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Thursday, July 22, 2021

August Cherry Box Projects  


The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription filled with items to make great projects! Inside the box, you’ll find paper crafting supplies hand-picked just for you from our ACOT team. Different designers and brands will be featured, giving you a wide variety of products to try. We also like encouraging our subscribers to play with mixed media, so we also like to include paint, spray, paste, pens, markers, or something else in the mixed media category.

The August box features the Speckled Dots Flipbook, the "Safe Travels" collection, Crackling Campfire Distress spray, Cherry Tape, and more! Watch the video below for an unboxing and see how Rachel and Jess start to use this box in a project. 



Here are some of the projects made with this box:

#1. 12"x12" layout


There are great travel-themed images in the "Safe Travels" collection including airplane travel. Jess started by making the background by using a cloud template and a Catherine Pooler blending brush and All That Jazz ink pad (from the June Cherry Box). Next, the photos were framed using the Safe Travels Chipboard Frames. Using these frames is a quick and easy way to pull a layout together. Some embellishment pieces were added and the title was made using a page from the 6"x8" paper pad using die-cut letters. To create the frame around the piece, one piece of 6"x8" paper was cut up and glued on the back.



#2. Horizontal Flipbook


Did you know you can turn your flipbook to the side so it is a horizontal book? Rachel had her photos pre-printed that she wanted to use in this book but realized that they were all in the wrong direction. This was not an issue though because she just flipped the whole book to match the direction of the photos! In this book, she is documenting a family trip to the zoo! 



#3. Vertical Flipbook


Jess is documenting camping trips from 2000-2003 using this box. The Safe Travels collection has some camping images on the patterned papers and in the ephemera pack which went perfectly with these photos. You can get a full look into this book and how it was made on our Camping Flipbook blog post


#4. Traveler's Notebook Spread

I used this collection to make a quick and fun traveler's notebook spread. I love the background papers in this collection and that not everything has to be travel-themed.



Thanks for checking out some of the projects that we've made with the box! We would also like to see yours! Tag us on social media and use the hashtag #TheCherryBox.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Camping Flipbook - August Cherry Box  

By Jessica Harvey



Today I'm sharing an album I made using the August Cherry Box! The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription filled with items to make great projects! This box features the Speckled Dots Flipbook along with the "Safe Travels" collection. I love making these flipbooks because they are a great way to document an event, trip, or time. These photos are from our family camping trips from 2000-2003 and were such fun to look though!

The Safe Travels collection goes perfectly with camping-themed projects and even has some camping images on the patterned papers and in the ephemera pack. I added a charm to the edge of the book so I could tell it apart from the other flipbooks I've made. I used some alphabet beads to write out "Holm Camping" and added some beads, twine, a charm, and ribbon onto a binder clip. I attached the binder clip onto one of the pages before I put the book altogether. 


Some of the pages in the 6"x 8" paper pad work perfectly as an intro page. This page said "Let's Go!" which I thought was the perfect start to this book. I added some stickers and ephemera to it to embellish it.

I had a lot of photos I wanted to add to this book, which makes filling it up quick and easy. In the paper pad, there are also journalling card pages that fit perfectly in the 3"x4" slots. I like to break up the pictures a bit with these or patterned paper and ephemera. 

Not all of these photos have great lighting and look quite dark, but I still wanted to include them because they have great memories associated with them. To create pages that didn't look dark I added more stickers and ephemera pieces over the photos as well as matting the photos so they had a light frame. I also used photo flips because this is a great way to include all of your photos without having so many of the same event or ones that are very similar. I added an arrow to point at each place where there is a photo flip. This collection had a lot of arrows, which were fun to use.

Because my pages got a little chunky after all of the layerings and adding foam to pop things up, the pages didn't lay as nicely inside the book. To fix this I added Cherry Foam Tape to the edge before adding the pages back into the book and now they lay nicely.

Thanks for checking out my flipbook! I had a blast making it. Be sure to subscribe before July 25th to receive this August Cherry Box! Check out the video below to watch as I start putting this book together as well as an unboxing of this Cherry Box!




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Saturday, June 19, 2021

July Cherry Box Projects  

By Jessica Harvey

July Cherry Box Projects

The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription that is filled with goodies you'll love. This box features the "Golden Coast" collection which is great for your beachy and warm summer projects. This post is sharing some ways that Rachel and I have used our July Cherry Box. Along with all of the "Golden Coast" products, there is also mica powder, which is a fun medium to play with. We both used it in different ways on our projects.



This is a layout I made knowing that I wanted to use the pocket watch mechanics as the main embellishments on this page. I filled the mechanicals with beads and paired the trinkets with them. I used the mini mister mixed with mica powder to sprinkle shimmer in the corners then layered up with a lot of paper. I used the Vicki Boutin stencil with a little mica powder and texture paste to add dots along these corners as well. 



Rachel used a shadowbox as her inspiration for making this dimensional page. This collection is very light so she wanted to add some contrast by pairing it with black cardstock. The mica powder shows up beautifully even on black!



This is another layout I made using this box. You can check out the full process HERE.


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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Golden Coast Layout

By Jessica Harvey

Hi Cherries! Today I am sharing the process of a layout I made using the July Cherry Box. The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription that is filled with goodies you'll love. This box features the "Golden Coast" collection which is great ...

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

How To Use Mica Powder

By Jessica Harvey

Today we are talking about mica powder and the different ways that it can be used! Mica traditionally comes from a stone and when it is ground into a powder and added into mediums it gives off a metallic or shimmery effect. Each July Cherry Bo...

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

June Cherry Box Projects 1 comments

The June Cherry Box is filled with Catherine Pooler products and has over an $80 value! You have until May 25th to subscribe to receive this box. In this post we are showing some of the projects we made using the contents of this box. Using these items tog...

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Catherine Pooler Ink Techniques

Using the June Cherry Box

Today we are showing some techniques using products that will be in the June Cherry Box. For this box, we partnered with Catherine Pooler to get some beautiful products, including her inks and the "Just Soar" stamp set. This set features a Monarch butterfly ...

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Glitter vs Embossing Powder 2 comments

The May Cherry Box is a fun box to get you into the summer mood. Included in this box are both glitter and embossing powder along with different pens to apply each! In this post, we are talking about the differences between the two, when to use one over...

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Impasto Paint

By Jessica Harvey

What is impasto paint? How do you use it? How is it different from regular acrylic paint?

Today we will be looking into impasto paint! It is one of the items featured in the April Cherry Boxes from the Art Alchemy line. The color of the paint that...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Mixed Media Layout 1 comments

March Cherry Box



The March Cherry Box is filled with Vicki Boutin Mixed Media goodness and in this layout, I wanted to try using as many types that I could of it. I ended up using the CreativeFX Glaze, art crayons, and texture paste that I used with a

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Art Crayon Techniques

Another item found in the March Cherry Box is Vicki Boutin water-soluble art crayons! These are so much fun to work with as there are so many possibilities and different ways to use them. So grab some scrap pieces of watercolor paper and follow along with...

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Texture Paste Techniques

March Cherry Box

Every March Cherry Box will include a jar of Vicki Boutin Texture Paste and one of her stencil sets from the Storyteller collection. You can use texture paste to add 3-dimensional elements to mixed media projects. It is such a fun and easy medi...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Jar of Flowers Layout and Card

The February Cherry Box

For the February Cherry Box, we have teamed up with Sizzix to bring you a great selection of products for your February crafting. Some of the items that are in this box that we used for this project are the Jar of Flowers Die, Jar Shaker Dome...

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Flip Through my Flipbook

From the January Cherry Box

I have had a lot of fun with the January Cherry Box over the last couple of weeks. I just kept adding and adding to it until it has gotten to where it is now. I was challenging myself to see how many different elements I could add to it. This included every item that...

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Friday, December 18, 2020

3 Pocket Folder Page for Sn@p Flipbook

January Cherry Box

The possibilities for what you can add to a flipbook are endless when you start to think outside the box. You do not only have to add in pocket pages when filling up your book, you can also add full paper sheets to make a layout or a folder. This post shows how...

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