Foil Quill Baby Album

I was totally excited when I first tried Foil Quill and was surprised at how easy it was to use. My Silhouette Cameo is 5 years old and it worked great.

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI’ll show you how I created a Baby mini album with a transparent cover.  This is a nice gift idea for the birth. The parents can fill it with photos. Below you will also find a short video.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I decorated the transparent book cover with the Foil Quill. First I tried different materials with the Foil Quill and then I decided on an acetate cover. My absolute favorite for mini albums.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
I used the Bold Tip Pen for all motifs. I think that with the thicker lines the motifs are best shown on the foil and the wood.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersThe mini album has the size 4 x 4 inches. First I cut the papers from Heidi Swapps new collection “Color Fresh” 4 x 12 inch and then folded them two times. After that I folded it to a leporello, so that you can look at it from both sides.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the computer I created the motifs and the title for the book cover.  For this I used motifs and the title from Foil Quill USB Art – Icons and Words.  There are many beautiful motifs for babies and children.

You have to make sure that it fits exactly to the dimensions of the book cover. As you can see, I also wrote the name of the baby on the spine of the book. These I have from Foil Quill USB Art – Amy Tangerine. I think it’s great. You can even personalize your project or write your own words.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFirst I created the cover and the spine with the pink foil sheet (from the package “Flamingo”). Therefore I removed the motif from the backside of the book. After the motives were written with the Foil Quill, I inserted the rainbows in the program again (->over edit – undo).  Afterwards with the foil sheet rose gold (from the package “Shining Starling”) the back of the book cover with the foil Quill provided.

 

 

Finally folded and finished was the transparent book cover!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersOn the inside of the album there is also a vellum bag decorated with Foil Quill. I also made small tags of thin wood with Foil Quill. This also worked great.
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers
Have fun watching the creation of the mini album:

In addition to the mini album I created a small transparent pocket. Because I wanted to have the motif in the middle of the bag, I first created a template from Cardstock. For this I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard.Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI cut the acetate into the desired size and placed it on the pattern. Now use a dry erase marker to sketch the area for the motif. Then place the foil precisely on the foil. Using the inches on the mat you can place your foil exactlyFoil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersAfter the motif has been created on the foil, remove the sketched lines with a cloth. Cut the foil with the Pocket Maker Punchboard and fold it – the sweet, transparent pocket is ready!Foil Quill Acetate Baby Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersI also have a short video for you:

IMG_0649I hope you enjoyed my contribution. There are so many possibilities with the Foil Quill. I am very enthusiastic and will use it often. It was a lot of fun. See you next time!

Yours,
Steffi

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

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.

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

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 😉

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

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

 

Throwback Thursday: Year in Review Mini Album

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun “Year in Review” mini album with you. I used three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create this mini album. I absolutely love how this album came together. When I started creating the album I thought that I would include 5-10 of my favorite photos from 2017. As I gathered photos, I realized that there was no way to narrow down the number of photos to 10 to tell the story of our year. 2017 was a very eventful year for our family. This year in review album has over 20 photos.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I streamlined the creative process by printing all my photos at 4×4. In this album all the photos are on the right side and the journaling is on the left. To create a space for all the journaling, I used the frame punch board to create 3 ½ x 3 ½ square frames.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I printed the journaling to fit inside the frame.

On a few of the pages, I used the clear cut punch to create a window so that the reader could get a sneak peek of the photo that was on the next page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

It was so easy to create a cute heart window using the clear cut punch. I love that I was able to move the punch around the page so that I could make the heart window where ever I wanted to on the page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Even though, the album contains a LOT more photos than I originally intended, I love the story that it tells.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Using a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers made creating this album so easy and fun. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy 2018 my friends!

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Crop-a-dile

Crate Paper Carousel Collection

Christmas Coptic Book

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today bringing you a Christmas Coptic Book made with the Book Binding Guide.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The Bookbinding Guide has everything you need to create Coptic, Japanese and Saddle bindings and create stunning Mini Books in minutes! I have been wanting to create a Coptic Book and I thought it would be fun to create one for Christmas and leave everything ready for the busiest days of the year.

To create the Christmas Coptic Book wrap chipboard covers with your favorite patterned papers, I am using the lovely Merry Days collection by Crate Paper that has wonderful vintage feeling.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Cut several pages and group them 3 at a time. Once you fold them in half you will notice that the edges are not even. Use your Mini Magnetic Mat and your Craft Knife to cut the excess.

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Open the Book Binding Guide and place the pages on the left side of the tool. The tool has a natural inclination so you can place the pages in the middle and the holes will be perfectly aligned with the creasing line.  Use the needle to punch holes, I like to mark the holes I am using so I don’t get confused.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Untwist the circles on the left side and put them on the right side of the tool. You will also need to flip the hole guide to use it on the covers because on other side the hole guide is completely flat.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Use a coptic binding to keep everything together. You can search video tutorial but it is really easy and all you have to do is repeat the same steps over and over. To start, thread your curved needle with waxed thread. Make a little knot and go from the inside to the outside of the first group of papers.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Tie the back cover by passing the needle from the outside to the inside of the cover and making a knot with the curved needle.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Go inside the paper group from the same hole and exit trough the next hole.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Repeat the same steps until the cover is completely attached to the first group of papers. Now, instead of going inside the papers from the same exit hole, add another group of papers and go inside the second group.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The steps are absolutely the same here, the only difference will be that you’ll need to loop around the previous paper outer stitch before making that final move into the interior. This will help to hold everything together.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

On this step you can ad beads, little embellishments, chipboard shapes, sequins, etc. just make sure you tighten your thread after adding every embellishment.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Once you have attached the front cover make a knot inside the last group of papers and cut the thread.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Embellish your mini book with chipboard shapes, stickers and die cuts. Make sure you don’t add too many 3d embellishments otherwise you won’t be able to close the book!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Another tip I have is that you don’t add too many embellishments to the binding because the stitching looks very nice!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

These books are really cute and I think they are perfect for this busy holiday season! Lots of pages to record the best month of the year! Now with the Book Binding Guide you can have everything you need to create them an easily align everything without the hassle of measuring and marking every page.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Have a great day

Eva

 

Supplies

Book Binding Guide
Mini Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Merry Days Collection by Crate Paper

 

 

Gratitude Journal with The Cinch and Journal Studio

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here wishing you a Happy Friday. Congrats on making it through the week! One of my favorite traditions this time of year is my gratitude journal. For a few weeks in November I keep a daily record of the things I’m thankful for leading up to Thanksgiving Day. It’s really helped me to focus on the positive and see the good, both totally transformative ways of thinking. This year I used The Cinch binding tool along with the new Journal Studio to get my gratitude journal started.

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

My gratitude journals are usually pretty bulky as I like to add photos, memborabilia, pockets, and other goodies. I decided to disassemble my Amy Tangerine Journal Studio notebook using the Supreme Ruler and my craft knife, and then bind it back together with The Cinch to allow for more bulk. I simply cut right down the center on the middle page. The craft knife cut through easily. I used the new 1″ black Cinch wires to bind my notebook because they match the black accents in the Journal Studio collection.

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

I created tab dividers from some Crate Paper Wild Heart papers with the Tab Punch Board, and then added some divider stickers to some of the notebook pages.

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

the Journal Guide and the Interchangeable Stamps

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

I also added an ephemera card that I embellished with some washi tape, one canoe two for AC Goldenrod puffy stickers, and the Journal Studio Magnetic Alphabet Stencils.

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

I added these inserts after I had already bound my journal–it was a bit of an afterthought, LOL! But that didn’t cause a single problem–Planner Punch Board to the rescue!

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

I created one page as an introduction explaining my goals and purpose for this gratitude journal. I included a current photo of me, and I embellished the spread with the Journal Guide, Interchangeable Stamps, and ephemera and stickers from the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Collection.

Gratitude Journal by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring The Cinch, Journal Studio Tools, and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection

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I love that there are so many options and supplies available with the new Journal Studio. I’m excited about customizing my gratitude journal this year–I can’t wait to get started!

Supplies:

The Cinch
Interchangeable Stamps
Alphabet Magnetic Stencils
Planner Punch Board
Tab Punch Board
Supreme Ruler
Craft Knife
Crate Paper Wild Heart Patterned Paper
Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Notebook, Sticker Book, Ephemera
one canoe two Golenrod Puffy Stickers

Throwback Thursday: DIY Traveler’s Notebook

If you have some summer or travel memories that need to be documented and to find a home, here’s a great way to do that! Make your own traveler’s notebook with some office paper, patterned paper, and the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.

Hello friends, Aly here. Recently, I shared a tutorial for making this Hawaii themed Traveler’s Notebook plus one of the inside pages on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. You can catch the original post, including a process video and demo of the Stitch Happy HERE.

The thick Stitch Happy Thread (similar width to floss) really holds the six sheets of copy paper plus the cardstock cover together securely.

After binding my notebook, I used a few simple elements from the Crate Paper Oasis Collection to decorate the cover. Now I can add photos, memories, and embellishments to the inside pages as I have time. Here’s a look at a brand new page I added:


I used my used my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling directly to one of the tags from the Oasis Ephemera Pack. I love journaling with my Typecast-so easy!

Here are some details shots from the inside page:

I love using Traveler’s Notebooks to document memories. They’re quick, easy, and can be made in no time with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. They’re my favorite DIY project to date!


Thanks for joining me today. Have fun with your travel-themed projects, and enjoy the rest of your week friends!

Supplies:

Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy White Thread
Typecast Typewriter
Crate Paper Oasis Collection

Personalized ABC Book

Hello everyone and welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a tutorial on how to make a Personalized ABC Book using the Word Punch Board and the waterfall sleeves.

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My little toddler started school this year and he has been learning letters and how to write his own name so I thought it would be fun to create an ABC book with some photos of some of his favorite things!

I started by using my Trim and Score Board to cut 4×6 letters and 28 3,5 inch square pictures, one for each letter.

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my Word punch Board to create all the words for the mini book. Because I wanted the letter to be closer together I punched the odd letters first placing the punches on the 1,13,25 and 37 marks. Then I changed to the even letters and placed my punches on the 7, 19, 31 and 43 marks.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

On each page I included the letter, a picture and a punched word.

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I placed each page on the 4×6 inch Waterfall Sleeves, they are plastic so my son can practice the letters on top and then clean everything with a tissue. He couldn’t wait to try the book!

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I made some cardboard covers and bound everything with my Cinch.

Cinch Binding Tool by We R Memory Keepers

To decorate the mini book I used my Tassel Loom to create coordinating tassels. They were very easy to make! The Tassel Loom makes 3 different tassel sizes and it is foldable so you can easily store it and take it to crops.

Tassel Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Tassel Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Once you remove your tassel you will need to trim it. Simply wrap your tassel on paper and cut the border!

Tassel Loom by We R Memory Keepers

Aren’t those tassels cute? They are perfect to decorate mini books!

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The cover is super simple because I know my son is going to use this book all the time! A few thickers and that’s it! The lovely cover paper is from My Bright Life collection by Pebbles Inc.

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My son is really excited about his book and I love that he can practice letters in a fun and cute way! Have you ever made an ABC book? I think it is the perfect gift for a small children!

Personalized ABC Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Word Punch Board

Trim and Score Board
Tassel Loom
Cinch

Waterfall Sleeves

DIY Notebooks for School

Hello We R friends, Laura here today. It is time for back to school and today I am going to show you how you can create your own custom cinch notebook using three different types of paper – ruled, graph, and plain printer paper. Often at school my kids will need different types of paper. Creating a custom notebook allows you to use all three papers in one bound notebook.

Custom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

My printer paper was the largest, and I wanted the notebook cover to be a little larger than the paper. I started by trimming my cinch board to 9” by 11 ½”. It is easy to trim the board with a craft knife and the help of the supreme ruler to keep everything nice and straight.

We R Memory Keepers Supreme Ruler

Next, I trimmed my cover paper to be slightly larger than the cinch board. I used a glue stick to attach the paper to the front of each board. I ran my embossing stylus along the edges of the board so that it would be easier to wrap the paper around the edge.

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

Using red sticky tape, I attached the paper to the back side of the covers by wrapping and folding it over the edge.

Custom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersCustom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed another sheet of coordinating paper slightly smaller than the cinch board. I attached it with a glue stick. I went over the whole thing with the large bone folder to make sure it was secured well. This technique creates a nice finished cover and back for the notebook.

We R Memory Keepers Large Bone Folder

Next, I created dividers for each section of the notebook. I trimmed the cardstock to the same size as the cinch cover. Then, I used the tab punch board to create large size tabs on each sheet.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board

Now it was time to create the notebook. I used the cinch tool to punch holes in the front and back covers, the divider tabs, and each stack of lined, graph, and blank paper. I played around with the hole placement on some scrap paper to make sure everything would be centered and lined up on the finished notebook.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool

To hide the wire seam on the inside of the notebook, first place the inside pages on the wire. Then place the back cover and lastly the front cover. Use the cinch tool to close the wire.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool

I added some of the letters from the playful icons paper stack to spell out ‘NOTES’ on the front cover.

Custom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Inside, each divider got one of the fun sentiments from the paper pad.

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I love how this notebook turned out. I think it will be great for back to school. You could also do something similar with different papers to practice hand lettering or different types of art mediums.

Custom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Of course, you could easily add all these papers to a binder, but when I am writing, I like to be able to fold the cover back on itself. And having everything all together with the custom tabs and paper means you can create exactly what you need for back to school.

Custom Cinch Notebook by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Cinch Book Board

Supreme Ruler

Craft Knife

Trim & Score Board

Large Bone Folder

DCWV Playful Icons Paper Stack

Cardstock

Tab Punch Board

Cinch Tool

Cinch Binding Wire

 

 

 

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Make mini envelopes with the Mini Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Word Punch Board

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.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Create different sizes and styles of tabs with the Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Word Punch BoardYearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersYearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Yearly Mini Envelope Journal by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Cardstock Stack

Trim & Score Board

Mini Score Board

3-Way Corner Punch

Word Punch Board

Square Punch Board

Tab Punch Board