Welcome to The Cherry On Top.
We've been on quite a roll getting new, fun goodies into the GingerScraps shop for our guest spot there. We got another month to guest and we're crossing our fingers that we'll get a permanent position. I've been blogging away with all kinds of hybrid projects for you and I've got several more lined up for you over the next weeks.
Julie from GingerScraps deigned a jaw dropping page and I contacted her asking if I could share it around because I loved the concept. She explained that it was really difficult and time consuming for her to design and asked if I would be interested in designing similar ones. Of course, I was! Here is my first go at a shaped album/page.
As usual, we've got a lot of page inspiration, tips, tricks, challenges, coupons, freebies...so keep on reading. Take a deep breath...relax...try to just sit and enjoy today's blog and put all of those holidays worries aside for just a few minutes. I'll try, too!
My first step to tackle these designs was to hit up the good ole Internet. I perused shaped book images and began sketching. It didn't take me too long how to figure out how to get the letters merged to the pages and I was so grateful for my traditional scrapbooking knowledge. It made the process a lot easier and probably helped me to discover the hybrid potential for these templates.
This particular template is actually FIVE different templates if you play with it like I did. Follow along with my process and get a lot of use out of your new templates.
I piled up all kinds of papers and turned Jo Cee's embellishments into stickers for a more realistic effect for my messy desk look. I quickly made some Polaroid style frames. (If you don't know how to do this you can do it two different ways. One way is to just use my pngs from another template where I provide these. A second way is to pull in a piece of paper, square or resize it to your desire, double or duplicate that layer and size it to represent where your picture will go, then slide in your photo and crop it over that layer). Boom! You're done!
An option you can use is to just change your papers all around or change them entirely. I changed around my ellies for the next page as well, but kept the rest the same, deleting that "top" page and everything that went with it.
Same thing...move around your papers or change them, add or subtract more "stickers". Copy your sticker layer style to save time and paste it on to all of your new stickers for consistency. Ditch that second page! You see, I've provided you with all kinds of photo spot ideas for all of the pages.
Don't be afraid to keep it simple! If you choose a fabulous skit, like this one from JoCee Designs, it's just about all you need. You can also find it in the GingerScraps shop.
I'll be back tomorrow with a full tutorial on how to do the next step, hybrid style!
It's going to be so fun to hold your mini album in your hands!
You'll also love how fast and easy it is.
Check out the digital pages my sweet ladies designed with Scrapbook Templates.
Fabulous products from the Sweet Shoppe
I totally recommend using a style for those rings. After doing so, I did need to use my eraser tool for just the perfect look.
Goodies from Laurie
Take a peek at Cindy's pages. First she did this one, but felt that a wooden background would give her page a more realistic feel.
Goodies from the Sweet Shoppe
What do ya think?! Personally, I love the contrast. To me, it looks like a totally different page. Isn't it amazing how much impact your background can give your entire page?!
Yes! I went back to Tracey's collection, again.
A cutting machine will help with those white spaces. Another photo in the "O" might look cool, too.
Tomorrow, I'll have several tutorials and all kinds of photos and tips.
If you truly wish to make these templates yours and at an incredible discount, I put a discount code on this blog and it's good for the rest of the month for a one time use. There is also a free template on that blog, in case you missed it.
Here are some new pages I got from the ladies this week. They are so beautiful! This first one is from Cherry Scraps and it's our Celebrate Winter templates. A huge shout out of thanks to all of you who purchased them.
GingerScraps December Buffet Goodies
These next few pages are with our This is Christmas templates.
Ooh, La La's Silver Bells
This is our Tinsel Toes template. They are my favorite holiday pack in the GingerScraps shop.
Very Merry is another great pack of templates. I teamed it up with gorgeous goodies from Aimee Harrison Designs. Aren't these colors so fabulous?! The designer collections at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio are amazing! You can save 30% until December 29th on this collection!
You might recognize the work of HeartStrings Scrap Art? The template and the collection are all from Bryony and can be found at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
Last week we rolled the train of free templates. I hope you downloaded our free template?
Goodies from the Sweet Shoppe
I've got the last challenge of the year up in the group. It's in the form of a free template. Do all twelve challenges by the end of the year and get ready to go shopping because if you do it all correctly and tag me before January 1, 2020 you'll be qualified to choose something from my shop.
I'll be giving out pieces of this kit all around our social spots. Not everything is shown here. There's even more! Make sure you're hanging here, the group and that you're signed up for the newsletter to get all of the pieces. We're starting Christmas Day!
12 Days of Christmas Freebies Starting Dec. 25th
Thanks so much for hanging with The Cherry. We'll see ya tomorrow.