Get Inspired – Back To School

Back 2 School!

Class is in session besties – well almost. I drove by my kids school last weekend and the shocking truth that our summer vacation is almost over had me FLOORED! In less than a month, summer will be officially over. While it’s bitter sweet here, on one hand, I am excited to have more time for designing, on the other hand, I don’t feel like we got everything done that we wanted to do this summer. Do you feel the same way?

Now that back to school is upon us, let’s take a minute to get inspired for the fun projects that you can create with your craft machines. 

The links in this post are affilate links They cost you nothing more, but I do get a small portion of the sale if you choose to buy. Your support goes to allowing me to keep creating content, freebies, and more.

First Day of School Signs

Nicole Andrew created this really adorable and easy to use first and last day of school template. You can grab a small chark board or dry erase board and use this for years to come. I have spotted her kids school photos and they are absotuely adorable!  You can grab this SVG file here.

Label All The Things!

As they say in the south, everything looks better with a monogram. If you enjoy the look, be sure to check out these fun school labels from Cute Files. You can grab this SVG file here.

Back To School Shirts

Who doesn’t love a well-placed tie-dye design? If you want a super cute way to dress the littles for back to school, take a look at these sublimation designs. Ranging from Preschool all the way to 6th grade. Thank you Digi Web Studio!

Sublimation Patterns

If you are looking for a more DIY shirt project, you won’t want to sleep on these back-to-school sublimation designs from Dina Store. Add any quote over the top of the design and you have an instant win. 

Teacher Signs

I know a lot of besties enjoy using their glowforges and that is you, you HAVE to grab this teired tray set up from Sawdust and Sweet Tea. I am in love with the crayon sign! You can grab this svg pack by here.

Return My Pencils

If you’re a teacher, I am sure you know the struggle of pencils not coming back. Add this little design to your pencil cup as a gentle reminder that you assigned their seat. Grab the file here.

christmas crafts with cricut

Get Inspired – Christmas

Get Inspired - Christmas

Yes, you read that right, Christmas! I know that we are in the middle of the dog days of summer, we literally just set off fire works, but now is a great time to start planning your holiday crafting. Why? Crafting takes time and money and I don’t know about you, but both are limited, espcially if you are planning on selling your crafts during the holidays.

According to a survey done in 2020, over 30% of people start to shop for Christmas as early as September. Okay, Ashley, but it’s JULY – we still have like 2 months. 

 

While yes, we do have 2 months before the early birds begin to shop but let me ask you…

 

How quickly can you create those tumblers? What about making sure you have time to take on custom requests as the days get closer? What is it going to be like once school starts back up? After school sports and weekend craft fairs? Have you considered supplies getting harder to find the closer we get? Are you going to offer gift wrapping? What about your marketing material once your items are made. How soon …… okay, you get my point. There are ZERO reasons why pre-planning your holiday collections are a bad idea.  Plus handmade takes time!

 

The Christmas Crafts

Okay, So I finally sold you on the idea! Let’s waste no time. This post will be filled with fun holiday craft items that you can start making today to get your customers in the Christmas spirit. (Even if you don’t want to start physically preparing for the holidays, you can still save these designs, and get your marketing material ready by using Canva and mockups!)

Ornament Design

One of the most popular things that you could make around are the holidays are ornaments. No matter how many my mom has, I ALWAYS find more on her tree every year it’s put up. I’ll make a post later filled with nothing but ornament designs and link it once I have it live, but until then, I hope this freebie gets your gears turning. You can grab it using the afl link here

Verticle Signs

Vertical signs are an excellent way to dress up your patio. When you add a countdown feature to the design, it makes it the PERFECT after Turkey day porch accesory. In order to achieve this, you can use chalk board vinyl and cut a circle out, placing it in the center of this designs. Did I mentioned that it’s free?!

You can grab it using the afl link here

Holiday Shirts

Dressing up in fun festive attire makes the entire season (at least according to my soon to be sister in law). She has bags of holiday specific outfits, socks, and jammies for year-round fun. I personally love to get my kids cute Christmas shirts, because let’s face it, they are ADORABLE in the red glitter and reindeer ears. If you love this cookie shirt, you can grab it using the afl link here.

Christmas Cards

Now this might require a little extra designing on your end, but you can use holiday-themed clip art and print off Christmas cards to include in your packing. Imagine being able to offer your customers a blank card for easy gifting right at your booth in the flea market or in your order when you ship. If you like this holiday clip art, be sure to grab it using the afl link here.

Layered Designs

If you have been anywhere in the craft world in the last year, you know that layered designs are taking off! Some designs can be really easy to pull off while others are a weeders DREAM. Stacking these layered projects inside of shadow boxes and even on the face of cards, can be a really great addition to your craft booth this year.

Grab this layered snowflake at the link here

Christmas Stickers

If you are not adding holiday stickers to your booth, you are missing out. You can create these in your downtime and offer them as sheets for a few dollars a pop (or even as a free gift when they spend so much with you). These are easy ways to keep people looking inside of your booth because you are going to have lots of unique packing stickers.

Grab these from Whimsical here..

Free Craft Bundle

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t mention the completely free bundle from Design Bundles. Disclaimer – this bundle has just a few holiday items inside, but the rest of the bundle can still be used for gifts. We don’t have to stick to snowmen and reindeer to have a fun festive time. You can grab it using the afl link here

Christmas In July Bundle

I want to say that this particular item, until the others isn’t free. However, it’s worth mentioning! This bundle from Design Bundles is packed with a TON of wonderful craft files specifically for the holidays. They included designs for every craft holiday craft project from ornaments to stickers, to signs, mats, and so much more. It is certainly worth a look. It’s available this month only for just $19! If you sell just a few items, you have already made your money back.

Don’t miss out on what the Christmas IN July bundle has to offer..

Almost Free Holiday Files

$1 So Fontsy

Are you ready for some ALMOST free holiday files? To help you decorate for the upcoming family gathering, I have added three files in the “Almost Free” section on So Fontsy. That puts these three files available for a dollar each (the price of one!) While you are on So Fontsy, you should check out some of these craft files that I have listed a few designs below. They are sure to WOW the family when they visit in a few weeks.

Before you go any further, I have to tell you, this post will contain affiliate links. What does that mean? Well since I am referring you to the site to make a purchase, I get a small percentage of the sale makes. You don’t pay a penny more, but I earn some serious street cred! Now I am not making enough to buy a Lambo, BUT I can buy one more item at the dollar store for a new craft!

Now, what exactly are you getting when you shop from So Fontsy? Well, first you are getting quality products! You are also getting commercial use for these craft files which means that you can sell any project that you make using these files. Craft with NO FEAR!

$5 Mini Holiday Bundle

While I was browsing the site, I spotted this awesome holiday bundle at So Fontsyl This bundle has some beautiful themed designs that will make decorating for the holidays easy! This bundle contains a little something for Christmas, Easter, and even Mother’s Day! I am particularly fond of the Reindeer Express (shown below).

Holiday Mini Bundle
The Mini Holiday Bundle
Reindeer Express
The cutest file in the bundle available for purchase within the bundle or without the bundle.

Snowman Assembly

Snowman Assembly

How stinking cute is this little cardinal and snowman? If you frequent the dollar tree, I am sure you have seen the clear ornaments. Imagine putting some flash snow and a couple of rocks and twigs inside. The perfect little snowman can be yours soon! You can grab this craft file by clicking the link here.

Bless This Nest

Bless this nest

We all know that the holidays can be very emotional, especially if you recently lost a loved one. If you are missing someone special this season, this design is exactly what you are have needed. The old saying goes, when a cardinal appears, a loved one is near. This design is a beautiful reminder that you have a guardian angel watching over you. Tinker and teal has another cardinal file that you can grab using this link here that mentions “I am always here”.

Santa Snacks

Santa Snacks

The holidays would not be complete without some snacks for our Santa and his reindeer! You can grab this new take on a class by using the link here

I hope that you found these holiday craft files useful for your decorating needs over the next few weeks. I know that I am looking forward to crafting and the holiday makeovers! If you are thinking about snagging any of these files, make sure you pin this post! The $1 files change often, so make sure you do not delay! Mine will be available until the 21st, however, I can not make any promises on the others. I hope that you take a minute to check out the Mini Holiday Bundle because for $5 – what a steal! If you want to know more awesome places to get great craft files from, be sure to check out the post where I discuss their free section!

Almost Free

The Mini Craft Bundle IV

The Mini Craft Bundle 4 was released recently and well if you have not seen it, you have to check it out like – now. This mini bundle has 10 fonts and SVG files. Some of the included SVG files are bundles in themselves, meaning you are getting EVEN more bang for your buck! The designs featured in this mini bundle will be *perfect* for gifting this holiday season. Below you will see of my FAVE designs from this mini bundle. The best part of everything you ask? Well, the Mini Bundle is valued at almost $140 but you won’t pay anywhere near that! In fact, your price is only $15! If you have store credit you can pay even less than that.

Before you go any further, I have to tell you, this post will contain affiliate links. What does that mean? Well since I am referring you to the site to purchase the Mini Craft bundle, I get a small percentage of the sale that DB makes. You don’t pay a penny more, but I earn some serious street cred! Now I am not making enough to buy a Lambo, BUT I can buy one more item at the dollar store for a new craft!

Now, what exactly are you getting in this Mini Craft Bundle that makes me feel like it’s totally worth it? Well outside of the fact that each of these products within this bundle is totally available for commercial use, you are getting some pretty cute fonts and SVG files!

Together is my favorite place to be…

First off, you know I have to give major love towards my bestie over at Tinker & Teal (formally Rustic Designs By Megan). As she has so beautifully displayed here, this SVG design makes a very romantic gift if placed on a round board. How many couples do you know that have recently gotten engaged or are planning on getting engaged? Could you imagine them opening up this beautiful piece! It’s a perfect gift for them to start decorating their home with as Mr. and Mrs.

Together Wedding SVG

Christmas Sacks / Santa Gift Bags

With Christmas right around the corner and wrapping paper seaming like a waste every year, you can skip the waste and opt-in for a more reusable option – Santa Bags! This bundle with in a bundle contains 7 Santa bag designs each one can be personalized with your child’s name (or your name, no judgment here). *Mini rant, seriously, you take the time to wrap these presents, folding the corners so nicely, only for them to be ripped to shreds. It’s soul-crushing! LOL Rant over*

Craft Bundle Santa Bags

Cursive Kids font duo

Next on the list is this font duo. I am a sucker for fonts and this “Cursive Kids” font is adorable! Not only can this be used for crafting, but could you imagine all the cute printables! My daughter is working on her writing and I know this would be a great way to help. The “Trace” font is the perfect one for that! If you want to check out more previews of this font, be sure to visit this link here.

Font Duo Cursive Kids

Mr. Fix It

Have a man in your life that is hard to shop for? Does he LOVE working with tools? This font may be the answer you have been waiting for! By purchasing this bundle, you get access to this font! It can be used to create a manly sign for his garage that is sure to be a hit. (PS, this font totally works for those handywomen in your household too! My Mom is a HUGE DIY queen, my Dad, not so much haha)

Mini Bundle Mr. Fix it

Well, guys there you have it! Four products that you do not want to miss in this mini bundle that are sure to make your holiday crafting a little easier. If you are thinking about buying the bundle, make sure you pin this post! The bundle deal only last until the end of November (I believe 11/28). I hope that you take a minute to check out the Mini Craft Bundle and see what other amazing products they have to offer. Design Bundles has a special place in my heart as they always deliver for me. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the post where I discuss their free section!

Make Holiday Crafting Easy

$1 Event at Design Bundles!

If you have been in the crafting world for a hot minute now, you might have heard of Design Bundles. It is an incredible site packed with even more incredible designers. Since there are SO many designers, they all bring to the table something different! You can purchase everything from fonts and SVG files to graphic packs and even mockup files. It is literally a crafter’s dream (or designer’s!). The best thing is that purchases through Design Bundles come with a commercial license. *internal fangirl scream*. The event is called $1 Event and you will soon see why! Just a disclosure, this post is going to contain affiliate links. What does that mean? Well if you make a purchase I get a small percentage of the sale for referring you. It doesn’t cost you ANYTHING extra.

Okay so now that I am done selling you DB – although seriously, have you checked it out yet? No? Click here NOW then come back. Every month they host a $1 Event where they pull together 20 or so fonts, designs, svgs, paper packs, – let’s just say super awesome products – and they mark it down to $1. ONE Dollar – Yes, you heard that right! A buck. Raise your hand if you love shopping at the Dollar Spot or Dollar Tree for that VERY reason? So you could purchase EVERYTHING in the event and not feel guilty.

This month’s $1 Event at Design Bundles is taking place on October 30th at noon (eastern standard time). This event lasts for just one hour so you have to be quick with your purchase. I have gathered up a few of my FAVE products for you to check out below. Of course, this is not the end all be all. There are plenty of other products available at this $1 Event, these just happen to be some that may or may not be in my cart right now. You can check out the full list by visiting the link right here.

Without further ado, let’s get to it.

Lashes

It is NO secret that Lashes make everything better! You can grab this pack and start decorating all of your plants, ornaments, and add them to your shirts!

eye lashes at design bundles

Craft Font Bundle

I very well could have a font addiction, but the first step in anything is admitting to it right? Well if you are looking for some fun (and pretty!) fonts, you won’t want to miss this! 18 fonts for $1.

craft font bundle

Mega BUNDLE BIG set of 363 quotes

This designer has gone all out for you and for $1, you will get access to 363 files for your crafting pleasure. They included Holidays to School & more of course!

363 quotes

Rustic Forest Water Colors

I may or may not have a folder labeled watercolor and I may or may not be hoarding virtual piles of gorgoues watercolor clip art. If loving watercolors is wrong, I don’t want to be right! This beautiful rustic watercolor set is available for – yep you guessed it – $1.

water color rustic forest

These are just a few of my favorite items from the upcoming $1 Event at Design Bundles. If you are interested in checking out some for yourself, make sure you visit using my link here! If you didn’t know already, DB was also listed as a trusted FREE design provider! You can see the complete list by checking out this post.

Free Round-Up 9/20

Oh SNAP guys! I have such *HUGE* news for you on the freebie front! Every week, I was releasing a free file that was available for 1 week. I am now switching things up to add more value to you guys. I have changed the weekly freebie to an “Always Freebie”. You will be able to download the files at any time! To kick off the “Always Free” section, I am building your freebie library with 30 files by the end of the month. Come September 30, if you are apart of the FB group, you will be able to vote on the possible free file of the week. The file that didn’t win will be added to the $1 section for 1 week for you to grab at a low price. I hope that you guys *LOVE* the new set up. I know I am super excited to share new freebies with you each week.

As always, every week there are a number of sites that offer some AMAZING free craft files! I have found a few of them and wanted to share them with you. This post contains some affiliate links, but no worries, it still doesn’t cost you one penny!

SVG By AM Freebie

One of the files added to the NEW Always Free section

Limited Time Freebies

You can grab these spooky patterns at Creative Fabrica using this link here. While you are there, make sure you check out their other freebies! They swap them out EVERY DAY so you don’t want to miss it. Their flash freebies today include a witch home & a funky parrot!

This font is super spooky and super FREE. To make sure that you get it on time, make sure you grab it by Tuesday night. You can click right here. Font Bundles swap out their fonts every Wednesday, so make sure you check back often. Set it in your calendar or join the group to make sure you stay up to date on the LATEST freebies! Every font comes with commercial use. PS – there are many more free fonts available right now!!!

So Fontsy has released their 4 new freebies this week. To the left, you can see the newest goodies that you can download. You can see them all by clicking the link below. Head on over to SoFontsy and snag your new craft files using this link here RIGHT HERE! My personal fave is “Hakuna Ma-Toddler”. It is SO true!

Design Bundles has launched their NEW set of free files this week. The one pictured to the left is an amazing Fall-themed design, perfect for sublimation! Head on over to DB and grab it by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Daily Freebies

Below there are a few sites that offer freebies that you will want to put on your favorites list!

Creative Fabrica Daily Gifts CF changes out files daily offering a free font, free clip art, and free craft files. You will want to check this every day! Not only do they have 3 limited-time free files, but they also show you limited-time deals that are as low as $1!

Caty Catherine Caty is someone who I have been following for a WHILE. Every day she offers a new FREE file. I have grabbed a few myself over the last year and a half. I LOVE her so much and I know that you will too.

My Designs In The Chaos I stumbled upon some of her designs when I was looking for a name for my own business (I had tossed around the “Chaos” idea with 2 kids one of which is a handful and half) and I have to say that they are so fun! She has such a unique style. Although they might not be daily, her blog posts typically have around 4 files for FREE. Make sure you pop in there every once in a while. You won’t regret it.

Free SVG Files August 30

The crafting season is upon us! Are you ready for the shows and flea markets? I have swapped out the freebies and last weeks freebies are now in the $1 deals. Have a great weekend!

Every week there are a number of sites that offer some AMAZING free craft files! I have found a few of them and wanted to share them with you. This post contains some affiliate links, but no worries, it still doesn’t cost you one penny!

SVG By AM Freebie

https://amcxstudio.com/product/repeating-myself-is-fun-svg/

Limited Time Freebies

You can grab this adorable floral patterns at Creative Fabrica using this link here. While you are there, make sure you check out their other freebies! They swap them out EVERY DAY so you don’t want to miss it. Their flash freebies include a super awesome halloween clip set!

This font is super adorable and super FREE. To make sure that you get it on time, make sure you grab it by Tuesday night. You can click right here. You do not want to lose the chance to get such a cute mermaid themed font. Font Bundles swap out their fonts every Wednesday, so make sure you check back. Every font comes with commercial use.

So Fontsy has released their 4 new freebies this week. To the left, you can see the newest goodies that you can download. You can see them all by clicking the link below. Head on over to SoFontsy and snag your new craft files using this link here RIGHT HERE!

Design Bundles has launched their NEW set of free files this week. The one pictured to the left is their limited edition set! These digital papers give off such a classic vibe. I love their neutral colors. Head on over to DB and grab it by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Plus a few more because I just couldn’t resist!

CLICK HERE to get “Funny Dogs”
CLICK HERE to get “Funny vca”
CLICK HERE to get “OMG No One Cares”
CLICK HERE to get “Daisy Bundle”

Daily Freebies

Below there are a few sites that offer freebies that you will want to put on your favorites list!

Creative Fabrica Daily Gifts CF changes out files daily offering a free font, free clip art, and free craft files. You will want to check this every day! Not only do they have 3 limited-time free files, but they also show you limited-time deals that are as low as $1!

Caty Catherine Caty is someone who I have been following for a WHILE. Every day she offers a new FREE file. I have grabbed a few myself over the last year and a half. I LOVE her so much and I know that you will too.

My Designs In The Chaos I stumbled upon some of her designs when I was looking for a name for my own business (I had tossed around the “Chaos” idea with 2 kids one of which is a handful and half) and I have to say that they are so fun! She has such a unique style. Although they might not be daily, her blog posts typically have around 4 files for FREE. Make sure you pop in there every once in a while. You won’t regret it.