Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gorgeous, New Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Page Inspiration, Summer Vibes, Awesome Boy's Freebie and Tutorials with The Cherry On Top

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We've got another blog packed full of scrappy goodness for you.  I'm super excited about this one because there is just so much to share with you and I really like the freebie and tutorials, too.  I hope today finds you well.  Take a deep breath, clear your mind and simply focus on all of our beautiful inspiration and then plan your next project.

 Metamorphosis templates

First off, I have to explain the shadowing in our new templates.  I'm going all kinds of experimental here.  Hehehe...I watched a few tutorials on how to get this "shadow" look and I designed a generic one.  You are totally welcome to use it anywhere you want at all, not just on your personal use, but anything.

If you don't like the shadowing, it's on a separate layer so you can very easily ditch it.  Also, you can either use your opacity to make it lighter or you can duplicate the layer to make it darker or more intense.  You could also use your own folded styles if you don't like mine.

For the large butterfly, I've left you with a huge square folded look shadow that you have to clip in.  This way you can totally customize it exactly the way you want and you can use it with anything at all.

Keep scrolling and see that some of my team didn't even bother with the butterflies and you don't have to either.


The first page is mine and I've got another one further down in the blog.  This page uses goodies from Heart Made Scrapbook, the new designer in town.  So bright and fun!  Totally Cherry!  I just love playing with whimsical types of elements like the ones on this page.  I doubled up the butterfly for more lift and got really messy with my background paper.  I merged the photo spots and used just one photo.  I saw several of my team did the same.  I've got a video on how to successfully merge layers and clip in papers or photos if ya wanna check it out.

 Metamorphosis templates

This templates was the obvious favorite for my team and I can't blame them at all.  I love it too and yes, it's the other template I played with.  Kaye is just a star designer.  She's from Savi By Design and everything she touches turns to gold.  You can check out her shop and be ready for the jaw dropping awesomeness.


 Metamorphosis templates

If you like the looks of this kit, pictured above.  I've got another page with it.  Keep on scrolling...

 Metamorphosis Templates

 Metamorphosis Templates

 Metamorphosis Templates

 Metamorphosis templates

 Metamorphosis Templates

I've got several pages with Aimee Harrison Designs new collection, Storm Chaser.  Keep on scrolling to see more.  It's full of drama and awesomeness!

 Metamorphosis templates

 Metamorphosis Templates


Here's another great page with Storm Chaser.




Above is my page with Storm Chaser.  I took Aimee's rain drops and put them all across my page to make it look like drops on a window.  Tip:  The colors in picture were clashing terribly with the colors of the collection so I turned it into a black. and white photo by taking the hue down to zero.

I've teamed up with Heart Made Scrapbook with this pack of templates.  Check out Summer Soul from us and Ngoc's kit, Summer Solstice.  They make a super collaboration!

 Summer Soul Templates

The first page is mine, again.  Tip:  I used some bevel styles to give my arrows more lift.


 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul

 Summer Soul

 Summer Soul

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul Templates

Tip:  It's always a super idea to flip your templates around for a completely different look.  Then you can use them over and over, again.

 Summer Soul Templates

 Summer Soul
Sew Pretty Templates from TCOT


Here's a page with last week's templates, Styled, in case you missed them.  They were pretty awesome.  I somehow botched up the GingerScraps Newsletter spot so I'm leaving them on sale for only $2.79, this week as well!  It's JoCee Designs new to Sweet Shoppe collection, It's A Girl thing,  Keep on reading to see, It's A Boy Thing, too!

 Styled templates

 Styled templates



Here's another page of mine with the new templates, Metamorphosis and JoCee's, It's A Girl Thing, again.


You know I just love my boy kits and pages.  My feisty oldest was a real character in front of the camera.  Now, that he is 15 that has changed a lot.  I'm just thrilled that he still lets me take a few pictures here and there.

I designed this nifty word art for you thanks to Jo, I'm offering it for free, right here. 

 Free Word Art


You can add it to a page, similar to mine or go hybrid!  I turned it into a card in just a few easy steps.  See how...


If you are needing a video, tutorial on how to make these large letters in layers and how you can add effects, papers, glitters, etc check out the video I just made.

Open a document in the size you need.  Slide in your freebie.  Position it to where ya want it.  Add any other text you might want.


I changed my text for more contrast.  If you follow the above video tutorial, you can make yours just like mine with a chunky outline, texture and even clip in a design paper for more interest.  The tutorial isn't even 3 minutes so that shows you how easy it is to do.


I added a bit more scatter and ribbon from Jo's kit and voila.  You can make a card like this in about 5 minutes.


Did you check out our $2 Tuesday at GingerScraps, this week?  We had 2 packs up for grabs at this awesome price.  This was super scrapper Roxanna's page using new to Sweet Shoppe goodies from Clever Monkey Graphics.


Don't miss out on the awesome deals on Tuesday.  Here's next weeks $2 deals and it's a real bonus.  You even get a mini kit with our Choose Joy templates.  That's a whole lot of goodies for only $2!


I'm so glad you visited The Cherry.  I invited you take a look at all of our social spots.  You can find them in the side bar, at the top.  Our scrappy group is extra special.  You can get all kinds of freebies, participate in daily chatter, challenges, ask questions...make yourself right at home with The Cherry.

Happy scrapping and stay safe!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Totally Awesome Styled, Digital Scrapbooking Templates and a Heart Made Scrapbook Freebie

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Things are just a bit switched up this week.  I've bumped the Friday blog to Saturday which usually is a hybrid day so I'll provide a cute hybrid from someone else just to keep a bit of consistency.  Otherwise, the blog is the same.  It's full of fabulous page inspiration, new products from around DigiLand, a new designer's in town and a freebie from this new designer, too.

Let's sink our teeth right in there and take a look at this week's new templates.  I've given them an artistic flair and the pages from my awesome Creative Team are really fabulous.



I always post my pages first, but I'll tell ya, the other ladies did a much better job with their pages.  I had fun playing with the bright on black which I love.  I ditched the slim, painted frames in the background and I increased the size of the splatter in the middle as well.  I also had to make a few small adjustments to the matting and the photos to fit my images. better.

I used Proud As a Peacock from JoCee Designs.  Pretty fun colors!


Check out what my team have done and let us know in the comments, which one ya like best!


































Heart Made Scrapbook is new in town as a designer, but you might know Ngoc as a creative team layout artist.  She's been with The Cherry and several other noted designers for years.  Her kits are bright, fun and full of flavor.


I love the glittery touches.  I used our On A Whim templates and switched up the paper on the frame vertically to get that look on both frames.


I'm Torn templates are a regular go to.  They just go with everything!  Add them to your stash, today.



I mention this all of the time. Tip:  If you are ever struggling with a background paper, go with our artistic elements from our templates.  I totally recommend making a folder full of our paint splatters, edges, brushes, etc so you can use them over and over in your Personal Use projects.

For this page, I used all of the outside elements from our Awesome Edges templates and ditched the rest.  This pack of templates would be perfect to start that folder.




Another element you might want to keep on standby is texture.  Tip: You can use styles to add texture to your papers and other elements on your pages.  I have some png texture from all kinds of design shops that I add to my pages.  Texture is so important.  It is one small detail that can add a lot of impact.



Again, I've added a lot of paint to my background by using elements from my templates.  As you can see from the preview below, this is paint from my stash.  It helped give my page balance.



I played with a couple of layers of papers and their opacity to get this more muted background and amped up the edge, big time, adding a couple of embellishments through out and repeatedly for cohesion and color balance.



I've turned my page in to a Quick Page for you!  Keep reading to find out about another freebie from Heart Made Scrapbook.


 Free QP

You can find this one in her shop.

 freebie

Visit both of her shops and check out her Facebook Page, Instagram and Pinterest too.

Scrap From France (there is an English option)

Here's a fun hybrid project in the form of a party favor, using Clever Monkey Graphics goodies.  Click on this link and see what you can find that will work for you.



If you've any questions about the designs used on the pages, leave a comment or pop over to our group.  We'd love to see ya over there.

I sure hope we've inspired you, today.  May your weekend be full of crafty, creative awesomeness with a lot of love and laughter in between.

Happy scrapping!



Gorgeous, New Digital Scrapbooking Templates, Page Inspiration, Summer Vibes, Awesome Boy's Freebie and Tutorials with The Cherry On Top

Welcome to The Cherry On Top. We've got another blog packed full of scrappy goodness for you.  I'm super excited about this on...