Miss “U” Travel Themed Card

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here today to share a fun travel-themed card with you. This is a clever card you can send to friends while they’re away from home to let them know you’re thinking of them. You’ll need an alphabet of some kind–stickers, stamps, or (in my case) the alphabet folder from the ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folder Set.

embossed travel card by aly dosdall

embossed travel card close up by aly dosdall

Add your alphabet to the front of you card, making sure the letter U is missing. For my card I embossed the front with my Evolution Advanced and the alphabet folder. Then I covered the bottom row of letters (which contained the U) with some patterned paper.

next level embossing folder_ABC 123 on solid core cardstock

When using the new Next Level Embossing Folders be sure to set your Evolution Advanced dial at the very top as shown in the photo below. These folders are extra dimensional and need a little less pressure than the standard embossing settings on the dial.

next level embossing folder setting for evolution advanced

I kept the card pretty simple to allow the beautiful embossing to stand out. To finish off my card I added another banner cut strip of patterned paper, another strip with the word “missing” printed on it, and a sticker with a letter U Thicker attached to form my sentiment, “missing U”. Get it? ūüėČ

embossed travel card sentiment by aly dosdall

This is a great design to use if you’re traveling as well. You could send it to your love ones waiting for you at home. So, are you traveling this summer? Do you have any crafting plans to go along with your travels?

Supplies:

ABC 123 Next Level Embossing Folder
Evolution Advanced
Jet Set 12×12 Paper Pack
Jet Set Cardstock Stickers
Pebbles Cottage Living Thickers
American Crafts Cardstock Pack–Neutrals

Travel Themed Scrapbook Layout

Hello WR fans, Carrie here! This week we have been taking you on our traveling journeys, I hope you are all having fun and getting some inspiration along way. Today I am sharing with you the beginning of my son’s new journey in life.  2013 marked a very exciting time…my son was off to college. I chose to use the WRMK Jet Set line to showcase the states we traveled through.

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I started by picking out the products I was going to use…

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Once I chose papers and photos I cut my photos to focus only on the states welcome signs. I matted them with a contrasting color in my patterned papers so they would stand out a bit more. I also matted my design papers to help them stand out a bit more on my background paper. Once I had the design of the layout I adhered everything down and started embellishing my layout. I used WRMK Jet Set Embossed Stickers. I also used the WRMK Jet Set Souvenir paper and used it to cut out some journaling words and my title. I also used some foam dots to add some dimension to some of my embellishments.

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I finished my layout with a little bit of ink along the edges of my paper just to give it that last bit of pop! I hope you enjoyed coming along on the beginning of my son’s journey, I’m sure I will have so much more to share as he travels down this new path in his life!

Products used:

WRMK Jet Set Road Map 12×12 Patterned Paper
WRMK Jet Set Road Trip 12×12 Patterned Paper
WRMK Jet Set Souvenir 12 x12 Patterned Paper
WRMK Jet Set Sunset 12 x 12 Cardstock
WRMK Jet Set Taxi 12 x12 Cardstock
WRMK Jet Set 6 x6 Paper Pad
WRMK Jet Set Embossed Stickers
WRMK Jet Set Paper Pack
Lifestyle Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner
American Crafts This to That Foam Dots
Lifestyle Crafts Shape Arrow Dies
Lifestyle Crafts Evolution

Cinch Travel Journal

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a great vacation project with you today.  If you plan to travel this summer, create this easy travel journal to take with you!  Record your memories, tuck in some photos, keep memorabilia in the envelopes, and your trip will be saved and easy to share.

Travel Journal by Traci Penrod1

To create the journal, I used the Cinch Binding Tool, the Envelope Punch Board and the Cinch Journal Kit.  The Jet Set paper is an older We R collection from my stash.  I didn’t need much paper for this journal so using up scraps from the past was perfect!

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To start, I created some envelopes of various sizes using the envelope punch board.  This is very easy … just follow the size instructions right on the board!

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Once the envelopes were created, I decorated the chipboard covers that are included in the Cinch Journal kit.  Once my covers were embellished, I punched my binding holes using my Cinch tool.   Easy directions are also included right on the Cinch, as well as in the packaging for the journal kit.

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Next, I punched binding holes in all of my journaling pages, envelopes, and accent pieces.

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Once all of my binding holes were created, I added my binding wire to all the pieces to create my finished journal.

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I hope this has given you some ideas for a travel journal for your summer vacation!  Make them for the kids too!  Theirs could include pages to keep them busy during the trip, space for their photos and notes, or even coloring pages!

Share your pictures with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

Supplies:

The Cinch Binding Tool
Envelope Punch Board
Cinch Journal Kit

Embossed Fall Card

As I’ve mentioned before during my fall project posts this week, this season is the perfect time to include fun texture on your projects. Today I’ve got an easy way to add texture to your fall projects using embossing folders and ink to create a unique letterpress look.

Embossed Fall Card by Aly Dosdall

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I started by trimming my ivory cardstock to 6×6 inches to fit my 6×6 inch card. Then I applied honey yellow¬†ink to the inside of my embossing folder using a large brayer.

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I placed my cardstock into the inked embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. The cardstock was not only embossed, but also took on the ink in the embossing folder pattern. Very cool.

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Next I pulled some papers from the Jet Set collection in some of my favorite fall colors–tangerine, orange cream, honey yellow, sky blue, violet, and sea foam. Then I created a maple leaf framed window to highlight the inked embossing pattern and to add a seasonal touch. I used the two largest Maple Leaf Nesting Dies, cutting the smaller leaf first from the orange background paper. Then I cut a small leaf from the purple paper, and then cut the larger leaf from the same paper to create the frame. I used some washi tape to hold the larger leaf die in place on the paper so the frame cut evenly.

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I glued the frame onto the orange cut out leaf background and then added that to the inked embossed cardstock using foam squares for dimension. To finish off my card I added a few die cut feathers, some embossed stickers, twine, and a mini clothespin.

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This embossing technique is a fun way to add texture to any project using any type of embossing folder and ink you’d like. Try experimenting with inking different sides of the folder for different results. You can also try spray inks or daubing the ink on the folder to get a more distressed look. Be sure to link us to your inked embossing projects if you give this technique a try!

~Aly

Supplies:

Jet Set Paper Pack
Jet Set Embossed Stickers
Triangle Embossing Folders
Maple Leaves Nesting Dies
Feather Shape Dies
Evolution

Travel Game Cards

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids or grandkids busy while traveling this summer, here’s a fun and easy idea. Make a set of travel game cards that the kids can pull out and browse through when they need something to keep them occupied.

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Each of these six games requires nothing other than willing participants on a road trip or waiting in line. I created a pocket to hold the cards using the Mini Pocket Template Die, adding a flap with a velcro closure to keep the cards secure inside.

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To create the pocket I trimmed a 3″ x 9″ piece of patterned paper and then scored and folded the top down at 1 1/2″. Then I placed the die over the paper and lined up the folded top just below the end of the die as shown below. I punched the corners of the flap with my Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper.

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Then I folded up the pocket and glued the flaps around the back side. I added some sticky back velcro to keep the top closed, and then embellished the front of the pocket.

This set of game cards is perfect for summer travel for yourself or to give as a gift. If you’d like to make your own set of cards you can download a free printable pdf file HERE.

~Aly

 

Supplies:

Jet Set Paper Pack
Mini Pocket Template Die
Evolution
Washi Tape–Onyx
Corner Chomper–Scallop/Cloud, and 3/8″
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Black ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 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Travel Mini Album with The Cinch

Vacations are one of my favorite subjects¬†to scrap, but I always seem to have too many photos to include on just one scrapbook page¬†in my album. Custom mini albums made with The Cinch binding tool are a great solution to that problem! They allow you to include as many photos as you’d like while preserving them in their very own scrapbook that isn’t as overwhelming as a full 12×12 album.

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I created this mini album using 6×6 inch chipboard as my base, and then I covered the chipboard with papers, tags, and stickers from the Jet Set collection.

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I used some black Washi Tape accents to add a bit of contrast on my pages, and cut apart some numbers from the Souvenir patterned paper to use as page tabs.

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Keeping the same basic design throughout the album adds as sense of unity to the album, and saves time as well!

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I love the fun colors and icons of the Jet Set collection, plus there are plenty of adorable tags to cut out and layer on your projects. Try making a mini album with The Cinch binding tool for your summer travel photos.

~Aly

Supplies:

Jet Set Paper Pack
The Cinch
6×6 Chipboard
Black Binding Wire–1 1/4 inch
Washi Tape–Black
Tab Punch–File

File Folder Travel Page | Envelope Punch Board

Do you ever struggle to find ways to add more photos to your pages? One of my favorite ways to add extra photos is with interactive elements such as the mini file folder on this travel page I created using the Envelope Punch Board and the Jet Set collection.

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The front of the file folder holds a 4×6 photo and some embellishments.

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The inside of the file folder holds four 3×4 photos–that makes 7 photos on a single page!

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You can create handy mini file folders like this one in any size for just about any project using the Envelope Punch Board. Let me show you how.

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Start by cutting a 7×10 inch piece of paper. ¬†Place your paper in the Envelope Punch Board upside down with the 7 inch¬†edge at the top of the board. Center the left corner in the board as shown in the photo above, and punch.

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Move the left edge of the paper over, line it up with the 3 inch mark on the board as shown above, and punch.

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Trim off the bottom tab by lining up the trimmer blade in the valley you punched with the punch board, as shown in the photo above, and moving the blade downward.¬†You’ll end up with one tab on your paper like this.

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Now flip the paper over and place the other 7 inch edge at the top of the board with the left corner lined up at the 3 inch mark, then punch.

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Move the paper further to the left so that the right corner is centered on the board as shown above, and punch.

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Then trim off the top tab by starting the trimmer blade in the valley you punched with the punch board and moving the blade upward.

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Your paper should end up looking like the photo above.

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Then fold the paper in half to create your mini file folder and add your photos, memorabilia, and embellishments as desired.

Place the completed page with the file folder into your page protector so you can mark with a dry erase marker where to cut a little window in the page protector to allow access to the file folder as you browse through your album.

~Aly

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Jet Set Paper Pack
Enamel Shapes–Neutral, Cool
Washi Tape–Onyx
Albums Made Easy Dies–Arrows, Icons
Evolution
Crop-A-Dile

 

Albums Made Easy Dies

I’m in love with the new Albums Made Easy Dies. They’re so cute and super versatile as well. They’re great for Albums Made Easy pages, but they’re also perfect for traditional scrapbook pages, cards and other projects.

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I used several of them to create this layout about my oldest boys. The Arrow Dies and Icon Dies are perfect for my page theme, and the Instagram Dies create fun layers.

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When I use dies as to embellish my layouts I often cut several at a time out of coordinating papers so I can play around with them and have lots of options available.

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Since I almost never use all the shapes that I cut, I ¬†try to use the leftovers to create a card, tag, or other small project so they don’t go to waste. Check out the card I made using the leftover dies from my scrapbook layout.

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The frames made great layers for the card, and the arrows guide the eye through the sentiment of the card. I simply added some black ink on the edges of the frames to add some definition. Love to use those scraps!

~Aly

Supplies:

Albums Made Easy Dies: Instagram, Icon, Arrow
Pocket Scrap Dies: Hello, Life, Today
Evolution Advanced
Jet Set Paper Pack
Enamel Shapes–Neutral
Brads–Black
Washi Tape–Multi Pack, Onyx

Hamburger Box Gift Card Holder

I’ve got one last Father’s Day gift idea to share with you today. This one’s for the man in your life that loves to eat out–use the Hamburger Box Template Die to create a gift card holder for Dad.

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The template die comes with¬†three sets of double nesting die shapes you can use for labeling your box. Love that nesting label dies¬†are included–perfect for matting!

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After creating my box (but before adding the border around it) I added a gift card for my hubby’s favorite restaurant. The sentiment I chose for the outside of my box is a fun little play-on-words related to the gift card. =)

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Here’s a little tip for folding the box once you die cut the paper with the template die: valley fold each corner of the top and bottom of the box, hot glue the corners together, and then hot glue them against the inside of the box so they don’t interfere with opening and closing the box. (A valley fold means the middle of the three score lines¬†points downward when folded, and the outer two score lines point upward like the letter “M”.)

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Enjoy, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating Dads!

~Aly

Supplies:

Hamburger Box Template Die
Evolution
Jet Set Paper Pack
Farmers Market Page Kit Alpha Stickers
Washi Tape–Onyx

Father’s Day Mini Book

I love to use my crafty supplies to make meaningful gifts for my friends and family. With We R Memory Keepers collections and tools making those gifts is super easy. Using some of my favorite We R products, I was able to put this Father’s Day Coupon Mini Book together quickly, and I love how it turned out.

We R Fathers Day Mini Book 1 by Aly Dosdall

I created a page for each child in the mini book. I asked my kids to pick a quality in their dad that they admire, and then to think of something nice they could do for him based on that quality.

We R Fathers Day Mini Book 2 by Aly Dosdall

Each kid wrote down the quality they admire on a label on their page, and then they wrote the act of kindness they’re going to do on a tag hidden in a kraft pocket.

We R Fathers Day Mini Book 3 by Aly Dosdall We R Fathers Day Mini Book 4 by Aly Dosdall

Here’s how We R products made this album so easy:

  • I used the Albums Made Easy 4×6 Grid Cards for my albums pages
  • I used the 3×4 Card Punch to make quick layers for each page

punch layers

  • I used pre-made Albums Made Easy kraft pockets to house my tags
  • I used the Tags Nesting Dies to cut tags from the 3×4 grid cards

die cut tags

score pages

This mini book makes a great gift for someone for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any other special occasion.

~Aly

Supplies:

Jet Set Paper Pack
Jet Set Albums Made Easy Card Set
Albums Made Easy Grid Card Set
3×4 Card Punch
Nesting Tag Dies
Albums Made Easy Icon Dies
Evolution
Trim and Score Board
Cool Metal Eyelets
Crop-A-Dile