Decorate Your Planner with the Square Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a planner spread using the new Square Punch Board which allows you to create as many squares as you want, you will love it! But first, let me wish you a happy new year! May 2018 bring you all the joy and love you deserve!

Planner Spread with the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is a must-have tool when you’re a planner addict! How easy and fun it is now to create squares and insert them in your project! It’s amazing! All you have to do is place the guides on the right dimensions and punch! And that’s all you need to do to get tons of patterned squares like I did in this planner spread. I could easily decorate each day of the week with a perfectly cut paper band.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Square Punch Board to fill the photo sleeves according to their right size. It has never been so fast and easy to fill the pockets! I only had to adjust the parameters and the result was awesome. (Pocket Letters fans, you will love it for sure!)

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to try the smallest squares  it  can make and they were perfect to decorate my monthly calendar ! They fit perfectly in the boxes. Preparing a lot of small squares in advance is definitely something we can do!

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you enjoyed joining me today ! Have a wonderful creative day and until next time!

Soraya.

 

SUPPLIES :

Square Punch Board

Typecast machine

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Papers by Crate Paper

We R Washi Tapes

Miscelleanous Stickers by American Crafts and Crate Paper

Sticky Thumb

Stitch Happy Scissors

 

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board

Nancy here today with a closer look at the Square Punch Board. This nifty little tool can create squares from 4” down to .75”. It is a quick and easy way to create dozens of squares (and rectangles too!) for all of your craft projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The grid is a design aesthetic I find myself drawn to over and over again. I love clean lines and repetition of shape. What better way to do that than using the Square Punch Board and some cardstock for a splash of color.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Now let’s take a look at how to create these ombre squares. Use the Square punch board to create a base measuring 3×3 with the darkest colored cardstock. Punch subsequent squares deducting ½” using colored cardstock in lighter and lighter shades. Stack the squares together in one corner and adhere.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Next, use the leftover cardstock and Sprinkle Punch to create some fun confetti!

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is perfect for not only creating ombre squares but also for creating a confetti pocket. This one is placed right in the center of the layout while the leftover confetti is sprinkled on top.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a closer look the ombre squares. The cascading shape and shades make for an interesting and easy embellishment to create!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so the Square Punch Board, creating a grid design is a simple and beautiful thing!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Square Punch Board 
Sprinkle Punch
Little By Little Die Cuts
Finders Keepers Today Thickers

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Card Game

Hello again and thank you for joining me today. I’m so thrilled to be able to create for We R Memory Keepers for another year! My first post for the year is about creating something very special for someone special in your life. The Square Punch Board and Acrylic Block Set have helped me create this Do-It-Yourself deck of cards with a Valentine’s theme.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board made it so easy to create multiple copies of the same size card. Simply set the measurements, insert your paper and punch!

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The deck comes complete with a matching box to keep this loved up set together. I have used the new ‘Forever my Always’ collection from Pebbles for this project. I loved the super sweet sentiments and colour scheme.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

If one were to use this deck a lot, one would probably be able to remember which number was which colour, but I figured for this special occasion, I would get away with choosing one pattern for each number and then going about decorating the houses differently.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The cards are all 4×3.5 inches in size with opposite corners treated the same. The brilliantly clever new 3 Way Corner Rounder is three tools in one! Simply choose the desired angle of roundness you would like for your corner, insert paper into relevant slot and punch. So quick and easy! I have left two corners sharp and rounded two corners.

3 Way Corner Rounder by We R Memory Keepers
I then set about decorating my cards…

Because they stack, I chose to go with some stamping. (One could also use a computer programme to design a pattern and then print out multiple cards on sheets of A4 but then punching them out might be a bit trickier.) The stamping worked out great thanks to my Acrylic Block Set. These are also a brand new product and each pack comes with three sizes to fit pretty much any size stamp. The edges of the blocks are curved so they are comfortable to hold and they also have crosshairs printed on them, making it easier to line up your stamps.

Acrylic Block Set by We R Memory Keepers
I’ve used StazOn on the cards so the ink is waterproof. A few splatters of Color Shine here and there added a bit of shimmer and colour contrast to the deck.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a close up of a finished card. If you had a lot of the same alphabet/number stickers, one could also use them instead of stamping to embellish the cards.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The cards needed a box to be stored in, so I carefully unfolded an existing box and traced around it, onto some beautiful foiled Bazzill cardstock. I chose it for the colour and also because it’s a sturdy cardstock and will hopefully withstand a bit of handling over time.

I used my Score Board to crease along the fold lines I had marked and used extra strength double-sided tape (the red one) to adhere it shut.

Basic Score Board by We R Memory Keepers
Here you can see all the cards sorted into their ranks. I have not used traditional suits, instead choosing to use ‘mini hearts’, ‘flowers’, ‘cherries’ and ‘suns’. I’ve also just done them all black, which I don’t think is too much of a problem, but feel free to make yours red and black!

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I really enjoyed making these and my awesome kiddos really enjoyed testing them out! I can’t wait to give them my DH on Valentine’s Day.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The little ‘Let’s Play’ banner was typed up on my Typecast Typewriter and added, to tie-in with the little speech bubble sticker (raised on foam tape).

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you will give this idea a try for your Valentine (or birthday boy/girl!) It was such a fun way to use my Square Punch Board! Until next time!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Square Punch Board

Scoreboard

3 Way Corner Rounder

Acrylic Block Set

Typecast Typewriter

Bazzill Foiled Cardstock

Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Mint’ & ‘Pink’

Vicki Boutin Stamp Set

Pebbles ‘Forever My Always’ 12x12x:

Sprinkled Blossoms

Follow Your Heart

Love Labels

From my Heart

Love Lace

Mint Dot

Be Mine

Baked

Forever my Always Accent Stickers

Creativation (CHA) 2018 New Releases

Hello, and Happy Monday friends! It’s that time of year again, and we’ve got some seriously exciting news to get your week started off right. This weekend is the biggest trade show of the year for us, and we’re thrilled to share several new releases ahead of the show. First we’ll share the new releases that will be shipping to retailers in February, and then we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of the products we’ll be announcing later in the spring. Are you ready? Okay, let’s get started!

FEBRUARY NEW RELEASES

 

We R Memory Keepers Creativation 2018 New Releases_February


Happy Jig

Easily bend wire into words, shapes, letters and numbers! Create custom designs by bending wire with the locking peg system. The 100 piece kit includes colored wire, pegs, and wire cutters. The Happy Jig includes a storage compartment for supplies, and it comes with a step-by-step instruction booklet for tons of different designs. Additional wire colors are sold individually and in a pack.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig
We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Wick Candle Maker

Make your own custom candles right from your craft room! The new Wick Candle Maker is easy, clean, and safe. It’s thermostat equipped, and it has a locked cover lid, a convenient wax valve, a removable wax collector, and a temperature gauge. The Wick Candle Maker comes with 3 lbs of paraffin wax, a 72” length of cotton wick, 3 candle rubber stoppers, pigment (Red, Yellow, Blue, White), 3 candle molds with bases, and a convenient color mixing chart.

 

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker

Tag Punch Board

Say hello to the newest member of the punch board family, the Tag Punch Board! Easily create tags from 1” to 3.5” wide. Cut angled corners exactly where you want them. Punch perfectly centered holes every time.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Punch Board Storage

Introducing a new storage solution for up to 5 punch boards (or other large craft tools)! The Punch Board Storage is easy to assemble. It has walls that keep tools from falling over, is designed to easily fit inside storage bins or drawers, and it can stack on top of the We R Memory Keepers Stackable Paper Trays.

We R Memory Keepers Punch Board Storage

Basic Score Board

Our new Score Board has a 12 by 12 inch working area with score guides every 1/8 inch. It includes a scoring tool/bone folder and a score guide, which both store in the bottom of the board. The score guide includes instructions for creating envelopes, envelope boxes and gift boxes. (Multilingual instructions included inside packaging).

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score BoardHand Tools

Our new collection of Hand Tools are must-haves for every crafter! They’re the perfect tools for precise and detailed cutting, crafting, and creating.
You’ll love their simple and clean aesthetic, and their quality contruction and design. Relplacement blades sold separately.

We R Memory Keepers Hand Tools

SPRING NEW RELEASES

Keep your eyes peeled for the following new releases coming in the spring! (More details to follow.)

We R Memory Keepers Creativation 2018 New Releases_spring

  • Red Typecast Typewriter
  • USB Power Tools
  • Mini Score Board
  • 12×12 Craft and Store Bins
  • Mini Guillotine Cutter
  • Premium Paper Cutter

So, what do you think? We’re dying to know, so leave a comment below telling us which of these new releases you’re most excited about!

Planner Spread with the Square Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share my February 2018 planner spread. You guys, I can’t even tell you how easy the Square Punch board made this project. All of you planner girls will be in heaven!

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I love the look of patterned paper squares in my planner but I hate cutting all those little tiny squares (or rectangles) with my paper trimmer.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

It took me longer to measure the little rectangles on the calendar than it did to punch out all the patterned paper. I’m not very good at measuring (just ask my husband) so it took a little bit of trial and error to find the right measurement. When I did get the punch adjusted for my calendar, it took a matter of seconds to punch the patterned paper squares.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Because it’s February, I thought a Valentines themed planner was a must. The Crate Paper “Main Squeeze” collection was a perfect collection for this planner spread. I added the patterned paper squares throughout the calendar. There’s no rhyme or reason to their placement, I just made sure that the same patterns weren’t next to each other.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Before I added a few stickers to complete my February planner spread I added a few strips of washi. Of course, I used my Washi Chomper to create that adorable banner shape. I love the finished look the Washi Chomper gives my washi throughout the planner spread.

Planner Spread featuring the Square Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’d love to see what you’re creating with the Square Punch Board. Planner peeps, you’ll be in LOVE. Happy planning my friends!

 

Supplies:

Square Punch Board

Washi Chomper

Say Hi to Aly Dosdall!

Hello friends! Aly Dosdall here, thankful for another year as Social Media Marketing Manager for We R Memory Keepers. I’ve shared a few fun facts about myself below.

I believe that life is worth celebrating and documenting! Using the art of paper crafts to do that is my passion. I love spending time with my family + fur baby, running, singing, watching Netflix, teaching paper craft classes, and blogging.

My blog: http://www.alydosdall.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alydosdalldesigns
Instagram: http://instagram.com/alydosdall
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/alydosdall
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dosdallda
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlyDosdall


Currently…

Snacking on: light cheese and trail mix
Always wearing: merino wool socks and cardigans
Obsessed with: British television
Listening to: The Greatest Showman movie soundtrack
Making: scrapbook albums for my missionary sons
Annoyed with: winter dry skin
Excited about:  a new year and the opportunity to reset

Favorite We R tool: Punch Boards! If I have to pick one…123 Punch Board.

Favorite project: Gift Card Holders

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Welcome Soraya Maes!

We’re so happy to have Soraya Maes on our design team! Get to know more about her and then check out her work by clicking the links below.

Hi everyone, my name is Soraya Maes, I’m a 37 year-old-mom and wife living in the French Riviera, Southern France. I started scrapbooking in 2005 when I discovered some layouts and techniques through blogs and videos… this is how I’ve been hooked! But scrapbooking has always been a part of me since I started documenting my everyday life and special moments in notebooks when I was 11. This is probably why I love journaling so much! Now I’m a lucky full-time scrapbooker and I love it!

I’m so excited to live another fantastic year as a We R Memory Keepers DT member!

website : www.sorayamaes.com

Instagram : @sorayamaes

Facebook : Soraya Maes

Youtube : my channel

 

Currently…

 Snacking on: milk chocolate
Always wearing: Disney socks. Ha!
Obsessed with: everything pink and gold
Listening to: Lana Del Rey
Making: yummy mini donuts
Annoyed with: people’s negativity
Excited about: another year of full creativity!


Favorite We R tool:
 1-2-3 Punch Board (and the Stitch Happy sewing machine too!)

Favorite project:  treat boxes and bows. Tons of bows!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Say Hello to Nancy Damiano!

Please welcome Nancy Damiano to our design team! Read more about her below and be sure to visit her blog and social media accounts.

I’m Nancy Damiano, married mom to one boy named Nico and favorite Aunt to a little troop of nieces and nephews. They are a huge part of our lives and scrapbooks. I love a good story (listening to one, telling one, or reading one), traveling and anything aqua. I’ve been working with color and creating handmade things most of my life.  I believe in living a creative life and ‘making’ is a huge part of who I am.

 

Blog:  www.thepaperorchard.blogspot.com
Twitter: @DamianoNancy
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nancydamiano
Instagram: www.instagram.com/nancydamiano
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nancy.damiano.9


Currently…

Snacking on:  ideally, grapes; realistically, Peanut M&Ms
Always wearing: my favorite blush cardigan
Obsessed with: beauty boxes, This is Us and yoga
Listening to: Ed Sheerhan
Making: cards, layouts and candles
Annoyed with: how early the sun sets in winter
Excited about: upcoming family ski trip


Favorite We R tool:
 Fuse

Favorite project: Layout with alphabet pockets made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse.

 

Get to Know Laura Silva!

We’re thrilled that Laura Silva is part of our design team. Please take some time to get to know her and check out her work via the links below.

My name is Laura Silva and I live in northern Arizona with my husband, son, daughter, three cats, and nine chickens. My biggest priority is my family and being a mom and I feel blessed to be able to work from home. I love having a flexible schedule for my family. My favorite things to do are crafting and reading. I am thrilled to be back for a third year on the We R Design Team.

 

Blog: https://laurascraftylife.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurascraftylife
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/laurascraftylif
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/laurascraftylif
Instagram: http://instagram.com/laurascraftylife
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVPa-d-gmwrONGdXH7HQNkw

 

Currently…

Snacking on: cheddar pretzels
Always wearing: my Fitbit
Obsessed with: my planner and organization
Listening to: Hallmark Christmas movies
Making: lots of goodies for my planner for 2018
Annoyed with: not enough hours in the day
Excited about: 2018 and a fresh start!

Favorite We R tool: Banner Punch Board

Favorite project: My garland punch mobile. I love anything with a rainbow pattern, and it turned out just as I pictured it would in my head. It lives in my daughter’s room and is so colorful and fun!

Circle Garland Mobile by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Welcome Kimberly Crawford!

We’re happy to have Kimberly Crawford on our design team. Read all about her and check out the links to her social media and blog below.

I am a former elementary teacher living with my husband of 18 years, our 12 year-old-son, and one big fat cat, in eastern Iowa. Being a stay-at-home mom keeps me busy as my son is involved in many activities at school, which leads to me becoming involved as well. I have been working in the paper crafting industry for over 10 years and am thrilled to be designing for We R Memory Keepers!


Blog: http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlystamps/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimberlystamps/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.crawford.509

 

Currently…

Snacking on: Dove dark chocolate squares
Always wearing: swim team t-shirts
Obsessed with: Procreate and my Apple pencil
Listening to: my favorite movies playing in the background
Making: cards, cards, and more cards
Annoyed with: so many passwords
Excited about: life and getting to be a part of the paper crafting industry

Favorite We R tool: I have to choose? Ok. 123 Punch Board. I find more uses for that punch board all the time! Best tool purchase ever!

Favorite project:

https://wermemorykeepers.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/diy-party-board-cupcake-stand/

I adore how these cupcake stands and wraps turned out! Such a fun bit of décor that could be created for any occasion or holiday! Yay for the DIY Party Board!