May 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

completed cinco de mayo props download projectWe’re getting an early start on May because we want to give you enough time to make Cinco de Mayo projects (more on those in a minute. Our free May design downloads are really fun this year. Aaron Meyers is our designer and got really creative this month. You can download (1) summer-themed icons file, (1) Mother’s Day-themed print, and (2) Cinco de Mayo-themed party prop files. Richelle was so excited about the Cinco de Mayo project, she already made all the props (pictured).

If you have never used an SVG file, then you should know that they work with electronic cutting machines, like the Explore Air 2 and the CAMEO 3. All you have to do is upload the file, load your paper, and watch the machine do all the work cutting it (or drawing, scoring, etc.). Here are the designs (scroll to the bottom of the post to see the download links): Continue reading “May 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »

New Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

by Richelle Naegle

Have you seen the NEW Happy Jig collection from We R Memory Keepers in action, yet? If not, you need to get on that, ASAP. When I was at the CHA show this year, the Happy Jig was quite possibly my favorite new tool. The way it works is you use the wire-bending tool kit  to bend wire with the use of a peg board to make into fun and interesting designs. The kit comes with various sized pegs, a base that has a bunch of little holes in it, wire crimps, a booklet with designs, and three lengths of wire to get you started. I highly recommend picking up a few more colors of wire or try the multi-packs, like Colored and Neutral. These designs are addictive to make, so you’re going to want plenty of wire! Continue reading “New Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers” »

April 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

add this layered snapchat dancing hot dog design to paper projectsUsually, April would be the time where we drop Easter projects on you, but 2018 was an odd year in the sense that Easter fell on the last Sunday in March. That means we had to get creative with our free April 2018 SVG design downloads. Do you remember the dancing hot dog meme that was all the rage for about 4 weeks last year on Snapchat? We thought it would be fun to add that as a layered image to scrapbook layouts, so Aaron made (1) meme icon and (2) graduation cards.

The trick to crafting with these SVG files is you need an electronic cutting machine, like the Cricut Explore Air and Silhouette machines. These sophisticated craft machines do all the work for you. There are 3 quick steps:

  1. Download the file at the bottom of this post,
  2. then upload it to your machine with your colored cardstock,
  3. and watch it do all the cutting.

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New Product Lines at CraftDirect in 2018

by Richelle Naegle

This year at the CHA show we found a bunch of great products. Some are new and some are just new to us, but nonetheless, we are super excited about all the new product lines we have been adding to our inventory!

Spellbinders

spellbinders die and stamp sets are new to CraftDirectWe will start with Spellbinders. We know many of our customers love Sizzix dies, so we decided it was time to bring in more options from some of these great collections, such as Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell. This collection features intricately cut dies so you can adorn your cards with blossoming paper flowers. Some of our other collections include Sew Sweet by Tammy Tutterow and Elegant 3D Vignettes, which features 3D cards that have multiple beautiful layers. Don’t miss out on my favorite die types, the Die D-Lites. These simple die sets make it easy for you to create wonderful cards, scrapbook embellishments, and more! We have fun themes, like pizza, Sketched Flowers, a Hip Llama, pandas, dinosaurs, succulents, etc.  The fun and playful side of me likes this new March collection, The Perfect Match. If you like the whimsical side of life and “punny” cards, you will love that collection (by Debi Adams). Continue reading “New Product Lines at CraftDirect in 2018” »

March 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

bunny candy bag easter paper craft project completedMarch is national craft month and we want to start it out with some free SVG design downloads. This month, Aaron Meyers has done (1) St. Patrick’s day card, a (1) bunny candy bag, and (1) fun Easter scrapbook layout.

Just in case you are new here, every month we release new, free designs. It works like this: You use the SVG image files with an electronic cutting machine to cut your material (colored cardstock, vinyl, etc.) to make these fun designs. To download each file, all you have to do is scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the links.

Richelle tackled our favorite design and brought it to life; it’s called the Bunny Candy Bag. To make this cute bag, you will just need some scrapbook paper, strong adhesive, and a bag filled with your preferred treats! You will need to adhere the cardstock to the bag, and we suggest using double-sided tape. Your kids, friends, and relatives will love this as an Easter gift. Continue reading “March 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »