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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Mini Album Made From Cards - December Cherry Box 1 comments  

By Natalie Dill


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!
Subscribe by November 25 to receive this box!

xo Natalie


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Natalie Dill

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.

See more from Natalie on her GalleryBlogInstagramPinterestFacebookand YouTube.



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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Farmstead Harvest Cherry Box Cards  

By: Emily Moore


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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Emily Moore

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!

You can find more from Emily on her BlogEtsyYouTubeGallery, Facebookand Instagram!



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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Fall Cherry Box Layout 1 comments  

By: Suzanna Lee

Hello Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a multi photo Fall layout created using the November Cherry Box! This box is just perfect for all your Fall (or Autumn) adventures and stories!
Here's the layout:
We haven't really had many traditional Fall adventures here in Central Virginia yet but I thought this collection color palette was perfect for these adorable photos of our cat Jasmine napping in her new box.
Accompany this kit are some amazing shrink plastics! You will receive three colors; silver, gold and copper. I used the metal dies that are also part of the kit to create some of the world's smallest acorns! LOL! If you look closely, you will see them in the top/left corner of the above photo. Be sure to watch my process video to see how to use these shrink plastics. And be forewarned (I had no idea) there is quite a bit of shrinkage!
There is never a shortage of embellishments with Cherry Boxes! I layered the Prima realistic leaves with some of the foam Thickers to create decorative clusters through out the layout. These clusters add both dimension and visual interest to the layotu.
Once again, I put the metal do to use, using some of the B sides of the great 12x12 paper pad. The show stopper of the metal dies are two squirrels. I really only had room for one and wanted her to be facing inward as that leads your eye towards photos and stories.
Amongst the lovely selection of patterned papers in the paper pad, you have some tags. If you know me, you know I'm going to use at least one! I kept the thinner blue frame around the edge of the tag. One of the four washi's from Prima adds more texture with it's translucency. Did you see the other teeny, tiny shrink plastic acorn?
There's still time to add a subscription!
Don't forget my process video if you are interested. As well as the tutorial on how to use the shrink plastic! 
I look forward to seeing you again next week for another blog post!



Subscribe before October 25th to receive the November Cherry Box!




Suzanna Lee

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. 

See more from Suzanna on her GalleryInstagramFacebookand YouTube

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Happy Halloween Layout - October Cherry Box 1 comments

By: Natalie Dill

Hey Cherries!

I hope you're gearing up for spooky season! The October Cherry Box is the perfect treat to help get you in the Halloween spirit. I used it to create this scrapbook page of my son in his costume last year.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Pretty Wicked Layout - October Cherry Box 2 comments

By: Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a multi photo Halloween layout created with the October Cherry Box. If you haven't already checked it out be sure to watch my unboxing video. This box is a Halloween lovers dream and so fun to ...

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

October Cherry Box Halloween Cards

By: Emily Moore

Hello fellow Cherries! Emily with you today to share 3 fun card makes featuring the October Cherry Box! I was very excited for this Cherry Box because it features all Halloween! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays growing up, and I still enjoy...

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Trick Or Treat October Cherry Box Layout

By Jessica Harvey


Happy Halloween! Today I'm sharing this fun layout that is filled with shakers, which are one of my favorite things to create! I'm working with the October Cherry Box for this project and it is the perfect box for all things Halloween! It has the...

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

September Cherry Box Cards

By: Emily Moore


Hi Cherries! Emily with you today to share 3 fun travel themed card with September's Cherry Box! This Cherry Box is full of great memory keeping for traveling, but I always like to show how you can make cards as well!


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Saturday, August 19, 2023

NYC Cherry Box Layout

By: Emily Moore

Hi Cherries! Emily with you today to share a fun layout I created with September's Cherry Box featuring a trip my husband and I recently took to NYC!

This Cherry Box comes with the Collection Kit, Here & There from Simple Stories, a...

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Monday, August 14, 2023

September Cherry Box Projects

By Rachel and Jess


Today we are sharing the projects that Jess and Rachel created using the September Cherry Box. This box has a travel theme and colors that are perfect for easing back into fall. Watch the video below to see everything that is ...

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Asymmetrical Grid Cherry Box Layout

By: Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a project I created using the August Cherry Box! It’s chock full of PinkFresh Studio Delightful collection and is well, just delightful!

Here’s my creation:...

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Sunday, July 23, 2023

August Cherry Box Card & Layout

By: Sara Mishler


Hello Everyone! Sara with you today sharing the projects I created with the August Cherry Box. This Cherry Box is brimming with bright, summery supplies. I started with the stamp set (of course I did :) to make a card. I colored the stamp...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

August Cherry Box Layout

By: Natalie Dill


Hey friends! Natalie here today with a pressing question - Have you subscribed to your Cherry box yet!?

The August box is so full of beautiful, bright gorgeousness! The Delightful collection from Pinkfresh Studio is the star of the show.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

August Cherry Box Cards

By: Emily Moore

Hi crafty friends! Emily with you today to share three lovely cards I made using the August Cherry Box. Did you see Friday's YouTube Live class? I created one of my three cards & wanted to share the rest with you today. Check out the replay below if you m...

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Rachel & Jess July Cherry Box Projects

Today is the last day to subscribe to receive the July Cherry Box! We love the cuteness of Doodlebug mixed with the great outdoors theme! Rachel and Jess are unboxing this Cherry Box and then creating projects with it. Check it out in the video below...

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