY:
* 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 the 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...

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That’s RIGHT.....PEARS!
Here is what the designers for day 1 came up with!
evelyn

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Designer Evelyn used the FREE Pear Flourished cutting file with her Cricut to create this adorable Tic Tac Toe game set! How clever! Please visit Evelyn’s blog  and get the details on her cute creation. DIRECT POST LINK HERE
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Designer Jen H. created this gorgeous Iris folded card! What a gorgeous work of h(art)! Jen created this card and the pear ornaments below using her Cricut and her JOYS of THE SEASON Cartridge.
Be sure to click on the pictures to see the larger version to capture all the details on these lovelies! Also, be sure to head over to Jen’s Blog for details on HOW she made this beauties and that terrific card too! DIRECT POST LINK HERE
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melinda
Melin used the FREE Pear Flourished cutting file with her Pazzles Inspiration to create this card. DIRECT POST LINK HERE
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Melin created this layout using her Pazzles Inspiration and the Partridge N’ Pear Tree Cutting File from PaperCraftingWorld.com. For complete details: DIRECT POST LINK HERE
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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.
Melin used the wonderful Maraschino Twine from the Twinery to add the delicate bows!

Here is a Christmas Card using the FREE Vintage Stocking Graphic available today.
You can get additional details on this card on Melin’s blog
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Here is close up of the Twine bow using Twine from one of our sponsors!
elizabeth
Elizabeth created these super cute gift tag and tree ornament projects using the FREE Pear Flourished Digital Stamp. Elizabeth is one of our Sponsors for this event and is a Close To My Heart Consultant. Be sure to check out her blog for all the details on how to win a great prize and HOW she did these cuties! DIRECT POST LINK HERE
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This Week (Dec. 1st through December 8th) enter for a chance to win the following:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge
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$15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes
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Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die
These will work in “Other” machines too :)
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$20 Download from PaperCraftingWorld.com
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* Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription
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* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack
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* Cutter’s Creek $25 Gift Certificate
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* Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set
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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.
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BE SURE TO VISIT OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORT THEM! Check out the wonderful prizes AND extra discounts available exclusively through us during this event!
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*1 Year subscription to the Pazzles Craft Room!
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Weekly Goodies Giveaways PLUS
2 $15 Dollar Gift Certificates AND
**25% off Your Purchase of $25 or more!
USE Coupon CODE: QQ25DAYS
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Ultimate Sampler Pack Giveaway PLUS
**10% off your purchase
USE Coupon CODE: CRICUT10
Dec.1 – 15th
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*$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



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One Paper Stack Each Week!
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3 Cricut Cartridges (1 each week)
$20 Gift Voucher Download Each Week!
PLUS 30% off your download purchases
Use Coupon Code: 25days
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*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 our blog (CWC) AND
- You need to leave at least one comment on at least one of the posts during the prize dates.
Please only one comment per day, per visitor. All prizes will be awarded through random selection and will need to be claimed according to sponsor specs. Sorry, prizes that need to be mailed are limited to participants within the United States. Prizes that are “Online or downloadable are good world-wide.” Please also see each sponsor’s site for additional international shipping details.
* Indicates a prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the 25 days event.
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DAY 1 Freebies

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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.


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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 Graphics
These are the low res versions. Click Add to Cart button below to download folder containing the printable quality versions.
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Colored
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Formatted in: Jpg. Pre-Colored and B&W line art.
Free until December 2nd, 2011 at 9am, USA eastern time.
Update: Freebie no longer available.

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and sharing your crafting time with us. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another round of great projects and freebies!
The 25 Days Of Christmas Crafting Designers!!!

134 comments:

Jolanda said...

Wow! I am stunned by all your giveaways - the cards are gorgeous - I love the pears especially as I think they are quite unusual :)

Miss B said...

Melinda's card and layout are my favorite and just too cute for words, and the Pear idea - Love it!!!! All the great giveaways AND great inspiration, I am so happy I found this blog!!!

Kards by Kathi said...

I love this idea and I have been a longtime follower. I look forward to getting your emails so that I can be inspired. Thanks for these wonderful giveaways.

carolyn said...

love the ideas and am looking forward to all 25 days

Debbie said...

Love the cards and ideas. Giveaways are great! Keep cookin!

Tammy said...

Thank you for the beautiful ideas and free files!

gigi24 said...

I am loving the give aways that you have lined up but more then that the project today is great for my little nieces and nephews Christmas this year.

Tmika M said...

OH MY!!!! I stumbled across this via the scrapbook lunge. I am so glad that I clicked the link. The projects are absolutely beautiful! I love the twine bow! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I will be checking back often. -Tmika

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful work
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Tina Campbell said...

Wow Wow Wow all those giveaways! I just became a follower and can't wait to see what you all come up with each day. Love the cards and the ideas, TFS

Jeannie said...

What a fantastic idea. Thank you everyone that has been involved.

Dana said...

Can't wait! Follower via google reader and email

Maria said...

wow I loved everyones creations. great giveaway. Can't wait to see what's next
marial302003@yahoo.com

Anne said...

Beautiful and inspirational ideas.. thank you and thanks for the files..

Annette said...

very pretty - thanks so much!

Bonnie said...

Love this wonderful idea..the visuals are gorgeous..Thank You!

Maria Matter said...

so many gorgeous creations!!!
I visit everyday for inspiration!
Fabulous give aways, thank you!

Jun Bug House said...

Thank you so much!!!!
I love the pair.
It would be cute for a wedding card.
"Perfect Pear"
**U**
Nance

Armywifeof3 said...

love the ideas and am looking forward to all 25 days

Judy said...

Beautiful projects everyone.

Beverley said...

Love the pear file - it's so unusual. And the projects made with it are gorgeous as well!

scrapqueen141 said...

Wow the projects everyone made are just beautiful, I'm definitely feeling inspired!
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com

Lola said...

Thank you so much for the pear and for the gorgeous DT inspiration.

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous projects ladies!!

Marg said...

What wonderful creations.

ursula Uphof said...

What fantastic projects and give-aways. Thank you to all.

Anonymous said...

I missed last year's and I am really glad you're doing it again this year. Thanks so much for the wonderful freebies. FANTASTIC projects that will give us all lots of inspiration! Looking forward to the next 24 days of Christmas.
Steffie

Rae Ann said...

I'm so new to following blogs and I'm delighted to have found your 25 days of Christmas. What a fun way to combine holiday spirit and learning, not to mention the chance at such great prizes. Thank you for making it happen.
Rae Ann O. http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Rita said...

Loved last year's. Looking forward to what you have cookin this year. Love all the interpretations represented. The designers did a wonderful job.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Great projects. Thank you for the wonderful freebie downloads & giveaway chances. I've been a follower for awhile.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

A-M said...

Thank you for the freebies and the wonderful ideas! Love the 'pear' idea!

Linda (Threadbear) said...

Love the projects!! Thank you for the downloads -- they are great!!

Caroline said...

gorgeous projects and thank you for the freebies!

Anonymous said...

Love the projects and freebies.....
Linda

Heidi said...

How absolutely fun! I loved the freebie so I made a card myself with it today. It's a live4scrappin.blogspot.com if you'd like to see. Thanks so much for sharing and Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you!

Tammy said...

Melin!! Y'all done it again!! This is such a gift!! My last name is Bartlett and my email has 'bartlettpair' in it---due to my husband and I being a "PAIR"---so this svg will be such an uber blessing for us:) Thanks so veyr much for all you do!!! these are darling:)
be blessed beyond measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

Vicki said...

Thanks for the inspiring projects and the freebies.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

TurtleLady's Tales said...

Could 2 turtle doves be turtles this year? Can keep my fingers crossed :)
TY Turtlelady

Jamie said...

great projects today I really love the pear file thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are just fantastic. Thanks for the free file.
Lori
rysbielinski @ comcast.net

GabyCreates.com said...

WoW you ladies did amazing!!!

Cis said...

I am so inspired by these projects... I better get to work! :)

Robin said...

I'm am amazed at the free stuff offered! Restores my belief that some of the best things ARE free! Thank you for your generosity!

Lana said...

Wow!!! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome prize and for the pear freebie.

lafaellis85@twlakes.net

BobbisTreasure said...

Wow!!! Great ideas, great candy. Thanks for sharing.

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the giveaways and free files. You are treating us with great JOY this season. I love everyone's ideas and am eager to try my hand at creating happiness for others as well as myself.

pat allen said...

I love this site. Whenever I need inspiration I come here. Thank you companies for all these wonderful prizes

mylittlecraftblog said...

Thanks for the stocking graphics!
Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Love the birds!

Jill said...

UNBELIEVABLE job everyone! Awesome prizes! Jill

Leanna said...

Yes, I would love to win a prize. Love the pear
Thanks so much.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pear ideas. Thanks for the cut file.

Nanette said...

What a great selection of prizes! I never imagined you could do so much with pears! lol

Carolyn said...

I think all the designers did a wonderful job on their projects. See you tomorrow.

Denise said...

I love all the projects, but especially love the vintage picture. Thank you for the chance to win. Denise L.

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic inspiration and products! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Sharon said...

What a nice idea!

Nikki said...

So Merry and Bright, thanks for sharing.

Kaitlin said...

Wonderful projects!! :)

Denay said...

Love the "Peace, Hope & Love" card. Thanks for the chance to win wonderful prizes.
Denayc (denayc at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

Love the projects! Looking forward to what's in store over the next few weeks!
jaimeleigh97@yahoo.com

Rachel W K said...

this is such a neat idea to craft through the 12 days! i love the tictactoe that is so cute

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Glenda said...

Beautiful projects! Love the vintage stocking! Thanks for the freebies and a chance to win a great prize!
Glenda

Trisha said...

These are sll such cute projects. Thank you for the freebies. They're wonderful. Love the vintage image. And prizes! Yay!

Tammara said...

Thank you for the freebies and the beautiful projects for inspiration!

Teresa said...

Melin...you have outdone yourself this year...The projects are darling! and what amazing free downloads and the giveaway is OMG!! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Teresa E.

Wifey Cookie said...

Awesome projects! :) And what yummy goodies you're giving away. Christmas has arrived indeed!

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

kmcilrath said...

Wow! I'm going to enjoy this.

Christine from TX said...

Great ideas and giveaways! Thanks for the free files and the time and effort you have put in!

jaspertoes said...

Awesome! I love the flourish inside the pear.

Carly said...

Sensational!

Michelle said...

Awesome layout. Thanks for the free files and the chancce to win such fabulous prizes.
Michelle C
mlcain0202@yahoo.com

scoobie81 said...

As a brand new "cutter", this is fabulous and giving me soooooooo many ideas! Keep it up!

Becca said...

I am so excited to have found this site on the first day!! I am just getting to play with my new cricut. Love your ideas.

Betsy said...

I'm so excited to find your site! I know the blog train will be fantastic!

Debbie said...

Wow, what a great give-a-way and freebies!!! Thanks so much for your generosity and the chance to win ;- )

Anonymous said...

I never knew that pears could be so CUTE!! Thanks for the chance to win and for the fab freebies!!!

Alicia said...

Wow, SO many amazing ideas from a pear!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some awesome candy as well! *Hugs*

Nona said...

The tools that you offer gives a person the ability to give something that's personal and unique. All the ideas shown here are definitely beautiful works of art. Thank you for sharing. I can only hope to be as good as these designers. Hats off to all of you.

Kimberly said...

Holy!!! i think i could get a tooth ache from all that candy....fabulous giveaway...tfs
all the creations are fabulous...

Dawn said...

I am so looking forward to all 25 days. I told all my scrappy friends. Thanks for all the upcoming freebies and great chances to win prizes. Great way to count down to Christmas.
finelyworking@aol.com

Lisa said...

Love the cut files...haven't tried the digi files yet. Maybe if I win...

Debbie said...

WOW is all I can say. All of the projects are pearfect...haha get it! They are perfect. You all did such a great job kicking of the 25 days! TFS.

Debbie B.

Anonymous said...

I just love all of the ideas that you have on your site. Keep up the great job. I love all of the cut files. I'm new to cut files, but they look like so much fun.

Linda N

Moments by Marla said...

Amazing!!! Your site, projects, freebies and all of the candy are amazing! I became a follower and signed up for the newsletter. Thank you and I look forward to seeing what is on here tomorrow.

Anna said...

Awesome projects and freebies. Thank you so much for the ideas ad freebies. I'm a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Patrice said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful freebies and the beautiful ideas you have a truly amazing site, I love all the great projects.

Karee Sue said...

Wow the pear file is so cute, thanks for sharing, great giveaways, all the projects are beautiful and unique, I love visiting always such wonderful inspiration to be found,

Dulcie said...

The file is darling! Thanks. I really enjoyed this last year and I am looking forward to it again.

Cricut Critter said...

What a wonderful way to start the countdown, thanks for inspiring us!

Xochitl Rico
www.cricutcritter.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love this!!! It seems like only yesterday that we were counting down last year. I look forward to seeing what is in store every day. More fun! firstmatehook@yahoo.com

grandma salkil said...

This is certainly a new, fresh idea for Christmas crafting. Can't wait to see more

Manetta Kanefsky said...

I love Christmas time. Those cards are amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Linda said...

Thanks for the pair, cant wait to see what else you come up with!

marycollier said...

Wow! I just connected to this blog and it is great. Love the paper piecing idea.

Bert said...

I love the scrapbook layout, it's so cute!

Kards by Kathi said...

What a great idea for a blog. You are certainly very smart and inventive. I look forward to being a follower as well as your 25 day projects.

Reflections from Granny said...

WOW! These cards are all beautiful, great DT you have and the prizes are amazing, thank you for a chance to win.

Hugs, Lori m
I'm a follower of your blog.

Janet said...

Wow this is going to be great! I love all the projects already and a great line up for giveaways! TIA!
God bless,
Janet

Michele from MS said...

I love seeing all the ideas they come up with using the same item! Such inspiration ~ Thank you!

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! You girls outdid yourself! Fabulous projects! TFS!

Vicki said...

Great Ideas, thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!! It makes me want to hide in my scrap room and scrap the day away!!

Tammy B. said...

Boy if this is only the first day, I won't be able to stand the rest! Wow! Beautiful stuff!

Thanks so muck for the gifts! Happy Holidays!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Such an inspiration. Thank you!
Laura

breyman@sbcglobal.net

Patrona said...

WoW! i'm a day late on getting the pear download, *sad. but thats ok! sounds like there are more great stuff coming yet as well! and the inspiration was still great!Thanks! ~*PD :)

roxiannalouisa said...

great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love the ideas, the inspiration, and the great giveaways! Thanks for everything.

Sharon
skbarrett42@yahho.com

Donna said...

Wow! All of the projects are amazing. Lots of eye candy to look at. Thanks for the free file!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the snowman. He is soooo cute!
Paula
firstmatehook@yahoo.com

silvia said...

I LOVE all the pear projects~especially Elizabeth's tags/ornaments. Thanks for the generous freebies (so sad that I missed the time frame for the digi pear stamp :(

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great projects. Love that pear tree!

LadybugCarrie said...

Love all of the projects! :-)

Charlotte said...

Everyone did such an amazing job on their projects.
Charlotte

cal8007 said...

Even though I am a day late I truly enjoyed looking at all the projects - everyone is so talented. TFS you all!

Carmen L

cal8007 at aol dot com

Kris said...

Oooooh! That iris folding pear is awesome!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sheena said...

Beautiful projects! Great Christmas ideas.

Hugs, Sheena

Carolyn said...

I am loving all the great ideas from your blog. Those prizes look awesome too! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

OMG! Such great projects! Thank you for the opptunity to win! Truly very nice of you!

lanybleu said...

I am a follower, I have really enjoyed reading this page you have some lovely projects

littlen said...

i'm a new follower. all these projects are wonderful. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

bluecrayons said...

beautiful work ladies. your projects are going to be breath taking. thanks for sharing.

craftingwithblue@gmail.com

Amber said...

This is fun thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the sharing the story of the candy cane. It is always a great reminder. The projects are beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Michelle C
mlcain0202@yahoo.com

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love the pear theme! Great projects. Can't wait to see more!!!

Gramjak said...

Evelyn's Pear tic tac Toe board is so clevere! Love this idea to kick off the Partridge in the Pear Tree song as a party game!

Great ideas, everyone!

kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow pears, pears everywhere. So many creative projects with pears. Who would have thought. Great inspiration and giveaways.

Mickey's Craft World said...

ALL THE PROJECTS ARE AWESOME!!

Mickey

mickeysworld01@comcast.net

LMGentzler said...

Such nice projects ! Thank You !

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Pears are very yummy friuts! Thanks for the freebies. You all did a great job show casing the pears! I'll have to go back for the other later on a pay day :)TFS!

Betsey in SC said...

Great Projects. Thanks for the freebies!

Dana's Delights said...

Please enter me in your drawings!! Thanks! danasdelights@thewavz.com

Hope C. said...

This is the cutest layout ever! I'd love to do a Xmas album and use all 25 days! THANKS!

Wandeezy said...

Let the games begin :-)