Friday, March 30, 2012

Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Congratulations

Sue B.
of
Ft Wayne, IN

You've just won lots of Bella Blvd goodies!  Check your inbox for a special email from ACherryOnTop.com -
Thanks for liking our facebook fan page!
Want to enter next week's giveaway?  Click HERE for details!
Join us on Facebook
See below for list of previous winners

Winner List:
Week 1:  Doris S. of Voorheesville, NY
Week 2:  Tammy T. of Columbia, NJ
Week 3:  Leslie M. of Indianapolis, IN
Week 4:  Sarah C. of Mountain Home, ID
Week 5:  Melissa M. of Newburgh, NY
Week 6:  Lesley G. of Ypsilanti, MI
Week 7:  Lisa M. of Buford, GA
Week 8:  Leah E. of Arkansas City, KS
Week 9:  Lisa L. of Unionville, CT
Week 10: Dina S. of Gilroy, CA
Week 11: Sue B. of Ft. Wayne, IN


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Announcing Our Do It With Twine Winner!

We had an amazing time looking through and analyzing all of the creative Do It With Twine submissions!


We'd like to thank all those who participated.  Your craftiness is incredibly inspirational -


After countless hours, we were able to finally select a winner of the $100 A Cherry On Top Gift Certificate!


Congratulations to antenucci for her Perfect Day Canvas entry:


do it with twine


Winning entry selected based on the following:

- Originality and innovation
- Imaginative use of materials
- Quality of workmanship
- Quality of photo
- Overall presentation

To view all of the great entries, visit the Do It With Twine gallery.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fun Trendy Craft Tube Easter Project How To!

Kerry took a handful of our Trendy Craft Tubes and made them scream SPRINGTIME!  Check out the video tutorial below on how you can make these eye catching treat tubes!

Easter craft tubes

This project is perfect to make ahead of time for any special event.  Change up the stickers for birthday party thank you gifts, or add coffee beans and give to your bff along with a coffee date invite!


We always love seeing your projects!  Be sure to submit them to our acherryontop.com Gallery or post them to our facebook page

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New FREE Idea e.book from Echo Park Paper!

For the last two years - Echo Park has been busy producing customer faves! 


They seem to have something special going on over there.  Their new Mini-Themes release focuses on tried and true events like birthdays, dancing, sports and the great outdoors.  


The Note to Self collection is stunning and will make capturing those day to day moments of life a breeze.  


echo park paper
Beautiful by Wendy Sue Anderson


But,today, I want to talk to you about their brand new FREE e.book!  It features Echo Park's 'Charming' and 'Graceful' lines and it's chock full of scrumptious eye candy and easy step-by-step instructions.


echo park paper
Amazing Boy by Jennifer S. Gallacher
That's 10 projects - 29 pages of FREE inspiration!  Hmm...you think the fact they do things like this has anything to do with them being so popular?  Maybe...

Click HERE to download your free Echo Park Paper e.book.  

How To Make A Mini Album Using Canvas Corp Mini Bags

Ashley Cannon Newell shows us how to create this Mini Album using Mini Bags from Canvas Corp:

mini bag album

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial:


Other views of finished album:

Products Used:
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekly Sketch Challenge With Becky Fleck #3

Happy Monday!  It's time for this week's Sketch Challenge with Becky Fleck of PageMaps.com.


Week 3 - Sketch Challenge:
sketch challenge becky fleck

You have until Tuesday - April 3, 2012 to submit your entry to the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 3 gallery at ACherryOnTop.com.

See Sketch Challenge Terms & Conditions or View and Submit Challenge Entries.

Be sure to check out all of our other Contests & Challenges for more inspiration and chances to win great prizes!

Happy Posting!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

How To Create Rosettes and Flowers With The Scor - Pal

Learn how to make borders and flowers with this quick and easy how-to with Tami!


What you'll need: your fave paper collection, heat gun and the Scor-Pal


Directions:  Each rosette is created by scoring a strip of paper or card stock at equal distances then simply accordion fold, connect the ends, press down in the center and secure. The height of the rosette is controlled by the distance of the scores. 1/4" scores will make a rosette 1/4" tall, 1/2" scores will create a rosette that is 1/2" tall etc. The diameter of the rosette is controlled by the width of the paper strip. The wider the paper the larger the rosette.
 
I have found that the rosettes are best held together with hot glue. To do this simply hold down the center, fill with glue and let cool. (A non-stick surface works best)
   
Then it is simply a matter of create, layer and decorate!


Add the finished rosette or flower to your project:

scor pal

scor pal

Spring has sprung and we'd love to see your rosettes!  Post your project ideas to our ACherryOnTop.com Gallery!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cherry Bits: Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Cherry Bits: Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Dina S.
of
Gilroy, CA

Woohoo!  You've just won lots of Prima goodies!  Check your email for a special message from ACherryOnTop.com -

Thanks for liking our facebook page!

Want to enter next week's giveaway?  Click HERE for details!
Join us on Facebook
See below for list of previous winners

Winner List:
Week 1:  Doris S. of Voorheesville, NY
Week 2:  Tammy T. of Columbia, NJ
Week 3:  Leslie M. of Indianapolis, IN
Week 4:  Sarah C. of Mountain Home, ID
Week 5:  Melissa M. of Newburgh, NY
Week 6:  Lesley G. of Ypsilanti, MI
Week 7:  Lisa M. of Buford, GA
Week 8:  Leah E. of Arkansas City, KS
Week 9:  Lisa L. of Unionville, CT
Week 10: Dina S. of Gilroy, CA


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scrapbooking Ideas Using The Scor - Pal


Have a Scor-Pal and want more project ideas?  Tami offers this easy tutorial that will have you designing like a pro in no time!  


Here is a brief peek into this multi-part tutorial:  



'If you have been scrapbooking for a while you will likely remember that roughly 5-6 years ago one popular technique for scrapbooking was color blocking. At that time there were special templates designed to aid in the process. These plastic templates were traced or placed on the page and then one would precisely cut pieces of paper and photos to be placed in the blocks...'

'Now, fast forward to 2012 and in steps Scor-pal! The Scor-pal scoring board is the perfect tool for easy, and unique color blocked pages. Another bonus, this technique can be used for cards as well!'


scor pal

For the complete color blocking with Scor - Pal scrapbooking tutorial, click HERE.  Stay tuned for Tami's next Scor-Pal tutorial - coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Announcing This Week's Crafty Giveaway- Featuring Prima Flowers!

We absolutely love giving goodies away to our Facebook fans!  Don't miss out on your chance to win one of our weekly prizes!  Visit our Facebook page for complete details - 


This week's giveaway features pretty things from Prima!

prima flower giveaway


Click Here to view the official rules.


Click Here to view all of our past lucky winners!


Sweepstakes open to all residents of the US and the District of Columbia.  
Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How To Make Altered Tiles With Bail Mounts



Watch this video from Suzie Crafter for stunning paper crafting ideas featuring Kaiser Craft's These Days Collection



You can find Kaiser Craft products at ACherryOnTop.com

Thanks Suzie!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekly Sketch Challenge With Becky Fleck - #2

It's Monday!  That means it's time for another Sketch Challenge from Becky Fleck of PageMaps -

Week 2 - Sketch Challenge:
becky fleck sketch=

Post your submission to the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #2 Gallery by March 27th for your chance to win A Cherry On Top Bonus Points!

Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!

See Sketch Challenge Terms & Conditions or View and Submit Challenge Entries.

Post-It Note® Gift Holder Tutorial

post it note class


Looking for a special hand-made idea to tuck into that Easter Basket or gift bag?

We think you'll enjoy this Post-It Note® Holder mini-class by Kerry!



Personalize this functional holder by adding a monogram, high school colors or by stamping inspirational thoughts of the day on the sticky-notes!

For a list of 'ingredients' to make this project, click HERE

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Congratulations To This Week's Teresa Collins Facebook Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS

Lisa L.
of
Unionville, CT

You've just won lots of Teresa Collins goodies!  Check your inbox for a special email from ACherryOnTop.com -


Thanks so much for liking our facebook fan page!

Want to enter next week's giveaway?  Click HERE for details.


Join us on Facebook



To view list of previous winners, please visit the Announcements section of our site!

View sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Do It With Glitter Contest - $100 Gift Card

glitter contest
sponsored by ACherryOnTop.com


PRIZE: $100 ACherryOnTop.com Gift Certificate


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
Purchase does not increase chance of winning


Show us your craft project using Glitter
March 14 - April 21

glitter contest


HOW THIS WORKS:

1. Create something really cool and original showcasing your use of Glitter - perhaps a layout, card, paper craft, or any other craft project that you can think of. You may use various types of glitter: powder, paper, glue or other. Digi/Hybrid submissions are OK as long as REAL glitter is used.

2. Create an account at ACherryOnTop.com AND a screen name (if you don't already have one)

3. Take a picture of your finished project, then submit to our Glitter Contest Gallery

And that's it! We are looking forward to viewing your great ideas!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Announcing This Week's Crafty Giveaway- Featuring Teresa Collins Designs

Now through April 7, 2012 we're giving away all kinds of goodies every week!

Be sure to 'like' our facebook fan page for all of the details and to enter!


This week's giveaway - Fabrications by Teresa Collins Designs

paper craft giveaway

Click HERE to view the official sweepstakes rules.

Click HERE to view our winner's list.

Sweepstakes open to all residents of the US and the District of Columbia.  Void where prohibited.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekly Sketch Challenge With Becky Fleck

We all need a little inspiration here and there!  Join us each Monday as we announce a new Sketch of the Week from Becky Fleck of PageMaps.  Enter for your chance to win ACOT Bonus Points!

Week 1 - Sketch Challenge:
Sketch Challenge With Becky Fleck


We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch!  Post your finished layout on our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #1 Topic on our Message Board or in the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #1 Gallery.  Random winner to be selected and awarded 500 ACOT Bonus Points!  Act fast!  You have until Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to post your project. 
 
Becky Fleck - A Cherry On Top
Becky Fleck, founder of PageMaps.com, created a free resource seven years ago, 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, Canada’s premiere papercrafting magazine. Another free resource (downloadable via pdf), you can find many more of Becky’s sketches in this quarterly publication. Visit PageMaps and Scrapbook & Cards Today for loads of inspiration!

   
Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!

See Sketch Challenge Terms & Conditions or View and Submit Challenge Entries

Friday, March 9, 2012

Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Congratulations

Leah E
of
Arkansas City, KS
 
You've just won a We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punch!  Check your inbox for a special email from ACherryOnTop.com -

Thanks for liking our facebook fan page!
Want to enter next week's giveaway?  Click HERE for details!

Join us on Facebook

List of previous winners:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Free Weekly Sketch Challenges With Becky Fleck!

Come Join The Fun - Beginning March 12th

Becky Fleck - PageMapsA Cherry On Top is excited to be working in conjunction with Becky Fleck and PageMaps to bring you exclusive sketch challenges beginning March 12th on our crafty Message Board!  Stay tuned for more details!

Pagemaps is a free resource providing inspiration to scrapbookers and card makers all over the world.

Becky Fleck founded this free resource seven years ago, creating distinct, original sketches that help papercrafters spend less time planning their pages and cards and more time scrapping them.


With the recent addition of Spellbinders-PageMaps dies, scrapbookers and cardmakers can recreate many of the design elements found on the monthly sketches, including journaling spots, embellishments and trims.


Becky is the editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today, Canada’s premiere papercrafting magazine. Another free resource (downloadable via pdf), you can find many more of Becky’s sketches in this quarterly publication. Visit PageMaps and Scrapbook & Cards Today for loads of inspiration!

Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Announcing This Week's Crafty Giveaway- Featuring The Lucky 8 Punch!

Now through April 7, 2012 we're giving away all kinds of goodies every week!

Be sure to 'like' our facebook fan page for all of the details and to enter!


This week's giveaway - The New Tatted Doily Lucky 8 Punch!


lucky 8 punch


Click HERE to view the official sweepstakes rules.

Click HERE to view our winner's list.

Sweepstakes open to all residents of the US and the District of Columbia.  Void where prohibited.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Congratulations To This Week's Facebook Winner!

Congratulations

Lisa M
of
Buford, GA
 
You've just won a Bo Bunny Country Garden Prize Pack!  Check your inbox for a special email from ACherryOnTop.com -
Thanks for liking our facebook fan page!
Want to enter next week's giveaway?  Click HERE for details!
Join us on Facebook
See below for list of previous winners
 

Winner List:
Week 1:  Doris S. of Voorheesville, NY
Week 2:  Tammy T. of Columbia, NJ
Week 3:  Leslie M. of Indianapolis, IN
Week 4:  Sarah C. of Mountain Home, ID
Week 5:  Melissa M. of Newburgh, NY
Week 6:  Lesley G. of Ypsilanti, MI
Week 7:  Lisa M. of Buford, GA
   

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome Brandy - Our March 2012 Guest Paper Design Team Member!

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NameBrandy

A Bit About Blbabe1234 I'm a software developer who works from home. I have been happily married to a wonderful man for almost 5 years; whom I met at college. We do not have any children together, but my husband has an 18 year old son from a previous marriage.  I have 3 very spoiled dogs who all have birthdays this month! Jeffrey James is a Corgi/Bull Terrier mix who is extremely hyper and dominates the whole doggie gang. He will be turning 8 years old. Then I have my two beautiful black labs – Ruby Mae & Lady Bear – who will be turning 7 years old.

I have been scrapping for 2 years and enjoy scrapping a lot of different subjects – from my dogs to my friends, and my wedding to DH’s childhood pics. I have also obtained all of my Mom’s photo albums, which allows me to be able to scrap almost any subject.

I got into scrapping when I saw my SIL Jenn working on her family scrapbook. My mom had always told me she would love to receive a scrapbook of me and Rob, from babies all the way up to adulthood. So I went to my local Hobby Lobby, and was just in shock and in complete awe of all the pretty paper, stickers, ribbons, bling, etc. 



I gathered a few basic supplies and started out by scrapping some of me and my friends. From there I was completely hooked! I also get together quarterly with a few friends who also scrap. It’s nice to see everybody’s different styles and it’s so much fun.

I found ACOT back in July 2010 when I couldn’t find any solid purple cardstock variety packs. I searched online and Google led me to ACOT. I’ve been buying stuff from them and hanging out on the MB ever since!



When I think of March, I think of spring and beautiful blues and greens, with yellow and peach. I found those colors in We R Memory Keeper’s Good Day Sunshine collection and immediately fell in love with the products.


For my first layout, I knew I wanted to feature my friends after seeing the “Best Friends” chipboard sticker. I chose the paper “Robin” for its slightly glittered flowers, and it went so well with the photo. This photo was taken at the Water Gardens here in Corpus Christi. For the photo mat, I used the back of “Lynn die-cut paper”. I also used the phrase “good times are even better when they’re shared with friends” – which happens to be the front of the “Lynn”. I polished the layout off with one of the chipboard flowers, paired with two of the chipboard leaves.


good day sunshine reveal


For my second layout, I chose to feature the most wonderful man I know – my husband. I used the paper “Ann” to contrast with one of the squares that the back of “Jane” offers. I really like the peach and blue together. I used the phrase “the most amazing person I know” strip from “Lynn”. 


I placed the embossed border sticker at the bottom of the photo, and used the “You Make Me Smile” tag. I polished the layout with 2 chipboard flowers, “You Are Truly Amazing” chipboard sticker and an embossed tag sticker. I believe all these phrases truly signify my love for my husband.


good day sunshine


For my last layout, I chose to feature my fur babies. I mean, what kind of a reveal would this be without showcasing Lady Bear, Ruby Mae, and Jeffrey! I chose the front of the “Sherry” paper with polka dots, used ½ of the front of “Jane” to lay horizontal, then used the back of what was left of “Jane” as a mat for my puppies. I really loved the stripes against the star burst background paired with the polka dots. I also used the two small strips that were left over from “Lynn” and put one on the top, then put the other one at the bottom.


I placed an embossed flower sticker over the left corner and a chipboard sticker over the right corner. Our dogs bring so much happiness and joy into our lives, so I chose to use “happiness”, “dreaming”, and “full of sunshine” chipboard words as part of my title/journaling. I thought the layout was complete, but then I had an idea. With the leftover scraps I had from the back of “Lynn” I grabbed my circle cutter and cut out two medium circles and 8 small circles to create a 3D paw print using foam adhesive!


good day sunshine
 
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