Saturday, May 28, 2016

Free Princess Cup Cake Toppers

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Saturday's we do hybrids.  Today, I have a free printable for you.  These are cup cake toppers for your Princess Party.  You could use them as stickers or for in a journal or planner if you like.  Just as long as you use them for Personal Use.

They coordinate with our entire Princess Collection you can find, for free through out the blog, in different parts.  The kit will be coming along eventually, but until then, we have clusters, page stackers, Cute Cards and other crafty things you make with the collection.

Right click to download these cup cake toppers.

Cut out the shapes and adhere them to a tooth pick with a tiny glue dot or tape.

If you want to see more of the Princess Collection, click here.

Thanks so much for giving us some of your time.

Happy crafting!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Freebie Friday With Kim Cameron Designs

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's, Freebie Friday.

Yesterday, we had a mega freebie fest.  Make sure you pop over there and see the three freebies you missed.  Today, I've just got one for you along with some sweet inspiration using Kim Cameron's 5 O'Clock Paradise kit.  I can't stop playing with this kit!  (Last time I looked it was just $3.59!)

 Kim C

First, I scrapped up these fun photos my hubby took of me and the kids our favourite, margaritas.  This kit was calling out for a margarita.  Me, too now that I'm seeing it, again.  Hehehe...

Liam looks so gosh darn cute in this photo and his shirt matches the kit, too.  Ha!

 kim co 5 O'Clock Paradise

I also wanted to scrap beach photos because the kit is great for showing those off as well.  Don'cha think?  I am LOVING that hula dancer in the right corner and all of those yummy looking mixed drinks.

 KimC 5 O'Clock Paradise

Over in the new Cherry group on Facebook, I have a game where this is the prize.  I'd like to make it a weekly thing.  This new group is dedicated specifically to scrapping and paper craft.  I invite you to join us there for exclusive freebies, games and a lot of creative inspiration.

For today's freebie click here.

Make sure you scroll around the blog and see all of the wonderful freebies you've missed.  They are all for PERSONAL USE ONLY and are not to be resold or claimed as your own.  If you download our goodies, please leave a comment, + or share as a way to say thanks.

Tomorrow, we'll have a fun hybrid project up, you won't want to miss.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throw Back Thursday With Freebies and The CT Hot Spot

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's Throw Back Thursday.

It's been very challenging getting all of these projects and blogs in because my husband has broken his neck.  He's kind of ok, but he is incapacitated which means I have to do absolutely everything and have a lot less time for the blog and the projects that go with it.  If you've been missing out on some traditional scraps, I apologise for this and hope things will get better soon.

Today, I've got a killer blog set for you!  Look out for tons of scrappy inspiration, absolutely gorgeous kits and a couple of freebies, too.

In the beginning of this year, I was introduced to the CT Hot Spot.  It is an absolutely amazing place. It is a bit of a dream for most of us in the Digi Scrap World.  There is an active forum with amazingly dedicated and talented members.  There is also a gallery full of some of the most talented layout artists in the business.  The blog stays current, informative and inspirational as does the Facebook Page and Pinterest boards.

What does the CT Hot Spot do?  They do all of the work for digital designers outside of designing.  Taking care of advertising across social outlets, accumulating multiple layouts from very talented artists and doing all of this in a timely, professional and very artistic manner.

Here are some of the layouts I have designed from a couple of the designers at the CT Host Spot.  We'll take a closer look at these designers, their work, get a better idea of the CT Hot Spot concept and pick up a few freebies these designers generously aloud The Cherry to make.

 That's The Spirit

First up a beautiful, double whammy of Feli Designs, That's The Spirit kit, coupled up with a beautiful template from Heartstrings Scrap Art.  If freebies are yo' thang, then hit up Bryony's Facebook Page where you can find a free template.

This was, by far, the best day at the Belgian beach.  I'm so glad I took a ton fun photos and what better kit than one full of blue like water and yellow like sun?  Perfect!  I also love Bryony's big picture templates.  For me scrapping is always about the photos.  Especially, with this failing memory of mine.  Hehehe...

 Dad'll Fix It

LouCee Creations has always been a favourite of mine and manly, boyish kits definitely top my list of desired designs.  How adorable were my boys back then?  This is Dad'll Fix It, an older kit but still a goodie.

 Boys Club

I had more than enough photos for a fabulous kit like this one from Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes, Boys Club.  Fabulously rich, manly colours and just the right elements to show off your masculine photos.  Excuse Liam's lack of enthusiasm.  His father made him visit the cars BEFORE the trains.  Hehehe...It just so happens this kit is just $1.50!  Not sure how long that awesome deal will last, so ya better get it, now!

 Animal Crackers

I just love whimsical and Linda Cumberland certainly does it well.  Animal Crackers is such a cute, versatile kit.  It was great for showing off my photos at the Antwerp Zoo.

 Blossoming Friendship

Here's some more designs by Linda Cumberland.  Above is, Blossoming Friendship and a super Throw Back photo of me and ma in Florida, way back.

 For The Boys

Throwing it back even further is this photo of my dad and uncle in the 50's, also featuring another great kit from Linda Cumberland, For The Boys.  Really love this layout and those fabulous vintage elements.

 Mommy May I

Oh, what's this?  More Linda Cumberland?  I guess I'm obsessed!  Hehehe....Above is Mommy May I.  So super sweet and soft and throwing back to way early photos of my parents.

Below, is Time To Time and my shot at a type of white space challenge and the coolest rainbow I have ever seen.  These colours and timelessness of this kit is pretty fabulous.

 Time To Time

Let's take a peek at an older, yet wonderful kit from Manu Scraps, Destination Anywhere.  I have tons of travel photos that I love to scrap.  Here we are again, in Germany on the Rhein.

 Destination Anywhere

Fading Away is a kit full of passion and contrasts of love and hate, bright and dark, happy and sad.  What to do with all of this beautiful drama?  Scrap it, of course!  Manu has put her sole into this phenomenal kit.

 Fading Away

Scrapping doesn't always have to be about the photos, but can also project feelings like above and below's layouts.  This one is dedicated to my mom who lost her first born daughter. This amazing kit is from ADB Designs and it is Diane's Moon Light Sonata.  Full of charismatic purples and a touch darker yet natural vibe.

 Moon Light Sonata

Let's brighten things up with this layout from Prairie Song Scraps, Say It Softly.  A classy touch of vintage and fabulous colour palette.  More photos of my aunty's 70th birthday party album.

 Say It Softly

My last layout I have for you is this magical kit, My Little Chick A Dee from Snicker Doodle Designs.  Awesomely whimsical, bright and full of fun.  How pleased was Liam with his party and cupcakes?

 My Little Chickadee

I've whipped up a couple of freebies featuring a few of the above kits from these generous designers. They are for Personal Use ONLY and may not be resold or claimed as your own.

A fun frame for you using LouCee Creation's Dad'll Fix It.  Right click and download the png format.

Jilbert's Bits Of Bytes, Boys Club cluster.  Right click and download.
This gorgeous quick page from Snickerdoodle Designs, My Little Chick A Dee. Right click and save.

I'd love to have you join us over at the CT Hot Spot.  Start your own gallery, become a designer there or get on our Creative Team.

Enjoy the inspiration, freebies and make the time to scrap.  You deserve it!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Free Minecraft Inspired Door Hanger

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's, Hybrid Saturday.

If you hang out with The Cherries, you know we've been working with Minecraft inspired printables for a bit now, thanks to an obsession of my own children and the popularity of the posts relating to it. Check out our newest addition, this door hanger and see the others you may have missed.

My oldest was all over this.  He couldn't even wait until it came out of the printer!

I have a few suggestions for you.  Print and cut on very rigid paper or print on standard printer paper and laminate it for even more durability and a slightly water resistant advantage.

When I used really rigid paper, I cut across the outside edge into the circle and then cut the circle out.  This way you can use this door hanger on any kind of knob or handle and it's the simplest way to cut out the circle.  It won't look so great if you do this with standard printer paper.   Unless you laminate.

Right click and save this image to your downloads.

Our freebies are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Here is our free book marker.  

Click on the image to get to the blog.

 free book marker

This is one of my all time favourite projects!  Its a paper wallet for gift cards and or money for your Minecraft fan.  Click on the image to see the tutorial and get the free download.

 free download and tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Freebie Friday, A Frickie And More

Welcome to Freebie Friday with The Cherry On Top.

Throwing Some Scraps Around has a fantastic kit, I know you are going to love.  Down In A Hollow has a touch of whimsy and a gorgeous colour palette.  Check out inspiration, get the frickie, see what you can do with it, take a look at the kit and see what freebie Jodi has on her blog.

I often try to get some similar colours in my photos and layout.  I immediately thought of JJ and his orange shirt. Hehehe..This series of photos is so cute.  I only ever scrapped one of them before, this time I've got them all.

Frickies are so much fun and very versatile.  I've got several free ones throughout the blog.  You can always visit our Freebie board on Pinterest to see all of them.

You can blow up your frickie and add a photo as your background like above or you can shrink it up, layer it up and use it as a cluster frame.  Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

See!  Shrink it up, add some lovely layers in various sizes and widths.  Maybe add a tag and that's it.  You can scrap in mere minutes.

This layout was inspired by Brenian Designs templates.  Click here to see Bren's shop.

This is what the kit looks like.  Click on the image to see Jodi's shop.  She prices her kits to sell!

This is one of Jodi's freebies.  Click on the image to get to it.


Here is another one!

 FB Fan Page

Thank you so much for spending some time with The Cherry.  We love when you do that.

We keep our links up for as long as possible and if you are just discovering us, you've missed A LOT of freebies!

Follow us so you can keep up.

We've got a group, page and Pinterest so you won't miss a beat.

All of our freebies are for Personal Use Only.  You may not resell them or claim them as your own.

Join us over on Facebook and show off your scrappy projects.

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Throw Back Thursday and The Princess Collection

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's, Throw Back Thursday.

On Thursdays we bring back awesome freebies or remind you of ones you may have missed, that are still live.  A very, very popular collection is our Princess Collection.  I must admit, my skills have improved slightly and so has my software.  I'd love to get you the papers, elements and alpha all available for download.  Just like we did for our Dog Daze Collection.

Let's take a look at what we have so far for the Princess collection and what you can do with it.   See if you missed anything and look out for the kit when it's ready for download.  Maybe a few comments would be encouragement?  Hehehe...

We've got these lovely paper stackers.  See what you can do with them.  I've linked up this image with our PhotoBucket, Public account, where you can find mega freebies including these 4 stackers.

 free downloads

Add your glamour girls or pets.

 free downloads

Stack up some lovely photos, add some scatter and you're nearly finished.

 free downloads

You can scrap in minutes with these stackers.  Make a few mini clusters, add your photo and a frame or mat and that's it.  You can scrap in minutes.

 free downloads

I know a lot of people love their pets like children and you can use this collection for them, too.  You can also get this free frame cluster by clicking here.

I made these Cute Cards to go with the collections as well.  I designed a hybrid mini album with them and the layout below.  Now, they are made available for you to make something awesome.  I've also got a cut out version available.  You'll see when you get to the blog.

 free download

Here's that mini album.

 free download

This is my niece and another example of what the goodies are like.

These products make digital scrapping so fast and easy.  Now, it's your turn!

We've got a new Facebook Group where you can post the projects you design with our products and or your other favourite designers both digital and traditional.  I'd love for you to join us there!

Our products are for Personal Use only.  Contact us if you are interested in Commercial Use.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Boxed Accordion Mini Album

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Tuesdays we dive into traditional scrap projects that don't cost a fortune and can be made rather simply and quickly.  We've got this small, boxed accordion album on tap for today.  It goes together really easily and fast, too.  Find out how to make one like this by following our simple tutorial.  Put your own stamp on it and make it your own.

We used Jilli Bean Soup's line, Spicy Social for this project.

 I gathered a bunch of coordinating goodies to help inspire me. Collections are THE best way to ensure a great project.

First, find a box that you want to use.  I chose a box I saved from a free sample of chocolate.  Hehehe...

I measured the inside of the box to get an idea how wide my insert had to be.  This one was right around 2.5 inches, squared.  I chose some very rigid card stock, made the creases to fit in the box and adhered the two strips together.  You can see it clearly in this photo.

Keep in mind, two squares won't need photos or embellishments.  One will stick to the inside of the box and the other the lid.  I marked mine with an "x" just to be sure.

See how many photos you need to gather.  I needed 12 for my accordion.  I designed a digital template, popped in my favourite photos and printed it out on photo friendly paper.

Tip:  When photo quality is of the essence, use photo paper.

Cut out your photos.  I left one photo with the white edges just to see how it would look and did not fit.  If you want to keep the white edging, your photos need to be smaller.

I used papers from Spicy Social for the outside of the box.  The colours of the box went pretty well with this collection.  I cut out this strip to go around the entire box, but still show a bit from the top and bottom of the box.

I did the same around the box top, but with a different, yet coordinating paper.  I found that when I prefolded the strips before adhering them, it went really, really well.

I crafted up my accordion and then attached it to the box.  I adhered my photos with both double sided tape and glue.

Tip:  Using two different adhesives give your project a better chance of not falling apart.  If you use these two combined, you'll have a little bit of give to gently slide around your piece until you get it right where you want.  If you only use double sided tape and don't get it just right, too bad.

You may have a little coming off the page.  No worries, carefully trim it off being careful not to cut into your card stock.

Voila!  A few short minutes and the basic accordion is ready.

You can decide how fancy or intricate you want to go.  I left mine very basic.  It is for my son who recently had to change schools and was missing his friends.

I used these little strips from the Spicy Social collection to cover up imperfections and add some cohesion to the overall look of the accordion.

Tip:  I advise not covering over your creases, unless you use washi.  Through my years of experience, I found covering over creases gives the album, often times, too much rigidity, makes the projects bulkier and unless you use really good adhesive like a glue gun, whatever you use, will more than likely come off after a little use.

It's a little difficult to see, but the photo of Liam and I is far from perfect.  I didn't line it up well.

No worries!  This strip fixes it all.

 Now, it looks great.

Adhere the off portion first, if your going to decorate your box like I did.  Choose glue or double sided tape.

Adhere your paper strip around the box and lid.  If your paper just isn't large enough, make sure to put your extra strip on first and adhere over it with your longer piece.

Now that my box was decorated, top and bottom, I glued in my insert.  First the portion that went into he box. Better a little extra room than not enough.

Then the lid.

There you have it!  Just a few pieces of scrap paper, a recycled box and your photos.

I saved the best for last, the cover.  I chose this cut out embellishment from the collection and adhered it to the top of the box with the thinner double sided, foam tape to give it a kick of dimension.

The element was a touch lost against my choice of paper with all of that cream colour so I inked, ever so slightly around the edges for a bit more contrast.

I used this 40 gauge, gold, metal wire for a touch more pizzazz.  I also used the red bling from Memory Makers and cut out some more fun images from the Spicy Social collection and adhered them with the thicker foam tape.

To get this coil look, simply rap your wire around a pen, pencil, paint brush...depending on the size you want.  Go really thin for a condensed look and use the fat end of big paint brush for a look like mine.

Liam enjoyed his mini album and you will, too!

Thank you for stopping by The Cherry.  Our blog is full of paper scrap, digital scrap and a lot of free stuff.  Take a look around.  I'm sure you'll find something you will love.

Here is our last traditional scrap:

 paper projects

Freebie Friday was full of all kinds of digital freebies, including this cluster.


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Happy crafting!