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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #170 1 comments  
      

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 #170 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, May 6, 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 #169 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

      

 Congrats to rachel0017!

 


Becky Fleck, founder of PageMaps.com, 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.


 


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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Using Circles in a 6" x 8" Layout 1 comments  
      

From Our April Guest Designer, Nicole Martel

 

 

Hi all. I'm back with another layout I created using Vicki Boutin's "Let's Wander" collection. This is such a fun collection and I totally love the vintage look with the bright colors. Nicely done.

 

 

To begin, I used a palette knife to smear white gesso all over the patterned paper to wash the colors out a bit. Once the gesso was completely dry, I used my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System to cut a few circles from the papers. My picture was a circle and that is what inspired me to use the circles.

 

 

The stickers are so cute! I had a difficult time refraining myself... I just kept plucking them off the sheet, one-by-one while building the design around the photo.

     

 

I used some chipboard pieces and here and there to add dimension. Also, I used foam squares to pop up some of the stickers. Then I used a ruler and black pen to hand-journal and then I drew a 1/4" border around the layout.

 

 

I am really glad I washed the patterned paper down a bit in the background, otherwise, it would look too overwhelming with all the colors and patterns. 

    

 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creations this month while I was guest designing for A Cherry On Top. I had a blast creating and sharing my ideas with you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 


 


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Monday, April 27, 2020

Personalizing your Travelers Notebook: Make your own Inserts!  
      

How to Make Inserts using Sewing Technique

Personalizing your Travelers Notebook:

How to Make Inserts using Sewing Technique

 

Everyone who received a May Cherry Box got an Echo Park Travelers Notebook inside of it. So exciting! There is so many ways to make your Travelers Notebook your own, but one of my favorite ways is to make the inserts for it myself! This tutorial will work for any kind of Travel Notebook or Travel Planner; you just may need to adjust the size of the paper you are cutting. When you make your own insert you can decide what type of paper you want to use, I usually like a thicker paper that I can paint and glue things on like watercolor paper. And you can also choose the decorative paper for the outside cover of your insert, and then the possibilities are endless will all of ACOT's paper selection. So let’s get started!

 

The materials you'll need:

12x12 Decorative paper for the cover. Here is a great chance to personalize! I used paper from The Yellow Door Collection.

 

Blank paper for the inside sheets. You can use mixed media paper, drawing paper, watercolor paper, copy paper, any type of paper! You could even fill it with more scrapbooking or decorative paper!

 

A Sewing Needle

 

Thread, Twine,  or  Embroidery Floss.

 

Let's Get Started!

Once you've choosen your type of paper, cut 5-8 sheets to the size of the original insert in your notebook. If you are using a thicker paper, like mixed media or watercolor paper, use fewer sheets. If you are using a thinner paper, like drawing or copy paper, you can use more.

For the Echo Park Travelers Notebook, cut your papers to 8" x 9 1/4". 

    

 

Fold all of your papers in half one at a time. I like to use a bone folder to make sure my paper is as flat as it can be by pressing it along the crease.

     

 

Next, in the crease measure out 3 marks. One right in the center, and one 1 inch from the top and bottom. Then poke a hole in each of the 3 spots you marked using a thumb tack. This will make it easier when you start sewing.

     

 

Thread your needle and insert it into the center hole.

     

 

Coming from the outside, insert your needle in one of the outer holes. Your needle will now be back inside of your booklet.

 

Next go into your last hole. The needle will be back on the outside of your booklet.

 

From the outside, put your needle back into your center hole.

     

 

Once both of your strings are in the center, tie them together with a double knot and cut off the extra string.

          

 

And that's all there is to it! Now just slide it into your Travelers Notebook and you are good to go!

     

 


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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Mixed Media Mix Up - Volume 4 2 comments

 

 

Hi Cherries! Natalie here once again with Mixed Media Mix Up! Volume 4 is a treat focusing on a gel mat using acrylic paint.

(Check out the previous posts: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3)

 

Gel plates are a super fun and easy way to...

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Planting Trees For Kristin 8 comments

 

Today, April 24th, marks two years since Kristin, my mom and the founder of ACOT, lost her battle with cancer. She was the heart and soul of this company, starting it all out of a little shoebox of stickers in the basement. We miss her every...

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #169 1 comments

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 #169 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thank You For Being By My Side Layout

Hello! There's not much going on in my house other than the usual... lots of Netflix binge watching, reading and scrapping and video games for the 10 year old. Next week, we start Google Classroom... That is going to be interesting. It's a good thing I took the week ...

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #168

 

Show us what you can do with this sketch!

 

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.)...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Reach for the Stars Layout

A Layout from our April Guest Designer

Good morning! I just had the best time playing with Vicki Boutin's Lets Wander Collection. At first glance, this collection looks like it is geared towards vacation projects, but once I really looked at the embellishments, I realized it can b...

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Learn How To Crochet!

Some Tips To Get You Started On Your New Hobby!

 

Crochet can seem intimidating at first with all of the different types of yarn, hooks, patterns, and stitches. Today I will walk you through the basics of crocheting to learn how to make the single crochet stitch. I will show you what you ne...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #167

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 #167 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded..

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Step-by-Step Vintage Garden Layout 4 comments

A Layout from our April Guest Designer

Good morning! This month, I am guest designing over at A Cherry On Top! I've been creating lots of things for their blog and it's been a lot of fun. I am excited to finally get to play with this beautiful collection by Simple Stories! As soon as this collection c...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Scrappers Gonna Scrap

 

Hey Cherry Friends! Erica back with you sharing a new project using the Truly Grateful collection from Paige Evans. You can still pick up some of this collection in the A Cherry On Top shop.

 

 

I have had this cut ...

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Monday, April 6, 2020

National Scrapbook Day 2020 6 comments

 

Come join us for (inter)National Scrapbook Day here at A Cherry On Top Crafts! We will be celebrating NSD all weekend long (May 1st-3rd) with an online crop, challenges, games, giveaways, and more! You'll find all the action on ou...

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Bright, Happy Projects With Catherine Pooler Products

 

Hello Cherries! Sara here with you today to share some bright, bold, and fun projects using one of the newest lines from Catherine Pooler. 

I love to use stamps on my scrapbook layouts! I love the creative freedom it gives you for colors and designs...

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