Frame Punch Board Winner!

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We’re kicking off the weekend with something exciting friends! Thanks so much to all of you who entered our Frame Punch Board giveaway! We’ve selected a random winner, and that winner is…

 

I have the gift box punch board, envelope punch board,and the banners punch board.i would use it for bulletin boards or for activities at school.

 

Congratulations Holly! Please send an email to wrsocial@americancrafts.com with “Frame Punch Board Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address and we’ll get you your prize asap!

Frame Punch Board Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with two quick and very cute cards using the new Frame Punch Board. What I love about the Frame Punchboard is how easy it is to create frames, in all sizes! Being mostly a card maker, I did not realize how much I would love to use this latest addition to the We R Memory Keepers punch board collection!

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For my first card, I used the Frame Punch Board to create a frame to go around the journaling card from the Flower Girl patterned paper, Petals. This journaling card was so cute and perfect to make as the focal point of the card.

Adding the frame made it pop even more! I was able to create a thin frame around the journaling card by adjusting the side bars. You can choose from 4 different sizes. How great is that?!

On my second card, I used two frames. Both cut from white card stock, I was able to create two totally unique frames.

For the left frame, I set the frame edge to .25” on the Frame Punch Board. For the one on the right, I used the .75” setting. I love how the one frame highlights the patterned paper, while the thick one becomes a way to once again bring out the focal point.

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Along with the frames, I added a few finishing touches, including stickers from the Flower Girl collection.

The Frame Punch Board is going to be used very frequently on my projects! What will you frame?

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Flower Girl Collection: Patterned paper-Petals, Sweets, Garden Path; Sticker Sheet

 

New Release!

Hello We R fans! We’re taking a short break from Frame Punch Board Week to bring you some exciting news! Introducing our newest paper collection, High Five!

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Capture the beauty of the world with this gorgeous new paper collection. Whether you prefer stargazing in the mountains or peering through a telescope, the High Five Collection inspires all to appreciate the outdoors.

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Fun patterns of terrain and materials such as brick and wood give the collection a rustic feel.

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This collection includes eleven double sided 12×12 patterned papers.

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High Five also includes a 6×6 Paper Pad, Plastic Buttons, Puffy Stickers, Accent Stickers, Thickers, and Die Cut Ephemera pieces.

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Whether you’re scrapbooking about fall, boys, girls, friends, family, or the outdoors, this collection is perfect for you! It’s just starting to ship to retailers so watch for it in stores and online over the next month or so. For help finding a retailer near you, please contact wrsocial@americancrafts.com.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for one more fabulous Frame Punch Board project. See you then!

Frame Punch Board Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today! I’ve had lots of fun with the fabulous new Frame Punch Board. This clever tool allows you to create custom size frames – perfect for any number of project ideas! I’ve taken full advantage of this feature, with my layout using the beautiful Urban Chic Collection.

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The background of my page consists of a number of frames, which I have cut to size to fit the entire 12×12. I’ve played around with straight and rounded edges and mixed up the frame widths as well, so they are not all the same thickness all around.

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I planned out the background by cutting strips of paper and then creating the frames.

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The Frame Punch Board comes with full instructions. The magic lies in these adjustable guides, which you can pull out and pop in to a different slot. These are marked with numbers, which give you an idea of how thick you would like your frame border.

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The more you move them up, the thicker your frame border will be. Move them all the way to the first slot and you’ve got a built-in corner rounder!

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Pop the paper in and punch. This will give you your punch guides. Repeat on all four corners.

Watch the video below to see this punch board in action.

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Inside the frames I have added detail with some texture paste and a pretty stencil. I used my Typecast Typewriter to journal all about a bit of fun we had putting some temporary colour into my daughter’s hair for a party. As the page is quite busy, I felt the journaling was contrasting too much. To solve this problem, I created a little vellum sleeve. This allows me to see the text but softens it so it doesn’t clash too much with all the elements.

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The little gold label sticker is from the Typecast Collection. I will admit that I didn’t get the spacing completely correct straight off the bat, but I loved how I could pop the label sheet in to the typewriter and create a custom label!

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My title is a combination of some wording from a sheet of Urban Chic ‘Wanderlust’. This paper seems to be a DT fave! How adorable are those hair clip stickers too! Perfect for my girly page.

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The gorgeous blooms in the Urban Chic collection are another fave in this line. I love cutting them out to add to my cards and layouts.

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Thank you again for stopping by. Wishing you many hours of punch board fun!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Aqua Replacement Ribbon
Typecast Label Stickers
Urban Chic ‘Wanderlust’
Urban Chic ‘LDN Calling’
Urban Chic ‘Street Vendor’
Urban Chic ‘English Garden’
Urban Chic Ephemera
Urban Chic Stickers
DIY Party Vellum Pad
Sequin Stickers Black

DIY Fridge Magnets

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro today on the blog showing you how to use your Frame Punch Board to make the cutest fridge magnets.

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I loved this magnets so much that I did 2 sets, one for me and one to give to my sister with pictures of her favorite nephew Lorenzo. These magnets would be a perfect Christmas gift for the family and with your Frame Punch Board you can make them really quickly!

To make them cut your paper to 2,5 x 3 inch, I used the 6 x 6 inch paper pad from the Honey I’m Home collection. Punch your frame using the guides at 0.25 inch and 0.75 inch

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Using the other part of the Punch Board trim the inside shape, you will also need to use your guides at 0.25 and 0.75 inch.

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Cut a piece of chipboard and a piece of magnetic the same measurements as your frame, glue them together

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To cover the side of the chipboard use washi tape and go all around your magnet

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The back of your magnets will have a strip of washi tape that I think it look really cute right?

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Glue your frame to your chipboard leaving the top part open to be able to switch the picture whenever you want.

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Use you Typecast Typewriter and some small labels to write sentiments or a small journaling.

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Embellish your frames. I used Die Cuts, Stickers and Wood Veneers from the Honey I’m Home collection and a clip from the Oh, Goodie Collection.

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Slide your photos inside the frames, if you have difficulties use an acetate shape to help you raise the frame a little bit.

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Here are my two sets of Fridge Magnets, aren’t they cute?

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If you want to give a set as a gift like I did, use one of the Vellum Envelopes from the Typecast Collection. The envelopes come without the brads so you can easily run them trough your Typecast Typewriter.

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Put your brads and use the thread to close it.

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Isn’t the bag cute? I love that you can see what’s inside!

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I hope you liked these magnets and that you can make them to decorate your home or for a loved one!

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Vellum Envelopes
Typecast Labels
Rhino Washi Tape Dispenser
Honey I’m Home Ephemera
Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers
Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes
Honey I’m Home 6×6 inch Paper Pad

Frame Punch Board Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone! Let’s get this week started off right with a giveaway, shall we?

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Today marks the start of Frame Punch Board Week. Our designers will be sharing projects featuring the latest punch board, and you are going to love what they’ve come up with!

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To celebrate Frame Punch Board Week, we’d like to give one away to one of you! If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us which punch boards you have and why you’d like to add this one to your collection. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Sept 15 at midnight. We’ll select a random winner that we’ll announce here on the blog on Friday morning, Sept 16. Be sure to check back to see if you won. Good luck!

Photo Card

Hello, Shelley here today to finish off Memory Keeping Week. Photo frames aren’t just for pictures and layouts!  I’ve used the awesome new Frame Punch Board to whip up a sweet “Oh, Hey” card using the Urban Chic Collection.

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To get started, just cut any patterned paper or cardstock to the size frame that you’d like to make.

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For the base of my A2 card, I chose to cut the bottom mat paper to 4.25X5.5” and then punched the four corners at the 0.5” setting.

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Next I wanted to add another layer of color to the top of the mat, so I measured between the punched corners to determine the size paper that needed to be cut (2.75”X4”).

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The corners were rounded with the 1/4” edge of the Corner Chomper and then it was added to the center of the mat with foam tape.

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For the top, an actual frame was finally cut from the Wink Wink Paper.  The frame width was set at 0.25” and then the center piece was trimmed away as shown above.  I added a vintage photo that I found on the internet behind the mat.

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I finished off the card with a few pieces from Urban Chic’s Ephemera and Cardstock Stickers.

 

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Before attaching to the card-front, I added a background paper behind the mat so that the punched areas would really stand out.

I love layering different sizes of frames, especially on cards, so I was really excited to try out the Frame Punch Board!

Products:

Frame Punch Board
Corner Chomper
Urban Chic Collection: English Garden Paper; Wink Wink Paper; Ldn Calling Paper; Cardstock Stickers; Ephemera Die Cuts

Ruler Studio Photo Display

Hi there, Laura here! I don’t know about you, but I use my phone all the time to take pictures. In fact, I think I probably use my phone to capture memories even more than I use my good camera. I always have it with me and it is so convenient. However, one thing I am not great at is getting those digital pictures off the phone and doing something with them.

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Today, I am going to show you how to create a photo display using the Ruler Studio. This is a great way to display special photos all year round. I chose some of our favorites from over the summer.

To start with you will want to hang up your Ruler Studio. I am using 9 inch folded ruler in Mint. I created a zig zag pattern with the ruler. The great thing about these rulers is they come in a variety of sizes and colors. And, you can create so many options for shapes – star, heart, square, rectangle, hexagon, and more!

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I hung it up on the wall using one of the decorative knobs. I simply clipped it to the top portion of the ruler and hung it on a nail.

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At this point you could simply attach your photos to the Ruler Studio for display. I used some colorful mini clothespins to attach mine.

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I wanted the display to look more put together and polished, so I used some of the die-cut cardstock frames to dress up my photos. I cut the pictures using the frame as a guide. I attached the photos to the frames using a little Sticky Thumb adhesive.

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I love the visual interest of having some full size photos and some smaller ones in frames. I also printed some of the photos in black and white and some in color. The best part is, I can easily change out the photos each season.

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How do you display photos in your home?

 

Supplies:

 

Ruler Studio Folded Ruler 9” Mint

Ruler Studio Decorative Knob Clips

Mini Clothespins

Ruler Studio Die-Cut Cardstock Frames

 

Planner Pocket Page

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m a planner girl. I enjoy keeping a Heidi Swapp memory planner and my favorite way to add photos in that format is pocket pages. Some pocket pages come with the planner, but I like to make my own using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.

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I started with an extra 12×12 page protector that I had on hand. I used my paper trimmer to cut it down to the size I wanted (5×6 inches in this case). I secured the bottom and one side with the Fuse tool, then added my photos.

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Next I made a shaker pocket with a school supply twist. I filled the pocket with pencil shavings! I sharpen dozens of pencils at the beginning of the school year, so I thought it only fitting (and fun!).

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Before fusing my photos into the pocket page, I embellished them with the Typecast collection. On the pencils photo I typed onto one of the Typecast washi strips. On the clock photo I typed directly onto the photo.

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I also typed my journaling with the Typecast typewriter on a mini piece of notebook paper.

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I used Typecast label stickers and typing on my calendar page, as well. I love how the Typecast collection mixes so well with other lines, and the typewriter is so easy to use when it comes to customizing planner pages.

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I’m looking forward to making more pocket pages for my planner and I’m excited about trying different size photos and embellishments. With the Fuse tool, I can completely customize the pockets and really make the pages my own. I’m sure I’ll keep the Typecast collection and typewriter nearby, too.

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If you’re a planner girl, consider making some pocket pages! From adding photos to creating shaker dashboards, the Fuse tool is great to have on hand to make your planner functional and special! Happy planning!

 

Supplies Used:

Fuse Tool

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Collection

DIY Ephemera File Folders

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly Dosdall with you again today. Often when we think of memory keeping as crafters, we think of photos and albums. But memories aren’t just preserved through photos. Memorabilia helps preserve our memories as well. Including ticket stubs, pamphlets, receipts, notes, etc tells our stories just as well as including photos does. I love to keep bits and pieces from travels, school, etc and I keep them in a large archival safe box. But they’re really not well organized and I often struggle with remembering to include them in my album. Enter the Template Studio File Folder Guide!

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I sorted through my ephemera and determined what size folders I needed. The largest size paper in my ephemera box is 8 1/2 x 11 inches, so I made my folders that size. I divided my ephemera into three basic groups–School, Church, and Travels. You can adjust your categories according to the type of ephemera you have.

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To make the file folders I used three different colors of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Poster Board, the Template Studio Starter Kit, and the Template Studio File Folder Guide. I started by trimming the poster board down to the size specified in the instruction booklet.

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Then, as described in the included instructions, I used the File Folder Guide to cut the tabs and indents into my folders. The File Folder Guide allows you to make traditional and round tabs either on the side or the middle. You can visit our YouTube channel to watch an instructional video HERE.

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Then, instead of following the directions for scoring, I double scored the middle line to allow room for all the bulk from LOTS of ephemera.

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That way I don’t have to worry about an over-bulky folder since I have so much ephemera to include in this one.

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I made the other two folders following the scoring instructions since I didn’t have as much ephemera to include in those. I staggered the tabs on all three folders for easier viewing.

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To finish off I added the category to each folder using my Typecast typewriter and the labels included in the paper collection.

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The Typecast labels were the perfect size for these folders, plus the black and grey colors fit perfectly with my color scheme.

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I love that the collection includes multiple colors of typewriter ribbon! I changed the ribbon to the Teal/Black color and then moved the switch on the typewriter to “CLR” so that the teal color showed instead of the black. (For an instructional video on how to do this CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel.)

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I’m so excited that I’ve finally got all my ephemera sorted and organized so it’s easier to find when I want to include it in my scrapbook album. And I love that I can create custom file folders in whatever color and size I want using the Template Studio.

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Supplies:

Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Labels
Bazzill Dotted Swiss Poster Board