Day 10: Santa Claus is 'Comin to Town!

Welcome to Day 10 of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase!  It is finally time for the "big guy" to make his official appearance on a day all his own. 

Whether you believe in Santa or not, the jolly old elf  has an important lesson to teach.  Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.
It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout life, we each need this capacity to believe:  in ourselves, in our friends, in our talents and in our family. We also need to believe in things we can’t measure or even hold in our hand. I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments.
Santa is love, hope and happiness.  In fact, he reminds me a lot of Jesus.  And my hope is, that those children out there who don't have Christ in their lives, might experience His love through a beloved character like Santa Claus.  After all Santa Claus did receive his start  through a 4th century Greek Christian Bishop of Myra,  Saint Nicholas.  Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor and is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Sinterklaas.

So without further adieu . . . here is what the Cooking With Cricut and Paper Crafting World elves have been creating!

Jenny created this adorable treat box using the Cricut
Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  Check out her blog for the details!

Evelyn created this Memory Match Game using the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade, A Child's Year, Hello Kitty Greetings and Christmas Solutions cartridges as well as the Santa in Chimney cutting file from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Check out all the details on her blog.

Holly created this super cute wall hanging using the Cricut Paper
Doll Dress Up, Elegant Edges, Gypsy Wanderings and Alphalicious
cartridges.  Visit her blog to check out all the details.

Yolie created this sweet card using two different PaperCraftingWorld.com
cutting files -- Santa in Chimney and Gingerbread House 09.
Make sure you stop by her blog and check out all the details.

Yolie also created this framed piece using the Santa in Sleigh file from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Make sure you check out the details at her blog.

Lastly, Yolie  created this super adorable card featuring a new digital stamp from PCW and some twine from THETWINERY.COMMake sure you check out the details at her blog..

Michelle created her folded card using today's FREE digi stamp from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Check out her blog for all the details.

Jen created this cute little sweets box using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up;
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; and Plantin SchoolBook cartridges.
 Check out all the details on her blog.

Melin created this adorable sleigh card holder with a soon coming file set from PCW. After all what is Santa without his ride :)

View of side that is "decorated"

View of side that has the optional flourished cover.

View of inside holding the cards. Fits standard a2 cards.

If you want, you can always fill it with candy too!!!!

Melin created this card using one of the FREE Vintage graphics available today.

Here is another card Melin created with the second vintage image available today.
For both cards I used the QUICK QUOTES Designer papers...Cherry Truffle and Khaki Collections. For the second card I also used some Maraschino Cherry Twine from THETWINERY.COM

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DAY 10 Freebies


Santa Holding Doll Color Washed

Santa Holding Doll Colored

Santa Holding Doll Gray

Santa Gingerbread House Color Washed

Santa Gingerbread House Colored

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Please click the "ADD TO CART" button.
This link contains the folder with all available formats.
AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCAL2, SVG, WPC and PDF for Hand Cutting.
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SANTA in CHIMNEY Digital Stamp
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  1. Wow! This post has so many good ideas! Your designers have outdone themselves. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. What a magically delightful post!!!! I too, like to see a little bit of the Christian message through Santa Clause! Wonderful projects again today ladies!!!

  3. Thanks designers great ideas.

    DIANA L.

  4. Such great inspiration! Beautiful projects! Loving the pretty Vintage graphics! Thanks again for all you do!

  5. You did the man in the red suit proud. Congrats to all the winners of wk 1. Hope I'm on Santa's nice list for wk 2.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. My favorites so far.
    Thank you.

  7. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the freebies.

  8. Cute projects! thanks for sharing!!!

  9. The sled is exquisite, Melin! I'll take mine with chocolate!!

  10. Awesome projects and inspirations.. thank you..

  11. wow awesome projects ladies. and thank you so much for those downloads they are awesome
    I would love it if you came and visited me.
    Creations With Becka

  12. Wow everyone what gorgeous projects. Christmas is coming to fast. There are so many more things you are inspiring me to make.

  13. oh I'm lovin' all the jolly holiday creations today!!!
    Thanks for so much inspiration!
    Thanks for this wonderful give away!

  14. great projects tfs

  15. stunning projects - so much fun!


  16. These Santas are all so cute. Thanks for making the vintage images available. Happy crafting and happy holidays.
    Rae Ann O.

  17. Love the sleigh card holder!

  18. More wonderful projects and files. Thanks so very much.

  19. I am a follower--but for some reason haven't gotten the newsletters last 2-3 days, or don't you do one everyday? Thanks for all the freebies--can't believe Christmas is almost here!

  20. Thanks for the file!

  21. Thank you so much for today's awesome freebies. Melin you did an amazing job on your vintage cards and the sleigh! Thank you to the supporters for your very generous prizes!!!

  22. thank you for the very nice freebies.

  23. Thank you again for all of the freebies - I am blessed ~ Gail ~

  24. Thanks for the great santa images.

  25. Wow! I love ALL the projects today. Great job! Thanks for all the freebies.

  26. I so love all these projects...very talented design team...I also love all the freebies!!



  27. Thank you! I'm really liking all these projects and files.

  28. Beautiful projects, but my favorites are the Santa Sweet box and the Memory Match game. Love them both.

  29. love all the projects. Thanks for the freebies they are really appreciated

  30. All of the designers and blog pages are so wonderful! It had inspired me so much. I just want to sit and scrap all day. Great job to each of these fine artist.

  31. All of the projects are wonderful, great job!

  32. Woo Im a winner. Thanks!

    Love the 1st project how cute. You all are doing a beautiful job on your cards, treats and projects.

  33. Adorable projects! Love the chimney and sleigh. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  34. What great projects. Thanks.

  35. What a cute sleigh! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  36. Cute projects! Great Job DT! TFS

  37. Womderful projects! Love that sleigh!

  38. Love every single design!!!It is hard to pick up the best one-they ALL are sooooo cute!

  39. Santa is coming... Santa is coming!


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