Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. Today, I have a tool to show you that will quickly become your new favorite tool, seriously! I’ve been playing with the ribbon cutter and I’ve fallen in love. I’m sure you will too.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter
I have a huge stash of ribbon scraps in my drawer. I pulled out a LOT of ribbon scraps and played with the ribbon cutter for a long time. I learned a LOT while playing with the pile of ribbon. I learned that this ribbon cutter will cut most kinds of ribbon (including sequins, velvety, satin, silk, and grosgrain). I learned that you don’t want to cut ribbon that is cotton. Cotton ribbon will burn and turn black. By the end of my playing time I had a pile of ribbon scraps with perfectly seared edges on my desk.

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I decided that I wanted to use this variety of ribbon scraps on a layout. To start my layout I grabbed my laser square and started lining up ribbon scraps across the middle of the page.

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I continued lining up and adhering ribbon in the center of my layout. I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am with how this layout turned out. I think the variety of ribbon make such a great background.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

I also used the laser square to make sure my photos and titles were straight on the layout as well.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

I’ve done a similar technique with ribbon before but I had to stitch the ends of each ribbon so they wouldn’t fray. This time, I didn’t have to do any stitching to keep the ribbon from fraying, the Ribbon Cutter did all of that for me!

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I hope you’ll add the Ribbon Cutter tool to your stash…you won’t be sorry!!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter

We R Memory Keepers Laser Square and Mat

DIY Party Hats

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I have some really cute party hats to share with you today that I created using the DIY Party Board and the Trim and Score Board. It’s so easy to create party hats using the Party Board.

DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by trimming a 12″ piece of paper down to a 9×9″ square of paper.

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When I had the 9″ square of patterned paper I used the Party Board to cut it into shape. After cutting the paper I shaped it into a cone. I adhered the paper with strong liquid adhesive and staples. For this project I cut and adhered 3 party hats but the Party Board is so easy to use that you can create as many party hats as you’d like. Yes, they’re that easy to create.

DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I had the base of the party hat created I added a yarn pom pom at the top and three strands of yarn at the base. To embellish the front of the party hats I created rosettes using the Trim and Score board. I cut two strips of patterned paper (12″x1 1/2″) to create each rosette.

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I scored the strips at 1/2 inch, adhered them end to end, and accordion folded them.

DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I made each rosette slightly different by adding different die cuts and stickers.
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I LOVE how these party hats turned out. The DIY Party board made creating all these party hats a breeze. If you have an upcoming party (who doesn’t?) the DIY Party Board is a must have.DIY Party Hats by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

DIY Party Board

Trim and Score Board

Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee

stapler

white yarn

adhesive

GO BIG with the Photo Lights Collection

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share with you a really fun, really easy family photo light box. You only need a few supplies to create this awesome piece of home decor.

Family Photo Light Box by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I started by gathering a few supplies. All you’ll need is an 8×8 photo light, a few photo light rub-ons, and printable backlit film.

Photo Lights by We R Memory Keepers

The first thing I did to create this fun project was to print my photo on the backlit film. Even though I had an 8×8 frame I printed my photo at 5×7. I love that I could print my photo from home on my inkjet printer.

Photo Lights by We R Memory Keepers

I printed the photo on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of photo film. Before I added the photo to the Photo Light Box I trimmed the film to an 8×8 piece with the photo in the center. I added a few rub ons above and below the photo to create the “Hugs & Kisses” and “Family” sentiments.

Family Photo Light Box by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This project was SO easy and SO fun to create. It’s such a fun addition to my living room decor. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog today. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Celebrate Rub-ons

Photolights Backlit Frame Woodfinish (8×8)

Photolights printable backlit film

 

Scrapbook Page with the Tab Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends, Becki here, to share a layout that I created with the Tab Punch Board. You guys, this punch board is my new favorite tool! The layout I created to share with you today documents my word for 2017 and a few of the goals I’ve set surrounding my word.

Tab Punch Board Layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting several 4×6 cards. Then I added tabs to the top of each card with the punch board.

Tab Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers

After I had my tabbed 4×6 cards created, I was ready to put them onto my layout. I used the Trim and Score Board to measure ½” lines on white cardstock.

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I layered four tabbed cards on the top portion of the layout and layered 4 tabbed cards on the bottom portion of my layout. I adhered my photo in the middle of the layered tabbed cards. The brightly colored tabbed cards make the perfect layers to draw the reader’s eye to the photo.

 

The title of the layout is my word “habit.” I added the title above the typed journaling above the photo.

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I used foam adhesive to give the tabs a little bit of dimension and texture. I wanted the tabs to come off the page a little bit. I also added a few stickers to the tabs to fit the theme of the layout.

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The finishing touch on the layout is a few fussy cut flowers that I tucked around the tabs and the photo. I can’t wait to add file tabs to many many many upcoming projects. I LOVE this little tool. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Trim and Score Board

Tab Punch Board

Introducing Becki Adams!

The first member of our design team that we’ll be highlighting is a new member for this year. Please give a warm welcome to Becki Adams! Becki is a very talented and experienced all-around crafter and blogger, and we’re lucky she’s a part of our team this year! Scroll down to get to know her.

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My husband and our three kids are my top priority. I LOVE being a mom!! My family means the world to me. I love a clean house, a good book, and a really great cup of hot chocolate (in the Winter) or a glass of raspberry lemonade (in the Summer). Oh, and chocolate, don’t forget that I love chocolate. I also love a great find in a thrift store. My most favorite things to look for are books and dishes…a girl can never have too many dishes, or books.

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Currently…

Snacking on: Leftover Christmas candy and popcorn
Always wearing: a cardigan sweater.
Obsessed with: warm socks
Listening to: Gilmore Girls (I usually have Netflix on in the background while I work)
Making: December 2016 Memories album
Annoyed with: the cold snowy weather
Excited about: Spending a few days in warmer weather in January

Favorite We R tool: Typecast Typewriter, the Banner Punch Board, and the Cropadile (I can’t pick just one 😉

Favorite project:

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For more about Becki, you can visit her blog HERE. We can’t wait to see what you create this year Becki! Welcome!