Shaker Bookmarks


Happy Monday morning friends, and Happy Halloween! We hope your evening is filled with lots of yummy treats, and not so many tricks. This week we’re featuring projects made with one of our most popular tools, the Photo Sleeve Fuse. and we’re starting off with some fun Shaker Bookmarks.


Hello, Aly Dosdall here again with some fun bookmarks I made using the Photo Sleeve Fuse. I love the creative possibilities that my Fuse allows–it’s one of my favorites tools. It’s so versatile and easy to use.


I’ve got a first grader who has discovered the joy of reading. She’s finally gotten into some short chapter books, and so I thought I’d make her a set of bookmarks to hopefully feed her newfound passion.


Though my daughter loves to read, she has a hard time sitting still since she has ADHD and anxiety disorder, so I wanted to add something tactile and interactive as well to help calm her as she reads. Photo Sleeve Fuse to the rescue!


I used my Fuse to make the bookmarks into shaker pockets and filled them with clear glass microbeads, gold sequins, and tiny wood veneer stars. The glass microbeads make a cool rain-like noise and are fun to watch when you move the bookmarks around. Perfect for nervous wiggly hands!


I started by cutting some patterned paper from the High Five collection into 2×6 inch strips. I embellished them with some High Five Stickers and Ephemera, and then added some phrases that I typed with my Typecast Typewriter onto Typecast Mini Labels.


Then I used a leftover divided photo sleeve to create the shaker pockets, cutting apart the 4×6 and 6×6 sections of the sleeve. You could also use 4×6 waterfall sleeves to create the shaker pockets for the bookmarks.  I found it easiest to Fuse around three sides, leaving the top end open so I could add my shaker elements before fusing the top shut. It also helps to fuse the shaker pocket snugly around the bookmark so that it can’t move around much. That way your shaker elements will stay in front of the bookmark and not slip around behind.


To finish off my bookmarks, I added some black ribbon at the top. I used the new Ribbon Cutter to trim and seal the ends of the ribbon, and then I attached the ribbon to the bookmarks with my Staple Board. I stapled the ribbon strips 3 times, using the staples not only in a functional way but also as a design element.



I’m excited for my daughter to try out these shaker bookmarks. I look forward to reading lots of books together!



Photo Sleeve Fuse
Photo Sleeve
High Five Collection
Ribbon Cutter
Staple Board
Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Mini Labels

Rio-Inspired Scrapbook Page

The summer games begin this Friday in Rio, and we are so excited to watch them that we thought it would be fun to incorporate our excitement into the blog projects this week. Each day this week our designers have been given a project challenge that is related to the games, and let me tell you…you are in for an amazing week! Chantalle is up today, and her challenge was to create a project inspired by the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Check out what she came up with!


Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today! As the world focuses on Rio, it’s difficult not be drawn to the exotic nature of such an inspiring city. On my bucket list for sure, I hope I will one day be able to take in the sights and sounds myself!

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Perhaps it’s totally stereotyped, but a lush jungle theme comes to mind when I think of South America. Living in tropical Queensland on the Eastern coast of Australia, we are never far away from a palm tree or two!

A fabulous place to visit, if you are ever our way, is Australia Zoo. We purchased some season passes last year which were wonderful, especially for the kids, as we got to go and enjoy all the zoo has to offer, as often as we liked. This interactive page captures all the fun we had on a visit during the school holidays.

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I’ve really made use of my Fuse Tool on this project and created a flip-style mini album. For the base, I have used the reverse side of a 12×12 sheet of Fusables paper. Because it’s made of plastic, you can easily adhere any fuseable item directly to it.

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I like to wait a good while for my Fuse Tool to heat up. The fuseables are slightly thicker than a plastic sleeve so it’s helpful to have a nice hot tool. Be careful to not rest in one spot for too long when using it though, as it will leave a hole in the material. Slowish and steady is the way!

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For the album, I fused a Keepsake Pocket shut and popped it under a couple of 4×6 waterfall sleeves. On top of that I fused a 4×4 waterfall sleeve and a cute little Instax size sleeve as well. As you can see, this size if perfect for a credit/business card size item. These were all fused directly to my base paper apart from the Keepsake Pocket, which I actually removed so I could adhere some leaves behind it.

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Once I was happy with the sleeves, I went about creating a tropical theme as the zoo is bursting with flora and fauna. I really wanted to build up lots of layers, just like a jungle, so I cut lots of leaf and feather shapes using a selection of colour card from a 12×12 DIY Party cardstock pad. This pad even includes metallics, which is awesome! I set my cut shapes up on either side of the cutting mat. As you can see in the pics, I have split two colours on one cutting mat. This is an awesome time saver!

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For a bit of extra definition when layering, don’t forget to pop some areas up on foam tape. On some of the leaves and feathers, I have also added some machine stitching. One could also bring the cut shapes to life too with a bit of watercolour paint to create light and shade.

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Let’s take a peek inside the album. The 4×4 sleeve contains some pics which the zoo photographer takes. If you want a copy, you take the sample to get printed off for you. I figure these little sample shots will just end up in the bin, so I grab mine if I see them out on display.

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Flip this one up and underneath, I have included a kangaroo food bag, which I have used to scribble a bit about our day.

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Some more photos are revealed underneath that. I have saved on printing by setting a few photos up on one 4×6. By doing this I was able to include 18 photos in only 3 sleeves!

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To compliment the fresh tones of the cardstock, I’ve added a few little Flower Girl ephemera here and there.

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I like to include a bit of chit chat in my pages and I don’t know why I don’t include the text on my photos more often. Another little time saver!

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Right at the bottom of the album you can see the Keepsake pocket.

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The pocket was perfect to store a copy of the treasure hunt map we completed on the day. Looking back on Erin’s little handwriting one day will be priceless. I adhered the pocket back onto my page after I had placed some foliage behind it. It’s a good idea to use a clear adhesive like glue dots etc so you don’t see you adhesive so much when you remove the items in the pocket to view them.

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A final little touch was using my Crop-a-Dile scallop punch to give a nice bit of detail to my corners. The Fuseable paper is punchable, but it’s best to snip anything that doesn’t cut cleanly, as tearing it off will ruin it. (I’ve run over the paper with my sewing machine, as the white just looked a little plain.)

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Here is another look at the full page.


Thank you so much for joining me today.

Until next time,

Happy crafting!





Fuse Tool
Waterfall Fuse Sleeves:4×6,  4×4Instax
Fuse Keepsake Pockets
Fuseables ‘Confetti’
Diy Party 12×12 Cardstock Pad
DIY Party Die Cut Butterfly (metallic)
DIY Party Confetti
Flower Girl Ephemera
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips

Monogram Luggage Tags

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Travel Week! Our design team has come up with some fun travel-themed projects to inspire you, so if you’re traveling this summer (or plan to soon) sit back and get ready to add to your Pinterest board!

Hi there We R fans! Aly here today to share a recent project I made for our family reunion this summer. Every two years my extended family spends a week in some time-share condos we own. The cousins love to have sleep overs and share rooms together. It’s always so much fun, but sometimes hard to keep track of what belongs to everyone. So this year I made my girls some monogram luggage tags for their backpacks so they’re easier to keep track of.

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These tags were easy to make using some of my favorite We R tools, plus they add a fun personal touch to my girls’ bags.

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To make these easy shaker luggage tags I started by die cutting some tags from white cardstock with my Evolution Advanced.

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Then I punched out some monograms using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the 3×5 Kraft with Foil Paper Pads.

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Next I adhered the monograms to the blank tags and placed them between two plastic sheets. I used the thin metal tag die as a stencil for my Fuse tool, fusing together all but one side of the tag pocket.

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I trimmed away the excess, added some DIY Party Confetti and sequins, and then fused the last side shut.

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Finally, I punched a hole in the top of each tag with my Euro Hook Power Punch, and then machine stitched below that to seal off the confetti and sequins.

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While I made mine for luggage, these shaker tags could be used for other things like personalized gift tags, cards, or scrapbook pages.



Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Photo Sleeve Fuse
12×12 FUSEables Clear Sheets
Evolution Advanced
Tag Nesting Dies
Euro Hook Power Punch

Disney Dream Album

Hello everyone, Wendy here today with a fun file folder mini I put together for my little boy to hold his memories of Disney.  I knew this album would be experiencing a lot of wear and tear, so I used the sturdy Designer Poster Board to make the base of the album in the perfect “Mouse” colors. It was easy to put this album together using the Template Studio Starter Kit and File Folder Template.

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I began by making 3 file folders, since I decided I wanted them to cascade I chose to cut off an additional ¼ and ½ inch before making the edges to allow each edge to be seen.  My thought was each little folder could hold different park pictures.  To create the outer folder, I actually created the same size, but when I scored the folding line I chose to make two score lines to form a larger seam for my book.

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I chose some of the Clearly Posh embellishments to dress up my cover and I punched a G for my son’s name using the Alphabet punch board.

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I used some of the 4×6 and 3×4 cards from the Crush collection to decorate each section of the folders and to add a place my son can write down his thoughts (or mommy can).

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I wanted to add in places to put some pictures which I was able to do using my Fuse and the 4×6 waterfall sleeves.  I chose to fuse 2 or 3 sleeves in each folder depending on the size of the folder.  I punched holes in my photo sleeves using my Cinch.

Tip:  Make sure you use a template that you have created for the hole placement when punching holes in different size pieces.  My 4×6 sleeves were smaller than my folder, but I was able to line up my sleeves with my template and punch holes in the exact locations needed.

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Different pieces of ephemera either stapled, glued, or clipped down added the perfect touches to decorate this album.

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And finally I added in a Goodie Bag to allow all those extra pictures my son picked to be stored for his enjoyment.

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My son is thrilled with his little album, which only took a few short hours to assemble.  The designer poster board and template studio made a wonderful fun album which is sturdy enough for little hands!

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Supply List:

Crush Paper
Crush Ephemera
4×6 waterfall sleeves
Alphabet Punch Board
Template Studio Starter Kit
File Folder Guide
Designer Poster Board (black, red, yellow)
Clearly Posh Foil Bows
Clearly Posh Ephemera

Organization Tips with Shellye & Chantalle

Today on the blog we’ve got design team members Chantalle McDaniel and Shellye McDaniel sharing some tips for craft room storage and organization. They’ll show us how they store their favorite We R Memory Keepers supplies. First off is Chantalle with a darling pegboard that’s as stylish as it is functional.

Hello We R fans! I’d love to share my little craft space with you today. As you can see, I have a snippet in the corner of our lounge/dining room. Floor space is at a premium, so I chose to go up rather than out! I’m sure you will agree, pegboard is not only fashionable, but seriously functional. I love being able to see exactly what options I have to create with and feel completely inspired when I sit at my desk.

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The thing I love most about using the board is that I can rearrange things when the need arises. Different types of hooks on their own or with little baskets etc, allow me to store a variety of tools and product – even my 123 Punch Board! It doubles as a tray to hold my cute Washi dispenser pals.

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My Fuse tool, along with Fuseables and accessories are stored nearby in my Fuse Storage box.

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Saving my best feature to last… Along the top of my board, I have run a white 6 inch folded ruler from the Ruler Studio collection. To this, I have attached some Ruler Studio metal hooks and a strand of Ruler Studio bulb lights. (These are battery operated, and completely portable.) The hooks can be used to hang anything from product to photo frames! I love the soft glow the lights give off at night. Best of all they are customisable with gorgeous covers, which have already started shipping to retailers, so keep an eye out for them at your favourite WRMK supplier.

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Hello! Shellye McDaniel here. Like many crafters, I keep a lot of my supplies and tools in baskets and bins, but I do have a couple of extra spots for organizing my things!


I purchased a few of these very inexpensive curtain rods at the dollar store and hung them horizontally behind a door in my craft room; it’s the perfect spot and I hate to waste any space when it comes to storage!

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The various WeR Memory Keepers punches sit nicely and better yet, they are in full display so I can see and grab them easily.


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Next, I like to keep packaging for certain tools, especially when they have detailed instructions or even a sample of how a finished project is supposed to look.  I punched holes (with my Crop-A-Dile) into cardboard packaging and inserted them into the binder  along with the dies!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these craft room storage and organization tips from Chantalle and Shellye. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more storage ideas!


Little Summer Joy Instax Album

Hey there, Aimee here sharing my love of summer in the new Instax Album. This summer I participated in an online class called Little Summer Joy.

Instax Mini Album by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #fujifilminstax #instax #minialbum

This was a free class, and it encouraged you to use your stash! I had just received the Instax Album from We R and was so excited to use for this project. It ended up being perfect, since I am not much of a mini album maker, plus I travel A LOT. So it was really easy for me to use photos that I instagramed & my Instax Printer to print my photos!

Instax Mini Album by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #fujifilminstax #instax #minialbum

Shopping my Stash I used my Fuse tool to seal in some wood veneer pieces. Actually The 4 was to large to seal inside the pocket so I stapled it with my mini stapler.

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I wanted to have some journaling in my album, specifically to remember the dates of the photos {it was a whirlwind summer}. So on my computer I made a faux table of contents as a title page.

To create the page, I simply typed my wordage, changed the font size printed to see if it would fit in the instax pocket. Once I got the font small enough for the instax pocket I taped a journaling card over the printed paper and ran it through my printer once again, then I cut the card to size.

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Here are a few of the pages from the album. The album holds photos from the whole summer, but the first few photos are from a different trip so I made a journaling card just for that trip. You can see after the first trip I listed the photo, date and place it was taken. The next page is a wood veneer that I sealed in with the Fuse Tool. And then I told the story of our summer crossing the US multiple times. You can also see the 4 that I stapled in a pocket and the puffy stickers I stuck on the outside of the pockets!


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I can’t wait to get another Instax Album to use for the Starbucks cards I have collected in my journeys {they fit perfectly}!


Product Used

Instax Album
Fuse Tool
Mini Stapler

Embellish An Instax Album With Clearly Posh

Hello, there!  Jennie McGarvey here and I’m excited to share with you how I decorated the wonderful We R Memory Keepers Instax album. This album is gorgeous and once I had it in my hands I knew exactly what I would use it for.  We had plans to travel to my hometown.  I planned to take snapshots with my Fuji Instax camera of my favorite spots.

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

I wanted to keep this simple.  A large part of my hometown is my alma matter, The University of Iowa, and the school colors are black and gold.  Are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Clearly Posh!  I knew the ephemera would be the primary embellishment since I wanted simplicity to be the focus of the album.

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I filled the pages with my photos, following a pattern of every other page housing a photo.  Then, the other pockets I filled with the Clearly Posh Ephemera, and a couple of pockets with the Wildflower tags.

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

Once the pockets were filled with the embellishments, I needed to use the Fuse Tool to seal those pockets shut!

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Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

What a fun way to embellish.  Take a look at all of my pages and see!

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Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

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Instax Album by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #instax #instaxalbum

I love that this album is beautiful and was fun to make.  Make sure to share your favorite We R Memory Keepers projects with us on the We R Memory Keepers social media channels!  We love to see what you are up to.


Instax album
Fuse Tool
Clearly Posh Ephemera
Clearly Posh Bows

Easy Shaker Card With The Fuse

Hi everyone, it’s Carrie today. I am really excited to show you how to make a shaker card that is super easy and fun to make.

I created this card using the older Black Widow Halloween line from WRMK, the Evolution Advanced, the DIY Party Confetti Punch, some adhesive and the new FUSE heat tool.

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First I made the base of my card so I knew what size die to use to create my shaker base. I then used the American Crafts Lifestyles Nesting Circle Die and my Evolution Advanced to make my shaker cut out. Once I got that done, I made some quick confetti with my DIY Party Confetti punch with the scraps of paper I had left over from making my card. I cut a photo sleeve down to the size I need to fill the hole in my card and filled it with the confetti. Now I needed to close up my pocket, I lined it up on the heat safe FUSE Mat, ( this mat is super cool since it has a holster to hold the FUSE tool in while it is heating up keeping it out of the way so you can still do your work). I then used the FUSE ruler to line where I wanted my pocket to close, ran the Fuse tool and fused the photo sleeve closed.wrmk fuse1


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I attached my little shaker pocket behind the circle I cut out and then decorated my card. Simple, fun and amazingly quick but looks like you spent hours on!

Products used:

WRMK Black Widow 12×12 Patterned Cardstock
WRMK Enamel Shapes- Orange and Black
WRMK Embossed Cardstock Stickers- Bewitched
American Crafts Foam Thickers-Daydream
American Crafts Lifestyles Nesting Circle Dies
WRMK Evolution Advanced
WRMK DIY Party Confetti Punch
WRMK AME 8×8 Page Protector
WRMK FUSE Heat Safe Mat and Holster
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

FUSEables Layout

Good morning, We R Fans! Jen McDermott here, and I am just so excited to get to share with you a layout I did using my Fuse, and the brand new Fusables paper and embellishments.  First off, I LOVE the new mat for the Fuse tool. It’s got a nifty little holster on it where I can put my Fuse and not worry about it burning while I’m working. And the heat-proof mat was exactly what I needed when creating a whole 12×12 layout with the Fusables paper, so SHOUT OUT to We R for coming up with such innovative products! Holla!

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To get started, I preheated my Fuse in the holster and gathered my supplies. I wanted to use the nifty ruler to add some detail to my background paper, so I grabbed the ruler and a couple of sheets of the Fusables paper, and got to work.

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Once I had traced and cut out my background paper, I fused them together using the ruler as a guide.  Then I decided I wanted a neat little confetti pocket on my page, because I CAN JUST FUSE IT TO THE BACKGROUND, EASY PEASY. So, I grabbed my Confetti punch, slid the confetti into a photo sleeve and fused it on up!

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Then I just fused it to the paper. So, so easy. Once I had my background done, I adhered my background photo, and then I got to embellish! My favorite part! I LOVE the new fusable ribbon and fringe trim. It adds so much to the layout as far as texture and color, and it’s so easy to apply; just run your fuse over it.

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I did a few groupings of the super cute fuseable embellishments, ran my fuse over them to keep them in place and that was it.

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It was so much fun; almost like stitching, but so much easier! I absolutely love my Fuse, and can’t wait to get to making some cards with it!! Here is my final layout:

FUSEables scrapbook layout by Jen McDermott for We R Memory Keepers #FUSEables #thefuse #scrapbooking


Tell us, what would YOU Fuse?

Supplies Used:

The Fuse
Fuse Mat
Fuse ruler
FUSEables Paper
FUSEables Embellishments
FUSEables Trim
Confetti Punch
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner by American Crafts


New Fuse Releases, Linen Albums, and A Giveaway!

Last week we shared loads of inspiration with you for our new DIY Party Collection, so this week we’re going to feature our other new releases. Since this week is Heat Tool Week, we’ll start off with some more details and inspiration for our new Fuse products. Check out the gorgeous projects you can create using the new FUSEables paper and embellishments. These goodies are genius! Use your Fuse tool to fuse this plastic paper together! How fun is that? No need for regular adhesive.

We R Memory Keepers Fuseables Projects

The plastic material this paper is made of makes it ideal for outdoor party decor, food packaging, and other projects that may need to be cleaned or might be exposed to weather. We offer 12×12 and 6×6 paper pads, card kits, borders, ephemera, and a banner kit.

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We’ve even got kits to match the latest collections from popular designers Dear Lizzy, and Jen Hadfield!

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Use the new decorative Fuse tips to add beautiful detail to your projects. And store your Fuse safely while in use, and while not in use with the new storage options.


Don’t forget the new Fuse Instax waterfall sleeves, pockets, and clear sheets. So many creative options!


Let’s move on to the beautiful new Linen Albums. They come in three neutral colors–Grey, Natural, and Black. You enjoy all the fabulous features of your favorite leather albums, but with the added texture of the linen fabric.


We R Memory Keepers Linen Albums

**Now for the best part! We’re giving away one Grey Linen Album, and a FUSEables grab bag! If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us your favorite new release from We R this fall. Comments will remain open until Thursday, October 8th at midnight. Two random winners will be announced Friday, October 9th, so be sure to check back and see if it’s you! Good luck!**

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Tomorrow we’re continuing our Heat Tool Week with some more inspiration from our design team, so be sure to check back. We’ll see you then!