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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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

 

Throwback Thursday: Embellish Your Layout Title with the Fuse

Happy almost Friday friends! This week we’ve been focusing on using We R tools to embellish your projects. Today, we thought we’d throw it back to last year when Eva Pizarro showed us how to embellish the title on her scrapbook page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse tool and the FUSEables Collection. You can catch the entire post, with full instructions, on our blog HERE.

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We just love how Eva layered different patterned papers from our FUSEables collection to add color to her title.

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Then, using the Photo Sleeve Fuse, she heat sealed some pretty sequins inside the letters of her title with clear plastic sheets. How cool is that?

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She added a FUSEables die cut heart from the ephemera pack as the center of her letter “O”.

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Then, she finished off her layout with some more pieces of the ephemera pack. Pretty, right?

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The Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables collection are the perfect pair for embellishing layouts, cards, mini albums, and other paper craft projects. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check in tomorrow for a great project using the Banner Punch Board with Font Punches to embellish. See you then!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables collection

 

 

Tab Punch Board Recipe Box | Free Printable

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro here on the blog today showing you a project to organize your recipes made with the new Tab Punch Board, and sharing a free printable recipe card for you.

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My husband is Italian and in his family food is really important. It is more than a meal, it is a tradition. My mother in law and my husband’s grandmother are amazing cooks, they know how to do everything. A few years ago I decided I wanted to learn a few of their recipes. This little Recipe Box is helping me get organized and not lose any of those precious recipes.

I made the tabs with papers from the lovely Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. To make the tabs simply punch on the corner of your paper, flip it and punch on desired width (I chose “S”), then use the cutting track to cut off the excess paper.

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To make the course titles I used my Typecast Typewriter with gold ink and the Typecast Word Strip Stickers.

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You can create your own recipe cards, or you can download the PDF below and print it on letter size paper.

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARDS HERE

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I assembled my box and included a title made with a Label sticker from the Typecast Collection. Here you can see the tabs and the recipe card. The board was so easy to use! You can use it to create folders and organize your paper scraps too! Maybe that will be my next project!

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I am loving my new Recipe Box! Now I am sure I won’t miss any of those fabulous family recipes!

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies

Snow & Cocoa Patterned Paper

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Ribbon – Gold

Typecast Word Strip Sticker

Typecast Label Sticker

Say Hello to Eva!

We’re so happy to have Eva Pizarro back as a member of our 2017 Design Team. We love her beautiful scrapbook layouts, paper craft projects, and awesome photography. Read below to get to know Eva a little better.

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My name is Eva Pizarro and I live in Santiago, Chile with my husband Marco and my little boy Lorenzo. I have been scrapbooking for nearly 10 years now and I love it. I am an engineer but I am lucky to be able to be a full time mom now. During the day I look after my boy and when he naps or is busy doing something (for about 10 minutes) I do some scrapbooking or other papercrafts. I am lucky to work in several Design Teams and I am super excited for this new year at We R Memory Keepers!

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Currently…

Snacking on: dark chocolate
Always wearing: something comfy at home and jeans and top when I go out.
Obsessed with: lettering and calligraphy
Listening to: Scrapbook and Home Décor Podcasts
Making: Christams Cookies and Boxes to give to my neighbors
Annoyed with: the high temperatures in this side of the globe!
Excited about: this year as part of the We R Design Team!

Favorite We R tool: The Alphabet Punch Boards! I love them and use it all the time to make banners, crafts or layouts.

Favorite project:

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You can check out more of Eva’s posts on our blog HERE.

Christmas Cookie Boxes & Recipe

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a fun Cookie Box with a hidden message inside.

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I have always loved to bake. In fact, before scrapbooking, I spent most of my free time cross stitching and baking.  Cookies are one of my favorite things to make (and EAT) during the holidays, so I always prepare a batch or two of simple sugar cookies. I think they are delicious and you can decorate them with kids–it’s a super fun activity! (I have copied my recipe at the end of this post)

A small box of homemade cookies it is a wonderful gift for friends, neighbors or for someone you want to thank for what he or she has done for you during the year.  Make your box with your 123 Punch Board and some pretty patterned paper. I am using the Holly Jolly line by our sister brand at Pebbles Inc. The boxes are very easy to make. You don’t need to glue or cut anything, the punch board does everything for you!

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To make the hidden message, use your Mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell your word or phrase. My message is going to be “Fa La La”

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With an embroidery needle and some twine create your vertical message.

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Attach the end of your twine to the bottom of your box with some washi tape.

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Place your cookies inside your box and wrap them with a strip of corrugated cardstock

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Close your boxes and decorate them with twine, ribbon or a bow made with the 1,2,3 Punch Board and some gold acetate from the Clearly Posh collection.

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I placed my message on top of my cookies so when you open the box it is the first thing you see. I glued two “Enjoy” stickers together to lift the message easily.

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You could spell the recipient’s name or another phrase and adapt the box to other holidays like Valentine’s or Thanksgiving.

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And there you have it! Cute boxes in minutes with the help of a few We R tools. The 1,2,3 Punch Board is one of my favorites! What’s your favorite Punch Board?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

1,2, 3 Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Typecast Typewriter
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
DIY Party Confetti

 

Sugar Cookies

For the cookies:

400 grams sifted flour, 220 grams butter, 200 grams sugar, 2 eggs, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, zest of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing: mix together 1 egg white and juice of half a lemon. Add powder sugar until desired consistency.

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 370 degrees F (180 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely and cover with icing.

 

Pink and Teal Holiday Gift Wrap

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva here today sharing some gift wrap inspiration with a bright and fun color combo.

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I live in Chile and here Christmas is in the middle of Summer so I love to decorate my house and my holiday projects with bright colors. For this project I chose a Pink and Teal combo, I also added gold to give my gifts a Christmas feeling.

I started by making 2 boxes with my favorite punch boards: the Candy Punch Board and the Pillow Box Punch Board. These are so versatile and perfect for small gifts during this holiday season!

I made the Candy Box with some patterned paper and decorated it with a tag made with cardstock and my Corner Chomper, an acetate tag, a personalized letter made with my Mini Alphabet Punch Board, some ribbon cut (and sealed! ) with  my Ribbon Cutter, some confetti and a piece of cardstock from the Typecast Collection.

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For my Pillow Box I used a piece of Bazzill’s marbled cardstock and decorated it with a starburst from the Oh Goodie collection, confetti, a tag written with my Typecast Typewriter, a piece of acetate from the Clearly Posh collection, twine and a bow from the Wildflower line.

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You can use these boxes for any small gift, I wanted to give a sweet Christmas decoration so I made a garland with chocolates, twine, punched circles and liquid glue. If you want to make this garland make sure you don’t use a hot glue gun because some chocolate could  melt leaving a small stain.

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Put your gift, or garland in my case, add some confetti and close your boxes.

 

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The Mini Alphabet Punch Board  is perfect for personalized gifts tags!

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I hope you enjoyed this idea and that you can use our Punch Boards to make small Christmas Wraps. Do you have a favorite Christmas color combo?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Candy Box Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board
Clearly Posh 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Typecast Typewriter
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Typecast 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Ribbon Cutter
Corner Chomper
DIY Party Confetti

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Hello friends! Eva Pizarro here today sharing quick hostess gift made for this Thanksgiving party.

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I love all the Thanksgiving theme gifts but for me nothing is more meaningful than some kind words. For this gift I made a geometric planter and added a card made with the Gift Card Holder die set. Instead of a gift card I placed a note thanking my friends for inviting us to their first Thanksgiving party!

To make the card, simply use your Evolution Advanced to cut all the pieces of your Gift card Holder Set. I used the new Typecast Collection mixing blue, wood grain and copper colors.

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Change your ink color to Gold and use your Typecast Typewriter to write a thank you note for your hostess.

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Cut your paper and round the edges with your Corner Chomper to fit your Gift card holder

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To make the planter Use your Trim And Score Board and your Triangle Score Guide. Just follow the instructions on the booklet. I scored my lines every 1 ½ inch.

Score your diagonal lines in one direction and your straight lines in the other one.

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Place your succulent in a can and make some holes on the bottom for better drainage. Wrap your paper over the can gluing your paper with some hot glue gun in a few spots.

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If your paper is not long enough attach another piece making sure you line up the triangles.

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Finally insert a wooden stick on your succulent to hold your card.

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I think the Gift Card Holder set is perfect for a sweet message!

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I think my friend is going to be thrilled with the plant and the card. Do you bring hostess gifts to your parties?

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Ribbon Gold

Typecast 12 x 12 Paper Pad

Gift Card Holder Die Set

Evolution Advanced

Trim And Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Ruler Studio Halloween Decor

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today showing a step by step tutorial to create this Halloween Decor using the Mini Piñata Halloween kit and your favorite folded ruler from the Ruler Studio collection.

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Begin by decorating your piñata: seal the opening on the bottom shut, and create an opening at the top with your craft knife.

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Use the fringe tape and the face stickers from the kit to embellish your piñata.

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Use your Power Punch to make holes in the eyes and mouth of your piñata, so when you put the light inside the face will glow.

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Use washi tape to decorate your Ruler Studio. I love to use washi tape for this kind of project, because I can easily change color or remove the washi tape if I need to reuse the ruler.

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Use foam dots to hold your Ruler in place and to attach your embellishments and your piñata. Put some lights around your star and remember to put one or two lights inside your piñata too! (I used the two pull string holes that the piñata already has in the bottom.)

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Fill your piñata with candy, small toys, or lollipops (like I did).

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You could hang this decor on your front door and leave small treats for the kids on your block, or also use it inside your house for your family and friends.

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I think my neighbors are going to love the decor and the lollipops! Do you decorate your front door for Halloween? How long do you think the candies will last?

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Have a great day!

Eva

Supplies

Ruler Studio Folded Ruler

Ruler Studio Foam Dots

Ruler Studio Light Strand

Mini Piñata Halloween Kit

Washi Tape Dispenser