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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Projects from our May Guest Designer  
      

 

Monique is our May Guest Designer and has been crafting all month long. Check out what she has been working on!

 

She used Simple Stories' "I Am" collection to make these layouts of her two cats. This is such a versatile collection that is great for all spring layouts.

         

 

"When I saw the Simple Stories "I Am" kit, my creative brain got excited. I thought about making memorydex cards, a greeting card, and layouts of my cats. Awesome collections inspire me to create. "

   

 

She also made these cute cards with the "I Am" collection!

   

 

On Mother's Day she hosted a "Mother's Day Layout Challenge" in our Facebook Group, Cherry Crafters. She shared with us this thoughtful layout with her mother.

 

She also made this beautiful paper purse using My Mind's Eye's "Splendor" collection and prima flowers.

 

 

 

Monique also gave instructions on how to make a loaded envelope. What is a loaded envelope? It is an envelope that you make out of pretty patterned paper or solid cardstock and is embellished with ephemera, flowers, lace, and bling. What is the purpose?  It can be used for gift giving, swapping, and as a party favor. What do you put inside?  Basically anything that will fit inside.  You can put a gift card, a greeting card, a lollipop card (aka a wand), tags, stickers, and etc. How do you make it?  It is super easy using a 12x12 thick patterned paper or cardstock.  Here are the directions:

Then all you do now is decorate it.  Make it pretty for the recipient. 

 Now all you have to do is load it with goodies! Thanks for checking out my work this month! And thanks to ACOT for choosing me as their May Guest Designer! I had so much fun crating these projectssmiley

 


Love to craft? Want to inspire others? We would love to have you be a guest designer for a month here at ACOT!

Submit your layouts, projects, or artwork into our Guest Designer Submission Gallery to be considered for one of our monthly guest designer spots. 


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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #174  
      

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 #174 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, June 3, 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 #173 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

   

 Congrats to CarrieG!

 


Becky Fleck, founder of PageMaps.com, created a free resource 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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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Using May's Sketch 1 comments  
      

 

I was incredibly inspired by the May sketch shared in the Cherry Crafter’s Facebook group last week! I couldn’t wait to dive into my favorite collection from spring, Pink Paislee’s Bloom Street, to scrap this photo from my wedding!

Bloom Street Pink Paislee

 

I loved the area for plenty of journaling on this sketch because I usually have a LOT to say, especially about my darling matron of honor! I am a huge fan of pre-made journaling spots and this floral one was just made for a soft, wedding layout!

 

 

I created three clusters of florals around my layout which is using a design principle called the “visual triangle.” By creating three points on the layout of interest, it guides your eye to the center of that triangle and straight to my photo!

 

 

The small details are truly my favorite though, the Gold Crystal Nuvo drops create jewel-toned accents around the clusters as well as little flying trails behind my bees and butterfly! Love that sweet little detail on my layouts and use it quite often.

 

 

I hope this layout inspires you to try out the May sketch as well! Be sure to join the Cherry Crafters Facebook group to find inspiration every single week!

Check out the process video for this layout below:

 

Laura Alberts, Design Team Member

 


 


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Making a Pocket Card with Tags

Using Sweet Story Ephemera from your June Cherry Box

Making a Pocket Card with Tags

Using Sweet Story Ephemera Found in the June Cherry Box

The June Cherry Box features some of Maggie Holmes' Sweet Story butterfly stickers and ephemera...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mixed Media Mix Up - Volume 5 1 comments

 

Hey Cherries!

Natalie here with Volume 5 of Mixed Media Mix Up!

In Volume 1 we learned about stripes and splatters for background techniques. We'll take our background techniques one step further in today's Mix Up by doing a Color Wash...

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #173

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 #173 Project Gallery. One random winner will be...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Summer Crochet Projects 2 comments

Check out these 20 summer crochet projects! We have rounded up these favorite tutorials from Pinterest, and all of them have FREE patterns. You'll find plant hangers, popsicle holders, coasters, sunglass pouches, and more! They are the perfect lit...

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #172 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 #172 Project Gallery. One random winner will be ...

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Friday, May 8, 2020

White On White Techniques

 

Hello Cherries! Sara with you today sharing a few layouts featuring a white on white technique and the new Carta Bella Family Night collection and some fun stamps from Catherine Pooler. 

Let's talk about this Carta Bella collection for just a mi...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #171

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 #171 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awa...

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Meet our May Guest Designer! 4 comments

Questionnaire:

How long have you been a 'Cherry':  A very long time!

Describe your crafting style:  Clean and cute

Your favorite must have crafty tool(s):  A cutting board, punches, floral dies, a score board, a ruler, dies, and m...

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