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Saturday, December 31, 2022

My Adventures In Brush Lettering  1 comments  

By Sara Mishler

Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! One creative talent I have always admired is brush lettering. I just love watching others write beautiful words. In the scrapping community, I have always loved the result that fellow DT member Jennie McGarvey and YouTuber Jen Schow achieve by adding some hand lettering to their projects. I decided with the colder months coming, it was time to commit to some products and give it a try.
Here are the products I chose:

Beginner Lettering SetSmall Brush Workbook - Kelly CreatesMetallic Jewel - Kelly Creates Small Brush Pens

I am so glad I bought the workbook! Initially, I wanted to watch videos to learn how to write, but I am left-handed and I don't hold a pen in the same way many left-handed people do. So the videos were a bust and I had to go it alone. The workbook gives tips throughout. The most important thing to remember is when you are doing a downstroke, apply more pressure on the brush and less pressure on the upstroke. This is something that begins to feel more natural as you practice.
I am also glad that I chose to learn with a small brush. Over the course of all the practicing, I did try a traditional brush pen but found it hard to maneuver in my small hands. The larger brush pens, like the Tombow Duel Brush Pens, will be good once I get more practice with the smaller pen and go on to write titles on my layouts.
Of all the pens I got to try, the one that feels the best in my hand and the one I have been using over and over again is the MONO twin permanent marker in the lettering set. I can get the thick and thin lines, it's a really nice size for my hand, and it is the one I reach for when I practice. I also like the pens from Kelly Creates and I especially love the fun colors for future projects when I start to create them. I can't wait to start adding lettering to scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, and I'm sure many more places will come up once I have the basic skills down.
The best piece of advice I can give you is practice, practice, practice! I am loving this workbook, all the tips and all the paper is included to make learning easy. You could continue to use the pages in the workbook by adding a piece of tracing paper over the pages. I practice a little each night, usually while watching TV, while I train my hands and teach myself some new skills. It's a relaxing thing to practice and I like to keep my hands moving.
I'll be back again with a lettering update soon! Have A Lovely Day!


Sara Mishler

Hello! I’m Sara and I'm from Western Pennsylvania. I am 40 years old and the mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I work at home, homeschool my boys, and take care of my elderly grandfather. I love to read, and I like to cook, but I’m not a fan of laundry or dishes! I also love being a creative artist in this industry! I like to try all.the.papercrafts and mixed media. I enjoy teaching what I’ve learned for the last 18 years I’ve been creating, mostly on my YouTube channel but I have also begun creating my own classes for my website. I’ve been a part of the community at A Cherry On Top since 2013 and can’t wait to get started! 

See more from Sara on her GalleryBlogInstagramPinterestFacebookand YouTube.


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Friday, December 30, 2022

XOXO Valentine's Day Card  

By Channin Pelletier

Hello crafty friends! It’s Channin here and today I’m creating a bright and cheery Valentine’s card featuring several products from Pinkfresh Studio.


To create this card I first hot-foiled a panel of white cardstock with the Modern Design Blocks hot foil plate in Aura foil. I then foiled the leftover foil with the Solid hot foil plate onto white cardstock and then set the panel aside. 


Next, I ink blended over the first panel with the Modern Design Blocks stencils and several Pinkfresh Studio inks (Clementine, Passion Fruit, Bubble Gum, Berrylicious and Raspberry Bliss). When I finished ink blending the panel I trimmed it down to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” and adhered it to the front of an A2 top-folding white card base (4 1/4” x 11”; scored at 5 1/2”). 


I then hot foil another panel of white cardstock with the Nested Rectangles hot foil plates in Aura. I then die cut the frame with the Nested Rectangles coordinating cuts and adhered the frame to the card front with foam adhesive. 


Next, I die cut “XOXO” (both layers) out of white cardstock with the Jeff Alpha dies. I then adhered the layers together with foam adhesive and then adhered them to the card front. Next, I stamped a sub-sentiment from the Beyond Measure stamp set in Versamark embossing ink. I poured gold embossing powder over the sentiment and heat-set it. Next, I trimmed the sentiment down to a strip and then adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive.


I die-cut the second foiled panel with the smallest heart die from the Nesting Hearts Dies twice to create two gold hearts and adhered them to the card front with foam adhesive. Lastly, I finished the card by adhering two Sparkling Champagne Metallic Pearls to the hearts. 


I hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you so much for stopping by!




Products Used: 


Modern Design Blocks Stencil Set - Pinkfresh StudioModern Design Blocks Hot Foil Plate - Pinkfresh StudioNested Rectangles Die - PhotoplayNested Rectangles Hot Foil - PinkfreshJeff Alpha Die Set - Pinkfresh StudioSolid Hot Foil Plate - Pinkfresh StudioNesting Hearts - Hero Arts Infinity DiesBeyond Measure Clear Stamps - PinkfreshHeartbeat - Premium Dye Cube Ink Pads - Pinkfresh StudioClementine - Pinkfresh Studio Premium Dye Ink PadMini Ink Blending Tool - RangerSparkling Champagne Metallic Pearls - PinkfreshVersaMark Watermark Stamp PadSuper Fine Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger


Channin Pelletier

Hello! I’m Channin Pelletier and I live in sunny Arizona with my husband and our two sweet daughters. I’m a long-time stamper and paper crafter. I actually started paper crafting back in junior high by carving my own stamps from erasers to make handmade cards and scrapbook pages. However, over the years, cardmaking has definitely become my favorite crafty hobby!  It’s difficult for me to nail down my style, I’m a bit of a chameleon! I love clean and simple designs, coloring flowers and critters, and even constructing interactive cards! But overall I love trying to come up with designs that are unique or unexpected!

I’d love it if you would check out my YouTube channel, Blog, Gallery, or follow me on Instagram!!

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 308 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, art journal, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 308 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 1000 Cherry Points, while all other participants will receive 100. You have until midnight (11:59 pm EST) Wednesday, January 4, 2022, 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 307 Winner is Tammey!



Becky Fleck, the founder of, created a free resource providing distinct, original sketches that help paper crafters 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, December 28, 2022

Birthday Scrapbook Layout

By Natalie Dill

Hey Cherries! Natalie here today creating a birthday layout and showing you how to use dimensional elements combined with your 2d stickers to create a fun, dimensional look on your scrapbook pages.


You can catch...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Winter Wonderland Scrapbook Layout

By Jessica Harvey


This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Jess is using crackling color paste, tulle, and a wood embroidery hoop to add texture.

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

January Cherry Box Projects 1 comments

By Rachel and Jess

Today we are sharing the projects Rachel and Jess created using the January Cherry Box! This box is filled with winter goodies from Doodlebug and Sizzix. We've included cardstock, stickers, and other embellishments from the Winter Wonderland colle...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Everyday Life In Winter- Traveler's Notebook Layout

By Jil Larson

Some of the spreads I’m making in my December A5 scrapbook journal are not about the holiday but instead focus on everyday life in winter. Because my dog Hazel is so delighted by the advent of snow and cold weather, I like to document that every year. This year...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Texture Paste - Technique Tuesday

By Natalie Dill


This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Natalie is using texture paste and then painting it with watercolors to create a dimensional Christmas tree!

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Interactive Snowman Card

By Emily Moore

Hello again, crafty friends!

Emily here to show you 3 fun cards to make with January’s Cherry Box. I’ve made 3, but will be making more because this box has a LOT in it and a LOT you can do with it! This box includes adorable paper from Doodle...

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Cherry Box Projects with Sara 1 comments

By Sara Mishler

Hello Everyone! I am here today to share with you a few projects I created with the January Cherry Box. This box is perfect for all your winter projects!   This kit would be perfect for traditional scrapbook layouts, but I decided to go with a few "out of the box" proje...
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Friday, December 16, 2022

Embossing and Die Cut Texture 1 comments

By Suzanna Lee

Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas layout created using the Christmas collection from Pinkfresh Studio along with a coverplate die from them and an embossing folder from Violet Studio.

Let’s take a look at the layout...

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 307

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, art journal, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 307 Projec...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

How to Make a Gift Bag 1 comments

By Jessica Harvey


Hello, Cherries! As we are getting closer to Christmas, I thought I'd show you how to create your own gift bags! I love using gift bags for gifts because they are reusable and can look so pretty! When you make your ...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Rub-Ons, Gel, & Ink - Technique Tuesday

By Sara Mishler

This month on Technique Tuesdays we are sharing some of our favorite ways to add texture to our projects! In this video, Sara is building mixed-media layers using Rub-Ons, Gloss Gel, and Distress Oxide Inks.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Advent Tea - Christmas Journal

By Jil Larson

I’m back today with another holiday spread in my A5 December scrapbook journal. This is the story of a special gift from my younger brother and his family: a tea Advent calendar. One of my photos is of the box of teabags and the other photo is a page from my journa...

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