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Harry Potter-Themed Party Decor

9-3/4 platform party decor projectDid you know that CraftDirect is an international company? Chi Lozano is one of our employees in the Philippines, and she happens to be a savvy paper crafter. She used her electronic die-cutting machine to make a Harry Potter-themed birthday party for her 1-year old son. When she showed us her work, we loved it so much we asked her to take our readers on this adventure. Enjoy:

Welcome to Hogwarts

This Harry Potter inspired party-themed celebration is nothing short of magical. And there’s no better way to send your guests off to the wizarding world than by escorting them onto the platform 9 ¾ platform to the Hogwarts Express!

As the guests entered the Great Hall (aka our living room), banners from Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw houses swayed as the cold wind filled up the room. Continue reading “Harry Potter-Themed Party Decor” »

Halloween Craft Projects 2018: Layouts, Cards, Treat Bags, etc.

layout made using simple stories happy halloweenby Richelle Naegle

It’s October and now I feel like I can officially start creating for Halloween, and I love to make spooky and cute crafts. This year I think I got a little carried away with the scrapbook layouts! There are just too many fun Halloween paper collections to choose from this year. I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to get, so I think I got them all, including:

This first scrapbook layout was not created using any of those product lines, I actually went with the Simple Stories Happy Halloween Collection Kit. This is a perfect solution if you just want to make a couple pages (or a bunch of cards). It came with a sheet of SN@P Cards that are easy to add as an embellishment to your scrapbook pages.

wicked cute layout made from SVD download

This next layout I made is a design you can download for free (check out the October downloads post here). The paper collection I used is called Hocus Pocus, designed by Echo ParkI absolutely love this layout that Aaron designed. I had to make it, and it was so easy with the collection kit!

Neon Lights Decor Project

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October 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

It’s already October, soon the colors are starting to change, and then Halloween is right around the corner. Good thing for you, we have some spooky Halloween designs that you can download for free. Designs like this Frankenstein and Pumpkin Halloween card set:

frankenstein and pumpkin halloween card design completed

Scroll to the bottom of this post to download the design files for any of the designs showcased here. We also have a design that you can download from the order confirmation page if you buy something from our online store. We have all the solid-colored paper and supplies you need to make these projects happen. We are known for having the best prices, so shop around. Check out these Halloween paper collections:

More October Designs

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NEW Doodlebug Collections – Fall 2018

dino-mite layout made with so much pun by Richelle Naegle

It’s been a while since I have had the chance to craft, and there have been so many new craft products released that I have been dying to try. I am starting this week with a couple scrapbook pages and some super simple cards with the help of a couple of the Doodlebug Design collections. In both projects, I went with scrapbook kits. These are my favorite solutions for creating paper projects because, in one convenient pack, you get everything you need. Continue reading “NEW Doodlebug Collections – Fall 2018” »

September 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

fall flower pot home decor project completedThe kids are back in school and guess who has more time to scrapbook? You, baby! And speaking of babies, we got a few fun newborn-related projects for you to enjoy in this month’s installment of free SVG design downloads. We’ve got:

  • (2) baby announcement and/or congratulatory cards, and
  • (1) home decor project

We’re also bringing back our most popular download from last September, which was another emoji series (man, these were popular).

To download the files, just scroll to the bottom of this post and then click on each link separately, then save them to your computer.

To use the files, you need an electronic die cutting machine. Upload the file to your machine, and then load your preferred craft material and watch the machine do the cutting for you! Continue reading “September 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »