DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun layout for my planner. Every year in the month of October, I love to cook and bake silly and fun foods for Halloween. To help me get organized, I created a planner page to begin the meal planning process. Using my Mini Evolution from We R Memory Keepers, I was able to die cut some fun embellishments for my page. Not normally being a person who decorates her planner pages, this was really fun and I have to say, addicting!

DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

I started by creating a dimensional way to mark my page in my planner. Using a bat paper clip from Pebbles, I die cut a circle from patterned paper. Then I added that adorable cat brad to the center of the circle. A basic clip with a simple addition that makes it stand out.

DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

Then I began the fun of decorating my pages. Layering papers and colors was fun! Underneath the cute bat tag that was pre-made, I added a banner of patterned paper. I die cut the paper and then trimmed it to fit the space.

DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

Underneath the pre-made Pebbles images I used, I wanted to add more color and texture. Looking at my embossing folders, I saw the Fall folder with the spider web image border. Using black tape and the folder, a very cool border was created. The tape is perfect for this for two reasons. One, it brings out the image in white, and two, it is self-adhesive once you remove the backing.

DIY Planner Embellishments with the Mini Evolution

As I pondered how else I could use my Mini Evolution for this page, I realized I did not want to draw in all my boxes like usual, so I dug through my die stash and found this cute scalloped frame, which was spot-on! Not only does it add color to the pages, but a unique look that I will use again!

The best part of using the Mini Evolution for these pages was how small the machine is, but still powerful. It would be easy to keep on a small office desk, or carry in your every day planner bag of supplies. A great addition for some creative layouts!

What have you die cut to put in your planner?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles:

  • Midnight Haunting 6×6 Paper Pad
  • Spooky Boo 6×6 Paper Pad
  • Clothes Pins-Bats
  • Brads

 

October Journal Dashboard

Hello and happy Friday! Aly Dosdall back again. My crafting style is usually pretty clean and graphic, but recently I’ve decided to play around with some fun mixed media techniques and broaden my crafty horizons a bit. The new Impressed Stamping Daubers and Dauber Bottle were the perfect way to delve into some mixed media fun, and I used them to create my October journal dasboard. Check it out!

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I include photos in my journal, so I really wanted to highlight these photos of the leaves starting to change in our yard as this is what the beginning of October represents where I live.

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I used some simple and fun techniques with the stamping daubers to get this colorful look on my dashboard, and I’ll show you how!

I started by cutting out some fall leaf shapes from a scrap of vinyl with my Evolution. I used those as masks on my dashboard, and spread them around the layout in a visual triangle.

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Then I used the Standard tip Freestyle Pen and some copper Foil Quill foil to write my title. While my handwriting skills are lacking, I feel it’s important to include some of my handwriting in my journal since it’s a part of who I am!

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Next, I choose some of my favorite fall colors that coordinate with the colors in my photos. I used the daubers to apply the ink to the back of an acrylic stamping block. I filled the dauber bottle with water, and then daubed some water on the block next to the ink, being careful not to get ink on the dauber bottle. I used my stamping dauber to mix the two together to get a watercolor consistency from the ink.

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Then I applied the ink to my dashboard in horizontal strokes, using my stamping dauber as a brush. I paid extra attention to the fall leaf masks to make sure the ink surrounded the shapes competely.

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Once the ink dried, I used the Precision Press Pattern Stamps and Stamping Block to stamp in a white color over the ink to add some dimension and layers to the dashboard. Then I removed the vinyl masks, and look how cool it turned out!

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I added a copper foil outline inside the fall leaf shapes using the metal die I had cut the vinyl with as a template. I first placed the die over the leaf shape and used at piece of washi tape at the very top to secure the die. Then I lifted it up and slid the foil underneath. Then I traced around the inside of the die.

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I finished off my dashboard by adding a few embellishments and a tab to mark where October starts in my journal. The Staple Board made it easy to add the tab to my page.

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I love how my dashboard turned out! Mixed media is a step outside of my comfort zone, but with the Impressed Stamping Daubers is was fun and easy to create this colorful dashboard!

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Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

Supplies:

Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Insert
Impressed Stamping Daubers
Impressed Dauber Bottle
Foil Quill Freestyle Pen–Standard
Foil Quill Foil–Copper
Evolution
Staple Board
Precision Press Pattern Stamping Block
Acrylic Stamping Blocks

How to Make a Planner Spread with the Foil Quill

Hello everybody ! Soraya here today to share a new tutorial using the amazing Foil Quill tools ! You will be able to create your own spread designs (tabs, titles, boxes and more!) to decorate your journal or planner. Let’s get started !

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersStep 1 : Prepare your cardstock 

As I wanted to go on a very new spread, I decided to use one of the Foil Quill neutrals smooth papers. I cut 2 parts of 13x22cm then placed them on my Silhouette cutting mat.

How to make a planner spread with the Foil Quill by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers 

Step 2 : Place the foil 

I used the new Foil Cutting Kit in order to trim the golden foil. This magnetic mat and this circular cutter are truly making a difference by making it easier! The washi tape is now placed all around the foil.

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Here’s a tip for you : save the Foil leftovers for your Freestyle Pen crafts!

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Step 3 : Create the designs

To create the look of my journal spread, I used some designs in the USB drive of Kelly Creates and Paige Taylor Evans. Those drives are simply awesome : so many designs and words to play with!

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So first of all, on my Silhouette Studio, I reproduced the pages so I could easily see where the designs have to be placed. Then I added some tabs and boxes using the drawing options. I placed the title on top and added some flower designs in each box. Before sending it to the cutting machine, I deleted the lines I created for the pages at first.

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Now that my designs are set up, let’s launch the Foil process! For my Silhouette I picked the “A” adapter then plugged it in to a battery pack.

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Once everything is ready, it’s time to jump into the most exciting moment: the Foil Quill magic!

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Step 5 : Coloring delights

We’re almost done with our journal spread! Punch the holes according to your binder or planner sizes with the Crop-A-Dile. Now take some time to add colors and fun to the Foil designs with watercolors. See how the Foil is resisting and showcasing the happy colors.

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I’m so happy with how it turned! I just love everything about the Foil Quill technology: it’s easy, fun and above all, it has so many creative posibilities!

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I hope you had fun joining me today. What do you think about creating your own journal spreads? Don’t you think it’s amazing to add foil everywhere?

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Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

Supplies :

Foil Quill

Foil Quill USB Drive

Foil Quill Gold

Foil Quill Cutting Mat

Foil Quill papers

Crop-A-Dile

 

Capture Summer Memories on a Traveler’s Notebook Spread

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today. This summer has flown by for us and I can hardly believe it is almost time for school to start again. Our summer was a busy one. We moved from our first home we lived in for over 13 years to a new house. I don’t have any time for scrapbooking right now, so I thought a fun traveler’s journal spread showing some of our favorite summer memories would do the trick!

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I started by gathering all my favorite Journal Studio supplies which included the travel workspace loaded up with some die cuts, pens, washi tape, and a blank notebook. I also got out the Journal Studio stickers and embellishment organizer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed down a sentiment from the Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet papers using my scissors and the mini trimmer. I love using the mini trimmer for journals and traveler’s notebooks since all my elements need to stay small on the page.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created a list of some of the fun things I could remember off the top of my head on a sticker from the pack. Then, I went through my photos on my phone and created a photo collage in Canva that I printed out on cardstock and then trimmed to fit.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used more of the Amy Tangerine paper to create a mat for my photo collage. I added the dates onto a pineapple die cut.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wrote directly onto the journal notebook about how busy our summer has been with moving, but how we are still trying to squeeze some fun out of our summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Watermelon and pineapple accents completed my embellishments for the layout.

I love how this layout turned out. It is a quick snapshot of our summer that helps me to remember what we did as a family for the summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait to do more spreads for winter, spring, and fall for this year to add to my notebook. It will be a great jumpstart to remembering everything when I have a little more time to do some full scrapbook layouts.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Journal Studio Felt Journal Workspace

Journal Studio Journal Insert

Journal Studio Sticker Book

Journal Studio Embellishment Organizer

Mini Trimmer

Ephemera – Good Vibes

Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet Papers

Planner Divider with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to show you a fun tutorial to make your own summer divider for your planner using the absolutely cute Mini Laser Square! You will need some liquid inks, a water spray, a plastic bag, a brush pen and a thin marker, some washi tape and tne Planner Punch Board.

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First of all, trim a white cardstock according to the right dimension of your planner. Mine is the Mini Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp so my cardstock measures 17×9.5 cm. Use the Trim & Score Board for an easy cut. Then punch the holes with the Planner Punch Board refering to the chart of planners you have on the back of the punch.

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On a plastic bag put some drops of liquid ink : yellow and pink. Spray some water to dilute the pigments then flip the bag onto the paper and spread the color. Use a heat gun to dry it well.

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Time to play with Mini Laser Square! Place your cardstock on the tool and use some washi tape to secure the paper. Turn it on and place the laser where you want to write on the cardstock. With a black brush pen, write “july” on the line. So easy and so fun!

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Then add the rest of the title “for ice cream” going down the laser line by line! Use different tips of brush pen and marker to give a dynamic effect.

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Add some washi tape accents to your divider. You can also place a little ice cream in the middle of the title!

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And voilà! Your divider is now ready to sublimate your planner spread!

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I hope you had fun joining me! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Laser Square

Mini Memory Planner

Amy Tangerine washi tapes

Planner Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

 

 

 

Best Of Summer Traveler’s Note Book

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to talk about summertime and all the good memories we like to document during our vacations. Here is a tutorial for you to create your own traveler notebook using the Book Binding Guide, the Word Punch Board and other yummy We R Memory Keepers tools!

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First of all, let’s make the structure. Cut the cover of the notebook in a patterned paper measuring 19,7 x 25 cm. Score the middle of the paper with a spine of 1cm.

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To make the inserts, take 8 normal paper sheets measuring 24×19,7cm and fold them in the middle. Separate them in 2 inserts of 4 sheets. Use the Trim & Score Board for an easy control.

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Let’s bind the inserts in the TN ! Use the Book Binding tool to pierce the inserts in the middle of their spine. Then repeat the process for the cover by piercing 2 ranges of holes all along the score you previously folded.

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With a pink thread and an needle, sew the inserts on the cover and tie a knot to secure the points. You have more details about the sewing style in the instruction book, but don’t worry these are very simple to make !

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This TN needs a tassel ! So grab your Tassel Loom and create a beautiful pink pompom. Then use the Crop-A-Dile to place an eyelet on the top of the spine. This is by where we’ll attach the tassel.

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With the Word Punch Board (I love this tool so much!) create the word « summer » on a blue paper. Place an eyelet and a white paper on the back for the constrast. Add some pretty pearls on the tassel before attaching everything through the notebook spine.

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And voilà ! Your handmade TN is finally done ! Look how it is colorful ! Just add some embellishments on the cover and prepare the inner pages for the fun !

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Hope you enjoyed this project ! Can’t wait to fill it during our next vacations with Polaroids and journaling ! Have fun creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Book Binding Tool

Word Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Tassel Loom

Crop-a-dile

Stitch Happy Pink thread

Stitch Happy Scissors

Papers and embellisments by Amercian Crafts, Crate Paper  and Pink Paislee

2019 Coptic Bound Planner [Free Printable!]

Hello, and Happy Friday friends! Next week we head into 2019 and I’m so excited to start the new year! I’m looking forward to some awesome opportunities and setting some goals. Getting organized, planning and setting goals works a lot better for me if I have them written down so I can keep myself accountable and on task. Each year I make a printable calendar to help me do that, so today I’m sharing a FREE PRINTABLE planner that you can use for 2019. The cool thing about this printable calendar is that you can start it any time and you can use it for any year. It’s also pretty versatile, so you can make one for each month, or you can create one for the entire year. Take a look!

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create my planner I used my FREE PRINTABLE 2019 PLANNER which you can download below, some papers and embellishments from the Dear Lizzy New Day collection, some stickers from the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection, and some We R Journal Studio tools.

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2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by printing the planner pages. There are 7 pages for each month–a To Do page, a monthly spread, and weekly spreads. I printed them double sided so that you can flip them over at the short end of the paper since they’re horizontally oriented. (Tip: the last page is single sided.) I used high quality printer paper that’s designed for double sided printing. You can download the FREE PRINTABLE PLANNER below:

We R Memory Keepers Printable Planner

Then I trimmed the pages (they each have a trimming guide) and folded them in half. I ordered them so that page 1 is on top and page 7 (the single page) is on the bottom, repeating this order for each month’s pages. Then I trimmed a patterned paper divider for each month from the New Day collection. Trim the dividers to 6 1/2 inches wide and 5 5/8 inches tall to match the printed pages.

Since I used a Coptic binding for my planner I grouped each month together with the divider and all of the printed pages. When creating a coptic bound book, these small groupings of pages are called “signatures”. For this book you’ll have twelve signatures, one for each month. Since this book is so thick, I saddle stitched each signature with the Book Binding Guide before binding them all together to provide more stability. Here’s how to saddle stitch the signatures using the Book Binding Guide (instructions come with the tool):

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  1. Place all the folded pages in your signature face up on the left side of the tool. There’s a groove in the base of the tool which makes is easy to accurately place your pages.
  2. Place the piercing guide on top of your papers with the groove side facing down. Turn the screws to secure the guide, making sure the holes with the rings around them are centered along the fold of the pages.
  3. Use the piercing tools to pierce every other hole (the ones with the rings). Make sure the tool pierces through all the pages.
  4. Repeat these steps for all twelve signatures.
  5. Use the straight needle and the wax thread to saddle stitch each signature (instructions included in the manual). Thread the needle with a single strand of thread.
  6. Thread the needle through the hole at one end of the pages, going from the inside to the outside of the signature (inside pages to outer cover), leaving 3-4 inches at the end to tie a knot once you finish stitching.
  7. Go up through the next hole, down through the next hole, up through the next, etc. until you reach the end.
  8. Then stitch back to the other end using the opposite motion (stitch up through the down holes and down through the up holes). Repeat this all the way to the other end so that you have continuous stitches on the inside and outside of your signature. Tie the two ends in a square knot and trim the excess.
  9. Saddle stitch all twelve of your signatures together, and then your ready to make your covers!

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To create the covers:

  1. I trimmed two pieces of book board to 3 1/2 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long.
  2. I covered them with patterned paper from the New Day collection and then pierced holes in both cover. The holes for the covers must match the holes for the signatures.
  3. When piercing covers, place them on the left side of the Book Binding Guide and flip the piercing guide over so that the flat side is facing down.
  4. Use the center column of holes and align the ringed holes to they’re centered like the holes for the signatures were (see above photo for details). Then tighten the screws to hold the piercing guide in place.
  5. Pierce through every other hole (all the ringed ones) with the piercing tool. Repeat these steps for the other cover.

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Now it’s time to bind together the covers and the twelve signatures! You can find instructions in your Book Binding manual, more details and photos in THIS POST by Eva Pizarro, and you can also watch this helpful video tutorial.

  1. Use the curved needle and wax thread. Thread the needle and tie a knot in the end of the thread. Start by stitching together the bottom cover and the last signature (December pages) following the instructions in the booklet.
  2. Add the November signature using the instructions, and then continue adding all the signatures in reverse order through February. If you’d like you can add sequins to the coptic stitches to embellish your book.
  3. Finish off the book with the January signature and the top cover. Tie the loose end in a square knot and trim the excess. I added a pom pom tassel from the New Day collection, attaching it to the binding stitches on the outside of the planner.
  4. Tip: I used multiple strands of thread (about four) since it’s easier to stitch smaller lengths of thread. Just be sure to finish a length at the end of a signature, and start a new length at the beginning of a signature.
  5. Once you’ve finished binding your planner, you can decorate the inside pages! I like to use flat embellishments (stickers, rub ons, washi tape, ephemera, stencils) so I don’t add too much bulk to the book.

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Since this planner can be used for any year and can start at any time, you’ll need to add the dates. You can write them, stamp them, or use stickers from the Journal Studio. I used my colored pencils.

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Decorate your front cover with stickers, washi tape, rub ons or ephemera. I used the Dear Lizzy New Day and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collections.

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a fun weekend craft project to get ready for the new year next week. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun and crafty weekend friends.

Supplies:

Book Binding Guide
Magnetic Alphabet Stencils
Magnetic Symbol Stencils
Journal Guide
Washi Tape
Washi Tape Keychain
6×6 Book Board
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Craft Knife
Supreme Ruler
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Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Sticker Book

Holiday Planner

Hey there, We R readers, Laura here today! I love binders, organizing, and planning. Writing everything out on paper gets it all out of my head and makes me feel like I have it all together. A few years ago, I created a regular sized 3-ring holiday binder. I leave it at home, but sometimes I need some of the information while I am out. I thought it would be fun to create a portable holiday planner I can take with me.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using a Heidi Swapp memory planner. I took out all the months except for November and December. I added the dates to the calendar, so I can keep track of all our holiday plans for these two months.

Then, I created some dividers out of heavy cardstock. I used the tab punch board to create tabs on each one. I used the planner punch board to punch the holes in the dividers. I love that I can use the planner punch board for all my planners that each have a different hole pattern on the side.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted the stability and weight of cardstock for the dividers, but plain cardstock can be kind of boring. I added some fun word art from the DCWV Christmas Stack. I adhered them using my tape runner and then added a little glitter tape for some sparkle. For the front page of the binder I also added the year with gold thickers.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed some plain white copy paper to size and then used the planner punch board to punch holes in the pages. The All in One Journal Tool is perfect for creating lists in my planner. I created a gift list using the checkboxes and lines. It is thin enough, I can slip it in the pocket of the planner for on the go.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I also created lined paper using the All in One Journal Tool and the gridded clipboard of the travel workspace to create some lined paper for my to do list.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the gift section I thought it would be helpful to create a little pocket I could slip receipts into. I like to keep all my holiday receipts together, so I can track my budget, plus I have them in case of returns. I trimmed my paper to twice the width of a normal page in the planner. I used the trim and score board to score a line down the middle. I folded it in half, and then trimmed some of the excess paper along the top on the back to make it easier to slip the receipts in and out.

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I used the hole reinforcer punch to create some coordinating hole reinforcements. This envelope will get more use than other pages, and this will help to keep it lasting all season long.

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Each section of the planner has a specific purpose. The front calendar section will help me keep track of our holiday plans. I can also add dates as I get them, so I don’t overbook our holiday.

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The next section is for to dos and lists. I always think of things while I am out and this way, I can keep a running to do list in one convenient spot.

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I can add my gift lists to the next section, so I always have them with me when I am shopping.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The little envelope is perfect for storing receipts on the go. I love the little “Do not open until December 25th” card I found in the Christmas Stack.

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Lastly, I have a place to keep my holiday menu plans and grocery lists. I am going to make another little envelope like the one for the receipts to hold coupons at the front of this section.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To label the tabs, I simply wrote on each one with a metallic marker.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love that I can take this little planner with me. I can add to it all season long and it will be a helpful reference for next year to make planning for the holidays even easier!

Supplies

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Cardstock

Tab Punch Board

Planner Punch Board

DCWV Christmas Stack

Glitter Tape

Thickers

Trim and Score Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

All in One Journal Tool

Travel Workspace

 

Add Memorabilia to Your Planner with the Planner Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to talk about one of the most amazing tools for planner addicts like me: the Planner Punch Board! You can add as many pages as you want, you can insert homemade dividers, photo pages, various documents… with only one tool! Let’s collect our memorabilia and let’s fill our planners with what makes us happy!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I’m using the Heidi Swapp mini Memory Planner but as you can see, the Planner Punch board can be used with any planner! So smart! Just give a look at the chart (behind the tool) and find your planner reference to know exactly where you’ll need to place the little punches.

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Once you’re ok with the settings, just place your piece of paper (mine measures 17cm x 9cm) on the Planner Punch Board. You will need to line up the paper against the guide on the left edge. Then punch it. So easy and perfectly adapted to your planner!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board

To give a lovely finished look, I love using the Hole Reinforcer Punch. The kraft paper is the perfect color to contrast with the page and it’s a nice fall color too.

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can also add more cards to your planner thanks to the Planner Punch Board. It’s fun to fussy cut the cards you have on some 12×12 papers.

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Collect your memories by adding your kids drawings into your planner! I love how my daughter draws horses, she’s always making art for me and I just can’t throw them away. So I decided to collect them by trimming the papers and using the Planner Punch Board to keep them forever!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! The finished planner spreads are looking awesome with all those collected memories, photos and drawings!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

What about you? How much do you love the Planner Punch board? Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Planner Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

We R washi tapes

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes

Adhesive runner

Scissors Stitch Happy

 

 

 

3 Stamping Techniques

Happy Friday friends! This week we’ve shared tons of ideas using our oh-so-popular Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. This tool has received consistent 5 out of 5 star ratings, has been recommended by 92% of crafters, and has gotten rave reviews! Check out what crafters are saying about this stamping platform:

“Must have for any stamper. Keeps everything aligned perfectly…”
“I love this ….. best thing I’ve found to help me stamp”
“It’s really easy to get a perfect stamp impression with this platform. Selling my other stamp platform.”
“This is now my favorite and first choice ‘go to’ stamping press.”
“I have only used this a few times but I’ve got to say that it is magical!”
“Takes the fear out of stamping!”

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

If crafting is part of your weekend plans, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Give one of these 3 cool stamping techniques a try–they’re sure to jumpstart your creativity!

Pair Stamps with Water Color

Scrapbook layout featuring the Precision Press Advanced stamping press and Vicki Boutin Art Crayons

Add watercolor to your scrapbook page (like we did here using Vicki Boutin’s Art Crayons), and then once it dries stamp over the watercolor design with the Precision Press Advanced and your favorite stamps. You’ll achieve a cool layered look in no time.

Create Your Own Patterned Paper

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Use coordinating stamps and ink pads to create custom patterned paper! Use your creation for envelopes, cards, journals, tags, and more. With the Precision Press Advanced you can stamp anywhere on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper by rotating the acrylic block and/or your paper.

Make DIY Embellishments

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Stamp images in your choice of color, then fussy cut them and add them to your paper craft projects to create DIY embellishments! Use foam squares for added dimension. You’ll love how far your paper stash will stretch with this technique.

So grab a Precision Press Advanced and have some crafty fun with your stamps this weekend. We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to share your stamping projects on our Facebook page HERE, or tag us on Instagram: #wermemorykeepers #precisionpressadvanced.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced