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  1. Sizzix Village Surf Shack Project Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle After doing the Halloween Village Manor project, I was in love with this collection. I wanted to make a Christmas-themed house, but time got away from me and other holiday crafts and obligations got in the way! With Christmas just a few days away, I figured I would get a jump start on Valentine's and make my...
  2. Belly Box Reindeer Project - Lori Whitlock - Silhouette Design

    by Richelle Naegle Are you ready for Christmas, yet? I'm definitely not. I still have so much to do. One of my checklist items was to make gifts for my kids' teachers, neighbors, and a few others. Inspired by Aaron's free download Reindeer card, I decided to apply that same idea in making a treat box. I made two of...
  3. Merry Everything Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Provo Craft has recently released three new Cricut cartridges, including the Merry Everything Cricut cartridge. It's great for Christmas cards and fun holiday decorating. This cartridge was designed by Rob & Bob who are famous for designing some real classics, like New Arrival, and Sweethearts. The second cartridge is Anna's Lovely Layered Cards 2, which is the...
  4. December 2016 Free SVG Designs: Reindeer Card SVG, Calendar SVG’s

    'Tis the season of giving, and CraftDirect is offering you some wonderful designs for your holiday paper projects. As always, these SVG downloads are free. Aaron Meyers has some delightful card options for you, as well as a unique December calendar design and icons. Get your Christmas cards done early this year and then you will have more time for...
  5. November Free SVG Designs: Napkin Ring SVG's, Calendar SVG’s

    Man, Halloween came and went awful fast, didn't it? Now it's time to get ready for one of the best holidays for making craft home decorations, Thanksgiving! We've made original designs for you to download so that you can make awesome projects for the season. As you've come to expect, these free svg design downloads are made by the talented Aaron Meyers...
  6. Heidi Swapp Lightbox Project Ideas

    by Richelle Naeglehappy-halloween-lighbox Have you seen the fun, new Heidi Swapp Lightbox? It offers an easy way to create a marquee that matches the theme of the occasion at hand, like holidays, birthdays, or just for fun! There are background images, letters (in a variety of colors) so you can write whatever you want, phases and even fun icons. The white Lightbox comes with a cord, so you don't have run it off batteries. You do have the option to use batteries if you prefer, though. I made two different designs to demonstrate how simple and yet delightful this really is. I was nervous about not having enough of the right pink letter Lightbox inserts to spell out Happy Halloween. I only used one package and it did the trick. I also used the nifty Holiday-themed Lightbox Icons. By my count, there are at least two icons for each major holiday! Continue reading →
  7. Sizzix Village Manor Project Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Do you love Tim Holtz Village dies? I sure do, and the more you look at these little buildings, the more you will discover ways to add your own unique modifications. The Village manor die set, for example, could be just a regular Victorian-style home if you chose the right cardstock for the job, as opposed to making...
  8. Color Reveal Watercolor Projects - Crate Paper

    by Richelle Naegle There is a fun new product line from one of our favorite brands, Crate Paper. If you've ever wanted to decorate with watercolor, then you need to check out the Color Reveal collection. I am so excited about what I made. I found out that these projects are both very fun and easy to do. It's a great idea...
  9. October 2016 Free SVG Designs: Halloween Card SVG's, Calendar SVG’s

    Fall is here and it's time to get ready for Halloween! We have calendar updates, as well as cards so that you can get ready for this favorite holiday. As always, these free .svg design downloads feature the work of the talented Aaron Meyers. Please tell your friends all about these free downloads! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find...
  10. Sesame Street Celebrations Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Have you a chance to check out the NEW Sesame Street Celebrations Cricut cartridge yet? This cartridge is a must if you love Sesame Street or know someone who does. It is filled with all your favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, and more! So today's post is inspired by my favorite Sesame...
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