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Friday, July 31, 2020

Playing with Patterned Paper  
      

by July Guest Designer, Debbi Tehrani

 

 

I love patterned paper! There are so many things you can do with just this one scrapbook supply! I’ll share a few of my favorite things to do with patterned paper on this layout I created using Photoplay’s delightful new "We Can Just Stay Home" collection. Note that I scrap 8" x 8", so the designs will look larger on my pages than on a 12" x 12" layout.

 

I always look for patterned papers that have designs I can fussy cut and use as embellishments, which is what I did with the B side of the Family Fun Paper. Don’t you love all those playful rainbows? I cut a bunch of them out and lined them up, overlapping, to make a fun, colorful border. And how adorable are the sloths in this collection? I always add hearts to the pages I give away, and this sweet little sloth hugging a heart was the perfect way to do this, though you’ll spot a few more hearts on my layout.

 

Something else I love to do with patterned papers is to back cut files. I created my title using a Paper Issues alphabet cut file and backed each letter with a different pattern—Don’t Hurry Paper, Read a Book Paper, and two other sheets from the Collection Pack.  Once the glue dried, I outlined the inside of the cut file with a Pigma Micron pen, which I think adds extra dimension without adding any bulk.

If you read my other blog post, “Something Old, Something New,” you know I like to add some of my older stash along with newer supplies, and I have a TON of buttons from back in the day when they were trendy as scrapbook supplies, so I added some to my title, along with some twine. I also added some of my older word and phrase stickers alongside one from this Photoplay collection.

 

You can see I fussy-cut some stacks of books from the Read a Book Paper, adding one to the title and one to the left of the rainbows. Enamel dots are one of my go-to supplies when I’m feeling like my page needs a little something-something.

 

I often use a white background, especially with busy patterns, but sometimes there’s just too much white, so I like to create borders, either on all four sides or just two, and patterned papers are perfect for this. I used the striped paper to create borders on the top and bottom, and punched the teal grid pattern to add interest to the top border, layering it with a border punched from red cardstock.

And of course I used pattern papers to add some layers under my photo. Outlining them with a fine Pigma Micron pen is something I like to do to add definition to each layer.

 

Patterned paper is such a versatile and economical scrapbook supply. I created this layout with a few small pieces cut out of 4 sheets of patterned paper, a few stickers, a handful of enamel dots, and a few older items from my stash. And I still have most of each sheet leftover for more layouts!

-Debbi Tehrani, July Guest Designer

 


 

 


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #183  
      

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 #183 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, August 5, 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 #182 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

           

 Congratulations to Dawn inFL!

 


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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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Simple Stories Great Escape Collection  
      

Simple Vintage Great Escape Simple Stories

 

For July, I decided to create using the new Simple Stories Great Escape Collection

I loved the woodsy. outdoor elements in this collection. So different from a traditional summer line with warm tones and a vintage vibe, but still summery with lots of greens and ferns and butterflies... it's like taking a walk in the summer woods! 

I grabbed three of my most recent outdoor photos and then to mix it up a bit, I also created a TN spread from a trip to a local animal park... so yep, this collection will match zoo photos too! Perfect colors and tones to pair with your animal photos! 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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Have A Lovely Day! 

Sara, ACOT Design Team


 


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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Happy Little Moments

Fussy Cut Florals by Debbi Tehrani

Have you worked with the papers by P13 Paper Products? I thought it was a new company because I’ve only recently been seeing them online, but they’ve apparently been around since 2006. P13 is a Polish paper company, and I think their products are fairly new...

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Freshen Up - Vol 1 5 comments

 

Hey Cherries! Natalie here today, and I'm kicking off a new series here on the A Cherry on Top blog called Freshen Up! This series will focus on tools and products so many of us have, but rarely reach for to use. We will talk about inspiration...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #182

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 #182 Project Gallery. One random winner wil...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Good Life | Let's Wander Vicki Boutin

 

Do you create grid style scrapbook layouts? There are so many possibilities with a grid design! I love that you can use different shapes, sizes and multiple photos! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to just grid style projects! For today's layo...

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Something Old, Something New

by Debbi Tehrani

I’ve been scrapping since 2000, which means I’ve been collecting supplies for 20 years!  The thing about this hobby, is they come out with fantastic supplies faster that I can use them, so I’ve got a range of stash that spans those two decades. I love usin...

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #181

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 #181 Project Gallery. One random winner will ...

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Quick & Easy Birthday Cards

Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Have you ever had to throw together a card last minute? I know I have! For today’s project, I thought it would be helpful to offer some quick and easy (no mess!) designs that can get you out o...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Making A Mini Album

Using Everything in the August Cherry Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the August Cherry Box we have partnered with Doodlebug to bring you a box with over $80 value! It is filled with summer ...

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

12x12 Scrapbook Layout | Let's Wander Vicki Boutin

Hey Cherry Fans! Erica here with you today to share a fun layout using the Vicki Boutin Let's Wander collection. I really wanted to use some of the awesome ready-to-use mixed media paper. This paper pad is perfect if you want the mixed media look without gett...

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #180

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 #180 Project Gallery. One random winner will...

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Meet our July Guest Designer!

Introducing, Debbi Tehrani

Describe your crafting style: Bright, colorful, layered, detailed and fun to explore! I scrap 8 x 8, and it can be a challenge to fit everything on the page I want to include, but I sure have fun trying. I like to mix old and new products on my p...

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #179

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 #179 Project Gallery. One random winner wil...

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