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  1. Q3 2021 Free SVG Designs: Father's Day T-Shirt, Patriotic T-Shirt, Gallery Prints

    It's time for another installment of free downloadable SVG's, designed by Aaron Meyers. Summer is officially here, and when you can't be swimming or doing something outdoors, why not craft? These projects can be brought to life using an electronic die-cutting machine. Whether you like making cards, layouts, or fabric projects, SVG files are an easy way to create fun projects. Here are the Q3 2021 designs: Father's Day t-shirt & apron Patriotic t-shirt Classic rock-themed print Camping-themed print Remember, these designs can be repurposed for whatever type of project you want to do. You can put one of the t-shirt designs on colored cardstock and make a greeting card or create vinyl wall decor with it. Scroll to the end of this blog post to download the download image files. Also, did you know that if you buy something at CraftDirect, you can download an exclusive design on the order confirmation page? We usually change the design every month. Father's Day T-Shirt & Apron   yoda best dad ever svg design concept for t-shirt This is called the Yoda Best Dad Ever t-shirt. Not pictured, check out the Go Ask Your Mom apron design, too. Continue reading →
  2. Q2 2021 Free SVG Designs: Mother's Day Print, Spring-Themed T-Shirt, More

    For some, it's been a long winter, and we know you can't wait for your beautiful spring weather to hit. We have the perfect projects for you to celebrate the season. Check out our free downloadable SVG's, designed by Aaron Meyers. These projects are easy to make with your electronic cutting machine (more on that in a minute). Whether you like scrapbooking or creating vinyl wall decor, these designs will unleash your creativity. Here are the Q2 2021 designs: Mother's Day print Newlywed print Springtime t-shirt Newborn baby greeting card And a few popular designs from years past. Remember, you can use any of these projects for whatever applications you want. For example, you can put the Springtime t-shirt design on solid-colored cardstock in a scrapbook layout or decorate the wall with vinyl. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the download links. If you buy something at CraftDirect, you can download an exclusive design on the order confirmation page. We usually change the design every month. Mom Word Cloud Print mothers day word cloud print svg design concept   This is called the Mother's Day Word Cloud print. Put it on a t-shirt or in a layout, if you feel like it! Continue reading →
  3. Zoo Adventure Projects: Layout & 3D Pocket Explosion Box

    Any time is the right time to tap into your creative side and make fun craft art. If you want to take your scrapbooking game to the next level, this explosion box project and the scrapbook layout are a great way to spend some free time. These are versatile projects because you can do them with any theme. The explosion...
  4. Q1 2021 Free SVG Designs: St. Patty's Day T-Shirt, Valentine Print

    It's 2021 and here's to hoping for the best! Start the year off right with some free downloadable SVG's that are created by CraftDirect's top designer, Aaron Meyers. To make these images come to life in your projects, you need an electronic die cutting machine (more on that a little later). We're hitting you with a classic rock theme with this installment of downloads. Here are the Q1 2021 designs: Valentine print St. Patty's Day t-shirt An inspirational print for the new year Something for your socially distanced Super Bowl party And a few popular designs from years past. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the download links. If you buy something from CraftDirect, you can download an exclusive design on the order confirmation page. We usually change the design every month. Beatles Themed Valentine's Print   let it be heart print SVG download concept This is called the Let It Be Heart print. You can actually do this design as a card or a frame, or even put it on a T-shirt (more on that later). Make this print come to life with colored cardstock. Continue reading →
  5. Christmas Centerpiece Projects, 2020

    The holiday is finally here, and it's your turn to host Christmas dinner for your family or friends. You may be consumed with buying gifts, decorating the Christmas tree, and even dressing up the front door. Setting up the dining table shouldn't be neglected. Setting the table will definitely add Christmas feels to your house and an opportunity to give your guests a taste of your creativity. If you are worried about what to put on your dinner table, we provided some ideas to spice things up. Whether you are setting the table for four or fourteen, we have a lovely way to dress up your table with creative centerpieces. These ideas will definitely bring holiday beauty that is in keeping with your unique style. Say goodbye to a boring Christmas table using these materials from CrafDirect: Christmas Time Patterns & Solids Pad - Graphic 45 Together for Christmas 12" x 12" Project Pad - Pink Paislee Winter Cottage Collection Kit - Simple Stories Dots & Stripes Christmas Collection Kit - Echo Park Continue reading →
  6. Thanksgiving Craft Projects 2020: Turkey Bulletin Board, Fall Wreath

    Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most amazing times of the year. Expressing gratitude for all you have in life together with your loved ones is the best! There's a lot of crafting fun to be had on this holiday, and that can mean involving the entire family. Doing group projects is a great way to pass the time because it enables conversation and requires teamwork. Here are a few fun projects that might inspire you, with themes of gratitude. It's always a good exercise to stop and think about how blessed you are, and you can do that through crafting. Our crafting friends made these two projects come to life using: Foundations Decor Fall Wreath Cricut Maker Machine Thanksgiving School Bulletin Board thanksgiving turkey school bulletin board project completed This school bulletin board is definitely a head-turner because of the colorful, adorable turkeys. These cute additions will truly catch the eye of everyone who passes by the board, especially children. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the turkey designs are also easy to make. These turkeys were created using the Maker machine. You can use any Cricut machine with access to the Cricut Design Space. You can find these project images there. Just type in "turkey," and the images will show up in the results. To select multiple projects to work on and cut, hit 'ctrl' and click the image you want if you are using a PC. Continue reading →
  7. Winter 2020 Free SVG Designs: Nativity Scene, Christmas Apron, Thankful Card

    Can you believe that Thanksgiving (and also Black Friday) is just around the corner? Christmas will be here before you know it! Just in time for the holidays, we offer you these free downloadable SVG designs created by Aaron Meyers. To use these designs in your projects, you need an electronic cutting machine. Here is this winter's lineup of downloads: Thanksgiving card/photo frame Gingerbread apron/t-shirt A gnome-themed nativity scene, and a few popular designs from years past. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the download links. If you buy something from CraftDirect, you can download an exclusive design on the order confirmation page. We usually change the design every month. Thanksgiving Turkey Card still thankful 2020 thanksgiving card design concept This is called Still Thankful 2020. You can actually do this design as a card or a frame. Make it come to life with colored cardstock. Continue reading →
  8. Darling Deer & Leaf Print Thinlits Cards, Sizzix Chapter 4 2020 Projects

    darling deer thinlits card front design by Shirley Christmas is just around the corner! Have you started making cards yet? This is a fantastic and fun way to unleash your creative side. Limitless possibilities allow you to add your own touch to every card to make the holiday greeting more personal. There is a certainty that the recipients will appreciate every ounce of extra effort you give into these cards. After all, a handmade greeting card sends a message that you put time and thought into this creation. Your loved ones will feel that you care. Our Christmas dies are the best way to create elegant and unique cards. In this Darling Deer and Leaf Print Thinlits cards post, we feature two artistic die sets (both designed by Tim Holtz) from Sizzix, both from their 2020 chapter 4 release: Darling Deer Thinlits Dies Leaf Print Thinlits Dies Jessie, from our design team, brought these cards to life. She's amazing, but you don't have to be as great as her to create wonderful projects with Thinlits dies. They are easy to use, and they are the only Sizzix dies that you can use to cut, stencil, and emboss. You can use just about any traditional die-cutting machine for these projects, but Jessie used a Sizzix Big Shot. Continue reading →
  9. Santa's Workshop & Arctic Thinlits Cards, Sizzix Chapter 4 2020 Projects

    card made with sizzix santa's workshop thinlits die setby Shirley Ho ho ho! Christmas is soon coming and one of the highlights of this beautiful season is sending and receiving homemade greeting cards. It is a great opportunity to use our creative sides and give a meaningful gift from the heart. A handmade Christmas card sends the message loud and clear, "I care about you." Christmas dies are a great way to get started on your projects. This month we are showcasing two wonderful new die sets by Sizzix. Both are Sizzix Chapter 4 2020 product releases: Santa's Workshop Thinlits by Pete Hughes Arctic Thinlits by Tim Holtz You'll love the way that Jessie (from the CraftDirect design team) brought these projects to life. Thinlits are popular because they are the most versatile Sizzix dies. You can use them to cut, stencil, and emboss. You can try to copy her as much as possible or do them completely differently. That's the beauty of paper crafting: the endless creative possibilities. Continue reading →
  10. Olive, Odi, & Zuhause Gnome Home Project from Foundations Decor

    foundations decor zuhause gnome home finished project by Nathan Christmas is just around the corner, and if you're looking for the perfect gift, why not get your bestie a fun craft project? Foundations Decor has got you covered as far as home decor kits go. You've got to check out the Olive and Odi, and Zuhause Gnome Home projects. Foundations Decor makes all kinds of fun themes and projects, and they have three different gnome kits: Gnome, 02753-7 Olive & Odi Gnome Couple, 40035-4 (New!) Zuhause Gnome Home, 40036-1 (New!) Gnomes are so cute and have been a popular sight in home decor since the 1870s. Some people believe they bring protection. Whatever your reason for incorporating them, you will love these Foundation Decor projects. My sister is an artist and she is obsessed with gnomes. When I saw Zuhause and Olive and Odi, I knew she had to have them. I sent them to her and she got to work right away, and now we get to share the final product! Zuhause, Odi, and Olive Project Details The gnome couple, Olive and Odi, are made of 1.25" pine and MDF layers. They are 7.5" tall and go great Gnome Home. The gnome home is an imaginative piece. It is 8.5" tall and made of 1.25" Pine and MDF layers. Continue reading →

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