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Monday, March 1, 2021

March YouTube Hop 1 comments  
      

 

Happy March! This month our design team members are doing a YouTube hop with layouts focusing on using texture paste/glaze. You can "hop" along by watching each video and leaving a comment. One random commenter will win a $10 ACOT gift card! Winner will be chosen Monday, March 8th, 2021.

 


 

First stop: Erica

 

Second stop: Natalie

 

Third stop: Sara

 

Last stop: Laura

 


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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Punny Mixed Media  
      

Hey friends! Natalie here with a fun layout full of LOVE today. Not only is the photo topic love, but it contains all the things I love - mixed media, sparkle, and stamping!

 

I used this absolutely stunning patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla studio called Expressive from the Happiness collection.  I applied clear gesso across the paper and cardstock. 


I then defined the area where I wanted my mixed media watercolor with water and applied my pigment. You can use any watercolors or sprays. I used Kitch Flamingo Distress Stain Spray. You can use stamping ink watered down or mixed media crayons. If you want a sparkly look like my page, I suggest pearlescent or metallic watercolors! Or add Shimmer Spritz to your page!   You can also use these awesome Nuvo Shimmer powders. They give a gorgeous shimmer! in many colors. 

 

 

After the swirled pigment dried, I went back and added splatters with different watercolor shades and a small paintbrush.

 

I used the adorable new Hey Dumpling stamp set from Catherine Pooler to create my own die cuts. I used Catherine Pooler inks as well in Hot Tub, Skylight, Juniper Mist, Pink Champagne and Bellini.  The accompanying metal dies save so much fussy-cutting time! 

 

 

For my title, I cut "So Romantic" out of silver glitter cardstock using the Heather lowercase alpha die from Pinkfresh Studio. This is my all-time favorite die. It's so versatile - you can definitely get your money's worth out of this investment.

 

In addition, to die-cut the stamped images from the Hey Dumpling set, I also die-cut some vellum shapes from the Hey Dumpling dies to give some fun texture and interest to the embellishments.

 

I stamped directly onto the layout as well, using 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation stamping to add interest with the splatters.

 

I hope you're inspired to stamp on your scrapbook pages! Investing in sets about topics that interest you are ways to stretch your stash, as you can stamp them in any variety of colors, giving a new and different look to your pages using the same products!

You can find a process video below. 

 

 

xoxo, Natalie 


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Saturday, February 27, 2021

A Magical Birthday  
      

Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are diving into the stunning Echo Park Magical Birthday collection to scrap these three photos from my daughter's 2nd birthday. I love the bright, happy colors in this collection and knew I could fussy cut lots of embellishments from this one! I used a three rows design (modified grid) to celebrate these photos.

 

I fussy cut these balloons and these chalkboard icons from the pattern papers and layered them together next to the first photo. I added stars and streamer stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet. A little bit of gold Nuvo drops and splatters adds a bit of fun to this cluster!

 

On the second row, I used tags and a birthday cake for the cluster, with a “birthday” sticker overlapped. I also added two borders around the entire layout, one with pink polka dots (to match the photo mats) and the beautiful multi-colored plaid.

 

On the bottom row, I added a couple of clusters filled with these fussy cut decorations, mixing in streamers stickers, and Nuvo drops. I added a few flag stickers behind the chalkboard fussy cut icon, and then layered a “surprise” sticker over the photo.

 

I hope this project inspired you to try out this three rows design! To see this layout come together, please check out the video below!

 

 

Laura Alberts, Design Team


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Traveler's Notebook Page - Technique Tuesday

For the month of February on Technique Tuesdays, we will be focusing on scrapping small! This means scrapping anything smaller than a 12"x 12" layout.

Today Sara is sharing a Traveler's Notebook page she is making. She has been documenting the Covid-...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

February YouTube Hop 5 comments

 

Happy February! This month our design team members are doing a YouTube hop with layouts focusing on die cuts! You can "hop" along by watching each video and leaving a comment. One random commenter will win a $10 ACOT gift card! Winner will...

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Scrapping with New Pinkfresh Collections

Scrapping with the New Pinkfresh Studio Collections

   

These collections are on Pre-Order at A Cherry on Top and are estimated to be in our warehouse in February.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Be Jolly - Merry & Bright Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 

Hey friends! Did you get a chance to check out the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Merry & Bright collection? I love the non-traditional color palette of this collection. I picked up the A5 paper stack which is amazing! I was really impressed with...

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Friday, January 8, 2021

January YouTube Hop 9 comments

Happy January! This month our design team members are doing a YouTube hop with using this week's scrapbook sketch! Comment on each of their YouTube videos for a chance to win a $10 ACOT gift card! Winner will be randomly chosen Monday, January 11th, 2021.<...

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Road Trip to Krispy Kreme | Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route

 

Hey friends! Erica with you today to share a 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection.

 

 

One of my favorite designs to do with collections I am running low on is to create a large circle el...

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Santatized - Christmas Layout

 

Hey friends!

Natalie here with a fun Christmas layout using the Wishmas Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. 

 

 

I used the gorgeous new Nested Chevron die from Pinkfresh Studio. I think it's fun to f...

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Color Me Happy | Go The Scenic Route

 

Do you have a hard time picking a background paper for your layout? Do you struggle with using pattern paper as your base? I know I do and I tend to stick with a white background for my layouts. Recently I have been trying to step out of my comfort zon...

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Weekend Vibes Layout


 

Hey friends! Erica here with you today sharing a fun layout using the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection. This collection is so fun and colorful and I have seen it used for so many different types of layo...

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

December Blog Hop 17 comments

 

Happy December! Our design team members are doing a blog hop with layouts inspired by mood boards. Hop along by visiting each blog post and comment on each one for your chance to win a $10 ACOT gift card! (Comment on this post too!) Winner ...

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Marigold Layouts

 

Hello Cherries! This month I wanted to show how the new Maggie Holmes Collection, Marigold, can be used for a variety of themes and types of layouts! This collection is versatile and so fun! 

First up, fall of course! I created this page...

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Freshen Up Volume 5 - Foiling 1 comments

 

Hey friends! Natalie here with another volume of Freshen Up. Dust off your supplies that aren't gracing your scrapbook pages and let's make something! Today we are using foil in our scrapping. We will discuss ways to use foil with and without...

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