Day 25: The Reason for the Season

Merry Christmas and welcome to the final day
of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase! 

It is our sincere hope that your Christmas celebration is filled with love, joy, family, friends and the peace. May the Light and Love of our Savior's birth fill your hearts with hope and grace. As we celebrate the blessed hope of Yeshua's (Jesus Christ, The Messiah) plan of salvation for all men, may your days be filled with the unmistakable presence of His awesome Love.

Madison used the Cricut Create-A-Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls,
Kate's ABCs and several other cartridges to create this adorable card.
Please visit her blog for more details! 

Christel created this beautiful card using the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge.
Visit her blog for all the details!

Debbie made these adorable cards for the children in her Sunday School Class using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Check out the details on her blog.

Evelyn used the Manger Saviour digi stamp from PaperCraftingWorld.com
and converted it (with permission, of course) using SCAL and cut it out to
make this sweet ornament.  Visit her blog for more details.

Jen used the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to create the manger scene in this adorable board book she created for her daughter.  Visit her blog for more details. 

The following are various projects Melin has created with the theme of our Beloved Savior in mind.
This layout was created with the Cricut and the Inspired Heart Cartridge.

Here is a close up of the title. 

Here is a close up of the manger scene. 

This is a card made with the same concept using the Inspired Heart Cartridge.

This is an 18 x 18 wall canvas that Melin made with some Files from PCW and her Pazzles Inspiration.

This card was made with her Pazzles Inspiration and files from PCW. 

This layout was made from her Pazzles as well! 

This is a card Melin made with a Digital Stamp available from PCW.

This card was made with her 2x2 Poinsettia QuicKutz die and some Word Art 

This card was made with her 2x2 Quickutz snowflake die and a couple of EK Success punches along with some PCW Word Art.

Okay, this layout TOTALLY doesn't go with the theme...but I know a couple of people who truly must be....All Baked Out!!! Jen our Team Coordinator baked her little heart out for her family as did my sweet daughter. So I just had to include it in here :) 


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    DAY 25 Freebies

    Vintage Graphics
    Color Wash Version

    Color Version

    Sepia Tone Version

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

    Digital Stamps
    Set of 3 JPG only.
    Please click the "ADD TO CART" button.
    This link contains the zip folder with all available formats.
    It will not cost anything to download.

    Cutting File
    Coming Shortly Please Check Back
    Sorry for any inconvenience.


    1. Merry Christmas and thank you for the wonderful files - it has been a blessing for me to download them this season. Gail

    2. I haven't been checked any of the blogs I follow all month. This is the first post I have looked at. Now I am off to check out the last 24.

    3. Merry Christmas... these are wonderful projects and files.. thank you...

    4. Merry Christmas to you all!! Thank you for the wonderful files that are easy on the pocket book for us pensioners. May joy abound for you!
      Irene L

    5. Merry Christmas and many blessings! Thank you for all the wonderful downloads you made available.
      Rae Ann O.

    6. Merry Christmas
      Thank you for all the freebies and thank you for sharing all the eye candy during the 25 days of Christmas.

    7. Merry Christmas my fellow DT. You ladies sure ended this 25 Days of Christmas with a Bling-Bang! These projects are Beautiful. I look forward to what's to come. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

    8. Merry Christmas!!! You all did a wonderful job on this event!

    9. Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a blessed day. Thanks for all the beautiful projects!

    10. Thanks for the wonderful 12 days. Will ck back later for cut file. Merry Christmas!
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    11. Yes, Jesus is the reason for the season, we often forget, Happy Birthday Jesus!!

      Merry Christmas!!

      mzcherub at gmail dot com

    12. Thank you for a wonderful 25 days and for including the REAL reason for our CHRISTmas season! I really appreciate all of the files!
      Bless you!

    13. Thank you to Melinda and the Design Team for making the 25 Days of Crafting Fun so special. There was so much inspiration and generosity with freebies by you and the sponsors. Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you the best possible!!

    14. Merry Christmas!
      So nice to stop by & see this beautiful post about the real reason this wonderful season!
      Thank you for sharing all the awesome inspiration!!

    15. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the great projects! :-)

    16. Merry Christmas. I hope you all have surrounded yourselves with love and family and are rejoicing in His Love!

    17. I didn't participate a lot, but this has been fun!

    18. Thanks! This has been fun!

    19. Merry CHRISTmas to all. Thank you so much for the wonderful projects and files. I am going to miss this. I have so enjoyed this. Thanks so much.

    20. Thank you for 25 fun filled days w/ great giveaways.

    21. Love every single layout/card!!!

    22. Love all these projects. Merry Christmas.

    23. Awesome projects!!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas....

    24. Amen to Todays theme. I have loved all 25 Days of projects. Cute Jesus is the reason for all Seasons, the book is adorable and all the other projects are wonderful also. Going to miss this tomorrow. Thank You all for the great projects, freebies, prizes and time devoted to this. It was so much fun.

    25. Thank you for the 25 days of projects.

    26. Wonderful projects! :)


    27. Merry Christmas to you all! I have truly enjoyed see all the creations. Thanks so much for my gifts and chance to win.

      Love the ideal of flipping the candy cane to look like a J for Jesus! Great job on your layouts and cards.

      Blessings AJ!

    28. Lovely inspirational projects focusing on the true meaning of Christmas! Thanks to all for the wonderful 25 days!
      Merry Christmas!

    29. Love the layouts! Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win!

    30. Wonderful projects again!!! Thanks for all of the great days of inspiration! :)Amy

    31. Cking back in and do not see the cut file. Hopefully when you post we can get it after today 12/26.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    32. Thanks for sharing lots of great projects!!

    33. Thanks to the entire team for great projects. I am exhausted, and know you all must be too! Excellent job...appreciate all your hard work.

    34. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects DT!! I loved following along and seeing all the beautiful projects.

      Hugs, Sheena


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