Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Journal

Happy Friday We R friends! It’s Aly here with you again. Mother’s Day is so special–I love celebrating the women in my life who have incluenced me the most. Along with the joy also comes a bit of stress because I want to give my special peeps something meaningful that shows them how amazing they are. I often turn to handmade gifts, and that’s exactly what I did this year.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My mom is an avid reader and writer who loves family history, so I created a DIY journal complete with journaling prompts that will encourage my mom to write down her ideas, thoughts, experiences, and all those important details that I want to have recorded for years to come.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The DCWV Journaling Stack provided the perfect spring board for this project. Its full of patterned paper and die cut journaling cards, tags, and labels that you can punch out and add directly to your projects. I love the soft color scheme–perfect for a Mother’s Day gift!

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created the cover with a double sided piece of cardstock from the DCWV Okey Dokey Stack that coordinates perfectly with the Journaling Stack. I cut a 7 x 8 inch block and scored it vertically down the middle with my Trim and Score Board. Then I decorated the front of the cover with some die cuts I punched out of the Journaling Stack.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

For the inside pages of the journal I gathered four pieces of paper from the Journaling Stack. They’re thin text weight paper–perfect for journal pages. I cut them all to 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches so they’re just smaller than the cover. That way when folded to fit in the journal, the edges of the inside pages don’t stick out over the cover. I stapled the cover and inside pages together with my Staple Board to finish the structure of the journal.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a journaling prompt to each of the inside pages, along with some die cut embellishments I punched out of the Journaling Stack. I also made some frames to embellish some of my pages using the Frame Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

I finished off my DIY Journal with decorative paper clips, and secured it shut with a Heidi Swapp binder clip. Visit your local JoAnn Store to find the supplies I used to make this project.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so excited to give this to my Mom! It’s a handmade unique gift that I know she’ll enjoy.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Plus, my family and I will enjoy reading what she writes in it. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Frame Punch Board
Staple Board
Detail Scissors
DCWV Stacks: Journaling and Okey Dokey
Heidi Swapp Binder Clips
American Crafts Shaped Paper Clips: Cameras and Hearts

DIY Mini Album

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I created with a few new tools. I had some much fun creating this mini album. I love working with the new tools. A couple of these new tools have a permanent home on top of my desk. First of all, the new Spring Scissors are a favorite of mine. This love comes naturally because I love fussy cutting. These scissors are perfect for fussy cutting!

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The base of this album is created from scratch with patterned paper. Each page is carefully cut with the trim and score board. This trimmer is my new go-to trimmer. I love having two tools built into one. Another of my favorite features of this tool is that it folds into a compact size so it’s easy to store or take with you for crafting on the go.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory KeepersDIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The other tool, I’ve fallen in love with is the Sticky Piercer. This tool makes placing small items like sequins so easy. There are tons of tiny sequins through-out this mini album.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created this album, I kept the same basic format. Each page has a frame (created with the Frame Punch Board). Each photo is 3×4 with a 3×4 frame. By keeping the photos and frames all the same size it made creating this album so much easier.

DIY Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This album is easy to create with hand tools from We R Memory Keepers. I’d love to hear which hand tools you’re most looking forward to playing with. I think we may share some favorites. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Spring Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

We R Memory Keepers Sticky Piercer

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

Pebbles Patio Party Collection

 

 

 

 

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing with you a baby mini album embellished with the new Happy Jig

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love this new tool! It is so innovative and something you haven’t since in the industry so far! Plus, it is very easy to use and you can make shapes to embellish mini albums, layouts, cards or any craft project.

To make the mini album, start by cutting 2 paper strips of 4 ¼ inch height. I used my Mini Score Board to score my paper every 3 ¼ inch.

Mini Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also wanted to include a confetti shaker on my mini album so I filled a small photo sleeve with stars and sequins and I closed it with my Fuse Ruler and the new USB Heat Tool with the Fuse tip.
USB Power Heat Tool with Fuse Tip by We R Memory Keepers

To create the shaker I used my Clear Cut Punch to cut two hearts on the edges of the strips, one on the left and one on the right.

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I glue the two ends together with double sided tape and put the confetti shaker inside.

Clear Cut Punch Shaker Pocket by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Sticky Piercer to make holes all over my heart and the paper’s edge, the key is to make the same amount of hearts on one shape and on the other one!

Using your twine from the Happy Jig join the outer and the inner holes together.

Crafter's Essentials Hand Tools by We R Memory Keepers

Now for the Happy Jig embellishments. This tools comes with a manual with lots of shapes and you can also see other designs on the We R Happy Jig dedicated Instagram account (@werhappyjig). But I assure you it is very easy to make your own shapes! I created this wire frame in no time!

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: D21

Small Pegs: E14, C14, B13, C16, C28, C30, B31, E30, Q30, S 30, T31, S28, S16, S14, T13, Q14.

Happy Jig Wire Frame by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make my journaling lines I used my Magnetic Mat! It is perfect because the ruler holds the project in place and you have perfect lines all the time!

 

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also did a “boy” shape for my title. The dimension it adds is amazing! To hold your shape in place you can use a strong liquid adhesive or a few stitches.

Here are the “boy” coordinates:

Start: L9

Small Pegs: K11. N12. N16, K21. J24, P25

Medium Pegs: G12, M14, M23

Big Pegs: M18, Q22

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

You can also use your wires to contour a paper shape or to embellish free hand like I did here on the sea waves.

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how cute that little frame looks? It is perfect for a 2 inch photo. Did you notice all the 1 inch squares on the next page? I used my Square Punch Board and did it in no time!

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Happy Jig to make a letter “L” for Lorenzo, you can find the instructions for all the letters on the Happy Jig Instagram feed. The letters are great to create personalized gift tags!

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

And here you can see my shaker pocket. The twine thread gives it a great look and poking the holes with the Sticky Piercer was a breeze!

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love the dimension the wire words add to any project, the y are simple and fun and you have tons of colors to choose from.

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

How would you use your Happy Jig? What words or shapes would you like to see? I am definitely going to work on some Spanish or Italian words for my projects!

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig wire
Clear Cut Punch
Mini Score Board
Square Punch Board
Sticky Piercer
Stitch Happy Twine
USB Heat Tool
Magnetic Mat
Night Night Collection by Pebbles Inc

Tag Punch Board Mini Album

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I made with the Tag Punch Board. I have been looking forward to playing with the Tag Punch board since I first heard about it. I LOVE tags and have been using them in my scrapbooking for years. Naturally, I fell in love with the tag punch board because I can create my own tags to fit my own projects.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album came together quickly and easily with the tag punch board. There are 5 tag pages in this album. Each page has one photo and a little bit of journaling.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create each page, I cut pieces of 3×4 patterned papers from the “Good Vibes” collection from Crate Paper. When I had all the pages for the album cut to 3×4, I made them into tags with the tag punch board. It’s so easy to make tags with this punch board. All you have to do is make two small cuts and punch a hole. It’s that easy!

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The album is held together with a small metal ring. This album has a lot of texture. I used a lot of pompom trim, ribbon, puffy stickers, fringe, and chipboard.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Like so many of my mini albums, I added journling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. I love using my typewriter for journaling on mini albums because I can fit more journaling into a small space.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I had so much fun creating this little mini album with the tag punch board. What are you creating with the Tag Punch board? I’d love to see what you’re creating! Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Tag Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Crate Paper Good Vibes Collection

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Envelope Photo Album

Happy Friday friends, and thanks for stopping by! Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea using the adorable new Mini Envelope Punch Board. Check out the envelope photo album I made below for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This 3×4 inch little book is filled with mini envelopes that hold some of my favorite instax mini photos of me and my husband on some recent dates we’ve enjoyed, including our 21st anniversary celebration. They’re some of our most precious memories, so I’m really excited to share this handmade gift with him!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope photo album is easy to make with some double sided scrapbook papers like these adorable ones from the Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection, the Mini Envelope Punch Board, and the Trim and Score Board. Here’s how!

Start by trimming your paper to 5 1/4 inches square to make envelopes for 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 cards. I used the Envelope Generator app to figure out the paper size and punch guide measurement.

 

Envelope Generator App

Then I used the Mini Envelope Punch Board to create five small envelopes to hold my photos. I trimmed off the top flaps to allow easy access in the album. Tip: when making vertically oriented envelopes I like to trim off one of the side flaps right along the line where they meet on the envelope.

Next, I created the cover and binding for the envelope album. I trimmed one piece of 4 x 6 1/4 inch piece of scrapbook paper for the cover, and one 3 7/8 x 6 inch piece for the binding. I scored the cover piece at 3 inches and 3 1/4 inches, and I scored the binding piece at every 1/2 inch.

I folded the cover along the score lines, and then accordion folded the binding. I added adhesive to the back of the binding and secured it to the inside of the cover as seen below. You should have a 1/2 inch flap for each of your five envelopes. (This photo is missing one–I realized that after I photographed this, but fixed it before I added my envelopes.)

Then I adhered my envelopes to the binding with the 1/2 inch flaps on the back side of each envelope.

I added my photos to each envelope, and finished off my album by embellishing the cover and each of the envelopes. I kept the embellishments on the inside flat so that the album can close and store easily.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This little photo album is great for Valetine’s Day, but would also make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share your Mini Envelope Punch Board projects on our Facebook page. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection

Year In Review Mini Album

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun “Year in Review” mini album with you. I used three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create this mini album. I absolutely love how this album came together. When I started creating the album I thought that I would include 5-10 of my favorite photos from 2017. As I gathered photos, I realized that there was no way to narrow down the number of photos to 10 to tell the story of our year. 2017 was a very eventful year for our family. This year in review album has over 20 photos.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

 

I streamlined the creative process by printing all my photos at 4×4. In this album all the photos are on the right side and the journaling is on the left. To create a space for all the journaling, I used the frame punch board to create 3 ½ x 3 ½ square frames.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I printed the journaling to fit inside the frame.

On a few of the pages, I used the clear cut punch to create a window so that the reader could get a sneak peek of the photo that was on the next page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

It was so easy to create a cute heart window using the clear cut punch. I love that I was able to move the punch around the page so that I could make the heart window where ever I wanted to on the page.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Even though, the album contains a LOT more photos than I originally intended, I love the story that it tells.

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Year In Review Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Using a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers made creating this album so easy and fun. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy 2018 my friends!

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Crop-a-dile

Crate Paper Carousel Collection

Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches

Hello and welcome back to the blog today!

My friends and I, together with our families, gather annually at my house for a Halloween celebration. The kids absolutely love it and we all look forward to it each year. To celebrate this tradition, I have popped together a little album using the new Pebbles Midnight Haunting and a few of my Clear Cut Punches. I can’t rave about these punches enough!! My current obsession – I am using them on almost every project I create. Put them where you want them punch and go! Create ephemera or interest on a layout by matting punched areas. They are so much fun and so easy to use. Grab a cuppa as I share a few step by steps and close ups!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The album comprises several folded pages, adhered inside a cardstock folder, which is secured with some tiny brads and black twine.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I started off by trimming several sheets of patterned paper from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection down to 4.5 inches across and 9 inches in length. I then folded them in half.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
For some of my album pages, I wanted to create a pop up book effect, so I went about cutting some lines freehand, into the paper. Basically, you just cut two parallel lines (the width apart will depend on how wide the image or piece of ephemera is that you want to stand out is) from the fold in, towards the cut edge of your paper. (see image below) One then folds the cut bit over, while the paper is still closed. By doing this, once you open the paper, the cut piece will stand out from the rest of the paper after you pull it inwards. (See last image below)

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I created a few slightly different variations of this ‘pop up’ card and then glued them back-to-back so when you turned the page, it would automatically show the next page in the album.

For the cover, I used a sheet of deliciously dark Bazzill Licorice Twist foiled speciality cardstock. This heavy card has a slightly debossed and black foiled dot print, perfect for a Halloween project. I measured out the size, just loosely running the card around the perimeter of my album contents, and then went about trimming it and scoring it using my Trim & Score Board.

Finally, I glued my album to the cover and popped some mini brads into each bit that opens, running a bit of black twine around one side for a closure.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Let’s take a look inside the album…

Halloween 2010 was our first ‘official’ party. Erin was just a little baby so no crazy shenanigans, haha! We had so much fun that it set off a tradition! The photos have been machine stitched for a bit of interest, with journaling done on my Typecast Typewriter.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The next page has a little witchy pop up element. Just a single strip on this one, which has an image of a mummified Josh and I. He was so annoyed that year as his outfit kept unraveling!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Circle Clear Cut Punch to punch a circle into the paper and I then matted it    with some pretty florals. I tried to stitch around the area but I wasn’t happy about the wonky effect, so I cheated and added some stamp stitching.

 Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The rest of the pages follow a similar formula – a larger image with some detail or a second page with a pop out highlight.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A Pebbles spider die cut was given a coat of glittering black embossing powder and sits proudly on top of his paper web!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

On this page, I have again used the Circular punch on both the top and bottom sections, to highlight some photos.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Our parties serve up some amazingly spooky treats!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To highlight the spookalicous delights, I have lined up the two images inside the circle punch (how great that you can see exactly where you are punching!!) I just punched the corners off which then created a perfect recess for a circle shape punched earlier.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see how cute the little Midnight Haunting ephemera piece looks propped up on the circle.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Five years of Halloween fun already… hello 2015!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

You may have noticed that I have used the Bracket shape Clear Cut Punch to create a shape, which I then trimmed in half and stamped as date markers. Another super cute embellishment you can create is using the Tag Clear Cut Punch and mix patterns to create teeny layered tags!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The next page has another pop up element. I’ve mounted a house-shaped piece of ephemera and added Josh AKA Death, in the background. I love this pop up effect – it gives a great sense of depth.

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What a bunch of cuties in 2016!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have used my Bracket Clear Cut Punch again and using my image as a guide, punched in to some pretty floral paper from the 6×6 Pad. I lined up the image on top of the paper to see how much space I had to work with for placement of the “Bootiful’ die cut. Once I was happy, I slid the photo out carefully and punched only the paper.

Saving the cutest little Trick or Treater ‘til last! My neighbour’s little one was utterly adorable in his ghostly get up. I cut three slits into this paper and adhered a trio of ghoulish die cuts. I love their sweet little faces and how they stand out on the page!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The Bracket punch highlights a cute sentiment from a sheet of Midnight Sentiments. I hope this little album inspires you to capture any traditions you may have!

Halloween Mini Album with the Clear Cut Punches by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I especially love how this album captures years of fun in one compact little package. Enjoy experimenting with your Clear Cut Punches. I have no doubt you will love them as much as I do!

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Typecast Typewriter
Trim & Score Board

Pebbles Midnight Haunting:

6×6 Pad
Ephemera
Brads
Accent Stickers
Puffy Stickers
Creepy Crawly 12×12
Midnight Sentimentals 12×12
Hocus Pocus 12×12
Autumn Plaid 12×12
Eek 12×12
Eyes on You 12×12
Swirling Leaves 12×12
Pumpkin Patch 12×12
Haunted Mansion 12×12
Pebbles Bat Clothespins
WRMK Tag Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Circle Clear Cut Punch
WRMK Bracket Clear Cut Punch
American Crafts Spookalicious Foam Letter Stickers
Bazzill Dot Licorice Twist Cardstock

WRMK Black Sequin Stickers
American Crafts Zing Black Glitter Embossing Powder

 

 

 

 

Typecast Project Inspiration

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects our team has shared featuring the Typecast typewriter this week. Today we’re finishing things off with some projects we’ve found around the internet by you–our friends and fans!

We love seeing what you create with our tools and we’re excited to share some of your projects.

Heritage Scrapbook Album

We love this project we found on the Heidi Swapp blog by crafter Jennifer Evans! The Typecast typewriter and Heidi’s Storyline Collection are the perfect pair for preserving Jennifer’s precious heritage photos and memories. CLICK HERE for more details.

Scrapbook page by Jennifer Evans featuring the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection and the We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter

Modern Scrapbook Page

While the Typecast fits perfectly for telling stories about the past, it also adds a cool modern vibe to current stories, photos, and memories. Visit the Think Pink and Mint blog HERE to check out this cool scrapbook layout featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection.

Scrapbook Page by Ulrike Dold featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection by We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude Journal

It’s easy to add details to Traveler’s Notebooks, Photo Journals, and Mini Albums with the Typecast. Just roll your journaling spots and tags right through the typewriter and type directly on them. CLICK HERE to see more photos of this gorgeous gratitude journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp.

Gratitude Journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp featuring the Typecast Typewriter

De-clutter with the Typecast + Storyline

Taking photos of precious mementos or other sentimental items and preserving them in an easy Heidi Swapp Storyline album is a seriously genius idea! Add the memories and stories about the items with your Typecast, along with a photo, and then you can let them go and de-clutter your house, attic, or closet. Win-win!! More details HERE.

Heidi Swapp Storyline and the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Handmade Cards

Add custom sentiments or design elements to your handmade cards with the Typecast. Type directly onto a tag, label, or the card front/back and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE to check out how Carissa Wiley created these beauties with her Typecast on the Sprinkled with Glitter blog.

Handmade Cards with the Typecast Typewriter by Sprinkled with Glitter

Fall Memories

We love how designer Lindsay Bateman recorded fall thoughts and memories in her scrapbook album with the Typecast typewriter. The typewriter font is perfect for rustic, earthy layout themes and adds the perfect touch. Visit Heidi Swapp’s blog HERE for more photos and details.

Heidi Swapp Storyline + Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us friends! We hope you found some helpful inspiration for using the Typecast typewriter in your memory keeping, cardmaking, and other projects. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Throwback Thursday: DIY Matchbook Mini Album for Halloween

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re sharing one of our most popular Halloween projects from 2015. Read below to learn how to make your own Halloween Matchbook Mini Album.

 

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Aly here again to share a fun and easy DIY Halloween Mini Album with you using some of my favorite new We R tools, along with some old stand-bys. We’ve created a tradition at our house of trying on our Halloween costumes a few days before the big day to see how they look, and so I get a chance to take some good photos in full light and under ideal circumstances. This has been such a stress reliever! Now I can enjoy the festivities on Halloween night just as much as everyone else without worrying about getting the perfect photos before it’s all over.

I just took some photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up as Mavis from Hotel Transylvania, and decided to make a simple matchbook mini album to display them using the Template Studio and some black glitter Designer Poster Board as my base.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #minialbum

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #cropadile

To create this 3×4 inch album I cut a 3″ x 9″ strip from a piece of black glitter Designer Poster Board using the Template Studio. Poster board makes a great mini album base since it’s sturdier than cardstock, but not quite as stiff as some chipboard can be.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 3

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 4

Then I used my Trim and Score Board to score lines at 3 5/8″, 3 3/4″, 7 3/4″ and 7 7/8″. You can trim a bit of extra off the left end if you’d like to leave more room to see your photos once the album’s assembled.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 5

To create the inside pages for the album, I trimmed five pieces of black glitter Designer Poster Board to 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ so they’re slightly smaller than the cover. Next, I rounded the corners of my cover and inside pages with my 1/4″ Corner Chomper, and then punched 1/8″ holes in the bottom of the inside pages, and in the bottom front flap of the cover with my Crop-A-Dile.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 6

I added my 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ photos to the inside pages using adhesive dots. They stick well to the glitter on the poster board. ( I added my photos after punching the holes, but I recommend adding them before you punch the holes so you don’t have to punch twice.) I used some Dear Lizzy roller stamps to add journaling, and then die cut the stamped phrases to create labels for each photo. Then I added a few gold Sequin Stickers to finish off my album pages.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 7

I place brads into the holes of the bottom front flap, and then into the holes of the inside pages to bind the album. Since the brads don’t go through the back of the album, the prongs are hidden, keeping the album neat and tidy. Finally, I embellished the front of the album with some shapes that I die cut with my Evolution Advanced from some of the new DIY Party Double Sided Paper Pad. I added a few black Sequin Stickers, and stamped the date as my title with a Heidi Swapp roller stamp.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 8

This little matchbook mini is easy to make and oh-so-fun! It perfect for showcasing Halloween, birthday, or holiday photos. It would make a great gift album as well.

Supplies:

Decorative Poster Board (black glitter)
Template Studio Starter Kit
Trim and Score Board
Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile
Evolution Advanced
Bat and Moon Punch Die
Albums Made Easy Dies–Instagram, Banners
Sequin Stickers–Black, Gold
Roller Stamps–Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp
Sticky Thumb Adhesive
black ink pad
brads
foam squares

Throwback Thursday: Tag Punch Mini Album

It’s Throwback Thursday friends, and today we’re featuring a post about one of our most popular punches, the DIY Party Tag Punch. With this handy tool you can make your own tags in varying sizes and lengths–choose from 1″, 1.5″, or 2″ wide. It’s a great way to use up your scraps, and customize your tags. Check out the unique project below from last year using the Tag Punch!

 

Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends! Tessa Buys here today to share an out-of-the-box idea for using the Tag Punch. The Tag Punch is perfect for making custom gift tags, but it’s also great for other projects. Check out this very mini album made of tag punch pages, photos and the Honey I’m Home collection:

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I started by printing several small photos and making a handful of tags with the Tag Punch.

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Next, I trimmed most of my photos to the same dimensions as the tags (2 inches wide, 3 inches long) and adhered the photos to the back of the tags. I added more pages with a couple of shipping tags and by adhering some of my photos back to back. I made more space for journaling by making two one inch tags with the tag punch and backing those tags with white cardstock.

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I used wood veneer pieces, stickers and puffy stickers to embellish the pages. My trusty Crop-a-dile came in handy when I had to punch a hole through a wood veneer frame for the binder ring.

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I love how the tag punch was incredibly easy to use. From the built-in score line to the guides for lining up your paper, this punch makes creating tags a breeze. And the fold-over tops of the tags make for durable mini album pages, which is very important when you have little ones taking a look! You’ll love making tags and more with this clever gadget!

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Supplies Used:

DIY Party Paper Punch: Tag
Crop-A-Dile
Honey I’m Home Collection