Saturday, April 30, 2022

3-to-Inspire with Shu-Wen


Hey everyone!

It's Shu-Wen here, sharing a spread I created in my Life Crafted Album documenting our recent travels to Seattle and Portland! This spread features elements from the new Travelogue Life Crafted Kit, including the journaling cards, puffy stickers, tiny word stickers, chipboard stickers, a cut file, a couple of the digital journaling cards, and one of the digital TN patterned papers! There were a lot of goodies in this release, and I was so excited they came out just in time for me to document my trip!

Here's a photo of my layout for today:

I took this week's 3-to-Inspire a bit literally and used elements in groups of 3 in my layout. You'll see what I mean in the next few photos. ;)

This layout consists of 3 pages: 

1) "The Ultimate Donut SHOWDOWN!"
I decided to stamp my title using the Harper Alphabet Stamp Set because I needed a lot of letters for this one, and I didn't want to use up all of my precious puffy alphabet stickers on one page! Beneath my title, I placed three 3x4 things: 2 journaling cards and 1 photo layered on top of one another. Then, I embellished the cluster with three embellishments (two chipboard stickers and a puffy sticker). I finished off the bottom of my page with some journaling about our hunt for the best donuts in Portland!

2) Polaroid Cut File Insert
For the second "page" of my layout, I cut out the Polaroid / Instax cut file from this month's release twice. Then, I backed the front side with three photos, one for each of the main donut places we visited on our trip. Next, I backed the back side with three more photos, these ones taken of the donut displays in each of the main donut places we visited. For embellishments, I backed the heart cut-out in the middle frame with some woodgrain patterned paper from the kit, and decorated the front and back sides with a total of three tiny word stickers.

Here's a photo of the back side of the cut file page:

3) "... and the winner is..."
I printed one of the digital TN papers as a full sized 8.5x11" piece of paper, then used that pattern to make an envelope sized perfectly for some 4x6 cards. I mounted this envelope towards the top part of my third page and stamped my finishing title on the bottom of the page, again using the Harper Alphabet Stamp Set. Inside the envelope, I tucked in three bits of ephemera that we collected on our donut tour, three photos from my favorite donut place this trip, and three journaling cards documenting our donut adventures. To hold the envelope shut, I placed a thin magnet on the body of the envelope, covering it up with one of the ephemera pieces from the kit, and another thin magnet on the flap of the envelope, covering that one up with one of the puffy stickers (I made sure to use my anti-static powder tool to "unstick" any parts of the puffy sticker that were hanging over the edge of my envelope flap). 

And here's a photo of the inserts in the envelope:

So that's 8 sets of threes in total! ^_^ 

I'll be sharing a quick Reel of how this layout came together on my Instagram page today, so make sure to check that out! If you'd like to create a layout featuring lots of sets of threes, be sure to tag me over on Instagram @ChouxPuffCreations so that I can see what you've created, and make sure to share your layouts over on the Citrus Twist Kits Facebook Page as well! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 29, 2022



Hi friends.  Today I am creating a layout in my life crafted album all about our trip to Vermont this past fall.  If you know me you know my dream is to move up to the middle of nowhere in Vermont and live in an A-Frame house with a large garden.  Until the day this happens I settle for long weekend trips.  Trips to Vermont always include sightseeing and lots of beer.  It has some of the of the best breweries in the country. 

I created the base for the left page using the Travelogue Digital Journal Cards.  O loved the card as is but wanted to add a little room for a title so when I printed and trimmed the card I trimmed it to 5" wide.  For the right side of the page I used the Travelogue Digital Travelers Notebook Papers. The additional piece I prepped ahead of time before assembling the layout was the Vacation Memories Cut File.  I altered the file slightly by cutting off the edge that would normally be punched to go in the album. This gave an easy spot to place my photos.  

I stamped my title using the Emma lower alphabet stamp set. I also loved the Roam, Adventure, Travel and Go See Do on the journal card I printed.  I used it as a starting point for my journaling and really wanted to get my point across that we went to Vermont for the beer by adding the word BEER in each paragraph using the alpha in the Travelogue Kit

The finishing touch was to add some ephemera and some stickers.  I love how simple it was to put this layout together with the cut file and this kit. 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sketchy Sunday with Suzanne


Hello everyone! happy Sunday!

Its’s Suzanne here and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I love a sketch, such a great way to spark your creativity, this is the sketch for this week;

When I saw the sketch I loved it! It’s perfect to make a page in the New albums so I made a 6x8 layout

For this page I used the April travelogue kit. I started with the background paper, I am so in love with the pattern on this paper that I wanted it all on my page.

I stitched the edges of the paper in yellow and drew little black lines around all the layers of papers. Then I also stitched the small heart, I love to add little details to my pages.

The Package of die cuts is so filled that I spend a lot of time looking through them haha but I decided to use a chipboard arrow and a small sticker stapled on the tag.

I really like that this travelogue kit is also perfect to document other stories. This photos was taken last year and we could not go on vacation because of COVID. And still this collection fits the summer photo perfectly.

I hope that I have inspired you with this sketch and you you have fun using it!
Lots of love Suzanne

Saturday, April 23, 2022



Hey friends! It's Ashley, and today I'm here with a 3-to-Inspire challenge, using the awesome April Travelogue Kit! I have to admit that the travel kits are always my favorites. Here is what I'm using for today's challenge:

* Use a full patterned paper background

* Use a tone on tone color scheme

* Create a title that goes across both sides of your TN layout 

My initial inspiration for this layout started with one of the April digital patterned papers. I decided to print it for a full background. Once I opened the paper in my software, I created a copy and flipped it vertically, to have my two sides for the TN background. 

As I was trying to decide what to do with my photos, I remembered the view finder die cut in the ephemera pack. That gave me the idea to crop my photos into circles that matched the size of the view finder, about 3.25 inches and then I punched them out with my 3.5 inch punch. I arranged my photos in a grid type design, because I wanted to leave room to embellish around each one.

Once I had all of my photos in place, I used the Mint Alphabet Puffy Stickers to create a title that went across both sides of my layout. I placed it in the center of the photos, to make it stand out. From there, I started going through the puffy stickers, chipboard pieces and ephemera pack to find embellishments in the teal/mint tone to go with the tone on tone look of my layout.

I hope you will try out these 3-to-Inspire ideas, on your next layout. And, we would love to see what you are creating, so make sure you share in our Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page on Facebook or on Instagram and tag us @citrustwistkits!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Life Crafted Inspiration with Traci


Hey, Hey, Hey, scrappy people!  Traci here today with a Life Crafted layout in my Bienvenidos a Miami vacation album using the Travelogue collection! I have already used this collection so much for my albums (check out my instagram posts here, here, here and here for more examples) but today I wanted to show off how quick and easy it can be to pull together a Life Crafted page using the Citrus Twist kits!

I created this page in about 10 minutes using a technique I like to call "dream boarding" where I just stick and plonk layers of lovely ephemera down, kind of like I was creating a dream board or mood board instead of a scrapbook page.

I love the way it feels like I just emptied my purse on the table after a long vacation and all the receipts and brochures and business cards and post cards fell out of it and onto the table. Of course, it's a little more thought out than that, especially on the right hand side with the tags I used to back each of the photos.

After I get all the ephemera and paper layers down, I like to finish off my "collage" with puffy stickers and chipboard over the top to give it a bit more dimension.  As you know, when making a vacation album that you're trying to not have span more than a binder (or two) it's imperative that your pages aren't too bulky, so this is my concession to a little texture without the bulk.  The Citrus Twist chipboard is PERFECT for that because it's not too thick!

You can watch this page come together and hear more of my thoughts on the process in the YouTube video below!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Sketch with Nolana


Hi Lovelies!

This is Nolana and I am so very excited to be here with you bringing this week's Sunday sketch. I really love this week's sketch! It's so fun with all the layers and of course the centre circle.

I chose to create a 6x8 spread for the start of my travel album using the fabulous Travelogue kit. 

I really love how it came out. 

I used a mix of digital papers and physical papers, as well as ephemera, puffy stickers, foam chipboard stickers and elements from the cut put sheet. 

I also enjoyed embellishing with the mint Alphas and numbers. I also enjoyed creating clusters and layers around the top and bottom of our main photo. 

I have uploaded a process Video for this spread on YouTube, you may visit it via this link:-

I hope you enjoy my Sunday Sketch and I do look forward to seeing what you create with it! Please tag us so that we can see your creations!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!



Friday, April 15, 2022

3-to-Inspire with Jasmin

Happy Saturday!  Jasmin here with a 6x8  Pocket page spread in for you today. For my project i choose:

Sunburst, stichting and hidden journaling.

First, i create a sunburst with the April patterned paper and decorate it with bits and pieces from the Travelogue Kit.

For my hidden journaling i cut another piece and made a pocket under the pink paper.

Normally i write my journaling on computer but this time i have had struggle with the format and handwritten it. 

 My stitching is around the one sunburst.

Now, to the pockets.


I had a few photos left from our summer trip to Rimini in 2019. I decorated the empty pockets with Puffy Alphas and this cute little Ephemera piece. 

I hope you like it!

Have a wonderful weekend!





I’m hoping by now you have seen the bright, fun and colorful Travelogue kit that recently released in the shop, if not, check it out here. So many beautiful physical and digital products to enjoy and create with. I recently snagged a new Life Crafted Album in Sea Glass from the shop and decided to create an album dedicated to stories about our home and our local favorite adventures. 

Living in South Florida with endless summers and lots of sun (honestly, too much sun) this kit was perfect to document a Saturday adventure on a historic tour of our area.

I used a mix of the Digital Traveler’s Notebook (TN) Papers and the physical papers and items from the physical Travelogue kit. I utilized the Digital TN papers as I wanted to pull in lots of the warm tones of yellow, orange and pink to create lots of warmth on the page just like our sunny filled adventure.

Using the new Travelogue V2 Stamp Set, I selected a few phrases and did a generational stamp technique by stamping and restamping the phrased a few times. I selected inks from my stash to match the desired tones on the page.

On the right hand side, I used a CTK Exclusive Page Protector #5 even though it’s originally designed for an instax, it worked perfectly for my photos that I printed off of my Canon Selphy printer which was formatted through the Pic Frame app. I love the patterned papers as a matte for my photos and then I decided to leave the top left photo without a matte to have an illusion of the floating sky. 

I hope this project gave you some inspiration to mix and match physical and digital products. CTK offers their digital products in a few file formats, one being a PDF, so no photoshop experience needed! Just print the PDF and enjoy.

Until next time, happy crafting!