Travel Shaker Card

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today on the blog showing you a fun travel card made with the lovely Fuseables Card Kit.

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The Fuseables Card Kit has everything you need to make 10 awesome cards: sequins, diecuts, sentiments, even envelopes! And the best part is that you don’t need any adhesive because you can use your Fuse Tool to attach all the pieces.

To make this card I used one of the tri fold card bases, an image of a world map that I die cut from another card base and a 4×4 inch photo sleeve. It is very easy to cut through the Fuseables paper, just select the double cut option on your die cutting machine and cut on low speed.

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I needed a bigger circle on my card so I used a glass to mark a perfect circle on both sides of the tri fold card.

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I held my world map to my card with some washi tape and very slowly began attaching it with my Fuse. I love the marks the Fuse leaves on this Fuseables paper, they look like stitches!

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With a needle I added some embroidery floss from Chile to the USA.

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I trimmed a bit off my photo sleeve and filled it with some sequins. I closed it and then attached it on the back of the card. You don’t need to attach all the sides of the photo sleeve, just make a diagonal line on the four corners and you will be alright.

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I embellished the front of the card with some sentiments and some hearts. I also included the “Bon Voyage” phrase with some tiny alphas from the Wildflower sticker sheet.

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To finish the card I folded one of the flaps and used my Fuse Tool to close all the sides. That way the back of my card is pretty and neat. I also ran my Fuse on the front to create a stitched look.

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I love how the blue sequins look! And with the Fuse I managed to make this shaker card very easily!

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Here you can see the “Bon Voyage” phrase better, the stickers are perfect and the letters shine with that gold foil.

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I hope you like this card, I am sure the person receiving it is going to be very happy! What do you like the most: To make or receive cards?

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Eva

 

Supplies:

Fuseable Cards and Envelopes  Kit
4×4 Photo Sleeve
Fuse Tool
Fuse Silicon Mat

I Love NY Frame

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye here today.  I had an absolute blast on my recent trip to New York City and I wanted to share my love in this fun frame!

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I took a standard 8X10 frame from the dollar store and removed the glass.  I cut a piece of the Crush “XOXO” paper down to 8X10 to use as the base.

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Next, I brought out the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3X5 Metallic Foil Pad and punched the letters “I, N, Y”.

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I added them to the base paper and machine stitched around the perimeter with a straight stitch.

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I printed out one of my favorite photos from the trip and used the Ruler Studio Frame to give it a nice border before attaching.

I used Ephemera Die Cuts from the Crush collection, some cute arrow clips from the Oh Goodie! Shaped Paper Clips and gold sequins to embellish.

Such a fun way to commemorate a favorite trip and still have a nice decorative piece for the home!

Products:

Crush Collection: Die Cut Ephemera;  XOXO Paper
Oh Goodie!: Shaped Paper Clips
Alphabet Punch Board
Metallic Foil Pad

 

Vacation Mini Album

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here. I’ve discovered that three of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools can combine forces to create a great vacation mini book. Here’s what the Cinch, the Fuse and the new mini Alphabet Punch Board can do:

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I started with two 6×6 Cinch Book Boards and trimmed them to 4×6 inches. I adhered a vacation photo to the front cover. Using the mini Alphabet Punch Board, I cut out a “d” and “b” for the album title. I also added some typed details.

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The inside pages are a mix of 4×6 photos, Fuseable patterned papers and white cardstock.

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One page is a 4×6 waterfall sleeve. I used the Fuse tool to secure a strip of patterned paper to one edge. This is the edge that the binding goes through. I also added photos to the top right then filled the bottom right with sand from the beach.

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I carried the alphas from the front cover throughout the album. The mini Alphabet Punch Board is so easy to use that whipping up a subtitle for my photos is no problem at all!

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I added some texture to a couple of the pages with the Fuse tool and a Fuseable ruffle. The blue ruffle reminds me of waves.

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When all the pages were created, it was simple to use the Cinch to punch holes and bind the album. If you’ve got a vacation album to make, get out your favorite We R Memory Makers tools! They’re so easy to use that a great album will come together in no time. Happy creating!

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Supplies Used:

Cinch
6×6 Cinch Book Boards
Gold Cinch Binding Wires
Flower Girl Patterned Paper
Flower Girl Die Cuts
Flower Girl Stickers
Fuse Waterfall Sleeves
Fuse Tool
Fuseable Patterned Paper
Fuseable Decorative Tape
Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Monogram Luggage Tags

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Travel Week! Our design team has come up with some fun travel-themed projects to inspire you, so if you’re traveling this summer (or plan to soon) sit back and get ready to add to your Pinterest board!

Hi there We R fans! Aly here today to share a recent project I made for our family reunion this summer. Every two years my extended family spends a week in some time-share condos we own. The cousins love to have sleep overs and share rooms together. It’s always so much fun, but sometimes hard to keep track of what belongs to everyone. So this year I made my girls some monogram luggage tags for their backpacks so they’re easier to keep track of.

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These tags were easy to make using some of my favorite We R tools, plus they add a fun personal touch to my girls’ bags.

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To make these easy shaker luggage tags I started by die cutting some tags from white cardstock with my Evolution Advanced.

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Then I punched out some monograms using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the 3×5 Kraft with Foil Paper Pads.

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Next I adhered the monograms to the blank tags and placed them between two plastic sheets. I used the thin metal tag die as a stencil for my Fuse tool, fusing together all but one side of the tag pocket.

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I trimmed away the excess, added some DIY Party Confetti and sequins, and then fused the last side shut.

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Finally, I punched a hole in the top of each tag with my Euro Hook Power Punch, and then machine stitched below that to seal off the confetti and sequins.

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While I made mine for luggage, these shaker tags could be used for other things like personalized gift tags, cards, or scrapbook pages.

 

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Photo Sleeve Fuse
12×12 FUSEables Clear Sheets
Evolution Advanced
Tag Nesting Dies
Euro Hook Power Punch

Guest Designer: Lindsay Bateman

We’re thrilled to welcome the talented and lovely Lindsay Bateman on the blog today as our guest designer! Take a look at her gorgeous projects, and then scroll down to learn a little bit more about Lindsay. Enjoy!

 

Hello everybody!

It’s Lindsay Bateman here, and I am SO very excited to be sharing with you all a couple of projects I recently made using the BRAND NEW We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board in celebration of Alpha Week here over on the We R blog. Yes…you heard me right…MINI!

It is exactly the same version and concept of the original Alphabet Punch Board….except this one now makes smaller letters…1 1/2” x 2 1/2” inch alphas to be exact. They are the cutest! I used the Flower Girl collection to create both projects, one being a layout and the other a fun pennant banner.

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First, let’s have a close up look at my ‘CELEBRATE’ banner.

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I love having the option of the Mini Alphabet Punch Board because it is such a great way to create ‘smaller’ banners with long words.  Especially if one does not have a lot of extra space or room to create a huge banner with large letters.

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To create this banner, I cut out my banner pieces from a 12×12 sheet of Flower Girl patterned paper.  I then used a different pattern paper from the same collection to create my alphas.  Following the booklet guide that comes with the punch, I punched out each individual letter. I then adhered onto my banner, embellishing with ephemera also from the Flower Girl collection.  I used my sewing machine to stitch my banners altogether to create a fun mini ‘celebrate’ decor piece.

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Next up, a traditional 12×12 page.

To be honest, I could NOT wait to create a traditional scrapbook page using the Mini Alphabet Punch.  I adore adding titles and using alphas on all of my projects, so the very fact that I could customize my own title using whatever patterns and papers my heart desired made me SO very happy.

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Using the Flower Girl collection, I decided to create a large title/phrase as the base of my page “love you sweet girl”.

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I varied up the patterns, and I also substituted photos in for a few of the letters.

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You can see just how small the letters are this punch creates, as my photos were punched using a 2” circle punch. I absolutely adore the end result.

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For a finishing touch I added a few more embellishments from the collection onto my page.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Hello everybody! I’m Lindsay Bateman. I live in Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada where I reside with my husband, Matthew and our 2 year old son Madix. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  I am obsessed with stationary, photography and everything/anything related to documenting life!  It truly is my happy place.  Currently I am an active member on Heidi Swapp’s Media/Design Team and loving every minute!  If you would like to see more of my creative work or what is currently inspiring me, you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest and my own personal blog. Hugs!

 

Blog: http://simplereflectionsofmyeveryday.blogspot.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.bateman.10

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaydawnebateman/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lindsaybateman/

 

Favorite We R Product:

I would definitely have to say that my favourite We R Product is the Alphabet Punch Board (both mini and large size).  Having ONE tool with the ability to create every letter of the alphabet in literal seconds has been such a huge game changer for me.  Never has it been SO easy to create gorgeous customized alphas in every colour and pattern of paper out there. Plus it is such an amazing tool to get using up those pieces of scrap paper!  It is the best.

 

Favorite Scrapbooking/Paper Crafting Tip:

One of my favourite scrapbooking/paper crafting tips has to be organized storage.  With life being SO busy, I never want to waste my precious time that I do get to scrapbook looking and organizing my stash.  Keeping a drawer filled with my essentials (adhesive, trimmer, stamping ink, stickers) helps keep me productive, focused and more efficient when it comes to completing projects and making the most of what free time I do get to have in my day for me!

 

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects and a little bit about yourself with us today Lindsay! We hope you all have an awesome weekend, and take lots of photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Big Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone, Wendy here today with a layout focused on the different Alphas available through We R Memory Keepers.  I had to make the new Mini Alphabet Punch Board the star of the show as the letters are just the right size for impact.

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I began my layout by punching out the main word for my title and my design.  It’s not often I start a layout without my picture placement, but when going big it is better to fix the largest element on your page first.  After punching out the word dream from the Kraft and Blush paper I decided to punch out the word big in gold and affix this using foam adhesive for a large impact.

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I chose to add more thoughts to my title using the small alphabet stickers included on the sticker sheet and I finished with some fun Thickers.  A few added stickers and other elements added some interest to an alpha full layout.

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I added in a 3×4 card to further dress up my title and my page with color and interest.  An embellishment cluster helped to anchor my title down to my page and it added a visual triangle through colors and shapes to my page.

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One last grouping of stickers and other embellishments added to the main focus of my page to complete the visual triangles and to anchor the page.

Designer Tip:  I love to leave my journaling until the end because it then adds a design aspect by balancing out my layout with an element that isn’t too heavy, but fills in the blank spots that needed something.

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Thanks for joining me today, I hope you were inspired to play with some alphabets and see what fun you can create!  Don’t forget to get your Mini Alpha punch to it is a great staple for any stash. J

 

Supply List:

Crush Thickers
Kraft & Blush 3×5 paper pad
Metallic 3×5 paper pad
Flower Girl accent stickers
Flower Girl Puffy stickers
Flower Girl Petals patterned paper
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Bazzill white cardstock

New Releases: DIY Mini Piñata Kits

Hello We R fans! We’re so excited to share some more new releases with you today! These new releases are part of our DIY Party collection, and are an addition to our Mini Piñatas. Introducing our DIY Mini Piñata Kits!

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With four different kits available, you’ll have everything you need to create personalized favors and decor for your holiday celebrations. Choose from Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Christmas Tree or Snowman.

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Each kit contains everything you need to make 3 unique pinatas: pinatas, fringe tape and stickers.

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You can customize them for décor, place settings, or party favors. Plus, they’re a perfect party activity for kids 6 and up.

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These fun kits just released today, so watch for them in stores and online in the coming weeks!

Monogram Card Set

Hello there We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here today with a monogram card set. When I first saw the new Mini Alphabet Punch Board, after the squeals of delight and hand-clapping, I knew I wanted to use the letters to create monograms on cards. Long having been a classy design for personalized stationery, I knew creating a monogram letter with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board would make a wonderful gift for my mother.

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Using the ABC 3×5 Metallic Pad, I began creating the letters. These letters are approximately 2.5” tall and 1.5” wide. The perfect size for cards!\

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The 3×5 paper pad is designed to work with the original Alphabet Punchboard, but I found that I could get 3 letters from each sheet of this pad! And with all the colors and patterns available in the 3×5 pads, how wonderful!

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You can see the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and paper pad. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board comes with a book of instructions, but you can also download a free app! I have a tendency to misplace instruction booklets like this, so having the photos and instructions on my phone is perfect!

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Each of my gold letters was added to a card base. I layered beautiful papers from the Flower Girl collection onto my card bases. The shape on my base, underneath the monogram, was created using the dies that came with my Evolution! They were the perfect shape and size!

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On each monogram, I added a sticker from the Flower Girl collection.  I used foam adhesive on each sticker to add some dimension.

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What will you create with your Mini Alphabet Punch Board?

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Flower Girl Patterned paper; Summer Night, Finch, Rosebud
Flower Girl Sticker Sheet
ABC 3×5 Pad: Metallic
Thin Metal Dies

Framed Desk Art

Hello We R fans and thank you for once again for joining me, as I share with you some decor pieces for my very new little corner of the house. It has taken many years for me to infiltrate but I have finally commandeered the spare room, haha! I now have some lovely natural light to create in and space away from the hustle and bustle. I’ve created some framed pieces for my desk which I hope will set the tone for the room. I’m thinking I now need some hot pink in there for sure!

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I think these frames pack a punch and would make a great gift on a small budget.

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Let me show you how I created them, starting with the smaller ‘Create’ frame…
I started with some simple supplies:

Some store-bought frame
Designer poster board in the black and white stripe
Some acrylic alphabet letters
Heatwave stencil
Minc Reactive Paint
Minc machine

*If you don’t have access to a Minc, some gold paint would work very well too*

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I cut my card down to the size of the frame. In this case it was 5×7 inches.  I taped it down to my work area and adhered my letters with some Blu-Tack. (I don’t know what the equivalent of this would be outside of Australia, lol.  Google suggested Plasti-Tak.) I used Blu-Tack so I could move them incrementally without damaging my paper and also take them off when I ran my paper through my Minc machine.

I then went about painting around the letters with Minc Reactive Paint. I started off with a flourish through the stencil but I didn’t like the way I joined up the dotted area to the flourish, so I painted over it. (BUT I will say that the paint works great through the stencil.)

Once the paint was dry, I ran the paper through the Minc on heat setting number 4. Peeled away the foil and I was amazed at how fabulous it looked!

I wanted to give it a lot more texture and dimension, so I popped the acrylic alphas back on and set about with a bit more paint etc. Finally, I added some gold Clearly Posh chipboard thickers over the top.

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Here is how it turned out… Love is not a big enough word for how I feel about this! It inspires me to not be afraid to explore my own creativity.

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I completed the set of three with a very simple framed piece of patterned paper from a 6×6 pad of Inked Rose. I’d like to think that the frames represent many possibilities.

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Now let me show you how easy it was to put together the largest frame…

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I used my Alphabet Punch Board to cut the initials of my each of my family. (You could use any word that divides evenly as an alternative of course.) I used the Metallic Foil Pad which is fabulous as the sheets are already cut to size to there is no measuring needed.

A tip If you are wanting to use metallic or a specific side of patterned paper etc, start with the side you want to face up, facing down to make your first punch. This would not be so important for letters that look the same both ways iykwim, but for specific letters and numbers, it would be important.

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I arranged the letters simply across two lines on top of a piece of the same striped Designer Poster Board. In the space on the left, I added some glittering foam thickers. I think the gold on the black & white is really effective.

As a final touch, I’ve added a delicious Ruler Studio Glass Knob to the top as well as a Ruler Studio Hanging Clip. Now I can add some pics or hang a memento off the edge of the frame.

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I had so much fun creating these and I absolutely love the way they turned out. If you give something like this a go, please tag us in your pics – we’d love to see your beautiful creations!

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Until next time,

Happy crafting!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board
Designer Poster Board Black
Metallic Foil Pad
Ruler Studio 9” Folded Ruler Natural
Ruler Studio Glass Knobs
Ruler Studio Hanging Clips
Clearly Posh Alphabet Thickers

Celebrate Cupcake Toppers

Welcome to Alpha Week, We R fans! This week we’re sharing projects from our design team that feature letters of all forms, shapes, and sizes. You’ll see letter stickers, Thickers, and even some projects with our new Mini Alphabet Punch Board! So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy some awesome ABC inspiration!

Hello, We R Memory Keepers readers, Laura here today with some fun cupcake toppers you can easily customize for any party occasion. These cupcake toppers will give you a reason to celebrate any time!

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To start creating these cupcake toppers, you will use a 2 inch scalloped circle punch to create cut outs of acetate sheets from the Clearly Posh collection. I used the Confetti Dots with Gold Foil and the Confetti Dots with Silver Foil. I love the acetate sheets. They are clear with a pattern on them, so they work perfect for overlays.

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I added black Thickers chipboard letter stickers to the top of my punch outs, alternating the gold foil and silver foil for every other letter to spell out ‘CELEBRATE’. You could spell out any word you want on your cupcake toppers.

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I then cut out more scallop circles using my punch from Mylar gold and silver cardstock sheets. These Mylar sheets are amazing. They are either gold or silver on both sides of the sheet. I have seen some gold cardstock that is gold on one side and silver on the other.

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I applied double-sided red tape to the top edge of a lollipop stick for each letter. Peel off the red backing and attach the stick to the back of the acetate sheet and the front of the mylar sheet.

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Insert the cupcake toppers into your cupcakes and you are ready to celebrate! You could change up the look of these toppers really easily by changing the color or style of the Thickers letters, or even the background color of the Mylar sheet. You could use numbers from the Thickers sheets to celebrate a particular birthday, you could spell out a name, or any party themed word.

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Supplies

 

Knock Outs Punch

Clearly Posh Acetate Sheets

Thickers Chipboard Thickers

Bazzill Mylar Cardstock, Gold

Bazzill Mylar Cardstock, Silver

Lollipop Sticks

This to That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape