Gate Fold Valentine

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a card that I created using the brand new 3 Way Corner Punch. I had so much fun creating this gate fold Valentine.

 

The trim and score board is perfect for card making because you can cut and score with the same tool! No more switching tools to score. The card base for this card is 4” x 8” cut from white cardstock. After cutting the card base, I scored it at the 2” mark and the 6” mark to create the gates on the front of the card. After folding the gates into the center of the card, I rounded each of the 4 corners (with the gates folded closed) with the 10mm corner rounder. The 3 way corner punch punched through the folded cardstock perfectly.

After I had the card base create, I cut patterned paper to go on all the panels of the card. The patterned papers that go on the gates are slightly smaller than 2”x 4” and the inside panel is slightly smaller than 4” square. I used the 3 way corner rounder to round the corners of the patterned paper too. I love that the corners have the exact same radius.

When all the patterned papers were adhered to the card base, it was time for embellishments and a sentiment. I made sure that all the embellishments were adhered well so that when I send the card in the mail, they will stay securely in place. Above the “lots” portion of the sentiment I added a small piece of white cardstock so that I can add a small handwritten message with the card. I rounded the corners of the white cardstock with the 7mm corner rounder. The 10mm was perfect for the outside corners of the card but a little too round for the small piece of cardstock. I loved not having to find another tool to change the radius of the corner.

I love how this cute little card turned out and I love the ease of creating the card with just two tools. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board

3 Way Corner Punch

Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Envelope Photo Album

Happy Friday friends, and thanks for stopping by! Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea using the adorable new Mini Envelope Punch Board. Check out the envelope photo album I made below for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This 3×4 inch little book is filled with mini envelopes that hold some of my favorite instax mini photos of me and my husband on some recent dates we’ve enjoyed, including our 21st anniversary celebration. They’re some of our most precious memories, so I’m really excited to share this handmade gift with him!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope photo album is easy to make with some double sided scrapbook papers like these adorable ones from the Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection, the Mini Envelope Punch Board, and the Trim and Score Board. Here’s how!

Start by trimming your paper to 5 1/4 inches square to make envelopes for 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 cards. I used the Envelope Generator app to figure out the paper size and punch guide measurement.

 

Envelope Generator App

Then I used the Mini Envelope Punch Board to create five small envelopes to hold my photos. I trimmed off the top flaps to allow easy access in the album. Tip: when making vertically oriented envelopes I like to trim off one of the side flaps right along the line where they meet on the envelope.

Next, I created the cover and binding for the envelope album. I trimmed one piece of 4 x 6 1/4 inch piece of scrapbook paper for the cover, and one 3 7/8 x 6 inch piece for the binding. I scored the cover piece at 3 inches and 3 1/4 inches, and I scored the binding piece at every 1/2 inch.

I folded the cover along the score lines, and then accordion folded the binding. I added adhesive to the back of the binding and secured it to the inside of the cover as seen below. You should have a 1/2 inch flap for each of your five envelopes. (This photo is missing one–I realized that after I photographed this, but fixed it before I added my envelopes.)

Then I adhered my envelopes to the binding with the 1/2 inch flaps on the back side of each envelope.

I added my photos to each envelope, and finished off my album by embellishing the cover and each of the envelopes. I kept the embellishments on the inside flat so that the album can close and store easily.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This little photo album is great for Valetine’s Day, but would also make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share your Mini Envelope Punch Board projects on our Facebook page. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a Valentine’s Layout made with some of my favorite tools, including the Envelope Punch Board.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

This board is a must have! You can use to make envelopes for your cards, but also to decorate layouts or mini albums. I made 5 envelopes using the Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper and placed them on my page forming a grid.

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

On top of some of the envelopes I glued a picture, to open the envelope easily I used the gold hearts from the Main Squeeze line, you just need to slide the picture up and the envelope will open

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the envelope I placed a journaling spot made with my Frame Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

I ran my journaling spots trough my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling. I love the Typecast font!

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

I decorated the journaling spots with some stickers and die cuts.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside some of the other envelopes I placed tags and die cuts. I love to find surprises on my layouts!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are all the envelopes open:

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Stitch Happy to add a scalloped border to my layout, I used turquoise to help balance all the red and pink from the collection.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Look at the dimension the envelopes create! And working on a grid design is easy! You just need to decorate 9 little squares and your layout is perfect!

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love this interactive layout, the envelopes are fun and perfect for hidden journaling!

Do you use your Envelope Punch Board to make minis or layouts?

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Main Squeeze line by Crate Paper
Typecast Typewriter
Frame Punch Board
Stitch Happy

Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Hello We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you some adorable Valentines tags. These cute tags are so easy to create with the new Trim and Score board. I love tools that have many different uses and this tool has an endless list of uses and projects that you can create. My favorite thing about this tool is that it’s two tools in one (a trimmer and a score board).

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

To create these cute tags, I only used three tools (the Trim & Score board, Hole Reinforcer Punch, and scissors). The first thing I did was create the tags by trimming the patterned paper into a rectangle and trimming the top two corners off to create a tag shape.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main focal point on these tags is the patterned paper rosette behind the wood veneer sentiment. These rosettes are so easy to make!. They’re one of my favorite embellishments because they make such a big impact. Each rosette is made from a 1 ½” x 12” strip of patterned paper.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After trimming the patterned paper strips I scored all three strips every 1/4 inch. I wanted these rosettes to add texture to the tags but not a ton of bulk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I should probably tell you about the products I’m using, huh? This awesome collection is “Main Squeeze” from Crate Paper. It’s perfect for ALL of your Valentine’s Day projects.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The main embellishment on these tags is obviously the rosette/the wood veneer sentiment. I kept the rest of the embellishments very simple with only a couple of stickers and some glittery washi.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

The finishing touch on the tag is the patterned paper hole reinforce that I created with the hole reinforcer punch. You guys, this punch is brilliant and has a permanent spot on my desk.

Valentine's Day Gift Tags 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. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Hole Reinforcer Punch

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board

Happy Friday friends! Aly here to share a fun and interactive Valentine’s Day party decor idea. Why not take your February 14th celebration up a notch and make Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the new Mini Envelope Punch Board!

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Include tiny love notes inside an envelope on each cupcake to the friends and family you’re celebrating with on Valentine’s Day.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

They’ll add a fun interactive element to your party, and make each of your guests feel extra special.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Valentine’s Day cupcakes, I started by making some simple cupcake wraps with the DIY Party Board using the Forever My Always collection from our sister brand, Pebbles Inc. I really love the color palette, along with the grounding neutrals of black, ivory, and kraft!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I trimmed apart the Love Notes paper so I could use some of the 2×2 inch blocks as love notes for my cupcakes. Then I made some 2×2 inch envelopes for the love notes with my new Mini Envelope Punch Board. I also slipped in some of the smaller die cut ephemera pieces as well.

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I sealed up each envelope with a puffy sticker from the collection, and then added a red decorative toothpick to the back of each one with a small glue dot.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I wrapped each cupcake, and stuck the mini love note toppers into each one. The Magic Sweet Stand by Sweet Tooth Fairy is the perfect way to display them!

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
DIY Party Board
Pebbles Forever My Always collection
Sweet Tooth Fairy Magic Sweet Stand

Throwback Thursday: Valetine’s Day Treat Pouches

Our new DIY Party Board is the perfect tool for Valentine’s Day celebrations, and we wanted to share some project inspiration with you from our fabulous in-house design team. Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day treat pouches!

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

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What’s so cool about the DIY Party Board is that you can customize your partyware to match the holiday, season, or event that you’re creating for. Just swap out your papers and embellishments!

What kind of partyware would you make with the DIY Party Board?

Valentine’s Day Card with the Score Board

Hello We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I don’t know what it is, but I love, love, love making cards for Valentine’s Day! Maybe its because red is my favorite color, but I am guessing it mostly has to do with the fact that I get to send cards to people who mean so much to me! One way to make my cards really stand out is by creating a rosette. Making rosettes of all sizes is a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Score Board!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Rosettes are a folded circle of sorts. They add a ton of dimension. I love how I see large rosettes being hung on walls for party décor, so I thought, why not make a card-sized version? While I am sharing a smaller size, you can easily adapt these instructions to create rosettes for scrapbook layouts or large ones for party décor!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To create a card-sized rosette, begin by cutting a piece of patterned paper measuring 1” wide by 12” long. Using the We R Memory Keepers Score Board, score the paper every ½” for the entire length of the strip of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Tip: Place the paper slightly below the top of the scoring space. When you place your scoring tool inside the line groove at the top, sliding down from there over the paper makes the score lines cleaner.

We R Memory Keepers Score Boar

Once the score lines are completed, fold the paper to create mountains and valleys. Meaning you will fold the paper forward on one score line, and then backward on the next score line.

We R Memory Keepers Score Board

 

After the entire strip of patterned paper has been folded, adhere the ends together, making sure to continue the pattern. Use strong adhesive.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

A flat circle needed to be created to hold the rosette in place. The We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch was the ideal size. A circle was punched from the same patterned paper, as the first step.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cover the punched circle with glue, strong glue. Push the center of the scored paper circle down to create the rosette. Carefully place it over the top of the glue. It will need to be held this in place for several minutes. Consider laying something down on top of it, to keep everything adhering as flat as possible.

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the rosette is dry, go ahead and embellish and decorate it. I used the Pebbles, Inc. collection, Forever My Always to add special touches. With rosettes, pennants always seem to add a nice contrast to the circular shape. Plus, that heart-shaped die cut in the middle of the rosette is perfect!

Valentine's Day Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who will you be making Valentine’s for this year?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles, Inc. – Forever My Always

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page with the Square Punch Board

Hello We R fans! Thanks for visiting our blog today. I am Eva Pizarro and I want to show you how to use your Square Punch Board to make a super easy Valentine’s Day layout.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

A few years ago my husband and I had a photo session, and because there were so many cute photos I couldn’t decide which one to use for my layout! I decided to use 6 small photos and combine them with patterned paper to create a grid look.

I used my Square Punch Board to cut lots of 1.5 inch squares. This board is great and I love that I don’t have any paper scraps after I use it. That makes organizing much easier!

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another great use of the Square Punch Board is to cut rectangles for the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I only used two letters here but imagine when you have to make banners or long phrases!

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I arranged my pictures and squares randomly, and to make sure everything was aligned I used my Square Guide.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to add lots of journaling so I used my Typecast Typewriter to add small phrases in every blank square of my layout.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added my “XO” title made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and a dot patterned paper from the Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I embellished everything with stickers and die cuts from the same Valentine’s collection. I embellished some squares with a tone on tone technique and on others I used 3d dots.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My Square Punch Board really made the job easy! And the best part is you don’t need several punches! With this amazing tool you can punch up from ¾ inch to 3×4 inch rectangles.

I am glad I was able to include so many pictures! Are you a one photo layout kind of girl? How many photos do you usually use?

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

Square Punch Board
Typecast Typewriter
Square Guide
Main Squeeze collection by Crate Paper
Mini Alphabet Punch Board

DIY Valentine’s Day Card Game

Hello again and thank you for joining me today. I’m so thrilled to be able to create for We R Memory Keepers for another year! My first post for the year is about creating something very special for someone special in your life. The Square Punch Board and Acrylic Block Set have helped me create this Do-It-Yourself deck of cards with a Valentine’s theme.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The Square Punch Board made it so easy to create multiple copies of the same size card. Simply set the measurements, insert your paper and punch!

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The deck comes complete with a matching box to keep this loved up set together. I have used the new ‘Forever my Always’ collection from Pebbles for this project. I loved the super sweet sentiments and colour scheme.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

If one were to use this deck a lot, one would probably be able to remember which number was which colour, but I figured for this special occasion, I would get away with choosing one pattern for each number and then going about decorating the houses differently.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The cards are all 4×3.5 inches in size with opposite corners treated the same. The brilliantly clever new 3 Way Corner Rounder is three tools in one! Simply choose the desired angle of roundness you would like for your corner, insert paper into relevant slot and punch. So quick and easy! I have left two corners sharp and rounded two corners.

3 Way Corner Rounder by We R Memory Keepers
I then set about decorating my cards…

Because they stack, I chose to go with some stamping. (One could also use a computer programme to design a pattern and then print out multiple cards on sheets of A4 but then punching them out might be a bit trickier.) The stamping worked out great thanks to my Acrylic Block Set. These are also a brand new product and each pack comes with three sizes to fit pretty much any size stamp. The edges of the blocks are curved so they are comfortable to hold and they also have crosshairs printed on them, making it easier to line up your stamps.

Acrylic Block Set by We R Memory Keepers
I’ve used StazOn on the cards so the ink is waterproof. A few splatters of Color Shine here and there added a bit of shimmer and colour contrast to the deck.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a close up of a finished card. If you had a lot of the same alphabet/number stickers, one could also use them instead of stamping to embellish the cards.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The cards needed a box to be stored in, so I carefully unfolded an existing box and traced around it, onto some beautiful foiled Bazzill cardstock. I chose it for the colour and also because it’s a sturdy cardstock and will hopefully withstand a bit of handling over time.

I used my Score Board to crease along the fold lines I had marked and used extra strength double-sided tape (the red one) to adhere it shut.

Basic Score Board by We R Memory Keepers
Here you can see all the cards sorted into their ranks. I have not used traditional suits, instead choosing to use ‘mini hearts’, ‘flowers’, ‘cherries’ and ‘suns’. I’ve also just done them all black, which I don’t think is too much of a problem, but feel free to make yours red and black!

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I really enjoyed making these and my awesome kiddos really enjoyed testing them out! I can’t wait to give them my DH on Valentine’s Day.

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The little ‘Let’s Play’ banner was typed up on my Typecast Typewriter and added, to tie-in with the little speech bubble sticker (raised on foam tape).

DIY Valentine's Day Card Game by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you will give this idea a try for your Valentine (or birthday boy/girl!) It was such a fun way to use my Square Punch Board! Until next time!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Square Punch Board

Scoreboard

3 Way Corner Rounder

Acrylic Block Set

Typecast Typewriter

Bazzill Foiled Cardstock

Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Mint’ & ‘Pink’

Vicki Boutin Stamp Set

Pebbles ‘Forever My Always’ 12x12x:

Sprinkled Blossoms

Follow Your Heart

Love Labels

From my Heart

Love Lace

Mint Dot

Be Mine

Baked

Forever my Always Accent Stickers

DIY Party Board Valentine Treat Pouches

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here on this lovely Valentine’s Day with my first DIY Party Board project – glassine treat pouches!

DIY party Board Valentine Treat Pouches

These pouches are super easy to decorate for any occasion, so even if you don’t have time today to make some for your Valentine, I still have some great tips for you! To make your treat pouches from Oh Goodie glassine paper, first trim your paper to 9 inches square. If you plan to keep the pouches food safe, use the Oh Goodie Guide to tear the excess paper; if not, just use your trusty trimmer. My candies were individually wrapped, so I used my trimmer.

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With guide A in place at the 11 mark, use the blade to cut out your pouch shape. Glassine paper is delicate, but if you follow these tips, your cut will be perfect: Tip #1: Start with the blade in the center and slide the blade to the right edge. Then return the blade to the center and cut to the left edge. Tip #2: Slide the blade swiftly; pausing may cause the blade to catch. Tip #3: When sliding the blade, hold the paper above the guide taut – the extra tension will help the blade move smoothly through the glassine paper.

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With the point upward, fold over the sides and secure with adhesive. Fold over the point to close the pouch. I did not seal my pouch at this point, but instead used a binder clip to attach some decoration and close each bag.

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DIY party Board Valentine Treat Pouches

 

I also used the DIY Party Board to create a wrap for my mini cactus. The 8 ounce ice cream cup wrap was the perfect size for this little pot.

DIY party Board Valentine Treat Pouches

I cannot wait to make more party supplies with this handy tool! I have a feeling that this board will stay near or at the top of my collection for quite awhile. Happy creating, and happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY party Board Valentine Treat Pouches
Supplies Used:

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper

DIY Party Board

Crate Paper paper and embellishments