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Valentine’s Projects: Print and T-Shirt Design Download

gallery print made for valentine's dayBy 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 just the same as regular Cricut vinyl, but it gives your project a little extra shine! I found this wording in the Silhouette Store, it’s called Love You Still – Vinyl Phrase.

If you are having trouble reading the image, it says “Loved you yesterday, love you still. Always have, always will.” I cut this phrase out at approximately 8.5″ x 9.25″  to fit on my 9″ x 1″ painted board.

I love how it turned out and how quick and easy it was to make with my CAMEO 3. The real delight is in framing it and hanging it in my entryway to match the holiday season. It’s so fun to be festive with your crafts for every holiday,

My second Valentine’s project today is a t-shirt. Every year I slack on my projects and end up buying my kid’s a t-shirt at the store (they are growing so fast, last year’s shirt won’t work). Not this year! I made one for each of them.

t-shirt design all you need is loveI actually made this All You Need is Love design and you can download the free .SVG file at the bottom of this post (you won’t see the file download if you are reading this post in the feed; click on the post title).

I used the White Iron-on as well as the Red foil Iron-on. I actually thought it would be better to use a sheet from a sampler pack, because they are smaller and the heart shape is small (so I went with the Bejeweled Sampler Metallic Adhesive Foil Material). Now instead of having just extra red to play with, I have burnt copper, blue, teal, and purple to use on future projects. Save on all of our Cricut Iron-on material.

I hope you have enjoyed these Valentine Foil Projects. Please inspire us with your paper and fabric craft projects and share them with me on our Instagram page and tag us with @craft_direct so we can see what you have made.

Check this out for a helpful tutorial infographic on how to do heat transfer projects.

Happy creating!

Merry Everything Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle NaegleMerry Everything Cricut Cartridge Card Ideas

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 second edition of an all-time favorite. And lastly, we have the Heidi Swapp Font, Phrases & Icons Cricut cartridge. Believe it or not, this is Heidi Swapp‘s first Cricut cartridge! Hopefully we will see more from her.

I love Rob and Bob, so immediately I started thinking of Merry Everything Cricut cartridge ideas. I made four quick Christmas cards, all of them 4″ x 6″. It only took me a couple hours to finish this craft quartet. These are perfect for the busy Christmas season, but get going now or you will be too occupied for crafting.

Anna's lovely Layers 2 Cricut cartridge ideasWhen I was looking at all the adorable images on Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards cartridge, I found this beautiful ornaments Christmas card! I love how it turned out. This card is 6″ x 6″ and was a quick job. It’s only four simple layers that went fit together easily. Generally, Anna Griffin designs don’t contain a lot of difficult, little pieces.

Heidi Swapp's Phases Ideas

Last, I used Heidi Swapp Font, Phrases, & Icons cartridge. While you could use this cartridge to make fun scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor, and more, I like it’s applications with your day planner projects. It has a lot of useful phrases that are perfect for your daily organization! It has fun little phrases that I think would go perfect inside a the Memory Planner or Carpe Diem.

I made this fun t-shirt using black and pink Cricut Iron-On material. Creating your own shirts or other wearable items is super easy!

Check out this helpful Iron-ontutorial infographic.

I hope you have been inspired to create fun things using these three new Cricut cartridges. We have them available as an All-Star bundle deal. I can’t wait to see what you create. Share them with me on Instagram and be sure to tag us so we can see all the fun things you are creating! Save on Christmas Cricut cartridges as well as Christmas-themed paper.

Free Happy Chewbacca .SVG T-Shirt Design Download

Have you seen the Chewbacca Mask Lady video that exploded on Facebook? Of course you have. Everybody’s seen it (and if you haven’t seen it, scroll down). Candace Payne is the lady behind the mask and her video garnered over 140 million views in a matter of days. Well, we laughed so hard that we decided it might be fun to make a related design for fabric projects using Cricut Iron-On, Silhouette heat transfer, and more. Here is the design Aaron Meyers came up with:

happy chewbacca t-shirt design concept

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We R Memory Keepers DIY Teepee Kits

Finally, a project that your boys will love! CraftDirect.com has great prices on both the light teepee kit and the dark DIY teepee. This is truly a project with which you can build lasting memories. diy teepee kit light

The teepees are made from quality material, which is what you would expect from We R Memory Keepers. The designs are from another member of the American Crafts family of brands, Crate Paper. They are the creative minds behind the felt feathers, wooden beads, pom poms, banners, etc.

You don’t have to be that crafty to make this teepee kit come to life. In fact, Dad can probably do it (or at least help). He might even enjoy himself!

homemade teepee

over 25 years of fun with this homemade teepee

Nathan, a member of our marketing team, was especially excited for these new DIY teepee kits. His Mom made him a teepee (pictured to the right) for Christmas in 1987, and he still has it and adores it to this day!

He moved from Idaho, to Virginia, to Tennessee, to Utah, then to Arizona, with the teepee always in tow. Whenever his nephews come to town, it’s the first thing on their minds.

Make something your kids and grandchildren will cherish for a lifetime with We R teepee kits. One thing is certain, you will have a blast making it.

We R is known for making all kinds of amazing products. Check out We R Memory Keepers 306-degree rolling totes. They will make your crafting retreats so much easier.

Now that the teepees have been discontinued, the only way to get your hands on them is to make them yourself, from scratch. Well that’s possible with the We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy. It’s amazing because you can work with very tough material.

Save with CraftDirect on this fun new product!

Anna’s Decorative Monograms Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle NaegleAnna Griffin Decorative Monogram Cricut Cartridge home decor idea.

I love Anna Griffin designs! Have I mentioned that before. 🙂 Today we have another NEW Cricut cartridge that was just released – that makes three for this month and it’s not over yet! Did you know that the Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts twice as fast?

The latest release is Anna’s Decorative Monograms cartridge, which as the name suggests, is all about the monograms. It has three different monogram styles so that you have a variety of options. I wanted to make a fun home decor project and my thought was what’s better than making a new pillow for my family room?

The right heat transfer material can make all the difference, so be sure you choose a quality product. This is a smaller pillow and the “R” is cut out at 7″.

Iron-On Tips:

  • Always flip your image so that it’s backwards, other wise you wont be able to read it.
  • I use the CGull pick tool to easily remove the excess material. This is my favorite and most used tool from this set.
  • Iron your material first to make sure you don’t have wrinkles, this also warms up your material making it easier for the Cricut Iron-on or Silhouette heat transfer to adhere to your fabric.
  • Make sure you iron all the edges to insure that it sticks well.
  • You can tell when the material has released from the backing. When you look at it you will notice that the material is not as bright. It’s because it has released.
  • Give the carrier sheet about 20 seconds to cool down before peeling it back. Saves getting your fingers burned and also allows that extra heat to set the iron-on material.
  • Slowly peel the carrier sheet away at an angel.

I hope you have enjoyed this and the other Anna Griffin project this month. I have one more planned for the end of the month. In the mean time if you have any projects you create with Anna’s Decorative Monograms Cricut cartridge share them with me on our Paper Crafting Fanatics Google+ page. Be sure to check out our other Cricut Font cartridges.

Save on Cricut with CraftDirect.com and as always, happy creating!