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We R Memory Keepers – Valentine Flip Book

Hello We R friends! I’m back to share a Valentine’s Day project created with the help of a few We R Memory Keepers tools. Some of these tools have become a staple for me; I use them all the time for a variety of crafty projects, as they allow me to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For today I’ve decided to make a Valentine loaded trifold flip book to send to one of my best crafty friends.

I started by trimming my paper to measure 7×12 inches, and scored it at 4 and 8 inches with the Mini Score Board.

I wanted the folding flaps to have slanted corners, so I marked them vertically at 3.5 inches an d cut them with a craft knife using the 12” ruler that comes in the Ultimate Tool Kit as my guide.

Once the base was ready, I started making my embellishments. First, rosettes in different sizes, which I simply embellished with a sticker in the center and transformed into paper clips.

Next two tags, that I used to wrap washi tape around and add as a little surprise.

Lastly, I created a “love” word with the Happy Jig, which I thought it would be a nice and sweet addition.

In order to hold all these goodies, I added pockets to each flap by simply stitching a strip of paper down. I embellished each section of the flip book with lots of die cuts and stickers from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

A couple of weeks ago I made some Valentines Pockets with the Pocket Punch Board for my kids’ classmates (you can find the tutorial here), and I liked them so much that I “stole” a couple to add to this flip book. They not only fit perfectly, but allowed me to bring in an extra interactive element that is always fun to discover 😉

Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to give this flip book to my sweet friend. What crafts are you making for Valentine’s Day?


Mini Score Board

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pocket Maker Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Crate Paper La La Love

Blog · Mini Albums

Crate Paper – Love Mini Album

Hello CP fans. I’m back to share a new project created with the super cute La La Love collection. I decided to go with a mini album to document some sweet moments between my kids. Although I feel like they’re always arguing, fighting, screaming at each other, these photos show how much they love one another and the fun that they have when they spend time together. It’s not all bad after all 😉 Thank goodness for such lovely memories!

There are a few steps to this mini album, but it’s very easy to make and comes together pretty quickly.

I started by trimming four sheets of my favorite patterned paper to measure 4”x8”. I then scored them right at the 4” mark and folded them in half.

For the cover, I used a 11.75”x4.25” piece of paper, which I first scored at 4” and 4.25”, then again at 3.25” and 3.5” after rotating it 180 degrees.

I adhered the pages back to back with strong adhesive before placing them on the inside of the cover, like in the photo below.

Once the base of the album was ready, it was time to create some frames for my photos. I used the Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers, which made it fast and easy. What I love about this tool is that I can vary the size of the frames to fit my needs. I used one of them to make a shaker pocket for the front of the album. I love how it turned out! The foam adhesive under the frame also allowed me to hide the ends of the ribbon that keep the album together.

Another element I repeated throughout my mini is small pockets to hold other photos, some journaling and sentiments from the collection. I stitched them down to make sure they stayed in place. You’ll see stitching details here and there on several pages as well.

Below you can see more close-ups.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I enjoyed making this mini album, and I sure hope I have given you some inspiration for your next project with the darling La La Love collection.

Until next time.

Supplies: La La Love – Ephemera Pieces (344555), Chipboard Stickers (344549), My Sweet Foam Stickers (344552), Washi Tape (344566), Stickers (344554), Paper Clips (344561), Shaker Stickers (344556), Embellishments (344560), Stickers (344558), Like You (344544), Be Mine (344535), Heart You (344541), Love Note (344536), Bouquet (344545), Blush (344548).

Blog · Mini Albums

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello creafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from Sveta‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Kathleen Graumüller

Rubeena Ianigro

Erum Tasneem

Olga Moss

Norine Borys

Vicki Boutin

May Sukyong Park

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Virginia Lu

Vicky Papaioannou

Lilith Eeckels

Sveta Fotinia

Enza Gudor

Alex Syberia

Nicole Picadura

Isha Gupta

Lydia Evans

Zsoka Marko

Rowena M

Keeway Tsao

Zinia Redo

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Agnieszka Malyszek

Laura Jane

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

The project I’m sharing today features the gorgeous Leaf Medallion Stamp Set and coordinating dies. It is absolutely stunning! The details are incredible, and its size allows you to create a variety of projects with it.

I decided to make a mini album to document some of our October memories.

I love that the die set comes with an outline of the design, making it easier to create a shaped album or card. The papers come from the Celebrations Paper Set, and I also included many other Altenew stamp sets and dies, that I’ll list below in the supply section.

Here are close ups of the individual pages, as well as an overview of the whole album.

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.

Your next stop is Alex‘s blog. Happy hopping!

Supplies: Leaf Medallion Stamp Set, Lead Medallion Die, Brush Alpha Die Set, Ditsy Print Stamp Set, Handpicked Bouquet Stamp Set, School Days Stamp Set, 365 Stamp Set, Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder, Celebrations Paper Set, Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set, Super Script Scrapbook Stamp Set, Reflection Scrapbook Collection, Inked Flora Stamp Set.