Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. It’s Chantalle with you today and I’d like to share some cards I have created with the help of clever WeR Punch Boards, LetterPress Kit and the fantastic new Dial Trimmer.
This card uses beautiful Bazzill Premium Cardstock in Rose Quartz. The pack comes with four different prints, one being a soft ombré, which suited my card idea perfectly. It’s been layered up with some Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers and some hand cut elements from On a Whim papers.
The cardstock has been de-bossed in a floral print with hot pink magenta pigment ink. I will admit to having a bit of a crush on this letterpress technique! This was my first time experimenting with Letterpress, which comes in a very handy Starter Kit and includes everything you need to get started. *Note: You will need a tool like the Evolution Advanced to be able to create a de-bossed effect.
Right at the bottom of this pile of embellishments, are some pretty On a Whim Washi tapes. I love their tropical vibes! I’ve also used my new Washi Tape Chomper to create the perfect pennant shape. This clever little tool is so easy to use – simple measure the size tape you have, align the tape and then press to cut the shape.
Here is an image of the Letterpress just before it’s rolled through the Evolution Advanced. I adhered the plate to the base, then inked it up, aligned the paper and then rolled it through the Evolution.
This is a card I created using the same ‘Hello’ plate, combined with the word ‘sunshine’ (both included in the starter kit). I gave some Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock a light watercolour wash and then inked up the plates with yellow pigment ink and debossed it.
The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!
This next card is very simple in it’s composition.
I’ve used my Dial Trimmer to trim some thin strips of patterned paper, having fun with the different edge finishes!
I laid all the strips up, adhering them to the front of my card, then trimmed off the excess with my Supreme Ruler.
The beveled and scalloped edges have a relaxed feel to them and the strips co-ordinate nicely with the fun On a Whim Chipboard Stickers which I have used to add my greeting.
My final card turned out so fun and I’m really excited to share it with you!
It’s a self contained card and envelope in one, which has a perforated area which, when pulled back, reveals a greeting.
To start, I used my Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope for a 4×6 landscape card. This punch board is a firm favourite of mine! Once I had measured and trimmed my paper, I went about creating the envelope, but didn’t seal it. Instead, I used my ruler to draw two lines, in the centre of the front of the card, about an inch and a half apart.
I then used the perforated blade on the Dial Trimmer over the lines I had drawn.
Next I created the little postcard for inside the envelope. I typed up a message on my Typecast Typewriter and embellished the striped paper with some On a Whim clear and chipboard stickers.
I placed the card, face-down onto the prepared envelope sheet and folded it up, adhering it shut.
The final step, was creating a little tab so the recipient would know to pull open the perforated area. I used my Tab Punch Board to create a ‘small’ side tab and then, used a blade to very carefully cut a small slit on the far right hand side of the perfed section. I slid the tab inside, making sure it was well adhered, so it wouldn’t come off when in use.
The moment of truth…. Success!
I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!
Pigment Ink Pads
Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape
Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love to Bible journal and wanted to find a way to include some of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. With a little experimentation I discovered how to add both a folded tab and stitching to my Bible pages.
First, I searched for a verse that inspired some creativity and spiritual enlightenment, then pulled out some of my favorite Vicki Boutin paints and stamps.
I scraped paint, stamped flowers, added a title and hand-copied a quote that related to the verse.
Next, I created a folded tab for the edge of the page with the Tab Punch Board.
I cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock to 2.5 inches by 5 inches, then folded it in half long-wise. I lined up my cardstock to the five inch mark with the folded edge at the top.
I punched a small tab, then used the trimmer part of the board to cut off the excess cardstock.
I then used the Stitch Happy machine to add a few lines of messy stitching to the side of the tab that would be on my journaled page. A more experienced sewer could probably sew this directly to a Bible page, but I found it easier to stitch on the tab and then adhere the tab to my page.
If you do sew directly onto your Bible page, the folded tab will sandwich your delicate Bible page between the cardstock, keeping your Bible page from tearing. If you try my method, the other side of the folded tab makes for a nice clean look in case you want to journal on the back side of your page.
I used the Typecast typewriter to type out the Bible reference onto a piece of washi tape, then adhered the washi tape label to my tab. I secured the tab to my Bible page with a tape runner.
Making the tab was super quick, so I’m sure I’ll use that technique often. Adding texture with stitching was fun, and something I’ll definitely try again. If you journal in your Bible, I encourage you to try making your own tabs, and I’d love to see how you stitch on your pages! Happy and blessed creating!
This Summer/Fall is full of crafty adventures for me. I’m SO excited and determined to document all of my adventures along the way. I decided to create a small travelers note book/art journal.
I started by using the Supreme Ruler to cut down the gigantic watercolor paper that I picked up at my local craft store. I wanted a heavy good quality watercolor paper because I planned on using ink, paint, and watercolors within the journal. I cut the paper down to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2. I cut one piece of patterned paper to 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the cover of the journal. Then I used the Supreme Ruler again to draw a straight line down the center of the journal so I could stitch down the center of the paper.
The Stitch Happy sewing machine stitched through the heavy watercolor paper like a champ! After stitching through the stack of paper I folded the journal in half to create a book. Inside the journal, I went a little crazy with paints, watercolor, and Heidi Swapp color shine.
For each section of the journal, I created a tab using the Tab Punch Board. Each tab is embellished with a cute little puffy heart sticker.
On the first page of the journal, I created a frame with the Frame Punch Board. Inside that frame, I typed all of the cities I will visit on my crafty adventures.
On the first full spread in the journal I added a few photos from my adventure on top of the Heidi Swapp color shine background.
I can’t wait until my little crafty adventure journal is clear full! It was so fun and so easy to create using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!
Hello, We R fans, Laura here today. I am excited to share today’s project with you, as I am sure many of you are as planner obsessed as I am. How many times have you wanted to customize something for your spiral bound planner or notebook, but had no way to punch the holes? The new planner punch board comes to the rescue to help create this DIY snap-in planner dashboard.
I use an A5 binder style planner for my personal and work life, but I wanted to have a separate place to keep track of all of our finances. I needed a planner with monthly pages, but also ample space for notes, so I purchased an Erin Condren deluxe monthly notebook.
The monthly notebooks don’t come with tabs, so I added some with some sticky tabs I had. However, they are kind of flimsy and flipping to the current month puts a lot of strain on them. So, I wanted to create a snap-in monthly dashboard to easily find the current month.
I started by trimming my paper to allow an extra ¾” at the top. This is the height of the tab when you create one using the tab punch board. After my paper was trimmed, I created a medium size tab at the top.
I used some stickers from the Amy Tan On a Whim sticker book to spell out the word “MONTH”. And I added a few more hearts and a large flower to the paper.
Next, I used my laminator to make this dashboard extra sturdy. I left a ⅜” border on the left side to have plenty of space to punch the side without punching into my paper. Once it was laminated I trimmed around the tab at the top with scissors
Using the planner punch board and the small pink spiral punch insert, I punched holes along the side of the dashboard. It easily punched through the laminate sheet.
Now, I can easily flip to the current month. And I can write reminders on it with a wet-erase marker or even add sticky notes to it for reminders about bills, budgeting, or anything else that may come up.
As a planner lover, the punch board is so wonderful. I have an A5 binder, small personal size planner, this spiral bound finance book, plus a couple other little journals. Instead of needing so many different hole punches to be able to customize each one, I can have one tool that doesn’t take up very much space.
Laminator and Laminating Sheet
Hello, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. School just got out for us and I want to be sure both of my kids keep up with their reading skills all summer long. Having a summer reading log will help us keep track of all of the books we read this summer. We have some house rules about reading, playing outside, chores, and learning activities the kids must complete before they are allowed to use electronics.
I created a printable log the kids could use each week. It has a space for the date, title of the book, and how many pages were read for each day of the week.
Get your free printable here: Summer Reading Log
I printed 10 weeks worth (front to back), so five pages total for each of my kids.
To start creating the reading log book, I started with two 8 ½ x 11 inch Cinch book boards. I covered the front and back covers with some fun, summery papers from Amy Tangerine’s On a Whim collection. I adhered the papers using double sided tape. I covered the inside covers with purple and yellow mono cardstock.
To separate each of the kid’s sections, I created tabs using teal and orange mono cardstock and the tab punch board. I labeled them with my children’s names.
Once I had everything together, I assembled the book with the Cinch tool and a small silver Cinch wire.
To make the cover a little more fun, I used some Thickers to spell out “Summer Reading Log” on some of the leftover teal and orange mono cardstock. I rounded the corners with the Corner Chomper. Then, I added stickers from the On a Whim collection.
I love the way it turned out. I know I am always more motivated to do what I need to do when I have something that looks nice and my kids are, too! This summer reading log will be the perfect way for the kids to keep track of what reading they do this summer.
Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with absolutely fabulous Planner Punch Board. I knew this tool would be amazing, but until I started using it, I had NO idea just how great! The Planner Punch Board is going to change the way I use my planner, for the better and prettier!
I have so many patterned papers that I love, but sadly, with a little boy, have no use for in my scrapbooks. But now, with the Planner Punch Board, I can use these girly papers in my planner to create dashboards for the months. Now I can see and use my favorite papers!
When I first opened the Planner Punch Board, I was worried about how I would figure out which configuration I needed for my planner. Then I flipped the punch board over, and wow! There it was!
An entire list of all the most popular planners on the market. I was able to find not only how to configure my punches, but also the exact size of paper!
After lining the punches up inside the punch board, according to the chart, I pushed the teal cover down for an easy punch. To punch the other side, simply flip the paper over and punch again.
Creating dashboards is easy, but don’t forget about adding fun extra pieces. This tag I cut from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day papers, worked in the Planner Punch Board too! Imagine all the possibilities for fun pieces to be added to your planner.
One more tool helped me really finish of my new dashboards; the Tab Punch Board.
Tabs are created easily with two punches and two trims of the paper. All the tools are on board and ready to use. The tabs can be made in three different sizes. I chose the small size, due to the smaller size of my planner.
When creating these dashboards, I started with my paper wider than the planner called for. When I added my tabs, I found they cut farther into the paper than I expected. By making the paper bigger, I was able to trim away the excess, with the tab fitting perfectly into my planner.
I might “need” to make new dashboards for each week now! How will you use the Planner Punch Board in your planner?
We R Memory Keepers:
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Lovely Day:
- Patterned paper; Up & Away, Tag You’re It, Foxy Friend, Color Me Pretty, Sunny Day
- Puffy Stickers
- Chipboard Stickers-Lovely Phrases
- Thickers-Bonjour Alpha/Chip with Gold
- Layered Flags
- Embellishment Pack
Happy Monday friends! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Planner Punch Board system by sharing some projects from our fabulous in house design team. Check out some lovely inspiration below!
With the standard hole punch inserts, spiral punch inserts, and disc punch inserts, you can add pages, inserts, dividers to any size or style of planner on the market!
Pair the Planner Punch Board with the Tab Punch Board for easy custom tabbed dividers.
That’s all for now friends, but be sure to come back often this week for some more Planner Punch Board inspiration from our design team!