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

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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Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
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These will work in “Other” machines too :)
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DAY 7 Freebies

Vintage Bell Graphics

Color Washed

Sepia Tone

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


Jessica said...

Stunning projects and wonderful textures! Loving all the diversity and elegance on display!

Trisha said...

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

Nanette said...

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

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

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

Chantel said...

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

marla said...

Great projects. Another fun cutting file. Thanks!!

Sheena said...

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

Hugs, Sheena

Anne said...

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

Jun Bug House said...

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.

Sandy said...

Thank you for the awesome posts!

Sandy :)

Lana said...

Thanks for the project ideas & the freebies!

Anna said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Katie said...

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

Jamie said...

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.

suzieq said...

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

Kathy of Not Just Embroidery said...

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

Linda said...

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.

Leslie said...

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

Linda said...

Love the bells! thank so much.

Sherry said...

I'm a follower. Berrycraftygirl@yahoo.com

Vicki and Don said...

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

skitch331 said...

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

Anonymous said...

Love all the projects, thanks for all the great ideas.

kimberly said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for the beautiful free downloads - Gail

Mickey's Craft World said...




Cathy -Mercieschild said...

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

mylittlecraftblog said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Pauline said...

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!

ginnye said...

The projects are all great. Thanks for the inspiration.

LANA F said...


Bunnyfreak said...

Love the bells.

GabyCreates.com said...

Love today's creations!!

Anonymous said...

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


Moments by Marla said...

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

Wifey Cookie said...

Fab projects, as usual! :)

Hopping by,

Scrappin Dhilly said...

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

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

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

Firestorm531 said...

The 'No Peeking' card is SUPER cute!

Anonymous said...

All the projects are so wonderful. Which gave me some good ideas. Love the freebies. Great job.

GrannyCharlotte said...

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

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

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

vdoyle8 said...

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

Maria Matter said...

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

Ruth Little said...

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

Betsey in SC said...

Great Projects. Thanks for the freebies!

Jennifer said...

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,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Just awesome card ideas and beautiful work!

LadybugCarrie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Judy said...

Great projects DT.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been enjoying the Days of Christmas creations. Entered my Jingle Bell Tag/Ornament. Song is "Jingle Bells."
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

marg0006 said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and great giveaways.

Sheena said...

I had fun playing along! :)

Hugs, Sheena

Wandeezy said...

Woop Woop!! Thanks for sharing!!!!