Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy

Hi everybody! Soraya here with you today to show you a cute and fun tutorial using the incredible Stitch Happy sewing machine. And I can tell you that the simple fact of using it will surely make you happy!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So to show you how amazing is this multimedia sewing machine, I made a cactus frame decor for my daughter’s bedroom using felt, fabrics, papers and some colorful threads and twines.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I used my Supreme Ruler to cut the black felt in the right dimensions so it can fit the background of the frame (I removed the glass for this project).

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Then I used one of the cards from the Stitch Happy Card Kit and the DIY Party Board to create the pocket where all the different cactus will “grow”.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

In this card kit, there are also lots of happy diecuts to decorate so I grabbed the bike and stitched it to the pocket with some pink thread. The result is awesome!  After that I sewed the pocket directly on the black felt which is now the background of the frame decor.

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To set the title “HELLO” I put some washi tape on the letters so that they can stay in place. I removed the washi tape just after the sewing process.

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s draw the cactus! I used different shades of green fabrics to make them.  They are so delicate and cute, I love how they turned!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then I started to sew them all with some yellow thread! For the big cactus on the front, I used the “back” button of the sewing machine to create the needles and it worked very well!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To finish this frame decor I put back the background in the white frame and glued some resin flowers and leaves on it!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope this project will inspire you to create with the Stitch Happy sewing machine, I had a lot of fun making this frame and my daughter is more than happy to decorate her room with it!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

DIY Party Board

We R Stitch Happy Card Kit

We R Stitch Happy Pink, Mint and Yellow threads

Supreme Ruler

Black, brown and ivory felt, green fabrics and resin embellishments

A white frame

Father’s Day Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a masculine and shiny layout to celebrate all the best dads in the world!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this layout, I used different techniques such as screen print, gold foil, watercolor, mixed media lettering and a cool frame design made with the awesome Frame Punch Board that I love!

First of all I cut all the papers with the Supreme Ruler and its metal edge for accurate cutting. This tool is fantastic and so easy to work with!

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

On a white cardstock I applied some blue navy Art Screen Ink  and with a scraper I put it all over this beautiful floral Art Screen by Heidi  Swapp. Look at this fine and perfect pattern! Then I used the Minc Machine to add some gold foil. The result is absolutely amazing!

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

Art Screen, Ink and Minc Foiling Machine by Heidi Swapp

For the design of my layout, I played with the Frame Punch Board and made several different sizes and styles of frame to showcase the photo and the gold floral screen as well!  Some mint watercolor came to give more dimension and softness to the screen!

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s have fun with some mixed media now! The Mini Alphabet Punch Board helped me creating the title, and for this I used the App on my phone. This is so cool! It’s like I’ll be able to take my tool away with me everywhere now, haha! Once done, I put some gesso on them and dried them with a heat gun.

 

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s go back to gold now with this fun technique using double sided tape and foil flakes! How cool is that? This is perfect to give extra accents to the frames!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Time to decorate the layout with buttons, resin flowers, stickers… and of course a touch of mint thread with this gorgeous Stitch Happy multimedia thread! And voilà! A beautiful and masculine layout for the best dad!

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you had fun joining me today and I hope you’ll be inspired by all those techniques. Can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this special day ! Happy creating everyone and have a nice week !

 

Soraya

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Frame Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Minc Machine

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Kit

Heidi Swapp Floral Art Screen

Heidi Swapp gold foil and gold flakes

Embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Stitch Happy mint thread

Mini Party Hats

Happy Monday morning, and welcome to Kids Craft Week here on the blog! This week our team is sharing projects for kids, or that can be made with kids. They’ve got plenty of awesome ideas to keep little ones entertained over the summer, so be sure to check back often! First off is a great project idea from Soraya Maes.

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a creative activity we made together with my kids: mini party hats for their toys! And we had a lot of fun playing with the DIY Party Board which is now for sure, their favorite tool!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For this special Kids Craft week I asked them if there was something they would love to create with me and they answered (without any hesitation!) that they would love to organize a birthday party for their toys! So this is what me made together and they were just amazed by the DIY Party Board. It was so cute!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

My son started by cutting the colorful papers he selected with the Trim & Score Board. We needed 6×6 squares.

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And my daughter did the same with her own selection of colorful papers. Then she started cutting the mini party hats shapes with the DIY Party Board!

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We placed the double sided tape on each edge before shaping them into cute mini hats !

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And finally we used some FUSEables fringe strips, small pompoms and wooden stars to decorate them !

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My kids were so happy and excited to see how it turned out, they could party all the afternoon with their toys! Haha!

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Party Hats by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers always has the best tools to create fun! Hope this kids craft idea will give you inspiration to have fun with your little ones! Until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

DIY Party Board

Colorful papers for kids

FUSEables fringe strip

Double sided tape

Embellishments : pompoms and wood veners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaker Pocket Page with the Fuse

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to talk about pocket pages, and share with you some tips and tricks to use your favorite tools and embellishments to showcase your photos in a very cool way!

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

If it’s the first time you’re diving into the pocket page world, here are some product ideas that will perfectly fit: I used the amazing FUSEables embellishments, some washi tape, sequins, colorful papers and some We R Memory Keepers journaling cards.

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So here are some fun tips for you to create: my journaling is made with the fabulous Typecast. I love the vintage touch it gives to the pockets!

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Use your Staple Punch Board to get extra dimension while assembling the die cuts together !

Shaker Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

When using the Fuse Tool, the Laser Square will be perfect to guide you! All you have to do is placing the Fuse Mat just under the pocket page before starting fusing!

Use the Laser Square to get straight lines with your Fuse tool.

You can place the FUSEables embellishments directly on the pocket page ! Plus, you will get a beautiful stitch effect. Before closing the top of this section, insert some sparkles in it!

 

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Play with layers and add more FUSEables diecuts !

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric shapes can be fun too: for example in this pocket, I cut 2 patterned triangles and used my Fuse Tool to separate them. I also placed some FUSEables die cuts on the top of the pocket for the final touch.

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And for this last pocket I separated it in three parts: one for the photo, one for the sequins and one more for the journaling part. The Fuse Tool is so awesome for that! Feel free to compose your pocket page the way you want!

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Hope you had fun joining me today with this pocket page project ! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Photo Sleeve

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse ruler

FUSEables embellishments and sequins

Laser Square

Staple Board

Journaling cards

Papers are from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper

Alphabet Thickers

Washi tape

Sticky Thumb adhesive runner

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Hello crafty people! Soraya here with you today to share a Pinterest inspiration project! Who doesn’t know about Pinterest? And more than that, who hasn’t already spent hours and hours admiring the beautiful pictures, DIY, inspiration homes etc? Not me, ha ha! So today I would like to show you how to make a fun layout using an inspiration piece from “the paradise for the eyes” well, I meant Pinterest! Let’s go!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, here is the picture I have chosen in the Pinterest gallery : a huge wall calendar in black and white, with big numbers. I just love how it decorates the office and the brightness it brings to the room. So I decided to take this design as an inspiration for my layout.

For the layout background I also wanted to play with big numbers so I grabbed my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and five sheets of pink cardstock to create an ombré look. It was so fun to punch all the numbers in different colors, to assemble them on my background and finally collect the confetti leftovers!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And after assembling the numbers, I made my page design directly on them with a gorgeous glittered transparent paper which allows us to see through it. And voilà!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today! Feel free to be inspired by Pinterest and come to show us! And happy creating to you all, until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Bazzill cardstock PASSIONATE

Bazzill cardstock PIGLET

Bazzill cardstock FUSSY

Bazzill cardstock BERRY BLUSH

Bazzill cardstock TUTU PINK

Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes

Pink Paislee « Moonstruck » collection

Sticky Thumb adhesive foam

Easter Treat Bags

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to give you some Easter inspiration with three different cute little treat bags! I used the incredible DIY Party Board and the 1-2-3 Punch Board to make them, with scrapbook papers and  a glitter acetate paper too.

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For the first triangle shaped treat bag, I used the Trim & Score Board to get a 9×9 inch paper square. Then I followed the instructions on the DIY Party Board and in order to make a treat pouch I used the marks A11. So easy and so fun!  Then I used a piece of the FUSEables yellow decorative tape along with a flower diecut and a resin rose to embellish the pouch.

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Still with the DIY Party Board, I made a tiny party hat using the marks C7 and C1. How cute is this mini cone that will be filled up with yummy chocolate !  And here is a another tip for you : use a waterfall sleeve to hold the chocolate eggs, tie a knot and flip it before putting it in the cone ! That way, the candies won’t fall off the bags!

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For the last treat package, I made a little gift box thanks to the amazing 1-2-3 Punch Board and to get more transparency (because those little eggs are so colorful to hide them) I made it with a gorgeous glitter acetate paper ! Then I  made a cute tag with the DIY Party Punch Tag and made a hole on a little pink label with my Crop-A-Dile.

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that all the Easter treat bags are done and full of candies, you can offer them to your little ones or family and friends, they will love them !

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today, hope you had fun discovering these cute bags, now it’s your turn to play and create yours for Easter !  Happy creating everybody and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

DIY Party Board

1-2-3 Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

FUSEables embellishments

FUSEables Decorative Tape

Waterfall Sleeves

Tag Punch

Papers are from Crate Paper

 

 

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today and I’m very excited to share a new project! Let’s make 4 fun shaker pennants with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool along with the amazing Fuse Mat to embellish your layouts!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these fun shaky pennants you will need one or two  waterfall photo sleeves (depending on how big you want your pennants to be), the Banner Punch Board, your Fuse Tool and mat, FUSEables papers and embellishments. You will also need scissors and an adhesive runner.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, grab your Banner Punch Board and make 4 little pennants (mine are 2.5 inches) in 4 different patterned FUSEables papers.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then place one pennant in a waterfall photo sleeve, Fuse the smallest edge and use your scissors to trim all around (don’t forget to leave one inch margin to close it after). Insert some sequins inside and again use your Fuse to close the pennant. So easy!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And this is what you get when you make them all! Aren’t they so cute? You can insert sequins, sparkles, glitter… or any little embellishment you want if you are making bigger pennants! The possibilities are endless as long as you have a Fuse to make it!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Fuse Tool to place some embellishments all around my photo and at the top of my layout as well. I just love the « stitch » effect you have with the FUSEables pieces!
Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To place my 4 pennants on my layout, I simply added a FUSEables surface first, then I repeated the same process with the Fuse Tool to stick them on it.

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
And here is the final result with some extra details! I hope you had fun joining me today for this new project! Don’t hesitate to use your Fuse Tool and some waterfall photo sleeves to create extra embellishments for your projects just like I did, it’s so much fun and easy! You will love it!

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Pennant Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Photo sleeves

Sticky thumb adhesive runner

Banner Punch Board

Fuseables papers

Fuseables diecuts and sequins

Papers and embellishments from Crate Paper

Thickers

DIY Geometric Light Strand

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to share a fun tutorial to make a light garland, using the incredible Triangle Score Guide along with the Trim & Score Board. As this is National Craft Month, I’m very excited to share this new project with you! The Triangle Score Guide is so smart since it allows you to create fun geometric shapes and gems by placing it on your Trim & Score Board. There is a complete guide book where you can find all the instructions and inspiration you need to start with it but here is my take on this amazing tool!

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this light garland you will also need 12×12 acetate papers, a LED garland, scissors, pencil, adhesive runner and some washi tape.

Triangle Score Guide and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers


I used a piece of white cardstock to make this step-by-step for you so you can see how I scored and folded it. So let’s get started! First of all, to make the icosahedron shape I scored paper every 2 inches. Don’t forget to fold over the bottom left corner so that you can keep track of your page orientation as you rotate it. Then I placed the Triangle Score Guide on the Trim & Score Board  (Side A) and started to score every 2 inch starting by the « 8 »  mark (the bottom left corner you folded is in front of you.)


Then flip the Triangle Score Guide (Side B) and rotate the paper so that the folded corner is on the left and score every 2 inches.


Now use the template you have on the instruction book to outline the area with your pencil and cut out the shape with your scissors.

Use your adhesive runner to stick all the tabs and edges together, and this is the final shape you should get after assembling every side of the icosahedron!


Repeat the process 4 times with the 12×12 acetate papers to get 4 icosahedrons. I also made 4 little tetrahedron shapes (pyramids) with the leftovers, they will be perfect for the garland ! How cute are these geometric shapes ?


It’s time to place the little LED lights inside the shapes (use some hot glue if you need the little lights to stick inside).  And voilà!

And here is what you get : a pretty light garland to decorate your craft room or your desk! Love how the transparency and the polka dots on the acetate paper diffuses the light!

I hope you had fun joining me today, and I hope this project will inspire you to make your very own geometric shapes. The Triangle Score Board may be a little bit  intimidating at first, but it’s way much more addicting once you start!  There are so many possibilities, you will love it! Happy creative Tuesday everyone and until next time!

~Soraya

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Bazzill Acetate Papers

Sticky thumb adhesive runner

 

 

Frame Punch Board Mini Book

Hello WRMK fans! Soraya here with you today to share a creative minibook I made using the fun-tastic Frame Punch Board ! « Monaco » is the title of this minibook since living on the French Riviera I have the chance to go there often and last time we spent the day in Monaco, we had a fabulous moment walking in the old city near the Princely Palace, admiring the amazing panoramic view above the Mediterranean Sea and visiting the great oceanographic museum. It was a perfect day to be documented in a minibook !

So I will take you with me on a trip to Monaco, are you ready ? Let’s go !

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

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First of all, I created the structure of the album using the Trim & Score Board and strengthened the spine with another piece of paper that I stuck outside and inside (and for the covers as well).  This mini book measures  (5 ½ x 6 ¾ )

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To create the inner pages (in various sizes) I scored a border at about 1 inch on every left edge : this is where they are going to be stuck on the cover.

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Let’s make a shaker pocket frame on the cover! Grab your Frame Punch Board and trim a frame to fit the size of your photo. Follow the instructions in the manual, or follow the demo video you can find on the WRMK YouTube channel. Once you’ve done the frame, put your photo into a waterfall photo sleeve, add some sequins and sparkles inside. Then, use your Fuse Tool on the Fuse Mat to close the pocket on the back.

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Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

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Here is a tip to place your title : use a ruler to set your thickers on it before placing them on your project!  Add some embellishments all around the frame and voilà! Love the touch of glitter on the photo !

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Let’s go through the minibook and see how I used the Frame Punch Board to showcase the photos !

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is another tip : you can use the « negatives » of the frames as labels to place under some titles and embellishments and even to mat some photos !

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Mini Book by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me! I hope this project will inspire you and will make you want to document your family moments, travels and special days in such a cute frame minibook ! Have a wonderful crafty time everyone, until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board

Fuse Tool

Fuse Mat

Fuse Ruler

Photo sleeves

Trim & Score Board

Sticky thumb adhesive runner

Double sided tape

Pink Paislee Thickers

Papers from Pink Paislee and Crate Paper

Ephemera and stickers from Pink Paislee

Mini alpha Tim Holtz Idea-Ology

Sequins and glitter

 

 

 

Valentine Banner

Hello everyone! Soraya here with you today to share an easy tutorial to make your very own valentine banner! February is the month of love, hearts, bows … so let’s make our craft more romantic too!  We’ll see how to create one cute banner using the Banner Punch Board, how to create the word « LOVE » thanks to the Alphabet Punch Board, the Staple Board and sparkles, then we’ll make cute bows using the 1,2,3 Punch Board! Let’s go !

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Banner Punch Board is one amazing tool since it allows us to create 3 different shapes : pennant,  flag and crest banner! So to make this valentine banner, I’m going to use the 3 shapes in different sizes : the crest banner measures  (5×5,5 inch) :

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The flag banner measures (10×5,5 inch)

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And the triangle banner measures (4×5,5 inch)

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If you want to see more about this great tool, feel free to visit the We R Memory Keepers YouTube channel !

 

And here  is what you get when you finally cut them all ! Don’t hesitate to use different patterned papers or basic cardstocks to play on the contrasts. The crest ones will be placed on the flags and the triangle shaped will be placed inbetween them , so you’ll need 5 triangles, 4 crests and 4 flags. Don’t forget to punch the holes with the little punch you have on the top of the Banner Punch Board.

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Now, let’s decorate the flags! To make these cute little white bows, I used the fantastic 1,2,3 Punch Board. As you might know there is a size chart on this tool that allows you to chose how big you want your bow to be. I chose the medium (M) size, so I needed to cut 3 different stripes of white cardstock (according to the chart) before assembling them. (watch the video tutorial by Aly here)

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With some glitter tape, doilies and wooden clips I could easily decorate each pennant. The result is soft and cute!

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It’s time to put some love on this banner ! I used the Alphabet Punch Board and I also followed the instructions you can find in the little book to cut the letters L.O.V.E.  If you don’t know this punch yet then grab one asap you will love it !!

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For the glitter to stick on the letters, I put some double sided red tape on the bottom part of each letter. Then I started putting the clearest color on the top, took off the excess, put the medium shade, took off the excess and finally put the last color.

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Love how it finally turned !

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Before assembling the banner with pink twine, I used the Staple Board to attach the letters directly on the banner. The transparent guide (genius guide indeed !) helped me to place the staple where I wanted, so easy and so fun !

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And voilà ! This valentine banner is now ready to be hanged up !

Valentine's Day Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me, hope this project will inspire you to spread love all over your craft table !  Have a lovely day everyone!

Soraya.


Supplies :

Banner Punch Board

1,2,3 Punch Board

Alphabet Punch Board

Staple Board

Double sided red tape

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

Glitter tape and glitter powder

Papers by Pink Paislee

Twine

Doilies and wooden clips