by 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” »
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:
Above is the Luck o’ the Irish card. Continue reading “March 2017 – Free Monthly Design Downloads” »
by Richelle Naegle
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.
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:
Continue reading “March 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads” »
by Richelle Naegle
This tutorial will give you the quick and easy steps on how to use Cricut Iron-on material in your fabric projects.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are wearing something green! I sure am, so keep your pinchers to yourself. I’m safe because I made myself this fun shirt! I am 5’1″, so kind of short. I’ve got to face it…all of my friends are taller than me. I know this because they like to make fun of me or it. The truth of the matter is that I like to laugh and participate in the fun, even at my own expense. So, I was searching around Pinterest and found this super cute shirt that just fit my personality so well. I wasn’t about to pay $20.00 for it, so I thought why not make it myself?
I turned on my Explore cutter and got out a little heat transfer material, and with a simple green t-shirt I was able to make this awesome result in just minutes.
Cricut is known for making quality Iron-on material, but truth be told they aren’t the only great brand out there. For this project I actually used Silhouette heat transfer material, in addition to Cricut.
Steps for Heat Transfer Projects:
- First you need to create the design for whatever you are making. I used Nate’s ABCs Cricut cartridge Font and the letters are out out at 2.5″ tall, and the shamrock is just a .jpg image I had on my computer. So I loaded that one up and used it. There are a lot of great shamrocks and four leaf clovers on various Cricut cartridges. I just wanted an outline of one.
- NOTE: this step is very important : Load your Iron-On material with the shiny side down, and cut all your images out in reverse other wise they will be backwards. For mine I used Cricut Gold Iron-On material and the Silhouette Lime smooth heat transfer.
- You will need to “weed” all the excess pieces out of your letters and images. I suggest using a pick tool. Check out our Cricut tools. I think it works great and makes it easier to remove the excess material.
- Last you will want to iron on your shirt. Use the cotton heat setting and iron for about 10-15 seconds. Really it doesn’t take very long at all. Make sure you are ironing all over the image though, otherwise it will not adhere to your shirt. I let it cool down for a few seconds that plastic sheet gets a little hot. Then gently pull the clear carrier sheet away from your shirt, the iron-on material should remain on the shirt. If it’s coming up iron it a little bit more.
That’s it! It really is that simple to make, have you made your own shirts for a holiday or family event or just for fun? I would love to see what you have created post me a picture on Google+ or even on Facebook so I can see what you are making.