by Richelle Naegle
Christmas is literally just around the corner, and I haven’t really had any time to craft. I decided to dedicate my day to making various crafts with my highest priority being a scrapbook page, but first I created a Christmas card and a mini scrapbook. If you’re looking for a good Christmas-themed paper collection, check these options out:
Snow Cute Christmas Card
Here is my card. It was made using the Silhouette CAMEO, and the image is from the Silhouette Store (it’s called Rudy with Snowman Winter). The card dimensions are 4″ x 6″, and perfect for sending to one of my friends who loves the snow. I think that this card turned out snow cute!
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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:
- 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.
- A 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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by Nathan Baker
‘Tis the season of giving and we know plenty of generous crafters. Most people are willing to give, we just are all so busy. We get caught up in day to day life, and we often don’t find the time to seek out opportunities to give. That’s why we decided to give you a quick breakdown of some of our favorite causes. Research can take time, and this will ease that burden. If you like doing crafts for charity, then these will be matches made in heaven.
Proof: my dog Laika wearing a homemade beanie by yours truly
Just as you’d suspect, there are different types of organizations with different needs. Before we get into that, I’d like to suggest visiting a nearby retirement home and having arts and crafts time there with the residents. Giving our time to those who need companionship is one of the most charitable and rewarding things we can do.
Making Crafts to Donate to Charity?
If you want to donate completed projects, then below are some fine options to consider. Our readers are typically machine crafters, and many of these charities are looking for crocheted and knitted goods, but we suspect that many of you have these skills in your arsenal! If you can believe it, even I know how to knit and purl.
We did think of one fun way for you to use your Cricut machines: if you’re planning on donating a kid’s white t-shirt to a shelter, you might as well put a fun design on it first with Iron-on. I’m sure you have plenty of your own solutions for designs, but maybe try one of our free SVG files (download links located at the bottom of this post).
Without further ado, here are some great organizations: Continue reading “Crafts for Charity Organizations” »
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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We are excited to announce a huge summer release from American Crafts! We’ve added well over 100 products to our site, and all of them are getting in today, so we are ready to ship! For the most part, we’ve brought in new paper collections but there is also a very exciting and new product line…
The Sweet Tooth Fairy
You may know her as Megan Faulkner Brown from HSN’s Cupcake Wars, The Sweet Tooth Fairy offers crafters all kinds of solutions for decorating and displaying baked goods and other treats. There are layered, collapsible cupcake stands, various sprinkle shapes that are all white, but you can color them with coloring dust. There are also fun accessories and tools that will make your projects easier.
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