Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

March 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

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. Continue reading “March 2018 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts 2017 – Layout & Card Ideas

Elmo St. Patrick's Day Card Ideaby Richelle Naegle

Today is your lucky day; in this post, you get not one, but three St. Patrick’s Day projects! Sorry, I know St. Patty’s is just a couple days away, but I’m just barely getting to around to making these. But better late than never, I always say. So today, we are going to start out with this fun card I made using the Sesame Street Celebrations Cricut cartridge. It features all your favorite Sesame Street characters in designs that are great solutions for a variety of holidays. The card I chose features Elmo, my favorite Sesame Street character. This card ended up being 6″ x 6″ and Elmo was cut out at 6″ with my Cricut Explore Air 2.

The second card I made is one of Aaron’s designs that we offered with our March 2017 downloads as part of our huge library of free .SVG Downloads. When I saw this card, I was immediately in love with it. I used my Silhouette CAMEO 3 to cut this card out at 4″ x 6″. It was just 3 easy cuts and I love the results! Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Crafts 2017 – Layout & Card Ideas” »

March 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s already March, can you believe it?! That means it’s time for some fun St. Patty’s Day projects, and this month we have (2) card projects for you to enjoy. Aaron Meyers has designed these two free .SVG downloadable files. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the download links (you can’t see them if you are reading this in the blog feed).

You can use these .SVG files with your favorite electronic craft machines, like the Cricut Explore Air and the Silhouette America CAMEO 3. The file indicates to your cutting machine how to cut your patterned cardstock. It’s so easy to create amazing cards for free with CraftDirect.com. Just one of the many ways we love giving back to customers. Here are the cards:

happy st patrick's day card luck of the irish concept

Above is the Luck o’ the Irish card.

kiss me for luck st. patty's day card concept

And this is the Kiss Me for Luck card.

It’s so much fun to make free cards, you’ll surely want to share these downloads with your friends and family, so please post to facebook and instagram, both your projects and a link to this post so others can use the downloads too. Please tag us wherever you post. Update your cutting mat for more precise projects.

Now, to wrap things up we thought it’d be fun to share a very popular Irish folk song, titled “Wild Rover”:

I’ve been a Wild Rover for many’s the Year
And I spend all my money on Whiskey and Beer
And now I’m returning with Gold in great store
And I never will play the Wild Rover no more

And it’s no, nay, never
no, nay, never no more
will I play the Wild Rover
no, never no more

I went into an alehouse I used to frequent
And I told my Landlady my Money was spent
I asked her for Credit She answered me nay
Such a Custom as yours I could have any day

And it’s no, nay, never
no, nay, never no more
will I play the Wild Rover
no, never no more

I took from my pocket ten Sovereigns bright
And the Landlady’s eyes opened up with delight
She said she had Whiskeys and Wines of the best
And the words that She tolt me were only in jest

And it’s no, nay, never
no, nay, never no more
will I play the Wild Rover
no, never no more

I went home to my Parents confest what I’d done
And I asked them to pardon their prodigal son
And when they’d caressed me as oft times before
I never will play the Wild Rover no more

And it’s no, nay, never
no, nay, never no more
will I play the Wild Rover
no, never no more

Word Collage Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle NaegleSt. Patricks Day Craft Project

Unless your Irish, it’s fairly likely you do not decorate much for St. Patrick’s Day, but with just a little bit of crafting you could have a few fun little decorations to match the holiday. For example, check out this print I made and framed. This project easy, quick and cheap. The best kind of project! I used the Word Collage Cricut cartridge, which features great word collages for holidays as well as other themes you could decorate with year-round.

There are a couple ways you could go about making this project: you could cut the phrases out of craft paper and create a nice layered effect by gluing each letter down, but that would take a lot of work. I did it the easy way and made it with Cricut vinyl.

I used green vinyl and after the cut I took just a few minutes to weed out (my favorite weeding tool is in this CGull 12-piece tool kit – the kit refers to them as hook tools) all the excess material so that I could seamlessly transfer it onto a sheet of paper. Then simply slip the design into the frame and you’re all done!

Now that I think of it, you could also just apply the vinyl directly to the glass of the frame.

Pro tip: Make a print for Easter and re-use the frame. I’m just going to store both prints in the frame so I don’t lose the one I’m not displaying.

There you have it – a quick St. Patrick’s Day solution. If  you have any Word Collage Cricut cartridge ideas that you’d like to share, please do!  If you like making St. Patricks day crafts and you want to make a couple of easy and fun cards, be sure to download our free St. Patricks Day .SVG images! You can download them here and please share them with your crafty friends. Whether you need a new Cricut font cartridge, or are looking for a Cricut Explore Air machine, we have the best deals.

Happy creating!

March 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

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.