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

Typecast Project Inspiration

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects our team has shared featuring the Typecast typewriter this week. Today we’re finishing things off with some projects we’ve found around the internet by you–our friends and fans!

We love seeing what you create with our tools and we’re excited to share some of your projects.

Heritage Scrapbook Album

We love this project we found on the Heidi Swapp blog by crafter Jennifer Evans! The Typecast typewriter and Heidi’s Storyline Collection are the perfect pair for preserving Jennifer’s precious heritage photos and memories. CLICK HERE for more details.

Scrapbook page by Jennifer Evans featuring the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection and the We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter

Modern Scrapbook Page

While the Typecast fits perfectly for telling stories about the past, it also adds a cool modern vibe to current stories, photos, and memories. Visit the Think Pink and Mint blog HERE to check out this cool scrapbook layout featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection.

Scrapbook Page by Ulrike Dold featuring the Typecast typewriter and paper collection by We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude Journal

It’s easy to add details to Traveler’s Notebooks, Photo Journals, and Mini Albums with the Typecast. Just roll your journaling spots and tags right through the typewriter and type directly on them. CLICK HERE to see more photos of this gorgeous gratitude journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp.

Gratitude Journal by Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp featuring the Typecast Typewriter

De-clutter with the Typecast + Storyline

Taking photos of precious mementos or other sentimental items and preserving them in an easy Heidi Swapp Storyline album is a seriously genius idea! Add the memories and stories about the items with your Typecast, along with a photo, and then you can let them go and de-clutter your house, attic, or closet. Win-win!! More details HERE.

Heidi Swapp Storyline and the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Handmade Cards

Add custom sentiments or design elements to your handmade cards with the Typecast. Type directly onto a tag, label, or the card front/back and you’re good to go! CLICK HERE to check out how Carissa Wiley created these beauties with her Typecast on the Sprinkled with Glitter blog.

Handmade Cards with the Typecast Typewriter by Sprinkled with Glitter

Fall Memories

We love how designer Lindsay Bateman recorded fall thoughts and memories in her scrapbook album with the Typecast typewriter. The typewriter font is perfect for rustic, earthy layout themes and adds the perfect touch. Visit Heidi Swapp’s blog HERE for more photos and details.

Heidi Swapp Storyline + Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us friends! We hope you found some helpful inspiration for using the Typecast typewriter in your memory keeping, cardmaking, and other projects. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Halloween Journal with the Typecast

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share with you a special journal made like a minibook about Halloween and the Spooky Party we threw last year with my kiddos and all their friends! This journal is above all made of photos and decorations, but there is also some journaling that I wrote with the Typecast, the fantastic typewriter by We R Memory Keepers!

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The journal itself is one of the Typecast notebooks you can find in the same collection, and they are amazing! They’re made of patterned papers, pockets, insert pages and white pages! I decorated the cover with thickers and diecuts from Pebbles! And for a spooky effect, I added some eyes in the O letters.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast is perfect for writing  journaling, adding titles and details. I love how the type is retro and authentic, it gives a very particular style to our wrtiting.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

To complete this insert page, I added little elements like this cute butterfly that I attached thanks to the Staple Board.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Did you know that you could also use the Typecast to type on vellum? This is so fun and cool! I used a vellum with a foiled spider web design. This way, the patterned vellum is also decorating the journal!

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Photo Journal with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Photo Journal with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

You can also write titles and details and decorate directly on the small diecuts. This is how I added “Trick or Treat” on the mini donuts.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this string background I used the Stitch Happy black thread and randomly glued it to the white paper with my hot glue gun.

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Typecast Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today with this Halloween theme using the amazing Typecast! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast

Typecast Notebook

Staple Board

Stitch Happy Black Thread

Stickers, chipboard, diecuts, papers from Pebbles

Stitch Happy scissors

 

 

Journal on your Scrapbook Page with the Typecast

Hello! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today showing you how to make your journaling the most important element of your layout using the Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I have always loved to write lots of journaling on my layouts but, like many others, I don’t really like my handwriting! With the Typecast Typewriter my journaling is beautiful and it can be an important element of design.

To create my journal I placed my picture and some stickers on my cardstock, and gently drew the journaling shape I wanted with a pencil.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I used my Typecast Typewriter with a black ribbon to type my journaling. I love that I can fit my 12×12 pages into the typewriter with pictures, stickers and everything!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This is my journaling result. I really like the graphic look you can get with the  Typecast Typewriter.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I made a border with some washi tapes. We R Memory Keepers now has a new line of washi tape rolls with lovely designs and phrases!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because the main focus of my page is my journaling and my photo, I embellished with just a few stickers from the Heart of Home collection by Pebbles.  I adhered some of them with 3d dots to give my page some dimension.

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My black and white title was the perfect match to my black journaling. Did you knew We R Memory Keepers has colored ribbon for the Typecast as well?

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made the journaling an important element of your page? ! The Typecast Typewriter makes this task super easy! I created star shaped journaling on this layout too, be sure to check it out!

Typecast scrapbook page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies

Typecast Typewriter
Heart of Home collection by Pebbles
Typecast Black ribbon
We R Washi Chomper Washi Tape

Throwback Thursday: DIY Matchbook Mini Album for Halloween

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re sharing one of our most popular Halloween projects from 2015. Read below to learn how to make your own Halloween Matchbook Mini Album.

 

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Aly here again to share a fun and easy DIY Halloween Mini Album with you using some of my favorite new We R tools, along with some old stand-bys. We’ve created a tradition at our house of trying on our Halloween costumes a few days before the big day to see how they look, and so I get a chance to take some good photos in full light and under ideal circumstances. This has been such a stress reliever! Now I can enjoy the festivities on Halloween night just as much as everyone else without worrying about getting the perfect photos before it’s all over.

I just took some photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up as Mavis from Hotel Transylvania, and decided to make a simple matchbook mini album to display them using the Template Studio and some black glitter Designer Poster Board as my base.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #minialbum

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #cropadile

To create this 3×4 inch album I cut a 3″ x 9″ strip from a piece of black glitter Designer Poster Board using the Template Studio. Poster board makes a great mini album base since it’s sturdier than cardstock, but not quite as stiff as some chipboard can be.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 3

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 4

Then I used my Trim and Score Board to score lines at 3 5/8″, 3 3/4″, 7 3/4″ and 7 7/8″. You can trim a bit of extra off the left end if you’d like to leave more room to see your photos once the album’s assembled.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 5

To create the inside pages for the album, I trimmed five pieces of black glitter Designer Poster Board to 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ so they’re slightly smaller than the cover. Next, I rounded the corners of my cover and inside pages with my 1/4″ Corner Chomper, and then punched 1/8″ holes in the bottom of the inside pages, and in the bottom front flap of the cover with my Crop-A-Dile.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 6

I added my 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ photos to the inside pages using adhesive dots. They stick well to the glitter on the poster board. ( I added my photos after punching the holes, but I recommend adding them before you punch the holes so you don’t have to punch twice.) I used some Dear Lizzy roller stamps to add journaling, and then die cut the stamped phrases to create labels for each photo. Then I added a few gold Sequin Stickers to finish off my album pages.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 7

I place brads into the holes of the bottom front flap, and then into the holes of the inside pages to bind the album. Since the brads don’t go through the back of the album, the prongs are hidden, keeping the album neat and tidy. Finally, I embellished the front of the album with some shapes that I die cut with my Evolution Advanced from some of the new DIY Party Double Sided Paper Pad. I added a few black Sequin Stickers, and stamped the date as my title with a Heidi Swapp roller stamp.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 8

This little matchbook mini is easy to make and oh-so-fun! It perfect for showcasing Halloween, birthday, or holiday photos. It would make a great gift album as well.

Supplies:

Decorative Poster Board (black glitter)
Template Studio Starter Kit
Trim and Score Board
Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile
Evolution Advanced
Bat and Moon Punch Die
Albums Made Easy Dies–Instagram, Banners
Sequin Stickers–Black, Gold
Roller Stamps–Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp
Sticky Thumb Adhesive
black ink pad
brads
foam squares

Scrapbook Page Border with the Sprinkle Punch

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. My little girl was the lucky recipient of a closet-full of costumes from one of my dance students. Inspired by the sequins, shiny fabrics and festive feel of the costumes, I created this layout using the new Sprinkle Punch.

Scrapbook page featuring the Sprinkle Punch by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

After putting together most of my background using some papers and embellishments from Amy Tan’s new Hustle & Heart collection, I created a fun border between the top and bottom portions with some double-sided tape and punched sprinkles. I punched the sprinkles from foil papers by Bazzill for shine and sparkle. For even more metallic “wow”, I also used Heidi Swapp gold flakes.

We R Memory Keepers Sprinkle Punch and Heidi Swapp Gold Flakes

I randomly pressed the sprinkles into the tape, not worrying too much about placement. I filled the gaps with the gold flakes, brushing off the excess.

Scrapbook page featuring the Sprinkle Punch by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I included some sprinkles underneath the polka dot acrylic paper to accent my embellishment cluster.

Scrapbook page featuring the Sprinkle Punch by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The sprinkle/gold flake border is so glam it could have been trim on one of the costumes! How darling would this technique be on a birthday card, party décor, or cupcake wrappers? Instead of gold flakes you could even use glitter or microbeads. The possibilities are endless!

Scrapbook page featuring the Sprinkle Punch by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Sprinkle Punch

Heidi Swapp Gold Flakes

Hustle & Heart collection by Amy Tan

Sunburst Shaker Layout with the Sprinkle Punch

Hello We R fans!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you a Sprinkles Sunburst Layout made with the Sprinkle Punch and Pebbles’ new line Happy Hooray.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This new Sprinkle Punch is absolutely adorable! It is perfect for cards and for making confetti pockets for your Project Life or Mini Albums. I used mine to make a sprinkles sunburst layout with a picture of my son’s second birthday party.

To make the layout, start by tracing the sunburst on a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. Cut some rays on different patterned papers and use your Sprinkle Punch to make some confetti.

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Lay a piece of vellum on top of the white cardstock and glue your rays and your picture on top.

Use your Stitch Happy machine to sew the rays to your layout  being careful not to sew the border.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Fill your vellum pockets with the Sprinkles and sew the border around your project, sealing the shaker pockets shut. I used the twine thread, andI love how it looks!

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finish your layout with embellishments and a title.

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how gorgeous the sprinkles rays look? They add a nice festive touch. Tip: I used the scraps of patterned paper to make the sprinkles, because they are small they are perfect for small pieces of paper!

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This new punch is the perfect addition to your stash. I am sure you are going to use it again and again. What would you use your punch for?

Sunburst Shaker Layout by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Sprinkle Punch

Stitch Happy

Stitch Happy Thread

Pebbles Happy Hooray Line