Good Monday morning We R friends! It’s Aly here, and welcome to Storage and Organization Week. This week our design team will be sharing a peek into their craft rooms along with some of their favorite tips for keeping their craft supplies stored, organized and looking great!
I’m up first this week and I’m excited to share a little corner of my newly renovated craft room, along with some ideas about how I organize and store some of my supplies.
The supplies that I use most often are stored on my Crate Paper Wire Storage Grid or in my Kallax shelving unit which are both right next to my work space. That way the things I reach for regularly are within arm’s reach!
I keep my small punch boards in the Punch Board Storage which conveniently sits on top of the Stackable Paper Trays where I keep my rainbow colored cardstock. (Can you tell what my favorite colors are?) I love that they fit perfectly into my Kallax shelving, and that they stack on top of each other saving precious craft room real estate.
The supplies I don’t use as frequently are stored on shelves in a double closet in my craft room. My larger punch boards, trimmers, Happy Jig, and score boards are stored in some paper storage cubicles in that closet.
In this cubicle I store my ongoing memory keeping projects. I also store papers and embellishments that I’m using for those on going projects right next to them so it’s easy to pull everything out when I have time to catch up on them. I’ve got my Heidi Swapp Memory Planners in the Crate Paper Desktop Paper Storage and planner papers and accessories in the Medium Craft Storage Case right next to it. Then the current scrapbook I’m working on is also in this cubicle along with the paper collections and embellishments I’m using for it next to the album in the Expandle Paper Storage.
I store my go-to tools and loose embellishments in these cubicles right next to my work space. I pull them out so I have easy access, and I open up my Bloom Storage when crafting so I can see all the goodies I get to choose from. I love that my Crafter’s Tote has a handle and PLENTY of pockets and storage space for my cutting tools, adhesive, and power tools.
I can’t live without my Washi Tape Dispenser! I love that you can stack two carousels using the Stackable Post because I’ve got a serious washi tape hoarding problem. (I probably need a few more of these, LOL!)
I keep scrapbook pages that I finish or am working on at a crop or retreat in this 12×12 Craft and Photo Storage Case. Each one is in its own page protector and stays there until I add them into my scrapbook album.
I love to keep a DCWV Letterboard and a Crate Paper Magnet Studio board in my craft room that I update every month or so with seasonal or inspiring quotes. I keep all my letterboard and magnet studio letters, words, and embellishments in the Washi Tape Storage Case. This bin is like Marry Poppins’ magic carpet bag. You can fit so much in it! Check out the removeable trays with two more removeable trays underneath. Storage for days friends!
Thanks for joining me! I hope some of the craft room storage ideas I’ve shared with you have been helpful. Be sure to come back each day this week for more ideas and inspiration from our team. Happy organizing friends!
We R Memory Keepers:
Punch Board Storage
12×12 Craft and Photo Storage Case
Medium Craft Storage Case
Expandable Paper Storage
Washi Tape Storage CaseWashi Tape Storage Case
Washi Tape Dispenser
Hello and Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here again. My daughter recently graduated from high school and was blessed to receive some generous cash gifts from friends and family. When it came time for her to write thank you notes she knew exactly where to go in my craft room!
I recently organized all my handmade cards and stored them in the Card and Craft Organizer by theme so I could easily grab one when I needed it. My daughter easily found some thank you cards to send to her generous donors.
I organize my cards in a way that works for me based on the type of cards I give away most often. The Word Punch Board made it easy to customize my tabs to fit my needs. My cards for celebrations (birthdays, showers, weddings, graduation) are behind the “YAY” tab; all occasion cards (friendship, hello, thinking of you, etc) are behind the “HELLO” tab; the “CMAS” tab is for Christmas and Holiday cards; “FOR YOU” is gift tags, gift cards, and sympathy; thank you cards are behind “THANKS”; and the “SEASON” tab is for all other holiday and seasonal cards (Easter, Halloween, fall spring, etc).
I started by centering the letters in my punch guide. Then I trimmed my gold foil paper to 4 1/2 inches wide and punched my word. (Be sure to save the leftover letters for another project!) After punching the word I used the Tab Punch Board to punch the edges and then trimmed the tab to 7/8 inch tall.
I backed each tab with a strip of plain white cardstock and then adhered the tabs to the dividers in the bin. This is a great way to use up paper scraps!
The Word Punch Board is a great way to customize tabs for just about anything you want to organize. You can use the letters that you punch out, as well as the paper you punch them from. Get the look you want with your choice of paper and colors.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend friends!
Hello We R fans! Kimberly stopping by today to share some customized gift wrap. Nothing like taking some pre-made supplies and adding that special touch, the handmade touch.
Using the new We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board I took basic wrapping paper and a gift bag and turned them into a gift that they might not want to open. For a minute anyway.
To customize the gift bag, I added the punched words “happy birthday.” Being able to add any words to a bag gives it so much more mileage. I don’t know about you, but I have a collection of gift bags at home and this way, I can use them for any occasion.
To start, I placed the letters for “birthday” in the punch board. Then, leaving the paper in its 12×12 form, I pushed the handle (or lid) down, punching the letters all at once. I punched right in the middle of the paper, so I could add notched ends for a cute touch. Then I put the paper into my Trim & Score Board and cut it into a strip.
I repeated the same process for the word “happy.” The Word Punch Board comes with all 26 letters, and no duplicates. So, I created my word, starting with the “h.” To help me keep things evenly spaced apart, I put a random letter in place of the second “p” and placed the “y.” Before punching, I took out the extra letter. After the first punch, I moved the “p” one space over and punched again. The edge of the Word Punch Board has a wonderful spot to keep your paper lined up, making it easy to keep everything straight.
For the wrapped gift, I wanted to create a ribbon of sorts. This time I punched the word “birthday” repeatedly across strips of white cardstock. What a fun way to customize a gift. It would be fun to use a person’s name even.
Making these word strips took barely any time at all because the only thing that needs to be moved is the paper. I was thinking that making word strips like this could make for a fun card background as well.
To finish things off, I made a tag using the Tag Punch Board. Then added the recipient’s name on another strip of paper. Wrapping Christmas presents like this is going to be fun!
How would you make gift wrap or tags using your Word Punch Board?
We R Memory Keepers:
- Cardstock-white, pink, teal
Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing colorful layout using the new Word Punch Board.
As soon as I saw the Word Punch Board I knew it would be one of my favorite tools, you can do so many things with it: make titles, journaling, tags and even use the punched letters to embellish a card or make a subtitle.
To create this layout I cut a few 5/8 inch strips of paper with my Trim and Score Board, I used some of my favorite Bazzill cardstock in coordinating colors.
Next I placed all my elements of my layout in order to have an idea of how much journaling I could write on my strips of paper. I made marks with a pencil on all the edges of my strips.
I used my Word Punch Board to punch my journaling. Between words I left 3 small marks and I also added double sided tape to my strips before punching.
I used the punched letters to create a subtitle for my layout, the letters already had the double sided tape on the back so it was easy to place them using my Sticky Piercer.
To finish my layout, I embellished it with some die cuts and stickers from the My Bright Life Collection by Pebbles Inc. The strips were very colorful so I added only a few pops of color here and there.
The journaling strips turned out beautiful! Just like I imagined them! To add an extra touch back the strips with colored cardstock.
This tool is really amazing. I love mine and I am sure you are going to love yours! Use it for layouts, planners or cards!
Thanks for joining me and have a great day!
Word Punch Board
Hello We R friends! Laura here today showing you how to create a fun yearly mini envelope journal using the word punch board, mini score board, tab punch board, and square punch board. The word punch board is the perfect way to add titles and words to all your paper projects. And you can use both the punched-out strip and the punched-out letters in your projects.
I started by creating 12 mini envelopes. I used the mini score board to create envelopes that would fit a 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” paper. I trimmed my paper to 6” x 6” using the Trim & Score Board. Then, using the score guide, I scored the four lines for the envelope. You could also use the envelope punch board or mini envelope punch board for this step.
Cut the V shape notches out of the envelope and use the 3-way corner punch to round the top and bottom corners of the envelope. Then, use adhesive to assemble the envelopes.
Fold the top of the envelope on the score line and place adhesive on the outside of the flap. Attach it to the back side of the envelope before it. Repeat these steps for all the rest of the envelopes.
To create a cover for the mini envelope journal, I trimmed one of the sentiment cards from the cardstock stack to the same size as the envelopes. I attached it to the front using the top flap of the first envelope.
On the inside cover I created a title page with a small patterned cardstock square and the words “MY YEAR” punched out using the word punch board.
Since I wanted this to be a yearly journal, I added the months to each envelope using strips of coordinating paper and the word punch board. Since the album is so small I only did the first three letters of each month.
I wanted to be able to add a picture or journaling inside each envelope. I used the square punch board to quickly cut out twelve 3” x 3” squares from white cardstock.
I then used the tab punch board to create tabs to easily be able to pull out the card from the envelope. Use the mini score board to score your paper scrap at 1”. Fold the paper in half and then line up the edge with the side tab guide placed. Flip the paper over, line up the edge to the small tab guide and punch again. Use the top trimmer to perfectly trim the tab.
I dumped out all the little letters from the word punch board and added the coordinating month letters to each tab. The Quickstik Tool makes it easy to pick up the little letters. Once the letters were glued on, I attached the tabs to each of the white cardstock squares.
I think it will be fun to add little mementos inside the envelopes like movie tickets, concert stubs, or even receipts to remind us of our fun adventures throughout the year. And I can add journaling or pictures to the small cardstock squares in each envelope.
Word Punch Board
Hi there We R fans! We hope your Monday is going well so far. Today we’ve got no less than 11 new releases to announce, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Ultimate Tool Kit
This bundle of essential craft supplies includes a Trim & Score Board, 12 inch Cutting Mat, 12 inch Magnetic Ruler, Craft Knife, Sticky Piercer, Paper Scissors, Precision Scissors, Mini Rotary Cutter, Large Bone Folder, and a Large Tape Runner, all kitted together at a great value. Their modern look will keep your workspace looking clean. This is a great starter kit for beginners or for pro crafters refreshing their tools. The Ultimate Tool Kit starts shipping to retailers today, so watch for it in stores and online in the next few weeks.
Emoji Punch Board
Introducing the Emoji Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers! Choose and create your own custom emojis with five different punches on the same board. Decorate planners, calendars, cards, gifts, tags, scrapbook pages and more. Comes with 30 pieces of pre cut paper perfectly sized for the Emoji Punch Board. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.
Label It Label Maker
The Label IT Label Maker by We R Memory Keepers is the must-have machine for getting seriously organized. These handheld label makers churn out labels perfectly sized for offices, classrooms, craft rooms, and even for decoration! Add labels to file folders, boxes of old photos, home decor projects, planners, scrapbook pages — the possibilities are endless. And with accessories like font wheels, label holders, and a wide variety of colored tape rolls, your projects will be organized, clean and clutter-free in no time! The Label It starts shipping to retailers in September 2018.
Easily create perfect bows in multiple styles and sizes in minutes with the new Bow Loom! Use with twine, yarn, and ribbon. Create bows with multiple loops or single loops, with tails of any length. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.
Easily make decorative tassels for any craft project with the Tassel Loom. It’s adjustable to make 2, 4, or 6 inch tassels. Use any material including ribbon, yarn, and embroidery thread. The innovative foldable design makes for easy storage and on-the-go crafting. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Easily create pom poms up to 5 inches in diameter with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker! Make them in any color or material–yarn, twine, ribbon, etc. It’s perfect for clothing, home decor, craft projects, and more! The Jumbo Pom Pom Maker is the largest on the market. It starts shipping to retailers on August 6, 2018.
The new Journal Guide is for travel journals, bullet journals, planners, and more! Make check lists with the circle, square, and line guides. Use the rotating guide to create perfect circles. Add sections to make goal trackers and logs. Add banners to your planner
with the ruler and the right angle guides.
Circle Spin & Trim
Cut perfect circles every time with the new Circle Spin & Trim! Circle sizes range from 1 inch to 8 inches. The new base and hinge design results in even easier cuts with no cutting mat required. The inner circle rotates 360 degrees, both clockwise and counterclockwise. The rotating handle makes cutting effortless. Includes 2 blades with built in blade storage. The Circle Spin & Trim starts shipping to retailers in September 2018.
Clean Up Roller
Clean up glitter, embossing powder, and other small scraps from hard surfaces in minutes! Easily refresh stickiness and clean the tool by rinsing in water. Fold for easy storage.
Planner Punch Board Bundle
Includes alignment base and 14 punches in one box. Works with all popular planners on the market. Punches include standard, disc, and spiral. Punches are interchangeable for easy customization. Punches lock together for storage when not in use. Easy reference chart and instructions are included.
Mini Layer Guides
Create perfect layers on your small scale projects, such as cards, tags, banners, mini albums, journals and more. Metal reinforced edges for accurate cutting. Catch-lip system requires no measuring. 8 different sizes.
Whew! That’s a lot of fun new releases to look forward to. Watch for them in stores and online near the end of August.
Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the washi tape projects from our design team this week.
Today we’ve got some more washi tape ideas for you with our roundup, 5 Ways to Use Washi Tape!
Washi Tape Menu Planner
Washi tape is a great way to create a grid or chart for menu planning, chores, or a calendar. Use a white board or some vinyl with a dry erase marker so you can edit your chart as you need. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial for this menu planner by Eva Pizarro.
Washi Tape Planner Spread
Use your favorite washi tape to decorate your planner. Washi tape is the perfect way to emphasize important dates, make lists, or add some color and pattern. If you’d like some tips on using washi tape with our Washi Chomper in your planner, CLICK HERE.
Emphasize a Focal Point
Washi tape combined with the Washi Chomper is the perfect way to bring emphasis to a focal point on your project. We love how scrapbook.com user Contrarymar created arrows with her washi tape and placed them right next to her photo so the eye goes there first. For more info on her lovely layout, CLICK HERE.
Divide up Layout Sections
Washi tape works great as a way of dividing different sections on a project. This pie chart design on scrapbook.com user Yvette Weber’s layout is sectioned off perfectly with black washi tape. CLICK HERE for more details about her scrapbook page.
Create a Design Element
Combine your favorite washi tape with the Washi Chomper to create a cool design element like the sun on this beautiful scrapbook page by scrapbook.com user Contrarymar. You can learn more about her layout HERE.
Thanks for stopping by friends. We hope you have a great weekend, and happy washi crafting!
Hello everybody! Soraya here to share a new planner spread using tons of washi tape as we’re digging into Washi Tape week on the We R Memory Keepers blog! I must admit that washi tape is my favorite embellishment and spreading it in all my projects is always lots of fun!
Here is the first spread I made. It’s a basic a weekly double page with hand lettering. I used different colors and sizes of washi rolls to structure and organize the week. If you want to write directly on washi you should chose a permanent marker for a better result.
Before adding the embellishments I wrote down the journaling with my Typecast typewriter. I will forever love the authentic style you can get with a typewriter!
For this second spread, I played with the amazing Word Punch Board! How easy and fun it is to create a summer design. Here is how I did it: on a white piece of cardstock I placed a layer of washi tape right on the edge. I placed the letters “SUM-ER” in the Word Punch Board then punched it. I took the “M” and moved it over one slot before punching again. I made a whole phrase like this using different colors of washi tape! So fun, I tell you!
I cut all around the washi tape borders before placing them on my planner spread and decorating them!
And voilà! My planner spreads are ready to dive into the summer time!
Hope you had fun joining me for this special washi tape project! Happy creating everyone and until next time!
Wrd Punch Board
We R Washi Tapes + various ones
Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp
Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I am sharing a mini album that I created with lots of washi tape and a few of my favorite tools: the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine, the Tag Punch Board, and the Frame Punch Board. I love making mini albums, and this one was especially fun. I went with an accordion style design, for which I used a washi tape binding technique that is really easy to make.
I started by cutting the panels; mine measure 5.5”x3.75”. I laid them side by side, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between, and secured the edges with a strip of washi tape. I repeated this step for all the pages, front and back; I then used my Stitch Happy to sew the washi strips in place. This is a necessary step in my opinion, as washi tape tends to detach from the paper overtime. I also love the texture that stitching brings to the pages!
Once the accordion piece was finished, I created some frames to use as embellishments using the Frame Punch Board. This tool is a must have, and is perfect for any memory keeping project or fun décor pieces. Since I wanted to use more washi, I trimmed white cardstock to the desired size and covered the edges with washi tape before punching out the shape.
You can see how I have used the frames in the pictures below.
Next, the tags. The pages of the album are only adhered on three sides, becoming pockets that are perfect for storing hidden journaling or memorabilia. I used the Tag Punch Board to create three tags, on which I typed a bit about our lovely trip. I left part of the tags showing, and added some bakers twine so to create an interactive element and suggest pulling the tags to reveal the little surprise.
Here are a few more photos of the mini. I like to include fun and unique embellishments whenever possible, such as vellum pockets filled with sequins and small ephemera pieces, shaker pockets, tassels, paper clips.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to create a mini album with your We R Memory Keepers tools.
Pink Paislee Summer Lights Collection