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

Lunch Box Notes with the Typecast Typewriter

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun lunchbox notes! While my soon-to-be middle schooler assures me that he still loves getting notes from me in his lunchbox, I thought I would add a little bit of fun and silliness, instead of so much mushy-stuff. He has long been a fan of jokes, so I thought making lunchbox notes with jokes would be perfect!

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

 

To create the jokes, I grabbed a joke book and used the internet to find the best ones, or at least jokes he has not already told me a thousand times! The Typecast Typewriter was going to be the perfect way to write up these jokes!

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

 

Typecast 8.5×11” paper was scrolled into my Typecast. I began typing each joke, leaving space between the start and the punchline. Some jokes I left all together in one grouping.

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Once all my jokes were typed up, I used small rectangular dies to cut the jokes out. A shaped punch would work well too.

 

I cut and scored my card stock bases with the Trim & Score Board.

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

The size of my cards was determined by my 1-2-3Punchboard. Why? Because I knew I wanted to create envelopes. The smallest size envelopes available were for cards measuring 2×3.5” , which was the perfect size for a small lunchbox note!

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

I created each of the envelopes with the same patterned paper I used to decorate each card, Crate Paper’s Cute Girl 6×6 Paper Pad.

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

Why did the boy eat his homework? Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake!

Lunchbox Notes with the Typecast Typewriter by Kimberly Wilkinson for We R Memory Keepers

These notes will brighten any child’s day! What kind of lunchbox notes do you like put in your child’s lunch?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Crate Paper

 

Other joke answers:

Why don’t sharks ever catch colds? Because they always get plenty of vitamin SEA!

What’s smarter than a talking cat? A SPELLING bee!

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!

 

Traveler’s Notebook with the Stitch Happy

Hello there We R friends, and Happy Friday! Aly here with you today. I hope you’ve enjoyed Travel Week, and that you’ve gotten some inspiration for your travel-themed projects. Today I’m excited to share an easy way to document your travel memories using the Stitch Happy sewing machine.

Recently, I shared a tutorial for making this Hawaii themed Traveler’s Notebook plus one of the inside pages on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. You can catch the original post, including a process video and demo of the Stitch Happy HERE.

The thick Stitch Happy Thread (similar width to floss) really holds the six sheets of copy paper plus the cardstock cover together securely.

After binding my notebook, I used a few simple elements from the Crate Paper Oasis Collection to decorate the cover. Now I can add photos, memories, and embellishments to the inside pages as I have time. Here’s a look at a brand new page I added:


I used my used my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling directly to one of the tags from the Oasis Ephemera Pack. I love journaling with my Typecast-so easy!

Here are some details shots from the inside page:

I love using Traveler’s Notebooks to document memories. They’re quick, easy, and can be made in no time with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. They’re my favorite DIY project to date!


Thanks for joining me today. Have fun with your travel-themed projects, and enjoy your weekend friends!

Supplies:

Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy White Thread
Typecast Typewriter
Crate Paper Oasis Collection

Summer Bucket List Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share an easy and fun Summer Bucket list mini album that I created using the Tab Punch board. Not only did I use the Tab Punch Board on this project but I also used the brand new Planner Punch Board AND the Typecast Typewriter. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have this Summer bucket list mini album almost done before Summer even starts. Summer seems to fly by! I’ve found that the more I can get done before Summer officially hits, the better.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This album came together within an hour because of the awesome WRMK tools that I had to create with. The album measures about 5″x7″. The three tabs in the album are labeled with strips of white cardstock. On each strip of cardstock I used my Typecast typewriter to type the title of each section of the mini album.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
The three sections are “family”, “food”, and “fun”. I’ve found that when I have labels on my tabs they need to be very well adhered. Which is why I stapled each label into place. While our family doesn’t have a very specific Summer Bucket list we do know that we want our Summer to include these three things. Inside the album I left plenty of space for journaling and photos.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
When I had the pages of the album complete, I used the Planner Punch board to punch the holes for the black binder rings. The Planner punch board worked great! I will be using the planner punch board for all my mini albums in the future! I love how easy it was to use.
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Summer Bucket List Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Now that Summer is almost here, I hope this Summer bucket list mini album has inspired you to create a mini album for your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter

American Crafts/Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection

Mini Album with the Typecast and Fuse

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.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Shaker pocket with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

Then I used my Photo Sleeve Fuse to seal the waterfall sleeve shut, and trimmed off the excess.

Shaker pocket with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

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.

Shaker pocket with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

Tip: adding some double sided tape to the back of the shaker pocket holds it in place nicely in the album.

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

It was easy to add my journaling with the Typecast typewriter to some tags and journaling cards. I love that I can run my journaling spots right through the typewriter!

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

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!

Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Typecast typewriter and Photo Sleeve Fuse

Supplies:

Typecast typewriter
Mint Typecast Tags
Mint Typecast Mini Cards
Photo Sleeve Fuse
Heat Resistant Fuse Mat
4×4 Waterfall Sleeves

Heidi Swapp:
Magnolia Jane Floral Photo Journal
Magnolia Jane Clear Stickers
Magnolia Jane Gold Clips and Tin
Magnolia Jane 12×12 Paper Pad

Typecast Scrapbook Page

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!

Typecast Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Typecast Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Typecast Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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!

Typecast Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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!

Typecast Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

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!

Supplies Used:

Typecast Typewriter

 

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page

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!

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

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!

We R Memory Keepers Fringe and Score Board

With the Tab Punch Board you can make tabs anywhere you want, and in different widths too, it’s really easy to use.

We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board

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.

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I placed my tabs underneath my picture, each tab has a photograph of the species we saw at an exhibit last spring.

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this layout I used the Tealightful collection by our sister brand Pebbles, I think it is perfect for my Spring photos!

Tab Punch Board Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

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!

Eva

 

Supplies

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Stickers

Fringe and Score Tool

Tealightful Collection by Pebbles

Gatefold Birthday Invitation

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!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

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.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After lining the inside of the invitation with more patterned paper, I typed the invitation wording with the Typecast. What a fun touch!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

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!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To send off the invitation, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with coordinating papers from the same collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is thinking maybe celebrating a grown-up birthday might not be so bad? What kind of invitations would you make?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles-Simple Life by Jen Hadfield

Typecast Paper Collection Winner!

Thank so much to everyone who entered the Typecast Paper Collection giveaway. We’ve chosen a winner to receive select items from this retro-themed paper collection, and that winner is:

 

I really want the mint and the matching sewing machine when it is available. Mint is just such a now color and they will both be the finishing touches to my craft room.

 

Congratulations Janice! Please send an email to alyd@americancrafts.com with “Typecast Paper Collection Winner” in the subject line. Please include your name and shipping address and we’ll get your your goodies asap. Enjoy!

We hope you have a great weekend friends! Be sure to pop in on Monday to see what we’re featuring and giving away next week!

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast

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.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

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.

journal-in-a-shape-by-eva-pizarro-2

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.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

As a base for my photo I used journaling tags and basic cards from the same Typecast collection.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

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.

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter

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!

Journal in a Shape with the Typecast typewriter
Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Basics Cards
Typecast 12 x 12 inch Paper Pad
Typecast Gold Ribbon
Moonstruck Cork Stickers
Moonstruck Ephemera
Pebbles Rose Gold Thickers