Create Your Own Pattern with the 3 Way Corner Punch

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a closer look at the 3-Way Corner Punch and all the ways it can be used to create custom embellishments. At first glance a simple corner punch seems great for one thing – rounding corners! Let’s put it to use creating a background of beautiful pattern.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting 1-½” squares in a variety of colors. Next, use the 3-Way Corner Punch to snip two opposite corners of each square with the 10mm slot. This very simple technique creates a beautiful shape that is tapered at two corners and perfect for creating a background.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start at the bottom of the layout and create a pattern that runs diagonally across the page. Start with a darker color and then use one shade at time until you fill up most of the space. Snip the ends when the pattern runs off the edge of the page.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a close up of the photo. While the background is very colorful, the photo and all of the layers under it are black and white. This creates a beautiful contrast between the photo and background.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The interlocking pattern is very easy to create. Choosing a complementary palette of colors is key. This was created with a patterned paper that had bold strips of solid colors running across it. The patterned paper did all the work of combining perfect colors!

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Take another look at the We’R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner punch, it’s much more than a simple corner rounder. It packs a wide variety of design possibilities and shapes!

 

SUPPLIES: 3-Way Corner Punch

 

 

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a Valentine’s Layout made with some of my favorite tools, including the Envelope Punch Board.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This board is a must have! You can use to make envelopes for your cards, but also to decorate layouts or mini albums. I made 5 envelopes using the Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper and placed them on my page forming a grid.

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

On top of some of the envelopes I glued a picture, to open the envelope easily I used the gold hearts from the Main Squeeze line, you just need to slide the picture up and the envelope will open

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the envelope I placed a journaling spot made with my Frame Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

I ran my journaling spots trough my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling. I love the Typecast font!

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

I decorated the journaling spots with some stickers and die cuts.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside some of the other envelopes I placed tags and die cuts. I love to find surprises on my layouts!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are all the envelopes open:

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Stitch Happy to add a scalloped border to my layout, I used turquoise to help balance all the red and pink from the collection.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Look at the dimension the envelopes create! And working on a grid design is easy! You just need to decorate 9 little squares and your layout is perfect!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love this interactive layout, the envelopes are fun and perfect for hidden journaling!

Do you use your Envelope Punch Board to make minis or layouts?

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper
Typecast Typewriter
Frame Punch Board
Stitch Happy

Add Extra Journaling to Your Scrapbook Page

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the 1-2-3 Punchboard in action! Let’s put it to use creating a page full of pockets with a dramatic design twist.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

To create this layout, use the Punchboard to create 15 small envelopes in different patterns and colors. You can create these in minutes using the Punchboard and the handy measurement guide found inside.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

What you end up with is a beautiful little pile of envelope goodness. We’re going to use these to make the background of our layout, but I can see these hole-punched in one corner and gathered to create a beautiful mini-album. That just may be my next project!

DIY Envelopes made with the 123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The envelopes were glued to a plain sheet of cardstock to create a beautiful and functional background for this favorite photo. The texture and patterns of the envelopes makes a perfect spot for framing out the picture. A simple title and journaling completes the page.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

The pockets are not just decorative – they hold stories about my grandmother and her life. The pockets with stories are highlighted with tiny enamel hearts so I can remember where they are!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Pull out the 1-2-3 Punchboard and create a pocketful of memories on your next layout!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board

Nancy here today with a closer look at the Square Punch Board. This nifty little tool can create squares from 4” down to .75”. It is a quick and easy way to create dozens of squares (and rectangles too!) for all of your craft projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The grid is a design aesthetic I find myself drawn to over and over again. I love clean lines and repetition of shape. What better way to do that than using the Square Punch Board and some cardstock for a splash of color.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Now let’s take a look at how to create these ombre squares. Use the Square punch board to create a base measuring 3×3 with the darkest colored cardstock. Punch subsequent squares deducting ½” using colored cardstock in lighter and lighter shades. Stack the squares together in one corner and adhere.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Next, use the leftover cardstock and Sprinkle Punch to create some fun confetti!

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is perfect for not only creating ombre squares but also for creating a confetti pocket. This one is placed right in the center of the layout while the leftover confetti is sprinkled on top.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a closer look the ombre squares. The cascading shape and shades make for an interesting and easy embellishment to create!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so the Square Punch Board, creating a grid design is a simple and beautiful thing!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Square Punch Board 
Sprinkle Punch
Little By Little Die Cuts
Finders Keepers Today Thickers

 

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m excited about We R Memory Keepers new Basic Tool releases, so I paired two of my favorites for a layout – the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush:

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Inspired by the circle templates built into the square guide, I decided to create an airbrushed background for my layout.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using four markers in different fall shades, I airbrushed directly into the circles in the Square Guide onto my cardstock.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Guide is easy to wipe clean, so I didn’t mind getting marker ink all over it. In fact, I used permanent markers for another project and was able to use a Mr. Clean eraser to easily get all the ink off the tool.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

As I started working on the rest of my page, my 3-year-old daughter – who had carefully watched the whole process thus far – borrowed the Marker Airbrush and made her own picture. It’s such an easy tool to use!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I journaled with my Typecast, then embellished with fussy-cut leaves and flowers.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I loved that I was able to create a quickie mixed-media layout with these basic tools, and I’m especially glad I was able to match the exact colors in my photos by using markers to airbrush instead of hunting down just the right patterned paper. If you’re looking for some easy to use, great basics to add to your crafting arsenal, I strongly encourage you to pick up the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush!

Supplies Used:

Marker Airbrush

Square Guide

Typecast Typewriter

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a layout using one of the new releases: the Marker Air Brush! This tool is fantastic for adding colors in fun way. You can use any marker you want, and it also works with watercolor pens. This is what I did for my layout.  Your favorite embellishments can also become easy stencils with the Marker Airbrush!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this layout I used the Frame Punch Board, the Marker AirBrush, watercolor pens and colorful papers from Maggie Holmes.

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I created five little frames using my Frame Punch Board. I love this tool so much ! You only have to cut squares and cards with the measurements you want and then punch them on this board to have a perfect border ! Those little frames will be perfect for showcasing the AirBrush elements.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

 

Then I placed all the frames on a white background and aligned them in the right position. Once done, I selected several embellishments (wood veeners and diecuts) to fill the frames: they will become stencils for a day! I took off all of the frames so as not to spoil them during the process!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now using my Marker Airbrush, I added the colors directly on the diecuts! And the magic happened: when I took them off, there was a beautiful splash of colors with all the shapes in white!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

With a thin black pencil I traced all the edges of the shapes: it adds more contrast!

I replaced all the frames and started decorating all the parts of this layout with stickers, sequins and buttons. I also added more texture with some green twine for the ballons.

 

And here is the final layout! How cool is the Marker AirBrush? I can’t wait to use it on my next projects. I’m thinking about making lots of cards! What about you? What would you do first with it?

 

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board
Marker AirBrush
Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes
Watercolor markers
Stitch Happy Green thread

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Layer Guides

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use the new Layer Guides to create a quick geometric layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What I love the most about these Layer Guides is that I don’t have to measure and calculate the exact width of every paper I am going to use. I simply place the guide over my paper and use my x-acto knife to cut on every side.  The guides have a catch-lip system that makes the job really easy and they won’t move while your are cutting!

I started my layout with a 4 inch picture that I glued to a scrap piece of paper. I used my 3/8 inch layer guide and cut on each side.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I did the same with several papers from the Constellation collection by our fiends at DCWV.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I typed my journaling on the edge of my white cardstock using my Typecast Typewriter. I even ran my papers through with my alpha stickers attached!

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my picture in the center of the page in a 45 degree angle. All the layers helped my picture stand out and become the focal point of my layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished using a tone on tone technique and some die cuts and stickers from the  Creekside collection by 1canoe2.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Layer Guides really made my work easy and because of the metal trim I know they are going to cut straight for a long time! Thanks for joining me today and have a great week!

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides
Typecast Typewriter
Constellation Paper Pad by DCWV
Creekside embellishments by 1canoe2

Scrapbook Page with the Heart Clear Cut Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a layout with you that I created with the brand new Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I chose to work with the heart punch and create shaker boxes along the top of my layout. The laser square was the perfect tool to make sure that the hearts were straight along the top of the page. Even though I chose patterned paper for the background of my layout, the hearts are punched out of white cardstock. After punching the hearts out of white cardstock the shaker boxes were so easy to create.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I simply added acetate behind the punched hearts. Then, I added dimensional adhesive around each heart making sure that the edge of the heart was completely surrounded with adhesive. After adding the adhesive, it was time to add the sequins to each shaker box. The sequins gave the hearts a fun sparkle!
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Under the shaker boxes I added a 5×7 photo of my daughter and my niece. To add a little bit of color behind the photo I added layers of patterned paper. Along the top of the patterned paper layers, I used the Tab Punch Board to create tabs. On each tab I used letter stickers to spell out the date and the names of my daughter and niece.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Below the beautiful photo you’ll see that I added a title and a bit of journaling.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Using three awesome tools from We R Memory Keeper’s tools made this layout come together quickly with a unique design. What is your favorite We R Memory tool to create with? I’d love to see what you create with the Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches 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:

Heart Clear Cut punch
Tab Punch Board

Typecast Project Inspiration

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

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

Heritage Scrapbook Album

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

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

Modern Scrapbook Page

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

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

Gratitude Journal

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

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

De-clutter with the Typecast + Storyline

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

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

Handmade Cards

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

Handmade Cards with the Typecast Typewriter by Sprinkled with Glitter

Fall Memories

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

Heidi Swapp Storyline + Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

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

Halloween Journal with the Typecast

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a special journal made like a minibook about Halloween and the Spooky Party we threw last year with my kiddos and all their friends! This journal is above all made of photos and decorations, but there is also some journaling that I wrote with the Typecast, the fantastic typewriter by We R Memory Keepers!

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The journal itself is one of the Typecast notebooks you can find in the same collection, and they are amazing! They’re made of patterned papers, pockets, insert pages and white pages! I decorated the cover with thickers and diecuts from Pebbles! And for a spooky effect, I added some eyes in the O letters.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast is perfect for writing  journaling, adding titles and details. I love how the type is retro and authentic, it gives a very particular style to our wrtiting.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To complete this insert page, I added little elements like this cute butterfly that I attached thanks to the Staple Board.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Did you know that you could also use the Typecast to type on vellum? This is so fun and cool! I used a vellum with a foiled spider web design. This way, the patterned vellum is also decorating the journal!

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Photo Journal with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Photo Journal with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

You can also write titles and details and decorate directly on the small diecuts. This is how I added “Trick or Treat” on the mini donuts.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this string background I used the Stitch Happy black thread and randomly glued it to the white paper with my hot glue gun.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today with this Halloween theme using the amazing Typecast! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast

Typecast Notebook

Staple Board

Stitch Happy Black Thread

Stickers, chipboard, diecuts, papers from Pebbles

Stitch Happy scissors