Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.

Gratitude Journal with the Journal Studio

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share some of my Gratitude Journal spreads using the fabulous new Journal Studio tools!

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

The Travel Workspace is so handy and smart that you can use it at home too, place your tools in its pockets and place your inserts under the elastics! My opening page is made with hand lettering. I added some washi tape thanks to the Washi Tape Keychain which contains samples of my favorite We R washi tape!

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

The mini trimmer is so cute! And it has the ideal size to trim my photos and other small pieces of paper I need for my Gratitude Journal.

Mini Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

When it comes to writing down my journaling, I love using different types and styles. This is why I hand lettered the title “my family” and used the new Magnetic Stencils to write the numbers from 1 to 4. So easy and fun!

Journal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory KeepersJournal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory KeepersJournal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

The 3 Way Corner Punch is also very useful to fit your paper on the journal pages and to avoid the corners of the paper going beyond the notebook.

We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner PunchGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

For this new spread, I wanted to represent all the sides of my job I’m thankful for, so I drew a happy wheel using the Journal Guide. I could note everything in and out of the circle and add a color chart.

We R Memory Keepers Journal GuideGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

Let’s decorate the journal itself with the Happy Jig. I followed the instruction book to create the word “thank” and add “ful” at the end. I was able to place this beautiful word directly on the elastic of the cover. I love how it turned!

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And here are my Gratitude Journal spreads!

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What about you? Do you have a Gratitude Journal? What are your favorite tools to use while creating?

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Journal Studio kit by American Crafts

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal Guide

Mini Trimmer

Washi Tape Keychain

3 Way Corner Punch

We R Washi tape

Symbols Magnetic Stencils

Felt Zip Pocket

Papers and embellishments are from BoBunny and Pebbles

Storage Tips with Soraya Maes

Hi We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to give you some of my storage tips! I love organizing my work space as it constantly evolves depending on the project I’m working in. Let’s have a look on my documenting station, homemade paper storage, my drawers and my glitter factory!

I have a whole desk dedicated to documention: I definitely think that it’s more handy and useful to have everything in the same place than having them separated in drawers and boxes. It is also my cute/kawaii place where I can display all the pretty unicorn and panda stuff!

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I store my papers in a wooden tower that I totally hand made! They are all organized by brand and collection so that I can easily find them. If you want to learn how to make your own you can see the how to on my blog!

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

There is also in my scraproom a specific corner for my stationary! I’m so in love with notebooks, planners, travel notebooks and all the colorful brush pens that I decided to gather them! Here is another tip for you: use a make up storage container (the clear drawers) to store all of your pencils and brush pens!

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

My Label It maker and all its accessories are stored in those blue baskets so that I can easily reach them. It’s very handy for storing all the colorful tapes.

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersCraft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Label It label maker

I have a thing with small transparent containers as you can see in my drawers! I just love to store all my pretty little embellishments in them, this is why you can see them everywhere in my scraproom! This is perfect to organize the wood veeners and the sequins as well.

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This little shelf is like a small boutique for me, this is why I call it “my glitter factory”. This is a tray that was intially made to store the cutlery but when you install it vertically you get a cute shelf to store the glitter containers! How cool?!

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Hope you had fun joining me with all those storage tips. Happy organizing everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast machine
3 Way Corner Punch
Label It and accessories

 

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.

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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.

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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

Document Your Travels with a Pocket Page

Hi We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share a pocket page inspiration today using some fun tools like the Confetti Punch, the new USB Power Heat Tool and the Alphabet Punch Board. I will also play with the cute paper pad “No Prob Llama”.

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make the title card, I used the Airbrush with a pink marker and a banner for a soft messy background. Then I created the letter E with the Alphabet Punch Board and decorated all around, using the E as the first letter of our destination: Eze Village.

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The paper pad is so cute that I couldn’t help myself cutting out the designs. This is what I did with this set of cactus plants with my Detail Scissors. Then I placed it on another patterned paper, I love how it turned, it looks like a whole new card!

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers + DCWV No Prob Llama Paper Pad3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make a shaker pocket with a piece of vellum that I used as a journaling card. I chose vellum since it’s easy and fun to see through with all the confetti! The Typecast machine ads more authenticity to the pocket. I made all the fun confetti with the Confetti Punch, you should definitely try this one! The new USB Power Tool is awesome, I closed the pocket with it making a double line. Love the stitching effect !

We R Memory Keepers Typecast TypewriterWe R Memory Keepers Confetti PunchTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers featuring the USB Heat Tools with the Fuse Tip

And voilà! The pocket page is done! It’s such a fun way to document my family travels and week-ends!

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

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Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast machine

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

USB Power Tool – Heat Tool

Detail Scissors

Alphabet Punch Board

Confetti Punch

Fuse mat and ruler

We R Washi Tapes

Fuseable Fringe Strip

Trim & Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Papers from DCWV

 

Travel Themed Card

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a fun card that I created with the Frame Punch Board. I love traveling and have a lot of friends and family that love to travel as well. For an upcoming vacation, I have a gift to share with my travel mates. I thought it would be fun to create a card to go with the gift. Of course, I grabbed my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create a card that’s adorable but also quick and easy.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The frame punch board is always at my finger-tips. I love making custom frames to fit perfectly on my project. The card base for this card is a five-inch square created from white cardstock. Then each layer is slightly smaller than the previous one.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

The woodgrain framed patterned paper was so easy to create with the frame punch board. To give the frame some texture and definition I used my stitch happy sewing machine to stitch around the edges.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

Before I adhered all the patterned paper layers together I rounded the corners with the rounded corners punch. I love being able to choose the radius on the rounded corners. On cards, I love a more subtle look so I chose the smaller radius. I was able to punch all the corners and adhere the layers within a couple of minutes. I finished the card with a few embellishments in the center.

Frame Punch Board Travel Card by Becki Adams by We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait to attach this card to my gift for my travel mate. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting and happy travels!

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Crate Paper Here & There collection

Birthday Mini Album

Hey there, We R fans, Laura here today sharing a fun project to make with or for your child to celebrate his/her birthday – a birthday mini album! The album itself spells out “birthday” and then each page has a fun way to record birthday memories with a picture or journaling, or both! With the basics in place, it would also make a great gift idea for a special child in your life.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by using the mini alphabet punch board to create all the letters in the word “birthday”. I choose different colored cardstock and glitter cardstock to make them in rainbow order. This is a great way to use up small leftover scraps as the paper only needs to be one and a half inch by two and a half inches.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Cut out patterned cardstock rectangles using the trim and score board. Each rectangle will be 3 ½ inches tall. The first rectangle will be only 2 inches wide. Make each additional rectangle 1 ½ inches bigger than the one before.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Note: The final rectangle will only be 12 inches wide (rather than 12 ½”) unless you have longer cardstock you can use. Use the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes at the left side of the mini album. Then attach all the pages together using binder rings.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Decorate and embellish all the pages. I used a mix of Pebbles Happy Hooray ephemera, patterned paper scraps from the rectangles I cut out, washi tape, and plain white cardstock. There is plenty of room to add journaling and/or small photos.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I rounded some of the corners of the patterned cardstock and white cardstock to match the ephemera throughout the album using the 3-way corner chomper.

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted there to be dimension to the album, so for some of the embellishments I attached them to the page using adhesive dots rather than regular double-sided adhesive.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love that there are so many great coordinating paper and embellishment options. It makes it so easy to create a fabulous project.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To cover the binder rings, I used ribbon and twine that coordinated with the birthday letters and tied them on. For the twine I used two strands for each color.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album is the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate your child’s birthday. They will love adding special memories from their special day.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Trim and Score Board

Pebbles Happy Hooray Cardstock

Pebbles Happy Hooray Ephemera

Crop-A-Dile

3-Way Corner Punch

Amy Tan Sunshine & Good Times Washi Tape Rolls

Ribbon

Baker’s Twine

Double Sided Adhesive

Adhesive Foam Dots

Binder Rings

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Happy Monday, We R friends! Laura here today with a squares scrapbook page that is so simple to put together with a little help from the square punch board and laser square.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the Butterflies & Flowers cardstock stack from DCWV. I chose my favorite papers from the stack and punched out twelve 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares using the square punch board.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The punch board makes it easy to punch out more than one square from the same sheet. You can use double-sided patterned paper and get two squares from each sheet with just a couple of punches.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used my paper trimmer to cut out two rectangles that were 2 ½” x 5 ½”. To line everything up on my page I used the laser square as my guide.

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

The detail scissors made it easy to cut out three butterflies from one of the cardstock sheets in the stack. I always like to add a little dimension to my scrapbook pages. I did this by folding up the wings and using an adhesive dot on one.

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

This was the perfect backdrop for our family photo from 2017. I usually take our photo when we go out into the woods in November to cut down a Christmas tree. It is fun because sometimes we have snow and sometimes, like last year, we don’t have any. We all probably could have been in shorts it was so warm the day we went!

I used the 3-way corner punch to round the corners on both the orange photo mat and the photograph. I also used the punch on some of the squares and the two rectangles I used for the background.

Corner Rounder by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the photo using adhesive dots. I added some stick-on sequin and gem embellishments to the photo.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added more sequin and gems to different squares of the layout to tie everything together.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love the way this layout turned out. The papers all work beautifully together. Once I had my design in mind, the square punch board made it so easy to get the squares cut out for the background. And I feel like I waste less paper using the square punch board because it cuts the square out of the corner of the page, rather than having to cut a strip off the sheet using my paper trimmer.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Cardstock Stack

Square Punch Board

Laser Square & Mat

Detail Scissors

3-Way Corner Punch

 

3 Way Corner Punch Winner!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our 3 Way Corner Punch giveaway! We loved hearing how you would use this crafter’s essential in your projects.

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

We’ve selected a winner, and that is…

 

I would use the punch on tags folders, cards. so much fun.

 

Congratulations! Please send an email to alyd@americancrafts.com with “Corner Punch Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address and we’ll get you your prize asap.

3 Way Corner Punch Giveaway!

Happy Friday We R fans! How about we get this weekend off to an awesome start with a giveaway? First, we want to share how much we think you’re going to love the new 3 Way Corner Punch. In one tool that retails for just under $10 you get three different size corner rounders–4mm, 7mm, and 10mm. That’s like getting three punches for the price of one!

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

This punch is perfect for cardmaking, Project Life, gift tags, mini albums, scrapbooking and more. It’s sturdy yet easy to operate. They’ll be arriving in stores within the next month!

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Now for the giveaway!! If you’d like a chance to win a 3 Way Corner Punch, please leave a comment below telling us how you would use this corner punch in your crafting. Comments will remain open until Monday afternoon when we announce a winner. Be sure to check back to see if it’s you! Good luck!