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

Throwback Thursday: Summer Lemonade Stand

Hello friends, and thanks for joining us today for Throwback Thursday! School’s out here in Utah, so today we’re revisiting the summer of 2015 to celebrate. That year we featured an absolutely darling Lemonade Stand project that our in-house designers decorated in a snap with the Evolution Advanced and some of our thin metal dies. You can’t help but think of summer when you see this. Check it out below!

 

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Summer Bucket List Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share an easy and fun Summer Bucket list mini album that I created using the Tab Punch board. Not only did I use the Tab Punch Board on this project but I also used the brand new Planner Punch Board AND the Typecast Typewriter. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have this Summer bucket list mini album almost done before Summer even starts. Summer seems to fly by! I’ve found that the more I can get done before Summer officially hits, the better.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This album came together within an hour because of the awesome WRMK tools that I had to create with. The album measures about 5″x7″. The three tabs in the album are labeled with strips of white cardstock. On each strip of cardstock I used my Typecast typewriter to type the title of each section of the mini album.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The three sections are “family”, “food”, and “fun”. I’ve found that when I have labels on my tabs they need to be very well adhered. Which is why I stapled each label into place. While our family doesn’t have a very specific Summer Bucket list we do know that we want our Summer to include these three things. Inside the album I left plenty of space for journaling and photos.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When I had the pages of the album complete, I used the Planner Punch board to punch the holes for the black binder rings. The Planner punch board worked great! I will be using the planner punch board for all my mini albums in the future! I love how easy it was to use.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Now that Summer is almost here, I hope this Summer bucket list mini album has inspired you to create a mini album for your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

American Crafts/Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a quick idea on how to use your Frame Punch Board for your next summer scrapbook project.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I knew right away I wanted to fill my page with frames, kind of a grid design but made with different squares. I choose two different types of frames: one square 2 3/8 inch x 2 3/8 inch and one polaroid style 2 3/8 inch x 2 7/8 inch and used papers from the lovely Oh Happy Life collection by our sister brand, American Crafts.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I embellished the frames with pictures, phrases, die cuts and stickers. If the die cut was too big I cut the edges so the design stayed inside the frame.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also made 3 journaling frames with some white cardstock and my Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To align all the frames perfectly I used my Laser Square, it was very easy to use and made the grid design alignment so much easier!

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

To finish my layout I added a title and some stickers from the Flower Girl Collection by We R Memory Keepers. I also used some 3d dots on some embellishments to give a little more dimension to my layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like how each frame is unique but, using the same window size and the same paper collection, you can achieve a cohesive layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because you work each frame at a time this layout design is very quick and easy! This technique is perfect for cards or mini albums too! I hope you give it a try!

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

But wait! Need some ideas for how to use all those scraps of paper? Here’s another layout where I share 3 ways to use your Frame Punch Board.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Oh Happy Life Collection

Laser Square

Typecast Typewriter

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

DIY Paper Fans

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly with you again today sharing an easy and fun summer kids craft that you can make with your DIY Party Board and some paper from your scrapbook stash. I found this project on the Idea Room blog HERE. When I saw these fans, I immediately thought of the DIY Party Board, and knew this awesome tool would make these fans a snap!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This project is easy for kids to make, and requires supplies that you’ve likely already got on hand.

DIY Paper Fan by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Plus, they’re perfect for the warm summer months!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Start by placing your 12×12 paper into the DIY Party Board with the corner placed into the alignment guide.

Place your A and C cutting guides at numbers 11 and 7 on the board, respectively.

Cut along each guide with your blade so that you end up with the shape shown in the photo below.

Punch a hole in the ends of 5 wooden craft sticks (or popsicle sticks) with the Crop-A-Dile using the 1/8th inch punch.

Then stack them up and thread a metal brad through the holes, bending the ends of the brad so that it stays in place.

Fan out the popsicle sticks that that they’re evenly spaced with the outside sticks placed near the edges of the paper you just cut. Hot glue the sticks to the back of the paper with the front of the brad facing down.

Once the glue is dry, stack the sticks on top of each other, folding the paper and creasing it as you go.

You can change out the paper for whatever event or occasion you’re celebrating. The kids would love picking out their own patterns and colors of paper.

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory KeepersI chose papers from the fun summer-themed Oasis collection from our sister brand, Crate Paper. I just love those flamingos!

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Paper Fans by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory KeepersThanks for joining me today, and happy summer crafting!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Pink Brads
Crate Paper Oasis Patterned Paper

Summer Reading Log

Hello, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. School just got out for us and I want to be sure both of my kids keep up with their reading skills all summer long. Having a summer reading log will help us keep track of all of the books we read this summer. We have some house rules about reading, playing outside, chores, and learning activities the kids must complete before they are allowed to use electronics.

DIY Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created a printable log the kids could use each week. It has a space for the date, title of the book, and how many pages were read for each day of the week.

Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva

Get your free printable here: Summer Reading Log

I printed 10 weeks worth (front to back), so five pages total for each of my kids.

To start creating the reading log book, I started with two 8 ½ x 11 inch Cinch book boards. I covered the front and back covers with some fun, summery papers from Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim collection. I adhered the papers using double sided tape. I covered the inside covers with purple and yellow mono cardstock.

Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva

Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva

To separate each of the kid’s sections, I created tabs using teal and orange mono cardstock and the tab punch board. I labeled them with my children’s names.

Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva

Once I had everything together, I assembled the book with the Cinch tool and a small silver Cinch wire.

Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva

The Cinch Binding Tool by We R Memory Keepers

The Cinch Binding Tool by We R Memory Keepers

To make the cover a little more fun, I used some Thickers to spell out “Summer Reading Log” on some of the leftover teal and orange mono cardstock. I rounded the corners with the Corner Chomper. Then, I added stickers from the On a Whim collection.

DIY Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva for We R memory Keepers

I love the way it turned out. I know I am always more motivated to do what I need to do when I have something that looks nice and my kids are, too! This summer reading log will be the perfect way for the kids to keep track of what reading they do this summer.

DIY Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva for We R memory Keepers

DIY Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva for We R memory Keepers

DIY Summer Reading Log by Laura Silva for We R memory Keepers

Supplies:

 

Cinch Book Board

Amy Tangerine  On a Whim Collection Papers and Stickers

Double Sided Tape

Cinch Tool

Cinch Wires

Tab Punch Board

Corner Chomper

Mono Cardstock

Thickers

Five Fun Kids Crafts

Hey there We R friends! Thanks for stopping by today. Since this week is Kids Crafts Week, we wanted to share some of the most popular past kids crafts from our blog. We figure the more ideas you’re armed with over summer vacation, the better…right? So here are Five Fun Kids Crafts!

5 Fun Kids Crafts by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Board Game

Use your paper craft supplies to make your own board game to keep the kiddos busy this summer. Stickers, ephemera bits, and die cuts are perfect as decorations, markers, or other game elements. You can even use the Power Punch or Crop-A-Dile to make your own spinner! CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own.

DIY Board Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Reading Center

Get your little ones excited about summer reading with their own reading center. Use your favorite We R tools to customize their quiet area so it’s their own special space. Between the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, and the Garland Punch, we’ve got you covered! More photos and details on the blog HERE.

Classroom decor ideas by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Confetti Poppers

Your patriotic summer celebrations will be extra fun with these easy DIY Confetti Poppers. Grab an empty toilet paper tube, a balloon, some patriotic paper, and some of our DIY Party supplies–Mini Piñata Pull Tabs and Confetti–and you’re good to go. Find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog HERE.

DIY Confetti Poppers by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

End of the School Year Piñatas

Make the last day of school a special one with individual mini piñatas that mark the next grade for your kids or grandkids. CLICK HERE to learn more about these fun party favors!

DIY Teepee Kit

You kids will love having a place to call their own this summer. Whether it’s for indoors or outdoors, reading or playing house, the DIY Teepee Kit is perfect for keeping small people happy and entertained. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to customize your own.

DIY Teepee Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you’ve found some inspiration for some fun kids crafts to try this summer. Creative cheers!

Tooth Fairy Boxes

Hello everyone! Chantalle here, welcoming you back to the blog today.

My dear daughter has a changing smile at the moment, as she has started to loose a few more teeth. That little face, complete with a gappy grin just melts my heart! She has been using her brother’s homemade Lego tooth fairy box to store her tiny treasures, but I thought creating some special boxes would be a sweet way to mark the occasions.

I’ve created three types of small boxes. Well, strictly speaking they are not all boxes! For variety, I’ve made a little box, a box envelope and a little cone shaped one. Let me show you each one in a little more detail…

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The box envelope one was created using my 123 Punch Board. It’s extremely similar to creating a regular envelope on the board, with the exception of creating a few extra score lines.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The little green box opens to reveal some bright insides. (For those of you who keep your little one’s teeth, this little box could provide a neat storage option.)

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I used the smallest size noted on the measurement chart on the 123 Punch Board. The overall size of the box is 1 ¾ inches squared and uses a piece of bright and beautiful Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Let’s Leaf’ trimmed to 6 x6 inches.

The paper is scored and punched on both sides to reveal the box shape. Use the notch punch, which is cleverly incorporated into the punch board (along with a corner rounder) to create the grooves where the top sections fold in to each other to close the box. Tip: Close opposites sides of the box first.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve decorated the outside of the box with some Heidi Swapp Rub ons, some Amy Tangerine Washi Tape and Stickers.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Inside, I have filled the box with some lovely yellow Vicki Boutin Tissue paper for a bit of fun.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The box envelope is very easily put together, as mentioned earlier. I started off with a piece of paper, trimmed down to 5 1/8 inches squared and followed the prompts in the instructions for the 123 Punch Board. Inside this box, is a pull out card where we can record the details of the tooth or a message to the Tooth Fairy.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A handy storage idea (and so that the Tooth Fairy can make a quick getaway if she chooses to leave the envelope behind) is to include a little packet to keep the tooth in, if you are worried about it falling out. I picked these ones up at a Dollar Store.

Another tip I thought I would share, is to close the envelope with a removable glue dot. That way, you can open and close it without causing any damage. The envelope has been embellished quite simply, using some High Five items, like a button, some stickers and a die cut circle. This one would be great for a little Mister who has lost a tooth as well!

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The third little box turned out to be my daughter’s favourite and she used it straight away!

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Using my DIY Party Board I placed a sheet of Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Sprinkle’ on to the board and cut a small triangular shape from the bottom. Note: I used the smaller guide and just cut a section off that I thought would work. You can of course, cut as big a shape as you like. I rolled up the shape, glued it shut and folded the top in a bit, further persuading it to stay in the rolled shape.

For a non-permanent closure, I have used a folded Oh Goodie Starburst Closure and a decorative bulldog clip. To the clip, I have attached a small tag with details of the tooth and finished it off with a cute butterfly die cut from a pack of Flower Girl Ephemera.

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
So excited to pop her tooth inside!

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

It’s just a matter of time before that gap widens, as we have the neighbouring top tooth loose as well!

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Tooth Fairy Boxes by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Board

123 Punch Board

High Five Plastic Buttons

High Five Stickers

High Five Die Cut Shapes

Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Sprinkle’ 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Let’s Leaf’ 12×12

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Stickers

Vicki Boutin Tissue paper

Flower Girl Die Cut Shapes

Oh Goodie Starburst

 

 

 

 

Mini Party Hats

Happy Monday morning, and welcome to Kids Craft Week here on the blog! This week our team is sharing projects for kids, or that can be made with kids. They’ve got plenty of awesome ideas to keep little ones entertained over the summer, so be sure to check back often! First off is a great project idea from Soraya Maes.

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a creative activity we made together with my kids: mini party hats for their toys! And we had a lot of fun playing with the DIY Party Board which is now for sure, their favorite tool!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For this special Kids Craft week I asked them if there was something they would love to create with me and they answered (without any hesitation!) that they would love to organize a birthday party for their toys! So this is what me made together and they were just amazed by the DIY Party Board. It was so cute!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

My son started by cutting the colorful papers he selected with the Trim & Score Board. We needed 6×6 squares.

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And my daughter did the same with her own selection of colorful papers. Then she started cutting the mini party hats shapes with the DIY Party Board!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We placed the double sided tape on each edge before shaping them into cute mini hats !

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And finally we used some FUSEables fringe strips, small pompoms and wooden stars to decorate them !

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My kids were so happy and excited to see how it turned out, they could party all the afternoon with their toys! Haha!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers always has the best tools to create fun! Hope this kids craft idea will give you inspiration to have fun with your little ones! Until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

DIY Party Board

Colorful papers for kids

FUSEables fringe strip

Double sided tape

Embellishments : pompoms and wood veners