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Monday, April 12, 2021

No-Sew Book Binding  
      

Today I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial of how to make a no-sew book! This is a beginner-friendly book and makes a great scrapbook or journal. I wanted to make a book that allows you to see a full-page design of a patterned paper. I am using paper from a 6"x8" paper pad and using the whole page. This is one of the fastest books I have made because I did not have to cut down any of the paper before using it. All you need to make this book is a 6"x8" paper pad, wet glue, a paintbrush, chipboard, and a bone folder. The 6"x 8" papers get turned to the side, so make sure you pick a design that looks good sideways.

Start by tearing out all of the pages out of your paper pad and folding them in half hamburger style. You want to fold it with the design on the inside. Use a bone folder on the fold to flatten it. You want the fold to be tight so your book will lay flat.

  

Once all of your pages folded in half, it is time to start gluing them together. Arrange your pages in the order that you want them to be seen. Starting with the first page, glue the back and stick the next page on top of it. Continue this until all of your pages are glued together.

  

When gluing, I like to put a piece of scrap paper in the center so I do not get any glue on the other pages. I add the glue to the page, then use a paintbrush to completely cover it with a thin coat. I make sure that all of the edges and spine have glue on it.

  

  

  

When you have your stack of pages glued together it is good to reinforce the spine. Add glue and use the paintbrush to even it out. Put it under something heavy so the spine pages can stick together well.

  

While your pages are resting under something heavy, it is time to make the covers. Cut 2 pieces of chipboard a little bit bigger than the size of your pages. I usually make it 1/8" bigger on each side.

  

I am covering it in a 6"x8" paper. Glue it to the center of the paper and cut off the edges of the paper. Leave enough room on the edge of the paper for you to be able to wrap the chipboard.

  

I used the bone folder to score my edges around the board so the paper would fold easily. Apply glue to one side at a time, making sure to get the chipboard edge.

  

  

Now add glue to the first and last page in your book, and stick your covers onto it. Let it rest under your heavy object again until the glue has dried.

  

I like to add a little something to the front cover so you can tell what is the front and back. I used a piece of phrase ephemera, which makes a title. I hope you try this fun and quick book binding! Thanks for checking it out!

  

  


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

National Scrapbook Day 2021  
      

 

 

Come join us for National Scrapbook Day here at A Cherry On Top Crafts! We will be celebrating NSD all weekend long (April 30th - May 2nd) with an online crop, challenges, games, giveaways, and more! You'll find all the action on our Message Board, our private Facebook Group, and on Instagram

This is a great weekend to connect with other crafters, get some scrapbooking done, and win some crafty prizes. There will also be giveaways on our Instagram and Facebook pages, so make sure you are following us!

So gather up your supplies, clear some space, and get ready to crop till you drop! Make sure you have enough of your favorite supplies stocked up for a full weekend of scrapping fun! You'll want to have photos printed, and your favorite cardstock and adhesive on hand.

 


 

How can I participate in ACOT's Online NSD Celebration?

You'll find different games and challenges on the message board here. Play along with a challenge by making a layout following the rules and posting it on that challenge's thread in the Message Board. You may come and go throughout the weekend and participate in as many or as few challenges and games as you want! There will be a lot of crafty chatting as well, come join! Below is a chart of all of our challenges. We will continue adding up until NSD weekend!

 

Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the winners being announced. How the winners are selected is up to the host of that challenge. The winner will either be announced on the Message Board thread, emailed, private messaged, or announced on the Cherry Crafters page. The chart below will also have a list of all of the winners. 

 

*Everyone is welcome to play the challenges and games, but we can only send physical prizes within the United States. International players can still receive Cherry Points when participating.

 


 

 

Challenge

Prize 

Date/Time

Location

Host

Share Your First Scrapbook

Cherry Swag Bundle - ACOT

 

Friday MessageBoard Jessica.
What I Learned from Last Year

Punches Bundle - American Crafts

 

Sunday 3- 5 pm MessageBoard CarrieG
Zig Zag/Chevron Sketch Challenge

Cotton Fields Bundle - American Crafts

 

Saturday 1- 3 pm MessageBoard joannie
Fashion Challenge

Cotton Fields Bundle - American Crafts

Saturday 11- 1 pm MessageBoard blbabe1234
 

School Time Bundle - American Crafts

 

Saturday 5- 7 pm MessageBoard oceanbreezes423
Recipe Challenge

Tools Bundle - American Crafts

 

Saturday 7- 9 pm MessageBoard ScrappyDistractions
6x6 Patterned Paper Background

Cordless Freestyle Foil Quill Pen - American Crafts

 

Saturday CherryCrafters Laura Alberts
 

Maker's Glue Gun Kit - American Crafts

 

Sunday 9- 11 am MessageBoard aheatfan
No Adhesive Challenge

Arcadia Bundle - American Crafts

 

Friday 9- 11 am MessageBoard traveler
Layout Challenge

Made With Love collection + tote - Doodlebug

 

Saturday 3- 5pm MessageBoard Sandi0805
Mixed Media Challenge

Made With Love collection + tote - Doodlebug

 

Saturday CherryCrafters EricaRose Creates
Color Palette Challenge

Fairy Garden collection + tote - Doodlebug

 

Sunday 11- 1 pm MessageBoard wendycrowe
Fill Your Bag Recipe Challenge

Fairy Garden collection + tote - Doodlebug

 

Sunday 1- 3 pm MessageBoard Art_Teacher
 

Fairy Garden collection + tote - Doodlebug

 

  MessageBoard Rachel Kent
Out Of Season Challenge

Adventure Bundle - Echo Park

 

Friday 11- 1pm MessageBoard Krystle
Background Paper Challenge

Summer Bundle - Echo Park

 

Saturday 1-3 pm MessageBoard joannie
Flower Challenge

Spring Bundle - Echo Park

 

Friday 9- 11 am MessageBoard traveler
 

Floral Bundle - Echo Park

 

Friday 1-3 pm MessageBoard Sara Scraps
Choose A Number

Animal + Nature Bundle - iCrafter

 

Sunday 5- 7 pm MessageBoard Tammey
25 Items Challenge

Phrases + Alphas Bundle - iCrafter

 

Saturday 9-11 am MessageBoard beachlover
My Favorite Layout

Summer Bundle - Lawn Fawn

 

Sunday 5- 7 pm MessageBoard Tammey
Layout Challenge

Summer Bundle - Lawn Fawn

 

Saturday 3-5 pm MessageBoard Sandi0805
 

Summer Bundle - Lawn Fawn

 

  CherryCrafters Rachel Kent
Hang it Up

Summer Bundle - Lawn Fawn

 

Friday 5-7 pm MessageBoard pawprints
Make a Scene

Tulla & Norbert Bundle - Photoplay

 

Friday 5-7 pm MessageBoard pawprints
Non-Traditional Format

Pet Bundle - Photoplay

 

Sunday 3- 5 pm MessageBoard CarrieG
 

Zoo Bundle - Photoplay

 

Sunday 9- 11 am MessageBoard aheatfan
Create Your Own Mood Board Challenge

Kids Bundle - Photoplay

 

Sunday 1- 3 pm MessageBoard Art_Teacher
Guess the Phrase

Easter Bundle - Photoplay

 

Sunday 5- 7 pm MessageBoard Tammey
Color Palette Challenge

Winter Bundle - Photoplay

 

Sunday 11- 1 pm MessageBoard wendycrowe
 

Fish + Sea Bundle - Photoplay

 

  MessageBoard scrapy1967
Pinterest Challenge with a Twist

Home + Family Bundle - Photoplay

 

Saturday 11- 1 pm MessageBoard blbabe1234
Layout Challenge - The Brady Bunch

Bees and Birds Bundle - Photoplay

 

Friday 7-9 pm MessageBoard Flasher
 

A Day at the Park Bundle - Photoplay

 

  MessageBoard bapoynor
Double Page Challenge

Home + Travel Bundle - Photoplay

 

Saturday 5- 7 pm MessageBoard oceanbreezes423
Glitter, Foil, or Sequins Challenge

Shiny Bundle - Sizzix

 

Friday CherryCrafters Jessica.
Die Cut Challenge

Spring Bundle - Sizzix

 

  MessageBoard Natalie Dill

 

 



We asked many designers and brands what they loved about scrapbooking, and here is what they had to say.

We hope this inspires you to create something this weekend!


 

 


 

Thank you to our manufacturers who are sponsoring these great prizes!

 

     

       

 


 


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Friday, April 9, 2021

Freebie Friday - Wonders 2 comments  
      

 

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win Paige Evans' new "Wonders" collection. This prize includes 12 cardstock 12"x 12" papersPhrase Thickers, Washi Tape, Floral Ephemera, and Paper Flowers. One winner will be announced next week, and be notified by email. They have 30 days to claim their prize.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 219

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 219 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gel Printing with Alcohol Inks

There are many different mediums that you can use on a gel press and in this post, we will be showing how to use it with alcohol inks! This is a great way to use alcohol inks because you can still get the effects of alcohol inks, without having to use yupo pa...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Cut File Titles - Technique Tuesday

For the month of April on Technique Tuesdays, we will be focusing on titles! This could be how to come up with fun titles, what to make them out of, how to make cut file titles, or whatever else our design team comes up with!  Today we have a vide...

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Spring Sn@p Flipbook

Flipbooks are perfect for those quick and easy projects. I love using them for seasonal photos and to document trips. This flipbook has all the photos from when my family went to North Carolina this past February. Flipbooks come rea...

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Meet Our April Guest Designer

Introducing, Aliaksandra Novak

 

Describe your crafting style: I love experimenting and try not to limit myself to one crafting style, but I do find myself adding lots of layers and mixed media techniques to many of my p...

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Freebie Friday - Garden Party 5 comments

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win Maggie Holmes' new "Garden Party" collection. This prize includes 23 cardstock 12"x 12" papers, Phrase and Icon Thickers, Puffy Stickers, Sticker Book, and Resin Hearts. One winner will be ...

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

April YouTube Hop 7 comments

Happy April! This month our design team members are doing a YouTube hop with layouts using their go-to designs. We are also talking about different tips and tricks that we find helpful when suck in a creative rut. Let's get inspired and create along...

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 218

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 218 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

April Virtual Classes

We are hosting Facebook Live classes every Friday! We recently remodeled our in-store classroom but due to more shutdowns from Covid, we haven't been able to use it very much. So we wanted to start an online classroom! We will give you a list of all the m...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

7 Embroidery Stitches - Technique Tuesday

For the month of March on Technique Tuesdays, we will be focusing on stitching! This could be stitching on paper, fabric, embroidery, or anything else that is sewed. Today we have a video showing 7 beginner-friendly embroidery stitches....

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Harry Potter Planner

Hi There! It’s Lynda from Scrapbook with Lynda back to share my last March Guest Designer project with you.

I’m a fan of Harry Potter, so I was excited to see Paper House Productions’ new Harry Potter stickers and planners. They are so fun and pl...

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Altenew Across the Seasons

 

Hey friends, Natalie here and I am SO PUMPED that A Cherry on Top recently began carrying Altenew products. Not only is this company creating stunning products, versatile for so many paper crafting projects, but the company is run by an amazing team of...

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