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  1. February 2016 Free SVG Designs: Valentine's Day Card SVG's, Calendar SVG’s

    For our free February design downloads, Aaron created 3 different greeting cards with Valentine's Day themes, as well as a new calendar design with two heart icons. All of the files are .SVG so they will work with your Explore machines, CAMEOs, etc. Welcome to the future of paper crafting. No need for clunky cartridges anymore. Everything is digital! We'll start with...
  2. Valentine's Day Layout - Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle The classic Create a Critter has to be by far one of the most popular Cricut cartridges we have ever had and if you have this cartridge, I'm sure you will agree with me that it is a must-have. Who doesn't love cute little animals?! Today, I decided to make a fun Valentine layout project. I came up...
  3. CHA 2016 - New Products from Becky Higgins Project Life

    by Richelle Naegle This last weekend I got the opportunity to attend the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show in Anaheim, CA. This is the biggest crafting show of the year and it's where we get a preview of all the new products coming out (in the next 6 months). We also get lots of info about the hottest products...
  4. All Occasions Box Cards Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle It's been a while since Cricut has released a new cartridge, but they started out 2016 with a great new option. The All Occasion Box Card Cricut cartridge offers you wide application for a series of events.Cricut all occasions box cards finished projects I just moved and my craft room isn't in decent shape, yet. Nevertheless, I chose to get out my Explore system, grabbed some craft paper, glue, and got to work. Who wants to organize a room when there are new card designs to make? Unfortunately, this meant I didn't have all my favorite patterned paper at my disposal and I went with plain solids. Continue reading →
  5. 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...
  6. 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 →
  7. 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...
  8. 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 →
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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