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  1. January 2020 Free SVG Designs: Valentine's Card and T-Shirts

    Happy new year! We're so excited for 2020, and we're kicking it off with some fun Valentine SVG's. If this is your first time, then you should know that every month we offer new free SVG design downloads made by Aaron Meyers. When you download them (links at the bottom of this post), you can upload them to your electronic cutting machine to cut and draw the images. Here are January's downloads: Valentine card project Two Valentine t-shirt designs Last year's most popular download Remember that you can repurpose these designs for almost any kind of project. For example, you can use the t-shirt design to make an addition to a scrapbook layout. At CraftDirect, we have all the scrapbook paper and heat transfer vinyl you need to make the best Valentine's themed crafts. Here are a few collections that you should check out: Simple Vintage My Valentine by Simple Stories Be My Valentine by Echo Park Be Mine by PhotoPlay Valentine's Card SVG i'm yours sorry no refunds svg card concept This is the I'm Yours Refund card Continue reading →
  2. December 2019 Free SVG Designs: New Year's Layout, T-Shirt, & Card

    It's December, and hopefully, all your Christmas projects are done. If not, check out our November post with Christmas designs. If you're ready to move onto the new year, then you're going to love our free SVG design downloads that Aaron made this month. Every month we release free project designs for use with electronic cutting machines. Here are December's downloads: Rein in the new year with a fun layout. Make party invitations with champagne dreams. Last but not least, a 2020 T-shirt. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the download links. At CraftDirect, we have all the patterned paper and heat transfer material you need to make great new years themed crafts. Here is a collection you should check out: Hello New Year by PhotoPlay - the collection so nice, they made it twice! New Year 2020 Scrapbook Layout SVG Design new year 2020 scrapbook layout SVG concept This is the New Year 2020 layout, and you will love the way you can use the masquerade and lip images for other projects. Continue reading →
  3. November 2019 Free SVG Designs: Christmas T-Shirts, Foil Quill, Cards

      November is already here, and you've already got your Thanksgiving projects planned out, so we're moving onto Christmas with this month's post. You're going to love the free SVG design downloads Aaron made. In case you are new to this, every month, we release free project designs for use with electronic craft machines. Here are November's downloads: We have three different T-shirt design files to download. You can mix and match elements to create unlimited variations. You can't do the holidays without a Christmas card project. Are you crafting with Foil Quill yet? Check out this month's holiday-themed projects. At CraftDirect, we have all the patterned paper you need to make awesome crafts this holiday season. Here are a few collections you should check out: reindeer face shirts design download concept Santa Squad by Bella Blvd Christmas Treasures by Bo Bunny Carta Bella's Christmas Market Merry Christmas by Carta Bella Snowflake by Crate Paper Christmas Magic by Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus by Echo Park My Favorite Christmas by Echo Park Away in a Manger by Echo Park Joy to the World by Graphic 45 Merry Little Christmas by Pebbles Together for Christmas by Pink Paislee Kringle & Co. by PhotoPlay Muttcracker by PhotoPlay Say Cheese Christmas by Simple Stories Holly Jolly by Simple Stories Country Christmas by Simple Stories Continue reading →
  4. Graphic 45 Project Ideas: Lost in Paradise & Joy to the World

    completed lost in paradise travel planner projectby Richelle Hallman Have I told you how much I love creating with Graphic 45 collections? With their beautiful and vibrant colors and clever patterns, these collections will have you making stunning crafts. And if you like to make crafting easier, or like me, you want to learn a new crafting technique, then you need to check out the Club Kits. They'll give you the best Graphic 45 project ideas. Lost in Paradise Travel Planner We are going to start today with the Lost in Paradise Travel Album w/ Notebook Club Kit. These kits come with almost everything you need to create these projects, and they also include easy-to-follow, detailed instructions. For my project, I wanted a different cover then they directed, so I just switched the cards. Note that if you do make a switch, you will likely be using an element from another page and you will have to swap that one as well. Continue reading →
  5. October 2019 Free SVG Designs: Thanksgiving, Foil Quill, Football Tshirt, Layout

    completed thankful tree svg decor projectIt's now October and it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving projects. Take advantage of these free SVG design downloads designed by CraftDirect's very own Aaron Meyers. Every month we release free designs so that you can enjoy them and make awesome projects with your electronic cutting machine. Here are this month's downloads: The football scrapbook layout is a great way to celebrate a successful season. Try the football-themed t-shirt designs. We have a bunch of different designs for Foil Quill crafts. There is a Thanksgiving decor project (pictured here at the top of the post). At CraftDirect, we have all the scrapbook paper you need to make awesome crafts for this season or for just about any theme you can dream up. Here are a few collections that will be perfect for your upcoming projects, including: Fall Market by Carta Bella My Favorite Fall by Echo Park Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories Fall Farmhouse by Simple Stories Keep reading to see the design concepts and get an explanation of each. If you don't have time for that, skip to the bottom of this post to see the download links. Continue reading →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
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