Summer Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, I’m Becki Adams here to share a layout with you that I created with a few of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. There are some tools that I always keep near my desk at my fingertips. The laser square is one tool that is always on my desk. My husband will tell you that I can’t measure or put items in a straight line to save my life. That’s why I love the Laser Square so much! It makes measuring and alignment a breeze.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

One of my favorite “go to” designs is a grid. I love the clean simple lines of a grid layout.

On this “Summer in Central Park” layout I used four 4×3 photos in an offset grid design. The photos are in a straight line, but they are slightly of set from the other column. The Laser Square made it so easy to make sure that my photos were in a straight line especially on a solid background.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that I love and keep near my desk at all times is my Stitch Happy Sewing machine. I love the added detail that machine stitching gives my layouts. Thread/stitching is also a great “adhesive.” Once something is stitched onto a layout, there’s no worries of it falling off the layout after a long period of time. A layout that has machine stitching will always stay together.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory KeepersSummer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I started scrapbooking years (and years) ago, I loved using tags. At first, I always purchased shipping tags at my local office supply store. Now that the Tag Punch Board is in my office, I’ve been making custom tags for all of my projects.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On this layout I made a custom tag for the title. It was fun to make the tag just the right size for the letter stickers. Of course, I didn’t forget the custom hole reinforcer that I punched out with my We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer punch.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Which tools do you keep on your desk? Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting, friends!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

 

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m excited about We R Memory Keepers new Basic Tool releases, so I paired two of my favorites for a layout – the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush:

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Inspired by the circle templates built into the square guide, I decided to create an airbrushed background for my layout.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using four markers in different fall shades, I airbrushed directly into the circles in the Square Guide onto my cardstock.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Guide is easy to wipe clean, so I didn’t mind getting marker ink all over it. In fact, I used permanent markers for another project and was able to use a Mr. Clean eraser to easily get all the ink off the tool.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

As I started working on the rest of my page, my 3-year-old daughter – who had carefully watched the whole process thus far – borrowed the Marker Airbrush and made her own picture. It’s such an easy tool to use!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I journaled with my Typecast, then embellished with fussy-cut leaves and flowers.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I loved that I was able to create a quickie mixed-media layout with these basic tools, and I’m especially glad I was able to match the exact colors in my photos by using markers to airbrush instead of hunting down just the right patterned paper. If you’re looking for some easy to use, great basics to add to your crafting arsenal, I strongly encourage you to pick up the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush!

Supplies Used:

Marker Airbrush

Square Guide

Typecast Typewriter

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a layout using one of the new releases: the Marker Air Brush! This tool is fantastic for adding colors in fun way. You can use any marker you want, and it also works with watercolor pens. This is what I did for my layout.  Your favorite embellishments can also become easy stencils with the Marker Airbrush!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this layout I used the Frame Punch Board, the Marker AirBrush, watercolor pens and colorful papers from Maggie Holmes.

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I created five little frames using my Frame Punch Board. I love this tool so much ! You only have to cut squares and cards with the measurements you want and then punch them on this board to have a perfect border ! Those little frames will be perfect for showcasing the AirBrush elements.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

 

Then I placed all the frames on a white background and aligned them in the right position. Once done, I selected several embellishments (wood veeners and diecuts) to fill the frames: they will become stencils for a day! I took off all of the frames so as not to spoil them during the process!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now using my Marker Airbrush, I added the colors directly on the diecuts! And the magic happened: when I took them off, there was a beautiful splash of colors with all the shapes in white!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

With a thin black pencil I traced all the edges of the shapes: it adds more contrast!

I replaced all the frames and started decorating all the parts of this layout with stickers, sequins and buttons. I also added more texture with some green twine for the ballons.

 

And here is the final layout! How cool is the Marker AirBrush? I can’t wait to use it on my next projects. I’m thinking about making lots of cards! What about you? What would you do first with it?

 

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

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board
Marker AirBrush
Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes
Watercolor markers
Stitch Happy Green thread

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Layer Guides

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use the new Layer Guides to create a quick geometric layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What I love the most about these Layer Guides is that I don’t have to measure and calculate the exact width of every paper I am going to use. I simply place the guide over my paper and use my x-acto knife to cut on every side.  The guides have a catch-lip system that makes the job really easy and they won’t move while your are cutting!

I started my layout with a 4 inch picture that I glued to a scrap piece of paper. I used my 3/8 inch layer guide and cut on each side.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I did the same with several papers from the Constellation collection by our fiends at DCWV.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I typed my journaling on the edge of my white cardstock using my Typecast Typewriter. I even ran my papers through with my alpha stickers attached!

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my picture in the center of the page in a 45 degree angle. All the layers helped my picture stand out and become the focal point of my layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished using a tone on tone technique and some die cuts and stickers from the  Creekside collection by 1canoe2.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Layer Guides really made my work easy and because of the metal trim I know they are going to cut straight for a long time! Thanks for joining me today and have a great week!

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides
Typecast Typewriter
Constellation Paper Pad by DCWV
Creekside embellishments by 1canoe2

Holiday Card with the Tear Guides

Happy Tuesday, We R fans, Laura here today! I am excited to be sharing this fun Christmas tree card you can make easily with the Tear Guides that are part of the new Basic Tools that have recently been released.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by choosing some papers from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack. I love using papers from a paper pad because it is effortless to create a cohesive project that looks wonderful.

I alternated between the two sides of the zigzag tear guide, tearing some of the papers with the large zigzag and some with the small zigzag. Lay the tear guide on your paper, and then pull the paper at a 45 degree angle to the guide.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Go slow, and if you are using paper that is hard to tear, you can use the special water pen that comes with the guides. I found when tearing using the small side, it helped to have a little more paper to grab to get a cleaner edge.

Once I had torn each of the papers I wanted to use, I trimmed them all to about 1 ½ inch by 5 inch strips using my paper trimmer. I attached the torn layers using my Sticky Thumb adhesive.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used my paper trimmer to create a triangle shape with the attached strips of paper. This created my Christmas tree.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used a coordinating paper to create a card base for my tree. I attached the tree to the card base using adhesive foam dots.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since the patterned paper is only one sided, the inside of my card was white and blank. I used one of the sentiments I found in the paper pack and cut it out. I adhered it to one of the patterned papers I used for the tree on the front.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, using the ½” layer guide, I trimmed the patterned paper to create a perfect ½ inch border around the sentiment card. I repeated this process with a second sheet of patterned paper. Then, I attached the whole thing inside the card.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The tear guides make it easy to add some texture to your designs. There are three different guides that come in the pack – zigzag, wave, and deckle. These are so fun to use to add some dimension to your project.

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guide Christmas Tree Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Tear Guides
Christmas Paper
Adhesive
Layer Guides

Basic Tools Week + a Giveaway!

Hey there We R friends! Welcome to Basic Tools Week here on the blog. Our design team has cooked us some amazing projects to share with you featuring these must-have tools, so be sure to check in each day this week for new projects. First, we wanted to share some inspiration from our amazing in-house team, as well as some overview videos to help you get to know our Basic Tools collection. Then, scroll down to find out how to enter our Basic Tools Bundle Giveaway. Enjoy!

Marker Airbrush

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: use your favorite craft stencils to get this look!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: combine watercolor paints with the Marker Airbrush to get this look.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

Square Guide, Layer Guides, and Tear Guides

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Basic Tools by We R Memory Keepers

 

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tip: use the included water pen with the Tear Guides for easy and accurate tearing.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Stapeless Stapler

Stapleless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

 

BASIC TOOLS BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!!!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for! Today we’re giving away one set of each of the tools in the Basic Tools line–that’s one Marker Airbrush, one Square Guide, one set of Layer Guides, one set of Tear Guides, and one Stapleless Stapler to one of you wonderful fans. If you’d like to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would make with these crafter’s essentials. Comments will remain open until midnight on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. We’ll select a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, Nov. 25. Remember to check back to see if you won, and good luck!!

New Releases: Basic Tools

Good Monday morning, We R fans! We’ve got some exciting news to get your week off to a great start. Announcing not one…not two…but FIVE new releases in our Basic Tools line!

Marker Airbrush

This amazing new release works with any size marker to create an airbrush look on cards, scrapbook pages, and more. This portable, handheld, must-have tool requires no batteries, so it’s perfect for on-the-go crafting.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler

Easily fasten your papers without staples! This handy new tool is environmentally friendly, and fastens multiple sheets of paper on corners or sides. It’s great for kid’s projects, home, and office.

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Layers Guides

Make perfectly even layers, mats, and borders with the new Layer Guides! They’re ideal for photos, cards, scrapbook pages and more. The catch-lip system requires no measuring, and the edges are metal-reinforced for accurate cutting.

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Square Guide

Create perfect 90° corners with the new Square Guide! It has a metal reinforced edge and a catch-lip on the bottom and side for accurate cutting. Four circles are included for tracing, cutting, or journaling. The Square Guide accurately measures in 1/8″ increments.

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides

Create six different torn edges with the new Tear Guides! The transparent material includes 1/16 inch measuring increments, plus a water pen for tearing heavy papers.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides Water Pen by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our exciting news! These Basic Tools begin shipping next month, so watch for them in stores in December.