Graduation Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a scrapbook page that I created with a few of my favorite tools. I’ve always been a memory keeper at heart. I LOVE photos and love pairing them with memories even more. I’m a traditional scrapbooker who loves lots of photos and lots of journaling. I gravitate toward tools that make creating even easier and more fun. I used a lot of We R Memory Keeper tools to create this layout.

It’s the season for graduation and with graduations comes a TON of photos. A couple of years ago my last little man graduated from Kindergarten. Of course, I was a teary mess as my little man, sang with is class, and received his diploma. My husband and I took turns taking photos. We have a few great photos of the day. I used three of these photos on this layout. I knew I wanted these three photos on the same layout (on a grid design) and I had quite a bit of journaling with each photo.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each photo is 3 ½ x 5” printed in black and white. The photos are printed in black and white because, well, the ceremony was in the school’s gym and the lighting was awful.  I laid the photos on a grid design using my Laser Square to line everything up. Once I had the placement of my photos figured out, I adhered the photos using strong double-sided tape along 3 sides of the photo. I left one side of the photo without adhesive so that I could slide a tag behind each photo for hidden journaling.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The three tags that slide behind each photo are created with the tag punch board and the hole reinforcer punch. Tags are one of my favorite embellishments and I LOVE tucking them behind photos with additional photos and journaling. The tags are perfect for adding typed journaling which I did after I took the photos as there was personal information on them.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The stars that are scattered throughout the layout are fussy cut with the new spring scissors. These are my new favorite scissors for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques. I’m thrilled to have a new favorite pair of scissors for all of my fussy cutting needs.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To finish the layout and make sure that everything stays in place, I added a few lines of stitching with my Stitch Happy sewing machine. I love that machine! My favorite feature of this machine is that it stitched with thicker (embroidery type) thread.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I couldn’t be happier with how this Kindergarten graduation layout came together. This day has so many precious memories for our family and I’m so happy to have them documented. I could have created this layout without my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools, but it wouldn’t have been as easy or as enjoyable. Don’t we all have our favorite tools that we love using and that makes crafting a little more fun? I’d love to know, what are your favorite crafting tools? Let me know in the comments below.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog, I’ll see you again soon. Happy crafting my friends.

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Easy Planner Inserts with the Tag Punch Board

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today for a new project using the Tag Punch Board, the new tool that allows you to create effortlessly tons of tags for all your different projects. It’s a mini board but definitely effective. I created a planner insert and extra photo-tags!

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make the insert and the photo tags you will need to gather with your planner some colorful papers, bakers twine, black cardstock, diecuts or stickers and of course the Tag Punch Board. I also used the fantastic Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch for a perfect finish!

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, to create my insert I cut a beautiful paper with pink chevrons from the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne collection. The dimensions are made to fit my mini memory planner: 6 5/8 x 2.5 inch. I used my Trim & Score Board for a quick and perfect cut!

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s shape the tag! This board is very easy to use since you have different guides to help you chose the depth you want to give to the corners. The more you slide the paper up on the board, the deeper the angles will be! So I decided to place the paper on the G line. Once you cut the first corner, turn the paper on the other side and repeat the process on the same line. Use the punch you have on the board to make the tag hole and voilà!

 

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Now grab your Planner Punch Board and your Hole Reinforcer Punch to transform this tag into a cute planner insert! I used some black cardstock and black twine to contrast with the bright colors. Add some decorations and your tag/insert is ready to be placed in your planner.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

What about creating photo-tags to add more details in your planner?! So easy and fun! Repeat the same process but use a photo instead of the paper. The Crop-A-Dile will help you to enlarge the tag hole so that you’ll be able to add a reinforcer before inserting it to your binder! So cool !

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersTag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Planner Inserts by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

There are so many other possibilities you can explore with this Tag Punch Board, you will love it! Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy creating to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Tag Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

Planner Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Trim & Score Board

Mini Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

« Hawthorne » collection by Heidi Swapp

Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you some adorable Valentines tags. These cute tags are so easy to create with the new Trim and Score board. I love tools that have many different uses and this tool has an endless list of uses and projects that you can create. My favorite thing about this tool is that it’s two tools in one (a trimmer and a score board).

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create these cute tags, I only used three tools (the Trim & Score board, Hole Reinforcer Punch, and scissors). The first thing I did was create the tags by trimming the patterned paper into a rectangle and trimming the top two corners off to create a tag shape.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main focal point on these tags is the patterned paper rosette behind the wood veneer sentiment. These rosettes are so easy to make!. They’re one of my favorite embellishments because they make such a big impact. Each rosette is made from a 1 ½” x 12” strip of patterned paper.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After trimming the patterned paper strips I scored all three strips every 1/4 inch. I wanted these rosettes to add texture to the tags but not a ton of bulk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I should probably tell you about the products I’m using, huh? This awesome collection is “Main Squeeze” from Crate Paper. It’s perfect for ALL of your Valentine’s Day projects.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main embellishment on these tags is obviously the rosette/the wood veneer sentiment. I kept the rest of the embellishments very simple with only a couple of stickers and some glittery washi.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The finishing touch on the tag is the patterned paper hole reinforce that I created with the hole reinforcer punch. You guys, this punch is brilliant and has a permanent spot on my desk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Hole Reinforcer Punch

Thankful Jar

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing how to turn a common mason jar into a Grateful Jar with the help of your favorite We R tools.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude is a beautiful virtue and what better way to practice it than with a Grateful Jar? You can use it with your family or to give to a friend during this holiday season. I decorated the jar and the lid and also hung a tag with a few papers for writing down things you’re grateful for.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tag I cut some 2×3 plain copy paper and then used the Perforate blade on my Dial Trimmer to make them tearable.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I stapled my paper together with The Staple Board set at “L” for large, and then glued this pad of paper to a tag.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tag has a scallop border made with the Dial Trimmer and I used the Reinforce Hole Punch to decorate it.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The jar is just a common mason jar that has a Thickers phrase attached. I love these pink Thickers from The Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles. Aren’t they super cute?

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, to decorate the lid I used some papers from the same collection and a heart I made using my Heart Clear Cut Punch. You can punch anywhere on the page and align everything perfectly. I love these punches!

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made a Grateful Jar? You can start this year! Teach your kids that you can find a reason to be grateful everyday.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Reinforce Hole Punch
Clear Cut Punch–Heart
Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles Inc

One Punch, Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you 4 ways to use the Hole Reinforcer Punch in your planner projects! This new tool will be as essential as the Planner Punch Board because once you start punching, you never want to stop!

One Punch Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

  1. Reinforce your planner pages and decorate them at the same time! Let’s start by the basic use of this amazing punch and grab some colorful cardstock to create hole reinforcers. Create a fun page with the Planner Punch Board and add them all around each hole:

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create a fun garland with the Hole Reinforcer Punch and glitter cardstock! To make this garland you will also need some twine and a stapler. Punch several circles and hang them on the twine before stapling it to the planner page. How easy and cool is that?

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Make your own embellishments! Yes, the little circles can be use as embellishments and it is so cute to spread them wherever you want! Don’t hesitate to place sequins or enamel dots in each center to add extra dimension to your projects!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create some cute planner clips! Turn a simple paper clip into a cute decorative clip for your planner! All you have to do is stick one circle to another but be sure to insert the tip of the paper clip before adhering. Add gems and sequins for a fun finishing touch!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

I hope you had fun joining me today for these 4 fun DIY projects using the Hole Reinforcer Punch! There are so many possibilities to explore with this great tool. Here is another example of what you can create: a shaker pocket with the hole reinforcer centers as “confetti”  before sealing it shut with the Fuse Tool!

Happy creating everybody and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Embellishments and papers by Maggie Holmes

Staple Board

Paperclips

Stitch Happy Blue Twine

 

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro with you today sharing a quick Planner project using the new Hole Reinforcer Punch.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I don’t know about you but I always procrastinate some things from my daily to do list. To be able to notice important things in my planner more quickly, I decided to create small tags and attach them with small pieces of washi tape.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tags I used small pieces of patterned paper from the Creekside collection by our friends 1Canoe2 and made a small hole using my Crop a Dile. To embellish the tag and make it look perfect I added a circle using my Hole Reinforcement Punch. This punch is perfect for the Planner Lover! You can add extra pops of color in seconds and your inserts will never tear out again!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little more journaling space I used one of the 4 x 6 inch cards from the 12 x 12 Paper Pad and added some punch outs using my Hole Reinforcer punch to embellish it a little bit, specially the white side of the card.

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Put washi tape on top of patterned paper, punch, remove from the paper and you have a sticky hole reinforcer ready to go!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my spread I always use stickers that I cut and then keep it together with a clip in my planner pocket

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My other go to embellishment is washi tape! The new Washi Chomper Washi Tape from We R Memory Keepers come in 4 beautiful colors and have small sayings perfect for planners. Combine them with the new Washi Chomper and you are going to get your planner ready in minutes!

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I am sure this new little tool is going to become your next planner best friend, Do you have any other ideas on how to use it?

Hole Reinforcer Punch Planner Spread by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Hole Reinforcer Punch
Washi Chomper Washi Tape
1canoe2 Creekside Collection

July New Releases!

Hello We R fans! Happy Monday, Happy July, and…well…Happy Everything! Yes, we’re kind of giddy today because we’ve got some exciting news to share with you.

We R Memory Keepers July 2017 New Releases

We’ve got two new releases and an upgrade, so get out your wish lists and get ready to make a few additions!

Dial Trimmer

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

With the new Dial Trimmer there’s no need to keep track of different pairs of decorative scissors or trimmer blades!Dial Trimmer by We R Memory KeepersWith this one tool you can easily turn the dial to select from 6 different blade options: scallop, wave, deckle, perforate, cut, and score.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Cut through cardstock up to 12 inches, plus use the extending arm for easy alignment and measurements.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Hey planner fans, check out the latest tool for notebooks, journals, planners, mini albums, and more–the Hole Reinforcer Punch!

Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Create decorative and functional hole reinforcers from any paper!

Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Mix and match different paper to customize your design. The 1/4″ hole reinforcers pair perfectly with planners.

Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Letterpress Kit Update

Our final announcement isn’t a new release, but is an update to our classic Letterpress Kit. The new kit includes a convenient Letterpress Ink Pad, in addition to the platform, papers, plates and accessories.

Letterpress Kit by We R Memory Keepers

All of these goodies start shipping July 17, so keep an eye out for them in stores and online in August.

Well friends, we hope you’re as excited as we are about these new releases! Check in with our social media channels regularly for updates and announcements about our exciting new products.