Friday, August 19, 2016

Learn and Grow Digital Scrapbooking Kit from Kim Cameron

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I'm back with more gorgeous designs from Kim Cameron.  I've scrapped up my boys in school scenarios.  I used to be a teacher so this subject remains dear to me.

Scroll through some fun inspiration and check out a previous freebie you may have missed.

 Grow and Learn Art

This is a coordinating template you can find on Kim Cameron's Group on Facebook.  I did quite a twist to it.  Skip over there and see the original and get the free download in the challenge.


 Grow And Learn

Learn and Grow and Learn and Grow Art or two kits that coordinate perfectly together.   You can easily scrap up countless pages with both of these kits.  Think about using them hybrid style.  Especially, if you are a teacher.


 Grow and Learn

Here's another new kit from Kim, Little Monsters.  I've written a fun story for my son a while ago and this will be the title page.  I'll get it printed out in regular digital scrapbooking fashion and he'll have a lovely printed book that his mommy wrote especially for him.  Try it for your kids!

 Little Monsters

If you'd like to see another hybrid book I've made for my kids, click here.



 hybrid book tutorial

This is a freebie I offered earlier this summer.  Click on the image to get the blog for the download link.  You will LOVE the inspiration there!
 freebie

Thanks so much for hanging with The Cherries!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Free Ballerina Paper Cut Out Printable

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I'm off on a long vacation, but had to schedule in one of my all time favourite free printables to date.  This lovely little ballerina.  Download her, print on rigid paper if you've got it, cut it out, layer her up just the way you'd like and get crafty.

You could attach her to a stick, wooden skewer or straw and use her as a puppet or shadow puppet.  You could scrap her up in a scrapbook with our goodies from the Princess collection because she coordinates wonderfully with them or you could use her on a hand made card for your little ballerina.



Right click and save the printable to your downloads or wherever you choose to print from.

You can use the flowers for in her hair or for around her waist.

Here are some of our previous goodies from the Princess collection that you might also like.  They are all free.

These are intended for cup cake toppers, but they would make adorable stickers, too.  The'd look great scrapped up as well.

 free cup cake toppers or stickers

These are coordinating Cute Cards.  I made a mini album out of them and scrapped them up digitally as well.

Line up your Cute Cards, glue, fold, add pictures are you've scrapped fast.

 fast, easy mini accordion

Get the framed version of these cute cards, back them with your favourite photos and you're almost finished.

 free cute cards

These are four gorgeous paper stackers.  We've got loads of examples on how to use these.  Get inspired and get scrappy.

 free stackers

Type in Princess in the search field located at the top right of the blog or hit up our Pinterest board, The Cherry On Top's Freebies.  You can find all of our freebies there and inspiration, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Floral Hues Blog Train And A Free Template From The Cherry On Top

Welcome hoppers!  Hehehe...

I'm thrilled you made it to The Cherry.  We have new freebies posted every single week.  If you're following us on Pinterest, here and on Facebook, then you know full well how many freebies you can get in a single day and well over a dozen by the end of the week.

Allow me to share our schedule so you know just when to stop in, when the subject fits your liking.

Tuesdays, we share traditional scrap and paper projects.

Thursdays, we throw back and remind our fans of older freebies they may have missed.

Freebie Friday is our most popular blog.  Often we post a lot more than one freebie.

Saturdays, we do hybrids and often provide free printables there, too.

Pretty good set up, right?

Here is our portion of the Floral Hues Blog Train.  You can use it as a template or even a quick page if you like. 

Keep scrolling to see what some of the other designers are offering as well as some of our most popular freebies.

Our templates are in tif and psd format only.

 free download

I used Rub A Dub Dub from The Kit Cart Designs.  I changed up the working a bit and you can do the same.


My super scrappy sister, Cristiana designed this lovely layout using it as a template.


This is August's colour palette and here are a few examples from the other designers.





This is the list of all of the participants.

You are at The Cherry On Top and your next stop will be, 

All of our freebies are for Personal Use Only.  See a couple of hot ones that you may have missed.

More templates/quick pages

 free template

A gorgeous frickie.  A frickie?  Click on the preview to see for yourself.

 free frickie

A gorgeous cluster.

 free download

Our free monthly planner inserts are always popular, too.

 free planner inserts


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy scrapping!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

August's Free Planner Inserts Are Here

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've got your free inserts for August.  I'm using Paty Greif Digital Designer's collection, Celebrate Freedom.  Here's a look at a layout I made using that collection and a Pink Reptile, free template.

Keep reading and download those inserts.


Sweet and simple this month with such cute doodles, too.


Right click and download these inserts and enjoy.  Remember, they are for Personal Use ONLY.

Thanks so much for stopping!



Friday, July 29, 2016

Relax! It's Freebie Friday!

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's, Freebie Friday.

I've got a couple of freebies for you, today.  Check out some inspiration, see how you can use the free goodies and get scrapping!

The first freebie is sponsored by MagsGraphic Designs.  Maggie's got a new collection out, Ocean Cruise.  I've teamed it up with a template from Lissy Kay, Picturesque.  These bright colours are the epitome of vacation, baby.  The banner and these flowers are so much fun.  Maggie also has some great journal cards in the collection.  You can see a couple of them in my layout, here.  They'll be great for you Project Lifers or for making hybrid mini albums.



I've whipped up a free border with the Ocean Cruise collection.  I used it in this layout.  What a fast way to scrap up your photos.  Add the border, back it up with a couple of your favourite papers from the collection and add a few elements here and there and you've scrapped!  I've said over and over, that collections for both traditional and digital scrap, are THE best ways to scrap fast and easy.


Here is the free border.  I've got another way to use this baby hybrid style.   Print it out, cut it out, laminate it and slap it in a book! 




LouCee Creations has a gorgeous new kit out, today, too.  Look What The Stork Brought In is so soft and lovely.  Lou also has several freebies you can grab via her blog and with a newsletter subscription.  Click on the previews to get them.

 Look What The Stork Brought

 LouCee Creations


 You can subscribe to the newsletter over on the blog.


 freebie

 freebie

Thanks so much for stopping by The Cherry. 

This blog is full of sweet freebies.  Take a scroll through and see all you've missed or visit our Pinterest board, The Cherry On Top's Freebies

All of our goodies are for personal use ONLY.

Happy scrapping!



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beach Therapy, Mini Scrapbooking Album With Just One Piece of Paper

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've got a fast, easy and inexpensive paper/hybrid project for you.  I'm using this totally awesome collection, Beach Therapy from FayETTE Designs.  You can find it at Pickleberry Pop.

Keep reading to see our step by step tutorial on how you can build a fantastic mini scrapbooking album on just one piece of paper.  All you need is your software, your digital goodies, printer, paper, scissors and glue.  You don't even need fantastic paper.  In fact standard paper or lighter weight paper might be even more ideal.  I was stunned at the quality of print FayETTE's designs delivered.  I used standard printer paper and I forgot to use my "fine" print selection because I was so excited to see the result. Hehehehe....and it still turned out fabulous!


Here is what the collections looks like.  I fell in love with the journal cards and knew right away what I wanted to do with them.  I understand that not everyone finds as much time as I do to scrap.  So, I look for projects that you can finish with an hour.

 Beach Therapy

Let's get started with the tutorial.  It's really a breeze!


I chose a format that would print easily on any printer.  On my Brother printer, it is Internation/ A4, but there is also an American selection.  I want my mini to fit on a standard piece of paper just for the ease of it all.

I slid in SIX of the cards without having to adjust the size of the cards where 3"x4", I think.  They fit so nicely on my format.  If it doesn't fit on yours, select all six and adjust them at the same time so they are exactly the same.  Centre them nicely on your page as shown.

For me, the easiest way to get my photos on a digital page is to create a template for each image or photo.  To do this, click on your layer "background" and duplicate it, then size it or cookie cutter it to the shape and or size you need.  Do it for each image you want to insert, as shown below.  (Not sure why my first photo spot is looking like that.)This technique will save you from all of the cropping and recropping and sizing you may have to do before your photo is just right where you want it, the size you want it.  Once you've inserted all of your photo spots, drag in your photos, command G or select "create clipping mask"from the layers in PSE.


The next, if you so wish, is to get the same elements from the card and place them exactly or slightly larger as they are on the originals.  You can see I've done the big, orange crab.  I also put a shadow under it to keep the dimensional effect.


Go around from card to card, playing and sizing the elements.  (I'll eventually change that palm tree card.)  Take note of the last card.  It's one that I changed up a bit so my photo would fit better.  I moved the fish and put a more fitting text banner over the existing one.


There it is!  I've changed out the top middle one where I could clip in a larger photo.

Here is where it may get tricky.  In order to just be able to fold the bottom row under and glue, you'll have to click on the all of the items in the bottom row and change it both horizontally and vertically.  Keep reading to see what I mean.


If you look to the right, you'll see I've highlighted everything on the bottom row.  I click on one of the boxes in the marching ants field and then can right click and choose, "Flip Layer Horizontal".  It will appear like you see below.

Tip:  You won't be able to read your text easily, backwards.  So you know it won't turn out right when you flip it.


Once you've changed it horizontally, also change it vertically with the same method as explained above.  You can see below, what I mean.  See now, how you can easily read backwards?


This is a much better example.  I HAVE to learn how to increase my screen shot images.  Hehehe...


This is what it looks like, printed out.  The colours are not that much different than the image above!


I highly recommend pre folding or soft folding everywhere you need a fold so that when you glue the layers together, it goes automatically into place and you only need to add a bit or pressure and perhaps make a few slight adjustments.

Tip:  I used a glue stick because it is more dry.  If you use liquid glue on thin paper, it may appear wobbly or bubbly from the wetness.


This glue stick dries very quickly and doesn't leave my paper, too wet.


I tried so darn hard to cut my edges just right and I still messed it up!  Hehehe...  You could always just cut off all of the white edge to remedy this.  

Tip:  The edges may not match up 100% perfect.  Be sure to check both side of your paper when cutting this close.  (It's why I goofed up mine.)


Here is the other side.  Pretty cool, right?  Made in a flash, with little materials and a super result.


Check out what else I made with this beautiful collection.



Here are a few more layouts with other collections from FayETTE Designs.

From the FREE 2 BE Collection

 free 2 be

And my favourite collection that I've worked with so far, Sunshine On My Shoulder.


If you like FayETTE's designs as much as I do and you want a sample, I've got a freebie on a previous blog.  Click any image to see the collections and get the freebie.

 Free download

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog.  Consider joining so you don't miss a beat or a freebie.  You may also want to consider join our group on Facebook where I offer exclusive freebies, have daily challenges and we get into some really good chatter, too.

Our newest exclusive freebie is this template to make either digital or hybrid bows like these.
 free template

Happy crafting!