Friday, September 30, 2022

October Love For Layout Templates Blog Train of Free Digital Scrapbooking Templates Autumn Crafts and Halloween Inspiration

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

As usual, we've got one heck of a blog ready for our crafting and scrapbooking fans. I've been plugging away at Design Bundles.  Both my private shop and for Plus.  Here's just a sample of some of the newest designs you can find.

Scroll just a bit further for the free digital scrapbooking template.  Be sure to slowly scroll through all of the fall scrapbook page inspiration with our templates and get your creative mojo flowing.

Pumpkin Spice Design

fall vibes
Pumpkin Spice Vibes Design in Plus

hello pumpkin design

I designed a few super cute monster designs with Babester, Dadster and Momster for Plus.  I thought they'd be great for the fam this Halloween.

momster family monster
Family Monster Designs found in Plus

Here is your free template, template lovers.  Enjoy! If you get lost or want to share your pages, pop over to our group. We love to see what you do with our templates.  Here is the link for the stop before me and here is the next stop. Happy hopping!!!

free digital template

Get inspired with our autumn templates, page layouts and ready made scrapbook pages or quick pages.  Here's some inspiration for you.

halloween quick pages

halloween layout

The pages are all ready.  They just need your pictures.

ready made pages

halloween layout

I've just put in a series of Fall Fab templates in Plus.  Check them out!

fall fab templates

fallsome template

fall trees template

fall scrapbooking

fall template

cute fox template

pumpkin template

Here's a look at part of our enormous collection, Wizard World.  If you're not a Plus member, you can grab this entire collection from my private shop, Kreative Design Studio.  It's really huge and ideal for wizard school scrapbook pages, printables and fun party designs.  It's also 50% off!!! Most of the shop is 50% off so enjoy!

wizard world collection

These two designs are so cool!  They can be found in Plus.

wizard world scrapbooking

wizard school sublimation

If you love easy paper projects, here are a few for you.  All of the images are linked to the product.

witch boot card

halloween printable
Here are two super cute boxes for Halloween treats.  Each sold separately.

halloween sign
I just love funny Halloween designs.

broom parking

sarcastic sublimation

funny witch design

Below, are more fun Halloween printables.  These are great for trick or treaters and parties.

printable halloween design

It is never too early to start on Christmas cards, right?  I've got two new designs in Plus.  They are mega cute and so, so easy.  You'll love them both.

gnome christmas card

printable christmas card

Thanks so much for checking out our blog.  We really appreciate your visit.  If you'd like to hang out in our group, feel free to join us.  Ask questions, share your pages and craft projects...

This blog is full, full, full of amazing freebies of all kinds and tutorials galore.  Scroll around and see what you can add to your digital stash and learn new tricks.

Happy crafting!

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.