Beach Themed Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing an easy Summer Mini Album made with some of my favorite We R tools.

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This mini album is small but you can fit many pictures because it has pockets on all the pages. I used the “My Bright Life” collection from Pebbles Inc that it is perfect for everyday pages and mini albums.

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the spine of your mini album use your Trim and Score Board to score a 4 inch tool paper every ½ inch, ½ inch and 1/8 of an inch. Repeat these 3 scoring guides for every page of the album .

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Place glue on the ½ inch strips and attach all of them.  You will attach your pages to these ½ inch papers.

DIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create your pocket pages trim your papers at 8 3/8 inch and score at 4 and 8 inch.

DIY Mini Album featuring the Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Glue your pages to your spine leaving the right side open.

 

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Inside every pocket page your can include a journaling spot or a picture. To hold them a nice idea is to place tabs. I made mine with the Tab Punch Board and I bent the paper first to have a double tab.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Create the covers the same way you made your inside pages but make them a bit wider to cover all the inside tabs.

If your want to include a ribbon to close your album attach it inside the cover pages!

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I tried my best to embellish tone on tone on all the pages using the My Bright Life die cuts and stickers.

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Inside the pocket pages I placed journaling spots. To create the lines and make sure my ruler wouldn’t move I used my magnetic mat and ruler, I love the versatility of this tool! Use it to make straight lines, to cut with your craft knife of to trim the pages of your mini book!

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Have you made a Pocket Mini Album before? Mine is the perfect size and I love that I can include as many photos as I want! All I need is to make the spine a bit larger!

Beach Themed Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Magnetic mat And Ruler
Trim And Score Board
Detail Scissors
Tab Punch Board
My Bright Life collection by Pebbles Inc

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?

Tab Punch Board mini album _Currently by Becki Adams_MAIN PHOTO

 

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

Reinforce Hole 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!

Accordion Fold Card Organizer

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle back with you today to show you how a great way to organize your handmade cards and tags. I’ve had the joy of working with some amazing new release paper pads by DCWV these last few weeks and let me tell you, they are definitely worth adding to your stash! The two stacks I’d like to focus on today are the ‘Die Cut Shapes’ which features loads of die cut shapes and gold foil accents and ‘Just my Type’.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This organizer was supposed to be a little card and envelope gift set for someone (and still could be if I can bare to let go of it lol!) but it sort of morphed into a bit more than that and now contains an assortment of little cards and tags that I can turn to when I’m in need of last minute gift tag or thank you note.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The accordion fold looked simple at first. I searched the web for a suitable technique and will admit to struggled a bit in the beginning, fine tuning it for my purposes. Now that I know how it turns out, you will definitely spend less time on it if you wish to create a similar little folder for yourself!

The base for the folder is made out of 1 sheet of 12×12 paper. I tried cardstock and patterned paper but neither yielded the results I was looking for. I settled for a thinner paper and the perfect weight for this job was from a sheet of DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack. The paper is single sided and folded really nicely.

I first tried ¾ inch score lines on my  Score Board but that width didn’t fold up quite as well on ½ an inch. I scored across the paper, every half inch and then rotated the paper anti clockwise and scored again at 3 and 9 inches respectively. I then folded the larger sections in towards themselves (see pic 2 below) to deepen the score line.

Folding the paper up into a long line once more, I then tucked and folded up the folds in the accordion. Watching a video will make this seem a bit less complex. Click here for some selections:

We R Memory Keepers Score Board

As you can see, I tried a couple of times to get the ends to stand up nicely so that I could add my cardstock dividers. A 12×12 sheet of paper created this folder which has 11 pockets and is 6 inches across and just over 3 inches high. This would be really great to organize project life cards as well!

In between the accordion pockets, I popped some printed cardstock dividers from the fabulous DCWV ‘Just my Type’ 12×12 Stack. This gorgeous pad is bright and beautiful and has awesome clear embossing elements! The dividers are just a touch under 6 inches across and 3 inches high. You may have to tweak them to fit perfectly, to suit your folding etc. 

The next step was to add tabs to the dividers, so I can see at a glance what each pocket contains!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My Typecast Typewriter was perfect for this task. I typed my headings directly onto the patterned paper and then used my Tab Punch Board to punch out the tab shapes. These were then glued to the pockets.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now that I had my folder ready, it was time to fill it with a selection of cards and tags!

I cut several pieces of Bazzill cardstock in various shades, each 3×6 inches across. I then use my Mini Score Board (heart eyes for this little tool, seriously!!) to score at 3 inches across so I could get a nice neat fold.

Mini Score Board

Embellishing my cards was SO easy, thanks to the Die Cut Shapes stack. This baby is packed full of various shapes and colors and all to use at the drop of a hat – simply pop out the shape you want and adhere! TIP: At times you will get the little ‘grips’ that stick around after you have popped a die cut shape out of the stencil. These are easy to nip off with a bit of fine sandpaper or another fave new tool, my little Detail Scissors.

Here are some cards I created using various die cuts, which I have just added some detail to with little embellies like enamel dots, glossy accents, ribbon or machine stitching.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Unicorns for the win!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Some super quick generic cards. TIP: I’ve brought out a bit of detail on the flowers using some Crystal Drops which you can get in various shades online.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Cheerful notes sure to brighten someone’s day!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve highlighted the gold foil on the bird die cut with some Vicki Boutin Rub-Ons. I find it really annoying when a rub-on is difficult to, erm rub on. But these go on like a breeze! I used my Embossing Stylus to apply them.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some larger tags I included in the set. They are also from the die cut pad. I’ve snipped the top corners off using my Tag Punch Board and run some ribbon through them so they’re ready to use. A bit of detail has also been added to them in the form of finding an ‘echo’ shape like the bigger bird or flower and adding it with some foam tape to the tag for some dimension.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I also created some mini tags from various shapes like emoji’s. This pad is so full of variety, I have no doubt you will find the exact shape you are looking for.

Lastly, I need some co-ordinating envelopes for these guys! I used my DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack again as the paper is perfect for envelopes. To make these mini beauties, I used the oh-so-adorable Mini Envelope Punch Board. This little punchboard will create envelopes for cards up to 4×4 inches.

The cute baby brother to the Envelope Punch Board!

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

A little random pocket I added was a ‘Bits & Pieces’ section. I’ve put some little embellies here like paperclips etc to adhere your card or tag to a gift. I’ve also folded up some cut ribbon sections and added some clear circular stickers.

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve already used one of the thank you cards for a friend of mine who recently went to Japan and brought me back of the most incredible handmade paper!

Typecast Typewriter and Cover by We R Memory Keepers

Don’t forget to keep your Typecast dust-free with the handy clear covers, which are now available!

DIY Accordion Card Organizer by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Wishing you lots of happy crafting!

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

 

DCWV ‘Die Cut Shapes’ 12×12 Stack

DCWV ‘Just my Type’ 12×12 Stack

DCWV ‘Celebrations’ 12×12 Stack

DCWC ‘Sweet & Sassy’ 6×6 Stack

DCWV ‘Traditional Holiday’ 6×6 Stack

Trim & Score Board

Tag Punch Board

Crop a Dile Eyelet Setter

Mini Score Board

Typecast Typewriter

Embossing Stylus

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Tab Punch Board

AC Wild Child Thickers

Bazzill cardstock

Mini Envelope Punch Board

 

Scrapbook Page with the Heart Clear Cut Punch

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a layout with you that I created with the brand new Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I chose to work with the heart punch and create shaker boxes along the top of my layout. The laser square was the perfect tool to make sure that the hearts were straight along the top of the page. Even though I chose patterned paper for the background of my layout, the hearts are punched out of white cardstock. After punching the hearts out of white cardstock the shaker boxes were so easy to create.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I simply added acetate behind the punched hearts. Then, I added dimensional adhesive around each heart making sure that the edge of the heart was completely surrounded with adhesive. After adding the adhesive, it was time to add the sequins to each shaker box. The sequins gave the hearts a fun sparkle!
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Under the shaker boxes I added a 5×7 photo of my daughter and my niece. To add a little bit of color behind the photo I added layers of patterned paper. Along the top of the patterned paper layers, I used the Tab Punch Board to create tabs. On each tab I used letter stickers to spell out the date and the names of my daughter and niece.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Below the beautiful photo you’ll see that I added a title and a bit of journaling.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Using three awesome tools from We R Memory Keeper’s tools made this layout come together quickly with a unique design. What is your favorite We R Memory tool to create with? I’d love to see what you create with the Clear Cut Punches.
Scrapbook Page featuring Clear Cut Punches 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:

Heart Clear Cut punch
Tab Punch Board

Card Week: Bright and Beautiful Card Techniques

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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Letterpress Kit and Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

The sunny brights give this card a very happy vibe!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This next card is very simple in it’s composition.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Dial Trimmer and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
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.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Envelope Punch Board, Dial Trimmer, and Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The moment of truth…. Success!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so happy with how this card turned out – such a fun surprise card, thanks to my Dial Trimmer!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have as much fun creating with these fabulous tools as I do!

Handmade Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Supreme Ruler

Envelope Punch Board

Tab Punch Board

Dial Trimmer

Typecast Typewriter

Evolution Advanced

Letterpress Kit

Pigment Ink Pads

Washi Tape Chomper

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378737 Patchwork 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378718 Full Bloom 12×12

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378748 Stickers Book

Amy Tangerine On a Whim #378746 Chipboard Stickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim Washi Tape

Bazzill Premium Cardstock – Rose Quartz

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I scraped paint, stamped flowers, added a title and hand-copied a quote that related to the verse.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I created a folded tab for the edge of the page with the Tab Punch Board.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I punched a small tab, then used the trimmer part of the board to cut off the excess cardstock.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

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.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

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!

 

Supplies Used:

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy

Typecast Typewriter

Travel Art Journal

 Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun travel art journal that I created with the Stitch Happy sewing machine (with grey twine), the Supreme Ruler, and the Tab Punch Board.

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

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.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

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.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!

 

Supplies:

We R Supreme Ruler

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy Grey Twine

Typecast Typewriter

Frame Punch Board 

Hustle & Heart collection by American Crafts

DIY Snap-In Planner Dashboard

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Snap In Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva  for We R Memory Keepers

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.

 

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board

Spiral Punch Inserts

Tab Punch Board

Amy Tan On a Whim Double-Sided Cardstock

Amy Tan On a Whim Stickers

Laminator and Laminating Sheet