Welcome to hybrid Saturday with The Cherry On Top.
I'm so excited about today's blog. I've got templates, tips, inspiration, gorgeous collections and a freebie for you. I'm using a really beautiful collection from Aimee Harrison Designs, Learning Curve. It is part of her monthly 360 Life. What a great idea, right?
Read through today's lovely entry, get inspired and try some of the techniques herein.
How about that view in the background? My boys on top of the Calmont in Germany with the beautiful Mosel River meandering, gracefully through...Just fabulous!
This layout was designed using Learning Curve goodies as well as a coordinating template. I'm getting two birds with one stone with this design. Keep reading to find out how you can turn a layout into a card with a just a few extra steps.
Here is the template. Keep scrolling to see the transformation.
As you can see, I've ditched all of the cluster and journaling. I then selected "all layers", centered them and elongated the strips.
I added some word art using a general font from my PSE program and "Happy" was designed with one of the three alphas you can find in Aimee's collection.
Plug in your papers, add your clusters and your layout is finished.
For the card, I kept my cluster and just changed it slightly. I used more of that super alpha and wrote a very general sentiment. Making the card mega useable. Played a bit with the scatter, too.
Print out on rigid paper, cut around the edges and voila. Finished in a flash.
Here's a peek at the elements, but it's just a touch of what you can find in the collection.
Here is your free card. Simply right click and save to your downloads.
Did you know we blog 4 times a week? Three of which provide freebies? Tuesdays we blog traditional scrap projects, Thursdays we throw it back, Fridays are for freebies and Saturday is hybrid crafting.
If four times a week isn't enough and you want even more freebies, then you need to follow us on Pinterest and on Facebook where we share many freebies every day. We've got a group that's even better. You can show off your scrappy endeavours, get exclusive freebies and join us in fun chats and laughs.
Here are a couple of our most popular freebies.
Each preview is linked up to the blog where you can find the freebie.
Our ballerina cut out.
A free template and hop.
Our really cool paper shoe tutorial and link to free template.
Thanks so much for hanging with The Cherry!