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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Punny Mixed Media  
   

Hey friends! Natalie here with a fun layout full of LOVE today. Not only is the photo topic love, but it contains all the things I love - mixed media, sparkle, and stamping!

 

I used this absolutely stunning patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla studio called Expressive from the Happiness collection.  I applied clear gesso across the paper and cardstock. 


I then defined the area where I wanted my mixed media watercolor with water and applied my pigment. You can use any watercolors or sprays. I used Kitch Flamingo Distress Stain Spray. You can use stamping ink watered down or mixed media crayons. If you want a sparkly look like my page, I suggest pearlescent or metallic watercolors! Or add Shimmer Spritz to your page!   You can also use these awesome Nuvo Shimmer powders. They give a gorgeous shimmer! in many colors. 

 

 

After the swirled pigment dried, I went back and added splatters with different watercolor shades and a small paintbrush.

 

I used the adorable new Hey Dumpling stamp set from Catherine Pooler to create my own die cuts. I used Catherine Pooler inks as well in Hot Tub, Skylight, Juniper Mist, Pink Champagne and Bellini.  The accompanying metal dies save so much fussy-cutting time! 

 

 

For my title, I cut "So Romantic" out of silver glitter cardstock using the Heather lowercase alpha die from Pinkfresh Studio. This is my all-time favorite die. It's so versatile - you can definitely get your money's worth out of this investment.

 

In addition, to die-cut the stamped images from the Hey Dumpling set, I also die-cut some vellum shapes from the Hey Dumpling dies to give some fun texture and interest to the embellishments.

 

I stamped directly onto the layout as well, using 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation stamping to add interest with the splatters.

 

I hope you're inspired to stamp on your scrapbook pages! Investing in sets about topics that interest you are ways to stretch your stash, as you can stamp them in any variety of colors, giving a new and different look to your pages using the same products!

You can find a process video below. 

 

 

xoxo, Natalie 


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Saturday, February 27, 2021

A Magical Birthday  
   

Welcome back to the Cherry Blog! Today, we are diving into the stunning Echo Park Magical Birthday collection to scrap these three photos from my daughter's 2nd birthday. I love the bright, happy colors in this collection and knew I could fussy cut lots of embellishments from this one! I used a three rows design (modified grid) to celebrate these photos.

 

I fussy cut these balloons and these chalkboard icons from the pattern papers and layered them together next to the first photo. I added stars and streamer stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet. A little bit of gold Nuvo drops and splatters adds a bit of fun to this cluster!

 

On the second row, I used tags and a birthday cake for the cluster, with a “birthday” sticker overlapped. I also added two borders around the entire layout, one with pink polka dots (to match the photo mats) and the beautiful multi-colored plaid.

 

On the bottom row, I added a couple of clusters filled with these fussy cut decorations, mixing in streamers stickers, and Nuvo drops. I added a few flag stickers behind the chalkboard fussy cut icon, and then layered a “surprise” sticker over the photo.

 

I hope this project inspired you to try out this three rows design! To see this layout come together, please check out the video below!

 

 

Laura Alberts, Design Team


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Friday, February 26, 2021

Freebie Friday - Reaching Out  
   

               

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win Jen Hadfield's "Reaching Out" collection. This prize includes 24 cardstock pieces of 12"x 12" paper. This collection is currently on pre-order and will be available in March. One winner will be announced next week and be notified by email. They have 30 days to claim their prize.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

March Virtual Classes

We are hosting Facebook Live classes every Friday! 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 will give you a list...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 213

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 213 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sweet Talk Layout

From our Guest Designer, Ali

Hey Crafty Friends,

It is Ali here today and I am so excited to be the February Guest Designer for A Cherry on Top. I am sharing a layout that I created with the new Simple Stories Sweet Talk line. It is all about love this month and I was so excited ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Junk Journal Page - Technique Tuesday

For the month of February on Technique Tuesdays, we will be focusing on scrapping small! This means scrapping anything smaller than a 12"x 12" layout.

In today's video, I will be working in my junk journal. Junk journals are great for try...

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Freebie Friday - Buenos Dias 1 comments

              

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win Obed Marshall's new "Buenos Dias" collection. This prize includes 12 cardstock pieces of 12"x 12" paper. One winner will be announced next...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 212

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 #212 ...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Mixed Media Layout 1 comments

March Cherry Box

 

 

The March Cherry Box is filled with Vicki Boutin Mixed Media goodness and in this layout, I wanted to try using as many types that I could of it. I ended up using the CreativeFX Glaze, art crayons, and texture paste that I used with a

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Traveler's Notebook Page - Technique Tuesday

For the month of February on Technique Tuesdays, we will be focusing on scrapping small! This means scrapping anything smaller than a 12"x 12" layout.

Today Sara is sharing a Traveler's Notebook page she is making. She has been documenting the Covid-...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Art Crayon Techniques

Another item found in the March Cherry Box is Vicki Boutin water-soluble art crayons! These are so much fun to work with as there are so many possibilities and different ways to use them. So grab some scrap pieces of watercolor paper and follow along with...

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Freebie Friday - Ranger Bundle

              

 

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win this Ranger bundle including Tim Holtz's 4 new paint colors including Kitsch Flamingo, Rustic Wilderness, Speckl...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Folio Mini Album

I started with the Folio 5 from Photoplay as the base of this mini-album. This was a fun project to make up, as I love things with step by step instructions. Especially when I am making something more dimensional with paper!. After I had the ...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 211 1 comments

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 #211 ...

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