Shaker Baby Cards

Happy Friday We R friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the baby inspiration this week. Today I’m going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made with my Photo Sleeve Fuse, along with some FUSEables plastic paper and embellishments.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers


Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by heating up my Fuse tool for 10 minutes. It’s important to let it heat up long enough to get the best results. Then, I used some 2 inch plastic pouches to create shaker pockets, filling them with sequins, and fusing the four sides to the back of the FUSEables card windows. Then I fused the back flap of the card front closed, for a more finished look on the inside of the card.

For the girl card, I added some FUSEables plastic ephemera to the card front with my Fuse tool. No adhesive necessary with the FUSEables plastic paper and Fuse tool! And, I love the way the fused lines look like stitching.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a small self-adhesive label where I had typed the word “BABY” with my Typecast typewriter. I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the Typecast!

To make the boy card, I made the circle window into a baby rattle by cutting a handle from some FUSEables paper with my Cameo.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For a tutorial on how to cut plastic sheets with the Cameo, CLICK HERE.

Next, I cut a ring out with my circle cutter to go around the shaker window and glued it to the card front.

I finished it off with some FUSEables ephemera, again with only my Fuse tool and no adhesive!

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to check back next week!


Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Mat
FUSEables card kit

Spring Card

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share with you an adorable Easter card and envelope I created using the tag punch and the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I have a little bit of a tag fetish so the tag punch is a favorite of mine. I knew it would make a perfect embellishment to the front of my card. It’s SO easy to use. I simply cut a 2″ strip of patterned paper and punched it with the tag punch. Then, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to round the corners of the tag. I love that I could round the corners of the tag without reaching for an additional tool.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The “Lovely Day” collection from our friends at American Crafts has such a fun spring feel. The patterned papers and embellishments I used to create this card are from this collection.

Spring Card by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I had the card completed I created an envelope with the 1-2-3 Punch Board and coordinating patterned paper. On the closure flap of the envelope I adhered a small bow. I love that I one punch board has SO many uses. I keep this punch board within reach of my desk because of this reason. I can use it for so many things.

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



1-2-3 Punch Board

DIY Party Paper Punch Tag

Doily Punch

Lovely Day collection

Paper trimmer

adhesive tape runner

liquid glue

Pop Up Frame Card

Hi We R fans! Chantalle here, wishing you a warm welcome back to the blog today.

I would love to show you a super quick idea that can make for a great gift or just to highlight a special memory in your home or workspace. This pop-up frame card uses just a few supplies in conjunction with the awesome Frame and Tab Punch Boards.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A simple 4×12 gate fold design, opens and slots in to itself to convert into a super cute 4×4 frame.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have used some pretty (and sturdy) Bazzill Marshmallow Plaid cardstock for my base design and embellished with some vibrant Amy Tangerine ‘Oh Happy Life’. The fun capture of my DS driving us around in a golf cart was perfect for this collection!

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Once again, I started out by gathering the bits and pieces I thought I would use to create the frame card. I initially thought to use some text inside some dotted acetate with perhaps some sequins or glitter behind it, but then changed my mind, swapping the idea for a clear photo frame concept.

I first experimented with the design on some scrap copy paper to see how it could work. I then adjusted it so it would work with a sheet of 12×12 paper. I cut a strip of the Bazzill Plaid measuring 4 inches across and 12 inches long. I then scored it at 4 inch intervals. NB: The last third would have to have a tab of some sort in order to sit up properly, so I used my Tab Punch Board on this last third to create the tab that I needed.

>> CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on the Tab Punch Board

To give the card a good pop of colour, I have kept the outside quite simple and covered the inside with some fun camera print from a sheet of Oh Happy Life, ‘Out and About’ as well as ‘Enjoy The Ride’.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created a 4×4 inch frame using my Frame Punch Board. This is going to be visible from the outside and will serve as the focal point for the photo. I really liked the clean zig zag print of ‘Night Owl’. I placed this frame over the middle third of my 4×12 strip and, using the window of the frame as a guide, I cut out the area behind the frame window. This now allowed me to use the area as photo frame.


I needed a display area which would hold my photo, so I used my Fuse Tool to seal off the one open side of a 4×4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve which I trimmed down slightly so it would fit comfortably under the frame shape. I know I have said this before, but if you use your Fuse Tool regularly (or even not-so-regularly!) I LOVE my Fuse Mat. It really makes a difference to my ‘fusing experiece’, lol. That, and allowing my Fuse Tool to properly heat up a good 10 minutes before using!


I adhered this sleeve on top of the Plaid paper, but below the frame shape. My photo can now slide inside it’s sleeve and is easily interchangeable. In addition to the frame shape, I have also embellished with some hand-cut florals from a sheet of ‘Good Morning’ and some other bits and pieces.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
As mentioned above, I covered the inside of my frame card with some bright ‘Oh Happy Life’ papers. For continuity, I thought it looked a lot better to continue with the pattern paper all the way and not just stop at the tab, so I created a tab shape in a piece of ‘Enjoy The Ride’ and glued the pieces back-to-back.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I will be using this frame in my creative space but I could just as easily add some text inside, fold it up and pop some ribbon on it to make a little gift.

Pop Up Frame Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you will give this idea a try. Wishing you lots of happy creating!



Materials used:

Frame Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Bazzill Marshmallow Plaid cardstock

4×4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeves

Fuse Mat

Fuse Tool

Sticky Thumb Runner Adhesive Adhesive

Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life:

Enjoy The Ride’

‘Night Owl’

‘Good Morning’

‘Out and About’

‘Cruising Along’

Card with Matching Envelope

Hello, We R readers, Laura here today. I don’t know about you, but I love to send out happy mail. Sometimes I buy cards, but I really do love to make cards. I think it is an extra thoughtful way to let someone know you are thinking of them. I try to keep a stash of both handmade and pre-bought cards on hand so I can easily send them out as needed. I found a beautiful sentiment on a Moonstruck cardstock that I thought would be perfect to make an encouragement card.

I started by creating my card base by using the Moonstruck cardstock from Pink Paislee. It has a pretty pink and white pattern on the outside and muted watercolor hearts on the inside. I cut my paper and scored it to make a 6 inch by 6 inch card. I started by adding some washi strips to the bottom of the card.

Then, I added the lovely sentiment from the Moonstruck paper. It says, “you got this babe”. I also added some ephemera from the Moonstruck collection, a flower cut out from Moonstruck cardstock, and a cork butterfly. Everything was attached using my sticky thumb adhesive. The gold butterfly was added using foam squares to help it pop off the page.

The only problem with creating cards at home, especially uncommon shaped cards like this square one, is that I don’t always have an envelope on hand to go with it. I love to use my 123 Punch Board to create envelopes. They are so easy to make. Since my card was 6” x 6” square, I started by cutting my paper to 9 ¾” square.

I lined it up on the guide on the punch board, punched it, and scored along the score line A. Continue by rotating the paper 90 degrees, lining up along the score guide, punching and scoring as you go.

I like to round the corners of my envelope and this is easy to do with the punch board. The inside of my envelope was a little plain, so I added a liner using a black polka dot acetate sheet from the Clearly Posh collection. I measured the length of the top part of one flap of the envelope and cut a square from my acetate that size.

Then, using the punch board as a guide, I created notches on either side of the square to line up with the flap on the envelope. Simply align your paper up with the size of your square and move it over ⅛ of an inch.

I also rounded off the top edge of the liner square. I attached it using my sticky thumb adhesive. You will need to score the fold to allow the plastic paper to fold.

Now, my card is ready to mail out to a friend or family member that needs a little push in the right direction! Do you like to make handmade cards?


Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #6

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #1

Moonstruck Washi Sticker Sheets

Moonstruck Ephemera

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #9

Moonstruck Cork Stickers

Moonstruck Double Sided Cardstock #10

123 Punch Board

Clearly Posh Confetti Dot Black Acetate Sheet

Mini File Folder Card

Hello, it’s Chantalle with you again today, back to share a card, which I wanted to be more than just a card, iykwim! A friend at work is leaving to explore pastures anew, and I really wanted to make her a special farewell card, which reminisced over times we have shared together.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This is definitely not a traditional card! The mini file folder design opens to reveal a number of Typecast Journaling Cards.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

These cards have been customized to capture memories and uplift her with affirmative messages as she starts her new journey.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I started out by gathering bits and pieces that I knew I wanted to work with – Wildflower and Moonstruck papers and embellishments, and some beautiful Typecast Journaling Cards and Tags. My Typecast Typewriter has been such a game changer for me! I used to do all my journaling on the computer, which was quite time consuming. This wonderful tool allows me to add the details that count to my project, so easily!

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My Tab Punch Board came in very handy for creating a little folder, to hold the contents of my card. I’ve used a sheet of Pink Paisley’s Moonstruck (#5) for the outer cover. I love how the stargazer pattern ties in with the idea of her going off on new adventures.

* Click here for a short video which shows you how I created the mini folder with the Tab Punch Board.


I have typed directly onto the Typecast Journaling Cards. Sometimes I don’t get the key placement quite right, but I also think sometimes one can get away with it, lol. A little extra bit of handmade charm!


Once I had typed my messages onto the cards, I added some Wildflower Accent Stickers and some little butterflies, which I fussy cut from a sheet of Butterfly Garden. I LOVE this particular paper – one can get heaps of embellishments from just one sheet! Same goes for element pages, like Wildflower ‘Antiques’ – I find this type of paper really handy to stretch your supplies.


The card was now ready to assemble!


I added a personal touch in the form of a small letter ‘J’ which I punched out using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This sweet little tag shape is from a sheet of ‘Antiques’, which I mentioned above. Pop a little circle in the shape and you’d think it was from a pack of ephemera, and not a sheet of 12×12! The phrases are also from that paper.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The rose gold in these Journaling Cards lend themselves so well to the pink and navy hues I’ve used.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Each card slides open to reveal the next message…

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve machine stitched a little tag onto this card to break up the similar sizes and shapes of the cards. It also makes a sort of title, which I quite like.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

On this one, I made a little spelling mistake. To disguise it, I retyped my message on to another identical card and then trimmed off the top half, for use on another project. I was actually quite happy with the way in which it sat on top of the original card – it allowed me to tuck a little floral sticker inside, which is pretty cute and adds interest.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As you can see, I used a brad to secure my journaling cards. I chose this method, as it would allow my cards movement without falling all over the place. To hide the brad pins at the back of the paper, I have trimmed off the excess with a small pair of pliers and then popped a sticker over the visible bits.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

All of my well wishes have been placed inside a vellum Typecast Envelope and sealed with a sticker from a pack of Typecast Treat Bags.

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The front has been embellished with some more Wildflower Accent Stickers and a snippet from the sheet of Antiques (mentioned earlier).

Mini File Folder Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today. Wishing you lots of happy creating!


Materials used:

Tab Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crop-a-Dile Eyelet Setter

Typecast Journaling Cards

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Teal/Black Ribbon

Typecast Tags

Typecast Envelopes

Typecast Tags (large white/rose gold)

Typecast Treat Bags

American Crafts ‘Amber’ chipboard alphabet

Pink Paislee Moonstruck #5

Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Sweater’

Wildflower ‘Antiques’ 12×12

Wildflower ‘Wild Flowers’ 12×12

Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’ 12×12

Wildflower Accent Stickers

Wildflower Layered Tags

Sticky Thumb Runner Tape






Evolution Advanced Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with two cards today showcasing the fantastic Evolution Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. The Evolution is a powerful die cutting machine that can tackle many mediums, but it also easily embosses with the turn of a crank. It is easy to use, which makes your creativity flow faster!

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To start my cards, I chose two products that I wanted to use, the Gems Dies and the Geometric Embossing Folder. I knew they would add amazing detail and texture to my cards.

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by embossing Rose Quartz cardstock. The pink paper was placed inside the Geometric Embossing Folder. Then it was placed on the Platform Plate and topped with the Genius Mat.



On the side of the Evolution is a knob that adjusts the rollers inside the machine. Following the illustrations around the knob, I turned to the embossing portion. A simple crank of the handle and the embossing was done.


The depth of this Next Level Embossing Folder is so fantastic!

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I love the texture it adds to the card.

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

It is remarkable what a hint of depth does to make a card go from ok, to wow!

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection bits and pieces were added to the card.

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

With the faceted look of the embossing folder, adding the Gem Dies images was perfect! Using metallic gold paper, I die cut each of the images.


With the Evolution, going from embossing to die cutting is a breeze. I placed my die on the Platform Plate, cutting edge up. Topped it with gold paper, face down. Covered that with the Genius platform. All that needed to be changed for die cutting was the settings on the side of the machine. I quickly turned the knob to die cutting and passed it all through the machine with a crank of the handle.

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The details are perfect and the metallic gold paper adds so much shine! All the papers and pieces from the Moonstruck collection finished off these dreamy and romantic cards beautifully!

Embossed Handmade Cards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite way to use your Evolution?



We R Memory Keepers

Pink Paislee Moonstruck


Make a Card with the Tab Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Tab Punch Board. This is such a fun punch board! Not only can I make custom file folders to feed my organization obsession, but I thought I could make a darling file folder shaped card!



I started by creating a standard card base from double-sided patterned paper. Having bright and fun patterns on both sides of the Oh Happy Life Around Town paper would create a darling file folder card! I cut the paper to 5.5” x 8.5.”


Following the easy instructions included with the Tab Punch Board, I punched my paper twice and trimmed away one strip of paper. It’s really that easy! Once the tab was punched, I scored the patterned paper with my Trim and Score Board to create the fold. (Scored at 4.25” on the 8.5” side.)


I decorated the front with fussy-cut flowers from the Good Morning paper from Oh Happy Life. Fussy-cutting is when objects are cut out with scissors. The gorgeous flowers on the patterned paper were perfect for this technique and created wonderful custom accents for my card! Some of the flowers were along the edge of the patterned paper, leaving a straight edge, instead of a full image. Those worked out to create a unique card front because I could place the flowers down the left side. The front was finished with a small strip of heart patterned paper, a sentiment sticker, and a few rhinestones for shine.


Check out how cute this tab is! It was the perfect place to add another sentiment sticker, and allow the inside pattern to shine through as well!


On the inside of the file folder card, I added more Oh Happy Life patterned paper, a sentiment cut from a journaling card, and a few more flowers. The yellow flower sits on the score of the card, so to allow the file folder card to still open and close, I simply placed the flower in the Trim and Score Board and scored it down the middle.


How will you use your Tab Punch Board?



Tab Punch Board

Trim and Score Board

Gem Stickers-Mini Rhinestones, Light Rhinestones

American Crafts Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper-Around Town, Good Morning, All Smiles, No Worries

Pink Paislee Moonstruck-Word Jumble Stickers with Gold Foil


High Five Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a couple cards using the new collection, High Five. Oh, this collection is fantastic! It’s a beautiful color palette that will work for feminine and masculine projects! Having a little boy, it’s tough to find products that will work for him, but check out each of these cards and see how I was able to make a card for him, and make another one that lets my girly side show through as well!


This collection has so many wonderful bits and pieces, I had a hard time narrowing down what to put on my card! I started with the floral patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. Yes, my fellow card makers, there is a 6×6 paper pad with scaled-down patterns! The bold black and white stripe paper was a super anchor for the bottom of the card.


Then I began to layer fun pieces. The frames, arrow label, banner tag, and sentiment are from the High Five Ephemera pack. For finishing touches, I added the love Plastic Button and a heart sticker from the Accent Sticker sheet.


And now my masculine card. Once again, I used papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. One of the cool parts of the paper pad is the journaling card paper was scaled down. I was able to cut out the smaller yellow journaling card which fit perfectly! That card influenced my mountain paper choice. The bow ties were just too adorable to resist for my little man!


More bits and pieces were added to this card, that cool triangle frame from the Ephemera Pack and a few stickers from the Accent Sheet. To add depth to this card, I used several stickers from the Puffy Sticker sheet. The triangle elements are so trendy and fun! I cannot wait to slip this card into my son’s backpack!


Which side of this collection are you leaning towards? The feminine? The masculine? Or both?



High Five

  • 6×6 Paper Pad
  • 12 x 12 Patterned Paper: Awesome
  • Ephemera Pack
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Accent Stickers
  • Plastic Buttons

Guest Designer Melissa Phillips

Happy Friday We R fans! In honor of World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, we’re thrilled to welcome guest designer Melissa Phillips, cardmaking and stamping expert. Check out her beautiful projects below, and then scroll down to get to know a bit more about her.

Hello everyone!  Melissa Phillips here, and I am so excited to get to celebrate World Cardmaking day with you.  I was invited to create a couple of cards using the darling, new Urban Chic collection as well as the Frame Punch Board (what a fun tool!).

The frame for my first card was created using the Frame Punch Board.  I selected patterned paper from the Urban Chic collection and in a matter of seconds had created a frame where I nestled my focal point.


I added a few cardstock stickers such as the heart tab in the upper left corner and the tiny lips, and then stacked a few die cut shapes to finish.


The Woodland Thickers are my favorite elements from this collection, so I used one of the symbols from the set to tie in with the current trends of today and to top off my tiny stack of die cuts.


I had to use the sweet donuts from the Urban Chic collection somehow on my second card.


I love spotting these trendy little items popping up in the paper-crafting world.


I simply hand-cut three donuts from the Street Vendor patterned paper sheet, added a bit of glitter to highlight the sprinkles, and then arranged them with Woodland Thickers to create my x’s and o’s.


Enjoy a creative weekend!



Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life. “I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

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Favorite We R Product:

Love Notes We R Instagram Kit

Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Stay true to your style and love what you create.  Don’t feel like you have to create like everyone else in order for your style to be special, what matters is it’s uniquely you.  What you create will be special to others and the joy you feel as you create, naturally comes through in what you create.

Happy Fall Card

This Saturday the craft industry is celebrating World Cardmaking Day, so this week on the blog we’ll be featuring handmade cards from our design team. First up is Shellye with a cute and clever fall card she made using the…wait for it…Crush Valentine’s Day collection. What? Check it out below!


Hello, We R fans!  Shellye here with a “Happy Fall” card made with leftovers from the Crush Valentine Collection!


This beautiful photo on Pinterest caught my eye, so it used it for inspiration:


I started by making the pumpkin from a 3X5 piece of the “Love Defined” paper.  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and rounded the edges as you would in making the “O”.  Next I punched the decorative “v” shape into one side.  I used a dark orange chalk ink to add some shading around the edge of the pumpkin.


I also wanted to add some fun texture, so I used the smallest tool from the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and black/orange twine to whip up a fun embellishment.  They’re quite fun to make (I’m thinking a string of these would be cute for a Halloween garland!)


I love the new Frame Punch Board, so I used it to make a 4X6 frame from the “XOXO” Paper.  The opening was filled with a plain piece of black cardstock.


The pumpkin was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive and then embellished with an acetate star from the Crush Ephemera Pack and the pom pom.


To mimic the decoration on the inspiration photo, I used the gold comma stickers from the Crush Thickers and then topped a few with aqua enamel dots from my stash.


“Happy Fall” was spelled out using the letter stickers found on the Crush Sticker Assortment Sheet.


To carry out the aqua color, the “Hypnotized” paper was used as a mat and then mounted onto the 5X7 card front.

Happy Fall!


Crush Collection: Hypnotized Paper; XOXO Paper; Love Defined Paper; Sticker Sheet; Ephemera Pack
Pom Pom Maker
Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Black Cardstock