The November Cherry Box has a combination of products that work great both separately and combined. In this post, I made different combinations of the products in this box to make leaves using the Leaf Print Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz. The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription that delivers papercrafting goodness right to your doorstep every month! You have until October 25 to subscribe to receive the November box.
This box includes beautiful fall colors of Sizzix Electric Cardstock, which is what I used as the base for most of my leaves. All of the mediums I'm using in this post are also included in this kit! The only additional item you'll need is a die-cutting machine.
#1. Metallic Leaves
Start by applying 3-D Adhesive to your cardstock either with a brush or the flat side of the Texture Tool that comes in the box. Wait till the glue is clear to apply a sheet of Rose Gold Foil. You can either use your hand or the texture tool to rub across the surface to transfer the metallic onto the cardstock, or you can run it through the die-cut machine.
Next, add the dies to cut them out of the beautiful shiny page!
#2. Detailed Metalic Leaves
After you have your metallic leaves, you can add details to them with the fine detail tool in the Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit (not included in this Cherry Box). You can also layer the dies to create a delicate leaf outline.
3. Textured Paint
This box includes the Green Tea and Rose Gold Creamy Acrylic Paint, which work beautifully together. I used one of the textured sides of the Texture Tool to create waves on my cardstock. After the paint had completely dried, I cut it out with the dies.
4. Distressed Leaves
Add a little bit of paint onto your dauber and dab only around the edges of the leaves. This gives them a bit of dimension.
Next, crumple them up into little balls! This gives them the look of being leaves that have fallen off a tree.
5. Stencil Film Leaves
Die-cut your leaves on the Stencil Film and use your dauber to lightly apply paint over it. This makes beautiful airy leaves.
6. Create a Stencil
To create your own stencil, layout your dies on the stencil film in a way that looks like leaves have naturally fallen and die cut them.
Using the dauber, apply paint! This is an easy way to create a fallen leave background.
7. Using Foil Sheets with a Stencil
Cut out your shape on the stencil film and apply 3-D Adhesive over it with the Texture Tool.
Let the adhesive dry until it is clear and add a foil sheet over it.
8. Layered Leaves
This die set comes with dies that can be layered to make 2-layered leaves. First, cut out the larger leaf, then layer the matching dies together to create the leaf veins.
I used the Paper Sculpting Kit to add dimension to my leaves and applied glue to only the center stem so the rim of the top layer could look separated from the piece behind it.
We hope this gives you a few ideas on how many ways you can use the products in this box!
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The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription where fun supplies are delivered straight to your door! Today we are sharing projects made using the October box. This box is filled with Halloween-themed Doodlebug products as well as two coordinating colors of Dylusions Shimmer Paint. September 25 is the last day to subscribe to receive this box!
These were quick and easy cards to make using the journaling cards and icon stickers. For most of the backgrounds, splatters, dots, or drips of shimmer paint were added. The shimmer paint shows up beautifully on black!
All of the elements on these cards were popped up using foam tape because Jess loves making more dimensional cards.
Jess wanted to use all of the fun patterned papers in this layout, so she turned them into banners! On the background, she used black and purple shimmer paint to add drips. She used the Layered Triangles Die to cut out all of the banner pieces and used Cherry Foam Dots to pop up each layer. Only a few Doodlepops and spider braddies were needed to complete this piece.
For this layout, Rachel used blue shimmer paint to add some color to this black and white patterned paper. From there, she added in cute embellishments from the box.
Watch Jess and Rachel make these layouts in the video below!
Making a tag mini album is another great way to use all of the patterned paper. Jess decided to make this book in the shape of tags so she could add all of the fun ribbons from the boutique trims. Check out the full tutorial on how to make an album like this HERE!
Rachel started this journal page by covering the page with blue shimmer paint and black splatters. Next, she layered patterned papers, ribbons, and embellishments.
We hope this inspires you to start creating with your October box! Haven't subscribed yet? SUBSCRIBE HERE!
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Hello, Cherries! Today I am making a tag mini album using products found in the October Cherry Box! The Cherry Box is a monthly paper-crafting subscription and we partnered with Doodlebug to bring you this great Halloween-themed box. You have until September 25th to subscribe to receive this box.
I think this is a great box for anyone who loves Halloween. There are plenty of fun patterns and images to create a cute or spooky project. I decided to make a mini album because I would be able to use all of the patterned papers in one place! This box has 12 double-sided cardstock papers from the "Candy Carnival" collection. The reason I used tags instead of rectangles is because of the ribbons that are included in this box. With tags, there is a hole at the top which is perfect for adding ribbons!
Check out how I made this album in the video below.
I started with my covers. I used chipboard so they would be thicker and more sturdy. I traced the tag die I was going to use for the inside pages and left a 1.5" gab in the center where I would add my pages. I covered the chipboard with patterned paper.
Next, I used the Bookbinding Die to cut out the piece that I will be using to add my pages onto.
If you do not have this die, you can also make this piece by scoring and folding your paper. Follow the template above for measurments.
I covered the backside of this piece with Cherry Tape. Using double-sided tape makes this much easier because there is no dry time and the hold is permanent.
Using this bookbinding piece as-is will give you 5 pages. I wanted to add more than that so I cut each strip in half, giving me 5 pages in my book. Next, I die-cut each of the papers into tags. I used the iCrafter Tags and Labels Die.
To adhere the pages, apply a strip of Cherry Tape to the binding and attach the page.
I added each of the different ribbons onto the tags. I also added strips of ribbon along the sides of a few tags to give the book some extra texture. With all of these steps complete, it was time to start decorating! I added some of the icon stickers, rub-ons, Doodle-pops, braddies, and other elements from the box. I made sure to leave plenty of space to add photos and fill in later.
This was such a fun project and I am really in the Halloween spirit now! Make sure you subscribe to the Cherry Box to receive these fun products and more!
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