Saturday, February 13, 2021

Free Printable and Helpful Tutorial On How To Scrap Hybrid Style

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's Hybrid Saturday.

As you may have seen from yesterday's blog, we are celebrating my birthday.  There are coupons, awesome new collections, pages and pages of gorgeous scrapbooking layouts and of course, free stuff.  A lot of free stuff!  

Today, I'm showing you how to quickly design a sticker sheet to print and use with our collection, Bee My Valentine that we've designed with Art & Life Scraps.

Grab the free printable in our group.

Save $3 on nearly everything in our GingerScraps Shop.

So if you are a hybrid or traditional scrapper, then you too will love digital products like the ones we sell.  I'll show ya how you can quickly design a sheet to print and use on your traditional projects.

I'm using PhotoShop elements.  It's a super easy program to use.  It's not very expensive and it's a one time fee.  You do not need to subscribe and pay monthly. (Yet!)

Open a blank document in a printable size.  (I have a custom size of 8x11 so most people around the world can easily print our stuffs.) Slide in an element you like from the collection.  Square ones are super, super easy to cut after finishing.  If you don't have a cutting machine, it's really easy this way.  Size it to how you want it.

I simply dragged in my journal cards, tag and filled in the odd spots with smaller embellishments from the collection and sized them all to fit neatly on the page and to be cohesive on my project.

I want more journal cards.  Let me show ya how to design them really simply, next.  Go to your layers bar and duplicate one of the journal cards.  This way it is the exact same size as the others.

Then drag in a paper from the collection and put it on the layer over the card you just duplicated.  Click on "create clipping mask".  This will crop the paper perfectly over what is underneath of it.  If you've got a design paper, you may want to bump and move it around so it fits just the way you like.

You may want to back up or mat your card for more contrast and interest.  You could add a stroke by going to the "effects" tool or you could slide in a coordinating solid paper and position it to fit under your card.

Duplicate the card again, in the size you need and repeat the process.  I took one of Cindy's graphics, placed it over the card layer and cropped it to fit perfectly on it, then again, matted the card.

Just another card layer and some fun elements from the collection.  Don't forget to shadow!  They make your embellishments and papers pop. You can find the shadows under the "effects' tools.

You are ready to print!

You could merge everything all together and save it as jpg.  Now you have no more layers so you won't be able to make corrections.  It's best to save a layered copy in either psd or tif (tif is smaller) and another one in a merged jpg format.  Jpg formats are much smaller and will save space on your computer.

Here's a look at our collection.  There is so much in here, including a pack of templates from yours truly.  I certainly advise scrolling back to yesterday's blog and find out about all of the other freebies on offer and check out the fabulous layouts from the team.

Take advantage of this awesome deal throughout the week and thanks so much for checking out The Cherry!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Birthday Celebration with Amazing Sales, A New Collection, Scrapbooking Inspiration and Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I'm celebrating my birthday, today and you get the presents.  I've teamed up with super designer, Art & Life Scraps for a birthday bundle.  There's a newsletter hop at GingerScraps that we are participating in and giving away a sweet portion that coordinates with the new collection.  We've also got beautiful page inspiration on tap as well as your favorite and mine, freebies and hybrid projects.

This is the portion of the collection that I'm giving to our loyal and wonderful subscribers.  If you missed today's newsletter, no worries.  I'll be posting the link next Friday and the Friday after that.  You'll be wanting those extra papers and fun, whimsical elements in this freebie.

Here's a close up of the collection.

The templates...

And here are the pages from the team...

I just love this kind of shadowing.  The elements are limited off of the page.

Not into Valentine?  You certainly don't need to be to use this collection...

Cindy loves her doodles and so do we!  You can get such a great crafty vibe with them.

There are many really cool graphics in the collection that I'm sure you'll love.

Get creative with your photography or don't use any at all.  I use other people's pictures and even images I find on the internet.  Just like I use postcards for my traditional pages.

If you like the planner style pages, then you'll love our, "Planned" series of templates.  Esther used them for her page.

I just love Felicity's page with the puffy air balloon and banner.

Lisa had a great idea for the Bee theme in the new collection.

I love the quote and message in Roxana's page.

How ya liking those journal cards with the doggies?  The dogs are not mine!  I got them from Design Bundle's Dollar Event and added some effects and changed up the colors.  I think they are so cute and the way Theresa used them and the collection is such a great idea.

Just think of the many ways you can use this vibrant collection!

Jillian paired up the collection with our Subdued templates.  Super cute!

Cindy, from Art & Life Scraps has provided dozens of free designs available on her crafty page.

And now...for the Crafters!  What have ya done with our Man In The Moon cuttable design?  I used my template and some goodies from the Sleep Tight collection and designed this mock up/ adorable pillow as well as some flairs which could also be used to design key chains which apparently, are all the rage in the crafting world.

Since it's my birthday, I've put this collection at just $5 as well.  Pop over to the GingerScraps shop and check out all of the inspiration and grab it at this super price.  That's the kit AND the templates for $5.

Think off of the screen for your designs!

If you're looking for more fabulous free designs, check out the freebies at Design Cuts, our other shop, Kreative Design Studio can be found there, too.  I found this super cute design in the freebies section along with a lot of other freebies.

If ya got a tiny budget and want bang for your buck (as is The Cherry fashion) then this bundle is for you. I went to get a further peek and there are even bundles in the bundles!  You'll get hundreds of designs in this bundle.  I was shaking my head at the incredulity.

I took a few of my favorite designs from the bundle and brought them here to show ya.  Find these in the bundle, above.

So pretty!

Come on back tomorrow.  I'll show you how to use another awesome freebie, Hybrid Style with step by step instructions. Find this FREE printable in our group.

This blog is full of fabulous freebies, scrapbooking and craft inspiration.  I invite you to scroll back through and enjoy.  

If you are looking to be a part of something fun and active, then join us in our scrap-a-licious group.  Share off your projects, pages...get inspired by the other posts, do our challenges, ask questions and receive exclusive products there, too.  We'll be continuing the party over there, as well!

Stay healthy, folks and scrap your cares and anxieties away.


Friday, February 5, 2021

Boho Chic Scrapbooking Kit and Template, Coordinating Freebies, Gorgeous Layouts and So Many Other Freebies

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We've got yet another fantastic blog full of amazing scrapbooking inspiration, new templates, a bundle Cherry priced, tips for better scrap pages, awesome crafting deals and even more terrific free downloads that you just have to see to believe.

I love the BoHo style.  Full of vibrance yet laid back.  A sweet connection with nature and a path to connect with your inner self.

My talented team has knocked these templates out of the park.  Let's go through the pages for ideas and tips and tricks to enhance your skills.

You might recognize the work of Cherry.  She's such an amazing scrapper and I'm honored to have her on the team.  A lovely gold touch to give her page a luxurious vibe.  There's a nifty alpha mix to add interest and contrast.  

You could use just one photo for this template.  A circular shaped photo spot would look great, too.

I know, right?!  Flergs is amazing!

Hello, gorgeous layout.  The handy work from Felicity.  A lovely glittery gold touch makes this page uber appealing.

Yip!  More gorgeousness from Flergs.

A photo less page?  Must be the work of the multi talented, Cindy from Art & Life Scraps.  It's just so, so gorgeous with the worn, washed look and the touch of bright springy colors on the traditional black and white background.

Designs from G&T

Here are a few pages pairing the kit and the templates together.

I love Evelyn's idea of the gems on the lanterns as well as that metal effect.

What an interesting background of patterns and lovely clusters from Theresa.

Lisa has shown off both the templates and kit in such a wonderful light.

Designs from Clever Monkey Graphics

Go bright!  Lovely products from Aimee Harrison Designs and a pretty page from Hilary.

Super soft and so, so pretty designs from Rachel and Carol W.

What a great color palette and a great page from Caro and Designs from Rosie.

Here's a palette that adds drama and sophistication.

More from Caro and Rosie.

Leave it to our gal Roxana to design an absolutely delightful page with whimsical elements and an absolutely hilarious photo of her cat.  

Magical Scraps Galore

Have you got a kit with awesome danglies?  Consider pairing it up with this template like Theresa has done with an oldie but a goodie from Paty Greif.

More bright fun from Theresa and Paty Greif.

I thought Esther's page would be a sure delight for our fans.  Lovely pictures of most girl's dreams and a kit that went perfectly with them.  If you love multiple photo layouts this particular template will be great.

Not so ironic designs from PonyTails.

Since the Boho Chic kit was previously released, I'm offering the templates separately as well and for just $3 throughout the weekend.

Get just the template pack if you've already got the kit.

Enjoy this coordinating freebie previously given to our newsletter family.

Keep scrolling for another coordinating freebie!

Thanks to those of you who have already purchased our Subdued, Buffet templates.  They are just $2 for the entire month and they are wonderfully versatile, easy to scrap fast and could be used as quick pages.  Add texture and or puffy effects and you're scrapped up!

A lovely freebie from the Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Great contrasting colors from Evelyn and designs from Connie prince.

Here's one of our cutest of cuties.  That's Caro's lovely angel and a really fun, sweet and cute page.

Designs from Kristen Aagard

Keeping it busy and grabbing your attention with Audry and Blagovesta.

A soft and pretty one from Felicity and Dandelion Dust Designs.

Super fun and boy friendly page from Theresa and A-Manda Creation.

Love the big photos and these designs from JumpStart.

How about that inner shadow on the hearts and dots on Jillian's page?  Great idea!  She paired up our template with goodies from Heather Z.

Trisha's page got some serious recognition and I can totally see why.  A dazzling beauty and an equally stunning page.

Designs from Simple Pleasures

Sometimes ya just gotta get creative!  Great colors and a fun mix from Lisa.

More gorgeousness from Cindy and G&T.

How about that cluster?!

A collaboration from JoCee Designs and The Nifty Pixel.

Here's a page showing off our latest $2 Tuesday deal from Trisha.  It's totally Cherry!

Love Only Templates and Simple Pleasures Designs

I've put our Play Hard templates in the Design Bundles shop.

Mobile Technical Devices Templates

Gaming inspired templates.  Available for Commercial Use.  Find them at Kreative Design Studio.

My pages with Play Hard templates and products from Clever Monkey Graphics.

Free in the Mobile Device Templates Pack.  A poster, controller and two building block templates.

I scoured the internet and Pinterest for invitation ideas and came across one like this.  I just loved the modern feel and the square layout went perfectly with both my son's obsession with Mine Craft.  I used our tech templates, puffy effects and an image I hoisted from the net.  I added the puffy effect on the large letters for more interest.

Play Hard Mobile Devices Templates

Here's another coordinating freebie with BoHo Chic.

Click on the image to get the free book marker that coordinates with the bundle.

More fantastic freebies for you!

Did you get the free quick page from last week?

I've left up the link for last month's free template and here's February's free template.

Free template in our scrap-a-licious group.

It's that time again, for the newsletter hop at GingerScraps and you know we are all about it. We will all be handing out the links for three weeks.  So if you find the information a little later, you'll be ok.

Join your favorite designer's newsletter, today.

This is not only my portion of the subscriber hop, but it's also a sneak peek at what's to come next week!  Trust me!  You will not want to miss next week's newsletter for the mini and more.

Free for our newsletter family members.

Are you a craft lover, too?!  Check out this amazing bundle and do what you love.
Over 50 listings and more than 90% off?!

Do the DigiScrap Parade!  A full collection and all free!

I know for sure, that many of you are FREEBIE HUNTERS like myself.  If so, then definitely click on the image below.  You and I both can get totally awesome free stuff from Creative Fabrica.  Once you're there, you can click on the freebies tab and download until your hearts content.  Have fun and pimp up your Digi stash even further.

Well, you made it through the entire blog.  Congratulations!  Hehehe...We really appreciate you stopping by The Cherry and we'd love to see you in our group and our other social hot spots.

I hope you've found today's blog fulfilling in a number of capacities.  Whether it's the lovely page inspiration, tips and tricks or our freebies and freebies from our friends and affiliations.  We mean to make it meaningful and fun.

I always wish our readers happy scrapping and crafting. I also wish for you peace and health.

Take care!