Alphabet Punch Boards Layout

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a new layout featuring both the Alphabet Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board:

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I pulled a few patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Catching Dreams collection. Following the easy instructions that come with the punch boards, I made several A’s.

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

After punching the large text A’s, I used acrylic paint to color them. Once they were dry, I added them to my layout background. I used Sticky Thumb foam adhesives to pop up the mini A’s.

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I also punched several A’s out of vellum using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Once arranged on my page, I used the Staple Board to attach the A’s. I love being able to staple anywhere on a 12×12 layout!

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I see myself using this monogram technique on future pages! It’s a great way to add a lot of pattern and color, and monograms are classic design elements. What letter will you punch? Happy creating!

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
Supplies Used:

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Staple Board

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

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast

Hello! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today showing you a fun way you can use your Typecast Typewriter and let the journaling be an important element of your layout.

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To make the big journaling star I drew the shape with my electronic cutting machine, you could do it by hand but this was much easier for me! Use a pencil to make marks were your photo or title will be and then begin typing on your Typecast Typewriter with gold ink.

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I used this gorgeous constellation paper you can find in the Typecast 12 x 12 inch paper pad as my base.  It has rose gold foil details that I think are perfect with the gold ink journaling.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

As a base for my photo I used journaling tags and basic cards from the same Typecast collection.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

For all the other details I used embellishments from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. I added a cluster on the top left of my layout to balance that big star on the right.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

With the Typecast Typewriter your journaling can become an embellishment and an important part of your layout. And the best part is that you can record all those feelings and stories in a fun and cute way! I hope you try this technique! It’s really easy and with the colored ribbons you have lots of possibilities!

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter
Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Basics Cards
Typecast 12 x 12 inch Paper Pad
Typecast Gold Ribbon
Moonstruck Cork Stickers
Moonstruck Ephemera
Pebbles Rose Gold Thickers

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

Throwback Thursday: Embellish Your Layout Title with the Fuse

Happy almost Friday friends! This week we’ve been focusing on using We R tools to embellish your projects. Today, we thought we’d throw it back to last year when Eva Pizarro showed us how to embellish the title on her scrapbook page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse tool and the FUSEables Collection. You can catch the entire post, with full instructions, on our blog HERE.

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We just love how Eva layered different patterned papers from our FUSEables collection to add color to her title.

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Then, using the Photo Sleeve Fuse, she heat sealed some pretty sequins inside the letters of her title with clear plastic sheets. How cool is that?

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She added a FUSEables die cut heart from the ephemera pack as the center of her letter “O”.

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Then, she finished off her layout with some more pieces of the ephemera pack. Pretty, right?

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The Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables collection are the perfect pair for embellishing layouts, cards, mini albums, and other paper craft projects. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check in tomorrow for a great project using the Banner Punch Board with Font Punches to embellish. See you then!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables collection

 

 

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

Photo Sleeve Fuse Layout

Create shakers, ephemera pockets or make a waterfall of photos with the Fuse Tool and an assortment of Fuse Keepsake Pockets.  For today’s project, I’ve made a 12X12 layout with a splash of sparkly patchwork pockets!

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I started with the awesome new “High Five” Collection and the “White Wash” paper for the base.  Next, I added a 8X12 piece of the “Bullseye” paper to the center.

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For the shaker pockets, I used the 2X2 fuse pockets and lined the inside with a smaller swatch of paper from the 6X6 Paper Pad.  A small handful of sequins were poured end.

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After allowing the Fuse tool to heat (with the rotary tip in place), it was placed alongside the Fuse Ruler and using an even amount of pressure, the open edge was sealed.  Simply trim away the excess plastic.  Be sure to use firm, steady pressure when using the tool.

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A high tack adhesive was used to attach the pockets to the layout.

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I used various components from the “High Five” Collection to complete the embellishments: Ephemera Die-Cuts, Plastic Buttons and Cardstock Stickers.

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I used small ephemera pieces layered with cardstock hearts to hide the overlapped edges of the pockets.

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I love the small touch of bling that I was able to add to this clean-and-simple layout!

Products:

Fuse Tool

Assorted Fuse Pockets

High Five collection

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