Thursday, December 31, 2020

Magic Time with Alena

 Hello  CTK friends! I am so excited to be with you today sharing a little  inspiration .  Today I am sharing new spread of my 2020 December Daily album. 
I used PL cards and embellishments from the Sparkle & Joy Kit.

  I like this winter photo of my children, which I decided to use in a large format. I just added some embellishments of contrasting colors. Blue, red and yellow-perfectly combined.

 The red striped card is my favorite. I wanted to keep it, but I still used it in this spread.

 Thank you for everyone's support of Citrus Twist Kits in 2020 and from all of us here at Citrus Twist Kits, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Open Post| 2021 starting page with Lory


Hey friends! How are you?

2020 is almost came to an end and to be true for so many reasons we are all so happy and relieved that it comes to an end! It was a very hard year even if I think it has taught us to be careful about what really matters in our life! Don't you think?

I'm already thinking to the size of my 2021 PL and I tanto to try the idea to do a 4x8 album for each month telling a little story each day or something like this, random.  So at the end of the 2021 I'll have 12 Life crafted albums and this idea makes me feel so excited! 

So as each year I have preapred my starting page with my intentions, hopes, dreams, writing about my expectations and my goals to achieve! I have written to myself a sort of letter remembering what I have lived this past year and what I want to focus my attention. 

Ok let's start showing you what I have created!

First of all I wanted an envelope to gather together something from the 2020,  a sort of link with the past year. So inside the pocket I have inserted a jumbo 4x8 manila tag ( to be true I am obsessed with them) and some tags and journaling pieces from the Marigold 6x8 paper pad

To create the pocket cut a rectangle of a paper of your choice of 16 cm width and 14,5 cm length. On three sides fold at 2 cm on the right and the left and 1,5 cm on the bottom. Then with the double side tape stick the pocket to the inside cover of your Life Crafted album. I have chosen the Sea Glass album.

I added a sort of truck in with another paper and I created the opening of the pocket with a circle punch.Inside the pocket I have added stories, thoughts, pictures. To embellish the pocket some tickets from the amazing new products, a little phrase from the ephemera and a bow.

For the first page my idea was to create a background with the 20 and then to give attention to the 21 , the new year. I have created the 2020 background with the beautiful BIG Numbers stamps, using the white embossing powder and the heat gun. I love this so soft effect. To print the 2 and the 0 in the right way I drew a sort of grid and in each little box I stamped the number 2 or 0.  The result is an effect I see I don't see :)

At last but not the least I played with the other number font of the same stamp set, the stencil one that I love to crazy and a flower, some leaves, some little phrase and some different stamps from Citrus twist. The mix of different fonts and different sizes of what you write is a beautiful mix! The True Life stamps, Simple Words 3 stamps  ,  Conversations starter 1 stamps,

To finish some black ink drops, one picture and the sewing machine.

I hope to preserve memories and build the life I dream to live together who I love.

I wish you all a very happy new year, full of love, dreams come true, health, freedom and beautiful memories.

Love, Lory

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Pocket Page Challenge with Erica


Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing week 44 in my Project Life album using some of the beautiful new releases from December.

I started with the Maggie Holmes Sweet Story paper pad and chose a few papers to compliment my photos. I was very drawn to the gold foil pages, and I loved the rainbow design- it echoes the multi colour confetti in my 'where I stand' photo.

I had a lot of smaller photos this week, so when that happens I like to create little mini layouts on my 4x6 cards. This generally involves layering with a lot of ephemera and stamps. I dove into the Floral Die-cuts wholeheartedly this time!

I really wanted to capture the sign from the scrapbook expo I attended so I cut it out of a photo that wasn't anything special. I layered a few die-cuts beneath it,  and since the banner was actually hanging and not straight at all I curved my stamp to match. I stamped a few extra sentiments from the Get Messy stamp to finish the card.

The other gorgeous ephemera pack available this month is the Tickets & Tags die-cuts. I found this adorable sold ticket that works great for my craft haul photo. I paired it with a stamped sentiment and a giant floral. I also bought in a little more gold foil from the cards with some chipboard stars from my CTK stash.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today! 

Monday, December 28, 2020

2020 Recap by Angela

Hello everyone!
It's Angela here. I can't believe we are almost at the end of this crazy year. It's been so strange and sometimes hard to deal with and I am really looking forward to the new year to start. 

This page is a multiple photo 12 x 12 inch layout to recap the year.
I created a collage in photoshop and printed it on photo paper. I left 0.24 inch of white border around and cut the excess. The collage measures in total 11 x 5 inches. 

Underneath, I added two patterned papers from Marigold 6 x 8 paper pad that you can find in the shop. For the title, I used the Citrus Twist exclusive black Foam Alphabet Stickers and the green Puffy Alphabet Stickers, while 2020 is printed with Big Numbers Stamp. This stamp set has three different fonts and I used a combination of the three to write the date.

To decorate, I created three clusters of embellishments using the Tickets & Tags and the Floral ephemera pack from this month.

I also added a few chipboard Stars on the photo collage, without covering any face, just to add a bit of color to the clack and white photo.

That's all for today, my friends. I hope you liked the page and I wish you all the best for the new year.
Love, NG


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sunday Sketch with Sheree

Hi everyone!

I’m so happy to be back on the blog with you today with one of my favourite posts…the Sunday Sketch!  This one was so fun to work with so let’s take a look…

Here’s the layout I came up with…

I decided to stay with the 8.5 x 11 inch size for this page as it’s a size I love to create with but this sketch could so easily be adapted to suit the 12 x 12 inch format!

I printed out my photos to roughly 3 x 2.5 inches and positioned them at the bottom of the page layered on top of the yellow paper and a strip of the rainbow paper from the Crate Paper SWEET STORY 6 x 8 Paper Pad plus a piece of vellum from my stash and added machine stitching.

I grabbed a couple of the fun tickets from the Life Crafted TICKETS & TAGS Die-Cut Cardstock Ephemera pack to tuck under the side of the second photo just like the sketch and adhered a heart die cut from the pretty Life Crafted FLORALS Die-Cut Cardstock Ephemera pack.  I printed out the date and made it into a little tag to finish off this cluster.

To the left of the first photo I added the fun XOXO piece from the Tickets & Tags ephemera pack and another little heart from the Florals pack.

At the top of the page I used a strip of the scalloped paper from the Sweet Story paper pad, added stitching then tucked in a yellow ticket ephemera at the right side in the same spot as the little cluster in the sketch.  I also added a phrase and heart die cut from the Florals ephemera pack.

My journaling strips were positioned to the left of the page like the sketch and I added stitching to each of the strips.  I also used stamps from the Citrus Twist 6” x 8” GET MESSY Stamp set above and below the journaling.  More heart ephemera pieces were added around the journaling and I finished off with a tiny heart stamp from the Get Messy stamp set.

You can see my process in the video below...

The sketch made it so easy to put this layout together!  I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sheree x

3 to Inspire with Kira


Hey there!  It's Kira and I am back with my final blog post for Citrus Twist Kits.  It has been such an honor to create for CTK these past 3 years and I am happy I got to share my creations with all of you!  Today I am sharing a layout for 3 to Inspire, and here's the prompts I have chosen:

1.  Cut File 

2.  Interactive Element 

3.  Foam Alphas

And here's my layout for today:


This is a page from my December Daily album, where I wanted to showcase the holiday movies I had watched this year.  I had this idea to make a popcorn bucket where you could pull the popcorn out to reveal photos.  Then I had seen a layout where someone had used film strips to document some movies and thought, "How cool would it be if the popcorn connected to film strips?!"  Now, I don't know about you, but I had never seen a cut file like this, so the only logical step was to make my own.  Ha!  (If you are interested in the cut file, you can download here.)


Once I had my cut file cut out on white cardstock, I backed the bucket and popcorn with patterned papers from the Sparkle and Shine kit.  I added my photos to the strips as well.  

I turned it into a pocket by adding some cardstock to the back of the bucket but only adhering the edges together.  


Credit for the title goes to my husband, I was thinking something like "movies watched" which sounds lame even typing it here.  But he said "What about 'Now Showing'?" and its almost like hes been holding out on me when I ask him for layout titles.  Lol.  


If you are interested in seeing how my entire album came together this can check out the flip through  !  

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira