Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 15: Summertime Fun!

Welcome to Day 15 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase!  After yesterday's Christmas bounty we are taking a break and soaking up some sun.  Today's theme is all about August, Summertime, BBQ, and Picnics.  So pour a glass of iced tea or lemonade, apply some sunscreen and grab your shades!

Court used the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge to create this
sweet treats card.  Visit her blog for all the details.

Celeste recycled an old coffee can into a super cute vacation savings bank.
She used the Life's A Beach cutting file from
Visit her blog for more details.

Debbie used today's FREE digital stamp along with the
free calendar page and topper to create her 6" x 6" August calendar.
 Make sure to check out the details on her blog!

Evelyn used the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge to create
this adorable card.  Visit her blog for more details!

Melin created this layout for the Bug Magazine this past summer. While the Bug Magazine is no longer going to be printing in 2012, it will continue to be in the "Scrapbooking World". They generously sponsored our 25 Days last year.
Here is a view of the layout. I used some wonderful Quick Quotes paper and 

Here is  a close up of the chair, umbrella and shells.
Would you like the step by step direction for this project that was printed in the Bug Magazine. It is a complete cutting chart so that you can re-create this layout for yourself.  Just see our Freebies section below and you will be able to get the FREE PDF download of the information. But don't delay, it will only be up today :)

Melin created this tag using today's FREE tree cutting file and some pretty twine from THETWINERY.COM

Here is a close up of the tree. I also used some stickles and pearls available at CUTTERSCREEK.COM and some of the beautiful designer paper and inks from Quick Quotes.

Today is the last day to use the discount code from THETWINERY.COM. So be sure to head over and place your order today! The code is: CRICUT10

Remember these vendors have discount codes too!

$10 off purchases of $75 or more! Most of store on sale too!

25% off purchases of $25 or more

30% off downloadable purchases. 
CODE: 25days
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This week (Dec.9th through December 17th)
enter for a chance to win the following:
(Winners will be announced for this giveaway on December 18th.)


See our winners page for week one winners.

Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge

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Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die
These will work in “Other” machines too :)
$20 Download from
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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
* 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!
  • Pazzles - *1 yr. subscription to the Pazzles Craft Room.
  • Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company - Weekly goodies giveaways plus-- two $15 Gift Certificates and 25% off your purchase of $25 or more! USE Coupon CODE: QQ25DAYS.
  • The Twinery - Ultimate Sampler Pack Giveaway PLUS 10% off your purchase December 1-15. USE Coupon CODE: CRICUT10.
  • Cutters Creek - *$25 Gift Certificate PLUS $10 off your purchases of $75 or more. This includes a great sake of 15-50% off most of the store AND free shipping! Use Coupon Code:HOLIDAY2011.
  • DCWV - The Paper Stack Co. - 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.
  • Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Elizabeth Mindemann - *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.

DAY 15 Freebies

Today's Vintage Graphics
Color Washed Version

Gray Scale Version

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

Picnic Bear Digital Stamp
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button.
This link contains the zip folder with all available formats.
It will not cost anything to download.

Twine Tag Cutting File Set
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button.
This link contains the zip folder with all available formats.
It will not cost anything to download.

FREE Calendar Downloads.
For those of you just starting to follow us, we are steadily throughout the 25 days showcasing super cute 6x6 calendar pages that you can re-create for yourselves or as a gift. Here is the FREE download we are offering that the designers have used. The folder contains two versions of small ready to print monthly calendars and the Month labels in two versions as well.
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button. 
This link contains the zipped folder with files. 
It will not cost anything to download. 

Sunny Day Cricut Project Instructions 
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button.
This link contains the zip folder with all available formats.
It will not cost anything to download. Be sure to let me know if you would like to see more of this type of thing in 2012 :)

Don't Forget to leave a comment on this post and any of the previous ones for the grand prize and on the posts from day 9 through today for this week's giveaways!

Please continue to visit us each day and stop by our sponsors to 
thank them for supporting this wonderful event!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your crafting time with us! 
Melinda and the 25 Days Designers!