Beach Themed Card with the Frame Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a summer card during Beach Week. When I think about the beach, I think towels and umbrellas, swimsuits and sunscreen, and most importantly, cute shades! Using my We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board, check out how easy it is to make these adorable sunglasses!

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When it’s summer, life is always seen through rose-colored glasses!

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

These sunglasses look great on a card, but once again, I will be using these in my scrapbook too. So many color combinations to create!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I began by cutting my patterned paper to 2” by 2.” Then I set the Frame Punch Board to .25” by moving each of the small teal tabs on the side of the punch. You can make the edges as thick or as thin as you desire by moving the tabs. Making sure my paper was flush to each tab, I punched. I continued that process for each corner.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tab for the cutting bar can be adjusted as well. I set it to .25” also and cut away the inside piece from the frame.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

If the tabs on the side of the punch are moved to the furthest position (which is clearly labeled, yay!), the corners of your frame can be rounded. Which was exactly what my sunglasses needed.

On the back of each frame a piece of colored acetate was adhered. I also added a nose bridge and sides with the same patterned paper. Nothing fancy, just hand cut pieces. It got even more summery feeling with more fun papers from the Crate Paper Cute Girl 6×6 paper pad.

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who’s ready for days at the beach?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Crate Paper:

Handmade Cards with the Supreme Ruler

Hi everybody! Soraya here today to show you a couple of cards I made with the Supreme Ruler, the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the 2 Edge Punch, and the Staple Board! Let’s go!

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these colorful cards, I selected 8 patterned papers that I trimmed with the Supreme Ruler in order to get 8 large stripes. Then I used a 2 Edge Punch to create the floral edges that I placed on a white cardstock with double sided tape.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using my Supreme Ruler again, I trimmed the excess and divided it in 3 cards. The Stitch Happy helped me adding texture and fun to the cards!

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also added some white gesso before decorating them! The Staple Board allowed me to place some cute embellishments.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! This Supreme Ruler is so handy and easy to use. You will love it! I hope this card project will inspire you. Have fun and until next time!

Soraya.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Staple Board

2 Edge Punch

Stitch Happy sewing machine

Papers are from Crate Paper

Stitch Happy Card Kit and threads

White gesso

 

 

Handmade Cards with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome, Chantalle with you today! I’d love to share some cards I have created with the help of my amazing new Stitch Happy Sewing Machine. Gone are my days of adding stitching detail by hand to get a bolder effect. Being able to sew with multimedia threads like baker’s twine is a serious game changer!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used the Stitch Happy Card Kit, and added stitching to create different effects on these three cards.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The kit contains 61 pieces in all… Ten cards with envelopes and 35 pieces of ephemera – Plenty to create gorgeous layered cards! I love adding stitching to my projects as it just adds that touch of texture and detail. You can imagine my excitement when I saw that the multimedia threads came in metallic options – AH-MAZING!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This birthday card has a sweet mini banner as an embellishment across the front.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I started out with the sea green/aqua watermark print card and ran it through my Evolution Advanced with a stitched heart embossing folder by Amy Tangerine. I’ve chosen to use a landscape orientation for this one so my banner could have a bit more space to spread out across the front. I then chose some felt circles and cardstock heart die cuts from the Stitch Happy Card Kit and after layering them, I ran them through the sewing machine, leaving a few stitches in between to create a banner. (You can see from the middle photo, how I have left a little gap between where one circle ended and another begins to be fed under the foot.)

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The white multimedia thread really pops against the pink background! TIP: You could use this same method to create hanging banners as well!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The wood grain print card makes use of the more natural shades in the kit. Another great thing about this kit is that it contains both masculine and feminine elements, so you have lots to work with! The letter ‘I’ has been fashioned from an “L” which comes in the kit (originally spelling ‘HELLO’) I have just snipped off the bottom of the letter to create a capital ‘L’.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A fantastic feature of the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine is that it has a built in drawer for storage on the right hand side. Very handy for keeping your favourite shades of thread closehand!

The detail on this card has been enhanced by running lines of stitching, using the woodgrain lines as a guide, at intervals along the front of the card. NOTE: It’s a great idea to hide stitching inside a card by covering it with a piece of paper trimmed to size and adhered over the stitching. This creates a nice neat finish inside.

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

This ‘Shine’ card has a few metallic star bursts with the help of some shimmering Metallic Gold Multimedia Thread. This thread also comes in silver as well! NOTE: Remember to switch out your needle to a number 18 when using this thread weight.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I traced where I wanted the star bursts to be around my die cut star shapes from the card kit and then went about creating the little lines. TIP: It’s a good idea to backstitch when you are doing such short lines to prevent your stitching coming loose.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The large cork star is from a Heidi Swapp Minc Starter kit. I used the Minc Reactive Paint to activate the bottom half of the star and then ran it through my Minc Machine with Matte Gold Reactive Foil. I’ve never tried foiling cork before, so it may be slightly wonky, lol, but I do love the slightly distressed look the cork provides.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have absolutely no doubt you are going to be amazed by this clever sewing machine. Fabric… paper…. The opportunities to create are limitless!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy Multimedia Needles

Stitch Happy Pressure Sensitive Foot Pedal

Stitch Happy Multimedia Thread in Citrine, White, Navy & Gold

Stitch Happy Multimedia Baker’s Twine in Mint

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine

Heidi Swapp Minc Matte Gold Reactive Foil

Minc Starter Kit

Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé Color Shine

Heidi Swapp Acrylic Words

Amy Tangerine ‘Love Spun’ Embossing Folder

Pink Paislee ‘Moonstruck’ Ephemera

Sticky Thumb Foam Dots

Evolution Advanced

Summer Shaker Card

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Fuse tool. It’s time to start enjoying the lazy days of summer. When I think of summer days, I think of spending time by the water, dangling my feet off the dock, and floating in the water on inflatables. With that inspiration in mind, I used the Fuse tool and some Clear Fuse Sheets to create a wave-inspired shaker card.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Fuse Ruler, I was able to create layers of waves, filled with sequins on my card. It is such a cool effect. And while this looks great on a card, I am thinking of doing this on a summer layout too!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting my Clear Fuse Sheets to card size, I sealed the edges with the Fuse Tool using the straight edge of the Fuse Ruler. Then, using the fancy wave lines on the inside of the Fuse Ruler, I created small pockets. I started the wavy lines inside the edge seals, to keep it cleaner looking.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once a wavy line was created by slowly following the edge with the Fuse Tool, sequins were added to the opening. Then the next wavy line was made. I continued the pattern until I reached the end of the clear sheet.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Some fun FUSE-ables papers were the base of my card. I added to those some great summery embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. Less Work, More Play? Yes, please!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite lazy summer day activity? How will it inspire your next project?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts

Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!

 

Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

Mothers Card_3

The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,

Chantalle

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Mother’s Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Mother’s Day Week here on the blog! This week our design team has cooked up some fabulous project inspiration to show the mother, grandmother, or mother figure in your life just how special they are. Kimberly gets us started with a beautiful card she made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board!

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Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a special card for Mother’s Day. There is no doubt how special the word “mom” truly is. The word evokes the love we feel for our moms, or mom figures. And for those of us fortunate enough, we know how the name “mom” sounds when coming from our children. (Except maybe after they scream it ten thousand times in row. Wink, wink.)

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the focus on mom and the love we have for our moms, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the letters “M-O-M.”

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So often when I use this punch board, I use solid color paper. This time, I wanted to use the adorable, small heart patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Turns out, the way you put the paper in matters! Be sure to note when you punch your letters, which way you need the pattern to appear. After making the first “m” incorrectly, I saw that I needed to turn the paper sideways.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish the letters, I used a Font Punch. These clever punches create shapes to add to your letters.

Font Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I punched several leaves from green cardstock using the Font Punch Serif Punch-Elegant. It creates three different shapes with one punch. I chose to only use the leaves, as it worked into my flowery theme.

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On a couple of the leaves, I added Lovely Day Puffy Stickers with flowers. I also added the word love to my card. This embellishment from the Lovely Day Ephemera pack has rose gold foil on it, adding a special touch

Mother's Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This card is larger than normal, as it is an A9 card. I see my mom on Mother’s Day, or send her a package, so slipping this large card into her gift is easy.

Have you started a card for your mom or mom figure yet?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts, Lovely Day:

Shaker Baby Cards

Happy Friday We R friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the baby inspiration this week. Today I’m going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made with my Photo Sleeve Fuse, along with some FUSEables plastic paper and embellishments.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by heating up my Fuse tool for 10 minutes. It’s important to let it heat up long enough to get the best results. Then, I used some 2 inch plastic pouches to create shaker pockets, filling them with sequins, and fusing the four sides to the back of the FUSEables card windows. Then I fused the back flap of the card front closed, for a more finished look on the inside of the card.

For the girl card, I added some FUSEables plastic ephemera to the card front with my Fuse tool. No adhesive necessary with the FUSEables plastic paper and Fuse tool! And, I love the way the fused lines look like stitching.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a small self-adhesive label where I had typed the word “BABY” with my Typecast typewriter. I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the Typecast!

To make the boy card, I made the circle window into a baby rattle by cutting a handle from some FUSEables paper with my Cameo.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For a tutorial on how to cut plastic sheets with the Cameo, CLICK HERE.

Next, I cut a ring out with my circle cutter to go around the shaker window and glued it to the card front.

I finished it off with some FUSEables ephemera, again with only my Fuse tool and no adhesive!

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to check back next week!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Mat
FUSEables card kit

Spring Card

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share with you an adorable Easter card and envelope I created using the tag punch and the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I have a little bit of a tag fetish so the tag punch is a favorite of mine. I knew it would make a perfect embellishment to the front of my card. It’s SO easy to use. I simply cut a 2″ strip of patterned paper and punched it with the tag punch. Then, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to round the corners of the tag. I love that I could round the corners of the tag without reaching for an additional tool.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The “Lovely Day” collection from our friends at American Crafts has such a fun spring feel. The patterned papers and embellishments I used to create this card are from this collection.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I had the card completed I created an envelope with the 1-2-3 Punch Board and coordinating patterned paper. On the closure flap of the envelope I adhered a small bow. I love that I one punch board has SO many uses. I keep this punch board within reach of my desk because of this reason. I can use it for so many things.

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

DIY Party Paper Punch Tag

Doily Punch

Lovely Day collection

Paper trimmer

adhesive tape runner

liquid glue

Gatefold Birthday Invitation

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a birthday invitation. Normally I think of children’s parties, when I think of invitations, but why not celebrate in style as an adult? With some great We R Memory Keepers tools and some great paper, making trendy and stylish grown-up invitations is easy!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the new Pebbles line, Simple Life. Measuring 8 ½
by 5 ½,” these dimensions will allow me to create a basic gatefold card. A gatefold card has two flaps that open to reveal the inside. One flap on the right, and one on the left.

 

I placed my paper in the Trim & Score Board. After cutting the paper, the cutting track was flipped over, and the turquoise flap, flipped into its place. I score the paper at 2 1/8” from the side. Then I flipped the paper over and scored 2 1/8” from the other side. That leaves the paper at exactly 4 ¼” when closed, the size of a basic A2 card.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the gatefold card closed, I cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 2” by 12.” That paper was scored 3 7/8” from each end. It was folded around the card. Adhesive was used to keep the band together on the back side. I created an extra-small bow with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. Because the band is meant to slide off, adding the bow to the front added a festive feel. Along with that sentiment sticker from the Simple Life collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After lining the inside of the invitation with more patterned paper, I typed the invitation wording with the Typecast. What a fun touch!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I lined up the first two words and typed the rest based off its position. Once the paper gets slightly higher, don’t forget to slide those black rollers over the paper. It keeps things lined up perfectly!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To send off the invitation, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with coordinating papers from the same collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is thinking maybe celebrating a grown-up birthday might not be so bad? What kind of invitations would you make?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles-Simple Life by Jen Hadfield

Pop Up Frame Card

Hi We R fans! Chantalle here, wishing you a warm welcome back to the blog today.

I would love to show you a super quick idea that can make for a great gift or just to highlight a special memory in your home or workspace. This pop-up frame card uses just a few supplies in conjunction with the awesome Frame and Tab Punch Boards.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A simple 4×12 gate fold design, opens and slots in to itself to convert into a super cute 4×4 frame.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have used some pretty (and sturdy) Bazzill Marshmallow Plaid cardstock for my base design and embellished with some vibrant Amy Tangerine ‘Oh Happy Life’. The fun capture of my DS driving us around in a golf cart was perfect for this collection!

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Once again, I started out by gathering the bits and pieces I thought I would use to create the frame card. I initially thought to use some text inside some dotted acetate with perhaps some sequins or glitter behind it, but then changed my mind, swapping the idea for a clear photo frame concept.

I first experimented with the design on some scrap copy paper to see how it could work. I then adjusted it so it would work with a sheet of 12×12 paper. I cut a strip of the Bazzill Plaid measuring 4 inches across and 12 inches long. I then scored it at 4 inch intervals. NB: The last third would have to have a tab of some sort in order to sit up properly, so I used my Tab Punch Board on this last third to create the tab that I needed.

>> CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on the Tab Punch Board

To give the card a good pop of colour, I have kept the outside quite simple and covered the inside with some fun camera print from a sheet of Oh Happy Life, ‘Out and About’ as well as ‘Enjoy The Ride’.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created a 4×4 inch frame using my Frame Punch Board. This is going to be visible from the outside and will serve as the focal point for the photo. I really liked the clean zig zag print of ‘Night Owl’. I placed this frame over the middle third of my 4×12 strip and, using the window of the frame as a guide, I cut out the area behind the frame window. This now allowed me to use the area as photo frame.

 

I needed a display area which would hold my photo, so I used my Fuse Tool to seal off the one open side of a 4×4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve which I trimmed down slightly so it would fit comfortably under the frame shape. I know I have said this before, but if you use your Fuse Tool regularly (or even not-so-regularly!) I LOVE my Fuse Mat. It really makes a difference to my ‘fusing experiece’, lol. That, and allowing my Fuse Tool to properly heat up a good 10 minutes before using!

 

I adhered this sleeve on top of the Plaid paper, but below the frame shape. My photo can now slide inside it’s sleeve and is easily interchangeable. In addition to the frame shape, I have also embellished with some hand-cut florals from a sheet of ‘Good Morning’ and some other bits and pieces.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
As mentioned above, I covered the inside of my frame card with some bright ‘Oh Happy Life’ papers. For continuity, I thought it looked a lot better to continue with the pattern paper all the way and not just stop at the tab, so I created a tab shape in a piece of ‘Enjoy The Ride’ and glued the pieces back-to-back.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I will be using this frame in my creative space but I could just as easily add some text inside, fold it up and pop some ribbon on it to make a little gift.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you will give this idea a try. Wishing you lots of happy creating!

Chantalle

 

Materials used:

Frame Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Bazzill Marshmallow Plaid cardstock

4×4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeves

Fuse Mat

Fuse Tool

Sticky Thumb Runner Adhesive Adhesive

Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life:

Enjoy The Ride’

‘Night Owl’

‘Good Morning’

‘Out and About’

‘Cruising Along’