Category Archives: Mother’s Day

May 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

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): Continue reading “May 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »

Large 3-D Flower Sizzix Thinlits Project Ideas

by Richelle Naeglecard made with the sizzix large 3-d thinlits die set

When I first saw the David Tutera Wedding dies, I was instantly excited. There are a few different, beautiful flower-project options. A crafter can never have too many flower designs at her/his disposal. So check out this new set of Large 3-D Flower Sizzix Thinlits dies. It almost makes me want to decorate for a wedding…but not quite! This die is one of my favorites, and honestly, it made constructing this flower simple and easy!

The most important thing to remember when making flowers is that no two flowers are the same and yet they are all perfect. So, when you are cutting out the petals for your flower, don’t try and make it a certain way every time. It’s probably too much work to make them look exactly alike and it’s fun to have variety, anyway.

For this particular flower I used the pink leather Sizzix paper and cut out each petal two times. It might take a little bit longer to cut, but I really like the unique look of my flowers when I use the leather material. Not only does it look cool, it gives the flower a little extra strength as well. One fun technique I have found to really make my flowers stand out is to spray the flowers with water and then crumple them up. Once they are dry, you will find it’s given your material a more natural look.

The center is super easy on this one. All you need to do is take your pre-cut piece of paper and start rolling from the wider side until the thinner side is on the outside. That’s it!
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May 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner, but before we get there we have a few important dates to celebrate. With Mother’s Day and Graduation fast approaching, Aaron Meyers focused his attention on creating craft art that celebrates these fun occasions. This month our free .SVG design downloads include two fun projects: (1) scrapbook layout, (1) card, and (1) layered floral design.

graduation 2017 scrapbook layout concept

This is the Graduation 2017 Layout. You can find the download link at the bottom of this post. If you do not see the link, it is because you are not reading the actual blog post, you are reading the summary in the blog feed. Click on the blog title to reveal the links. The cutting on this project can be a little tricky, but we have a blog post devoted to that. Check out the Graduation Scrapbook Layout Project.

In case you are unfamiliar with the process for crafting with .SVG files, you need an electronic cutting machine, like a Cricut Explore Air 2 or a Silhouette CAMEO 3. You upload the image file and it cuts the designs out of your material. Then you assemble all the layers to create your layouts or cards, or whatever you are making.

layered flowers and butterfly design concept

This is called Layered Flowers & Butterfly. You can put it on a card front or decorate your scrapbook pages with it. It will come in handy for any type of paper project, really.

mom fox mother's day card concept

This is the Mom Fox Mother’s Day Card. You may recognize it from our last blog post. Richelle highlighted it in her Mother’s Day 2017 projects.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends and fellow crafting friends that there are free .SVG downloads here. Please share your projects with us on social media and tag us! We hop you have a great Mother’s day and that it’s made even more special with fun crafts. Save on all your paper crafting supplies, including patterned cardstock.

Mother’s Day 2017 Craft Project Ideas

finished mother's day fox greeting cardby Richelle Naegle
Today I’m going to cover a few fun cards you can make for your special Mom. Some are super easy and some are more involved. Hopefully you have as much fun with your Mother’s Day 2017 craft project ideas as I did.

Let’s start with the intricate project first. This is a fun rectangular pop out card and I made it using The Cricut Explore Air 2 and one of our free SVG files. In case you don’t know, our in-house artist Aaron Meyers designs these and he creates a few new ones every month, available for free download. Also, there is an exclusive download every month, only available on the confirmation page after you make a purchase. Be sure to check back every month to see what’s new.

This is called Mom Fox Hug Card and if you scroll to the bottom of this post you will see a link that will take you to the .svg file so you can download it. In order to see the link, you need to be reading the actual post and not the summary in the blog feed. I used one of Lori Whitlock’s designs from the Silhouette Studio Library for the background of the card.

Mother’s Day Cards

Here are the other two cards I made. My goal was to keep it easy because that other one was a decent amount of work. Whenever I want to simplify things, I go with a Simple Stories paper collection.completed mother's day card ideas

These two cards are both from the Mom Collection Kit. I cut them out using my favorite American Crafts paper trimmer from American Crafts and then I attached them to a matching background (the kits make it easy; all the pages coordinate with the theme and stickers). Then use a folded sheet of paper to create your card base and use your favorite adhesive to attach everything together. I made these cards with the leftover material from my layout project:

Cricut Mother’s Day Layout

finished mother's day scrapbook layout ideaTo complete this layout, I used quite a few Cricut cartridges. If you don’t have all these, you can probably find suitable substitute images from the cartridges that you already own. For example, the flowers can be replaced. There are so many cartridges with flower designs.

For the base of the page, I used the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge. I just made it as large as it would go, so it’s about 11.5″ x 11.5″. If you wanted to, you could mount it on a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper for a perfect fit in your scrapbook or just leave it with a scalloped edge.

I used some pink ribbon and weaved it through the holes. Then tied it in a bow at the top. The flowers are from Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge, except the long flower is from Stretch Your Imagination. You’re a Great Mom is from the Floral Embellished Cricut cartridge.

Happy Mother’s day and happy creating!

May 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s that time of year when we tell Mothers how much we appreciate them, and what better way than with a custom, homemade card? Aaron Meyers designed (2) Mother’s day cards(1) quote that can be used as a gallery print, or in a scrapbook layout, etc. (1) May calendar design, and (3) calendar icons.

To get these great designs, all you have to do is download the free .SVG files at the bottom of this post (if you are reading this in the blog feed, the downloads won’t appear until you click on the post title). Then upload them to your preferred electronic die cutters so you can make these great designs come to life.

we love you mom card download

The above concept is called the We Love You Mom card. Scroll down for the download.

marvelous mom card download

And this is the Marvelous Mom card.

mother's day quote design

Richelle was so excited for Aaron’s first quote design, she made this one as soon as she go her hands on the download. It’s called Mothers for a Lifetime quote. Here is Richelle’s project:

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Last, but not least, we have the May Calendar items:

may 2016 calendar concept download

There are 4 different downloadable .SVG files in the above calendar concept image: the May 2016 Calendar, the Mom Heart icon, the American Flag icon (for Memorial Day), and the Graduation Hat icon. Enjoy these free downloads and tell your friends.

We carry both the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and the Cricut Explore Air 2, so if you need Cricut accessories or Silhouette accessories, we have you covered. Also when it comes to material like Silhouette Vinyl, Cricut Iron-on, etc., you will love our prices.

Happy creating!