Category Archives: Easter

March 2018 Free SVG Designs: Easter Layout SVG, Bunny Candy Bag SVG

bunny candy bag easter paper craft project completedMarch is national craft month and we want to start it out with some free SVG design downloads. This month, Aaron Meyers has done (1) St. Patrick’s day card, a (1) bunny candy bag, and (1) fun Easter scrapbook layout.

Just in case you are new here, every month we release new, free designs. It works like this: You use the SVG image files with an electronic cutting machine to cut your material (colored cardstock, vinyl, etc.) to make these fun designs. To download each file, all you have to do is scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the links.

Richelle tackled our favorite design and brought it to life; it’s called the Bunny Candy Bag. To make this cute bag, you will just need some scrapbook paper, strong adhesive, and a bag filled with your preferred treats! You will need to adhere the cardstock to the bag, and we suggest using double-sided tape. Your kids, friends, and relatives will love this as an Easter gift.
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Easter Scrapbook Layout Tutorial – Silhouette Project

by Richelle Naegle

This weekend I have been scrapbooking a lot and making many pages, trying to get caught up on life’s most recent events. Scrapbook pages can take a lot of time, and much of that time is wasted searching for matching cardstock and embellishments. I don’t enjoy spending my time doing this, and that’s why I so often go with Simple Stories Collection Kits! The 12″ x 12″ patterned cardstock sheets and included embellishments already match. Look what I made with the Easter Collection Kit:easter scrapbook layout tutorial completed design Continue reading “Easter Scrapbook Layout Tutorial – Silhouette Project” »

April 2017 Free SVG Designs: Easter Layout SVG, Motorcycle SVG

For April, we have a few fun new designs by Aaron Meyers. April showers bring May flowers, and while you’re inside this rainy season, maybe kill some time by doing a few of our free .SVG designs. These designs will work with your favorite electronic cutting machine. In this installment, we have two very fun solutions for you: (1) complete Easter scrapbook layout and also a (1) die-cut motorcycle shape.

To get the designs, just scroll to the bottom of this post and click on the links (if you are in the blog feed, you will not see the download links until after you click on the blog post title). Upload the designs to your CAMEO 3 or Cricut Explore Air and let the machine do the cutting for you. You can save on all the craft material for your project here, whether you need patterned paper or poster board.
downloadable easter surprise scrapbook layout design concept

This is called the Easter Surprise Scrapbook Layout 2017. It includes two bunnies, two chicks, Easter eggs, and plenty of other fun details that will make your layout project stand out. Even if you don’t scrapbook, you can use the bunnies and chicks in a variety of projects, particularly decorative ones. They would be the perfect addition to photo frames.

We’re trying new things with these designs and with summer just around the corner, we have a design for motorcycle enthusiasts:

biker man design concept

This is called Biker Man – 2017.

Design Downloads at CraftDirect

We have an announcement! Coming soon, we are going to be giving customers who make a purchase an exclusive design download. Just add craft supplies to your cart and on the page with your order confirmation number, there will be a link to the file. We will be changing the design every month.

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Easter Paper Craft Projects: Layouts & Cards

by Richelle Naegleeaster layout classic

I consider myself to be a “cute” scrapbooker, meaning that I am drawn to designs you might refer to as adorable shapes and vibrant, bright colors, particularly pastels, which is why Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I think the fact that I have kids is one of the reasons I’m so partial to cute designs. When I’m making a layout for my boys, cute designs are typically better thematic matches for my photographs and memories. Or maybe I’m just a big kid at heart, either way I feel like I am #winning.

So for this first layout, I thought I would change the pace and go for a more classic look. The background for this layout is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. It only has the scallops on the one side, so I added two of them and welded them together. Dimensions = 11.25″ x 11.25″.

The circle doily is from the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge and was cut out at 11″. The flower (4″) is cut from Kate’s ABCs, the final piece is the tag and it is is also 4″ and the Happy Easter was drawn on using the Cricut Explore. Just added a little bit of faux stitching and that’s it! I really enjoyed making this layout, and I just couldn’t stop there. I had to make myself something cute, too…happy ester layout

…so I went with this darling rabbit and made another fun Easter scrapbook layout. This one took a little more time than I’m used to. I started out with my Cricut machine, but then ended up using the Silhouette CAMEO, as well.

I just couldn’t find the perfect bunny on any Cricut cartridges (Cricut does have a lot of cute bunnies, though) and I when I was running through some Silhouette images, I immediately fixated on this little guy.

I guess that’s why some people own both electronic cutters – you get the best of both worlds! If you only have one or the other, no big deal, they are both great machines. You can make due with just one electronic die-cutting machine.

if you have access to Silhouette designs, they have some very cute eggs and Happy Easter phrases that you can use, or if you craft with Cricut, you can find a cute bunny to sub in (try the Create a Critters cartridges).

This layout has so many components, I thought a boring list of bullet points would be the best way to go over the details:

  • The Eggs: Easter Magic are cut at 3.75″ each
  • Happy Easter: Easter Magic at 3.00″
  • Bunny Backside: Is just made up of shapes Bum
  • Bum: 3.50″ circle
  • (2) Feet: 2.25″ oval
  • (6) Toes: 0.30″ circle
  • 12″ x 4″ stip
  • (3) 3.75″ squares
  • (3) 3.50″ squares
  • Bunny is 5.00″ and is called Bunny w/ Large Egg in the Silhouette Design store (his eyes are stamped).

Finally, I made a few quick cards that were mostly created with scraps of material! I always have small amounts of beautiful craft paper and it’s hard to find uses for them. Well, this is where you use those! These are all 4″ x 4″ cards. Various cartridges give you an option to cut blank cards or (Pro tip) you can just use a 4″ x 8″ rectangle, score it in half, and now you have a card.

When the machine comes into play, you need to attach the bunny, or egg, or whatever simple image you are using for the card so that when it cuts, you will be left with a silhouette of the image. If you are using the Cricut Explore, don’t forget to add a score line.IMG_1996

When I say simple image, I mean shapes without much detail. I used the Holiday Cakes Cricut cartridge for these cards. The bunnies are cut at 2.71″, Happy Easter at 2.30″,  and the Eggs at 3.35″.

Now for the fun and easy part! Gather all your tiny scraps we talked about and cut them into about 3.50″ lengths and whatever width you want (I didn’t measure mine – I just started cutting them out). Then, glue them to about a 3.50″ x 3.50″ square piece of paper. Get creative: you can overlap the materials or do whatever makes you happy!  Once you have the 3.50″ square filled up adhere to the inside cover of your card. That’s it! It’s seriously that easy!

After I made the first three cards, I couldn’t stop! So, I made a few more and added some fun easy embellishments to them. If you are looking for ways to add a little something extra, here are some of the easy quick embellishing ideas I include to make them stand out more:

  • emboss the card
  • emboss the strips
  • add some ink around the edges
  • Sparkle Lightz
  • faux stitching
  • buttons

You get the picture. You can add just a little bit to these cards and end up with a lot of character!

Happy Easter, Passover, and creating!

March 2016 Free SVG Designs: St. Patty’s Day Card SVG’s, Calendar SVG’s

Wait until you see what we have in store for you with our free March .SVG downloads. Did you know that Easter is coming early this year? That’s right, it’s on March 27th, so don’t get caught by surprise – get your Easter card-making projects done early.

This month Aaron Meyers graces us with (2) St. Patty’s day cards, (2) Easter themed cards, and (1) calendar page design with (2) icons, one for each of the major holidays this month. Just use your favorite electronic cutting machine to create these designs out of your patterned paper.

We’ll start with this gem:

luck o' the irish design download

Find the .SVG files at the bottom of the page – if you are reading in the blog feed, click the blog post title to see downloads. This one is labeled Luck o’ the Irish.

st. patrick's day card design download

This is called St. Patrick’s Day.

easter card svg design downloads

The card on the left is Spring Chick and the one on the right is Happy Easter.

That does it for our cards for the month, so that just leaves the awesome calendar options Aaron created!

calendar-march-example

In addition to the March Calendar, you get an Easter Basket icon and make a fun 4-Leaf Clover for your calendar project with this Shamrock icon to complete your month.

Thanks for checking out the March downloads. Please share this post on social media, so your family and friends can take advantage of these free designs. Don’t forget to update your Explore Air 2 with new Cricut blades. Or get your CAMEO 3 set up with fresh Silhouette mats.

Cricut Easter Craft Projects: Easter Layout, Cards

by Richelle Naegle

happy Easter card made with Cricut

The Easter holiday is quickly approaching and now is the time to get all your Easter crafts done, that way when the holiday is here you can just sit back and enjoy your family and friends. I wanted to make a fun yet easy card for the Easter season, as it’s not one of the big holiday’s I send out cards for, but there are a couple family and friends that live far and I want to make sure they know I am thinking about them this holiday season.

So using the Noah’s ABC Animals Cricut cartridge which I wouldn’t generally go to for an Easter craft but can I tell you that I absolutely love this bunny! This cartridge also has the 3D option so you could make some fun 3D bunnies for a table decoration if you wanted. The overall size of the card is 5 x 5 and the scrapbook paper bunny is cut out at 4.5”.

For this project I used the Cricut Explore and now that I have had a little time to play with this machine I am going to start doing video’s while it’s not hard to learn it has a little bit of a learning curve. But one of my favorite features of this machine is that you can draw with it. This is great for me as I do have stamps and use them often but I don’t love stamps and would rather print something on my paper. So using the Cricut Explore I drew the Happy Easter using the Elegant Cake Art Font at 1.5” I absolutely love how it turned out and I will defiantly be using this feature a lot. Continue reading “Cricut Easter Craft Projects: Easter Layout, Cards” »

Martha Stewart Cake Art Projects

by Richelle Naegle

There are actually two cartridges to cover from the Martha Stewart Cake Art line from Cricut. I’ve been able to do a lot more with the Seasonal Cake Art cartridge so if you have completed projects with the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art, then please feel free to share your creations. With Christmas just around the corner these two cartridges will make great gifts for the crafter in your life.

Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art

Happy Mother’s Day

seasonal art cartridge mother's day cardFor this fun Mother’s Day card we used the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge for the flower. The largest flower petals were cut out from Cricut cardstock at 3 inches and then decreased in size by 0.25 inches to 1.5 inches. The center was cut out at 2 inches and I used a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz for the center of the flower.

“Happy Mother’s Day” is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge at 1.5 inches. The overall size of the card is 5×7 inches, but with the flower being so large and bulky it won’t fit in an envelope. This is a card that you definitely want to be able to hand deliver.

mother's day card from cricut martha stewartOne wasn’t enough, so I came up with another Mother’s Day card. The one above is probably more geared towards a grandmother, whereas this one to the left is a little “louder” and maybe for a younger Mother. Each card definitely has its own personality.

I cut out the borders at 1 inch and “Happy Mother’s Day” cut out at 1 inch as well.

The overall size of this card is 4 x 6 and was super easy and quick card to make. I love the way Cricut machines make these projects so quick and convenient.

This is such a fun cartridge to make quick cards, scrapbook layouts or even home decor and of course cut out fondant if you have a Cricut Cake Machine.

Various Seasonal Cake Art Cards

This first one was cut out at 6″ for just the two layers. I did use the gypsy to weld the back image together to make a fun shape card, and stamped Easter Joy. Super easy and quick card.

ester bunny card made with martha stewart cricutThis card is a 4 x 6 card. the grass is cut out at 2″ and the chick with her egg is 2″ as well. Happy Easter is 1.5 inches. The phrases on this cartridge is great, I didn’t have a problem with it being to thin and ripping coming off the mat. And it has Happy Easter in a couple different designs.

easter card from martha stewart seasonal cakeThis card I made as a Mother’s Day card. The overall size of this card is 4 x 5.5″ ( not a standard size).  The flower bouquet was cut out at 5″. I did cut each of the images out twice so that I could have green stems and a red ribbon and pink and purple flowers. Inside each of the flowers is a Girls Best Friend Sparkle Light.

flower bouquet card by martha stewart seasonal cake cricut cartridgeCricut Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge

martha stewart elegant cake cartridge happy halloweenAnother Halloween card! I know, I’ve posted a lot of these lately, but some are from years past, so don’t think I’m obsessed or anything. I really love the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge.

The overall size of the card is 4” x 6”. The fence was cut out at 2.5” (this does make it longer then than 6”) but I just trimmed it down to fit the size.

I was more looking for the height. The pumpkins are just starburst (cut out at 1.25”) that when you add some cute faces and a little ribbon for stems and those starbursts look like fun pumpkins!

Please share your creations because this is the only one I’ve made with this awesome cartridge. Show me what you came up with! Make the most out of your Cricut cartridges and save with CraftDirect. You can never have too many fresh Cricut blades and replacement Cricut cutting mats.

Happy creating