Post Type Archive

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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  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. 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 →
  10. Travel Journal Ideas

    by Richelle Naeglefront view of Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Stripe Journal Kit This year, I decided that I needed to keep a diary, but I've never been much of a journal person. Recently, we've brought in lots of cute travel journals, and that's kind of where my inspiration came from. I got a lot of travel journal ideas from just looking at the products. I think the hardest part of the whole process for getting started was deciding which journal I wanted to use. There are so many options to choose from, from great companies like Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, and Webster's Pages. I started by considering what is the functional difference between them? What makes one better than another? And what's the difference between a planner, a travelers journal, and Journal Studio? Shop our discount planners and travel journals So, here is what I figured out. Planners have dated calendars. I have seen recently that some people use them to track memories. Instead of using it as a to-do list calendar they are using them as a done list. I think it's a super great idea, but wasn't quite what I was looking for. With regard to travel journals (also referred to as pocket travelers) vs. Journal Studio, I couldn't really find a difference. They are the same size, and the inserts are similar. In fact, they come with one that is blank and one with either lines or grids printed on them. The components are pretty interchangeable. So when choosing your planner and inserts, I suggest picking the ones that make you happy based on taste. Most Popular Travel Journals Here are some of our best sellers. They're hard to keep in stock, for good reason! Soft Lila Suede Pocket Traveler by Webster's Pages Buffalo Plaid Traveler by Webster's Pages Carpe Diem Typewriter Floral Traveler's Notebook by Simple Stories Journal Studio Rose Journal Kit by Crate Paper Last, but not least (and featured in this blog post), the Journal Studio Stripe Journal Kit by Heidi Swapp Continue reading →
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