Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a Spring card with you. When the Crafters Essentials Detail Scissors landed on my doorstep I had no idea that they would become my new favorite scissors especially for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques so I’m always on the hunt for a great pair of fine tipped scissors. I love these scissors and they make fussy cutting. Sometimes, cutting tight curves or cutting small pieces can be tricky. The detail scissors make those tricky areas so much easier!
As I mentioned I created a spring card to share with you today. I used the DCWV Fairytale Floral paper pad to create this card. This paper pad has the most beautiful florals. The detailed florals were no match for the Detail Scissors. They easily trimmed around and in between the flowers and all of the tiny leaves.
To create the card base, I cut several concentric squares from patterned papers in the paper pad. After stacking all the squares together to create the card base, I added a few fussy cut florals to the center of the card.
The typecast typewriter made adding a sentiment to this card so easy. The paper pad had such cut apart elements that I couldn’t resist using one of them on this card. The sentiment fit perfectly in the peach banner.
Next time I sit down to create I know I’ll have the Detail Scissors in my hand. They will be a staple in my craft room for all of my crafting projects. Now, if I can just figure out how to keep my family from taking my Detail Scissors to use on their projects.
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting my friends. I’ll see you again soon!
DCWV Fairytale Floral Paper Pad
We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors
We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board
We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I made with the Tag Punch Board. I have been looking forward to playing with the Tag Punch board since I first heard about it. I LOVE tags and have been using them in my scrapbooking for years. Naturally, I fell in love with the tag punch board because I can create my own tags to fit my own projects.
This mini album came together quickly and easily with the tag punch board. There are 5 tag pages in this album. Each page has one photo and a little bit of journaling.
To create each page, I cut pieces of 3×4 patterned papers from the “Good Vibes” collection from Crate Paper. When I had all the pages for the album cut to 3×4, I made them into tags with the tag punch board. It’s so easy to make tags with this punch board. All you have to do is make two small cuts and punch a hole. It’s that easy!
The album is held together with a small metal ring. This album has a lot of texture. I used a lot of pompom trim, ribbon, puffy stickers, fringe, and chipboard.
Like so many of my mini albums, I added journling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I love using my typewriter for journaling on mini albums because I can fit more journaling into a small space.
I had so much fun creating this little mini album with the tag punch board. What are you creating with the Tag Punch board? I’d love to see what you’re creating! Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Tag Punch Board
Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a card that I created using the brand new 3 Way Corner Punch. I had so much fun creating this gate fold Valentine.
The trim and score board is perfect for card making because you can cut and score with the same tool! No more switching tools to score. The card base for this card is 4” x 8” cut from white cardstock. After cutting the card base, I scored it at the 2” mark and the 6” mark to create the gates on the front of the card. After folding the gates into the center of the card, I rounded each of the 4 corners (with the gates folded closed) with the 10mm corner rounder. The 3 way corner punch punched through the folded cardstock perfectly.
After I had the card base create, I cut patterned paper to go on all the panels of the card. The patterned papers that go on the gates are slightly smaller than 2”x 4” and the inside panel is slightly smaller than 4” square. I used the 3 way corner rounder to round the corners of the patterned paper too. I love that the corners have the exact same radius.
When all the patterned papers were adhered to the card base, it was time for embellishments and a sentiment. I made sure that all the embellishments were adhered well so that when I send the card in the mail, they will stay securely in place. Above the “lots” portion of the sentiment I added a small piece of white cardstock so that I can add a small handwritten message with the card. I rounded the corners of the white cardstock with the 7mm corner rounder. The 10mm was perfect for the outside corners of the card but a little too round for the small piece of cardstock. I loved not having to find another tool to change the radius of the corner.
I love how this cute little card turned out and I love the ease of creating the card with just two tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Trim and Score Board
3 Way Corner Punch
Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection
Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you some adorable Valentines tags. These cute tags are so easy to create with the new Trim and Score board. I love tools that have many different uses and this tool has an endless list of uses and projects that you can create. My favorite thing about this tool is that it’s two tools in one (a trimmer and a score board).
To create these cute tags, I only used three tools (the Trim & Score board, Hole Reinforcer Punch, and scissors). The first thing I did was create the tags by trimming the patterned paper into a rectangle and trimming the top two corners off to create a tag shape.
The main focal point on these tags is the patterned paper rosette behind the wood veneer sentiment. These rosettes are so easy to make!. They’re one of my favorite embellishments because they make such a big impact. Each rosette is made from a 1 ½” x 12” strip of patterned paper.
After trimming the patterned paper strips I scored all three strips every 1/4 inch. I wanted these rosettes to add texture to the tags but not a ton of bulk.
I should probably tell you about the products I’m using, huh? This awesome collection is “Main Squeeze” from Crate Paper. It’s perfect for ALL of your Valentine’s Day projects.
The main embellishment on these tags is obviously the rosette/the wood veneer sentiment. I kept the rest of the embellishments very simple with only a couple of stickers and some glittery washi.
The finishing touch on the tag is the patterned paper hole reinforce that I created with the hole reinforcer punch. You guys, this punch is brilliant and has a permanent spot on my desk.
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Trim and Score Board
Hole Reinforcer Punch
Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share my February 2018 planner spread. You guys, I can’t even tell you how easy the Square Punch board made this project. All of you planner girls will be in heaven!
I love the look of patterned paper squares in my planner but I hate cutting all those little tiny squares (or rectangles) with my paper trimmer.
It took me longer to measure the little rectangles on the calendar than it did to punch out all the patterned paper. I’m not very good at measuring (just ask my husband) so it took a little bit of trial and error to find the right measurement. When I did get the punch adjusted for my calendar, it took a matter of seconds to punch the patterned paper squares.
Because it’s February, I thought a Valentines themed planner was a must. The Crate Paper “Main Squeeze” collection was a perfect collection for this planner spread. I added the patterned paper squares throughout the calendar. There’s no rhyme or reason to their placement, I just made sure that the same patterns weren’t next to each other.
Before I added a few stickers to complete my February planner spread I added a few strips of washi. Of course, I used my Washi Chomper to create that adorable banner shape. I love the finished look the Washi Chomper gives my washi throughout the planner spread.
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’d love to see what you’re creating with the Square Punch Board. Planner peeps, you’ll be in LOVE. Happy planning my friends!
Square Punch Board
We’re so happy that Becki Adams is returning for another year on our design team. Get to know more about her and check out her blog and social media accounts below!
Becki started designing professionally in the paper crafting industry in 2006. She’s worked closely with numerous manufacturers, stores, magazines and kit clubs. Memory keeping is her passion and is a way of life for her and her family. Becki and her husband are raising their three children in rural Idaho. Family and documenting memories are her top priorities. Her style is very colorful, bold, clean and classic. Becki loves sharing her passion for creatively documenting memories and paper crafting through teaching classes and sharing her work on her social media channels.
Snacking on: Coconut clusters and chocolate
Always wearing: cardigan sweaters and comfy jeans, always!
Obsessed with: memory keeping and home décor
Listening to: Scrapbooking process videos on YouTube
Making: lots of mini albums and layouts
Annoyed with: time passing so quickly. Slow down!!
Excited about: accomplishing goals for 2018
Favorite We R tool: Stitch Happy Sewing Machine, Typecast Typewriter, and the Frame Punch Board
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow to learn more about another design team member.
Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun “Year in Review” mini album with you. I used three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create this mini album. I absolutely love how this album came together. When I started creating the album I thought that I would include 5-10 of my favorite photos from 2017. As I gathered photos, I realized that there was no way to narrow down the number of photos to 10 to tell the story of our year. 2017 was a very eventful year for our family. This year in review album has over 20 photos.
I streamlined the creative process by printing all my photos at 4×4. In this album all the photos are on the right side and the journaling is on the left. To create a space for all the journaling, I used the frame punch board to create 3 ½ x 3 ½ square frames.
Then, I printed the journaling to fit inside the frame.
On a few of the pages, I used the clear cut punch to create a window so that the reader could get a sneak peek of the photo that was on the next page.
It was so easy to create a cute heart window using the clear cut punch. I love that I was able to move the punch around the page so that I could make the heart window where ever I wanted to on the page.
Even though, the album contains a LOT more photos than I originally intended, I love the story that it tells.
Using a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers made creating this album so easy and fun. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy 2018 my friends!
Frame Punch Board
Clear Cut Heart Punch
Crate Paper Carousel Collection
Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun Christmas ornament idea with you using two of my favorite tools. The new Square Punch Board is the perfect tool to pair with the Frame Punch Board.
Ornaments with photos are my favorite ornaments. This year, I decided to make ornaments for my brother and his wife. Earlier this Fall I took photos of my nieces and nephews for their family Christmas card. I LOVE how the photos turned out and I knew they would make the perfect ornaments. I started by printing 4×4 photos of each of the kids.
After the photos were printed, it was time to put my square punch board and the frame punch board to work. I used the square punch board to punch perfect 4” squares. This tool makes squares perfectly every time. When the 4” squares were punched, I simply made them into frames.
Using dimensional adhesive I adhered the frames on top of the photos. I wanted to keep the photos the main focus of these ornaments so I kept embellishments to a minimum. All of the embellishments and patterned papers I used are from the Fa La La collection from Crate Paper. I love the traditional feel of this collection mixed with a few modern colors of pink and teal. This collection complimented my photos perfectly!
These ornaments make the perfect gift idea! I know my brother and his family will love them for years to come. These photo ornaments would be a perfect gift idea for grandparents too! I know my parents would love to have photos of all the grand kids on their Christmas tree. They’re so easy to create they’re perfect for last minute gifts as well. I hope these Christmas ornaments have inspired you to create some of your own with the square punch board and the frame punch board. Merry Christmas!!
Square Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Crate Paper Fa La La Collection
Hello We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here to share with you this adorable set of holiday cards that I created with the brand new layer guides. These layer guides are a must have tool whether you’re a card maker, a scrapbooker, a planner girl, or a stamper. I’ve had so much fun working with these layer guides. These layer guides worked perfectly with the frame punch board.
These cards are both created with the same basic design. Each card base is a 6” square created from vanilla textured cardstock. I started by creating a 3 ½” frame from patterned paper. The frame is adhered to the next layer (a 3 ½” square) with pop dots.
Then, I cut five layers of patterned paper to go under each frame. Each layer is ½” larger than the previous layer. The layer guides made stacking these layers perfectly so easy! I love how quickly and perfectly these layers came together.
In the center of the frame, I added one large embellishment and a die cut sentiment. The finishing touch on both cards is a button on each die cut. Creating holiday cards is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you’ll create your holiday cards with the Layer Guides. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Frame Punch Board
Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share some adorable winter themed pillow treat boxes that I created with some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack. The holidays will be here before we know it. This time of year, it’s always nice to have some little gifts on hand for those unexpected (or if you’re like me, forgotten) gifts.
I decided to create a few little gifts with my the pillow box punch board, the heart clear cut punch, and the tag punch. These cute little treat boxes came together within a matter of minutes with these tools.
The base of the box is created with patterned paper and the pillow punch board. The instructions are right on the board and so easy to follow.
After creating the base of the pillow boxes and before adhering them together, I used the heart clear cut punch to punch a heart window in the middle of each box. I covered each heart with a piece of clear plastic to make a cute heart window on each box.
When I had the boxes finished, I punch a tag for each box with the scraps of patterned paper and the tag punch. I love this punch! It makes creating tags SO easy! Each tag is tied to the pillow box with white string.
It’s that easy to create these cute treat boxes. I hope you’re inspired to create some quick holiday gifts with your favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Pillow Box Punch Board (available at JoAnn Stores)
Heart Clear Cut Punch
DIY Party Tag Punch
DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)