Craft Project Themes Archive

We have lots of different project themes to check out, including:

  1. Santa's Workshop & Arctic Thinlits Cards, Sizzix Chapter 4 2020 Projects

    card made with sizzix santa's workshop thinlits die setby Shirley Ho ho ho! Christmas is soon coming and one of the highlights of this beautiful season is sending and receiving homemade greeting cards. It is a great opportunity to use our creative sides and give a meaningful gift from the heart. A handmade Christmas card sends the message loud and clear, "I care about you." Christmas dies are a great way to get started on your projects. This month we are showcasing two wonderful new die sets by Sizzix. Both are Sizzix Chapter 4 2020 product releases: Santa's Workshop Thinlits by Pete Hughes Arctic Thinlits by Tim Holtz You'll love the way that Jessie (from the CraftDirect design team) brought these projects to life. Thinlits are popular because they are the most versatile Sizzix dies. You can use them to cut, stencil, and emboss. You can try to copy her as much as possible or do them completely differently. That's the beauty of paper crafting: the endless creative possibilities. Continue reading →
  2. September 2020 Free SVG Designs: Halloween Tees, 9/11 Print, Family Reunion Tees

    i smell children t-shirt svg design concept Summer's over and it's time for fall projects! With schools facing the pandemic, there is a good chance you have the kids in the house more than you're used to. Giving them arts and crafts for activity time is a great way to harness their attention. Try these free downloadable SVG designs created by Aaron Meyers. In order to create these designs, you need an electronic die cutting machine. September projects include: Fall and Halloween themed t-shirt designs Family reunion t-shirts A print memorializing September 11 And last year's most popular design. Featured here at the top of this post is the I Smell Children t-shirt. It's a nod to the Halloween classic film, Hocus Pocus. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the download links. Also, if you buy something from CraftDirect, you will be able to download an exclusive design on the order confirmation page. We change the design every month. This month, it's another Halloween tee. Continue reading →
  3. July 2020 Free SVG Designs: 4th of July T-Shirts, Gallery Print

    The hot summer months are here, which means it's time for patriotic holidays. We have another installment of free downloadable SVG designs that you can bring to life using your die cutting machine. In case you are new here, we offer fresh designs every month, created by Aaron Meyers. The July projects include: A 4th of July t-shirt - for the kids. One everyday t-shirt - show off your personality with this fun design. One gallery print - a message to the family! And as always, we bring back a past year's top download. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the download links. To use an SVG in a craft project, you upload it to your machine. It will cut the design from various materials, including cardstockheat transfer, and more. You can use the designs however you want, and you don't have to use them as they are prescribed. For example, the T-shirt design can be used on a greeting card, and the print design can be put on T-shirts. 4th of July T-Shirts rad white and blue tshirt concept Continue reading →
  4. April 2020 Free SVG Designs: Mother's Day T-Shirt, Mugs, Cards, Print

    hugging koala bear card concept of svg downloadHey social distancers, we've got lots of projects for you this month! It's now the middle of April, and that means a lot of our favorite holidays are just around the corner (Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo), and what better way to stay busy while sheltering in place than paper crafting. That means it's time for some free downloadable SVG designs to go along with these two holidays. We offer new designs every month, designed by Aaron Meyers. So for April, the downloads include: Two card projects - this here pictured Hugging Koala Bear Card, and a Mother's Day design). Cinco de Mayo icons - a pinata, peppers, a cactus, and more. A T-shirt design - for Moms; your kids will love it! Three coffee mugs - all off these are Mom-themed, and if you don't drink coffee you can put the designs on layouts and cards. A gallery print - perfect home decor for the season. To use an SVG in a craft project, you upload it to your compatible electronic die cutter. It will cut the design out of scrapbook paper, heat transfer vinyl, and all kinds of other materials. You can get creative with these designs, and you don't have to use them as they are prescribed. The T-shirt design can be used on a greeting card and the card designs can be put on T-shirts. Continue reading →
  5. March 2020 Free SVG Designs: Easter T-Shirts, Prints, & More

    March is here, and that means a few of our favorite holidays are right around the corner. We've dedicated this installment of free SVG design downloads to projects with Easter themes. To use the design files, download them using the links at the bottom of this post. After that, you upload them to your electronic die cutting machine to cut and draw the images. Here are March's downloads: An egg-decorating project Two new T-shirt designs One religious gallery print And last year's most popular download, this Some Bunny Loves Me T-shirt (modeled by a CraftDirect employee's baby): You can repurpose these designs for a variety of projects. For example, you can use the above t-shirt design and add it to a greeting card. Here are a few timely, seasonal collections that you should check out: I Love Easter by Echo Park, I Love Spring by Echo Park Hip Hop Hooray by Simple Stories Easter Wishes by PhotoPlay Continue reading →
  6. February 2020 Free SVG Designs: St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts & Foil Quill Art

    chillin with my gnomies tshirt concept We hope you're not freezing your way through February. If you are, take advantage of these hot new SVG designs that will keep you busy until springtime. We've got some timely St. Patrick's Day designs and other fun projects. These free SVG design downloads are made by Aaron Meyers. To use them, download the links at the bottom of this post. Then upload them to your electronic die cutting machine to cut and draw the images. Here are February's downloads: Three St. Patty's themed t-shirt designs A set of Irish-American themed designs for Foil Quill projects Last year's most popular download You can repurpose these designs for a variety of projects. For example, you can use this gnome t-shirt design and add it to a greeting card. Speaking of gnomes, check out this Tulla & Norbert collection. Additionally, here are a few timely, seasonal collections that you should check out: Lots O' Luck by Doodlebug Designs Simple Vintage Garden District by Simple Stories Fruit & Flora by Graphic 45 Continue reading →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
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