Washi Tape Mini Album

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I am sharing a mini album that I created with lots of washi tape and a few of my favorite tools: the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine, the Tag Punch Board, and the Frame Punch Board. I love making mini albums, and this one was especially fun. I went with an accordion style design, for which I used a washi tape binding technique that is really easy to make.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting the panels; mine measure 5.5”x3.75”. I laid them side by side, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between, and secured the edges with a strip of washi tape. I repeated this step for all the pages, front and back; I then used my Stitch Happy to sew the washi strips in place. This is a necessary step in my opinion, as washi tape tends to detach from the paper overtime. I also love the texture that stitching brings to the pages!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Once the accordion piece was finished, I created some frames to use as embellishments using the Frame Punch Board. This tool is a must have, and is perfect for any memory keeping project or fun décor pieces. Since I wanted to use more washi, I trimmed white cardstock to the desired size and covered the edges with washi tape before punching out the shape.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

You can see how I have used the frames in the pictures below.

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Next, the tags. The pages of the album are only adhered on three sides, becoming pockets that are perfect for storing hidden journaling or memorabilia. I used the Tag Punch Board to create three tags, on which I typed a bit about our lovely trip. I left part of the tags showing, and added some bakers twine so to create an interactive element and suggest pulling the tags to reveal the little surprise.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Here are a few more photos of the mini. I like to include fun and unique embellishments whenever possible, such as vellum pockets filled with sequins and small ephemera pieces, shaker pockets, tassels, paper clips.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to create a mini album with your We R Memory Keepers tools.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Enza

 

Supplies:

Happy Stitch Sewing Machine

Frame Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Pink Paislee Summer Lights Collection

 

 

Patriotic Party Favors

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva  on the blog today sharing a 4th Of July party favor made with some of my favorite tools, including the new Happy Jig!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepe

I think party favors are super cute, everybody is happier when they go home with a little something! These favors are easy and look great! You could use them for a party or maybe to give to your co workers or neighbors during the 4th of July!

To make this design I simply created a number 4 and added the “t” and “h” found on the “Thursday” word  (you can find it on their Instagram account @werhappyjig)

The silver wire was the perfect match to the “Land that I Love” line from Pebbles Inc.

Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: R18

Big Pegs: N30

Medium Pegs:F28

Small Pegs: E22, G18, G20, G25, H22, L15, L21, Q23, R28, R32

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

I also cut some stars on patterned paper. I used a template and then used my Magnetic Mat  and Craft Knife to cut the 2 star shapes at the same time. The paper doesn’t move because the magnetic ruler and mat keeps everything in place, super handy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Stitch Happy and the Stitch Happy Bakers Twine Thread to sew all around my star. Just before I finished the edges I put some red and blue candies inside.

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated my stars with some die cuts, stickers and 3d elements from the same “Land that I Love” Pebbles collection. On top of everything I added my “4th” shape. I love that I can layer a wire shape and still see all the other embellishments!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To open the star simply tear the paper and enjoy the candy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you have a big party to celebrate the 4th of July? Here in Chile our national holiday is September 18th and we always celebrate with friends and family!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a wonderful week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig wire
Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy Thread

 

Mini Envelope Scrapbook Page

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to share a new layout using the adorable Mini Envelope Punch Board. I love this little tool so much, it is so handy, light and easy to use, I had a lot of fun making a bunch of mini envelopes to create the final design of my layout!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

As I wanted the smallest envelopes I went with lots of 2×2 inches pieces of paper I found on a gorgeous 12×12 patterned paper from Pink Paislee. The colorful squares were already printed so it was very easy to cut them with my Trim & Score Board.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

The mini envelopes measure 1×1 inch once they are folded. How cute are they all ?! They will be perfect to decorate the background.

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To add more texture I decided to create the grid of the background with some stitching. The Stitch Happy made that really easy. The mint twine was the perfect texture to add more dimension.

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This layout is very colorful in every way thanks to the watercolor touches and the beautiful floral chipboard pieces I put on the edges.

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

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Stitch Happy

Mint Twine

Stitch Happy Scissors

Papers and chipboard are from Pink Paislee

Tab Punch Board Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I created with the Tab Punch Board and a few other We R Memory Keepers tools. I LOVE making mini albums, especially mini albums from scratch. There are a few tools that are a must have for creating mini albums. I have to have the trim and score board, the planner punch board, the Stitch Happy sewing machine, and the tab punch board. Who doesn’t love cute tabs in their mini albums?

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This is a smaller mini album with only 5 pages (including the covers). The album is titled “currently…” it’s an album showcasing each person in our family and their current interests. I created one page for each of our kids and then my husband and I share the last page. I started by cutting all of the pages from patterned paper to 6 inches wide and seven inches tall. When I had all the pages of the album cut I punched holes in each page. The planner punch board is awesome for punching holes into pages for mini albums because I can adjust the punch board and punch all of the pages and they’ll all be exactly the same.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the tabs on the pages to be double sided and have a different pattern than the actual pages, I cut a two-inch strip of patterned paper and folded it in half before using the tab punch board. This punch board is so versatile. I love that I can create small, medium, or large tabs with the same tool! After I made the tabs, I stitched them on the edge of the pages. By stitching them in place, you’re guaranteed that the tabs will stay in place!

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After the tabs were stitched in place, I typed each family members name with my typecast typewriter on white cardstock. Then, I cut the names into small strips and adhered them to the corresponding tabs.

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what the inside of the album looks like. I love the tabs, the stitching, and of course, the typed journaling.

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Do you create mini albums? If you do, what are your must have tools to create the perfect album? I’d love to hear about your creative process? Do we share the love for the same tools?

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers Blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Planner Punch Board

 

3 Summer Project Ideas

 

3 Summer Project Ideas featuring some of your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools

Happy Friday We R fans! Summer is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited for the warmer weather, the backyard parties, and some serious beach time. We’re ready to make some fun memories!

If you’re ready for summer and are looking for a project to sink your crafty teeth into this weekend, we’ve got some great ideas for you!

Summer Bucket List Mini Album

Don’t let those awesome summer memories disappear. Document them in a DIY Summer Bucket List Album. Using the Tab Punch Board, the Planner Punch Board, and the Typecast Typewriter, creating this adorable mini book is a breeze. CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Beach Bag

Create a custom beach bag that reflects your own personal style with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. This unique multi-media machine allows you to stitch with thick twine and metallic thread so you can add a handmade touch to your fabric and paper projects. You can find instructions for making this beautiful beach bag HERE.

DIY Beach Bag with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Tropical Fruit Themed Party Décor

Need a fun summer party theme? Celebrate the sweet summertime with a Tropical Fruit Party! It’s easy to create fruit that looks good enough to eat with the DIY Party Collection. Using the Honeycomb Pads and Stencils you can make anything from strawberries to pineapples. Visit the blog HERE to learn how to make your own Honeycomb Tropical Fruit.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend, and happy summer crafting friends!

Create a Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design

Hello everyone and Happy National Scrapbook week!  It’s Eva here today sharing a scrapbook layout made with some of my favorite We R tools.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Some of my favorite scrapbook techniques are hand sewing and using tiny strips of paper to create backgrounds, so I thought I would incorporate the two of them on this scrapbook layout.

I started my layout with a grid design, they are very versatile and allow you to incorporate many pictures on your page. I decided to create a grid with circles so I used my Clear Cut Punch to cut out 16 circles and then I arranged them with my Laser Square. I love this tool! (Did you know you can also use it to align your wall decor?)

Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

For my layout I had 3 types of circles: one group with pictures, another one with string art and the last group with tiny strips of paper. I wanted this last group to be on a different level so I traced my circles on paper and punched some of the circles out.

Circle Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To create the string art circles I traced a simple design with a pencil and used my Sticky Piercer to make holes.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Knife by We R Memory Keepers

I used thread from my Stitch Happy to create the string art. Since the string art has large “stitches” it didn’t took me too long to create them. I love the result! Especially the ones mixing gold and colored threads.

Stitch Happy Thread by We R Memory Keepers

To make the circles with tiny strips of paper, start by cutting your strips. I used my Glass Mat, my Supreme Ruler and my Craft Knife. These tools work great together! The Supreme Ruler doesn’t move and the craft knife cuts like butter over the Glass Mat. The papers used for these circles are all from Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Create your designs by putting your strips one next to the other or maybe creating a weaving pattern. You don’t need to glue the entire strip! Just place some liquid glue around your circle and use your Sticky Piercer to move your tiny strips easily.

Hand Tools by We R Memory Keepers

Place this circles beneath your layout with 3d dots and use white thread and your Sticky Piercer to create a hand sewn border around all your circles.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create my title I used my Happy Jig and made the word “awesome“ using gold wire. You can find this design on the Happy Jig dedicated Instagram account (@werhappyjig)

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

To attach your wire word use some thread and tie the word on the edges.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use some embellishments to finish your layout. I used chipboards and stickers from the lovely Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love the look of string art on my layouts, it is so easy and gives a great graphic effect!

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The weaving pattern looks great and I love that I could easily cut tiny strips of paper with my Craft Knife! This is a great project to use all those small paper scraps you have lying around.

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Are you making something special next Saturday during National Scrapbook Day? Why don’t you try some of these techniques? I would love to see what you create!

Scrapbook Page with a Circle Grid Design by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig

Happy Jig wire

Clear Cut Punch

Sticky Piercer

Stitch Happy Threads
Supreme Ruler
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Craft Knife
Laser Square

Pick Me Up collection by Pink Paislee

Scrapbook Page with the Happy Jig

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

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

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

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

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

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

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

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

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

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

Happy Jig layout by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

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

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers Crafters Essential Detail Scissors

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

 

 

Holiday Gift Idea: Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine to make a lovely Paper Wall Hanging.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers
I love fabric projects but I have to admit I am not an expert seamstress, I feel more confortable using paper and I love that my Stitch Happy Machine  makes the job really easy!

To make my banner I trimmed my paper in a crest shape and added the little hearts made with felt from the Stitch Happy Card Kit. The machine is strong enough to sew it to paper!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next I added a cloud shape made with a lovely embossed cardstock from Bazzill and stitched all around with the gold thread.  On top of my cloud I added a phrase with thickers and the Stitch Happy had no trouble sewing it to two layers of paper. Just go slowly!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To hang my Paper Wall Banner I folded the paper on the top and sewed 2 straight lines. The machine has a guide so you don’t have to worry about getting your lines all crooked.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the pink thread to make a border and used the scalloped stitch on the bottom.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my Paper Wall Banner I made some pompons using the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some cotton yarn.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

I hung three different colored pompons on one side and braided the rest of the yarn.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily sew paper, cardtstock, felt, wood venners and even leather! The threads are thick so they really stand out on your projects.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Wall Hangings are very cute and easy to do, they are definitely a great Christmas Gift for children and teens.

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Fall Table Runner with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome! Chantalle with you, and today I would love to share a simple and stylish piece of home décor you can create yourself with basic supplies and your Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I’ve created a leaf table runner, which is the perfect size for my coffee table and looks great on the dinner table too! I love the warm shades, which coordinate beautifully with my furniture.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the organic shapes the leaves take on when joined together!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I started this project off by grabbing some coloured felt from my local craft store. These sheets were A4 size and I got two sheets in four different shades. I then used my beautiful rose gold fabric scissors that come in a 2 pack. The other pair of Stitch Happy scissors is a platinum colour and has been created specifically for paper. These two beauties, combined with my gold ones make the perfect molten trio!

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers
I cut out as many leaf shapes as I could get out of each sheet of felt, varying the sizes of the leaves, so I had a good mix of shapes and colours. I chose to keep the shape quite simple this time, but it would also be fun to mix different leaf shapes I think!

I ran each leaf through my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine using White Multimedia Thread for the main vein down the centre. I then switched to a regular weight thread and continued to sew a few more, finer veins branching out along each leaf.

NOTE: Remember to change out your needle to match your thread weight.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

I love the awesome texture the Multimedia Thread adds to the leaves. As you can imagine, between two rounds of stitching, there were plenty of ends to snip off!

Another tip would be to backstitch when starting and ending each line of stitching. This will prevent your hard work from coming undone once you snip off excess thread.

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

When all the leaves were complete, I laid them out on some baking paper on my dining room table. I did this because I chose to use hot glue to adhere them together and didn’t want to risk damaging the table. I actually used low melt temperature glue sticks, which weren’t as scalding on the old fingertips!!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

The reason for the hot glue was also because I could get a strong bond, quickly without risking movement of the leaves while waiting for glue to dry. I also preferred this method to sewing them together as I felt I had just the right amount of visible stitching. This felt was already slightly stiff, so I didn’t have to use any backing material. One could use Fusing material if your felt was softer and you would prefer it to be a bit more rigid. One could even back sections with cork to make it heat resistant on the table!

 Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Here is a full-length shot of the runner. I think it would make quite a nice wall hanging as well!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine 

Here is a closer look at the stitching. You will love and adore sewing with thicker multimedia threads with the Stitch Happy!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

This project is easily adapted to suit different seasons or special events.

I hope you will give it a try!

Fall Table Runner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Stitch Happy sewing machine

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

Happy travels!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy White Multimedia Thread

Stitch Happy Scissors

Stitch Happy Machine Needles