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December 2018 Free SVG Designs: Christmas Card SVG, Santa Layout SVG, Grinch Shirt, Elf Sign

The biggest holiday of the year is just around the corner, and we have some free Christmas SVG designs to help you get ready. This month, Aaron has been extra creative in developing these projects. The designs include:

santa's helpers layout project concept for svg design

  • One scrapbook layout (pictured above) – the design (called Santa’s Helpers Layout) will perfectly frame your fondest Christmas memories.
  • A silly phrase t-shirt – “Resting Grinch Face”.
  • There is a door handle sign.
  • And playful holiday glasses.
  • greeting card – send someone you love a hand-made note that lets them know you care.

To download the files, scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the links. For project material, we have tons of Christmas paper and newly released holiday-themed paper collections:

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November 2018 Free SVG Designs: Scarecrow SVG, Thanksgiving T-Shirt SVG’s

completed scarecrow svg projectIt’s November, the fall colors have changed (depending on where you are, your trees might already be completely bare) and now Thanksgiving is coming up quickly. This month Aaron has come up with some super fun free SVG downloads that you can download for free. The designs include:

  • scarecrow – you can put on a card, scrapbook layout, or use it in your home decorating. Richelle completed this project (and she loved it), as you can see in the image here.
  • silly phrase t-shirt – “Get your fat pants ready.”
  • A set of couple’s turkey t-shirts – for him and her!
  • And check out last year’s most popular design, the Thanksgiving tree decor project.

Every month, we also have a new design that you can download from the order confirmation page if you buy something from the CraftDirect.com online store. We have all the solid-colored paper and supplies you need to make these projects happen. Here are some great fall/Thanksgiving collections:

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June 2018 Free SVG Designs: Father’s Day T-Shirt SVG, Cat & Dog Card SVG’s

you can make this yoda father's day t-shirt design

This is called the Yoda Best Dad Tee

We’ve got a few fun designs for you this June! Every month we try to come up with a nice variety of projects and themes for our customers with our free monthly SVG downloads. Aaron Meyers is our designer and he came up with (1) t-shirt design for Father’s day, and (2) card designs. In case you are unaware, we also have a secret design every month available for download when you buy something. We never tell you what it is, it’s supposed to be a surprise, but we can’t keep our mouths shut about it this time: it’s a Superdad t-shirt design!

To download the designs, just scroll to the bottom of this post. Once you have the file, upload it to your electronic cutting machine. It will cut the material for you. In the case of the t-shirt projects, you will want to cut heat transfer paper. Then you take your material and iron it onto your blank tee. That’s it! Did you know you can transfer the design more precisely, quickly, and simply with the Cricut EasyPress? You gotta try it!
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November 2017 Free SVG Designs: Thanksgiving T-Shirt SVG, Thanksgiving Decor SVG’s

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of year and we are celebrating it by expressing gratitude to our faithful customers with free SVG download designs. Our lead designer, Aaron Meyers, has some fresh new ideas for this fall holiday. He’s come up with (1) Thanksgiving football jersey project, and (1) Thanksgiving tree home decor project.

For the best results with heat transfer projects, try the new Cricut EasyPress machine.

In case you have never used an SVG file, they work with electronic die-cutters, like the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and the Explore Air 2. It’s as simple as uploading the file to your machine, loading the material, and then waiting as the machine quickly does all the work. Here are the designs (scroll to the bottom of the post for the download links):

design concept for turkey bowl football jerseys

Above is the design concept for our Turkey Bowl football jerseys. We made 4 team logos, numbers for the back of the jersey, and also 3 team names. We figure many of you will probably want to come up with your own names with your preferred font, but at least we gave you a few ideas for team monikers. These are broken up into 3 different SVG files that look like this:

turkey bowl jersey team logos concept

These designs are broken up into four downloadable files. From left to right and top-down, these are called Turkey Bowl Football LogoTurkey Bowl Trophy LogoTurkey Bowl Foam Finger Logo, and Turkey Bowl Pie Logo.

turkey bowl jersey team names concept

These are all found in one file called Turkey Bowl Jersey Phrases. These would typically go at the top of the front or the back of the jersey. To do it like the pros, put the team name on the front, then put last names above the numbers on the back.

turkey bowl jersey numbers concept

And these are the Turkey Bowl Jersey Numbers. You’re going to need some material for this project, so save on heat transfer paper here at CraftDirect, and while you’re at it, take a gander at the helpful infographic we made in this how to use Iron-on tutorial.

thankful tree project concept

Last, but not least we have this interesting Thankful Tree project. It’s divided into two files: the Thankful Tree and the Thankful Tree Leaves. The vision here is that you would make the trunk and branches of the tree with vinyl and then make the leaves out of colored cardstock. You can write what you are thankful for on the backs of the leaves and then adhere them to the tree (check out Sticky Thumb for awesome glues and adhesives). It is one of Aaron’s family’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions, which they do at dinner. We thought it would also be fun to do it sort of like an advent calendar and have a family member add something they are thankful for, every day.

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Projects

If you love these projects, please share this blog post with your friends on social media. How fun would it be to show up to your Turkey Bowl with both teams in matching jerseys! Start a new family tradition with your own Thankful Tree this year. It’s a great way to keep your November positive and focused on the great things in life.

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!