Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Fall Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout that I created using three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the Typecast Typewriter, and the Frame Punch board. I find myself constantly reaching for these tools.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When Fall finally rolls around, I am giddy! I LOVE everything about Fall. It’s by FAR my favorite season. Scrapbooking about Fall is so much fun. I was thrilled to sit down and create a Fall themed layout. The first thing I did was create 4 frames with the Frame Punch Board. The frames are 4 inches square with a 1-inch border along the bottom. The frame punch board makes creating polaroid frames so easy!

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Once the frames were finished, I added photos to two of them, a title in one of them, and journaling in the remaining frame. My Typecast Typewriter is my favorite way to write my journaling. My handwriting is so big and so loopy that I can’t fit handwritten journaling into small spaces on my layouts. Fitting journaling into small spaces is a perfect task for the Typecast Typewriter. I adhered the frames to a neutral piece of patterned paper for the background. I slightly offset the frames to create a little bit of interest.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

When I had my frames in place I wanted to add a border along the top and the bottom of the layout. I cut small patterned paper strips and stitched them in place using the Stitch Happy sewing machine. I adore this machine! I love that it can stitch through several layers of paper and that it stitches with thicker thread.

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

Fall is on it’s way and I have a jump start on my Fall scrapbooking! I’m a happy girl! How will you document your Fall memories?

Fall Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy and the Frame Punch Board

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

 

Frame Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Typecast Typewriter

Midnight Haunting Collection by Pebbles

Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles

Travel Art Journal

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun travel art journal that I created with the Stitch Happy sewing machine (with grey twine), the Supreme Ruler, and the Tab Punch Board.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This Summer/Fall is full of crafty adventures for me. I’m SO excited and determined to document all of my adventures along the way. I decided to create a small travelers note book/art journal.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

I started by using the Supreme Ruler to cut down the gigantic watercolor paper that I picked up at my local craft store. I wanted a heavy good quality watercolor paper because I planned on using ink, paint, and watercolors within the journal. I cut the paper down to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2. I cut one piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the cover of the journal. Then I used the Supreme Ruler again to draw a straight line down the center of the journal so I could stitch down the center of the paper.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the heavy watercolor paper like a champ! After stitching through the stack of paper I folded the journal in half to create a book. Inside the journal, I went a little crazy with paints, watercolor, and Heidi Swapp color shine.

For each section of the journal, I created a tab using the Tab Punch Board. Each tab is embellished with a cute little puffy heart sticker.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first page of the journal, I created a frame with the Frame Punch Board. Inside that frame, I typed all of the cities I will visit on my crafty adventures.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the first full spread in the journal I added a few photos from my adventure on top of the Heidi Swapp color shine background.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait until my little crafty adventure journal is clear full! It was so fun and so easy to create using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

We R Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy Grey Twine

Typecast Typewriter

Frame Punch Board 

Hustle & Heart collection by American Crafts

Beach Themed Card with the Frame Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a summer card during Beach Week. When I think about the beach, I think towels and umbrellas, swimsuits and sunscreen, and most importantly, cute shades! Using my We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board, check out how easy it is to make these adorable sunglasses!

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When it’s summer, life is always seen through rose-colored glasses!

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

These sunglasses look great on a card, but once again, I will be using these in my scrapbook too. So many color combinations to create!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I began by cutting my patterned paper to 2” by 2.” Then I set the Frame Punch Board to .25” by moving each of the small teal tabs on the side of the punch. You can make the edges as thick or as thin as you desire by moving the tabs. Making sure my paper was flush to each tab, I punched. I continued that process for each corner.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tab for the cutting bar can be adjusted as well. I set it to .25” also and cut away the inside piece from the frame.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

If the tabs on the side of the punch are moved to the furthest position (which is clearly labeled, yay!), the corners of your frame can be rounded. Which was exactly what my sunglasses needed.

On the back of each frame a piece of colored acetate was adhered. I also added a nose bridge and sides with the same patterned paper. Nothing fancy, just hand cut pieces. It got even more summery feeling with more fun papers from the Crate Paper Cute Girl 6×6 paper pad.

Frame Punch Board sunglasses card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who’s ready for days at the beach?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Crate Paper:

Beach Mini Album

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a beach themed mini album with you that I created with the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine and the Frame Punch board. I loved both of these tools before I created this project but now I love them even more!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The stitch happy sewing machine is perfect for stitching through a stack of patterned papers to create a mini album. The first thing I did to create this album is cut four pieces of patterned paper into 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Then, I stacked them together and stitched down the center with my Stitch Happy sewing machine. The thicker thread and heavy duty machine worked perfectly!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I folded the patterned papers in half along the stitching to create the album. To cover the back of the stitching, I added a strip of patterned paper that I stitched along the edges. You can see the stitching in the center of the middle pages of the album.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
On each page, I added a 3×4 inch frame that I had punched with the Frame punch board. This tool makes creating frames SO easy! Instead of adding photos to the frames, I added embellishments. Frames aren’t just for photos.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
To make sure that the Thickers I used for the title of this album stayed in place, I stitched them to the frame before I adhered the frame to the front of the album. The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the chipboard Thickers perfectly!
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When the album was finished, I decided that I wanted to add a bit of ribbon to keep the album closed. I stapled and adhered the ribbon in place under photos. The ribbon added the perfect finishing touch to this album.
Beach Themed Mini Album with the Stitch Happy by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I would love to see how you use the Stitch Happy sewing machine and frame punch board to document your memories of going to the beach. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog today!
Supplies:

Father’s Day Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a masculine and shiny layout to celebrate all the best dads in the world!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this layout, I used different techniques such as screen print, gold foil, watercolor, mixed media lettering and a cool frame design made with the awesome Frame Punch Board that I love!

First of all I cut all the papers with the Supreme Ruler and its metal edge for accurate cutting. This tool is fantastic and so easy to work with!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

On a white cardstock I applied some blue navy Art Screen Ink  and with a scraper I put it all over this beautiful floral Art Screen by Heidi  Swapp. Look at this fine and perfect pattern! Then I used the Minc Machine to add some gold foil. The result is absolutely amazing!

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

For the design of my layout, I played with the Frame Punch Board and made several different sizes and styles of frame to showcase the photo and the gold floral screen as well!  Some mint watercolor came to give more dimension and softness to the screen!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s have fun with some mixed media now! The Mini Alphabet Punch Board helped me creating the title, and for this I used the App on my phone. This is so cool! It’s like I’ll be able to take my tool away with me everywhere now, haha! Once done, I put some gesso on them and dried them with a heat gun.

 

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s go back to gold now with this fun technique using double sided tape and foil flakes! How cool is that? This is perfect to give extra accents to the frames!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Time to decorate the layout with buttons, resin flowers, stickers… and of course a touch of mint thread with this gorgeous Stitch Happy multimedia thread! And voilà! A beautiful and masculine layout for the best dad!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you had fun joining me today and I hope you’ll be inspired by all those techniques. Can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this special day ! Happy creating everyone and have a nice week !

 

Soraya

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Frame Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Minc Machine

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Kit

Heidi Swapp Floral Art Screen

Heidi Swapp gold foil and gold flakes

Embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Stitch Happy mint thread

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

Photo Frame Planner Insert

Hello friends! It’s Aly here with you today sharing an easy planner idea if you’d like to add more photos and a bit of visual interest to your planner spread. Check out what I made with the Planner Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board!

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Using the Spiral Punch Inserts, I was able to add this photo frame insert to my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Monthly Planner quickly and easily.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

 

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

A photo frame insert is a great way to add extra photos and memories to your planner. It’s also a great way to include something a little different to break up your planner spreads. Take a look at the rest of my May planner set up, and then I’ll show you how to make a photo frame planner insert with the Planner Punch Board and Frame Punch Board.

To make a photo frame planner insert, start by trimming two pieces of paper to 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Then, using your Frame Punch Board, follow the instructions and punch the two corners on the right edge of the papers with the guides set at at 1/2″ and 1/2″. Then punch the two left corners of the papers with the guides set at 3/4″ and 1/2″.

Using the cutting feature on the board, cut out the center of your papers. Then set the guides to round the corners of your frame, and round the two right corners.

Now it’s time to punch the spiral holes so it will fit into the planner. For my planner, there are two holes per inch, so I’m using the mint spiral punch insert. (The instructions will tell you which one you need for your spiral planner.)

Center your paper in the punch. If you want to be really accurate, you can mark the center of your paper and line the mark up with the center mark on the punch. Punch once, and then move your paper to the left to line up the hole you punch with the guide on the insert.

Once you reach the edge of your paper, flip it upside down and repeat the process on the other side. Do this to both papers, and then sandwich two photos between them, so you can see a photo on each side.

Now you’re ready to insert the photo frame into your planner! I love that it’s removable if you ever want to take it out for some reason.

 

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

I decorated my planner spread with some patterned papers, stickers, and ephemera from the new Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. It matches perfectly with my planner!

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

I love the possibilities that the Planner Punch Board brings to crafting and planning! You can add just about anything to any size and style of planner.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

I’m so excited about this new tool, and can’t wait to add more bits and pieces to my planner!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Frame Punch Board
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Chasing Dreams Collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper
Heidi Swapp Monthly Planner
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Gold Clips
Heidi Swapp Planner Stickers

 

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!

Chantalle

 

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’

Baby Shower Gift Idea

Hello it’s Chantalle with you today. I am very excited for not one, but two friends who are due to give birth in the next few months. These two women also happen to be sisters! One sister is keeping it a surprise, while the other sister has found out she will be having a little boy – Yay! For this sister, I have created a little keepsake album and card, ready for the big day, using my Frame Punch Board.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

An interactive card accompanies a beautiful handmade scented eye pillow

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

… along with a teensy birth record album she can use to jot down those all-important details and measurements!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Both of these projects were completed with the help of my Frame Punch Board. This is such a versatile tool – allowing you to create any size frame in a snap!

My little album is 3×4” size, so for my front and back covers, I’ve used a 3×4” piece of paper, cut from a sheet of Pink Paislee ‘Arrow Avenue’. I wanted the top half of the frame to have a thinner frame edge and the bottom part to be a bit thicker (like a polaroid frame) so I punched the top two guides using the alignment bars at 0.25 and then adjusted them to 0.75 for the bottom two guides. NOTE: Adjust the corresponding cut alignment bars to accommodate for the width of the frame edge.

Here is a short video I made a while ago showing the tool.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered this frame onto the front of my album, along with some very cute embellishments from Crate’s ‘Little You’ collection.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The album is simply a 4×6 Waterfall Fuse Sleeve which I have sealed in the middle with my Fuse Tool to create two 3×4 pockets. TIP: If you use your Fuse regularly, I highly recommend adding a Fuse mat to your stash. I find it much nicer to use than on a regular cutting mat surface.

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The album opens to reveal a section where the new Mum can record her precious baby’s newborn details. (Being in a sleeve also makes it a bit more robust for the trip to the delivery room!)

 

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I fed this little 3×4” card straight into my Typecast Typewriter so I could type the headings directly onto it.

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That little chipboard nappy pin is a fave! I wish I had added a few more bits from this collection to my stash actually – both the boy and girl versions are just adorable. I also really like how the typed font co-ordinates perfectly. TIP: Grab a matching colour Typecast ribbon so your projects coordinate even more beautifully!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For the back cover of this little mini, I have started out the same way as the previous frame, but instead of punching four guides, I have only punched two, with the alignment bar on position ‘1’. I then trimmed the section between the punched guides and folded the area down, adhering this section on the underside with runner tape.

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Inside this space, I’ve placed an adorable little chipboard cloud sticker with a few other little details like enamel dots and machine stitching. I love that peekaboo effect!

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

For Mum, I have a pull-out card inside a sleeve which works on the same principle as before.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The card is a 4×6 journalling element from the Confetti collection by Crate Paper, which I have folded in half.

 

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

On the inside, I have attached a tag shape die cut with my Staple Board, another frame (which I created with the Frame Punch Board) and some other little details. ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ was typed up onto some little Typecast tags.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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The card slides into it’s own decorative sleeve. This was created exactly the same as the back of the mini album above. I punched two guides instead of four and folded the bit inside before adhering. You can sew two pieces of 3×4’ card together to make the sleeve, or, as I have done here, make the piece of paper double the length and then simply fold in half before sewing. I prefer to sew sleeves shut if I can, as sometimes items inside get caught on sticky surfaces if the edges are sealed with double sided tape.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As ever, these ideas could be tailored to suit a number of occasions.

Baby Shower Gift Idea by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for joining me today. Happy creating!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Fuse Tool
Fuse mat
4×6 Waterfall Fuse Sleeves
Staple Board
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane ‘Arrow Avenue’
Pink Paislee ‘Take me Away’ Ephemera
Staple Board
Sticky Thumb Runner Tape
Crate Paper Little You Journalling Elements
Crate Paper Little You Mixed Embellishments
Crate Paper Little You Chipboard Stickers
Crate Paper Confetti ‘Party’
Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Sweater’
Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Cozy
Typecast Tags
Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Teal/Black Ribbon