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Sunday, December 1, 2019

AFCI Creativation Sneak Peeks 2020 24 comments

Preview all of the new releases coming soon to

It's Creativation Show season, and that means lots of new crafting and papercrafting releases here at A Cherry On Top. We'll be updating this page regularly with a glimpse at what will be arriving over the coming weeks and months along with pre-order li...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Cherry On Top Guest Designer Call 3 comments

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Think you have what it takes to be a Guest Designer? You're probably right! We want to see your best layouts, projects, cards or altered projects. Submit them into our Guest Designer Submiss...

Friday, January 17, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #156 Winner!  

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge

Week 156 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

Congrats to suemo!

You were randomly selected as our winner and will receive 1000 Cherry Points! 100 Points go to all other entrants just for playing!

This is the sketch from Becky Fleck that was used as inspiration:


Be sure to check out our other Contests & Challenges!



Guest Designer Call

Posted by Jessica.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Meet our January Guest Designer!  

Please welcome our January Guest Designer, Shannon!





Screenname:  1scrappymom

How long have you been a 'Cherry': I’ve been a Cherry since 2008 – I still remember when it was Stickers Galore!

Describe your crafting style: I’m definitely a 2-page use a lot of pictures gal, but I also like to try current trends

Your favorite must have crafty tool(s): My Pazzles electronic die cut machine (an oldie but a goodie!)

Something new you've learned recently: I’ve learned – or admitted I have a serious paper hoarding issue! LOL But also, I’d say I am really learning more mixed media techniques as well as backing and using cut files. I like to design my own cut files as well.

Something you're scared of trying: Nothing, really – although I don’t really like to make cards. Just not my thing.

What inspires you to create:   I love scrapping my Disney trips, but my husband and I share hobbies often and I like looking at the covers of his comic books. I find the artwork very inspiring.

What are you excited to do in 2020? Well, my youngest child is graduating from high school and starting college, so that’s super exciting!! We have several trips planned, so I would say travel is what I’m most excited about besides that.

BIO:  My name is Shannon Colburn-Blinn. I am recently celebrated my 27th wedding anniversary to my best friend and partner in crime, Shane. We have 2 “children”. My daughter, Bailee, is 23 and my son, Logan, turns 18 this month. We have a 14 year old beagle, Annee, and two 5-year old pyradors (lab/Great Pyrenees mix) Marshmellow and Elsa. We live in Fort Wayne, IN. I am a clinical social worker and own my private practice, Believe Counseling and Consulting. When I am not working or going to events for my children, we enjoy going to music concerts, Broadway musicals and traveling (mostly to Walt Disney World!!). I have been scrapbooking for most of my life, really. I love to read and cross stitch as other hobbies as well as going hiking or running 5k races.


Here are some of Shannon's layouts:






Check out all of Shannon's projects in her gallery, and see some more inspiration on her blog and Instagram!

Stay tuned all month to see what Shannon will create, and the fun challenges she will be posting on the Message Board! One participant per challenge will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts!


Posted by Jessica.


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Masculine Layouts With KaiserCraft Grand Bazaar  


Hello Hello Cherry Friends!  Sara with you today sharing some fun layouts featuring tween boys AND Kaisercraft’s Collection Grand Bazaar!




I saw this collection in the shop and thought those rich colors would work perfectly with some photos I had taken of my youngest son and my nephew. The photos had an urban/fall color and feel to them. 

It can be hard to find just the right line for older boys and this one was just perfect! I always go for collections with rich, earthy colors for these types of photos. 

I paired one of my layouts with one of the many, many challenges hosted here by our amazing Cherries! I chose Deanna’s Make The Cut Challenge and having some of the work done for me made my layout come together in no time. Thank you for the great challenge Deanna!



I added some coordinating cardstock and stamps from my stash. And I added some color and dimension using Nuvo drops for that little added detail. 

I even pulled out an oldie but a goodie tool - a distress tool and roughed up my papers to give the layouts a grungy feel. 



Check out the process video:


Products Used: 



-Sara Mishler
Design Team Member


Posted by Rachel Kent


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