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  1. Craft Calendar - Free .SVG Calendar Download (SVG)

    Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! You'll be happy to know that CraftDirect.com got you a gift this year. Getting organized is easier when you include an element of fun, which is why we have come up with a crafty calendar, available for free download every month! The designs will work with a number of electronic cutting machines (Explore, CAMEO, etc.) because they are...
  2. Heidi Swapp Star Lanterns: How to and Review

    by Richelle Naegle This is one of the easiest home decor solutions. Check out the Heidi Swapp Star Lanterns. These fun, starry decorations are not only inexpensive, but they are so easy to assemble. paper star lanterns completed They can be used with or without the lights. I should note, the lights come in blue, green, red, orange, and white. They are not included with the star lantern, so you can choose your own preferred color if you decide to light it up. Continue reading →
  3. January 2016 Free SVG Designs: New Year Card SVG's

    We are kicking the new year off early here at CraftDirect.com! We figured you'd like to have the New Year's themed card designs before the new year, so you can get together with friends and relatives over the Christmas holiday and make them come to life - just in time for 2016! Use your favorite personal cutting machine to bring these...
  4. Craft Retreat Games

    by Richelle Naegle I don't know about you, but I love to attend scrapbook retreats. Around these parts we just refer to it as "craft day". Generally, we meet at the host's house, we bring our craft materials, we swap ideas, we eat a lot of delicious food, and most importantly, we get to enjoy each other's company. Craft retreat games always make for a fun time. Twice a year we do a whole girls' weekend! NO husbands, NO kids, just a fun weekend of crafting! Generally speaking, everyone comes to scrapbook, but we often have people sewing, painting, etc. The next craft retreat is at my house and so I thought it might be fun to play games that fit the theme of the event. Here are a few that I found for us to play: Continue reading →
  5. Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle In preparation for the Christmas season, I haven't had much time to craft. Today I found a little bit of time to create and decided to make a fun scrapbook layout. I was searching high and low for the right images when I found these cute little elves. They grabbed my attention because my friend's little was...
  6. December 2015 Free SVG Designs: Holiday Card SVG's, Reindeer SVG's

    We can't believe it's already December, and boy do we have a treat for you this month! Aaron's been busy preparing to spread holiday cheer with these design downloads. Download all 3 SVG files for free (links at the bottom of the post) and make them come to life with the use of your Cricut Explore system, Silhouette CAMEO cutter, or other...
  7. We R Memory Keepers DIY Teepee Kits

    Finally, a project that your boys will love! CraftDirect.com has great prices on both the light teepee kit and the dark DIY teepee. This is truly a project with which you can build lasting memories.  The teepees are made from quality material, which is what you would expect from We R Memory Keepers. The designs are from another member of the American Crafts...
  8. Cricut Cartridge List

    by Richelle Naegle This is a comprehensive list of Cricut cartridges that we hope you will find useful. Note: Provo Craft is no longer releasing new, physical Cricut cartridges. That means you better grab these while you still can. We don't have very many left, so you had better move fast. Be sure to save with us on cheap Cricut machines, like the Maker and the Explore Air 2 while you're here at CraftDirect. We also carry mats (you can never have too many fresh mats), blades, and check out these exclusive bundles. Remember we got great prices on whatever we have in stock. Enjoy! Continue reading →
  9. November 2015 December 2015 Free SVG Designs: Thanksgiving Card SVG's

    With Thanksgiving coming up, we here at CraftDirect.com wanted to give thanks to our customers and show some appreciation to you for choosing us. We love doing what we do! We have decided to offer free monthly designs available for download. Our very own Aaron Meyers is the creative mind behind the designs, and his November Thanksgiving-themed card projects are so...
  10. Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Do you need a little last-minute Halloween inspiration? Here are a few really quick and easy to make Halloween cards that you could throw together as a last-minute solution. For all these cards I used the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge. Ideas for this cartridge are easy to come by because it's got so many fun images. This...
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