Tab Punch Board Planner Pages

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here once again with my planner, and this time I’m sharing how I used the new Tab Punch Board to make my own, custom dividers and a washi tape holder:

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I pulled out several sheets of my favorite patterns from the Urban Chic collection. Next, I used the Tab Punch Board to create all the dividers I needed for the various sections of my planner.

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These tabs are the “small” size, which is perfect for my personal size planner! I used my Typeset typewriter and Typeset washi tape stickers to customize a label for each tab.

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I also created a label for my washi tape card.

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I like to tuck cards like this in the planner pockets for adding washi to my pages on the go. To make it even more functional, I used the Tab Punch Board to create a tabbed card. Now it’s easier to pull the washi tape card from the pockets, and it’s cuter, too!

 

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While the Tab Punch Board was super easy to use by following the instructions that come with the tool, I had to make a slight alteration to those instructions in order to make tab pages exactly proportioned to my personal size planner. Find my video tutorial here, and downloadable instructions on my personal blog here.

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I can’t wait to make more tabbed projects! I’m envisioning tabbed dividers for all of my planners, tabbed page markers, tabbed sticky note holders…my to-make list of tabbed planner supplies and accessories is growing. I’d better get to it! Happy planning!

For more details about Tessa’s project, you can visit her blog HERE, and watch an instructional YouTube video HERE.

 

Supplies Used:

Urban Chic collection

Tab Punch Board

Say Hi to Aly!

Our final 2017 Design Team member to introduce is our Social Media Manager and team coordinator, Aly Dosdall. Aly has been with us for seven years now. She is one of the founding design team members, and got our blog up and running four years ago. Scroll down to get to know her a little better.

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I believe that life is worth celebrating and documenting! Using the art of paper crafts to do that is my passion. I love being a wife, mother of five, memory maker and keeper, working as Social Media Manager for We R Memory Keepers, and teaching at craft events and online.

Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest  |  Twitter  |  YouTube


Currently…

Snacking on: trail mix and babybel lite cheese
Always wearing: merino wool socks
Obsessed with: peanut butter M&M’s
Listening to: Pentatonix
Making: to-do lists
Annoyed with: disorganization
Excited about: a new year, exciting opportunities and fresh starts!
Favorite We R tool:

Do I have to pick only one? Probably my punch boards, but my Typecast typewriter is a close second.
Favorite project:

I love making mini albums! They’re like a snapshot of life, and they’re not hard to make. I love this little Instax one about our last family trip together before my 19 year old twin sons moved away from home.

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You can catch all the pages in Aly’s mini album on her blog HERE. We’re glad to have Aly continuing with us this year. Be sure to come back next week for something exciting!

Tab Punch Board Winner!

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Thanks to all who entered our Tab Punch Board giveaway! We love to hear your excitement for this new crafty tool. We’ve selected a random winner, and that winner is…

 

I am so excited that you have created this board. It’s like you heard ALL my grumblings coming from my art room! Thank you for this wonderful tool!

 

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

Welcome back, Tessa!

We’re so lucky to have another returning design team member join us for 2017! Welcome back to Tessa Buys! Tessa is another awesome all-around crafter, but we particularly love her simple and stylish scrapbook layouts. Scroll down to learn a bit more about Tessa.

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My three rambunctious boys, darling little girl, and patient husband and I call Sacramento, California home. I am a professional dancer and teacher, currently working with pre-school to pre-teen dancers, beginning to competition level. I’ve been lucky enough to work in the crafting industry for several years now and I am very excited to be designing for We R Memory Keepers for another year!

blog  |  facebook  |  instagram  |  pinterest

Currently…

Snacking on: plain, air-popped popcorn
Always wearing: layers – it’s cold!
Obsessed with: pretty paper, awesome tools, and the color yellow
Listening to: Panama, 90’s alternative, and Pandora’s “Instrumentals for Studying Radio”
Making: 2017 planner pages and dance competition hair pieces
Annoyed with: how quickly my scrap space gets messy
Excited about: making 2017 the best year yet!

Favorite We R tool: It’s impossible to choose, but the Fuse and Typecast typewriter are contenders for the title!

Favorite project:

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You can find more photos and details about this lovely layout on our blog HERE. We’re glad to have Tessa back, and you’re going to love what she creates this year!

Introducing Soraya Maes!

Today we’re thrilled to introduce a brand new member of the 2017 We R Design Team. Please give a warm welcome to Soraya Maes! We fell in love with Soraya’s beautiful mixed media layouts and planner pages, and we’re so happy to have her create with us this year. Scroll down to get to know her.

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Hi everyone, my name is Soraya Maes, I’m a 36 year old mom and wife living in the French Riviera, Southern France. I started scrapbooking in 2005 when I discovered a great community of ladies who were sharing their creations 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 !

I feel so honored and excited to be a We R Memory Keepers DT member !

Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Currently…

Snacking on: homemade mini marshmallows
Always wearing: big cosy socks at home
Obsessed with: organization and storage solutions
Listening to: Bollywood songs while crafting
Making: something different everyday « a day spent without creating is a wasted day »
Annoyed with: negative people
Excited about: this new year with WRMK !

Favorite We R tool:

There are so many possibilities with the Fuse Tool, love using it in my projects !

Favorite project:

My favorite project is a mini book that tells a story ! Like this one I made earlier in september which gathers all the happy things my kids wanted to do during the spring vacations.

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We can’t wait to see what Soraya has in store for us this year! In the meantime, check out some of her lovely creations on her Instagram feed HERE.

Say Hi to Laura!

Good Monday morning friends! Today we get to welcome Laura Silva back to our design team for 2017. Laura’s an awesome all around crafter and blogger, and we’re so glad she’s back for another year with us. Please scroll down to learn more about her!

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I live in northern Arizona with my husband and two school-aged children (a boy and a girl). I am the blogger behind Laura’s Crafty Life. And I also design printables and jewelry for my Etsy shop, Laura Silva Designs. I am blessed to be able to work from home while my kids are little. I have been crafting since I was a young girl and am grateful to be working at my dream job. I am looking forward to another year of designing for We R Memory Keepers.

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Currently…

Snacking on: Chex Mix
Always wearing: my favorite butterfly Charmed Collections necklace
Obsessed with: butterflies
Listening to: 80s cardio music on Pandora
Making: lots of organizing printables
Annoyed with: the really cold winter we have been having
Excited about: the new year filled with possibilities!

Favorite We R tool: Banner Punch Board

Favorite project:  I just made my daughter some doll clothes for her American Girl doll we surprised her with for Christmas. My mom did the same for me when I was a little girl and it was so special for me. I am happy to pass along the same memories to my own daughter.

 

We can’t wait to see what you create for us this year Laura!

Tab Punch Board Giveaway + DIY Party Board Winner!

Hello friends! First off, let’s find out who won the DIY Party Board giveaway from last week.

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We’ve selected a random winner, and that winner is…

My daughter’s first birthday is in May! We legally adopted her last month and plan to celebrate and make her first birthday as special as can be! I could really make some cute party hats and party decor with the new DIY Party Board!

Congratulations Roxanne! Please send an email to alyd@americancrafts.com with “DIY Party Board Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address and we’ll get that sent to you asap.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

We’re so excited about our show on HSN tomorrow, that we’ve got one more giveaway! We’re hoping this adds a little smile to your face this Monday morning. =)

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Today we’re giving away one of our newest tools, the Tab Punch Board! With this awesome new tool, you can create small, medium, or large custom tabs for planners, layouts, cards, school projects, office projects, and much more.

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If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us how you would use this fabulous new tool in your craft projects. Comments will remain open until Wednesday night, Jan 11th, at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner here on our blog on Thursday, Jan 12th. Please be sure to check back to see if you won, and good luck!

P.S. If you don’t want to wait to see who wins, you can grab one of these handy tools (along with several others) on HSN tomorrow, Jan 10th, when it’s featured at 8:00am (MST).

New Release + A Giveaway!

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Hello friends! There are lots of exciting things happening here at We R Memory Keepers! First off, it’s Friday…woo hoo! Second, we’re super excited about our HSN show next week on January 10th–be sure to tune in! Next, we’ve got a new release to announce today, and last of all, we’re giving one of them away!

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Say hello to the new DIY Party Board! Create over a dozen partyware items with just one board! Cutting guides snap onto board for easy storage.

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Easily create party hats, cupcake wraps and more with your favorite papers.

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Customize the color, look, and style of your party in minutes!

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To celebrate our HSN show on Tuesday, and the release of this awesome new DIY Party Board, we’re giving one away to one of you! If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what type of celebration you would use the DIY Party Board for. Comment will remain open until Sunday, Jan 8th at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on Monday, Jan 9th here on the blog. Good luck, and be sure to check back to see if you won!

Welcome Back, Kimberly!

Kimberly Crawford was on our 2016 Design Team, and we’re lucky to have her back for another year. She a card and stamping expert, and an awesome all around crafter. Check out some more info about Kimberly below!

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I am a former elementary teacher living with my husband of 17 years, our 11 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 8 years and am thrilled to be designing for We R Memory Keepers!

blog  |  facebook  |  instagram  |  pinterest


Currently…

Snacking on: homemade caramel popcorn
Always wearing: swim team t-shirts
Obsessed with: Instagram
Listening to: Casting Crowns
Making: home décor for the seasons and holidays
Annoyed with: slow wi-fi
Excited about: upcoming family vacations

Favorite We R tool: 1-2-3 Punch Board

Favorite project: I love how this photo banner looks in the hallway to my bedroom! Looking at my family makes me so happy!

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We’re so happy to have you back Kimberly, and we can’t wait to see what you create this year!

Say Hello to Eva!

We’re so happy to have Eva Pizarro back as a member of our 2017 Design Team. We love her beautiful scrapbook layouts, paper craft projects, and awesome photography. Read below to get to know Eva a little better.

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My name is Eva Pizarro and I live in Santiago, Chile with my husband Marco and my little boy Lorenzo. I have been scrapbooking for nearly 10 years now and I love it. I am an engineer but I am lucky to be able to be a full time mom now. During the day I look after my boy and when he naps or is busy doing something (for about 10 minutes) I do some scrapbooking or other papercrafts. I am lucky to work in several Design Teams and I am super excited for this new year at We R Memory Keepers!

Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Currently…

Snacking on: dark chocolate
Always wearing: something comfy at home and jeans and top when I go out.
Obsessed with: lettering and calligraphy
Listening to: Scrapbook and Home Décor Podcasts
Making: Christams Cookies and Boxes to give to my neighbors
Annoyed with: the high temperatures in this side of the globe!
Excited about: this year as part of the We R Design Team!

Favorite We R tool: The Alphabet Punch Boards! I love them and use it all the time to make banners, crafts or layouts.

Favorite project:

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You can check out more of Eva’s posts on our blog HERE.