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:

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Floral Home Decor

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing a tutorial on how to create a beautiful Mother’s Day gift: Floral Home Décor using the gorgeous Cool Kids Stack from DCWV and the Trim and Score Board.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the leaves and flowers start by choosing your favorite papers from the Cool Kids paper pad from DCWV. I love this pad! It has 36 papers and some of them include gold foil. Plus, the papers are thick and double sided, perfect for any kind of craft project!

Use your Trim and Score Board to score your paper every ¼ inch.

Rotate your paper 90 degrees and flip the blue tab to trim your paper. For the big flowers I trimmed my paper at 1 ½ inch, for the medium flowers at 1 ¼ inch and for the small flowers at 1 inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

These flowers are like rosettes but with a twist. To make them, I used my Alphabet Punch Board and made two marks with a pencil on the board: one in the middle of the left circle and one 1 inch apart.

To create the scallop borders I lined up my paper on the first mark and punched.

 Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Move your paper to the left and line up the narrowest part of your paper on the second mark. Continue this way until you have finished punching the strip of paper.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use your Crafter’s Glue Gun to close the flower and use a small fringed paper to make the flower center, simply roll it and glue the edge.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board flowers by Eva Pizarro

To create the leaves I also used my Trim and Score Board and scored every ¼ of an inch. I trimmed a few strips of paper in different heights and cut the border following the image on the picture. Using your Crop a Dile make small holes on the bottom of the leaves and use a small thread to keep the leave together.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea

These are some of the flowers and leaves I created. See how gorgeous that foil looks? And I love the dimension of these rosette flowers!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea featuring DCWV Cool Kids stack and the We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

You can use your flowers for any project but I used them to decorate my Letterboard. I created two clusters: one on the top right corner and one of the bottom left corner.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I attached my flowers with 3D dots and when I change the quote on my Letterboard I can use them to make another project!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My decor was a hit, everyone loved it! The flowers gave it a whole new look and dimension to my Letterboard!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board

Crop a Dile
Trim and Score Board

Crafter’s Essential Usb Glue Gun
Cool Kids Paper Pad

Letterboard

Mother’s Day Gift Wrap with the Trim and Score Board

Hey there We R fans, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I have three pretty Mother’s Day gift wrap ideas for you to add that extra special touch for your gifts for mom. All the gift wrap ideas are made with the DCWV Botanical Beauty Double Sided Cardstock Stack and the Trim & Score Board.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Gift Card Holder

Sometimes a gift card can be the best gift for mom. But handing her a plain gift card isn’t very fun. It is easy to create a gift card holder. Start by trimming your paper to 7 ½” x 5”. Place the long edge of the paper at the top of the Trim & Score board and score the paper at ½”, 3 ½”, 4”, and 7”. Then, turn the paper to the shorter side and score the paper at ½” and 4 ½”.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper at all the score lines. Cut the score lines to create the flaps at the bottom and the top. Cut the corners off one end.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use adhesive to assemble your gift card box. Be sure to leave one end open to place your gift card inside. Then, close that end of the box, as well.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish the box, wrap it in twine and cut out one of the beautiful tags included with the cardstock stack. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the tag.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Box with a Lid

For the next gift wrap idea, I am going to show you how to create a box with a lid. Start by trimming your paper to 10” x 10”. Use the Trim & Score board to score lines at 3” and 7”. Flip the paper 90° and repeat this process.

Turn the paper diagonally on the Trim & Score Board and score a line from the corner into where the score lines intersect. This will allow you to more easily fold the corners in.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper on all the score lines. You will fold the four corners in towards the middle of the box.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Attach all the flaps with adhesive. If you find the adhesive is not holding your box together, use hot glue instead.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the top of the box you will follow the same steps as above, however this time, start with a piece of paper 5 ¾” by 5 ¾”. Score the paper at ¾” and 5”. Flip the paper 90° and repeat this process. Again, score the diagonal line at each corner. Fold the flaps in towards the middle of the lid and use adhesive to secure.

I wanted to add a pretty rosette to the top of the box, so I used a scrap of paper that was 1 ½” by 12” long and scored it every ¼”. Fold the paper accordion style.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Use strong grip double sided tape like super sticky red tape to secure the ends together in a circle. Press the rosette flat. Cut a one-inch circle and use hot glue to adhere it to the center to keep the rosette in place.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Use an adhesive foam dot to attach the rosette to the top of the box. Fill the box with small treats for mom.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Gift Bag

The last wrapping technique I am going to share is how to create a gift bag. This bag requires two sheets of patterned cardstock. Trim each paper to 7 ½” x 11”.

With the shorter side of the paper at the top of the score board, score a line at ½” and 3 ½”. Then turn the paper 90° and score the paper at 8”. Repeat this process for the other sheet of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper at all the score lines and trim on the score lines where the bottom bag flaps will be. Trim the corner off.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Assemble the bag using adhesive. To create ribbon handles, punch two holes at the top of the bag on either side using your Crop-A-Dile.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Thread ribbon through the holes towards the center of the bag and tie a knot in each end to keep it from coming through the holes. On one side I threaded one of the pretty tags that I cut from the patterned paper on the ribbon before I threaded it through the hole.

This little bag is perfect for gift giving!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mother’s Day gift wrap ideas inspire you to not only find a thoughtful gift, but also wrap it up beautifully. The Botanical Beauty papers are perfect for Mother’s Day. And since the papers are double-sided the gift wrap is pretty both inside and out!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Trim & Score Board

DCWV Double Sided Cardstock Stack – Botanical Beauty

Scissors

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Super Sticky Red Tape

Glue Gun

Crop-A-Dile

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!

 

Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

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The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

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Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

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The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

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Happy crafting,

Chantalle

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Mother’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here showing you how to make a beautiful and quick Mother’s Day gift using the Photo Lights Collection.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I had a son, my mom loves to receive pictures of her with her only grandson. The Photo Lights frame is a different approach to the classic photo frame, and I can assure you your mom is going to love it!

The first thing you need to do is print your picture on the backlit paper with an inkjet printer. You need to print it on the textured side. To figure out which one it is, I like to run my finger through the paper. If it doesn’t make a sound that’s the glossy side, if it does then that’s the textured side.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Photo Lights Rub-ons to embellish your picture. In each package you get 20 different designs in 3 colors: white, black and gold.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Place your photo inside the magnetic Photo Lights Frame. The picture is protected by a sturdy acrylic sheet and you can light the frame with AA batteries or plug it using a Micro USB cable.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my gift I used the Magnolia Jane collection and my 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a large bow and a 3×4 envelope.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wrapped my frame with a strip of paper and used these beautiful clips to hold my card in place.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put my bow on top of my frame and closed my envelope with a clear sticker.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And this is how the frame looks once is lit! I think it is gorgeous during the day or the night, now I want to make one for myself!

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by the blog!

Eva

 

Supplies

PhotoLights Frame

PhotoLights Rub-ons

PhotoLights Backlit paper

1,2,3 Punch Board

Magnolia Jane Paper Pad

Magnolia Jane Clips

Magnolia Jane Stickers

Mother’s Day Brunch Decor

Hello again We R fans. Chantalle with you today – thank you for stopping by!

If you are thinking of treating a special Mother in your life to a picnic or outdoor activity, I’ve got some ideas that are quick to put together, which coordinate with some inexpensive store-bought items.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

We all have a lot on our plates these days and I love an idea even more if it saves me a bit of time! Some fabulous graphic-printed picnic ware, spotted while out shopping, was the inspiration behind creating some custom table décor. I loved the colour combination and graphic pops of black. It’s these colours that I have run with and gone with a graphic feel for the items I created. Let’s take a closer look…

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The little table centerpiece was created with some bbq staples – kebab sticks and a bit of foam, which I covered to match. I started off creating lots of super awesome little shapes, using my Trim & Score Board and my Triangle Score Guide. I’ve been busting to try this tool out for ages and now I had my chance! The basic principle behind every shape is simple scoring. At first, I was pretty intimidated, but once you get the initial scoring done, it’s just a matter of tracing your shape and cutting out with some scissors!

The instructions that come with the Triangle Score Guide are straightforward: Trim your paper to size, score vertically, then add the guide to your score board, then score again, creating angles, then flip the guide, rotate your paper and score one more time to product lots of triangles on your paper. You then not the shape you want to create, based on the size of paper you have, and cut out. Awesome!

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

The shapes you create are great on their own on the table as décor, or you could string them along some sparkling thread for a great cake topper. So many possibilities!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

When I was folding my shapes, I must have adhered two pieces in the wrong spot and accidentally came up with the shape below. It kinda looked like a wonky fortune cookie! It got me thinking that I could use it as a place card, so I embellished it with some yellow acrylic paint and added a splash of glitter paper. I really like American Crafts ‘Pow’ glitter paper as it runs through my Silhouette machine very well, it’s thin and doesn’t shed lots of glitter everywhere.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

If Mum is going to be seated… surely she would need something to eat with? I saw this seriously cute cutlery bag idea on Pinterest and decided to make my own, using my Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide along with some Ombré Oh Goodie Glassine papers. I’ve chosen to work with the pink paper as it matched my paper plates and napkins.

Scallop Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

The scallop edge looked so pretty, I chose to keep it facing up instead of at the back of the bag. I’ve added some little On a Whim die cut shapes and tied it off with some silver twine.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Now, let’s treat Mum to a drink as sparkling as she is…

Customise some basic disposable drinkware with rubs-ons and stickers!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve added a Vicki Boutin Rub-On to this clear champagne goblet, which turned out great! I love the subtle difference in the colour. I then added a Heidi Swapp sticker over the top and finished off with a few little enamel dots in coordinating shades. (This idea would also be great at a party to differentiate people‘s glasses.)

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Does Mum prefer something a little warmer? How about a custom sleeve for her favourite brew?

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I created this coffee cup using the 9 Oz. measurements on my DIY Party Board. Simply trim your paper to size as instructed, then cut at two intervals along the board. Presto!

It has been embellished with some more rub-ons – I couldn’t resist!! This time I’ve used some Photo Lights Rub-Ons. I love how easily these rub-ons transfer and that some are pretty big.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Confetti makes for a fun and festive way to add a little dazzle to any table. Create your own, super fast, with a DIY Party Confetti Punch. I love this tool! (It was also a great way to use up the scraps from creating my graphic shapes.) Punch some foiled paper for a metallic pop!

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To all the Mothers out there, you are doing an amazing job!

 

Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.

Mother's Day Brunch Decor by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Enjoy your special day!

 

Chantalle

 

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Confetti Punch

DIY Party Board

Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Glassine ombré papers

Triangle Score Guide

Trim & Score Board

Photo Lights Rub-Ons

Bazzill Silver Foil cardstock

Bazzill Cardstock (assorted coordinating colours)

Amy Tangerine On a Whim, ‘Ray of Light’ 12×12

Vicki Boutin Rub-Ons

 

Mother’s Day Card with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Mother’s Day Week here on the blog! This week our design team has cooked up some fabulous project inspiration to show the mother, grandmother, or mother figure in your life just how special they are. Kimberly gets us started with a beautiful card she made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board!

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Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a special card for Mother’s Day. There is no doubt how special the word “mom” truly is. The word evokes the love we feel for our moms, or mom figures. And for those of us fortunate enough, we know how the name “mom” sounds when coming from our children. (Except maybe after they scream it ten thousand times in row. Wink, wink.)

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

To keep the focus on mom and the love we have for our moms, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the letters “M-O-M.”

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

So often when I use this punch board, I use solid color paper. This time, I wanted to use the adorable, small heart patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Turns out, the way you put the paper in matters! Be sure to note when you punch your letters, which way you need the pattern to appear. After making the first “m” incorrectly, I saw that I needed to turn the paper sideways.

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

To embellish the letters, I used a Font Punch. These clever punches create shapes to add to your letters.

Font Punch by We R Memory Keepers

I punched several leaves from green cardstock using the Font Punch Serif Punch-Elegant. It creates three different shapes with one punch. I chose to only use the leaves, as it worked into my flowery theme.

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

On a couple of the leaves, I added Lovely Day Puffy Stickers with flowers. I also added the word love to my card. This embellishment from the Lovely Day Ephemera pack has rose gold foil on it, adding a special touch

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

This card is larger than normal, as it is an A9 card. I see my mom on Mother’s Day, or send her a package, so slipping this large card into her gift is easy.

Have you started a card for your mom or mom figure yet?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts, Lovely Day:

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!

Products:

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

Tools:

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

Beautiful Moments Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a layout (or two) I created with some Mommy selfies.  Every year for Mother’s Day, I take some of the selfies from the past year and make a layout as an overview of my life as a mother.  It is a page that brings me great joy and so I paired this year’s page with the new Flower Girl collection which has such fun colors and images!  What began as a single page turned into a 2-page layout (unheard of for me) because I was having so much fun creating.

Beautiful Moments by Wendy Antenucci

My first page began with the pink Beautiful Moment card which I paired with my favorite picture.  This is my “photo block” which is the basis for every layout I create.  From there I began to add in colors through my patterned papers and different embellishment choices.

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As I began to add in my embellishments, which I like to cluster, I chose to form a visual triangle out of my embellishments to help the viewers eyes move from the top of the layout to the bottom.  My main cluster around my photo also focused on colors I wanted to bring into the layout so that it would pop.

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Design Tip:  A fun place to journal can be created by using border stickers.  I tore my border into 3 pieces giving me a place to write my thoughts and some fun color in the white area of my layout.

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I don’t normally make 2 page layouts, but I still had more pictures I wanted to use and I was having such fun with the Flower Girl collection, so I continued on.  Since the 2nd page was an afterthought I chose to tie my pages together through color, embellishment choices, and I used lines created with patterned paper to imitate design elements on my first page.

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Here is one of my embellishment clusters I created on my 2nd page focusing on color and images to create a flow between the two pages.

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Design Tip:  Do 2 pagers seem daunting to tackle?  Create 2 separate pages and then tie them together through your photos/theme, color, design choices, product choices, or any other ways you can dream up.  By choosing a few ways to integrate items from each page you will have created a seamless 2 pager that can also stand alone.

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Being a Mommy is a lot of work, but it is worth it.  Make sure that you document yourself and the everyday because you are important!

Supplies:

Flower Girl

Garden Gate

Flower Girl Petals

Flower Girl Garden Path

Flower Girl Flutter

Flower Girl Rosebud

Flower Girl Terrace

Flower Girl Bouquet

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Wood Veneers

Flower Girl Sticker Sheet

Flower Girl Ephemera