Must-Have Tools for Crafters with Aly Dosdall

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Join Aly Dosdall of We R Memory Keepers as she introduces you to the innovative and indispensable tools that are sure to change the way you create. You will learn how to infuse fun and functionality into your projects as Aly breaks her creative process down into simple steps and shares tips for working with each tool.  Full Description.
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Lesson 1 - How to Create Tabbed Planner Dividers That Will Make You Pleased As Punch(board)!

Kick your planner up a notch as you learn how to use the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board, the Planner Punch Board, and the 123 Punch Board to create custom inserts. Aly gives you easy tips and tricks for selecting the perfect accessories that will reflect your own unique style. Once you learn how to create custom tabbed dividers and envelope planner pockets, you'll never want to stop! At the end of this lesson, you might just be compelled to buy more planners to support your newly-acquired custom insert talent!

Lesson 2 - Tips and Tricks to Use the Evolution Die Cutting Machine with Letterpress Kits and Watercolors

These are the things that Die Cutting dreams are made of! Delight in the many ways that one machine can be used. The Evolution Advanced Die Cutting machine allows you to letterpress, emboss and die cut to your heart's content! From invitations to memory keeping, you are limited only by your imagination as the Evolution takes you on a journey of crafty discovery! Allow Aly to guide you through the process of creating a simple yet stunning watercolor planner page, beautifully letterpressed and embossed. Your planner just kicked it up a notch!

Lesson 3 - Fast and Fun Ways to Shake Up Your Life with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

The fabulous Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool creates fun and festive celebrations nestled within your albums in an instant. Watch as Aly demonstrates how easy it can be to use everything from confetti to sequins to glitter to your smallest memorabilia, and to seal it all beautifully and securely into neat pockets.  You will learn how to use the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool and accessories to create stunning heirloom albums and thoughtful cards for your loved ones. This versatile wonder will quickly become one of the most used tools in your stash.

Lesson 4 - Quick and Easy Guide to Creating Stunningly Straight Photo Frames and Layouts

Have you ever struggled to line up the photos and letters on your layout just so? Once you say hello to the Laser Square, you'll wonder where this lovely tool has been your whole life! This tool goes beyond the scrapbook page and can even pull double duty on your walls! Wishing that gallery wall were straight? Laser Square to the rescue (we think that's the perfect excuse to get the hubby to buy it for you!). Watch as Aly designs a beautifully symmetrical layout, and demonstrates how to create stunning frames of all sizes using the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board. Your selfies never looked so good!

Lesson 5 - Learn to Use the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite to Cook Up Irresistible Details in Your Albums

Take a bite out of life with Aly as she shows you how the little things can sometimes make the biggest impact. Follow along as Aly uses elements from the Typecast collection to design a creative yet practical album. Aly shares invaluable memory keeping tips through the whole lesson that you'll love. You will soon discover how fast it can be to put together a customized album that is perfect to take along on your vacation to add to throughout your travels, or to recount your trip upon your return. The techniques that Aly shares are versatile and can easily be personalized in any number of ways. Join us and uncover the way that will work for you!

Lesson 6 - Create Vacation Notebooks That are Just Your Type with the Typecast Collection!

Learn how to easily document your vacation memories using the We R Memory Keepers Typecast Collection. Modern with a vintage twist, this collection is hip, trendy, and so much fun! Everyone loves the Typecast Typewriter, and this isn't your grandma's typewriter! Sleek and easy to use, you will be the envy of all your friends, and they'll never know that that sleek relic is not just another pretty face. As functional as it is beautiful, Aly will show you just how easy it can be to use your typewriter to add personalized journaling to your travel albums and layouts. Your only problem will be choosing which color to get first! 

Lesson 7 - Tips to Stitch Simple Mini Albums That Will Make Your Family Sew Happy!

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned seamstress, the Stitch Happy Collection Sewing Machine from We R Memory Keepers is the perfect fit for everyone. From its yummy cotton candy and sky blue and serene color choices to the surprise one receives upon lifting it (hint: you don't need to work out to lift this machine!), this is the Sewing Machine for the modern crafter! From twine to paper, this was made with the true scrapbooker in mind. Join Aly as she demonstrates how to use the Stitch Happy Collection in unconventional ways to create beautiful and unique mini albums that that whole family will love!

Lesson 8 - Make Creating Albums a CINCH! How to use the Cinch Bindery Tool to Capture Your Family Memories

Quick, easy, and yes, a veritable CINCH! Once you add the We R Memory Keepers Cinch to your craft room, you will be a binding fool! The possibilities are endless - address books, recipe books, memory albums, notebooks, journals, planners...nothing is safe from the Cinch...and you won't want it to be! Aly leads you through her process of using the Cinch machine and accessories to easily create a beautiful family memory album. Easily customized using your favorite paper and embellishment collections, you will be anxious to get started once you see all of the opportunity and options available with this essential tool. Join us and see just how much of a CINCH memory keeping and organization can be!

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Join Aly Dosdall of We R Memory Keepers as she introduces you to the innovative and indispensable tools that are sure to change the way you create. You will learn how to infuse fun and functionality into your projects as Aly breaks her creative process down into simple steps and shares tips for working with each tool. Transform the look and feel of your memory keeping projects as you demystify these new additions to your arsenal. You will learn which materials work well with each tool and Aly will illustrate each technique with examples of her own art. Drop your husband at the hardware store while you stay in the comfort of your own home, sit back and join us for the crafter's version of Tool Time! 

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About the Teacher

Aly Dosdall

I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and a full-time mother of 5 awesome kiddos. I'm also a blogger, designer, and educator in the paper crafts and scrapbooking industry.  I've been scrapbooking for about 17 years, and my work been featured widely in all the major industry publications, as well as on HSN and QVC-UK.  Currently, I work as blog hostess and designer for We R Memory Keepers, a designer for Echo Park, and I often teach online scrapbooking and paper crafts workshops.