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!
Hello there We R fans, Laura here today with a fun scrapbook layout you can easily make with the new Tab Punch Board. Earlier this month, my family and I took a trip to Lake Pleasant, AZ. It was a spur of the moment camping trip. We were itching to get out after the long winter, so going to the lake was the perfect, fun escape for the weekend.
To start with I found a fun background paper from the Amy Tangerine On a Whim collection. All of the papers, embellishments, and stickers from this line are all so bright and cheerful. The paper I chose started green at the bottom and went to blue at the top. It reminded me of grass and sky.
I added a large white square to the background using textured cardstock. Next, I cut out 3-inch by 4-inch rectangles from different papers in the On a Whim collection. Then, using the Tab Punch board, I added a large size tab to one edge of the paper.
I used the punch board to round all the remaining corners.
Once I had all of the pieces tabbed, I added them to my scrapbook page using my tape runner.
I printed out small sized photos using my home printer. This way I was able to size them just right and add a white border around each one. I added different die-cut ephemera to embellish my page. The cactus was perfect since we were camping in the desert.
I used one of the heart die-cuts to add the information about our trip on the page.
Since our trip was “on a whim” and a last minute decision, I thought adding the matching chipboard sticker was a fun way to show that on my page. Since most of the layout was pretty flat, the chipboard adds a little dimension to the page.
The Tab Punch Board is such a fun way to dress up a plain mat on your scrapbook pages.
Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a layout made with some of my favorite We R tools!
The Tab Punch Board is perfect for making folders and planner dividers but I love to use it on my layouts too! IN this layout I use it to add hidden photographs and you could also use it to add a hidden journaling! I also used my Fringe and Score Tool to cut perfect strips of paper to create my background. I use a lot of paper strips in my layouts and this is a quick way to make them!
With the Tab Punch Board you can make tabs anywhere you want, and in different widths too, it’s really easy to use.
The perfect match for your tabs is the Typecast Typewriter and the tiny stickers strips you can find in their collection. I used my Typecast to add my journaling and titles for my tabs.
I placed my tabs underneath my picture, each tab has a photograph of the species we saw at an exhibit last spring.
For this layout I used the Tealightful collection by our sister brand Pebbles, I think it is perfect for my Spring photos!
I love how this layout turned out! My We R Memory Keepers tools made the process so much easy and fun!
Have a great week!
Hi We R fans! Chantalle here, wishing you a warm welcome back to the blog today.
I would love to show you a super quick idea that can make for a great gift or just to highlight a special memory in your home or workspace. This pop-up frame card uses just a few supplies in conjunction with the awesome Frame and Tab Punch Boards.
A simple 4×12 gate fold design, opens and slots in to itself to convert into a super cute 4×4 frame.
I have used some pretty (and sturdy) Bazzill Marshmallow Plaid cardstock for my base design and embellished with some vibrant Amy Tangerine ‘Oh Happy Life’. The fun capture of my DS driving us around in a golf cart was perfect for this collection!
Once again, I started out by gathering the bits and pieces I thought I would use to create the frame card. I initially thought to use some text inside some dotted acetate with perhaps some sequins or glitter behind it, but then changed my mind, swapping the idea for a clear photo frame concept.
I first experimented with the design on some scrap copy paper to see how it could work. I then adjusted it so it would work with a sheet of 12×12 paper. I cut a strip of the Bazzill Plaid measuring 4 inches across and 12 inches long. I then scored it at 4 inch intervals. NB: The last third would have to have a tab of some sort in order to sit up properly, so I used my Tab Punch Board on this last third to create the tab that I needed.
>> CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on the Tab Punch Board
To give the card a good pop of colour, I have kept the outside quite simple and covered the inside with some fun camera print from a sheet of Oh Happy Life, ‘Out and About’ as well as ‘Enjoy The Ride’.
Next, I created a 4×4 inch frame using my Frame Punch Board. This is going to be visible from the outside and will serve as the focal point for the photo. I really liked the clean zig zag print of ‘Night Owl’. I placed this frame over the middle third of my 4×12 strip and, using the window of the frame as a guide, I cut out the area behind the frame window. This now allowed me to use the area as photo frame.
I needed a display area which would hold my photo, so I used my Fuse Tool to seal off the one open side of a 4×4 Fuse Waterfall Sleeve which I trimmed down slightly so it would fit comfortably under the frame shape. I know I have said this before, but if you use your Fuse Tool regularly (or even not-so-regularly!) I LOVE my Fuse Mat. It really makes a difference to my ‘fusing experiece’, lol. That, and allowing my Fuse Tool to properly heat up a good 10 minutes before using!
I adhered this sleeve on top of the Plaid paper, but below the frame shape. My photo can now slide inside it’s sleeve and is easily interchangeable. In addition to the frame shape, I have also embellished with some hand-cut florals from a sheet of ‘Good Morning’ and some other bits and pieces.
As mentioned above, I covered the inside of my frame card with some bright ‘Oh Happy Life’ papers. For continuity, I thought it looked a lot better to continue with the pattern paper all the way and not just stop at the tab, so I created a tab shape in a piece of ‘Enjoy The Ride’ and glued the pieces back-to-back.
I will be using this frame in my creative space but I could just as easily add some text inside, fold it up and pop some ribbon on it to make a little gift.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you will give this idea a try. Wishing you lots of happy creating!
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life:
Hello, it’s Chantalle with you again today, back to share a card, which I wanted to be more than just a card, iykwim! A friend at work is leaving to explore pastures anew, and I really wanted to make her a special farewell card, which reminisced over times we have shared together.
This is definitely not a traditional card! The mini file folder design opens to reveal a number of Typecast Journaling Cards.
These cards have been customized to capture memories and uplift her with affirmative messages as she starts her new journey.
I started out by gathering bits and pieces that I knew I wanted to work with – Wildflower and Moonstruck papers and embellishments, and some beautiful Typecast Journaling Cards and Tags. My Typecast Typewriter has been such a game changer for me! I used to do all my journaling on the computer, which was quite time consuming. This wonderful tool allows me to add the details that count to my project, so easily!
My Tab Punch Board came in very handy for creating a little folder, to hold the contents of my card. I’ve used a sheet of Pink Paisley’s Moonstruck (#5) for the outer cover. I love how the stargazer pattern ties in with the idea of her going off on new adventures.
I have typed directly onto the Typecast Journaling Cards. Sometimes I don’t get the key placement quite right, but I also think sometimes one can get away with it, lol. A little extra bit of handmade charm!
Once I had typed my messages onto the cards, I added some Wildflower Accent Stickers and some little butterflies, which I fussy cut from a sheet of Butterfly Garden. I LOVE this particular paper – one can get heaps of embellishments from just one sheet! Same goes for element pages, like Wildflower ‘Antiques’ – I find this type of paper really handy to stretch your supplies.
The card was now ready to assemble!
I added a personal touch in the form of a small letter ‘J’ which I punched out using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This sweet little tag shape is from a sheet of ‘Antiques’, which I mentioned above. Pop a little circle in the shape and you’d think it was from a pack of ephemera, and not a sheet of 12×12! The phrases are also from that paper.
The rose gold in these Journaling Cards lend themselves so well to the pink and navy hues I’ve used.
Each card slides open to reveal the next message…
I’ve machine stitched a little tag onto this card to break up the similar sizes and shapes of the cards. It also makes a sort of title, which I quite like.
On this one, I made a little spelling mistake. To disguise it, I retyped my message on to another identical card and then trimmed off the top half, for use on another project. I was actually quite happy with the way in which it sat on top of the original card – it allowed me to tuck a little floral sticker inside, which is pretty cute and adds interest.
As you can see, I used a brad to secure my journaling cards. I chose this method, as it would allow my cards movement without falling all over the place. To hide the brad pins at the back of the paper, I have trimmed off the excess with a small pair of pliers and then popped a sticker over the visible bits.
All of my well wishes have been placed inside a vellum Typecast Envelope and sealed with a sticker from a pack of Typecast Treat Bags.
The front has been embellished with some more Wildflower Accent Stickers and a snippet from the sheet of Antiques (mentioned earlier).
Thank you so much for joining me today. Wishing you lots of happy creating!
Typecast Tags (large white/rose gold)
Wildflower ‘Antiques’ 12×12
Hello it’s Chantalle. Thank you for visiting the blog today! If your heart is bursting with love for your Valentine, than I have the perfect ‘fully loaded’ idea for you! This special interactive card can hold lots and lots of love and comes in it’s own gift bag, thank to the Goodie Bag Guide Tool.
The treat bag was created using some beautiful teal ombre glassine paper. You can find this shade, along with a few others, inside a pack of Oh Goodie Glassine Papers. The outside of the bag has been simply embellished with some rub ons and a few bits of heart shaped Crush Ephemera. Those awesome big rubs ons are actually a part of the new Photo Lights range. They go on super smooth and have a great gloss finish.
This card is 7×5 inches. I wanted to it to be big enough to handle all the bits inside but not so big that it becomes overwhelming.
Let’s take a closer look at how it came together…
I started out with a sheet of 12×12 Crush ‘XOXO’. I cut it down to 10×10 inches, folded it in half and then trimmed the length down a touch more until it felt ‘right’. (This ended up being 7 inches.)
I wanted to add lots of pockets to the inside of my card to be able to store love notes etc. A great way to do this was to create a few little mini folders using my Tab Punch Board. How gorgeous is that marble effect Bazzill cardstock! I machine stitched the edges shut and adhered them in a waterfall fashion to the inside of my card. I thought it would be fun to be able to see them peeping out from inside the card so I used my Goodie Bag Guide Tool to create a semi-circular shape…
… This part lifts up to reveal the little folders below.
The first folder contains a love note, which I penned with the help of my Typecast Typewriter.
There is also a little tag, which I have jazzed up a bit with some ribbon, Crush Ephemera and Crush Accent Stickers.
I’ve also created some coordinating bits and pieces to embellish the pockets.
Create custom clips by hot glueing some ephemera onto an oversized paper clip or re-fashion some outdated epoxy clips by removing the sticker and replacing it with a cute button. Cut a pennant and adhere to a toothpick for a cute mini flag. These options are quick and very cost effective.
All this loaded goodness needs to be presented to your special someone in a cute envelope. I used my Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide Tool to shape the teal glassine paper and fold it around the card.
The gift bag was lovingly finished off with a butterfly seal, from the Typecast Wax Seal Kit.
I wanted to make sure I got the shape perfect, so I practised on some wax paper first. The smell of the wax melting took me straight back to being a child and watching my Mother seal parcels for the mail. I remember her carefully sealing the knots she had made with string. The memory was unexpected and really wonderful.
I hope my little card has inspired you to try something a bit different for your Valentine this year!
Until next time, happy creating!
Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie Starburst Closures
Crush ‘Lucky in Love’ 12×12
Crush ‘Key to my Heart’ 12×12
Crush ‘XOXO’ 12×12
Crush Accent Stickers
Tab Punch Board
Typecast Labels Pink & Gold
Hello there! Soraya here to share with you a fun and creative planner spread using the fantastic We R Memory Keepers new release, the Tab Punch Board, and my favorite tool so far, the Photo Sleeve Fuse!
I love using my planner to organize my everyday life, but also to document the best moments. And as a scrapbooker I can’t resist adding more journaling and embellishments to my planner spreads!
So today I wanted to show you how I created the dividers of my planners with the Tab Punch Board. So easy and so fun! First of all I selected 12 different patterned papers to fit the 12 months of the year. Then I used the Tab Punch Board to create all the tabs. I used the small size so that they can all fit on the edge of my planner. And finally, I punched again 12 tabs to layer them on the dividers and to decorate with months and numbers. I love the result–each month has its own patterned divider!
Now for the planner spread! I used the Fuse Tool and one waterfall sleeve (4x4in) to create a glitter photo pocket. How exciting is it to add sparkles and pockets to your planner? Love it!
The Tab Punch Board is not only perfect to create dividers or tabs, it’s also a great tool to use if you want to organize your planner board! This is how I used a tab to set my wooden paper clips! So cool!
Thank you so much for joining me today for my first project! Have fun creating with the Tab Punch Board, you will love it for sure!
Tab Punch Board
Die cuts by Pink Paislee
Alpha Thickers American Crafts
Planner by Custom&Craft