DIY Journal Pocket Folder

Hello We R fans! Aly Dosdall here to share a project I created with washi tape, one of my go-to craft supplies. I love to use washi tape in my journals and planners because it’s a quick and easy way to embellish my projects without adding bulk.

Recently I created a journal spread and wanted to include a pocket folder for a photo and some journaling, so I used some washi tape to make my own using the pages in my journal.

DIY Washi Tape Folder by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Washi Tape Folder by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Washi Tape Folder by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Normally I can use the Planner Punch Board to add a pocket folder into my planners, but with my journals I take a different approach. First, I pick the washi tape I want to use from my stash. I keep my favorite new washi tape rolls in the Mini Bloom Storage. I keep my favorite roll of washi tape on my new Washi Tape Runner. I love that little thing!

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner and Mini Bloom Storage

Next, I insert my Mini Magnetic Mat under the page I want to cut to make my pocket and then use the Mini Magnetic Ruler and Craft Knive to cut the page in half at an angle.

DIY Washi Tape Folder

I then cut down the center of the page with my craft knife to remove the top portion of the page.

DIY Washi Tape Folder

I used my Washi Tape Runner to tape the side and bottom of the page I cut and the page behind it together creating a pocket folder!

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To ensure the pocket is full size I used my craft knife to separate the washi tape along the edge.

DIY Washi Tape Folder

Of course, I couldn’t stop there so I embellished my journal spread with some rolls from my favorite new Bright Floral washi tape set.

DIY Washi Tape Folder

I finished off my journal spread with some stickers and ephemera from the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

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DIY Washi Tape Folder by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

So, are you a washi tape fan? What’s your favorite way to use it for your craft projects?Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!

Supplies:

Washi Tape Runner
Bright Floral Washi Tape
Journal Studio Felt Travel Workspace
Journal Studio Snap and Zip Pockets
All In One Journal Tool
Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Collection
Amy Tangerine and Jane Davenport Markers
Mini Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Mini Bloom Storage

 

 

 

Washi Tape Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use the Washi Tape Runner and the Pocket Punch Board to create an easy mini album.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Washi Tape Runner is the perfect tool for all your washi tapes; you can use different roll widths and the tool has also a retractable blade for easy cutting. I decided to use my washi tape to bind my mini album, adding texture and color to my project.

The first thing I did was using my Pocket Punch Board to create the pages of my album.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

 

This tool is super easy to use and you can create pockets with or without flaps. It even has a notch punch on top with guides so you can center your notch every time!

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

Next, I used my Washi tape runner and some lovely washi tapes from the Succulent set to bind my pages.

I bind all of my pages first and then run my mini album through my Stitch Happy to secure the pages.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

 

Inside the mini album I used washi tape in different ways, for example: I used it to hold my pictures, the thin washi tape is perfect for that because it doesn’t distract you from the picture.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Inside the pockets you can add pictures, tags, journaling or memorabilia!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

I also used my washi tape to create a flap with my photo. You can lift the photograph and read the journaling underneath. This is a great way to add more pictures too!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

You can also use your washi tape to embellish; the designs are super cute and they are perfect for everyday projects, besides the Washi Tape Roller leaves a beautiful cut and it is easy to cut your washi exactly were you want.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Finally, I used my washi tape to add a big picture to my mini album. I simply cut it in two and held the two pieces together with some washi tape.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

The last page is very simply and I only used the washi tape to hold that cute picture of my little boy and me.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Washi tape is so versatile and I am sure you have tons in a basket waiting to be used! I am sure that with the new Washi Tape Runner you are going to be using it so much more!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Have a great day!

Eva


Supplies:

Pocket Punch Board

Washi Tape Runner

Washi Tape Set

Stitch Happy

Foil Quill Project Roundup

Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend we’re sharing some Foil Quill project inspiration that we think you’re going to love.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill project inspiration

So, sit back and get ready for some eye candy!

Foiled Leather Earrings

Foil Quill transfers beautifully onto leather to create unique custom crafts, jewelry, DIY projects and more.

We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Project Inspiration

Foiled Handmade Cards

Make your greetings extra elegant with foiled designs made with the Foil Quill!

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Foil Quill Home Decor

Foil Quill makes beautiful DIY home decor! Your projects will definitely shine with custom foil designs and accents.

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Wedding Decor with the Foil Quill

The gorgeous shimmer of Foil Quill designs is perfect for custom wedding or shower decor.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed some Foil Quill inspiration. We’re excited that this amazing new tool will soon be available at retailers, are you? Leave a comment below if you can’t wait for Foil Quill!

Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Stitching Tool

Hello and Welcome to a new layout with a new tool. This time with the Ribbon Stitch Tool. With this tool you can quickly and easily create great woven effects. For this you need the colorful ribbons from We R Memory Keepers.

Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Stitching Tool by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First, I thought about how I could best use the tool on my layout. And so I decided to use circles. The layout has the size 9 x 12 inch. First I cut out 3 circles with the cutting machine. A circle for the ribbons.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The holes for the ribbon are made with the small handy piercer. The magnetic guide is placed on the cardstock and there you go. The paper does not slip through the magnets.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

I pierced the holes in a staggered fashion. To create a woven pattern.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

Many colorful ribbons are available from We R Memory Keepers. And I really wanted to put a lot of colors on my layout. Due to the different materials and patterns the ribbons look very interesting.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The ribbon is attached to a small adhesive needle. I used the needle for all the tapes. That worked great. You don’t always have to use a new needle.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

After embroidering, I wrapped some yarn around the edge of the circle and glued them to the back. I decorated the lower circle with papers from the Crate Paper collection La La Love.

I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and thank you for stopping by.

Yours, Steffi

Supplies:

Ribbon Stitching Tool
Ribbon

Handmade Card with the Ribbon Stitching Tool

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card that is loaded with texture! Adding texture to any card or layout adds extra oomph to your project. It literally makes you want to reach out and touch it! Using the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitch Tool, I was able to add a really cool ribbon embellishment to my card. Check it out!

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

See how the ribbon is woven into the paper? The Ribbon Stitch Tool helps you create that look simply.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Ribbon Stitch Tool has a top and bottom that holds together with a magnet. To begin, sandwich your paper between the two parts. It is very easy to adjust your paper and get the guidelines straight. When the placement is as you desire, push the tool down into the paper, using the guides. You will have to turn the tool, as the curve on the punch is curved in one direction.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

This is what the paper looks like when it has been punched. You can continue your pattern down your paper, or simply stop here for a border.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The Ribbon Stitch Tool comes with small, plastic, threaders. These pieces make it much easier to weave your ribbon into your paper. Pull off the adhesive backing and place the plastic on each side of the end of your ribbon.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After weaving the ribbon through my patterned paper, I trimmed the ends close to the edge with a notch. It was a cute finish for this card. It would also be easy to adhere the ribbon ends on the backside of the paper.

Handmade Card with the RIbbon Stitching Tool by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I added a Pebbles sticker and a few leaves I made from patterned paper to the ribbon embellishment. It really makes the words pop from the card.

What kind of weaving pattern would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles, My Bright Life:

 

Mini Album with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello and welcome. My name is Steffi and I’m very excited and looking forward to playing with all the great We R Memory Keepers tools as a member of the design team.

For my first contribution I worked with the Stitch Happy and it was so much fun. The result is a mini album. I love mini albums and it was very exciting to see how it comes into being with all the embroidered motifs. I wanted to try as much as possible with the Stitch Happy Pen. So that every page is individual. The embroidered accents make it even more interesting.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First I marked the points for the holes with the help of the templates and a thin pen. Then I embroidered Happy with the Stitch. I tried it several times. I noticed that it should be done slowly and evenly. It’s really easy and it goes much faster than embroidering by hand. I was very surprised.

There are many great templates and motifs for the Stitch Happy Pen.

We R Memroy Keepers Stitch Happy Pen Templates

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

I also embroidered on a photo. That worked out really well.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

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You can also work with the pen without a pattern. For example, you can create lines and other individual patterns. Just clamp the paper or cardstock into the box and start with the Stitch Happy Pen.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

For the title on the cover I used different sewing threads from We R Memory Keepers. It’s easy with the pen and a nice change.

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

There are so many possibilities you can create with the Stitch Happy Pen. Try it out. You will love it!

Stitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersStitch Happy Pen Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed my project and thank you very much for stopping by.

Steffi

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Supplies:

Happy Stitch Pen

Stitch Happy Thread – Aqua

Stitch Happy Thread – Citrine

Dear Lizzy – New Day Collection

Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

Hello lovely crafters! Soraya here today to share a tutorial to make adorable tiny mail boxes for Valentines Day. You’ll need to grab your 1-2-3 Punch Board, the Envelope Punch Board, the Trim & Score Board and some pretty Valentines papers! Let’s go!

Valentine's Day Mailboxes by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, create a rectangular box using the 1-2-3 Punch board (I love this tool so much!!) following the instructions on the guide.

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Once you’re done with the box, create the opening drawer and the slot that will allow you to put in and pick up your love letters! I used the handy cutting tool and a metallic ruler. Place some adhesive tape all around the folds and stick one side at a time. Finish with the Mini Glue Gun to secure the bottom of the box.

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Use the Clear Cut Punch to make a circle that you will split in two. This will be the top of the mail box.

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With a strip of the same paper, give it the curve shape that you’ll stick on top like this:

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Now add a lovely button or a pearl to create the drawer handle.

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Repeat the same process for the other boxes and decorate them. I made 4 of them, one for each member of my family so that we can exchange sweet words and expressions of love.

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Use the Mini Envelope Punch Board to make adorable tiny love letters. They are so cute!

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And voilà! The mail boxes are ready to make us happy!

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Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy Valentines Day everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Mini Envelop Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Lalalove Collection by Crate Paper

Bloom Storage

Cutter

Cutting mat

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Clear Cut Punch

DIY Valentine’s Day Flipbook

Hello We R friends! Enza here to share a Valentine’s Day project created with the help of a few We R Memory Keepers tools. Some of these tools have become a staple for me; I use them all the time for a variety of crafty projects, as they allow me to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For today I’ve decided to make a Valentine loaded trifold flipbook to send to one of my best crafty friends.

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Valentine’s Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to measure 7×12 inches, and scored it at 4 and 8 inches with the Mini Score Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

I wanted the folding flaps to have slanted corners, so I marked them vertically at 3.5 inches an d cut them with a craft knife using the 12” ruler that comes in the Ultimate Tool Kit as my guide.

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Once the base was ready, I started making my embellishments. First, rosettes in different sizes, which I simply embellished with a sticker in the center and transformed into paper clips.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

Next two tags, that I used to wrap washi tape around and add as a little surprise.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Lastly, I created a “love” word with the Happy Jig, which I thought it would be a nice and sweet addition.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

In order to hold all these goodies, I added pockets to each flap by simply stitching a strip of paper down. I embellished each section of the flipbook with lots of die cuts and stickers from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

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A couple of weeks ago I made some Valentines Pockets with the Pocket Punch Board for my kids’ classmates (you can find the tutorial here), and I liked them so much that I “stole” a couple to add to this flipbook. They not only fit perfectly, but allowed me to bring in an extra interactive element that is always fun to discover 😉

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Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to give this flipbook to my sweet friend. What crafts are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Enza

 

Supplies:

Mini Score Board

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pocket Maker Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Crate Paper La La Love

 

Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Valentine’s Day Banner

Hey there, Laura here today with a fun Valentine’s Day banner project for you. I love to make banners! I have one for every holiday and season. I have several places in my home where I hang them up to decorate – on my bookshelf, my pallet shelves, and above the window. If I had a fireplace, I am sure I would have a banner on the mantel as well! The banner punch board is one of my favorite tools because you can put together a banner quickly and easily.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create this Valentine’s Day banner, I started by making some red wire hearts using the Happy Jig. I used the size of the hearts to determine the size of my banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I cut white shimmer textured cardstock to 4” wide by 4 ½” tall for each banner piece.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

The way I make sure each banner piece is the same length, is I first use my paper trimmer to cut the banner piece to the correct width. Then, I use the banner punch board to cut my banner shape. Lastly, I use the trimmer to cut the length the same for each piece.

I attached each of the wire hearts with washi tape. This allowed me to attach the hearts to the banner pieces, but also hold together the wire where the ends meet.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created more flag banner pieces using patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new La La Love collection.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word LOVE.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I attached the letters to my patterned paper using foam adhesive squares. Then, I added some heart sticker Thickers to each letter.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the banner together, I used red and white baker’s twine. I tied each piece together making a little bow.

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This banner is so festive and fun. I love the mix of wire hearts and paper. This Valentine’s Day banner looks so cute on my pallet shelves gallery wall. Do you make a banner for each holiday?

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Supplies

Happy Jig

Red Happy Jig Wire

Bazzill Bling Diamond Cardstock

Washi Tape

Banner Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Cardstock

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Thickers

Baker’s Twine