Friday, December 16, 2022

Build A Snowman, Winter Stickers, Kitty Christmas, Wood Papers, Scrapbooking Layouts and Free Digital Goodies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I'm showing off all kinds of new products in our shop at Design Bundles including scrapbooking kits, digital elements and holiday printables.  You'll get a recap on some recent freebies and scroll carefully for a new freebie.

We'll start off with a product I've been wanting to make for nearly a year.  Build A Snowman goodies!  I've designed an entire bundle with 40 elements.  You can build the cutest snowmen and snow women for your winter card making, scrapbooking pages, sublimation designs, stickers and more.

build a snowman
Build A Snowman

Theresa used the bundle to design some fun snowmen and shipping labels.  I've put those with two other great printable sheets.  Use the tags, winter stickers and labels for your Christmas gift giving.

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Winter Printables

One can never have enough papers.  Nor can I ever get enough wood papers.  I've sprinkled these scrapbooking papers with snow and flakes.  

winter wood paper
Winter Woodlands Paper

They'll be ideal for cards, stickers and of course, scrapbook pages.  It's fricking freezing here.  My son took this shot on his way home from school.

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Winter Scrapbook Layout

I've got these ready to put in the shop, but I'd thought I'd give fans a chance to win them before they could buy them.  Drop over to the group, find this image and leave a comment and or add a nice New Year's page and I'll pick a winner soon.  You'll get this entire bundle of templates if ya win.

new years layouts

Design Bundles has started weekly challenges for the designers.  Last week's prompt was Flight.  I've been wanting to add more steampunk to my shop.  So, I combined the two themes and came up with these vintage, kind of masculine designs.  Manly birthday cards come to mind.

Flight Steampunk Paper
Vintage Steampunk Paper

Think of the different ways you can use these design papers.

vintage scrapbook paper
Design Cards and Other Printables

vintage designs
Why Not Art work?

vintage scrapbooking
Scrap Pretty Vintage Pages

steampunk designs
Use digital papers for sublimation projects.

Here's our latest bundle of digital scrapbooking templates.  I've made a few pages.

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Winter Scrapbook Templates

I just added some bevels and my family pics.

holiday layout
Just add pictures!

These are digital goodies from Art & Life Scraps with our templates.

digital templates
Add texture and more...

holiday scrapbooking
Get creative and scrapbook beautiful pages.

The entire shop is still on sale throughout the holidays.  You can get this scrapbooking kit for 50% off which makes it around $2!  You'll love the prices I've put our goodies at.  They're nearly free!

unicorn christmas
Whimsical and Quirky Christmas Kit

This is the Free With Purchase goodie currently on promotion at Kreative Design Studio.  When you purchase a new, holiday goody you'll get these two designs for free.  They also coordinate with the Unicorn Christmas kit.

unicorn christmas
Free With Purchase

unicorn christmas
Unicorn Christmas found in Plus and Kreative Design Studio.

unicorn christmas
Fun holiday designs.

free holiday design

holiday freebie
Get creative with freebies.

Y'all know how much I love cats.  I decided to go for one more Christmas collection for the winter and it's in the form of a funny, adorable cat Christmas theme.  These new parts coordinate puurfectly with the I Love My Pet collection in Plus.  So, if you're looking for more general elements, solid and design papers and a whole lot more, pop over to Plus and look for goodies in the I Love My Dog and the I Love My Cat collection there.

Holiday Stickers

Quickly pimp up your holiday gifts with these fun and adorable printables.  Tags, stickers and printable cards for Christmas.

funny cat christmas

The above designs can be used for a variety of projects like the printables.  Yes!  It's all 50% off!

funny cat christmas

Meowy Christmas

Did ya miss our free template hop?  Jump around and get a wealth of free digital scrapbooking templates.  Here's our contribution.  Check out that blog and find even more free stuff.

free template

Last week we dove into Christmas scrapbooking projects and craft inspiration.  Scroll back and check it out and get inspired.

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas Scrapbooking Projects and Craft Inspiration

 Welcome, crafters and scrapbookers.

This is a blog I wrote for Design Bundles and thought I'd update and share it here, too.

So many creative people just love the holidays.  Whether you’re all about designing gorgeous Christmas products or crafting with them, we’ve got you set. 

I’ll walk you through amazing Christmas layouts with scrapbooking templates, festive papers, wintery stickers and much more.  There’s even a project for you at the end.

Peruse our scrapbooking pages and digital Christmas products from Design Bundles and Plus and get inspired to craft something for the holidays.

Designs from Kreative Design Studio

Scrapbooking paper with a Christmas theme is really easy to find in Design Bundles.  There is a huge assortment of digital papers in all kinds of styles.  I bet you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for and more.

Above, you’ll get swept away to a warm winter.  If you live where the season is warm at Christmas or you wish you did, we’ve got plenty of goodies that embrace the beach at Christmas. This is Flamazing Christmas from our shop.

Look for texture rich paper with a Christmas theme for scrapbooking, cards, tags...whatever your heart desires.  Consider scrapbooking templates to scrap beautifully and quickly.  You can use templates for cards and design papers. Definitely grab coordinating elements to match your paper to get the perfect look.

vintage scrapbook paper

It’s such a joy going through the shop’s vintage designs.  This is just a tiny sample of some of the awesome holiday papers.  There is classic, vintage scrapbooking paper and embellishments for scrapping memories and much more.

holiday scrapbooking

If vintage isn’t your thing, no worries at all.  We’ve got styles for everyone! Can you just imagine how cute your scrapbooking pages, sublimation designs, cards or tags would be with these whimsical gnome designs?

Here's another fun kit and it's 50% off until Christmas. As is the entire shop!

fun unicorn christmas designs

Design cute page layouts quickly and easily.

Christmas layouts

Grab all of the parts from Unicorn Christmas from Kreative Design Studio and Plus.

holiday scrapbooking
Make your own cards with the kit or grab ours from Plus.

printable christmas card

Find or Design Your Own Christmas Stickers

Stickers rank high on the list of Most Wanted and we've got them.

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Fun Planner Stickers

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Whimsical Unicorn Christmas stickers for pages and more.

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Stickers are ideal for presents, envelopes and as reward stickers.

If you find a pack of Christmas elements that are not specifically stickers or on sheets, no problem.  It’s very easy to turn them into stickers.  Pop into your design software, start a new document, slide in your chosen embellishments, size and simply add a stroke to your chosen elements.  It’s that easy!

These can then be used digitally or print them and craft and create traditionally.  You gotta love the options that digital products provide.

Design amazing Christmas scrapbooking papers and stickers with Plus!

Above, you can see my Christmas scrapbook paper and stickers that I designed with lovely goodies from Plus.  I intensified and changed the colors of the elements, added a slight bevel for a more dimensional look, used shadows and then added a thick white stroke for the sticker effect.

Some designers offer a png design to design your own papers.  That’s what I used for the scrapbook papers you see, above.

Tweak the colors how you like them…

And then decide if you want to leave the design as is or go with a smaller design by minimizing the size, duplicating and nudging it all to fit perfectly on your page.

Note how much smaller the design is on this page.  Isn’t that so cool?!  In just a few quick and easy steps, you can have customized designs.

A mega useful pack of Christmas snowflakes from Plus.

I highly recommend getting a pack or bundle of snowflakes for your Christmas projects and designs.  Create overlays, papers or use as elements.  Trust me!  You’ll use these over and over, again.

Pages That Will Inspire You

Let’s put together stickers, other elements, solid papers and design papers and scrapbook some fabulous page layouts for Christmas.

The Cherry On Top Template and Designs from Aimee Harrison

Using digital scrapbooking templates is an excellent way to get started.  They will save you a lot of time, too.  Above, I used a template and simply matted my photos, added a string of lights and built three small clusters that extend off of the page.  Simple, right?

Let’s stick with the simplicity of squares and check out more festive scrapbooking layouts with Christmas in mind.

Template from The Cherry On Top and designs from Aimee Harrison.

Large photos will help fill your page up fast.  Consider using fun word art instead of photos.  Check out the different ways I did my clusters this time.  Obviously, I couldn’t put a cluster in the bottom right corner because of my photo.  The photo spot was perfect for that picture.

Designs from Paty Greif

Talk about large photos!  You can scrapbook in minutes with a style like this.  One large photo, some Christmasy borders and a few elements and your page is finished. My oldest was a hair puller.  Ouch!

Designs from The Cherry On Top.

Scrapbooking the holidays doesn’t have to take a long time.  Besides, we are usually swamped this time of year.  

Scrap simply by using a super interesting background.  Stack up coordinating, colorful matting under your photo and place a few thoughtful elements on your page and you can have a lovely scrapbook layout made in minutes.

Designs from Paty Greif and template from The Cherry On Top.

If you like keeping it simple, then do just that.  Place pretty coordinating papers and just keep stacking them until your heart's content. Try using a stacked up banner from a template or make one yourself.  Add word art or a title and again, place a few embellishments that match your papers.  

Designs from Kreative Design Studio, Key Lime Digi Design and Aimee Harrison.

If you’re wanting really unique designs and are not sure how to go about scrapbooking them, look into templates like the one above and below.  Scour the net for ideas to lift for your own pages.

Designs from The Cherry On Top

Layer up ribbons or use a festive template.  Angle your photos if you like and why not turn some paint into glitter paint.  A black background can be a sweet change up, too.

Template from The Cherry On Top and designs from Made By Keuntje.

Christmas templates are ideal for a holiday album.  How about a wreath for the basis of your page?  You could do your photo like I’ve done or fame it up and position it as you like.

Designs from The Cherry On Top and Clever Monkey Graphics

Go crazy with your favorite scrapbook designer for your next Christmas inspired scrapbooking page.  A snow globe is a whimsical wintery idea for a page layout.  This would make a great digital or paper card to send around to friends and family.

Designs from Clever Monkey Graphics and Wendy P

It certainly doesn’t have to always be square or 12x12.  Printing your layouts from home is really fun and amazingly satisfying. I prefer 8x8 and 6x6 myself. Print and slip it in a plastic sleeve in a scrapbooking album or have it professionally printed. 

I thought I’d leave you with a fabulous Christmas project. I've got a step by step on the blog.

Recycle those transparent card boxes with a creative Christmas craft.

-Scale down a few Christmas scrapbook layouts so they fit in your box.  This was 4x4 inches. 

-Print them out.

-Stuff your box with gifts, money, giftcards, candy…

-Carefully slide in your pages.

-Add a bow if you like.

My nieces loved this present.  I scrapped them with their friends and pets to make it a totally personalized gift.

Scrapbooking for Christmas is such a blast!  Let us help you do it.  Hit up Design Bundles YouTube channel or ours. Look through the Design School and pop over to the friendly and creative community for an overall, crafting experience.

This blog has been up for nearly a decade and it is full, full, full of freebies, scrapbook inspiration, crafts and even recipes.

Thanks for checking us out and happy holiday crafting!