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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Besties Double-Page Scrapbook Layout  
   

By Jessica Harvey

 

Good morning, Cherries! Today I'm sharing a double-page layout I created using the ARToptions Rouge collection. 49 and Market came out with some new products with this release which includes the Ultimate Page Kit and a Cluster Kit. I've now tried out both and think they are great additions to all of the regular scrapbook products. These products are made for layering and these kits teach you a new way to do it! 

 

You can see the similarities and differences between my layout (the one with photos) and the page kit inspiration. I wanted to use larger photos and in different orentations than what the kit showed so I knew I wouldn't end up with my page looking exactly the same. This kit came with plenty of additional products so I could improvise.

 

My cousins and I took a goofy photoshoot and I've been waiting for the right collection to scrap it. I like that Rouge can lean more toward an everyday page as well as having some hearts and love elements as well. I gravetated more to using the greens of the collection then the pinks and reds.

 

  

With my other page, I knew I wouldn't be able to follow the inspiration page exactly because again I had larger photos I wanted to use. I was able to find other frames in the lazer cuts for my photos. I wanted to do a lot of layering behind my photos and began by clustering the embellishments starting with larger pieces.

 

Because my photos and clusters were larger than inspiration, it covered up a bit of the mixed media look that these pages had printed on them. To fix this I grabbed the Rouge Rub-on Transfer Set to add some splatters coming out from behind the photos.

 

All of my layers behind my photos got distressed with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool around the edges. I then went around the edges with a Sizzix distress tool to roughen them up a little bit.

  

I popped the photos up on foam tape so they would stand out from the cluster behind them. Some of the other embellishments around the page also got popped up. 

I had a lot of fun creating these pages! You can watch them come together in the video below!

 

Products Used:

ARToptions Rouge Ultimate Page Kit - 49 and MarketARToptions Rouge Cluster Kit - 49 and MarketARToptions Rouge 6x8 Rub-on Transfer Set - 49 and MarketARToptions Rouge Chipboard Words - 49 and MarketARToptions Rouge Postage Stamp Washi - 49 and Market

Sizzix Multi-Tool Starter KitMini Ink Blending Tool - RangerDistress Mini Ink Kit #3 - Tim Holtz


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Friday, February 3, 2023

Using Metal Dies On Scrapbook Layouts 2 comments  
   

By: Sara Mishler

 

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today.

I love to use metal dies on my layouts, but I find it a bit hard sometimes to know what to shop for and how best to use them on scrapbook layouts.

Metal dies are an investment, so it is important for us to use our spending budget wisely and purchase dies that we will use over and over again to create beautiful scrapbook pages and showcase our photos. 

Over the years I have developed a couple of shopping tips for myself when considering a die purchase for scrapbooking and I thought I would share them with you.

 

 

1. Keep It Simple. The best metal dies for scrapbooking are simple shapes. When scrapbooking, we like layers and clusters. Simple shapes mean we can cut those dies from any pattern paper we like and then cluster and layer embellishments on top.

On my layout I cut these pretty hexagon dies in three colors and then used them to create a beautiful border across the top of my page.

 

 

2. Be Cautious About Words. Remember that in order for your metal die to be worth the investment, you will need to cut it over and over again. So while I say go all in for alphabet sets, be cautious with words. 

 

3. Icons. Get all the icons you can that you use the most-- for me that's hearts, stars, flowers, and hexagons... for you that could be something else. If you find yourself saying "I wish this die cut pack had more...." those are the icon dies you need.

 

 

Okay, back to my layout...lol.

I created this border to pair with a winter photo and added the hexagons to the top to mimic snow falling. They can also be used as a trellis with flowers for spring, or a garden wall across the bottom for summer...even beachy cut with blues and aqua paper and layered with shells. 

 

 

I love the extra texture I added to the dies with stickers and adhesive brads. Giving my hexagons some added detail makes the page more cohesive and allows it to flow.

 

 

I have a video on my YouTube channel showing my whole process and I would love for you to come over and say hello! 

 

 

Have A Lovely Day! 

Sara 

 


Products used: 

Ornate Hexagon Die - Altenew Simple Vintage Winter Woods Collection Kit - Simple Stories Simple Vintage Winter Woods Woodland Bits & Pieces - Simple Stories Simple Vintage Winter Woods 6x8 Pad - Simple Stories

 Simple Vintage Winter Woods Sticker Book - Simple Stories Simple Vintage Winter Woods Decorative Brads - Simple Stories Simple Vintage Winter Woods  Foam Stickers - Simple Stories

 


 

Sara Mishler

Hello! I’m Sara and I'm from Western Pennsylvania. I am 40 years old and the mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I work at home, homeschool my boys, and take care of my elderly grandfather. I love to read, and I like to cook, but I’m not a fan of laundry or dishes! I also love being a creative artist in this industry! I like to try all.the.papercrafts and mixed media. I enjoy teaching what I’ve learned for the last 18 years I’ve been creating, mostly on my YouTube channel but I have also begun creating my own classes for my website. I’ve been a part of the community at A Cherry On Top since 2013 and can’t wait to get started! 

See more from Sara on her GalleryBlogInstagramPinterestFacebookand YouTube.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Blended Stenciling - Technique Tuesday  
   

By Sara Mishler

This month on Technique Tuesday we are focusing on ink blending and in today's video, Sara is showing how she created a beautiful layout using Distress Inks and the Winter Woods collection!

 

Watch the process video below!

 

 

Products Used:

Simple Vintage Winter Woods Collection Kit - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods Chipboard Clusters - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods Woodland Bits & Pieces - Simple StoriesWinter Snow 6x8 Stencil - Simple Vintage Winter Woods - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods Layered Stickers - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods  Enamel Dots - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods Decorative Brads - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods 6x8 Pad - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods Sticker Book - Simple StoriesSimple Vintage Winter Woods  Foam Stickers - Simple StoriesSpeckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Tim HoltzAntique Linen Distress Oxides Ink Pad - Tim Holtz

 


 

 

 

Sara Mishler

Hello! I’m Sara and I'm from Western Pennsylvania. I am 40 years old and the mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I work at home, homeschool my boys, and take care of my elderly grandfather. I love to read, and I like to cook, but I’m not a fan of laundry or dishes! I also love being a creative artist in this industry! I like to try all.the.papercrafts and mixed media. I enjoy teaching what I’ve learned for the last 18 years I’ve been creating, mostly on my YouTube channel but I have also begun creating my own classes for my website. I’ve been a part of the community at A Cherry On Top since 2013 and can’t wait to get started! 

See more from Sara on her GalleryBlogInstagramPinterestFacebookand YouTube.


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Thursday, January 26, 2023

One Patterned Paper, Two Layouts 2 comments

By Virginia Greco

Hi cherries, Virginia here. I am very excited to be sharing some projects with you here on the ACOT blog. Wow! I can’t believe it! :)

I went very colourful for this occasion and I came out with two layouts starting f...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Delight In The Here - Scrapbook Layout

By Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a cat layout that incorporates stamping and die cutting for beautiful butterfly embellishments as well as using a themed layout (in this case Fall or Autumn) for a non-theme related layout!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Large Photo Grid Layout

By Jessica Harvey

Hi, Cherries and welcome to the Cherry Blog! Today I'm sharing this large photo grid layout that I created using the new Pinkfresh Studio Chrysanthemum collection. This layout is different than my typical style of scrapbooking for many different reasons. F...

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Hot Foil Plate-Stencil-Die Accents

By Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a large photo layout created using a new hot foil plate-stencil-die combo from PinkFresh Studio to create an additional embellishment to go with the gorgeous Print Shop collection from Vicki Boutin.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

About Me Scrapbook Layout

By Jil Larson

I’m thinking about some repeating topics I might want to include in my 2023 12x12 album, and because I’m committed to consistency in running in the new year, I decided to start there. I love the Simple Stories Life Captured sticker book becau...

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Gamer Scrapbook Layout

By Natalie Dill

Hey Cherries!

Natalie here and today I am using the new Gamer collection by Photoplay!

 

 

The Game Over paper stood out to me and I wanted to immediately use it!  I thought my bright photos of my kid playing with his new...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Birthday Scrapbook Layout

By Natalie Dill

Hey Cherries! Natalie here today creating a birthday layout and showing you how to use dimensional elements combined with your 2d stickers to create a fun, dimensional look on your scrapbook pages.

 

You can catch...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Winter Wonderland Scrapbook Layout

By Jessica Harvey

 

This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Jess is using crackling color paste, tulle, and a wood embroidery hoop to add texture.

Watch the process ...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Everyday Life In Winter- Traveler's Notebook Layout

By Jil Larson

Some of the spreads I’m making in my December A5 scrapbook journal are not about the holiday but instead focus on everyday life in winter. Because my dog Hazel is so delighted by the advent of snow and cold weather, I like to document that every year. This year...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Texture Paste - Technique Tuesday

By Natalie Dill

 

This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Natalie is using texture paste and then painting it with watercolors to create a dimensional Christmas tree!

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Embossing and Die Cut Texture 1 comments

By Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas layout created using the Christmas collection from Pinkfresh Studio along with a coverplate die from them and an embossing folder from Violet Studio.

Let’s take a look at the layout...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Rub-Ons, Gel, & Ink - Technique Tuesday

By Sara Mishler

This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Sara is building mixed-media layers using Rub-Ons, Gloss Gel, and Distress Oxide Inks.

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