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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.
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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!

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September 2018 Free SVG Designs: Fall Flowers SVG, New Baby Card SVG’s

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!
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May 2018 Free SVG Designs: Summer Icons SVG’s, Cinco de Mayo SVG’s

completed cinco de mayo props download projectWe’re getting an early start on May because we want to give you enough time to make Cinco de Mayo projects (more on those in a minute. Our free May design downloads are really fun this year. Aaron Meyers is our designer and got really creative this month. You can download (1) summer-themed icons file, (1) Mother’s Day-themed print, and (2) Cinco de Mayo-themed party prop files. Richelle was so excited about the Cinco de Mayo project, she already made all the props (pictured).

If you have never used an SVG file, then you should know that they work with electronic cutting machines, like the Explore Air 2 and the CAMEO 3. All you have to do is upload the file, load your paper, and watch the machine do all the work cutting it (or drawing, scoring, etc.). Here are the designs (scroll to the bottom of the post to see the download links):
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December 2017 Free SVG Designs: Reindeer Layout SVG, Hanukkah Icons SVG’s

Well, it’s nearly December, which means we have free downloadable Christmas SVG designs for you to enjoy. We also included a few fun Hanukkah projects. We have plenty of different ideas to keep you busy this month, all courtesy of our designer Aaron Meyers. December downloads include: (1) scrapbook layout, (1) banner project, and (1) set of Hanukkah projects. The download links are at the bottom of the post.

In the event that you have never used an SVG file, they work with electronic craft cutting machines, like the CAMEO 3 and the Cricut Explore Air 2. It’s as simple as uploading the SVG file to your machine, loading the material, and then watch while machine does all the work.

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