Hello there, We R friends! It’s Aly Dosdall back again to share a sweet mini album all about my daughters. Like some of you, scrapbooking was my gateway into the world of paper crafts. It’s my first love, not only because of the creative outlet it provides, but also because I believe in documenting stories.
While I love scrapbooking for the creativity, I don’t always have time for complicated, time-consuming pages. I really don’t want that to prevent me from telling important stories though, so I decided to use a Heidi Swapp Photo Journal from the Magnolia Jane collection to make a quick mini album about my relationship with my wonderful daughters.
What I love about this photo journal, is that I can continue to add to it as we make memories and have stories to tell. I started out the album with some photos from Easter this year, and I plan on adding to it about once a quarter until it’s full.
I created a cover page, a page for each of my three girls, and a fun decorative shaker pocket page where I included some extra journaling.
In this album, each of the pages is a pocket that you slide your photo (or patterned paper, journaling card, or shaker pocket) into, so it was easy to slide in my shaker pocket once I created it.
I started with a 4×4 inch waterfall sleeve, and inserted a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper, some confetti, some wood veneer shapes, and some sequins.
Then I used my Photo Sleeve Fuse to seal the waterfall sleeve shut, and trimmed off the excess.
I added a couple of stickers on the front of the shaker pocket, so that the shaker pieces won’t cover them up. Then I inserted the shaker pocket into the album.
Tip: adding some double sided tape to the back of the shaker pocket holds it in place nicely in the album.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some inspiration to tell your stories, and get your photos into a scrapbook album. Happy crafting friends!
Happy Monday friends, and welcome! This week on the blog, we’re celebrating all things scrapbooking and memory-keeping in honor of International Scrapbook Day this Saturday. Our designers have created some wonderful projects, so be sure to come back each day this week. Let’s get started with a beautiful Typecast layout!
Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. Scrapbooking was my first paper crafting love, and almost 20 years later, it’s still my favorite format for memory keeping. It isn’t hard to stay excited when you get to play with tools like the We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter and accessories!
I pulled a favorite sheet of patterned paper from the 8.5×11 paper pad to begin. I matted my photo and mounted it on a piece of patterned paper trimmed from the same paper pad. I placed that next to a Typecast greeting card, which I secured shut with adhesive (although that could be a great place for hidden journaling!). Before adhering anything to the page, I traced those elements with a pencil and fed the background paper into my typewriter.
Making sure to stay outside my pencil lines, I typed my journaling. I am still not an expert typist, so my type isn’t perfect, but that’s the charm I love most about using my Typecast typewriter.
I also typed a phrase onto a Typecast sticker label. I love that I can feed the sticker sheet directly into my typewriter. So easy!
When all my typing was finished, I assembled my layout. I added Thickers for a title and sequin stickers as accents. Simple, fast, and with the Typecast and accessories, stylish!
Scrapbooking will always hold a place in my heart, and this Typecast typewriter is making its own little space there, too. Happy creating, and happy National Scrapbooking Day!
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!
Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a birthday invitation. Normally I think of children’s parties, when I think of invitations, but why not celebrate in style as an adult? With some great We R Memory Keepers tools and some great paper, making trendy and stylish grown-up invitations is easy!
I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the new Pebbles line, Simple Life. Measuring 8 ½
by 5 ½,” these dimensions will allow me to create a basic gatefold card. A gatefold card has two flaps that open to reveal the inside. One flap on the right, and one on the left.
I placed my paper in the Trim & Score Board. After cutting the paper, the cutting track was flipped over, and the turquoise flap, flipped into its place. I score the paper at 2 1/8” from the side. Then I flipped the paper over and scored 2 1/8” from the other side. That leaves the paper at exactly 4 ¼” when closed, the size of a basic A2 card.
To keep the gatefold card closed, I cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 2” by 12.” That paper was scored 3 7/8” from each end. It was folded around the card. Adhesive was used to keep the band together on the back side. I created an extra-small bow with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. Because the band is meant to slide off, adding the bow to the front added a festive feel. Along with that sentiment sticker from the Simple Life collection.
After lining the inside of the invitation with more patterned paper, I typed the invitation wording with the Typecast. What a fun touch!
I lined up the first two words and typed the rest based off its position. Once the paper gets slightly higher, don’t forget to slide those black rollers over the paper. It keeps things lined up perfectly!
To send off the invitation, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with coordinating papers from the same collection.
Who is thinking maybe celebrating a grown-up birthday might not be so bad? What kind of invitations would you make?
We R Memory Keepers
Pebbles-Simple Life by Jen Hadfield
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Hello! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today showing you a fun way you can use your Typecast Typewriter and let the journaling be an important element of your layout.
To make the big journaling star I drew the shape with my electronic cutting machine, you could do it by hand but this was much easier for me! Use a pencil to make marks were your photo or title will be and then begin typing on your Typecast Typewriter with gold ink.
I used this gorgeous constellation paper you can find in the Typecast 12 x 12 inch paper pad as my base. It has rose gold foil details that I think are perfect with the gold ink journaling.
As a base for my photo I used journaling tags and basic cards from the same Typecast collection.
For all the other details I used embellishments from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. I added a cluster on the top left of my layout to balance that big star on the right.
With the Typecast Typewriter your journaling can become an embellishment and an important part of your layout. And the best part is that you can record all those feelings and stories in a fun and cute way! I hope you try this technique! It’s really easy and with the colored ribbons you have lots of possibilities!
Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again today to share some easy gift tags I made with my Typecast Typewriter and some tags from the mint Typecast Paper Collection. I love how easy to is to add sentiments, journaling, or other text to my papercraft projects with the typewriter! I find myself using it all the time.
To make these I started with some kraft and rose gold tags that are part of the collection. I added a strip of patterned paper and a strip of washi tape to each one.
I added some ink splatters to give the kraft tags a little more visual interest, allowing the ink to dry completely before finishing the tags.
Then I added a focal accent to each tag that I trimmed from the paper pad that’s part of the mint collection. I used a postage stamp image, and I fussy cut a butterfly and some birds. I added a few copper staples with my Staple Board as decorative elements.
Adhering the focal accents to the tags with foam squares added some dimension and depth to them.
Finally, I typed “For You” directly onto some labels and mini tags from the Typecast paper collection, and then adhered them to the tags. It’s so easy to roll stickers, labels, and tags right through the typewriter. Love it!
I hope this project has inspired you to get out your Typecast for easy sentiments and journaling. Thanks for joining me today!
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 We R friends, and Happy Monday! We hope you enjoyed your weekend, and that you’re ready to face a new week. We’re continuing our month-long celebration of National Craft Month with another giveaway!
Today we’re featuring the Mint Typecast Paper Collection, and one lucky reader will win selections from this collection. To enter, please leave a comment below telling us your favorite color Typecast Typewriter: black, pink, mint, or white. Comments will remain open until Thursday, March 9th at midnight. A winner will be announced Friday morning here on the blog. Good luck, and be sure to check back to see if you won!
P.S. Be sure to check back with all our social media channels during National Craft Month because we may or may not be giving away a Typecast Typewriter sometime. Just sayin’.