Day 6: Irish Eyes Are Smiling!

Good morning crafty friends and w
elcome to Day 6 of our Christmas Crafting Fun Showcase. We hope you have enjoyed the projects, inspiration and freebies so far! Today we're stepping away from Christmas and looking a couple of months into the future! Our theme today is . . .

The beginning of Spring, the Ides of March, St. Patrick's Day . . . all things we think of when we think of March.  Well our Design Team must have kissed the Blarney Stone, because today's projects are...
green, green, green!

Evelyn created these cute little bookmarks using the icon feature on

 A Child's Year Cricut cartridge.  Check out the details at her blog. DIRECT BLOG LINK

Celeste created this adorable little treasure using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and today's FREE digi stamp file from PaperCraftingWorld.com.

Check out her blog for all the details. DIRECT BLOG LINK

Jen created her Irish Blessing sign using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up
cartridge.  Check out her blog for all the details. DIRECT BLOG LINK

Jen also made a mini-banner using the Cricut cartridges
Paper Doll Dress Up and "Just Because" Cards.

Yolie has been hard at work!  She created our third calendar installment using
THREE different PaperCraftingWorld.com cutting files -- Lucky 2 Have You title,
Q.T. Patootie Besty and Q.T. Patootie Girl Elves.  Check out all the amazing details
on her blog! DIRECT BLOG LINK

She also created this cute card using today's FREE digi stamp.
The baker's twine from one of our sponsors, The Twinery,
adds such a nice touch to her card.

Yolie's final contribution to our St. Patty's Day salute is this
adorable easel card featuring Kelly & Keegan --
a PaperCraftingWorld.com cutting file.

Melin made this treat box with folded Paper Roses.

Here is an inside shot of the box.
For details on how to make the flowers you can visit a video I made. Please excuse the crudeness of the video. It is MY first attempt at creating a video on  my own. While it is rough, I think you will get the idea :)

Melin created this card using one of the free vintage graphics downloads for today.
I used Quick Quotes Savvy Davvy Designer Paper, Some Rhinestone flowers from Kaiser Kraft and some Basic Ribbon.

This Week (Dec. 1st through December 8th) enter for a
chance to win the following:
$15 Gift Certificate to Quick Quotes


Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die

These will work in “Other” machines too :)

$20 Download from PaperCraftingWorld.com

* Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription

* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack

* 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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.

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DAY 6 Freebies

Vintage Boot W Flowers Graphic
Vintage Boot Colored

Vintage Boot Light Sepia

Vintage Boot Muted Color

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

Lucky Bear Digital Stamp

Available in Pre-Colored and Black & White Jpg format.
Please click the "ADD TO CART" button. 
This link contains the zipped folder with files. 
It will not cost anything to download.

Lucky 2 Have U Cutting File
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 files. 
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.


  1. Wow! Love all the inspiration. The projects are awesome. Thanks for all the freebies too!

  2. Such beautiful projects....wish Christmas was 3 months away so I'd have time to make them all!

  3. Thank you again for these inspiring projects!

  4. Oh WOW!! I am amazed witg all of these beautiful projects. The kuck of the Irish will surely be with you!

  5. Adorable projects and files. Thank you so much.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  6. Love all the wonderful vintage images you have been sharing with us and cant wait to create something with them!!! I also am glad for the folded rose technique I have been trying to do this and maybe now I have it figured out!! Thanks for all your help!!

  7. Thank you so much for the freebies - this is a blessing to me ~ Gail in MI

  8. The box of candy is a really cute idea and well done. Thanks for sharing all the ideas

  9. Very cute projects! I love the calendar page!! I'm doing calendars for Xmas presents and i hit a creative block! This just gave me some great ideas so I can finish. It just might happen by Xmas!!!

  10. Lovely projects.. thank you for the paper roses tutorial.. I have tried them before with no success, but will try them again using your technique.. thanks for the chance to win some great prizes..

  11. Great projects. Love the calendar. Thank you again for the lovely downloads.

  12. looking foward to march. I dont do winter well.
    Dawn RI

  13. Great projects DT!! Wow..I love all the green. Such a fun color. Thanks for the calendar DL!!

    Hugs, Sheena

  14. Wonderful St. Patrick's Day creations. May the Luck of the Irish BEE with you. Was wondering if it would not Bee to difficult that when one hits the continue shopping that instead of ending up at the top of blog post that it take one back to where they came from within the blog post so one did not have to then move down again and continue to get the rest of the freebies.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. So many beautiful projects! I'm green with envy of your talent.
    Sadie. Dempseysdaughter@yahoo

  16. Another Day of Awesomeness!


  17. Great cards, Great printables! Melinda, great job for your 1st video. Thanks to all for sharing these talents and gifts with us.
    Rae Ann O.

  18. Thank you once again for the lovely freebies!

  19. What a beautiful card - the colors look great together, and the bow is fabulous! You should do a tutorial on how to make bows next!!

  20. And we are Lucky today!!!!!
    Thank you!

  21. Nice projects and great video. I never would have guessed it was your 1st video. I'm excited to go and try to make some flowers now.

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  22. fabulous green creations!
    Thanks for the inspiration & this wonderful give away!

  23. Thanks so much! Love all the projects! Refreshing to see March in December!

  24. I love the Pot Of Gold and the box with candy. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  25. Such pretty green projects! Love the treat box with the folded paper flowers! Thanks for sharing the great video--great to hear your voice! I must try the flowers! Oh, I am loving the vintage freebies and your pretty stamps! Melin, thanks again for your kindness!

  26. Wonderful projects..... found your blog through jenny's blog. Happy to have found it and look forward to seeing more creations!

    Happy Crafting!

  27. Thanks for all the freebies for today. They are really wonderful!! Love the chance to win the prizes, too!

  28. Love all of the green! Such great projects! :-)

  29. Thank you and your DT for bringing such wonderful "green" inspiration today. Love all the projects and today's freebies! Thank you again to the sponsors for giving such wonderful prizes to be awarded!!

  30. Wow, more great projects! I love that these are not just Christmas projects--gives me future inspiration. Thank you for the freebies also.

  31. Thank you for every single idea and wonderful designs!I can not believe how simple and cute they are1They are like an eye candies-such pleasure to browse through all of them!

  32. thanks for the chance at the great giveaways.

  33. Melin and Design Team Members, love love love your projects. The talent you have and your willingness to share with Us. Thank You. Also, thank you for the freebies.

  34. Happy Holidays! I'm a follower as I love the wonderful creativity that is always always shared with us here. Great March GREEN ideas...

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to perhaps win on of the outstanding gifts.

    kastenc at sbcglobal.net

  35. Great projects and love the freebies -- thanks!!

  36. Love these projects. This Irish girl thanks you for all the green inspiration.

  37. Projects are wonderful and the free downloads are great. What a great list of sponsors!

  38. wonderful projects love all of them! thanks for sharing

  39. Thanks for all the files and inspiration. I have been following you for a long time.. since your "bun in the oven" .. remember that? (use different email to get blog posts) anyway, have not been let down since then!

  40. Great inspiration! The calendar page would also make a cute scrap book page! Thanks for sharing your video too!

  41. I love Irish themed crafts! This was fun to see what you all came up with!

  42. Love you all Irish Themed! I tried to pick up some of the freebies but they are charging for them.
    :-( I must be late. TFS!

  43. Great Projects. Thanks for the freebies!

  44. I am loving all the ideas-and glad that it's not just Christmas!!! ;)

    I'm bummed, though. I missed out on the freebies, too!

  45. Woop Woop!! Thanks for sharing!!!!


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