Hey there We R fans! I’m writing this post from the condo we’re staying at for our family reunion. That’s such a special part about summer–traveling and getting together with family. And this summer we happen to have three!
Family reunions are awesome, but can be a bit overwhelming with so many people you don’t see very often. Sometimes we have to give our kids (and ourselves) a little refresher before the big event to help them remember everyone’s name. Here’s a fun and crafty way to do just that–an Envelope Punch Board Reunion Book!
This easy little book is 4 1/2″ x 7″ and fits 4×6 photos. I created five 4″ x 6 1/2″ envelopes using patterned papers from the Farmers Market collection and my Envelope Punch Board.
I trimmed off the top flap and embellished the front of each envelope, adding the names of our relatives so our kids can learn them.
Once I finished each envelope I made some simple covers and then used The Cinch tool to bind them all together. Our family loves browsing through the photos and remembering who all our relatives are. That way we don’t feel so awkward when reunion time comes! What’s great about using the Envelope Punch Board is that you can make whatever size envelopes you need to fit different size photos–everything from full 4×6, to phone size, to wallet size, to Instagram.
Envelope Punch Board
Farmers Market Paper Pack
Farmers Market Page Kit
Washi Tape–Onyx, Pomegranate, Sea Foam
Enamel Shapes–Warm and Cool
Efficient storage and good organization is as important to me as having my favorite craft supplies to play with. It’s not much fun to create pretty things if you can’t find what you need to make them! When the Albums Made Easy Storage was released I was so excited to get my journaling cards and photo sleeves organized.
I love the crisp clean white wood with the antique library card drawer handles–right up my alley! Since I have messy handwriting I pulled out my trusty label maker and added labels to the tab dividers. I prefer to organize my journaling cards by collection, but you can organize them any way that works for you (color, theme, style, etc).
I had more 3×4 card than would fit in the 3×4 drawers so I included my Teresa Collins 3×4 cards with the 4×6 cards, standing them vertically side-by-side in the drawer. To keep things simple, I placed the coordinating cardstock journaling cards with each AME collection. That way they’re easy to find.
The photo sleeve shelves hold over 200 photo sleeves or page protectors. The shelves come with divider tabs and stickers, but I decided to create my own divider tabs using the File Tab Punch and Tab Stickers.
I added categories with my label maker and then adhered the tabs and stickers to the top photo sleeve from each category. If I ever need to remove the tab stickers from the photos sleeves they peel right off, no problem.
Not only do I love how well-organized my Albums Made Easy supplies are now, but I also love how awesome my Albums Made Easy storage looks! And that’s a win-win, right?
Albums Made Easy Card Drawers
Albums Made Easy Sleeve Shelves
Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards
File Tab Punch
File Tab Stickers
I love to find ways to use my scrapbook supplies for projects outside of my craft room. Making home decor items, gifts, and other crafts with my stash brings me a smile–especially since I get to see my favorite supplies in use or on display in my home. I recently got a new iPhone and while I love it I felt like it needed my “signature” on it.
My new phone is white and gold and since I had some white vinyl left over from another project, I used the scraps to cut some fun vinyl phone decor for the back of my iPhone case.
I placed my Albums Made Easy Icon Dies and Hello Pocket Scrap Dies on my Genius Platform and then placed the vinyl on top. Then I ran the platform through my Evolution and out came my vinyl phone decor.
Finally, I peeled off the vinyl backing and carefully placed the shapes on my phone, smoothing out the bubbles with my fingers. I love how the die cut vinyl adds some simple and fun personality to my phone case. And the best part is it simply peels up if I ever want to make a change leaving no sticky residue.
How do you like to use your scrapbooking supplies in different ways?
Albums Made Easy Icon Dies
Pocket Scrap Hello Dies
This morning we’re featuring two new Albums Made Easy journaling card collections.
Check out Playtime (MSRP $7.99).
The Playtime kit was designed to be used to document child’s play. Whether you choose to play with permanent markers, or use these cards in an activity book and work with dry erase markers, playtime is a great addition to your pocket page scrapbooking collection.
The Playtime kit includes 100 cards and will ship to retailers in August.
We’re also releasing our first ever wedding kit – simply called Wedding (MSRP $7.99).
With the Wedding addition, you’ll be able to create easy to use memory and guest books. The neutral coloring in this kit lends itself to almost any wedding event.
The Wedding kit contains 100 cards and will be distributed to retailers in August.
You can catch a bit more detail in this video…
Interested in playing with one of these kits? We’re giving one away on Facebook and Instagram.
Our next new release might look a touch familiar. The new Fold Down Gift Wrap Station (MSRP $299.99) is similar in design to the Fold Down Craft Table released last summer.
It’s counter-top height and slim storage allow you to organize in wrap all in one convenient location, regardless the size of your space.
When closed the station folds up to 32 1/4 inches square and 5 1/4 inches deep. The outside features an easily-customized chalkboard surface that can be used as a calendar or framed art.
The fold down table top includes a gift wrap size chart and measurements silk screened onto the tabletop for accurate paper cutting. When opened the workstation table is 33 inches tall, with a work surface of 30 1/2 x 31 inches.
The Fold Down Gift Wrap Station will ship to retailers in October.
Take a closer look at all this stations features in this informative demo video…
Okay. You caught us. Teresa Collins Studio Gold isn’t exactly a new release. She actually launched these products back in May at the National Stationary Show, but it’s really the first time we’ve been able to share the full line with you. They. Are. Gorgeous!!!
The line includes six albums and two Albums Made Easy Kits.
Here’s the best part…We’re giving away the full size kit and an album here on the blog, along with the Instagram kit and album over on Instagram!!!
To enter to win the full size kit, please leave us a comment here letting us know what your favorite memory is. For additional entries, please click on the Rafflecopter link below.
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We’re having such fun time sharing all of the fun new releases with you. We will be back tomorrow at 8 a.m. MST with more new product and loads of giveaway fun!
We’re already hearing an exciting buzz surrounding the new Clearly Bold collection. This fun collection, which will ship to retailers in November, is so flexible. Use it with any of our fun punch boards to create unique gifts and memory keeping projects.
The Clearly Bold collection includes 12 acetate papers with both stripes and polka dots.
The line also features two paper pads…
Brightly colored enamel dots…
Pattered wood veneer stickers…
Purple Alpha Blocks…
And of course, a super-fun Albums Made Easy kit…
To get a better feel for what this line looks like in person, check out our Summer Showcase paper collection walk through…
No craft room is complete without a self-healing magnetic mat, but we know that not everyone has a dedicated crafting space. To help out those who’s crafting tools must be stored on occasion, whether it’s to clear the dining room table or head off to a crop, we’ve created the Tri-Fold Magnetic Board (MSRP $32.49).
The 16×20 crafting mat folds up to a sleek 16×7 inch size that will fit in almost anywhere, including our handy 360 Crafter’s Bag. The mat comes with a handy 15 inch magnetic ruler to ensure a straight line every single time.
Look for this mat in a store near you this November – just in time for holiday crafting!
Geometric shapes are all the rage…We’re seeing them on paper patterns, fabric and home decor. The problem is, those pesky little shapes can be a bit difficult to create in 3D with paper. Today, we’re announcing the release of a tool that’s going to make trendy geometric paper crafts a bunch easier. Check out the new Triangle Score Guide (MSRP $9.99), which is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers in September 2014.
It doesn’t look like much, but this little guide (which works great with the Trim and Score Board) will help you create up to 20 different sized paper gems in five different geometric shapes. Interested in a little more detail on how this bad boy works? Check out our demonstration video…