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Hi-de-ho their people! Friday has arrived and that means freebie time is upon us!



And then I just felt compelled to whip up a cute little tag to throw on a page.
Take a tag, add a little Beautiful Day sentiment…and voila!




And don’t forget…it’s June 26, which means there are just four days left to order this great class for 40% off. You will have forever access to it, but we’re making way for a brand new class using all the great features that version 3 has to offer!

It’s just $18 until Wednesday, when we say goodbye for good.


  • susan smith - June 26, 2015 - 4:19 am

    Awesome thank you so much = love it


  • Dolly - June 26, 2015 - 7:18 am

    Thanks Kerri! :DReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 26, 2015 - 7:20 am

    Fridays were always good – now there GREAT! Love the freebies – thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - June 26, 2015 - 9:36 am

    Thank you. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 26, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Thank you very much for the freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - June 27, 2015 - 1:02 am

    Thanks Kerri This will work in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - June 27, 2015 - 6:34 am

    Thanks Kerri! I love this and have several ideas how I will use it! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • jill - June 30, 2015 - 2:44 am
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Probably the most common way of altering a design to fit the size you need in Silhouette Studio is to grab those handles and pull and tug at them. But did you know there’s another way you can do it on many designs that doesn’t distort the shape?

Welllll, check it out!
(This technique is perfect for the planner kits too. :) )

  • vicki - June 24, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    awesome video! thank you! great tip that i wouldnt have tought of myself!ReplyCancel

  • Simona MacAngus - June 24, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    Very, very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - June 25, 2015 - 6:01 am

    Thank you for sharing such great tips!ReplyCancel


With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July and Canada just around the corner, this is the perfect time to have a summer celebration!

And to start things off with a bang,
here’s a brand new holiday kit that you can pick up on sale for this week only.



Be sure to check out all the kits in the store that have a sale price.
It only lasts until Sunday!

Planners have been around for a long time. Heck, I even made pages specifically for the group of people I worked with at WordPerfect over 20 years ago.


I know. Wow, right? That’s some pretty high-tech work for waaaay back then. You try getting them printed right for duplexing properly for the month. :)

There’s something about organizing…about office supplies…keeping records…. I think many of us are in this boat–the love of supplies and what we can do with them. It’s kind of a craze, really.

But I think part of working at home has changed my way of thinking in that I don’t organize my thoughts and my work like I used to. I need to get back to basics and plan just to get things done. 

So this year I had plans to plan, but still haven’t got it all planned. But I’m starting. Baby steps, right?

And then when Layle asked for some specific planner items, I was more than happy to oblige. I had had some similar things I wanted to make for a travel album, but her ideas for using it in a planner setup?


You can only imagine my absolute delight when I saw this creation I’m sharing here today. I’m going to let Layle do all the talking, but I completely adore this whole thing! Not only that, she’s making me even more motivated to get to a place that works for me. I need to get what’s in my head and out onto paper so that it’s visual and I won’t forget. I also may or may not even be ordering me more supplies. Can we ever have enough? 

She is sharing so many amazing tips here. Hello? The old playing card for washi tape???? Soooo going to do that!!!

I seriously love everything about this!

And now, without further ado, take it away Layle!


I’ve been a habitual list maker all of my life.  Seriously.  If it needs to be done, I write it down on a list.  When it’s done, I check it off.  Sometimes, if it’s already done, I’ll still add it to my list and check it off.  Come on, I’m not the only one out there that does that, right?!  Makes me feel like I’m more productive when I do it that way :)  I even save some of my lists.  Call me crazy – my husband sure does! – but I have saved some lists that date back to more than 20 years ago!  That would be the list of people invited to our rehearsal dinner.  I also have the lists of baby names we were considering when we were pregnant with both of our boys, 18 and 16 years ago.  Like I said, call me crazy!

Usually my lists are on scratch pieces of paper, on sticky notes, on notepads, in spiral notebooks, in my planner – really whatever I have handy.  But recently I bought something to remedy all of those lists in all different places – a Faux Dori (a Midori is a specific brand, others are loosely called Faux Doris) and Traveler’s Notebooks.  If you’re not familiar with Traveler’s Notebooks, you can give them a quick Google search.

I knew I wanted to spend some time customizing it to fit my specific needs, so I thought about how I wanted to customize it & how I wanted to organize all of my lists.  Then I emailed miss Kerri and asked her if she would consider creating some cut files, specifically for Travelers Notebooks.  And because she’s so awesome, she did!  And this is what I made – customized just the way I want it!

I have 4 Travelers Notebooks in my Faux Dori, one for each type of lists I’m currently using.  The beauty of the Faux Dori and Traveler’s Notebooks is that you can easily slide them in and out through elastic bands, so you can constantly change things up.  I love that!

I started by cutting 4 different dividers using the Traveler’s Notebook Dividers set.  When cutting dividers, you’ll want to pay attention to which pattern you want on which side, these shown here ended up having the wrong side up, based on how I wanted to use them, so I ended up re-cutting!

That Kerri, so brilliant & always thinking ahead!  When she created the Dividers set, she included different configurations for the number of tabs you might want to cut (from 1 tab to 5 tabs) and even tabs on the top as well as on the side!

The dividers have tabs as part of the set, but rather than using the same pattern I cut the dividers from, I decided to create my own custom tabs.  After doing a quick Google search on how to do what I wanted in the Silhouette, I opened a new instance of the dividers, deleted the dividers so I just had the tabs, then added text to the tab shape, turned the text to white, turned the tab to black and then print & cut.  So easy, and so customizable!

Here’s a little hint when you’re folding the tabs, or anything else you make, for that matter, that requires a fold.  I fold towards the inside first, then fold it back, the way that I want it to appear.  Why?  Have you ever noticed when you fold patterned paper, or paper that you’ve printed on, that the fibers of the paper break apart a little bit and the edge looks a little raw?  If you fold towards the inside first, the inside will have the raw edge and the outside will be (and stay!) nice and smooth!  Another hint – I ran the tabs through my Xyron to create stickers that way they should hold up to lots of handling and stay put!

Once I had my tabs created, I cut a few folders from the Traveler’s Notebook Folders set.

I used washi tape to adhere the folders to the Notebooks – that way I can remove and switch in and out as I want/need.  These folders are so handy to have in my Traveler’s Notebooks – perfect for holding things I might want to have handy when on the go.
folder 1

I love the slits Kerri has added on the front of the folders – they hold smaller bits and 3×4 cards fit perfectly.
folder 2

I love using washi tape in my Notebooks.  Here’s a hint to make your washi portable – I use old playing cards to wrap small amounts of washi.  As long as the playing cards are coated, you’re good to go!
folder 3

I added a scored 3×4 card to the inside front cover of the first Notebook in my Faux Dori.  When opened, I have my name and phone number in case I happen to lose it.  I stamped it with the ‘thank you’ stamp from the ‘For You’ stamp set – hoping that if I did lose it, that little preemptive ‘thank you’ might convince someone to call me to return it :)
folder 4

Let’s face it, ‘to do’ lists aren’t very exciting, and depending on what you have on them, they can even be daunting.  I spiced up my first to do list with a few stamps (from the One Fine Day and For You stamp sets) , stickers & die cuts.  And yes, I will do a little decorating on every page, even if it’s just a sticker or a stamp.  Gotta make it fun in order to get it done!
notebook inside

As I mentioned, I have 4 different Travelers Notebooks in my Faux Dori right now.  My next step is to decorate them so they’re fun to work in, too!

I cannot tell you how happy this Faux Dori makes me!  I love having Kerri’s cut files to be able to easily customize my set up to fit my needs, in a really fun & functional way!
  • Dolly - June 22, 2015 - 6:16 am

    Awesome planner Layle! So pretty TFSReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - June 22, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Thanks so much for sharing, Layle! This is just the inspiration I needed this morning. I’m headed on a trip with my sisters and wanted to make them each a little something. This is it! =)ReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - June 22, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    Love how the faux dori has been dressed up.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne3 - July 5, 2015 - 8:34 am

    Kerri: Just saw your Jingle all the Way shadow box posted on FB. What a great idea, especially for someone like me who has never worked with vinyl. On your site your indicate that you cut your the letters with a silhouette. Can the letters be cut out with the Explore as well??Since I know nothing about applying vinyl as you did on the glass of a shadow box, was the vinyl put on the inside of the glass or on the outside? My guess is that it was put on the inside of the glass. Since you give settings for the silhouette, I wonder whether you could pass along the setting for the vinyl on the Explore and the brand of vinyl you used. Sorry for all of the questions but as you can see I am really a new comer to this type of project. I look forward to your reply. TIA.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - July 8, 2015 - 7:39 pm

      The vinyl can be cut on an Explore if you happen to have an old version of SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot–an old software) or if you’re using Cricut Design Space. You’d use the SVG formatted files with either one. SVGcuts has some great information on using SVG files with a Cricut. You can find them here:

      And I put it on the outside of the glass because if you put it on the inside, then you see the sticky stuff.

      Also, you can print the image onto a transparency if cutting vinyl isn’t an option.

      Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

Hey y’all! It’s Friday…it’s summer…and you know what that means!
Just a little flower somethin’-somethin’. 
Have a great weekend!



  • Linda Vanorio - June 19, 2015 - 7:38 am

    Thank you Kerri for the delightful “Friday Freebies!”ReplyCancel

  • Sally - June 19, 2015 - 7:54 am

    This is beautiful! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Theresa - June 19, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - June 19, 2015 - 9:40 am

    So lovely. Love it! Thanks, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - June 19, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Wow, you are soooo talented. Thanks a bunch!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - June 21, 2015 - 7:43 am

    Thank you for this beautiful shape! Can’t wait to play with it!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - June 21, 2015 - 9:59 am

    Very pretty! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - June 22, 2015 - 7:37 am

    Thanks Kerri….this is just perfect for the summer page I am about to start.ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - August 29, 2015 - 7:43 am

    Thank you Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • kendell - December 10, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Thanks ever so much for sharing your workReplyCancel


If you just took the Custom Made class or if you’ve been wanting to get more out of Silhouette Studio, then the Just Add Color class is for you! Soooo many great tips and tricks on utilizing color in this class!

And through Sunday, you can save $5 off the class price–which makes it just $19.

Pretty sweet!

(Note: This class is filmed in version 2, but it’s pretty much all applicable in version 3…it just might look a little different.)


There is one thing that has been on my to-do list for months now–ever since I decided to use a Midori Travelers Notebook for our cross-country trip.

I knew that I wanted to add pages and layers to it in file folder form as well as dividers. Then when Layle asked for some of these same Planner/Notebook designs, I was so happy that it aligned with my wishes to force me to finally get ’em done!


It’s amazing what a little washi tape can do for having fun, especially in a book that doesn’t have any rings to add pages.



What I love about this kit is that not only can you create simple folder designs with little slits for ‘pockets’, but there are also a set of designs that you can use to add your own favorite background design to inset into the folder. Kind of goes a little like this:


And just because I know you’ll ask…yes, yes I have a video for that. :)
Also, there will be more sizes, like A5, 6×8 and Personal coming, so watch for those!


  • Barbara - June 15, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    Awesome! I could see some other uses for these too!!ReplyCancel

  • Daniela Dobson - June 16, 2015 - 7:54 am

    I just love this! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Layle Koncar - June 16, 2015 - 12:49 pm

    yay, yay, YAY! Off to play!!ReplyCancel

  • donna c - June 16, 2015 - 3:31 pm


    WOULD LOVE TO see some for my Kikki K A5 planner with perfectly lined up holes in them! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 16, 2015 - 3:40 pm

      Ah yes. Them holes. I decided not to put holes in these designs for a few reasons, but mostly because it would be a logistical nightmare trying to accommodate for so many planners. Because if I did one, then I’d have to do others and then the files it would require to save them all…oy vey. :) I couldn’t just do one and not others.

      So I figured that most people would have a hole punching process already in place, whether they do it by hand or by hole punches made for that system.ReplyCancel

      • donna c - June 16, 2015 - 3:43 pm

        Ahh….darn! If anyone could do it Kerri could! But…I totally get it…a girl can dream.:) I do have a nifty A5 hole punch but I’m lazy! HA!

        Can I resize these for A5? Just make ’em bigger? :)ReplyCancel

        • Kerri - June 16, 2015 - 3:48 pm

          I know….I really wanted to do it too, on account-a I like trying to make things as convenient as possible. :)
          I’m also in the process of making A5 folders, so stay tuned…ReplyCancel

          • donna c - June 16, 2015 - 3:49 pm

            Oh so patiently ;) thanks! :)

  • Kathleen D - June 17, 2015 - 6:28 am

    These look cool!ReplyCancel

  • dawn - April 3, 2016 - 7:55 pm

    hi kerri!
    can i just say that i’m super excited to find that you’re on this bandwagon!! i just discovered chic sparrow’s TN and i’m in love!! i don’t see the A5 folder yet though… is it still in the works? i absolutely adore your products! i used them when i did project life a few years back. So happy to be able to continue them with my latest obsession!ReplyCancel

Father’s Day is just around the corner and this little freebie will be perfect for whipping up a sweet card or recording memories for the dad in your life.




And the perk to this design is you can use the ‘you’re pretty awesome’ for way more stuff. :)

  • Jewel - June 12, 2015 - 4:53 am

    Kerri, I think you are pretty awesome for your Friday Freebies! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Gilda - June 12, 2015 - 6:26 am

    Thank you for the summer freebies, Kerri. They are awesom!.ReplyCancel

  • Sasha Farina - June 12, 2015 - 6:37 am

    Downloaded. Thank you Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - June 12, 2015 - 7:13 am

    I agree you are are awesome! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - June 12, 2015 - 7:17 am

    thanks Kerri!! You’re the bestest! :DReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - June 12, 2015 - 9:57 am

    Thank you very much. : )ReplyCancel

  • Mye - June 12, 2015 - 10:03 am

    Thanks so much for offering these! It’s very generous of you!ReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - June 12, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Thanks Kerri! You are so awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Lois - June 13, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    You are awesome – fits you perfectly! Thanks so much for your generosity.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - June 14, 2015 - 6:57 pm

    Thank you Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • jill - June 17, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • Marilyn - June 22, 2015 - 5:57 am

    Thank you!ReplyCancel