Thankful Jar

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing how to turn a common mason jar into a Grateful Jar with the help of your favorite We R tools.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude is a beautiful virtue and what better way to practice it than with a Grateful Jar? You can use it with your family or to give to a friend during this holiday season. I decorated the jar and the lid and also hung a tag with a few papers for writing down things you’re grateful for.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tag I cut some 2×3 plain copy paper and then used the Perforate blade on my Dial Trimmer to make them tearable.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I stapled my paper together with The Staple Board set at “L” for large, and then glued this pad of paper to a tag.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tag has a scallop border made with the Dial Trimmer and I used the Reinforce Hole Punch to decorate it.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The jar is just a common mason jar that has a Thickers phrase attached. I love these pink Thickers from The Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles. Aren’t they super cute?

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, to decorate the lid I used some papers from the same collection and a heart I made using my Heart Clear Cut Punch. You can punch anywhere on the page and align everything perfectly. I love these punches!

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made a Grateful Jar? You can start this year! Teach your kids that you can find a reason to be grateful everyday.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Reinforce Hole Punch
Clear Cut Punch–Heart
Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles Inc

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

 

 

One Punch, Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you 4 ways to use the Hole Reinforcer Punch in your planner projects! This new tool will be as essential as the Planner Punch Board because once you start punching, you never want to stop!

One Punch Four Ways: Hole Reinforcer Punch by We R Memory Keepers

  1. Reinforce your planner pages and decorate them at the same time! Let’s start by the basic use of this amazing punch and grab some colorful cardstock to create hole reinforcers. Create a fun page with the Planner Punch Board and add them all around each hole:

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create a fun garland with the Hole Reinforcer Punch and glitter cardstock! To make this garland you will also need some twine and a stapler. Punch several circles and hang them on the twine before stapling it to the planner page. How easy and cool is that?

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Make your own embellishments! Yes, the little circles can be use as embellishments and it is so cute to spread them wherever you want! Don’t hesitate to place sequins or enamel dots in each center to add extra dimension to your projects!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

  1. Create some cute planner clips! Turn a simple paper clip into a cute decorative clip for your planner! All you have to do is stick one circle to another but be sure to insert the tip of the paper clip before adhering. Add gems and sequins for a fun finishing touch!

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

I hope you had fun joining me today for these 4 fun DIY projects using the Hole Reinforcer Punch! There are so many possibilities to explore with this great tool. Here is another example of what you can create: a shaker pocket with the hole reinforcer centers as “confetti”  before sealing it shut with the Fuse Tool!

Happy creating everybody and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Planner Punch Board

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Embellishments and papers by Maggie Holmes

Staple Board

Paperclips

Stitch Happy Blue Twine

 

Handmade Cards with the Supreme Ruler

Hi everybody! Soraya here today to show you a couple of cards I made with the Supreme Ruler, the Stitch Happy sewing machine, the 2 Edge Punch, and the Staple Board! Let’s go!

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these colorful cards, I selected 8 patterned papers that I trimmed with the Supreme Ruler in order to get 8 large stripes. Then I used a 2 Edge Punch to create the floral edges that I placed on a white cardstock with double sided tape.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using my Supreme Ruler again, I trimmed the excess and divided it in 3 cards. The Stitch Happy helped me adding texture and fun to the cards!

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also added some white gesso before decorating them! The Staple Board allowed me to place some cute embellishments.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! This Supreme Ruler is so handy and easy to use. You will love it! I hope this card project will inspire you. Have fun and until next time!

Soraya.

Handmade cards with the Supreme Ruler by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

Staple Board

2 Edge Punch

Stitch Happy sewing machine

Papers are from Crate Paper

Stitch Happy Card Kit and threads

White gesso

 

 

Monthly Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Today, I have a fun monthly planner dashboard to share with you. I am a little planner obsessed. I have had a lot of planners over the years in many different styles. When I heard about the Planner Punch Board coming out, I was super excited! It is so convenient to have one tool to punch pages for all my different planners.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I have a Heidi Swapp memory planner that I use for recording daily gratitudes and little memories from our day. My main planner is a workhorse and doesn’t leave much room for any memory keeping, so it has been fun to add to this separate one. The colors are fairly neutral, so I like to add pops of color into my planner when I can.


I started by using a pretty pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper pad. I cut it to fit in my planner. Then, I used the planner punch board to punch the perfect holes on my page. My exact Heidi Swapp planner was not listed in the instructions. But the holes for the small size were the same. So instead of lining my paper up at the guide, I centered my paper on the punch board. I love how versatile this punch board is.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found a pretty yellow floral paper in the small paper pad. I cut the paper to size and used my mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “May”. To create the letter M you actually attach two letter N’s together with adhesive.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the letters to the background page using my staple board. I used the large staples. The staple board has a magnetic guide which allows you to staple anywhere on your page.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I found a little calendar page in the small paper pad. I cut out the May calendar and attached it to my dashboard with the medium size pink staples.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little something extra to it, I added some gold Thickers with the numbers 05 for the month of May.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now, I have a pretty dashboard every time I open my planner. How do you like to decorate your planner?

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Planner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Magnetic Staple Board

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 6 x 6

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 12 x 12

Gold Thickers

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a new layout featuring both the Alphabet Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board:

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I pulled a few patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Catching Dreams collection. Following the easy instructions that come with the punch boards, I made several A’s.

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

After punching the large text A’s, I used acrylic paint to color them. Once they were dry, I added them to my layout background. I used Sticky Thumb foam adhesives to pop up the mini A’s.

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I also punched several A’s out of vellum using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Once arranged on my page, I used the Staple Board to attach the A’s. I love being able to staple anywhere on a 12×12 layout!

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I see myself using this monogram technique on future pages! It’s a great way to add a lot of pattern and color, and monograms are classic design elements. What letter will you punch? Happy creating!

Alphabet Punch Boards Layout by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
Supplies Used:

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Staple Board

Typecast Gift Tags

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again today to share some easy gift tags I made with my Typecast Typewriter and some tags from the mint Typecast Paper Collection. I love how easy to is to add sentiments, journaling, or other text to my papercraft projects with the typewriter! I find myself using it all the time.

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these I started with some kraft and rose gold tags that are part of the collection. I added a strip of patterned paper and a strip of washi tape to each one.

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added some ink splatters to give the kraft tags a little more visual interest, allowing the ink to dry completely before finishing the tags.

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Then I added a focal accent to each tag that I trimmed from the paper pad that’s part of the mint collection. I used a postage stamp image, and I fussy cut a butterfly and some birds. I added a few copper staples with my Staple Board as decorative elements.

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Adhering the focal accents to the tags with foam squares added some dimension and depth to them.

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Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I typed “For You” directly onto some labels and mini tags from the Typecast paper collection, and then adhered them to the tags. It’s so easy to roll stickers, labels, and tags right through the typewriter. Love it!

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I hope this project has inspired you to get out your Typecast for easy sentiments and journaling. Thanks for joining me today!

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Mint Tags
Typecast Labels
Staple Board
Enamel Shapes–Cool

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

Turkey Place Cards

Welcome to my Thanksgiving table, We R Memory fans! Wendy Antenucci here today.  I wanted to make place cards for my table to dress things up and with the help of a few amazing We R Memory Keepers tools that has been achieved!

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I began my place cards using the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create boxes which I filled with some goodies for the kids.  I wanted to use my 6×6 paper pads so my box dimensions were 1¾ inches, perfect for little treats and the perfect size to hold the mini alpha punch board letters.  I used hot glue to hold the sides of my boxes together and then I adhered the letters to the outside of the box.

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The next part of my project was using the pom pom maker, I chose the small size to create fluffy pom poms for the top of my boxes.  I began my project with the idea of creating some leaves and attaching a tag, but the pom poms were calling for more!

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I had a brain storm to create a rosette to use as a turkey tail, and it worked!  I used my 6×6 paper pad and my Fringe & Score board to make the rosette.  I then cut the 6×6 folded strips into 3 pieces to give me the tails of my turkeys.  Using the staple board I stapled one end of the tail and fanned out the other side, then attached this to the pom poms.

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Next my turkeys needed eyes; using the wide eyelets in white and beige colors I glued these onto the pom poms and then added in small orange triangles for the beaks.  Black glitter glue was the final touches for the eyes.

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And here is one final close-up of our table decorations for Thanksgiving.  Don’t you love how innovative the We R Memory Maker tools allow you to be?  Thanks for joining me today and we’d love to see what you are creating!

 

Supplies:

Wide eyelets

Pom Pom Maker

Fringe & Score Board

1-2-3 Punch Board

High Five Vintage paper

High Five 6×6 paper pad

Wildflower 6×6 paper pad

Bazzill Marble cardstock

Mini Alpha Punch Board

Staple Board

 

15 Days of Gratitude: Part 2

Happy Friday friends! I’m back to share the first week of my 15 Days of Gratitude journal/mini album. If you missed my post last week, you can CLICK HERE to see my cover page and for more details about this yearly project.

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I love these Typecast Notebooks–they’re perfect for art journals, memory keeping, mini albums, and smash-style journals.

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I added my Instax mini photos and some papers, journaling cards, tags, and labels from the Typecast Mint paper collection.

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I kept the dimension on my pages to a minimum so that my journal will close and not be too bulky.

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I stamped the date for each day with a Heidi Swapp roller stamp, and I typed my journaling on the Typecast cards and papers.

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Some of the notebook pages have pockets with inserts where I journaled about the one thing I chose to be grateful for each day.

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I used some washi tape from the Scotty Dog dispenser, and some shaped paper clips from the Oh Goodie collection.

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I also included a few rub-ons from the new Photo Lights collection. I’m usually not a fan of rub-ons because they can be hard to work with, but these rub-ons went on so smoothly and easily.

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Each page design is a bit different, but includes similar elements to maintain some continuity throughout the album.

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It’s been awesome to focus on one thing I’m grateful for each day and write my feelings about it.

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I look forward to continuing this project through Thanksgiving Day next week when I’ll be back with the rest of my album. See you then!

~Aly

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter and Paper Collection
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Animal Washi Tape Dispenser–Scotty Dog
Heidi Swapp Roller Date Stamp