Summer Shaker Card

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Fuse tool. It’s time to start enjoying the lazy days of summer. When I think of summer days, I think of spending time by the water, dangling my feet off the dock, and floating in the water on inflatables. With that inspiration in mind, I used the Fuse tool and some Clear Fuse Sheets to create a wave-inspired shaker card.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Fuse Ruler, I was able to create layers of waves, filled with sequins on my card. It is such a cool effect. And while this looks great on a card, I am thinking of doing this on a summer layout too!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting my Clear Fuse Sheets to card size, I sealed the edges with the Fuse Tool using the straight edge of the Fuse Ruler. Then, using the fancy wave lines on the inside of the Fuse Ruler, I created small pockets. I started the wavy lines inside the edge seals, to keep it cleaner looking.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once a wavy line was created by slowly following the edge with the Fuse Tool, sequins were added to the opening. Then the next wavy line was made. I continued the pattern until I reached the end of the clear sheet.

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Some fun FUSE-ables papers were the base of my card. I added to those some great summery embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. Less Work, More Play? Yes, please!

Summer Shaker Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite lazy summer day activity? How will it inspire your next project?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

American Crafts

Mini Party Hats

Happy Monday morning, and welcome to Kids Craft Week here on the blog! This week our team is sharing projects for kids, or that can be made with kids. They’ve got plenty of awesome ideas to keep little ones entertained over the summer, so be sure to check back often! First off is a great project idea from Soraya Maes.

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a creative activity we made together with my kids: mini party hats for their toys! And we had a lot of fun playing with the DIY Party Board which is now for sure, their favorite tool!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For this special Kids Craft week I asked them if there was something they would love to create with me and they answered (without any hesitation!) that they would love to organize a birthday party for their toys! So this is what me made together and they were just amazed by the DIY Party Board. It was so cute!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

My son started by cutting the colorful papers he selected with the Trim & Score Board. We needed 6×6 squares.

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And my daughter did the same with her own selection of colorful papers. Then she started cutting the mini party hats shapes with the DIY Party Board!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We placed the double sided tape on each edge before shaping them into cute mini hats !

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And finally we used some FUSEables fringe strips, small pompoms and wooden stars to decorate them !

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My kids were so happy and excited to see how it turned out, they could party all the afternoon with their toys! Haha!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers always has the best tools to create fun! Hope this kids craft idea will give you inspiration to have fun with your little ones! Until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

DIY Party Board

Colorful papers for kids

FUSEables fringe strip

Double sided tape

Embellishments : pompoms and wood veners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaker Pocket Page with the Fuse

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to talk about pocket pages, and share with you some tips and tricks to use your favorite tools and embellishments to showcase your photos in a very cool way!

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

If it’s the first time you’re diving into the pocket page world, here are some product ideas that will perfectly fit: I used the amazing FUSEables embellishments, some washi tape, sequins, colorful papers and some We R Memory Keepers journaling cards.

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So here are some fun tips for you to create: my journaling is made with the fabulous Typecast. I love the vintage touch it gives to the pockets!

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Use your Staple Punch Board to get extra dimension while assembling the die cuts together !

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

When using the Fuse Tool, the Laser Square will be perfect to guide you! All you have to do is placing the Fuse Mat just under the pocket page before starting fusing!

Use the Laser Square to get straight lines with your Fuse tool.

You can place the FUSEables embellishments directly on the pocket page ! Plus, you will get a beautiful stitch effect. Before closing the top of this section, insert some sparkles in it!

 

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Play with layers and add more FUSEables diecuts !

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric shapes can be fun too: for example in this pocket, I cut 2 patterned triangles and used my Fuse Tool to separate them. I also placed some FUSEables die cuts on the top of the pocket for the final touch.

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And for this last pocket I separated it in three parts: one for the photo, one for the sequins and one more for the journaling part. The Fuse Tool is so awesome for that! Feel free to compose your pocket page the way you want!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Hope you had fun joining me today with this pocket page project ! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Photo Sleeve

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse ruler

FUSEables embellishments and sequins

Laser Square

Staple Board

Journaling cards

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Alphabet Thickers

Washi tape

Sticky Thumb adhesive runner

 

 

 

 

 

Shaker Baby Cards

Happy Friday We R friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the baby inspiration this week. Today I’m going to finish things off with a set of boy & girl shaker baby cards that I made with my Photo Sleeve Fuse, along with some FUSEables plastic paper and embellishments.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by heating up my Fuse tool for 10 minutes. It’s important to let it heat up long enough to get the best results. Then, I used some 2 inch plastic pouches to create shaker pockets, filling them with sequins, and fusing the four sides to the back of the FUSEables card windows. Then I fused the back flap of the card front closed, for a more finished look on the inside of the card.

For the girl card, I added some FUSEables plastic ephemera to the card front with my Fuse tool. No adhesive necessary with the FUSEables plastic paper and Fuse tool! And, I love the way the fused lines look like stitching.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a small self-adhesive label where I had typed the word “BABY” with my Typecast typewriter. I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the Typecast!

To make the boy card, I made the circle window into a baby rattle by cutting a handle from some FUSEables paper with my Cameo.

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For a tutorial on how to cut plastic sheets with the Cameo, CLICK HERE.

Next, I cut a ring out with my circle cutter to go around the shaker window and glued it to the card front.

I finished it off with some FUSEables ephemera, again with only my Fuse tool and no adhesive!

Shaker Baby Cards by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to check back next week!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Mat
FUSEables card kit

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today and I’m very excited to share a new project! Let’s make 4 fun shaker pennants with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool along with the amazing Fuse Mat to embellish your layouts!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these fun shaky pennants you will need one or two  waterfall photo sleeves (depending on how big you want your pennants to be), the Banner Punch Board, your Fuse Tool and mat, FUSEables papers and embellishments. You will also need scissors and an adhesive runner.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, grab your Banner Punch Board and make 4 little pennants (mine are 2.5 inches) in 4 different patterned FUSEables papers.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then place one pennant in a waterfall photo sleeve, Fuse the smallest edge and use your scissors to trim all around (don’t forget to leave one inch margin to close it after). Insert some sequins inside and again use your Fuse to close the pennant. So easy!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And this is what you get when you make them all! Aren’t they so cute? You can insert sequins, sparkles, glitter… or any little embellishment you want if you are making bigger pennants! The possibilities are endless as long as you have a Fuse to make it!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Fuse Tool to place some embellishments all around my photo and at the top of my layout as well. I just love the « stitch » effect you have with the FUSEables pieces!
Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To place my 4 pennants on my layout, I simply added a FUSEables surface first, then I repeated the same process with the Fuse Tool to stick them on it.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
And here is the final result with some extra details! I hope you had fun joining me today for this new project! Don’t hesitate to use your Fuse Tool and some waterfall photo sleeves to create extra embellishments for your projects just like I did, it’s so much fun and easy! You will love it!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Photo sleeves

Sticky thumb adhesive runner

Banner Punch Board

Fuseables papers

Fuseables diecuts and sequins

Papers and embellishments from Crate Paper

Thickers

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

 

 

Year in Review Layout with the Fuse

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share one last look at our 2016.  When I began looking at the pictures that told the story of our year I was baffled at how to get everything in one layout.  Thanks to my Fuse, I was able to print varying sizes of pictures based on their importance and clearly portray our year to the fullest.

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After printing my pictures in various sizes, I began working on this layout as if it was a puzzle.  Arranging things in the order they happened and so the sizes fit well in my spaces.  My next piece that I knew I wanted to include was the year punched from the Mini Alpha punch board.

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After establishing the basics of the layout, I used the Fuseables collection to dress up the empty spaces and bring unity to my layout through color and images.  I love that I didn’t have to take my different elements out of their spots, but instead I was able to fuse the items right to the front of my page, adding dimension and making my job so much easier!

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I had a lot of pictures of friendships we made this year that I wanted to include in the layout, but there wasn’t room for each individual picture.  Using the Fuse and the Instax waterfall photo sleeves, I was able to add in 5 additional pictures of friends that made a huge impact on our lives.

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Design Tip:  Adding different layers to a layout adds interest to your page and makes it stand out more.  In my page, I have the pieces in the photo sleeves, then I have the embellishments on top of the page fused on, and to add one more layer I chose to pop up the bird and add in an element that could sum up our year.

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Our year has been a whirlwind one, one full of change, but as a family we are thankful for all that we have experienced this year.  The friendships and adventures will always hold a dear spot in our hearts.  Thank you to We R Memory Keepers for a great year creating here with you all!

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Supplies:

Typecast card basics
Fuse Instax Waterfall Photo Sleeves
Fuseables Die Cut Shapes
Fuseables Embellished Cards and Envelopes
Photo Sleeve Fuse
Mini Alpha punch board

Pregnancy Keepsake Album

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today. I recently learned that a friend of mine at work is expecting her first child and so I have made a little keepsake notebook/album for her to record the wonderful adventure she has just embarked on!

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

This album has been created using predominantly Fuseable items. I think the plastic cover will stand up well against the elements and be resistant to marks etc. It comprises of a notebook/journalling section and a little photo album her growing belly each month.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

The overall album size is slightly larger than a 4×6 print. I wanted to have enough space around the flip album so that it didn’t feel squashed. I’ve trimmed two sheets of Fuseable paper so the same size and then fused them together using my Fuse Tool. A tip when using the Fuse tool on these papers is to go pretty slowly. You may have to go over a couple of little spots again if they haven’t joined completely as the paper is pretty robust.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

Once I had fused my cover, I moved on the paper part of the album.

I used 3 sheets of paper from my 8,5 x 11 Typecast paper pad and trimmed the pages in half. I then mixed the pieces up so that they were all a different combination and then adhered them, back to back, creating 3 double-sided sheets. I then folded the sheets in half and placed them inside each other to create a little booklet.

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I attempted to glue this paper part into my cover using a hot glue gun but the glue didn’t create as strong a bond as I had hoped, so I machine stitched the booklet to the Fuseable cover.

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Here is a look inside the booklet part…

 

I have embellished the pages very simply, using a few Fuseable die cut shapes. Over these shapes, I have run my Fuse Tool with the little wheel attachment over parts of the die cut to create a bit of interest and texture. I think it looks a bit like faux stitching. I have adhered these Fuseables to the paper using a strong double sided tape.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

Towards the back of the keepsake album is a photo album which has been created using 4×6 Waterfall Fuse sleeves. I have fused 10 together with my Fuse Tool and then machine stitched this little album in to the cover as well.

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Over the top of each photo sleeve, I have popped a monthly journalling card. These are from the Typecast Pink 12×12 paper pad. The intention here is for her to be able to make notes pertaining to a specific month. I know right now she is craving caramel popcorn, so she can mark that on her November card!

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

A July due date… congrats will certainly be in order! You’ll notice I have used a few more Fuseable die cuts to embellish these photo sleeves as well.

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Another little feature which I have built in to this album, is an extra storage pocket in the back cover. Instead of sealing the back cover shut, I have left it open and popped a little notch in to the back with a circle punch. The Fuseable paper punches beautifully!

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My friend can use this pocket for little keepsakes and if she wants to keep it closed, she could use a decorative paperclip or some pretty washi tape.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

Adding a date stamp and a nice pen will finish this gift off perfectly.

Pregnancy Keepsake Album featuring the Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables plastic paper by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Fuse Heat Resistant Silicone Mat

Fuse Tool

Fuseable paper

Fuseables Plastic Due Cut shapes

Fuseables Card & Envelope Kit

Fuse Ruler 12”

Fuse Photo Sleeves 4×6

Typecast Paper Pad 8.5”x 11”

Typecast Paper Pad 12×12

 

 

FUSEables Shaker Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a card using the Fuse Tool from We R Memory Keepers, along with the products from the rest of the Fuse line. Shaker cards are so trendy right now and the Fuse makes it easy to create! With a couple of simple steps, you will have a handmade card ready to send to a friend to brighten their day!

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I started by heating up my Fuse Tool and placing the Fuse Mat onto my work surface. Then I grabbed the Everyday Fuse-ables Cards and Envelopes Kit. Inside the kit are pre- scored and pre-die cut cards, envelopes, sequins, plastic pockets, and embellishments. Everything you need to make several shaker cards.

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I filled one of the small, clear pockets with sequins. Then using the Fuse and the ruler, I slowly pulled the Fuse Tool tip along the edge of the ruler, with gentle pressure.

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After one pass along the ruler edge, the pocket is now sealed. How easy is that?

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The card base from the kit is a tri-fold card. The genius part about this design is the fact that you can “hide” your shaker pocket inside the card. Using the Fuse Tool, I adhered the shaker pocket to the inside of the card, behind the die-cut circle.

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After enclosing the shaker pocket inside the card, I sealed the inside card edges closed by using the Fuse Tool around the edges. Not using the ruler this time, but going slowly free-hand. You can see the “stitched” lines I created on the inside of the card.

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A couple of Fuse embellishments from the kit where also added to the inside. They too “stick” to the Fuse card base with a simple pass over of the Fuse Tool tip. Once again, leaving those “stitched” lines behind. I love the look and texture they add!

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Once the inside of the card was complete, I added several Fuse embellishments to the front. Once again securing them with the Fuse Tool.

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Not only is making a shaker card with the Fuse Tool a breeze, but adding the embellishments to complete the card is just as simple with the Fuse Tool.

Who will you send a shaker card to?

 

Supplies:

Shaker Scrapbook Page Title

Good Monday morning friends! We’re so excited you’re here with us to celebrate the art of Memory Keeping this week. We R Memory Keepers has a long history of providing quality products of all kinds for memory keepers. So this week we’re going to focus on how our current products provide support and creative options for crafters who are passionate about preserving memories.

 

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a layout made from start to finish with the Fuse Tool and the FUSEables Collection

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In the FUSEables collection you can find a card kit (See my previous post using this kit) and also a paper pad and some die cuts. I used these last two to create a confetti shaker title in minutes!

I started by cutting my title with my die cut machine. You could also use the Evolution Advanced and your dies! The paper cuts perfectly!

Before making your shaker letters make sure you use your Typecast Typewriter to include some journaling. The FUSEables paper runs perfectly on the typewriter as well! Just make sure you let the ink dry before touching it with your hands.

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To make your title, layer some patterned paper and some plastic from a page protector behind your page, hold everything in place with some washi tape and use your Fuse Tool to seal all the edges. Leave a small opening on top to fill the letters with confetti later.

To fuse that many layers of paper you will need to go slowly and apply a bit of pressure.

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Fill your letters and seal the top of your title.

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Decorate the rest of your layout with some embellishments from the FUSEables Ephemera Pack and some strips of patterned paper.

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I love the marks that my Fuse leaves on the paper! They look like machine stitches!

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If you want you can decorate on top of your page protector too, like the little heart I added on my “O”

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The journaling turned out great! Finally I can type directly on my 12 x 12 paper!

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Have you used the FUSEables collection before? I am sure you are going to love it!

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Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies

FUSEables Paper Pad 12” x 12”
FUSEables Ephemera Pack
FUSEables Clear Sheets
FUSEables Decorative Tape, Fringe
Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
Fuse Silicon Mat