Our Favorite Colors: Double Page Scrapbook Layout

Hello again WeR fans! Thank you for stopping by the blog this week, as we share our favourite colour combinations! I cannot walk past anything pink. The hotter the better… I am well and truly a child of the Eighties in that regard!

Pink goes with so many colours but I really love an Aqua/Teal and Gold combination. Throw in a pop of black for good measure and it’s perfection, haha.

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It’s very seldom that I create a double page layout. The second page always seems a bit daunting I guess. The layout I have created using my favourite colours though, seemed right for a double. The emotion while I created it just spilled out past twelve inches and I’m really glad I went with it, because I love how it turned out.

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The main focal area has a circular design that expands outwards from the image. Staples hold the photo in place, adding texture and colour.

 Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The grid pattern also extends out onto white cardstock. The lines and circles have been added in by hand to give a sense of continuity.

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To start, I selected the sweet but not-too-overpowering design of a sheet of Flower Girl ‘Sweets’. (I will admit that I hoard my WeR papers and accessories now!)

The grid lines were perfect to extend my design on to a second page.

I then used my Circle Clear Cut Punch to punch a 2 inch circle into the centre of the patterned paper, below which I would adhere my image.

Using the clever circle shapes molded into my WRMK Square Guide , I traced a light pencil mark around the photo. This would serve as a guide to where I was going to be stapling.

The WRMK Staple Board allows you to punch anywhere on a project! With three sizes of staplers to choose from, it’s powerful magnetic system holds your paper in place while you staple. I’ve used the small and large size staples and adjusted the base accordingly.

It was a bit of trial and error getting the staples in exactly the correct position, but after a few goes I had worked out a bit of a system, rotating the paper as I went. It took a bit of time, but I really like the effect.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used a fine artline pen to extend the lines onto the plain white cardstock…

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

… And one of my favourite Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles) along with a juicy pink ink from my Vicki Boutin Color Wheel Ink Pad. These pads are so clever and compact – giving you collections of warm or cool colours. A must for the stash!

My Acrylic Stamp Blocks allowed me to see exactly where my stamping would be placed and the grid lines printed on the block make lining things up really easy.

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There are lots of lots of little coordinating details on this layout. I gathered matching elements, and used up lots of things I have been keeping for a rainy day. One thing I will say is this – if you are holding on to something, use it. Use the nice things – don’t keep them hidden away.

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Another fantastic function of the Staple Board is that it comes with built-in storage, which is really handy for keeping little things like staples organized. You can purchase refill boxes of staples, which come in 3 sizes and 4 colours.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

These Shimelle ‘Glitter Girl’ Shaker Stickers are a perfect example of me keeping things, lol. Sooo easy on the eye, these shaker stickers have been squirreled away. I’m so glad I used one on this page! I love it and will be using them instead of looking at them for sure.

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

More little details – another favourite (of which I now sadly have no more) are the ‘Pick me Up’ Rub Ons by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. They are wonderful!

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m definitely seeing more double in my future!

Double Page Layout by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

We all get the days when worries take over – we overthink, wonder what’s around the corner for us. Life is tricky baby – stay in your magic.

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Bazzill cardstock

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Embossing Stylus

Crate Paper ‘Good Vibes’ Chipboard Stickers

Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera

Shimelle ‘Glitter Girl’ Shaker Stickers

Shimelle ‘Glitter Girl’ Ephemera

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles)

Vicki Boutin Rub Ons

Vicki Boutin Color Wheel Ink Pad

Amy Tangerine Suede Bows

WRMK Square Guide
WRMK Flower Girl ‘Sweets’ 12×12

WRMK Staple Board

Pink Paislee ‘Pick me Up’ Rub Ons
American Crafts ‘Get Together’ Foam Thickers

American Crafts ‘Skylar’ Foam Phrase Stickers

 

 

 

Father’s Day Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing with you a fun Father’s Day Layout using some of my favorite tools!

Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I received my Swivel Knife I knew I wanted to use it to make some stripes for a background. The blade in the Swivel Knife rotates so you can cut freely and get curvy lines easily.

To make my background I made a 1 inch mark on each edge with my Layer Guides and cut some stripes from top to bottom

We R Memory Keepers Crafter's Essentials

Next, I removed some cardstock stripes and when I was done I put a patterned paper on the back. I used this lovely paper from the Cool Kids pad from DCWV.

We R Memory Keepers Swivel Knife

I made a heart collage with some photos from my husband and son and then I wrote my journaling on the same heart shape using my Typecast Typewriter.

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

After that, I cut my journaling out and placed it in the middle of the layout with the photo on top.  I used a brad to hold my journaling and my photo together, to read the journaling simply rotate the photo!

Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Detail Scissors to fussy cut some elements from the Cool Kids Paper Pad.

We R Memory Keepers Details Scissors

I love that ribbon shape! To decorate it I bend a stamp shape over my Acrylic block and stamped the image.

We R Memory Keepers Acrylic Blocks

For my title I used my Happy Jig and wrote the word “we” and “dad”.

If you want to write dad here are the coordinates:

Big pegs: M12 M23

Starting Peg: P14

Medium Pegs: J12 J23 F14 F25 K18 M17

Small Pegs: N15 N20 N26 J20

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I placed my words next to the heart shape and attached them with strong liquid glue.

 Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see the journaling and how the picture slides and a few more details.

Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like how my background turned out! I was easy and fun and you can achieve different looks with a different patterned paper on the back!

Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig wire
Detail Scissors
Swivel Knife
Typecast Typewriter
Layer Guides
Cool Kids pad from DCWV

 

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly here with you again, and I’m really excited to share a special Memory Planner spread with you for National Scrapbook Day. Most of my memory keeping these days either happens in my planner, a traveler’s notebook, or a pocket style album. My daughter and I recently took a trip to Boston and New York City, so I recorded some memories on the April spread in my Heidi Swapp monthly planner.

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love scrapbooking on a smaller scale in my planner where I’m recording details about my life anyway. It just makes sense with my busy schedule, and saves me time while still allowing me to capture important memories.

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I used the new DCWV Journaling Premium Stack and the Okey Dokey Stack to embellish my planner spread. The Journaling Stack is full of labels, cards, tags, and other goodies you can punch out and use for journaling in or embellishing your planner.

Heatwave Pen by We R Memory Keepers

I used my Heatwave Pen, some gold foil, and a Heatwave Template to add some gold metallic handwriting to the left side of the planner spread. I love the sparkle it adds!

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next I created a DIY accent tag with my Tag Punch Board as a layer in a cluster of embellishments. I love that I can customize the size and shape of my tag with this awesome punch board!

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I was able to add plenty of journaling about our trip by typing it onto some cards from the Journaling Stack, and including the cards in an envelope I made with the Mini Envelope Punch Board.

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve gotten some helpful scrapbooking inspiration this week, and that you have an awesome National Scrapbook Day tomorrow as you celebrate this meaningful hobby. Happy scrapping!

Memory Planner Scrapbook Page by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Heatwave Pen
Heatwave Foil (Gold)
Heatwave Template (Phrases)
Tag Punch Board
Mini Envelope Punch Board
DCWV Inc Journaling Stack
DCWV Inc Okey Dokey Stack
Heidi Swapp Monthly Memory Planner
American Crafts Shaped Paper Clips
Maggie Holmes Sequin Stickers

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

2016 Scrapbook Calendar

Hello!  Jennie here with a year ending calendar that is just perfect for keeping for yourself or for gift giving.

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

I went into this thinking how the Wildflower collection would be perfect to work with.  It’s versatile, beautiful and not at all themed.  Perfect for the variety of photos I needed to use.  So, along with my Cinch, I was set!

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I had purchased an $1.00 calendar and cut it apart, only keeping the actual month view so I could adhere it to the calendar.

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Now, the fun.  I printed 12 photos, one for each month.  Then, I proceeded to make, for all intents and purposes, a scrapbook layout for each photo!  On the backside, I adhered the previous month.  That way when I bound the pages together, it would serve as a wall calendar!

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All I had to do was punch the holes, choose the binding and put it all together.  It really was that easy!

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

 

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

2016 Cinch Scrapbook Calendar by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for checking out how I easily used my Cinch tool to create a fun calendar that I will give to the grandparents for a Christmas gift!

 

Supplies:

Cinch Tool
Wildflower Collection
Wildflower Layered Tags
Wildflower Thickers
Wildflower Stickers
Wildflower Ephemera

Banner Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Hello friends! It’s Aly here again, and I’m happy to be joining you on the blog today as we finish off Banner Punch Board week. I love this punch board because I love making banners! They are one of my favorite projects for holidays and parties, and can even be incorporated onto cards and scrapbook pages. Today I’m sharing one way to use this fabulous tool on a scrapbook layout.

Banner Punch Board Layout by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

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For this layout I cut several different small banner shapes 1 1/2″- 3″ high and wide from some Wildflower papers with my Banner Punch Board . Then I placed them across my page in two garlands, mixing in my photos and some die cut ephemera pieces from the Wildflower collection.

We R banner punch board

I machine stitched along the top of both garlands, and then added a title, some journaling, and a few more embellishments.

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I hope this project helps you see how you can use this awesome tool on scrapbook pages. If you need more inspiration, design team member Samantha shared another great idea for using the Banner Punch Board on a scrapbook layout on the blog last month. You can find the original post HERE.

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Are you a fan of the Banner Punch Board? What type of banner project would you like to make?

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Wildflower collection
Shine Alpha Block Stickers

FUSEables Layout

Good morning, We R Fans! Jen McDermott here, and I am just so excited to get to share with you a layout I did using my Fuse, and the brand new Fusables paper and embellishments.  First off, I LOVE the new mat for the Fuse tool. It’s got a nifty little holster on it where I can put my Fuse and not worry about it burning while I’m working. And the heat-proof mat was exactly what I needed when creating a whole 12×12 layout with the Fusables paper, so SHOUT OUT to We R for coming up with such innovative products! Holla!

FUSEables scrapbook layout by Jen McDermott for We R Memory Keepers #FUSEables #thefuse #scrapbooking

To get started, I preheated my Fuse in the holster and gathered my supplies. I wanted to use the nifty ruler to add some detail to my background paper, so I grabbed the ruler and a couple of sheets of the Fusables paper, and got to work.

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Once I had traced and cut out my background paper, I fused them together using the ruler as a guide.  Then I decided I wanted a neat little confetti pocket on my page, because I CAN JUST FUSE IT TO THE BACKGROUND, EASY PEASY. So, I grabbed my Confetti punch, slid the confetti into a photo sleeve and fused it on up!

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Then I just fused it to the paper. So, so easy. Once I had my background done, I adhered my background photo, and then I got to embellish! My favorite part! I LOVE the new fusable ribbon and fringe trim. It adds so much to the layout as far as texture and color, and it’s so easy to apply; just run your fuse over it.

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I did a few groupings of the super cute fuseable embellishments, ran my fuse over them to keep them in place and that was it.

FUSEables scrapbook layout by Jen McDermott for We R Memory Keepers #FUSEables #thefuse #scrapbooking

It was so much fun; almost like stitching, but so much easier! I absolutely love my Fuse, and can’t wait to get to making some cards with it!! Here is my final layout:

FUSEables scrapbook layout by Jen McDermott for We R Memory Keepers #FUSEables #thefuse #scrapbooking

 

Tell us, what would YOU Fuse?

Supplies Used:

The Fuse
Fuse Mat
Fuse ruler
FUSEables Paper
FUSEables Embellishments
FUSEables Trim
Confetti Punch
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner by American Crafts

 

First Day of School Layout

Hello, Samantha on the blog today. My kids went back to school at the end of August, so I have lots of first day photos to scrap. For today’s post, I thought I’d create a First Day Layout using the Banner Punch Board and Wildflower paper.

First Day of School layout by designer Samantha Taylor featuring the We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection and Banner Punch Board. #wermemorykeepers #bannerpunchboard

Wildflower might not be the first paper collection you think of for a back to school layout (especially one for boys), but I’ve been surprised to find how versatile this collection is and how easy it is to use for any occasion. I decided to create a background from banner pieces created with the Banner Punch Board. I wanted the banners to be 4” wide. You can see in the photo below, that a 4” wide banner will be 5 ½ “ long. I created 12 banners with the Banner Punch Board and fit them together like (very simple) puzzle pieces to create the background.

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A background built from so many different pieces of patterned paper can be a bit busy, so to keep the focus on the photo I clustered all of my embellishments and did all of my detail work directly around the photo. I started by adding some silver foil accents with the Heat Wave Pen. I used the Heat Wave Sans Serif Stencil to add the school year, and I used a ruler to create a silver outline around the piece of patterned paper layered under my photo.

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I like to keep everything in place when I’m using the Heat Wave by adding a little washi tape to 1 or 2 of the edges of my foil and paper.

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I created a cluster of tags and ephemera from the Wildflower Tags, the new DIY Party Tag Punch, and some Clearly Posh embellishments.

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See through embellishments can be tricky to adhere to your page without the adhesive showing. I’ve had great success using Sticky Thumb Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. I just pipe a thin layer on behind any printing on the clear embellishment. Here, I just piped on lines of glue behind the silver lines on the heart.

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I had so much fun creating this back to school first day layout using the banner punch board and a few other We R Memory Keepers tools. Using Wildflower definitely added a non-traditional twist! Have you ever used the banner punch board to create a background for a layout or a card? I’d love to hear about what you’ve created with it!

 

 

Supplies

Banner Punch Board
Wildflower Stargazing
Wildflower Indigo
Wildflower Botanical
Wildflower Paper Ledger
Wildflower Flea Market
Wildflower Cardstock Stickers
Wildflower Tags
Heat Wave Pen
Heat Wave Stencil Sans Serif
Heat Wave Foil Silver
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Silver and Gold Alpha Blocks
American Crafts Shimelle Slick Writer
Sticky Thumb Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

Use the Accordion Pocket Die to Add Memorabilia to a Scrapbook Page

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Hey there We R fans, Aimee here to share a layout using the new accordion pocket die. When I scrap a layout I don’t usually use memorabilia on my layouts. Recently Kevin {my boyfriend} and I went to Milwaukee WI. We spent a day visiting the Harley Davidson Museum and Factory {steel toe} Tour. I always save the tickets from movies, theme parks etc. But I never really do anything with them, and I’m not really sure why. I think that some day I might pocket scrap but I never do. The Accordion Pocket Die allowed me to add the tickets from the museum and steel toe tour in style.

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Accordion Pocket Die Layout by Aimee Maddern1

I first cut my accordion pocket with the new gold polka dot Clearly Posh acetate sheet.

Accordion Pocket Die Layout by Aimee Maddern2

Make sure to use a shim when cutting the acetate, a piece of card stock works just fine. I also ran the cutting mat multiple times through the Evolution Advanced ,making sure to keep the cutting mat tight against the acetate and die. The die really can’t cut all the way through the acetate sheet {it’s pretty thick} but it will make nice score lines so you can take a xacto knife to the outer edge and cut the pocket out.

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Fold the “wings” of the pocket to the inside and  back out again to creat the accordion part of the pocket.

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Accordion Pocket Die Layout by Aimee Maddern5

I used some of the new Sticky Thumb double sided tape on the flap that will hold the pocket to the page {be sure not to get it on any of the folds, you will eliminate the accordion part} and trimmed the excess off.

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Before I adhered the pocket to my layout, I finished up all the last little details, like sewing  {the pocket could get in the way of the sewing machine}.

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Accordion Pocket Die Layout by Aimee Maddern8

Once I adhered my pocket on to my layout I slipped in my museum and tour tickets and my layout was complete! What will you create with the Accordion Pocket Die?

Products Used:

Evolution Advanced
Clearly Posh
Accordion Pocket Die

Wildflower Collection

Paper: Antiques
Paper: Sketchbook
Paper: Road Trip
Thickers: Wildflower
Layered Tags
Stickers
Ephemera Bits

New Release | Wildflower

Introducing our latest paper collection, Wildflower! This romantic collection is perfect for late summer/early fall with its rich color palette, and includes beautiful botanical images with trendy watercolor textures and ombre effects.

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The papers in this collection come in 12×12 and 6×6 sizes. Some papers and embellishments are accented with shimmering gold foil, adding to this collection’s elegant feel.

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Decorate your projects with beautiful ephemera pieces, layered tags, leather bows, gold foil stickers and more!

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So, what do you think of our new Wildflower collection? Would you like the chance to win the collection for yourself?

We’re feeling generous today, so we’ll give away the Wildflower collection to one of you wonderful We R fans! If you’d like to be considered for this prize, leave a comment below telling us your favorite new release so far this month. Comments will remain open until Thursday, July 30th at midnight mountain time. We’ll select one random winner who will be announced on Friday morning. Please remember to check back to see if you won. Good luck!