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

 

Summer Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, I’m Becki Adams here to share a layout with you that I created with a few of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. There are some tools that I always keep near my desk at my fingertips. The laser square is one tool that is always on my desk. My husband will tell you that I can’t measure or put items in a straight line to save my life. That’s why I love the Laser Square so much! It makes measuring and alignment a breeze.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

One of my favorite “go to” designs is a grid. I love the clean simple lines of a grid layout.

On this “Summer in Central Park” layout I used four 4×3 photos in an offset grid design. The photos are in a straight line, but they are slightly of set from the other column. The Laser Square made it so easy to make sure that my photos were in a straight line especially on a solid background.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that I love and keep near my desk at all times is my Stitch Happy Sewing machine. I love the added detail that machine stitching gives my layouts. Thread/stitching is also a great “adhesive.” Once something is stitched onto a layout, there’s no worries of it falling off the layout after a long period of time. A layout that has machine stitching will always stay together.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory KeepersSummer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I started scrapbooking years (and years) ago, I loved using tags. At first, I always purchased shipping tags at my local office supply store. Now that the Tag Punch Board is in my office, I’ve been making custom tags for all of my projects.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On this layout I made a custom tag for the title. It was fun to make the tag just the right size for the letter stickers. Of course, I didn’t forget the custom hole reinforcer that I punched out with my We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer punch.

Summer Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I’d love to hear about your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Which tools do you keep on your desk? Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting, friends!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

 

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone! Soraya here with you today to share a new layout using the Precision Press Advanced! I’m so excited for this new tool–I love the fact that you can easily stamp wherever you want on your page thanks to the rotating acrylic block. I will show you how I made it!

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

As I wanted to include a big heart die in the center of the page, I decided to play with the layered butterflies stamp set and add extra dimension thanks to the Precision Press Advanced. First I used the acrylic block like a traditionnal block and stamped several butterflies on my background.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then I used some of the gorgeous papers from the Botanical Beauty paper pad to fill the heart shape with different patterns.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

On another watercolor paper I stamped several layered butterflies using different We R Memory Keepers ink colors. How easy it is to align each layer of the stamp! And I could also rotate the acrylic block to make more stamps in a row!

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then I fussy cut all of them with my detail scissors before sticking them directly on the layout, but I only put adhesive on one half of each butterfly to create more dimension. This way, we can easily see the first image underneath.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And finally I could decorate my layout with chipboard, watercolor and journaling!

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today with this amazing stamping tool! There is no doubt that you will love playing with the Precision Press Advanced which is now one of my favorite tools!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Precision Press Advanced

Butterfly layered stamp set

CMWK ink pads

Botanical Beauty paper pad by DCWV

Detail Scissors

Mini Glue Gun Power USB Tool

Embellishments by Pink Paislee

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans. Becki here to share a layout with you that I created with the brand-new Precision Press Advanced. Stamping isn’t my forte, so I’m always thrilled to work with a stamping tool. The brand-new Precision Press advanced makes me look like a pro when it comes to stamping.  I decided to create an 8 ½ x 11 layout with a selfie.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

 

I knew I wanted a lot of flowers cascading down the page from top to bottom with the photo nestled in the middle. The first step to creating this layout was stamping several flowers. The Precision Press Advanced is perfect for stamping multiples of one stamp. I used a piece of 12×12 smooth cardstock to create the flowers. I was able to rotate the paper so that I could get many flowers on one piece of cardstock. The removeable acrylic block makes stamping on 12 x 12 patterned papers a breeze.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

After I stamped the flowers, I colored them with water-based markers and a water brush. When the flowers were dry, I cut them out with the new spring scissors. I LOVE these scissors! They make fussy cutting SO easy.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

When the flowers were ready to adhere to the layout I adhered the photo first and added the flowers around the photo. I started at the top and worked my way down and around the left side of the photo.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

The rest of the layout came together so easily! I’ve been doing a LOT of hidden journaling on tags lately. Using a tag for the journaling has become a fun technique for me because of the Tag Punch Board.

Precision Press Advanced Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps

It wouldn’t be a layout for me if I don’t do a little bit of stitching. I LOVE using the Stitch Happy machine because I love the look of thicker thread. On this layout, I did a simple straight stitch around the edge of the layout.

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’d love to see what you’re creating with the Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. If you’re like me, using the Precision Press Advanced is a game changer. You’ll love this tool!

 

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Grey Thread

Spring Scissors

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

Vicki Boutin Flower Stamp Set

Graduation Scrapbook Page

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a scrapbook page that I created with a few of my favorite tools. I’ve always been a memory keeper at heart. I LOVE photos and love pairing them with memories even more. I’m a traditional scrapbooker who loves lots of photos and lots of journaling. I gravitate toward tools that make creating even easier and more fun. I used a lot of We R Memory Keeper tools to create this layout.

It’s the season for graduation and with graduations comes a TON of photos. A couple of years ago my last little man graduated from Kindergarten. Of course, I was a teary mess as my little man, sang with is class, and received his diploma. My husband and I took turns taking photos. We have a few great photos of the day. I used three of these photos on this layout. I knew I wanted these three photos on the same layout (on a grid design) and I had quite a bit of journaling with each photo.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Each photo is 3 ½ x 5” printed in black and white. The photos are printed in black and white because, well, the ceremony was in the school’s gym and the lighting was awful.  I laid the photos on a grid design using my Laser Square to line everything up. Once I had the placement of my photos figured out, I adhered the photos using strong double-sided tape along 3 sides of the photo. I left one side of the photo without adhesive so that I could slide a tag behind each photo for hidden journaling.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The three tags that slide behind each photo are created with the tag punch board and the hole reinforcer punch. Tags are one of my favorite embellishments and I LOVE tucking them behind photos with additional photos and journaling. The tags are perfect for adding typed journaling which I did after I took the photos as there was personal information on them.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The stars that are scattered throughout the layout are fussy cut with the new spring scissors. These are my new favorite scissors for fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques. I’m thrilled to have a new favorite pair of scissors for all of my fussy cutting needs.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To finish the layout and make sure that everything stays in place, I added a few lines of stitching with my Stitch Happy sewing machine. I love that machine! My favorite feature of this machine is that it stitched with thicker (embroidery type) thread.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I couldn’t be happier with how this Kindergarten graduation layout came together. This day has so many precious memories for our family and I’m so happy to have them documented. I could have created this layout without my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools, but it wouldn’t have been as easy or as enjoyable. Don’t we all have our favorite tools that we love using and that makes crafting a little more fun? I’d love to know, what are your favorite crafting tools? Let me know in the comments below.

Graduation Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog, I’ll see you again soon. Happy crafting my friends.

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Laser Square

Tag Punch Board

Reinforce Hole Punch

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

Five Scrapbook Page Ideas

Happy National Scrapbook Day from We R Memory Keepers

Hello friends! We hope you’re enjoying all the scrapbooking inspiration on the blog this week. Since Saturday is National Scrapbook Day we thought today we’d share five scrapbooking tips or ideas to help jumpstart your creativity. So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy our scrapbooking roundup.

1. Create your own page background and accents

Fringe and Score Board Scrapbook Page by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Using your craft tools, you can create a custom page background and embellishments for your scrapbook page. On this lovely Mother’s Day layout, designer Becki Adams created her own woven paper background and beautiful paper rosettes with the Fringe and Score Board. What’s so awesome about this tool is you can cut or score multiple 1 inch or 1/2 inch increments at the same time. What a time saver! You’ll have more time to make those precious memories.

2.  Make sprinkle shaker pockets

Sprinkle Shaker Pocket Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

We love this clever twist on the shaker pocket trend by designer Eva Pizarro! She used the DIY Party Sprinkle Punch to make sprinkles for the pockets, and then incoporated the pockets into her eye-catching sunburst design. With the Stitch Happy sewing machine she added the perfect finish with definition and texture.

3. Add additional journaling with mini envelopes

Mini Envelope Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Envelope Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Adding mini envelopes made with the Mini Envelope Punch Board not only allows extra room for meaningful journaling, but it also creates a pretty cool design element! We love that Nancy Damiano was able to tell such a special story using this technique on her scrapbook layout.

4. Include memorabilia on your scrapbook page

Memorabilia Scrapbook Page with the Heatwave heat tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory KeepersDesigner Chantalle McDaniel created the perfect backdrop to showcase her son’s sports awards on this scrapbook page. She used coordinating colors and added some shimmer with the gold letters she made with the Alphabet Punch Board and Mini Alphabet Punch Board. The unique blue metallic background was made with the Heatwave pen and some blue metallic sheets. This layout is #1 in our book!

5. Add some mixed media flair to your Father’s Day page title

Father's Day Mixed Media Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

If your patterned paper is a bit too bold for the look of your scrapbook layout, try delving into some mixed media! Use a white paint wash to tone down the brightness of your paper. We love how designer Soraya Maes softened her Mini Alphabet Punch Board letters with some paint, and then gave them some definition by outlining them with black marker. We also love the layering effect she created with the Frame Punch Board.

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you’ve found some scrapbooking inspiration and ideas for National Scrapbook Day this weekend. Enjoy the rest of your week, and happy crafting friends!

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Fans! Its summer and time to take those vacations to the beach. And then when it gets too hot outside, you can head into the air conditioning and work on making layouts. We R Memory Keepers has some great tools to add some beach-y finishing touches to your next layout.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The DCWV Nautical paper pack was the perfect fit for my beach photos. The soft blues and tans, with a pop of red was the perfect color palette.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the papers pop and to add texture to my layout, I started by creating some waves using the We R Memory Keepers Tear Guides. The large wave guide was perfect. I placed the paper underneath the guide, applied water with the brush included in the set, and tore my paper easily. This paper pack is thinner in weight, so I found that I could tear it without the water. I love the bit of distressing the tearing adds. It’s like white caps on the waves.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The layering of the papers also gave me a great place to tuck a photo and a decorative journaling card.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To add the effect of sand, I used the We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush. A brown marker, with the cap removed, was slid into the holder. The marker is secured in place with a small screw that you twist tight when the marker is in place. The end of the Airbrush is a bulb that is squeezed. When the bulb is released, air passes over the marker tip and leaves color behind on the paper. I found that a marker with a brush tip brought a nice amount of color. Not only did it add to the feel of sand being everywhere, but it also added more texture. A favorite element of mine to add to any paper crafting project.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create the largest part of my layout, I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Perfect for making titles. To add more dimension to the letters, they were adhered down with foam squares.

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Palm Beach Scrapbook Page by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How do you like to add texture to your layouts?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

Create a Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design

Hello everyone and Happy National Scrapbook week!  It’s Eva here today sharing a scrapbook layout made with some of my favorite We R tools.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Some of my favorite scrapbook techniques are hand sewing and using tiny strips of paper to create backgrounds, so I thought I would incorporate the two of them on this scrapbook layout.

I started my layout with a grid design, they are very versatile and allow you to incorporate many pictures on your page. I decided to create a grid with circles so I used my Clear Cut Punch to cut out 16 circles and then I arranged them with my Laser Square. I love this tool! (Did you know you can also use it to align your wall decor?)

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

For my layout I had 3 types of circles: one group with pictures, another one with string art and the last group with tiny strips of paper. I wanted this last group to be on a different level so I traced my circles on paper and punched some of the circles out.

Circle Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To create the string art circles I traced a simple design with a pencil and used my Sticky Piercer to make holes.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Knife by We R Memory Keepers

I used thread from my Stitch Happy to create the string art. Since the string art has large “stitches” it didn’t took me too long to create them. I love the result! Especially the ones mixing gold and colored threads.

Stitch Happy Thread by We R Memory Keepers

To make the circles with tiny strips of paper, start by cutting your strips. I used my Glass Mat, my Supreme Ruler and my Craft Knife. These tools work great together! The Supreme Ruler doesn’t move and the craft knife cuts like butter over the Glass Mat. The papers used for these circles are all from Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Create your designs by putting your strips one next to the other or maybe creating a weaving pattern. You don’t need to glue the entire strip! Just place some liquid glue around your circle and use your Sticky Piercer to move your tiny strips easily.

Hand Tools by We R Memory Keepers

Place this circles beneath your layout with 3d dots and use white thread and your Sticky Piercer to create a hand sewn border around all your circles.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create my title I used my Happy Jig and made the word “awesome“ using gold wire. You can find this design on the Happy Jig dedicated Instagram account (@werhappyjig)

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

To attach your wire word use some thread and tie the word on the edges.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use some embellishments to finish your layout. I used chipboards and stickers from the lovely Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love the look of string art on my layouts, it is so easy and gives a great graphic effect!

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The weaving pattern looks great and I love that I could easily cut tiny strips of paper with my Craft Knife! This is a great project to use all those small paper scraps you have lying around.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Are you making something special next Saturday during National Scrapbook Day? Why don’t you try some of these techniques? I would love to see what you create!

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig

Happy Jig wire

Clear Cut Punch

Sticky Piercer

Stitch Happy Threads
Supreme Ruler
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Craft Knife
Laser Square

Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Happy Monday, We R friends! Laura here today with a squares scrapbook page that is so simple to put together with a little help from the square punch board and laser square.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the Butterflies & Flowers cardstock stack from DCWV. I chose my favorite papers from the stack and punched out twelve 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares using the square punch board.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The punch board makes it easy to punch out more than one square from the same sheet. You can use double-sided patterned paper and get two squares from each sheet with just a couple of punches.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I used my paper trimmer to cut out two rectangles that were 2 ½” x 5 ½”. To line everything up on my page I used the laser square as my guide.

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

The detail scissors made it easy to cut out three butterflies from one of the cardstock sheets in the stack. I always like to add a little dimension to my scrapbook pages. I did this by folding up the wings and using an adhesive dot on one.

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

This was the perfect backdrop for our family photo from 2017. I usually take our photo when we go out into the woods in November to cut down a Christmas tree. It is fun because sometimes we have snow and sometimes, like last year, we don’t have any. We all probably could have been in shorts it was so warm the day we went!

I used the 3-way corner punch to round the corners on both the orange photo mat and the photograph. I also used the punch on some of the squares and the two rectangles I used for the background.

Corner Rounder by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the photo using adhesive dots. I added some stick-on sequin and gem embellishments to the photo.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added more sequin and gems to different squares of the layout to tie everything together.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love the way this layout turned out. The papers all work beautifully together. Once I had my design in mind, the square punch board made it so easy to get the squares cut out for the background. And I feel like I waste less paper using the square punch board because it cuts the square out of the corner of the page, rather than having to cut a strip off the sheet using my paper trimmer.

Square Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Cardstock Stack

Square Punch Board

Laser Square & Mat

Detail Scissors

3-Way Corner Punch