Scrapbook Page with the Happy Jig

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a layout that I created with the Happy Jig. My kids and I have had so much fun playing with this new tool. Yes, it’s easy enough for kids to play with. The Happy Jig makes awesome unique embellishments for scrapbooking.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I chose to create a layout with three adorable green wire cacti to document my recent trip to Arizona. It was so easy to create these three cacti with green wire and a little bit of patterned paper. I started by creating three cacti according to the directions in the instruction booklet. After I had the wire outlines created, I added patterned paper behind each wire shape.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

To add the patterned paper, I used a strong craft glue to adhere the wire to the paper. I waited until after the glue was dry before I trimmed around the cacti. Of course, I used my favorite new Crafter Essential Details Scissors to trim around the edges of the cacti. They worked perfectly.

When it was time to add these wire embellishments to the layout I used dimensional adhesive. I wanted these awesome embellishments to pop off of the page.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I used a few more We R Memory Keeper tools to complete this layout. The main photo on this layout is stitched in place on three sides to create a pocket.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Then I created a few tags with the Tag Punch board to add a few more photos and journaling. I always reach for my Typecast Typewriter when it’s time to add journaling. I love adding typewritten journaling to my layouts.

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This layout was so fun and so easy to create with a few of my favorite tools from We R Memory Keepers. I can’t wait to see what you create with the Happy Jig. Happy crafting my friends! I’ll see you soon.

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

 

 

Spring Scrapbook Page

Hi there WeR fans, Nancy here today with a look at the Die Cuts with a View Wild Flourish paper pad. This one is full of brightly colored designs perfect for all of your Spring and Easter layouts. Let’s take a look at a design that is packed with pattern and color.

Spring Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

This layout mixes four different patterns from the Wild Flourish pad. My favorite is the pink floral with a light dusting of gold foil dots.

Spring Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Many of the patterns in the pad have gold foil detailing that gives them so sparkle and design interest. There’s also a sheet of 3×4 designs that are perfect for pocket scrapbooking. To add emphasis to my photo, I used the Banner Punch Board to cut a banner shape into the pink floral paper.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Spring Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

When layering patterns, be sure to choose an equal amount of large scale and small scale patterns. For example, the large pink flower pattern is complemented by the smaller light pink all-over pattern. That contrast lets each of the patterns shine without overpowering.

Spring Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Be sure to check out the DCWV Wild Flourish pad this season at JoAnn Stores for all of your Spring scrapbooking. It’s chock full of heavy-weight double sided patterned paper in beautiful colors and designs!

Create Your Own Pattern with the 3 Way Corner Punch

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a closer look at the 3-Way Corner Punch and all the ways it can be used to create custom embellishments. At first glance a simple corner punch seems great for one thing – rounding corners! Let’s put it to use creating a background of beautiful pattern.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting 1-½” squares in a variety of colors. Next, use the 3-Way Corner Punch to snip two opposite corners of each square with the 10mm slot. This very simple technique creates a beautiful shape that is tapered at two corners and perfect for creating a background.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Start at the bottom of the layout and create a pattern that runs diagonally across the page. Start with a darker color and then use one shade at time until you fill up most of the space. Snip the ends when the pattern runs off the edge of the page.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a close up of the photo. While the background is very colorful, the photo and all of the layers under it are black and white. This creates a beautiful contrast between the photo and background.

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

The interlocking pattern is very easy to create. Choosing a complementary palette of colors is key. This was created with a patterned paper that had bold strips of solid colors running across it. The patterned paper did all the work of combining perfect colors!

3 Way Corner Punch Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Take another look at the We’R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner punch, it’s much more than a simple corner rounder. It packs a wide variety of design possibilities and shapes!

 

SUPPLIES: 3-Way Corner Punch

 

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Envelope Photo Album

Happy Friday friends, and thanks for stopping by! Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea using the adorable new Mini Envelope Punch Board. Check out the envelope photo album I made below for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This 3×4 inch little book is filled with mini envelopes that hold some of my favorite instax mini photos of me and my husband on some recent dates we’ve enjoyed, including our 21st anniversary celebration. They’re some of our most precious memories, so I’m really excited to share this handmade gift with him!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope photo album is easy to make with some double sided scrapbook papers like these adorable ones from the Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection, the Mini Envelope Punch Board, and the Trim and Score Board. Here’s how!

Start by trimming your paper to 5 1/4 inches square to make envelopes for 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 cards. I used the Envelope Generator app to figure out the paper size and punch guide measurement.

 

Envelope Generator App

Then I used the Mini Envelope Punch Board to create five small envelopes to hold my photos. I trimmed off the top flaps to allow easy access in the album. Tip: when making vertically oriented envelopes I like to trim off one of the side flaps right along the line where they meet on the envelope.

Next, I created the cover and binding for the envelope album. I trimmed one piece of 4 x 6 1/4 inch piece of scrapbook paper for the cover, and one 3 7/8 x 6 inch piece for the binding. I scored the cover piece at 3 inches and 3 1/4 inches, and I scored the binding piece at every 1/2 inch.

I folded the cover along the score lines, and then accordion folded the binding. I added adhesive to the back of the binding and secured it to the inside of the cover as seen below. You should have a 1/2 inch flap for each of your five envelopes. (This photo is missing one–I realized that after I photographed this, but fixed it before I added my envelopes.)

Then I adhered my envelopes to the binding with the 1/2 inch flaps on the back side of each envelope.

I added my photos to each envelope, and finished off my album by embellishing the cover and each of the envelopes. I kept the embellishments on the inside flat so that the album can close and store easily.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This little photo album is great for Valetine’s Day, but would also make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share your Mini Envelope Punch Board projects on our Facebook page. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a Valentine’s Layout made with some of my favorite tools, including the Envelope Punch Board.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This board is a must have! You can use to make envelopes for your cards, but also to decorate layouts or mini albums. I made 5 envelopes using the Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper and placed them on my page forming a grid.

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

On top of some of the envelopes I glued a picture, to open the envelope easily I used the gold hearts from the Main Squeeze line, you just need to slide the picture up and the envelope will open

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the envelope I placed a journaling spot made with my Frame Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

I ran my journaling spots trough my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling. I love the Typecast font!

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

I decorated the journaling spots with some stickers and die cuts.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside some of the other envelopes I placed tags and die cuts. I love to find surprises on my layouts!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are all the envelopes open:

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Stitch Happy to add a scalloped border to my layout, I used turquoise to help balance all the red and pink from the collection.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Look at the dimension the envelopes create! And working on a grid design is easy! You just need to decorate 9 little squares and your layout is perfect!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love this interactive layout, the envelopes are fun and perfect for hidden journaling!

Do you use your Envelope Punch Board to make minis or layouts?

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper
Typecast Typewriter
Frame Punch Board
Stitch Happy

Add Extra Journaling to Your Scrapbook Page

Hey there We’R fans, Nancy here with a look at the 1-2-3 Punchboard in action! Let’s put it to use creating a page full of pockets with a dramatic design twist.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

To create this layout, use the Punchboard to create 15 small envelopes in different patterns and colors. You can create these in minutes using the Punchboard and the handy measurement guide found inside.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

What you end up with is a beautiful little pile of envelope goodness. We’re going to use these to make the background of our layout, but I can see these hole-punched in one corner and gathered to create a beautiful mini-album. That just may be my next project!

DIY Envelopes made with the 123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The envelopes were glued to a plain sheet of cardstock to create a beautiful and functional background for this favorite photo. The texture and patterns of the envelopes makes a perfect spot for framing out the picture. A simple title and journaling completes the page.

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

The pockets are not just decorative – they hold stories about my grandmother and her life. The pockets with stories are highlighted with tiny enamel hearts so I can remember where they are!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Pull out the 1-2-3 Punchboard and create a pocketful of memories on your next layout!

Story Pocket Scrapbook Page by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers featuring the 123 Punch Board

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board

Nancy here today with a closer look at the Square Punch Board. This nifty little tool can create squares from 4” down to .75”. It is a quick and easy way to create dozens of squares (and rectangles too!) for all of your craft projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The grid is a design aesthetic I find myself drawn to over and over again. I love clean lines and repetition of shape. What better way to do that than using the Square Punch Board and some cardstock for a splash of color.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Now let’s take a look at how to create these ombre squares. Use the Square punch board to create a base measuring 3×3 with the darkest colored cardstock. Punch subsequent squares deducting ½” using colored cardstock in lighter and lighter shades. Stack the squares together in one corner and adhere.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Next, use the leftover cardstock and Sprinkle Punch to create some fun confetti!

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board is perfect for not only creating ombre squares but also for creating a confetti pocket. This one is placed right in the center of the layout while the leftover confetti is sprinkled on top.

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a closer look the ombre squares. The cascading shape and shades make for an interesting and easy embellishment to create!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so the Square Punch Board, creating a grid design is a simple and beautiful thing!

Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Square Punch Board 
Sprinkle Punch
Little By Little Die Cuts
Finders Keepers Today Thickers

 

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m excited about We R Memory Keepers new Basic Tool releases, so I paired two of my favorites for a layout – the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush:

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Inspired by the circle templates built into the square guide, I decided to create an airbrushed background for my layout.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using four markers in different fall shades, I airbrushed directly into the circles in the Square Guide onto my cardstock.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Guide is easy to wipe clean, so I didn’t mind getting marker ink all over it. In fact, I used permanent markers for another project and was able to use a Mr. Clean eraser to easily get all the ink off the tool.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

As I started working on the rest of my page, my 3-year-old daughter – who had carefully watched the whole process thus far – borrowed the Marker Airbrush and made her own picture. It’s such an easy tool to use!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I journaled with my Typecast, then embellished with fussy-cut leaves and flowers.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Basic Tools by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I loved that I was able to create a quickie mixed-media layout with these basic tools, and I’m especially glad I was able to match the exact colors in my photos by using markers to airbrush instead of hunting down just the right patterned paper. If you’re looking for some easy to use, great basics to add to your crafting arsenal, I strongly encourage you to pick up the Square Guide and the Marker Airbrush!

Supplies Used:

Marker Airbrush

Square Guide

Typecast Typewriter

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a layout using one of the new releases: the Marker Air Brush! This tool is fantastic for adding colors in fun way. You can use any marker you want, and it also works with watercolor pens. This is what I did for my layout.  Your favorite embellishments can also become easy stencils with the Marker Airbrush!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this layout I used the Frame Punch Board, the Marker AirBrush, watercolor pens and colorful papers from Maggie Holmes.

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I created five little frames using my Frame Punch Board. I love this tool so much ! You only have to cut squares and cards with the measurements you want and then punch them on this board to have a perfect border ! Those little frames will be perfect for showcasing the AirBrush elements.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

 

Then I placed all the frames on a white background and aligned them in the right position. Once done, I selected several embellishments (wood veeners and diecuts) to fill the frames: they will become stencils for a day! I took off all of the frames so as not to spoil them during the process!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now using my Marker Airbrush, I added the colors directly on the diecuts! And the magic happened: when I took them off, there was a beautiful splash of colors with all the shapes in white!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

With a thin black pencil I traced all the edges of the shapes: it adds more contrast!

I replaced all the frames and started decorating all the parts of this layout with stickers, sequins and buttons. I also added more texture with some green twine for the ballons.

 

And here is the final layout! How cool is the Marker AirBrush? I can’t wait to use it on my next projects. I’m thinking about making lots of cards! What about you? What would you do first with it?

 

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board
Marker AirBrush
Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes
Watercolor markers
Stitch Happy Green thread

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Layer Guides

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you how to use the new Layer Guides to create a quick geometric layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

What I love the most about these Layer Guides is that I don’t have to measure and calculate the exact width of every paper I am going to use. I simply place the guide over my paper and use my x-acto knife to cut on every side.  The guides have a catch-lip system that makes the job really easy and they won’t move while your are cutting!

I started my layout with a 4 inch picture that I glued to a scrap piece of paper. I used my 3/8 inch layer guide and cut on each side.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I did the same with several papers from the Constellation collection by our fiends at DCWV.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I typed my journaling on the edge of my white cardstock using my Typecast Typewriter. I even ran my papers through with my alpha stickers attached!

Typecast typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

I placed my picture in the center of the page in a 45 degree angle. All the layers helped my picture stand out and become the focal point of my layout.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished using a tone on tone technique and some die cuts and stickers from the  Creekside collection by 1canoe2.

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Layer Guides really made my work easy and because of the metal trim I know they are going to cut straight for a long time! Thanks for joining me today and have a great week!

Layer Guides Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Eva

 

Supplies:

Layer Guides
Typecast Typewriter
Constellation Paper Pad by DCWV
Creekside embellishments by 1canoe2