Halloween Treat Bag Projects

two ghost-themed halloween treat boxesby Richelle Naegle

It’s time to get ready for Halloween, Everybody knows the best thing about Halloween is the treats! At least that’s what my kids tell me. So today, I thought it would be fun to make a few quick and easy Halloween treat bag projects.

Silhouette 3D Open-Sided Halloween Favor Box

For me, the first thing I did was get my Silhouette CAMEO (have you seen the new Pink CAMEO 3?) out and searched through their Silhouette Studio until I found these cute Ghost boxes. They are called 3D Open sided Halloween Favor Box.

I cut them out out at 11″ tall, which allowed me to cut two boxes from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of patterned cardstock. The banner spells “Boo”, but instead of O’s, I substituted googly eyes. I think that modification turned out great
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October 2017 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

Wow, it’s not quite October and we already have snow on the mountains around the CraftDirect corporate offices! We are not ready for this yet. It’s time for Halloween projects, not hot cocoa and a blanket. We’re we excited because we have lots of free SVG designs that you are going to love. Aaron (our designer) was really busy this month. Nobody told him to work so hard, he just got carried away because he loves Halloween! This month, we have:

  • (1) emoji series
  • (4) Mason jar wrap designs
  • (1) card/all-purpose design
  • (2) t-shirt designs

Make these designs come to life by cutting your project material with an electronic die-cutter. The most popular machines we carry are the CAMEO 3 (have you seen the Pink CAMEO 3?) and the Explore Air 2. All you have to do is upload the free SVG design to your machine and then let it do all the hard work. Let’s get to the designs:

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New Simple Stories – Fall 2017

At CraftDirect, one of our favorite brands is Simple Stories because of the way they make paper crafting so much easier. We had very high expectations for this fall release, and they did not disappoint! Is that any surprise?

the bloom collection is part of the fall 2017 Simple Stories release

You will be inspired to make unique scrapbook layouts, heart-felt greeting cards, decorative photo frames, and don’t forget your Carpe Diem planner projects. Save on the new Simple Stories Fall 2017 collections with the online leaders in crafting. Here are the new product lines we are so excited to announce:

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September 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

cake tabletop decor design completed project

September is almost here, which means it’s time for some free SVG design downloads. Aaron Meyers is the artist, and he has a few fun and original ideas for you to try with your favorite electronic cutting machine. There are (1) scrapbook layout, (3) emojis, and to celebrate the addition of The Sweet Tooth Fairy to our website, Aaron made (1) tabletop cake decoration.

In order to download the free files, scroll to the bottom of this blog post and click the link. If you do not see the files, it is because you are reading the post in the blog feed. Click on the title to reveal the entirety of the post. Upload the file to your machine so that you can cut your patterned paper with it.

The paper pastry design is called Cake Tabletop Decor. Richelle made it with the new Cricut Maker machine. When cutting this project, you want to choose a sturdy material for the foundation. She used kraft board from the Cricut Kraft Board Sampler for the legs and the backing. The flame is from the Cricut Felt Sampler, and the rest is constructed from colored cardstock. Continue reading “September 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads” »

Mini Halloween Things Projects – Tim Holtz 2017

cards made with Mini Halloween Things Thinlits diesby Richelle Naegle

I’m sure you have seen my posts for the New Tim Holtz Halloween Dies. 2017 Sizzix Halloween Dies is a great year for Halloween Dies!! Oh my these are all so amazing!  Okay so I finally got my hands on a couple of them, because they are literally flying off the shelves. I would highly recommend pre-ordering them if you want them, they seem to go out of stock as soon as they arrive.

The reason I decided to make Mini Halloween Things projects is I think this may be my favorite die set from 2017, I love the Mini Halloween Things Thinlits. They are perfect for making fun little cards to go with treats, or create quick tags, or add an embellishment to a photo frame. If you are like me and you enjoy giving away treats to friends around Halloween, you can add a quick note with a fun die-cut piece using this die set. and want to add a cute little note to them these would make a perfect embellishment to a gift tag. Continue reading “Mini Halloween Things Projects – Tim Holtz 2017” »