Friday, January 29, 2016

The Cherry On Top Links Up With The Digital Scrapbooking Studio's Winter Collection

Welcome to another huge, fantastically awesome, scrappy edition of The Cherry On Top.

Hehehe...I know, I know!  I have to consider decaf!  Hehehe...

We are totally kik'n it, today with scrappy inspiration, TWO hybrid projects, a couple of tutorials and a freebie, of course.

I'm jumping right in with the hybrids using A-Manda Creation's collection, I Love You A Latte. Isn't that the cutest name for a kit?  I immediately thought card and later thought, "Ooh!  This card could easily be turned into a tag."  Oh, how the mind works at warped speed.  Hehehe...

Here's a peek at the hybrid card.  Amanda has a template in her collection that you can use to make it and I've got the tutorial and some photos on just how to do it.  It's really, really easy and won't take you long at all.

This is the template I designed and the examples I made.
If you don't see Amanda's in the shop yet, they will be there soon.

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Here is a look at the collection.  Isn't it super awesome?!

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There's a shot of the tags.  You can purchase the tags already designed, by yours truly or you can grab the template and design them to your very own style.  You can also use that very template to design your card.  Keep scrolling to find out how.



Here's a look at all three tags.  Simply print and cut.  Punch a small hole left, right or centre if you like and add some coordinating ribbon.  Think about glitter glue for some added bling, like I did on the tag to the right.

Tip:  To get that effect on the tag with the heart, all I did was put a blob of glitter glue on the inside of the heart and used an end from a paper clip to spread it in just the right shape I needed.  It looks really cool and 3 dimensional. 



This is what your template will look like when you open it up.  Design your very own tags like I did above, with Amanda's lovely, I Love You A Latte kit.  I simply inserted the papers and used the word art over the cozy.  So easy and literally made in minutes.  These tags measure 5 inches.  If you want them bigger or smaller double check and make your adjustments before printing.


If you want to make the card like I did above, get your template from above ready, with the layers on the side in view and copy what I did here.  Click on the layers of the template that make the cup.  Do this BEFORE you insert your papers.  Duplicate or copy those layers, then invert the layers and drag them to the top of your original template like shown below.  You may have to click on all 6 layers (both cups) and shrink them up a bit to fit on your screen.  Do a test to make sure the cozy still fits nicely on your cup then make 2 more copies of it.  One will be for the front, one for the back of your card (if you even want it) and one if you want to make a pocket for the inside of your card.


Here's what the card will look like after you insert all of your desired backgrounds and Amanda's word art.



I thought this one had a bit of a masculine, warm touch to it.  Mix and match your papers and use your favourite designers word art from this mega collection or design your own.



All you'll have to do is print, cut and fold in half and you're set.  If you want the pocket, you'll have to print it, cut it and glue three sides only and position it on your card.  You can also use some scrap card stock if you prefer. (That's what I did.) Keep the size of whatever it is you want to insert into the pocket, in mind.  *This template is just large enough to hold a credit card sized object, placed the long way.

You also might decide to use your card, after printing, as a template, trace around it over some coordinating card stock to line the inside of your card.  Here's what it looks like from the inside with something tucked in the pocket.  If the pocket isn't fitting perfectly, make your own by tracing on some paper, cutting and gluing in place.



The talented designers at the Studio have several kits and or collections in this gorgeous mega.  I've had the honour to play with four of them.  Check out some scrappy inspiration from The Cherry.

This lovely layered up layout uses A-Manda Creation's collection, I Love You A Latte.  I decided to leave the blue out of this one and came up with a soft, elegant and very warm design.

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Here's a layout with Amanda's collection, an older template from Lissy Kay Designs and I used the template from Amanda's collection to scrap up the large cup in the cluster.  So you can use that template to make tags, cards and use it in digital or traditional scrap pages.  Ya gotta love that kind of versatility.


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This layout show's off two designers creations.  A fantastic collection, Winter's Frost from Aimee Harrison Designs and an awesome template from Heartstrings Scrap Art that's also a part of the Studio's super collection.



Heartstrings Scrap Art sure does have some gorgeous templates.  Here's another one of Byrony's templates from the Winter's Frost mega collection at the Studio.  This time I paired it up with The Kit Cart Designs collection.


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The Kit Cart also has layered papers in the Winter's Frost collection.  If you don't have a lot of time to scrap, then these layered papers are ideal.  All I did was plop in a frame, mimicked a few of the elements from the cluster already designed on the page, added a few other coordinated elements and a touch of a snowy stamp from my own scrappy stash and of course, a picture with Liam and a very lame snow man.  Hehehe...BOOM!  Finished in minutes!

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Pop over to Kit Cart's blog and grab this #freebie while you're at it!
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LouCee Creations also has a nifty collection.  I really love that blue grey colour and this squishy, cold face is the best!  This collection has such a warm, homey feel.  I love it.



ALL OF THE AMAZING PACKS ARE JUST $1 EACH FOR A LIMITED TIME!

So, how would you like that freebie?  I've designed an overlay for you.  The birdies are from my Commercial Use stash, along with the tree, fence and flakes.  All of the rest is from The Kit Cart Designs' Winter's Frost Collection.  This is in png format.  All you have to do is right click and download.





Just put a picture behind the overlay and you're set.  See!


Remember that all of our freebies are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  They are not to be resold or claimed as your own.

Wow!  That was one heck of a spectacle, eh?!

Thanks so much for joining us here, at The Cherry. I hope you also join us at the Studio to shop around and play along with the monthly challenges.  See you there!