Saturday, September 3, 2022

Super Cute Paper Witch Hat Countdown to Halloween Tutorial and Wizard World Collection in Design Bundles

Howdy, crafters and scrappers and welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've designed quite an extensive Halloween project for you and thought it might be worth it to come over to the bloggo and type out a really nice, step by step tutorial for our witch hat paper template found in Kreative Design Studio (AKA The Cherry On Top) at Design Bundles.

I've also revamped our Patronus Collection and renamed it, Wizard World.  If you are totally into wizardry, wizard school or things related to Harry Potter, then you might just love it.

paper witch hat tutorial

Here's a pretty good look at our witch hat.  It took me nearly 15 hours to design, assemble, photograph, etc.  I used our Meow-A-Ween Collection from Plus.  Don't be thrown off thinking it will take up all of your ink.  Not at all!  I'll show ya an image of the printables and you'll see that all of that black is really just a few strips.  The bottom of my witch hat is a 12x12 piece of good, black card stock.

Paper Witch Hat Template

See!  That's not too bad, right?  Depending on what you want to do with this project will determine what kind of paper weight you should be using.  For my example, I used regular printer paper.  It'll blow away with a good gust of wind unless you adhere all of the finished layers together.  That's a whole other concept I'd like to bring up in the blog as well.  There are a lot of different ways to change this sucker up!

If you're put off by the super cute, colorful layers for the top of the box lids, then by all means, use our circular templates, trace over some nice black card stock and put those over the top.  Then your hat will be all black and perhaps look more cohesive.

As you can see this is a countdown for SEVEN DAYS.  Again, if you simply apply something over the top, it can be a cute decorative piece for your window sill or tabletop.  You'll be able to add more bling, cob webs, glitter, plastic spiders or whatever else you'd like once you've got the hat all together.

Paper Witch Hat

Above, you can see how I put the hat in a tray.  I love this idea!  I can easily move the hat around and I'll be able to put all kinds of autumn stuff around it or candy corn, sweets, acorns, leaves, pine cones...whatever.  Even though I used cheap paper, it was easy to move this way.

Keep in mind, though these are not boxes, you can totally place things under each layer.  Especially, if you use more rigid paper when printing.

This is what the layer looks like when it's all put together.  I've got tabs all around the strips which makes this project very, very easy to assemble.  I watched a couple of videos and one lady didn't have tabs, but some kick ass glue.  What she did was glue all round the base or top if you will, then took the strip and circled the base and then...hehehe...she used a small trip of paper as a means to close off the strip.  I did the same, but with tape.  I taped the closures around the entire strip, from top to bottom.  Both inside and outside.  It makes the project a lot more rigid.  Just using sturdy paper will help, too.

This is the inside with tape...
and this is the outside.

Consider this as you're assembling your hat.  I can hardly see the tape on my project, but if it bothers you, use the other method suggested.

Witch Hat

I simply cut out my strips and cut out the circle that goes with the strip(s).  Do NOT mix them up!  Make sure you keep the letters all grouped or your strips won't come out long enough or too long.  Also note that the strips were measured perhaps a bit too perfectly.  If ya can and you can...leave just a little more paper from the cut out on the ends.  You can always cut it off it's too much, right?  Better a bit more than not enough!

I gently folded each tab and slowly and methodically went around the circle adhering each tab, very carefully.  Just look to make sure that the strip doesn't go too far over the edge of your lid.  It's really easy, promise!  You can use glue, a glue gun (if you're using rigid paper) or even tape, like I did.  I even adhered my strips together (when necessary) as I was going.  Of course, you can put your strips all together before you start attaching it to the base/top.

Paper Witch Hat Decor

Using an adhesive with a little give or play is highly recommended.  Something like double sided tape leaves no room for mistakes. Read my tips in the image above.

Witch Hat Tutorial

I like wearing down the edges to my projects.  I just use a good ole fashioned nail file.  I also gently folded the brim of my hat by rolling it gently back and forth.  Make sure not to roll too much or your hat might not sit on it just right.

Look how easy it is to store!


and there you have all of the layers.

I highly recommend giving yourself all of the time in the world for this project.  It really isn't that difficult, but it will take a bit of time.  It took me an hour and a half to assemble it and I went very slowly and carefully.  Paste the last large circle on the top of the base.

If you want coordinating elements and paper that go with this witch hat, look for more from the Meow-A-Ween Collection.

Let me show you what we've got so far for the Wizard World Collection, in Plus.  I've got tons more ready for the shop, next week.

A just have alphabet or letter stickers.

Some super cool word art.

A great set of design papers.

Ready to use and scrap floral clusters.

Totally gorgeous journal cards with wizard school charm.

Essential word bit stickers.

The following packs are from my own shop, Kreative Design Studio in Design Bundles.  You don't need a membership for these items, though membership is way worth it, if you like my designs.  I put 15 scrapbooking, printing and crafting items in per week and depending which membership you have, you can really make out.

The preview below is for the kit in my shop.  I didn't even include all of the ellies in the preview!  There are still a few frames,10 word bits and more.  If you get this and all of the packs from Plus, you'll have one heck of an enormous collection!

Wizard World

I've still got a lot more, ready to scrap clusters, bookmarks, tags and more coming to Plus.  The items in Kreative Design Studio are all together in one collection, whilst in Plus they are separate, as shown further up.  I've never done this before, but thought I'd give it a try. 

Here are some previews from the Meow-A-Ween Collection in Plus.  There's even more!

Paper Pack 2

Paper Pack 3

Paper Pack 1

Adorable Frames

Super Fun Stickers

Designs Ideal for Sublimation

Get Crafty for Halloween

Fun Cat Designs

I Love This One

This one totally cracks me up.

I thought this was pretty cute, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.  We've got so many unbelievably fun and easy craft projects in Plus and tons and tons of digital scrapbooking designs, too.  It's totally worth the membership, not to mention all of the perks like the after party.  That thing saves me every time for each dollar event!

Feel free to join us in our Scrap-A-Licious group and show off what your scrapbooking and crafting, ask questions or get inspired.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Love For Layout Blog Train a Mini Scrapbook Extravaganza and a Free Junk Journal Tags Printable

Welcome blog hoppers!

The Cherry On Top has been doing this hop for several years now and I've kept the links live for the past few years.  So scroll back or use the search and find more hops for more free templates.  This blog is full, full, full of fabulous free digital designs and printables.  Peruse the AD FREE, POPUP FREE blog (Shoo!  How refreshing!) and grab the goodies while you can.  We're reaching nearly a decade of good old fashioned blogging.  I don't make a darn penny doing it!  I just want to share with you, my digital designs and craft savvy to inspire and hopefully, get you doing what you love to do or what you'd like to start doing.

Free Template

junk journal printable

Join our template group and share your pages, here. You'll also find all of the stops there.

Kim's Creative World was the stop before mine and I'm the last stop.

So, there's our free template.  If you follow our every move, then this template may look vaguely familiar.  I swiped my preview idea for our Country Collection's mini keychain album and turned it into a template.  I also designed some FREE Junk Journal tags so you can print them out, with your favorite photos on the back and craft your very own vintage, mini tag album.  Keep scrolling through the blog to find it.  You'll love all of the mini albums along the way.

templates for scrapbooking

I'm still designing digital scrapbooking templates.  I design or revamp at least 3-5 templates a week and get them in Plus.  Here are two previews of my latest sets.  Above are recycled templates.  If you've been following us from the beginning, you may already have them, though I do often make improvements to old templates.  Below, are totally new templates.  Year In Review templates are always popular in Plus.

scrapbooking templates

As promised, I'm featuring a whole bunch of mini albums that I recently designed.  I just love mini albums and short and easy scrapbook projects.  That's mostly what I've been designing for Design Bundles.  So, if you're short on time and or scrapbook savvy, you're going to love what I've been adding to the shop.

mini album

I thought I'd leave you with this preview for all kinds of tips on how you can use this mini printable album.  The image is linked up to the product in Plus where you'll find more images.

flip flop mini album

I've been wanting to make this mini album for years and I finally got down to it.  It was so darn easy and I just love the way it turned out.  Again, you can bind and print this out in so many different ways.  Our Summer Collection in Plus is colossal.  If you're on the market for a huge summer scrapbooking collection, look no further.

flip flop album

Our exploding box card minis are all the rage!  It is no wonder.  They are an absolute blast to give as a gift and ya won't believe how simple they are to print and put together.  You can just make a card out of the project or you can add photos.  You can make more inserts, too.  Just shrink up the template for each new layer.  Put an actually small gift or gift card or money in the box if you like.

Father's Day

Again, I've recycled and improved a very old project right from this blog.  Our apron template has been revamped with a manly touch.  This would be great for Father's Day or Dad's birthday.  It's really simple to print and put together.  You can turn it into a card or reprint the pages with photos and make it a mini album.  See how we did it on this blog and this one

Father's Day Apron Mini

BBQ apron

This one was a favorite of mine.  An oldie, but a goodie!

OK, back to the present.  Here's some very simple to scrap and assemble mini albums for your pets.

mini pet album

I've got step by step instructions in our shop's little gallery that'll help you through the process.

mini album

This format might also look familiar.  Get more steps on how to scrap a really book like this at Plus or on the blog, right here.

cute cat mini

You'll love how easy these albums are to make.

folding album

I'm starting Halloween designs for Plus!  Check out my Sophistiscary papers with a gothic touch.

gothic papers

I've made another really easy paper project for you with them.  This is a folding album with pockets.

halloween scrapbooking

Here's another easy mini album to put on your To Do List.

graduation scrapbook

I'm so super pleased I was asked to inject Plus with Junk Journal designs.  I've been going to town and back! Here are some of the latest, hands on, printable mini albums using the Vintage Collection.

vintage mini album

pocket mini

Just look how nice it comes out!

folding mini

pocket tags

pocket pages

Here are just a few pages I designed in mere minutes with all of the fabulousness from the Vintage and Junk Journal Collections in Plus.

junk journal

junk journal

Here's your next nifty gifty I have for you.  Some junk journal tags that you can use as is or you can scrap photos on the back side and make your own key chain mini album.  Using laminate will make your mini more rigid.  I also find that the colors come out bolder and better, too.

junk journal

free junk journal printable

If you enjoy ad free, no nonsense blogging with freebies, then show your appreciation by leaving us some love in the comments or sharing our links with your scrap-a-licious friends.  I'd love to see ya over in our group on FB or on the incredibly active forum at Design Bundles.

Thanks so much for making a stop at The Cherry!