Mixed Media Planner Dashboard

Hello We R friends! Aly here with you today to share a mixed media planner dashboard I made. I have to say, I’m a beginner at the mixed media thing, but with the Letterpress Starter Kit, the Evolution Advanced, and some paints from the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media collection this dashboard came together quickly and easily, and I’m excited to give it another go!

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create this dashboard, I used a sheet of 4.25″ x 5.5″ letterpress paper that comes with the Letterpress Kit and added some brush strokes with Vicki Boutin paints in my favorite color palette.

Vicki Boutin paints on letterpress paper

I used a 3/4 soft white mop brush and started with the darkest colors. After those dried I added the medium colors, allowing them to dry, and then the lightest colors. I finished off with some touches of white paint to add some texture.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the paint dried I added a letterpress sentiment using one of the plates that comes in the kit. I trimmed a piece of double sided adhesive from the kit to fit my plate, and then placed it where I wanted the sentiment to be positioned on the dashboard with the adhesive side facing up. Then I lowered the top of the letterpress platform, pressed it into the plate with adhesive to stick the plate to the platform.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Inking the letterpress plate with the black resin ink pad that comes with the kit was easy and a lot less messy than using a tube of ink, a roller, and an ink block. Simply turn the resin ink pad upside down and pounce it on the letterpress plate until it’s fully inked. Then lower the top of the platform and roll it through the Evolution Advanced. No need for complicated combinations of platform and shims–simply turn the dial on the Evolution Advanced to the “Letterpress” setting.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: be sure to leave a paint-free spot on your letterpress paper big enough for your letterpress plate as the resin ink won’t take well to paint.

Once the letterpress ink dried, I punched the insert with my Planner Punch Board + Spiral Disc Punch inserts and added it into my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Memory Planner.

Mixed Media Letterpress Planner Dashboard by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this project inspires you to try playing around with different combinations of paints and letterpress. Happy crafting friends!

Supplies:

Letterpress Starter Kit
Evolution Advanced
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Vicki Boutin Paints (sets 1, 2, & 3)
Heidi Swapp Time Flies Planner

One Punch, Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you 4 ways to use the Hole Reinforcer Punch in your planner projects! This new tool will be as essential as the Planner Punch Board because once you start punching, you never want to stop!

One Punch Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

  1. Reinforce your planner pages and decorate them at the same time! Let’s start by the basic use of this amazing punch and grab some colorful cardstock to create hole reinforcers. Create a fun page with the Planner Punch Board and add them all around each hole:

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create a fun garland with the Hole Reinforcer Punch and glitter cardstock! To make this garland you will also need some twine and a stapler. Punch several circles and hang them on the twine before stapling it to the planner page. How easy and cool is that?

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Make your own embellishments! Yes, the little circles can be use as embellishments and it is so cute to spread them wherever you want! Don’t hesitate to place sequins or enamel dots in each center to add extra dimension to your projects!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create some cute planner clips! Turn a simple paper clip into a cute decorative clip for your planner! All you have to do is stick one circle to another but be sure to insert the tip of the paper clip before adhering. Add gems and sequins for a fun finishing touch!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

I hope you had fun joining me today for these 4 fun DIY projects using the Hole Reinforcer Punch! There are so many possibilities to explore with this great tool. Here is another example of what you can create: a shaker pocket with the hole reinforcer centers as “confetti”  before sealing it shut with the Fuse Tool!

Happy creating everybody and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Embellishments and papers by Maggie Holmes

Staple Board

Paperclips

Stitch Happy Blue Twine

 

Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Aly here with you again to share a cute and easy way to store items in your planner. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Planner Punch Board Roundup

Hey there, We R fans! Since this week is all about planners, and how our tools can help you easily customize them, we thought it would be fun to share some of the creative, helpful videos and reviews we’ve found around the interwebs that feature the Planner Punch Board. Check them out below!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board Roundup

If you’re looking for a thorough review of the Planner Punch Board, and how it compares to other planner punches, then this is the review for you! CLICK HERE for the Wendaful Designs blog Planner Punch Board Comparison and Review.

Wendaful Designs Planner Punch Board Comparison and Review

Learn how to revitalize plain store-bought notebooks with the Planner Punch Board and the Heidi Swapp Minc over on Heidi’s blog. You can find the tutorial HERE.

Use the We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board and Heidi Swapp Minc to revitalize store-bought notebooks

THIS REVIEW from crafter Kreative Kymona has plenty of photos, and information about the Planner Punch Board and the Disc and Spiral inserts as well. You’ll find plenty of helpful tips and tricks!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board Review by Kreative Kymona

If you’re more of a visual learner, we found a few video reviews so you can see the tool in action. Click below to watch the MayMay Made It Crafts video review of the Planner Punch Board, and then visit their website HERE for more details.

If you’d like to learn how to add DIY Spiral Bound Inserts to your Illustrated Faith Dayspring Planner, watch the video below from YouTube user, LindseyDecor.

And finally, planner and crafter plan2create shares a video review of the Planner Punch Board below. CLICK HERE for more of her Planner’s Toolbox series.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you’ve found some helpful information, tips, and project ideas for the Planner Punch Board. It’s such a versatile and valuable tool for any crafter. Happy planning friends!

DIY Snap-In Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R fans, Laura here today. I am excited to share today’s project with you, as I am sure many of you are as planner obsessed as I am. How many times have you wanted to customize something for your spiral bound planner or notebook, but had no way to punch the holes? The new planner punch board comes to the rescue to help create this DIY snap-in planner dashboard.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I use an A5 binder style planner for my personal and work life, but I wanted to have a separate place to keep track of all of our finances. I needed a planner with monthly pages, but also ample space for notes, so I purchased an Erin Condren deluxe monthly notebook.

The monthly notebooks don’t come with tabs, so I added some with some sticky tabs I had. However, they are kind of flimsy and flipping to the current month puts a lot of strain on them. So, I wanted to create a snap-in monthly dashboard to easily find the current month.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to allow an extra ¾” at the top. This is the height of the tab when you create one using the tab punch board. After my paper was trimmed, I created a medium size tab at the top.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

I used some stickers from the Amy Tan On a Whim sticker book to spell out the word “MONTH”. And I added a few more hearts and a large flower to the paper.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my laminator to make this dashboard extra sturdy. I left a ⅜” border on the left side to have plenty of space to punch the side without punching into my paper. Once it was laminated I trimmed around the tab at the top with scissors

Using the planner punch board and the small pink spiral punch insert, I punched holes along the side of the dashboard. It easily punched through the laminate sheet.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

Now, I can easily flip to the current month. And I can write reminders on it with a wet-erase marker or even add sticky notes to it for reminders about bills, budgeting, or anything else that may come up.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

As a planner lover, the punch board is so wonderful. I have an A5 binder, small personal size planner, this spiral bound finance book, plus a couple other little journals. Instead of needing so many different hole punches to be able to customize each one, I can have one tool that doesn’t take up very much space.

 

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board

Spiral Punch Inserts

Tab Punch Board

Amy Tan On a Whim Double-Sided Cardstock

Amy Tan On a Whim Stickers

Laminator and Laminating Sheet

 

 

 

Back to School Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! Thanks for joining us this week for Back to School Week. We hope you’ve enjoyed our the inspiration from our design team so far.

Today we’re finishing things off with a roundup of school-themed projects featuring some of your favorite We R tools. Enjoy!

Teacher Goodie Bags

Start off on the right foot with your child’s teacher by bringing some DIY goodie bags made with the Goodie Bag Guide and the Oh Goodie Collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Teacher Goodie Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection

Back to School Planner Pocket Page

We love this school-themed planner pocket page! What a genius idea to add pencil shavings with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! Check out the original post HERE on our blog.

Back to School Planner Pocket Page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

DIY Tabbed Notebooks

The Planner Punch Board and the Tab Punch Board are the perfect back-to-school companions to help keep your busy life organized! CLICK HERE to see more project inspiration on our blog using these essential organization tools.

DIY Tabbed Notebook with the Planner and Tab Punch Boards

Teacher Appreciation Banner

Create quick and easy teacher appreciation decor with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Banner Punch Board, and other We R tools. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Teacher Appreciation Decor featuring We R Memory Keepers crafting tools

Teacher Gift Box

Let your teacher know how special she is with an interactive gift box full of classroom essentials. It’s easy to make one with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board! Full instructions can be found on our blog HERE.

Teacher Gift Box with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board

Owl Teacher Gift Bag

This cutie is one of our most popular back-to-school blog project! CLICK HERE to find out how to make one for your child’s teacher using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Owl Teacher Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board

Framed Classroom Art

Help teacher get her classroom looking A+ with a piece of DIY framed art. Learn how to make one with the DIY Party Collection on the blog HERE.

Framed Classroom Art with the DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us today! We hope your first day of school is awesome. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend friends!

Soraya’s Favorite Colors: Pink, Mint and Gold Planner Spread

Hello creative people! Soraya here today to share a few planner spreads using my favorite colors : pink – mint – gold!

This is the color combo I use in every scrapbook project because I’m so addicted to pink and mint!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these colorful planner spreads I also used the amazing FUSE Tool. It’s so fun to create little pockets with it! I put some sequins inside a photo sleeve, then used my FUSE Tool to close the sides before making holes with the Planner Punch Board! How cool is that punch?! It is so easy and fun to use!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I love this sweet color combo so much! Pink and mint were meant to be together! Adding some hints of gold makes the color combo more complete and feminine at the same time.

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

What about you ? Which are the colors that you always use in your planners ?

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope that you will like and be inspired by these planner spreads! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Planner Punch Board

FUSE Tool

FUSE Tool mat

Photo sleeves

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Adhesive runner

Stickers, papers and chipboards are from Maggie Holmes

 

 

 

Summer Bucket List Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share an easy and fun Summer Bucket list mini album that I created using the Tab Punch board. Not only did I use the Tab Punch Board on this project but I also used the brand new Planner Punch Board AND the Typecast Typewriter. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have this Summer bucket list mini album almost done before Summer even starts. Summer seems to fly by! I’ve found that the more I can get done before Summer officially hits, the better.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This album came together within an hour because of the awesome WRMK tools that I had to create with. The album measures about 5″x7″. The three tabs in the album are labeled with strips of white cardstock. On each strip of cardstock I used my Typecast typewriter to type the title of each section of the mini album.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The three sections are “family”, “food”, and “fun”. I’ve found that when I have labels on my tabs they need to be very well adhered. Which is why I stapled each label into place. While our family doesn’t have a very specific Summer Bucket list we do know that we want our Summer to include these three things. Inside the album I left plenty of space for journaling and photos.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When I had the pages of the album complete, I used the Planner Punch board to punch the holes for the black binder rings. The Planner punch board worked great! I will be using the planner punch board for all my mini albums in the future! I love how easy it was to use.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Now that Summer is almost here, I hope this Summer bucket list mini album has inspired you to create a mini album for your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

American Crafts/Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection

Monthly Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Today, I have a fun monthly planner dashboard to share with you. I am a little planner obsessed. I have had a lot of planners over the years in many different styles. When I heard about the Planner Punch Board coming out, I was super excited! It is so convenient to have one tool to punch pages for all my different planners.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I have a Heidi Swapp memory planner that I use for recording daily gratitudes and little memories from our day. My main planner is a workhorse and doesn’t leave much room for any memory keeping, so it has been fun to add to this separate one. The colors are fairly neutral, so I like to add pops of color into my planner when I can.


I started by using a pretty pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper pad. I cut it to fit in my planner. Then, I used the planner punch board to punch the perfect holes on my page. My exact Heidi Swapp planner was not listed in the instructions. But the holes for the small size were the same. So instead of lining my paper up at the guide, I centered my paper on the punch board. I love how versatile this punch board is.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found a pretty yellow floral paper in the small paper pad. I cut the paper to size and used my mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “May”. To create the letter M you actually attach two letter N’s together with adhesive.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the letters to the background page using my staple board. I used the large staples. The staple board has a magnetic guide which allows you to staple anywhere on your page.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I found a little calendar page in the small paper pad. I cut out the May calendar and attached it to my dashboard with the medium size pink staples.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little something extra to it, I added some gold Thickers with the numbers 05 for the month of May.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now, I have a pretty dashboard every time I open my planner. How do you like to decorate your planner?

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Planner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Magnetic Staple Board

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 6 x 6

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 12 x 12

Gold Thickers

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner