Strip Tease Scrapbooking Templates and Fabulous Freebies

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

What a long week?!  We finally made it to the weekend and we want to reward you with a look at our newest templates, pages and pages of awesome inspiration that will bring back your mojo, for sure, new digital products from LouCee Creations, our Commercial Use freebie and we saved the end to show off various freebies from us and the Digital Scrapbooking Studio. 

Shoo...wee....It's another doozy of a blog.  Grab something delicious to sip on, sit back and spend a relaxing few moments with The Cherry.  Trust me, you'll be glad ya did!

How about these amazing templates?!  I'm all about honesty and I'll tell you, I wasn't really crazy about these templates at first.  Well, it was more like, I didn't think anyone else would like them.  They took me a really long time to design so I decided to show them to my team and to my surprise, they overwhelmed me with their generous complements.  With a touch of urging from my gal Rachelle, I thought I'd go ahead with them and boy am I glad I did.
I used Aimee Harrison new collection, Manly Man.  What fabulous colours and I'm always very keen on masculine kits.  There are just not enough of those out there.

Take a look and see what my team has designed with the templates and you'll have an arsenal ideas on how you are going to use Strip Tease templates.

Of course, you don't always have to have a photo on your page.  A design like this would be great for a cover page, card or in between or divider page in an album, too.

I liked the idea of merging the strips and clipping in one large image, paper or photo.

Rachelle merged the torn bits and used a glitter effect or paper on them.  For the page I did, I merge the tears and used a Kraft Paper Effect on them for more delicious texture.

Jodi from Throwing Some Scraps Around also did a masculine page with one of her lovely sons and her new kit, You Make Me Crazy.

Tammy played with the template and then requested a stitched up heart to add to it.  I thought I'd never be able to figure that one out, but I gave it a try with some messy stitches, which I know she likes and left me plenty of room for error. Hehehe...Not too shabby, I'd say.  It's going to also be today's new blog freebie.  Keep reading and you'll find it.

I bring you LouCee Creations $1 deals.  All three mini kits are just $1 through the month and they all coordinate.  Super, right?!

I used Blocked Templates and her So Springy collection for this pretty page.

Here is today's new, Stitched Heart Freebie. 

We just put these on the blog yesterday and they are being downloaded by the hundreds, already!  Whoo hoo!  Don't miss out on the Pixel Scrapper hop.  

This was our freebie from last week.  If you missed it, click on the image and get to last week's Freebie Friday.  You missed a lot!

The Digital Scrapbooking Studio is one of my favourite digital shops and they have a very active, easy to use forum, too.  I'm presenting you with some previews from March's challenges.  These are ALL FREE.  You may have missed on some of the Progressive Scrap goodies, but there is still plenty of time and it's a great challenge with so many goodies.

Thanks so much for checking out The Cherry.

I hope you enjoyed today's blog and that we inspired you to get scrappy this weekend.

52 Reasons #4, Free Printable from The Cherry On Top

Welcome to The Cherry On Top's Traditional Tuesday.

I really wasn't late with my post, I promise.  Well, I guess I kind of was.  I totally forgot to put the link to my new site where I will be blogging from.  Yay!  I sure hope you pop over there and follow along with us. I'll eventually stop using blogger.  (I think.) Hehehe...

I've got reason #4 card and a photo spot card for you, today.  I've also got a look at our My Muse printable scrapbooking kit.  There's also just a few days left to try out Craftsy for just $1!

Reason #4 is "Your generosity is always greatly appreciated."

How about our new printable scrapbooking kit, My Muse?!  I'm so, so excited about this one.  I've been dabbling a bit with the elements.  I've printed out everything and started arranging a few clusters.  What a nifty kit to try out printing your very own scrap stash.  You like that blue flower?   Well, guess what?  You can print it out as many times as you like.  Loving the floral paper?  Yip!  You can print it out 10 times if ya want.  I love having those kinds of options.  I've also provided the elements, journal cards and word bits in png format so if you're a touch computer savvy, you can resize them or crop them out and paste them on a page and copy paste as many times as you like and then print.

I did make a few changes to the printables.  As I was playing more and more, I thought it appropriate to do an update.  I ditched the black out line on the plaid button, resized a few flowers and added a few more really fun elements, including another 80's lady facing the opposite direction for even more flexibility.

Here is a video tutorial on how I print out printables.  There are a lot of helpful tips for you on how to get THE BEST prints.  Here is another, more in depth blog and tutorial with printing tips.  You really do need to print smart or you might not be happy with your results.

We've got plenty of printables in our shop and certainly plan on adding more.
I'm really hoping to get some pictures of my mini so far and I'll provide more tutorials with the different ways you can work with the 52 Reasons cards in a future blog.  Are you missing the other downloads for 1-3?  Here you will find the links 1-3 so you can grab them.

Thanks so much for visiting The Cherry!

1980's Retro Fun Printable Scrapbooking Kit, My Muse

Welcome hybrid scrappers and other interested peeps!

I am SO, SO happy to show off The Cherry's and Made By Keuntje's printable scrapbooking pack. We had started with the templates.  Then it morphed into a huge digital collection and now evolved into a printable pack, too.  What a fantastic metamorphosis.   Hehehe...Let's take a peek, shall we?

 My Muse Printable scrapbooking Kit

All right!  All right!  You get 10 radically outrageous design papers on an 8x11 format so that anyone can print them, no matter the country in which you reside.  (I hope.)  The papers are in jpg format, as usual and like all off our products saved at 300 dpi for optimal quality and printing.

With your purchase, you'll also get 2 sheets of embellishments with over 2 dozen graphics.  These are also on an 8x11 sheet.  The embellishments like the words bits come on sheets of both png and jpg.  The journal or project life cards come on a sheet of 12x12 inches in png, so you can use them digitally or traditionally and we've also provided 3 separate jpg sheets for easy use.

 My Muse Printable Scrapbooking kit

Most of the elements are easy to cut by hand, if you don't have a fancy cutter or if our format doesn't work in your cutter.  You can decide to cut them out in blocks, leave a little of the white for a sticker effect or cut right to the edge.  Mix it up a little?!

I've made a video showing how I print these out with my Mac and Brother printer.  I also give tips for the best printing results.  I blogged that one up a while ago.  You might find it very helpful. 

Here are the packs up close.

 My Muse Project life Cards

 My Muse Word Bits

This is obviously a mix of the printables and the digital collection.  I used a coordinating template and added a few of the bellies from the kit for this digital page. The templates are cool enough to use as quick pages.

 My Muse Printable scrap Kit

Here's a step by step visual of how to print...

Look for your download.

I print from my preview.  It gives me more options and it almost always comes out perfect.

"Open With" and then "Preview".

Then go to "file" across the menu bar and choose "print".

For the best printing results, choose ALL of the right settings.  I chose "Print Settings".

and then choose the kind of paper you're using, if that's an option on your printer...sticker paper gives really nice results and of course glossy is best for your pics.

Another very important tip for printing is choosing "Fine" or "Best Results" selections.

My printer provides a spot for manual feeds.  Here I can insert just the paper I need.  When I played with these printables, I found it so much easier to work with a slightly rigid paper than the cheap, printer paper.  Especially, for fussy cutting and if you plan on using liquid adhesives, you'll definitely want rigid paper.  Think about the kind of weight you get when you purchase a pack from a well known company like, Graphic 45.

Check out some layouts and clusters I quickly put together to give you some ideas.

These are the templates.  You can purchase separately as well.

 My Muse Templates

The ellies from the digital kit.

 My Muse Ellies

All of the design papers on 12x12 in the digital kit.  There are solids included.

 My Muse Papers

and...some coordinating freebies from Made By Keuntje and The Cherry.

 My Muse freebie from MBK
 Dana's Freebie

 My Muse Freebie from TCOT
 The Cherry's Freebie

If you are all about hybrids or printables, then you'll love our Saturday Hybrid spot, here at The Cherry.  We've got a YEAR LONG project going on our Tuesday blog, where we scrap traditional, too.  We just posted Reason #3 this week and we've provided links for all of them so far.  Join us in our year long adventure?

 Free Printable Cards for 52 reasons

Did you know The Cherry has a printable section in our Kreative Design Studio shop on Etsy?  There is another smaller, printable scrapbooking kit for Florida along with other printables like planner printables, party printables, stationary, card making...

Yesterday, we put Revel In Retro in the shop.  It's a part of our monthly calendar and coordinating kit.  These bodacious colours will knock your socks off.  Click here to see yesterday's blog full of inspiration and of course, the freebies.

 Free Printable Calendar
free printable calendar