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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Freshen Up Volume 5 - Foiling  
      

 

Hey friends! Natalie here with another volume of Freshen Up. Dust off your supplies that aren't gracing your scrapbook pages and let's make something! Today we are using foil in our scrapping. We will discuss ways to use foil with and without a Minc machine or laminator.

The most crisp and clear images will come from pre-printed foiling papers or papers you print with your own laser-printed image. These designs are so simple to run through your Minc machine and create custom foiled images.

 

 

There are full toner sheets as well which are perfect for foiling your favorite dies. 

 

I tried both ways - die cutting the toner sheet then foiling, and foiling the toner sheet and die-cutting, and they both worked beautifully.

 

 

You can use foil without a Minc machine as well! Foil will adhere to any glue strips, so adding stripes of foil to your pages or embellishments is easy!

 

 

You can also use a glue pen to add foil to many papers or embellishments. You achieve a distressed, fun look with this technique.

 

You can add shine to your alcohol ink designs in the areas where the ink pools and leaves a sticky cell. Just cover with foil and run through your Minc or laminator to make your alcohol ink design sparkle.

 

 

Lastly, I used the new Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Stamping Kit to use my own stamps to foil! 

I mostly stamped the new Nordic Star stamp from Catherine Pooler.  Since the ink pad is a one time use item, I suggest having many stamps and papers ready to go and making a large batch of stamped images. They must dry before going through the Minc; therefore, you could easily store them to foil later!

 

 

 

You can find a tutorial and process video on my YouTube channel! 

 

 

I love adding sparkle to all of my scrapbooking pages, but foiling is an especially fun way to get in the holiday spirit! I used the Nordic Stars to create a festive Christmas layout about my boys.

 

I stamped the Nordic Stars with regular stamping ink to accompany the foiled Minc stars and created a wreath design.

 

 

 

I also added a couple of Cricut die-cut T-rexes for a little extra punny. 

 

 

Holly Jolly Tree Rexes is my title - spelled out in Thickers.

 

 

I love how the foil shows up on different colored cardstock - so pretty!

 

 

I hope you're inspired to foil! I can't wait to see what you make!!

xoxo, Natalie
ACOT Design Team


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Friday, November 27, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #200  
      

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

  

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #200 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 1000 Cherry Points! All other participants will receive 100 Cherry Points. You have until midnight (11:59 pm EST) Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 to post your project. See Terms & Conditions.

Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!

 



 

Last Week's Challenge #199 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

Congratulations to scrapy1967!

  


Becky Fleck, the founder of PageMaps.com, created a free resource providing distinct, original sketches that help paper crafters spend less time planning their pages and cards and more time scrapping them. Becky is the editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today, one of Canada's favorite craft magazines. She also designs for a number of your favorite paper crafting brands. You can find many more of her sketches by visiting PageMaps.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Holiday DIY Embellishments!  
      

 

Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are preparing for holiday crafting with DIY embellishments perfect for journaling cards in your December Album, Christmas cards, or just holiday scrapping! These embellishments are all from Pinkfresh Studio’s Oh What Fun collection. These are great for personalizing your holiday crafts and projects!

 

For these fun and easy add-ons, I used a mixture of labels, tags, banners, and fussy cut pieces of frames as bases and then just added a little (or a LOT) of die cuts, stickers, and icons from the patterned paper. Layering these pieces together with a sentiment makes for a quick and easy embelllishment!

 

 

A couple of tips that may help you with making these quickly are to keep the embellishing to one side of the base, use a pen to outline the sentiment if you think it’s getting lost, and layer like shapes together for a clustered look.

 

Here are a few examples of how I used my DIY embellishments to add some flair and flavor to the very basic 3x4 journaling cards that came with this Pinkfresh Studio Oh What Fun collection! Love how these simple embellishments add a bit of WOW to these cards without a ton of effort. They could easily be added as a cluster on the bottom or corner of a photo, fun add-ons to a gift tag or card too!

 

 

I hope these DIY Embellishments inspire you to look at your own supplies a bit differently and try personalizing your cards, tags, labels, etc. as well. To see this project come together, check out the process video below!

 

 

- Laura Alberts, ACOT Design Team


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Monday, November 23, 2020

December Virtual Classes

We are going to start hosting Facebook Live classes every Friday at 4 pm EST! We recently remodeled our in-store classroom but due to more shutdowns from Covid, we haven't been able to use it very much. So we wanted to start an online classroom! We wi...

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sizzix Dies Tutorials

Paper Flowers and Traveler's Notebook

 

This video gives some tips and tricks on how you can make more realistic paper flowers using Sizzix’s dies! These flowers add great embellishments to scrapbook layouts, cards, mixed media projects, and much more.<...

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Friday, November 20, 2020

A Look into my Traveler's Notebook

From the December Cherry Box

Hello, Jessica here. I have been having so much fun working on and filling up this Echo Park traveler's notebook that every December Cherry Box will receive. The Cherry Box also comes with additional inserts, Stickles glitter glue, some of Crate P...

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Freebie Friday - Paper Sculpting Kit

        

 

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit. The Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit features seven versatile tools to add realism to Sizzi...

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #199

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

  

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #199 Proj...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Holiday Travelers Notebook

Hey everyone! Rachel here, and I'm so excited about the December Cherry Box! It's so festive, and I'm all about the Christmas cheer right now. I created two double page spreads that I want to share with you - and most of the items I used were incl...

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Freebie Friday - Mini Evolution 2 comments

       

 

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Mini Evolution Die Cut Machine & Stamping Bundle! Easily create celebration themed cards, banners, embellishme...

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #198

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

  

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #198 Project Gallery

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

DIY Tassels

For the Traveler's Notebook in the December Cherry Box

I am very excited about the upcoming December Cherry Box!!! It has so many great products in it including a traveler's notebook and Hey Santa charms. I knew right away I wanted to make tassels to embellish the sides of the notebooks. Check out the video below to s...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Mixed Media Altered Hoop

From our Guest Designer, Phyllis

Mixed Media Altered Hoop

From our Guest Designer, Phyllis

I think this beautiful mixed media hoop made by Phillis is a great way to alternatively scrapbook photos. It is so fun and I love all of the...

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Freebie Friday - One & Done Crochet Hat

       

 

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a One & Done Crochet Hat. This product comes with all you need to complete the project including, soft yarn, a crochet hook, a blun...

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #197

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

 

Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!

  

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #...

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