Monday, February 20, 2017

My Other Creations: We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board Mini Folder

The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Transport."  I made a folder to transport highly important documents of a secret nature (okay- maybe just craft papers) from Point A to Point B.

I have been waiting for months to get my hands on the new Tab Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers and it did not disappoint!  If you're thinking about getting one, there are some good YouTube videos on the basics of how it works.  And yes!  This is an easy board to use (some require a bigger learning curve, but this one's pretty straightforward).  In addition, here are some questions/answers I couldn't find online that I discovered after I bought my board:

What does is mean when the board advertises the ability to cut three different sizes of tabs (small, medium or large)?  This refers to the length of the tab only (short tab, medium tab or long tab).  They are exactly the same width and height, but the length is the part you're able to adjust.  I used the large tabs on my project above.

Can you punch tabs onto any size of paper?  Yes.  You can make "real size" folders or super mini folders.  The only limitations are on the size of paper you have.  If you wanted a huge folder, you'd obviously have to have huge paper.

Can you change the depth of the tabs?  Nope.  The board cuts into your paper at a set depth.  If you wanted more shallow/more narrow tabs for some reason, the tab depth is not something that's adjustable.

Can you change the shape of the tabs?  Negative.  If you don't like the tab shape (say you wanted to punch a tab that was really simple and didn't have the second bump-out "step" at the bottom), you can't adjust that on this board.  I think the shape is great, so I have no reason to want to change it, but I was curious about that when I was looking into this board.

The bottom line is that this board is awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed using it on this project.  Long live tabs, I say, and if you have a tool that makes it quick and easy to add tabs to anything, then all the better!

Here are the supplies I used for my folder, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see where this week's theme will "transport" you (see what I did there?), so be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. I love the way you use patterned papers, Andrea. You have so many cool ideas and as always your colors are beautiful. Love this!

    Cathie ♥

  2. I love your take on the theme Andrea! The folder is fabulous! love everything about this and just the thought of transporting top secret documents made me smile haha ;-) LOVE IT :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Crazy and great at the same time and as always! Pretty fresh colors and strong patterns, nice layers and totally surprising final effect which is what I love the most in your projects. You are unpredictable :-) Hugs, Marzena

  4. Brilliant! Love how your mind went to a totally different way of transporting, Andrea! Such a wonderful little folio and you shared some great info about the tab punch - love what you did with it! Gorgeous colors!!

  5. Andrea, What a clever take on this transport theme, and I just love this colorful, artistic folder!

  6. I just adore your way with colour - a visit here is always uplifting. Fabulous folder, and I love your alternative take on 'transport'
    Alison x

  7. hahaha love your description! Wouldn't these dress up any craft room! I could use about 4 of reality at least 20, but I didn't want to appear greedy! Thanks for the share! ;)

  8. Please show us how you made your folder. Thanks.

    1. Hi Rita! Thanks for your question. The folder probably looks more complicated and fancier than it is. All I did was fold a piece of patterned paper in half. Then I cut a tab out of the top right corner using the Tab Punch Board. It was just a basic folder at that point. All I did to add more visual interest was to cut two additional tabs out of different pieces of patterned paper that I glued on to the folder's edge. So it's one folder with three tabs. There are no separate sections or anything; I just liked the look of lots of tabs. Hope that helps and let me know if you want more info!

  9. well, thanks for sharing all your experimentation with the supplies! I am really falling for your personal choice of colors no matter what stamps and materials you choose:)

  10. Love the layers and you oh-so-happy palette :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Fantastic folder Andrea! I love all the colours and patterns and of course the sentiment stamp that you used.

  12. Your folder looks brilliant Andrea and very happy!! Perfect for crafty stuff inside! Love the fresh papers, bright colours and then the black stamping sets it all off to a tee! You could make great gifts with this punch board - very nifty! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

  13. fabulous folder for all those precious papers (crafty of course) your use of colour and stamps (recognise those trees from my buddy Kim Dellow)...have a great weekend hugs kath xxx

  14. As always, your interpretation of the theme is perfect and I love the quirkiness of this project and the fantastic use of colour! It's just wonderful Andrea and another unique piece of artwork... :)

  15. I'm never disappoint from your works! This small folio is fabulous, as always I love your color palette and I really like all the stamps you used, especially the sentiment! Barbara

  16. Love this gorgeous creation, Andrea. The embellishments and the colors you create are always fantastic. :)

  17. This is amazing, Andrea! Love the bold colors as always and the tabs are a fabulous touch. The funky flowers are really gorgeous, love them! Hugs, Sandra