Traveler’s Notebook Spread with the Journal Guide

Hello, We R friends! Enza back with you to share a spread in my new traveler’s notebook using the Journal Guide tool.

Travelers Notebook with the Journal Guide by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

If you love creating charts, lists, banners, or even little pockets to hold tags, memorabilia, and embellishments, this tool is for you. My spread today features the new Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection, which I absolutely love!

I started by creating sort of a calendar for the upcoming month. I used the rotating guide to draw two concentric circles and add sections for the days of the month. This tool is very easy to use, and gives you perfect results all the time. Since I like different textures and some dimension on my pages, I decided to use a craft die from my stash to cut the circle; then I die cut a smaller circle from patterned paper to place in the middle, just to embellish it a bit.

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

Next, I created two banners by simply tracing them with the ruler and the right angle guides before fussy cutting them with the Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors.

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I usually like to have a little pocket or sleeve on the back of the front cover of my notebook, just to hold bits and pieces of the collection I plan to use, or store keepsakes. It is super easy to create your own with the Journal Guide. I simply cut patterned paper to the desired size, folded it around the long end of the tool, and taped the sides; for the bottom, I just folded the flap up and glued it to the back. I created three pockets, that I embellished with washi tape and die cuts from the Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection.

Journal Pockets made with the Journal Guide by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some close ups:

Travelers Notebook Spread made with the Journal Guide by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Travelers Notebook Spread made with the Journal Guide by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I had fun using the Journal Guide to create this opening spread in my November notebook. What will you use this all-in-one tool for?




Journal Guide

Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors

Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection

Throwback Thursday: Teacher Notepads

Hello there friends! It’s Aly here today sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child’s new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything she does at the start of the school year. Check out how I made these DIY Perforated Notepads with my new Dial Trimmer.

To create these teacher notepads, I had to cut several sheets of paper to size, score the covers, and perforate the pages inside. I was able to do all of this with just one tool. So easy!

The Staple Board made it easy to bind the notepad pages together with the covers. I love the copper staples–so chunky and pretty!

To make these back-to-school teacher gifts, I started by trimming the covers to 3×12 inch strips using my Dial Trimmer. That will make (3×6 inch notepads.) All I had to do was align my paper in the guide, turn the dial to the straight blade, then pull it down.

Then I rotated the dial to the scoring blade, and scored the covers at 6 inches and 6 7/8 inches.

I folded the 6 inch score line so that my cover pattern was on the outside, then I folded the 6 7/8 inch score line the opposite direction. This is what the cover should look like after scoring and folding:

Next I trimmed some lined paper to 3×5 7/8 inches (to make sure the bottom edges of the lined paper don’t peek out passed the edges of the cover). I perforated the top of each one at 7/8 inch–it was easy to turn the dial and do with the same tool! Yes!

After perforating the lines pages, I assembled the notepads.

I used the Staple Board to bind the covers and pages. I recommend using thin text weight paper inside. Depending on the thickness of your paper, you can staple between 7-10 pages inside your cardstock cover with the large staples. Test out how many you can do with scraps of the paper you will be using.

Use the guides on the board to align your staple perfectly, and then press down on a hard stable surface using your bodyweight to help.

Once I stapled the notepads, I added a few embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to the front to match the covers from the same collection. I chose sentiments that I hope will inspire the teacher.

I love that you can pull each page out if needed. I love the perforating feature of the Dial Trimmer–so many possibilities!

This project is a great teacher gift, but would also be perfect for your student, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Everyone can always use another notebook. Especially when it’s handmade with love.

This project took minutes with my new Dial Trimmer, and I hope my daughter’s second grade teacher enjoys them and will put them to good use. Thanks for joining me, and happy back-to-school crafting friends!


Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection

Cinch Quote Journal

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a quote journal project. I don’t know about you, but I love quotes. I have a pin board dedicated to some of my favorites. Well, it was high time to take those words off the screen and turn them into a beautiful mini journal. My We R Memory Keepers Cinch and Typecast helped create a lovely quote journal that I will enjoy looking through when I need some inspiration and encouragement.

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The plan was to create a 6×6 journal. I started by punching Cinch Bookboard for the front and back covers. The Cinch easily punched through the thick board. The Cinch is also easy to use, as the punching information is printed directly on the machine. Making a 6 inch book? Pull pin 12. Incredibly simple!

The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers

Each of the pages inside the book started as a watercolor paper base. On some of the pages, I wanted to experiment with different mediums, which is why I chose something other than card stock. So not only was this a journal for my favorite quotes, but a chance to play with papers, mediums, and colors that spoke to me.

The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers

Now my pages were ready to be decorated, before assembling the journal with the Cinch wires.

When you do assemble your book, be sure and place the pages on the ring first, topped with the front cover and then the back cover. Doing this allows the wire edge to be hidden inside the book. Once again, the instructions are on the machine for closing the wires.

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Using the Typecast was a fun way to write out my favorite quotes. For this quote, I typed a few of the words on Typecast Paper, knowing that I would use stickers to spell out words I wanted accented. I found that advancing the paper twice created a nice amount of space between these words. I cut these lines of words out with scissors.

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

For some of my quotes,  I typed them out in their entirety on Typecast Tags. It is easy to place any size paper in the Typecast, even up to 12×12” paper.

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

For the base of this page, I applied Heidi Swapp gold screen print paint through a screen. The tags are from the Typecast Mint paper pad.

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The quote on this page was typed onto a tag. I layered it with stickers, other Typecast papers, and a large word sticker.

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This page was layered with a piece of patterned paper from Jen Hadfield’s Heart of Home 6×6 paper pad. The gold printing fit into my color scheme perfectly. Once again, the quote was typed onto a Typecast paper pad tag.

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

More patterned papers, die cut accents, and a quote typed onto a paper pad tag. I love how easily this album worked together with all the tags in the paper pad. So many typing options!

Quote Journal by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

My final page mixed typed words with letter and word stickers. This might be my favorite page! I have to keep this mix of wording in mind for layouts and even a card!

What are your favorite quotes? How do you like to display them?

For more Cinch project ideas, tips and information, check out this article HERE.


We R Memory Keepers

Heidi Swapp


Planner Punch Board Projects

Happy Monday friends! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Planner Punch Board system by sharing some projects from our fabulous in house design team. Check out some lovely inspiration below!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

With the standard hole punch inserts, spiral punch inserts, and disc punch inserts, you can add pages, inserts, dividers to any size or style of planner on the market!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pair the Planner Punch Board with the Tab Punch Board for easy custom tabbed dividers.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s all for now friends, but be sure to come back often this week for some more Planner Punch Board inspiration from our design team!



It’s A Cinch With The Cinch!

Hello WR fans! Carrie here today to share with you an easy way to create your own little memory book.  I used the WRMK Cinch Binding tool and after you get done, you will see just why it is called the Cinch!’

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Let’s get started…First I chose the paper and embellishments I wanted to work with (that was the hardest part since there are so many wonderful WR lines to work with!) I chose to work with the Denim Blues and for the album I am using the Cinch Journal Kit.

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Next I trimmed my Denim Blues Multi Color Dot paper to fit around the chipboard cover and back.  I used the WR Banner Punch Board to create a pocket for the front cover to hold your pen so it is always there when you want to put in a memory!

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When it is finished you will have a cute little pocket…

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I then used my Cinch to punch the holes for binding my book together.

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I punched holes in the paper provided in the kit and also in the back cover. Inserted the binding wire and then “Cinched” it together.

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Once this was completed I was able to decorate the front cover of my book. I used Denim Blues Denim Stickers, a little pop dots and some WR Enamel Stickers to finish my project off.

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Once I figured out which paper line I wanted to use I was able to finish up this album in about an hour. How about you give your Cinch a try and see what you come with, we would love for you to share!

Products used:

WRMK Cinch Binding Tool
WRMK Denim Blues Multi Colored Dot 12×12
WRMK Denim Blues Solid 12×12
WRMK Denim Blues Denim Stickers
WRMK Hello Darling Enamel Shapes
WRMK Cinch Kit Journal Kit
WRMK Banner Punch Board