25 Days 2012-Day 8

Welcome to Day Eight of our 3rd Annual 25 Days of Christmas and Year 'Round Crafting Showcase! Can you believe we've already shared a full week of crafting ideas?(Click on the highlighted day to check out the fantastic projects our Designer's created on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7

Each day our Designers were given a “theme” to work with, so each of the 25 days will be different. We will also have a daily FREE Cutting File and a daily FREE Digital Stamp-Printable along with some FREE Royalty-Free Vintage Graphics.
Today's theme is:
Who doesn't love the sparkle of the millions of twinkle lights and the flashing and pulsing of the fancy ones you see too! I love the way my childhood town would light up the trees in Central Park and then the Lord would cover them in a soft blanket of snow. It truly was such a beautiful sight.

BUT today at sundown another VERY IMPORTANT reason for “lights” begins. The celebration of Chanukah begins tonight at sundown.  Most of us have been taught that this is a “Jewish” holiday. But the reality is, it is part of God’s mandate to His people… ALL His people. If you are a Christian, then you are “grafted into the vine” and a part of His Kingdom. Chanukah is a holiday dedicated to giving God glory for His miraculous  hand of rescue, victory, presence and love for His people. It is part of the moadim (eternal feast days) God has instructed us to observe. As a Christian trying to connect with the Hebrew roots of my faith, this is new to my family but such a wonderful time to learn more about who our God is. There is a video link at the bottom of this post for those who want to know a bit more about this….

But on to the crafting!!!! Here is what our lovely designers have created!!!!

Cricut Cartridge Used: Joys of The Season
larelyn joys of the season

25d-Jen h
Cricut Cartridge Used: Inspired Heart
jen inspired heart
Cricut Cartridge Used: Winter Woodland
evelyn winter woodland cart
PCW File Used: Today’s FREE Candle Cutting File (see below)

25d-jennifer r
Cricut Cartridges Used: Christmas Solutions and Quilted Christmas
jennifer r cmas solutions-quilted cmas

PCW File Used: Free Candle Cutting File (see below)
xochitl candle digi

PCW File Used: Today’s Free Candle Digi
nanaconnie digi

25d-suzanne p
Cricut Cartridge Used: Teen Paper Dolls
suzanne teen ppdls

25d-sue c
PCW File Used: Today's FREE Candle Digi (see below)
sue c digi

25d-jess b
PCW File Used: Today's FREE Candle Digi (see below)
jess candle digi

Savannah’s Blog
Cricut Cartridge Used: Joys of The Season

PCW File Used: Poinsettia and Menorah Cutting Files

Please note: Each day we will have new files. Be sure to stop by each day as they will be free one day only! Please also note, the free files will have a price listed by them, but when you add them to your cart to check out, they will be free during the day they are posted only. These files have been generously donated by PaperCraftingWorld.com.

Also, be sure to take advantage of the great 50% off sale on all downloadable files through December!


Download Link Here

So sorry no free digi today, but be sure to visit tomorrow for a new one :-)

The Design Team members have truly enjoyed sharing their ideas with you . . . so PLEASE take the time to visit their blogs and leave them a quick little note of holiday cheer and love!

Here's the video on Hanukkah, please enjoy.

Hanukkah, In those days, at that time.

-Melin and the 25 Days Designers


  1. Every time I think it can't get any better than yesterday, or the day before, etc, today happens and you blow me out of the water with how gorgeous your projects are! Fabulous job ladies!

  2. Thanks for sharing...I hope to use the holly candle on a Christmas layout this year!

  3. Such gorgeous projects, truly a day to be inspired and blessed.

  4. Wonderful - beautiful - love every ones creations. Fabulous freebies - thank you.

  5. You are truly the best on the internet. Love your stuff.

  6. Thank you for the files & thank you for the video too. Now I understand the total meaning of Hanukkah & it is cool.

  7. Love all of these projects today! Thanks for the candle freebies - can't wait to play with them :)

  8. Savannah's really got her creative juices going..love her striped paper and tree! These 25 days are fantastic..love to see all the DT's ideas!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your work :) I like all your projects but today I really liked the candle with a candle :) It's just amazing! And, again, thank you for the freebies :)

  10. Thanks for the freebies and the inspiration.

  11. Another great day of designs. Love the menorrah and the star, so pretty. Thanks for the latest freebies.

    Lisa D.

  12. Wow Melin these are just brilliant. Thank you so much, you are very generous. Unfortunately I missed yesterday's files but sure hey ho that's the way it goes. I can't wait to get playing with today's files.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Michelle E xx

  13. The projects are stunning! Thanks for the freebies as well -enjoy your week!

  14. Love all the candle projects and the freebie cutting files..Thank You!!!

  15. Thanks again for another beautiful givaways and lots of inspiration.

  16. Hello, Melin -
    It's a lovely 'page' you made - I did take Biblical Greek with David when he was in Seminary (Many years ago!), but I only 'helped' him with Hebrew, so I can't read the printed words... I enjoyed the video! ;-}
    I haven't written each day to everyone, although I've quickly peeked at everyone's projects daily and am thoroughly impressed with our Design Team's creativity! Thank You for sharing! ;-} (- back to my own projects!)

  17. Love the cutting file candles surrounded by holly. so pretty.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net


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