Capture Summer Memories on a Traveler’s Notebook Spread

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today. This summer has flown by for us and I can hardly believe it is almost time for school to start again. Our summer was a busy one. We moved from our first home we lived in for over 13 years to a new house. I don’t have any time for scrapbooking right now, so I thought a fun traveler’s journal spread showing some of our favorite summer memories would do the trick!

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by gathering all my favorite Journal Studio supplies which included the travel workspace loaded up with some die cuts, pens, washi tape, and a blank notebook. I also got out the Journal Studio stickers and embellishment organizer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed down a sentiment from the Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet papers using my scissors and the mini trimmer. I love using the mini trimmer for journals and traveler’s notebooks since all my elements need to stay small on the page.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I created a list of some of the fun things I could remember off the top of my head on a sticker from the pack. Then, I went through my photos on my phone and created a photo collage in Canva that I printed out on cardstock and then trimmed to fit.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I used more of the Amy Tangerine paper to create a mat for my photo collage. I added the dates onto a pineapple die cut.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wrote directly onto the journal notebook about how busy our summer has been with moving, but how we are still trying to squeeze some fun out of our summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Watermelon and pineapple accents completed my embellishments for the layout.

I love how this layout turned out. It is a quick snapshot of our summer that helps me to remember what we did as a family for the summer.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t wait to do more spreads for winter, spring, and fall for this year to add to my notebook. It will be a great jumpstart to remembering everything when I have a little more time to do some full scrapbook layouts.

Summer Travelers Notebook Spread by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Journal Studio Felt Journal Workspace

Journal Studio Journal Insert

Journal Studio Sticker Book

Journal Studio Embellishment Organizer

Mini Trimmer

Ephemera – Good Vibes

Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Stay Sweet Papers

Foil Quill Patriotic Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a patriotic layout featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I’m amazed by the beautiful results I get every single time; this foiling system is easy to use and, with so many designs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

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

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of stars. The Paige Evans digital drive offers several star designs that are perfect to give your projects variety and a fun vibe. I uploaded the images to my Silhouette software and modified their size so to have small, medium and big stars. Make sure to select the Sketch Pen option before sending the paper to cut and secure the foil with tape to ensure it’s wrinkle-free. I went with silver foil for a festive, sparkly look – I love how it looks on dark blue cardstock! Once ready, I fussy cut the stars before layering them to form a cluster behind the photo.

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

The collection I used is one of my favorites from Pink Paislee: Sweet Freedom; even though it’s a couple of years old, I love the patterns and muted colors. I arranged the stars towards the right side of the layout and placed the photo on top after layering several tags and frames behind it. I used the Tag Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board for this – I don’t know what I would do without such handy tools! Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

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

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

Next, I embellished around the photo with die-cuts, stickers, and fussy cut elements. To create balance, I formed another cluster of embellishments to the left side of the layout. Black and gold paint splatters gave the final touch.

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

This layout is very simple, but I love how it turned out. Those sparkly stars are everything!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to give the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill a try and create beautiful, shiny projects with it.

Enza

Foil Quill – All in One Kit

Foil Sheet – Silver

Foil Quill USB Art – Paige Evans

Tag Punch Board

Frame Punch Board

Mini Precision Scissors

Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom

 

Father’s Day Mini Album

I made a mini album for Father’s Day. In Germany we already celebrated this day two weeks ago. My daughter painted small pictures and wrote letters for her dad. These should come into the album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

So I wanted to integrate little pockets into the album. All the little letters should come into these. This gave me the idea to do the whole album with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. Also the book cover should be a pocket.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

The inner part consists of 6 pockets. I created them all with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. This was very quick and easy. For one pocket I used a painted picture of my daughter. Also a photo is suitable well for a bag. Here you have to be careful that the motive is not too big. So that it is not cut off during folding.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

Please note that the bottom side of the pockets is not glued. This must be open so that the pockets can be sewn to the spine of the book.

Mini Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keeprs

If you still want to edit the pockets with the Mini Clear Cut Punch or the Word Punch Board, do so before the bags are bound into the album.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

When you’ve finished the bags, the book cover will be made. I have made this bag longer than the size shown in the table. I wrote the measurement on the photo. I hope you can see it.

Pocket Maker Punch board by We R Memory Keepers

The pocket is narrow and long. The spine is 1.25 inch wide. So that the 6 pockets have enough space.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Maybe you can see it on the photo. I folded the bag at 3 inches and at 1 ¾ inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s what your book cover looks like. Now glue the back pocket to the book cover.

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Then the remaining pockets are attached to the spine of the book with the Book Binding Guide. I have sketched the inside of the spine. Whereby on my picture a dot is missing.

I made this only for orientation. The distance can vary afterwards. Because there are 5 pockets, which are sewn in.

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Now the lower fold is fastened from the pocket into the ruler. Therefore the flap must be open. I have attached the bag to the spine of the book with clamps. So that it does not shift. Now prick the holes for the normal book binding with the needle.

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That’s what it looks like on the spine of the book.

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If the bag is attached to the spine of the book, the bottom side of the bag can be glued.

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Here is a short video and photos from the finished album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you very much for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

I wish you a happy Father’s Day!

Steffi

 

SUPPLIES:

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Word Punch Board

Mini Clear Cut Punch

Journal Studio – Book Binding Guide

Trim and Score Board

 

 

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

 

Washi Tape Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use the Washi Tape Runner and the Pocket Punch Board to create an easy mini album.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The new Washi Tape Runner is the perfect tool for all your washi tapes; you can use different roll widths and the tool has also a retractable blade for easy cutting. I decided to use my washi tape to bind my mini album, adding texture and color to my project.

The first thing I did was using my Pocket Punch Board to create the pages of my album.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

 

This tool is super easy to use and you can create pockets with or without flaps. It even has a notch punch on top with guides so you can center your notch every time!

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

Next, I used my Washi tape runner and some lovely washi tapes from the Succulent set to bind my pages.

I bind all of my pages first and then run my mini album through my Stitch Happy to secure the pages.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

 

Inside the mini album I used washi tape in different ways, for example: I used it to hold my pictures, the thin washi tape is perfect for that because it doesn’t distract you from the picture.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Inside the pockets you can add pictures, tags, journaling or memorabilia!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

I also used my washi tape to create a flap with my photo. You can lift the photograph and read the journaling underneath. This is a great way to add more pictures too!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

You can also use your washi tape to embellish; the designs are super cute and they are perfect for everyday projects, besides the Washi Tape Roller leaves a beautiful cut and it is easy to cut your washi exactly were you want.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Finally, I used my washi tape to add a big picture to my mini album. I simply cut it in two and held the two pieces together with some washi tape.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape RunnerWashi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

The last page is very simply and I only used the washi tape to hold that cute picture of my little boy and me.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Washi tape is so versatile and I am sure you have tons in a basket waiting to be used! I am sure that with the new Washi Tape Runner you are going to be using it so much more!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Washi Tape Runner

Have a great day!

Eva


Supplies:

Pocket Punch Board

Washi Tape Runner

Washi Tape Set

Stitch Happy