Throwback Thursday: DIY Traveler’s Notebook

If you have some summer or travel memories that need to be documented and to find a home, here’s a great way to do that! Make your own traveler’s notebook with some office paper, patterned paper, and the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.

Hello friends, Aly here. 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 the rest of your week friends!

Supplies:

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

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s Aly with you today closing off our Halloween Treat Container Week with a fun and easy idea for making Googly Eye Treat Pockets with the Circle Spin & Trim and the Journal Guide.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

These DIY Halloween Party Favors are perfect for handing out to trick or treaters, for a class party, or for teachers, friends, and neighbors.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can even include them as part of a Googly Eye Halloween Party! Googly eyes are easy to find in crafts stores, but why not make your own? They’re cheaper that way, and you can totally customize them to fit your project.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Halloween Party Favors, start by trimming black solid or semi-patterned paper to 4×6 inches. I used plain black Bazzill Cardstock and some black and white papers from the DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack. Then follow the Journal Guide instructions to make a photo pocket. Tip: be sure to use strong adhesive to hold your pocket securely together.

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

Next, cut several 1-2 inch circles using the Circle Spin & Trim from solid white cardstock. If you’re throwing a Googly Eye Party, cut some larger white circle for bigger eyes.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin and Trim

Type up a “punny” sentiment or quote on lavendar cardstock with the Typecast Typewriter, and punch them out with the Clear Cut Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end for tying.

We R Memory Keepers Typecast and Clear Cut Circle Punch

To make your Googly Eyes, add black enamel dots or small paper circles to the center of the white circles. Vary the placement of the black circles to make the eyes appear to be looking different directions.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tie the tag around the top of the treat pockets with black twine. You can add a little adhesive to hold them in place if you’d like.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once your treat pockets are ready, slide in a small individually wrapped piece of candy or chocolate, and watch your recipients smile when you hand them out!

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy and crafty weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim
Journal Guide
Clear Cut Tag Punch
Typecast Typewriter
Trim and Score Board
DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack

 

Chantalle’s Top 3 Craft Tools

**This will be Chantalle’s final post as a member of our design team. We wish her the very best and have loved featuring her creative projects, tips and ideas. Next month we’ll be welcoming a new member of our team, so stay tuned!**

Hello we R Fans! The reason we all love We R Memory Keepers so much is because, in my opinion, they make THE BEST tools around!

No matter what type of projects you like to create, whether it’s card making, scrapbooking, project life-ing or sewing, they have the perfect tool for the job.

Here is a shortlist of a few of my very favourite, favourites…

TYPECAST TYPEWRITER

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast opened new doors for me. I am one of those people that hate their own handwriting, and being able to create memorable, neat journaling directly on a 12×12 sheet of paper was so liberating!

I love the fact that I can just pop a bit of paper or a journaling card into the typewriter, and within seconds, have exactly the wording that I need.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast range comes with a compliment of stunning papers and accessories as well as many interchangeable ribbon spools so you can type in lots of different colours. This is a going away card that I created using my Typecast and several journaling cards from the Typecast collection.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see an example of a scrapbook page where I have typed directly onto the 12×12 paper. Paired with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, you can create fantastic title and journaling combinations!

 Scrapbook Page by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

CIRCLE CLEAR CUT PUNCH

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

Next up are the Clear Cut Punches. These babies are so amazing, you can punch anywhere on your project.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

The Circle Clear Cut Punch is probably my favourite. Such a versatile shape, I have used mine so many times to create patterns on my scrapbook pages, die cut shapes for cards and albums and even frames. Punch exactly what you want, where you want!

Mini Album by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

The unique Clear-cut guide and magnetic punch system takes the guesswork out of perfect punching and the Transparent guide system makes alignment easy and allows for precise punching anywhere

Here you can see some festive treat bags I created using the Circle Clear Cut Punch and another of my all-time favourite tools, my Envelope Punchboard.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

Another thing I love about the Clear Cut Punches are that they create die cut shapes, which you can then use as ephemera on new projects.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

HAPPY JIG

No doubt, there were plenty of people doing the happy dance when the Happy Jig was announced, including me!

This easy-to-use jig makes wire working a breeze, by allowing you to wrap wire around the pegs to create fun embellisments for your projects.

There are over 100 design templates available in the instruction book and on Instagram. Be sure to give @werhappyjig a follow to find lots of inspiration, instructions and how-tos!

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Each 100-piece kit includes colored wire, pegs, and wire cutters and includes a built-in storage compartment for supplies.
Additional wire colors are sold individually and in packs.
The easy-to-follow instruction book includes step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words.

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers
This ‘hello’ title was a fun addition to a card I made. The flower shapes were cut out using my Evolution Advanced with my Magnetic Mat.

 Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory KeepersI love the dimension the wire embellishment adds and its so satisfying to tell people, “I made that!”

Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

May you enjoy many happy hours crafting with your favourite WeR tools!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Typecast Typewriter

Happy Jig

Storage Tips with Soraya Maes

Hi We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to give you some of my storage tips! I love organizing my work space as it constantly evolves depending on the project I’m working in. Let’s have a look on my documenting station, homemade paper storage, my drawers and my glitter factory!

I have a whole desk dedicated to documention: I definitely think that it’s more handy and useful to have everything in the same place than having them separated in drawers and boxes. It is also my cute/kawaii place where I can display all the pretty unicorn and panda stuff!

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I store my papers in a wooden tower that I totally hand made! They are all organized by brand and collection so that I can easily find them. If you want to learn how to make your own you can see the how to on my blog!

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

There is also in my scraproom a specific corner for my stationary! I’m so in love with notebooks, planners, travel notebooks and all the colorful brush pens that I decided to gather them! Here is another tip for you: use a make up storage container (the clear drawers) to store all of your pencils and brush pens!

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

My Label It maker and all its accessories are stored in those blue baskets so that I can easily reach them. It’s very handy for storing all the colorful tapes.

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersCraft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Label It label maker

I have a thing with small transparent containers as you can see in my drawers! I just love to store all my pretty little embellishments in them, this is why you can see them everywhere in my scraproom! This is perfect to organize the wood veeners and the sequins as well.

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This little shelf is like a small boutique for me, this is why I call it “my glitter factory”. This is a tray that was intially made to store the cutlery but when you install it vertically you get a cute shelf to store the glitter containers! How cool?!

Craft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersCraft Room Storage Tips by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me with all those storage tips. Happy organizing everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast machine
3 Way Corner Punch
Label It and accessories

 

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share a new planner spread using tons of washi tape as we’re digging into Washi Tape week on the We R Memory Keepers blog! I must admit that washi tape is my favorite embellishment and spreading it in all my projects is always lots of fun!

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the first spread I made. It’s a basic a weekly double page with hand lettering. I used different colors and sizes of washi rolls to structure and organize the week. If you want to write directly on washi you should chose a permanent marker for a better result.

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersUsing Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Before adding the embellishments I wrote down the journaling with my Typecast typewriter. I will forever love the authentic style you can get with a typewriter!

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersUsing Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

For this second spread, I played with the amazing Word Punch Board! How easy and fun it is to create a summer design. Here is how I did it: on a white piece of cardstock I placed a layer of washi tape right on the edge. I placed the letters “SUM-ER” in the Word Punch Board then punched it. I took the “M” and moved it over one slot before punching again. I made a whole phrase like this using different colors of washi tape! So fun, I tell you!

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I cut all around the washi tape borders before placing them on my planner spread and decorating them!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Word Punch Board by We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board by We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My planner spreads are ready to dive into the summer time!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me for this special washi tape project! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya


Supplies :

Wrd Punch Board

We R Washi Tapes + various ones

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Typecast machine

Scissors

Adhesive Runner

Various embellishments

Document Your Travels with a Pocket Page

Hi We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share a pocket page inspiration today using some fun tools like the Confetti Punch, the new USB Power Heat Tool and the Alphabet Punch Board. I will also play with the cute paper pad “No Prob Llama”.

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make the title card, I used the Airbrush with a pink marker and a banner for a soft messy background. Then I created the letter E with the Alphabet Punch Board and decorated all around, using the E as the first letter of our destination: Eze Village.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory KeepersMarker Airbrush by We R Memory KeepersAlphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers3 Way Corner Punch We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

The paper pad is so cute that I couldn’t help myself cutting out the designs. This is what I did with this set of cactus plants with my Detail Scissors. Then I placed it on another patterned paper, I love how it turned, it looks like a whole new card!

Detail Scissors by We R Memory Keepers + DCWV No Prob Llama Paper Pad3 Way Corner Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make a shaker pocket with a piece of vellum that I used as a journaling card. I chose vellum since it’s easy and fun to see through with all the confetti! The Typecast machine ads more authenticity to the pocket. I made all the fun confetti with the Confetti Punch, you should definitely try this one! The new USB Power Tool is awesome, I closed the pocket with it making a double line. Love the stitching effect !

We R Memory Keepers Typecast TypewriterWe R Memory Keepers Confetti PunchTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers featuring the USB Heat Tools with the Fuse Tip

And voilà! The pocket page is done! It’s such a fun way to document my family travels and week-ends!

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

Travel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory KeepersTravel Pocket Page by Soraya Maes by We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast machine

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

USB Power Tool – Heat Tool

Detail Scissors

Alphabet Punch Board

Confetti Punch

Fuse mat and ruler

We R Washi Tapes

Fuseable Fringe Strip

Trim & Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Papers from DCWV

 

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

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Planner Punch Board

 

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter

Hello everybody Soraya here with you to share a new planner spread using the wonderful typewriter by We R Memory Keepers: the Typecast! It is so easy to add journaling and stories to our projects. It also adds such an authentic look!

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

When I decorate my planner, I love adding lovely embellishments, tags, stickers… and journaling! Yes, the words are definitely an embellishment for me. Wether with the Typecast or with our hand writing, the words we use can immediately give some great dimension! This is what I did for this pread, I created a spring bucket list.

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board is also something that I love to do when it comes to decorating my planner. Those little letters are so cute, I could put them anywhere! So here is a “hello” that will welcome the spring pages. I followed the instructions on the Alphabet Punch Board App directly on my phone, it’s way cooler!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

As you have to use little paper rectangles (1.5 x 2.5 inches) with the mini board, I cut them out with my fabulous Trim & Score Board. And here we go!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

How cute is this spring divider? I added extra leaves and a flower to showcase the letters.

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My planner spread is finished, my spring bucket list is up. Let’s jump into the pages!

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread with the Typecast Typewriter by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today, as you can see the Typecast typewriter is an essential machine when it comes to decorating with words. Happy creating to you all and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Typecast

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Papers are from DCWV

Stitch Happy Scissors

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

 

 

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter

Happy Spring everyone, Nancy here with a look at two new paper pads from Die Cut With a View. I used the new Diecut Shapes and Tropicana Premium Stacks which are filled with beautiful patterns on heavyweight paper with splashes of gold foil.

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

The Diecut Shapes stack includes many styles from florals to graphic motifs. I started this layout with a row of die cut flags. This starts the framework of the design and adds a punch of color and texture.

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Next,  I used the Alphabet Alignment Guide to mark off where my journaling should begin and end. Using a pencil to lightly draw a rectangle just above the row of flags.

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

I pulled out the brand new red Typecast typewriter to add the story. I love that this handy typewriter can be used on 12×12 paper. I can journaling just about anywhere on my design and that is fabulous! The bright cherry color doesn’t hurt either.

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Just above the journaling, a bed of layers was created using some patterned paper from the Tropicana stack. The DieCut Premium Stack came in handy for all of the embellished shaped layers. A journaling card, circular die cut, foil palms accent and ombre tag were used to frame out the focal point photo. All of the different colors and shapes add texture and depth to the center of the design.

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

A very simple line of machine stitching was added to tie the flags together and finish off the layout. The combination of Die Cut with a View’s Premium Stacks and the Typecast Typewriter make for easy and beautiful scrapbook design!

Scrapbook Page with the Typecast Typewriter by Nancy Damiano for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
DCWV Inc Die Cuts and Tropicana Premium Stacks

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