Throwback Thursday

One of my all-time favorite We R collections is For The Record. I love the colors, layers, and graph paper base. And, like most We R collections, its classic designs and patterns are still on trend and look great. But, that collection was released before each collection included Albums Made Easy sets so there are no coordinating 3×4 journaling cards for my photo sleeves.

We R DIY AME by Aly Dosdall

Fortunately, all I have to do is pull out my 3×4 Card Punch and I can make my own! This particular collection lends itself well to punching or cutting out bits for Albums Made Easy layouts and it still looks fresh and new even though it’s an older collection.

We R DIY AME_paper and punch

Adding some newer embellishments and some freehand pen outlines updates the feel of the papers and stickers perfectly. And the typewriter-style printed journaling font works well with the theme of the papers. I had no trouble finding Washi Tape in colors that match the collection–I love that We R coordinates their embellishments with the paper collection color palettes.

We R DIY AME by Aly Dosdall_close

So, if you have an older collection you love and would like to use it for your Albums Made Easy layouts, pull out your 3×4 punch and make your own custom journaling cards. Update the papers with some newer embellishments and techniques and your layouts will be fresh and right on trend.



For The Record Paper Pack
For The Record Embossed Stickers
3×4 Card Punch–Rounded Corners
Washi Tape–Onyx, Avocado, Sea Foam
Heart Punch Dies
Photo Sleeve–3×4

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