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  1. Valentine's Projects: Print and T-Shirt Design Download

    By Richelle Naegle Man, I am on really on track for my Valentine's crafts this year. I usually wait until the last minute. This week I wanted to make something new to decorate my house, so I came up with this fun, romantic print (pictured to the right). For the lettering and the border, I used Cricut foil. This material works...
  2. Cricut Valentine's Day Craft Projects

    by Richelle Naeglevalentine's layout made with Sweetheart Cricut cartridge I know it's only January, but before you know it, Valentine's Day will be here. I'm getting started a little early and the paper crafter inside of me is OK with that. Today, I made a scrapbook layout and a greeting card. Note: If you are looking for more Valentine's themed inspiration, check out our Sizzix Village Surf Shack project from a week ago, or scroll through our older Valentine's posts. For the layout, I made a 12 x 12 design using designer cardstock. Normally, I don't like to do just one picture alone for an entire scrapbook page, but in this case, I made an exception. We are going to capture our love with a group photo on this layout. I used the Sweetheart Cricut Cartridge to make the balloon heart bouquet and this was a great opportunity to get rid of some leftover paper scraps. The idea of paper strings didn't really appeal to me, so I used ribbon instead. I think it gives the page more depth, personally. The our love and the hearts shapes along the bottom come from the Love Photolights Rub Ons set. This layout is super easy and quick to make. Continue reading →
  3. January 2017 Free SVG Designs: New Year Card SVG, Chore Chart SVG

    Oh boy do we have some fun designs to help you rein in the new year! We are so excited for 2017 in part because of all the fun, new, and free .svg designs we plan to create for our valued customers. This month Aaron has designed (2) new card projects as well as (1) chore chart with various icons you can use...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 →
  10. 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...
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