Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. Today, I have a tool to show you that will quickly become your new favorite tool, seriously! I’ve been playing with the ribbon cutter and I’ve fallen in love. I’m sure you will too.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter
I have a huge stash of ribbon scraps in my drawer. I pulled out a LOT of ribbon scraps and played with the ribbon cutter for a long time. I learned a LOT while playing with the pile of ribbon. I learned that this ribbon cutter will cut most kinds of ribbon (including sequins, velvety, satin, silk, and grosgrain). I learned that you don’t want to cut ribbon that is cotton. Cotton ribbon will burn and turn black. By the end of my playing time I had a pile of ribbon scraps with perfectly seared edges on my desk.

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I decided that I wanted to use this variety of ribbon scraps on a layout. To start my layout I grabbed my laser square and started lining up ribbon scraps across the middle of the page.

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I continued lining up and adhering ribbon in the center of my layout. I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am with how this layout turned out. I think the variety of ribbon make such a great background.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

I also used the laser square to make sure my photos and titles were straight on the layout as well.

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

I’ve done a similar technique with ribbon before but I had to stitch the ends of each ribbon so they wouldn’t fray. This time, I didn’t have to do any stitching to keep the ribbon from fraying, the Ribbon Cutter did all of that for me!

Add Ribbon to a Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Cutter

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I hope you’ll add the Ribbon Cutter tool to your stash…you won’t be sorry!!

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter

We R Memory Keepers Laser Square and Mat

Dry Embossing on a Scrapbook Layout

Hello, We R readers, Laura here with a simple scrapbook layout for you today. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I save all my paper scraps. I have gotten better about not saving the teeny tiny pieces, but anything over two inches is fair game. I love to be able to use up those scraps on projects. Plain cardstock scraps are not always the first thing to come to mind for a scrapbook layout, but after today, maybe they will be!

Embossed Scrapbook Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting three inch squares from solid colored textured cardstock using my paper trimmer. I cut one of each – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Using rainbow colors instantly pulls together any layout.

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After I cut out each of the squares, I ran them through the Evolution Advanced using a different Next Level embossing folder for each one. Embossing is such an easy way to “dress up” solid cardstock on a layout.

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I used smaller scraps to cut out little flower shapes using one of the small dies that came with the Evolution Advanced. Using the magnetic mat ensures that your pieces won’t slide around while you are cutting them out.

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I hadn’t had a chance to try out the new Laser Square yet, and this was the perfect project for it. I wanted to make a grid with the squares on one side of the paper. The laser lines helped me to line everything up perfectly.

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I added one of my favorite pictures of my husband and me at the lake from over the summer. I used a black and white picture since the layout was already so colorful. The background paper is a pearl white cardstock. The pearl sheen helps to brighten up the layout.

I used the little die cuts above and below my photo. I added a little gem to each one to make them look more like little flowers.

Embossed Scrapbook Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Lastly, I added a “you make me smile” sticker and some gold Thickers to spell out “Oh! Happy Day”.

Embossed Scrapbook Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Using the supplies you have on hand, but figuring out a way to fancy them up a bit, is a win win in my book. And I adore anything with a rainbow pattern. This page will be a great, bright, happy memory of the fun we had over the summer.

Embossed Scrapbook Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Embossed Scrapbook Layout by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Textured Cardstock
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders
Crush Accent Stickers
Crush Thickers
Gilded Thickers
Laser Square, optional

Frame Punch Scrapbook Layout

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing three ways you can use the Frame Punch Board for your next scrapbook project.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I began to use the Frame Punch Board I was immediately drawn by the beautiful shapes left by the board. Those are meant to be scraps of paper but I thought I could use them in my layout. When you punch the four corners of your paper this is what you have left: a square with another shape in the center and 4 little pieces of paper.

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I used the squares as a background for my layout. I began with 2 ¼ inch squares and placed them diagonal. I cut some of the squares in half and filled all the spaces.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used those little scraps of paper to create the crosses on the upper part of my page. I think they would look awesome filling the entire page!

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I used my Frame Punch Board to create different frame sizes. I did three styles: one thinner, one larger and a polaroid style frame.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used papers from the Snow and Cocoa Collection by Crate Paper and embellishments from the Take me Away line by Pink Paislee.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little more depth and make my frames stand out I used 3d dots on some pictures and embellishments.

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love the quilt style background of my layout. The Frame Punch Board is definitely a must have! You can create awesome things when you use your tools in different ways!

Frame Punch Board Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board

Take Me Away Ephemera

Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers

Snow & Cocoa Patterned Paper

Scrapbook Page with the Tab Punch Board

Hey there We R Memory Keeper friends, Becki here, to share a layout that I created with the Tab Punch Board. You guys, this punch board is my new favorite tool! The layout I created to share with you today documents my word for 2017 and a few of the goals I’ve set surrounding my word.

Tab Punch Board Layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting several 4×6 cards. Then I added tabs to the top of each card with the punch board.

Tab Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers

After I had my tabbed 4×6 cards created, I was ready to put them onto my layout. I used the Trim and Score Board to measure ½” lines on white cardstock.

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I layered four tabbed cards on the top portion of the layout and layered 4 tabbed cards on the bottom portion of my layout. I adhered my photo in the middle of the layered tabbed cards. The brightly colored tabbed cards make the perfect layers to draw the reader’s eye to the photo.

 

The title of the layout is my word “habit.” I added the title above the typed journaling above the photo.

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I used foam adhesive to give the tabs a little bit of dimension and texture. I wanted the tabs to come off the page a little bit. I also added a few stickers to the tabs to fit the theme of the layout.

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The finishing touch on the layout is a few fussy cut flowers that I tucked around the tabs and the photo. I can’t wait to add file tabs to many many many upcoming projects. I LOVE this little tool. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Trim and Score Board

Tab Punch Board

High Five Scrapbook Page

Last month we announced the release of our latest paper collection High Five! If you missed that announcement, you can find it on our blog HERE. High Five is full of natural and earthy images, textures, and colors, and it perfect for fall! This week our designers have created some fabulous projects featuring the High Five collection, and Wendy is up first with a boy themed layout.

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today with some inspiration using the High Five collection.  I really love this collection as it works so well with so many types of pictures; this is a great fall collection, boy collection, and an outdoorsy collection!  Today I am using this collection to document my boy and his love for adventure.

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My page began with the cut file I used as part of my title, Quick Quotes from The Cut Shoppe.  With such a large cut file, I at first thought of keeping the sentiment on the left side of the page, after moving pieces around, I finally decided to split the sentiment and sandwich my picture in between the two parts.

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Once the design of my page was decided on, now comes the fun part!  This is when I work on adding in visual triangles, layers, and pops of colors to add interest to my page.  One of the best ways to create interest is through embellishment clusters which I formed here by a blank spot in my picture and on my page.

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To add color at the top of my page and by my title, I used some ephemera and puffy stickers, adding interest and texture.

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Designer tip: Shapes are great tools to use in creating visual triangles.  I have used a circular piece throughout the page, leading my viewer’s eyes down the page, to take in the complete design.

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The High Five collection is definitely a collection I am going to need more of with 5 boys that love being outdoors!  Have fun creating, and we’d love to see what you dream up.

 

Supplies:

High Five Vintage paper 663044

High Five Bullseye paper 663047

High Five Awesome paper 663037

High Five Puffy Stickers 663053

High Five Accent Stickers 663052

High Five Ephemera 663050

 

Fall Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to a layout I created about our fall experience last year.  We live in FL, so we won’t be seeing fall type things until at least January so we took a little vacation to celebrate real fall last year.  The new High Five collection that We R Memory Keepers just released was so perfect for our pictures and I love that I was able to mix in a few other collections so easily!

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I began my page with the journaling card, Oh the Places You’ll Go, and my 4×6 picture, this is my “photo block” and the beginning of most of my layouts.  To keep a fall feel, I chose the light wood grain paper from the Typecast collection to use as my background, with a map paper chosen from the 8.5×11 pad.  The bold colors of the High Five collection look stunning when mixed with some lighter shades and bring more notice to my photos.

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I love using the 6×6 paper pads to add in layers and splashes of color, without cutting up my 12×12 pieces.  The smaller patterns are also easier to mix and match sometimes I have found.

Design Tip:  I love cutting 4×6 pieces and 2×3 pieces from the 6×6 paper pads and my leftovers which allow me to mix things up easily, sometimes even trying color combos and designs that I might not have tried otherwise.

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To anchor my “photo block” and to add some additional color, I chose a floral sticker from the Wildflower collection.  This was a perfect place to tuck in a few small wallet sized pictures and to build my sentiment/title.  Aren’t those buttons the cutest!  And I love that they don’t add much bulk in to my page either.

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I used a yellow arrow design from the Wildflower 6×6 paper pad to lead the eyes down the page and to add some bold color.  But my favorite piece has to be the typed journaling that I was able to include on my page using the new We R Memory Keepers Typewriter!

The addition of a few fall leaves cut from the Kraft 3×5 paper pad completed my fall layout made from mixing and matching the various We R Memory Keepers collections!

 

Supplies:

Typecast 12×12 paper pad
Typecast 8.5×11 paper pad
Typewriter
Kraft 3×5 paper pad
Wildflower collection 6×6 paper pad
Wildflower Stickers
High Five collection:  Plastic Buttons, Stickers, 6×6 paper pad, Awesome paper, Ephemera

Typecast Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a sweet layout of my little boy using the new Typecast collection and the super fun Typewriters!  I have wanted a typewriter for so long now to allow me to add journaling anywhere and now We R Memory Keepers has made just that, and in pink too.

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As I began paging through the Typecast paper pad, I was drawn to the gray and pink pages with the flowers.  I chose an 8.5×11 page to add to my 12×12 page to add some interest through color and the florals.  Using a postcard, desk pad, and bag from the Typecast collection allowed me to further add in color and textures to keep a calm layout, but elegant.  The addition of a doily and some white floral cut files from Wilna Furstenberg were the perfect touch to add to the sweetness of young love.

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After establishing the main pieces of my page, I grabbed a journaling card to add some of the details to the page.  I love how easy it was to add typed journaling to my page without the hassle or running the pieces through my computer as I used to have to do.  I can’t wait to try this in my planner and my Project Life page too as it is so convenient.

The Urban Chic ephemera and Thickers worked really well with the Typecast collection, they added just the right amount of color and details.

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Design Tip:  Simple design layouts don’t mean that you can’t add layers for texture and elegance, and by choosing white elements such as doilies and cut files you can easily add to the layout without taking away from the simple elegant style.

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This layout will be a treasure in my little boy’s book and who knows what the future might hold for these two!  With the WRMK typewriter in your hands, there are no more excuses for not getting the story written down and in your books.

 

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic:  emphemera (662990), Woodland thickers (662992), stickers (662988)

Typecast:  treat bags (310316), postcards (310315), cards (310314, 310312), labels (310285, 310283), desk pad (310291), 8.5×11 paper pad (310329), 12×12 paper pad (310328)

Dream Thickers

Guest Designer: Gail Lindner

Hello We R Memory Keepers Fans! My name is Gail and I’m from Brisbane, Australia! I’m a busy mum to 3 young kids ages 8, 5 and 2 and in between all the daily mummy duties such as making sandwiches, never-ending laundry and driving to school and kindergarten, I try to make time to do something creative every day!

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I’m truly passionate about memory keeping and have been scrapbooking for 16+ years. You’ll find me regularly sharing my creative work on the American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd design team blogs.

Blog: http://www.wordsandphotosblog.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gail_lindner/
Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/gail_lindner/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gail.lindner.18

Favorite We R Product: 1-2-3 Punch Board! Such a versatile tool!

 

Urban Chic Projects

I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog today and share a couple of projects I created using the Urban Chic collection! I was so happy to work with this collection! Including some of my fave colors: pink, teal, black and white and don’t forget GOLD, it was absolutely perfect for photos of my 8 year old daughter.

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I created a layout with photos of my daughter on her eighth birthday. Although a lot of the patterns and colors are quite bold, I pulled out a few of the softer colors to focus on.

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Using a white cardstock background, I added interest with layers of patterned paper down either side. As there is stitching on some of the Layered Tags, I also added stitching to my layout including a hand-stitched heart on the background, framing my photos.

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I layered up my photos with some more white cardstock, a couple of die cuts and embellished with the gorgeous stickers! A few splatters of gold mist and I love the result!

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For my second project, I decided to create a mini album, but I wanted it to be “freestanding” so my daughter could display it proudly on her shelf! I constructed the pages from chipboard covered in some of my favourite patterns.

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I knew I wanted this project to be dedicated to my daughter’s love of dancing so Urban Chic with all it’s very girly patterns, phrases and icons was perfect! I embellished each page simply with patterned paper, stickers, frames and die cuts.

I found a gorgeous teal fabric flower in my stash that I added to the front cover!

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On each page also, I added a letter representing the type of dance (ballet, jazz, tap) which I made using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

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I can see so many projects in my future with the Urban Chic collection! Thank you so much We R Memory Keepers for the opportunity to play with such gorgeous product!

 

Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects with us today Gail! So glad you were able to guest design for us. We hope you all enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

Urban Chic Scrapbook Layout

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I can’t tell you how much I love the new Urban Chic collection! My little girlie girl is had taken quite a few “chic” photos lately, so I printed a few favorites and put together this layout:

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I love the color palette Urban Chic has to offer. From purple to deep yellow to aqua, hot pink to black and white, I can’t really pick a favorite. So, in order to be able to play with all the colors, I made my photos black and white. I think that just adds to the “chic” factor, anyway!

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I started by framing two photos with die-cut frames from the die-cut pack. Next, I fussy cut the floral pattern and tucked it in around the page. I also trimmed out phrases from another patterned paper as sub-titles.

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Once I had mapped out where everything would go, I circled an area in pencil for journaling and used the new Typecast typewriter for my journaling. What could be more chic than using an actual typewriter directly on my layout?!

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After securing everything in place with adhesive, I added a few stickers, my Thickers title, and a splatter of mist for good measure.

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The Urban Chic collection is just perfect for showcasing my sassy little girl. I can’t wait to put it to use for a girl’s night out page, and as a dance teacher I am planning on a bobby pin-themed dance page, too! So many chic possibilities can come to life with this line. Happy scrapping!

Supplies Used:

Urban Chic Collection

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some more Typecast inspiration for you featuring the new typewriter and paper collection from our fabulous in-house design team. The Typecast makes scrapbook journaling so much easier. Did you know that the Typecast can fit a 12×12 sheet of paper?

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That means you can add typed journaling directly to your scrapbook pages! No more measuring text boxes, printing them, trimming them, and adhering them to your pages.

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You can also easily add typewriting to your journaling cards and tags. Awesome!

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To create this “Happy Being Me” layout, follow these simple steps:

  1. Type quote on woodgrain patterned paper 9 ½” from top.
  2. Cut a ½” x 11 ½” strip and a ¼” x 4” strip of gold foil cross hatch paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  3. Cut a ¾” x 10 ¾” strip and a 1 ¼” x ¾” strip of gray polka dot paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  4. Cut a ½” x 3 ¼” strip and a ½” x 4” strip of gold foil dot paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  5. Trim cut apart patterned paper into individual pieces.
  6. Type “Happy” repeatedly down left side of pink lined piece.
  7. Type “Happy being ME” in center of heart piece.
  8. Print a 3 ½” x 4” photo.
  9. Layer and adhere cut pieces, strips, and photo to woodgrain layout base. Attach brads and gold clip.
  10. Type journaling on pink tag. Apply kraft tags to pink tag. Apply Thickers to tag. Attach pearl brad. Tuck tag under photo and adhere to layout.
  11. Type “every happy moment” on treat bag label. Attach to layout with adhesive foam.

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Have a great weekend friends, and be sure to check out the Typecast typewriter and collection and your local Michael’s store!

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter (#310296)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast 12×12 Paper Pad (#310328)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310307)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310290)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Treat Bags (#310318)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310285)

Elements Mini Brads (#366333)

Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam (#340272)

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner & Refill (#340261)

Black foam Thickers

Pearl brad

Gold paper clip