Throwback Thursday: Instagram Albums

 

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One of our most popular new releases last year was our 4×4 Instagram Albums, sleeves, and inserts. These cuties make perfect gifts and are great solutions for storing Instagram photos. For Throwback Thursday today we thought we’d share a post from last year highlighting some of the awesome feature of these little albums, plus some fun tips and tricks for embellishing them. Scroll down through the pages of the album, and then be sure to watch the video below for details, tips, and tricks!

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Craft Room Storage with Jen

Good morning, WeR fans! Jen McDermott here, and today I am going to give you a little peek into my craft space, and show you a few different storage solutions that I use to keep all of my WeR goodies in their places!  I am NOT by nature an organized person….at all.  (My motto is creativity is messy!) And since my craft room is home to my sewing and paper crafting addictions stashes, plus my home-based business and hubby’s photography gear, I really needed help finding a place for everything.  So when WeR released their pretty and functional storage solutions, I couldn’t wait to get them into my craft room to tame the space, and give it a calm, organized vibe.  With the help of my super-organized and talented hubby and a few of his great ideas and handiwork, I now have a craft space I love!  First up, here’s where I do most of my paper crafting:

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I needed some shelving to keep items that I use frequently close to my fingertips, but since this is where I create, I also wanted it to look pretty.  My husband found this bathroom storage cabinet, and added a couple of shelves on either side.  He also installed a couple of bars that hang below the shelves, to make the most of the vertical space on the wall.  I hang storage cups from Ikea on the bars, and keep my scissors, adhesive and markers in them so I can grab them easily, but they aren’t taking up any desk top real estate.  I also have two Albums Made Easy Card Cabinets that I use to store not only my Albums Made Easy Cards, but also my home-based business inventory and  A2 sized greeting cards that I have premade.  That way, when I need to grab a card quickly, they are all in a drawer, ready to go!

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On another wall, I have a large shelving system mounted on the wall.  We wanted something sturdy that was deep enough to fit 12×12 paper, so we found a closet organization system at a home improvement store and my handy hubby installed it.  On one of the shelving towers, I keep all of my large WeR tools, and their accessories.  On the shelf pictured, I have the Albums Made Easy Sleeve Shelves.  I LOVE this shelving system because I have so many different sized sleeves, for the 12×12 Albums, Instagram albums, Cinch albums and Fuse, so it’s so great to be able to separate them out easily.  Hiding against that back wall are my 360 Rolling Crafter’s Bag, Shoulder Bag, and Tote Bag.

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One of my favorite storage solutions in my craft room is my ribbon/twine bar.  My husband got an inexpensive curtain rod and installed it underneath the wall cabinet under my desk. It’s super easy to pop out and reload with ribbon, twine, or even a small roll of gift wrap.  Right now, it’s got my rainbow assortment of WeR baker’s twine.  Gorgeous!

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My last storage solution is my towel bar! On it, I hang a few oft-used punches, my Crop-A-Dile and Corner Chompers.  I also hang those handy Ikea Storage cups with Crop-A-Dile eyelets, Sew Ribbon accessories and my paint brushes.

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Thanks so much for touring my craft space with me!  Do you have any innovative storage solutions for your craft supplies? We’d love to hear them! Stop by our Facebook page to share YOUR ideas, or YOUR craft space, or leave your ideas here on this post!

Supplies:

Albums Made Easy Card Cabinet
Albums Made Easy Sleeve Shelves
Tri-Fold Magnetic Mat
360 Rolling Crafter’s Bag
Crafter’s Shoulder Bag
Tote Bag

Storing School Art Projects

If you’d like to store some of your child’s school artwork in a scrapbook, consider using photo sleeves as a quick and easy solution. We R offers so many different sizes and configurations of photo sleeves your sure to find something that works for you.

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After my daughter and I selected a few of her favorite art projects I mounted them on some fun patterned paper from the It Factor collection, cut them apart to fit into my photo sleeves, and then inserted the segments into the sleeves.

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I chose to use two photo sleeves with 6″x12″ sections to hold the larger pieces. Even though part of the artwork is divided, the eye still views it as a whole piece. Plus I think it adds some additional visual interest with divided sections.

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I finished off the layout by adding a die cut title and a strip of washi tape. You could create a traditional 12″x12″ page with photos of additional artwork and place that next to this two page layout in your album.

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For additional ideas for storing your child’s school work in your scrapbook albums, check out THIS POST about our Keepsake Pockets.

How do you store and organize your child’s school papers and projects? Be sure to share your tips in the comment section below!

~Aly

Supplies:

Photo Sleeves
It Factor 12×12 Paper Pad
It Factor 6×6 Paper Pad
Washi Tape–Sea Foam

Summer Mini Book

It seems like every year my family and I look forward to summer–making travel plans, registering for day camp, and buying our swimming passes. And every year it seems that summer flies by so fast! We all hate to see it go, so every summer I make a mini book to record our fun memories and adventures.

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This summer I decided to use my Envelope Punch Board and Indian Summer journaling cards to create a pocket summer mini book. I made several 3×4 envelopes and cut off the top flaps. Then I created an accordion-fold pocket book by taping the sides of the envelopes together with Washi Tape–one piece on the front of the envelopes, and one piece on the back.

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I added a journaling card with a photo and journaling to each pocket, and made tabs with Washi Tape to make it easier to pull out the cards.

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Then I embellished the cover and a few other pages, folded the pockets accordion style, and tied them up with Baker’s Twine.

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Here are the cards inside each pocket.

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How do you record your summer memories? Be sure to share a link to your summer projects!

~Aly

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Indian Summer 6×6 Paper Pack
Indian Summer Albums Made Easy Cards
Indian Summer Embossed Stickers
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Brown
Enamel Shapes–Neutral
Washi Tape–Brown, Multi Pack, Copper, Gold
Tab Punch–File

Albums Made Easy Storage

Efficient storage and good organization is as important to me as having my favorite craft supplies to play with. It’s not much fun to create pretty things if you can’t find what you need to make them! When the Albums Made Easy Storage was released I was so excited to get my journaling cards and photo sleeves organized.

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I love the crisp clean white wood with the antique library card drawer handles–right up my alley! Since I have messy handwriting I pulled out my trusty label maker and added labels to the tab dividers. I prefer to organize my journaling cards by collection, but you can organize them any way that works for you (color, theme, style, etc).

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I had more 3×4 card than would fit in the 3×4 drawers so I included my Teresa Collins 3×4 cards with the 4×6 cards, standing them vertically side-by-side in the drawer. To keep things simple, I placed the coordinating cardstock journaling cards with each AME collection. That way they’re easy to find.

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The photo sleeve shelves hold over 200 photo sleeves or page protectors. The shelves come with divider tabs and stickers, but I decided to create my own divider tabs using the File Tab Punch and Tab Stickers.

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I added categories with my label maker and then adhered the tabs and stickers to the top photo sleeve from each category. If I ever need to remove the tab stickers from the photos sleeves they peel right off, no problem.

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Not only do I love how well-organized my Albums Made Easy supplies are now, but I also love how awesome my Albums Made Easy storage looks! And that’s a win-win, right?

~Aly

Supplies:

Albums Made Easy Card Drawers
Albums Made Easy Sleeve Shelves
Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards
File Tab Punch
File Tab Stickers

Vinyl Phone Decor

I love to find ways to use my scrapbook supplies for projects outside of my craft room. Making home decor items, gifts, and other crafts with my stash brings me a smile–especially since I get to see my favorite supplies in use or on display in my home. I recently got a new iPhone and while I love it I felt like it needed my “signature” on it.

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My new phone is white and gold and since I had some white vinyl left over from another project, I used the scraps to cut some fun vinyl phone decor for the back of my iPhone case.

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I placed my Albums Made Easy Icon Dies and Hello Pocket Scrap Dies on my Genius Platform and then placed the vinyl on top. Then I ran the platform through my Evolution and out came my vinyl phone decor.

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Finally, I peeled off the vinyl backing and carefully placed the shapes on my phone, smoothing out the bubbles with my fingers. I love how the die cut vinyl adds some simple and fun personality to my phone case. And the best part is it simply peels up if I ever want to make a change leaving no sticky residue.

How do you like to use your scrapbooking supplies in different ways?

~Aly

Supplies:

Albums Made Easy Icon Dies
Pocket Scrap Hello Dies
Genius Platform
Evolution

New Release: Albums Made Easy Kits

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

This morning we’re featuring two new Albums Made Easy journaling card collections.

Check out Playtime (MSRP $7.99).

@WeRMemoryKeepers photo pocket page scrapbooking Albums Made Easy Playtime release. Shipping August 2014

 

The Playtime kit was designed to be used to document child’s play. Whether you choose to play with permanent markers, or use these cards in an activity book and work with dry erase markers, playtime is a great addition to your pocket page scrapbooking collection.

The Playtime kit includes 100 cards and will ship to retailers in August.

We’re also releasing our first ever wedding kit – simply called Wedding (MSRP $7.99).

@WeRMemoryKeepers photo pocket page scrapbooking Albums Made Easy Playtime release. Shipping August 2014

 

With the Wedding addition, you’ll be able to create easy to use memory and guest books. The neutral coloring in this kit lends itself to almost any wedding event.

The Wedding kit contains 100 cards and will be distributed to retailers in August.

You can catch a bit more detail in this video…

Interested in playing with one of these kits? We’re giving one away on Facebook and Instagram.

Teresa Collins Studio Gold Giveaway

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

Okay. You caught us. Teresa Collins Studio Gold isn’t exactly a new release. She actually launched these products back in May at the National Stationary Show, but it’s really the first time we’ve been able to share the full line with you. They. Are. Gorgeous!!!

The line includes six albums and two Albums Made Easy Kits.

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Here’s the best part…We’re giving away the full size kit and an album here on the blog, along with the Instagram kit and album over on Instagram!!!

To enter to win the full size kit, please leave us a comment here letting us know what your favorite memory is. For additional entries, please click on the Rafflecopter link below.

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New Albums Made Easy Instagram Kits

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

We’re so excited about the new Albums Made Easy Instagram Kits and we think you will love them too! There are three new editions rolling out this year – It Factor, Shine and Love Notes.

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The Instagram Kits retail for $22.99 and include EVERYTHING you will need to create a customized mini album, including 20 4×4 photo sleeves, 100 journaling cards (2×2 and 4×4) and frame sand three pre-inked stamps.

The new Instagram Kits will be shipping to retail stores in October!

Love the Instagram Kits? We do too and we’re celebrating with a little giveaway over on our Instagram account @WeRMemoryKeepers. We’d love for you to enter to win!

DIY Wedding Advice Cards

Some of my favorite weddings and receptions have included an interactive element for the wedding guests, such as placing a disposable camera at each table for the guests to take photos, having guests sign the mat of a large wedding photo frame, or having guests put together a simple scrapbook for the bride and groom during the reception. Here’s a fun and easy way to let wedding guests interact leaving the newlyweds with a priceless and practical keepsake–DIY Wedding Advice Cards!

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It was easy to create these cute advice cards using the large Heart Punch Die and some Captured Albums Made Easy Cards. Journaling cards are a perfect choice for these since many of them have a pattern on one side and journaling lines on the other.

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Once all the guests have written their advice to the happy couple on a card (or two, or three…) you can bind them together with twine, ribbon, or a binder ring by punching holes with the Crop-A-Dile.

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This little heart-shaped advice card booklet is the perfect bit of memorabilia from their special day that the bride and groom will enjoy browsing through for years to come.

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Not only does it have great advice and provide a few laughs for sure, but it also contains a record of all the guests who attended the wedding in their very own handwriting–priceless!

~Aly

Supplies:

Heart Punch Dies
Evolution
Crop-A-Dile
Captured Journaling Cards