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Sit back, relax, grab well over two dozen freebies and get scrappy this weekend!
Well, ain't that a bute! Hehehe... That is my niece with her horse. Do you recognise the collection, Stay Magical? We featured it a few times already. Click here to see more of this totally terrific collaboration from The Cherry and Made By Keuntje.
I'm showing off my newest set of templates, Cake N' Ice Cream. Though there is a bit of a theme with these templates, you totally don't have to scrap party pictures. That's what I showed you above. Keep scrolling to see more of these templates as well as a tutorial on other ways to use the new templates.
I used BoomersGirl Designs, Birthday Boy kit for this page. It's changed up a bit and it's even cuter, still. My oldest recently had a birthday. I could use my number templates provided in the pack to show his age. I love that! Find out how you can customise the numbers further on in the blog.
Wake up! Hehehe...I just love bright on black. Look how happy JJ was to get his Pokemon cake. I never worked with this fondant before, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. It went really fast and didn't cost much either.
I used a pretty old kit I had in my freebie stash. It had all of the right elements so I could pretty much use this template literally. Banners, cake, presents...I used my confetti from the template and just clipped in papers from the kit. Whoo hoo! Scrap fast with templates.
I thought it also fair to show you how to soften up the templates. Often, a template might not give you the best impression because of what is in your head. Hehehe...With a bright bold template with basic images and especially if it has a theme, it might totally distort just what you can do with it.
Here's the softer, mature side of the templates. My mo-la just turned 70. Looks like she's dealing with it. Hehehe...This was also a freebie I got from the Digital Scrapbooking Studio for my birthday. I pulled out all of the soft colours and decorated my cake. Think of how you might decorate the cake. Use borders or ric rac for the icing if you like. Are you seeing it? Pretty cool, eh?
Hilary also made a Pokeball cake and used MagsGraphics fabulous collection, Go! Catch'em All bundle. I played with this collection, too. See more, here.
Dana from Made By Keuntje used the template a bit literally as well. Isn't that an awesome pie?! She made it herself! It's a mini from Sonia Scraps, Happy Birthday.
Here's a look at the templates, new in the shop. They are just 2,79!
This is another look at Stay Magical, our collaboration. There are a lot of packs in this collection including more awesome templates, planner printables, stacked badges, papers and so much more. Here's our link for our Stay Magical Goodies.
Included in my pack of templates are number templates and this candle. Let's see what you can do with them, shall we?
Of course, you can go into your layers and delete the outline, by right clicking in the layers menu and choosing, "Delete Layer Style".
You may also change the colour of the stroke, too. Do a quick, double right click on the tiny fx icon in your layers. You'll get this menu you see here. The stroke box is ticked and below you'll see the black box. That's the current colour of the stroke and you can change the width, opacity and colour of it.
Your cursor (depending on what version you use) will turn into the eye dropper or colour picker. Just hover over the colour you want and click.
See how my box changed to blue? Perfect!
Then you have to crop out the number you need and drag it into your page.
So easy, right?! Just make sure you don't "Save" the sheet of templates with these changes or you might lose your numbers. You can always give me a shout if something like happens.
You can also treat them like a traditional template by clipping in a coordinating paper.
Drag in your paper, make sure it is over the correct element you wish to change, right click and choose, "create clipping mask" or for Mac, Command G.
You can choose to ditch the stroke if it isn't working with your page. Choose, "clear layer style" or double click the fx icon in the layers menu and untick the stroke box.
The stroke is gone!
Here's another example turning your templates into something without a theme and changing up your pages with the same templates. I selected my frame and photo spot and duplicated it twice, positioned them and change the template a bit for photos without a birthday theme.
There are a lot of things you can do from there. Design your own border or use one from your kit or collection. Drag in your coordinating elements and repeat your favourite colours for the best looking pages.
Let's move on to more templates and a different collection, You're My Lil' Girl from Made By Keuntje and Throwing Some Scraps Around.
How's this for a lot of gorgeous?! These delicious colours, those BUNNIES and gorgeous flowers plus so much more.
Thank goodness for nieces. Hehehe...That's me and my hubs with my niece more than 10 years ago. I used a coordinating template from this collection. Keep scrolling to see them and more fabulous packs from this awesome collection.
There's my niece, again. The one above and the first on are sisters. This niece looks so much like my youngest son. When you see pictures of them as a baby, you can't tell who is who. Hehehe...Beautiful babies.
There is quite a lot of pink in this collection. As much as I love pink, I often have to search out photos to use them because I have two boys, but don't let pink deter you. See what else you can do. Above, I designed a card for my mom for Mother's Day with this collaboration. I scrap pictures of other ladies in the family or pictures of nature. I even scrap other people's kids on occasion.
Here is a look at the collection. You just know I had to use that stork somewhere, right? Keep scrolling to see what else I designed with this must have collection.
Here are the coordinating templates. Pretty fabulous, right?! Very versatile and I'm sure you can use them over and over.
When you visit Made By Keuntje's and Throwing Some Scraps Around shop, you'll see several packs of quick pages with, You're My Lil' Girl. These are so awesome when you love scrap pages, but don't have time to.
Seeing how today is Freebie Friday, let's show you some freebies around DigiLand. Above you'll see four fantastic templates. ALL FOUR ARE FREE. Click on the preview to find out how you can download them and make them a part of your scrap stash.
This is the page I made with the templates. I'm still playing with some of the others. They are so great. This collection, No Girls Allowed is also from Throwing Some Scraps Around and Made By Keuntje. Find it by clicking on my page.
Have you already grabbed all of these free, scrapbooking templates? Click on either image to see the blog for more information and add these to your stash.
Here are two more links for over a dozen freebies. That's right! To the left is yet another blog train of freebies, including my template shown here. To the right is our iNSD celebration of freebies. We've left a couple links up for several freebies. They are not all pictured here. You certainly don't want to miss those.
Are you up for challenges?
I've put up the new monthly challenge for May in Kim Cameron's fan group. Use a kit of Kim's and tell us why you scrap. This is my page using one of Lissy Kay Designs new templates, Lots Of Layers. 5 O'Clock Paradise from Kim is one of my favourite kits. This picture totally cracks me up!
Over in our group, I've got a challenge for you, too. There are a few over there and one of them is scrapping up your mom or sharing a page you've already scrapped.
This is your new freebie using You're My Lil' Girl, a baby shower bingo card. You can write in each box, all of the items you think the mom will receive and if ya get five in a row, you know what to shout. If you're savvy enough you can drag in some of your own items, write or type in items if you prefer. Use gems, candy, tokens, pennies, etc as markers for the game. There are a lot of ideas out there.
If you love this collection as much as I do, make sure you come back for June's calendar. I used You're My Lil' Girl for it!
Thank you so much for checking our blog out, today. Make sure to make The Cherry your Weekend stop for freebies, inspiration and fun.