Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

February 2019 Free SVG Designs: Valentine’s Card and Shirt Design, St. Patty’s Layout

valentine sloth card SVG design completed projectWith two of the most popular craft holidays coming up, we’ve got a few fun and free downloadable SVG designs. We have new designs every month, so stop by frequently to check out the latest releases. Here are the February 2019 downloads:

  • Valentine’s cards (see the featured image) with a very lazy theme.
  • A t-shirt design for Valentine’s Day.
  • A home decor project involving fun little Valentine themed monsters.
  • And last but not least, a St. Patty’s Day scrapbook layout.

In order to use these designs, you need a compatible machine. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the download links. If you can’t see the links, you need to click on the title to see the full article. If you’re looking for some good scrapbook collections for these holidays, try:

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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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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 SVG Designs: St. Patty’s Day Card SVG’s

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 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.

St. Patty’s Day Cricut Iron-On Project

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.

Happy creating!

Cricut St. Patrick’s Day Paper Crafts

by Richelle Naegle

With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, I thought I would make a few Cricut St. Patrick’s Day paper crafts. I started with this super simple card.

St. Patrick’s Day Cricut Card

St. Patrick's Shamrock Card

For this card St. Patty’s Day Card I used the Circle Frame embossing folder. This is one of my absolute favorite embossing folders. I just can see so many possibilities of fun cards to make with this folder. After embossing the 5 x 7 card I used green ink to ink up the raised part of the card. The shamrock is cut out from Designers Calendar Cricut cartridge at 3”

Tip when inking paper: Don’t worry if you get too much in one spot; just add a little more to the other side to even it out!

Then I added a little faux stitching around the shamrock, and a green button in the center. You could also add a few pop dots to the back of the shamrock to give it a little extra dimension.

St. Patrick’s Day Scrapbook Layout

St. Patrick's Day Cricut Layout

Next on our list of Cricut St. Patrick’s Day paper crafts is this fun scrapbook album layout. This is a simple 12” x 12” layout. Using my scrap pile, I found 9 different green paper sheets you only needed 3” x 3” squares so you don’t need big pieces. The shamrock from the Designer’s Calendar Cricut cartridge cut out at 3″, The leprechaun is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge he was cut out at 4” then I added some Copper stickles to his hat and for the button on his shirt. I used a peachy keen stamp for his face.

The pot of gold and the horse shoe was cut out from the Create a Critter cartridge the horse shoe was cardstock cut out at 4” and the pot of gold at 4” I did add the same copper stickles to the pot of gold. (I used copper instead of gold because I like how the color died darker) You could use the gold as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day is from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge at 2”

Then I added a lot of faux stitching around the squares and all the fun St. Patrick’s cuts. This layout leaves for 4 places for pictures to be placed. If you had more you could either add a second 12” x 12” page or leave one of the objects off or cut one smaller so you could have it on the edge of a photo or something. While it was a little more work, still wouldn’t take to long.

St. Patrick’s Day Home Decor

St. Patrick's Day Cricut Home DecorFor the last St. Patrick’s Day Paper Crafts, I made an easy home décor project, and while I want to say it was quick it didn’t take a lot of work but waiting for pain and glue to dry does take some time. So if you plan to do other things in between this craft will go quickly.

Using a scrap piece of wood. This one was approximately 6” x 9” I painted the entire block black. You will want to let the paint completely dry, and may need a second coat or even just a few touch ups here and their.

Then I found this fun green scrap piece of paper, I cut my paper ½’” shorter than my block so I would have a small boarder around the paper. You could cut your paper to be the exact size of the block if you wanted.

Then using mod pod glue I glued the back and front of the paper, this is very important by using the glue on both sides it holds the paper down better and makes it so you don’t get the bubbles through your craft, and don’t worry about using to much it dries clear and you won’t even know it’s their. Then allow plenty of time for the glue to dry before adding the vinyl to it.

For the lettering I used the Junior font from the Extreme Fonts Cricut cartridge cut out “Lucky” at 1.25” Then using my gypsy I turned some of the letters because I didn’t want them all to be straight.

For the “may all your days be” I used the better with chocolate font from Type Candy Cricut cartridge cut out at .45” and the two little shamrocks are from Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge at .75”

CGull glossy vinyl which is great vinyl, works with any die cutting machine and works just as good as the other types of vinyl but instead of being a dull finish has a nice shine to them. I cut all the images out using the white and green vinyl then transferred them to the block. Then I added a little sheer black ribbon to the top and you have a super easy St. Patrick’s Day paper craft. You can always go with classic Cricut vinyl, too.

Do you have some Cricut St. Patrick’s Day paper crafts you have made? Please share them with us on the Paper Crafting Fanatic’s Google + page, or leave me a link to your blog in the comments. I would love to see what you have created. This is the best place to buy Cricut Font cartridges, so save here.

Happy creating

Kate’s ABC Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle Naegle

I made a layout and a card with the Kate’s ABCs Cricut cartridge and I am really happy about the finished products. Whether you are celebrating a holiday, or everyday living, you can come up with nice layouts and greeting cards for your scrapbook album memories with this popular Cricut cartridge.

You Are My Sunshine Layout

kate's abcs layout made with cricutI picture this being used as a summer time layout, but it could be utilized for a baby birth, or any occasion with children (or maybe you have a beekeeper in your life). The bees are cut out at 3 inches and the flowers at 5 inches. The clouds are from Create a Critter at 2 inches and then each one has been embossed and then lightly rubbed with blue ink so that the raised part of the paper stands out.

The photo frames on the right are all for a 3 x 3 inch photo and the large one on the left is for a 4 x 6 inch photo.

This layout is a super easy and quick layout that’s perfect for your summer photos. I love the contrast in colors and patterns on this layout. Let me know what variations you can come up with and share them here.

St. Patrick’s Day Card

kate's abc cartridge st. patty's day cardHere is how to make this super easy St. Patrick’s Day card:

The overall size of the card is 5 x 5 inches and I used Create a Critter for the horse shoe cut out at 2 inches. I cut the letters cut out at 2 inches (from the Kate’s ABC cartridge) as well. Designer’s Calendar for the shamrock cut out at 1.5 inches and covered the shamrock in green Ranger stickles.

Please share your creations with us here at CraftDirect. With St. Patty’s day right around the corner, this design idea gives you ample time to get your party invitations sent out for the occasion. Hopefully our Kate’s ABC Cricut cartridge ideas are helpful to you. Let us know what your questions are in the comment section. Save on Cricut supplies online and as always, happy creating. You can update your Cricut Explore Air machine with a fresh new Cricut mat at a great low price. Or change out your deep Explore cut blade.