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



DCWV Nautical Mile Cardstock Stack

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Tag Punch Board




Throwback Thursday: Typecast Gratitude Journal

Pre-bound notebooks are a great way to journal thoughts, emotions, moments, and memories of all kinds. The Typecast Mint Paper Collection includes some bound notebooks with darling pockets and inserts, perfect for recording your life. Last fall, designer Aly Dosdall shared a gratitude journal she made with the Typecast notebook, tags, mini cards, and paper pad, along with her Typecast Typewriter. Check out her post below!


I love these Typecast Pocket Notebooks–they’re perfect for art journals, memory keeping, mini albums, and smash-style journals.


I added my Instax mini photos and some papers, journaling cards, tags, and labels from the Typecast Mint paper collection.


I kept the dimension on my pages to a minimum so that my journal will close and not be too bulky.


I stamped the date for each day with a Heidi Swapp roller stamp, and I typed my journaling on the Typecast cards and papers.



Some of the notebook pages have pockets with inserts where I journaled about the one thing I chose to be grateful for each day.


I used some washi tape from the Scotty Dog dispenser, and some shaped paper clips from the Oh Goodie collection.


I also included a few rub-ons from the new Photo Lights collection. I’m usually not a fan of rub-ons because they can be hard to work with, but these rub-ons went on so smoothly and easily.



Each page design is a bit different, but includes similar elements to maintain some continuity throughout the album.




It’s been awesome to focus on one thing I’m grateful for each day and write my feelings about it.


Thanks for joining me today!



Typecast Typewriter and Paper Collection
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser
Heidi Swapp Roller Date Stamp


Disney Dream Album

Hello everyone, Wendy here today with a fun file folder mini I put together for my little boy to hold his memories of Disney.  I knew this album would be experiencing a lot of wear and tear, so I used the sturdy Designer Poster Board to make the base of the album in the perfect “Mouse” colors. It was easy to put this album together using the Template Studio Starter Kit and File Folder Template.

Disney Dream album by Wendy Antenucci

I began by making 3 file folders, since I decided I wanted them to cascade I chose to cut off an additional ¼ and ½ inch before making the edges to allow each edge to be seen.  My thought was each little folder could hold different park pictures.  To create the outer folder, I actually created the same size, but when I scored the folding line I chose to make two score lines to form a larger seam for my book.

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I chose some of the Clearly Posh embellishments to dress up my cover and I punched a G for my son’s name using the Alphabet punch board.

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I used some of the 4×6 and 3×4 cards from the Crush collection to decorate each section of the folders and to add a place my son can write down his thoughts (or mommy can).

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I wanted to add in places to put some pictures which I was able to do using my Fuse and the 4×6 waterfall sleeves.  I chose to fuse 2 or 3 sleeves in each folder depending on the size of the folder.  I punched holes in my photo sleeves using my Cinch.

Tip:  Make sure you use a template that you have created for the hole placement when punching holes in different size pieces.  My 4×6 sleeves were smaller than my folder, but I was able to line up my sleeves with my template and punch holes in the exact locations needed.

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Different pieces of ephemera either stapled, glued, or clipped down added the perfect touches to decorate this album.

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And finally I added in a Goodie Bag to allow all those extra pictures my son picked to be stored for his enjoyment.

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My son is thrilled with his little album, which only took a few short hours to assemble.  The designer poster board and template studio made a wonderful fun album which is sturdy enough for little hands!

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Supply List:

Crush Paper
Crush Ephemera
4×6 waterfall sleeves
Alphabet Punch Board
Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Designer Poster Board (black, red, yellow)
Clearly Posh Foil Bows
Clearly Posh Ephemera

Tag Punch Mini Album

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
Honey I’m Home Collection

Mother’s Day Mini Album

An early Happy Mother’s Day, moms and grandmas!  I have a sweet little tribute album and journal using the “Flower Girl” Collection and several tools from WeR Memory Keepers to share with you today.

Shellye McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers--Mothers Day Mini Album

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For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the collection.

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For the front and back covers, I selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score and assemble per the instructions on the punch board.  Note:  I left the TOP flap unscored on all of the pages.

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For the four inner pages, I selected the 6X6 card size.

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Next, I used the Cinch Book Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will allow punches at these areas only).  All of the inner pages were punched at this setting.

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Standard eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.

Moving on to the front/back covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and punched the sides of the two envelopes.  The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire was used to bind the front and back pages together.  I will show later on how I added the inner pages to the Cinch binding!

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Three one inch rings from my stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil binding of the front and back pages.  When the album is lying flat, it flips easily for viewing!

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To the pockets of the inner pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the two larger pockets and 4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.  These are nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on different ephemera and keepsakes.  The pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.

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From the “Flower Girl” Card & Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and attached them to the tops of the inner pocket inserts.  Again, I used the green eyelets and Crop-A-Dile for attaching.  Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and die-cuts were added for decoration.

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Patterned papers were also cut to mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope pages.  These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo or a few smaller photos.

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I used some different American Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page and the little banner flags above.

You may also think of using this style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme!  With all of the pockets, it’s great for storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc.  By using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini albums and organizers.  Mom would love to receive any type of these handmade gifts!


Flower Girl Collection-

662863 Sweets  Paper; 662864 Summer Night Paper; 662866 Petals Paper; 662867 Foliage Paper; 662868 Garden Path Paper; 662869 Flutter Paper; 662870 Rose Bud Paper; 662871 Terrace Paper; 662872 Finch Paper; 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662874 Bloom Paper; 662877 Puffy Stickers; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera ; 662880 Card & Frame Kit


1-2-3 Punch Board
Cinch Book Binding Tool
Green Standard eyelets
Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire

DIY 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 store 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Decorative Poster Board (black glitter)
Template Studio Starter Kit
Trim and Score Board
Corner Chomper
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 Dots
black ink pad
foam squares

Instagram Album Roundup

As part of Mini Week we thought it would be fun to share some Instagram Album inspiration that we’ve found around the internet. We love what designers have been doing with these cute little albums, and we want to feature some of their creativity here on our blog. So, sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy the eye candy!

We love how Melissa from Polka Dot Chair used her Instagram Album to feature photos from her family vacation to Hawaii. Visit her original blog post HERE to see how she made a pull out journaling book from journaling cards and washi tape. Brilliant!

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We R designer, Jennie McGarvey, created a darling Instagram Album for her 2013 family photos. We love how she combined beautiful letterpress cards in her album that she made with our Letterpress Kit and Evolution Advanced. Beautiful! Visit her blog HERE for more photos and details.

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Isn’t this Instagram Album by Marryl Crafts so cute? We love that she used stamps on her journaling cards to add color and interest. Click HERE to visit her blog for the full tutorial.

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Designer Magdalena Mizera created this beautiful Instagram Album with photos from a trip to her friend’s wedding. She used some Amy Tangerine products to highlight her photos and journaling. Isn’t it beautiful? See more gorgeous photos and details on her blog HERE.

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Stephanie Bryan shared this darling Project Life album. We love her eclectic mix of journaling cards, photo sleeves, tags, stitching, and photos. Awesome! More details and photos on the Studio Calico blog.

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In classic Cathy Zielske style, keep your Instagram Album simple, and tell your story using photos and journaling squares printed from your computer. Visit Cathy’s blog HERE to read about her workflow for creating this album, and her simple classic style. Love it!

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And finally, we just love this Instagram Album designed by Little Lamm & Co. The photos included in the album are all from her favorite Instagram feeds. What a fab idea to document your favorite social media accounts! Check out more of  the amazing details in this album HERE.

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Thanks for joining us today for some Instagram Album inspiration. We hope you enjoyed the talent of these fabulous designers. We sure did! Come back tomorrow for a beautiful DIY mini album with a video tutorial. See you then!

Using FUSEables to Make a Cinch Album

Happy Monday We R friends, and welcome to Mini Week here on the blog! This week you’ll enjoy inspiration for mini albums of all kinds, themes, sizes, and styles. We’ll show you how to make your own minis, and how to deck out our popular ready made ones. Get ready for some fabulous projects!

Hello, it’s Samantha, and I’m so excited to be sharing my project today. You see, some of my very favorite things to make are mini albums, and today I’m using the new FUSEables to make a Cinch album. Every fall I take my boys out and capture some annual photos of how much they’ve grown and changed, and a mini album is the perfect way to document those photos.

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I used a few basic supplies for this album. The Cinch, the Photo Sleeve Fuse, the DIY Party Confetti Punch, a Fuesable Card Kit, and some American Crafts Sticky Thumb adhesive. I used the Jen Hadfield Home + Made Embellished Cards and Envelopes pack, but depending on the theme you’re going for any of the Fuesable Card kits will work.

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Using the card bases from a card kit saves time by having paper that’s already cut and scored, and a little further down this post I’ll show you how to easily turn the card bases into shaker pages and pocket pages. You also get a selection of matching embellishments and die cuts as part of the kit to use on your album.

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To turn the cards into pages, I ran the Photo Sleeve Fuse around all edges to seal the cards shut (and because it adds a fun decorative edging). On the edge that I wanted to bind with the Cinch, I used the Fuse to fuse an additional line ½” into the page. This creates a nice visual edge, and the binding will fit into that ½” space.

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You can see in the photo above, that I placed some of my pages vertically, and some horizontally. To Cinch the horizontal pages, you just follow the standard directions (do note, however, that the pages are 4 ¼”, but I used the directions for a 4” edge).

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To Cinch the vertical pages, which are 5 ½” tall, I pulled the same peg that I would for the 4” side (which is peg #8) and all of the pegs after (9, 10, 11, and 12). Because your paper is longer than the area you will actually be adding binding to, it’s very important to pull all the pegs after #8 as well, not just peg #8. The Chinch has a slide ruler edge on it for when you are doing extra-long pages, but I utilized it in this situation, too. I moved the ruler edge out 5/8”, which then put the holes directly in the center of the long page (remember, we’re not punching the entire 5 ½” edge of the tall pages, just the same 4 ¼” that we did on the short pages). The picture above shows exactly which pegs I pulled and how I lined up the ruler.

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Then you’ll punch holes just like normal with your Cinch. These holes will now be centered on your tall page, and line up perfectly with your short pages.

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When you use a Fuesables card kit to create your pages, it makes creating pocket pages from the shaker cards super easy.

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Start by placing the shaker card unfolded with the wrong side (white side) facing you. Then add your shaker element (there are directions right inside in the kit for doing this). The kit includes sequins to put in the shaker, but I used the DIY Party Confetti Punch instead of the sequins for some of my shaker pages. Next, fold the left side over, and use your Photo Fuse to seal the top and bottom of the page. Finally fold the right side over, and seal 3 edges with the Photo Fuse, leaving one edge unsealed (here I left the top edge unsealed) to create a pocket.

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You can see that this pocket technique works for both vertical and horizontal pages.

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Don’t forget to take full advantage of using Fuseable paper when adding details and embellishments to your mini album. You can create a pretty faux stitching effect over papers with just your Fuse, and since you’re using your Fuse tool to fuse your papers and embellishments together, you don’t need to use adhesive! The only place I used adhesive in this album was to attach my photos. I found that the Sticky Thumb adhesive dots work really well with the Fuesable plastic paper.

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I love when I can combine a couple of my favorite tools when I’m creating. The Photo Fuse and Cinch complement each other so well in the creation of this fall mini album. I’d love to hear (or see!) your ideas for using the Cinch and Photo Fuse together!



Photo Sleeve Fuse
DIY Party Confetti Punch
Fuse Mat
Fuesables Jen Hadfield Home + Made Embellished Cards & Envelopes
Fuesables Die Cut Plastic Shapes
Fuesables Carousel Plastic Paper
Fuesables Entertain Plastic Paper
Fuesables Kraft Fringe Strip
Fuesables Yellow Fringe Strip
Fuesables Mint Ruffle Strip
Sticky Thumb adhesive dots
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Thicker Stickers Yoyo White

Cinch Sticker Book

Hello there We R Fans, Aimee here. Its kids week here on the We R Blog and I made a super fun and easy sticker book for my nephew. This kid loves stickers! He normally just uses a plain piece of paper to stick the stickers too. I thought how awesome would it be for him to have a book he could stick the stickers in and look at {rather than throwing away all those stickers and crumbled pieces of computer paper}. I think this project is a little above him to make since he’s 3 {he definitely could turn the handle on the evolution though!} but I think the older the kid is the more hands on they could be with this project! And I think all ages love sticker books. {Anyone remember Mrs. Grossman and Lisa Frank?}

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I used some paper from the Cake and Candles collection, Clearly Bold, Bazzill’s new adhesive foam sheets, acetate and smooth cardstock to create my cover and pages. I cut them all to 5×7 inches.

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I removed the backing from the Foam Adhesive and stuck a piece of Cake and Candles to the back.

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The foam sheets are a bit thick especially with cardstock stuck to the back, be sure to punch these by themselves when using the cinch {otherwise the sheet doesn’t go in far enough and the holes get punched wrong}

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I happened to have one of the Heidi Swapp’s memory Binder Embellishment Pouches. I punched it with the cinch and used it as the first page in my book to hold extra stickers.

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I used the 1-inch spiral binding wire to bind my book. I’m not gonna lie I was a little intimidated by this stuff. This stuff just twists into place! Seriously there is no binding that’s easier! To finish the binding off, simply bend the binding back onto itself so your pages don’t come off!

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Once I had my book together  {I alternated the cardstock, acetate, clearly bold & foam} I decorated the cover with Cakes and Candles Alpha block Stickers. Now for the fun part. I used the foam scraps to make stickers! Using my evolution and dies I used up every bit of foam for stickers!

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I even used some for titles on a few pages.

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The evolution makes cutting the foam sheets a breeze! Here are a few of my pages in action.

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I can’t wait for the next time Colten comes over and I can give him this book. Are you and your little ones making anything this summer?


Supply List:

Paper Collection | Cakes and Candles




Stickers | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=826&ProductID=14056&RootCatCode=08000

Clearly Bold | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=830&ProductID=11951&ItemID=13609&RootCatCode=08000


Cinch | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=796&ProductID=12542&PPG=2&RootCatCode=08000

Spiral Binding | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=796&ProductID=12523&ItemID=14181&RootCatCode=08000


Evolution Advanced | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=828&ProductID=12654&ItemID=14312&RootCatCode=08000

Dies | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=828&ProductID=12873&PPG=2&RootCatCode=08000

Nesting Stars

Amy Tan Die Set



Bazzill Foam Adhesive Sheets

Heidi Swapp | Memory Binder Embellishment Pouches http://www.heidiswappstore.com/default.aspx?PageID=1005&CategoryID=845&ProductID=12886&PPG=2&RootCatCode=09000


Summer Reading Log

Hello!  Jennie McGarvey with you today to share with you a fun craft that you can complete with a kid that is both fun to make and completely functional!


I don’t know about you, but my kids really do love using my paper crafting tools.  From my Punch Boards, to my Evolution Advanced—the kids love to help with these tools!

So, what do you do when you have school aged kids who love tools?  Create something useful with those tools like a reading log!  My kids read books over the summer and then will take tests on those books when they go back to school.  This handy little mini album will help them keep track of the books they read, the authors and a few details.

I only needed a few supplies to create this album.  First I started with my Cinch and some Indian Summer Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards.  I picked out ones that had lines, or would lend itself to note taking.


Not only did I used the cards from the kit, but I also added a couple of pieces of plain white card stock in case they wanted to draw their own pictures from the stories.


Then, we needed to embellish the cover.  It’s important they know exactly what this small album is for.  Even more perfect?  We were able to use the Evolution Advanced, dies, and papers from the Cake and Candles collection.



Those Cakes and Candles Alpha Block Stickers add the perfect touch to the front of the album.


Isn’t this a fun little album?  Can you think of any other uses that a kid might like to have a mini album of their own?  Maybe not school related but just for fun?  Make sure you share with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram to share with us how you’re using We R Memory Keepers products with the kids.



Cake and Candles Alpha Block Stickers
Cake and Candles collection
Evolution Advanced
Indian Summer Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards