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Friday, July 16, 2021

Freebie Friday - Tie DYE  
   

A Giveaway from A Cherry on Top

  

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win this Tie DIY Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to create dozens of colorful tie-dye projects. It includes 18 squeezable bottles containing pre-mixed dye, 50 rubber bands, 12 protective gloves, and 1 drop cloth, which is enough dye for up to 36 projects!

COLORS: Bubblegum, Flamingo, Grapefruit, Ladybug, Shrimp, Goldfish, Carrot, Sunflower, Key Lime, Charcoal, Lilac, Lip-gloss, Pansy, Storm, Wave, Ocean, aqua, GrassOne winner will be announced next week, and be notified by email. They have 30 days to claim their prize.

 

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 233  
   

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 233 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, July 21, 2021, 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 232 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

Congratulations to Laura K!

 

  


Becky Fleck, the founder of PageMaps.com, 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, July 14, 2021

Day Camp Mini Album 1 comments  
   

By Natalie Dill

Hi Cherries! Natalie here with a mini album using the new WRMK 4x4 albums brought back after popular demand!

 

 

 

My son began day camp this summer, which we hope to be a recurring tradition. I decided to start a small album for him to remember his week each year. I will add to it every year he goes to camp and he will have a single volume to help him remember. Since I plan to add to this album each year, I added a small date tab that extends past the page protector to easily find the year's photo.

 

Each day when he arrived home from camp, I gave him a pocket card on which to write about his day. I told him he could also draw pictures. After he was done, I used my date stamp and sometimes embellished it.

 

I started with a title page using the Heather Lowercase Alphas from Pinkfresh Studio. 

I was lucky enough to have a friend at his camp who sent me a few photos. I also made him pose with friends on the first day of drop-off. If you don't have actual photos of your kid's experience, you can have the child draw a detailed picture or obtain camp photos online.

 

 

I used a 2x2 square divided page protector to house a few details and a small photo. I think it's fun to switch up the types of pages in these mini albums to add interest to your flipping.

On the first couple of days, I had not yet decided to use a 4x4 album, so the cards I gave my son were 3x4. No problem! I just cut a 4x4 full-size protector down, sewed up the size, and boom - the 3x4 card fit perfectly. I like the different sizes as another way to add interest to the album. However, if you wanted a uniform 4x4, you could always attach the card to a 4x4 piece of cardstock.

 

 

Adding stickers to negative space in a photo is a super fun way to embellish in a mini album. Although the pages are small, you can fit small word phrases or icons to enhance your storytelling without taking away from the photos and while keeping the story and photo still within one spread.

 

 

Even on such a small area, you can still find ways to repeat elements to create a cohesive look. Here I used a hexagon sticker on the photo to mimic the same shaped embellishment on the journaling card. Another way to repeat elements is to use a repeating pattern paper throughout the pages, which you will also see in the album.

 

Adding bits outside of the page protector is another way to add interest to a mini album. I added a Heidi Swapp sticker to a small piece of cardstock, extended a strip to the other album ring to ensure the small insert sat properly within the album, and it created a fun intro to the last photo of this year's album.

 

 

I created a small album charm with some beads, ribbon, and letter beads to distinguish this album from the one I will make when my other son attends camp and other mini albums on our shelves!  

 

 


 

I hope you're inspired to try these adorable 4x4 albums We R Memory Keepers have brought back into production! There's tons of amazing inspiration online for fun mini album creations.

 

If you do not have a kid at summer camp to do an album exactly like this one, you can do a similar process for a child's first week of school, or just for important school days you expect the child to have something to document. This would be a great process for scrapbooking a family vacation from a child's perspective, or a week of staycation when a school break occurs. It would also be a great way to introduce a beginner to create their own album! 

 

xo, Natalie


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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Layered Florals - Technique Tuesday

Happy Technique Tuesday! This July we are focusing on layering techniques for technique Tuesdays. Today Sara is sharing a layered floral layout using the Happy Blooms collection from PinkFresh Studio. Watch the video below!

 

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Wonders Mini Album

By Jessica Harvey

We R Memory Keepers just came out with a line of 4"x4" albums and they are so cute I had to make one! Some of the albums are designed by Paige Evans which means they go perfectly with her Wonders collection, which is what I used to fill this album up. I used the

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Explosion Box

By Jessica Harvey

Hi Cherries! Today I am sharing an explosion box I made using an Explosion Punch Board and the Wonders collection. This handy tool lets you make explosion boxes for fun and dynamic memory keeping, gift-giving, and more. It features guides and ...

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Freebie Friday - Safe Travels 4 comments

A Giveaway from A Cherry on Top

  

Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win the Simple Stories "Safe Travels" collection. This prize includes the 12"x12" Collection Kit, Chipboard Frames, and Stencil. One winner will be announc...

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 232

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 232 Project Gallery. One random winner will be award...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July Guest Designer

Meet Heidi Randazzo

 

Describe your crafting style: My card making style is clean and simple with lots of pops of bright color.  I can never seem to have enough floral-themed stamps!

Your favorite must-have crafty tool(s): I always h...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Black Background

By Jessica Harvey

Working on black paper can be a great challenge and allows you to get outside of your comfort zone and experiment with mediums in a new way. In this post, I will be going over a few of my favorite mediums to use on black paper and how to get the bes...

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Stars and Stripes 1 comments

By Natalie Dill

Natalie made this beautiful patriotic layout using a watercolor effect with stamping! What an awesome way to document your 4th of July photos! Check out the process video below.

Products used: Distress Inks-

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

July Virtual Classes

We are hosting Facebook Live classes on Fridays! We will give you a list of all the materials we will be using in these classes, but feel free to make it your own. Learn something new, ask questions that will get answered in real-time, and make a cool proje...

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 231

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 231 Project Gallery. One random winner will be award...

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

July YouTube Hop 5 comments

The Watermelon Challenge

Welcome to our July YouTube Hop! This month's theme is the Watermelon Challenge! This challenge is to use watermelon colors to create a project. This is a fun summery color palette to work with! To participate in the hop head to our YouTube channe...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Junk Journal Page - Technique Tuesday

By Jessica Harvey

Happy Technique Tuesday! In June we are making projects that include distressing! This could be paper tearing, inking, burning, and much more. Today, I am sharing the process of making a journal page using many different distressing t...

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