Photo Sleeve Fuse Tag Set

Hello, and happy Tuesday, We R readers! Laura here with some fancy Urban Chic shaker tags you can use to dress up a present or card. The new Urban Chic collection is perfect for creating a special gift for your best girl friend.

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The Urban Chic collection has a great layered tag set and ephemera die-cuts that work perfectly to create shaker tags with the fuse tool. Since the tags are pre-cut these come together really quickly. I started with one of the tags and a photo sleeve. I used the FUSE tool to create a pocket for the tag. I added some gold sequins and seed beads to the pocket along with a gold heart from the ephemera set.

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I used the FUSE tool to close up the top of the tag. The ruler helps you to get a straight line.

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I added a gold eyelet to the top of the tag using the Crop-A-Dile tool.

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To make the other two tags, I followed a similar process. On the “Oh, Hey!” tag, I used the FUSE tool to fuse the bottom edge of the tag in a V shape.

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I filled it with gold sequins and some black cardstock confetti I made with the Confetti punch. I used one of the ephemera shapes to add a little flag on the outside of the tag.

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I added a letter “L” on the bottom of the first tag to give it a little something extra using one of the Urban Chic Thickers.

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Each tag received an eyelet at the top and some twine to finish it off. Shaker tags are so fun and festive. You can really fill them with whatever you want! They make any gift seem a little more special.

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Supplies:

Urban Chic Ephemera Die-Cuts

Urban Chic Layered Tags

Urban Chic Thickers

FUSE Tool

Fuse Photo Sleeve Waterfall Sleeves

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Baker’s Twine

Sequins

DIY Party Confetti Punch

 

Inspired by Embroidery Hoops

Inspired by Embroidery Hoops

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a project inspired THIS PROJECT by Samantha Taylor on the We R Memory Keepers blog a year ago.

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I instantly grabbed my favorite WRMK collection, Urban Chic and began making fun groupings of items I loved to display in an embroidery hoop.

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As you can see, I got carried away!  I had so much fun making my groupings that I couldn’t fit my design on one embroidery hoop, and I was going to need a few big ones to fit everything I had made.  So I turned to the Organization Studio, my Corkboard Frame.  With the help of the DIY Light Strand and some flowers I was able to create an entire display for my daughter to enjoy.

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My idea began by creating a countdown for my daughter to track her package delivery of her make-up box each month.  I cut 2.5×2.5 squares and added numbers and some hand-drawn lines for interest.  These papers are nestled under a sticker overlapping a 3×4 card and a layered tag.  To keep the focus on these items I used a photo frame included in the ephemera.  To imitate the embroidery hoop design, I grabbed some embellishments from Crate Paper to use that were flat, yet continued my theme.

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My next grouping was just a few pretty items and colors I wanted to add to my board, but I didn’t have a frame big enough to house the items I chose.  Using the new Frame Punch, I was able to customize a frame that was large enough to be seen with my items, 3.5”x6”.

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My last group was simple with the addition of the gold bow for a little added pizazz.  To continue with the decorations, I chose a card, sticker, and ephemera to add to the frame.

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Sometimes it is fun to create projects that just reflect our likes to help pretty up our homes, grab a few of your favorite items and have fun combining them and then put them on display.  Embroidery Hoops, Frames, Canvas, Corkboards, and the list goes on can all be altered with a little product love!

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic collection – ephemera, paper, stickers, layered tags

Frame Punch Board

DIY Party Light Strand

DIY Party Light Covers – flowers

Clearly Posh Plastic Bows

Organization Gallery – Corkboard Frame

 

 

Inspired by Pom Poms

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with my take on something I saw – and loved! – on the We R Memory Keepers blog. I love embroidery hoops and pom poms, so when I saw this project by Amanda Coleman, I knew I wanted to give something similar a go.

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I started by making a large pom pom in red, a medium pom pom in mint and a small pom pom in yellow. Before I had these handy We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Pom Pom Makers, I wrapped the yarn around my hand and always ended up with pom poms that weren’t quite fluffy or even enough. These pom pom makers were easy to use and the result was so much better!

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I backed a large hoop with patterned paper from the Urban Chic collection. I love that ikat print! I also love the “girl boss” feel to the Urban Chic line. Because I wanted this hoop to hang in my crafty workspace, I chose some empowering words from another patterned paper to be the sentiment on my hoop. Like Amanda did in her project, I used foam adhesive to lift the words off the background.

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To add the pom poms to the hoop, I simply applied a little puddle of hot glue to the patterned paper where the pom pom would go, then pressed the pom pom into the glue. Once set, I re-fluffed the yarn. I also glued some handmade felt flowers between the pom poms.

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As one final detail, I put gold foil washi tape around the outside of my hoop. I love how it matches my gold American Crafts scissors as they both hang on my peg board.

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Thanks to Amanda for the inspiration for this project! I’m itching to make a few more. If you’re looking for a cute and fast way to dress up your walls, give this pom pom hoop a try! The We R Memory Keepers pom pom makers are so easy to use, you’ll have a great wall hanging in no time. Happy creating!

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Supplies Used:

DIY Party Pom Pom Makers
Urban Chic Collection

Guest Designer Melissa Phillips

Happy Friday We R fans! In honor of World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, we’re thrilled to welcome guest designer Melissa Phillips, cardmaking and stamping expert. Check out her beautiful projects below, and then scroll down to get to know a bit more about her.

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Hello everyone!  Melissa Phillips here, and I am so excited to get to celebrate World Cardmaking day with you.  I was invited to create a couple of cards using the darling, new Urban Chic collection as well as the Frame Punch Board (what a fun tool!).

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The frame for my first card was created using the Frame Punch Board.  I selected patterned paper from the Urban Chic collection and in a matter of seconds had created a frame where I nestled my focal point.

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I added a few cardstock stickers such as the heart tab in the upper left corner and the tiny lips, and then stacked a few die cut shapes to finish.

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The Woodland Thickers are my favorite elements from this collection, so I used one of the symbols from the set to tie in with the current trends of today and to top off my tiny stack of die cuts.

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I had to use the sweet donuts from the Urban Chic collection somehow on my second card.

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I love spotting these trendy little items popping up in the paper-crafting world.

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I simply hand-cut three donuts from the Street Vendor patterned paper sheet, added a bit of glitter to highlight the sprinkles, and then arranged them with Woodland Thickers to create my x’s and o’s.

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Enjoy a creative weekend!

Melissa

Bio:

Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life. “I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

Social Media Links:

blog:  http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lilybeanmom/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lilybeanpaperie/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/melissa.phillips.75054

Favorite We R Product:

Love Notes We R Instagram Kit

Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Stay true to your style and love what you create.  Don’t feel like you have to create like everyone else in order for your style to be special, what matters is it’s uniquely you.  What you create will be special to others and the joy you feel as you create, naturally comes through in what you create.

Banner Punch Board Card Set

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you some cards made with the Banner Punch Board. This board is one of my favorites and I use it all the time, not only to make banners but also on layouts and cards! For these cards I am using the lovely Urban Chic collection. I love the girly feeling and the bright colors mixed with black and gold accents.

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To make one of the cards use your Banner Punch Board to cut a small flag.

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Adhere it to your card and add a sentiment with the gorgeous alphas from this collection. I also embellished my card with some cut out flowers and a small cardstock sticker.

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To add some dimension adhere your banner to your card base using 3d dots.

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To make the other card cut small triangles 1,5 inch tall in different patterned papers.

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Cover only half of your card base with the patterned paper triangles.

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Place a tag on top of your triangles and again use your alphas to write your sentiment.

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Finish your card with some hemp twine.

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For my title, I selected some of my alphas with the gold accent on the bottom and some alphas with the gold on the top.

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Do you have a Banner Punch Board? Do you use it for something other than banners? If you do share the link! I would love to see it!

Eva

 

Supplies

Banner Punch Board
Urban Chic Patterned Paper Hello Love
Urban Chic Patterned Paper English Garden
Urban Chic Patterned Paper Wink Wink
Urban Chic Patterned Paper 5th Avenue
Urban Chic Patterned Paper Street Vendor
Urban Chic Patterned Paper Kiss Kiss
Urban Chic Cardstock Stickers
Urban Chic Ephemera Pack
Urban Chic Thickers
Urban Chic Layered Tags

 

Frame Punch Board Scrapbook Layout

Hello We R fans and welcome back to the blog today! I’ve had lots of fun with the fabulous new Frame Punch Board. This clever tool allows you to create custom size frames – perfect for any number of project ideas! I’ve taken full advantage of this feature, with my layout using the beautiful Urban Chic Collection.

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The background of my page consists of a number of frames, which I have cut to size to fit the entire 12×12. I’ve played around with straight and rounded edges and mixed up the frame widths as well, so they are not all the same thickness all around.

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I planned out the background by cutting strips of paper and then creating the frames.

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The Frame Punch Board comes with full instructions. The magic lies in these adjustable guides, which you can pull out and pop in to a different slot. These are marked with numbers, which give you an idea of how thick you would like your frame border.

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The more you move them up, the thicker your frame border will be. Move them all the way to the first slot and you’ve got a built-in corner rounder!

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Pop the paper in and punch. This will give you your punch guides. Repeat on all four corners.

Watch the video below to see this punch board in action.

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Inside the frames I have added detail with some texture paste and a pretty stencil. I used my Typecast Typewriter to journal all about a bit of fun we had putting some temporary colour into my daughter’s hair for a party. As the page is quite busy, I felt the journaling was contrasting too much. To solve this problem, I created a little vellum sleeve. This allows me to see the text but softens it so it doesn’t clash too much with all the elements.

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The little gold label sticker is from the Typecast Collection. I will admit that I didn’t get the spacing completely correct straight off the bat, but I loved how I could pop the label sheet in to the typewriter and create a custom label!

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My title is a combination of some wording from a sheet of Urban Chic ‘Wanderlust’. This paper seems to be a DT fave! How adorable are those hair clip stickers too! Perfect for my girly page.

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The gorgeous blooms in the Urban Chic collection are another fave in this line. I love cutting them out to add to my cards and layouts.

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Thank you again for stopping by. Wishing you many hours of punch board fun!

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Frame Punch Board
Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Aqua Replacement Ribbon
Typecast Label Stickers
Urban Chic ‘Wanderlust’
Urban Chic ‘LDN Calling’
Urban Chic ‘Street Vendor’
Urban Chic ‘English Garden’
Urban Chic Ephemera
Urban Chic Stickers
DIY Party Vellum Pad
Sequin Stickers Black

Photo Card

Hello, Shelley here today to finish off Memory Keeping Week. Photo frames aren’t just for pictures and layouts!  I’ve used the awesome new Frame Punch Board to whip up a sweet “Oh, Hey” card using the Urban Chic Collection.

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To get started, just cut any patterned paper or cardstock to the size frame that you’d like to make.

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For the base of my A2 card, I chose to cut the bottom mat paper to 4.25X5.5” and then punched the four corners at the 0.5” setting.

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Next I wanted to add another layer of color to the top of the mat, so I measured between the punched corners to determine the size paper that needed to be cut (2.75”X4”).

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The corners were rounded with the 1/4” edge of the Corner Chomper and then it was added to the center of the mat with foam tape.

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For the top, an actual frame was finally cut from the Wink Wink Paper.  The frame width was set at 0.25” and then the center piece was trimmed away as shown above.  I added a vintage photo that I found on the internet behind the mat.

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I finished off the card with a few pieces from Urban Chic’s Ephemera and Cardstock Stickers.

 

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Before attaching to the card-front, I added a background paper behind the mat so that the punched areas would really stand out.

I love layering different sizes of frames, especially on cards, so I was really excited to try out the Frame Punch Board!

Products:

Frame Punch Board
Corner Chomper
Urban Chic Collection: English Garden Paper; Wink Wink Paper; Ldn Calling Paper; Cardstock Stickers; Ephemera Die Cuts

Typecast Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a sweet layout of my little boy using the new Typecast collection and the super fun Typewriters!  I have wanted a typewriter for so long now to allow me to add journaling anywhere and now We R Memory Keepers has made just that, and in pink too.

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As I began paging through the Typecast paper pad, I was drawn to the gray and pink pages with the flowers.  I chose an 8.5×11 page to add to my 12×12 page to add some interest through color and the florals.  Using a postcard, desk pad, and bag from the Typecast collection allowed me to further add in color and textures to keep a calm layout, but elegant.  The addition of a doily and some white floral cut files from Wilna Furstenberg were the perfect touch to add to the sweetness of young love.

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After establishing the main pieces of my page, I grabbed a journaling card to add some of the details to the page.  I love how easy it was to add typed journaling to my page without the hassle or running the pieces through my computer as I used to have to do.  I can’t wait to try this in my planner and my Project Life page too as it is so convenient.

The Urban Chic ephemera and Thickers worked really well with the Typecast collection, they added just the right amount of color and details.

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Design Tip:  Simple design layouts don’t mean that you can’t add layers for texture and elegance, and by choosing white elements such as doilies and cut files you can easily add to the layout without taking away from the simple elegant style.

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This layout will be a treasure in my little boy’s book and who knows what the future might hold for these two!  With the WRMK typewriter in your hands, there are no more excuses for not getting the story written down and in your books.

 

 

Supplies:

Urban Chic:  emphemera (662990), Woodland thickers (662992), stickers (662988)

Typecast:  treat bags (310316), postcards (310315), cards (310314, 310312), labels (310285, 310283), desk pad (310291), 8.5×11 paper pad (310329), 12×12 paper pad (310328)

Dream Thickers

Urban Chic Winner!

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Thanks to all who entered our Urban Chic giveaway! We can’t wait to see what you all are going to create with it. It’s such a fun and feminine collection. We’ve selected a random winner to receive this collection, and that winner is…

So gorgeous! I see lots of happy mail – flip books and such – in my future with this collection!

Congratulations Natalie! Please send an email to wrsocial@americancrafts.com with “Urban Chic Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address, and we’ll send you your prize asap.

 

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and happy crafting!

Guest Designer: Gail Lindner

Hello We R Memory Keepers Fans! My name is Gail and I’m from Brisbane, Australia! I’m a busy mum to 3 young kids ages 8, 5 and 2 and in between all the daily mummy duties such as making sandwiches, never-ending laundry and driving to school and kindergarten, I try to make time to do something creative every day!

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I’m truly passionate about memory keeping and have been scrapbooking for 16+ years. You’ll find me regularly sharing my creative work on the American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd design team blogs.

Blog: http://www.wordsandphotosblog.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gail_lindner/
Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/gail_lindner/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gail.lindner.18

Favorite We R Product: 1-2-3 Punch Board! Such a versatile tool!

 

Urban Chic Projects

I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog today and share a couple of projects I created using the Urban Chic collection! I was so happy to work with this collection! Including some of my fave colors: pink, teal, black and white and don’t forget GOLD, it was absolutely perfect for photos of my 8 year old daughter.

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I created a layout with photos of my daughter on her eighth birthday. Although a lot of the patterns and colors are quite bold, I pulled out a few of the softer colors to focus on.

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Using a white cardstock background, I added interest with layers of patterned paper down either side. As there is stitching on some of the Layered Tags, I also added stitching to my layout including a hand-stitched heart on the background, framing my photos.

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I layered up my photos with some more white cardstock, a couple of die cuts and embellished with the gorgeous stickers! A few splatters of gold mist and I love the result!

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For my second project, I decided to create a mini album, but I wanted it to be “freestanding” so my daughter could display it proudly on her shelf! I constructed the pages from chipboard covered in some of my favourite patterns.

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I knew I wanted this project to be dedicated to my daughter’s love of dancing so Urban Chic with all it’s very girly patterns, phrases and icons was perfect! I embellished each page simply with patterned paper, stickers, frames and die cuts.

I found a gorgeous teal fabric flower in my stash that I added to the front cover!

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On each page also, I added a letter representing the type of dance (ballet, jazz, tap) which I made using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

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I can see so many projects in my future with the Urban Chic collection! Thank you so much We R Memory Keepers for the opportunity to play with such gorgeous product!

 

Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects with us today Gail! So glad you were able to guest design for us. We hope you all enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!