Friday, May 3, 2019

Welcome to National Scrapbook Day 2019

Welcome to the Citrus Twist Kits (i)National Scrapbook day hop and challenges. Be sure to read through to the end of this post so you can earn a chance to win some prizes that will be randomly drawn from those who complete the blog hop. You start here using the hyperlinks we have provided and end up on the Citrus Twist Instagram page tagging us and a friend of yours on our NSD 2019 Instagram post. When you get to Instagram after visiting all of our Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
  1. Like us - @citrustwistkits
  2. Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
  3. Tag a friend in your message
We'll be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. We'll be giving away everything from some of our new Life Crafted albums to embellishments to stamps and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.

To start things off I'm going to share two projects with you today. One is assigned and one is just because, because you can never scrapbook too much on (i)National Scrapbook Day!

First up is my assigned project, working with homemade pockets. Nathalie DeSousa designed some fun free pocket cut files for Citrus Twist for you to use today. Since not everyone has a cutting machine, I thought I'd share how you can use a cut file PNG as a template and make your pocket without a machine.

Using Cut File PNGs as a Template When You Don't Have a Cutting Machine

I used my Life Crafted Album to share about one of my daughter's weekend adventures. Hidden journaling to come! Here is my finished project:

Products used: May 2019 12" x 12" Scrapbook Add-On Kit, NSD Pocket Cut File, Citrus Twist Simple Words Stamp, Crate Paper All Heart Stamp Set, May 2019 "Excursion" Life Crafted Kit, Life Crafted Album, Open Industrial 6 Hole Punch.

First print out the PNG cut file and placed it on top of a piece of pattern paper. Fussy cut around the outside edges of the template.

Use a circle punch to punch the hole at the top of the front of the pocket.

Instead of fussy cutting those arrows, use a hear punch and punch a heart in the center of the front of the pocket.

Fold the pocket along the fold lines indicated on the template.

Attach to your project. Insert a tag into the pocket for some hidden journaling.

Here is one last close-up of my mini scrapbook layouts.

Just-Because Layout

Now onto my just-because layout (size 8.5" x 11"). The brand new Crate Paper All Heart line just cries out for layering and collage. I had lots of fun with this one and used one of our free NSD 2019 circle mat cut files.

Products used: May 2019 12" x 12" Scrapbook Add-On Kit, NSD Cut File, Citrus Twist Typewriter Alphabet Stamp, Citrus Twist April 2019 Copper-Gold Tiny Alphabet Stickers.

Here are some close-ups:

Happy crafting today. We can't wait to see what you created. Please share over on our Facebook Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page.

Let your storytelling begin!
- Trina

And now let the fun begin, here is just a sample of what the Creative Team has created for you today!  Make sure to visit each of their posts, leave them some love and be inspired:


It is now time to hop onto Diane's blog, remember you can always come back here to start the loop.  Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience.

  1. CTK blog:
  2. Diane:
  3. Nathalie:
  4. Alena:
  5. Theresa:
  6. Marsha:
  7. Kira:
  8. Lydia:
  9. Patricia:
  10. Anna:
  11. Laura:
  12. Kelli:
  13. Emma:
  14. CTK IG page:

Don't forget to visit  us over on our Facebook Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page to join in the challenges and have more chances to win prizes!!!

Happy crafting today. We can't wait to see what you create.

Let your storytelling begin!
- Trina


  1. Wow I Love the collage Part of your layout - perfect idea to use some scraps Up�� will try this technique this Weekend!

  2. So many beautiful projects! Happy NSD! :)

  3. Love the idea of using a cut file as a template. You created such an adorable pocket!

  4. Happy NSD!!! Loving the cute files and that pocket is so cute!!

  5. I love your pocket idea with the PNG and no cutting machine. Inspiring.