Are you Irish? Everyone is on St. Patrick's Day.

Now that we're past Valentine's Day, it's time to get out all the green you can find! We've got St. Patrick's Day just a month away. 

How do you celebrate? We have a parade here in town with an Irish fest after, some years I've even done an early 5K run...not this year though. :)

No matter how you celebrate, if you're ready to craft up some cards, gifts or fun t-shirts my friends and I have free cut files to help you with your crafts! 

 

1. Fun Rainbow Glasses 

Paper crafts are so much fun and now with cutting machines, you don't need to be able to cut straight lines with scissors (was anyone else a scrapbooker back before Cricuts came out?!). You little cutie will look adorable in these glasses designed by PersiaLou. 

St. Patrick's Day Paper Glasses from Persia Lou

 

2. Shamrock Shirt

This simple, but cute design has everyone covered, you could even make the design small, pocket-size, for a man that doesn't want anything too flashy. But for me,...

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Valentine's day isn't just for couples, we've got files for everyone!

cricut free svg Jan 14, 2022

 Valentine's day has a reputation of being a 'hallmark holiday' for couples. To be honest, I was never a big fan of Valentine's day when it felt like a forced day to give chocolates, cards and roses to a significant other. I've always been a rebel when it comes to social norms and I'd rather give and receive 'just because' rather than because society tells us to...I'll get off my soap box now. 

Over the last few years, being a single person and a mom, I actually like Valentine's day WAY MORE now. Funny how life works. We use it as a day to celebrate everyone we love, and no matter your stance on the holiday, my friends and I gathered up a bunch of new free cut files for you!

 To get my FREE "Yep! Still Single" SVG, access my entire library of free files here!

Curvy Sweet Heart by Gina C. Creates

Candy Heart Luminaries by Oh Yay Studio

Always and Forever by Studio Xtine

Valentine Doodle Heart by Persia Lou

Kitten and Puppy Peekaboo Cupcake Toppers by...

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Free Travel Theme SVG Cut Files

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2021

Travel might have been hampered over the last few years but the industry is hopping again. If you've got some travel planned, download these files my friends and I have put together...all FREE!

To get my FREE "Take the Trip, Buy The Shoes, Eat the Cake" SVG, access my entire library of free files here!

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Let's Get Lost by Liz on Call

Suitcase Box Card by The Bearded Housewife 

Road Trip by Crafty Life Mom

Follow the Sunset by The Walnut Street House

Explore the World by Simply Made Fun

TRAVEL by Craftara Creates

 The View is Always Worth the Climb by Crafting Overload

Get Outside by Studio Xtine

I'd Rather Be Traveling by Gina C. Creates

Let's Go by Tried & True Creative

Explore Travel Ornament by Pen + Posh

Hit the Road Retro Sunset by Persia Lou

 Out of Office by Polka Dotted Blue Jay

Take the Trip, Buy the Shoes... by Lettered by Stephanie

Over Packer by Sunshine and Munchkins    

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Practical Tips for Starting a Craft Business

Hey do you love a crafting? 
 
The process of coming up with an idea, working with your hands and seeing it all come to life! It’s so much fun, isn’t it? 
 
Well…Have you ever thought about turning your hobby into a serious money making machine? You know the quote…."do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life". Well, if you’re on the fence and doubt keeps creeping up I’m here today to encourage you! 
 
And not the typical 'rah-rah' - "you can do it" kind of encouragement I want to give you practical advice and tips to make your dream of crafting for a living into reality. 
 

The first step is believing in yourself.

This is important step not to skip because our mind is our greatest asset (or weakness). It has the ability to talk us up, or talk us down. If you don’t have your mind on your side in taking a risk and dreaming big, then you’re going to be...
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The best birthday gift I ever gave myself...and free birthday files for you!

Just want the free files? Skip to the bottom.

It wasn't a new car, or fancy outfit, nor was it a special vacation. 

It was this business. And not just actually starting the business but ALLOWING myself to have big dreams and chase them and not give up on them. 

Have you allowed your self to dream big? Is there something you wish you could do if you knew FOR SURE if would work out?

While there is never a guarantee, giving myself the opportunity to take a risk has turned into one of my proudest accomplishments. 

This little business is run from my home, in the hours that work around my kids' schedule, and it's not only given me freedom from my cubicle 9-5 job but it's given me so much more! It's given me purpose, connection, and the ability to help others. And those things have turned out to be the best gift ever. 

I've always believed that as you climb the ladder in life, you should turn around and pull others up with you if you can. And I was so excited...

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6 DIY Gifts for the Bride, Plus Free SVGs to Make Them

There may have been some restrictions last year with weddings but now, nuptials can go full swing again. And often with weddings come bridal showers, couple showers and bachelorette parties. So of course, gifts are needed! 

Most couples are registered for specific gifts at major retailers but sometimes you'd like to make something more personal and special for the occasion. 

I've put together 6 DIY bridal gift ideas you can whip up with your Cricut or Silhouette machine, plus you can get all the SVGs for FREE to make these!

1. Custom 'bride' jacket or robe. 

A custom 'bride' denim jacket would be the perfect attire for a fun bachelorette night out! Or a 'bride' robe for a spa day or wedding day as she gets ready. You could customize these gifts to match the wedding colors and I know any bride would be over-the-moon to receive this.

Supplies needed: Heat Transfer Vinyl, a Heat Press or Iron, Jacket or Robe, and the FREE cut file you can get at Crafting Overload....

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August's Featured SVG Club Member: Personalize it by Rhiannon

craft business svg club Aug 25, 2021

Don't shoot the messenger, but it's really time to start considering Christmas shopping. 

And great news! The SVG Club's featured member for August, has got some really perfect gift ideas in stock...oh and double bonus, she's given me a coupon code to share with you guys.

Rhiannon can be found on Facebook and Instagram where she shares lots of the new products she makes. Earrings, dish scrubbies, kitchen towels, crochet stuffies, keychains...really so many great and easy gift ideas! You can shop all her great stuff here: personalizeitbyrhiannon.com and use code STEPHANIE15 for a discount!

Tell us about your business, how you got started and what you create?

I started by making cards and gifting them to people. Then people wanted to start ordering them and it’s just changed in what I’m offering item wise. I still make cards, just not as many and not as often.

What’s your favorite thing about running a business?

I can do what I want and change my...

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Making a Mermaid Theme SVG - plus a ton of free files.

Some links in this post may be affiliate links. 
PIN for Later Tools for Making SVGs or FREE SVGs

 

Have you ever wondered what it take to make SVGs?
(If not, you can skip to the bottom to find the free files!)

I'm going to break down all the tools I use in my business for SVG design. The great things about designing SVGs is it doesn't take a lot of material goods, like a handmade shop may require. And there's no shipping supplies or postage. But there are some tech tools that are a must! 

And you don't have to hand letter to design and sell SVGs, but if you do there are a few extra tools you'll need. Let's cover those first. 

1. iPad & Apple Pencil (for lettering)

I bought my iPad back in 2017 after trying one out at a craft retreat. I ABSOLUTELY loved making the transition from paper and pen to iPad. I opted for a larger screen size but lower memory size, and it's worked out great! The specs on my iPad Pro are 12.9 inch with 128 GB...

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July's Featured SVG Club Member: Create With Crafty Jessie

craft business svg club Jul 22, 2021

The SVG Club is full of incredibly creative ladies, so why not celebrate one each month! 

This month: Jessica of Create with Crafty Jessie (you can find her on both Facebook and Instagram)

Jessica works with polymer clay and teaches others how to do the same. How cool is that? We asked her about how she got started, check out her Q & A below, but even better she's offered to teach SVG club members about polymer clay AND she's sharing with you her "Polymer Clay Beginner's Guide", snag it here. 

Just for you guys she's also giving 15% off in her Etsy shop! Use code "STEPHANIE"

www.craftyjessiecreates.etsy.com

Tell us about your business, how you got started and what you create?

I’ve always been crafty, but my current journey began during my senior year of college. I was student teaching and needed something to do to destress myself. I found polymer clay and began sculpting for fun, eventually opening an Etsy shop and doing local craft shows. I worked in...

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Back to School - FREE SVGs, plus inside tips from a school tech aide

Among the school community, talking about back to school during July is kinda frowned upon. Teachers and staff are still recovering from what might have been the most wild ride in education. But, my crafty friends have, again, gathered up some amazing SVG cut files and they all happen to be FREE. (Yay!) So while you're starting your back to school shopping list, you can also start planning out some super cute crafts for your kiddos and their educators. 

But before we get to those cut files, did you all know I'm a part-time tech aide at my kids' elementary school? My free SVG cut file reads "The future of the world is IN my classroom" and we all hope and pray that students are IN THE CLASSROOM all year. However, now that we live in a pandemic world, where computers have become so critical to education, and we never know what the year will bring - I thought I would share some of my top troubleshooting tips for when your kids' computer isn't working quite...

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