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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #161  

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top


Show us what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #161 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, March 4, 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 #160 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!


Congrats to Cherished!


Becky Fleck, founder of, created a free resource eight years ago, providing distinct, original sketches that help papercrafters 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.


Posted by Jessica.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Making a Blog Post 2 comments  

Tips and Ideas for the Guest Designer

Here we will give you some tips and tricks about how to make a blog post for ACOT's Cherry Blog. If you are chosen to be one of our monthy Guest Designers at ACOT, follow these steps to make your post. You do not have to make a video for your blog post. If you want to see what being a guest designer means check out our Guest Designer Call.


Some things that you can make a post about:

1. Your inspirations

2. A step by step of your process

3. How you use your favorite product or tool (or a new one you've never tried!)

4. A closer look into what you created


Steps to take:

1. Plan the project that you want to make a post about using ACOT products.

2. Take photos of the steps you take.

3. Take note of the ACOT products you use.

4. Write about your process and how you feel your project went. Include anything you learned from your project or any tips you may have.

5. Upload your photos to our project gallery.

6. Email the photos, list of products used, and what you wrote to


Tips for taking good photos:

1. Take your photos in a well-lit area. Natural (outdoor) light usually looks the best, so go by a window for photos.

2. If there isn't any good natural light, bring some lamps over to your work area.

3. It is always better to have more photos than not enough, so take some extras.

4. It usually looks best if you are working on a white or light-colored background that is not distracting. You can lay out a large piece of paper to take photos on top of.

5. Edit the photos on your phone, make them a bit brighter. Don't use filters, just a simple clean edit if you can.


Here are some links to examples of blog posts:

Don't Waste your Paint Pour Drips!You Make My Heart SmileDIY Shadow Print Tote


We hope this helps and if you have any questions or concerns you can email me, Jessica, at



Posted by Jessica.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout 1 comments  

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Rachel and I had a scrapbooking session where we wanted to scrap our Creativation trip. I thought these pictures were so fun and kind of goofy so I just had to scrap them. I took inspiration from the Creativation logo where it was mostly black but had the work “CREATIVATION” in rainbow. Most of my layout is black and white with the “paintbrush strokes” in rainbow. I also used the Becky Fleck #159 Challenge as layout inspiration.


List of mixed media materials I used:

Texture Paste, Alcohol Ink, Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Distress Oxide Reinkers, Distress Crayons, Distress Markers, Glossy Accents

Other tools:

WRMK Tear Guides, Palette Paper, Tim Holtz Travel Glass Media Mat, Scrapbook Adhesive, Cardstock, Paintbrush, Pattele Knife


Here is the video of the process of designing and putting this layout together.


Making the rainbow brushstroke:

First I applied the texture paste on my page using a pallete knife, then I went over it with a paintbrush to get the texture the way I wanted it.

Next I did some testing to see what would work on top of the texture past. I used Alcohol Ink, Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Distress Oxide Reinkers, Distress Crayons, and Distress Markers. Everythink I tried did stay on and worked just how I planned it to.

Most of the materials I blended with water and a paintbrush.




This layout was a lot of fun to make and I really liked using the texture paste. It is an easy way to add demention to your page. I also wanted to show that there really isn't a wrong way to play with mixed media. Just try it out and see what happens!

Posted by Jessica.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How To Use Journaling Pads In Junk Journal


If you’re anything like me, you adore the 6x8 journaling pads that come with Shimelle’s collections. Now, they aren’t like most 6x8 pads as these are mostly intended to be used for large blocks of journaling in your scrapbook. However, I find the...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #160

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top


Show us what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging,

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Dylusions Shimmer Spray Tutorial 1 comments

Shimmer Spray is in your March Cherry Box!

This tutorial shows ways that you can use Dylusions Shimmer Spray and also gives some tips on how to keep them working great.

Every Cherry Box this March will have one of these sprays along with a sten...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #159

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #159 Project Gallery

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why I Chose Heidi Swapp For My First Planner 2 comments


Hi there! Rachel here today and I started my very first planner! I decided on a Heidi Swapp one, and I'll be sharing all the reasons why. I am brand new to this planner world, and there is an overwhelming amount of choices! I am a Google ca...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Mixed Media Mix Up - Volume 2 1 comments


Hey friends! Natalie here today with Mixed Media Mix Up - Volume 2!

(Be sure to check out Vol 1, Vol 3 , and Vol 4 as well!)


Today we are using distress crayons. You can also use the techniques we have applied today to

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Collage Style Layout Design 1 comments

Hello Cherry Crafters!
Sara with you today to share with you a new layout!
I've been admiring some layouts online that use the idea of a "collage" for lack of a better word. Lots of small details clustered together... not layered, just collaged...sorta. ...

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #158

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #158 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 1000 Cherry Points! All other participants will receive 100...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Meet our February Guest Designer! 1 comments

Please Welcome our February Guest Designer, Anne-Marie!



Screenname:  scrappinmom99

How long have you been a 'Cherry':  Since about October 2011 – time flies when you’re having fun!

Describe your crafting style: I seem to be drawn to grids, linear de...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Don't Waste Your Paint Pour Drips! 1 comments

How to use your paint pour leftovers to decorate a journal.


If you have done paint pour, you know that a lot of paint drips off of your canvas and ends up getting thrown away. But using this technique you can save it to make a "skin" which can then be glued onto almost anything! In this tutorial I will be puttin...

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

You Make My Heart Smile | Lucky Us Pink Paislee 1 comments


Hey Friends! Erica here with you today to share a 12x12 layout using the super cute Lucky Us collection from Pink Paislee. You can find this collection in the A Cherry on Top shop and you are going to love the sweet colors and fun images in thi...

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