Saturday, November 30, 2019


Hi there!
December is here and there is a festive feeling in the air.  We are so excited to share our new Life Crafted Kit - HUSTLE & HEART as well as the Scrapbooking Add-on kit, Stamps and Digital files.
This month's kits are perfect to document your every day memories, but can easily fit your December Daily documenting, and help you document the men in your life ;)

Join Trina as she shares a quick unboxing of this month's  Life Crafted kit - HUSTLE & HEART:

Our Creative Team is always ready to wow and inspire with their creations, and you are going to love what they have prepared for you.  Here are a few sneaks of what you will see on our Social Media:

We are paper lovers at heart, and this month, Trina has curated the perfect December Scrapbooking kit.   It  will not only help you with your daily memories, but can easily fit your December Documenting.  

Join me, as i share with you a closer look at what is included in this month's add on kit ( and a few other goodies you can pick up in the shop!):

We have asked a few of our CT members to help us bring you some extra inspiration and share with you a few ideas on how they incorporate the Add-on Kit in their December Documenting.  Here are a few sneaks of what they have created ( you are going to love what they have done!)

We cannot wait to see how you will use our kits, albums, stamps and digital files in your memory keeping this month.  Remember to share with us what you create with our products, we love to be inspired by your work.

3 To Inspire with Anna

Hi dear friends!

Anna here with you today bringing you this week's 3-to-Inspire challenge. I really like this challenge (as well as the Sunday Sketch) it's just the perfect thing to get your crafty mojo on the road again or if you just want to try something new. This month's Life Crafted Kit, Gratitude and Add On Kit are amazing as always! Then add this gorgeous CTK cut file on top of that (a few of them subscribers exclusive) and you are home, lol! Lots of  happy colors, gorgeous designs and so versatile which make creating with it super easy. Let's have a look at the three happy prompts I've choosen.

  1. Use layers, ie. under your photo  and/or layer your embellisments
  2. Use a digital cut file, there's lot's of them in the CTK shop :) 
  3. Use Vellum die cuts.

With these prompts (and a few more goodies) my 12x12 layout came up so easily and I had so much fun while creating.
Now it's your turn to dig into your kit's and play along with us in this challenge.

Here's what I came up with, enjoy!

Hope you have got some inspiration here today! Now it's your turn to dig into you scrappy things and start creating. I can't wait to see what you create using these three prompts. Don't forget to share with us on Instagram @citrustwistkits #citrustwistkits and/or our CTK Fan Page on Facebook.

Until next time! Anna xo

Friday, November 29, 2019

Life Crafted Pocket Pages with Laura

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I'm Laura and today I want to show you this cute pocket life page I created with the beautiful Life crafted "Gratitude" kit. It's been just so easy and fast to create!

On the first place, I choose the base cards, I love all the beautiful sentiments  written in the cards, it's a perfect way to tell your stories without much efford, the cards were matching together so fast!

Then, I added all the embellishments. These glitter alpha stickers are so gorgeous, any title will look amazing with them! The chipboard stickers are also one of my favourites, I would put them in every project!

Finally, I added my stories with this perfect journaling card, you always have a big variety in every kit! I also did some stamping, just as part of a card, to add on top of a picture, there is always room for stamps!

And that's all for today! I hope you liked it and got inspired, I really had so much fun creating it! And don't forget to check the shop for more cute supplies! Have a nice day!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Life Crafted with Alena

  It's Alena here, and today I want to share with you a new Life Crafted project I made using the beautiful November "Gratitude" Kit.

 This spread is  pretty simple, but it's all about bright accents.

 When I saw these  vellum leaves, I realized that they are perfect for a photo of my son in the autumn Park.

For the basis, I took a white cardstock. Then I added strips of patterned paper, on which I placed photos and embellishments.

I also placed the title vertically on top of the photo.

On the right page I arranged the leaves and added embellishments over them.
But to make the pages look harmonious, I added black branches that were printed and cut by hand.

Thank you for stopping by today! Please share what you create with your kits in our Facebook group and/or on Instagram tagging @citrustwistkits so we can see!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Daily with Krystal

Hi everyone! Krystal here with a few more foundation pages in my 2019 December Daily album. In case you missed the first post I did sharing my foundation pages, you can find it here

As I noted in my first DD post, I decided to create very simple foundation pages this year. Like most of us, I know I have a very busy month ahead of me, and if I want to get this album finished, it will need to be simple. And the best thing about starting with simple pages, is that you can always add a bit more flair if you have the time and desire to do so. And since I created my foundation pages early, I had a little extra time to play with some of the products from the kit and create a few extra, fun pages!

I started with my "Reason Why" page. I always like to include a page that helps me focus on the real meaning of the season and why I take the time to create this album every year. I used one of the 3"x8" bookmarks from the Christmas Stories kit to type out my journaling, then I added a title with one of the cutapart labels included in the kit and some gold puffy alphas from a previous kit.

I added the bookmark to the back of my title page, then embellished the bottom of the card with one of the adorable tiny doilies, a die cut from the Heidi Swapp ephemera, a tag from one of the papers in the kit and a bit of twine. Super simple, but such a cute addition to my album!

I also wanted to take advantage of the amazing cut files that were included with the Christmas Stories kit, so I pulled a couple papers from my stash to make two new pages using the Christmas screens.

For both of them, I decided to cut them twice, flipping the cut file for the second cut to create both a front and a back. I cut the buffalo plaid screen from black cardstock and the candy cane stripe screen from red glitter cardstock, then I sandwiched some thin white cardstock between the front and back to make two double-sided pages. I'll use these to add extra photos or journaling on days where I need some extra space. 

I also created a page using the wreath cut file from the kit. I cut the wreath twice, once from vellum and once from one of the green papers in the kit. I made sure to make the vellum wreath slightly larger than the green one so that I could layer them together with both wreaths showing. 

I then used one of the vintage book pages from the kit and added it to the pink and red polka dot paper, stitching around the edge with some gold thread. Finally, I glued my two cut files to the page, adding glue only to the center so that the leaves could stick up and give the page some dimension. I finished it off with the cute little bow that was included in the kit. I see myself using this page to hold the number for one of the days and maybe a little extra journaling as well. 

Finally, I used a few scraps of black cardstock to cut the three sentiment cut files from the kit. I cut each of them three times, then layered them together to give the phrases some added dimension. Then I added some Glossy Accents to the top of each word to give them an "enamel" look. I love the way these turned out! They'll be such a fun addition to one of the pages in my album!

And while I had my sewing machine out, I created a little pocket with some of the scraps from the kit, just the right size for tucking in a journal card. For more details about how I created these pages, check out the video below.

How are you documenting your December? Have you started creating foundation pages? I'd love to hear how you're using your kit!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pocket Life Challenge with Sheree

Hi everyone!

It’s Sheree with you here on the blog today and I have a new Life Crafted spread to share with you all.  I love the colours in the Gratitude Kit this month, don’t you?   They are so fun to create with… and the vellum leaves are just so pretty too.  

I often find that when it comes to kits with pretty colours I’ll usually reach for photos of my daughter or myself to scrap, but today I’m using a photo of one of my boys…and I’m going to use a floral piece too!  That’s my challenge for you…to not be afraid to use flowers on a masculine page.  It’s something I don’t usually do but when I showed Ayden this page he loved it!

On the first full page, I layered the photo onto the grid paper from the kit and added some messy stitching in the top left corner with my sewing machine.  I always love the texture a little stitching adds to the page!

I also used a label from the cut-apart sheet and positioned it to go off the edge of the page.  The ‘wild one’ phrase from the November 2019 Life Crafted Traveler’s Notebook Stamp set was stamped onto some scrap white cardstock and layered onto the label with a row of stitching.

I chose a vellum leaf and floral piece to use in the bottom left of the photo.  Since the colours in that area of the photo were quite dark, I found that the colours on the vellum weren’t standing out as much as I wanted, so I backed them with some white cardstock which really made the colours pop.  They were stapled into place.

I stamped the ‘hello’ word from the November 2019 Life Crafted Traveler’s Notebook Stamp set and the ‘Happy Soul’ phrase from the Gratitude stamp set onto white cardstock, cut them out and added them to this part of the page as well.  A little more stitching was added and a puffy heart sticker too.  The date was then stamped at the bottom of the page using the date line from the November 2019 Life Crafted 2” x 3” Stamp Add-on set and a date stamp from my stash.

I used the super cute bird journaling card for the top right of the spread and added a chipboard accent, puffy heart sticker and some messy thread for a little texture.

My journaling was printed using the digital version of the card from the kit.  I left a space down the right had side for the ‘Great Story’ stamp which was stamped onto white cardstock and adhered down the side with some stitching.

You can see my process in the video below.

I really enjoyed putting this spread together and I hope I’ve brought you a little inspiration today! 

Thank you for joining me on the blog today!  I’ll see you soon!


Monday, November 25, 2019


Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a layout using the beautiful November Add-on kit.   As our US friends set to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, it is always a good time to reflect, and for many document on what we are thankful for.   I chose to document a picture of the relationship our daughter and fur baby share.

I started with the Grateful cut file (available for free to subscribers) as the focus for the page.  When cutting the image, i made sure to highlight only the flower area of the cut file, so that the Silhouette will only cut the floral cluster twice more - there were little pieces of cardstock that had to be fussy cut out from the die cut so that i could fully isolate the florals-.

I backed each of the floral clusters using papers from the add on kit ( the color palette in this month's kits is amazing).   I chose to use vellum to back the title part of the die cut, as it brings softness and translucency to the die cut that will make the background stand out, too!

A little bit of mixed media was all that i needed to bring some color and softness to the background.  I prepped a foundation paper (Vicki Boutin) with gesso and then added  bit of liquid watercolor in shades of teal so that it complements to colors in the flower clusters.

My choice of adding the picture of my two babies to the top of left corner of the layout helped me to create a soft diagonal design for my page.   I backed the picture with papers from the add-on kit and added a few pieces of ephemera to create a cluster at the top left corner of the page.

I added a few puffy stickers throughout the floral cluster of the page, and then used this month's stamps to add a few sentiments to each of the clusters. I added my lines of journal to the right of the title, and then finished the page with a few drops of gold ink.

The soft color of the mixed media background, the translucency of the title and all the floral clusters bring life to this page all about gratitude, and love.

Thank you so much for joining me today, remember to check the kits, stamps and exclusive  files ( it is always a good time to subscribe to Citrus Twist Kits), and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.