Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Craft Projects 2017

turkey trotters t-shirt thanksgiving craft projectby Richelle Naegle

Did you get a chance to see the Free SVG downloads from Aaron last week? If you haven’t, download them here. I loved his football jersey ideas and thought it would be fun to put my own twist on it for my Thanksgiving craft projects. We don’t play football in my family, but we do participate in a fun run every year. I decided to make t-shirts for our fun run this year. Aaron owed me a favor, so I asked him to make this fun Turkey Trotters design for us. I also did the Thanksgiving Tree project that Aaron designed.

Turkey Trotters Shirts

My boys were in my craft room looking at my fabric transfer paper and they found this Silhouette flocked brown heat transfer material. This gave the turkey fuzzy texture, which makes it a little more fun. For this shirt project, you need:

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November 2017 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of year and we are celebrating it by expressing gratitude to our faithful customers with free SVG download designs. Our lead designer, Aaron Meyers, has some fresh new ideas for this fall holiday. He’s come up with (1) Thanksgiving football jersey project, and (1) Thanksgiving tree home decor project.

For the best results with heat transfer projects, try the new Cricut EasyPress machine.

In case you have never used an SVG file, they work with electronic die-cutters, like the Silhouette CAMEO 3 and the Explore Air 2. It’s as simple as uploading the file to your machine, loading the material, and then waiting as the machine quickly does all the work. Here are the designs (scroll to the bottom of the post for the download links):

design concept for turkey bowl football jerseys

Above is the design concept for our Turkey Bowl football jerseys. We made 4 team logos, numbers for the back of the jersey, and also 3 team names. We figure many of you will probably want to come up with your own names with your preferred font, but at least we gave you a few ideas for team monikers. These are broken up into 3 different SVG files that look like this: Continue reading “November 2017 – Free Monthly SVG Design Downloads” »

November 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

thanksgiving napkin ring projectMan, Halloween came and went awful fast, didn’t it? Now it’s time to get ready for one of the best holidays for making craft home decorations, Thanksgiving! We’ve made original designs for you to download so that you can make awesome projects for the season. As you’ve come to expect, these free .svg design downloads are made by the talented Aaron Meyers who now has lots of experience making craft designs and we are loving the results.

Scroll down the page to view the links. If you do not see them, it means you are reading this post in the blog feed. Click the link in the post title to reveal the links. The .svg files will work with your preferred electronic cutting machine.

One design we are really excited about is the napkin ring sets (example of completed project with scrapbook paper is pictured top right). There is also a card, a decorative phrase, and of course a calendar with icons. Without further adieu, here are the designs:
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November 2015 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

With Thanksgiving coming up, we here at CraftDirect.com wanted to give thanks to our customers and show some appreciation to you for choosing us. We love doing what we do! We have decided to offer free monthly designs available for download. Our very own Aaron Meyers is the creative mind behind the designs, and his November Thanksgiving-themed card projects are so much fun!

The designs conveniently come in SVG files (see bottom of post where it says Download Attachments) so they are compatible with up-to-date electronic cutting machines.

Download all 3 of November’s designs for free. If you have a minute, please share this post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) so that your friends and relatives can get their hands on these awesome designs:richelle's happy thanksgiving download design

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Cricut Simple Holiday Ideas

by Richelle Naeglesimple holiday cartridge made this I love you card

Today I will be quickly covering a few cards I made with the Cricut Simple Holiday Cards cartridge. Please offer feedback about your own projects, clarification you may need on any part of my designs, etc. This is an old cartridge, but it’s compatible with all Cricuts, including the Explore Air 2.

I Love You Card

This Cricut card was easy to make. I cut it out at 5 inches making it a finished card size of 4″ x 5″ inches. This cartridge is great for when you are short on time. It is also one of the better Cricut cartridges to use when you are mass manufacturing cards because of how quickly you can produce the cards.

Though this card looks like it’s geared towards Valentine’s the color matches Christmas as well. To tell you the truth, “I love you” as a message works year-round so I guess this is a card for all seasons.

Turkey Day Card

Turkey Day card made with simple holiday cricut cartridgeThis is a great design to go along with the scrapbook memories you preserve from this past holiday.

With just two cuts you can make the perfect card for any holiday, though in this case we obviously went for Thanksgiving. I just love this turkey, he is so stinkin’ cute! The card was cut out at 5.5 inches.

I chose to go with non-traditional Thanksgiving colors to vary things up a little bit, but you may be a little more traditional. Share with us whatever you come up with to commemorate your turkey day. We love to see others’ projects and glean from them our own Cricut Simple Holiday ideas to use in the future.

Be sure to save on all the best products, including quality Cricut paper here at CraftDirect.com. Thanks for reading, and happy creating!