Holiday Gift Idea: Christmas Frame with the Basic Tools

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a holiday gift idea using the basic tools: the Layer Guides, the Tear Guides and the Circle Clear Cut Punch! Let’s make this pretty frame with Christmas ornaments!

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all I used the Tear Guides to create different borders on several patterned papers. Then I placed them on a piece of cardstock to make a colorful waterfall! This tool is so easy and fun to use! The water pen is very handy and useful to tear the paper out.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Time to use the amazing Circle Clear Cut Punch to create the future ornaments! I punched seven circles.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Now using my Layer Guides, I created two big frames (white and pink) to finalize this decor!

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To give a realistic look to my ornaments, I glued some false snowballs in each of them! Love how it turned, it really feels like the holidays! I used some black thread to “hang” them, then I passed it through the hole of the white cardstock.

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the final decor with some embellishments and a title “Merry & Bright”. The mini pine cones are so cute!  The final touch comes with this gorgeous black and white bow on the top of the frame!

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me for this holiday gift idea! You will love playing with the basic tools, they are so versatile and so much fun! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Layer Guide

Tear Guides

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Papers are from DWCV

Black thread Stitch Happy

Alpha stickers

Black and white bow from Maggie Holmes

Holiday Gift Idea: Mini Wall Calendar

Good morning, We R fans, Laura here today. The holidays are just around the corner and I am planning out all my gift giving. I love to make handmade gifts when I can, so today, I am sharing a gift idea that would work for just about anyone on your gift list. I am going to show you how to easily create a mini wall calendar using the Frame Punch Board.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by printing out the free 2018 mini calendar. Be sure to select “actual size” when printing to be sure each month prints out 3” x 5”.

2018 Mini Wall Calendar (click to download PDF file)

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, cut out each month of the calendar leaving a ¼ inch border around the edge. The layer guides make this so easy.

We R Memory Keepers Layer Guides

Choose papers to create your calendar with. I am using papers from the DCWV Constellations pack. If you go with a patterned paper pad, you know your papers will coordinate effortlessly. For each month you will need two 5 ¼” x 7 ¼” rectangles of your patterned paper.

Use the frame punch board to create a 1” frame on one of the sheets of your patterned paper.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

For the shorter sides you can use the punch board to trim the middle.

We R Memory KEepers Frame Punch Board

On the long sides, you will need to use a paper trimmer to cut out the inside of the frame.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To assemble your calendar, you will glue the cut out calendar into the frame. Then, glue the solid coordinating piece of cardstock on the back of the frame and calendar.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the cinch tool to bind your calendar together. I did 5 holes on either side of the top of the calendar to create my binding.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Punch a hole in the bottom of the middle of each calendar page. The crop-a-dile makes it easy to go through multiple sheets of cardstock. This will allow you to hang your calendar on the wall from a small hook or nail.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see each of the calendar pages, plus the front and back cover.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the front, I cut out one of the sentiment pieces that came in the paper pack. It says “never lose your sparkle”. I matted it onto a scrap leftover from the patterned paper I cut.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Everyone can use a calendar. And this one is extra special because it is handmade. I have a mini calendar like this that hangs above my computer. You can personalize it with a name on the cover, pictures inside above each month ( 4” x 6” photos fit perfectly), and whatever paper suits the recipient. Happy gift giving!

 

Supplies

 

DCWV Constellations Paper Stack

Frame Punch Board

Cinch Book Binding Tool

Cinch Wire

Crop-A-Dile

Layer Guides

Adhesive

Holiday Cards with the Layer Guides

Hello We R Memory Keeper friends and fans, Becki here to share with you this adorable set of holiday cards that I created with the brand new layer guides. These layer guides are a must have tool whether you’re a card maker, a scrapbooker, a planner girl, or a stamper. I’ve had so much fun working with these layer guides. These layer guides worked perfectly with the frame punch board.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

These cards are both created with the same basic design. Each card base is a 6” square created from vanilla textured cardstock. I started by creating a 3 ½” frame from patterned paper. The frame is adhered to the next layer (a 3 ½” square) with pop dots.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I cut five layers of patterned paper to go under each frame. Each layer is ½” larger than the previous layer. The layer guides made stacking these layers perfectly so easy! I love how quickly and perfectly these layers came together.

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Cards with the Layer Guides by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

In the center of the frame, I added one large embellishment and a die cut sentiment.  The finishing touch on both cards is a button on each die cut. Creating holiday cards is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you’ll create your holiday cards with the Layer Guides. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides

Frame Punch Board

Scrapbook Page with the Layer Guides

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use the new Layer Guides to create a quick geometric layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What I love the most about these Layer Guides is that I don’t have to measure and calculate the exact width of every paper I am going to use. I simply place the guide over my paper and use my x-acto knife to cut on every side.  The guides have a catch-lip system that makes the job really easy and they won’t move while your are cutting!

I started my layout with a 4 inch picture that I glued to a scrap piece of paper. I used my 3/8 inch layer guide and cut on each side.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I did the same with several papers from the Constellation collection by our fiends at DCWV.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I typed my journaling on the edge of my white cardstock using my Typecast Typewriter. I even ran my papers through with my alpha stickers attached!

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my picture in the center of the page in a 45 degree angle. All the layers helped my picture stand out and become the focal point of my layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished using a tone on tone technique and some die cuts and stickers from the  Creekside collection by 1canoe2.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Layer Guides really made my work easy and because of the metal trim I know they are going to cut straight for a long time! Thanks for joining me today and have a great week!

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides
Typecast Typewriter
Constellation Paper Pad by DCWV
Creekside embellishments by 1canoe2

New Releases: Basic Tools

Good Monday morning, We R fans! We’ve got some exciting news to get your week off to a great start. Announcing not one…not two…but FIVE new releases in our Basic Tools line!

Marker Airbrush

This amazing new release works with any size marker to create an airbrush look on cards, scrapbook pages, and more. This portable, handheld, must-have tool requires no batteries, so it’s perfect for on-the-go crafting.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler

Easily fasten your papers without staples! This handy new tool is environmentally friendly, and fastens multiple sheets of paper on corners or sides. It’s great for kid’s projects, home, and office.

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Stapless Stapler by We R Memory Keepers

Layers Guides

Make perfectly even layers, mats, and borders with the new Layer Guides! They’re ideal for photos, cards, scrapbook pages and more. The catch-lip system requires no measuring, and the edges are metal-reinforced for accurate cutting.

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Square Guide

Create perfect 90° corners with the new Square Guide! It has a metal reinforced edge and a catch-lip on the bottom and side for accurate cutting. Four circles are included for tracing, cutting, or journaling. The Square Guide accurately measures in 1/8″ increments.

Square Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides

Create six different torn edges with the new Tear Guides! The transparent material includes 1/16 inch measuring increments, plus a water pen for tearing heavy papers.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides Water Pen by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us today for our exciting news! These Basic Tools begin shipping next month, so watch for them in stores in December.