Planner Spread with the Washi Chomper

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. Washi tape is a staple when I am planning. For this week’s pages, I put the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper to use, along with some planner-friendly WRMK  washi tapes:

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

First, I started with the days of the week. Using the days of the week washi and the Washi Chomper, I made a pointed label for each day. I love how the washi strips now direct my eye to that day’s appointments.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Second, I used the Washi Chomper to cut out a few yellow arrows to highlight some important details of my week. This time I created one pointed end and one notched end. I love how handy the We R Memory Keepers washi tapes are for keeping my planner organized!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Last, I used some other WRMK washi tapes to simply decorate my page – coral borders here and there, and polka dot accents in a few places. Some Pink Paislee puffy stickers finished off the embellishing and my pages were ready for my pen.

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

 

I love how the Washi Chomper perfectly cut all my washi tape labels. I know I could do pretty much the same thing with scissors, but not nearly this neatly and uniformly. I never can seem to get my notches perfectly centered, and forget an even point. This handy tool is going straight into my planning supplies cart for many future uses!

Planner Spread with the We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper by Tessa Buys

Supplies Used:

Washi Chomper

Washi Tape

Washi Tape

Mixed Media Planner Dashboard

Hello We R friends! Aly here with you today to share a mixed media planner dashboard I made. I have to say, I’m a beginner at the mixed media thing, but with the Letterpress Starter Kit, the Evolution Advanced, and some paints from the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media collection this dashboard came together quickly and easily, and I’m excited to give it another go!

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create this dashboard, I used a sheet of 4.25″ x 5.5″ letterpress paper that comes with the Letterpress Kit and added some brush strokes with Vicki Boutin paints in my favorite color palette.

Vicki Boutin paints on letterpress paper

I used a 3/4 soft white mop brush and started with the darkest colors. After those dried I added the medium colors, allowing them to dry, and then the lightest colors. I finished off with some touches of white paint to add some texture.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the paint dried I added a letterpress sentiment using one of the plates that comes in the kit. I trimmed a piece of double sided adhesive from the kit to fit my plate, and then placed it where I wanted the sentiment to be positioned on the dashboard with the adhesive side facing up. Then I lowered the top of the letterpress platform, pressed it into the plate with adhesive to stick the plate to the platform.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Inking the letterpress plate with the black resin ink pad that comes with the kit was easy and a lot less messy than using a tube of ink, a roller, and an ink block. Simply turn the resin ink pad upside down and pounce it on the letterpress plate until it’s fully inked. Then lower the top of the platform and roll it through the Evolution Advanced. No need for complicated combinations of platform and shims–simply turn the dial on the Evolution Advanced to the “Letterpress” setting.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: be sure to leave a paint-free spot on your letterpress paper big enough for your letterpress plate as the resin ink won’t take well to paint.

Once the letterpress ink dried, I punched the insert with my Planner Punch Board + Spiral Disc Punch inserts and added it into my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this project inspires you to try playing around with different combinations of paints and letterpress. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Letterpress Starter Kit
Evolution Advanced
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Vicki Boutin Paints (sets 1, 2, & 3)
Heidi Swapp Time Flies Planner

One Punch, Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you 4 ways to use the Hole Reinforcer Punch in your planner projects! This new tool will be as essential as the Planner Punch Board because once you start punching, you never want to stop!

One Punch Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

  1. Reinforce your planner pages and decorate them at the same time! Let’s start by the basic use of this amazing punch and grab some colorful cardstock to create hole reinforcers. Create a fun page with the Planner Punch Board and add them all around each hole:

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create a fun garland with the Hole Reinforcer Punch and glitter cardstock! To make this garland you will also need some twine and a stapler. Punch several circles and hang them on the twine before stapling it to the planner page. How easy and cool is that?

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Make your own embellishments! Yes, the little circles can be use as embellishments and it is so cute to spread them wherever you want! Don’t hesitate to place sequins or enamel dots in each center to add extra dimension to your projects!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create some cute planner clips! Turn a simple paper clip into a cute decorative clip for your planner! All you have to do is stick one circle to another but be sure to insert the tip of the paper clip before adhering. Add gems and sequins for a fun finishing touch!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

I hope you had fun joining me today for these 4 fun DIY projects using the Hole Reinforcer Punch! There are so many possibilities to explore with this great tool. Here is another example of what you can create: a shaker pocket with the hole reinforcer centers as “confetti”  before sealing it shut with the Fuse Tool!

Happy creating everybody and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Embellishments and papers by Maggie Holmes

Staple Board

Paperclips

Stitch Happy Blue Twine

 

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro with you today sharing a quick Planner project using the new Hole Reinforcer Punch.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I don’t know about you but I always procrastinate some things from my daily to do list. To be able to notice important things in my planner more quickly, I decided to create small tags and attach them with small pieces of washi tape.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tags I used small pieces of patterned paper from the Creekside collection by our friends 1Canoe2 and made a small hole using my Crop a Dile. To embellish the tag and make it look perfect I added a circle using my Hole Reinforcement Punch. This punch is perfect for the Planner Lover! You can add extra pops of color in seconds and your inserts will never tear out again!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little more journaling space I used one of the 4 x 6 inch cards from the 12 x 12 Paper Pad and added some punch outs using my Hole Reinforcer punch to embellish it a little bit, specially the white side of the card.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Put washi tape on top of patterned paper, punch, remove from the paper and you have a sticky hole reinforcer ready to go!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my spread I always use stickers that I cut and then keep it together with a clip in my planner pocket

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My other go to embellishment is washi tape! The new Washi Chomper Washi Tape from We R Memory Keepers come in 4 beautiful colors and have small sayings perfect for planners. Combine them with the new Washi Chomper and you are going to get your planner ready in minutes!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I am sure this new little tool is going to become your next planner best friend, Do you have any other ideas on how to use it?

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Hole Reinforcer Punch
Washi Chomper Washi Tape
1canoe2 Creekside Collection

Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Aly here with you again to share a cute and easy way to store items in your planner. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Planner Punch Board Roundup

Hey there, We R fans! Since this week is all about planners, and how our tools can help you easily customize them, we thought it would be fun to share some of the creative, helpful videos and reviews we’ve found around the interwebs that feature the Planner Punch Board. Check them out below!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board Roundup

If you’re looking for a thorough review of the Planner Punch Board, and how it compares to other planner punches, then this is the review for you! CLICK HERE for the Wendaful Designs blog Planner Punch Board Comparison and Review.

Wendaful Designs Planner Punch Board Comparison and Review

Learn how to revitalize plain store-bought notebooks with the Planner Punch Board and the Heidi Swapp Minc over on Heidi’s blog. You can find the tutorial HERE.

Use the We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board and Heidi Swapp Minc to revitalize store-bought notebooks

THIS REVIEW from crafter Kreative Kymona has plenty of photos, and information about the Planner Punch Board and the Disc and Spiral inserts as well. You’ll find plenty of helpful tips and tricks!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board Review by Kreative Kymona

If you’re more of a visual learner, we found a few video reviews so you can see the tool in action. Click below to watch the MayMay Made It Crafts video review of the Planner Punch Board, and then visit their website HERE for more details.

If you’d like to learn how to add DIY Spiral Bound Inserts to your Illustrated Faith Dayspring Planner, watch the video below from YouTube user, LindseyDecor.

And finally, planner and crafter plan2create shares a video review of the Planner Punch Board below. CLICK HERE for more of her Planner’s Toolbox series.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you’ve found some helpful information, tips, and project ideas for the Planner Punch Board. It’s such a versatile and valuable tool for any crafter. Happy planning friends!

DIY Snap-In Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R fans, Laura here today. I am excited to share today’s project with you, as I am sure many of you are as planner obsessed as I am. How many times have you wanted to customize something for your spiral bound planner or notebook, but had no way to punch the holes? The new planner punch board comes to the rescue to help create this DIY snap-in planner dashboard.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I use an A5 binder style planner for my personal and work life, but I wanted to have a separate place to keep track of all of our finances. I needed a planner with monthly pages, but also ample space for notes, so I purchased an Erin Condren deluxe monthly notebook.

The monthly notebooks don’t come with tabs, so I added some with some sticky tabs I had. However, they are kind of flimsy and flipping to the current month puts a lot of strain on them. So, I wanted to create a snap-in monthly dashboard to easily find the current month.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to allow an extra ¾” at the top. This is the height of the tab when you create one using the tab punch board. After my paper was trimmed, I created a medium size tab at the top.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I used some stickers from the Amy Tan On a Whim sticker book to spell out the word “MONTH”. And I added a few more hearts and a large flower to the paper.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my laminator to make this dashboard extra sturdy. I left a ⅜” border on the left side to have plenty of space to punch the side without punching into my paper. Once it was laminated I trimmed around the tab at the top with scissors

Using the planner punch board and the small pink spiral punch insert, I punched holes along the side of the dashboard. It easily punched through the laminate sheet.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

Now, I can easily flip to the current month. And I can write reminders on it with a wet-erase marker or even add sticky notes to it for reminders about bills, budgeting, or anything else that may come up.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

As a planner lover, the punch board is so wonderful. I have an A5 binder, small personal size planner, this spiral bound finance book, plus a couple other little journals. Instead of needing so many different hole punches to be able to customize each one, I can have one tool that doesn’t take up very much space.

 

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board

Spiral Punch Inserts

Tab Punch Board

Amy Tan On a Whim Double-Sided Cardstock

Amy Tan On a Whim Stickers

Laminator and Laminating Sheet

 

 

 

Shaker Planner Dividers

Hello crafty friends! Soraya here to share with you a fun tutorial to make shaker dividers for your planner using the amazing Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool, some waterfall photo sleeves, the Planner Punch Board and lots of cute embellishments as sequins, stickers and sparkles.

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So here are the easy steps that I’m so excited to share! Only 5 steps to create them!

Step 1 : cut five strips of colorful paper (about 1.5 inch). They have to be of the same length of your waterfall photo sleeves (here it’s about the 4×6 sleeves). Fold them in two and place some double sided tape inside. Then stick each photo sleeve inside those papers.

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 2 : place a cute sticker in the middle of each pocket  before using the fantastic Planner Punch Board to create the holes that will allow you to insert the dividers in your planner. So easy and fun to make!

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 3 : time to fill the pockets with the embellishments of your choice! I used funy pineapple and flamingo sequins along with flowers,  sparkles and leaves!

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 4 : Seal the sides of the photo sleeves using the Fuse Tool and the ruler as a guide. Make sure the dividers are the same size as the planner’s inner pages.

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Step 5 : Cut the excess of the sleeves with your scissors and voilà ! The shaker dividers are ready to be placed in the planner!

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Extra tip : you can also use the Tab Punch Board to create another type of dividers, but remember to cut them out of paper before adding them in the photo sleeves!

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Dividers by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today! The Fuse is a really incredible tool–it offers so many possibilities! Happy creative time everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Planner Punch Board

Photo Sleeve FUSE Tool

FUSE Tool mat

Photo sleeves

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Adhesive runner

Stickers, papers and chipboards are from Maggie Holmes

Sequins and sparkles

Soraya’s Favorite Colors: Pink, Mint and Gold Planner Spread

Hello creative people! Soraya here today to share a few planner spreads using my favorite colors : pink – mint – gold!

This is the color combo I use in every scrapbook project because I’m so addicted to pink and mint!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these colorful planner spreads I also used the amazing FUSE Tool. It’s so fun to create little pockets with it! I put some sequins inside a photo sleeve, then used my FUSE Tool to close the sides before making holes with the Planner Punch Board! How cool is that punch?! It is so easy and fun to use!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I love this sweet color combo so much! Pink and mint were meant to be together! Adding some hints of gold makes the color combo more complete and feminine at the same time.

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

What about you ? Which are the colors that you always use in your planners ?

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope that you will like and be inspired by these planner spreads! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Planner Punch Board

FUSE Tool

FUSE Tool mat

Photo sleeves

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Adhesive runner

Stickers, papers and chipboards are from Maggie Holmes

 

 

 

Summer Planner Spread with the Planner Punch Board

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. One of my favorite new releases from We R Memory Keepers is the Planner Punch Board. The idea of being able to punch a variety of holes into pieces that I could then add into any kind planner made me get excited about a coil-bound Heidi Swapp planner that I had. Here it is all set up for the beginning of summer:

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I used Crate Paper’s Oasis collection to embellish my pages, including these small cards from the ephemera pack. I wanted to use the back side of the cards for journaling, but in a way that I could easily flip them over to read.

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

All I had to do was use the Planner Punch Board to punch holes that coordinated with the coils of my planner and viola! Instant custom inserts!

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I stamped key words on the cards and filled the letters with watercolor. I wouldn’t have used watercolors on the planner pages because they are too thin. Thanks to the Planner Punch board, I can add in special pieces from time to time that feature techniques or elements I wouldn’t normally use in my planner.

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Are you prepping the summer months in your planner? Here are some other ideas for add-ins using the Planner Punch Board:

  • ticket stubs
  • library reading program charts
  • menus
  • community pool schedules
  • ice cream coupons

Planner Punch Board Summer Pages by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Whether you’re planning ahead or documenting what happened, your planner is especially useful when you use the Planner Punch Board. Happy summer planning!

 

Supplies Used:

Planner Punch Board
Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Spiral Bound Heidi Swapp Planner