How to Embellish a Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share fun ideas to embellish your projects using the Mini Clear Cut Punches and the Mini Precision Press!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, let’s create beautiful dimensional flowers with the heart punch! I used the mini pattern swatches from Paige Taylor Evans’ Whimsical collection to make a bunch of colorful hearts. Thanks to the clear base of the punch I could easily center the heart on the tiny papers (so that I will be able to use them on another project)!  Then I folded every heart in two with a foam dot inside to keep the dimension.

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Heart Punch

On a strip of paper, I stamped several designs using my Mini Precision Press! This tool is not only super cute but it’s also very handy to stamp on small papers! So easy and so fun!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers Mini Precision Press

Now back to punching, but this time with the 1 Inch Star Punch. I decided to punch several stars under the stamps then use some foam dots to make them pop up from the layout!

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Make DIY scrapbook page embellishments with the We R Memory Keepers 1 Inch Clear Cut Star Punch

Once I’m done with all the punches and after I put some white gesso on the background, I’m finally ready to decorate the layout! Yay!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And here is the finished layout!

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

How to embellish a scrapbook page with Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone with those cute mini tools and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Clear Cut Heart

Mini Clear Cut Star

Mini Precision Press

Whimsical Pattern Swatches

Horizon papers

Stitch Happy Scissors

Adhesive Runner

American Crafts Clear Stamps

School Themed Scrapbook Layout with the Clear Cut Punches

When I saw the small 1 inch Clear Cut Punches, I was very happy. I have the larger Circle Clear Cut Punch and I LOVE it. Because often you want to punch out something in the middle of the layout or mini album, like maybe a pattern from a paper. Then these punches are perfect for it!

 

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

My daughter is in first grade and she started school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to assemble the photo from many small parts. First I printed the photo 3 times. Then I punched a lot of small squares out of the photo with the Square Mini Clear Cut Punch.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

For the first photo I punched out the parts in a row. For the next photo at different places, because the parts are to be put together afterwards.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

The photo is placed on the lower part of the punch and the magnetic disc on top. So the photo does not slip. Then it is punched out with the upper part by pressing on it. So very easy!

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I haven’t punched out the third photo yet. Because I only wanted to see where I still needed parts of the design when I was assembling it. It was a lot of fun. It was like a puzzle. Step by step I put the pieces together with 3D glue dots.

My daughter is in first grade and she came to school last year. It was a very exciting day for her. In Germany the children get a school bag. I made it myself with my daughter. And so that these memories remain forever, we also took some pictures of our daughter with her school bag.

Because of the different height of the parts, the photo has got more dimension. I really like the effect. I tried it for the first time and didn’t know how it would turn out. I will definitely do it again. I think with the Circle Punch it would look great too.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

When the photo was finished, I punched small squares into the layout at different places. Additionally, from a pink cardstock. Then I decorated the squares with sequins, stickers, tassels etc. Everything that fits a school child. Here there are endless possibilities.

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

School Themed Scrapbook Page with the 1 Inch Clear Cut Punches by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and see you next time. Have fun with the Mini Punches. Yours,

Steffi

Celebrating Scrapbooking: Scrapbook Layout for National Scrapbook Day!

Hello everybody ! Soraya here to share a new layout using the gorgeous « Wild & Free »paper pack by DCWV available at Joann Stores. Love all those chic patterns, it was so hard to choose but I finally went for wood, butterflies and cards!

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

I cut those beautiful butterflies to custom one of the cards. I layered a small butterfly on the card then sewed them together with the Stitch Happy Pen. So easy and so fun ! It’s seriously one of my favorite tools!

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Then I completed the title with the Word Punch Board for the word « day ». Love how the small letters are cut out so that you can see the wood pattern through them.

DCWV Layout by Soraya Maes-7Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

And voilà! After adding some embellishments and more fussy cut butterflies, here is the final layout!

Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores nowScrapbook Page by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board, Stitch Happy Pen, and the Wild & Free Stack by DCWV Inc available at Joann Stores now

I hope you had fun joining me today ! Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Word Punch Board

Stitch Happy Pen

DCWV paper pack

Stitch Happy Scissors

Easter Scrapbook Page

Next weekend is Easter and of course in the days before everything revolves around this holiday. Especially with my daughter the joy rises. I have created a suitable layout. And what fits better than a nest full of Easter eggs! Except in this case it’s a garland of eggs. For this I used different tools, so every egg looks different. I like to add different effects to a layout.

Easter Scrapbook Page by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First I used the Big Happy Jig and made an egg out of wire. I created a small template for myself and then put the pegs on the board.

Easter Scrapbook Page by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersWe R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig egg template

For the next egg I used the Fuse Tool and many colorful sequins. After a long time one of my favourite tools was used again! First I sketched a template on paper. Then I glued it on an old project life page protector and cut it generously with scissors. Then I put the sequins between the two plastic sheets and closed the egg with the Fuse Tool.

Easter Scrapbook Page by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersPhoto Sleeve Fuse shaker egg

I made another egg with the help of a hand sketch.

Easter Scrapbook Page by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersWe R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Pen

The Stitch Happy Tool was also used again. I first sketched two eggs with a pencil. The points for the embroidery holes were made. Then I removed the lines again with an eraser. And now embroidered.

Easter Scrapbook Page by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersWe R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

Finally the title was created with the Word Punch Board and the papers of Heidi Swapp. Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you a nice Easter!

Yours Steffi

 

Tools:

Fuse Tool

Stitch Happy Pen

Big Happy Jig

Word Punch Board

Foil Quill Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and I’m so excited to share with you my very first scrapbook layout using the amazing Foil Quill. This product is absolutely mind-blowing! You can create beautiful foil projects in minutes, with just your electronic die-cutting machine and one of the tip pens. So easy! And the results are oh so good!

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started with a gorgeous floral design by Kelly Creates. There is a wide selection of designs from some of the most popular American Crafts collections to choose from. I wanted to create my own background and this design worked perfectly for it. After inserting the right adapter where the blade would go in my die-cutting machine, I opened the design, enlarged it to the desired size, and sent to cut, making sure to select the Sketch Pen option. It is very important that the foil is secured and wrinkle-free – I used the special Placement Tape to keep it in place.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I couldn’t believe how detailed and precise the design came out! I love the big size and the shiny look – it adds so much interest without being overwhelming.

Once the background was ready, I started working on my photo. I arranged a layered flower cut file in the center of the layout, adhering each layer with foam adhesive for dimension. In order to fit the photo inside the flower, I cut it with a circular decorative die.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I love adding foliage and other embellishments around my photos. Here I combined bits and pieces from the lovely Horizon collection by Pink Paislee with die-cut leaves and branches.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

To finish the layout, I simply formed two clusters in opposite corners of the page, mixing chipboard and puffy stickers with die-cuts and fussy cut elements.

Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill system is a must-have. I hope I have inspired you to give it a try and create beautifuk, shiny projects with it.

Thank you for stopping by.

Enza

 

Supplies:

Foil Quill

Foil Quill USB Art – Kelly Creates

Foil Roll – Fuchsia

Pink Paislee Horizon Collection

 

Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Stitching Tool

Hello and Welcome to a new layout with a new tool. This time with the Ribbon Stitch Tool. With this tool you can quickly and easily create great woven effects. For this you need the colorful ribbons from We R Memory Keepers.

Scrapbook Page with the Ribbon Stitching Tool by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First, I thought about how I could best use the tool on my layout. And so I decided to use circles. The layout has the size 9 x 12 inch. First I cut out 3 circles with the cutting machine. A circle for the ribbons.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The holes for the ribbon are made with the small handy piercer. The magnetic guide is placed on the cardstock and there you go. The paper does not slip through the magnets.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

I pierced the holes in a staggered fashion. To create a woven pattern.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

Many colorful ribbons are available from We R Memory Keepers. And I really wanted to put a lot of colors on my layout. Due to the different materials and patterns the ribbons look very interesting.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

The ribbon is attached to a small adhesive needle. I used the needle for all the tapes. That worked great. You don’t always have to use a new needle.

We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Stitching Tool

After embroidering, I wrapped some yarn around the edge of the circle and glued them to the back. I decorated the lower circle with papers from the Crate Paper collection La La Love.

I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and thank you for stopping by.

Yours, Steffi

Supplies:

Ribbon Stitching Tool
Ribbon

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced Accessories

Hello and welcome. It’s me, Steffi and I’m showing you a layout of me today. This I have created with the great Precision Press Advanced and the Pattern Block & Stamps. A tool to stamp precise and exact images every time. The acrylic plate has grooves. In it the letters can be placed exactly and do not slip. I think that’s great. One can stamp several times and the stamp does not slip. That doesn’t work so well with a normal acrylic block.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I also think it’s great that so many letters are present several times in the alphabet. So you can stamp several words and texts at the same time. I think that’s great. It makes it a lot easier.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

First I painted the white cardstock (9×12 inch) with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I stamped on it. I used the Precision Press Advanced with the Pattern Block & Stamps. The patterned motifs are great for beautiful backgrounds. I used the feathers. I stamped directly on the cardstock and a few feathers on vellum paper. I cut them out and glued them to the layout with glue dots. So it gets more dimension.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Then I stamped the title with a black ink stamp pad.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Below the photo I used some more patterns from the Pattern Block & Stamps. The stamps are very versatile. Then I added the photo with stickers and paper from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersScrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you very much for stopping by and see you next time.

 

Steffi

 

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Pattern Block & Stamps

Crate Paper La La Love Collection

 

2018 Year in Review Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a layout using some tools from our Journal Studio line.

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The Journal Studio line is perfect for planning but you can also use most of the tools for scrapbooking layouts, mini albums and more! For this layout I used my Magnetic Alpha Stencils to create the month names and my Book Binding Guide to create a frame for my layout.

The Book Binding Guide comes with a Booklet with several Japanese bindings, I used one of those guides to punch holes on the border of my layout. Because the 12 x 12 sheet is longer than the tool I simply unscrew the top of the tool and slide the page to have full coverage.

Book Binding Guide by We R Memory Keepers

 

To create my month titles I used my  Alpha Stencils. They are magnetic so you don’t have to worry about the guides moving! And there are Icons Stencils also! You should check them out!

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

You can use any pencil you like, I used my son’s markers to make the titles.

We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Stencils

To create my journaling guides I used my Mini Magnetic Mat, I love this little tool and it is my go to tool when I need perfectly straight lines!

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I stitched my Japanese binding border with colored threads and I really like the texture it gives to my page.

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I completed my layout without using any supplies! Just a few tools, markers and thread.

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

2018 was  great a year for my family and I am counting on 2019 being a better one! I am glad I can keep all our highlight moments in just one page. How was your year? Are you making a year in review layout?

2018 Year In Review Scrapbook Page featuring the Journal Studio by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies

Book Binding Guide
Mini Magnetic Mat

Magnetic Alpha Stencils

 

 

5 Holiday Scrapbook Page Ideas

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! This week our design team has shared Holiday Memory Keeping projects with you, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration. Today we’re closing off the week with a roundup of Holiday Scrapbooking Ideas from our fabulous in house design team. You’re going to want to bookmark this post for sure. Enjoy!

Add Ribbon

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without all the festive Christmas ribbon. So, why not add some to your holiday scrapbook page! It’s easy to do with the Ribbon Cutter. This battery powered tool not only cuts ribbon, but heat seals it meaning no more frayed ends!

Scrapbook page featuring the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter

Frame Your Photos

Holiday memories are some of the most special in our lives, so why not add extra emphasis to them with custom paper frames! You can make paper frames in almost any size and tons of different styles with the Frame Punch Board.

Holiday scrapbook page featuring the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

Reach for the Stars

Stars are an iconic holiday symbol. Cut some out of your paper scraps with our Craft Knife or Detail Scissors. They’re an easy shape to hand cut, and they’ll add a rustic handmade flair to your holiday scrapbook page.

Holiday Scrapbook Page featuring the We R Memory Keepers Ribbon Cutter

Include Gift Tags

During the holiday season we go through tons of gift tags, so why not add them to your scrapbook page? They’ll capture the holiday feel you’re looking for and make for a cool page design. Make your own gift tags from your paper scraps with the Tag Punch Board.

Holiday Scrapbook Page featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

On the Grid

Scrapbooking during the holiday season can be tricky with all the hustle and bustle, so keep your holiday scrapbook pages simple with a basic grid design. Get that grid perfectly aligned with the Laser Square!

Holiday Scrapbook Page featuring the We R Memory Keepers Laser Square

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these holiday scrapbooking ideas have inspired your memory keeping this season. Happy crafting and enjoy your weekend!

 

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page

Hello, hello!  It’s Rebecca here today and I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas!  I know it’s still 6 weeks away, but that 6 weeks goes by so fast!  For me, so many things get lost in the holiday hustle, so this year I’m making more of an effort to not let that happen.  I don’t do too much in the way of scrapbooking, but every now and then, something extra special transpires, and I’ll want to remember it (and my feelings about it) forever.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Last December, I was buried in work and trying to meet deadlines and my kids were driving me crazy!  I think they were arguing, then wrestling, then arguing, then high-pitched screaming.  I finally separated them and told them to do something creative.  My then-7-year-old son took it upon himself to write a letter to Santa Claus and when he showed it to me later that night, my heart melted.  I held onto this letter all year and as the kids have been talking about starting their letters to Santa early this year, I pulled it out and decided this was just the sort of thing I wanted to remember.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I scanned the original letter into the computer and shrunk it down just a bit with photo editing software, then re-printed it.  I did this because I wanted to make it a little smaller to work with my 12×12 patterned paper, and because I had the idea that I wanted it to be sticking out of an envelope.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

How awesome is it that I could make my own envelope, in the size I wanted to use, with my 1-2-3 Punch Board?!  I could have used a boring long white envelope, but this way, I also got to use the patterned paper I wanted.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I followed the easy directions to create an envelope that was 4” W x 8” L from some Crate Paper Fa La La paper.  After assembling the envelope, I made an extra fold to the bottom flap, simply folding the top portion over to create a lower, flattened opening rather than the taller, pointed version.  This also allows for the addition of some extra embellishments in that space.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I backed the letter copy with red cardstock and slid it into the envelope, tucking various die cuts into the front of the envelope for more color.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Texture and dimension are often a key design element in whatever I’m creating, and that was no different here.  I ruffled gold and white crepe papers along the sides of the back of my letter/envelope ensemble, as well as scraps of gold crepe along the top and bottom edges.  Then I adhered it all to the green buffalo check base paper.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

There were a few more small touches to put in place before my layout was complete; I jotted down the journaling part so I could indeed remember this moment—and my first instinct really was to go out that night and get my son ‘a cute litl pup’!  (But we didn’t, and we still don’t have a dog so…)

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Because this is a holiday layout, I thought it would be apropos to include a glittery ribbon bow and a tassel, both of which were easily made with We R Memory Keepers tools—the Bow and Tassel Looms, respectively.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Like I mentioned, I don’t do too much scrapbooking or memory keeping, but every time I do, I remember how fun and satisfying it is.  Just as I will get sentimental looking back at this page years from now, I’m sure my son will enjoy it, too…but I doubt it will make up for the fact that Santa did not bring him a puppy that Christmas!

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Bow Loom

Tassel Loom