Flower Letters

Hello! Samantha here on the last day of Flower Punch Board week. I’ve loved seeing how versatile this tool is, and today I thought I’d add one more use to list. Today I’m using my Flower Punch Board to make flower letters.

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You’ll need a paper mache letter (or letters). I ordered mine on-line, but they can be found in many craft stores as well. I’m using the letter “T” for Taylor. I started by cutting the top off of the T.  You’ll only need the box part (the part on the left in the photo below).

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Next, I covered the outside of the T with Denim Blues Pink Dot. You could use any paper to cover the outside of the letter, but because Denim Blues is fabric paper, it bends and hugs the curves of the letter really beautifully.

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Then it’s time to break out the Flower Punch Board. I created a bunch of 3” (XXS) flowers from Hello Darling paper. Even though I won’t be using long stems on these flowers, I still used the centers from the Flower Stem Kit to secure the flowers, and add a pretty center. I put some dry flower foam inside the T and used planted my paper flowers into the foam pressing the center of the flower (from the Flower Stem Kit) firmly into the foam. If you’ll be hanging your letter vertically, you may also want to add a little glue to the stem. It’s easiest to start in the center of your letter and work your way out.

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Finally, I made a few small fringe flowers from some Denim Blues fabric paper and attached them to the T as well.

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I love how fast and easy paper flowers are to make with the Flower Punch Board. I created a single flower letter, because I’m using this as a front door decoration, but there are so many ways to use these letters. For a wedding you could make the happy couple’s initials or a pretty “MR & MRS”. For a baby shower you could spell out “BABY” or the baby’s name if it’s known in advance. For home décor you could spell out “FAMILY” or “LOVE”. There are just so many fun possibilities! What letter or letters would you fill with flowers?

 

Supplies

Flower Punch Board
Flower Stem Kit
Hello Darling Charming
Hello Darling Shindig
Hello Darling Breezy
Denim Blues Pink Dot
Denim Blues Mint Dot
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity Enamel Dots
American Crafts This to That Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Throwback Thursday: Doily Flower Wrap

Most of our flower project inspiration this week includes paper flowers, so I thought it would be cool to share a past blog project using real flowers and paper wraps. You can check out the original post about these doily flower wraps to get all the details.

These beauties would make great favors for a bridal shower, garden party, or luncheon. Teachers would love them, and they’re perfect for neighbors or girlfriends. 

 All you need is a circle cutter, your Evolution Advanced, a doily die, some twine, and some tags. Oh, and your favorite spring blooms of course. Enjoy!

Flower Punch Board Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m glad to be back on We R’s blog today. I’m a huge fan of all of the We R Memory Keeper punch boards. From envelopes and boxes, to banners and pinwheels, these punch boards really make paper crafting fun and easy!  I decided to use the Flower Punch Board on this layout about my niece and her Papa and Meme. 

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I wanted lots of dimension on this layout, so I used the petal curler that’s included in the board to bend my petals. I layered the 3” and 4” sizes and then added a brad to the center.

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I left the flower in the upper left corner flat and added a brad to the center of this one too.  So whether you want a more dimensional look, or a flat embellishment, the Flower Punch Board can help you make fabulous flowers to spruce up your scrapbook pages!

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I’d love to see how you are using your Flower Punch Board on page layouts!  Share pictures with us on We R’s Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by today!

Traci

 

Supplies:

Flower Punch Board

Inked Rose Paper Collection

Crepe Paper Flowers

Hello! Aly Dosdall with you again today. We all know that We R Memory Keepers turns out the most innovative tools in the industry to help create amazing (and easy) paper craft projects. But did you know that they’ve taken things one step further by offering complete paper craft kits that only require some assembly for those times when you’re short on….well, time? One of those is the Crepe Paper Flower Kit.

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Perfect for weddings, showers, anniversary celebrations, graduations and more, these beautiful multi-layer flowers are easy to assemble, come in several different colors, and look stunning!

crepe paper flowers from kit by aly dosdall

This kit comes with enough supplies to make ten 6.75″ layered crepe flowers with attachments and stems. You can leave them flat, or cinch the bottom layer to make them 3D. You can mix and match the layers leaving some out, or combine similar sizes to make your own unique creations. Simply insert the attachment piece through the pre-cut holes in the flower layers, add the bottom attachments and the stem. Use our Cinch Wire Cutters to trim the stems to the desired size.

supplies to make glitter bottle

Once I created my bouquet of flowers I placed them in an empty soda bottle that I picked up at a local craft store for 99¢. I dressed up the bottle with some glitter–it was easy to do using some clear adhesive sheets. After wrapping the adhesive sheets around the bottle, I rolled it in some Wow! Glitter by our parent company, American Crafts.

crepe paper flower bouquet with glitter covered bottle by aly dosdall

After brushing the stray glitter off with a small soft paintbrush, I added a champagne colored satin ribbon. This project would make a great centerpiece on a table, or accent piece in a display at a wedding, shower, or other formal celebration.

Supplies

Crepe Paper Flower Kit–White
Cinch Wire Cutters
Wow! Glitter–Gold

Welcome to Flower Week!

Well, we’ve been through the April showers here and now it’s time to enjoy some gorgeous May flowers! That’s right, it’s flower week on the We R blog and we’re going to feature some beautiful ways to include flowers on your paper craft projects. First up is design team member Kathy, and she’s got a gorgeous wedding gift set to share today. Enjoy!

 

Hello, it’s Kathy here again. It’s the time of year for couples to say, “I do.” In fact, one of my nieces is getting married this month so I created a card and present for her using some of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools and the Hello Darling collection.

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The card was made with the Evolution Advanced die cut machine. Included with my machine was a pretty scalloped rectangle die set that I used to make the card’s frame. Accents include some yummy ribbon and a beautiful bloom made with the Flower Punch Board.

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I love how easily the Flower Punch Board makes pretty petals! To give my blooms a little added detail and texture, I added felt centers.

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The gift box was easily created with the 123 Punch Board. I’ve made many of these lately…so fun!

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Inside the box I tucked a coupon for a hand crocheted throw. This way the bride can decide what colors and style of blanket she wants.

Here’s to happily ever after!

Teacher Appreciation Letterpress Notecards

Hi, WeR fans! Jen McDermott here with a handmade-with-love Teacher Appreciation gift!  I wanted to give our boys’ teachers something useful  but also pretty, and of course as a busy mom I was under a bit of a time crunch. I immediately thought of my Letterpress platform and how easy it would be to make sets of cards for the teachers!

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I grabbed my Evolution Advanced, chose letterpress plates and colors, and got to work.  These cards came together so quickly, and the two-step letterpressing was so easy to line up.

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After I pressed the cards, I put them together in a stack with envelopes, and used some WRMK Baker’s Twine and some teal chevron ribbon to tie them up.

Then I die cut the tags using my Evolution Advanced, and stamped a simple sentiment.

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Voila! A simple, but handmade teacher gift! I hope the boys’ teachers find them handy to have in their desk for when they need to send out a quick note!

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What do you love creating with your Letterpress platform? Share with us on our Facebook page, or comment below!

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
Letterpress Platform
Baker’s twine
Teal ink
Hot Pink ink

Think Big With The Template Studio

Hi there, blog hostess Aly here again! Have you heard that the awesome new Template Studio has launched? Whatever gift you decide to give to the teacher you’d like to honor as the school year draws to a close, the Template Studio is the perfect way to create beautiful custom packaging. From bags, to boxes, to envelopes your gifts will look amazing and let your child’s teacher know just how special he or she really is.

If you’ve already got some of our Punch Boards you’ll recognize exactly what you’re making with the Template Studio–it’s just bigger! Recently I got my hands on the new Template Studio and created a short video overview of what you’ll find when you open your box for the first time. Check it out!


We’ve got plenty of instructional videos demonstrating how to use this innovative new tool along with all the extra templates you can purchase separately, so be sure to check those out on our YouTube channel HERE. The possibilities are HUGE with the new Template Studio! I’ll be sharing some fun project ideas over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. And be sure to share your Template Studio projects on our Facebook page HERE.

Teacher Appreciation Card

Hi there We R fans, Aimee here!

It’s all about the Teacher this week on the blog; I decided to make a thank you card. This is just a thought, but I’m sure some teachers might get a bit tired of the association of an apple so I decided to get creative a change it up a bit Using the Shine Collection.

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I knew I was going to make a 5 x 6 ½ inch card {this is my go to card size}.  I started with making a plain white envelope with the new 1-2-3 Punch Board. I love the fact that the size chart is right inside the flap. {The size I needed is right on top so it was easy to refer to!}

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I then selected my paper from the 12×12 Shine Paper Pad. I just love this paper, and it was just perfect for the saying “shine bright like a diamond”. I cut my paper to 6 ½ x 10 and folded in half with the bone folder from the punch board. Next I found some scrap cardstock that I had, to die cut the diamond using the new Gems Shape Cutting die and my Evolution.

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I actually used 2 different colors and you can see the yellow cardstock {I think it helps make the diamond shine}.

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I adhered the 2 pieces of card stock together, and used foam adhesive to make the diamond “pop” off the card. I also used the Shine Cork Stickers to give the diamond a sparkle effect.

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I printed the sentiment with my computer using the font “parley” and used foam adhesive to adhere it.

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I hope you enjoyed my alternative to an apple idea! Do you have any ideas for teachers other than an apple?

 

We R Product Used:

-123 Punch Board
-Evolution
Shine 12×12 Paper Pack
Shine Cork Stickers
-Gems Shape Dies

Denim Pocket Gift Card Holder

Hello We R friends! This is your blog hostess, Aly Dosdall. Gift cards are a great way to express thanks for the special teachers in your life. And a pocket card is the perfect place to store them! Of course the first thing that came to mind when I decided to create a pocket card was the unique new Denim Blues collection.

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It is so fun to work with this collection! It’s actual printed denim fabric backed with text weight white paper, so it cuts beautifully with blade trimmers, like our Trim and Score Board and our Banner Punch Board.

I used a plain white cardstock base for my card, and then trimmed a layer from the multicolor dot fabric paper. Then I cut a 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ piece of solid denim fabric paper and used my Banner Punch Board to cut it into a crest banner shape, which looks exactly like…a pocket! How perfect.

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I machine stitched my pocket shape to the polka dot layer I had already cut, and then added that to my card base.

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Then I added some coordinating self-adhesive denim stickers, popping one of them up on foam squares for a little dimension. I finished off my card with some gingham ribbon at the top of the pocket, and a few gems for a little glam.

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My gift card fits inside the pocket perfectly, and I’m pretty sure my daughter’s teacher won’t get any gift packaged quite like this.

Supplies:

Denim Blues Multicolor Dot Paper
Denim Blues Solid Paper
Denim Stickers
Banner Punch Board

Chalkboard Summer Countdown

With the school year drawing to a close, we thought it might be helpful to share some teacher appreciation ideas this week. From teacher gifts, to thank you cards, to classroom treats we’ve got you covered! Sit back and enjoy the inspiration.

Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here to share with you a fun and interactive teacher gift. I have three school aged sons and over the years I’ve tried to think of gifts for their teachers that are useful, creative and maybe even something the whole class could have fun with.  I’m usually not all that successful, but this year I think I have figured something out.

I thought it would be fun to create cute classroom decor where the kids and the teacher could countdown to those fun summer days!  (You know by now we’re all on countdown for those carefree days!)
So, to start I used a chalkboard that I got for a couple of dollars.  Then, I gathered up a few items.  I started with a sheet of 6×6 paper from the Cake and Candles pad, a sheet from the 6×6 Clearly Bold pad, one of the Lifestyle Crafts Inverted Circles nesting dies and the Evolution Advanced.
After I had cut the inverted circle and the plain circle using the Evolution Advanced, I got out the Script Sew Easy template and punched out the word HAPPY.  I used yellow embroidery floss (3 strands) to make the word visible.
Once the stitching was complete, I used foam adhesive to adhere the layers together.
Once that was complete, it was time to focus on the chalkboard.  I printed out the sentiment I wanted on the chalkboard.
On the BACK of the paper, I rubbed a piece of chalk on the paper.  Then, I layered the paper on top of the chalkboard so I could see the writing.  With a  ball point pen, I traced the outline of the letters.  (On the paper)  When I was finished I removed the paper and I could see the outline of the alphas, which I filled in with the chalk.
Once that was finished, I added a couple of enamel shapes for a bit of decoration.
The point of this was for it to NOT appear perfect.  It is going to hang in a classroom!  I want a child to be able to change the number of days or the message, if that is what is needed.  If I used a chalk marker – it would appear really professional, but not be as easily adaptable to the needs of the classroom.
Now, this wouldn’t be complete without a card to give along with it. Enter the Hello, Darling collection and the new Denim Blues collection for a beautiful and heartfelt card any teacher would be happy to receive!
Summer Chalkboard Supplies:
Cake and Candles Enamel Shapes
Cake and Candles 6×6 pad
Clearly Bold 6×6 pad
Lifestyle Crafts Inverted Circles Nesting Dies
Lifestyle Crafts Circles Nesting Dies
Sew Easy Template – Script
Card Supplies:
Denim Blues Fabric Sheet
Hello, Darling Ephemera
Hello, Darling Enamel Shapes
Hello, Darling Cork Stickers