Halloween Banner

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun Halloween banner that I created using two of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Banner Punch board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Both of these tools make creating holiday banners so much easier.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by cutting the basic banner shapes from the Bootiful Night 6×6 paper pad. I love creating banners with 6×6 paper pads. In a 6×6 paper pad the scale of the patterns is slightly smaller so they’re perfect for smaller projects.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This Halloween banner has four banner pieces. I wanted to spell the word “boo” and then have one banner piece at the end for a little more decoration. The letters for this banner are cut from white cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
These two tools are the perfect tools to use together to create a banner. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I’ve been looking forward to putting this banner together. I can’t wait to hang this banner on my mantle during October. Having the Banner Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board on hand made creating this banner so easy and so much fun.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
What are you waiting for? Grab a Banner Punch Board and a Mini Alphabet Punch Board and create your own Halloween banner. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy creating my friends!
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Card Week: Frame Punch Board Halloween Card

Hey We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you an adorable Halloween card that I created with two of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools, the Dial Trimmer and the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The moment I started playing with the dial trimmer I loved the scalloped blade. I used the scalloped blade on several strips of patterned paper from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each strip of patterned paper has a scallop along the bottom edge of the strip. The scalloped strip was added with the scallop blade on the dial trimmer. After I had the scalloped strips cut, I used the Frame Punch Board to cut a four inch frame out of a black piece of patterned paper from the same Midnight Haunting Collection. Using a strong liquid adhesive, I layered the strips and adhered them to the back of the frame. Once the strops were in place, I ruffled the scalloped edges slightly to create a little bit of dimension and to make the scallops more noticeable.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the scalloped strips to stand out, I kept the embellishment to a minimum. I adhered a chipboard sentiment and a ghost die cut in the center of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive. Then, to finish things off, I added a few puffy stickers.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The card base for this card is created from patterned paper. The card front is five inches square with rounded corners. It was so easy to round the corners of this card with the Frame Punch Board.

Halloween Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait to share this card AND make more of them using the same design. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer
We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board
Pebbles Midnight Haunting Collection

Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Fall Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout that I created using three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the Typecast Typewriter, and the Frame Punch board. I find myself constantly reaching for these tools.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When Fall finally rolls around, I am giddy! I LOVE everything about Fall. It’s by FAR my favorite season. Scrapbooking about Fall is so much fun. I was thrilled to sit down and create a Fall themed layout. The first thing I did was create 4 frames with the Frame Punch Board. The frames are 4 inches square with a 1-inch border along the bottom. The frame punch board makes creating polaroid frames so easy!

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Once the frames were finished, I added photos to two of them, a title in one of them, and journaling in the remaining frame. My Typecast Typewriter is my favorite way to write my journaling. My handwriting is so big and so loopy that I can’t fit handwritten journaling into small spaces on my layouts. Fitting journaling into small spaces is a perfect task for the Typecast Typewriter. I adhered the frames to a neutral piece of patterned paper for the background. I slightly offset the frames to create a little bit of interest.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When I had my frames in place I wanted to add a border along the top and the bottom of the layout. I cut small patterned paper strips and stitched them in place using the Stitch Happy sewing machine. I adore this machine! I love that it can stitch through several layers of paper and that it stitches with thicker thread.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall is on it’s way and I have a jump start on my Fall scrapbooking! I’m a happy girl! How will you document your Fall memories?

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Frame Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Typecast Typewriter

Midnight Haunting Collection by Pebbles

Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles

Travel Art Journal

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun travel art journal that I created with the Stitch Happy sewing machine (with grey twine), the Supreme Ruler, and the Tab Punch Board.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This Summer/Fall is full of crafty adventures for me. I’m SO excited and determined to document all of my adventures along the way. I decided to create a small travelers note book/art journal.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

I started by using the Supreme Ruler to cut down the gigantic watercolor paper that I picked up at my local craft store. I wanted a heavy good quality watercolor paper because I planned on using ink, paint, and watercolors within the journal. I cut the paper down to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2. I cut one piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the cover of the journal. Then I used the Supreme Ruler again to draw a straight line down the center of the journal so I could stitch down the center of the paper.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the heavy watercolor paper like a champ! After stitching through the stack of paper I folded the journal in half to create a book. Inside the journal, I went a little crazy with paints, watercolor, and Heidi Swapp color shine.

For each section of the journal, I created a tab using the Tab Punch Board. Each tab is embellished with a cute little puffy heart sticker.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first page of the journal, I created a frame with the Frame Punch Board. Inside that frame, I typed all of the cities I will visit on my crafty adventures.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first full spread in the journal I added a few photos from my adventure on top of the Heidi Swapp color shine background.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait until my little crafty adventure journal is clear full! It was so fun and so easy to create using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy Grey Twine

Typecast Typewriter

Frame Punch Board 

Hustle & Heart collection by American Crafts

Backpack Charms with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. Sadly, summer is winding down which means the first day of school is right around the corner. While I hate to see Summer come to an end. I LOVE back to school time. I love the beginning of a new school year with a new schedule, new supplies, and a new routine. As a mom of three, it’s also a busy time of year. This year, I’ve made it a point to prepare early! I’ve even finished school shopping for one of my kids! I’ve also started on some crafty school projects too. I love it when I can use my crafty supplies to create fun things for my kids.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

These adorable backpack charms are SO easy to make with a few tools from We R Memory Keepers. I put my Photo Sleeve Fuse tool, the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and my trusty old Crop-a-dile to work when I created these charms.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The charms are made out of Fuse Instax waterfall sleeves. I did trim them down slightly after I fused the edges closed.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each charm has a small piece of patterned paper, a few stickers, sequins, and my child’s initials cut out of patterned paper with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

The patterned paper and stickers that I used for this project are from the Lovely Day collection by American Crafts and Dear Lizzy. I love how the layered stickers look in those cute little shaker pockets.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Backpack Charms by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I chose to punch holes in the corner of the backpack charms with the small punch on the crop-a-dile so that none of the sequins would fall out of the punched hole.

I can’t wait to tie these little charms onto my kids backpacks as they head out the door to start a brand new school year. I’m curious, what crafty back to school projects do you have planned. I’d love to hear about them!

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

Instax Waterfall Sleeves
Crop-a-dile
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Photo Sleeve Fuse

Storage + Organization Tips with Aly & Becki

Welcome to Storage & Organization Week here on the blog friends! We know that keeping that craft stash in check can be a challenge, so we’ve asked our design team to share their best tips and ideas for storing and organizing craft supplies this week. To start us off, Aly Dosdall and Becki Adams will share their favorite ways to keep their craft spaces organized.

 

“Hi there We R fans! It’s Aly here to share how I keep some of my favorite craft supplies organized and stored. The first tip I’d like to share is that storage doesn’t have to be boring–it can be beautiful and stylish! That’s why I love keeping some of my supplies out and on display with the Crate Paper Craft + Office Storage Collection.”

“Not only can you find pretty storage containers for your goodies, but many of your favorite supplies are filled with pretty colors and patterns. Why not kill two birds with one stone and use them to decorate your office while they’re being stored as well?”

“I love organizing my ribbon and washi tape by color. I think it adds such a pretty touch to my craft space. I’ve had some of these We R washi tape rolls for years and they’re still a go-to supply for me!”

“I also keep my Crop-A-Dile and Corner Chompers in an open bin with the handles facing up. That way I can easily grab the one I need, plus the pretty colored handles are easy on the eyes too!”

“Here’s my second tip for you today: we all occasionally forget what we have in our craft stash, so consider keeping some of your favorite embellishments that you can’t wait to use out on your work surface in a visible container.”

“If you can see them you’re more likely to remember to use them on your next project, plus they sure look cute sitting out there, don’t they? P.S. I know those Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips are supposed to be for goodie bags, but I can’t help using them on almost every project!”

 

Here’s what Becki Adams has to say about craft supply storage:

“When it comes to storage and organization, my best and most useful tip is to keep a Crafter’s Shoulder Bag packed with basic supplies at all times.”

“Yes, I always have a bag of scrappy supplies packed and ready to go. I’ve duplicated a few supplies (scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, and a few sheets of basic colored cardstock). But keeping those supplies in the bag, I never have to do a lot of packing/unpacking which is a huge time saver.”

“By keeping my bag packed, I’ve found that I accomplish so much more when I’m on the go. I create wherever I go; in the park, in the carpool lane, while visiting family, on road trips, and when I go to crops. My Crafter’s Shoulder Bag is one of my most used tools inside and outside of my craft space.”

Thanks for the great tips Aly and Becki! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more storage and organization ideas from Kimberly and Laura. See you then!

Travel Scrapbook Page with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

 Hey We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun travel layout that I created using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and my Stitch Happy sewing machine. I LOVE both of those tools! I keep both of them right by my desk because I use them so often!.

This layout is documenting the first time I flew by myself. Previously when I traveled I always traveled with friends and family. When I started traveling to teach scrapbooking classes, I flew alone. At first I was nervous but it turned out to be such a great experience. And by having the courage to take that first trip, I’ve had so many more opportunities come my way. In this case, having a little courage to do something I’d never done before, had a huge payoff.

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create this layout I started with a white cardstock background. I knew that I wanted a big title and a row of 3×4 photos. I decided to add the title below the photos but with this design, I think the title could go above or below the photos. Of course, I used the alphabet punch board to create the letters for my title. Each letter is cut from a different piece of patterned paper from the Little By Little collection by Shimelle for American Crafts. I added a few black stickers to the layout so to tie the title into the rest of the layout I outlined each letter with a black pen.

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

At the top and the bottom of the layout, I added patterned paper strips. One of my favorite ways to attach patterned paper strips to my projects is to sew them in place. The Stitch Happy sewing machine is perfect for this technique. My favorite thing about the stitch happy sewing machine is that you can stitch through several layers of paper with thick thread. This adds so much texture and interest to the layout.

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The journaling on this layout is typed with the Typecast Typewriter. I love the look of typed journaling. My handwriting is big and loopy. I like to type my journaling so I can get more journaling into a smaller space.

Travel Layout featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Which tools are your favorite to use when you’re documenting your travel memories? Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your summer is filled with happy travel memories and that you document with We R Memory Keepers tools!

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board
Stitch Happy

Beach Mini Album

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a beach themed mini album with you that I created with the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine and the Frame Punch board. I loved both of these tools before I created this project but now I love them even more!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The stitch happy sewing machine is perfect for stitching through a stack of patterned papers to create a mini album. The first thing I did to create this album is cut four pieces of patterned paper into 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Then, I stacked them together and stitched down the center with my Stitch Happy sewing machine. The thicker thread and heavy duty machine worked perfectly!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I folded the patterned papers in half along the stitching to create the album. To cover the back of the stitching, I added a strip of patterned paper that I stitched along the edges. You can see the stitching in the center of the middle pages of the album.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
On each page, I added a 3×4 inch frame that I had punched with the Frame punch board. This tool makes creating frames SO easy! Instead of adding photos to the frames, I added embellishments. Frames aren’t just for photos.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
To make sure that the Thickers I used for the title of this album stayed in place, I stitched them to the frame before I adhered the frame to the front of the album. The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the chipboard Thickers perfectly!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When the album was finished, I decided that I wanted to add a bit of ribbon to keep the album closed. I stapled and adhered the ribbon in place under photos. The ribbon added the perfect finishing touch to this album.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I would love to see how you use the Stitch Happy sewing machine and frame punch board to document your memories of going to the beach. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog today!
Supplies:

Patriotic Banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here, to share a really fun, really easy patriotic banner with the mini alphabet punch board. True confession time, this is the first time I’ve played with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I can honestly say that I had so much fun playing with it and that it wasn’t nearly as confusing as I thought it would be. I dug into my stash of patterned papers and embellishments to find some red, white, and blue supplies. I found the “America the Beautiful” collection from Pebbles. Of course, this is the perfect collection for this project.
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The “USA” letters are the first thing I cut out with the dark wood grain patterned paper. It only takes a few minutes to punch/cut each letter. Then, I cut the banner shapes with the Banner Punch Board (one of my favorite tools). Each banner piece is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The banner punch board makes cutting out pieces for a banner a breeze!
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting all the pieces out, I was ready to assemble the banner. I used pop dots to adhere the letters and some of the stickers to the banner pieces. Each banner piece is a little bit different. The banner is put together with a thin piece of rope. The knot at either end of the banner not only keeps the banner pieces from falling off but it adds a fun textural element to the finished banner.

Patriotic Banner featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about what patriotic home decor you’re creating this Summer season. Now, you can create your own patriotic banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Have a happy Summer!

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board