Category Archives: 4th of July

Exclusive PhotoPlay Scrapbook Bundles

photoplay logo by Richelle Naegle

Every once in awhile I run across a product that I just fall in love with immediately. Well, I fell in love with pretty much the entire product collection by PhotoPlay. I’m not sure how long they have been around, but I don’t think it’s been very long; I just found them recently. The collection that I saw first was O’ Canada by Becky Fleck. The moose and the other adorable animals made me take a second look and research to find out where I could get this collection. I soon found that I loved all their paper collections and I thought our customers would love them too! To make it easy to get the entire collection we have made exclusive PhotoPlay scrapbook bundles for each of the collections we carry. Most bundles will include a 12″ x 12″ Collection Pack, a set of die cuts, a stamp set, and a die set. Sometimes the bundles have different products, it just depends on what is released with each set. The bundles offer you a convenient shopping solution and a better price!
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4th of July Paper Craft Projects: Scrapbook Layout & Banner

by Richelle Naegle

4th of july scrapbook layout project

It’s time to get out your red, white, and blue paper! If you don’t have any, never you fear, there are so many great patriotic paper collections to buy. Many of them go well together. As far as new releases this year, we have the All American Collection Kit which is a solution from Simple Stories that is ideal for making 4th of July scrapbook layouts. Also, be sure to check out the Sweet Freedom 12″ x 12″ pack from the clever designers over at Pink Paislee. Both of these are great options for a variety of projects. Continue reading “4th of July Paper Craft Projects: Scrapbook Layout & Banner” »

July 2017 Free SVG Designs: Patriotic T-Shirt SVG, Patriotic Quote SVG, Emoji SVG’s

With July just around the corner, it’s time for some more free SVG design downloads by Aaron Meyers. If you have an Explore Air 2 or a CAMEO 3 (or older models with the ability to operate using .SVG files), you can use these image files to cut the designs out of paper and other materials. For July, Aaron made (3) emojis, (1) patriotic t-shirt project, (1) 4th of July card, and (1) fancy Thomas Jefferson quote design.

To download the SVG files, scroll to the bottom of the post and you will find the links.

emoji icons design concept

This is called Emoji Series 1. We included the 3 most popular emojis: smiling face with sunglasses, crying face, and smiling face with heart eyes. We plan on doing more of these. In fact, when you buy something on CraftDirect, our thank you page includes a free download file. In July, it will be Emjoi Series 2.

america 2017 tshirt design concept

This is the America 2017 T-shirt. Check us out on instagram to see Richelle’s finished project. Learn how to use Cricut Iron-on here, and it doesn’t really matter what brand you use, the rules are all the same.

4th of july 2017 card design example

This is aptly named the 4th of July 2017 Card. It doesn’t just have to be for a card project. You can easily add this design to a scrapbook layout.

tree of liberty quote design example

This is called the Tree of Liberty Quote and we borrowed it from Thomas Jefferson! What an inspirational message that reminds us to appreciate the sacrifices of others.

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Paper American Flag Project (Free Download)

Once again we have Christi back to share another craft that she made. This month it is a paper American flag project with. The design comes from an .SVG file by Aaron Meyers and you can download it at the bottom of this post. Upload the file to your electronic die-cutting machine and let the machine do the work for you.

close up view of paper American flag project completedHello! Christi Here from Scrapping For Tranquility. Do you believe it is already well into June already? The kids are out of school and the warmer weather is here. Most families are planning on taking their vacations and the 4th of July is right around the corner.

I don’t know about you, but it has me thinking about our annual 4th of July parade and family BBQ. And don’t forget about the fireworks that night. Our parade is so big in our small town in Indiana that they actually declare us the Capital of Indiana for the day. When I got to thinking of this upcoming holiday, the crafter in me started thinking of of all the decorations I could make. When I saw this download, I knew I had to make it right away. Continue reading “Paper American Flag Project (Free Download)” »

June 2017 Free SVG Designs: American Flag SVG, BBQ Layout SVG

It’s almost June and we’re ready for summer break! Aaron has designed a couple fun summer-themed projects for you, and if this is your first time, these are free SVG design downloads. If you have a Cricut Explore Air or a Silhouette CAMEO, you can use these image files to cut the patterns, shapes, and phrases found in the designs. For June, Aaron made (1) American flag project, (1) scrapbook layout, and (2) photo frames.

In order to download the SVG file, scroll to the bottom of the post to find the links. Also, as a little perk for customers, each month we offer a different design download that can be accessed when you complete a purchase. Check back every month for each new project. Watch this video in order to learn how to use an SVG with a Cricut Explore.
american flag project example
This is the American Flag project. Flip the design to make the flag double-sided and put it on a rod like it is pictured, or you could easily add it to a layout or a card. Memorial Day is just around the corner, then we have Flag Day in June, and of course the most fun holiday of all, the 4th of July. The point is, you can get some great mileage out of this project. The 8″ x 11″ World Tour paper pad is the perfect option for making the stars and stripes come to life. Or you can get creative and make the flag out of any colored cardstock that you choose.

bbq scrapbook layout project example

Above is the BBQ Layout project. Celebrate those fun family, summer cookouts by taking record of it in your scrapbook project. The design includes a lot of details that will keep you busy. You can add and drop elements to make it your own.

picnic picture frames project example

Last, but not least, this is the Picnic Frames project. Add to your seasonal home decor by placing these crafty frames to your end table in your living room, or put it on your fridge!

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We hope you like this installment of our free monthly design downloads. If you appreciate our efforts here, please share this with your friends on social media so that they can get the free SVG designs, too. Remember that CraftDirect has the best prices on paper crafting supplies. Check out our latest deals on patterned cardstock. For summer holiday projects, the 6″ x 6″ Sweet Freedom paper pad is a great option.