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  1. Christmas Foil Quill Ideas

    by Richelle Hallman I know it's early to talk about Christmas but now is a great time to get started on your holiday cards. Because We R Foil Quill is so dang popular, we thought we'd share a few Christmas Foil Quill ideas. We have the super cool and exclusive Christmas Foil Quill Card Making Kit, which includes: (1) exclusive Christmas USB with 100 SVG designs (5) of each gold, silver, green & red foil sheets (10) of each red & gold bows (20) white envelopes (5) of each red, green, vanilla, black cards (5) of each red, green, vanilla, & black cardstock sheets (1) card storage box Everything comes in the beautiful card storage box, so after you create your holiday cards you have a place to keep them safe until you're ready to send them out. The Christmas USB has images that you will only find in this specific kit. It's full of fun Christmas images like Santa, wreaths, snowflakes, and backgrounds for your cards. The USB also comes with classic phrases such as Joy to the World, and of course Merry Christmas. The only things you need that don't come with this kit are the Foil Quill pens, so make sure you grab a few if you don't already have them (try this All-in-One Kit). Continue reading →
  2. September 2019 Free SVG Designs: Halloween T-Shirt & Candy Box, Breast Cancer Awareness

    jack o lantern candy box project completedIt's already September! Your kids have gone back to school and suddenly you have more time to craft and a summer-full of memories to catch up on. With Halloween right around the corner and breast cancer awareness month, we have some free SVG design downloads that are perfect for the season. Aaron Meyers has designed the following fun projects: Designs for a candy box - pictured here at the top of this post, the Jack O' Lantern candy box is perfect for trick or treat time. A t-shirt design - your kid will love his/her custom-made Halloween-themed tee. Last of the new stuff, a gallery print - celebrate breast cancer awareness and the heroes you know and love who have fought the good fight against this terrible disease. And we've also included an SVG for last year's most popular download. We've got a few scrapbook collections that will be perfect for your upcoming projects, including: Hey Pumpkin by Crate Paper All Hallows Eve by PhotoPlay Happy Halloween by Carta Bella Trick or Treat by Echo Park Say Cheese Halloween by Simple Stories Happy Haunting by Simple Stories Operation Save 2nd Base - this is a collection dedicated specifically to breast cancer awareness. Continue reading →
  3. Simple Stories Club Kit Projects

    by Richelle Hallman Here at CraftDirect.com, we are always looking for new and fun ways to make art projects easier. We love to help our customers get their creative juices flowing. In order to continue this tradition, we are now bringing in popular new Club Kits. In case you haven't heard of them, these fancy paper crafting sets made from materials by popular brands like Simple Stories. They are designed to give you everything you need to make a specific project, including instructions. For a quick example of Simple Stories Club Kit projects, check out this Christmas album I made: country christmas snap album club kit project completed The underlying idea behind club kits is that they streamline the process, but also allow you the flexibility to personalize each project as you see fit (choose your own finishing touches by incorporating whatever scrapbooking supplies you have on hand). Not only do club kits make craft time easier to manage, but you might also learn a new technique or two. Continue reading →
  4. August 2019 Free SVG Designs: Back to School Craft Projects

    To some, this post may seem like it's here a little prematurely, but I was surprised to hear some of my friends' kids have already returned to school! What's up with that? It seems like it's happening earlier and earlier every year. Well, never fear, we have some free SVG design downloads for you to celebrate another summer done and gone. Kick your kids out the door and get to crafting. For August, Aaron has created: A photo prop design - this is great for your back to school pictures. Fun phrases - get the perfect back to school phrase for your projects. And, a T-shirt design - your kid will love his/her custom-made back-to-school tee. And we've also included an SVG for last year's most popular download. For those who don't know, you have to use these SVG files with electronic cutting machines. All you have to do is select the image that you want to cut, and then watch as the machine does all the work for you. Now, to the projects: Back to School SVG Projects first day of school photo prop project concept Continue reading →
  5. Sizzix Chapter 3 2019 Release - Halloween & Christmas Dies

    halloween tag made using the frightful things thinlits die set by Richelle Naegle Have you had a chance to check out the NEW Sizzix Chapter 3 2019 release yet? If not, then now is your chance. This is the release you have been waiting for all year! If you like Tim Holtz, as every crafter does, then you will love these Halloween and Christmas projects. These dies aren't guaranteed to be around for long, so if you are in love with any or all of them, I would suggest you grab them now before they are gone! Since Halloween is coming soon, let's start with your favorite fall holiday first. Continue reading →
  6. Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Projects

    pockets with inserts graphic 45 magic of oz projects completedby Richelle Naegle This year we decided to bring in Graphic 45 paper and we couldn't be happier with this new line. They have lots of paper collections that offer the unique style of the 1920s and 1930s. The design team is made up of a Mother and her daughters, and I just love that they must have so much fun working together in this industry. With vibrant colors and irresistible texture, these scrapbook collections will inspire you and you will enjoy creating beautiful projects. I decided to show off their fun designs in this blog post with a few Graphic 45 Magic of Oz projects. Of course, these characters come from L. Frank Baum's 19th-century classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I hope you like them as much as I do. Without further ado, let's get to the projects: Continue reading →
  7. July 2019 Free SVG Designs: 4th of July T-Shirt, Prop Glasses

    It's already July, and Independence Day is one of our favorite holidays! We're pleased to offer you a few new, free downloadable SVG designs for the occasion. Take advantage of these delightful projects and share the wealth with your friends. For July, Aaron has created: T-shirt Design - Although this is a t-shirt design, any crafter with experience will tell...
  8. June 2019 Free SVG Designs: Father's Day T-Shirts, Wedding Card

    It's June, and we're so happy to be back offering free downloadable SVG designs. Sorry for our absence! We made a major update to the site and we were not able to share SVG downloads until this week. So here we are again, and this month we have a few awesome designs from Aaron Meyers that include: Father's Day Tees...
  9. Sizzix Chapter 1 2019 Releases

    completed fabric project with sloth bigz dieby Richelle Naegle This year, Sizzix has changed how they do their releases. Now there will just be four releases throughout the year (so they are bigger). This Chapter 1 2019 Sizzix release has some great new dies from some of your favorite designers, such as Tim Holtz, Jen Long, Katelyn Lizardi, and Stephanie Barnard. But we also have some fun new designers that you likely have never heard of, for example Olivia Rose, Georgie Evans, Carrotcake and more. Regardless of what catches your fancy, don't forget to check out all these new designers. I thought I should try some of these new Sizzix dies so I could show you some different projects. The first project I made was this adorable fabric sloth using the Sizzix Sloth Bigz Die. You can cut felt and other materials with Bigz dies, so don't limit your creativity. This little sloth is made out of felt and I hand-stitched it all together. I'm not much of a seamstress, but even I could stitch this done rather easily. Continue reading →
  10. March 2019 Free SVG Designs: Easter Animal Icons, Easter T-Shirt Designs, Foil Phrase

    It's March, and you know what that means...it's time for some free downloadable SVG designs. We have new designs every month, and right now we have Easter designs (all by our very own Aaron Meyers) for you to enjoy. The March 2019 downloads (scroll to the bottom of this post to find the downloadable links) include: Animal icons - there are 8 fun images to choose from, including a lion, dog, bunny, bear, brown panda bear, tiger, cat, and fox. Two different t-shirt designs - both with Easter themes. A phrase and hatching chicks for Foil Quill (and other foil solutions) projects. In order to use these designs, you need a compatible electronic die cutting machine. It will cut the image or phrase out of your material with precision, while you sip on cocoa. Easter SVG Designs easter animals icons design concepts This is the Easter Animals Icons set. There are a thousand ways you could figure out how to incorporate these cute animals into your projects. Bring them to life with our discount colored cardstock. Only a few of these actually relate to Easter, but that's what we're calling it, so deal with it! ; ) Continue reading →
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