Photo Sleeve Fuse Layout

Create shakers, ephemera pockets or make a waterfall of photos with the Fuse Tool and an assortment of Fuse Keepsake Pockets.  For today’s project, I’ve made a 12X12 layout with a splash of sparkly patchwork pockets!

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I started with the awesome new “High Five” Collection and the “White Wash” paper for the base.  Next, I added a 8X12 piece of the “Bullseye” paper to the center.

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For the shaker pockets, I used the 2X2 fuse pockets and lined the inside with a smaller swatch of paper from the 6X6 Paper Pad.  A small handful of sequins were poured end.

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After allowing the Fuse tool to heat (with the rotary tip in place), it was placed alongside the Fuse Ruler and using an even amount of pressure, the open edge was sealed.  Simply trim away the excess plastic.  Be sure to use firm, steady pressure when using the tool.

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A high tack adhesive was used to attach the pockets to the layout.

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I used various components from the “High Five” Collection to complete the embellishments: Ephemera Die-Cuts, Plastic Buttons and Cardstock Stickers.

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I used small ephemera pieces layered with cardstock hearts to hide the overlapped edges of the pockets.

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I love the small touch of bling that I was able to add to this clean-and-simple layout!

Products:

Fuse Tool

Assorted Fuse Pockets

High Five collection

Pumpkin Chain Garland

By Shellye McDaniel

Happy Fall!  While planning an upcoming Fall Festival at our school, I came up with a colorful and fun Halloween garland that we can hang from the ceiling in the foyer.  For the project I’ve used a few basic tools from We R Memory Keepers: the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, the Elegant Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.

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To get started, I trimmed the “5th Avenue” Patterned Paper from the Urban Chic Collection down to 1.5” X 2.5” rectangles, which fits the Mini Alphabet Punch.  Following the instructions, I punched the number “8” from each rectangle of paper and set them aside.

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From the 3X5 Paper Pad, the orange sheet was cut into four sections to measure 1.5” X 2.5”.

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To create the pumpkins, the center of each rectangle was punched at the center on the top and bottom.  Next, all four corners were corner-rounded using the same Mini Alphabet Punch.

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For the stem of the pumpkin, I used the curvy line from the Elegant Serif Font Punch and punched it from brown kraft paper found in the 3X5 Paper Pad.  The leaves and ‘vine” were punched from the green 3X5 paper using the Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.

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The pumpkins were dressed with the leaves, stem and vine.  Each end of the shapes were punched with a small hole punch and then strung with baker’s twine.

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Add faces to the pumpkin if you’d like to change the design up a bit for Halloween!

 

Products:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Elegant Serif Font Punch

Elegant Decorative Font Punch

3X5 Paper Pad

Urban Chic Collection 5th Ave Paper

 

Happy Fall Card

This Saturday the craft industry is celebrating World Cardmaking Day, so this week on the blog we’ll be featuring handmade cards from our design team. First up is Shellye with a cute and clever fall card she made using the…wait for it…Crush Valentine’s Day collection. What? Check it out below!

 

Hello, We R fans!  Shellye here with a “Happy Fall” card made with leftovers from the Crush Valentine Collection!

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This beautiful photo on Pinterest caught my eye, so it used it for inspiration:

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I started by making the pumpkin from a 3X5 piece of the “Love Defined” paper.  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and rounded the edges as you would in making the “O”.  Next I punched the decorative “v” shape into one side.  I used a dark orange chalk ink to add some shading around the edge of the pumpkin.

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I also wanted to add some fun texture, so I used the smallest tool from the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and black/orange twine to whip up a fun embellishment.  They’re quite fun to make (I’m thinking a string of these would be cute for a Halloween garland!)

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I love the new Frame Punch Board, so I used it to make a 4X6 frame from the “XOXO” Paper.  The opening was filled with a plain piece of black cardstock.

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The pumpkin was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive and then embellished with an acetate star from the Crush Ephemera Pack and the pom pom.

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To mimic the decoration on the inspiration photo, I used the gold comma stickers from the Crush Thickers and then topped a few with aqua enamel dots from my stash.

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“Happy Fall” was spelled out using the letter stickers found on the Crush Sticker Assortment Sheet.

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To carry out the aqua color, the “Hypnotized” paper was used as a mat and then mounted onto the 5X7 card front.

Happy Fall!

Supplies:

Crush Collection: Hypnotized Paper; XOXO Paper; Love Defined Paper; Sticker Sheet; Ephemera Pack
Pom Pom Maker
Alphabet Punch Board
Frame Punch Board
Black Cardstock

 

 

Photo Card

Hello, Shelley here today to finish off Memory Keeping Week. Photo frames aren’t just for pictures and layouts!  I’ve used the awesome new Frame Punch Board to whip up a sweet “Oh, Hey” card using the Urban Chic Collection.

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To get started, just cut any patterned paper or cardstock to the size frame that you’d like to make.

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For the base of my A2 card, I chose to cut the bottom mat paper to 4.25X5.5” and then punched the four corners at the 0.5” setting.

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Next I wanted to add another layer of color to the top of the mat, so I measured between the punched corners to determine the size paper that needed to be cut (2.75”X4”).

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The corners were rounded with the 1/4” edge of the Corner Chomper and then it was added to the center of the mat with foam tape.

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For the top, an actual frame was finally cut from the Wink Wink Paper.  The frame width was set at 0.25” and then the center piece was trimmed away as shown above.  I added a vintage photo that I found on the internet behind the mat.

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I finished off the card with a few pieces from Urban Chic’s Ephemera and Cardstock Stickers.

 

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Before attaching to the card-front, I added a background paper behind the mat so that the punched areas would really stand out.

I love layering different sizes of frames, especially on cards, so I was really excited to try out the Frame Punch Board!

Products:

Frame Punch Board
Corner Chomper
Urban Chic Collection: English Garden Paper; Wink Wink Paper; Ldn Calling Paper; Cardstock Stickers; Ephemera Die Cuts

Urban Chic Frame Card Set

From skyscrapers and lipstick to donuts and bobby bins, this cute new “Urban Chic” Collection is the one to grab for any of your girly-girl projects!  Today I’m sharing two quick cards that I made with a focus on the Layered Tags and Ephemera components:

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Cards are just easier to whip up when you have pre-cut shapes and square elements that layer together nicely.

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For this first card I started with the purple frame from the Ephemera pack and centered it onto a piece of 4”X5.25” patterned paper from the collection.  Another square element was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive.

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The circle and banner piece were layered together and then finally, the purple Layered Tag was attached with foam adhesive.

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The second card is also a combination of using a frame and then covering the opening with a larger square piece, such as this lined journal card.

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The sentiment on the pink heart was covered with the foil banner sentiment and a smaller die-cut heart was added with foam.  For an extra bit of fun, the foam asterisk (from the Urban Chic Thickers pack) was used to embellish the middle of the small heart.

After sketching out these designs, both cards were completed within under fifteen minutes!  Great for a last-minute note or to tuck a gift card into J

Supplies:
Urban Chic: 662977 Hello Love Paper; 662980 Wink Wink Paper; 662988 Accent Stickers; 662990 Ephemera; 662992 Woodland Thickers; 662993 Layered Tags

Bazzill: Bazzill White Textured  Cardstock 12″X12″

Back to School Teacher Gifts

Back-to-School time is upon us!  Shellye McDaniel here today with a goodie for teachers within a goodie bag.

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My oldest son will be a first time teacher and coach this school year, so I made a name banner to hang in his classroom:

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For the banner pieces, I’ve used the brand NEW “Mini Alphabet Punch Board” to cut the lettering from 1.5”X2.5” strips of Black Textured Cardstock and then layered them onto Kraft banners.  For the banner panels, I simply removed enough sheets from the Kraft 3X5 Paper Pad.  Each paper was then placed onto the Banner Punch Board and the ends were cut into a fish-tail shape.  I left the banners unattached and included a few yards of twine inside of the goodie bag.

For the packaging of the banners (I also made a “Social Studies” matching banner), I used the beautiful 12X12 Glassine Papers and the Goodie Bag Guide.  The finished bags make a nice 5.5”X8” size when assembled.

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For the fronts of the bags, I created little tags that I printed using my home computer and printer.  For the light-bulb bag I die-cut the shape from the new Urban Chic “English Garden” paper and used the metallic silver paper from the 3X5 Paper Pad for the bottom portion of the bulb.

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For the “star” bag, I assembled the white vellum star from the DIY Party Metallic Stars pack.  Before closing completely, I filled the inside with orange and white sequins.  The star was attached to the center of the bag and then framed with one of the Urban Chic Ephemera frames.

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The print-out tags were layered onto mats of Urban Chic “5th Avenue” paper and then tied onto the top of the bag with ribbon.

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Create various banners to help teachers welcome back students!  I even thought about punching mini alphabet letters and giving those for gifts as well…teachers would love them for decorating bulletin boards and posters!

Products:

Urban Chic- 5th Avenue Paper; English Garden Paper, Ephemera
DIY Party- Metallic Stars 12 Pack
Goodie Bag Guide
12X12 Glassine Oh Goodie! Papers
Dies- Lightbulb Garland Die
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Banner Punch Board
Black Textured Cardstock Black Textured Cardstock
Metallic 3X5 Paper Pad
Kraft 3X5 Paper Pad
Crop-A-Dile Power Punch

I Love NY Frame

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye here today.  I had an absolute blast on my recent trip to New York City and I wanted to share my love in this fun frame!

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I took a standard 8X10 frame from the dollar store and removed the glass.  I cut a piece of the Crush “XOXO” paper down to 8X10 to use as the base.

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Next, I brought out the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3X5 Metallic Foil Pad and punched the letters “I, N, Y”.

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I added them to the base paper and machine stitched around the perimeter with a straight stitch.

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I printed out one of my favorite photos from the trip and used the Ruler Studio Frame to give it a nice border before attaching.

I used Ephemera Die Cuts from the Crush collection, some cute arrow clips from the Oh Goodie! Shaped Paper Clips and gold sequins to embellish.

Such a fun way to commemorate a favorite trip and still have a nice decorative piece for the home!

Products:

Crush Collection: Die Cut Ephemera;  XOXO Paper
Oh Goodie!: Shaped Paper Clips
Alphabet Punch Board
Metallic Foil Pad

 

Sun & Sand Beach Card

Happy summer, y’all!  Shellye here with a sunny card that displays actual sand from a recent trip to the beach…such a fun way to send a message back to those at home!

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And since we’re using a shaker pocket for the front, you could also add small shells, sequins, etc.

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I started with one of the square journal cards from the Honey I’m Home-“Real Life” patterned paper, a 4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve and the Fuse Tool and Ruler.  The tool was plugged in and allowed to heat.

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The journal card was placed inside of the sleeve and a small amount of sand was poured on top.  Using the rotary style tip and ruler as a guide, the opening of the sleeve was sealed shut.  Just make sure to use an even amount of pressure as you’re guiding the tool over the plastic.

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For the front of the card  a 2.5” circle was die-cut from the Honey I’m Home- “Homemade” patterned paper.  It was attached over the sentiment on the journal card with foam adhesive tape.  The wood veneer ampersand was glued to the center of the circle.

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Twilight Foam Thicker Letters were used to spell out “sun” and “sand”.  Hand-cut hearts from the Honey I’m Home- “Love & Laugh” patterned paper was added alongside the ampersand and then embellished with a small gold sequin and bow made from the Ruler Studio’s Natural String.

The finished card size is 5.75” X5.75” so it will fit perfectly inside of a 6X6 envelope!

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home- 660235- Homemade paper; 660238 Family Ties paper; 660239 Lights Out Paper; 660949 Love & Laugh paper; 660951 Real Life Paper; 660962 Wood Veneers
Fuse Tool and Ruler
4X4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve
Ruler Studio- 660937 Natural String
American Crafts- Twilight Foam Thicker Letters

Patriotic Rosette Decor + Light Strand Giveaway

 

Happy Summer!  Welcome to Red, White, and Blue Week! This week we’re celebrating all things summer and patriotic, and we’re excited about the projects our team has put together for you. As part of our celebration, we’re also giving away our DIY Party Light Strand collection because, well, summer celebrations are so much more fun with lights!

First off is a project from Shellye, and then scroll down to enter our Light Strand Giveaway!

 

Hello! Shellye here to share a fun patriotic home décor project featuring handmade rosettes using the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board, as well as other tools and products!

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I started by preparing the base (to add the rosettes to) with the “Natural 12” Folded Ruler.”  I shaped the ruler into a star shape: each line is two sections of the ruler, for a total of five sections.  The overall shape measures 22”X22”.

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Now for the three rosettes:  I’ve used the DIY Party 12X12 Cardstock Pad and the colors of red, turquoise and metallic silver.  For the two outer rosettes: the turquoise cardstock was cut into 4”wide strips, the red cardstock cut into 3” strips and the metallic silver cut into 2” strips.

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Next, the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board was used to score the paper at every 1” interval.  Before accordion folding the paper, I punched each end of the paper with the DIY Party Rosette Paper Punch.

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The turquoise paper was punched at every 1” mark, which created a more simple edging.  The red paper was punched at every-other 1” mark, creating a more decorative edge.  It’s fun to mix and match the designs!

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The three colors of rosettes were assembled and then stacked together and glued in place.

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For the center rosette, I used only the red and turquoise papers and then the metallic silver for the letter “S”.

The Alphabet Punch Board and DIY Party Kraft 3X4 Paper Pad were used to create the letters “U” and “A”.  Again, I used some of the leftover metallic silver to create the letter “S”. White mini lights from the Ruler Studio Collection were added around the star frame.

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The piece can stand by a fireplace, on a shelf or can even be hung from a door.  Use string to tie the rosettes to the ruler and then change them out with other colors throughout the year!

 

GIVEAWAY!

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We’re giving away our Light Strand collection to one lucky random winner, and if you’d like to enter for a chance to win please leave a comment below telling me how you would use our Light Strand collection this summer. Comments will remain open until Thursday night at midnight, and our random winner will be announced on Friday, July 1st. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!

 

Products:

DIY Party Fringe & Score Board
DIY Party Rosette Paper Punch
DIY 12X12 Cardstock Pad
Alphabet Punch Board
660924 Natural 12” Folded Ruler
660942 Bulb Strand
660896 Kraft Pad
660894 Kraft & Mint Foil Pad

 

Father’s Day Coupon Book [Free Printables]

Hi there!  Shellye McDaniel here today with my take on a quick coupon book for dad this Father’s Day!

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To start, I placed smooth, white cardstock into my printer and then printed off the two sheets of coupons from the free PDF file you can download by clicking below.

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The coupons were cut to 2”X8” strips; the left end of the coupons was punched with the DIY Party Tag Punch.

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Next, a sheet of the “Here & Now” paper from the “Honey I’m Home Collection” was cut to 9”X12”.  The paper was placed onto a scoring board horizontally and scored at 3”, 6” and 9” and then folded as shown below:

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The two end flaps were glued into place with adhesive.

The coupon tags were all stacked together and a large silver eyelet was placed through all of the holes.  A Crop-A-Dile was used to punch a hole along the left inside, bottom flap of the cover; one of the coupons was used to determine placement before punching.  Set the eyelet with the Crop-A-Dile and now all of the coupons have been secured to the cover.

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For the cover, the PDF sentiment was printed onto a small piece of green cardstock from the DIY Cardstock Pad.  The oval frame from the Ephemera pack was used as a template to trace around and cut-out the sentiment.  The sentiment was then attached to the back of the oval frame and attached to the front of the cover:

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A portion of the sentiment from the “Real Life” paper’s journal cards was attached below the print-off sentiment.  Finally, the light-bulb wood veneer piece was attach to the bottom of the sentiment and was further embellished with the puffy sticker and heart sticker.

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In finishing, I went back and embellished the various coupons with several of the cute components from the collection: ephemera pieces, puffy sticker and cardstock stickers.

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You could also have the kids write little notes or sign their names to some of the coupons!  There are many great sites online where you can find free printable downloads with even more styles and customizable coupons…have fun!

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home- 660237 Here & Now Paper; 660951 Real Life Paper;  660959 Puffy Stickers; 660962 Wood Veneers; 660958 Sticker Sheet; 660960 Ephemera

DIY Party Tag Punch 

Cool Metal Wide Eyelet

Crop-A-Dile

DIY Party Paper Pad