Stitch Happy Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine and Stitch Happy Card Kit to make a lovely mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I saw the Stitch Happy Card Kit I knew it would be perfect for a mini album. In the kit you get different card designs, die cuts and even felt! All perfectly coordinated to make your job really easy.

I started by trimming some of my cards to 4 inch height. I used 3 cards for my mini album, one for the cover and two for the inside pages.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because I didn’t want my stitches to show on the back side of the card I created some 4×4 inch white squares and decorated them with some twine and thread from the Stitch Happy collection. I used mint baker’s twine, pink, citrine and gold.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like the thickness of the threads, your stitches stand out from the page and the scallop decorative stitch is absolutely lovely!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the mini album I cut my cover in half and added a floral paper in the center using the zig zag stitch and the gold thread (this way the cover was a bit wider) Next, I stitched each page slightly off the center of the cover. The mini album was a bit thick but the Stitch Happy Machine had absolutely no problem! No more broken needles or thread!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had fun decorating all the pages of my mini album, the golden thread added a nice touch. To decorate I used  the die cuts that came with the Card Kit and some wood veneers and die cuts from the Take Me Away Collection by Pink Paislee.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the decorative stitches to create different backgrounds like the scallop page you see below.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily add felt, fabric and even leather to your projects!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some of the other pages of my mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Remember to change needle when using the gold thread otherwise the thread might break.

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Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Do you have a Stitch Happy Machine? What are you waiting for? I am sure you are going to love it as much as I do!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Mint Twine

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy  Citrine Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Wood Veneers

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Die Cuts

 

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a quick idea on how to use your Frame Punch Board for your next summer scrapbook project.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I knew right away I wanted to fill my page with frames, kind of a grid design but made with different squares. I choose two different types of frames: one square 2 3/8 inch x 2 3/8 inch and one polaroid style 2 3/8 inch x 2 7/8 inch and used papers from the lovely Oh Happy Life collection by our sister brand, American Crafts.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I embellished the frames with pictures, phrases, die cuts and stickers. If the die cut was too big I cut the edges so the design stayed inside the frame.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also made 3 journaling frames with some white cardstock and my Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To align all the frames perfectly I used my Laser Square, it was very easy to use and made the grid design alignment so much easier!

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

To finish my layout I added a title and some stickers from the Flower Girl Collection by We R Memory Keepers. I also used some 3d dots on some embellishments to give a little more dimension to my layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like how each frame is unique but, using the same window size and the same paper collection, you can achieve a cohesive layout.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because you work each frame at a time this layout design is very quick and easy! This technique is perfect for cards or mini albums too! I hope you give it a try!

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

But wait! Need some ideas for how to use all those scraps of paper? Here’s another layout where I share 3 ways to use your Frame Punch Board.

Summer Scrapbook Page with the Frame Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Oh Happy Life Collection

Laser Square

Typecast Typewriter

Pinwheel Flower Garland

They say April showers bring May flowers, so this week we’re sharing some paper flower project inspiration from our design team. Be sure to check back each day this week–you’ll love what the team has come up with. First off is Eva with a Pinwheel Flower Garland.

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva on the blog today bringing you a summer-inspired floral garland made with our Pinwheel Punch Board.

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

The Pinwheel Punch Board is one of my favorite boards, these pinwheels are beautiful, with round corners and you can layer them! You can’t do all these things by yourself! Plus, the pinwheel attachments allow you to create perfectly functioning pinwheels.

I made my pinwheels with 3 inch wide papers from the Tealightful collection by Pebbles Inc.

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

To make them look like a flower I put some yellow fringe in the middle on the pinwheel (the original idea is from Amanda over the Pebbles’ blog, check her Pinwheel project here)

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

To decorate my garland I made some pom pom using our Pom Pom Maker and coordinating wool.

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

The pom poms are really easy to make! No more cardstock circles like I used to make them when I was a kid! If you have small children ask them to help, they are going to love them! If you use bigger pinwheels you could also use the pom poms as the center of your flower, that would look so cute!

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

I glued each pinwheel to a piece of twine and hung it on our yard. If you want you can wrap it around a wreath to decorate your front door.

I left my pom poms hanging in the center of the wreath.

Pinwheel Flower Wreath by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

I love the summery feel this garland brings to our yard, make them in different sizes and colors, I am sure your pinwheels are going to look great!

Pinwheel Flower Garland by Eva Pizarro

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board

Pom Pom Maker

Pebbles Tealightful Papers

DIY Party Fringe

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Mother’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here showing you how to make a beautiful and quick Mother’s Day gift using the Photo Lights Collection.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I had a son, my mom loves to receive pictures of her with her only grandson. The Photo Lights frame is a different approach to the classic photo frame, and I can assure you your mom is going to love it!

The first thing you need to do is print your picture on the backlit paper with an inkjet printer. You need to print it on the textured side. To figure out which one it is, I like to run my finger through the paper. If it doesn’t make a sound that’s the glossy side, if it does then that’s the textured side.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Photo Lights Rub-ons to embellish your picture. In each package you get 20 different designs in 3 colors: white, black and gold.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Place your photo inside the magnetic Photo Lights Frame. The picture is protected by a sturdy acrylic sheet and you can light the frame with AA batteries or plug it using a Micro USB cable.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my gift I used the Magnolia Jane collection and my 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a large bow and a 3×4 envelope.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wrapped my frame with a strip of paper and used these beautiful clips to hold my card in place.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put my bow on top of my frame and closed my envelope with a clear sticker.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And this is how the frame looks once is lit! I think it is gorgeous during the day or the night, now I want to make one for myself!

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by the blog!

Eva

 

Supplies

PhotoLights Frame

PhotoLights Rub-ons

PhotoLights Backlit paper

1,2,3 Punch Board

Magnolia Jane Paper Pad

Magnolia Jane Clips

Magnolia Jane Stickers

DIY Jewelry Holders

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing some jewelry organizers for your rings, earrings, bracelets etc.

DIY Jewelry Holders by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I got my inspiration from this photo I found on Pinterest

These ring cones are super cute and I thought I could easily make them using my DIY party Board! I decided to use some papers from the Simple Life collection by Pebbles Inc. I simply placed them on my board and cut them using the C7 guide.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

To give my papers a little more shine I used the floral art screen from Heidi Swapp and Minc Reactive Paint. It was my first time using this technique and I was amazed at how easy it was to get a perfect image! I let it dry and then run my paper through my Minc with gold foil, the result is gorgeous!

DIY Jewelry Holders by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the DIY Party Board and the Heidi Swapp Minc

I rolled my cones slightly tighter and glued them with hot glue. To give the cones some weight I added white clay to the base. I pushed it in the base of the cone with my finger, and then let it dry.

DIY Jewelry Holders by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To complement my ring organization I decided to make a paper bowl. I followed this tutorial but I used my Triangle score guide to mark my paper. I love this tool! You can create amazing geometric shapes with it!

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board and Triangle Score Guide

I scored my paper every 1.5 inches and this way you can get 2 bowls out of your 12 x 12 inch paper. You can insert one bowl inside the other or leave it single like I did.

DIY Jewelry Holders by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how this project turned out! It is very  simple and I think it would make a great gift for a friend!

DIY Jewelry Holders by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

 

Eva

 

Supplies

DIY Party Board

Triangle Score Guide

Trim and Score Board

Simple Life papers by Pebbles Inc

Minc Foil Applicator

Minc Reactive Paint

Minc Art Screen

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a layout made with some of my favorite We R tools!

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Tab Punch Board is perfect for making folders and planner dividers but I love to use it on my layouts too! IN this layout I use it to add hidden photographs and you could also use it to add a hidden journaling! I also used my Fringe and Score Tool to cut perfect strips of paper to create my background. I use a lot of paper strips in my layouts and this is a quick way to make them!

We R Memory Keepers Fringe and Score Board

With the Tab Punch Board you can make tabs anywhere you want, and in different widths too, it’s really easy to use.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board

The perfect match for your tabs is the Typecast Typewriter and the tiny stickers strips you can find in their collection. I used my Typecast to add my journaling and titles for my tabs.

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I placed my tabs underneath my picture, each tab has a photograph of the species we saw at an exhibit last spring.

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this layout I used the Tealightful collection by our sister brand Pebbles, I think it is perfect for my Spring photos!

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how this layout turned out! My We R Memory Keepers tools made the process so much easy and fun!

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Stickers

Fringe and Score Tool

Tealightful Collection by Pebbles

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you a mini album I made with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool that’s perfect for documenting this year.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This year my goal is to document my daily life, because I know how easy it is get caught up with things to do and leave my project half done. So, I have prepared a small mini album with sleeves and all I have to do every month is print pictures and write my journaling.

For this project I am using the 4×6 waterfall sleeves, a Jen Hadfield DIY Home FUSEables Card kit and some paper from the same collection. I bound everything together with rings to be able to add pages easily.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the photo sleeves to create shaker pages. The kit includes the sequins so everything coordinates perfectly! To decorate the sleeves I added a few Fuseables die cuts–no glue needed! Just run your Fuse over them and you are done!

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For each month I printed two 4×6 photo collages. If you did lots of things during that month you can add more pages!  Add embellishments over your photos with more Fuseables die cuts and add your journaling with your Typecast and some tags.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For each month I did a cover with the name of the month. If you have lots of pages for each month you could add tabs with your Tab Punch Board!

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another way to add journaling is to run your entire page through your Typecast typewriter. I love this look!

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here you have two more pages from last month.

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This mini is very simple but I am sure it’s going to be a fantastic reminder of all the experiences we lived through the year! I think I can complete this simple project! Do you want to join me and make one too?

Photo Sleeve Fuse Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

Fuseables Card Kit
Pebbles DIY Home Paper Pad

Typecast tags

Waterfall Sleeves 4×6 inches
Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse Ruler

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast

Hello! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today showing you a fun way you can use your Typecast Typewriter and let the journaling be an important element of your layout.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

To make the big journaling star I drew the shape with my electronic cutting machine, you could do it by hand but this was much easier for me! Use a pencil to make marks were your photo or title will be and then begin typing on your Typecast Typewriter with gold ink.

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I used this gorgeous constellation paper you can find in the Typecast 12 x 12 inch paper pad as my base.  It has rose gold foil details that I think are perfect with the gold ink journaling.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

As a base for my photo I used journaling tags and basic cards from the same Typecast collection.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

For all the other details I used embellishments from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. I added a cluster on the top left of my layout to balance that big star on the right.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

With the Typecast Typewriter your journaling can become an embellishment and an important part of your layout. And the best part is that you can record all those feelings and stories in a fun and cute way! I hope you try this technique! It’s really easy and with the colored ribbons you have lots of possibilities!

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter
Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Basics Cards
Typecast 12 x 12 inch Paper Pad
Typecast Gold Ribbon
Moonstruck Cork Stickers
Moonstruck Ephemera
Pebbles Rose Gold Thickers

Frame Punch Scrapbook Layout

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing three ways you can use the Frame Punch Board for your next scrapbook project.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I began to use the Frame Punch Board I was immediately drawn by the beautiful shapes left by the board. Those are meant to be scraps of paper but I thought I could use them in my layout. When you punch the four corners of your paper this is what you have left: a square with another shape in the center and 4 little pieces of paper.

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I used the squares as a background for my layout. I began with 2 ¼ inch squares and placed them diagonal. I cut some of the squares in half and filled all the spaces.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used those little scraps of paper to create the crosses on the upper part of my page. I think they would look awesome filling the entire page!

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I used my Frame Punch Board to create different frame sizes. I did three styles: one thinner, one larger and a polaroid style frame.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used papers from the Snow and Cocoa Collection by Crate Paper and embellishments from the Take me Away line by Pink Paislee.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little more depth and make my frames stand out I used 3d dots on some pictures and embellishments.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love the quilt style background of my layout. The Frame Punch Board is definitely a must have! You can create awesome things when you use your tools in different ways!

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Take Me Away Ephemera

Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers

Snow & Cocoa Patterned Paper

Precision Press Valentine Cards

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro today on the blog showing you some Valentine’s Cards made with the Rose Layered Stamps and my Precision Press

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Precision Press is perfect for beginner stampers, you can stamp two or three times without risking to move your design. For this cards I created a background with my stamp, my Precision Press worked perfectly because you can see exactly where you are stamping!

Create a  heart mask with lightweight paper and put some white cardstock underneath. Hold everything with some washi tape.

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Place your stamp over your paper, close the Precision Press and stamp all 3 layers of your design.

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Once you are done move your stamp repeat the process.

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Fill your design with flowers and remove the card.

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Use your Typecast Typewriter to add a sentiment and a sewing machine to make some borders for your heart shape.

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I did two different cards. For the first one, I cut my design and adhere it to a folded piece of patterned paper. I did a zig zag stich all around my heart shape and used papers from the My Funny Valentine collection by Pebbles Inc.

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the other card I stitched all around my heart to make the heart stand out and then layered some patterned papers on the back.

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how these cards turned out! Now you can create your own patterns with different colors and stamps! The Precision Press is going to make everything easier!

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Precision Press
Typecast Typewriter
Layered Stamp
My Funny Valentine Paper Pad