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  1. Halloween Treat Bag Projects

    two ghost-themed halloween treat boxesby Richelle Naegle It's time to get ready for Halloween, Everybody knows the best thing about Halloween is the treats! At least that's what my kids tell me. So today, I thought it would be fun to make a few quick and easy Halloween treat bag projects. Silhouette 3D Open-Sided Halloween Favor Box For me, the first thing I did was get my Silhouette CAMEO (have you seen the new Pink CAMEO 3?) out and searched through their Silhouette Studio until I found these cute Ghost boxes. They are called 3D Open sided Halloween Favor Box. I cut them out out at 11" tall, which allowed me to cut two boxes from one 12" x 12" sheet of patterned cardstock. The banner spells "Boo", but instead of O's, I substituted googly eyes. I think that modification turned out great Continue reading →
  2. October 2017 Free SVG Designs: Halloween Emoji SVG's, Halloween T-Shirt SVG’s

    Wow, it's not quite October and we already have snow on the mountains around the CraftDirect corporate offices! We are not ready for this yet. It's time for Halloween projects, not hot cocoa and a blanket. We're we excited because we have lots of free SVG designs that you are going to love. Aaron (our designer) was really busy this month...
  3. New Simple Stories - Fall 2017

    At CraftDirect, one of our favorite brands is Simple Stories because of the way they make paper crafting so much easier. We had very high expectations for this fall release, and they did not disappoint! Is that any surprise? the bloom collection is part of the fall 2017 Simple Stories release You will be inspired to make unique scrapbook layouts, heart-felt greeting cards, decorative photo frames, and don't forget your Carpe Diem planner projects. Save on the new Simple Stories Fall 2017 collections with the online leaders in crafting. Here are the new product lines we are so excited to announce: New Carpe Diem Beautiful Bliss Bloom Vintage Blessings Very Merry Continue reading →
  4. September 2017 Free SVG Designs: Football Layout SVG, Cake Decor SVG

    September is almost here, which means it's time for some free SVG design downloads. Aaron Meyers is the artist, and he has a few fun and original ideas for you to try with your favorite electronic cutting machine. There are (1) scrapbook layout, (3) emojis, and to celebrate the addition of The Sweet Tooth Fairy to our website, Aaron made (1...
  5. Mini Halloween Things Projects - Tim Holtz 2017

    cards made with Mini Halloween Things Thinlits diesby Richelle Naegle I'm sure you have seen my posts for the New Tim Holtz Halloween Dies. 2017 Sizzix Halloween Dies is a great year for Halloween Dies!! Oh my, these are all so amazing!  Okay, so I finally got my hands on a couple of them, because they are literally flying off the shelves. I would highly recommend pre-ordering them if you want them, they seem to go out of stock as soon as they arrive. The reason I decided to make Mini Halloween Things projects is I think this may be my favorite die set from 2017, I love the Mini Halloween Things Thinlits. They are perfect for making fun little cards to go with treats, or create quick tags, or add an embellishment to a photo frame. If you are like me and you enjoy giving away treats to friends around Halloween, you can add a quick note with a fun die-cut piece using this die set. and want to add a cute little note to them these would make a perfect embellishment to a gift tag. Continue reading →
  6. Introducing the New Cricut Maker Cutting System

    We are extremely excited the release of the new Cricut Maker ultimate smart cutting machine. You will be able to buy Cricut Maker supplies on Sunday, August 20th. This innovative technology offers crafters potential that they've never seen in a personal cutting machine. It allows you to take on heavier duty projects with its ability to quickly and precisely cut hundreds of material types, including leather, felt, fabric, cardboard, kraft board, and so much more. leather projects with the Cricut Maker Continue reading →
  7. Back to School Scrapbook Layout Project (Free Download)

    After a one month layoff, we are excited to welcome Christi back. We are really excited about the way her project turned out. Remember that you can download the SVG for this back to school scrapbook layout project at the bottom of the post. You can use SVG files to cut, draw, etc. using electronic cutting machines. completed project: back to school scrapbook layout Continue reading →
  8. Tim Holtz Halloween Release & Project

    completed tim holtz crazy dog halloween cardby Richelle Naegle With October 31st still a few months away, Tim Holtz has been working hard on new designs. The new Tim Holtz Halloween release has inspired me to craft, the only problem is his new line isn't quite in stock yet. I had to get creative and use some of my favorite dies that I already have. The Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Crazy Cats are among the funniest designs in his entire portfolio, and when you combine them with the Crazy Things, you can really dress the dogs and cats up to match the occasion at hand. The overall size of this card is 3" x 3". I used the Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs dies & stamps bundle to make the dog, and then I used the Crazy Things die and stamps bundle for the witch's hat and broom. The stamps work very well with these dies because they make it so easy to have all the fun details of the dog without having to draw them on. Continue reading →
  9. August 2017 Free SVG Designs: Back to School Layout SVG, Emoji SVG's

    It's nearly August, which means it’s time for free SVG design downloads by Aaron Meyers. You can use these files with your Explore Air 2 or a CAMEO 3 to cut the images and phrases out of your craft material. For August, Aaron made (6) emojis and (1) back too school layout. In order to download the free SVG files, scroll to the bottom of...
  10. New American Crafts - Summer 2017

    We are excited to announce a huge summer release of American Crafts supplies! We've added well over 100 products to our site, and all of them are getting in today, so we are ready to ship! For the most part, we've brought in new paper collections but there is also a very exciting and new product line... The Sweet Tooth Fairy You may know her as Megan Faulkner Brown from HSN's Cupcake Wars, The Sweet Tooth Fairy offers crafters all kinds of solutions for decorating and displaying baked goods and other treats. There are layered, collapsible cupcake stands, various sprinkle shapes that are all white, but you can color them with coloring dust. There are also fun accessories and tools that will make your projects easier. sweet tooth fairy cupcake stands and cake displays Continue reading →
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