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Monday, June 22, 2020

Father's Day Layout and Free Cut File!  

From our June Guest Designer, Lacey

Hello everyone! Today I have a layout to share with you that I created for A Cherry On Top, a process video AND a FREE Cut file! So lets get started.

This month I’m the guest designer for A Cherry on Top and I was able to choose some products from their shop (based on my likes). I saw this "By the Sea" collection by Carta Bella and thought it would be perfect for a Father’s Day layout.


Here are the products I used for this layout: 



I took this photo of my husband and son in May at our lake home and it was just too sweet not to document. And since we were at the lake, I thought this collection would go perfect.


I then took some time to look for a quote that I felt fitting for my son and husband. My husband loves my son beyond anything in this world. It is truly amazing from day 1 the bond they created.



Check out my process video to see how this layout came together.



You can download this cut file for FREE! If you use it please tag me on social media posts and let people know where you got it from. I also have many other cut files in my Etsy Shop.


Thanks for joining me today! Have a great week!


Check out all of Lacey's projects in her gallery, and see more inspiration from her on Facebook, InstagramBlog, and YouTube!

Posted by Jessica.


Monday, June 1, 2020

Meet our June Guest Designer! 3 comments  

Introducing, Lacey Gasper




1. Describe your crafting style.

Artistic. I love experimenting with new techniques and product, as well as always looking for new trends in design and to other industries for inspiration. I love white space, but I am never afraid to fill it if the layout calls for it. 


2. Your favorite must have crafty tool(s):

The obvious, a paper trimmer. I don't think there is a project I create that I don't use it. I'm also big into stamping and making cards, so stamp repositioning tool is super handy. And finally, tweezers. I know that sounds weird, but they help so much placing items on a page or card and not have your fingers in the way. Plus they can also easily help place sequins on a project.


3. Something new you have learned recently?

I decided to pick up my Copic Markers again. I've been taking online classes to improve my skills and work on these skills at least once a day. It's the only way to get better is practicing. I'm not in love with every project I create, but I see the progress. There are some GREAT teachers in the industry that really break down how to color something and they are really inspiring. 


4. Something you are scared of trying?

I guess I'm not really afraid to try anything. I like to experiment with new products. I guess things I'm interested that I haven't had time or money that I wanted to invest in is the acrylic pouring. I think it looks so cool! But I'm hesitant to fully invest into the art form.


5. What inspires you to create?
I have to say for a long time it was just my husband, myself and our dogs. We are talking 16 years of us. I would create layouts of us and our dogs, but then got uninspired to create layouts a few years ago. My subjects were the same and the layouts all had a similar theme. Last November we welcomed a baby boy. He has been such a joy and inspiration to my projects. I love scrapbooking again. He is my muse. Documenting moments in his life has given me more purpose again to scrapbook. 



Lacey Gasper lives in Moorhead, MN (across the river from Fargo, ND) with her husband Matt, 7 month old son, and two puppies, Spock and Bellarina. She has been scrapbooking since the 1990s and crafting since she can remember. Lacey is a freelance Graphic Designer with a BFA from Academy of Art University (San Fransisco). Beyond scrapbooking and freelance work, Lacey works full time for her husband's dance studio, Gasper's School of Dance, as well as for a non-profit professional ballet company, the FMBallet. Lacey describes her scrapbook style as, artistic. She loves experimenting with new techniques and products. She also loves to be able to inspire others to document those special moments in their lives. She was a co-founder with Clique Kits and worked for them until 2018. Lacey currently serves on the Ink Road Stamps Design Team and Scrap the Boys Design Team. She previously was on the design teams of Holly Pixels Studio, Clique Kits, and MemoryWorks where she served as a design team leader.




Check out all of Lacey's projects in her gallery, and see more inspiration from her on Facebook, Instagram, Blog, and YouTube!

Stay tuned all month to see what She will create!



Posted by Jessica.


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Projects from our May Guest Designer  


Monique is our May Guest Designer and has been crafting all month long. Check out what she has been working on!


She used Simple Stories' "I Am" collection to make these layouts of her two cats. This is such a versatile collection that is great for all spring layouts.



"When I saw the Simple Stories "I Am" kit, my creative brain got excited. I thought about making memorydex cards, a greeting card, and layouts of my cats. Awesome collections inspire me to create. "



She also made these cute cards with the "I Am" collection!



On Mother's Day she hosted a "Mother's Day Layout Challenge" in our Facebook Group, Cherry Crafters. She shared with us this thoughtful layout with her mother.


She also made this beautiful paper purse using My Mind's Eye's "Splendor" collection and prima flowers.




Monique also gave instructions on how to make a loaded envelope. What is a loaded envelope? It is an envelope that you make out of pretty patterned paper or solid cardstock and is embellished with ephemera, flowers, lace, and bling. What is the purpose?  It can be used for gift giving, swapping, and as a party favor. What do you put inside?  Basically anything that will fit inside.  You can put a gift card, a greeting card, a lollipop card (aka a wand), tags, stickers, and etc. How do you make it?  It is super easy using a 12x12 thick patterned paper or cardstock.  Here are the directions:

Then all you do now is decorate it.  Make it pretty for the recipient. 

 Now all you have to do is load it with goodies! Thanks for checking out my work this month! And thanks to ACOT for choosing me as their May Guest Designer! I had so much fun crating these projectssmiley


Love to craft? Want to inspire others? We would love to have you be a guest designer for a month here at ACOT!

Submit your layouts, projects, or artwork into our Guest Designer Submission Gallery to be considered for one of our monthly guest designer spots. 

Posted by Jessica.


Friday, May 1, 2020

Meet our May Guest Designer! 4 comments


How long have you been a 'Cherry':  A very long time!

Describe your crafting style:  Clean and cute

Your favorite must have crafty tool(s):  A cutting board, punches, floral dies, a score board, a ruler, dies, and m...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Using Circles in a 6" x 8" Layout 1 comments

From Our April Guest Designer, Nicole Martel

Hi all. I'm back with another layout I created using Vicki Boutin's "Let's Wander" collection. This is such a fun collection and I totally love the vintage look with the bright colors. Nicely done.


To begin, I used a palette knife to smear

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thank You For Being By My Side Layout

Hello! There's not much going on in my house other than the usual... lots of Netflix binge watching, reading and scrapping and video games for the 10 year old. Next week, we start Google Classroom... That is going to be interesting. It's a good thing I took the week ...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Reach for the Stars Layout

A Layout from our April Guest Designer

Good morning! I just had the best time playing with Vicki Boutin's Lets Wander Collection. At first glance, this collection looks like it is geared towards vacation projects, but once I really looked at the embellishments, I realized it can b...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Step-by-Step Vintage Garden Layout 4 comments

A Layout from our April Guest Designer

Good morning! This month, I am guest designing over at A Cherry On Top! I've been creating lots of things for their blog and it's been a lot of fun. I am excited to finally get to play with this beautiful collection by Simple Stories! As soon as this collection c...

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

April Guest Designer 3 comments

Please welcome our April Guest Designer, Nicole!

How long have you been a 'Cherry': 7 1/2 years! (Wow... I can't believe it's been that long).

Describe your crafting style: I am a mixed media artist. I like to create different projects so I do not get bored. I scrapbook 8 1/2"x1...

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mixed Media in a Grid Layout

From Our March Guest Designer, Lorimar Ortega


Hello! I am Lorimar Ortega and I have been the March Guest Designer here at ACOT. In this post I will show how you can make this messy, layered grid layout that was so fun to make.


I am using the

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March Guest Designer

Please Welcome our March Guest Designer Lorimar Ortega!


How long have you been a 'Cherry': If I recall currently I've been a 'Cherry' for about 7-8 years. I've always loved the wide variety of scrapbooking products that you guys have. Only recently did I find the inspiration gallery and now I...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Meet our February Guest Designer! 1 comments

Please Welcome our February Guest Designer, Anne-Marie!



Screenname:  scrappinmom99

How long have you been a 'Cherry':  Since about October 2011 – time flies when you’re having fun!

Describe your crafting style: I seem to be drawn to grids, linear de...

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Meet our January Guest Designer!

Please welcome our January Guest Designer, Shannon!

Screenname:  1scrappymom

How long have you been a 'Cherry': I’ve been a Cherry since 2008 – I still remember when it was Stickers Galore!

Describe your crafting style: I’m definitely a 2-page use a lot of pictures gal, but I...

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Meet Our November Guest Designer!

Please welcome our November Guest Designer - Stacy!

Screenname: StacyLee

How long have you been a 'Cherry': 2014

Describe your crafting style: clean lines with a dash of shabby chic sometimes.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Welcome Joannie - Our October 2019 Guest Designer!

papercrafting inspiration featuring products from

Screenname: joannie


First name: Joannie


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