Paint Chip Projects

Using paint chips (or swatches) in crafting is all the rage right now–Pinterest is full of craft ideas to use up your leftovers.  So, today I thought it would be fun to share some ways to combine paint chips with your favorite We R products to create some cool party crafts.

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First, I created a paint chip favor box using the Pillow Box Punch Board.  The paint chips I have from Behr are the perfect size (5″x6″) for the pillow box punch board.  I added a band of patterned paper, and an embossed sticker from the Hip Hip Hooray collection.

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Next, I used a paint chip as the background for a party invitation.  I used the Corner Mounter to punch corners to hold my invite, and used the Celebrate tag frame from the Hip Hip Hooray collection as my invitation.

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Finally, I created a party planner notebook with my paint chips.  I trimmed some loose leaf lined paper to 5×6 inches, rounded the corners with my 1/2-1/4 inch Corner Chomper, and bound them all together with The Cinch.  I decorated the planner cover with some Hip Hip Hooray stickers and journaling cards.

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I hope these projects inspired you to find unique ways to use your favorite We R tools in your crafting. Creative cheers!

~Aly

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
The Cinch
Binding Wire–3/4 inch Black
Corner Chomper–1/2 and 1/4 inch
Corner Mounter
Hip Hip Hooray Collection–Paper Pack and Journaling Cards

Valentine Photo Collage

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea for your sweetheart consider making a framed photo collage.  I gathered several recent “sefie” shots of me and my hubby and put them together to make this.

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I cut a piece of white textured cardstock to fit my 8×10 frame, and then trimmed my black and white photos to 2×2 inches.

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Next I used a 2×2 inch piece of scrap paper to measure and lightly mark with a pencil where my photos would go. I placed them 1/4 inch apart in a grid design.

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Then I cut photo corners with my Corner Mounter in each spot using the marks as a guide.  It was easy to do since the top panel of the Corner Mounter is clear and has measurements marked on it. Once I cut the photo corners I used a clean eraser to remove the guide lines.

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Then I added my photos, replacing a few with a block of patterned paper and stickers, and placed it all in the frame. What’s so cool about using the Corner Mounter is that I can swap out the photos and patterned paper blocks anytime I want since they aren’t adhered to the background.  I can even change them up for each holiday or occasion–pretty cool, huh?

~Aly

Supplies:

Corner Mounter
Crazy For You Patterned Paper
Crazy For You Embossed Stickers

Love Layout with Memorabilia

My hubby and I love our date nights.  And I often save tickets, programs, and other memorabilia from our dates to include in my memory keeping.  Sometimes it’s a challenge, though, to find effective and creative ways to include these items on my pages.

The Corner Mounter is one great way to include memorabilia on scrapbook pages without the worry of adhesives that might ruin your memorabilia if you’d like to remove it from your album for any reason.  Check out my page below about our date nights:
I was able to include this concert ticket on my page using the Corner Mounter, and now I can remove it without any problem if I’d like to show it to our kids when I tell them the story of our date that night.

The Corner Mounter is easy to use.  Just add your paper between the magnetically attached plates–they hold your paper securely in place when cutting the corners.

Line up your paper using the paper size guides marked on the top clear plate.  Choose your blade shape–straight, rounded or stub–and press the blade into the holes to cut the corner slits on your paper.

The Corner Mounter is great for all kinds of memorabilia (tickets, awards, postcards, artwork, holiday/birthday cards, etc) and vintage/heritage photos that you don’t want to use adhesive on.  You could also use it for business cards, or a rotating photo display–simply pull out and replace photos in the corner slits on the display.  Creative cheers!

~Aly

We R supplies used:

Corner Mounter

For The Record Paper Pack

Butter and Avocado Washi Tape


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