Pumpkin Chain Garland

By Shellye McDaniel

Happy Fall!  While planning an upcoming Fall Festival at our school, I came up with a colorful and fun Halloween garland that we can hang from the ceiling in the foyer.  For the project I’ve used a few basic tools from We R Memory Keepers: the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, the Elegant Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.


To get started, I trimmed the “5th Avenue” Patterned Paper from the Urban Chic Collection down to 1.5” X 2.5” rectangles, which fits the Mini Alphabet Punch.  Following the instructions, I punched the number “8” from each rectangle of paper and set them aside.


From the 3X5 Paper Pad, the orange sheet was cut into four sections to measure 1.5” X 2.5”.


To create the pumpkins, the center of each rectangle was punched at the center on the top and bottom.  Next, all four corners were corner-rounded using the same Mini Alphabet Punch.


For the stem of the pumpkin, I used the curvy line from the Elegant Serif Font Punch and punched it from brown kraft paper found in the 3X5 Paper Pad.  The leaves and ‘vine” were punched from the green 3X5 paper using the Serif Font Punch and the Elegant Decorative Font Punch.



The pumpkins were dressed with the leaves, stem and vine.  Each end of the shapes were punched with a small hole punch and then strung with baker’s twine.



Add faces to the pumpkin if you’d like to change the design up a bit for Halloween!



Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Elegant Serif Font Punch

Elegant Decorative Font Punch

3X5 Paper Pad

Urban Chic Collection 5th Ave Paper


Halloween Caramel Corn Bags

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a yummy project with you that is perfect to give away!  The new Halloween Goodie Bags made today’s project a breeze to put together and the oils don’t bleed through keeping your treats intact!


My first bag was made from the Ombre Glassine paper.  I chose to decorate my bag with the Oh Goodie Tags, some ribbon, and the adhesive sequins giving an elegant twist to Halloween goodies.


Doilies are one of my favorite staples in my scrap room and I use them in all of my projects.  Today I chose to cut my doily to embellish both sides of the bag being tied together by another Oh Goodie Tag and Ribbon.  Some gold sparkly Thickers announced the yummy treat in style.  I chose a star pattern from the Pattern Glassine pack for this bag.


My next bag was created from the Halloween Glassine paper.  Once I had torn my edges in my bag, I chose a die to cut a window out of the front of the bag.  I backed the window with vellum so that the yummy treats could be seen, but wouldn’t fall out.


For those of you Caramel Corn lovers, I thought I would share my recipe and one last picture of my goodie basket all ready to be handed out.

Carmel Corn

½ cup unpopped Popcorn
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup margarine
¼ cup light corn syrup
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

Heat oven to 200.  Pop popcorn and dispose of unpopped kernals.  Cook brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt in saucepan over medium heat.  Once bubbly, cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and mix in baking soda.  Pour sugar mixture over popcorn.  Bake for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.  Enjoy!





Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Tags & Strings
Oh Goodie 12×12 Glassine
Frame 10 Nesting Dies
Sequin Stickers

New Release!

Exciting news today friends! We’re thrilled to announce that the much anticipated Laser Square will be shipping out to retailers in a couple of weeks, so watch for it in stores and online in the next month or so.


This versatile tool has multiple applications across several different hobbies and activities. It folds for easy storage, and takes the guess work out of alignment, measuring and placement on your projects. The Laser Square has inch and metric measurements, and can be adjusted to a 90° angle or placed together in a straight line. The laser slides from 0 to 12 in (0 to 30.5 cm).


Use it to keep photos, titles, and journaling straight on scrapbook pages.


Use it for perfect placement of layers and sentiments on cards, or addresses on envelopes.

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It’s perfect for school projects, signs, posters, and home decor!


Cut straight lines into wrapping paper or fabric. Get your frames hanging straight and evenly placed in your home gallery wall. The possibilities are just about endless!

We want to know: what gets you excited about this new tool? What projects would you use it for? Tell us in the comments below.

Spider & Bat Goodie Bags

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with Halloween treats that I made for my little nieces with the Goodie Bag Guide and Halloween glassine papers:


The spider topper was a cinch to make! Using the small DIY Party Pom Pom Maker, I created the spider body. I used a black yarn with some sparkle because spiders are just less spooky when they glitter!


I used chenille stems to make the legs, curling up one end for a foot and creating a joint with a sharp bend. I also added googly eyes for some cute factor.


I made a goodie bag with the spider web paper and filled it with yummy caramels.


I stapled the bag shut with some sparkly tulle – again, non-spooky and cute! Last, I hot-glued the spider and his legs to the tulle bow.


The bat topper was easy, too. I made another yarn pom pom body and attached googly eyes. For the wings, I cut a bow out of black cardstock using the We R Memory Keepers one-piece bow die. The tails on the bow made me think of wings, and bows are a great way to make a creepy creature cuter!


Again, I made a goodie bag using the Goodie Bag Guide out of the bat paper and sealed it by stapling a tulle bow to the top. I hot-glued the bat in place and the pair of treats was ready to gift!



If you’re looking for a crafty way to dress up treats for the little ones this Halloween, give these cute critters a go! Happy creating, and happy Halloween!




Supplies Used:

Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie! Halloween Glassine Paper

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

One-Piece Bow Die

Halloween Treat Envelopes

Hi We R fans! Laura here with some fun Halloween treat envelopes you can create in a just a few minutes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. The punch board makes it so easy to create envelopes, bows, and boxes in a snap. I love that you can use any paper you want to customize it to your party decor.


To start with I created an envelope using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I created an envelope that would fit a 3” x 4” card. This is the perfect size to add some small candies or other little trinkets.


Adhere three of the four sides, leaving one of the short ends open. This will make a vertical envelope rather than a traditional horizontal one.


Using the Evolution Advanced, I added a “BOO!” sentiment to each envelope at the bottom edge.


Tie some black twine around the envelope towards the top. I looped the twine around the bag several times and then tied it in a knot.


To make the envelope a little more festive I created some polka dot bows using the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I made them the smallest size possible and added them to the envelope over the twine with some adhesive.


These would be easy treat bags to create for a class Halloween party or as party favors. You can use this technique to create any kind of treat envelope for any holiday!





1-2-3 Punch Board

Polka Dot Paper

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Black and White Twine

Evolution Advanced

We R Phrase Strips Embossing Folders


Halloween Treat Boxes

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Trick-or-Treat Week! Actually, it’s more like just plain old Treat Week because our design team will be sharing creative ideas for packaging Halloween treats all week long. We’ve got some inspiring projects lined up, so enjoy!


Hey there, We R fans. It’s Aly here again sharing a set of Halloween Treat Boxes that I made using the Template Studio and some Designer Poster Board. October marks the start of the baking season at our house, and I’m always looking for a creative way to package homebaked goodies for our family and friends.


Combining the Template Studio with the new Oh Goodie Halloween Glassine Papers turned out to be the perfect solution! I lined my boxes with the adorably spooky, grease-proof, food-safe 12×12 papers, and my yummy cinnamon sugar bread was packaged safe and sound. Not to mention it looks pretty cute, too!


These papers are super versatile–they’re perfect for making goodie bags with the Goodie Bag Guide and the Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide, or you can use them as a liner for other treat packaging and containers. Awesome.


Making the treat boxes with the Template Studio is so convenient because I can select from a variety of sizes to create a box that fits the contents I’ll be packaging. You can watch a video tutorial for making boxes with the Template Studio on our YouTube channel HERE.


Once I finished making my boxes, I secured them with thin strips of cardstock to coordinate with the box colors. You could use ribbon or twine as well.


I found some cute Halloween designs and cut them out with my electronic cutting machine. I used my Fringe and Score Board to make the rosette for the above box.


To personalize my treat boxes I added labels and tags from the Typecast paper collection and typed sentiments directly onto them with my Typecast Typewriter.


I love how easy it is to add text to my projects with the typewriter, especially since I’m not so good and writing things by hand. And the typewriting looks so cool!


I hope you enjoyed some inspiration and my little crafting hack. Try using the Oh Goodie glassine bags to line your treat packaging. They’re easy to use and they look adorable too! Creative cheers!




Oh Goodie Glassine 12×12 Papers
Template Studio
Designer Poster Board
Typecast Paper Collection
Typecast Typewriter

High Five Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a couple cards using the new collection, High Five. Oh, this collection is fantastic! It’s a beautiful color palette that will work for feminine and masculine projects! Having a little boy, it’s tough to find products that will work for him, but check out each of these cards and see how I was able to make a card for him, and make another one that lets my girly side show through as well!


This collection has so many wonderful bits and pieces, I had a hard time narrowing down what to put on my card! I started with the floral patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. Yes, my fellow card makers, there is a 6×6 paper pad with scaled-down patterns! The bold black and white stripe paper was a super anchor for the bottom of the card.


Then I began to layer fun pieces. The frames, arrow label, banner tag, and sentiment are from the High Five Ephemera pack. For finishing touches, I added the love Plastic Button and a heart sticker from the Accent Sticker sheet.


And now my masculine card. Once again, I used papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. One of the cool parts of the paper pad is the journaling card paper was scaled down. I was able to cut out the smaller yellow journaling card which fit perfectly! That card influenced my mountain paper choice. The bow ties were just too adorable to resist for my little man!


More bits and pieces were added to this card, that cool triangle frame from the Ephemera Pack and a few stickers from the Accent Sheet. To add depth to this card, I used several stickers from the Puffy Sticker sheet. The triangle elements are so trendy and fun! I cannot wait to slip this card into my son’s backpack!


Which side of this collection are you leaning towards? The feminine? The masculine? Or both?



High Five

  • 6×6 Paper Pad
  • 12 x 12 Patterned Paper: Awesome
  • Ephemera Pack
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Accent Stickers
  • Plastic Buttons

High Five DIY Game

Hello again We R fans! I’m so glad you could join me today, as I share a boredom-busting idea the whole family can enjoy. My kiddos loved playing my little ‘Adventure Time’ game, which I created for them during the recent school holidays using the awesome High Five collection.


The gameplay is based on an existing game my daughter already has, but it’s so girly, I thought a more gender neutral approach would entice my son to join in the fun too. Let’s see how it all came together…


The base is a simple 12×12 sheet of Cinch chipboard. I have run some light blue tape along the edges and then mounted a sheet of High Five ‘Brave’ over the top. I covered the underside of my board with some plain black cardstock to give it a finished look.

For my title, I used the word ‘adventure’ from a pack of Wildflower Gold Foil Stickers. I will admit that I have been admiring these stickers for quite some time, hoarding them for a special project. The size and wording of this sticker however, was too perfect not to use this time though! I’ve paired it wish some High Five chipboard alphas. I really like the distressed look of these. TIP: For longevity, it’s always a good idea to apply extra adhesive to chipboard stickers to ensure they don’t fall off over time.


The concept of the game is very simple: spin the spinner then move ahead the number of circles as shown on the spinner. If you land on a silver circle, you stay put. If you land on a whale, you choose a disc and potentially move forward. Land on a cheeky raccoon and you move backwards.


Here’s a closer look at my spinner…

I put it together as shown below. I cut a circle out of a sheet of Cinch Chipboard then covered it with pattern paper and embellished it with some stamping, stickers and mist, before finally roughing it up a bit with some sandpaper.


The discs (which partially determine your fate in the game) coordinate with the player’s counters.


These started off as some pre-cut chipboard shapes I had in my stash, which I have covered with some patterned paper from my High Five 6×6 pad. (Nine counters fit on one sheet of paper.) I then cut these out carefully by hand. (If I had a larger circle punch it would’ve saved a bit of time.)



The counters are High Five Plastic Buttons which, have had their double sided tape removed. I’ve chosen some phrases that coordinate with phrases found on a sheet of aptly named High Five ‘Flair’ so I could create the tokens. During game play, if you pick up a token that matches your counter, you move forward two places. The Flair patterned paper was perfect as it has a few repeats in the design, which allowed me to create more than one token with the same phrase on it.


Some DIY Party Silver Foil Stickers mark out the route to adventure!


You might come across this cheeky fellow…


… or have to cross the treacherous mountain pass.


However you choose to play, one thing’s for sure and that is that you will have fun! A bit of imagination and a few dollars and you’ve got yourself a great activity to do with the kids or even a unique gift for someone.


Happy playtime!




Cinch Chipboard Sheets

High Five 12×12 ‘Brave’

High Five 12×12 ‘Explore’

High Five 12×12 ‘Flair’

High Five 12×12 ‘Vintage’

High Five 6×6 Pad

High Five Accent Stickers

High Five Puffy Stickers

High Five Plastic Buttons

High Five Ephemera

High Five Chipboard Alphabet

Wildflower Gold Foil Stickers

DIY Party Silver Foiled Stickers

Crop-a-dile Power Punch

High Five Gift Packaging

Hello everybody! Eva Pizarro here today showing you some cute packaging made with our wonderful Punch Boards and the new High Five Collection.

I love to make small gifts and my punch boards are always helpful. I don’t have to measure, print templates and search online. All I need to do is follow the simple instructions on the board and the tool does the rest.


Here I show you four different boxes I made with the punch boards from left to right: the Pillow Punch Board, The Gift Bag Punch Board, The Candy Punch Board and the 1,2,3 Punch Board.


For most of my boxes I used the 6×6 pad included in the collection. After I had scored and mounted my boxes I decorated them with some die cuts, stickers and ribbons.



For my last box I even used the 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a cute bow. I love how easy and quick you can embellish your gifts boxes!


This collection is perfect for everyday crafts and I love the light blue, green and yellow color combo. What do you think? Do you like this new collection?


Have a great day!



1,2,3 Punch Board
Candy Box Punch Board
Gift Bag Punch Board
Pillow Box Punch Board

High Five Scrapbook Page

Last month we announced the release of our latest paper collection High Five! If you missed that announcement, you can find it on our blog HERE. High Five is full of natural and earthy images, textures, and colors, and it perfect for fall! This week our designers have created some fabulous projects featuring the High Five collection, and Wendy is up first with a boy themed layout.

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today with some inspiration using the High Five collection.  I really love this collection as it works so well with so many types of pictures; this is a great fall collection, boy collection, and an outdoorsy collection!  Today I am using this collection to document my boy and his love for adventure.


My page began with the cut file I used as part of my title, Quick Quotes from The Cut Shoppe.  With such a large cut file, I at first thought of keeping the sentiment on the left side of the page, after moving pieces around, I finally decided to split the sentiment and sandwich my picture in between the two parts.


Once the design of my page was decided on, now comes the fun part!  This is when I work on adding in visual triangles, layers, and pops of colors to add interest to my page.  One of the best ways to create interest is through embellishment clusters which I formed here by a blank spot in my picture and on my page.


To add color at the top of my page and by my title, I used some ephemera and puffy stickers, adding interest and texture.


Designer tip: Shapes are great tools to use in creating visual triangles.  I have used a circular piece throughout the page, leading my viewer’s eyes down the page, to take in the complete design.


The High Five collection is definitely a collection I am going to need more of with 5 boys that love being outdoors!  Have fun creating, and we’d love to see what you dream up.



High Five Vintage paper 663044

High Five Bullseye paper 663047

High Five Awesome paper 663037

High Five Puffy Stickers 663053

High Five Accent Stickers 663052

High Five Ephemera 663050