Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May The 4th Be With You, Free Printable Targets

 Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Things are a bit out of whack this week with NSD and May 4th, but I'm sure you don't mind one bit.  Today, we've got some cool free printables, layout love and MagsGraphic has a fantastic sale on her Across The Galaxy kit with an outer space theme that might look familiar to you.

Keep reading to get these handy targets for your Nurf loving fans.  My goal with these printables, is to keep my oldest away from the animals and this younger brother who are often the targets of his Nurf assault.

I had designed this target with the printed paper and my hubby said it was too distracting.  I thought he was more of an expert than myself, so I took his advice and designed this one, too.  Keep reading to find more targets and get your free printables.

All you have to do is download the printables, print them out, cut and slice and tape or adhere them where you like.

So easy to assemble!

These came out so cool!  I used those mini soda cans.  I left quite some of the white to cover more of the can. The kids had so much fun running around the house aiming for these targets.  It went way better than I imagined.

I printed out the circle targets multiple times and taped them to doors and windows.  You may want to consider breakable goodies in the surrounding area or even better, adhere them in places you'd like them to play.  I kept them out of the living room.

Here are the printables for around the cans.  You could simply right click and download.  However, I have a link all set up where you can click and get them all in the same place.  It has come to my attention that not everyone can right click and download if they are using a phone or gsm.

This is the other target.

Another target we made was this one.  We simply cute a circle in the box the gun came in.  It was harder than we thought to get the bullets through!  My hubby and I often play with the kids and Nurf.  I bought us our own set.  Hehehe...  They really enjoy the shared time.

Here is the layout I made with Maggie's kit.  It's on a super promotion of just $1.99 ONE DAY ONLY!


 Here are a couple of other examples of Mag's designs in case they are to your liking.  I've got a free quick page for this one.  Click on the image to get it.

 free quick page

This is another free printable I made with Maggie's gaming kit.  You can also click on this image to get the download and find out more about this great kit.  This chart works like a charm as a motivating factor to get stuff done around this house.

 free printable

Maggie's most popular kit for us is her Pixel Miner kit and of course we've got a few projects made with it as well.  Check out these.

free printable book marker.

 free book marker

This is certainly one of my favourite paper projects.  A wallet that you can put money and or a gift card in.  I designed this template for this project and it's also free.  Click on the image for a full tutorial and the freebie.

 free template

If you scroll through very carefully, you'll be set with all kinds of awesome freebies.  This is just the beginning!  We will be back for the rest of the week with even more free stuff.  See ya tomorrow and thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry.

If you want to get all of today's free printables in one easy click, use this link.

Please remember that all of our freebies are for Personal Use ONLY.

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's Freebies Are Here

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Here are your May free goodies.  We've got your free planner inserts as well as some fun printables for in your journal, planner or wherever you like.

If you are digging our doggie theme this month, you'll want to get your hands on our free kit!  We will make it available in pieces, on separate days for this coming weekend's iNSD.  Yay!

Stay tuned for a lot more furry freebies!

Our freebies are always for personal use ONLY.  You may not claim them as your own or resell them.

What other monthly goodies have you missed?  Check them out here:






Thanks for checking us out!  Make sure you come back for more creative inspiration and freebies!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Easy Hybrid Accordion Album with Tutorial

Welcome to The Cherry on Top's Hybrid Saturday.

Two weeks ago we made this cute spring card for mom and today we are looking at the insert, accordion album and pocket.  When you keep reading, you'll find an  in-depth tutorial, with tips, tricks and techniques to make scrapping easier, faster and prettier.  You'll also get a look at some recent hybrid projects as well as traditional ones and we are giving you a peek at a future hybrid freebie for the kids.

Here's the card I designed with 3D elements using Paty Greif Digital Design's new Spring In My Garden Collection.  This  collection is proving to be quite a success.  It's getting Pinned like crazy.  If you want to take a look at the tutorial and the card, click on the photo below.

You can also see today's project, accordion mini.  Keep scrolling to get a look at the tutorial.  It's made very quickly, easily and with few materials.

 The Cherry On Top

I designed a simple template and deleted it.  Ugh!  I have the new PSE and apparently the saving system is completely different.  So it turns out I lost quite a lot of tif and psd formats with all of those lovely layers.

Anyway...Hehehehe...  All you have to do to make this a hybrid project is plug in your photos, background papers and elements into a template which is just composed of these three squares.  Do it twice, print and adhere each strip to a sturdy piece of coordinating card stock. Fold it in three and you're set!

Here is the other side.

I wanted to make a pocket for the inside of the card so I could put this mini in there.

Pockets are a breeze to make.  Measure up the size pocket you need, place your adhesive in the right spots and that's it.

For a more decorative look, I'm framing up a sweet sentiment using this chipboard frame.  You could paint the frame or paper it like I did with some more coordinating scrap.  Actually, all of what you see today is from scrap paper.

Trace around your shape, cut, punch holes and adhere to the chipboard.  It doesn't take long at all.  If you paint, you have to wait for it to dry.

These were the tools I used.  The exacto is great for cutting out that rectangle in the centre.

This glue is my all time favourite for scrap projects. It has two ends.  One for fine gluing and the bottom for large surfaces.

I used brads and lined them up so the back does not show.  You can always cut off extra or you could adhere your frame right to the pocket with the brads, but I don't want my mini getting caught on the brads inside the pocket.

I rarely use rub ons because they seem to go to crap before I can even use them.

These from the Rusty Pickle were still in great shape and the sentiments are really useful.  I love using the packaging for my projects, don't you?  I used the backing from the rub ons to place my sentiment.

The words popped much better on the white paper than when backed on the pink.

Place the frame over the sentiment.

Adhere the pocket to the inside of the card and that's it!  So easy!

Clicker here for the free template in tif, psd and jpg.

Here's a look at our last traditional scrap project with Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar.

This was last week's hybrid.  A fun, really easy air ballon with all free templates and in depth tutorial.  It's so fast and easy even the kids can do it!

Yesterday, was my oldest son's birthday and we got him a mega, crazy huge Nurf gun.  I designed these fun targets for him in hopes of him going for these rather than the pets and his brother!  Hehehe...I'll have them up on the blog for Throw Back Thursday.

Thank you so much for giving The Cherry your precious time!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Freebie Friday With The Cherry On Top, Throwing Some Scraps Around And MagsGraphics

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

You know you are in for a treat when you see a title like that one!  Nearly every Friday designers release new goodies.  I'll be showing off two new kits, providing lovely inspiration and I'll let you count the freebies in today's blog.  There are THAT many!

Let's dive right in, shall we?

These colours, right?!  This is Throwing Some Scraps Around's newest kit, Everlasting.  Always gorgeous goodies, a lot of flowers and the papers are really great, too.  I scrapped our most recent trip to Germany.  My hubby has it in his heart to get a vacation home there.  I'm thinking, "Great!  Two houses I have to clean and maintain".  Hehehe...

Voila!  Gorgeous, right?!

Here prices are very affordable.  Wink, wink...;)

 TSSA kit

Check out all of these freebies that Jodi has around DigiLand by clicking on the previews.

 TSSA freebie


Here's the freebie we are offering.  Simply right click and download.

Another new collection you can find on May 1st is Extraordinary You from MagsGraphic Designs.  She also has freebies you can find on her blog now and on May 1st.  Since we are on the topic of freebies, this layout uses a free template from Scrapping With Liz and I saw it was still available so I've linked up the image for you.  I hope it's still live.

This is JJ in warmer temperatures than now, eating a Smurf ice cream.  Hehehe...I really like the youthful feel of these colours and patterns.  They exude life!

This is Liz's template.
 free template

If you liked the first layout, I have excellent news for you.  It will soon be a free template.  It is one doozy of a template and it took me forever to design.  It is not for the faint at heart.  Hehehe...Keep your eyes out for when we release it.

Oh, hay!  If you just can't get enough freebies, make sure you ride the Lily Pad's blog train.  It is absolutely amazing.  Here are a few of the goodies you can find in it.



And here is another free template from Liz.  Is it not awesome?!

 free template

Have we set you up with some great free stuff or what?  Still not enough?!  Then ya better follow us here, on Facebook and Pinterest, where we show off free stuff every single day!

Thanks so much for hanging out with The Cherries.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Mother's Day Idea

Welcome to Throw Back Thursday with The Cherry On Top.

On Thursdays, we bring back previous freebies that you may have missed and sometimes we open links to even older, popular ones.  Today, we thought we'd bring back these tea envelope printables in case you needed a sweet Mother's Day present for the up coming holiday.  They are free, pretty and you only need paper, scissors and tea to make them.  Scroll to see the two sets we have and when you click on the image, you'll get sent back to the blog with the free download.

For this week's photo, we're not throwing back as far as we did last week.  This little guy here will be 11 tomorrow.  So, I wanted to do a throw back for his birthday.

Here is one of the examples of free printable, tea bag envelopes using the designs from Alexis Design Studios.  If you love this kind of kit, click here to see the store.

 free printable

Here's what the print out looks like.  So easy!  Download and print.  All you need are scissors and tea to finish your project.
 free printable

Here's another set of tea bag envelopes using BoomersGirl Designs goodies.  If you like these kinds of designs, click here to see Lori's store.

 free printable

 free printables

So what did you miss last week?  Click here to see!

We will back tomorrow for Freebie Friday and we have an accordion mini album for Hybrid Saturday.  

Remember all of our goodies are for Personal Use ONLY.

Thank you for stopping by The Cherry On Top.