Father’s Day Mini Book

Hello friends, Laura here this Monday with a Father’s Day gift idea for the special dad in your life. I created a little mini accordion banner book that says, “I ♥ DAD” when opened. There are a few places to add photos to make the gift personalized for your dad.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by created ten banner shapes using my paper trimmer and banner punch board. I cut each rectangle to 4 ½” x 6 inches using the Trim & Score board. I chose various shades of blue paper from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I lined up one edge of the longer side of the paper with the 4-inch mark on the banner punch board. This will create a somewhat uneven banner because there will be an extra half inch on the left side of the banner shape.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Use the Trim & Score board to score each banner shape at ½” on the left side of the banner shape. This will be the flap we use to connect all the banner pieces together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Next, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the letters I, D, A, and D.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I created a striped heart with the Clear Cut heart punch.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make little tags to place each of the letters and heart onto. The tag punch board made this easy. I cut rectangles that were 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches using my Trim & Score board. Then, I used the tag punch board to create the tag edges and punch a hole in the top.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added a red eyelet to the top of each tag using my Crop-A-Dile.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

Now that I had all the pieces cut out, it was time to assemble the book. Use adhesive to attach each letter and the heart to a tag shape. Then, attach each tag to a separate banner piece. To assemble all the banner pieces together, use adhesive to attach the flap of one banner to another one. Leave a blank banner between the letters and the heart on either side.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There will be a slight overlap where you glue the banner pieces together. Simply trim off the excess paper using your scissors.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create a more finished book, I glued the first and last banner piece to the back side of the banner piece next to it, so there was a total of ten banner pieces, but only eight banner pieces show when the book is spread out. I also added a little ribbon into the pieces I glued together on the front and back, so I could tie the book together on the left side when it was closed.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Once everything is glued together you can fold the banner pieces like an accordion to close the book.

The book was cute as is, but I thought it would be fun to add pictures of the kids to the inside. I resized black and white photos of the kids to 3 x 4 inches. I printed them on my home computer, trimmed them down and added them to the blank pages. On the front cover I matted the picture on an extra piece of patterned paper that matched the letters inside.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There is room to add two more pictures on the last two pages of the book, so you could add up to a total of five photos.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Dad can flip through the album with it tied together, or you can spread it out like a traditional banner if you untie the ribbon.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

DCWV Nautical Mile Cardstock Stack

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Tag Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Ribbon

Birthday Mini Album

Hey there, We R fans, Laura here today sharing a fun project to make with or for your child to celebrate his/her birthday – a birthday mini album! The album itself spells out “birthday” and then each page has a fun way to record birthday memories with a picture or journaling, or both! With the basics in place, it would also make a great gift idea for a special child in your life.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by using the mini alphabet punch board to create all the letters in the word “birthday”. I choose different colored cardstock and glitter cardstock to make them in rainbow order. This is a great way to use up small leftover scraps as the paper only needs to be one and a half inch by two and a half inches.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Cut out patterned cardstock rectangles using the trim and score board. Each rectangle will be 3 ½ inches tall. The first rectangle will be only 2 inches wide. Make each additional rectangle 1 ½ inches bigger than the one before.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Note: The final rectangle will only be 12 inches wide (rather than 12 ½”) unless you have longer cardstock you can use. Use the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes at the left side of the mini album. Then attach all the pages together using binder rings.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Decorate and embellish all the pages. I used a mix of Pebbles Happy Hooray ephemera, patterned paper scraps from the rectangles I cut out, washi tape, and plain white cardstock. There is plenty of room to add journaling and/or small photos.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I rounded some of the corners of the patterned cardstock and white cardstock to match the ephemera throughout the album using the 3-way corner chomper.

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted there to be dimension to the album, so for some of the embellishments I attached them to the page using adhesive dots rather than regular double-sided adhesive.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love that there are so many great coordinating paper and embellishment options. It makes it so easy to create a fabulous project.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To cover the binder rings, I used ribbon and twine that coordinated with the birthday letters and tied them on. For the twine I used two strands for each color.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album is the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate your child’s birthday. They will love adding special memories from their special day.

Birthday Mini Album by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Trim and Score Board

Pebbles Happy Hooray Cardstock

Pebbles Happy Hooray Ephemera

Crop-A-Dile

3-Way Corner Punch

Amy Tan Sunshine & Good Times Washi Tape Rolls

Ribbon

Baker’s Twine

Double Sided Adhesive

Adhesive Foam Dots

Binder Rings

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Fans! Its summer and time to take those vacations to the beach. And then when it gets too hot outside, you can head into the air conditioning and work on making layouts. We R Memory Keepers has some great tools to add some beach-y finishing touches to your next layout.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The DCWV Nautical paper pack was the perfect fit for my beach photos. The soft blues and tans, with a pop of red was the perfect color palette.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the papers pop and to add texture to my layout, I started by creating some waves using the We R Memory Keepers Tear Guides. The large wave guide was perfect. I placed the paper underneath the guide, applied water with the brush included in the set, and tore my paper easily. This paper pack is thinner in weight, so I found that I could tear it without the water. I love the bit of distressing the tearing adds. It’s like white caps on the waves.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The layering of the papers also gave me a great place to tuck a photo and a decorative journaling card.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To add the effect of sand, I used the We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush. A brown marker, with the cap removed, was slid into the holder. The marker is secured in place with a small screw that you twist tight when the marker is in place. The end of the Airbrush is a bulb that is squeezed. When the bulb is released, air passes over the marker tip and leaves color behind on the paper. I found that a marker with a brush tip brought a nice amount of color. Not only did it add to the feel of sand being everywhere, but it also added more texture. A favorite element of mine to add to any paper crafting project.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the largest part of my layout, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Perfect for making titles. To add more dimension to the letters, they were adhered down with foam squares.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How do you like to add texture to your layouts?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter

Hello everybody Soraya here with you to share a new planner spread using the wonderful typewriter by We R Memory Keepers: the Typecast! It is so easy to add journaling and stories to our projects. It also adds such an authentic look!

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

When I decorate my planner, I love adding lovely embellishments, tags, stickers… and journaling! Yes, the words are definitely an embellishment for me. Wether with the Typecast or with our hand writing, the words we use can immediately give some great dimension! This is what I did for this pread, I created a spring bucket list.

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board is also something that I love to do when it comes to decorating my planner. Those little letters are so cute, I could put them anywhere! So here is a “hello” that will welcome the spring pages. I followed the instructions on the Alphabet Punch Board App directly on my phone, it’s way cooler!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

As you have to use little paper rectangles (1.5 x 2.5 inches) with the mini board, I cut them out with my fabulous Trim & Score Board. And here we go!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

How cute is this spring divider? I added extra leaves and a flower to showcase the letters.

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My planner spread is finished, my spring bucket list is up. Let’s jump into the pages!

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today, as you can see the Typecast typewriter is an essential machine when it comes to decorating with words. Happy creating to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Papers are from DCWV

Stitch Happy Scissors

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

 

 

Mother’s Day Card

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a special Mother’s Day card. There is nothing better than making our moms feel special, especially with a handmade card! But what is even better is when some great tools from We R Memory Keepers and a cute paper pad from DCWV make it quick and easy. Because, let’s face it, we need some time for ourselves on Mother’s Day too!

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This card started with the Paper Party Stack from DCWV. This pad is full of great patterned papers, but also a fun bonus…

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the DCWV Inc Paper Party Stack

…pre-cut pieces that create rolled flowers! When I saw these rolled flowers, I knew they would make the perfect “O” in mom. What a huge wow factor!

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin, I cut my patterned paper for my card layers with the We R Memory Keepers Trim & Score Board. This 12×12 trimmer folds up, so it sits on your work space easily. Plus, when making a card, I can choose to score and create a clean fold on my card stock.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the two ms for mom, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board. The letter m can be made two different ways, both are shown in the book that comes with the board. I chose the one-piece method, due to the patterned in the paper I had chosen.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

To give some extra depth to the card, and to make the word mom really stand out, I applied the letters to the card with foam adhesive.

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

A beautiful Mother’s Day card made easily. Isn’t that the best?! How do you make your Mother’s day cards extra special?

Mother's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

DIY Birthday Party Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun party décor. Birthdays, well, they happen every year (whether we like it or not), so why not make them fun and exciting with custom décor?! I have always loved making special decorations for my son’s birthdays. There are a few We R Memory Keepers tools that I always grab when I am getting started and I am sharing them with you today.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Project number one on my list is always a banner. We have the perfect place in our kitchen to hang one and it just says, celebration time! The Banner Punch Board makes the job quick and easy. I cut my Pebbles Happy Hooray patterned paper down to 6” x 6.” Then I lined the paper up with the 6” line on the Banner Punch Board and made two cuts. Two cuts. That is it for each pennant of the banner. Nice!
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
On each pennant, I added a cardstock sticker from the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. To make the stickers pop off the paper, I adhered them each with foam squares.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The top of each banner was covered with two layers of DIY Party Fringe Tape. By using two layers, it looks fuller. I adhered the bottom layer first, then lined the top layer up with the top edge of the patterned paper. It makes it cleaner looking that way.
Next item that we always get for birthdays in this house is cupcakes! Using the DIY Party Board and the Clear Cut Punch Circle, I took the bakery cupcakes from cute to wow!

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
I made cupcake wrappers from patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. The instructions for the size of paper to use and where to cut are printed directly on the board. Another tool that makes it quick and easy to make an impact.
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
For the cupcake topper, I used a small DIY Honeycomb pad. I trimmed small pieces and adhere their ends together. It made a cute and dimensional circle. On the front of each, I added an image from patterned paper. Using the Clear Cut Punch Tool, I could place the punch directly over the image I wanted and perfectly cut it out.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Final item, silly straws. Totally essential for birthdays! Instead of leaving the straws plain, I added a punched circle of patterned paper, once again using the Clear Cut Punch Tool. It punches so smoothly, its great to use for any circles I need.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The final detail was adding the letter E to each of the straws. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board made quick work of making the letters. Oh, and a special thing to notice, see the stripe of rainbow at the bottom of the letter E? I left the tear strip on the patterned paper and let it add some fun color to my letters!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your house?

Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers:
• Banner Punch Board
• DIY Party Board
• Clear Cut Punch – Circle
• Mini Alphabet Punch Board
• DIY Fringe Tape – White
• DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads – 3”x8”
Pebbles – Happy Hooray
• Pattered paper – Hooray, Balloon Animals, Make a Wish, Party Animal, Eat Cake
• Cardstock Stickers

Slumber Party Invite and Banner

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! Chantalle with you again and I’d love to share this ‘girl powered’ sleepover invitation and banner I created with the new Tag Punch Board with you all.
 Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Untie the bright orange ribbon and this girly invite for my little one’s BFF, opens to reveal slumber party info…

I’ve used a drool-worthy Crate Good Vibes glittery pompom frame as the main embellishment on the front. I love the bright pops of colour mixed with the softer pastel shades. Good Vibes and Pink Paislee’s Wild Child were a great mix for this project. These gorgeous mismatched chipboard alphas are from Paige Evans ‘Oh My Heart’ collection.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The invitation consists of four large combined tags, which were created by folding a length of paper in quarters and then trimming the tops and punching, using the Tag Punch Board.

Inside, there is a circular window area where you can view information that one folds out to reveal.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Below, you can see step by steps of how the invite came together.

I started out by trimming a sheet of Pink Paislee ‘Summer Lights’ patterned paper to 9 (w) x 6 (h) inches using my Trim & Score Board.
I then scored it half way down and again at half way across. I folded it so that it was a long, 9×3 ‘strip’ and then trimmed the tag shape using the Tag Punch Board at marking ‘E’ with the blade provided. I repeated this on the opposite side as well, then punching each end so I could run some ribbon for a closure later on.

Next, I opened strip up and on the lower half, punched a circular shape using one of my favourite tools, my Circle Clear Cut Punch.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Folding the paper over, you can see how the punched circle creates a little window where I could put some teaser info.

For a bit of dimension and fun, I’ve snipped a heart shape out of some Honeycomb paper and placed it in the fold, so when you open the invite, the heart opens up.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I opened tag tag shape right up and popped it into my Typecast Typewriter to fill in some info. (My ribbon was a bit dry so forgive the first randomly spaced word, lol. I replaced the ribbon and all was well!) The text needs to show through the punched circle, so make sure you type on the correct side. TIP: I drew some very light pencil lines to guide my typing so I knew where it would be within the shape.

I used some American Crafts chipboard and puffy stickers for the headings and a bit of stamping (Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set) in and amongst the typed text and chipboard letters. TIP: A great way to make sure your alphabet stickers are perfectly aligned is to use Thicker Alignment Guides by American Crafts. (shown below on the hexagon shaped one.)

Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve included a map in this invite, but you could also pop in some photos, a shaker element or maybe even the lyrics to your kiddo’s favourite song!

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

I’ve also created a little banner, which can be hung in the lounge or bedroom on the night.
 Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The banner also uses tags cut with the Tag Punch Board, which have been strung onto a DIY Party Light Strand. I mixed up my bulb covers and used green, pink and gold. These light strands are so versatile. I’ve used them over and over again for various projects.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the banner, I created 9 tags using my Tag Punch Board, each 3×4 size. I trimmed into shape and punched a little hole at the top, making a teeny slit near the top between the punched hole and the top of the tag.

Next, I created some lettering, spelling out the words ‘GIRL POWER’ using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I’ve continued with the brights/pastel mix and used my Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad for the letters.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The finishing touch on the banner was a bit of sparkle in the form of some shimmering gold Mylar. I used my Fringe & Score Board to trim sections, which I then cut in half and attached to my banner, in between the letter cards and glittery globes.

Fringe and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

By cutting the little slit, you can easily just pop the card on to the light strand. I used my new super sharp Crafters Essentials Fine Precision Scissors. So lightweight and amazing for fine detail work!

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed this post. Experimenting with your Tag Punch Board is heaps of fun! Happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Pink Paislee Summer Lights 12×12 paper

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Typecast Typewriter

Ribbon Cutter

Tag Punch Board

Fringe & Score Board

Mylar pack

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Small Honeycomb Pad – Ocean

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

Crate Good Vibes Frames

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

American Crafts Sunshine Stickers

American Crafts Clique Puffy Stickers

American Crafts Girl Power Chipboard Stickers

American Crafts Thicker Alignment Guides

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pocket Page with the 3 Way Corner Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today for another fun project. I’m so excited to introduce you a new release: the 3 Way Corner Punch! I made this pocket page with this great tool and some others of my favorite products you already know: the Square Punch Board, the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, the Fuse Tool and the new Trim & Score Board! Here we go!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I used the Square Punch Board to prepare the papers that I will need to create the letters. So I cut 4 rectangles (2.5 x 1.5 inch) in a row! So easy! (See my previous tutorial using the fabulous Square Punch Board.)

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I grabbed my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and created the letters L, V, and E for the word LOVE. I followed the instructions that are in the guide book and shaped the letter V with my Stitch Happy scissors.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I decided to divide the first pocket in 4 parts in order to place the letters L, O, V and E, and create 4 shaker sleeves with my wonderful Fuse Tool. I started to place the letter V on the bottom left, add some sequins then fused it all. I repeated the process four times and I added at last a heart to replace the letter O. I just love how it turned!

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

Extra tip: use the grid on the Fuse mat to place your ruler. You will get nice straight line!

The Bloom Storage is absolutely perfect to gather my Valentine supplies, and it’s so beautiful too. I couldn’t resist to store my We R sequins on the top!

Bloom Storage by We R Memory Keepers

Bloom Storage by We R Memory Keepers

I divided the second pocket in 2 parts and fused it in the middle. I used the new Trim & Score Board to cut the paper triangles. Love this design as well!

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

With the new 3 Way Corner Punch, I rounded the corners of my 3 cards. We can say that this punch is genius since it offers you 3 different sizes: 4mm, 7mm and 10mm. For the big cards, I chose the large 10mm size.

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I also rounded the top corners (7mm) of this cute diecut before sticking it to the card! You can even punch little pieces of embellishments with the 3 Way Corner Punch: it’s comfortable, light and easy to press!

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For the other cards, I punched them with the 4mm size. I love how the corners of my photos are shaped like this!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà my pocket page is done! This little corner punch is definitely one of my favorite and essential tools that will stay on my craft table!

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

I hope you had fun joining me today. You will love this cute Corner Punch for sure! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

3 Way Corner Punch

Stitch Happy Scissors

Trim & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Square Punch Board

We R washi tapes

Papers are from Pink Paislee

Roller Stamp by Pink Paislee

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse Ruler

Bloom Storage

FUSEables embellishments

We R Pocket Pages

Celebrate with a Waffle Bar

 

Welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle here and I’d love to share a celebratory idea with you, which I put together for my kiddo’s first day back at school. It was a special one, as my DS started High School and my sweet little girl faces a new chapter without big brother to look out for her on the playground.

To mark the occasion, we had waffles for dinner! You can imagine their delight in having sweets as a main meal, lol.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

All-you-can-eat candy at this waffle bar!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I got the waffle idea playing around with my new and improved Trim & Score Board. The blade has been updated and now features super precise cutting. The board also feels sturdier now, thanks to a new locking mechanism at the back. I definitely enjoyed using this new board more than it’s predecessor.

I started by trimming up four pieces of some Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock. (I just eyeballed it, but I reckon it was a bit wider than 4×6 size. Maybe 5×6) and then ran some score lines down the length and breadth of two of the sheets, at roughly 1 inch intervals. I also ran some narrower lines in between those (again, eyeballing) to create the illusion of the dents in the waffle shape.

I trimmed out the square shapes that had formed from the scoring lines, leaving a narrow border around each one. Initially, I had a much wider border around the whole outside if the piece of paper, so I could decide how much of en edge to leave. I ended up trimming this down so there was a slightly wider border than the one between my squares.

Finally, I mounted the cut paper to a sheet of un-scored paper. (The cut ones were now smaller than the un-scored pieces, so I trimmed off the excess. ) I rounded the edges slightly, just using my scissors, to give it a slightly wobbly finish, like a real waffle shape.

Supreme Ruler and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

One could type up on the back of the un-scored cardstock pieces with a Typecast Typewriter and create super fun little Waffle Party invites!

You could also take your paper waffles to the next level by adding some shaded areas with inks or paints!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What’s a fun waffle bar without toppings, right? These little paper jars were quick to make and actually held way more sweets than I thought!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Again, using my Trim & Score board, I scored up some 12×12 sheets of bright paper, at 2 inch intervals. I enlisted the help of my Triangle Score Guide to create the geometric shapes. The booklet that comes with the tool goes in to detail on how to trim and score your paper, depending on the type of shape you want to create.

Remember: The Score Guide slots in to the Score Board at the 3 and 9inch marks.

Once the shapes were scored and trimmed, I went about closing them up by applying runner tape along the tabs. I closed all but one section, laying it down to see which side was best to remove once I found the best side to stand it on IYKWIM. When I was happy with how the shape sat on a surface, I trimmed off the section of paper above it to create an opening. The 2inch sided shape, created a big enough opening, so that little hands can easily fit inside to retrieve their tasty toppings! Of course, you could just pop a serving spoon in there.

Trim and Score Board and Triangle Score Guide by We R Memory Keepers

These little paper jars turned out so lovely. I will definitely be making more to fill with treats and give as gifts.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The geometric shapes leave a bit of excess paper once trimmed. I used these scraps to create some embellishments and a title for my waffle bar. I ran this little flower die through my Evolution Advanced on a Magnetic Mat. I have always raved about the magnetic mat – it makes placing and keeping your die in place a breeze!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers 

Another embellishment I made was this ridiculously easy ‘cheat’ banner using some kebab sticks and a chipboard sticker from Crate’s ‘Good Vibes’ collection, which I glued on. It went straight into the waffle pile!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The title was created using more scrap leftovers and my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This little guy makes the cutest size letters and using a very mini 2.5 x 1.5 inch piece of paper for each letter (apart from the wider ones like ‘M’ and ‘W’ in which it uses 2.5 x 2.5 inch pieces)

I machine stitched the letters together, leaving an extra bit of thread on each side so I could string it up.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

My bar was a huge hit and is on the cards for a repeat performance I’ve been told! The seriously clever cake stand I placed the waffles on to, comes from The Sweet Tooth Factory. You need to check these guys out!! The range is amazing and this stand in particular is so clever and stores so compact! It even comes with the attachments to string up banners!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you enjoyed this idea and might give it a go for your next celebration event! Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Supreme Ruler

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper ‘Good Vibes’ Chipboard Stickers

Pink Paislee Paige Evans 12×12 #310500

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Junk Drawer 12×12

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Novelty 12×12

Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock

Sweet Tooth Fairy Cake Stand
Sticky Thumb adhesive runner

 

 

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board

Hello We R fans! Thanks for visiting our blog today. I am Eva Pizarro and I want to show you how to use your Square Punch Board to make a super easy Valentine’s Day layout.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few years ago my husband and I had a photo session, and because there were so many cute photos I couldn’t decide which one to use for my layout! I decided to use 6 small photos and combine them with patterned paper to create a grid look.

I used my Square Punch Board to cut lots of 1.5 inch squares. This board is great and I love that I don’t have any paper scraps after I use it. That makes organizing much easier!

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another great use of the Square Punch Board is to cut rectangles for the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I only used two letters here but imagine when you have to make banners or long phrases!

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I arranged my pictures and squares randomly, and to make sure everything was aligned I used my Square Guide.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to add lots of journaling so I used my Typecast Typewriter to add small phrases in every blank square of my layout.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added my “XO” title made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and a dot patterned paper from the Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished everything with stickers and die cuts from the same Valentine’s collection. I embellished some squares with a tone on tone technique and on others I used 3d dots.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My Square Punch Board really made the job easy! And the best part is you don’t need several punches! With this amazing tool you can punch up from ¾ inch to 3×4 inch rectangles.

I am glad I was able to include so many pictures! Are you a one photo layout kind of girl? How many photos do you usually use?

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

Square Punch Board
Typecast Typewriter
Square Guide
Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper
Mini Alphabet Punch Board