3Ts Tuesday with Nancy Damiano!

3Ts Tuesday with Nancy Damiano!

Hi there SCT followers, its Nancy with a fun pocket tutorial using the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers. This nifty little tool lets you create custom pockets and sleeves in divided page protectors. It welds seams that are strong and easy to create.

I practiced sealing some odd-sized memorabilia in my Project Life album. I was impressed by how easy and well the Fuse worked. I quickly realized that I could create so much more with some old page protectors and this little tool.


To create the letter pockets:

1. Start by using your electronic cutting die cut machine to cut out 4” letters for your title. You can certainly make them smaller, I went “big” for impact. You can also easily cut these letter out by hand by printing them out. 


2. Cut a square out of an old page protector making sure you have a top and bottom layer together. Place the letter (in this case the Y) under both layers of page protector. This is the template you will trace to make the letter. 


3. Use the Fuse tool to seal about half way up the letter. Before sealing the top fill the letter with sequins. Place it back on the “Y” template and seal it up. The trick here is to move the tool firmly and quickly. If you hold the tool down to long it will burn a hole through the seam and you will have a leaky pocket! Practice a few times and you will get the hang of it.


4. Use scissors to trim the letter out.  The Fuse also comes with a cutting tip that you could use, but I found that just trimming with scissors was easier to control with shapes.


5. TIP: For letters with an inside hole – like the “O”, start by sealing up the center first. Then fill the pocket. Place the template back underneath and finish sealing the outside last.  Sounds tricky, but it’s really not. 


I think I’ll be getting a lot of use out of my Fuse not just in my Project Life albums, but creating custom embellishments of all kinds!


Thanks for joining me today!

~  Nancy Damiano

Scrapbook & Cards Today design team member

2015-05-19T09:00:00-04:00May 19th, 2015|Projects & Tutorials|


  1. Jennifer Scull May 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

    this is so cool! and what a great layout! I’ve been in awe of this neat little gadget ever since I first saw it on the market…. now I know I really want one! 🙂 thanks for sharing today!

  2. Margaret Roberts May 19, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for sharing this idea! I’ve just used my new Fuse for dividing up a page protector and making waterfall pockets, but you’ve given me a whole new direction to go in!

  3. barbara macaskill May 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I wasn’t sure if the Fuse was going to be on my wish list or not but after seeing lots of posts about it I know that I need it!! LOVE the letters and will be doing something similar when I get the Fuse tool!! TFS!

  4. Rebecca Yahrling May 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Those letters are fabulous! Love the colors, great layout!

  5. Gisele May 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Wow, how cool is that!!!

  6. Katy Donaldson Taylor May 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

    LOVE IT!!! Got mine in the mail this weekend and haven’t got to play with it yet!

  7. Mary Holshouser May 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I’ve been on the fence about this tool but I think she kicked me off. guess I’ll go get one.
    Great layout.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Carla Hundley May 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    How neat! I’ve
    got my Fuse and
    I’ll be making
    something like
    Carla from Utah

  9. Carla Hundley May 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    How neat! I’ve
    got my Fuse and
    I’ll be making
    something like
    Carla from Utah

  10. Carmen Mobbs May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you for showing us how to use the Fuse! I love the layout using letters! Now I will take mine out of the box. LOL

  11. jenn shurkus May 19, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    LOVE this! I need to start using my fuse tool!

  12. Beckie Williams May 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I want one BIG TIME!! Thank you for sharing!!

  13. Barb in AK May 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I am not familiar with the Fuse, but with your tutorial, it looks like a tool I may need! Thanks for sharing your creative layout. It’s really cool! 🙂

  14. Emmaeh May 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I was not sure if I would use the Fuse… Now I know I will…. Great ideas!

  15. Debbie from Illinois May 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Very cool!

  16. Kristina Beagle May 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    This is awesome!

  17. Gramma Dee May 20, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Very cool. The fuse was one tool I had convinced myself I did NOT need, but I am now thinking I DO need it. This could be really FUN!

  18. Sandy Ross May 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Very Cool idea….thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} May 21, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Love this! Super cute layout too!

  20. Amber M. May 22, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I love using my Fuse, and this is an excellent way to get even more use out of it. Nancy’s project is so cool – thank you for the inspiration!

  21. Michele McLachlin May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Very cool for shaker cards – no danger of the insides leaking out!

  22. stephpez May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Another great idea Nancy! You rock 🙂

  23. Jean May 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    You are so kind to offer the Fuse in a giveaway. It is a wonderful tool! Several of my friends have one and find it very useful and handy. Hopefully, I will win this one. I’d be in seventh heaven if I won.

  24. Louise Reynen May 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    This is so cool. I’ve not heard of this before but I love it. Boy, my ‘want’ list is getting so long!

  25. Dorina D May 24, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Wow! Love how you used this fun new tool to create a gorgeous layout. The Fuse just went to the very top of my wish list. The possibilities of how and where to use this new tool are endless. thanks for sharing that fabulous layout. Love it.

  26. Judy Estrada May 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Very cool project! I like the fact you created your own spin with the fuse tool! That looks like you could use it for many things! You done an awesome job on this project! Thanks for a chance to win the awesome fuse tool & your inspiration to create with it!

  27. stacie D May 27, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Beautiful page and idea for a bold title.

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