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Thursday, October 14, 2021

8 Ways to Make Leaves  
   

By Jessica Harvey

 

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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Saturday, September 25, 2021

October Cherry Box Projects  
   

 

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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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tag Mini Album - Oct Cherry Box 1 comments  
   

By Jessica Harvey

 

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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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Vicki Boutin Gel Crayons

By Jessica Harvey

 

Today I will be showing how to use the Vicki Boutin Gel Crayon that is in the September Cherry Box! The Cherry Box is our monthly paper crafting subscription and we just announced that the box will be moving to a bigger size to include 12"x12" pape...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Cherry Box Layouts

From the September Cherry Box

Our design team members have been having fun creating using the September Cherry Box! The Cherry Box is our monthly paper crafting subscription and we just announced that the box will be moving to a bigger size to include 12"x12" paper! This is great for creating f...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Peace Out Preschool

By Natalie Dill

  

Today Natalie is sharing this fun layout that she made using the September Cherry Box! This is our first Cherry Box which includes 12"x12" paper! This box includes Vicki Boutin Color Study Stickers, which Natalie used...

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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 va...

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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 lo...

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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...

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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

How To Use 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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