Planner Pocket with the New Trim & Score Board

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a fun and easy tutorial to make your own planner pockets using one of the new amazing releases of We R Memory Keepers that you could discover a few days ago at the Creativation show: the new Trim & Score Board !

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To make this cute planner pocket I used a patterned paper from the FUSEables Collection. First, I used the Trim function to cut the paper. I could easily see how sturdy and stable the board is compared to the former one. I cut my paper at 7 – 3/8 inch x 6 – ¾ inch to fit in my mini Memory Planner.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I turned the blue guide on the other side to score my paper in the middle. This new system is on point since it prevents the paper from slipping on the board. And since I used a plastic paper, it was very useful to get it stable!

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the folder look on the pocket, I scored the top and cut it with the Trimmer.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Time to Fuse! To close the edges of the pocket, I used my Fuse and its ruler as a guide: love how it turned out! And most of all, I love the ‘stitching’ effect you have after passing the tool on the plastic sheet!

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that the pocket is done and decorated, I just need to place it in my planner. This is why my Planner Punch Board is never too far from me! Use the chart on the back to see what is the perfect alignment for your planner and punch it!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

And that’s a wrap! The planner pocket is done and ready to keep your favorite photos or journaling that you write on tags and labels!

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Planner Pocket by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me. Now it’s your turn to play with the new Trim & Score Board! Grab your planner and make tons of happy pockets to store your favorite memories! Have fun creating and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Fuse Tool

FUSE Ruler

FUSEables papers

Diecuts are from “Fancy Free” by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee

 

 

Fall Project Roundup

Happy Friday, and happy (soon-to-be) fall y’all! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the fall projects our design team members have shared this week. Today we thought we’d finish things off with a roundup of past fall projects to keep those cozy creative juices flowing. We love creating for this time of year, and we hope you do too! Enjoy!

We R Memory Keepers Fall Project Roundup

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

We’re loving the texture that the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads add to this festive fall pumpkin wreath! It’s super easy to make, and you can learn how to do it for yourself HERE on our blog.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Owl Gift Bag

This is a favorite that you may have seen before, but we just can’t help including it. We just love owls for the fall! Grab your Gift Bag Punch Board, and CLICK HERE to learn how to make this owl gift bag.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Gift Bag

Owl Pillow Boxes

Okay, owls again. But who can resist these little guys? They’re so easy to make with the Pillow Box Punch Board. Find the how-to on our blog HERE.

We R Memory Keepers Owl Pillow Boxes

Fall FUSEables Mini Album

Record your favorite fall memories in a darling DIY mini album made with the FUSEables card kit and the Photo Sleeve Fuse. CLICK HERE for more photos and full instructions.

We R Memory Keepers FUSEables Fall Album

Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Share some yummy home baked (or store bought) fall goodies with your loved ones in these darling fall apple goodie bags. You can make your own with the Goodie Bag Guide and some glassine papers from the Oh Goodie Collection. Visit our blog HERE for instructions.

We R Memory Keepers Fall Apple Goodie Bags

Tag, you’re it! Now it’s your turn to share. Please visit our Facebook page HERE and share the fall projects you’ve been working on. We can’t wait to see, and happy fall crafting!

Laura’s Favorite Colors: Mint, Navy, and Gold Gift Packaging

Hello there, We R readers, Laura here. This week is all about our favorite colors. One of my favorite color combinations is mint, navy, and gold.

Today, I am going to share some gift packaging ideas with you, using these pretty colors.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The first package I wrapped up using my FUSE tool, papers, and embellishments. I laid out my mint chevron paper on the heat proof mat. I added the FUSEables decorative tape to the middle of the paper. Pull the tape out of the box and fold it on the premarked score lines.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the FUSE tool to adhere it to the plastic paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I added some FUSEables embellishments to the middle of the paper. I used the embellished 12 x 12 sheet to wrap up my small gift.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the next gift, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an XL gift box from navy cardstock. Follow the instructions on the punch board to score and punch your paper to fold it up into a cute little 4” x 4” x 4” box.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added strips of gold and mint glitter tape to the the box. This tape is so fun and sparkly!

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board I created an XS bow out of navy cardstock. I added a pre-made gold bow to the top to have another gold element on my gift.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also tucked a little teal and gold tag under the bow.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the last gift packaging idea, I wanted to dress up a store bought mint gift bag. I used gold, navy, and mint fringe tape. I simply trimmed the fringe tape to fit along the front of the gift bag. It has an adhesive back to make it easy to attach to any project.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a gold tassel to the handle and some gold and navy tissue paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Pretty gift packaging is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your special gifts you give.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Supplies:

 

FUSE Tool

FUSEables Plastic Paper

FUSEables Decorative Tape

1-2-3 Punch Board

Glitter Tape

DIY Party Fringe Tape

Gold Tassel

 

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.

Confetti Title by Eva Pizarro_1

 

 

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

Confetti Title by Eva Pizarro_3

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?

Confetti Title by Eva Pizarro_4

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

Confetti Title by Eva Pizarro_7

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

Confetti Title by Eva Pizarro_6

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.

2016-year-in-review-by-wendy-antenucci

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.

2016-year-in-review-by-wendy-antenucci-2

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!

2016-year-in-review-by-wendy-antenucci-3

 

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!

2016-year-in-review-by-wendy-antenucci-6

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