Freebie Friday – Yellow Dotted Tags

Spring yellow dots in three different tag shapes – this week’s free printable. #freebie #printable


The freebie this week is a continuation of the bright yellow dot pattern, so bright and appropriate for spring. This time it is used for making tags. These tags come in three sizes and three different shapes.

Free digital download [Yellow Dotted Tags]

Last week’s freebie coordinates with this offering. You can find it here: [Yellow Dotted Labels]

This yellow pattern can be found in the digital paper pack called grasses.

grasses papers

The grasses paper pack is available in the store: [grasses paper pack]

Easter Card Printable

Print your own Easter Card for free to send to your loved ones. #printable #freebie

Are you looking for a thoughtful way to extend well wishes to a loved one this Easter? Look no further than this beautifully designed printable card. With its festive and colorful illustration, this card is the perfect way to spread joy and cheer during the holiday. And the best part is, it’s completely free to download and print.

Free PDF file [Easter Card]

If you are looking for other Easter-themed printables, make sure to check out all the following printables.

Easter Bunny Footprints – Homemade Heather

He Is Risen Sign – The Girl Creative

Doodle the Easter Bunny – Creatively Beth

Easter Card Printable – Try It, Like it

Easter Bunny Tickets – Me and My Inklings

Printables for Easter – Team Creative Crafts

Easter Egg Suncatcher – Artsy Fartsy Mama

Easter Basket Tags – 100 Affections

Spring Bunny Wall Art – Pretty DIY Home

Free Easter Print – Makeable Crafts

Peeps Printable – Our Crafty Mom

Easter Maze – Shower and Party Printables

Treat Bag Topper – Michelle J Designs

Closed for Easter Sign – The Crafty Blog Stalker

Printable Easter Card – Liz On Call

Easter Activities Coloring Book – Ink Happi

Treats for Easter Bunny Placemats – Kara Creates

I am Heading to Creativation!

I am attending Creativation 2023 – learn all about it and how you can follow along. #creativation23 @namta #namta #tradeshow

I am heading to Creativation this week! Here is a little history first. About a year or so ago, Namta and AFCI merged together making one organization – Namta. They took on the trade show name Creativation that was used by AFCI.

Namta is The Association of the art/creative materials industry members. Namta was originally more fine art focused in my opinion whereas AFCI was more craft-focused. I was originally a member of AFCI and am now currently a member of Namta as a content creator.

Namta members are retail sellers, supplier manufacturers, distributors and importers, and independent representatives of art materials products. Creativation is Namta’s yearly trade show. It isn’t open to the public. That is where I come in. I will be sharing all things Creativation on my social channels so you can come along with me to the show.

About the Show:

There are five jam-packed days of Creativation. The show starts with two days of education classes, which I will be attending. And then, three days of the trade show floor, where I will be demoing and attending.

After the first day of classes, I am hosting a dinner gathering for my designer friends. We get together to chat and share a meal. I have collected items for a sway bag from manufacturers. A special thanks to all that donated.

If you want to follow along, see the activity and new products being released, make sure to follow me on my social media links:

Freebie Friday – Yellow Dot Labels

Grab the free yellow dotted labels. #freebiefriday #printable

What a happy pattern in dotted yellow. This free printable is a set of labels. Get ready for spring with these shapes for your crafts, mixed media, card making, glue books, scrapbooks, organizing, and more.

Free PDF printable [Yellow labels]

This yellow pattern can be found in the digital paper pack called grasses.

grasses papers

The grasses paper pack is available in the store: [grasses paper pack]

Make a 3D Easter Egg

Make a 3D Easter Egg with this free SVG file. #papercraft #EasterEgg

with a free SVG file

3d egg

Learn how to make this pretty 3D egg with a free SVG file available in the store. The leaf patterns that you remove can be saved for another decorative project. You can remove the leaf pattern if you are making the egg out of decorative paper for a different look. Make one or a few as you need.


Grab the cut file from the store: [3D Easter Egg]

cut and weeded

Here the egg is ready to be folded and assembled.

Video Tutorial:

lit egg

For a different and fun look, you can add an electric tea light to the center of the egg.

Making a Card from Trash

Learn how to create texture while using packing paper. #cardmaking #crafttutorial


There are many materials around you that can be used for crafting. I recently bought a glass item that came wrapped in brown packing paper. Before throwing it away, I thought I could use it for crafting. I used a stamp pad to enhance the wrinkles for a textural background.


After inking the paper, I coordinated cardstock, a colored envelope, and a sentiment I had in my stash that was made with washi tape.

If you would like to learn how to make the washi tape words, that tutorial can be found here: [washi words]

Video Tutorial:


Here is a close-up of the finished card. The little gold embellishments are diamond dotz.

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Freebie Friday – Easter Tags

Grab these color coordinated Easter tags and print them out free at home. #printable #freebie

This week’s freebie is a set of colorful Easter-themed tags! They’re perfect for adding a touch of spring to your gift-wrapping and craft projects. To download, click on the link below and save it to your computer. Then, you can print them out and use them however you like.

Free PDF file [Easter tags]

Grab the coordinating paper pack here: [Easter paper]

And the free Easter clip art images here: [Easter clip art]

If you are looking for even more Easter-themed projects, just search the term Easter for a load of ideas.

Happy Easter SVG Blog Hop

Grab this festive and free SVG file for Easter and make a great holiday craft. #freesvg #easter

happy easter sign

This Easter SVG is perfect for making a festive decoration. It has cute ears and a tail, making it the perfect addition to your Easter celebrations. Whether it be a sign on the table, decor on the wall, or a fun piece of clothing, this SVG file is flexible enough for all those applications and more.

Grab the free SVG file from the store here: [Easter]

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post – What tools to Buy.

Need to know about the different vinyl products available? You can learn all about it at About Cricut Vinyl.

Cricut mats

Are you confused about the different colors of mats? This article will clear it all up for you. 
Which Mat Do I Use?

Don’t miss all the other Easter-themed SVG files listed below. They are all free and available for you to download and enjoy.

collage of images
Brooklyn Berry DesignsHip Hop Hooray
That’s What Che SaidToo Hip to Hop
Lemon ThistleEaster Bunny Silhouette
Hello Creative FamilyFloral Easter Bunny SVG
The Girl CreativeHe is Risen
Life Sew SavoryThe Hunt is on
Try it – Like it – Create itHappy Easter
Everyday Party MagazineEaster Bunnies
Kara CreatesTreats for the Easter Bunny
The Crafty Blog StalkerHoppy Easter

Bow Making with DIY Templates

Making bows usng a simple tempalte. #bowmaking @gwenstudios


If you struggle to make bows, you are going to enjoy this post. I am sharing with you a template for easy bow. making. The templates can be cut using my free SVG file or cut by hand. They both work equally well and are simple to make.

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Making The Templates

cricut maker

I used a Cricut Maker to cut the bow templates from a cereal box. To make the templates sturdier, I cut two of each size.


The cutout templates are ready to be taped together. I used double-sided tape between the two pieces.

Making the Bows


I used a variety of different spring colors and sizes of ribbons from Gwen Studios.

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.


It is easier to show how to make a bow than to explain it. Please watch the video tutorial for the easy way to make bows using the templates. These templates can make single, double, and triple bows. You can also combine different colors together.

Video Tutorial

Template Files

The template file is available as an SVG file or a PDF printable. The SVG file will work with your personal cutting machine. If you don’t have one, the templates are easy enough to cut by hand using the printable PDF file as your guide.

SVG file

PDF file

Making Words with Washi

Use your washi tape to create colorful sentiments. #sentiment #words #washitape

washi words

As a crafty person, you probably already have a collection of colorful washi tapes in your stash. But have you ever thought of using them to create custom die-cuts? With just a few easy steps, you can create an image or pattern using washi tape and then use a die-cutting machine to cut it into a word or phrase of your choice. This DIY project is a fun and colorful way to add personalized touches to your paper crafts, such as cards, scrapbook pages, or even home decor.



  • die-cutting machine
  • dies
  • washi tape
  • cardstock
  • Xyron machine (optional)

Video Tutorial: