Saturday, December 3, 2016

Free Printable Book Marker From Kreative Design Studio

Welcome To The Cherry On Top's Hybrid Saturday.

We're back with more hybrid fun and Paty Greif Digital Designer goodies from Santa's Little Helpers. This Christmas collection is an absolute most have.  Grab Paty's digital kit or get our fantastic printables in our new Etsy shop, Kreative Design Studio which is just a combination of mine and Paty's goodies.  Often she makes the collection and I turn them into the printables and all of the extras.  Like the one you see below.  I also have my templates and other scrapbooking goodies there.

Keep reading to get the link for the download, see what you missed yesterday and take a look at more goodies from our shop, Kreative Design Studio.

Santa's Little Helpers is such a cute, cute collection.  Those adorable, mischievous elves add life and fun to your projects and pages.  You can use the collection to design your very own printable treasures for your personal use or you can save a lot of time and get ours.  Hehehe...

I designed some word art titles and used one in the above layout.  Here they are, below.

This is a look at Paty's kit.

 Santa's Little Helpers

I scrapped up these circles with Paty's pretty papers from Hello, Winter another collection of Paty's, to make some stunning ornaments for the upcoming holidays.  Use them on your tree, to decorate or give them as gifts or on gifts.  There are so many things you can do with our printables.  Keep reading to see them in use.

You can craft a round ball like the one on the left or use a tiny glue dot and create the effect you see below.  The trees were really easy.  You only need a few to make pretty ornaments.  I've got a tutorial with step by step directions.  Click on the image to see it.  Grab our download, head over to the tutorial and get scrappy!

I wanted to tell you a little secret.  In every few of our products, I put a little treat.  Sometimes a freebie of various sorts or a coupon for your next purchase.  You'll find something free with this printable.

Here's another nifty printable you can find in our shop.  These adorable ties to decorate your wine or other bottled gifts.  Beer, soda...whatever you have in mind.  Download our 2 printable sheets, print to your desired size, cut them out...

I didn't have a large enough circle punch, but I did use the one I had and then took my fussy scissors and cut it all of the way out.

Take a look!  Not bad at all.

You could also make little cuts all around the circle like shown below for more give.

You could ditch the square with the hole entirely and punch two holes at the top of your tie and string through some ribbon, twin or light weight wire to hang your ties.

I think these ties dress up the bottles so nicely and they add a personal touch, too.

Take a visit in our shop and see what we have for you.  We are keeping our prices very low as an introductory special.  Grab them while they are this inexpensive.

HERE is the link for the free book mark.  Laminate it for extra rigidity and enjoy.

This is what you missed yesterday.  A lovely, free pocket scrapbooking quick page.  check it out and learn more about the awesomeness of pocket scrapbooking and Owl Always Be There.

 Free quick page from The Cherry On Top

All of our freebies and printables are for Personal Use ONLY.

Thanks so much for joining us!  If you are on the hunt for even more freebies, than join our group, page and or Pinterest.  We show off free stuff nearly every single day.

Have a super scrappy weekend!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Kreative Design Studio, Scrapbooking and Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's Freebie Friday!

We've got a huge announcement!  Paty Greif Digital Designer and The Cherry have teamed up and opened our very own Etsy shop, Kreative Design Studio.  You'll find Paty's amazingly creative designs there as well as our templates, printables and designing hand with Paty's lovelies.

We make one heck of a pair and I'm sure you are going to love the things we are making together.  Paty and I have been working together for several years now and we chat nearly every single day.  Why not do something great together?

We both love creative expression in the various forms.  I have a hard time choosing between digital scrapbooking and traditional.  I do both and our designs are going to be great for traditional, digital and those scrappers on the fence.

We design at 300 dpi, which means superior quality in your printables.  Keep reading to see some of our first goodies in the shop, get mega serious inspiration with our products, learn important tips on printing, grab our freebie and get an exclusive peek at tomorrow's freebie.

One of the products in our shop are these pocket printables.  I had offered them for free to see how they'd do and our wonderful viewers, showed us that they are worth your while.  If you don't want to miss out on our freebies, make sure you are following us.  I also offer even more exclusive freebies in my group on Facebook.  Join us there, too.  We get into all kinds of lovely chatter and share our projects.  Whether you like glue on your fingers or the mouse nestled gently in your palm, we want to see those projects.

Check out my blogs on pocket scrapbooking.  I started designing pocket scrap materials because it makes scrapbooking so, so fast!  Print, cut, adhere and embellish, all in a snap.  Either digitally or traditionally.  I tried out using jpg's digitally and it worked really well with the help of cropping and the marquee tool.  See more about pocket scrapbooking, here.

 owl Always Be There, Pocket Scrapbooking Kit

There's the look at our pocket scrap kit.  Journal cards, borders, extra embellishments, a frame cluster and fun sized squares and just .99 cents!

IMPORTANT:  When printing downloads, make sure your printer settings are on best quality.  Not all printers are the same and each one will give a different result.  Your paper is also very important when it comes to the best image.  I find for my printer, paper with a touch of gloss gives the most crisp, true representative of the original.

 Owl Always Be There card Making kit

Above and below, you'll see our card making kit.  Papers, embellishments and even clusters are included. The kit is just .99 cents.

 Pocket Scrapbooking freebie

Above, you'll find today's freebie.  Grab it while it's free!  Soon, it will join our other products in the shop.

 Simply Circles Templates

Another product from The Cherry in the shop is this pack of templates.  You get three templates in png, tiff and psd versions for just 1.79 Euro.  See what kind of lovely pages you can create with them.

Kim used, Keep Going by Red Ivy Designs for her gorgeous layout.

 Raspberry Road Designs

Jodi from Throwing Some Scraps Around used a kit from Raspberry Road Designs.  (If freebies are your thing, you will love this site!)

My gal Ella did a bang up job, as usual with Simply Circles and this beautiful Christmas inspired kit, A Christmas Wonderland from Kristin Cronin Barrow.

Magalie is a super scrappy sister.  This is the kit, Joy To World from Illonka and Perline.  Just gorgeous!

Rae always does such lovely work.  This is Home Made Christmas from WendyP Designs.  So warm and cozy, eh?!

This last one is mine.  I used Paty Greif's collection, Hello, Winter which you'll find more coordinating goodies of, in our shop.

Another really awesome template, October Skies is also in our Etsy shop for just .99 cents.

 Jenna always scraps so lovely!

Here's another from Magalie.

These planner printables are designed by The Cherry with Paty's Greif goodies from Hello, Winter.  Find them in our shop at a super introductory price of just 1.99!

I just love the way these titles came out!  Paty Greif's Santa's Little Helpers has been a huge success.  We thought we'd design a few more goodies for the fans.

Use our titles or word art in your scrapbooking pages or other paper projects.  Perhaps even for a card.  Send your card around digitally or make a traditional card.  There are so many options.

What a super collection to show off those pictures with the man in red!

Above, is a peep at what's on tap for tomorrow's hybrid entry.  More goodies from our new shop and a free sample for you!   Make sure to drop by tomorrow to get it, while it's free.

Do you need a daily fix of freebies?  Then be sure you follow us on Pinterest and on Facebook.  We've got freebies nearly every single day from all around DigiLand and if you know of good ones, let us know and we'll spread the word.

Thank you so much for dropping by The Cherry.  I hope to see you visit our new store.  Especially, with our introductory prices.

Happy scrapping!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Scrap Simply and Beautifully With Graphic 45 and The Cherry On Top

Welcome to Traditional Scrapbooking Tuesday with The Cherry On Top.

We've been bringing you quick, inexpensive, up cycled holiday cards for weeks now.  We asked our readers to join us in making hand made cards with old cards, scraps and things that are already in your stash.

Today, we are not up cycling, but we are keeping it simple.  I just love the collections and inspiration from Graphic 45.  I get the newsletter and I even have a board dedicated to their projects and products.  I don't own too much, but I love what I do have.  I managed to find a couple packs of Christmas goodies, here in Belgium and couldn't wait to put them to use.

Scroll through the tutorial, get some pointers and join us in our card making challenge.

I don't know if you are familiar with Graphic 45's design team, but they are unbelievably talented.  I ooh and aaah at the finished lovelies.  I can't help but to start guessing how much the projects most cost to make.  Hehehe...I'm sure one heck of a pretty penny.  Some might call it over the top, but either way, it's always beautiful due to the product.

These are not coordinating packs, but the colours were fairly similar so I went with it.  Working with collections makes scrapbooking and card making so much faster.  One of the longest processes otherwise, is to go through all of your stash trying to find elements and papers that will coordinate.  With collections, it's all done for you.  Huge time saver!

I'm lazy when it comes to journaling. That's why I chose this frame and insert.  Hehehe...  You may be able to tell that after punching out, the paper is very uneven, but no worries, use your cutter and even it up.  You also get those tiny paper dots where the paper is attached.  I use either my fussy scissors or a nail file to get rid of them.

I went through several different papers until I found the combination I liked best.  The frame and insert used real red, but the chipboard flowers used a deeper red.  Mmmm...I experimented with both and decided on the deep red.

I don't glue until the very last minute.  I always change my mind!  I cut around the uneven edging in the insert and by doing so, exposed the deep red paper from underneath to show off another layer in the card.  Use double sided foam tape to give your projects lift.

All we need to do now is play with the flowers.  I wanted to keep them on the card itself, so the card would easily fit in an envelope.  Play with the different sizes and colours until you have the desired look you want.  Get rid of those tiny paper dots and consider inking or painting around the edges.  Maybe you'd like some glitter.  Tip:  Gently fold back or forward, the petals for the look you want. 

I pushed the petals down for my large, red flower and pushed them up for the yellow and green ones.

TIP:Take advantage of the clear plastic of your bling by sizing up the one you need without first removing it. 

I glued down the flower with a huge, thick glue dot for extra dimension.

I showed off this tip before.  Take large swirls and cut them if they are too, big.  They were much too large for my card.  Now, they fit perfect.

I can never resist a touch of bling.  I used coordinating, tiny gold dots on the glittery swirls for a touch of luxury, but not over stated.

This is what the collection looks like so far.  I only need two more cards for my collection.  How about you?

Thanks for taking a peep.  We've got big news coming this week.  Freebie Friday and Hybrid Saturday will stay sizzling as usual.  You won't want to miss!

We'd love to see what you create with paper or your digital designs.  Show them off in our group on Facebook or leave us a link in the comments.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Easy Paper Holiday Ornaments

Welcome to Hybrid Saturday with The Cherry On Top.

We've got a really easy tutorial for you, today.  See how we made three different holiday ornaments, find your favourite shapes on our Pinterest board and add some paper gorgeousness to your tree this year.

Ya just have to love Pinterest for ideas, inspiration and freebies, too.  Though these ornaments are so easy to make, you probably have everything you need right in your scrappy stash.

As you may know, I've teamed up with one of my all time favourite digital designers and WE are opening an Etsy store, next weekend.  We'll have these templates with papers shown ready for purchase, but until then, see how they are fashioned and make your very own to suit your tree's needs.  Hehehe...

You can use digital templates for your ornamental choice or grab some cutting templates from our Pinterest board.  We've pinned several.  Take your pick, download, print them out at your desired size and use them to trace onto your favourite paper.

Cut them out, fold them in half as shown in the previous image and glue them back to back.  Perhaps with a different or even two or more different papers.  Try to line them up as carefully as possible or make sure the back is coloured and not white.

I did have white backing, since I did this digitally.  I simply cut off everywhere there was white.  If you are a perfectionist, this one might be tough!  Hehehe...You could choose to ink around your edges.  From my experience, it didn't seem to matter how many trees I used.  Three or more seems just fine and they all looked great.

I tied a very simple bow and used a glue dot for adhesive.  I glued a tiny porcelain flower I had in my stash.  It was the exact same colour green as my tree.  Yay!

It helped me tremendously to line up layers like you see, above.  Just glue, line up as perfectly as you can at the seem and stack, stack, stack, until your heart is content.

I used a glue stick.  As for the grade or weight of paper you use, it's up to you.  I used cheap, standard paper and thought the result was pretty darn good.

Before you adhere your last circle, to make the neat accordion look, glue in your desired hanger.  I used gold wire for some and white ribbon for others.  All worked perfectly!

You can see in this image, that I had a lot of white edging to cut off.

 I did a couple different things to top off my ornaments.  I used a large bead for some, the golden ribbon you saw pictured previously, this puffy glitter paper as well as a scalloped border, cropped and printed, which you'll see further below and what is pictured in the ornament below.  I thought it turned out really great!

This topper is from the foam, glitter paper.  Definitely the easiest!  You could use regular paper if you have that as well.  Ya only need a tiny strip and to adhere it with minimum adhesive at the end.

To get the look of the ornament above, which didn't turn out exactly as planned, keep reading.

The end of the scissors is pointing to a tiny glue dot.  You place the dot about 1/3 of the way and pinch.  Then go to the top of the next paper, 1/3 of the way and pinch...taking turns.  Try it out without glue, first!  Hehehe...

You start off with the regular ball shape.

This is my digital, glitter topper I used.  If you have any savvy, you can make a sheet of these for your ornaments.  I also got the scalloped border template on line, for free!  You know me, if it ain't dirt cheap or free, I'm not interested.  Hehehe...Just go to your search, type in free scalloped border or whatever it is your looking for and see what you find.

I believe this would make a nifty kid's project and you may not have to buy anything for it either.

 Hello Winter, Paty Greif Digital Designer and The Cherry On Top Template

This is a template from my Simply Circles collection available in our Etsy shop, Kreative Design Studio.  I used Paty Greif's kit, Hello, Winter for it and the ornaments shown.

We hope you liked today's blog and that you find the time this weekend to get scrappy!