Planner Pocket Page

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m a planner girl. I enjoy keeping a Heidi Swapp memory planner and my favorite way to add photos in that format is pocket pages. Some pocket pages come with the planner, but I like to make my own using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.

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I started with an extra 12×12 page protector that I had on hand. I used my paper trimmer to cut it down to the size I wanted (5×6 inches in this case). I secured the bottom and one side with the Fuse tool, then added my photos.

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Next I made a shaker pocket with a school supply twist. I filled the pocket with pencil shavings! I sharpen dozens of pencils at the beginning of the school year, so I thought it only fitting (and fun!).

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Before fusing my photos into the pocket page, I embellished them with the Typecast collection. On the pencils photo I typed onto one of the Typecast washi strips. On the clock photo I typed directly onto the photo.

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I also typed my journaling with the Typecast typewriter on a mini piece of notebook paper.

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I used Typecast label stickers and typing on my calendar page, as well. I love how the Typecast collection mixes so well with other lines, and the typewriter is so easy to use when it comes to customizing planner pages.

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I’m looking forward to making more pocket pages for my planner and I’m excited about trying different size photos and embellishments. With the Fuse tool, I can completely customize the pockets and really make the pages my own. I’m sure I’ll keep the Typecast collection and typewriter nearby, too.

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If you’re a planner girl, consider making some pocket pages! From adding photos to creating shaker dashboards, the Fuse tool is great to have on hand to make your planner functional and special! Happy planning!

 

Supplies Used:

Fuse Tool

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Collection

Rio-Inspired Scrapbook Page

The summer games begin this Friday in Rio, and we are so excited to watch them that we thought it would be fun to incorporate our excitement into the blog projects this week. Each day this week our designers have been given a project challenge that is related to the games, and let me tell you…you are in for an amazing week! Chantalle is up today, and her challenge was to create a project inspired by the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Check out what she came up with!

 

Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today! As the world focuses on Rio, it’s difficult not be drawn to the exotic nature of such an inspiring city. On my bucket list for sure, I hope I will one day be able to take in the sights and sounds myself!

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Perhaps it’s totally stereotyped, but a lush jungle theme comes to mind when I think of South America. Living in tropical Queensland on the Eastern coast of Australia, we are never far away from a palm tree or two!

A fabulous place to visit, if you are ever our way, is Australia Zoo. We purchased some season passes last year which were wonderful, especially for the kids, as we got to go and enjoy all the zoo has to offer, as often as we liked. This interactive page captures all the fun we had on a visit during the school holidays.

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I’ve really made use of my Fuse Tool on this project and created a flip-style mini album. For the base, I have used the reverse side of a 12×12 sheet of Fusables paper. Because it’s made of plastic, you can easily adhere any fuseable item directly to it.

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I like to wait a good while for my Fuse Tool to heat up. The fuseables are slightly thicker than a plastic sleeve so it’s helpful to have a nice hot tool. Be careful to not rest in one spot for too long when using it though, as it will leave a hole in the material. Slowish and steady is the way!

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For the album, I fused a Keepsake Pocket shut and popped it under a couple of 4×6 waterfall sleeves. On top of that I fused a 4×4 waterfall sleeve and a cute little Instax size sleeve as well. As you can see, this size if perfect for a credit/business card size item. These were all fused directly to my base paper apart from the Keepsake Pocket, which I actually removed so I could adhere some leaves behind it.

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Once I was happy with the sleeves, I went about creating a tropical theme as the zoo is bursting with flora and fauna. I really wanted to build up lots of layers, just like a jungle, so I cut lots of leaf and feather shapes using a selection of colour card from a 12×12 DIY Party cardstock pad. This pad even includes metallics, which is awesome! I set my cut shapes up on either side of the cutting mat. As you can see in the pics, I have split two colours on one cutting mat. This is an awesome time saver!

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For a bit of extra definition when layering, don’t forget to pop some areas up on foam tape. On some of the leaves and feathers, I have also added some machine stitching. One could also bring the cut shapes to life too with a bit of watercolour paint to create light and shade.

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Let’s take a peek inside the album. The 4×4 sleeve contains some pics which the zoo photographer takes. If you want a copy, you take the sample to get printed off for you. I figure these little sample shots will just end up in the bin, so I grab mine if I see them out on display.

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Flip this one up and underneath, I have included a kangaroo food bag, which I have used to scribble a bit about our day.

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Some more photos are revealed underneath that. I have saved on printing by setting a few photos up on one 4×6. By doing this I was able to include 18 photos in only 3 sleeves!

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To compliment the fresh tones of the cardstock, I’ve added a few little Flower Girl ephemera here and there.

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I like to include a bit of chit chat in my pages and I don’t know why I don’t include the text on my photos more often. Another little time saver!

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Right at the bottom of the album you can see the Keepsake pocket.

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The pocket was perfect to store a copy of the treasure hunt map we completed on the day. Looking back on Erin’s little handwriting one day will be priceless. I adhered the pocket back onto my page after I had placed some foliage behind it. It’s a good idea to use a clear adhesive like glue dots etc so you don’t see you adhesive so much when you remove the items in the pocket to view them.

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A final little touch was using my Crop-a-Dile scallop punch to give a nice bit of detail to my corners. The Fuseable paper is punchable, but it’s best to snip anything that doesn’t cut cleanly, as tearing it off will ruin it. (I’ve run over the paper with my sewing machine, as the white just looked a little plain.)

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Here is another look at the full page.

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Thank you so much for joining me today.

Until next time,

Happy crafting!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Fuse Tool
Waterfall Fuse Sleeves:4×6,  4×4Instax
Fuse Keepsake Pockets
Fuseables ‘Confetti’
Diy Party 12×12 Cardstock Pad
DIY Party Die Cut Butterfly (metallic)
DIY Party Confetti
Flower Girl Ephemera
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips

Sun & Sand Beach Card

Happy summer, y’all!  Shellye here with a sunny card that displays actual sand from a recent trip to the beach…such a fun way to send a message back to those at home!

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And since we’re using a shaker pocket for the front, you could also add small shells, sequins, etc.

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I started with one of the square journal cards from the Honey I’m Home-“Real Life” patterned paper, a 4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve and the Fuse Tool and Ruler.  The tool was plugged in and allowed to heat.

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The journal card was placed inside of the sleeve and a small amount of sand was poured on top.  Using the rotary style tip and ruler as a guide, the opening of the sleeve was sealed shut.  Just make sure to use an even amount of pressure as you’re guiding the tool over the plastic.

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For the front of the card  a 2.5” circle was die-cut from the Honey I’m Home- “Homemade” patterned paper.  It was attached over the sentiment on the journal card with foam adhesive tape.  The wood veneer ampersand was glued to the center of the circle.

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Twilight Foam Thicker Letters were used to spell out “sun” and “sand”.  Hand-cut hearts from the Honey I’m Home- “Love & Laugh” patterned paper was added alongside the ampersand and then embellished with a small gold sequin and bow made from the Ruler Studio’s Natural String.

The finished card size is 5.75” X5.75” so it will fit perfectly inside of a 6X6 envelope!

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home- 660235- Homemade paper; 660238 Family Ties paper; 660239 Lights Out Paper; 660949 Love & Laugh paper; 660951 Real Life Paper; 660962 Wood Veneers
Fuse Tool and Ruler
4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve
Ruler Studio- 660937 Natural String
American Crafts- Twilight Foam Thicker Letters

Graduation Mini Album

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a mini book that I put together to document my daughter’s last few years of school.  High school is such an important time and so I wanted to make a book that would document those moments.  I included places to put pictures, add some thoughts, and keep memorabilia.

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I began my book by creating a place to put each year’s school picture with the grade showcased in the frames from the Honey I’m Home collection.

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To consolidate space, I created these pages on the one side of the coin envelopes which I included to manage those little pieces of life my daughter might want to save.

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On the other side I created a file folder held shut with a fun paper clip from the Goodie Bag collection.  Here my daughter can add some journaling or tuck in other memorabilia.

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I added in a decorative page to add some fun encouraging words on the one side.  On the facing page I wanted to add some graduation/celebration sparkle so I chose the Gold Dot Clearly Posh which I decided to add in a fun place to hold some small pictures.

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Design Tip:  Did you know the Fuse will work on the Clearly Posh pieces?  I was super excited to find this out and fused some of the 2×2 waterfall pieces to the Gold Dot piece.

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Here is a look at the pages opened up.  I kept each page a different length so that everything could be seen at once.

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I hope my daughter has a great high school career and she will be able to look back at this book with fond memories.

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It’s hard to believe this part of life is almost done, so Momma is also going to be treasuring each moment as we finish up our eldest school career and send her off to her dreams!

 

 

Supplies:

Clearly Posh Gold Dot

Fuse

Fuse Photo 2×2 Sleeve

Cinch

6×6 Chipboard Book

123 Punch Board

Oh Goodie Paper Clips

Honey I’m Home Collection