Hey Cherries! Natalie here today using the December 2023 Cherry Box to kick off my festive crafting for the holiday season!
I used the beautiful, pearlescent blank greeting cards included in this subscription box to create a fun, interactive mini album. These cards aren't your typical cards because they fold open with a piece that looks like a closed envelope and then there is a cute pocket on the inside! This is perfect for using as the base of my mini album! I backed all the patterned papers in solid cardstock from my stash to make sturdy pages and allowed me to add some velvet ribbon closures to the front and back flaps.
Check out my unboxing of this box and get a closer look at what the cards I'm working with look like!
For the cover, I used the Snow Globe Adventure stamp set included in the box to create a snowy shaker! I added a foam sticker, a few bits & pieces, and some adhesive brads to embellish the cover.
I mixed and matched the pattern papers throughout the inside of the album, but since the cards have such a beautiful sheen, they were perfectly pleasing when left unadorned above the pockets.
I filled the pockets with tags, pocket page cards, and other cut-apart from the Cherry box and added different ribbons and twines for textural interest.
I used the gingerbread stencil from the box with some Brutus Monroe white ink to embellish plain cardstock from my stash for the triangle flaps I used to connect the cards.
I made sure to connect the cards so that the last page ended on a flat page - the cards can be bent in either direction you desire to allow for many different configurations if creating a mini album.
I hope you're inspired by the MANY different projects that can be created with the December Cherry box! This mini album could be included within the 6x8 binder album in the kit for an added insert and interest to the album! It could also be gifted as a lovely holiday present. The binder could hold holiday recipes complete with memories in photograph form to go along with the baking theme. There are SO many possibilities!
Any project you choose to make, it will be sure to be Merry & Bright!
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Hello! My name is Natalie Dill and I'm from Nashville, Tennessee. I am a wife, a full-time federal employee, and a mom of two boys and two pups. I love to travel, camp, eat, read, host parties, and craft! I have been scrapbooking for almost 25 years. I create in many sizes including 12x12, pockets, Life-Crafted, and memory planning. I also use my crafty powers to dabble in plants, home decor, and embroidery.
Hi Cherries! I'm so excited about November's Cherry Box. It's full of fall goodies sure to get you in the autumn mood this season. Our November Cherry Box includes the brand new Farmstead Harvest 12x12 Collection, as well as the thickers from this adorable fall line. Also included from Prima are some beautiful realistic-looking leaves, Autumn Blessings Rub-Ons, and some lovely fall decorative washi tape. From Sizzix you'll receive a fun die set that includes squirrels, leaves and acorns, as well as some shrink plastic to play with! This box is perfect for some fall inspired card making, or documenting those upcoming chilly days! I've created some cards for you as inspiration for this Cherry Box.
My first card, I created on our YouTube Live with Rachel last Friday and I got creative with the shrink plastics and used them as a shaker element! First, you cut out the images using the die set included in this months box from the shrink plastic, then all you have to do is use a heat tool to heat it up and watch it shrink! From this, I got a few leaves, mushrooms and acorns to use in my shaker card. If you want to see exactly how to use that plastic, watch this short video here.
Another fun trick I used was to put the rub-on's directly onto the acetate sheet! This is a fun trick and something I love doing to add some uniquness to my shakers. Here, as my background I used the vellum sheet that was included with the leaves from Prima! This sheet is so pretty, I had to use it! I know it made my 'thank you so much!' rub on a little harder to read, but I felt it all looked so pretty together. I did 2 layers of Cherry Foam Tape (one on top of the other) to add more room for my little plastic shakers. I added a foam mushroom and some washi as well to the front of my card. I love how this turned out!
My second card I decided I really wanted to work with the die set, without the shirnk plastic. I love how large these leaves are, and you get two separate ones, as well as the mushrooms and acorns. I decided to use some Tim Holtz inks to color some white cardstock, and then I cut my dies out from those colors. This created a beautiful fall feel. I also made my mushrooms a brighter blue! To go with some of the blue plaid paper I wanted to add to the front of this card.
I added a strip of paper from the paper pack & a strip of washi at the bottom with a foam thicker on the front that reads "I love fall most of all". I love how this one turned out!
For my last card, I wanted to make something a little darker. I really liked the dark floral paper that came in the Farmstead Harvest Paper Pad. I knew it would pair well with that black washi tape that came in this box as well. I had some leftover frames from when I cut out the frame to make my shaker, and I used it as a brighter elemenet with my card. Then I added the foam sticker 'thankful' and two of my plastic shrink leaves for embellishments!
I just love that dark washi tape. I felt this was a nice take on a fall card, something darker!
I hope these cards inspire you to create with the November Cherry Box! If you missed our Live on this box, you can check out the replay below:
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My name is Emily Moore & I love handmaking cards! I have an amazing, supportive husband, & a giant beautiful Bernese Mountain dog named George. I get very excited about pretty paper & love making detailed designs using die cuts, stencils, & any new techniques I can find! I recently made a career shift from finance to working at ACOT as the new Marketing Assistant and absolutely love it. Come, stop by & say hi! You can find me in the storefront!
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My name is Suzanna and I live with my family in Glen Allen, Virginia. My husband, Michael, and two kids, 19 yo Nikolas and 15 yo Mia, are supportive of my memory keeping and the main subjects of my work. Along with our 2 fur babies, Jasmine and Luna. I have been creating and documenting for a long time, over 20 years. My main focus has always been creating 12x12 layouts but I also like to work in a travelers notebook, create pocket pages, and my new obsession, a memory planner. I’ve been filming process videos and sharing my process on YouTube since 2016.
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