Guest Designer Staci Taylor

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Hello. My name is Staci Taylor and I’m super excited to be We R Memory Keepers Guest Designer.

Check out the project I created using We R Memory Keepers Storytime collection.

1. Use the solid side of the Goldilocks paper as the base for your layout.  If you’d like, add some splatter of spray mist to give it some added color.

2. Cut the Frog Prince paper into the four already sized sections of 6×6.  Choose one 6×6 section to layer your photos on top of.  You can use decorative scissors to give it some texture (I used fringe scissors).

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3. Pop out the inside of the embossed Once frame, and layer the outer frame on top of the 6×6 paper.

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4. Begin layering your photos and other embellishments on top of the frame and 6×6 paper.

5. Cut strips from the Cinderella paper to layer over your photos, and add a piece of twine over the strips.  Add other embellishments and journaling tags of your choosing.  Use a corner rounder punch on all four corners.

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

Guest Designer Deborah Johnson

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Hi everyone! My name is Deborah Johnson and I’m so excited to be guest designing for We R Memory Keepers today. The gals over at We R Memory Keepers sent me a sample of their “Storytime” Collection and I’m thrilled to share with you what I’ve created.  I simply could not wait to get my scissors, glue and photos out especially when I pulled out the “Jack” paper.  The clouds and castle in the background were perfect for my girl who was photographed in her volleyball jersey.  The colors of this collection are so perfectly matched which makes it easy to coordinate a layout.

I really wanted to keep my focus on that cute smiling volleyball player while also highlighting the castle in the distance.  I don’t know too many girls who would pass up a chance as an aspiring princess which is certainly true for my girlie.  She was on cloud nine when she hit her first serve over the net!

Here’s the full 12″ x 12″ layout.  I cut down the “Jack” paper to 11″ x 11″ so that I could distress the edges and then stitch it onto my background.  I don’t have a fancy distressing tool so I just use my kraft knife (carefully!)

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I cut a piece of “Hansel”, inked the edges and then placed my photo over it.  I punched triangles out of the coordinating paper “Hansel” and then overlapped them to point the way to her sweet smile.  Then, I added a cute arrow paperclip accent piece from Stampin’ Up!

Looking closer, the cute title “You’re Juuust Right” is adhered with dimensional tape – that’s also how I adhered the “Your Majesty” and pumpkin banners in the lower left-hand corner.

 I did a bit of layering both under the photo and on top of the photo.  Here you can see a sweet humming bird hovering above rosettes that I created.  To make the rosettes, I use a 1″ circle punch, then cut a spiral into the paper and very carefully roll the paper onto itself and finish it off with glue and adhere with a glue dot.  The banner strips here are from “Frog Prince” and are just delightful!!

Adding just the right amount of sparkle for an aspiring princess, the self-adhering rhinestone trim is from Webster’s Pages was perfect!

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Materials used:  Cardstock, “Jack”, “Hansel”, ink, kraft knife, sewing machine, coordinating embellishments, paperclip from Stampin’ Up! and beaded trim from Webster’s Pages.

That’s it!  I do hope that you are itching to get some of this line (or ALL of it!)

Have a terrific, scrappy-happy day!

Check out my blog to see additional projects using the “Storytime” Collection”

I couldn’t help it…here is a sneak peek of what you will see there.

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Storytime Party Hats

Last week I shared some fun Storytime party invites  for a storybook party.  Today I’m sharing a fun and easy kids craft perfect for a storybook/fairytale birthday party–knight and princess crowns!  Whether you’ve got a house full of little girls dressed in ball gowns or future prince charming, these crowns will be a big hit and keep your party guests busy so you can catch your breath for a little while.

When your party guests arrive, you can hand them one of these and lead them to a table full of stickers, gems, and markers where they can decorate their own personalized crown to their hearts content.
Here’s how to make these crowns:
1. Punch 12×12 sheets of paper with the Lucky 8 Punch of your choice, using both the inner and outer punches.

2. Using the rotary trimmer, cut the punched out paper diagonally.

3. Use one half for the front of the crown, and the other half for a mat for the crown front and the head band.  Trim the corner off for the crown mat, and then trim about an inch and a half strip from the longest edge for the head band.

4. Adhere the mat cut from the corner to the crown front and add some letter stickers to spell the child’s name.  Staple the corners of the crown front to the head band.

I hope this idea helps inspire your future birthday party planning.  Creative cheers!

~Aly

Supplies:

Storytime Paper Pack

Lucky 8 Punches

Crafter’s Stapler

Create a Mini Book using the Envelope Punch Board

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Hi. My name is Carissa Wittig and I’m excited to be featured as We R Memory Keepers Guest Designer.

I was so inspired by We R Memory Keepers Storytime Collection. I knew I needed to make a mini album with it. I’m also a big lover of the Envelope Punch Board. I cannot stop making adorable matching envelopes to go with my various size cards. When I started playing around with the Envelope Punch Board, a mini album just sprang to life. And this paper line helps create the sweetest Storytime book mini album.

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Use the instructions on the Envelope Punch Board to cut, score, and fold 4 envelopes to fit a 6×6 card.

  1. Take 2 envelopes side-by-side and open the interior flaps (the left flap of the right envelope and the right flap of the left envelope). Insert the envelopes into each other.

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1. Fold the back flap onto itself.

2. Take another envelope and insert the right flap into the pocket of the binding. This is the front cover.

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3. Then, take the last envelope and insert the left flap into the pocket of the binding. This is the back cover.

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4. To adhere the flaps to create the mini album, always adhere the outer flap down. Then adhere the top flap to the bottom flap. As you page through the mini album, adhere the folding flaps down.

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5. To create the book binding edge, cut a piece of cardstock 6 ¼” long and 2 ½” wide. Score length wise at ¾”, 1”, 1 ½” and 1 ¾”. Crease into a book binding edge; the sides crease under the center.

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Check out my video tutorial to see how this project was created.

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A Month of Celebrations

Welcome to Birthday Month here on the We R blog!  All month long we’ll be sharing birthday inspiration–invite ideas, birthday layouts, birthday decor, birthday craft ideas–so be sure to stop by often.

Let’s kick things off with some easy storytime party invites for a child’s birthday.  Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are a great starting point for planning a unisex child’s party.  These invites are great for both boys and girls, and can be used as a bookmark once the party’s over.

Here’s a close up of the party details:

To create your own, simply grab some Storytime tags and then trim patterned paper blocks to 6 inches long, and slightly slimmer than the width of your tags.  Cut a “v” shape in the ends.

Place your adhesive at the end of the patterned paper and add the tags.  Print the party detail labels, fill them in, cut them out, and add them along with some brads and ribbon to embellish.

Come back next week and I’ll share a kids craft to go with these party invites.  Cheers!

~Aly

Supplies:

Storytime Paper Pack

Ribbon

Brads